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FMDAY OCTOBER 'Si. 1889.
Misty nights and bright sunny days
have been the rule during October. "
Next thing in order will be the or
ganization of the Astoria Railroad
Parties from eastern Oregon and
Washington look with delight on the
green lawns and hill slopes in this
The steamer Santa, Cruz has been
chartered to go from San Francisco to
Alaska with machinery and tannery
The total vote of Washington on the
1st was 58,543. The total vote for
John L. Wilson for congress is 34,
039; that for Griffitts 23,492. Wilson's
plurality is 10,547.
Thos. B. Loughery has opened a
ueat little -store on Third street nest
door to Hughes & Co.'s. and stocked
it with a fine assortment of cigars and
At eight o'clock last evening there
wasn't a breath of wind at ihe month
of the river, but by eleven it began to
pipe up strong from the southwest,
blowing great guns offshore.
There are now 304 convicts in the
state prison, which is but one less
than the highest number ever con
fined there. Last year there were 303
and for one hour there were 30G.
A car load of fastenings and plates
came last Wednesday, and another
yesterday; Gil additional rails have
also arrived. The work goes right on.
A little freight bill of S4.03G was paid
The unusual opportunity is offered
by Griffin & Reed of getting all the
bound volumes of Harpers Maga
zine, from the very first issue in 1850;
also the Century Magazine, and at a
a very low price.
To-morrow throughout the length
and breadth of the continent the A.
O. U. W. will celebrate the 21st anni
versary of the founding of the order.
Seaside Lodge No. 12 has an elaborate
programme for the occasion.
The funeral of Mrs. Mary J. John
son, late wife of Capt. Eric Johnson,
will be at two o'clock this afternoon.
Services will be conducted at the
residence by Rev. G. G. Hall. The
interment will le on the hill.
A little venison is making its ap
pearance. Canvasback ducks are still
scarce, but mallards, widgeon and teal
are in abundance. Pheasants and
grouse are reported plenty up the val
ley, but are scarce in this latitude.
Counterfeit greenbacks are in cir
culation quite freely. The banks in
the northwest are handling double
the amount of greenbacks that they
were two years ago. The large iirfflix
of eastern immigration is the cause.
The report of assistant Adjutant
Sherman, of the G. A. R. shows that
in the department of Oregon there is
a membership of 1,032. This is an
increase over the membership for
1888 of 81, with a loss of 33. The net
increase is -48.
Prof. Pratt is introducing the Pol
lard system of reading into the school
of which he is principal, and those
interested in educational work are in
vited to attend at the afternoon exer
cises in Mrs. Busey's room at 2 o'clock
next Tuesday to note its operation, it
being the phonetic method system
atized. From our esteemed contemporary,
the War Cry, it is learned that in As
toria five precious souls have recently
been yanked from the burning pit and
washed in the blood of the Lamb, that
the devil is having a tough old time of
it, and that the Salvation army has
callouses on its knees from praying
that Jehovah will not damn the po
lice of this town. The War Cry
claims to circulate 186 papers here.
At 4:30 yesterday afternoon a wild
goose flying over the land and water
scape when between Clifton and West
port, dropped suddenly to the earth,
striking and snapping the telegraph
wire, and leaving our 5,000 readers
without their usual morning dis
patches. When the Astoria and
South Coast road is finished and J-fj
inch copper wire-is strung along we'd
just like to see an' condemned goose
break the wire and bust the connec
tion. The Grand Array of the Republic,
department of Oregon, has issued cir
cular letter No. 5. It deals with the
national encampment held at Milwau
kee" last summer and in speaking of
the Oregon exhibit says: ''This ex
hibit occupied 1,000 square feet in the
graad exposition building, arid con
sists of grains, grasses, fruits and
other prodncts of Oregon. Our ex
hibit was visited by 27,000 people
during the week. The following were
distributed by our delegation, free of
charge, during the encampment: 1.000
boxes of f rait, 30,000 small sacks of
grain and 50,000 pamphlets descrip
tive of our state."
Secretary of state McEride, says
that he has not yet received copies of
the assessment roll from all the coun
ties iu the state. He estimates that
the total taxable valuation of prop
erty will be over $100,000,000, com
pared with $85,000,000 for last year.
