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ASTORIA, OREGON: " TIT K3HAV-, MAY g. 1SSK ISSUED EVERY MORNING. ( Monday excepted.) J. F. HA.LLORAN COMPANY. Publishers and Proprietors, sTiniAvBciLnryo, - . c.ssti:fkt. Ttrms orSubscrlptlon. Sen d b v Carrier, per week 13 cts Sent lv Mail, per month 6c cN oneyear...jr7O0 Free ol postage to subscribers. The Astobian guarantees to its aiUer ilsers the largest circulation ol any new a per published on the Columbia river. Council meeting to-night. A9toria has 6,000 population. There are nine churches in Astoria. County assessor Coffee is distribu ting blanks. Astoria has the finest theater on the Columbia river. The Evelyn is loaded and will sail for Liverpool to-morrow, Astoria's new street car Hue goes into operation this week. Astoria spends 320,000 everv rear for the education of the childre'n." There are five live newspapers pub lished in Astoria; two daily and three weekly. Clatsop county warrants aro quoted at from 95 cents to 100 cents on the dollar. Never walk under a mau painting a house if you don't want him to get the drop on you. The Balmon oatch, which picked up a little the closing days of last week, fell again yesterday. " The Astobiak is published the farthest west of any daily newspaper in the United States. The best deposit of pottery clay in the state is at Fort Clatsop, a short distance from Astoria. "Wipe me dry ho I won't rust" 13 what a five-year-old told his mothor after a bath, t'other day. Astoria is supplied with abundance of pure water from an unfailing res ervoir cleven'miles away. TheO.R&N. dock at Astoria is the finest ocean or rivor dock on the ceast: it cost over 370,000. On one cargo from Liverpool, dis charged last week the duty paid to the custom house was 89,750. The receipts of the entertainment at the opera house last Saturday ovening were a little over 8100. Astoria's postofQce is the distribu ting office for thirty-four othor post offices. There aro two daily mails from the east. Oregon's death rate is the lowest of any state in the Union. Statistics prove this. Astoria is as healthy as any city in the state. The yellow fir in Clatsop county is pronounced by experts to be equal in value to any similar tract 'of timber in the United States. There is no finer, fleeter, safer, nor cheaper steamer service on the coast than that on the lower Columbia river, to and from Astoria. Ocean steamers arrive and depart every three days. The distance to San Francisco is 555 miles, which has been made in 37 hours. The funeral of the late Mrs. Mag gie McLean took place from the resi dence of Mrs. Nancy Welch at ten o'clock yesterday morning. Astoria has the largest lodge of A. O. U, W., in the northwest, Seaside No. 12, and the largest lodge of Odd Fellows, Beaver Lodge No. 35. The river at Astoria is seven miles wide, and the harbor is a port of ref uge to storm stressed vessels for a thousand miles of ocean coast. Sunday's warmth did not continue. The clouds rolled in from the ocean yesterday, and there was a drop of ten degrees in the temperature. There is no mud in winter and no dost in summer on Astoria's streets. Nor are there any flies on the streets, nor on the pedestrians thereon. District deputy grand president xnos. JJeaiey goes to san rancisco to-morrow to attend the annual ses sion of the United Order of Honor. People from other states say they see less drunkenness and disorder on Astoria's streets than in any other oity of the Bame size that they have visited. Hans Boulard, an old resident, died at the hospital yesterday, of cancer of the bowels, in the 65th year of his age. The funeral will take place this morning. ArchbishoD Joseph Sadoc Alemany, for many years head of the Catholic church of California, died at Valen cia, Spain, April 8tb, after a lingering illness. Martin Olsen will sell household furniture at public auction nt the premises south east corner Jefferson and Cass nt ten o'clock next Satur day morning. ABtoria sends one thousand car loads of the finest salmon in the world eastward to the great cities of the Mississippi valley and the Atlan tic coast, every year. There is always plenty of work for me wining in