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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, November 14, 1882
A SLIDING MOUNTAIN IN
The jyovermnent engineers on
gaged upon the ship canal mound
the rapids where the Columbia
river cuts through the Cascade
mountain', and the engineers of
the ( Jregon Railway and Naviga
tion company, whose railroad luns
beside the government canal, have
discovered that a point of the
mountains of tremendous height
and three miles in extent, is mov
ing -down an incline into tho-jivcr.
The fact of a moving mountain is
strange, but not incomprehensible.
J t seems, says an intelligent cor
respondent of the New York
Times, that the gicat river and the
r.ivines that point to it have cut
their way through a superincum
bent mass of basalt into a sub
stratum of sandstone. This sand
stone, we will suppose, presents a
smooth surface, with an incline
toward the river; the river outs
tinder the basalt into the sand
stone and the natural effect is for
the superincumbent basalt, acting
like a similar foimation of ice in a
glacier, to slide down hill.
The same gentleman says, on
the authority of Mr. Thielsen,engi
neer in-chief of the western di
vision of the Northern Pacific
railroad, that when an examination
was made a year ago of n disused
portage tramway past that point,
the track was fonnd to be twisted
as much as seven or eight feet out
of the "true line in some places,
caused beyond doubt by a move
ment of the mountain. It seemed
certain to Mr. Thielsen that there
was a movement of a tremendous
mountain spur opposite this piece
of road. The correspondent goes
on to say:
"It is a fact well known to all
river men that above the Cascades
where the river is tranquil the
waters cover a submerged forest,
-z whose trunks still stand with their
projecting limbs to attest some
wonderful phenomenon. It has
been a query in the minds of all
as to what convulsion of nature or
process of time caused this over
flow of waters. Over thirty years
ago I saw the dead trunks stand
ing beneath the waves, and the
interest in this connection was in
creased byj learning from the In
dians that among their traditions
was one that ages since the moun
tains rose precipitously at the
-river's side, and a great arch of
stone spanned the river from shore
to shore, and that their canoes
passed under it. Tradition further
says that in course of time a great
earthquake threw down the arch
and blocked the river, causing the
cascades as we see them now. It
is not often that Indian tradition
is so specific in detail. As the rec
ords of the aborigines of this re
gion are very transient, it is pos
sible that this story rests on some
fact of natural history of not very
remote occurence. Joining tradi
tion and speculations with the dis
coveries and deductions of science,
we must conclude that some con
vulsion of nature has thrown great
masses of rock into the stream
sufficient to deaden its flow
for eight miles above and to sub
merge the forests just above
tho rapids. Mr. Brazee, who has
been engineer of the navigation
company that owned the portage
road around the falls, informs me
that he has watched the movements
of the mountain for twenty
years, and that it is no myth."
American Ship-Owing on the Sly
The American Ship, a journal
devoted to the shipping interests,
says that the terms "foreign fleet,"
applied to steamers plying between
American and European ports, is
to a certain extent a misnomer,
American capital being embarked
in British tonnage more largely
than is generally known, adding:
"Americans, especially New York
ers, often have a vote in the man
agement and share in the divi
dends, for they have a way of
dodging the disabilities to which
our national bunting subjects
thin at home and in foreign
parts."'" There is much that is hu
wttMtfinf in these pieces of infor
mation, which, 13 the way, are no
news to bhippcis and underwriters
generally. It being appaient that
American investors have confi
dence that shipping enterprises
may be piofitable, it reflects any
thing but credit upon a tariff sys
tem which prevents the use cif all
this money at home. It has gone
to enrich .shipbuilders on the
Clyde, or to be used to pay British
shipmaster and j-eamen. So much
of the money as has been employed
as working capital wage, fuel,
renewals of rigging and fittings,
aiid so forth might at least have
gone into the pockets of our own
sailors and mechanics, but for the"
law which prevents a foreign-built
ship from obtaining an American
registry. And is it not demoral
izing to continue in force a sys
tem which piovokes contempt for
the flag among thoc who should
be the first to maintain it in honor.
