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Uc giuljj gtftoran.
Publishers and Proprietors.
Astobian Building. - Cass Street.
Trras ef Subscription.
SerrcJ by Carrier, jer week 15 ctB
ieat by Mai!, per month . . cocts
vat by Mail, one car . . $7.00
Free of postage lo Mibscnuers,
The Astokiax cuarantcct to its ndver
:tv?rs Hie largest eirculalioi. of any lieu spa
tter published on the Columbia river.
Circuit court meets this morning.
Aiul iioxr arises the interesting
question, "Where will Xo One's team
be stablcdr
Tlie ciffhtli auuual reunion of the
Orejou l'oineer associatioji will be
held in Portland to-morrow.
The Astoria Building and Xioati As
sociation is deservedly prosperous,
and is doing good work for Astoria.
Boys and girls who understand
labelling salmon cans can get good
waccs by applying to J. O. Ilnnthoni
-V tV office.
Several Astoria Indies have organ
ized walking parties, and take long
strolls lxtfore breakfast these fine
Tlie Astoria Street Jiailway Co. lias
23 horses. The company has lo pay
SIS a ton for hay and 31 cents a
bnsliel for oats,
Tlie completion of the road to the
Seaside lends an impetus to building
m that locality. A pleasant .season is
anticipated in that vicinity.
If the nasty cigarette f nines can be
banished from the opera house per
formances the patronage of the ladies
will be greater. It pays to keep things
The year's records hhow a receipt
for twelve mouths at the Oregon City
land office, of $407,000. Astoria pur
chasers or iimlKT lauds contributed a
large ierceutnge of this amount
Gushing Post. No. 1 1, G. A. It., will
bold a camp tire at their post room on
Thursday evening next, on which oc
casion their invited guests will be the
Woman's Belief corps and the sons of
The census-enumerators don't ex
1ect to get through this month. Some
of them get SL20 and some S2.C0 a
-day. Fred Wickmau, the interpreter,
gets S3 a day. They'll get their pay
2iext September.
The ocean steamships going out and
in. and the excursion steamer coming
from Portland with a large load, as
well as the attraction of fine weather,
brought out a large number of peo
ple yestcrdny. and the sidewalks were
The grays and Xo. 2s Siisby were
out yesterday, with engineer Hare
standing up behind for the last time.
Eagiaeer Stoner takes charge, but it
wot seem natural for a while not to
soc Jas. W. busy somewhere in the
eagine house.
CoBgressman Hermann writes that
be is "particularly pleased with his vote
in Clatsop county. And Clatsop
coruaty is jwrticnlarly pleased with our
indefatigable congressman's exertions
for adequate appropriations for im
provements to the Columbia river.
Transfers iu real estate are being
daily made in wagons down Benton
street. How much better and nicer it
would look if that top knot on the
cliff in front of G. Wiugate's house
were dumped into the green and
scummy goose-ixjud at the base, tints
equalizing tilings, as it were.
The Salem Statesman says it costs
S2.000 a month to run it- Like
enough. It takes money to run a live
daily. Why don't you come out every
day in the year; all same Moitxixcs
Astekian: then it would cost you
more. The Statesman is a good pa
per aud a credit to the capital city.
Saturday afternoon while taking
from the barge at the dock at Fort
Canby, one of the S-inch rifled guns,
the lashiug of the windlass broke, and
the huge gun which was on rollers,
tJid down tlie incline and on the barge
with great force, nearly crossing the
deck and almost going overboard.
Xo damage was done, but it was a
lively scene.
It is funny to see tucked away in
fine type on a comer or a column in a
San Francisco paper a news item that
the subscription to an opposition rail
road to that city has crawled up by
hundreds to an aggregate of $lf0,00l.
The subscribers are afraid to have
their names published, and the item
reads, M $100; $200; Mr.
S173," etc.
The usual summer game is being
worked by itinerant parlies who want
to advertise the city. Astorians have
paid dearly for such foolishness and
ought to let those fellows alone. The
way to ndvcrhs2 Astoria is to give
good support to the home papers and
send them far aud wide as exponents
of what Astoria can do. A newspaper
is the mirror of tlie place in which it
is published.
