hc Sailtj historian.
.MARCH 0. 18S9.
Noble, the new secretary of war, is
the only mugwump in Harrison's cab
inet. Tnr. O. It. & N. Co. can't handle tho
Columbia river engineers as easily as
it did the Oregon legislature.
Considerable interest is felt in
Blaine's probable policy, some believ
ing that he will be truculent and ng
gressive. It is our belief (hat ho will
neither run to a fight nor from one.
"Which is most useful, a minister,
or a phonograph?" is a question under
discussion. Both are useful in their
sphere. But a phonograph is more
wonderful than a minister.
The European press is much dis
satisfied with Harrison's inaugural
address. How sorry Harrison will be
when he finds that he has failed to
please the kings and kinglings across
Wonder how Blaine and Windom
will get on together in the cabinet! In
Chicago, in 'SO, Windom kept the
presidential nomination from Blaine
by beeping the Minnesota delegates
for himself. But maybe Blaine is
magnanimous enough to forgive if he
The total vote of the country for
president has increased from 6,519,682
in 1872, to 11,3C9,4G1 in 1888, an in
crease of nearly 73 per cent. Taken
according to geographical divisions
tho vote of the six New England states
has increased from 521,036 to 821,683,
a gain of 300,029, of 57.G9 per cent.
The three middle states of New York,
Pennslvania and New Jersey have
gone from 1,501,671, in 1872, to 2,013,.
433 in 18S8, an increase of over 1,000,
000 votes, or over 07 per ent. cln 1872,
what may now be termed the doubtful
southern states, namely: Delaware,
Mar land, North Carolina, Kentucky,
Tennessee, Virginia and West Vir
ginia, cast 999,813 votes for pres
idential candidates. Last November
the total rote had increased to
1,663,691, an actual gain of 693,849
votes, or nearly 74 per cent. The gain
in tho western states of California,
Colorado, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa,
Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minne
sota, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon
and Wisconsin has exceeded tho gain
in the south. In 1872 the total vote
cast in these states was 2,602,258; in
18S8 it had reached 5,091,414, or near
The impression appears to bo gen
eral that tho United States has fewer
ships than almost any other nation in
the world, but this is a mistake of
tremendous proportions. Tho fact is
that only one other nation Great
Britain has more ships than the
United States. Wo obtain our facts
from a comparison of tho total num
bers and tonnage of ships of all sea
going nations in 18SG, published by
tho Universal liegister of Loyd's
from which we take tho following
Great Britain 9,a 1),01C,'.'13
Colonies 3,2)1 1,523,933
United States 3,827
No other nation has a tonnage of
1,000,000 tons, but Italy approaches it
with 943,199 tons. After all Hie dif
ficulties under which our chipping in
terests labor, on account of tho re
bellion, the chango from wood to iron
and steel, and tho failure of congress
to encourage and protect it, like other
nations do for theirs, wo cut a large
figure as a sea-going nation. Tho
time will come when tho people will
compel congress to act fairly and
justly toward this important interest
When that time comes, we will again
dispute with England for supremacy
on the high seas.
A Souutl legal Ojiinioii.
K Bainbridge Muiiday Esq., County
Atty., Clay Co., Texas says: 'JIaeuseu'
Electric Bitters with most happy re
sults. My brother also was very low
with Malarial Fever and Jaundice, but
was cured by timely use of this medi
cine. Am satisfied Electric Bitters
saved his life."
Mr. D. I. Wilcoxson, of Horse Cae,
Ky., adds a like testimony, saying: He
postively believes he would have died
had it not been for Electric Bitters.
This great remedy will ward off, as
well as cure all Malaria Diseases, and
for all Kidney, Liver and btomach Dis
orders stands uncqualed. Price 50 cents
and Si, at Jno C. Dement's.
A good nine-roomed house at a low
rate, centrally lecated: inquire at The
aieals CooKcd to Order.
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
Go to JcflPs lor Oysters.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with the choicest
perfumery, and toilet articles, etc-can
be bought at the lowest prices, at J.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
AN IMPROBABLE STORY.
Alleged Sinking of an American Vessel.
The following IH linnaI frnm a
terdav'a Orenanin.ni SiMViv-mcr.
March 7. Tlifi Wsvt.miner tr-rrnl
row will print, with the greatest
prominence, me following telegram
from Breslnn. Rsrmsnn- Thn ..; 7o.
senger Zeitung prints the following
dispatch from Samea: The German
frigate Olga has bombarded Mataa-
ia s camp, xue captain of an Ameri
can man-of-war protested, but seeing
his protest disregarded, opened fire
on tho Olaa. Tim oVioll hunt i..
between decks doing much damage.
xne uiga men directed a torpedo at
the American man-of-war, blowing
her up, with all hands.