4,I see," he said to an Oregonian
reporter last AVednesday, "that Wash
ington territory boasts of a $125,000,
000 valuation, and looks down on Ore
gon. Washington has the figures, but
not the valuation that Oregon lias.
Onr nernicious assessment system is
to blame for the smallness of our
And now they have invented a de-
vice for fishing by electricity. A tiny
motor worked by a pocket battery has
been invented to run the reel in trout
fishing and to play the fish until it is
tired out It seems hardly fair for
the fish, but it will save the strength of
the angler, and very likely in time the
machine wjll be perfected so that the
fisherman can remain at home reading
Izaak Walton while the electric con
trivance does the whole thing. In
deed, it is difficult to see why it may
not be sent by express to the far
away salmon streams while the ang
ler remains inexpensively and rest
ful in town. Truly, this is a wonder
Tf Trie AsToitr.VJ? rightly under
stands this matter of exchange of
school books, tin time allowed for
such exchange does not expire until
the school superintendent is satisfied
that even' child is supplied. It has
been stated that the time expired Oc
tober 31st, but it is not so nominated
in the bond. Doubtless it would suit
the publishers very well, who succeed
ed iu saddling this thing on to the
state, to have the time expire on that
date, so they could begin charging a
good round price for the new books,
which are not a bit better than the
old. Rut, till every boy and girl in
the county is supplied with the new
books in exchange the time does not
expire, notice of such expiration to be
given by the school superintendents.
The Astorians who put up S200 for
the page and a half of a "write up" in
a recent pamphlet, which The Asto
rian gave value to by grviug it circu
lation yesterday morning, ought to get
a rebate, a draw down. The Dalles
was offered a page for S50. Our sapi
ent citizens gave $200 for a page and
a half. The Dalles folks concluded to
help the local press and surprise their
home newspapers. Now if a page
can be had for $50, a page and a half
ought to be secured for $75. Grant
ing that the stuff was worth $50 a
page in a pamphlet that will lie on the
shelves till sold for a cent a pound for
waste paper, even then there ought to
be a rebate to our Astoria friends of
$125. Great is humbug! Yea, verily.
That makes four this year. The fifth
will show up by Christmas, and will,
if a stranger without a dollar's care
for the place, catch a fresh lot to bite
at the same bare hook.
From the county assessor's assess
ment list it is learned that the num
ber of aeres of land assessed in the
county is 123,967, valued at $1,995,777,
an average value of $10.20 an acre.
Town lots are assessed at $2,602,507:
improvements, $884,515: merchandise
and implements, $660,008: money,
notes and accounts, $630,478: house
hold furniture, carriages, watches,
etc., $123,338: horses and mules, 548
iu number, worth $26,090: 3,821 cattle,
worth $88,107: 876 sheep, worth $2,
201.50: 522 swine, worth $871. Gross
.value of all property. $7,013,943:
indebtedness, $1,040.5SO. exemptions,
$74,628; total taxable property, $5,
898,735. The county commissioners
have another final remark to make,
and may cause a horizontal reduction
of 28 per cent scaling the aggregate
down to $4,000,000. Even then, Clat
sop would be paying three times as
much, proportionately, as her sister
Since last Monday the writer has
noticed that two flags have been fly
ing on the roof of the custom heuse:
the usual revenue liag with the aigle
burd in the northeast corner, and
above that flag, Hies the flag that for
a hundred years has never known de
feat. Upon inquiry ho learned that
by order of the secretary of the treas
ury the stars and stripes shall hence
forth fly during business hours above
the federal buildings in this broad
land. It's a good idea, We don't
see enough of that flag that the Chi
cago anarchists hissed the other day.
Now here is another suggestion. Let
collector Hobson, or some other phil
anthropist see that a suitable flag
pole is provided. Appoint, for in
stance. Capt Hustler a committee on
flag pole. The flag.with 42 stars on
it shouldn't be made fly from a measly
little pole that already has a flag
reeved to it. Let it have a pole of its
own. Give the loyal winds of Ore
gon a chance to fill its folds as it
flutters in the free air. A requisition
for one flag pole from Washington,
D. C. is in order. That is, the re
quisition is wanted from Washington.
