VOL. XX. NO. 48.
ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, l&
PRICE, FIVE CENTS;-
A HARD SHOT.
The Tacoma ledger contains the
following parting remarks about IL
Thielsen: Since the accession of Mr.
Yillard to the presidency of the
Northern Pacific llailway company,
the position of chief engineer of the
western division of the road has been
occupied by Mr. H. Thielsen. Is is
now reported, on what appear to be
good authority, that Mr. Thielsen has
been dismissed. The Ledger regrets
that it cannot conscientiously express
any sympathy with Mr. -Thielsen in
his official lereavement Mr. Thiel
sen is one of the subordinates who,
while drawing good salaries from the
funds of the Northern Pacific, ex
erted themselves for the past two
years, in season and out of season, in
advancing other interests than those
of the Northern Pacific Eailroad com
pany, at the latter s expense. These
subordinates have been scandalously
false tewthe trusts confided to them.
The only zeal winch they have shown
has been in their constant efforts to
injure the property and credit of the
company in whose service they nomi
nally were. They have acted through
out the part of an invader, making
the most of the country over which
the fortunes of war had given them
temporary dominion; in other words,
they have treated the property of the
Northern Pacific as the booty of
other and antagonistic interests which
they were engaged to promote. Mr.
Thielsen, for instance, has shown no
where so much energy and earnest
ness as in pushing to completion cer
tain branch lines that he thought
would prove detrimental to the inter
ests of the Northern Pacific Eailroad
company and beneficial to rival inter
ests in which his special friends (and
probably himself, too) had a heavy
stake. Ho was for a time during last
summer virtually relieved of duty at
the instance of the chief engineer of
the entiro road, but was restored soon
after the golden spike excursion. One
of his first acts after this restoration
was to come to Puget Sound and as
sume personal charge of a branch
line in process of construction which
he and his friends looked forward to
as calculated to help interests which
are directly antagonistic to those of
the Northern Pacific He came, as he
said, to "make the fur fly" in rushing
this particular branch to completion
before Ms friends lost their grip on
the 'Northern Pacific booty. He was
not satisfied with the progress which
construction was making under Mr
Bogue. That branch is not yet com
pleted, and the fur which is flying
hereabouts is Thiolsen fur.
Seattle "Water Works.
John Leary, manager of the Spring
Hill Water Company, has succeeded
in San Francisco in raising money to
increase the paid up stock of this
company to 250,000, says the Seattle
Post-Intelligencer, and it has been
determined to introduce water at
once from Lake "Washington. A stone
and brick building will be erected on
the west shore of the lake for the
pumping machinery, from which a
loinch pipe will extend into the lake
a hundred yards or more, taking the
water sixteen feet below the surface
The pumping capacity will be 1,500,
000 gallons daily. The water will be
forced from the lake to a reservoir of
5,000,000 gallons capacity, built mid
way between the sound and lake at an
elevation above the sea of 315 feet.
which will supply a greater part of
the city's present population, but in
order to supply all, an engine will bo
placed at the reservoir and made to
pump into another reservoir 425 feet
Inch, located on the Kenton traeir,
where the greatest altitude within
the limits of the city is to be ob
taided. Some S85.000 was expended
last summer in utilizing springs on
the side hills, in the southern part of
town, and in six, eight, ten and twelve
inch iron pipes leading to various
parts of "town, "but the supply was
found to be inadequate.
The discovery of the great possi
bilities at Sabine Pass has .stunulal
ed the Texas reporters to inquiries
as to other points on the Texas coast
of the Gulf of Mexico, and now the
Brazos bar is under consideration
The Huston Post has no doubt that
if the channel could be deepened the
Brazos would be, ere long, one of the
most important of Texan rivers. At
its mouth the Brazos is from 100 to
200 yards wide and 20 feet deep, but
on the bar there is only seven feet of
water. At the time of the war a solid
dam of green live oak logs was
thrown across the stream about six
miles above its mouth, and this de
stroyed the current, which was strong
before the dam was built; and from
the time of making the dam until a
jetty was mado at the bar there was
hardly more than 4 feet of water on
the bar. Ulu gull navigators say
that another jetty will deepen the
channel, and after the removal of the
obstructing dam a little dredging will
give the 22 feet that a contractor
offers to guarantee for tx2o,UiA).