Our fathers, in fact, succeeded
years ago in making the stars and
stripes respected all over the world
as an emblem of commercial enter
prise and probity. We have
changed all that, and thanks to our
perfect system of protection, Brit
annia's supremacy of the waves is
a more stubborn fact than ever.
Hops are a dollar a pound in
this market, and arc quoted at
Sl.Gu in the New York market,
with an upward tendency in price.
A. Chinese laborer walked into a
commission store the other day and
drew about seven thousand dollars
in a lump. The proceeds on his
fyop crop on a few acres this 3ear.
An American farmer in one of the
interior valleys sold his hop crop
the other day for $10,000; he had
that number of pounds. The hop
men have "struck it rich" this
year, according to a current
phrase. Some of the rich warm
valleys will produce hops to per
fection. But there is a great deal
of hard labor to the business. In
Washington territory and some
parts of Oregon, Indians are em
ployed. They earn a great deal
of money at the business of pick
ing hops, and game most of it
away. They are cheap laborers,
however, and quite as satisfactory
as Chinese, who prefer to grow
hops for themselves rather than
pick them for others. 1 1 is not all
likely that the present prices will
be maintained. If half the present
prices be realized, one year with
another, on the hop crop, it would
be one of the most lucrative pro
ducts in this state. The tide sets
in favor of hops.
The lumbermen have been
coining money on this coast. This
is true of the lumber interests
from Monterey Bay to Puget
Sound. It has been true with
some qualifications for about three
years. The present year has been
a rematkably prosperous one for
the lumbermen. The prevailing
rates have been from three to four
dollars per thousand feet above
the price which prevailed during
the late depression. Besides the
advance in price there has been
the great advantage of quick sales.
No waiting for purchasers. Car
goes have been sold to arrive, and
others as soon as they came into
port. No hunting for purchasers.
There is a great deal of money in
the country, and a great deal of
building is going on in the interior.
The export demand has also been
greatly quickened. It looks as
though the demand would not
fall off for some time to come.
The next season promises to be a
good one for lumber interests.
The tide is in for the lumber
men. Just now the whalers are com
ing into port from the Arctic. The
tenor of the news, so far as it has
been received, is favorable. Tho
steam whaler which was built
here and sent into the Arctic
early in the season, will probably
return full that is, with a cargo
of oil and bone, worth nearly as
much as the cost of the vessel.
One whaler, a sailing vessel,
owned at this port, "a little old
square rigger," returned the other
day full of oil and bone, the cargo;
being worth ten times as much as,
the vessel. It i true that there
aie great hazards in the business,!
and one steam whaler has been
crushed in the ice. But the fleet '
will come down fiom the Arctic
with a pretty good report at least
that is the prospect now.
In looking over the whole field i
of industries, it is hard to find any'
prominent interests which has '
been in a languishing condition.
Here and there crops fail on ac
count ol the drouth. A ship now
and then has been crushed by ice
or lost in a gale. But the tide!
this year has set in favor of nearly
all legitimate pursuits on the!
Pacific coast. . J'T. Jhdktin.
Marriage in Genoa.
Marriage brokers are quite
important business men in Genoa.
They have pocket-books filled with
the names of the marriageable
girls of the different classes, with
notes of their figuies, personal
attraction, fortunes, etc. These
brokers go about endeavoring to
arrange connectiens: and when
thej succeed, they get a commis
sion of 2 or 3 per cent upon the
portion. Marriage at Genoa is
quite a matter of calculation,
generally settled by the parents or I
relatives, who often draw up the (
contracts before the parties have
seen one another, and it is only
when everything is arranged, and
a few days previously to the
marriage ceremony, that the future
husband is introduced to his in
tended partner for life. Should
he find fault with her manners or
appearance, he may break off the
match on condition of defraying
the brokerage and any other ex
There are about thirty news
papers published in Washington
territory at present, nearly all of
which are. received regularly at
this office. A careful examination
of these says the Olympia Courier
develops the fact that there is
scarcely a poorly pi in ted journal
in the whole number, while a
large majority of them are models
of typographical neatness. We
do not believe the same number of
papers in any one section of the
United States, outside of the large
cities, can be found that will com
pare with them at all favorably in
the neatness of the composition and
"make up," or the clearness of the
prcsswork. Most of them are
owned anh edited by practical
printers, who have engaged in
publishing as a permanent busi
ness, and combining no small
amount of ability with thorough
practical knowledge they are
making their influence felt in
building up local interests and
securing respect from the press at
Lately adverted to by the Indian
apolis (Ind.) Neics, is the fact that
Mr. Frank Patten, one of the edit
ors of the Indiana Iarmerpi In
dianapolis), strongly indorses St.
