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s gafltj fMm. ASTORIA. OREGON: FBnAT DECEMBEB 28. 1S38, The Catholic Review makes the statement that in 1830 tho Catholic population of tho United States was only 50,000, and that now it is nearly 10,000,000 or 200 times what it was fifty-eight years ago. Sats a New York sporting man: "There isn't a fight, wrestle, rowing match, running race, horee trot or sword contest on the square these days. Everything is 'cooked' before Tiand, and 'cooked' to make money." HAEBisoN'sheadwasi "aarkably lev el when he declined a pi 'it of a team of coach horses for his "White house stables. Ho says: "I believe that no man in the position of president of the "United States can afford to be under pecuniary obligations even to his in timate friends." This is good enough to pass into a proverbial expression. Forefathhbs' day" was observed on the 21st inst by the Congrega tional churches in all parts of the Un ion. The day is kept in memory of the landing of the expatriated Pari tans at Plymouth, Mass., and is there fore in one sense the anniversary of Anglo-Saxon civilization in North America. The observances generally commenced with religious services, and concluded with concerts or enter tainments. - The coming legislature will elect a United States senator to succeed Hon. J. N. Dolph. That gentleman has worked faithfully for the best in terests of the state, has filled his high office with dignity and ability, and re gardless of party has labored solely for the faithful discharge of his duties in the senate of the United States. He deserves re-election, and should have a practically unanimous vote on the first ballot The new life-float which is supplied with a reservoir of oil in order to sup port bodies in the water, is based on the recent cases of successful , experi ence with oil in overcoming the pow er of waves, and thus saving life and property from destruction. The res ervoir in this case is provided with an outlet, by means of which the oil may escape automatically, no matter on which side the float or buoy may be .turned when .thrown into the water, or to which it may be impelled by the waves when once in the water. Thus, by means of the escaping oil, the sur rounding water is expected to become sufficiently calm to enable the float to be discovered at a further distance than it otherwise could be, and a calm secured around the float for the pres ervation of life. Toe American stockholders in tho new trans-atlantio steamship City of New York admit that they receive 810,0000 per year from the naval re serve fund of the English government for holding their vessel in readiness to defend that country's flag on the high seas, and here arises a strange anomaly, for instance: Should war with the United Slatos be declared by England, or vice versa, the City of New York would be manned and equipped by England and her guns trained on the American steamships Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania, which vessels are owned by the same Americans who own stock in tho City of New York. Such an inconsistent state of affairs reminds one of tho saddest features of our late civil war, where hundreds of instances of "brother fighting against brothor" was recorded. There is this to say about the American stockhold ers of the City of New York, they will never be tried or convicted of love for country or patriotism. - .I,.. e A handbook on the subject of newspaper libel has been prepared for publication bv-o member of the staff of the Boston Qlobe. "Whether news papers &3 a class are becoming so op ulent as to invito attack in the form of actions for libel; or people, gener ally, are getting thinner-skinned and so feel more keenly than heretofore the darts occasionally shot at them by writers for the press; or whether journalists, as a class, have increasing scruples of conscience as to going be yond what the law has defined to be allowable censure and criticism of personal conduct, are questions that various people would be apt to an swer variously, according to local cir cumstances. Probably, the fact is that the author of the handbook col lected and arranged his material for some special and temporary