The old Prince Charley, the first
bur ship that ever entered the Go
lumbia river, loaded at Astoria with
wheat for the voyage to Liverpool,
after which she sailed again to Arabia
and around the world. Particular
effort was made to line the hold extra
well, as it was one of the dreams of
the Astonans that, should tins oargo
turn out handsomely, it would be the
catering plea to the building up of
that port. Henco the lumber used
in lining the vessel was something!
oeuer man me oramary. xa suuse
tjment voyages Capt. Linskill made
use of a large part of this material,
&$d it has proven to be a good adver
tisement of Oregon lumber abroad.
Carpenters' wages in St Louis are
from 2 to S3 a day. In Dakota car
penters are in demand at $3.50 a day.
Living there is costly. In El Paso
carpenters .receive from $4 to $5 a
day, but there is no great demand for
mkm. as yet In Charleston wages
rings from SL50 to $2.25. In Chicago
tke -tmildiBg trades are brisk, and
oarpeaters' w&ges are $2.75 to $3 a
The California Plan.
''How is it,' asks n correspondent,
'that California is able to send us
hundreds of tons of butler each
year?"' The answer is very easy.
Some years back California was, with
reference to butter manufacture, in
the same fix Oregon is now. The
production was not equal to the de
mand, and though prices continued
high, the uusupolied demand re
mained. The people complained and
the papers scolded, and at last a few
men of capital, seeing a chance of
profit, took the matter in hand. Large
areas of land along the coast from
"Pninf. "Rfv nrn-Mj were turned into l
pastures and supplied with good milk !
and rented to competent dairymen on
shares. And here was the great diffi
culty. Money bought land and cows
and furnished dairies, but for a time
it was unable to man them with
skilled dairymen. At last, however,
a colony of Swiss butter and cheese
makers were brought from Europe,
and settled in the northern coast dis
trict, and from that time till now
California has had an unfailing sup
ply of good dairy products, and has
had thousands of tons to sell to her
shiftless neighbors north and soulli.
The bulk of the product of tho coast
dairies is marketed at home, but the
poorer sorts are sent away. Oregon
comes in for tons upon tons of the
latter kind "axle grease," as it is
called in the market. The men who
put money into the venture have
made fortunes ont of it, and many of
them continue to own and lease dairy
ranches. Mr. D. O. Mills, notably
laid the foundation of his great for
tune in the dairy business. It is not
necessary to import butter makers
from Switzerland to Oregon. "We
can get them nearer home; but we
ought to offer them somo induce
ment. If some of our wealthy men
would follow the California example
they would do the public a groat service.-
A srnv: Journey.
A family by the name of Danuells
lmvcd m the city yesterday, having
traveled by wagon all tho way from
Chataucma county, Kansas. There
are thirteen persons in the party-
father, mother and eleven sons and
daughters. They have been on tLe
road since Itiny 12lh, and report a
tedious and trying journey over tho
plains, although they were not trou
bled with any sickness. They say
that Kansas is not the place for poor
farmers; that they found crops un
certain and unsatisfactory, and final
ly, becoming disgusted, packed up ail
their household effects and turned
their faces toward the setting sun.
Their train consists of four two-horse
wagons, besides which there is a rid
ing pony, by means of whicn they
varied the monotony of their journey.
They stopped some time in Portland,
and again m Vancouver, m order to
rest their horses; and it is "unneces
sary to say that they hail with joy
the approaching end of their journey.
Mr. Gladstone professes to be ex
ceedingly anxious that all tho Euro
pean powers suonid adopt a peace
policy. Prince Bismarck shares in
the same idea. Nothing is easier of
lccomplishmeut, provided less than
half a dozen gentlemen will agree on
the preliminaries, which are that no
one of them will attempt to cheat the j
other. The czar of Hussia should
pledge himself that he will not en
deavor to rout out the poor old sul
tan. Franco ought to give up the
dream of reconquering Alsace and
Lorraine. King William should be
content with what he has got. Al
fonso should endeavor to put Spain
and Cuba in order, and King Hum
bert devote himself to the task of
bettering the condition of his Italian
subjects. In England, Mr. Gladstone
represents Queen victoria. Let him
make Ireland contented by giviug'it
homo ride. If all this is done, the
standing armies cau be disbanded and
the world will be ever so much hap
Brevitv is said to be the soul of
wit, which accounts for a funny
writer always being "short" "ion 11
have to take the will for the deed,"
is what the heir said to the lawyer
when the latter presented his bill.