Jacobs Oil. It cured his wife of a
very severe attack of rheumatism
and so quickly.
Don't condemn a good tiling because
you have been deceived by worthless
nostrunia. Parker's Ginger Tonic
has cured many in this section of nerv
ous disorders, and we recommend it
honatily to such sufferers. JVeirs.
To all who are suffering from the
errors and indiscretions of youth, nerv
ous weakness, early decay, loss of man
hood, etc., 1 will send a recipe that will
cure you FREE OF CHANGE. This
great remedy was discovered bv a mis
sionary in South America. Send a self
addressed envelope to the Itev. Joseph
T. Ixmax, Station D, New York City.
Advancing years, care, sickness, dis
appointment, and hereditary predisposi
tion all operate to turn the hairgrav,
and either of them inclines it to she'd
prematurely. Aykes Hah: Vigok will
restore faded or gray, light or red hair
to a rich brown or deep black, as may
be desired. It softens and cleanses the
scalp, giving it a healthy action. It re
moves and cures dandruff and humors.
By its use falling hair is checked, and
a new growth will bo produced in all
cases where the follicles are not de
stroyed or the glands decaj-ed. Its ef
fects are beautifully bhown on brashy,
weak, orsickly hair, on which a few ap
plications will produce tho gloss and
freshness of youth. Harmless and sure
in its operation, it is incomparable asa
dressing, and is especially valued for tho
soft lustre and richness of tone it im
parts. It contains neither oil nor dye,
and will not soil or color white cambric;
yet it lasts long on the hair, and keeps it
fresh and vigorous.
Fob Sale sr xli DeAleiis.
r.iiu iipj'L Eiii
rfiBe,!). ri IS SI
' ii iv'VV-ii.-' i i ..-yyM'
1 sif? -WwsWF&msmwi
TKM HfelVEf KP"SHq k rXS! v-
Heuralqia, Sciatica, Lumbago.
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Svelf-
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, Genera Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all ofhor
Pains and Aches.
Ko Preparation on earth equals Sr. Jurors Oil
u a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
BtmwJr. A trial entails but tho cojparatiTely
trifling outlay of 50 Cents, and eTery ano suffer
ing Kith pain can havo cheap and podtire proof
of its claims.
Directions in Eleven Language?.
BOLD BY ALL DBUGQIBTB AND DE ALEE3
A. VOGELER & CO.,
ABOU JAY HI'CBr.LI..
Aloii .lay Huliuoil may ln iiibe de
Awoke from dreams of snap and ah
And in his room, as if it were a spook.
He saw a follow writing in a book.
'What writest thou?'' In asked. The
"I write the names of politicians dead.'
"And is mine one?"" asked Hubliell.
"Xay, not so.'
The fellow answered; lcah, as all men
Is what the grand old paity needs to
day; You hold the funds nmbthusmny win
And live awhile" Quoth UuMiell.
"Write me then.
As one who loves to lilccd his fellow
The fellow wrote and vanished. The
He came again with an electric lujht,
And showed the names of politicians
And all the shameful list .lav Iluhlicil
Gents: AIkmU nine ywirs :is I h I :
chlld.two yi-ars old ami u!mnt iie:nl. Tin
doctor I had attending her could not u it
what ailed her. 1 ticked lilm if lie did i i
think it wns worm. He said no How
ever, this did not satisfy me, :t 1 ie:n-n.-vinccd
in my own mind that he Iitul. I
obtained a Ixrttle or DK. V. 3IcI.ANi:'s
I gave her n tcospoonful in the niM:iim
and another at nlsnt,:inerwli!cli vise j,:i ved
seventy-two worms and was u well Iidd.
