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Astoria, Oregon,. Friday Morning, November 17, 1882.
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A DREADFUL HUSBAND.
A middle-aged lady, with u black
alpaca dress, worn shin' at the el
bows, and a cheap shawl, and a
cheap bonnet, and her hands puck
ered up and blue, as though she
had just got her washing out, went
into the oflicc of a prominent Ma
son n few mornings 'since and took
a chair. She wiped her nose and
the perspiration from her face with
a blue-checked apron, and when
the Mason looked at her, with an
interested, brotherly look, as
though she was in trouble, she
"Are 3'ou the boss Mason?'"
ITe blushed and told Her he was
a Mason but not the highest in the
land. She hesitated a. moment,
fingered the corner of her apron,
and curled it up like a boy speak
ing a piece in school, and asked:
"Have you taken the whole two
hundred and thirty-three degrees
The man laughed and told her
there were only thirty-three de
grees and that he had only taken
thirty-two. The other degree
could only be taken by a very few
who weje recommended by the
grand lodge, and they had to go
to New York to get the thirty
The lady studied a moment, un
pinned the safety-pin that held her
shawl together, and put it in her
mouth, took a long breath and then
"Where does my husband get
the other two hundred degrees,
The Mason said he guessed her
husband never got two hundred
degrees, unless he had a degree
factory. He said he didn't under
stand the lady.
"Docs my husband have to set
up with a corpse three nights out
of a week?" she asked, her eyes
flashing lire. "xVnd do they keep
a lot of sick Masons on tap for my
husband to set up with, the other
three nights of the week?"
The prominent Mason said he
was thankful that few Masons
died, and only occasionally that
one was sick enough to call for
"But why do you ask these
questions.inadam?" said the promi
The woman picked the fringe of
her shawl, hung her head down,
"Well, my husband began to
join the Masons about two years
ago, and he has been taking de
grees or sitting up with people
every night since. He has come
Home twicQ. witn tne wrong pair
of drawers on,and when I asked him
how it was, he said it was a secret
ho could not reveal under the pen
alty of being shot with a cannon.
All he would say was that he took
a degree. I have kept a little track
of it, and I figured that he has
taken two hundred and thirty-three
degrees, including the grand Sky
Fugle degree which he took the
night he came home with his lip
cut, and his ear hanging bv a piece
"Oh, madam," said the promi
nent Mason, "there is no Sky Fu
gle degree in Masonry. Your hus
band has deceived you."
"That's what I think," said she?
as a baleful look appeared in her
eyes. "He said he was taking the
Sky Fugle degree, and fell through
the skylight. I had him sewed up,
and he was ready for more de
grees. After he had taken about
a hundred and fifty degrees, I told
him I should think he would let up
on it, and put some potatoes in the
cellar for winter, but he said when
a man once got started on the de
grees he had to take them all, or
lie didn't amount to anything.
Sometimes a brother Mason comes
home along with him in the morn
ing, and they talk about a 'full
flush,' and about their 'pat hands,'
and 'raising 'em out.' One night
when he was aleep I heard him
whisper, 'I raise you ten dollars,'
and when I asked him what it
meant, he said they had been rais
ing a purse for a poor widow.
Another time he raised up in bed,
after he had been asleep, and
shouted, (I stand pat,' and when I
asked him what it meant, he said
he was ruined if 1 told it. He said
he had spoken the pass-word, and
if the biethren heard it they would
put him out of the way. Mister,
is 'stand pat' your pas-word?"
The Mason told her it was not.
That the word she had spoken was
an expression used by men when
playing draw poker, audfiic added
that he didn't believe her husband
was a Mason at all, but that he had
been lying to her all these three
She sighed and said: 'That's
what 1 thought when he came
home with a lot of ivory chips in
his pocket. He said they used
them at the lodge to vote on
candidates, and that a white chip
elects and a blue chip rejects a
candidate. If you will look the
matter up and see if he has joined
the Masons T will be much obliged
to 3011. lie says he has taken all
the two hundred and thirty-three
degrees, and now the boys want
him to join the Knights of Pythias.
1 want to get out an injunction to
keep him from joining anything
else until we get some under
clothes for winter. I'll tell you
what I'll do. The next time he
says anything about Sky Fugle
degrees, 1 will take a washboard
and make him think that there is
one degree in Masonry that he has
skipped, and now good-bye. You
have comforted me greatly, and 1
will la' awake to-night till my
husband gets home from the lodge
with his pat hand, and 1 will make
him think he has forgotten his
The lady went to the grocery to
buy some bar soap, and the promi
nent Mason resumed his business
with a feeling that we are not nil
truly good, and that there is cheat
ing going on all around.