The postoffice department has made
a change concerning the Jewell post
office. Considerable complaint was
made by numerous patrons as to the
out-of-way location of the office, and
the department ordered au inspector
to investigate and his report reconi
raeoded a change. This is adopted by
the postmaster general, and Mrs. Flora
Bobbins is appointed postmistress of
tbe office, the site of which is changed
to the opposite side of the river.
Fer IKchL.
Six nice, largo rooms. Apply to
Thompson- & Boss.
Strawberries ami Ckcrrics.
The only place in the city where you
caaac Frcsh Strawberries and Cher
ries aaily. at Bock Bottom prices, is at
F. FfcroWs.
,. XeaU GtLC. to Order.
lfirate rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Bestaurant, next to Foard &
WeimkarA'g Boer.
Ani Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
looB, 5 cents.
TJuMapsoa & RQSS are handling the
Med act of some of tlie Choicest Dairies,
mm4 cab supply you with a Xo. l article
ef Better or Cheese.
Tfee latest style of Gents' Boots and
ghees P. J. Goodman's.
Synopsis of Re?. 6. C.Hall's Lecture
Last Eyening,
at coxc, una sLtzox.it. ciiujicir.
Last evening there was a good at
tendance at the Congregational church
to listen io the third lecture in the
course now being delivered by the
pastor, Bev. G. C. Hall. It was on one
of the most interesting of subjects, for
an allusion to, or description of the
'Catacombs of Borne,' combines an
cient and modern history, for it reaches
far back almost to the commencement
of the Christian era.
In fact, there is a weird vcharm
that clings to Borne, the grand old
city which iu its palmy days was one
of the most attractive, most interest
ing and most remarkable of any city
save imperial Babylon in its palmy
daya. The latter has long since
passed into decay, and not even its
crumbling ruins show any vestiges of
its former grandeur. But pardon
the digression, for the pen is Wiiuder
ing from the subject of Mr. Hall's dis
course, yet the mention of Borne
aroused in the inind of the writer the
other city, and caused a diversion
from the topic under discussion.
Did space permit, the whole of the
disccurse would be given, for it was
meritorious enough to publish iu full,
but only a synopsis can be given, as
Beneath Papal Borne is a series of
galleries cut in the soft volcanic tufa
upon which the city is built A series
of galleries, one above another, from
three to five feet wide galleries run
ning at various angles with each
other in some places widening out
into chambers and chapels. One
writer says there are 400 miles of
these galleries, another 500, aud still
another 700 miles of them beneath
Borne and its environs. If these gal
leries, eut iu the rock at various
angles, and one above another, were
all in one continuous tunnel, it would
reach the whole length of Italy. If
such a tunnel had its beginning at
Astoria and extended eastward, it
would reach live times the distance to
Portland a sort of an underground
world, not fully explored as yet These
galleries were for three centuries the
burial places of Christian Bome.
Somewhere in them are the ashes of
Saint Paul, the apostle to the gentiles.
They were chielly used as burial
places by the Christians of the second,
third aud fourth centuries, though
there are also Jewish catacombs. For
the most part Pagan Bome cremated
or burned its dead, preserving only
the ashes. Burial was practiced iu
Bome till the latter days of the re
public, when cremation was introduced
as a measure of health and economy,
and finally became the prevailing cus
tom, and burial was held to be bar
barious and dangerous lo health.
In these galleries of such vast ex
tent, niches were cut on either side in
which to deposit the dead, in ranges,
five, six and even twelve ranges of
them, one above the other, like berths
in a ship or steamboat. Each niche
contained a body, sometimes two of
them, sealed up with a close fitting
slab of rock on which epitaphs were
sculptured or painted. Think of five
hundred miles of human remains,
from five lo twelve deep. It is esti
mated that there were seven millions
buried in the catacombs under Bome.
