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THURSDAY DECEMBER 23, 16S7
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The Astoriax guarantees to its adver
tisers the largest circulation of any newspa
per published on the Columbia river.
The Columbia sails for San Fran
cisco this A. M.
New Year's cards printed in style
at The Astobian office.
Scandinavian Benevolent Society
Christmas festival this afternoon
The State of California arrived in
yesterday. The passengers report a
The wind veered round to the east
yesterday and the weather grew cor
Messrs. "Woodard, Potter and Sher
wood, with the committee of recep
tion, are expected to arrive to-day.
Portland is said to be full of tramps
and bams who claim to be looking for
work, but who hope they won't find
Beaver Lodge, No. 35, L O. 0. P.,
will have a social time at their spa
cious lodge-room next Monday eve
ning. The Ilwaco railroad scheme goes
right on and the project bids fair to
have practical inception the coming
The Qen. Canby leaves to-day
at 8 o'clock, a. ar., making but one
trip, and remaining at Pt. Canby un
til after the auction.
The grand Christmas festival of the
Scandinavian Benevolent society will
be held at Boss opera house this af
ternoon and evening.
Tennant's nautical almanac for 1888
at Griffin & Beed's. Call for a fine
ornamental calandar for '88, gratis, at
Griffin & Beed's, also.
But little twine has so far been
given out for knitting, pending possi
ble negotiations which may bo set
tled about the Cth prox.
Beginning to-morrow the days com
mence to lengthen. The sun rises
this morning at 7:41, its latest, and
will sot this afternoon at 4:24.
The line between Knappa and Clif
ton was down yesterday, but it is con
fidently expected that telegraphic
communication can bo resumed to
day. The Astoriak acknowledges the
receipt of a number of very fine calen
dars, artistic in design. Each one is
a thing of beauty and a joy for 366
Ladies intending to receive on New
Years' day will please band in their
names and the names of those who
will receive with them that intending
callers may be notified of the fact.
Frank Cunningham, a hack driver,
arrived in Portland from San Fran
cisco, on the 21st inst., with $550, and
went on a regular toot, ending in his
dying in the city prison last Tuesday
Two of as fine wheat carrying ships
as any recently in the river, the Clan
Buchanan and The Halineman, are
now finishing cargo at the 0. B. & N.
dock. Each is capable of carrying
3,150 long tons.
There will be a meeting of the
members of the Y. M C. A. this
evening, to take final action on
the call of a general secretary. Sub
scribers and friends of the association
are invited to be present.
Captain Charles Wilson has re
ceived the appointment to the vacant
position of inspector of hulls in San
Francisco, to succeed J. H. Freeman,
recently dismissed by order of the
secretary of the treasury.
The receipt from Serg't Griffin is
acknowledged of the report of the
chief signal officer for the year 1887.
He makes special mention in two
places of the Columbia river cable, its
importance and the necessity of.hav
ing it put in working condition.
A 823,000 fire at Albany last Tues
day morning'onFir8t street destroyed
several buildings. Chief Hoffman
was knocked down by the explosion
of a can of powder. Dr. Ellis had
his eye put out by an exploding car
tridge. The origin of the fire iB un
known. Capfc. Lutjens, of the Kate and
Anna, has bought the wrecked steam
er Yaquina City, as she lies near
Yaquina bay, for $9,100. The sale
was made last Monday. This is be
lieved to be a good buy, aB each of
the two boilers cost $12,000, and are
in good condition, while the shaft,
which was comparatively new, cost
City assessor Dickinson is busy
these days on the county tax roll,
footing up the amount of each indi
vidual tax to lie placed in the column
against each taxpayer's name. The
job is a tedious one, figuring up the
tax of A, who is assessed on $1,374 at
21.5 mills on the dollar, andB, who is
assessed on $789, at 2L5 mills, and so
on, and after one has been "figuring
sums" of that kind for about three
days without stopping, it gets kind of
Before justice Cleveland yesterday
appeared Julius Bartel, on complaint
of Thos. Jacobs. The original Jacobs
owns or leases a Jcow that lieth in
Scowbay.aud last Tuesday night some
one boarded the scow and scattered
powder in a sheet aud fired off a rifle,
and vexed with unseemly mirth the
drowsy ear of night, and Jacobs
thought that it was Bartels that had
cut these queer capers. His honor
thought different and released Bar
tels. Regarding the drowning of a man
from a capsized boat near Fisherton
on Sunday' and the saving of his two
companions, our Clifton correspon
dent writes that Baymond and Flam-
boy were saved by Nick overage and
Peter Marks, who saw the boat cap
size from Fisherton. The men were
put ashore at Fisherton and the boat
towed to a place of safety. The men
say the boat was in charge of Tom
Taylor, who is absent; hence the boat
is advertised by Kerage.