Since then I have never heen will. out it
in my family. The health of in eh I ln-n
remained o i;ood that I had i.i ideeied
watching their actions until ahotu ti.ite
weeks ao, when two of them j.ree:.led
the same sickly appearance that I'imn
did nine years ago. So Lthnught ii iiiik
1j worms, and went to work at tint e ith
a bottle of UK. C. "Mc-LANE'S VI.KMI
i?"UJE between four of my children, tl.eir
ages being as follews: Alice, 8 vi-n; ( har
lcy,4years; Emma,(5ye.ir: .lohu.U yrais
Ntnv comas the reMilt : Alice and Kiuina
came out all right, but l'harlr iaed forly
llve unit Johnny about lxty worm.. The
result was po gratifying that I peiit iwo
days in showing the wondciful i MVel of
your Vermifuge around Ttica. mid iuw
have the worms on exhibition in myMnie.
Yours truly, JOHN rtl'KIS.
The genuine Ilt. C aiel.ATXE'S . EK
Mirt'f'E Is manufactured only by
Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and le.ir the ignatur. t V. 3IrI.:uic
and Flcminsr I'ron. It i- never inntle In
St. Louis or Wheeling.
lie Mire you get the ue:.ui:u Trice, -o
cents n bottle.
FLE3II3H2 KKO.S., Filtslmrgli, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cm! c nil." it is a blood-purifier and
tonic Impuntvof the blood poisons the svs
tein, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish tliem according to ef
fects, but beiii? really branches or phases of
that great jeneric disorder, lmnnrity or
Kloed. Such are Dypcpi(i, mUlwumes,
Lircr Complaint, Gmxtipalion, Xermu J3N
onlcrs. Headache, Backache, General ll'calc
iicx. Heart Ditcafcropxy. Kidney Dieac,
Pile, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrnftda, Shin
Disorder, Pimple. U'rcrx. ircffnjjf, ttc.,
Ac Kins: or tke JSIned prevents and
cures thec by attacking the caiuc. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and pln.sicians agree
In calling it "the mostucnulne and efficient
preparation for the inirpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c In pamphlet, "Treatise ou Diseases
ot the I'.lood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. K AXSOM, SOX & Co.. Props
lluualo, N. Y.
THE TIME IX WHICH TO PAY School
taxes in School District Xo. l will ex
pire on the- loth of the present month. Pay
up and save costs.
A8MALL SKIFF, OUTSIDE GEO. W.
Humo's cannery, painted white with
word "ware" painted on stern. Loser vill
Inquire at Xlc'a rmttuaBt. lvrk
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
Oyster Saloon. Cfe;
en i:wurs street, astouia.
miiK .-ih:i:sh:ni:ii is pleased to
X announce lo the public that hfha. op
JESgttiTig; Souse ,
Ami funiiilu-. in tirit-l.s stlf
ovsn:::-. mr coffee tka. irrc.
Ladies" and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
P;:w ;;ie iiu'ji iMll.
A. ffl. JOHNSON & Co.,
mil j biiumiiDiD auu it.
ISopt's :tml Cordage of all Kinds.
ISlorlis. l:itcit ant! nioilalino ol
Tho eimiiir I"'soiin Scoleli
.Salmon net T-uiiies.
Zflcrmairi Twine.: Camas, all
3Tos : Copper Tipped Oars.
The best assortment or
TIse Rest COFEK1IS and TIL1S.
Try our 'IKelrosr Raking Powder
INwiihely the best e er made.
tif all Kinds jmt tip bj best l'acKers.
KichardsonS and 1'obhufs Canned ComR
Terms Cash. Profits Small.
eJTfilYi: lS A CALL-Sa
Corner il r.in and Chcnamus Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Heershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
Vntrhc and Jeivolry, Itluzzle anil
Urceeli Loading Shot CIhuh anil
IlillcM. Jlcvnlvern. IMstolH.