Good Things Cost
Yes, indeed, they do. Gener
ally that which we admire and
which seems to us, peihaps, to be
done so easily, has cost all that it
is worth. And the reason why. it
does not seem so to us is because
we do not sec when and where
and how the work is put in.
We are riding along and look
ing out upon a beautifuld land
scape. Wc admire the skillful
arrangement of trees, and shrub
bery and flowers, or the smooth
and gently sloping giounds. This
is, indeed, lovely, we say. How
foitunate the owner was to find
such a place. But some one re
plies, could 3'ou have seen all this
years and 3'ears ago, when it was
in a natural state, 3011 might never
have dreamed of this. Tt has
taken much thought and hard
work and great expense to bring
these grounds to their present
condition. Tell a man how a
thing has been done and he sa3s:
"That's eas3 to do." Yen possi
ble, now that you have been shown
howto do it, but could ou have
done it in the first place? That is
the real test. You listen to a man
wnose mum is ricniy storeu witn
facts and thoughts and fruitful in
combinations of these varied
stories, and as he expresses the
thought which needed expression,
perhaps 'ou say: how easy that
was done. 1 could have said it.
Could you? Wiry did 3'ou not
then, before he did? Why not go
one step farther and give expres
sion to the next thought which, so
soon as expressed, the orator and
all the people shall say that was
the right word rightly spoken.
This is the very word we were
waiting to hear. When the light
ning flashes you can see very
clearly. And, if you act quickly,
3'ou may take all your bearings by
its instantaneous light. And such
a flash of thought may prove to
3ou an apple of gold.
But we want more than fitful
gleams. Steady lights are best.
And he is the true speaker whose
light shines on clear and true
while it is at the same time able
to throw a great flood of radiance
on the. dark spot when the right
Never say such things do not
cost. I tell you, if such a light
blazes before you and does not
cost him Tvho gives it, then it is an.
ignis Jalu is and will lure him and
3'ou, too, on to destruction.
Great men are hard-working
men. Genius means a gieat
capacity for work. "Genius will
work." The men eminent in all
the noble walks of life have been,
;ire now, ricat workeis. Tliev
are trained to endure, and when
occasion requires, can, and dofc
You see a train fly down the
track. It goes easily, does it not?
Swift and strong, without friction
and without sign of labor, it
shoots along. You simply sec the
results. But what leads to and
insures these results?
So you look upon the outside
appearances of great lives and see
no signs of heat and, noise, and
worry, and weariness, and you
state your proposition that they
lead easy, charmed lives. Try it
and see. Try to grapple with the
labors of some great legislator,
merchant, writer or divine, for
even one da . He who puts eff
the harness makes the wisest state
ments. A truly great man bears a
great load easily. To do this
gives the right to bear the name.
The Law of Lost Property.
What ought the finder of a lost
article to do? Most people will
give a ready answer. lie suoum
do his best to discover the owner
and restore the lost property to
him. But this standard of normal
duty being- imperfectly recognized
by the law, it will be interesting
to review the decision on the sub
ject. 1. The finder need not take
charge of lost property. There is
no legal duty on him to do it; but
if he does take it into his posses
sion, he becomes a depository, and
4s bound to keep it for the owner
and then restore it to him when
known. How long he must keep
it, or what efforts he should make
to find the owner, have not been
2. f the finder does not restore
property on finding the owner,
does fie commie theft? This de
pends on whether he knew, or had
reasonable means of knowing, who
the owner was at the time of find
ing. It has been held that the
finder of a pocket book, having the
owner's name legibly written
on it, is a thief if he conceals and
appropriates the money; but if
there is nothing to indicate the
owner, he does not become a thief
in law if he keeps it.
H. The owner may at any time
reclaim his property, and if the
finder refuses to give it up, can
recover it or the value of it from
him. But as against any one but
the owner, the finder's title is
recognized as good.
4. When is a thing to be con
sidered as lost? 1 1 has been said
in several cases that money or any
other propei ty laid down and for
gotten is not lost in the legal sense
of the word. The proprietor of
the shop, or bank or pjace where
it is left is the proper person to
take charge of it, and those who
pick up the property have no right
to keep it. On the other hand, it
has been held that when a conduc
tor found money in a railway car,
whose owner could not be ascer
tained, his title to the money
would hold good in law.
3. Is the finder entitled to be
paid for his trouble and expense?
