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3b Ww gmljj gwrtortott. ASTORIA. OBEGON: FIUOAY. .SEPTEMBEK 9, 1887 A FINANCIAL SUGGESTION. Abotjt tlireo and a half years ago school district No. Ono in this city strained its financial back by the is suance of a large number of bonds to build the fine school on Court street which is a splendid advertisement of the place and an ornament to the city. These bonds are drawing eight per cent interest They represent to day about S30,000 that the district owes, and are payable in July, 1893. The Astoriak suggests that this district debt be re-funded. It would be in the line of economy to have the debt legalized in due form by the leg islature, and a re-issue made of bonds to the amount of the -debt, drawing say six per cent interest or, possibly, five. This would effect an annual saving of $600 at G per cent, or $900 at 5 per cent, and if necessary or feasible, the time of maturity could be extended. We believe that an arrangement of this kind could readily be made, that the holders of the bonds Trould sur render them and receive in lieu, other bonds at a considerably lower rate of interest, and we suggest that such action be taken. Where the faith of a city or a sohool district is pledged as security; where the amount is comparatively large, and the time of payment com paratively remote, it is not financial ly wise to pay what is, really, a high rate of interest Money is'plentier and easier and four and five per cent investments are in such cases sought Six per cent is certainly good inter est on such investment as school bonds, and it seems to us that the example of the city, which has just refunded $22,000 debt at a reduotion of from ten per cent to six per cent per annum interest charge, is a good example to follow. Manx readers will call to mind the red sunsets of two or three years ago, and that these were accounted for by many persons upon the suppo sition that the upper air was filled with fine dust from the eruption of Krakatau, in Java. This eruption oc curred in the month of August, 1883. Whether it was the cause of the red glow in our sky or not, we may never be able to know positively. But the distance to which the sound of that explosion was-heard has been found to have been remarkable. That same year the English yacht MarcJiesa was cruising in the Malay archipelago as far east as New Guinea. Mr. Guille mard, who wrote the journal of that cruise, relates an interview with a Dutch missionary in this latter island, from which it appears that the sound was heard at that great distance. "Mr. Van Hasselt was eager to learn what news we could give of the civi lized world. We had little enough to tell, with the exception of the eruption of Krakatau. a Of the appalling amount of m destruc tion it had caused we were unaware, but wo gave him the .few particulars which had reached Gor ontalo. He at once told us, greatly to our astonishment, that the noise of the explosions had been audible at Dorei, and, going into the next room, brought his diary, in which, under date of August 27th, an entry, had been made to the effect that sounds as of distant cannonading, which they had imagined to proceed from a vol oanic eruption had been heard that day. The natives, we were . told, had also noticed it on the previous day when, in fact, the outburst was at its height By the missionaries, the vol cano at Ternate or in some part of the Moluccas was supposed to be in ac tion. It enables one partially to real ize the terrific nature of the eruption when the map shows Dorei to be dis tant one thousand, seven hundred and ten miles from Krakatau." It issaid that the American Mag azine has been bought by Col Forbes of the Singer Sewing Machine company, for the benefit of a number of authors who propose to pay for their stock in writing for its pages. For many years certain authors, or writers, have talked much in public and in private about the advantages to them and to the reading word at large, if they could only get possess ion of a magazine and conduct it on an author's rather than an editor's plan. Now is their opportunity to show what there is in the idea. The experiment is an interesting one. In an address recently delivered at Boston, Edward Atkinson, tfio well known economist, spoke of "a great piece of the south the middle moun tain section bigger than Great Brit ain