Astoria and the coun try. Good wages are paid those who earn them and the necessaries of life are cheap and abundant. The city of Astoria is lit at night with gas and electricity. The electric lights are pronounced by experts equal in brilliany and steadiness to those of any city on the coast 0er 300 foreign vessels, a large portion deen draught shins, have ar rived here and sailed hence since January 1st, 1837, without a single accident or the slightest mishap. A blazing lamp in the practising room of the Western Amateur band at 1030 last evenin g occasioned a tire alarm which called out the de partment. There was no damage. Outside of Portland, Astoria has the finest school house in the state of Oregon. It cost over S3G.O00, and is full of bright boys and girls, the men and women of tho next generation. The DolpJiin arrived in yesterday from Shoalwater bay. Capt. Latham reports sighting thebarkentine Rosa lind, bound out, lumber ladeu from Gray's harbor, and the brie Sea Waif. bound in. Astoria has the most natural at tractions for winter and summer resi dence of any city on the coast. This seems like a broad and sweep ing assertion, but facts snbstautiato the claim. Astoria has the best volunteer fire department on the Pacific coast. Iu six annual tournaments Astoria's firemen have carried off high honors and have held tho championship of the northwest. Astoria has the largest and hand somest Odd Fellows' lodge room north of San Francisco. The build ing which is owned by the Odd Fel lows' association, is a rrnmivo struc ture and cost 847.00. Six members of the salvation army came down on yesterday afternoon's boat and helped whoop things up lively in the usual vesperian parade. Tho music is improving and there is some talk of getting another drum. The Favorite, one of the stanch and sound Astoria-built stpamera, left yesterday for the Siuslaw. where she will in future ply. Hoats built at As toria are found this season from the California lino to the Arctic circle. j. - - The 17th of May will be duly cele brated this year by n grand ball nt the Pacific Union Paclfiug Co.'s can nery on the Iflth inst. The ball ar rangements nre in good hands and will be a success. Eleven steamers arrive and depart daily to and from Astoria. For S3 one can ride to and from Portland, 110 miles distant The distance has been traversed in four hours and thirty-five minutes. The Astoria Building and Loan as sociation will elect officers from two to eight o'clock to-day. The annual meeting will be held nt tho chamber Lot commerce rooms at eight o'clock. The public are invited. . - ...- No contagious disease ever gets a foothold in Astoria. Contagion can not live here, and the air of Astoria is a more sovereign specific against malaria than any drug or cure ever discovered or invented. Probable candidates for the legisla ture are being discussed. On the Re publican side the names of John Hahn and G. Wingate are mentioned, and on the Democratic side C. Lein enweber and Geo. Noland are spoken of. All the leading benevolent associa tions of tho United States have large and thriving lodges in Astoria. Be sides that there are several fraternal and local organizations the members of whom follow the teachings of the apostles, and go around doing good, At a recent meeting of the stock holders of the Astoria Iron works the following officers were elected: prest dent and superintendent, John Fox; vice president, A. L. Fox; secretary and treasury, J. G. Hustler. These three constitute tho board of direc tors. Ml The Alpha club was organized yes terday for social purposes. The officers aro H. A. Smidt, president, Geo. Boss, secretary, Chas. Korpela, treasurer. It starts with 34 members, and will be augmented. The club will have sooialdance3 at Liberty hall every Saturday evening. The climate of Astoria and north western Or'egon is asmildand equitable as can be found in the United States. Never above 85 degrees nor below 12 degrees Fahrenheit, the mean tem perature has nothing mean about it, beintr 65 for wx months of the year and 45 the othor six months. It has been suggested that fishing boats laying out their drift above the city show a red light