He need not take charge of it, and
it seems that if he does so, he
must look only to the gratitude
and good feeling of the owner for
G. What if a reward be offered?
i nereis no uouot Hint anyone
seeing the offer, sets to work to
find the property, will, if he sue
ceeded, be entitled to the reward,
and may even retain the propert
until it be paid. But if he already
has the missing article in his pos
session when the reward was
offered, or has withheld the
property in the expectation that
a reward would be offered for its
recovery, the rule is the opposite.
Mrs. K.F.Haslrtl,No.43 Boston
street, Salcm,Mass.. writes: I have
used St Jacobs Oil on my daughter
lor a pain in ner ier side, and it
proved itself a splendid physician.
Everybody regards itas a reliable
ocj iV SVW
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
Kb Preparation on earth equals Sr. J.tom Oil
as a safe, sure, simple dnd cheap External
Bcmedj-. A trial entails but the comparatively
triflinR outlay of GO Cents, and evc.-y one suffer
ing with pain can bavo cheap and podtive pruof
of Its claims.
Directions in Eleven Languages.
BOLD BY ALL DBUGGI8T8 AND SB ALEE8
A. VOGXXER & CO.,
Baltimore, Md., U.S.A.
It is announced that Guitenu's
bones are nearly ready to be put
on exhibition m the army medical
museum in "Washington. A cor
respondent gives an elaborate ac
count of the beautiful appearance
of the assassin's skeleton after the
flesh had been removed by a bath
in sulphuric ether. It passes one's
comprehension to understand what
good is effected by a display such
as this. A. life-size portrait of the
as would be any relics of
the dead man, but a reticulated
skeleton of one man looks very
much like that of another, and has
no significance whatever. The
probability is that posterity will
have the bones, but will not have
any means of judging1 how the
most contemptible assassin in his
tory looked in the flesh. Chron
icle. MOTHERS, READ.
Gkn'ts: Alxnit nine years. a: I h-d a
child two years old and almost tcul. "I be
doctor I hid attending lier c-tuild not : il
what ailed her. I asked him if ho did i.il
think it vrtm worms. He said no. How
ever, this did not satisfy nie.ns I i-H on
vincedin my own mind that w had. I
obtained n Iwttle of 1K. V. .tIfI.A.'i:,S
I gnvts her a tcaspoonful in the morning
seventy-two worms and was a well ididd.
Since then I have never been without it
in my family. The health of m cliil Iren
remained so good that I hail neglei'ted
watching their actions until alx.nt time
weeks ago, when two of them iire-enied
the wine sickly appearance tjiat Funny
did nine years ago. So I thought it must
be worms, and went to work at once with
n bottle of MS. C. McI.ANK'S YI-.KMI-FUGIJ
between four of my children, their
ages lclng as follews: Alice, S years; ("har-
lrtt- f-sivo. T.'S.imii l!tniiv Ir.l.tt 0ji.-
Now comes the result : Alice and Mmina
came out all right,but Charley iras.-ul forty
live and Johnny about sixty worms. The
result was so gratifying that I spent two
days in showing the wondciful effect of
your Vermifuge around I'tlen. and now
have the worms on exhibition in my store.
Yours truly, JOHN 1'II'KIt.
The genuine IlIC. C aiel.AXK'S ISK
MIFl'Ci: Is manufactured only by
.Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and lHar the signatures of t". 3IcI,ane
and I'lfiuliig IJros. It I, never made in
St. I.ouis or Wheeling.
II" sure you get the genuine I'riee, i5
eeijis . liottle.
FLEMING BUGS., FMsliurgli, Pa.
H " CELEBRATED f X
Old faliionablo remedies arc rapidly irivinp
grutind oetoro Uic adranco of this conquering
specific, and old fashioned ideas in rcsard to
depletion ns a means of cure, have been quite
exploded by tho success of tho great rcnovant,
which tones the system, tranquilizer the
nerves, neutralizes malaria, depurates and
enriches tho blood, rouses the liver when dor
mant, and promotes a regular habit of body.
For sale by all Dragrists and Dealers
A SMALL SKIFF, OUTSIDK CEO. W.
Hume's cannery, painted white with
word 'wazc' painted on stern. Loser will
inquire at Xlcr restaurant. ' lw lc
s&3 fld H
A I -
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
ciu:'.vah street, astoria.
mm: i'Xi:i:sn:xn is rr.KASKD to
JL nniiiuutiv to the puldlr that he has opt-in
JEivtlxxg; Blouse ,
Ami funiihe m lirM class stIc
oystk5:-s, nor coffee tka, etc.
Ladies and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
CH MX AMI'S STREET.
I'lrtiM s: o mi' a call.