In addition to the niches cut on
each side of the galleries were large
chambers, family burial places, called
cubiculu or bed chambers, having
graves on either side. These rooms
and underground passages and cham
bers were at intervals lighted by shafts
sunk from the surface down into
Tlie Christians were outlawed
finally and under Nero began the aw
ful persecution in which 171,000 Chris
tians buffered martyrdom. They
were not only punished by law but
they were left io popular cruelty, the
protection of laws being withdrawn.
To kill or perteecule Christians was
considered meritorious. For popular
amusement they were thrown into tlie
arena among the wild beasts where
after a struggle they were torn to
pieces. It is said that Nero caused
the bodies of Christians to be covered
with pitch and their clothing saturated
with oil and lighted the public squares
with their burning.
It was a law of Bome that however
one might come to his death whether
by natural decease, by accident, or as
a criminal, his relatives or friends
might demand his remains for burial
or interment It was believed that
those who died and had no funeral
rites or ceremonies, as spirits
wandered disconsolate on the banks
of ILe river Styx not being able to cross
over lo the land of immortals for 100
years. So the right of interment or
cremation was inviolable. The
persecution of the Christians
continued with short intervals
of quiet nearly three centuries. The
catacombs became places of refuge
for the persecuted to which purpose
they were admirably adapted. Their
secret windings, hidden chambers,
shafts of exit made them very secure.
As places of refuge, chambers for stor-
nig corn and wine wells for water and
chapels for worship were dug. Chris
tianity became au underground relig
ion. Here Christians met, sung aud
prayed. Here they celebrated the
love of the world's redeemer iu the
Holy supper. Baptismal fonts were
made and the rite of baptism con
ferred on candidates. The courage
of Christians grew stronger in the
midst of these dangers and horrors.
The living meeting together, worship
ing God and loving each other with
the dead all about them. Martyrdom
was thought of as the shortest road
to heavenly joys. The humblest
Christian slave going to death saw
himself surrounded by a halo of im
mortal glory.
Out of that vast tomb Christianity is
sued to supercede the Caisers. When
the persecutions were ended and
Christianity ceased to be an under
ground religion, wealthy Christians
enlarged tlie chapels and added
new declaration.
In conclusion, it was clearly shown
that the religion which was nurtured
under ground amid the relics of those
who were living in the time of Christ,
which cheered the living as they wor
shipped amid the chambers of the
dead, and which has come down to us
through the long line of the centuries,
has grown stronger, more expansive,
until it can sweep the entire world
within its beneficent grasp, and lift
them up from the dark sleep of death
into that brighter clime where death
can never enter, but throughout the
countless ages of eternity, there shall
be light and life for evermore.
Go to the San Francisco Gallery for
the finest Photographs and Tintypes.
Olney Street
Dr. F. Crang has returned, to the city
and resimed-practice at the corner of
Fourth and Cass streets, up stairs, for
merly the Salvation Army barracks.
W.L. Bobb bos be"1 reappointed
notary public.
Sheriff Smith returned frPW Fort"
land yesterday morning.
Postmaster Hare takc3 charge ais
morning. Success to him.
Miss Babe Bishop went uf fo'TZorir'
land yesterday on the T. J. Potter.
Coroner F. H. Suprenaut has re
turned from a business trip to Port
laud. Chief Barry went up to Portland
last evening on the Telephone, on a
business trip.
Miss Minnie Hobson, who has been
very ill for some time, was slightly
better yesterday.
C. J. Lindelj, the county assessor
electjis in the city, making preparatory
arrangements for his incumbency of
the office.
Bev. G. W. Granuu is going to
California on the three-masted
schooner Norma, and will tike a va
cation of a month.
Tin fctoamer Telephone was un
usually early yesterday, arriving here
at ten minutes after 2 o'clock. j
The steamer Tom Morris, on Shoal
water bay, was condemned by inspec
tors Edwards and McDermott
The steamers Qen. Canby and
Suomi went to Hwaco yesterday
morning, well loaded with passengers
who made a trip over the railroad to
Nahcotia and back to Hwaco, arriving
here on the sreamera at 7 p. ir.
The steamship Col tun bia, Capt F.
