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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, February 18, 1881.
C.ENUIUL EASTERN SEWS.
BV AII. A.ND TKI.IWIUPH.
auiarr i ire. !
Nkw York, Feb. 16. The
heavv ice, over twenty iuohes 1
thick, in the bays and harbors
about Lohjt island has done much
damage. Wlwrves have been
swept away and vessels injured.
1)aniklonvillk, Conn., Feb.
16. Three children were fatally
burned to-day by pouring keroseiio
oh a fire. Their mother wju sori
ously injured in tiring to Mive
mii:iHj at I'hIih, III.
Ouisa, Feb. lfi. Smallpox, wJiidi
j prevails, here at an epidemic ex
tent, has caused complete stagna
tion of business. There are to
day twenty-i cases of smallpox
and varioloid in Cuba and ius
vicimtx'. Six deaths liuvt- already
occurred and somr of the ick aie
smallpox lncreiisin:; at Chiraso.
Chicac.o, Feb. 16. Smallpox is
increasing here quite fast. Yester
day's reports showed eleven new
cases, while there were only six
teen during the whole of last
Cr.nul Opinion or the Cumins Imposi
tion. New York, Fb. 10. Gen.
Grant said to the international
commission to-day, that the expo
sition of ISSo xvould be a great
success, and subscribers would re
. ; i10i. !,..;, ;,,vctmnN: uriili
wive back th.-ir uncstnieiits with ,
-pi . i . -ii t .. i
l lie attendance win ue
Ifertim h,r,-cr than
Tlii Onium Trade.
In a letti'r written by "W. il
Pethick, secretary of the United
States commi.sinn to China, to
commissionur.s, he ay&: "Thi total j
quantity of foreign opium import- j
Aft tltiritiff tlir fiitr 1 0 rikTirtlir.fi o '
. , , .
figure never attained before, name-1
Iv, 82,050 picuU, (11,073,333
bounds-over 5.000 tis). renre -
,nr;.,.r .. v.j r :ti: r.ai: r.i r tn,.lc
or about $51,000,000, and this "anted, during the severe frost, to L (ttlrovcd himself. The lie
formed v.-ry nearly ne-half of theU skatin- one da.v 1,e hud J worked out a double trniredv.
whole foiviu,, import tmde. The! ,,on(i " former occasions, with her -Uewarv of Apeinie w.ms
amount imported hys Mead.lv in- j """ daughter. But hernias. The darkest ,luy-
creased from 52,000 picuU in 1S64 I ttir fd. 'd - they should wSJJv -
to S-2,000 pie.uls in 14579. In 1S:S j lt rf4in, Jtt """ t' 'r-1 The motive which led Marie
the import whs 1 1.00(1 picuK (one l,fH'"- Nxt ornin? the b"e!sjn.i., of Uniiiii, Ui put an end to
pieul, 133 i.niii.U) more than the j.cll'r little mistreS wl' j herself was p-culiar ami orijriunl.
1rev.os ver. This will slum i' ' . w,.re both f.mnd , nMwn tlt, sii.i1kk, &he .ui0,,tca.