Last Tuesday Gov. Pennoyer sent
a letter to the commissioner of the
general land office at Washington,
stating that Col. Elliott, special
agent, has forwarded reports to
that office of all his examina
tions of swamp lands in Oregon,
and Shackleford has informed him
that all of his reports will bo com
pleted and forwarded by the 1st of
February next, and asking the com
missioner to act at once upon such
reports, and cause patents to issue as
to the state of all swamp lands so re
ported, on or before the 1st of March
next He also informed the commis
sioner that the state relinquished all
claims to lands embraced in list No.
38, rejected by the land office March
21st, 1883, for want of proof, but
which lands are yet withdrawn from
settlement in local land offices, ex
cept as to such lands concering which
supplemental proofs have been fur
nished, and asking that with these ex
ceptions the lands embraced in said
list be opened for settlement.
Rebuilding the Wide West.
The O. B. & N. Co. are now getting
out the timber for rebuilding the
Wide West for many years the crack
boat of the company's fleet. She will
be converted into a sidewheeler upon
a model prepared by Capt J. V.
Troup and J. F. Steffen. The latter
will superintend the construction of
the new craft. She will be 230 feet
long (15 feet longer than the West)
and 34 feet beam (5 feet narrower) and
will have 26-foot wheels with 9-foot
buckets. The old engines, 28-inch
cylinder and 8- foot stroke, which are
as good as new, will bo used and the
boiler put in thorough repair. The
cabin will remain about the same,
but a dining saloon will bo put in on
the lower deck an arrangement sim
ilar to the Alaskan's and a galley
will b9 built aft, so that food can be
brought to the table hot Capt Troup
hazards the opinion that the new boat
will be the fastest steam craft in the
Pacific coast waters, and he confident
ly expects to make the run from Port
land to Astoria in four hours and ten
minutes. A well known river man
remarked: "She's got the slickest
model you ever laid eyes on!" The
new boat will bo finished about the
middle of April, and will go into the
sea-side trade. She will have the
speed and the comfort of either the
Alaskan or Olympian, and the run
ning expenses will be less than one
third. -Oreyonian, 28.
Have the following to say of Wis
dom's Bobertine, the great beautifier
and preserver of the complexien:
Pobtland, Or., Jane 4, 1887.
ToMr.W. M. Wisdom-Dear Sir:-I
have tried yourltobertino. It is excellent,
and I shall be pleased to recommend it
to all my lady friends. Believe me,
yours truly, Rhea.
Pobtland. Dec, 1885.
To Mr. W. M. Wisdem: The "ltober
tine you so kindly sent me is excellent.
It is tho finest preparation I have ever
used, and is a decided acquisition to
every lady's toilet. Yours truly,
Pobtland, Or., April G, 1887.
Dear Mr. Wisdem: I have tried your
"Robertine"," and it gives mo much
pleaBuro to say that it is excellent for
the complexion, being ono ot too best
articles of the kind I nave over used. Be
lieve me, yours sincerely,
For sale by W. E. Dement & Co.
druggists, Astoria, Oregon
U. S. Auction Sale Notice.
Intending bidders at the auction
sale of government property at Fort
Canby, will take notice that the
steamer Qen. Canby will leave Gray's
dock at 8 o'clock this morning,
and not 7 o'clock as is usual on
Thursdays. The Canby will make
but one trip that day and will wait at
the Fort to convey those who attend
the sale back to the city the same
By order of Lieut Eastman, com'
manding post. E. C. Holden,
In a small family at Oystervillc, W. T.,
to do general housework. Good posi
tion and easy work. No children. Will
pay good wages to good girl. Apply at
tins omce as once.
