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C3J ASTORIA, OREGON: riHD.VY AUKCST2I. 1S3S. ISSUED EVERY MORNING. (Monday excepted.) J. F. HALLORAN & COMPANY, Publishers and Proprietors, astokiaxBuildi.vc, - - CassStheet! Terms ofSubserlptlon. ZXIV?,"'" IS s ..if """ i'ci """'".......... beets " one j ear. 7.oi) l ree of postage to subscriber!,. The AsToniAx guarantees toits adier liers the largest circulation of any nevrspa lr published on the Columbia river Shaw & McCausIand of Olympia. have bought the Montesano and Olympia stage property. Up in Walla "Walla the cows go into the grocery stores and eat plnms ami turnips and cauliflowers. Ilnphes. wlin null 'Wo.i i. ,i up prohibition at so much a night last fall, is in the real estate biz. at nniem. .Tflin ITnrfinnlnn T T fll 1 f". "" "".lumuu. o. ju. xoy anu a. tarrell, have incorporated as The Vwn PnckinS Co., capital stock Col. John Adair has resigned the secretaryship of the board of direct ors of the Pacific Exprei publish ing company. It is stated on good authority that N. P. railroad freight rates to Taco ma, Seattle, Astoria and Portland will be raised on the 1st of next month. G. F. Mack, J. A. Hood and W. G. Hopkins have bought the principal part of the Aberdeen Packing compa ny's property at the mouth of the Wishkah for S6.000. Henry Villard has struck a new lead and is starting an expedition to explore the region round the south pole. It's lots colder there than it is round the north pole. Salmon trout, retailing for 25 cents apiece, are plenty. The rnn of ancho vies is unusually early this season, large quantities of that toothsome little fish arriving daily. The Nestucca River Packing com pany commenced canning salmon on the 13th inst., with a one night's catch of 103 salmon, the largest of which weighed over sixty pounds. Complaint is made of the Port Townsend light house. The whistle, especially, is commented upon as be ing practically useless, exposing in coming vessels to possible dauger. The Pacific Express announces that during the "campaign," Prof. Miller will deliver an address at "any point" forhis expenses and S15 for ten sub scribers to that paper. Cheap enough. The steamer Telephone leaves Wil son &. Fisher's dock at nine o'clock this morning for Knappa, on the an nual picnic of the Y. M. C. A. On the way up the boat will stop at George k. Barker's wharf. win preacn in tuo morning arm in the evening will gie an illustrated lecture on "The Tabernacle." Connty school superintendent Snively, Miss Mary Lawrence and Prof. Brower constitute the county board of examination for teachers' certificates. The examination begins at one p. m., next Wednesday. Fish commissioner F. C. Reed is in the city. The commission has se lected the Bruneau river, in Idaho, a tribntary of the Snake, for a site for a fish hatchery and will ask the Idaho legislature for authority to bnild. Dr. Aug. C. Kinney, a nominee on the prohibition electoral ticket, tells a Salem Journal reporter that he be lieves Harrison and Morton will carry Oregon and that he looks for a gain in tho prohibition vote in .November, In the justice court yesterday Nicholas (jeorge, charged with as sault with a dangerous weapon, was dismissed. Geo. Stephen on n simi lar charge was bound over iu the sum of $200 to awn it the action of the grand jury. The Miles' trip to Gray's Harbor is postponed until to-morrow morning, after the nrrival of tho night boat from Portland. It is tho intention to have the Miles make two trips each week to Gray's Harbor, commencing Tuesday, Aug. 2itu. At th nnnnnl meeting of the stock holders of the Odd Fellows-Land and Building association yesterdav after noon, Messrs. Reed, Megler, Bowlby. Gray, Case. Hahn and Lounsberry were elected directors. The associa tion is on a good financial basis, and the expectation is to shortly begin paying dividends. Rev. O. B. Whitmore, Who has so ably filled the pulpit of the Method ist church in this city for the past two years, will deliver his farewell sermon next Sunday morning, the subject being "Christianity defined." There will be no evening service. He leaves on Tuesday to attend the M. E. conference at Eugene City. The lost City of Chester brings up reminiscences of early iron steam ships in these waters. The Constan tine, Capt. Worth, the Geo. W. El der, and Urn Cihi nf Chester, were all here in the earlv seventies. The last named was the first to pass through Hell Gate, Now York harbor, after the obstructions wele blown up in 1876. a i- i. .nn.n..:..r. i. da:-i meeting bouse next Snnday morning Kev. Geo. B. Ricman, of California, The board of directors of the As- toria and South Coast Railroad com pany met last evening and organized .by electing John A. Devlin presi. dent. T .T