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.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
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
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 !"
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.
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'.
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
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.
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
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.
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,
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.
Try Fabre's celebrated pan roast
Ten cents for a cup of Fabre's nice
Do You Want Your Flu eh
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
Telephone JjOljrins House.
Best Beds in town.. Rooms per night
i and 25 cts., per week $1.50. ;New and
Meals Cooked to Order,
Privato rooms for ladles and families:
at upntral Kestaurant, next to Foard &
Remember that our school supplies
must be sold, as we remain here only a
few days longer. Come and get our
prices. Crystal Palace.
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.
By .7. Bryce. Pres'U
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.
AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
TOBIES OJFLTrS'g-A.Xj PAT.AnTnr
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed,
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh, Fruits and "Cegetables.
Received fresh overy Steamer.
Ill THERE !
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.
or. o. n. o & js
First Class Undertaking
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
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,
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.
Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTOEIAM" JOB OFFICE
BOOTS & SHOES
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
if York Novelty
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.
Supplied at Lowest Market Rates.
All orders flljed promptly and Accurately.
Agents for First Class Foreign and Domestic
Main street Opposite Parker House,
ASTORIA, .... OREGON.
Strike It Rich!
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.
And Solid, Satisfaction Are Guaranteed
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,
H. B. PARKER,
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
AT LOWEST PRICES H ANY PART OF THE CITY. '
In Season. Everything Warrantedas
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
F1HE ANL! MAIUKC
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.,
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
$25.00 WEEKLY INDEMNITY.
Other classes In proportion. Policies
written and claims adjusted by
P. H. BEAOH.Pres.. J. MoORAKEN. Vloa Pro
J. K.KLDKRKIN, LOUIS LOEWKNBHBO.
Sec j. Treasurer.
The Northwest Fire & Marine
No. S Washington St., Portland, Or.
It. Is. BYML Astorlji Agent.
Offlce at I.XL.PaekfiigCo.
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
Deposited in Oregon, $300,000
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
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Hepresentlng the Largest and Moat Relia
ble Fire Insurance Companies.
All Business promptlyjand accurately tran
acted. Flavols Wharf, - Astoria Oregon.
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.
Eben P, Parker.Mast&r.
3 Kor TOWING. FREIQHT or CKA.
Represented. Corner Chenamusand
' . ' -
The Farmers' Company.,
Of Salem, Oregon.
THE LEADING COMPANY OF. THE
.- PACIFIC NORTHWEST. -.
PrlTate Dwellings and Farm Property a
J. W. CONN, Agent. Astoria.
HOLT & CO. Proprietor
BALUSTERS, ' I
Scroll and "Turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc,
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to StyleQoall
Mill and Offlce cor. Polk nnd Concomly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria Iron Works.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or,
Hinisft aii Boiler Haken.
Land and Marine Engine
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of. all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. O. HnsTLKB, ....... J!orttr.
I. W. Case,..;. . .........Trerarr.
Johk Fox Saptrtnte&dear,
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
Watch and Clack Memlrimg
Corner Cass and Squemoqua Streets.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
U Cspt. Jtofers eld staid, eerasr ol Cut
- ana vourc ctxeflw.
Ship and Cannery work, HoxsMkotiBf.
Wagons saads and repaired. Good wore
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