Experience of a Dyspeptic.
An Anburn parson, skeptical as to
the mind cure, contributes the fol
lowing anecdote which he declares
to be the actual experience of one of
his personal friends, says the Lewis
This man had been troubled with
dyspepsia for a long time acd had
tried various medicines unavailing'.
"Why don't you try the mind
cureJ" asked his wife, who wa3 a be
"At any rate it will do jon no
"I don't take a bit of stock in it. '
"You might try it just to please
me, it for no other reason, I should
At length tho man Joans, I will
call him yielded to his better halt's
importunities, as a good husband
should have done, and went to
Boston to see a mind curer.
Ho was received in a barely furn
ished room by a large woman and
told her what his errand was.
"Please take off your coat," said
He obeyed. .
"And your vest."
Off went the vest.
Sho pointed to a broad wooden
bench without any back.
"Now," said she, "I want you to
sit down on that bench with your
back against mine, for five minutes.
Brace firmly against me and keep
your mind perfectly passive. Think
of absolutely nothing.
The man sat down, sho sat down,
and the treatment went on.
Joans found that to keep his mind
vacant and inactive was more easily
said than done. Thoughts would
keep popping in. He rapidly grew
uneasy. The five minutes seemed
to be half an hour in passing.
"That will do," said tho woman,
finally, "How do you feel now, sir?"
"Feel! I feel like a confounded
fool," said Joans.
A New Postal Suggestion.
II there is any point on which our
postal system does not stand in need
of improvement, it is in the cheapness
of postage. Our newspapers are car
ried within tho county of their publi
cation for nothing and everywhere
else for next to nothing, and a letter
of an ounce weight is transported
from any point to any other of our
enormous area of 3,600,000 square
miles, for the smallest unit of letter
postage known in Christendom. Bat
a far more important matter, and one
wholly neglected, is that of postal
delivery. In other civilized coun
tries, the postoffice, receiving
a letter from the writer under
takes to deliver it to the person
addressed. In our own happy land
the postoffice receives tho letter, and
(except in tho case of a privileged
twenty per cent of the people) under
takes to carry it to within live or ten
miles of the person addressed, and
keep it there till called for. This is
the mere barbarism of postal service.
worthy of the dark ages before Row
land Hill. Tho enormous con and
loss which it involves become ob
vions to any one, on a
few minutes' reflection. For ex
ample: A man living three
miloo fpflm fla rafrtflFrt id iitiTinnalw
,U41tbd num uu JJVJIUIUOU IJ HAiJUOiJ
expecting a letter or great impor
tance, wmcu may arrive any time
within a fortnight. He goe3 daily to
look for it, and on tho sixth day he
gets it. That letter has cost him
twelve hours of walking, or six hours
of travel for himself and horse. In
other words, tho postage on that let
ter ha3 been virtually S2 02. or more.
Tho government docs not get tho
money, but the citizen loses it.
The Heir Discovery.
You hac heard your friends and noigh-
uuis liuMiij; uuuui ik iou may jour
self be one of the many who know from
personal experience just how cood a
thing it is. If you have ever tried lt.you
are ono of its staunch friends, because
the wonderful thing about it is, that
hen once given trial, Dr. King's New
Discovery ever after holds a place in
the house. If you have never used it
and should be afflicted with a cough,
cold or any Throat, Lung or Chest
troublo, secure a bottle at once and give
it a fair trial. It is guaranteed every
time, or money refunded. Trial Bottles
Free at J. W. Conn's Drugstore.
Best Beds in town. Rooms per night
50 and 25 cts., per week 51 JO. New and
clean. Private entrance.
ADVICE TO 3IOTIIKUS.
Mrs. WfNSi.ow's Soothixo Syrup
should always be used for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens
the gums, allays all pain, cures wind
chohc, and is the best remedy for dlar-rhoea.Twenty-five
cents a bottle.
Thompson & Ross
And get some of those No. One
California Canned Fruits
We Are Selling Cheap
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FRANK DEKUM President
W. II SMITH Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. 160 Second St. Portland. Or.
I. W. Caso, Agent, Astoria,
Ship and Commission Agency
IS FIRST GLASS COMPA.MKI
AGENCY PACIFIC EXPRESS CO
C. P. UPSHUR,
3Ialuttieet wharf - Astoria, Oregon.