T'lvlni- flraf vito.n.Aaii1anf D. K. Warren second vice-president, i. V. (Jase treasurer, and Jfcl. A. Tay lor secretary. The board will have" a conference with a civil engineer this morning, the idea being to begin pre liminary work at once. Dr. Roberts, formerly pastor of the iu. ,. ennrcu in tnis city, is reported dying in Forest Grove. Dr. Roberts has been a zealous worker in the min istry on this coast for more than for ty years, and a memoir of him would bo most interesting, comprising much of the history of the northwest. Lateb. Dr. Roberts died last Wednesday. He was a good and able man and the world is the better for his having Jived. Says the Tacoma News: A meeting of the Pnget Sound Fishermen's un ion has decided to reconsider the action taken at the previous meeting. when the price of fish was fixed at 17 cents all round. Many speeches were made by Indians and white men in regard to the matter, and it was decided to change the price as fol lews: For jack salmon, 23 cents eaca; for silver salmon, 10 cents each. These prices will undoubtedly be satisfactory to the packers, as the jack salmon run is almost over. The Victoria Times sas consul btevens with Ins usual thoughtful ness has recommended his depart ment at Washington to consider some means of remunerating the Indians on the west coast of Vanconver island who have given assistance to Ameri can shipwrecked crews. The depart ment entertains tuo matter favorably and congress is asked to make an ap- propriation for the purpose. The late archbishop Seghers and the late father Jonkeati took great interest in this matter and were nnxious to see tho services of the Indians recog. nized. Cant. John Ericsson, that hale old gentleman whose name is known all over the civilized world, celebrated his 85th birthday Jnly 31. in his char acteristic way. Consul General Bora called on him nud informed him that the king of Sweden and Norway had commanded him to call upon "his (the king s) friend, Cant, John Erics son, and congratulate him upon his health and upon his &5lh birthday." The veteran engineer seemed greatly pleased. In the evening Capt. Erics son was serenaded b about 400 mem bers of the United Scandinavian Siugiug societies. The telegraph line was down till 7 p. m., j esterday. At that hour Mr. Henderson got "Portland," and for two hours rattled through the ac cumulated business. The line was working badly, but he essayed to get some press report. It started ofi" nil right, but when it got ns far as "Mil waukee, Wis., Aug. 23. At mid night last, a large paper mill on an island between Neenob," and then the "stling bloke," and The Astorian is minus its dispatches this mocnini?. There's only one thing that consoles us under tho circumstances, and that is, we are getting dispatches on the European plan you don't pay for what yon eon t get. Tho steamer Undine leaves Port land this morning at 7 o'clock with a full load of excursionists and will arrive here shortly after noon; some are for this place, others will take the steamer Canby for Ilwaco and Long Beach, and about one hundred will take the Gen. Miles, which will go outside and off Long Beach will anchor a short time to give the fishermen an opportunity to try their luck. Capt. A. T. Harris may take his life saving crew and a small boat along and if the snrf is not too heavy, make a landing near Stout's or Tinker's. The excursion ists intend to return here before 7 p. si., and get back to Portland by 1 a. si., to-morrow. Of Rev. Rob't Nourse, who lectures on "John and Jonathan" at the Con gregational church to-morrow night. the Sauk, Wis., Democrat says: "The lecture on Tuesday evening last bv Rev. Robert Nourse was the best ever delivered in Baraboo. Mr. Nourse is a man of remarkable, almost phe nomenal power. We cannot attempt to tell or even begin to tell nil the delightful things he said. The lee ture could not have been more fresh if the subj'ect had been one of which we had never heard before. It could not have been more instructive if- the field had been one which had never been investigated before. It had passages of thrilling eloquence. flashes of the keenest wit lllnmin nted nlmost every paragraph. The humor that convulsed his hearers came just often enough to rest them, so that the two hours consumed in the delivery seemed too short, and oil were sorry to have him stop. At the close of the lecture it was sug gested that lie be recalled at some early date'to repeat it, and the sug gestion was received with hearty ap plause." (J Iris Wanted To peel pears; light work and good pay. Apply to George & Barker, upper Astoria. Lost, Between C. II. Cooper's store and the Hospital, a lady's gold watch rhain w ith black seal. Finder, leave at this office and get reward. II no m