to indicate on which side of the boat the net lies, and thus savo possible injury to both boat and net, by steamers who at night find' it hard sometimes to make out the location of either boat or net. Cheap and better transit to the sea shore is one of Astoria's needs. Pa cifio county is showing more pnblio spirit in this matter than Clatsop. There's no benevolence about this: it's cold business, and, as an invest ment, a road to the 8easide would pay. Besides, it would be a starter for more important projects, and would be the forerunner of a coast line, which would be a big thing for Astoria. t - ii The goose with GO cents worth of gold in its inwards, lias been heard from, this time at Ashland. It was due April 20th. The 90-year-old man who chops a cord of wood before breakfast is on time. He hails from Lebanon this spring. The 600-lb sturgeon nt Tho Dallesthe fight be tween a bear and a man in a boat at Vancouver, and tho three elk that chased a man off the road near Chad well have not showed up yet. . Prof. G. M. Miller, prohibition nom inee for congress, delivered an ad dress at Liberty hall last ovening, which embraced in its topics a wide range of subjects: prohibition, the tariff, trusts, free trade, labor, and other political questions. Prof. Mill er makes a very good appearance, is a clever gentlemen and courtegusly refrains from remarks calculated to wound or offend. He is engaged in a campaigning tour, and from hers goes to other points in the state. From various indications, says the Oregoniav, it seems more than prob able that there will be no very high water this year. One thing seems certain, if reports are to be relied up on, there has not been a heavy fall of snow in the mountains. On the con trary, the total fall has been unusu ally light, when all the circumstances aro considered. Last winter was one of almost unprecedented rigor for this country, and mercury, it will be vividly remembered with a glacial shudder, went wandering frequently toward the lower levels. Extreme cold weather, it would seem, is a most favorable condition for deep snow; but if indications go for anything, this somewhat paradoxical state of affairs exists. No such floods will prevail, it this isiortunately tho case, as have been recorded in past years. "I think we shall have no high water to speak of," remarked an old pioneer pilot and steamboat man to a repor ter yesterday; "at least," ho added, "if reports we hear from east of tho Cascades are correct." The Clio, a stoamlaunch propeller, was given a trial at San Franoisco last Wednesday. It is thought that she will attain a speed of thirty miles an hour. The Call, in an nccount of the Clio, says: The difficulty which inventors have been endeavoring to overcome for the last forty years has been tho lifting of tho water. Every pound of water lifted retards the speed of the vessel to a corresponding extent and the point aimed at has been to arrive at some plan whereby there would be a straight, steady push, without any lift. This princi ple Mr. Bovyer has made his study for fifteen years and his success ap pears to be so well assured that it t was uiuorseu uy sieainer captains at the trial. The screw is a continuous flange, abut two feet in length and having n three-quarter twist. The UDDcr rim of the llan?d is turned over iu such a mnnnor as to form a I grip. As the shaft revolves the wa- ici ia i'icsscu against, nio uuuge, uuu the rim prevents it from passing over. The push is straight forward, and there is no beating or churning of the water. In cleaving the water the screw makes but little wake and churn3 no froth. The boat glides through the water without any tre mor or shaking in fact, without any perceptible motion. Bv roversing. her speed is checked without any dif- ucuity, anu sue can ue urongnt to a perfect standstill within a short dis tance. Sarramentn Salmon Canneries. The deliveries here averaged from 800 to 1,000 fish per day, running iu weight from a tolij pounds each, the , average ibeing from 12 to 15 pounds ' Owing to some financial trouble of . ono of the canneries that was run ning on fish, only A. Lusk fc Co., were in the market for salmon; this