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VOL. XX, NO. 131.
ASTORIA, OREGOJV, FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 1884.
PRICE, FIYE CENTS.
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Washington, March b. In the
house the cemmittee on commerce re
ported a bill proViding for the remov
al of obstructions to free navigation
ofnaviirable waters of the "United
States; referred to committee of "the
The committee on judiciary re
ported u bill establishing a uniform
system of bankruptcy throughout the
UDited States; referred to the com
mittee of the whole.
The house theD went into commit
tee of the whole, Converse in the
chair, on the naval appropriation bill,
the pending amendment being that
offered by McMillan, reducing the
number of captains to 30, the number
of commanders to 50, and providing
that no more promotions shall be
made to. these grades until the num
bers arereduced below the numbers
mentioned. The amendment was lo-it.
Calkins moved to strike out the
provision prohibiting promotion to
various grades in line and staff of the
navy until such grades shall be re
duced to the numbers fixed in the
naval act of 18S2 and the amendment
admitted yesterday reducing staff
corps; agreed to, 85 to Go.
' Belford moved to increase to S5,
OQO.OOO the appropriation for emerg
ency and extraordinary expenses, and
made one of his characteristic
speeches, criticising the Democratic
party for appropriating for these
emergencies the magnificent sum of
$15,000. Bismarck, grand vizier of
Germany, had sent an insulting mes
sage, and in the very face of it the
majority of the house declared if
Germany made war on Ainerca it
would perpetuate and protect the
country's honor with the magnificent
sum of $15,000. He then paid his re
spects to Bandall, asserting that,
since his election, in Philadelphia
that gentleman was as dead as Laz
arus, with no Christ in sight to resur
Uox.of New York sent to the clerk's
desk and had read newspaper ex
tracts explaining the manner in which
Belford had contracted his manner of
Bpeaking, and a good deal of amuse
ment was created, as the clerk read a
peculiar account of that gentleman's
criticism on Mrs. Langtry and an
exaggerated description of his own
The amendment was withdrawn.
On motion of Bandall an amend
ment was adopted providing that the
amount appropriated by paragraph,
shall be apportioned in monthly in
stallments, and that the apportion
ment shall be adhered to, unless in
Calkins raised a point of order
against the paragraph reappropriat
ing for use of the bureau of steam
engineering, the unexpended balance
of. the appropriation of one million
(about $170,000), made by the last
naval bill, for engines and machinery
for the double-turreted monitors.
Glasscock supported the point of
order and pictured the defenseless
condition of the Pacific coast The
policy the house was pursuing in re
fusing to finish the iron-clads was a
bad policy. "While he believed in
economy and reform, he did not be-,
lieve in that economy and reform that
left thousands of miles of sea coast
in an entirely defenseless condition.
The chair having overruled the
point of order, Budd moved to strike
out the paragraph. He declared the
defenses of the Pacific coast insuffi
cient to keep out second-rate vessels,
and that it was not economy but an
outrage to prevent the construction
of the Monadnock. "What was want
ed was a vessel to protect the Pacific
Sumner also bore testimony to the
defenseless condition of the Pacific
coast There was a little brick wall
on Fort Point which would be a mo
ment's amusement to any small boats
that could be sent up from Chile.
There was a small defense on Alcat
rmx island, but as an illustration of its
uselessness in a time of emergency,
he stated that on the Fourth of July
from this island guns were fired for
six hours at a barge 400 yards distant,
and finally a man had to be sent out
with a hand torpedo to blow it up.
The motion was lost
What do we salt butter for? "We
salt It to preserve it" says one. "I
saint," says another, "to improve its
taste." -"And I," adds a third, "be
cause XJiave been accustomed to and
never thought much about why I did
60. I only supposed I must, or it
would go wrong in some way." This
last reply will answer for the multi
tude, and it will answer for much that
is done outside of the avocation of
butter making. If one will stop and
ask himself at every step why he
does each thing, he will be surprised
to hnd himself doing about all he
does from habit, or by way of imi
tating the habits of others. Man is
very properly credited with being a
reasonable animal because he does
sometimes reason, but he is moved
much more by the force of custom
than that of thought and our con
duct of salting butter if only the out
growth cf our most prominent hu
man characteristics.which is thought
lessly following in a rut The safest
rule to follow in salting for reason
ing is the one followed by a horse
jockey in harnessing his horses. He
said when he had an ugly-loeking
horse, he.covered him up with all the
nice harness he could get on him.