Wanted. Furnished, centrally located. Box 419, City. Address All the patent medicines lidvertlsed iu this paper, together with the choicest perfumery, and toilet articles, etc- can 6e bought at the lowest prices, at J. W. Conn's drug store, opposite Occident betel, Astoria. The best Oysters in any style, at tho Telephone Restaurant. A fine enp of coffee, at the Telephone Restaurant. The latest style of Gents' Boots and Shoes at P. J. Goodman's. THE SUNKEN STEMEB. A Graphic Account of ths Disaster. Statements of Officers of Both Vessels. San Fbascisco, Aug. 22. The steamer City of Chester left her dock here at 9:30 and started on her regu lar trip to Eureka. She steamed slowly down and when within two miles of the heads encountered a fog bank, so common in that locality. Captain Wallace began blowing his steam whistle to warn all vessels of his approach, and the Chester pro ceeded cautiously on her course un til off Ft. Point, when the hoarse sound of another whistle sounded across the waters. Capt. Wallace an swered the signal and gave the proper warning to the stranger to pass on the port side. This was evidently not understood, for in a moment those on board the Chester saw the huge prow of the Oceanic emerge from the fog bank and bear down upon them. The Oceanic had just arrived from Hong Kong and Yoko hama and was moving up the bay to her dock, and the huge steamer was so close to the Chester that there was no possibility for the latter to escape. The cabin passengers were nearly all on deck, and the captain, seeing the danger called to them to prepare for the shock. A panic ensued at once, particularly among the women and children, of whom there was a large number. The Oceanic struck the Chester on the port side, nt the gangway, and the shock was terrific. Her prow cut into the Chester's upper works and then crushed on down to the bul warks, tearing the great timbers and iron deck plates and breaking into the state rooms and cabins. The wildest confusion prevailed among those on the ill-fated vessel. The passengers crowded together, some screaming ami others praying for help. The bow of the Oceanic crushed into the middle section of Chester, cutting her almost in halves and causing her to reel under the ter rific blow. While the vessels were locked together n number of the Chestei's passengers were passed up over the Oceania's bow and were res cued iu this way, but as soon as the large steamer could clear herself she swung around and immediately began to lower her boats. At the moment of the shock most of the officers and crew of the Ches ter seemed to lose possession of their senses, and several passengers stated nf terwnrds that some of the crew took the first opportunity to get on board the Oceanic, and left the passengers to cut away the boats. One of these was lowered as soon ns possible, and n number of passengers were taken off iu it. Others provided themselves with life preservers and jumped over board. The greater portion, how ever, were compelled to remain ou the steamer, which began to hettlo immediately after the collisiou. Tor rents of water rushed into her hold, and in five or ten minutes nfter the collision the Chester disappeared and sank if fifty fathoms of water. lhose of the passengers and crew who came to the surface were picked up by the Oceanic's boats. The greater number were drawn down by tho rushing water, and never appeared again. statements op survivors. Captain Thomas Wallace, of the Chester, makes the following state ment: "We were making our way ont against a strong Hood tide when I heard a whistle ahead and from t In direction from which the bound came I thought we were all right. The next instant I saw the dark-bulk of the Oceanic above me, as she crushed into our port side off the forehatch. The fog was so thick we could see nothing, and the disaster happened quicker by a good deal than I can tell it." 'The water must be forty fathoms deep nt that point, and we went down rapidly. The confusion of course was great, but the men did the best they could to get out the boats. Tho pas sengers, as quickly as possible, were transferred to the Oceanic. I was thrown into the water and had to scramble out from the wreckage. It was reported that when we started for shore that fifteen or sixteen had been drowned. One poor fellow was crushed to death between the two vessels. The Oceanic was a long time in getting her boats into the water. I understand that her Chinese crew of ninety were afraid to man them, fear ing that when our steamer sank they would be drawn down and engulfed." Among those who were on board when she sunk were: Captain Thomas Wallace, first mate C. Mc Callum, second mate J. Lundene, third mate S. N. Sundgreen, purser C. G. Depeny. chief