Robb & Parker
Fire and Marine Insurance,
With an Ajrgresate Capital of
IMPERIAL, of London.
CALIFORNIA, of California.
CONNECTICUT, of Hartford.
OAKLAND HOME, of Oakland.
LION, of London.
FIREMAN'S FUND, of California
Agents also for
TRAVELLERS', of Ilartfnrd-
Llfe and Accident.
Tickets sold for the ALLAN Line of
Steamb!ps, from Old Country to Astoria.
ROBB & PARKER
At old office of J. O. ISozortli.
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Ilnrt fiwA nf PnnnnAHniir Pmnmaiuttol rf
California Agricultural, of Watertown, ew
York, London & Lancashire of I.lverixjol.
tng.tire insurance companies, itepresent
in a capital of Sb7.0O0.00o.
U. VAN IHJSr.M Ageht.
M. P. OLSON.
New Store .Tust Opened, Near
Lelnenn eber's Cannery.
Clothing; Men's and Ladies'
Cigars. Tobacco, Stationery, and Notions.
Cheap as the Chenpcst.
FAST TIME BETWEEN
Portland and Astoria !
Dally, Except Saturday, at . 8 p. m.
Dally, Except Sunday, at . 7 A. M.
John C. Dement.
Successor to W. E. Dement & Co,
Carries Complete Stocks of
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries
I'rexcrlpllons Carefully Compounded
Mexican Salve and
Norwegian Pile Cure,
Roport of the Condition
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
At Astoria. In the State of Oregon, at Uio
cioie oi uusiness, reuruary L'CUi, itstw
Loans and discounts.... 5127,005 IS
Overdrafts secured and unsecured. 1.159 53
u. S. Bonds to secure circulation..
Oilier stocksjuonds and mortgages
Due from approved reserve assents
Due from otlier National Hanks.
Due from St.Ue Banks and bankers
Real estate ....
Current expenses and t.ei paid...
Checks and otlier c isli items
Bills of otlier Hanks
Nickels aud cents....
Legal tender notes
Redemption fund with U. h Treas
urer to per cent.of circulation)
24 31'J 79
21 4 GO 5S
Capital stock paid In ....
Undivided prolits .
National bank notes out
Indl Idual deposits sub
ject to check S1H.192 09
Demand certificates of
deposit . . 3S.519 si
Due to otlier National
Due to State banks and
bankers . . ...
Total S251.515 85
State of Oregon, I.
County of Clatsop, f "
I. S. S. Gordon, cashier of the above named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above
statement Is true to the best of my knowl
edge and belief.
S. S GORDON, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 1st
day of March, 1889.
K. L. PARKER.
W. M. LADD. )
CHA8. K. LADD, J-Directors.
JACOB KASLM, J
Jensen's Patented Can Capping
Will Cap and Crimp 85 CANS per M1SUTE.
It has proved to Reduce the Leakage more
than 50 per cent, less than hand capped.
Price, $000. Orders compiled with by
The Jensen (Jan-Pilling Machine Oo,
Pilii Dnnl Otnrn " m Stationery.
PiIIE U 1 1 V D U U H y 1 If I 0 All the Latest Novelties.
A FULL STOCK OP Mnu, Vfti-lr Vnuoltu Qtnrn
0r Bui I raWiL JL - - w o " na HHBjj?a a. w srf'tw d j a
Agents for the Celebra'cd rJsijJzES BEAUTIFUL IN XMmmmmmmWjSF L Jm JE MJL & HC W I Sbft X
t n tt i AlMUlLSirlift -, - r i JR V
ujuii a UDQijf JioJKSl iuiic i miou, W eg&sszsaB'
9 . . TfllfiBlllli vn W j4
limn v. mi'ini uiBtiKSi P3 innn v- i. n on tmr r-
P A N U S4BSS w
Sir Seasonable iii Price. .
AND 3( r.- P5Wf I ,
GROANS. .i - MriKeilHlCn 1 1 Parker & Hanson
1 3iH A m J
&$ I 1IIIIS P V Wm
NEW MARKET BLOCK.
Carry tho largest and most complete stock of tho very
best nnd latest improved
arm, Dairy, and Mil! Machinery,
ENGINES, BOILERS AND SAW MILLS,
Wagons, Buggies, Carriages, Garts, Harness,'
And Machinery and Vehicles of Every Description.
We Guarantee our Goods the Best,
;TCall and seo ih or send for onr
iitiij uu utiouitui'.