AM. JOHNSON & Co.,
UI11JJ UllUilUlUlO MM U
3 tropes utid 1 orunjro ol nil KiiKls.
Illorlio. Pntctsl nmi ZHcHaliiH-of
Tin (ii'imifio Lt''NOU Scotch
Salmon net Twines.
3Icnit:til Twines: Camus, all
IVe: Copper Tipped Oars.
Tin- best assortment of
The Best COFCEES and TK.1S.
Try on r Melrose Raking Pow der
rositivoly tin? best over mail.
ofall klntls put i by best I'acKcrs.
Richard- oif.s ami l'oblun'.s Canned Goods.
Terras Cash. VroOtH Small.
e-ivi: rs a cali.-s
Corner JIain and Chenamus Streots,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and otbor Ensdfch Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine EXeershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
""llfcech liOrutin;; Knot Guns and
Rifles, Revolvers, Pistol.
XJSO A FINK
Assortment of Tine Sl'FCTACLES and EYE
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Corner Cast and Surnioqln; streets,
A8T0KIA. - - - - onr.c.oN
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLTJ H1SKRS AND 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 1 eatr.ess and dispatch.
None tint first class workmen employed.
A larse assortment of;
Constantly on hand.
Delinquent City Taxes.
NOTICE IS HEREIJY GIVEN TILVT I,
the undersigned. Chief of Tohce, have
been furnished with a warrant from the city
council remiirine: me to collect the taxes as
sessed for the year lJWi and now delinquent
upon uic iim, aim iikiki leiuni i me .same
within sltv davs. All rarties so indebted
will therefore please take notice and govern
Chief of Police
Astoria, Oregon, September 19, 1332.
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Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds f
OAK LUMBER, J
Boat Material. Etc.
I Boats of a! Kinds Made to Order, i
"2?""rder- from a distance promptly attended
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Benton Stkkkt, Xkak P.yukkk House.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work,- Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty. -
Or all Oeserlptions made to Order
at Short A'otice.
A. 1). W'ass, President.
J. (J. IIustlki:, Secretary.
r."V. Case, Treasurer.
John Eox, Superintendent.
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORLV. - OREdON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop -M
All kinds of
STEAMBOAT . WORE'
Promptly attended to.
A. specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
B. K. STEVEN'S. C. S. BROWN
Where jou will llnd all tho standard uorks
of the day, and a constantly changing
stock of no cities and t.iney
articles: we keep the
. best assortment of
at iety Roods
Sheet Music, Bijou
terie, & Celluloid
Goods, etc., etc.
P. I" STEVENS & CO.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal. Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM
WROUGHT AND CIT GALVANIZED
S X JSf JSm 9
iVailv. Copper Kails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Pachinq of all Kinds.
Fr.OlTR AXI IHIIX FFET.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
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to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
Tp C IIOIiDKN,.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND
TK. J. V. SHAFTEB,
rniSICIA.N and 8UKGEX.
DiHcaxe of the Threat aSpeeialy.
Ofllco oer Conn's Drug Store.
IT. S. 'oninilHslBHcr, Xolarjr PRbllr, and
Agent lor ttirTfimlinrir "rtrrTpairirrT;! r 1
of JIamhurs, Germanyr35at uieuira
clcrs' Life and Accident Ins. Co.. of Hart'
wOflice over Wells, Faruo & Co's Expres
2J. Kf.O F. PARKER.
Clatsop County, an City f AMsrla.
Olfice :-Clienanui3 street, Y.M.C. A. liall
Room Is'o. 8.
Xjl . WIXTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
rarOfflce in Vjthian Ruildinc Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
JAY TUTTI.K, 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Okkick Rooms 1.2, and ft. Tythian Build
in;. 3tK.siDK.vrK Over Elherson's Bakery, op
posite Earth & Myers Saloon.
k li. FUIiTOX. 31. .
riiy.MicIau and Narrreea.
OFFICE Over A. V.Allen's grocery store.
Rooms, at the Tarker House.
XI P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, --. - ORE0ON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cas.sand Sqemocqhe streets.
T K. LnFOKCK.
Dental Rooms over Cane' Slarr,
Chenamus Street, - - Astoria, Oregon.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OEEGOtv
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Ca-
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, florsesuoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite K". Lneb'a.
Agency for the National Beer.
Reer delivered in any part of the city.
OCTOBER MTH. ABOUT ONE, MILK
nhovc Tongue l'oint, a small green skiff,
with one pair iron rowlocks anil one palr
oars In her. Oars branded on blade J;H.
D. G. A reward of $5.00 will be paid to the
party returning her to this office. tl