BoUes, sailed for San Francisco yes
terday morning, taking from here 138
tons of freight, including 31,000 feet of
lumber, iw sacks of oysters, and
several huudred bundles of shooks.
The steamer WaJlnskl, of Yaquina
bay, which was complained of by Mr.
Saekett for carrying more passengers
than was allowed by la;v, has been
fined $1,000. and the fine not having
been paid, she will be sold at auction.
One half the lino will go to the in
former. The blenmship Stale of California,
Capt H. S. Ackley, arrived from San
Francisco at 3 o'clock yesterday after
noon, bringing 101 tons of freight for
this port, among which were a consid
erable quantity of pig load and sev
eral hundred cases of empty salmon
caus. She had 03 cabin and 52 steer
age passengers. In coming to the
doclc, the anchor on the high bow
caught under the eaves of the TJ. P.
warehouse and ripped off a few pieces
of boards.
Thry Made Jffoi Refund.
Saturday night on board the 21. R.
Thompson, purser Daniel O'Njel gave
a man -19.50 iu change, receiving, as
he supposed, a $20 gold piece, out of
which he intended to take fifty cents.
Jamas Tnrk and Ales Campbell of
this city, were on board, and saw the
transaction. They called the purser's
attention to the fact that the man had
given him only a dollar instead of a
twenty, and which had not been ob
served hi the hurry.
Discovering the mistake the purser
went to the man, reminded him of
the error and asked the return of the
$19, but the impudent scoundrel
while he admitted the fact, claimed
that as the money had been paid to
him, he should keep it The purser
threatened lo put the man off at the
next landing unless he refunded, but
to this he made no objection, claiming
he did not care it he was put off, he
should keep the money, anyway.
This was too much for Turk and
Campbell, so they took the fellow in
hand, and in less than half a minute
he was on Ins back on the floor, and
begging for mercy, promising if they
would not harm him, that he would
return the money. They let him up,
and he handed back the extra amount
It served him just right, and even a
cold bath in the river would have
been a good dose for the would be
Stejimcr Inspectors.
TJ. S. hull and boiler inspectors Mc
Dermott and Edwards returned from
Shoalwater bay yesterday, where they
had been officially inspecting the
steamers Coleman, Maria and tfattie.
They also inspected the steamer Tom
Morrtit, and found her Jiull in a very
rotten condition, therefore she was
condemned. Messrs. McDermott and
Edward returned to Portland on the
Telephone last evening, and Mr.
Smith, the owner of the Tom Morris,
went with them.
Some funny notions find publica
tion. The Eugene Register lectures
its readers regarding a proposition to
start a daily pnper there by some en
terprising jugeneites, who rightly
think that a daily paper is a good thjng
for the town. The Register thinks it
is very unpretty to entertain such her
etical notions, but evinces a glimmer
ing realization of the situation Jby
threatening that if anyone proposes-to
start a daily paper in that burg, the
Register folks will start one too.
Probably that's what Eugene is play
ing for, and that's the only way to get
a daily paper there. It has always
been a surprise to The Astobian why
some one didn't get in and rattle 'em
up at Eugene with a daily.
A census enumerator from ono of
the ontlying districts showed up yes
terday, and in response to a question
as to the most singular incident so far
in his experience, said it was at a
house last Tuesday of a woman who
said she had been a widow for five
years. There were two children, one
three years, the other about a year
old. He asked, "Whose children are
these?'' "Mine," was the answer.
"What's their father's namef "None
of your business." He left
A Pretty Boat Sold. ,. -
The steamer Alarm has been sold.
The little boat is now lying atlhe-foot
of Washington street, preparatory to
being taken out of Willamette and Co
lumbia river waters. She was pur
chased by a Shoalwater Jbay syndicate,
representedbyji(2BpiawvFaater, for
5,750. The'boat-wfflb;takeMround
to the b3y next Tuesday jld-will en
gage in the passenger trade between
South Bend and Willapa. The.4tarm
was built nearly three years -ago, tin
this city, at a cost of- about 6,000,
and, up to within six inonths ago, en
gaged in the Portland-Albina passen
ger trade. Oregoniartj 15. '
The peculiar combination, proportion
and proparatioqlof Bosfs Sarsaparilla
makes tins, jnediclnc-l different from
others and superior to them all in ac
tual curative powers. Said by all drag
gists. Prepared by" C. L Hood & Co.