Please mention Tiie Astoeiav,
WHITS HOUSE STORE
Cull nnd sitKfy jonrself as to the truth
P. S. Sole agents for Clat'op county
I will pay
for raw furs
CARL BOENTCEN, at the OAM
UltlN US, corner 1-afayeite and First streets.
JOHN A. PV
Has a First Class
Pilot Schdbner For Sale.
TnE PILOT SCIIOONEU "C. (J. WHITE
Is offered for salp. Slin li eiphfppn
months old. 73K tons. 87K feet overall, 23 L.
icei upiim. araws 11 ieei, ana is in ursi-ciass
condition. comDletelv fitted nut nnd renriv
for service. Is well suited for fishing or
sealing. She was built by C. G. White, at
San Francisco, Sept,, 1S87, of seasoned fir
and Is in every respect a good vessel.
psSSSnrrtn I jfl.C-Mff ff jSf Sff Jv ffl m m SI mm m(
toSnT sTII feasT ml B H vL Szr &??& WPrxisS'&' I fbvi
, , SSSE lu i 1UU11
and OUR PRICES THE LOWEST,
Hnudiomely Illustrated Catalogue, mailed
l.onso in the City on
of tho foregoing assertion.
S SCHLUSSEL Est.
of Carter's Cape Ann Oil Clothi Jg.
(JUSTAV 1IANSEK, Trop'r.
A Lime and Well Selected Stock of Fine
Diamonds e Jeweiliy
At Extremely Low Prices.
AH floods Bought at This Establishment
Watch and Clock Repairing
Corner Cass and Squemon.ua Streets.
MEMBERS OF THEC. R. F. T. UNION
l, thplS,' ?e(U9l t0. ash " Salmon, dur
lnnhr icntw ?,rMar.cna3,he Iaw will.no
FisiffjemisX1: enforced by the oren
Astoria, February, 23, 1889. Secretary-
Manufacturer and Importer of
Saddles, Harness, Collars, Whips,
Saddlery Hardware, Horse Clothing. Robes,
Leather, Carriage Trimmings, etc,
AT POItTLASD PBICES.
Opposite Wilson tt Fisher's dock, Astoria, Or
Notice to Bidders.
SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UN-
m Hl'1 16th,12 MSbr the AstoriaS South
Coast Hallway, for thlrtv thousand hewed
?nr,SeihC?,ss tIes- Blds will be received
for the whole or any portion of the ties.
anor alIb?Sy KSer" the riht t0 reJect
RnPPlfiPOtlrtTio Ann t. n1.A.f. i a. .
of tii 7n.i i j uuuuueu at me omce
be addressed "" a" oias snouia
.,.,,. 'henry ,B. THIELSEN.
Chief Eng'r and Supt. A. & S. C. Ry.
Groceries! Provisions', l. parker,
oard & Stokes
Their largely increasing trade etiab'es
them to sell at the very low est margin
of proUt while KniiiR yougoodi
that are of first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
ThcHIghost Price raid for Junk.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed,
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest nnd finest assortment of
Frosh. Fruits and ITegetables.
Ten acres good land. Improved, orchard,
house and tarn and outbuildings, 1611 sup
plied; two wells water, within one mile of
Knappa, knovvn as the Mitchell place.
For particulars apply to
Irish F ax
VJ x$L$K3 Z
-ay m va -."
USLimiwi S3 KTrtllJ
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TTJlFUr11LLS.USBlRN IRRAND""" 7
GRAND PRIX PARIS 1873,
GRAND CROSS OF THE LEGION D'HONNEUR.
They received the
ONLY GOLD MEDAL
For FLAX THREADS at tho
London Fisheries Exhibition 1883.
And havo been awarded HIGHER PRIZES at tho various
Than tho goods of any other
m THE WORLD.
Quality Can Always be Depended on.
EiiurieicBu iiiilse do Other.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
5 1 7 and 51 9 Market Street, SAN FRANCISCO.
AGENTS FOR PACIFIC COAST.
wnnrm-RT?.T?.T SEINE TWINE. ROPE and NET
TING Constantly on Hand.
TRAPS lurnisnea to oraer
CARL A. HANSON
, DEALERS IN
New Goods Arriving Every Steamer
OVER 30 PATTERNS.
The Old Stand - Astoria Oregon.
IX LOTS TO SUIT AND OF THE
At WILSON & FISHER'S
i - i"-i- -i ;-k-r"j
SEINES, POUNDS and
at .Lowest j; aciory rrices.
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