tint the use of foreign opu.m is ,h" &U by the fumes of-jsiiie itwil!r ; ir. 1)iMiiiIms,
t...,i;i,. ,.i 1 ,.,,:Ji,. iL1.p,..ii,r in f'lwrooiil. A iHite was fHinl on I t ., . c ., ,
steaom Jiii.J ni tion mciejisnig in ( ; litrkei tlKj strangeness of tlmt
... . . . . . . ; iL.. t-m.. ;.. i. iv. ..i.... :.:... ,.r .1... "
rtuna. To this to be aihlcMi the,
amount consumed in Ifoiijrkonjr,
and the amount exported thence
for the, use or Chinese in California,
Australia and elsewhere; and esti
mating 21, ill!) piculs as sjiuggled
from Hongkong into (hina, the
customs authorities state that 'the
total importation of opium into
China would, therefore, appear
to have amounted in 1870 to
104,H70 piculs, (13.095,000 pounds
over (J,000 tons.) This single
article, opium, equals in value all
the other goods brought to China
from foreign countries. Jts vnlue
is greater than all the tea sent out
of China, or all the silk. For the
265,000,000 pounds of tea China
sends abroad she is given 11,000,
000 pounds of opium, and still has
'$5,000,000 to pay for this opium
i.i other goods, the opium being
worth nearly $51,000,000, and the
tea $40,000,000. These figure
establish quite enough for tt
purpo-"', which is to show that the
black stream of pollution which
has so long flown out of India into
China has been incieaiing in vol
ume and spreading its baneful in
fluence wider and wider. If thi
stream be not checked, the woild
may soon despise China as a na
tion of opium-smokers, eveu as
Judah was reviled by the prophot
for her abominations
Suicides arc annuallv Iwicouungj
more common, not ill Amorica
only, but nil over the civilized
world. During the last two years
there Imve been special causes at
work failures, in trade, agricul
tural depressions, and commercial
leases which have tended to drive
men to suicide in ever-increasing
.Men are everywhere becoming
more ueary of the burden of life,
Antltorities on sanitation and vital
statistics tell us tliat, of late years,
life, the average human life, has
been t:sderably prolonged by
greater attention to the means of
preserving health; yet, concurrent
with this improvement, theie is a
greater impatience of life itself,
and a greater desire to escape its
Women are ! prone to com
mit suicide than men, ami exten
sive investigation on the subject
shows that the tendency to suicide
increases with age more strongly
amongst the unmarried and wid-
owed than amongst the married of
From an interesting article on
the subject in the Contemporaiy
Review wo extract as follews:
The following advertisement ap
peared in Le Petit Parisien last
menth: -'Suicidal. A young man,
to whom life is a burden, has re
solved to put an. end to himself,
but wishes to accomplish his death
l iKKsblim:. lie uiacus. uiuiciuir, ua-.
... -it n . i u, t !.,
L,(,rffttt at . dis, ()S!1,
.l . .
,. j.r.su.. W,w. Cu.....
ifclliu, would wisn to uurubi mm
with an enterprise the issue of
which would be necessarily fatal.
This offer is very serious. Write
! to the initials K. K. V., 48, Poste
Restanfc, Anvers." There is no
punihme.nt in the French ctde for
i attempt at suicide,
i h is "ot mmY mont sint:0 tho
' F,ench l,alers rePorted thp case
of a bonL' " Marseilles, who
" " "" .--.. w..? .., ""-j
: ' 0, ,.oi ii us gu
nil together yesterday. 1 have
taken your daughter with me to a
lM'tler world." Seeing that the
daughter was fourteen years of
age. it was rather hard of the
bonne not t,o have asked her con
sent before can-yin"1 out this des
perate measure of revenge.
Nor is it in France only that
passion thus vents itself in the
most dreadful crimes. A married
woman at Mellenberge, in Jlse
Cassel, last year had received an
order, through the police, to bring
her child, an infant of eight months
old, to the public vaccinator, in
order that it might lie vaccinated.
She refused. Another order was
sent to her, admonishing her that
she would render herself liable to
fine and imprisonment if she. neg
lected it. "The child and 1 will
both die together rather than 1
shall have it vaccinated," said she.
And she kept her word. Two
days after the lifeless btxlies of
both were found in the Fulda.
She had muidered her -child and
taken her own life by drowning
rather than obey the order.
Few have adopted a more origi
nal remedy fr unrequited love
than Carl llasn. of Mecklenburg.
He had been from home for some
time, and, on his return, found his
j brother engaged to his Judy-lore.
She would have nothing to do with
Carl, "f will put an end to my
self,' said he at length to her, if
you treat me thus." She laughed,
telling him, as she tripped off, that
she did not believe he had the
courage to put an end to himself.
The mctliod in adopted whs at
once terrible and grotesque. He
prepared a slow match, tied himself
nrinly and securely tw a young.'
Iiorse on the farm, ami then put
the lighted match securely into the
horse's ear. The poor animal,
maddened with pain, rushed vio
lently ami frantically about the
farm, diagging the unfortunate
Carl after him. It must have been
a terrible spectacle. At length,
frenzied with the torture of the
lighted match, the horse dashed
into the adjoining river, where the
water was deep and the current
nipid. Both horse and man were
found drowned there. I suppose
the weight of the unhappy man
had prevented the horse saving
himself by swiming. But so it
was. Both of them perished in the
The Italian papers of Novem
ber last report a tragedy that was
recently enacted in Rome, some
what similar to that of Romeo and
Juliet, but in low life, in which
two suicides resulted from inordi
nate grief. Moretti, a tailor by
trade, was sent to prison on a
charge of fraud. His sweetheart
canon upon inc poiice-oincer to aK
. . l u t , ... . . .