D. C. The flag pole itself can be fur
nished from a handy bit of timber in
this neck of woods.
Ue sure to get Hood's Sarsaparilla if
you want an honest, reliable medicine.
Do not take any other which is alleged
to be "about the same" or "just as good."
Insist upon having Ilood's Sarsaparilla,
which is peculiar to Itself, Sold by all
druggists. Try it.
THE TWENTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY.
Of the Fonndhij; of the A. O. U. W.
Following is the programme of the
exercises at the A. O. U. w.hall to-morrow
evening, on the occasion of the 21st
anniversary of the founding of the ben
eficial order of the Ancient Older of
United Workmen, by Seaside Lodge
No. 12, of this city.
By Hon. C. V. Fulton.
- Miss Myra Stevens.
By H. A. Shorey, P. G. M. W., of Massa
chusetts. Solo - Prof, Millard.
By F. D. Winton.
Solo - Miss Katie Flavel.
Solo - Miss Gussie Gray.
Pianist- - - Miss Nellie Fiavel.
The doors will he open at 8 p. u.
The exercises will oegin at 8:30.
The public are cordially invited to at
tend. G. W. Rucker.
S. T. McKean.
B. F. Tucker.
Committee of arrangements.
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 rents.
The latest style of Gents' Boots and
Shoes at P.7J. Goodman's. .
MARINE NEWS AND NOTES.
The British ship Crown of Eng
land, previously reported, camQr in
The Eclipse is doing a good busi
ness between here and Gray's river
carrying passengers and freight
The steamer Wide West, which has
done years of service on the Columbia
river, is being remodeled and will be
fitted up as a mammoth steam barge,
which will be used for slow freight
work on the Sound.
The steamer City of Topeha, which
has been in Oakland creek for two
years past, since its withdrawal from
the Mexican route, has been sold to
the Oregon Improvement company for
$86,000. The vessel will be immedi
ately put iu first-class condition, and
be placed on the route between the
Souud ports and Alaska. She will
leave San Francisco for ,the north
about November 2. The Corona, up
on being relieved, will return to that
port, and will be assigned to one of
the coast routes. Captain David
Walker, of the wrecked steamer
Ancon, will command the Topeka.
The Oregon Pacific Company is sued
to recover $115,000, this being the pur
chase price of the steamer City of'Pa
latka afterwards named the Eastern
Oregon. The steamer was purchased
of the Florida steamship company,
they representing that the steamer
was capable of making so many knots
an hour and to consume only so
many tons of coal. When the vessel
reached San Francisco she was imme
diately placed on the Yaquina route
and made but a few trips generally
from one to two days behind time and
the manner in which she consumed
coal was a caution. The Florida com
pany was notified of this fact and the
steamer taken from the route and has
been lying idle for nearly two years.
W. J. Iugall is back from a mission
ary trip among the Danitea.
True Leinenweber is up from the
Nestucca, and will remain for a while.
H. D. Thing is visiting friends at
Hillsboro, and is expected back to
day. Jake Arudt, who has been cruising
iu Alaskan waters for the last six
months, is expected home to-day.
W. A. Sherman -returned yesterday
from a brief sojourn in the mists and
fogs of California. He says it feels
good to get back again in the land of
Real Estate Transfers, Oct. 24th.
P. L. Cherry and wife to H. F.
Band, lots 3, 4, 5, 6, blk 82, McClure's;
United Stales to A. P. White SEM
sec 1 T. 7, N. R. 6 W.
United States to Geo. Shirley, SWK
SWK sec. 1, T. 7 N. R. 6 W.
G. C. Hall and wife to H. W. Strick
ler, lot 10 blk 6, Columbia addition,
A. R. Kanaga and wife, quit claim
deed to H. W. Strickler, lot 8, blk 151,
Olney's extension; $75.
Charged With CnttiiiR Timber.
O. L. Stanley, al Lake county,
charged with cutting timber on gov
ernment lauds had a trial in the U.