AI.SO A FINK
Assortment or Tine SPFCTACLES ami EYE
B. B. FKANKLTN,
j Corner C.iss and Snuemouhe streets,
j ASTOUIA. ... - OKKfiON
MAGNUS G. 0R0SBY,
HARBWABE, IRON, SHEL,
iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLV MIlEliS AXD STEAM FITTERS
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with t.eatness and dispatch,
None hut first class workmen employed.
A large assortment of;
Constantly on hand.
Delmquant City Taxes.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIYEX THAT I,
the undersigned. Chief of Police, have
been furnished with a warrant from the citv
council requiring me to collect tho taxes as
sessed for the year 1SS2. and now delinquent
upon the list, and make return of the same
within sixty ilavs. All parties so indebted
will thereforo please take notice and govern
Chief ol Polict.
Astoria, Oregsa, September 19, lMe.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Materia!, Etc.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order. !
3"Orders from a dMance promptly attended to, and :itifaf tion guaranteed iu all eases.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BkntoxStukkt, Nkai: rAKKKi: House,
ASTORIA. - OREfiOX.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of all DeKcriptleaR wadctajOrdcr,
at Short Xetlre.
A. D. W'ass, President.
.1. G. nu.sTLKR, Secretary.
I. AV. Cas K, Treasurer.
Jonx Fox, Superintendent
S. ARNDT & JFERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler, Shop S
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
1'OOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
B. F. STK ENS. C. S. BROWN
Where ou will lind all the standard works
of the day, and aeontantIyehan;;uu;
dock of novelties and t.uiej
articles: we keep the
hest assortment of
Sheet Music, Bijou
terie, & Celluloid
Goods, etc., etc.
B L STEVENS & CO.
Wilson & Fisher,
iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AND CUT GALVANIZED
Nails, Copper Kails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packinq of all Kinds.
FLOUR AND ZMIIX FE1.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Cbenaimis and Hamilton Streets
05 2 22 SW go
f K w
5- p p g
At'rriONEhR, COMMISSION AND
K.-3. V. SIIAFTEK,
PIU'MCIA and 8l'KEKS.-
Dieatc orthc Threat a Specialty.
Ofllec over Conn's Drug Store.
T O. KOZOKT1I,
I. S. CoimuistloHcri XoUry PHbllr, rI
Agent lor. the HamburK-Bremen Fire Ins. Co.
of Hamburg, Germany, and ot the Trav
elers' Life nml Accident las. Co., ot Hart-
A lonu conn. . v . -'"f
trofficc !n'ij thian BttikliaKMM flftS
, - "is?ai
Q. 31.0 F. PARK1SB.
Clatsop Count y,aiil City rAstrla
OItice:-Chenamus street, Y.M.C. A. hall
I'oom No. 8.
XjT J). WINTOJT,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Jta-Ofllceln Pythian Building. Booms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, - - - OKEGON.
X.VY TUTTIiE, 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON .
Okkice Over tho '"White House Store.
ItKsrnKXCK Over Elberson's Bakery, op
poiitc Barth & Myers' Saloon.
4 Ii. FUTiTOX. M. D.
I'hy.siclan and SarseeH.
OFFICE 0er A. V. Aliens grocery store.
Booms, at the Tarkcr House.
"P P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON
Roonw in Allen's building up stairs, comer
of Casa and Sqemocqho streets.
J E. LaFOKCE,
Dental Kooms over Caxe'it Htrc,
ChPiiamus Street, - - Astoria, Oregon.
. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTOKIA. OREUO
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK, BY
Mam Street, opposite N. Loeb's,
Agency for the National Beer.
Beer delivered in any jurt of the city.
OCTOBER MTH. ABOUT ONE MILE
above Tongue Point, a snail green skiff,
with one pair iron rowlocks and ce pair
oars in her. Oars branded oa Made J. H.
I). G. A reward of $3.00 will be paid to the
party returning her to tats o, tf