Ihv lonir Moretti was ltkclv to be
" .", "
jriri'b mother, who did not favor the
r i wr i m ... i .. .i .
match) th(J polJc(..omcer rei)1Je(J
that, in all probability, Moretti
would be imprisoned foi many
years. Overwhelmed with grief,
and driven thereby to despair, the
poor girl put an end" to herself by
poison. A few days after Moretti
was discharged from custody, the
accusation made against him hav
ing been proved false. lie return
ed home to find his ailiauced bride
J rilKf. i,-roi,p,l :.r tho n-ht i...
adopted by Uarl llas-a. Marie
i?K'iz va a retailer of s-ansaijca
in the Kranttnarkt. She was an
orphan, hut an orphan of portiMi
toti (liinnKt. Xor did she,
like the fat boy in Pickwick, rejoice-
in her superiority to the ret
of mankind in mx. In hort he
was ahnormally fat. 1 1 mijrht have
been constitutional. It might have
been tlicbaiiMige. Hut, whatever
it wjus, he Ut her life became
Baiitinu' ami his- philosopy wert
equally unknown u- her. Her
sister was the only relative she
had in Brunn. Marie left her
native town, telling her sister that
she had got ierviee in the Kaiser-,
stadt, in Vienna. But this was
only a pretence. A few days
after her departure her sister yt
a letter, from Marie through the
post. "lean no longer endure it,"
wrote the poor girl. 4 Wherever
L go, whatever 1 do, 1 am aiway
laughed at on account of my cor
pulence (7V?.vV). No!nly
thinks of me except as an object
of ridicule. I cannot udure it
any longer dear Llretchen. My
bmly will Ik found in tlie Danube."
And so it whs. iichi- Kiiteterncn
burg. There is something pMthei
it in the fate of poor Marie SjK'iz,
and vet, if . wre to write eri-
mlv lKut it, tle reader wonld'. ,,, ,,, ... .
. -- """ ; Corner Chenanm and Uamiltou Streets
probably only Jawgh, ao an iin- ASTORIA. OREGON.
mannerly world in Brunn laughed
poor Marie out of existence.
That suicides are annually in
creasing in number, in greater pro
portion than the poulation of the
United States, appears to be prov
ed by the statistical tables recently
published. The population, Ikjw-
ever, is increasing so last m ttie
states that it is not easy to form
accurate comparisons. One would
think it ought not to be so that
is in a country of promise, where
food and labor are abundant, the
suicidal frenzy ought to be dimin
ishing annually instead of increasing-
The Peruvian svrun lias cunI tlmu-
saudp wjio were suffering from dypei
siu, debility. Jher complaint, boils, hu
mors, female couuilaints, etc. Pamph
lets free to any address, both . r ov. le
Ar Sons. Ronton.
Tub Astoria job pre-sos will
tit von out with your winter supplies
of lettor heads, bill -heads, cards,
envelops, etc.. etc., at astonLihiiiidy
low rates, and m exouiMtu stvle. Call
and see samples of work done for
A ITLY AT
1 ffiC FOUNDS RA OF alt kinds,
0JJJ clean and dry. at the Umbrella
shop. 3Ialn street, bj J. JOPLIN.
TWENTV DOLLARS WILL P.K PAID
for the recovery of each of the bodies
of four Chinamen drowned in Columbia river
near Dnxiklleld on Wednesday last, while
"illll" fmin i'llhir ntt'l: tn JlrruiVficl.l rn
was twenij-one years or ac. and luwt on
seven dollars in silver. The second was
nis person ai me nine a cneck oi saw anil
twenty-three years old and liad a piMol and
seven dollars in siher. Thethirdwas twenty
four j earmold and had three twent) dollars
old pieces, a twenty -five cent piece, and a
silver watclu The fourth wa twent -eight
years old and had l. in sold. The above
rewarus win !e imlil d tlie onnersieneil.
L'UX I HUNG & CO..
OrCIlIX LUNG. Portland. Oreson.