S. circuit court yesterday. The com
plaint alleged that between the dates
of July, 1879, and 1886, Stanley had
at various times entered upon the
timber land and cut therefrom enough
trees to make over 700,000 feet of
lumber, which was worth on the
whole $13,142. During his examina
tion defendant admitted that he had
cut timber sufficient to make 500,000
feet of lumber, which was worth
$7 per thousand, and that he knew
the land on whiph the timber was
cut was government land. The jury
were inclined to tax the damages at
only the value of the standing timber,
but the court instructed them that as
defendant had admitted that he knew
the land on which the timber was cut
was public land, he had committed a
willful trespass and they must find
damages for the value of the lumber
made from the timber. They accord
ingly returned a verdict in favor of
plaintiff for $3,500. Oregonian, 24.
All the patent medicines adveitised
in this paper, together with the choicest
perf uniery, and toilet articles, etc., can
be bought at the lowest prices, at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
ADVICE TO MOTHEItS.
Mrs. Wixslow's Sootuixq Syrup
should always be used tor children
teething, ft soothes the child, softens
the gums, allays all pain, cures wind
chohc, and is the best renicdy for diar-rhoea.Twenty-five
rents a bottle.
Kemember the Austin house at the
Seaside is open the year 'round.
Try the Chase & Sanborn Seal Brand
coffee best in the market at Thomp
son & Koss.
. Ludlow's Ladles' &J.00 Fine Shees:
also Flexible Hand turned Freuch Kids,
at P. .1. Goodman's.
Are 'clean, convenient and palatable.
Ask your grocer for them. For sale
everywhere. Get a sample ad try them.
Best Beds in town. Rooms per" night
50 and 26 cts., per week SI .50. New and
clean. Private entrance.
Sleals Coobed to Order.
Private rooms for ladies and families :
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
in lo Jeff's lop Oj-sters.
Tender, Juicy Stonk at Jeff's.
Private instruction by practical ver
batim reporter. Years experience.
Chas. E. Runyon,
Law Reporter, Astoria, Or.
CMlOrea CryforPitclier's Castoria
A SCENE OF HORROR.
The Dreailfnl Fate of John E. Feeks.
The following is a description of the
death of lineman John E. Feeks, from
an electrical shock on October 11,
taken from the New York Werld:
With the utmost deliberation the
man began his work. In his right
hand he held the "pliers." he had al
ready selected the wire he intended
to cut. It was fastened to the ex
treme end of the crossbar, and was
therefore several feet away from
where he was hanging. He was forced
to reach out and catch the wire in his
right hand, clinging meanwhile to the
crossbar with his left hand aud left
The wire slipped iu between the
middle finger and the ring finger.
There was one quick convulsive move
ment, a shiver through ever' fiber, as
though the man was about to spring
straight out iuto the air, and a cry
went up from the little group on the
And then there was enacted a scene
the like of which no man in this city
has ever seen before; whose awful
horror will be burned and stamped
into the memories of all who saw it
for many a long year to come.
When the man with that first move
ment sought to fly from the mysterious
and deadly current which was pour
ing into him and passing through
every fibre, his head was instinctively
raised. There were two wires run
ning parallel to him and just above
him. When he threw his head up it
passed through these wires. One of
them fastened itself under his chin
and the other was pressed against his
mouth. A tiny blue flame like that
which a caudle emits when the wick
has been burned to the socket and the
breath of a dying girl can extinguish
it, hovered about the right hand of the
man. It was followed by a puff of
smoke. There was the same tiny blue
flame hovering for a moment about
the left foot, also followed by a puff
The man was roasting to death!
It seemed but a moment till the
corner group was lost in a sea of faces,
all turned in horror to where the
ghastly tragedy was being enacted.
Thousands blockaded Chambers
street from Broadway to a block be
yond Centre street. From all the
side streets within view there peered
out other faces thousands upon thou
sands. It all looked like a nightmare,
grisly, horrible, ghastly, unreal.
There hanging in mid air, lay the
smoking body. The untold aeony of
the face you might even see from the
street below, looking straight ahead
with eyes which sawnothing, the rigid
form with the burning hand, like a
torch, the outlines never moving.
Some men cried out. The horror was
more than they could bear.