The, harness looked better than the
horse, and the latter got the benefit
of -the improvement. When he had
a fine looking animal he used as little
harness as he could. The horse
looked better than the harness and
it only 'served to obscure his beauty.
If butter must be salted this is the
true.rule to follow, for the flavor of
choice butter is much more pleasing
than the taste of salt, and the
more of it there is used, the more the
butter.flavor is hid; but the taste of
salt is better than no flavor or bad
flavor; so, when butter is afflicted
with suoh faults, liberal salting will
improve- the defects by disguising
tnem wiin its prominence.
4Breeiip the whole system with King
of the Blood. See Advertisement
The War in Egypt.
London, March o. General Gra
ham is making preparations at
Suakem to advance on Samanieb.
Sneiks of several tribe3 sent envoys
offering to defeat Osman Digma and
assist the English, if paid for thoir
Ttrenty-seven hundred bodies were
buried at Teb, including Egyptians
killed in the fight between Baker Pa
sha's troops and the rebels.
Captain Mason, English agent at
Mass-ouah, is organizing an Abyssinian
contingent force under English offi
cers, .to operate on Khartoum if El
Mahdi continues fighting.
Gen. Gordan asks further supplies
of money, and the treasury at Cairo
sent 40UO and a number of decora
tions. bUAKEir, March 5. Seven hundred
men, women and children have ar
rived here from 'lokar. The rebels
mutilated the British dead that fell
into their hands. Marines, soldiers
and sailors attached to General Gra
ham's expedition returned to Trinki
tat, and have embarked for Suakem.
Osman Digma has sworn to give bat
tle. Lieut .Lloyd, brother of Clifford
.Lloyd, under secretary of the ihterior
at Cairo, will present to Queen "Vic
toria the standard captured at Tokar.
The British ouried 2300 rebels.
The Bntish have cleared the village
near Tokar and recovered the rest of
the guns and rifles taken from Baker
Pasha's army by the rebels.
Osman Digma was not present in
General Graham issued an order
thanking the troops for their con
duct, saying they deserve well of their
Admiral Hewitt accompanies Cap
tain Speedy on his mission to King
John of Abyssinia.
Keports have reached here that Be
douins of Jeddah are in revolt against
Turkey. If so it is expected that a
state of siege will be declared.
Cairo, March 5. General Gordon
reports the submission of sheiks who
were distrusted at Cairo. It is said
he is the dupe of shieks, who take
bribes and delude him with false
news. It 'is reported that shieks of
Braham, on the White Nile, with
yOOU Arabs, and shieks of Busser, are
advancing on Khartoum by the Blue
Nile, with 8000 men.
General Graham has arrived at
Suakem. Troops are embarking at
Trinkitat for Suakem already. Be
fore leaving Tokat it was discovered
that Osman Digma is stationed ten
miles from Suakem.
London, March 5. The porte has
been sounding the powers regarding
the Soudan. Germany replied that she
will not" interfere, and suggests that
Turkey arrange the matter directly
with England. Other powers made
similar replies. In view of this "the
Turkish embassader at London has
requested Earl Granville's influence..
A dispatch to the Timta from
Khartoum says: General Gordon be
lieves that the slaveiy question will
settle itself within a year, by the ris
ing of the slaves.
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The C. and O. Railroad.