No, Princess, we can see the similar
ity between a loaf of bread and the
sun, for one is set before it rises, and
the other rises before it is set. To
err is human, to forgive divine," is a
good old adage; but tho judge says
'it is never quoted to us when wo
make a mistake. "We have to do the
quoting for ourselves." "Straight
Kepublicau is quite a common ex
pression, but you seldom, if ever,
hear the term used in connection
with a Democrat Can it be possible
that there is no such thing?
The penalty for attempting to
smuggle (Jninese into tne country
from British Columbia has been
placed by the "Washington Territory
court at two montlis' imprisonment
and a fine of $100 each, with costs.
If the offenders can be caught and
punished in this way the work of
bringing in coolies will loso ifcrat-
Ed. Patterson is
about to start a
ship yard on the
Xot Oaly For 31an.
Horsemen, turfmen, stablemen all
use St. Jacobs Oil in horse ailments.
It kills pain.
l?c IMinmUt's Coush Balsam.
Richardson & Co.,SL Louis, one of the
largest wholesale drus firms in the Uni
ted States, -writes: fcVe have hund!ed
Dhmnitt's Coupli Balsam in our trade
for the past sixteen years and have
bought as much as one hundred gross
ntn t.lio.nnrt from our knowledge of its
merits believe it to have given perfect
satisfaction to our customers.' At w
E. Dement & Co.'s.
--The' Jlcr. Geo. H. Thayer. of Bour
bon, Iud says: "Both myself and wife
tnCntT nrr'e fVx-CTTVTTTrn V
Cure." Sold by "Y. E. Dement. .
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Soro Throat. 6wcll!nc. Pprnlnt, Ilrutkcs,
liurnn. Scald. I rol Ultc.
A3D ILL OTUHI BODILY lUISS XSO 1C1IJ3.
Sail by Drctrfstt mwl Dealer! CTtrj--hrre. rWy Ctnu a
bottle. DIrectlcni la 11 Lisrtwcc.
TIIE CHAKLER A. VOOELER CO.
zxruut UJuVffj ELLK t CO lUlIlBOra, 2L,l.S.l.
Ie7 Store, Sfew Stock,
Toys. Fancy !ood.
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A PINE ASSOETMENT.
SqHemoqunMrcM.next door to the Empire
AGENTS FOR TIIK
Ssst San Francicco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
jy-AJl goods sold :it Sn Francisco Trices.
OpjKwIte Parker House, Astoria. Oregon.
Mrs TAV. Eaton. Mis Florence Carnahan.
'ON a CARNAHAN,
Cans Street, next door to Odd Fellows
Glgars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Siicr Pipes,
GEKtiiNE ENSLiSH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
tfniGn India Rubber Go's
Pure l'ant Cum
JsnWAItK OK IMITATIONS !
De sure the Hoots are Mannntl CRACK
'OOF on the heel, ami have the PfJItK
GUM Sl'llIlfGS on the Mot anl lii&tpp,
which prevent their cracking or breaking.
We aue now making I hem with RUllBER
AND ASBESTOS les which will make
them last more than twice : long as any
luii)Ot-r uows maue
I-'OltSALK Y ALU DEALERS.
ALL KINDS iJFKHKi: LEJ.T1N;, PACK
HOOTS AND SHOE. KU
COODYEAi? RU83ER CO.
IL 11. PEASE. Jr. (. AR.-Jiis.
s. M.KUNYON. 1 Sata Krai-ckco.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DOXE 11 Y RUDDOCK & WHEELEIi. AT
fair rates. Also a complete Mock of
j;oois in our ime. hMliuaics given ana
Cass street, in rear of I O O F uulhliii;,
nev. to uas co s onice.