Apothecaries. Lowell, Mass. .
Talk isidiea-Wc;iMJ-?fol-low.
Try tlie howetageiNicttfrat tbe
Oregon Bakery,aa4 js4ge for yaarself.
ThctJonrmbta Bakery "Isihe neatest
shoplnhecity. ""C. -
Beraember tbe Austin "house at the
Seaside is open the year 'roawt
0b6 at the Late Phuw ef Living by Oae'a
The world is full of suckers and an
advertisement is the great hook by
which to catch them. It is folly for
lebngresft to make statutesjto preVent
Itftrenes anuromerswinaies oeoeuse
the fcigeimity of man is infinite. Laws
to forbid and punish are like cutting
at the roots oi noxious nusnes a
thousand new ones start for every one
cut and out Among the thousand
and one substitutes for the forbidden
ways, here is ono most productive to
its originaters: Two or three gentle
men locate a city. They advertise
tfcit a lot will be given to all who
send ten cents, on or before a certain
time. Thousands bite. Deeds are
sent to each ap'plicsnr, to his sisters,
cousins, aunts, etc., pondi
tioned that threa or four
dollars must be sent to pay for the
recording. The county recorder and
the town company furnish abstracts.
Two persons may call themselyes half
a dozen and fill various offices. From
this time on the town company has,
perhaps) seyerl thousand clients or
proteges, whom ftcy pap tax annuajly,
and thai secure an admirable income.
There are not less than a hundred such
institutions now turning. JNo one can
say they are illegal, unreal or fraudu
lent, for their immitation of real towns
and cities 13 perfect On tho broad
prairie, anywhere, within any point
almfMh finrronnded bv an area of hun
dreds of miles as level as a table, on a
xailroacLis selected, a company organ
izeVLbyJawand an office erected and
a aepor, peruaps, ine artist is set to
work delineating, and all is done regu
larly. ThisJaonoof the latent plans
of living by one's,wits.
SaliaoH Shipment.
jThQ .salmon shipments by water
from San Francisco in May compare
as follews:
Cases. Pkgs. Value.
1889 .17,119 G03 $105,484
1890 .13,480 532 73,042
The shipments last month em
braced 11,456 cs to New York, 1,075. cs
to Australia, 448 cs to East India and
382 pkgs to the Hawaiian islands.
The canned salmon shipments from
this port by water for the first five
months were distributed principally
as follews:
Earope.cs 47.108
Australia....... 14.C78
NewZeland f 3.8C7
Other foreign ports 5,602
New York .';
.,,..,, .48,528
Total to nil markets ,119,783
Also 453 pkgs salted salmon, the
whole valued at 3558,950, against
74,003 cs canned salmon and 2,794
pkgs salted salmon, valued at 9447,
336 for the same time last year. S. F.
Success of the Scalers.
Fjve- sealers came into port yester
day rrom the waters off Cape Flattery,
and brought favorable reports of their
catches -during the season.
The schooner James O. Swan ar
rived in the. morning in charge of
Captain Tom Fraziet and a crew of
Indians. She had been out about five
weeks, most of the time in tle waters
of Neah bay, aud reported a catch of
133 seals. This is a very good aver
age. Captain Frazier sent the skins
ashore at Victoria, where they were
Tho schooners TMlie "and C. C. Per
kins also came in, tlie former with 105
and the Litter with 45 skins.
The schooner Teaser also came in.
She has been out sinca January 26th,
in charge of Captain Qainn, and re
ports 402 skins taken. This is a big
catch, considering the season.
The Main Parker, in charge of
Captain Hanson, returned with 199
skins. She has been out all season.
With these catches tlie sealing busi
ness is very profitable, the average
price being about 810 each for the
skins. Post 7'ownsend Leader, 13.