The S. F. Chronicle of tho 5th
says: The report of the committee
on public lands declares that the un
earned section of the grant of the
California and Oregon should bo for
feited for non-compliance with its
terms. For 150 miles of road, built
to Bedding, patents for 1,517,000 acres
have already been given. We have
no means of knowing how much tho
road will realize from theso lands,
but perhaps enough to pay for the
road from the initial point to the
Oregon line. Henley has explained
the motives that caused its extension
beyond Bedding. It was stopped at
that place btcause the Willamette
valley road was in trouble, and was
unable to build to the state line, as
originally agreed. Work was com
menced because Villard threatened
to extend the Willamette valley road
to San Francisco, thus giving us le
gitimate competition with the oast,
and this had to be stopped at any
prioe. In plain English tho Central
Pacific stopped the Northern Pacific
in an enterprise that would have been
of great benefit to California, and
now demands that it be magnificently
paid for having been a public enemy.
It is now evident that the road will
have to be built, as Huntington says
that whether the lands are given or
not they will be simply taken from
the people to give to a corporation
already rolling in wealth, and greatly
overpaid for this very service.
An Ingenious Device.
Another ingenious device to gain
an easy livelihood came very near
costing two St Louis men their lives
recently. Early in December one of
them conceived the idea that he and
his companion could be manufac
tured into Siamese twins by a simple
surgical operation, and they employed
a surgeon to perform it A piece of
skin about four inches wide by three
deep was cut and raised from one
arm of each, exposing bare flesh be
neath. Then, the two arms were
brought together, the pieces of skin
lapped one over the other, and the
arms bandaged firm and tightly to
gether. The men were told it would
take between twenty and. thirty days
for the two arms to grow together,
and during that time they must re
main quiet in their room and eat,
drink and sleep together. Their meals
were brought to them and they ate
quite heartily until about the fifth
day, when the healing process began,
and then they lost their appetites.
The pain at the time became very
severe and for two or three days both
men were compelled to take to their
bed because one or the other was too
sick to sit up. Finally, fever seized
both of them and the doctors were
compelled to cut them apart in order
to save their lives.
The List Found.
Mr. Walter Haynes, 147 York St,
Sydney, N. S. W., affirms that he
would spend his last pound for a bot
tle of St Jacobs OiL It cured him
of rheumatic lumbago, with whioh he
suffered so he eould not rise from
THE GREAT GERMAN
HsUeTM uA cum
Exeacn, CsU, Ersiao,
Ant all other bodU icba
nm cms i Bona
BoL4 bj- tl Drenbu tat
Dealen. DlrccUoui hi U
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King of the Blood
Is not h "aire'hU," It Is a blood-purlfler and
tonic. Jiuptintvof the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges tlie circulation, and thus In
duces manv disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity ol
ICIood. Hitch are Dyxicpla, lliUUnttnc,
Liver Complaint, CwmtijtatUm, Xcmiu Dt
ord. r. Headache, llachache. General Wcdk
n".M, Heart Dieae,Dmpy, Kidney Dltca.-e,
Pile, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorder, Pimples. Ulcer. Sictuingn, &c.
kc. Kins or the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the caive. Impurity
of the blood. Chemistsand physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and euVlent
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists.! per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, & in pamphletTreatise on Diseases
ot the Wood." wrapped around each boitle.
D. RANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. V.
FOAI & STOKES.
A FULL LINE OF
Just Finished In Rear of Store.
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
fio to the GEM SALOON.
A LEX. CAMPBELL. - rROPRIETOK.
CHAS, A. MAY,
New Store, New Stock
Toy, Fanoy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A FINE ASSORTMENT.
Squemoqua street, next door to the Empire
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Brewery Beer. Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 eta a Glass.
Hot Lunch very Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best; of Liquor and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Uapt, Rogers old stand, corner at Csa
and Court streets.
SWp.and Qannwy work. Herseafeoeln.
Wagons made and repair, Qoed work
Ed. D. Curtis & Co.
STYLE AND FINISH.
A COMPLETE STOCK.
Hardware anil Ship Ctaidlery
A. VAN OUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
PalatN aud OIIn. Groceries. He.
Wilson, & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
FLOUR AM MUX FEKI.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capical Flour.