and Ireland together," where "they have hardly enough to eat, drink and wear, because there is little or no capital there to help them." The population that exists in this tm progressive condition Mr. Atkinson estimates as between 2,000,000 and 3,000,000. Mb. Algernon Swinburne, En glish poet, doesn't like Mr. Walter Whitman, American poet Of Mr. Whitman as poet, Mr. Swinburne as critic, thus daintily indites: Mr. Whitman's Evo is a drunken ap ple woman, indeoently sprawling in tho slash and garbage of tho gutter, amid tho rotten refuse of her overturned fruit stall; but Mr. Whitman's Venus is a Hottentot wench under tho influence of cantharides and adulterated rum. The Jounialetates that there were shipped from Boston, week before last, one hundred tons of binder twine,r filling nine railroad cars, for use on the famous Dalrymple farm in Dakota, during the coming har vest The twine was valued at $20, 000 and to express it to its destination cost nearly $10,000. Henry YiIiI.abd, selus: "For time at last makes all things even; and never yet was human power that could evade, if unforgiven, the patient search and vigil long of him that treasures up .a wrong !" i , Tho Caici.de Tunnel. Nelson Bennett says that last month on the west end of the Cas cade tunnel his workmen made 217 feet through a wall plate in the tun nel. Mr. Bennett claims this is the best record of tunnelling ever made in America under similar circum stances. By n wall plate means a place where the ground is so bad that timbering has to be constructed on the top of the first bench immediately in the heading and at the extreme face of the tnnnoL, Workmen, there fore, have to do all their shooting and heavy blasting under these timbers without knocking down the timber work. The east end is doing equally as welhnow, although they were de layed some last month. The tunnel is now bored about 6,000 feet and Mr. Bennett expects to finish it by June of 1888. Tacoma Ledger. U. S. Officials Sold. San FbanciscOj Sept. 7. It is learned that the British Baling schoon er TV. P. Sayward, which was cap tured "by the llusJi in Behring sea, was on her way to Sitka, in oharge of two United States officials, the sailing schooner Onward, Capt Nelson, came alongside her in the night, while the officials were asleep, and the arms and ammunitions of the Sayward were transferred to the Onward, which then got safely away. Poirdorlj'a Aniner. Dktboit, Sept. 7. John Devlin, U. S. consul at Windsor, a prominent Knight of Labor, recently wrote General Master Workman Powderly, calling attention to criticisms which nave been so freely made upon his polioy as official head of tho order, and asking certain questions concerning tho samo. In reply Powderly declares that he is not a socialists. He says he owes allegiance to tho Knights of Labor only; that ho has done a man's part in promoting the order's interests; that he has battled against allowing it to become the tail to any kite. He believed in excluding all foreigners brought to this country under contract to tako the places of American workmen. This country could support a thousand million of human beings, but they must not all come at once. A Gilt for All. In order to give all a chance to test it, and thus be convinced of Its wonderful curative powers, Dr. King's New Dis covery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds, will be, for a limited time, given away. This offer is not only liberal, but shows unbounded faith in the mer its of this great remedy. All who suf fer from Coughs, Colds, Consumption. Asthma. Bronchitis, or any afTection of Throat Chest, or Lungs, are especially requested to call at V. E. Dement & Co.'s Drug Store, and get a Trial Bottle Free, Large Bottles $1, Tills Will Iu teres t You, Contemplating purchasers of House hold Furniture will do well to wait for a few days, when the advertisement will appear giving the date at which time the entire Furniture and fitting of the Adler residence will be sold at pub lic auctien: l elegant Emerson Piano, costing $450: Parlor set $300 Easy Chairs aud Marble Center Table: 2 Ele gant Prize Pictures from the art gallery of the Mechanics' Fair of San Francisco, representing Shakespeare at the court of Elizabeth, reading "Macbeth," and Schiller reading Don Carlos before the court of the Grand Duke De Weimar, costing 8200; elegant Black Walnut Bedroom