occasion, and judged it good enough afterwards to revise and put in a permanent form. The best handbook on news paper libej would be a short, plainly ' prinled poster for office use, "provid ing,' in substance, that nothing should be published about any person that was not reasonably believed to be true, and the "publication of which would sot reasonably appear to be a publio sdvftnt&gfc. " LATEST BT TELEGEAPH, A Nevada Senator's Opinions. PABis.Dec. 27, At a meeting to day of 4,000 bondholders of the Pan ama canal company a resolution was unanimously adopted (expressing confidence in Da Lesseps and volun teering to forego the interest on tho coupons and redemption of bonds until tho canal is opened for traffic. MTJItDEBSD. New Bedfobd, Mass., Dec. 27. News is received of the murder of Edward "W. Howland a former New Bedford mayor, on thel6thin Mexico where he. for the oast year, had charge of two electrio stations. Only the mere fact is so far obtainable. senatob jokes' opikios. Chicago. -Dec. 27. Senator Jones of Nevada was here last night on his way to Washington. He said to a reperter: "Although the Paciflo coast is hardly sanguine enough to expect representation in the cabinet we would be pleased to furnish a man for secretaryship of the interior. Wo transaot so mtioh land business in our couutry that it is only fair that this official should bo selected from the far west. We are strongly in fa vor of aseoretary of the treasury who would advocate more coinage." Of the alleged atrocities purported to have been committed by the Alaska Fur company hesays: "Those stories have not a partiole of truth in them, as far as the outrage part is ooncerned, they are originated by jealous people who are sworn enem ies of the Alaska Fur company and do not want to see their lease re newed in 1890." AIiL ABOUT TWENTY DOZiLAES. Philadelphia, Dec 27. The brig antine Josea from Montego bay, Jamaica brings news of an outrage suffered at the hands of tho Spams n government while discharging on tho outward trips from New lork to Arroyo Porto Eico. The Spanish custom officials dis covered .twenty packages of corn starch marked on the vessel's mani fest missing. The vessel was seized by the Spanish authorities and held until a fine of four thonstmd dollars was paid. The value of goods did not exceed $20. The master and crew were forced to Buffer many in dignities at the hands of the govern or of the island and the officials un der his authority. The authorities offered to settle the matter if the cap tain could satisfactorily explain the whereabouts of, the missing j. jckages. After the fine was paid it was ascer tained that the missing goods were delivered by mistake on board the ship Josephus, which lay next to the Josef a in New York, but were placed on the Josef a's manifest. An expla nation was made to the Spanish au thorities and a return of the fine re quested, but that was refused. The owners filed a complaint against the Spanish government with Secretary Bayard. It may be urged that the war ships Qalena and -Yantic be ordered to continue the cruise to Porto Eico and summarily secure redress. THE PANAMA CANAL. Londcn, Dec. 27. Slevin, of San Francisco, the inventor of dredges used in excavating the bed of the Panama canal, is expeoted to arrive in Paris in a few days. It is asserted that the purpose of his visit is tho formation of a new Franco-American company to complete the canal. The capital or tbe company win do ouu,- 000.000 francs, more than half of which sum is already pledged. A POOR EXCUSE. London. Dee. 27. Wilkinson & Son, arms manufacturers, give as the reason for the poor quality of bayo nets larnuued tne troops at ouamm that they are unable to make better bayonets in England now owing to the inability to secure skilled work men, and to the incompletion of their new iaotory. Germany is now mo center of tho sword making industry of the world. The war office author ities regard this as a reasonable ex cuse. SACEVILIiE's successob. London, Dee. 27. Minister Phelps has been given to understand from an authoritative source that no successor to Lord Sackville West will be ap pointed while Cleveland remains in office. Phelps bits informed the state department at Washington, but re fuses to diBonsa the situation. A Pleasing Sense of Health wand Strength Renewed, and of Ease and Comfort Follows tho nse of Syrup of Figs, as it acta gently on the Kidneys, Liver S? Bowels Effectually Cleansing tho System when Costive or Bilious, Dispelling Colds.Headaches and Fevers and permanently coring HABITUAL CONSTIPATION withont weakening or irritating the or gans on which it acts. For Bale in OOonnd S1.00 Bottles by all loading Druggists. 