Immensely More Mischief thma ! Gm
orally Suspected,
Dr. Kins, tlie eminent medical writer, la
a learned dUqulsitlon on our national com
plaint, coustlpation, cays:
Tho great quantity of cathartic pills, etc.
which ore
iekcu oy me pcopie oi mil
iry are productive oi immensely
chief thaa is generally suspected.
more mi
Trne.tha physic unloads the bowels, but its actioa
tends to diminish the tone of the lnteatinea:
so that, Instead of removing costlrenes, it
aggravates it, leaving the bowels io a mora
torpid condition.
Joy's Yctable Sarsaparilla was designed
to CM just such a contingency as the doctor's
arraignment anticipates, viz.: Instead of be
ing a powerful mineral purgative, It b a
mild tcgetable laxative, that, owing to ita
aolvcntaud gentle stimulating properties, Is
to certain a relief in constipation that it has
been gi en au ay to hundreds, not to be paid
for unless it was of positive benefit. It re
places constipation almost immediately
with a natural easy habit, and Is so mild
that, unlike drastic purgatives, It an b
taken Indefinitely with perfect safety.
Oregon's Vote for Tea Yearn.
Year Office.
Dem. Maj.
19355 C41 K
20.0C9 1,412 R
2I.U0I 2,236 R
,233 J,tS35H
2tf,524 ti,7G9 R
2Ty413 7.407 R
33.000 f.OOO R
1888 President...
1683 Congress...
18D0-Conrefc'4. ..
The First Step.
Perhaps you are run down, can't eat,
can't sleep, can't think, can't do any
thing to your satisfaction, and you
wonder what alls you. You should
need tlie warning, J ou are taking the
first step Into Nervous Prostration,
lpunceda Nerve Tonic and In Elec
tric Bitters you will find thi exact rem
edy for restoring your nervous system
to its normal, healthy condition. Sur
piising results follow the use of this
great Nerve Tonic and Alterative.
Your appetite returns, jjood digestion
la restqredanaahe-Eiver and Kldnevs
tu.' iiiuvLiiver ana jui
resume healthy action. Trva hntth
Price 50c, at J. V7. Conn's drug store.
TelM&tmeLUnas; .
Best Beds in town. Booms per night
50 aud 23 els., per week S1J0. New and
clean. Private entrance.
For a good Shave, go to F. Terrell.
Some of the finest strawberries to be
found in the state or ontof it are from
Du,S 5ar&ns at Jonnt Coffin, and
s sold by Thompson & Ross.
Fine Table Wlae
Delivered at fiO cents a gallon, to any
part of the city. A. fine line of pure
Sife1?1 ,nes at Iow Prices, at A.
W.Utzinger's Cosmopolitan saloon.
All the natent touriiiine.aiifMki-fiaA.
i in this paper, together with the choicest
fce bought at the lowest prices atJ.W.
Com's. drug store, opposite Occident
hotel, Astoria.
ction Fruit' Jars, at Thompson
Tfce Story of the Lnreatioa of the Ephem
eral Chlaook LaHgnagc.
Out of the necessity of a universal
language for commercial transactions
has been evolved the harsh, discordant
volapuk, yet uot 'ffeherallv accenfv?
Its only charm.'if'it'uossessea nnv. is
the simplicity of its grammar. It has
no horrid irregular verbs, like the ter
rible aller which is the bete noir of all
students of French; nor has it that
awful subjunctive mood of our own
language, which the average Kansan
and Missourian, instead of letting
severely alone, ha3 laboriously wrestled
with until they have constructed one
or two veritable provincialisms, and
which sound, when heard by the culti-'
rated ear, like an enitanh in a YorV.
snire country cnurcnyard.
But years ago, in the early part of
Uid century, the traders of the Hud
son toy, the northwest, and other fur
companies manuiaerurea a jargon out
of the English, Indian and French
language as tv means of communica
tion benreeCthemselves rind the va
rious Indian tribes, whose tongues
aud dialects were like a sealed book.
$ha Chinook enabled them to con
verse with the white man, and, con
versely, also anjong themselves. It is
Qt $ language, hpcauso it has no
grammar; itismorepuphpnioug tlirm.