A.H sizes, at Portland Prices, In Stock.
Corner Cheuamus and Hamilton Streets
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all worK guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Bay, and Walnut 'umber ; Ore
j:on aud Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of bo.it material on hand.
c. n. BAIX A CO.
B. F. STEVENS & CO..
CITY BOOK STORE,
ITaY Jtut received a mammoth stock of
Book. The young and old, neb. aud poor
can all be accommodated.
AGENTS FOE THE
Krsnlrh JL Kuril and Mandnfnldt A
Xotnl Piano and Writers
Orders for all kinds of Music orlnstru
mean vUl be prompuyUM. vENg &
JOS P. LEATHERS
Formerly over Atndt & Frcban'a Mucbtoa Sho
IS HUILDIN'G FIRT-Ct.AS- BOAT3 IN
the -hop formerly occupied by M. John
vmonC nco'iilv Htreet, one block west of
n-insen Bro-.' Mill. Model, Material aad
R. M. LEATHERS
Ha rpnnpned his boat shoD. over Arndt &
Ferchen'8, foot of LaFayettr sheet, and Is
prepared to rum out
Alii. WORK GUARANTEED.
Oregon Paint and Varnish Works,
Manufacturers ot -
Paints Varnish and Lacper.
Any shade- mixed and ground to order.
C. F. FEARSOA AC.,
P.O. Box lis. Pertlaad, Or.
HALF GALLON TINS.
At-WtttdN- riSHEX'8, "
STONE & DAVIDSON
Red Crown Flour.
Guaranteed a Superior Article.
Couiitry Produce, Etc.
EVCoaslgnments Solicited, and Advances
made ou same.
S. ARNDT & FEROHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine .Shop
ooiier onop 35ffSjS.
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOI OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ARNDT & FERGHEN,
Agents for Oregon, Washington Territory,
and Alaska for
E. W. BLISS.
Special Cannery Machinery !
Engines. Soldering Machines,
improved Acid Bath and Crimping
Power Presses, Foot Presses,
And all other machinery used In canneries,
including the uev?
Working without small springs, constantly
We respectfully Invite all caunerymen to
call and examlno the ab ve machinery as It
Is jjreitlysupfrlir to any here; ofore mtro
duced on this coast. Orders solicited.
AKXDT A fc'KKCIIE.Y.
Foot of Lafayette Street,.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkxtox Stiteet, Near Pabkeb House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTIXGrS ,
Of all DesrriptiBBM made te Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Was8, President.
J. G. Hurtler, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
HAVE NO EQUAL.
The London Fisheries Exhibition
HAVE AWARDED THE
Tie BarMr Brothers Company
FLAX NET THREADS.
0, Tell Me Where Is Fancy Bre(a)d !
WHY, AT THE
Astoria Bakery & Confectionery
Not only ROTERIOB BREAD AND
CAKES AND PASTRY la great variety, but
THE LARQE8T 8TO0K OF CAND1E8
Weddings, and. parties aupp'led with the
most elaborate ornamental work on the
shortest notloe and on reasonable terras.
Th Is the m9t corap'etejettabilafcmact la
ED. JACKMQX, Trp.
1 fiiM in riM
HOTELS AND KESTAURANTS.
H, B. PARKER. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Al. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk-
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
First Glass in all Eespects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT ISA FACT!!
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
On Concomly Street
That be has always on hand
FRESH SHOALWATER BAY AND
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He fans brea Proprietor or the "Aurora
Hotel" la KHjipplon MHucani.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
AND OYSTERS AT
Mrs. Powell's Coffee House,
On Mhln Street next to Oregon Bakery.
SEW AXD WKLIi EQUIPPED'
L. Sena has rebuilt his establishment ard
Is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of the
day or night. t
'1 he & est Liquors Hnd CIpnrs at the bar.
Two doors west of Ike roster's.
n28 6m LU1GI SERRA.
Fipres iw Lie !