If cw "Year's Cards.
A full assortment can be found at
Gkiffix & Heed's.
Tills Is a Fact.
In P. J. Goodman's S3 seamless calf
shoe purchasers will find the best value
for their money on the coast
Oysters In Every Style
At the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard fc Stokes'.
. A Sunny Room
With the comforts of a home, library,
etc. Apply at iioiden House.
Remember That Now
Is the time to subscribe for periodicals,
and that the New York Novelty Store
receives subscriptions for all foreign
and domestic newspapers and maga
zines at publisher's prices.
Reduction in Millinery Prices
At Mrs. W.J. Barry's.
A PRACTICAL DISCUSSION
Of n Very Important Local Question.
Astoria, Ob., Dec. 28, '87.
Your leading editorial under "Pri
vate and Confidential' in. your issue
of the 23rd inst, contained much
good and timely advice to Astorians,
and which, if followed, would lead to
greater prosperity for the city in the
near future. While old-timo Astori
ans are holding on to their property
with a death-like grip, as it fearing
that someone else will make some
thing out of it in a trade, other towns
on the coast are giving away property
in the way of inducements tocapital
seeking investments. Capitalists will
not come here and invest their money
unless they can see a profit in tho in
vestment They willnot furnish both
the flour and the water. There is
land in abundance about Astoria, but
it is capital we need to build up a city.
In the same editorial you refer to
the fact that Astorians send money
away to other places for merchan
dise at the expend of Astoria mer
chants. Itistruetoey do; but who
is to blame for it? So long as Asto
ria merchants make no distinction be
tween cash customers and customers
who buy on six months', or a year's,
or longer time, so long will cash cus
tomers send away and purchase
where such distinction is made.
A merchant must make n profit on
his merchandise and in his capital
invested, and if he gives long credits
he must charge enough more for his
goods to make up a fair interest on
the amount of those credits, and the
cash customer is compelled to pay
the larger part of this. Then where
goods are sold on credit, there are
more or less bad or uncollectable ac
counts. The cash customer must be
charged enough to cover his propor
tion of those losses. Then, too, tho
merchant who does a large credit
business, unless he has abundant
wealth, must necessarily buy on cred
it instead of for cash, and thus be
compelled to pay the highest prices
for their goods, and also being com
pelled to patronize certain houses to
whom they are indebted, instead of be
ing at liberty to go into the market and
purchase their stock wherever they
can buy the cheapest for cash.
These are some of the principal
reasons why cash customers send
away from Astoria for merchandise,
and so long as the reasons exist so
long will tho practice continue. If
Astoria's merchants want to retain
the trade of Astoria's cash customers,
they must sell goods as cheap as the
buyer can purchase them at neigh
boring towns and cities and ship them
Mrs. Phoebe Chcslcy, Peterson, Clay
Co., Iowa, tells the following story, the
truth of which is vouched for by the
residents of the tewn: "I am 7.'? years
old, have been troubled with kidney
complaint and lameness for many
years: could not dress myself without
help. Now 1 am free from all pain and
soreness, and am able to do all my own
housework. 1 owe my thanks to
Electric Bitters for having renewed my
youth, and removed completely all dis
ease and pain."
Try a bottle, only 50c. at W. E. De
ment &Co.'s Drug Store.
The second series of stock ot the
Astoria Building and Loan associa
tion will close January 1st, 18SS. All
parties wishing to subscribe for said
stock will please notify the secretary
before that date.
W. L. Bonn,
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with the choicest
perfumery, and toilet articles, etc- can
bo bought at the lowest prices, at. I. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Every mother is interested in know
ing that a special preparation for chil
dren, called "The Child's Cough Syrup"5
is now for sale only at Demcnt's drug
Tliis is no Unfile. Tut a lYcw
All purchasers of 2.50 worth of Xmas
gifts at the New York Xovcly store
will be entitled to a chance for the
beautiful bisque figures valued atSr0.
which they will present FltEE to their
patrons upon New Year's eve. No
extra charge will be made upon goods,
and as every article is marked in plain
figures each one can see for themselves.