3usmcirra oxlt sr tcs OALLTOBHIA PIG SYBTJP 00. &ur Faurcisco, Oil., LoroTOU,KT.t zvTe3S.H..X An 111 Wind That Blowi Nobody Good. It is an old saying that it is an ill wind that blows no one any good. The first big Joggins raft, whioh broke up and scattered, turns out to be not a danger to ships but a bless ing or a whole series of blessings, disguised as logs. The pieces of the raft have been floating about and their exact position at different times has been noted by many vessels and the hydrographio office at Washing ton notified. The Boston Transcript says: "All these reports have been carefully collated and compared, and the result is that the central office can now furnish mariners with a chart showing -the course of various ocean currents that could have been obtained in no other way. Indeed, each log became a special messenger of the office, doing the same work on a gigantic scale on which the govern ment of this and other countries have been engaged with floating bot tles." tf. F. Daily Comm. News. Pathetic, Even If Uamoroag. There is almost as much pathos as humor in the following story of an Albany boy of tender years: Shortly after his mother's death, he, with his father visited her grave, being car ried there by a horse whioh his father bad recently bought. The father, standing apart Irom tne grave, was naturally in a contemplative frame of mind, and the boy, being unable to stand the oppressive silence any long er, lifted his childish voice and said: "Ma, we've got a new horse." News. . . A. Womau's Discovery. "Another wonderful discovery has been made and that too by a lady In this county. Disease fastened its clutch es upon her and for seven years she withstood its severest 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 she slept all night ud with one bottle has been miracu lously cured. Her name is Mrs. Luther T t.f n Thtia rwlfa W i! IIavIt1- JU Cn of Shelbvville, N. C Get a free trial bottle at J. W. Conn's Drug Store. . Notice. Our store is not quite so crowded m tne merning: parties can have more time in making their selections by visiting our store in tbe morning. UBIFFIN s Keed. Meals Cooked to Order. Private rooms for ladles and families at Central Restaurant, next to Foard & Stokes'. Notice. A fall line of Sunset Diaries for 1889. contains the Astoria Tide tables and other valuable information. These dia rles make handsomeClirlstmas presents for old and young, to be obtained only at Griffin & Reed. Tender, Juicy Steak at Jeff's. Open Oysters By the pint or quart at the Bed Corner Market. The Display of Holiday Goods at the New York Novelty Store Is something simply Immense. Their prices are lower than the lowest. Coffee and cake, ton cents, nt the Central Restaurant. Go to Jeff's lor Oysters new to-day: VIENNA Restaurant ad G. W. Fisher & Co., Prop's. Game, Fish, Oysters, Etc., COOKED TO OEDER- Flno Private Booms. Everything ftlrst Class. Genetleve Street, rear ol Orlfflu & Eeed's. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. JOB PRINTING. Neat, Quick And Cheap at The AST0RIAN JOB OFFICE 1 AND Oyster 3?alo:r Tbe Host Popular Uesort la the at;. Everything First-Class. Private Entries and Private Booms for Families and Parties. Homo-Mado pastry a Specialty. Eastern and Shoalwater Bay Oysters In aviry niyie Wedding and P.irtv Dinner Drenared on snort notice, ah Kinas oi .--- p . -.. . t . -.