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VOL. XX, NO. GO.
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1883.
PRICE, FIYE CENTS.
NEWS OK THE NORTHWEST.
Favorable for Columbia River Bar Im
provement. HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
The hop crop in the Puyallup val
ley this season says the Olymfnu
Standard amounts to 6000 bales, or
1,110,000 pounds. This is about
one-half, the yield estimated early in
the spring, based upon the largely in
creased acreage, and is nearly 500,000
pounds short of last year's crop.
The name of Twocannon river, "W.
T., is said to have originated as fol
lows: At the time of Lewis and
Clark's exploring expedition through
the country, they were closely pursu
ed by hostile Indians, and in order to
mate more rapid retreat buried two
cannons in that gulch, hence the
The executive committee of the
State Agricultural society at the
meeiing last week decided to begin
the next fair on Monday, September
15, 1S84, and continue during the
week. There will be no season tickets
sold, only day tickets at 50 cents
each. This change is made on ac
count of the season tickets being used
by persons not entitled to them.
Thev paid all claims and have clear
ed some $2000 besides.
The Post publishes an interview
with Thielseu, in which that gentle
man is reported as saying that the
branch road between Tacoma and
Seattle is delayed on account of the
lack of iron to complete both that
and the Green river road. By the
contract with the- Seattle subscribers
to the $50,000 subscription, that the
road is to be finished by the 1st of
May, but it the subscribers will ex
tend the time on that contract, the
iron can be used on the Tacoma
branch, which can then be completed
speedily. The Pout expresses the
opinion that this will probably be
On the wreck of the Victoria tho
Coos Bay News says: At the time of
going to her fate the sea was calm,
and the passengers and crew with
their bedding and baggage were
landed safely at Port Orford. When
Mr. Culiver left she could easily be
approached by boats, but it is almost
a certainty that she will be broken to
pieces with the first southerly weath
er, as the sea is very rough where she
lays when the wind blows from the
south. The captains now in port
say the rock on which she struck is
between five and six miles northwest
of tho western end of Capo Blanco
reef, and the sea never breaks over
it except at extremely low tide, and
then only in rough weather. They
also say it is not marked on the chart
of tho coast, and is only known to
few captains. The Victoria is situ
ated about three hundred yards south
of Battle rook, lying easily on the
beach, head on, in a calm sea, but she
will undoubtedly be broken to pieces
as soon as the wind changes to the
south as iho beach where she lays is
unprotected from southerly weather.
A Stricken Family.
On Sunday, Robert West, a young
man aged 19 years, died at his father's
residence of brain fever, after a brief
illness. Deceased was of sober and
industrious habits. Mr. West moved
to this county from Illinois in the
year 18G4.and has lived here ever
since. He and his industrious wife
worked hard, and of course, pros
pered, until about six years ago when
his wife died, leaving a family of six
children, among them an infant babe.
With these children he has been very
unfortunate. It will be remembered
by many that two years ago the 8th
of this month, his only daughter,
Mrs. Dobson, and babe, accompanied
by Mr. Phelps, were drowned while
attempting to cross tile Chehalis
river near Centerville. None were
left to tell how it happened, and
therefore it will always remain a mys
terv. When the terrible news was
carried to Mr. West ho was bending
over and attending to the wants of
his fourth son, who died a few hours
later. At this writing his eldest son
is lying dead in one room, while in
an adjoining one the second one is
lying dangerously ilL It is a terrible
shock to Mr. West. He said, m
speaking of his bereavement, 'I have
worked hard and accumulated
property, flunking to have comfort
able homes for my boys; but they are
going, all going before me: Che
Villnrd's Friends Heavy Losers.
The Washington Sunday Capital
says: "If reports are true, and they
coiue from a person who ought to
know the truth, President Yillard's
friends suffered a good deal from the
tumble in Northern Pacific stock.
Villard says he, too, is a poorer man
than he was before he started out on
his splendid picnic across the conti
nent Still ho doesn't stop work on
his fine house, which it is said will be
the handsomest m the luxurious me
tropolis. That concealed floating
debt fooled many a man, and among
them some in Villard s own office.
The vice president of tho company is
reported to have been a heavy loser,
and with him a man who has long
had a good reputation as a writer for
magazines and newspapers. This
man is said to have lost his all. The
hardest cases are those of Roscoe
Conkling and his friend A. B. John
son. Conkling is reported to have
bought freelv, on advices from head
quarters, but now ho is in debt to the
amount of S50.000. The world knows
how A. B. Johnson met his falL The
son of a proud father and the repre
sentative of an old family, he made
way with his sister's property and
shot himself. A sad tragedy seems
to have been enacted behind the
mask of smiles on that splendid ex
Senator In galls will soon introduce
a bill providing that any person who
incloses an area of public lands to
which lie has no title, shall be liable
to a fine of $100 a day for the time
such inclosure is maintained, and
that any person obstructing the
passage of another over or .through
tho pudhc domain snail, lor every of
fense, pay tho aggrieved party $500.