firm in consequence got about 600 fish per day. Tho up river can ners are paying 5 cents per pound and the city canners only 5 to 0 cents; the bulk of the catch is sent to the former. The pack by - the river canneries aggregate to date about 12,000 cases, and the city canners about 4,500 cases. X. F. Herald of Trade, .7. Democratic Clnb 3Iecting At their club room, thrco doors east of Aug. Dauielson's and opposite Grant's hotel, ou Wednesday evening at half-past eight o'clock. By order of C.ILPaoe, President. AmtiTcrsary Celebration. The Norwegian and Swedish born citizens of Astoria will celebrate their natal day I lie 17th of May with a grand select ball on the evening of the 19th, at the Pacific Union cannery. Speaking on the subject before the hall opens, from 7 to 9 p. si. Committee of arrangements: A. T. IJuakki:, Chin. J. M. Oi-sex. L. C. IUmox. Aro. Daxielsox. Maktix OI.SEK. Lost. An Amber Hair Tin. The Fiiulei will please return to the New York Novelty Store. JaOSU A OoM Bar Breast-pin, Set with Ru bles. Anyone returning same to this office will bo suitably rewarded, Do You Eat or Iluy Candy If Pure Candy manufactured and for sale at lowest prices at the Oregon lia kery. The latest style of Gents Roots and Shoes at P. J. Goodman's. Twines, Twines. Tiviiicn. J. O. Hanthorn is agent for Dunbar, MacMastcrs & Co.'s salmon twines on the Pacific Coast, and guarantees to satisfy the trade in prices and quality equal to any on the market. All the patent medicines advertised in this paper, together with the choice-t perfumery, and toilet articles, etc.. cm he bought at tho lowest prices, nt .1. W. Conn's drug store, opposite Occident hotel, Astoria. Umbrellas Repaired At my old stand. J. J oplix. ASTORIA RAILROAD. Col, J. H. Woodard and Associates Com ing to Astoria. Since tho raising of the S 150,000 railroad subsidy last fall there has been little done on the part of the parties in Oakland and Chicago, and the matter has languished. A private letter reoeived- last even ing conveys the intelligence that Col. J. H. Woodard and associates, who have been delayed by other matters, will leave San Franoisco for Astoria in a few days. They may be looked for by the 15th. A BUSINESS FAILURE. W. T. Coleman & Co. Make An Asilgn. meat. The failure of W. T. Coleman & Co., of San Francisco, was the ruling sensation yesterday afternoon. The firm was unable to meet its paper yes terday, and made an assignment to Mr. Baker, of the firm of Baker & Hamilton, and Louis Schloss. The former large operations of W. T. Coleman & Co. in Astoria and on the lower Columbia give the failure a local interest, though the withdrawal from the banking business in this city and the almost entire cessation of their connection with the cannery business either as agents or princi pals, makes the matter of little finan cial concern here. The firm is understood to have as sets double the amount of their lia bilities and it is thought that their present financial embarrassment will be but temporary. So far as known none of the Asto ria creditors will lose anything. Washing Away the Jettv. Since our last issue the tides have been at work, apparently trying to cut a new channel south of the jetty, nnd have succeeded in washing out quite a length of the jetty. At last accounts the ground had been washed out to within a few feet of the govern ment boarding house, and it was feared that the building would be undermined nnd washed away. The ground was being washed away at the rate of eight or ten feet per day, according to our informant. Yaqui 'jio Post, S. An Explanation. What is thi3 "nervous trouble" with which so many seem now to be af ilicted? If yon will remember n few years ago the word Malaria was com paratively unknown, to-day it is as common as any word in the" English language, yet this word covers only the meaning of another word used b our forefathers in times past. So it is with nervous diseases, as thej nnd Malaria are intended to cover what our grandfathers called Billiousness, and all arc caused by troubles that arise from a diseased condition of the Liver which in performing its func tions finding it cannot dispose of the b.le through the