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. .... ,:- VOL. XX, NO G6. ASTORIA, OREGOX, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 1883. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. Worse Than Sliylock. When Henry Billings was president of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, and while the company needed all" the encouragement from the settlers along the line of the road that they could possibly get, and when anything of a healthy opposi tion would have been fatal to the company, the board passed a resolu tion that the would sell their lands at $2,G0 per acre, being only ten cents more than the Government price, they claiming that the extra ten cents was to cover the expenses of survey ing. Ad unsophisticated people, be lieving that they were dealing with an honorable company, settled and im proved large tracts of their lands, firmly believing that S2,G0 per acre was the price they would have to pay. But now that the company is estab lished on a solid basis, and, to use a homely expression, begins to feel that "it is out of the woods," with all the jugglery and brassy effrontery of the lowest pothouse politicians, they ig nore tho resolution of the former board, and, like a merciless Shylock, propose to extract from the deluded and defrauded settler every dollar that the law, in its weakness, allows. Paul Schulze, the general land agent, in an interview with an Orcgonian reporter, savs that thev arc now sell ing their lands from $2,G0 to $8,00 per acre: and their timber lands from S5.00 to 18,00 per acre; and upwards. The upwards, of course, means all that they can get. When old Shy lock claimed his pound of flesh off of lKor Antonious, there was some little excuse for his exacting it; for, not only did Antonious kuow when he signed the contract what the penally of a failure would be, but Shylock also had some old scores to settle and gross insults to wipe out Bflt in this case the settlors have acted in good faith in what they supposed was a binding contract; and the company, instead of ever having suffered at their hands, have received nothing in tho past but favors, kind words and encouragement from the men whom they are now fleecing. But 'tho law allows it and the court awards it," -nt least so says Judge Deady whom the company will evidently regard as a Daniel come to judgement;' and so say a multitude of smaller Daniels throughout the Territory and state of Oregon, whose judgement don't a mount to anything to the company or any one elseJ In view of the broken faith of this company; in view of the fact that year after year has passed by since under the contract, the road should have been completed; and in view of the further fact, as evidenced by the statement of the agent, that the lands are to bo sold at extortion ate rates, and that thousands who have settled upon these lands in good faith, and have spent the best years of their lives in redeeming them from a state of wildness, will be unable to pay the prices demanded and will be compelled to leavo them and turn their backs upon tho labor of years. Wo say, in view of all these things and the picture is not overdrawn we most earnestly urge Congress to re liete us from tho oppressions of this unfair, dishonorable and extortionate monopoly. JClicitat Sentinel. News from El Mahdi'.s Armv. Khartoum, Dec. 17. A well known native with Hicks- Pasha's army has returned from whence ho was unable to escape, because of liis black color, and because ho wore no uniform. He says Hicks Pasha fought like a lion, and was tho last officer to falL The members of his staff fell in one group, After the battle 150 soldiers were found wounded, and El Mahdi gave orders that none ot tlieni be ill treated. Tho bodies of the Egyptian and English officers wero decapitated and the heads hung over tho gates of El Obeid. The Arabs are determined to erect a monument for Hicks Pasha on account of his great bravery. El Mahdi has forbidden that Vizetellv, tho QrapJiic artist, bo ill-used. El Mahdi threatened to punish Zargalls because he failed to join him. The Sheik sent a reply of defiance, saying he has 15,000 warriors and. seven years' provisions. Cases in Oregon in which the farm has made satisfactory returns for labor and capital invested, are exceed ingly rare. Such