OP THE CHOP HOUSE
Can prove by his books that he Is doing the
iggest DUMnebS 01 any
In the city, and he will guarantee to give
the best meal for caab.
General assortment of table stock constant!
on hand, such as
Canned Fruits and Jelly,
Bacon, Hams, Shoulders, Lard,
Eggs, Butter, Cheese,
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Fish, Poultry, and Game,
In the season.
Cigars and Tobacco,
Best of Wines and Liquors.
All Cheat) for CASH. Rnnrl inlil nn mm.
mission. Opposite I. W. Case's store.
Mala "trrct. Astoria, Ou-son.
BEKGM i. BEItRY. PKOI'KIETORS.
RESPECTFULLV CALL TF1E ATTEN
tlon of the public to the fact that he
above Market will alwajs be supplied with a
full variety and best qualit
FRESH AND CURED MEATS ! !
Whloh will be sold at lowest rates, whole
sale aid retail.
if Special attention given to supplying
WHERRY & COMPANY,
Fresli and Cured Meats,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEL,
CIIEXAMUS Street. Astoria, tip
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware.
Tailoring Cleaning, Repairing,
SEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK.
aim K, HrvMlt V. Ib'. Astsxia, Or.
QEO. A. DOHJU3, GEO. HOLAXD,
IfOEAIfl? tt DOBR1S,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office- in Kinney's Block, opposite-City
Hall, Astoria, Oregon.
r is. iiiojisorv,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room Not C, over White House,
C. W. FDLTOX. O. C. FULXOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building.
r .A. BOHL.BY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW, .
Chenamus trret, - - ASIORIA, OREGON
JOSEPH A. GILL,
B-Offlce with J. Q- A. Bowlby,
ASIORIA. - -
ATT'iT AT LAW.
Notiry Pub Ic. ComraUsIoner of Deeds for
Call or..la, Aew orkand Washington Ter
ritory Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
N B - Claims at Washington. D. C, aud
4 V. ALLE,
FIRE 1NSURAXCK COMPANIES.
1,1 C. HOLDKX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION ANl IN
ARCHITECT AND DRAUGHTSMAN.
Scholars received for Course of Draughting,
gay Office over White House Store.
EL.O F. PAKKB.
Clatsop County, and City ef Astoria.
Uttlce :-Cheuamus street, V. M. C. A. hall
Uoum No. 8.
rK. X. C. BO ATM AX,
Kooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Bulldlnj?.
I" IV TUTTL.E. 31- D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Okkicb Room 1, 2, and 3 Pythian Build
in,'. UKsinRNrR-nn Cedar Street, back or
St. Maiy's Hospital.
F. P. UIOKS. A. K. SHAW.
HICKS & SHAW,
Rooms In Allen's Building, up stairs, cor
ner Ca s and Squem qua streets, Astoria
On Genevieve street, opposite Bosorth &
GEO. P. WHEELER.
W. L. ItOBS.
WHEELER & KOBB.
Real Estate i Insurance Ajrents.
We have very desirable property In As
toria and Upper Astoria for sa e. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent tha
Uoyul. Norwich Union and Lnnez
Mliire Insurance Co'a.,
With a combined capital of 3 0,000,000.
Travelers Life anil Accident Insurant-
Co, of Haitford. andthelau
huttau la'fe iiiHnrauce Co.,
of New York.
We are acent for the Daily and Weehlu
Northuxil Ncux, and the Orcgm Vidette.
All buslues-t entrust- d to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
Bozorth & Johns,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents,
Buy and sell all kinds of Real Estate and
represent the following Fire
Insurance Coupanies :
Scott!sh Union andNa-
Plicenlx of Hartford
Horn.- of NVw York,
Hamburg and Bremen,
l'lienix of Brooklyn.
Oaklai d Hi me.
Policies wrrten by us In the Phoenix and
Home and Scot' Ish Union and National at
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part o1 Europe.
1AAI AGENT FOR THE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE. RED 8TAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tlokets to or from any European
For full information as to rate ol tin
sailing days, etc, apply to