-wrr tt- . AU kinds ot Domestic and Imported wines and Cigars, Came of All Kinds In Season. Next to Dement's Drug Store, Third St., Astoria, Oregon. BAZAAR. Latest Styles in Dress Silks, AND Trimming, TtlreU, Stflat, TellUg, Eld GIotm, Hoie Supporters, etc. Latest materials In fancy work. Lessons plien in Fancy Work, and work done to order. NORA RAPPL.EYSA. One door south oITsx AstobUS oae, Cass Strett. i Rites Mara QKliOr.FABKKB. CARLA.HAXJON. Parker & Hanson SUCCESSORS TO C. L. PARKER, DEALERS IK GENERAL MERCHANDISE New Goods Arriving Every Steamer THIS WEEK, The Old Stand Astoria Oregon. CHOICE JEWELRY Holiday Presents M. STUDZINSKI. For Sale Seaside Lots. CHOICE L0T3 IN MULKEV'S ADDI tion to Ocean Grove for sale upon rea sonable terms. Now li trie time to buy be fore tbe boom. Apply to OEO. NOLAND. Or C. B. Thomson. 5.000 Ms Blon JSkm F JkJLlK& WHOLESALE AND Groceries, Provisions and Crockery, Glass"! Plated Ware. o The Largest and finest assortment of Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables. Received fresh ever? Steamer. EL Bi FiLX&KXSRi FIRE BRICK DEALTE tS Hay, Oats, and Straw, Line, Briei, Cement, Sail aai Plaster Wood Deliwed to Ordar. 1KB apply to tbe Captain, or to JEFF'S Is the Leading and Only First-Class RESTAURANT. dood Cooking. Clean Services. Reasonable Polite Walters. Prompt Attantwn. Try Him and You ttiu be Store than Satisfied, Everybody Says So. Private Rooms. MAIN 8THKET. - ASTOBIA, To Gray's Harbor. AND SHOALWATER BAY. The Steamer GEN. MILES. W. P. "Whtxoomb, Master, WWleaye for Gray's Harbor Every Tuesday WlUsalftor Shoalwater Bay once a month, T Itfrtigut Justifies. MURRAY & CO., GROCERS And Dealers In Speolal Attention Clvento Filling Of Orders. A FULL LINE CARRIED And Supplies fornlabed at Satis factory Terms. Purchases dalliered in any part ot tbe city. Office and Warehouse InHaartHew Betiding on Watr Street. P.O. Box Ue. Telephone No. ST. , astobia, eBsoeir. " ' - " " "''. :- ' -- --3 Cannery Snpes! Christmas Gifts ! Holiday Goods ! Are now established in their new quarters, where they have opened and are now dis playing an immense stock of the finest and most complete Holiday Goods ever brought to Astoria, without exception. We invite and defy competition with either Portland or San Francisco in both prices and quality. An assortment of every thing unsurpassed anywhere. The New Opposite Occident Hotel, 3KTV RETAIL DEALER IK Mill Feed. FIRE CLAY unite;, Teaalas isd Express Boslasi, STEAMKB CLARA PJLRKER ben P. Parker,Mcater. For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAP H. B. PAKKEB. M. DMIELSON, Sample Rooms. Dealer In Wines, Liquors and Cigars. Agent for tbe OUION teamhlp Line and theTHJNUVALLA Steamship Llne.nlrect. Ala , agent tor "3ven.k4 Triounea" and "Svenssa Amerilcanaren." Comer or Water and West Ninth Streets Astoria, Oregon. BOOTS AND SHOES! Of Best Quality, and at LOWEST PRICES, AT THE SIGN OF THEJOLDEN SHOE. Allen & Krosel. Handsome Wall Paper, ARTISTIC DECORATION. Painting, Papering. Graining, Etc., Done In Satisfactory FUle and at Satisfactory Prices. Corner Jefferson and Casa tos., Astoria, Or. Strike It Rich! BUI YOCR Groceries! Provisions -OF- Foard & Stokes Tlielr largely Increasing trade enables them to sellat the very lowest manda of profit while gtrlnz youiroods that are of Cist class quality. Goods Delivered All Over the City. The Highest Price Paid for Junk. THE DIAMOND PALACE! GUSTAY HAKSEN, Prorr. A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine iamonuS At Extremely Low Prices. All floods Boagat at TU EsUMlshauat Warranted Geotila. Watek sad Clock Repairing A SPECIALTY. 8om,er Cass svad ftveaegva Stntta. g Jewelry THE NEW YORK NOVELTY York lft I ?5k ffi H Fsi wiB & fill 4 ai Flavel's 2Tow Brick Building, -" - Next Door Good PARKER'S EMPIRE STORE as tne tsesi Low as the Lowest BARBOUR'! Irish Flax Threads HAVE NO EQUAL ! tfgggiog QBAND PHIX PABIS X878, ISO , - OEAND CEOSS OF THE LEGIOK D'HONKEUB. They received tho ,ONLY GOLD MEDAL For FLAX THREADS at tho ' London Fisheries Exhibition 1S83. And have been awarded HIGHEB PRIZES at the various INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITIONS, . Than the goods of any other IN THE WORLD. Quality Gem Always bo Depended on. Exiieneiiceil Fserm HENRY DOYLE & CO., 51 7 and 51 9 Market Street. SAN FRANCISCO. AGENTS FOR PACIFIC COAST. W00DBEEEY SEINE TWINE, ROPE and NET TING Conatantly on Hand. SEINES, POUNDS and TBAPS'ftrniihfed to order at Lowest factory FxImc STORJ ASTORIA, OREGON. to Postoffice. no utiier. Use r " - '"'Vtn& " . j 1-Bvttrv 1kiW,' &&& .