Fine Swelling House -to Bent.
Good terms to suitable tenant Inquire
at this office.
House to Bent.
Cottage with G rooms and kitchen on
lot 8, block 15, McClure's Astoria Ap
ply to John I lahn.
This Is Important.
As we must give up possession of the
toy room after New Year's, we. will sell
Wagons, Velocipedes, Doll Carriages,
Wheelbarrows and Toys at cost, at the
New York Novelty Store.
Pacific Coast TideTablcs
For 1SS3, at Gkiffix & Reed's.
Acknowledged by AH
That we have the fineststock of Holiday
Goods and Novelties in the city.
Gkiffix & Reku.
Shiloh's Vital izer is what you need
for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Diz
ziness and all symptoms of Dyspepsia.
Price 10 and 75 cents per bottle. Sold
by W. E. Dement
Any case of Croup can be easily treat
ed and cured by using "The Child's
Cough Syrup." Full directions with
each package, which can only be pur
chased at Demcnt's drug store.
For the very best pictures go to II. S.
AH Joints At The
.New York Novelty Store are marked in
plain figures and sold for exactlyjivliat
they are marked at Strictly One Price.
Sweet Apple Cider
At the Astoria Soda "Works.
TIIEIR THIRD ANNIVERSARY.
The "Western Amatcnr Band and Orclies-
tra Entertain Their FrieniK
The Western Amateur Baud and
Orchestra celebrated tho third anni
versary of its organization in royal
style at Liberty hall yesterday eve
ning. Invitations had been sent to
about 1200 gentlemen and by nine
o'clock the hall was filled with invited
After somo fino music, supper was
annonuced aud the assembled com
pany sat down to the splendidly set
The supper was an admirable ono
aud was splendidly served, being com
plete in all the details, from soup,
oysters and roast turkey, wine, etc., to
coffee, nuts, fruit and cigars, iuclud
in an elaborate dessert.
During the supper the orchestra
played some delightful music, and at
its close B. S. Worsley, in a few ap
propriate remarks, presented to the
efficient leader, A. W. TJtzinger. on be
half of the band and orchestra, a mag-
ficent clarionet. -Mr. utzmger briefly
expressed his thanks amid the hearty
applause of aU present, and after
some more music and minor remarks
the company dispersed.
The members of the band and or
chestra are to be congratulated, one
and all, on the success of their anni
versary banquet, the completeness of
the entertainment, and their pro
ficiency in music; Though only three
years old, tho organization has at
tained a thoroughness that is as
creditable to themselves as it is grat
ifying to their friends.
That the New Year may bring them
additional prosperity and success is
the wish of a host of well wishers.
CURED BY FAITH.
Elmira, N. Y., December 18. A re
markable case of faith cure is the talk
of the people of all denominations in
this city. The parties interested be
ing well known devout Second Ad-
ventists, enjoying the reputation of
strict integrity, leaves no doubt in
many minds that the following state
ment is true:
Mrs. W. IT. Loughhead, of 103 West
Hudson street, this city, became vio
lently ill some time ago, and notwith
standing the efforts of an eminnent
physician to relieve her, the lady's
condition continued critical. Not
withstanding the low condition of the
patient, she clung tenaciously to her
bible, and at spells, when not suffer
ing the usual intense pain caused by
her illness, she read the scriptures.
Sunday morning, although very weak
and all hope of recovery having been
practically given up, Mrs. Loughhead,
by a great effort, opened the bible and
her eyes fell on the following in the
general epistle of James v. lo, 14, and
Is there any among you afflicted? Let
hiiu pray. Is any merry? Lot him sing
Is any sick among you? Let him call
for the elders of tho church; and let
them pray ovor him, annointinghim with
oil in tho nuno of tho Lerd:
And tho prayer of faith shall save the
sick, and tho Lord shall raise him up:
and if he has committed sins, they shall
ba forgiven him.