suits; elegant Carpets and the entire Parlor. Bedroom, Dinlngroom and Kitchen Furniture. For any Infor mation, or parties wishing to inspect the furniture before sale will call upon Mr. B. S. Worsloy, the auctioneer. For the best photographs and tintypes go to Crow's Gallery. A Suhdj- Boom With the comforts of a home, library, etc. Apply at Holden House. Oysters In Every Style At the Central Restaurant, next to Foard & Stokes'. Gambrlnus Beer And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa loon, 5 cents. What is better than a elass of Honor '. A cup of delicious coffee at Fabre's. The best oysters in any style at Fabre's. The finest and nicest steak to be had in town at Fabre's. Blanks and tablets of all descrintlons at Griffin & Heed's. Decorative Art Rooms. Mrs. Gates Will onen Eiuhmhlerv nntl Decorativo Art Booms, In a few days, next door to Mrs. Malcolm's Millinprr -Parlors, and will give lessons In all the jjaxe Art weric: also lurnish material for the same. Having spent a year east ana mucn time in new lork Art Rooms, have many new facilities. Private Booms. At Frank Fabrete for sminers. nnr- ties, etc. The best cooked to order. PE0M EUE0PE AND THE EAST. Specials to Headers of "The Astorian." St. Johns, N. F., Sept 8. Reports daily arrive from nil points of the country showing the gale of the 26th of August was ono that will be long rembered for fearful loss of life and great extent of damage sustained from it A vessel whose name was unknown was wrecked back of Lango ly Island, near Pierre, and as no trace of her crew has yet been found it is feared all must have met with a water' grave. Several large vessels went ashore on Dog Island, near St. Pierre, and in many cases became total wrecks. One hundred thousand dollars will not cover the extent of the damage to property sustained by New Poundland vessels that that were on the banks during the storm. Many vessels arriving have even sad der records to tell of those who went in the morning had nochance to re turn but were swallowed tip in the pitiless storm or were driven to sea to drown. There are as many as five banking Bchooners missing from Bu rin, five from Grand Bank and one from Burges, all of which were on the banks the morning of the gale, and have not yet been seen-or heard from. MADE THEIR ESCAPE. Sioux Falls, Dak., Sept. 8. Two prisoners escaped from the United States wing of the territorial prison here last evening, Henry Es mond, in for mail robbery, and Ed Powers, in for murder. The latter was a soldier from Fort Mead. They threw a blanket over tho head of the deputy warden who came to lock them up, gagged and bound him, and left with a $30 and a 820 Winchester rifle. California's governor. San Francisco, Sept. 8. Governor Bartlett passed a restless night aud much weaker and had every symp tom that proclaimed sudden death. He was delirious from two o'clock until eight Nourishment could on ly be administered with great difficul ty. The symptoms were so alarm ing that Dr. Perry was sent for early in the morning. The following was issued at ten o'cleck: There is no improvement. The governor has been conscious for the last quarter of an hour. He asked for Rev. Dr. McLean, who was immediately sent for. flattering, demonstrations. Berlin, Sept 8. The German crown prince is welcomed everywhere on his journey to Tyrol. Greatest enthusiasm shown nt Munich. The prince looked well, but was hoarse and seemed fatigued. a committee of inquiry. Ottawa, Sept 8. E. R. Barpee and G. W. Moberly, members of the railroad commission, have gone to Chicago, St Louis, and other west em cities to inquire into the work ing of the interstate commerce act. sarah's little adv't. London, Sept 8. Sarah Bernhardt has been on a pilgrimage to Lourdes and the Parisians are speculating as to whether she is to retire to a uuu ery. Three Favorites Have the following to say of Wis dom's Bobertine, the great beautifier and preserver of the complexien: Pobtland, Or., June 4, 1837. ToMr.W. M. Wisdom Dear Sir: I have tried your Rober tine. It is excellent, and I shall be pleased to recommend it to all my lady friends. Believe mo. yours truly, Rnzj.. Pobtland. Dec,, 1885. To Mr. W. M. "Wisdem: The "Itober tine vou so kindly sent me is excellent. It is the finest preparation I have ever used, and is a decided acquisition to every lady's toilet, xours truly. J e annik Winston. Pobtland, Or., April