Volapuk, but that is admitting Jittje
in favor of its euphony. One
word, Jiko the French 'on or
fairo, has a dozen differ
ent meanings, depending upon its
relation to another, word, easily
guessed at" in Chinook, but not so
easily in French, if one adheres to the
irrevocable fiat of tho "Academy."
Although 1 have had no use for Chi
nook tlipse twenty-five years, I have
not forgotten it, and I presume I
could carry on an ordinary conversa
tion without difficulty. To 'give a
specimen of -its character, I here
present the little nursery prayer of
"Now I lay me down to sleep:" "
"Al-ta ni-ka moosuni, ni-ka tick-ey
Sah-a-le syee, close nan-age ni-ka tum
tura. Spose nika mam-e-loose eh'p
ni-ka wit-whit to-mola, ni-ka tick-ey
Sah alee" syee quahstim is-pum, nika
Literally: "Now I sleep, I want
tho Great Spirit to watch soul. If I
should die before I get up to-morrow,
I want the Qreat Spirit to forever
keep my son.
During the early days of tho Penin
sular campaign a certain officerof high
position and rank sent a telegram to
another officer stationed in "Washing
ton, who, like himself, had been
'hived" in ono of the posts on the
upper Paoifio fpr years, and under
stood Chinook, in which jargon the
message was written. Of course it
was intercepted, as were al suspi
ciously worded, and brought tp the
great war secretary's office, whero
cipher experts perspired and grow
desperate over it, but could make
nothing out of it. Its cap
ture created a terrible commo
tion, and awful was the mystery sur
rounding it; a plot against the gov
ernment it must be. and no effort was
spared to trace it to the sender. At
last this was accomplished and its
harmlessness clearly established; the
weary officer before Yorktown had
simply asked his old comrade to send
down by first opportunity some bottles
of good whisky. Stanton overlooked
it, but warned the principals not to in
dulge in such dangerous pleasantries
again. -
A Raft For This Coast.
The Pacific Pine Lumber company,
of San Francisco, it is stated has pur
chased the patent right for the coast
of Eobertson ocean timber rafts. The
sum of $50,000 has already been sub
scribed, and it was resolved to incor
porate and begin the construction of a
raft as soon as practicable. The ad
vantages which will accrue lo this
company through this project are
many. There are hundreds of settlers
owning large timber tracts on the
banks of the Columbia river and Pu get
sound who will bo enabled to market
their material by simply floating their
logs and delivering them at mills
which will probably be erected by the
company at convenient points in. the
vicinity, after which the timber will
float down the coast in one enormous
raft to San Francisco. Olympia
A New Lighthouse Tender.
Washington, June 1L Iu the
house at its evening session represen
tative Hermann was successful in hav
ing the senate bill passed which pro
vides for a new lighthouse tender with
headquarters at Portland, Or. The
original sum recommended was 85,
000, which the secretary of the navy
was authorized to expend in the con
struction of this ship. This sum was
thought to be insufficient for so im
portant a boat, which must traverso so
large a district, and an increase was
recommended of $10,000, and tho bill
last night was increased accordingly
and passed for $95,000, which can be
added to the various other appropria
tions for Oregon and for the benefit
of the Pacific northwest.
Take II Before BreakfasJ.
The great appetizer, tonic and liver
regulator. Iu use for more than CO
years in England. Positive specific for
liver complaint. Bad taste in the
mouth on arising in the mornimr. dull
pains in the head and back of the eyes,
tired feeling, dizziness, langour symp
toms oi aver complaint. Kemeuy ir.
Henley's English Dandelion Tonic. Ite-
emedy Dr.
i Tonic. Re
lieves constipation, sharpens the appe
tite and tones up the entire system. Get
the genuine from your druggist for
and take according to directions.
Fresh Bread and Cakes every day at
Columbia Bakery. AU orders deliv
ered to all parts of the city.
Try the Columbia Bakery and satisfy
yourself where you can do the best.
Drink Knickerbocker bottled beer.
nMse Fr Rent.
Apply at Astobian office.