ordinary channel is compelled to pasa it off through tho system, causing nervous troubles, Malaria, Billious Fever, etc. You who arc suffering can well appreciate a cure. We recommend Green's Au gust Flower. Its cure3 are mar velous. Ilnils For the O. R. A X. The O. K. t N. is receiving large numbers of steel rails. A ves sel may be seen almost continually unloading at the company's dock. The contract calls for 25,000 tons. Of these about 10,000 have been delivered, 5,000 are at the bottom of the sea. and tho rest are on the way. So far five vessels have arrived safely and three have sunk. Albina Cour ier. m m A Sound Legal Opinion. E. Bainbridge Munday Esq., Cottntv Atty., Clay Co., Texas says: 'llaveuseil Electric Bitters with most happy re sults. My brother also was very low with Aiaianai ever ami jaundice, out was cured bv timelv use of this medi cine. Am satisfied Electric Hitters saved his life." Mr. D. I. Wilcoxson. of Horse Cave. Ky., adds a like testimony, saying : He posuveiy Deneves no wouia nave men had it not been for Electric Bitters. This great remedy will ward off, as well as cure all Malaria Diseases, and lor all Kidney, Liver and Stomach DIs otders stands unequaled. Prico 50 cents ami 1, at JnoC.Demcnt's. To Kent. A good hou-e; 5 rooms; fino localitv. inquire ofl.W.Case. The best Oysters in any style, at the Telephone Restaurant. Kor the best photographs and tintypes g.i to Crow's Gallery. ?uiulriuue Boer And Fri-e Lunch at the Telephone Sa loon, .1 cents. I'rivute ltouniH. At the Telephone Restaurant for sup pers, pirties, etc. Tho best cooked to order. v Mcnla Cooticd to Order. Private rooms for ladies aud families: at Central itestauraiu, next 10 oarn x Stokes'. Croup, Whooping Cough and Bron chitis immediately relieved by billion's Cure. Sold Dy .' . u. uemenr. Shiloh's Cough ana Consumption cures consumption, Sold by . I. C. De ment. That Backing Cough can be so qulcklv cured by Shiloh's Cure. We giiarautee it. Sold by J. O. Dement. Sleepless Nights made miserable by that torrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is the remedy for you. Sold by J. C. De ment. Telephone liodiclnc House. Best Bods In town. Rooms per night B0 and 25 cts., per week S1.50. New and clean. Private entrance. CMiaren OryforP jtctter's Castoria lew Lace Curtains Window Draperies HANDSOME Nottingham, Embroidered Swiss, Renaissance, Persian Drapery, Etamines, Porteriers, in Chenille and Tapestry, Silk and "Wool Tapestry. Figured Madras, etc., etc. Upwards of 3,000 yards of Nottingham Cur tain Nett from -THE- DIAMOND PALACE! QUSTAV HAXSEX, Trop'r. A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine liaiisi Jewelry At Extremely Low Prices. All (foods nought at This EstablMiuirnl Warranted Genuine. Wntoli aud Clock Itcpalriug A SPECIALTY. Corner Cass and Squemoqua Streets. Carnahan & Co. SUCCESSORS 10 I. W. CASE, IMPOUTKU3 AND WHOLESALE AND KKTAIL DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE, Corner Cueuamus and Cass strecU. AhTClClA OREGON BOOTS AND SHOES! Of Best Quality, and at LOWEST PRICES, AT THE SIGN OF THEJOLDEH SHOE. MURRAY & CO., GROCERS And Dealers la Special Attention Glvento Filling Of Orders. A FULL LINE CARRIED And Supplies furnlsned at Satis factory Terms. Purchases delivered In any part ot the city. Office and "Warehouse In Hume's New Building on Water Street. F. O. Box 1&3. Telephone No. ST. ASTORIA. OREGON. G. A. STiNSON & CO., BLACKSMITHING, U Capt. Rogers old stand, corner ot Oaas 2nd Court Streets. Solp and Cannery worje. Horseshoeing. Wagons rata aim repatteO. Good wnrk guarantees. Cannery SuBBliBS ! AND JUST ABK1TED. AND IN Ecru and White, 'in Single and Two Toned. 12c to 75c per yard. Ixeading Souse of n 7i 1 1 w& 4" IT'S ALL VERY Summer "Which I expected a month ago, was delayed, on account of the Strike on one of the Eastern Roads. I Received this Fine Selection thiB week, and it will do You Good to look at them. A No. I Trimmings and Finish, And what will please you most, the Price would be reasonable for inferior goods, even; But they Must Go. The Reliable Clothier and Hatter. GGident Hotel Building, DESI8NS Irish Point, PLAIN: A CASE OF vercoats ! See vB& fm ---J. .