engineer F. Cook son, first assistant engineer, W. Bowen, second assistant engineer, It Comstock. There was also a crew of thirty-seven, but a good many of them jumped on board the Oceanic di rectly as she struck the City of Ches ter. The Chester was valued at 8150,000. She was insured in various compa nies for $75,000. She was an iron vessel ot,785 tons burden. S. A. Davis, of Eureka, one of the Chestei's passengers. gives the follow ing particulars: "When the Oceanic was sighted she was half a mile ahead and approaching bow on. Neither vessel stopped until just as they were about to strike, when the Chester's engines ceased working and they collided. As they did, the smaller vessel swung around and the Oceanic crashed through her port side. Immediately there was a rush to clamber np to the Oceanic deck. The rush of the passengers and crew to the side that had already been crushed in helped to send the ship down faster. The boats were lashed to the davits and decks, and an axe had to be used to cnt thpm lnnap The same thing occurred on the Oceanic." "Just before the vessels struok the bell on the Chester was rang for the first time. After the collision the Oceanic laid alongside the crippled vessel until she took her last plunge, which occurred in ten minutes, and then she remained anchored at the scene of the wreck for two and a half hours. About half the passengers scrambled on to the deck of the Oceanic, and the remainder were obliged to strap life preservers around them and jump into the water, trust ing to bepicked up by some of the boats." "Aboard the Oceanic there was naturally a scene of great confusion. The boats that were lowered kept bringing half-drowned people aboard, and these received the care and at tention of the officers and passengers. Steward Broughton, the steamer's surgeon, the purser and -all the. lady passengers did all in. their power for the sufferers. The ladies gave freely of their dry clothing to --the soaking Tescued ones. Many were wrapped in blankets, and the main' saloon looked like a hospital. There were sad scenes there. Ohildren'without par ents, a wife with a husband missing, a mother with her child gone, were there walking about -and refusing all efforts at consolation or cheer." Capt. Meyers, 'the Oceanic's pilot, made the following statement this afternoen: "We were whistling and then heard a steamer respond on our starboard bow. We whistled again with two blows, and heard a. steamer blow twice, that meaning to go to starboard for both of us. When we heard the second whistles, we saw a steamer coming toward us and I had the engines stopped still. We were making little headway and I or dered the engineer to go back full Bpeed." "The Chester Bhot across our bow and then we struck. Wo had been backing water fully two minutes be fore the collision. I am sure of this, for I verified it from the engineer's orders. We struck tho Chester on her port bow and then I orderd the engines, whioh were pulling us hard astern, to be reversed and put us right in on the Chester, for I wanted to let the people get on our bows. We then ordered the boats lowered and did all we conld to savo the lives." C.S. Arthur, purser of the Oceanic was writing in his cabin when aroused by the sharp blasts of the whistle, and sprang od deck just as the collision took place. He says the scenes upon the deck of the Chester were perfectly heartrending. The greatest confu sion prevailed, and undoubtedly many liveswere lost from this cause. The boats of the Oceanic were in the water within a couple of minutes, while life buoys were thrown over board to those already struggling in the water. Scarcely five minutes elapsed from the time of the collision until the Chester turned over like a box and sank, her boilers exploding when the water reached tho fires. A careful comparison by the offi cials of the Pacific Coast Steamship company of the list of cabin passeu gers shows that the following are not accounted fer: G. W. Anderson, Oakland: Mrs. Meech. Mrs S. E. Prater, San Diego; Mrs. C.H. Haney, Eureka; J. C. Hampton, Virginia City; Mrs. J. C. Hampton, C. T. Davis, Springfield, 111; Miss Davis, niece of tho above, J. 