are tho feelings and expressions of farmers all over tho state. If a farmer has become wealthy his riches are tho fruits of outside speculation or business other than tilling tho soiL There is no country in tho United States where farmers have been more completely enslaved by tho requirements of the farm. For the fanner to be able to take his wife or family and spend 100 on a pleasure excursion is of rare occurrence, if not an unheard of thing. No people live more econom ical than Oregon farmers, taken as a class. These things evidently mean that something is wrong. If any set ofmonon earth ought to bve well and enjoy perfect freedom from care, it is that class who till the soil. These should be free from restraint and embarrassment peculiar to com mercial life. Unlike the merchant. the mechanic, or the -professional man, the farmer's business coes on while he sleeps at night Nature her self is at work with him and keeps her energies in full force while he rests. rarmers uazelte. Tho Chehalis Nvgget achieves fame not only for its bad spelling and grammar, but for its bad opinions, Hero is the last: "On our way up the strait wo saw the naked San Wan island, the spot of etrth that Uncle Sam wanted to kick the socks off Queen Victoria about The people here are all English I have seen but one. American and he had a Squaw for4i wife. For the benefit of the nimrods of TBaw Faw and starvo-out I will state hero that her majesty has not placed her iron heel of her gaiter boot on tho tnxottlo valvo of the nop eared hound andsilensed his gentle racket for ever more." "Money enough has been raised in S&l&n to insure tho removal of the Indian school from .Forest rove to Ntast place. welcome. The Manitoba Strike. Chicago. Dec. 17. A gentleman who arrived from Winnipeg yester day, regarding the mammoth strike on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, said: "The people of the "United States have but a faint idea of the in tense excitement caused in Manitoba by this strike. The sympathy of the people is altogether with tue strikers, it being the general impression that the men were forced to strike. It is claimed by the strikers and people that it is an attempt on the part of the Canadian Pacific itailroad com pany to close up the western division of the road until spring. The coun try is full of grain ready for shipment and the company does not desire to move this grain before spring, be cause it would get but a short haul on the samo. its desire is to have this L'rain shipped cast via Prince Arthur's Landing, in order to get a long haul, and this it cannot do un til navigation opens. This matter is a most serious one for the people of Manitoba. They need money for their products, m order to lay in ineir winter's supply of coal and provis ions, of which they are sadly m need. No more unfortunate event could have occurred at this particular pe riod in the history of the country, and little else is talked of in the province. If it is prolonged, and un less the company changes its policy, it will last all winter, it is evident that trade will be paralyzed and farmers subjected to much suffering. It is feared, too, that there will be a scarcity of coal, as large quantities in transit between Prince Arthur and Winnipeg arc delayed on the road." The gentleman was decidedly of tue opinion that unless relief comes very soon there will be a revolution in Manitoba. A T rib line Winnipeg, Manitoba special says: "Hostilities between the locked-out oncrineers and tho Ca nadian Pacific railway authorities have commenced to take an active shape. Six engines were disabled yes terday and to-day, while endeavoring to brine a passenirer tram from the south. It was found that soap had been put into the water tanks, which caused the water to foam in the loco motive loilers. This afternoon Su perintendent Egan. while backing up an engine to connect with a train, miscalculated the distance and smashed in the end of the postal car. One man was injured. Origin of tho Alphabet. 