C, 1887. Dear Mr. Wisdem: I have tried your "Robertine," and it gives me much pleasure to say that it is excellent for the complexion, being one of the best articles of the kind I have ever used. Be lieve me, yours sincerely, Z. Tbebklxi. For sale by W. E. Dement & Co. druggists, Astoria, Oregon Ah There II Ice cream, fine aualltv sunnlled at short notice by Frank Fabre, any part of the city: $2.50 a gallon. For the very best pictures co to H. S. Sinister. Try Fabre's celebrated pan roast Ten cents for a cup of Fabre's nice coffee. Do You Want Your Flu eh Cleaned? T. Clifton will do the job for you neat and cheap. Leave orders at this office. AH the patont 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 Occident hotel, Astoria. Telephone JjOljrins House. Best Beds in town.. Rooms per night i and 25 cts., per week $1.50. ;New and CO clean Private entrance. Meals Cooked to Order, Privato rooms for ladles and families: at upntral Kestaurant, next to Foard & Stokes'. Remember that our school supplies must be sold, as we remain here only a few days longer. Come and get our prices. Crystal Palace. NEW TO-DAY. Meeting Notice. A MEETING OF THE BRITISH BENEV olent Association will be held in tha offlce of T. L. Cherrv. on Tnesdav evenlnir. the 13th inst., at 8 o'clock. ,. r.L.CHERrtY. By .7. Bryce. Pres'U Secretary. Notice. mHR MEETTKO OW TTTW r t? t . t JL Association was adjourned to" Wednes- mi , oju m, iooi , js r. m., io laxe into con Ideration the disposal or the balance of the stock held by the association. Grand Surpri SCHOOL ilslMMiili AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES AT TOBIES OJFLTrS'g-A.Xj PAT.AnTnr A. V.ALLEN WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed, o Crockery, Glass Plated Ware. o The Largest and finest assortment of Fresh, Fruits and "Cegetables. Received fresh overy Steamer. Ill THERE ! 5 -BUY School Books -AT CITY BOOK STORE. The Largest Stock in Astoria, And the Lowest Prices! CH2FFZXT & E32BD. Headqarters for Ammunition. THE BEST IN THE WORLD. The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, $25.00 ! A Fine Side Snap Marline Made Twist, Double-barrel Shot Gun, Box Shell3 and Tools, $17.50. Kportlnjr Goods, Ammunition and the Famous Swedish Razor. NEW TO-DAY. F.H.SURPRENANT&CO., SUCCESSORS TO or. o. n. o & js County Coroner. First Class Undertaking ESTABLISHMENT. New Stj lea, Caskets and funeral material, isext to astokian oOlce. PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY There Is no occasion for the most fastidi ous of our citizens to send to Portland or S.in Francisco for Custom Made Clothes As they can m t Better Fits, Better Work manship, and for Loss Money By Leaving their Orders with MKANY. He lias lllSt rPPPivAil n lonrn a tnMrnf rinnria frnm the East. Fine Business Suits from $35. Call and See Him &ad Satisfy Yonrseir. P. J. MEANT, MERCHANT TAILOR. A Genuine Boom. A GENUINE BOOM IN "SUPERIOR" Sto es. Ranges and Heaters. Another overland arrival recently of these celebra- jvubwu, uuiiik me lounu carioaa orougnt to this market since November, 'SB. It re quires no loquacity to dispose of these goods; their Intrinsic merit does the busi ness. Sold only by Magnus C. Crosby. JOB PRINTING. Neat, Quick And Cheap at The ASTOEIAM" JOB OFFICE BOOTS & SHOES P.J.GOODMAN. Genuine English Porpoise Shoes for Gents. Ladle' Flexible Shoes In FRENCH. KANGAROO & DONGOLA KID. Bojs and Youths' Shoes of all kinds, Misses', Children's and Infants' Heels and Spring Heels. We Deal in Boots and Shoes Only m BOOKS J YOUR - and Supplies TUE- IffllARTH 5 School Supplies -THE- if York Novelty STORE, Headquarters for School Books. A Complete Line of the Official Text Books. Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory. The New York Novelty Store. LOEB & 00. fines, Lipors ant Cigars. A Large Stock of FIRST CLASS GOODS. THE TRADE Supplied at Lowest Market Rates. All orders flljed promptly and Accurately. Agents for First Class Foreign and Domestic Brands. Main street Opposite Parker House, ASTORIA, .... OREGON. Strike It Rich! BUI YOUR Groceries! Provisions -OF- Foard & Stokes Tlielr largely increasing trado enables t hem to self at the very lowest margin of profit while glvlmr you goods that are of first class quality. Goods Delivered All Over ihe City. The Highest Price raid for Junk. ECONOMY And Solid, Satisfaction Are Guaranteed -IF XOU THE EMPIRE STORE LATEST STYLES - Suitings and Trimming- Velvets. A Fine Line of In fants' Dresses, Cloaks and Worsted Shirts, Ladies' Calico Wrappers, Cotton, Wool and Muslin Underwear. &. 