All the Choicest Delicacies, made by
only first-class men at tho Seaside
Bakery. .
nouses Fr Beat.
Apply at the Pacific Beal Estate Co,
Beams amd. Beard.
A few rooms at Mrs. E. C. Holden's,
with board; corner of THrd and Main.
Also a few table boarders can be ac
commodated. There Are Seme nice Keens,
Over the Mikado candy store, suitable
for offices, for rent. Apply to Alex
Good Goods and low rates at tho Sea
side Bakery.
For tlie very best Photos, go to Sinis
ter. Cote ami cake, ten cents, at the
Central Bestaurant.
For fine variety of Numbers for your
buildings, call on Juefce Jewett,
Strawberry season is pretty nearly
over. A few crates still received daily
by Thompson & Ross.
Just Received at Tbe
Leading Dry Goods and Clothing House of the City
. II
517 and .521 Third St.
. $2.95
The "Freneh. FrooessI
For The
4th of July
The Election Is Over,
And itbehows all to for
get the political
strifo anil
A First-Class
In the meantime the
undersigned will not for
get to look out for the
people's wants, and be at
all times prepared to fur
nish tho finest selection
of gentlemen's garments
at his usual reasonable,
The Live Clothier and Haiter.
In the Occident Hotel El'd's.
The Indiana Paint Shop.
C, M. CUTBIRTir, Prop'r.
Cor. Third and Main Sts., Astoria.
Paper Hanging a Specialty.
Work executed with Neatness and Dis
patch, Magee, Argand and Acorn
Stoves Ranges,
Cooking and Heating,
Noo cfe Scully,
W. F. Scheibe,
Smokers'. Articles in Stock.
Special Braafe Manufactured to Order.
MAIN STREET, , - - Astoria, Or
per Pair, to
For Ladies !
It never rips. It never squeaks,
flexible than a hand turn.
nap in
T ri ran
UK Acres, clor to river and street ear liuo. Only 500 per acre, for a few dews
only. $;,)0() can be niatle on this property within three month.
Winipito M Bine
Real Estate
Odd Fellows' Building,
Lots in Case's Astoria Are Now on Sale
Astoria Beal Estate Co.
TERMS --One-Half Cash ; tlie Balance in Six and Twelve Months.
Weinhard's Lager Beer!
Is the Choice of the Connoisseur.
Superior Facilities for Shipping in Car Load Lota.
Orders for any quantity to be directed to
Corner Twelfth and B.
Telephone 72
PLYNN, The Tailor.
Finest Woolen Goods for Suitings. All the Latest Stylts
lie bms for Cash at Eastern Prices. He u:u:uitees tlie Best WnrkmansWn oa all
Garments. GiU and set- for voiirbelf. lUirth Block. ASTORIA, OR.
G-O TO tibce;
Columbia Bakery
Cakes, and Fine Confectionery. All Orders Dellreretf.
The Pacific Real Estate Co.
3STi,r Central
A. T. BRAKKE, Mgr.
The Oregon Land Co.
Where Property
Corner Third
Thompson & Boss
Carry a Full Line or
Choice Staple and Fancy
Give Us a Call and Be Convinced.
John G. Dement.
Successor to W. E. Dement & Co.
Carries Complete Stocks of
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries.
rreserlptieas CarefUly CempAMded.
Agent lor
Mexican Salre and k
Iforwsgian File Cor
Five Dollars
n iii
, . &CiCBZ&
It lequires no breaking in. Mow
Astoria, Oregon.
Real Estate.
Portland, Oregon.
Is Left For Sale,
and Olney Sts.
There Is ao occasion for the aunt t(m
ous of oar citizens to sena .toPti -San
Francisco for .. . -Tj i&7
Custom Made Cloths
As they cm get Better Flto. Bettor IT.
By Leaving thelrpnlers.wljSiMlAKT.
Mew kM.&J&$m'm
Call and sea htm and sausfy joaalf
P. J. Meany. MereaaaNr.
iwiinti rj
New Style&t'Caekets aa4 faaatiT
Next to lioi&Et9m5
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