'The origin and history of the English alphabet," was the title of an interesting lecture recently delivered by Gen. Sir John Leroy at the Work intrmen's college, London. He said the source of the .hnglish. alphabet might be found in the writing of a people who lived hi tho hills of North ern India, some 3,000 or 4,000 years ago. As tune went these people were scattered from their native abodes and manv of them took up their rest dences in Syria, tho people of which country took up their methods of writing. A thousand years later the merchants of Phoenicia carried on business in every part of the then civilized world, but finding tho trade could not be carried on to any great extent, without some method of com munication, they searched for some suitable characters for writing, and those used by tho Syrians bemg the best obtainable, were adopted. The Phoenicians carried their newly found alphabet to the Greeks, from whom it was adopted by the liomans. Ave now uso tho Homan alphabet with slight moditications. in pass ing through the hands of so many nations, the alphabet had undergone a great change: thus, when it left the Indian mountains every letter represented a syllable, or an idea. but when it appeared m England each letter was only part of a syllable, and that only part of an idea. Tho Tacoma Ledger publishes a part of a private letter from New York in which it is said "the North ern Pacific stockholders and direct ors have awakened to tho fact that the lino across tho Cascade mount ains must bo built at as early a date as possible, and a syndicate will most prohably be formed this winter for that purpose. It will be a strong party, and will succeed in what they undertake. The Natches pass is the one most talked of, and it is said to bo the most feasible ot all tho passes yet surveyed." As the writer pur ports to bo "posted," it is evident that tho road over the Cascades is yet a long waj's in, the future. Messrs. Lotan, Henderson, Hatch and Sanborn, of Portland, have in corporated, with a capital stock of $100,000, a company to construct boats, docks, wharves and roads 11 necessary, and the express purpose of running a ime oi sieamooais on mxe Occur d'Alene, to carry provisions, ireignt and passengers to me new xi Dorado. Free trade journals are commenting on tho fact that seven ty workmen dis charged from the Paterson, r. J. locomotive works, sailed last luesday in the Alaska for Liverpool, to fill engagements to work on iron ship building on the Clyde. Each man paid his own passage. The banks are said to be weaken ing on the mortgage tax, and in proof of it. Wm. Heid has latelv nlaced $12.- 000 in Marion county, his bank pay ing tno tax. Mrs T.W. Eat on. Miss Florence Camahan EATON & CARNAHAN, DEALKKS UC Fine Millinery Fancy Goods Cass Street, next door to Odd Follows Buiiainj;: : - . , FOR lEjJCNT. Rheumatism,rieuralgia, Sciatica, Lumoago, uacxacne, neaaacne, looiname. Sore Throat, Swtlllnr- Sprain. BruLc, llurnc. Scald. i rot llllea, itn nr. nnirc bodily miss so ACHES. Soil ty Draughts xai Detlc rrrrjwtrrc Fifty Ceau a bottle. nireetloailnllLaaroixei. TTir riTAIM.KS A. VOCEI.EK CO. (Sinm m JL. YOUtlXR CO.) UilUoorr, C. 3. 1. A. V. Allen, Wholesale and ICetail Dealer in Provisions, MILL FEED. Glass and Plated Ware, TROPICA I, AND DOMESTIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Together with Wines, Liqtiorsjobacco. Cigars King "of the Blood Is not a "cure all." It U a blood-purifier and tonic. Impurity ot the blood poisons thesys tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In duces manv disorders, known by dlirercnt names to distinguish them according to ef fects, but being really branches or phases oi mar great generic uisoraer, imnnrity oi Itlood. Such arc Dumemia. wllimuncss. jAvcr comuiaini. cowumiumtjs cranu ui order. Headache. Backache General Weal: flic, wicumaium, vawrrn, scrniuia, nam &c. Itin'ir of the Itlood prevents and cures these by attacking the cautc. Impurity oi me moon, uncmisisanu pnysicians ajjree In calling it "the most genuine and efficient preparation for tlte purpose." Sold by Drug gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc tions. &c.. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases oi mn liiooa' wrapped arouna eacn ooiue. D. HANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props Buffalo. X. Y. 3. ARNDT & EERCHEN, ASTOltlA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine Shop BLACKSMITH jtm&J SHOP4S AM, Q Boiler Shop All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AXD STEAMBOAT WORK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. The Portland and Astoria STEVEDORE COMPANY Is prepared to contract with masters and cousiguees oi vessels ior inc Loading and Unloading of Vessels AT EITJIER FORT. Promptness and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases. FOASD & STOKES. A FULL LINE OF Fancy Groceries. WINES AND ' LIQUORS HARDWARE AND Ship Chandlery: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. In Hume's New Building Will you suffer with Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint ? ShUoh's Vitalizerls guaranteed to cure you. Sold by W. E. lenient. si Reaay for Business M. D, KANT, lowni GIFT SALE!! Immense Success! Remember this is no lottery, nor have I any favorites to draw the prizes, every thing is fair and square. On New Year's Eve I will put up for raffle thrco prizes. FIRST: I -Suit of Clothing, $25. SECOND: I Overcoat, Worth $20. THIRD: I Hat, Worth $5.00. To any person purchasing al my store worth f goods ! $2 OR MORE FOR CASH ! I will give a number for said rafne. I olTer mv Roods at the lowest market pi ices, marked In plain Usurps. I do this to redncfi"mv enormous fall ami winter stock of ciothingaud furnishing goods ffi. D. KANT, The Ikjss Merchant Tailor and Clothier ! II The Gem Saloon. The Popular Resort for Asiorians. KOIt THK Finest of Wines and Liquors (Jo to the GKM SALOON. ALEX. CAMPBELL. - IT.OPKIETOi:. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Bkxtok Stukct, Nxau Pakkkr IIOUSK, ASTORIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LANDaiMABlEENGfflES BoilerWork, Steamboat Work and Cannery Vork a spe cialty. OASTINaS , OTall DcHcriiitionH made to Order at Short .IVoticc. A. D. Wass. President. .1. (J. IIusTLEit.Secretary, I. W. Cask, Treasurer. joiix Fox.Suporintendent. C. H. BAIN & CO. DEALERS IX Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms Turning, Bracket Work. Sfcl.Op V7"0tl3L A specialty, and all work guaranteed. Oak. Ash, Kay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore gon and Port Orfonl Cedar. All kinds of boat material on hand. C II. BAIN 3t CO. THE LATEST STYLES WALL PAPER AT B. u. FRANKLIN'S. NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE. A very large Stock from which to select. "Window curtains made to order. My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper WUl ue IUUUU euilTOIllvuk tu iuj iauuua. HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS. jl'ARKER HOUSE, ' I IX. B. PARKEIt. Prop.. I AhTORlA. OREGON. E. P. PARKER. - Managerand Agent. Al. CROSBY. - - Day Cleric Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk. .Tas. DUFFY ba the Bar and Billiard room. First Class in all Respects. FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE. IT IS A FACT THAT JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE ON Concomly Street is the Best in Town. . THAT Uv. hits Always on Hand FRESH Shoal Water Bay and East ern Oysters. THAT "JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER. THAT He litis been Proprietor of ike "Aurora Hold" In Kaapptoa sctch jeam. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. A Good Cup of Coffee AND OYSTERS. MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS ter stand and Coffee House on Main street next to the Oregon Bakery. Every attention paid to patrons. COSMOPOLITAN Chop Ho use and Restaurant. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. niexilK 25 cents and upwards: G. nOULARD, - - Proprietor. Jt.UX STItEET. ASTOBIA. Campi Restaurant. XP.W AXD 1VELX. EQUIPPED TIIKOUGHOUT, L.Serra has rcbuilflils establishment and is prepared to accommodate the traveling public. A good meal furnished at any hour of the uay or ntgur. 'l he finest Liquors and Cigars at the bar. Two doors we?t of Ike Poster's. n2S Cm LUIGI SEERA. Astoria Eestanrant. EDvVAED YOUNG . Announces to the public that he has located in the rooms formerly occupied by the City Rook Store4, where he will keep a Restaurant anil Chop Sonse Furnishing meals to order at all hours. His patrons will find the tables supplied with ten or twelve of the. best newspapers. His reputation as former proprietor of the New England Restaurant Is a sufficient reconunenuauon ior nis new nouse. THE BEST Boarding and Lodging House. Chas. Wallman has onened a boardlnir and lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near me gas worus. The table is supplied with the best the market affords : good food and clean beds will c furnished at the regular prices. Give mo a call and satisfy yourselves, CHAS. WALLMAN H, B. PARKER, DEATiKH IN Hay, Oats, Straw. Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand Wood Delivered te Order, Draying, Teaming and Express Business, Horse3 ana Carriages for Hire. DEAI.ES IX WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. FLRKT CLASH J. H. D. GRAY, Wholesale and, retail dealer in. GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT. General storace and Wharfage on reason able terms. Foot of Becton-street. Astoria Orcon. REGULAR STEAI.PACBT "Daisy," and Barge. Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock, For ninev. and Head of Younes Blver. Daltv.atlBA. ii.t (except Wednesdays and Suudays.) Keturnlng same day. For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River, On WcdBCTdajg, at 8 A. 31., Hetorntng-same day. wFor Freicht or Passage, apply on board or at Gray's Dock,. where Frelght.will be r ceiYed and stored, If necessary." " J. H. DGRAY. TRANSPORTATION LINES. Oregon Railway & Navigation COMPANY. MJ EAS DIVISION . During tho month of January. 18S4. Ocean Steamers will sail from Portland for San Francisco, and from San Francisco for Tort land every 5 days, leaving Alnsworth'Dock, Portland, nt 'Midnight, and Spear Street w nan, aan r rancisco, acid A. x. TkreBxb Ticket sold to all principal cities in the United State?, Canada and rin rope. RAIL DIVISION. Pa.lsenfror Trains 1i?ivi Pnrtlinrl fnr Fxf- ern points, nt 7 :30 P. M. dally. SITtK DIVISION (Middle Colambla). Boats leaTe Portland for Dalles at 7 M A M. . also : Leave Pon-I i I I I I land for IMonl Tu. IWe.lThu.1 Fri. I &u A.tori& and I Dattnn. HJ!!7Ail! ITAmJ lnl.l. IS 111 t 1 U Iff a IT l . U S AM T AM ft AV o&Sii;::! 6AJt! ! 6AM Victoria Oifi AMI 6 AMfiAM16 AM AM PAH La&Tes Aatorift for Portlind it S &. ra. Axil ex- cept Sunday. Pnllrafta Palace Can rnnnlrLT betwaan Por- Uad. and St-Paul, C. H. PBESCOTT. JOHN MUIR, Sup'totTranlc E. P. ROGERS, General Agdnt Passenger Dep't. Manager. A. L. STOKES, AUlSt. Hup t. of Traffic. Oregon & California R. R. OREGON & TRA'SCONTrNENTAL COMPANY. LESSEE. On and after Dec 2d4 1SS3, trains will ran as XASTSIDE MVISIOX. Between PORTLAND aad GRANT'S PASS MAIL TRAIK. LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 7 :30A.MlGrant'sPassl:2OA.'M. Grant'sPass 10:00i Ml Portland .4i25 1. sr. ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN. LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland.-.. 4 :00 p. 3r.ilibanon 9 o p. at Lebanon.4 :15 A.M.'Portland... 10 :06 a. 31 The Orecon and California Railroad Ferrv makes connection with all Regular Trains on Eastside Division. "WK8TSIDE d i"v:n Between Portland and Corvullla MAIL THAIX LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 3 :0a a. iLlCorvallU 4 iSO p. zi. Corvallls 8 :3o a. x. Portland 3 -.20 p.m. EXPRESS TltATX LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 5 :C0 p MlMcMInnville.8 an pat SIcMInnvllle5: AMlPortland 8:30am Close connections made at Grant's Pass with the Staees of tho Orecon and Califor nia Stago Company. aWTickcts for sale at all the principal points in California, at Company's Office, Corner F and Front Sis., Portland, Or. Freicht will not-be received for shmment after 5 o'clock p.m. on either the East or West side Division. R. KOEHLER, Gen'l Manager. A. L. STOKES, JOHN MUIB. Hnp't. of Traffic. E. P. ROGERS, General A n't Passenger Dep't. assi aup t. ot Traffic. Ilwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s WINTER SCHEDULE. Astoria to Fort Steuens, Fort Ca.byt 'and Ilwaco. Connecting by stages for Oystervllle and Olympla. TTnUI furthnr nnfirn tlia Tlu-inn Steam Navigation Co.'.s steamers "Gen. Miles," or "Gem Canby" "Will leave Astoria On Mondays and Thursdays, at 7 A.M. TOB Ft.Stevens, Fi. Canby and liwaco ON Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m.. as formerly, not being; confined strictly to schedule time, Fare to Fort Stevens..... . socts " " Canby and Ilwaco 81 00 t3T"Ilwaco freicht. by the ton. in lots one ton or over, 2 per ton, l-For Tickets. Towage or Charter ap ply at the ofllce of the company, Gray's wnarr, toot or uenton street. J. II. D. GRAY, Agent. Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co. SUMMER ROUTE. Astoria to Olympla, Touching at Fert Stevens. Fert Canby, Xlwaeo Horth Beach, OynterviUc. A'orlb Cove, 1'etcrsons Point. lie qalHxa, JKo.atesaHO, And all points on Shoal water Bay. and (Imj Harbor. GEN. MILES, ) Strs. or V On Columbia Rlvi GEN. CANBY. J " GEN. GARFIELD " Shoal water Baj " MONTESANO Gray'a Harbo Connecting with Stages over Portages. Leave Astoria for Olympla, at - - 7 A. 21, On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. arriving at Montesano Uie day after leaving Astoria through trip In GO hours. Leave Olympla for Astoria on same days. Columbia Transportation Co. FOR PORTLAND. (FAST TIME.) The popular steamer FLEETWOOD, Which has been refitted for the comfort o passengers will leave Wilson and Fisher's dock every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P. M. Returning leaves Portland every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A. M. Arriving at Astoria at1 P. M. An additional trip will be made on Sunday of Each Week, Leaving Portland al 9 o'clock SHBday Sleraiair. Paswngers by this routa connect at Kalanaa ior fcouna ports. u. v. ocuxr, ' President BUSINESS GAUDS. Q K. THOZSXSOft, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Room No. 6, over Whit House, ASTORIA. OREGON. C. W. FUXTOK. G. C. FCLTOX. FULTOX BHOTELEIXS. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building. J q.A.BOWIBY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Chenamus treet, ASTORIA, OREGON Q J. cuhtis. ATT'i" AT LAW. Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds foi California, New York and Washington Ter ritory. ttooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As toria. Orecon. N. B. Claims nt Wn.Oi!mtnn. T r. and collections aspeclilty. a Astsrla Aseat Hamburg-Magdeburg and German-American FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES. C. nOLDEX, NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN SURANCE AGENT. Q.ELO P. PARKER. SURVEYOR OF Clatsop CoBBty,aad City ef Asterin Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. haU Room No. 8. J)K. X. C JBOATXTAX, Physician and Surgeon. Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building, ASTORLV, OREGON. JAY TUTTXiE, M. X. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Officb Rooms 1.2. and 3 Pvthlan Build. lng. RKSinENrr Ovir J. T.. Thnma' nrii.r Store. p. HICKS, TVENTIST,? ASTORIA, - OREGON Rooms in Allen's bulldlnir un stairs, comer of Cass and Sqemocqhestret . JK. J. E. LaFORCE, DENTIST, Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or. Gas administered for nalnless extraction of teeth. Late of Fort Stevens. ha3 come to Astoria tor the purpose of practicing MEDICINE AND SURGERY. Will visit patients In the country and city. Office In Odd Fellows Buildlne. Residence above Catholic Church. GENERAL STEAMSHIP AOEHGY. Bills of Exchange on any Part oi Europe. 1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING well known and commodious steamshln ines, STATE LINE, RED STAR, WHITE STAR. HAMB URG-AMERICAN, DOMINION LINE; NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE. Prepaid tickets to or from any European port. For full information as to rates of fare, sailing days, etc, apply to A. W.UASii. GKO. P. WHEELEB. yr. L. KOBE. Notary Public. WHEELER & EOBB. GENERAL Beal Estate i Insorance Agents. We have very desirable property In As toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, One farms throughout the county. Accounts carefully adjusted and collec tions made. We represent the Itoyal, Norwich XTbIob aad Lascs shire Insaraace Ce's., With a combined capital of 83,000,0C. THE Travelers 1.1 f aad Aeeideat Insur ance Co , of Hartford, and the Man hattan lJfe lafraranee Co., of New York. We are agents for the Daily and Weekly Northwest A cu, and the Oregon Vidette. All business entrusted to our care will re ceive prompt attention. STOHE lUjiHSON COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Dealers In LUMBER, HAY, GEAIN, POTATOES, AND C0UFIRY PRODUCE. Advances made on Consignments. Steamer TOM MORRIS. ga ft THIS SEW "8i T aad Favorite Beat IS NOW READY FOR BUSINESS AND can be chartered for excursions, special parties, eta, at reasonable rates. A general steamboatlng business transacted. V. BOELLING, Master.