Sing of the
Is not a "cure all." It Isablood-nuriflerand
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus in
duces ninnv disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
uiaigrcui generic uisorucr, JHipuriij oi
jSioou. br.cn are Jjuxncnsta. liilliousnax.
Liver ComnlntnL ConxtlDatlfm.Ncrrtnut DU-
onicr. iieaaaciic, isacKacM, ucncrai n eai:-
tiAe TJrtvf lilom rirVhnrtf Lrfri ti4tf I f en 90
Piles, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofitla, Sltin
Disorder, Pimple. Ulcer. Sicellings, e..
lc I&Inr or tho Illood prevents and
cures these by attacking the eaitfe, Impurity
in calling It "the most genuine and efficient
preparation jor me purpose." &om Dyxrug
clst3. SI ner bottle. See testimonials, direc
tious, &c.. In pamphlet, TreaUse on Diseases
ot ii:p Jiiooa." wrapped nrounaRcn ootue.
D. HANSOM. SON & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
TVTOTICE IS nEREBY GIVEN T1IATTHE
il undersigned has been appointed the as
sisnec of the firm of A. 31. Johnson and Co.
and all persons having claims against said
nrm are nouneu 10 present me sams amy
venneuiome aimy oincc in Asiona. ure
gon, within three months from this date,
d-Sv. A. "VT.BERBY,
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, SteeS, Ccal. Anchors. Chains.
' TAR, PITCH, CA1CUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oiie
STEA&l PACKING. .
Agents for Salem Fkutiiig Mills,
aii'l Capit.il Flour.
All sizes, .it Portland Price., In Steele.
Corner Cheimnms and Hxinilton "trfC-
ASTORI A. OliEGON.
J. H. D. GRAY.
V holesale and retail dealer in.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharf ago on re;isuii
able term:. Foot of Berron street. Asmriu
2. Si. 2? jSv 3c 52! 52 K..
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Woort delivered to Ordr.
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS A?JO C1CARS.
SMALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
OF ALL KINDS.
FINEST VIOLIN STRINGS,
Piano, end Organ Instructors.
STECK & KNABS PIAHOS !
President of United States'-"
"Governor of Oregon,"
Astoria Musical Society,
Mrs. J. W. Conn, of Astoria,
.Mid other prominent Krsons. Pianos and
Cirsansof many h-adlnc make.
.-ho'es:ile and retail,
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
LITTLE GIANT STECK PIANO
Largest House on This Coast.
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallman Ills opened a ltcatdincand
lodging house south ot O'ltricn's hotel, near
me uas worus.
Hie tahle is supplied with the best the
market alfonls : uoml fowl ami clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
uive in? a can anu saiisiy vonrseives,
.. A liNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
Aspecialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Brcweiy Beer -Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
not Lunch every Day from 10 to -12 A. 11
The best of IJquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of .social resort
( i IE. THouisorv.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
IJoom No. fi. over White House,
C W. FULTON. O. C. FUfcTOX.
FViSTiiX El MOTHERS,
ATTOHXEYS AT LA.W.
KoomsSand c. odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
ChruanuL-, tr-et, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Attorney nt Law.
IfcKiiTi a. While. House.
Q J. CUJiTIS.
A.TT'Y AT .LAW.
Notary I'ubJie, Commissioner of Deeds for
California. Now York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 5 and 4. Odd Fellows BulldJnr, As
N. 15 -Claims at Washington. D. C, and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
jg O. HOLIKX,
AUCTlONELi:, COMMISSION AND IN
Clat.scp County, anil City of Astoria
Ofilce :-Chcnanius street, Y. M. O. A. hall
Ji:. X. C. 1XOAT3IAX.
Physician and Surgeon.
lJoouus o and 10, Odd Fellows BuUdlng,
J"AY TUTTLE. 31. O.
PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEON
Office Rooms 1. 2. and 3. Pythian Bulld-
Residexck Over J. E. Thomas' Drurr
p 1. HIC!.
ASrORfA. - OREGON
Rooms 1n Allen's buildintr un stairs, comer
01 yjasi aim sqemocque sirec .
JE. J. R. JinFOKCE,
Room it. Odd Ft Hows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for nalnless extraction
CEHERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
urns or txenange on any
Part oi Europe.
T AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
JL well known and commodious steamahiu
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid Uck U to or from any European
For full information n to rates of fare,
Ktiuns oays. eic, appiy to
1. iV.UA. oC
OKO. P. WlinELER.
17. T KOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Real Estate I Insurance Agents.
We have very desirable property In As
toria iuid Upper Astoria for sale. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Acquaints carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Itoynl. Norwich Union and JLaiica.
nti ire insurance Jo a..
Wltli a combined capital of S3C,O00,O0O.
Travel oth LiTc and Accident lnsur
anrc t.o . 01 iiaruora, anumejian
hnttnu lilfe IiiMnrance Co..
of New York.
We are :wpnts fdr the Dally and Weekly
A tirtlucesl A cics, ana tne Oregon vxaeue.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
I. W. OASB,
IMPOHTSR AND WUOLESALE AND R&
TAIL DEALER IN
'.inier Chonamns and Csas streets.
ASTJRIA - OREGON
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket work.
A specialty, and all work, guaranteed.
Oak, Asb, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of tooat material on band.
C. H. SAIX CO.
Till i Return.
INCREASING BUSINESS DEMANDS
TILL MY RETURN FROM SAN FRANCISCO
The Following Prices Hold Good:
5 Gents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Nirrhr,
Arm Chairt Family .Story Paper,
Texas Siftings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astoriajt,
8 Cts., 3 for 25
Police Gazette, Police News.
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and'Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and Chimney
Uorner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for
Back numbers always on hand.
OK IOirfo Leslie's Popular Monthly,
AO UCIilfc. youngr Ladies Journal, eto.
30 CeiltS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have also
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's "Weekly, per year
" Monthly 18
All three for
Leslie's "Weekly, per year
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year
" Popular Monthly "
New York Ledger
Family Story Paper
S. F. Argonant
And all Others too numerous to mfintirm nr. tfir snme rnfoc 'Mnw ia
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler's
O-- T i "XT T
ouuscnption news uepot.
ADLER STILL HOLDS TK
All the following line cloth bound Books pllt edt-e. Kcd Lino edition, formerly SLfiO at
75 Cents. POK3I Btllwer Lvtton. r:inmlill. Snnopp. ITpmnnu Tonnmnn TTnnd
Moore. Jean Inselow. Crabb. Toje, Shakespeare. (loIdsnUth, Chaucer. Colerfdgc. Lucilc.
Dryr en, Macaulay, Scoit. Sohlller. Milton. Kent. Kirk, White, (loss. Thompon, Herbert.
Ayton, Voodworth. Longfellow, Holmes, Bayard Taylor, Shelby, Kodgers, Banu, Cooper,
and many, many more.
Everv article of mv new. line selected
Books. Stationery, and Notions in endless
Watches. Clocks and Jewelrj', ttodger
uasiurs, viupa, icu oeu, win ueMim
PIAXOS AND ORGANS of the best makers very Low Tor Cash, or on Eay
MOSICAI. INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructois
of the latest publications, ico new Music Books just received from the East.
rjnTTQ I The finest assortment of Toys. "Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
JL v JL vj i etc., etc, can only he found at Adl'er's well known Cryital Palace.
Enabled by many years of experience T succeeded in selecting a stock of uood3 which
will suit young and ola.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
Polite clerks will be found In attendance and no trouble to show goods. '
JtimEMJBEU I IVIXXi SkOT 15 R U.VOERSOliD.
The Crystal Pa
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bextox Steeet, Nkar Pabkee House;
ASTORIA. - OREGON".
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND asfl HAffiME EHGIBES
BoilerWork. Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
Of all Descriptions nadc to Order
at Short A'etlce.
A. D. Wash, President.
J. G. JIcstzxb, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
J enx 7ox,SuparintQdent.
Boys of New York, "Weeks Doinrrs,
Cts., 13 for $1.00.
Illustrated Times, Puck, "Wasp, and-
those papers to make exaot change.
at This I
stock will be sold at nrlces that will depv
varfctv. A fine dlsnlav of Rold and Silver
Bros. Silverware, jis Knives, Forks and Spoons,
cueapur man auywocre eisc.
Advances made on Consignments.
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