Washisgtok, Dec. 10. The report
of the select committee on Mississippi
River Improvements is about finished.
It seems that the committee was a
bundanlly satisfied of the success of
the work of the Mississippi River
Commission. They visited all the
points where the experiments have
been tried, and found that the eflbris
to confine the river to a given chan
nel had been successful, and deep wa
ter had been secured where the river
used to spread out over the bottoms
among a lot of ever-changing bars.
They found the most perfect system
of regulations in force, and great sys
tem in expenditures. They discover
ed nothing to indicate that any mon
ey had beeu misspent The commit
tee took a great deal of testimony,
and visited the jetties, which they
found a grand success from observa
tion and the report of the Engineer
in charge. Twenty-five feet four
inches was the shallowest water dis
covered, and from that it went down
to sixty-five feet While they were
there they saw the biggest ship-load
of cotton go through that was ever
sent from any port in the United
States. It contained 10,500 bales of
cotton and other freight equal to 5,
000 more. The vessel put through
and went to sea without a halt
through a channel where there used
to be but 10 to 12 feet of water. It is
safe to expect favorable recommend
ations from the committee, although
it has not met yet to act on tho re-
This matter is analogous to tue
improvement of the Columbia, and
success in the one scheme implies
success in the other.
The Republican Pulo.
New York, December 10. The
World has been feeling the puke of
republicans of the empire state, and
it finds that Arthur is the choice of a
majority for president If Arthur
concludes to be a candidate ho will
have the support of the old Grant
crowd, He will be opposed by the
Blaine wing of the partv, which cre
ated Garfield in 1880. The old fight
will be repeated, with the exception
that Arthur will have the negroes of
the South, who in the last fight were
largelv owned by John Sherman.
The weather editor of the Walla
Walla Statesman says: The winter
of 1861-2 has ever been known
throughout the northern Pacific coast
as "tho hard winter." November was
a bad month and noted especially for
its ram, which, continuing into De
cember, caused the worst floods ever
witnessed in the Willamette and Sac
ramento valleys. The subsidence of
the flood was followed about Christ
mas by snow and cold. The cold was,
for this country, intense, causing the
snow to hold on for two weeks. All
the feed was soon exhausted, and
horses, cattle and sheep perished in
large numbers, the country being
made almost destitute of stock, many
well-to-do farmers losing every head
they owned. It was a terrible winter
sure enough, and one which the pion
eers will never want to see repeated.
The present winter has opened much
as tliat did; but there is no reason
why it should continue on to the end
as that did.
A New Jersey physician advises
the application of the great pain-cure,
St Jacobs Oil, in backache and spinal
troubles, as a remedy against serious
diseases of the spine and kidneys that
Foil i stokes.
A 11 LI. LINE OF
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
In Hume's New Building
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
I. "W. CASE,
LMPORTKR AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
''orner Cbenaraus and Coas streets.
ASTOBIA - OREGON
ERM AN RENlEQl
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Sore Throat, Strelllae. Sprats. Braltea,
Burnt, Scald. Fntt Ultt.
ISO ALL OT1JER BODILY IMISS XKO iCUES.
Sati kj DrnjtftU tal Detlcn ererywiere. Flftj CcaU a
bottle. Dlrectlooi Is 11 Ltorc&cej.
THE CHARLES A. VOGELER CO.
(SittrniuVMOCEtCa) EilUntr, aL,C.
King of the Blood
Is not :v ''cure all," It Is a blood-jiurifleraiid
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges tne circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder, Imjpnrlty or
Blood. Such are DvjepAa, liilUownw,
Liter Complaint, ContfijHillon, Xemnt Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General lYcak
nctts. Heart Dicae,Drpy. Kidney Dltcatc,
Pile, Ithcumatixm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
DUnrder, Pimple. Ulcer. Swelling, etc.,
etc. Kins: or the Jtlood prevents and
cures these by attacking the came. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. Sec testimonials, direc
tions. &c, in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol the Blood." vrapppd around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SON & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
5. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
JJiVVyJO.Ml All jM,
Boiler J Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Mrs. R. QTJINN,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Crockery and Glassware,
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED.
Northwest corner Squcmoqna and Main
Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Carnahan.
EATON & CARNAHAN,
Cass Street, nest door to Odd Fellows
A. M. JOHNSON.
Astoria Sail Loft,
SAILS, TENTS, AWNINGS,
And everything else pertaining to our
Lowes tPrice and Best Work
For your Money,
At the Old Stand.