'Greer, Ndpa; Robert Fulton, waiter, Adam Rich mond, waiter, Mrs. Porter. The above list, together with Ed ward Chambers, tho dead steward, makes the number lost thirteen. PERSONAL MENTION. C. A. McGuiro was in the city yes terday. State printer Frank C. Baker is in the city. Prof. R. K. Warren, of Portland, is in tho city. Mrs. Marion Tronchnrd is con I'm oil to her room by illness. Capt Geo. Flavel was reported con siderably improved yesterday. Leon Fabre is now in choree of the telegraph offico at Hollister, Cal. Messrs. A. J. Megler. Jos. Surnro- nant and G. C. Fulton went to Ore gon City last evening on land bnsi ness. A Warning. The modes of death's approach are various, and statistics show conclu sively that moro persons die from dis eases of the Throat and Lungs than any other. It is probablo that every one, without exception, receives vast numbers of Tubercle Germs into the system and where these germs fall upon suitable soil they start into life and develop, at first slowly and is shown by a slight tickling sensation in the throat and if allowed to con tinue their ravages they extend to the lungs producing Consumption and to the head, causing Catarrh. Now all this is dangerous and if allowed to proceed will in time cause death. At tho onset you must act with prompt ness; allowing a cold to go without your attention is dangerous and may lose yon yonr life. As soon ns yon feel that something is wrong with your Throat, Lnngs or Nostrils, ob tain a bottlo of Boschee's German Syrup. It will give yon immediate relief. , Ue a Man Up Quickly. Tom Potter's successor in the gen eral management of the Union Pacific road is already prostrated and will probably not return to work. But few railroad men live to be old in this country. It is an occupation that soon exhausts all there is in a man, and then flings him aside. Alta. A Woman's IHscovery. "Another wonderful discevery has been made and that too by a lady in this county. Disease fastened its clutch es upon her and forsecn years she withstood its seerest tests, but her vi tal organs were undermined and death seemed imminent. For three months she coughed incessantly and could not sleep. She bought of us a bottle of Dr, King's New Discovery for Consump tion and was so much relieved on tak ing first dose that sho?.slept all night and with one bottlo has -been miracu lously cured. Her name is Mrs. Luther Lntz.'' Thus -write W C. Herrick & Co, of Shelbyville, N. C., Get a free trial bottle at W.E. Dement & Co.'s Drug Store. CloakDepartment! ATCOST! Wraps, Capes, Dolmans, Having been very fortunate in our selection of the above goods this season, we have still a few left, and will sell them at manufacturers cost. Parasols Will be cleared out at cost. H. COOPER, The Leading House of Astoria. IN OUDEK TO MAKU JtOOM FOR MY FALL STOCK WHICH IS ON THE WAT NOW I HAVE DECIDED UPON THIS OPFEIJ: CJ3 he Next 30 Days P I will allow you 10 per Cent on W fcaD As this is evidently sufficient to interest all who believe in saving something for n rainy day, I will merely add, remember this offor when yon go shopping. HERMAN WISE, The Eelialile Hatter ana Clothier, Occiflent Hotel Builfling. milK ASTORIA SKLECT SCHOOL OK X English and Modern I armnaKe-. will re open September 3, 18SS It Is cry Important that students who de sii e an adanced course, .should he present at the commencement of the term. Tuition payable In two weeks after pre sentation of bill. No deduction made for absencr except in caseofsickne&s. , EMMA C. WARREN. rnnclp.il. ML, A. STOKES & CO. - FOR - Big Bargains in Men's Clothing ! Co to th.o Emporium. PHIL. A. STOKES & CO. (Next dour to Foard &. Stokea.) 23trer$rtMng a Kan Wears Sold at Very Low Prices and warranted exactly as represented. NO BETTER CHANCE IN ASTORIA TO GET CLOTHING OF ALL . i KINDS AT BOTTOM PRICES. PSXXa. A. STOKES & CO, All the remainder of our Summer Jackets About four dozen ladies fine and SXJM UMBRELLAS DNEWS. CO so CO C3-i t n disconut of All Cash Sales. TirpiaCigaraDuToteco Store J. W. BOTTOIH, Proprietor, Water Street, Two Doors East of Olney. Viae Clgara, Tobaccos and Smokera Artlclti, Sold at Lowest Market Rates. rRUITS, CANDIES NOTIONS.&o H . : m : -1 and Ulsters. Parasols ! MURRAY & CO., GROCERS And Dealers In Special Attontion Given to Filling Of Orders. A FULL LINE CARRIED And Supplies furnished at Satis factory Terms. Purchases delivered In any part of the city. Office and "Warehouse In Hume's New Building on Water Street. P. O. Box 153. Telephone No. 57. ASTORIA, OREGON. John C. Dement. DRUCCIST. Successor to W. E. Dement & Co. Carries Complete Stocks of Drugs and Druggists' Sundries. Prescription Carefnlly Compounded. Agent for Mexican Salve and Norwegian Pile Cure, -THE- DIAMOND PALACE! GUSTAY HANSEN, Prop'r. A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine Diamonfls t Jewelry At Extremely Low Prices. Ill Goods Bought at Thij Establishment Warranted Genuine. Watch anil Clock Repairing A SPECIALTY. Comer Cass and Sqnemoqna Streets. Fishing Twine. We beg to Inform the Fisher men of the Pacific Coast, that our Twines for Seines and Traps, can be relied on as equal In Quality to any made. Our judgment Is based on the testimony of Fishermen that use it, and not our own. Gloucester Net & Twine Co., j Boston office, M CoBimerc!tt't!OUCeSter" Cannery Supplies !