After reading Mrs. Loughhead says
shrt believed she could be cured bv
prayer, and requested her husband to
send for Dr. Loughhead, at Alba, Pa.,
who is an elder in the Second Ad-
ventists' society at that place. Mon
day evening tho elder, the family aud
r. few neighbors had a season of pray
er in the sick-room, lasting an hour,
at the eud of which the elder au
noiuted tho lady with sweet oil, and
taking her by the hands, said:
"Sister, in the name of Jesus Christ,
our Lord. I command yon to rise."
Immediately Mrs. Loughhead arose.
Her illness immediately left her, and
she walked through the house. She
gained strength rapidly, and now is
as well as ever. The story i3 in
dorsed by several reputable neighbors
of tho Loughhead family.
Meals Cooked to Order,
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
And Ball By The
Scandinavian Benevolent Society,
At Ross Opera House,
December 29th, 1887.
Children's Christmas Festival from 4 to 8
o'clock in the Afternoon. Grand Hall alter
The "Western Amateur Band has been se
cured, and no up.iiis nroxnense will be snared
to make the entertainment a complete suc
cess. Aclmiss;Ri, Children - - - oOctt
(Each Child will lteceive a Gift.)
Spectator (from 4 to S) - - - iioc.tt
Tirki'tM for the Ua'.l - - - Sl.OO
COMMITTED OF AKKAXGnMEXTS :
Mautix Olse:.. At'o Danielsox.
Ekicic .Iounsov. J. it Olse
Kit AN K EKLUND.
Jewelry, Watches and Clocks
Suitable for Holiday Pres
ents at Lowest Prices.
Watch and Clock ltepairing a Specialty.
Useful as well as Elegant
Owing to the continued rush at this estab
lishment we are compelled to engage extra help,
along with the improved Lamson's Gash Rail
way system, thereby saving our patrons the
trouble of waiting.
Our store is crammed with goods from floor
to ceiling. Novelties arriving daily per Ex
press from the East.
P. S. Wholesale buyers and patrons from the Country
will please call in the morning, thereby saving the usual
See "him before you buy your
H M, W M
At HERMAN WISE'S.
Tho Largest Assortment,
and tho Lowest Prices.
13 1 5
Occident Hotel building, is the place
to go for
Socks, Handkerchiefs, Gloves, Suspenders
Trunks, Valises, etc., etc
That you go to the right store, if you are
on the lookout for BARGAINS!
Cloler Bi Halter.
Occident Hotel Uuilding.
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place where to
-IS AT THE-
Goods and Clothing House
OF THE CITY.
The Railroad Is Coming !
SO IS NEW YEAR'S !
But We Can't Wait for Either,
But must buy our Family Supplies right
along just the same, and the
Is still to D. L. Beck & Sons', for that is where you can
buy the best goods, get honest weights and the best
value for your money. To those accustomed to deal with
us it is not necessary to say these things. To all others
we say we don't brag, but come and try us and be con
vinced. We carry in stock a full line of
FANCY AND STAPLE
Groceries and Provisions, a large stock of China, Porce
lain, Crystal, Crockery, Agate, Wooden and other wares.
Silver-plated and other knives, forks and spoons, The
best stock of all kinds of Lamps ever shown in Astoria.
Cigars, tobaccos, etc., in unequalled stock andat unequalled
prices. Coal oil and patent oil cans, paints, linseed oil
and turpentine. All kinds of Cannery supplies, nails, cor
dage, etc. Lunch, market and clothes baskets, brooms,
whisps and hearth brushes, dust-pans and brushes; wheats,
oats, rolled barley, shorts and bran.
BUT WE MUST STOP I
For if we mention all the articles we have in stock we
shall nil up the whole paper. Try our genuine N. O. Mo
lasses in gallon cans at only 75 cents, and our new Yeast
Powder, guaranteed equal to the best, and only half price.
Now being selected in the East. Wait until you sec them
before buying elsewhere, or you may regret it.
"What's that you say ?" . "Haven't you been bragging
any ?" No; not a bit of it, and if you want the proof, just
D. I. Beck & Sons'.