Leave your orders and get your work
none at once.
J. II ESS &. CO.
Astoria, - - - Oregon.
R. M. LEATHERS
Has reopened his boat shop, over Arndt &
Ferchen's, foot of LaFayette street, und is
prepareu 10 rum out
AXili VTOKIfc GUARANTEED.
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC.
THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO
Cor. Squemoqua and Olney Streets, Astoria
M. 0. KANT.
real Knock Down !
Remember this is no lottery,
nor have I arty favorites
to draw the prizes, every
thing is fair and square.
On New Year's Eve
T will put up for raftle three prizes.
I -Suit of Clothing, $25.
I Overcoat, Worth $20.
I Hat, Worth $5.
To any person purchasing at my sjorc
2 WORTH OF GOODS ! 2
OR MORE FOR CASH !
I will give a number for said raffle, I offer
my goous at tne lowest marcec pi ices,
marked in rl'aln figures.
- I dtf tins to rfcunTOTirnm-mouvrnirnnn
winter stock of clothingand furnishing goods
dy tins torfciiniraTirn'
M. D. KANT,
The Boss Merchant Tailor and Clothier
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to the (5 EM SALOON.
A LEX. CAMPBELL. - PROPRIETOR.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BKTTOX STKKET, NEAtt PAItKEE HOUSE,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Oja.sTX3srcs-s ,
Ofall Description made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. T. Wass, President.
J. G. Hustlkk, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
SIiop w oris.
Aspeclalty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
C. H. BAIX & CO.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A Tery large Stock from which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
tSTtej patent Trimmer to cut Wall Papar,
wui oe iounu conTenisut 10 my patrons.
PARK EE HOUSE.
H, II. PAItKKR. Prop..
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
j E. P. PARKER. - Manager and Asent.
SAL CROSBY. - - Day Clerk-
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
JjvCDUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
Pirst Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomiy Street is the Best in
lie has Always on Hand FRESH
SlioaZ Water Bay and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie huft bfeu Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" ia KnapptoB seveH years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS
ter stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention paid to patrons.
Qhop Ho use and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
SXoals 5 centH and upwards.
Campi Restaurant. '
SEW AXD WEXiIj F.qUIPPF.
" " THROUGHOUT;
L. Serra has rebuilt his establishment and
Is prepared to accommodate the traveling
Asgood meal furnished at any hour of the
day or night.
i ne nncst Liquors anu uigars at tue oar.
Two doors west of Ike Foster's.
n2S-m LUIGI SERRA.
nnounccs to the public that he has located
In the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Book Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant and Chop House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
Ills natrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelTC of the best newspapers,
lib reimtatlon as former proprietor of the
New England Restaurant Is a sufficient
recommenuauon tor uis new nouse.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. AVallraan has opened a boarding and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
tne gas worKs.
Hie tabic Is supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
will be furnished at tne regular prices.
UlYC me a can ana satisiv yourselves,
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered to Order.
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. H. JD. G-KA.T.
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCEJuES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SANDr AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason-
able terms. Foot of Benton street. Astoria
RE&ULAR STEAM PACKET
"Daisy," and Barge.
Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock,
Vnr Olnev. and Head of Tonnes River.
Dally, at 8 a. m., (except "Wednesdays and
Returning same day.
For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River,
OnTTedHesdars, at 8 A. MM
JReturnlng same day.
3"For Freight or Passage, apply on board
or at Gray "S .dock, ?.n ere .rreigui w oe r
celYd aud stored,, If necessary. 4
'" JTR D.GRAY.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
During the month of December. 1833.
Ocean Steamers will sail from Portland for
ban Francisco every Tuesday and Friday,
aud from San Francisco for Portland every
Wednesday and Saturdav. leavlne Alns-
worth Dock. Portland, at Midnight, and
Spear Street Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 A.M.
Through Tickets sold to all principal
cities In the United States. Canada aud
rassenger Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at O :CO P. M. daily.
EIVEK DIYISIOJT (Middle Colambla).
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :O0
Leave Port-1 i I I f I
land for. Monl Tu. IWe.iThu.1 Fri. I Sat
Astoria and I
lumbia '6 AMlfi AM
RAM 6 AM 6AM
7AM,1 I" AM
kamIs am; am
uayton. Or. 7AMj
Victoria.BOs AM6 AM
land, and St. Paul.
E. P. ROGERS,
l. L. STOKES,
Oregon & California R. R
OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL
On a,nd after Dec 2d. 1883, trains will run as
follows : JJAlui (Except Sundays).
Ketweeu POHTILASD and GRANT'S PASS
Portland 7 0 A.3iGrant'sPassl:2o a. m.
urantTsiass io:eor. m Portland 4:25 p. m.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portlands- 4 :00 P. 3r.Lebanon9 0 r. m
Lebanon ......4 : A. M.I Portland.-10 :05 a. m
The Orecon and California Railroad Ferry
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Kastslde Division.