0O3MCI3XjEJa?ES STOCK Of Quilts and Blankets, Gents' Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Boots, Shoes, Trunks and Valises at the Lowest Cash Pric. s at the Empire Store. W. T. PARKER, JSALJSTLGrJEltt. W" H. B. PARKER, DEALER IN Hay, Oats, ani Straw, Lime, M.-ftmot, Sand anil Plaster ; Wood Dellrered to Order. Drajlns, Teaming and Expreu Baslaesa. '" JUL m- nSm J fER apply to the Captain, or to Frank !. Parker. FISH GBOCERIES AMOYIINS Promptly Delivered AT LOWEST PRICES H ANY PART OF THE CITY. ' Fruits and In Season. Everything Warrantedas Benton i INSURANCE. CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000 COLUMBIA F1HE ANL! MAIUKC INSURANCE CO. FRANK DKKUM President W. IL SSIITH.. Vice-President JOHN A. CHILD Secretary No. 1G0 Second St., Portland, Or. I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or. The Continental Insurance Co., OF HAKTFORD, Writes Accident Policies, Giving all the concessions offered by any otber company. It Is an OLD LINE COMPANY, And offers Security as good as can be found. Its rate In the FIRST PREFERRED GLASS Is $18 per Tear for $5,000 Insurance, Being 7.00 less than by any other Standard Company; and $25.00 WEEKLY INDEMNITY. Other classes In proportion. Policies written and claims adjusted by J.O.BOZOUTH. Agent. P. H. BEAOH.Pres.. J. MoORAKEN. Vloa Pro J. K.KLDKRKIN, LOUIS LOEWKNBHBO. Sec j. Treasurer. The Northwest Fire & Marine Insurance Company. No. S Washington St., Portland, Or. CAPITAL, $300,000. It. Is. BYML Astorlji Agent. Offlce at I.XL.PaekfiigCo. DIRECTORS: J. McO ten. jr. n. Arnold, r. k, Ucb, Frank M.Warron. O. H. Prescott. P.Kffgert. J, Loairenberg, J . K. JUdarUn. D. O, Olipbaat Money to Loan on Approred Heal Estate Security. Deposited in Oregon, $300,000 ASSETS, Boo. sol, a e a. Royal, Norwich-Union andlancashlre Com bination Joint Policy. Union of San Francisco. Germanla of New York. State Investment of California. Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation, MARINE ilXSUBASCE COYEBED BY OUB OPEX POLICIES. Elmore, Sanborn & Co. Agents. Elmore, Sanborn & Co. COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Fire Insurance AGENTS. t- Hepresentlng the Largest and Moat Relia ble Fire Insurance Companies. All Business promptlyjand accurately tran acted. Flavols Wharf, - Astoria Oregon. $67,000,000 Capital Liverpool & London Globe. North British and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh. California Agricultural, of Watertown, New York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool, Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Represent In a capital of 967.000,000. M, VAA lUSEtf, Agent. TRADE AT- a m STKAITiKK tiUfU PIRIfiR Eben P, Parker.Mast&r. 3 Kor TOWING. FREIQHT or CKA. H. ii.PASBKI(. Vegetables Represented. Corner Chenamusand Streets. ' . ' - INSURANCE COMPANY, CAPITAL, $100,000.00. The Farmers' Company., Of Salem, Oregon. THE LEADING COMPANY OF. THE .- PACIFIC NORTHWEST. -. PrlTate Dwellings and Farm Property a Spaclalty. J. W. CONN, Agent. Astoria. ASTORIA Planing Mill. HOLT & CO. Proprietor Manufactures of MOLDINGS. SASH DOORS, BLINDS. RAILS BALUSTERS, ' I NEWEL POSTS. BRAOXBTS, Scroll and "Turned Balustrades, Boat Material, etc, Orders solicited and Promptly attended to. Satisfaction Guaranteed as to StyleQoall ty and'Prlces. Mill and Offlce cor. Polk nnd Concomly streets. Astoria, Oregon. Astoria Iron Works. Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or, General Hinisft aii Boiler Haken. Land and Marine Engine BOILER WORK.' Steamboat Work and Cannery Work A SPECIALTY, Castings of. all Descriptions Made to Order at Short Notice. , ..............ErMldeat. J. O. HnsTLKB, ....... J!orttr. I. W. Case,..;. . .........Trerarr. Johk Fox Saptrtnte&dear, -THE- DIAMOND PALACE! GUSTAY Atf SEX, Pror. A Large and Well Selected Stock, of Fins Diamonfls t Jewelry At Extremely Low Fxlces. Ill (foods Bengkt at Tkli EitaMIifcant 'Warranted Otnnln. Watch and Clack Memlrimg QL SPECIALTY. Corner Cass and Squemoqua Streets. G. A. STINSON & CO., BLACK3H1THING, U Cspt. Jtofers eld staid, eerasr ol Cut - ana vourc ctxeflw. Ship and Cannery work, HoxsMkotiBf. Wagons saads and repaired. Good wore guaranteed.