Every few moments there came
a flickering blue flame shifting along
the body, and always followed by the
smoke, which told the hushed thou
sands the dreadful thing whioh was
going on under their very eyes. Every
moment the crowd grew greater. Every
housetop for blocks on either side
held its awestruck spectators. There
was time enough for all to'get a good
view, for the man lay there with that
awful look of mortal agony on his
face, slowly burning within that net
work of red-hot wires, for forty-five
minutes, while every detail was
watched by countless thousands of
Tlicir Business Booming.
Probably no one thing has caused such
a general revival of trade at .1. W.
Conn's Drug Store as his giving away
to their customers of so many free trial
bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption. Their trade is simply
enormous in this very valuable article
from the fact that it always cures and
never disappoints. Coughs, Colds,
Asthma, Bronchitis, Cioup, and all
throat and lung diseases quickly cured.
You can test it before buying by getting
a trial bottle free, large size Si. Every
Coflee and cake, ton rfnts. at the
I. W, Case.
ESTABLISHED - - 1870.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Drafts drawn available in any part of the
U. S. and Europe, and on Hong Kong, China
Office nouns : 10 a. m. to 3 p. m.
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon.
Combines the juice of the Blue Figs of
California, so laxative and nutritious,
with the medicinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, forming the ONLY PER
FECT REMEDY to act gently yet
promptly on the
KIDNEYS, LIVER AUD BOWELS
Cleanse the System Effectually,
HEALTH and STRENGTH
Naturally follow. Every one is using it
nd all are delighted with it. Ask your
uruggist for SYRUP OF FIGS. Man
factured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
San -Francisco, Cal.
Looisvillb, Ky. Ne Yoxk, N. Y
This season our 01 oak Department is more attractive than ever.
We are showing a
Larger Stock and Higher Novelties!
Than ever shown before.
Are to be very much worn this season, and we are showing
the Latest Styles in all qualities.
The "New Directoire" style of
New Markets and Jackets
Are the latest
The Leading Dry Goods and Clothing House,
You may doubt it, but iu
course of time you will ap
prove the popular verdict by
going yourself where the
commercial tide sweeps the
trade to ; you may trade else
where because habit makes
it natural; you may dismiss
this from your mind because,
well, perhaps, because you
don't think it worthwhile to
remember it: but in course
of time the cold truth will
force itselt upon you, that
while you sweat and save in
one way, you are extrava
gant in another, and as soon
as you realize this fact you
will turn a new leaf and in
vestigate before you spend
your coin, and that is all I
ask of you. Investigate ! !
Give me a chance to prove
to you that you can get fresh
er goods where goods are
sold quick, and that you can
buy goods cheaper where
the enormous quantities sold
justify a comparatively
small profit and consequent
ly low prices. Perhaps it is
unnecessary toj-tate here
what place I refer to, be
cause the great majority of
Astorians do say that
Is The Place,
and will be very popular this season.
I VUUI kill
The terminus of the Ilwaco and Shoalwater Bay Kailroad. THE GREAT
EST SUMMER KESORT (XN" THE NORTHWEST COAST. Lies at the head
of the Bay, at deep water, and only twelve miles from the bar. The coming
County Sent and Commercial Metropolis of Pacific county. Now laid out. Lota
on the market from $50, and upwards.
For particulars and full information, call on or address
Astoria Eeal Estate Co.
Ollice First Door South of the Odd Fellows Building
The Best Bargains Yet Offered !
In Blocks 21 , 23 and 28,
HUSTLER & AIKEN'S ADDITION. Less than 1 Mile
From the Postoffice.
SIXTY of these Lots sold within the past 8 days. The price of this Choice
Property is going up daily, and may be taken off the market at any time.
Price of Lots, SI 15 to SI60, according to Location.
Foreign. and Domestic Goods. Fine Tailoring
THE HEAVEY" PATENT CANT DOQ.
Successors to KIRK SHELDON.
HEADaUARTERS FOR LOGGERS' SUPPLIES.
ATKINS' CELEBRATED SAWS. LANDER'S LOGGING JACKS.
151 Front Street, PORTLAND, OR.
Ilwaco, "?Vm a?.