Between Portland and I'orvitUJ.
Portland 9 :C0 A. M.SCorvalll 4 -JM r. M.
Corvallls 8 :S0 a. M.IPortland 3 0 r.M.
Portland 5 :00 P Ml3IcMinnvilIe.S :00 PM
McMinnville-5:I5 AMlPortland 8 :30am
Close connections made at Grant's Pass
with tho Stages of the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
acBTlckets for sale at all tho principal
points in California, at Company's Oflice,
Corner F and Brpni Sis., Portland, Or.
after 5 o'clock. PtOT: on either the East or
B.KOEQLES, " - JOHSMUIB,
UeB'l Manager. 4 tsuji't.oi Traffic.
A. L. STOKXtt.
AHt 'Bnp t
Hwaco Steam NayigationOo.'s
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Canby,
Connecting by stages for
Oysterville and Olympla.
Until further notice tho Ilwaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s steamers
or "Gen-. Canby"
"Will leave Astoria
On Mondays and Thursdays, at 7 A. M.
Ft.Stevens..Ft. Canby and Ilwaco
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
Tti etmrnnr will lpnvp Astoria Jit !) A. 717
33 formerly, not being confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Stevens 50cts
" " Canby and llwaco..... i w
rw-Ilwaco freicht. bv the ton. in lots
one ton or over, S2 per ton,
j TTA.riM.-ttg 'rvnv nr Plinrtpr in.
iv tt thf onifft of thi comnanv. Grav's
wharf, foot of Benton street.
0. iU U. U1U.1,
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co,
Astoria to Olympla,
Fert Stevens. Fort Canb3', It warn
North Beach. Oysterville. Xortli
Cove, PeterHonH JPolnt. Ho
Aud all polntson Shoalwater Bay, and ;nij
Strs. or V On Columbia Rjv-i
GEN. CANBY, J
GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater Ba
" MONTESANO " Gray's Harbo
Connecting with Stages over Portage-.
Leave Astoria for Olympia, at - - 7 A. 31
On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
arriving at Moutesano the day after leaving
Astoria through trip in 60 hours.
Leave Olympla for Astoria on same days.
Columbia Transportation Co.
The popular steamer
Which has been refitted for the comfort o
passeneers will leave mlson and
' Fisher's dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P. M,
Returning leaves Portland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A. M.
Arriving at Astoria at1 P. M.
An additional trip will bo made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland at 9 o'clock
Passengers by this route connect at Kalama
lor souna pons. u. a. ouirr,
' - - 1 - - President
Q 15. THOHSOA',
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. c, over "White House,
C. W. FULTON". O. C. FULTOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and c. Odd Fellows Building.
J (I.A.BOW LDY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORLV, OREGON
Attorney at I.avr.
Rodin 4, White House.
ATTi AT LAW.
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. ROOIIIS 3 mid 4. flilil Pllmv: T?nlM5nr As
N.B -Claims at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
FIHE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONKfcK, COMariSSION ANl IN
Q.F.J.O F. WKKER.
ClntHOi County, and. City of Astoria
Office I Chenannis street. Y. if. O. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JQK. X. . 15 O ATM AX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10. Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTIiE. 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
OKFICK Rooms 1. 2. and .1 Pvthl.m TtnH.l-
RESIDRKCK Over ..T. E. Tliomas' Dni"
J1 P. HICKS,
Rooms in Allen's buildine uu stalra. comw
of Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
JTJI. J. E. IiFOJtCB,
Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for nalnless extraction
Tite of Fort Stevens, has come to Astoria
lor the purpose of practicing
MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
Will visit patients In tho country and city.
Office tn Odd Fellows Building. Residence
nnove iamoiic cnurcn.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP ACENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Pari oi Europe.
AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
L well known anJ commodious steamship
STATE LINE. RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
ror mil lniormaiiun as 10 raies ui latv,
sailing days, etc, apply to
GEO. V. WHEEIiSR.
w. t.. none
WHEELER & EOBB.
Real Estate I Insnrancs Agents.
We have very desirable property in As
toria anu upper Asiona lor saie. auu, uuu
larms tnrougnoui tne couniy.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
lloyal, XorwlcU Union and JLanca
Hhire Insurance Co'a.,
With a combined capital of 83G,O00,OO.
Travelers Iaf and. AcciIent Insur
ance Co , or iiartioni, anu tne jian
hattan liifftlnnurance Co..
of New York.
We are acents for the Dally and Weeklu
Xortlnccat Neics, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
STONE & DAVIDSON
Advances made on Consignments.