AstorLi, Oregon. i7.dw 1 in
soda .ii, Msr
Sp.irklins Wines ami Carbonated Reenigis.
Apparatus for .faklnsr. ItottHn,
Complete Outfits, Materials and supplies.
Kstabluhed 4s years. Uliistnited and Priced
Cafcdogue sent to any address on application.
Send ymir orders' direct to
First Aenue. 2Cth& 27th Sis.. New York.
WAR IS li:CI.AItF.I W1TIIOVT
Mid no trmi of xwv until
11' a. fiery man in.vsiona nx x ncu
suit !" elotheo
HIAIH'. UV MKAXY
Ijok at Ih- pnees .
Paat loonier fnmi
Pants. Genuine French Caowre
Sails fn.j .....
lite fimM lint of vhjvI,., ,H4 uV ,K,t to
M-iwl fniH. P.. I. MEANY. i
Vfirham Taibir. i'rirkcr IIihix-. Atona !
c.ati sizx nioTouuAPiis,
i o. IVr Dozen.
CAIG.VKTSIK rHOTOC; KATIIS
. on It Dozen.
I-iSwiI rate. for families.
.Mlts. F W. ILLSLKY. - MAINSsTICEET.
la l taie ltaiUmc. ael door to Mw.IHrhy''
Is mm prepanNi to do
FIRST CLASS DRESS MAKING
PLAIN SEWING OF ALL KINDS.
I.-idir.o Astoria are resiKci fully -mit'd
forahnre of their patronage.
eo-Asenu lor P.uUrkk- Pattern-.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY.
Stoves, Tinware", and
House Furnishing Goods.
Hardware, Brass Goods,
Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings,
Lnqmeers Supplies. Sheet Lead. Iron
Gopper. Brass and Zinc.
WlLSOX & FlSHEK
tir.At I l:- IN
LL'UKKWTINU OII-. COAL OIL,
PAINTS AI OlIj.
Sheet. Round, and Square Prepared
PROVISIONS, MILL PEED.
(tAUUKNEKD. GRASS SKED.
WTtlHi v.V ! exehansed for country pro-
t?. 1 K
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
- - - OREGON
FROM 3 O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 4
O'CLOCK P. M.
Home Mutual Insurance Co.,
.1. V. IloconTo.N
Oll.. K. STOUV
t! KO. I- Stouv
.Agent fur Pgon
ChUMmI iHtiri up in l'. S. gold
I IV. CASE. Agent.
Clienanius street, Astoria. Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOVTH)N AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of 07.0O0.0O0.
A. VAN DUSEN, Agent.
HOTELS AND RESTATJR.TS.
A. .1. 31KOI.KK. e. ,. WUIUIIT
MKGLEK & WRIGHT. Proprietors.
rpiIK PROPRIETORS ARE HaPPY Tl
X announce that the above hotel has been
repainted and refurnished, adding greatly to
the comfort of its guests and is now the best
hotel north of San Franckco.
V. W. KSOWLK.S. AC Z1KKKK.
PORTLAND. ---. ol'.tUON
Z1EBER dL KN0WLES, Proprietors.
Free coach to and from the house.
cB-Tiik Daily Astoria Ls on file at the
Clareuijon Hotel reading room.
Pioneer Restaurant Hotel.
.MAIN STREET. - - ASTORIA
3Ir. . X. Arrlsont. l'roprletor
rilHETRAVKLINGVui:LIC WILL FIND
JL the I'ioneer tir-t class m all respects.and
a share of their patronage Ls respectful!
SSflVmnl and todgaighy tbeday orweek.
.MAIN STREET. - VSTORIA..
.IOSEPII .MATTHEWS. PROPlt.
riHMS IS FI1WTCLASS RESTAURANT
JL kept on the hunMan plan. Fresh os-
tcr in eer -txle Main street, between'
Cheimiuits ;tihl stiH'nioeihe.
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS!
MAIN STKI-.ET. VSTORI .
riiiiE t mei:m(.nki i plk.vki to
.L MHtHHiioi-1 tiM'
Ladies' and Gentlemen of this City
That he is how prepared to fiimi"h for them,
hi Srst elass slle. and eer stk.;
nor COFFEE. TE
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
MAIN STREET. i
PlitM "ive iim :i tidl. I
ROCOE IHXON. Propnetor
- - - -
The New York Oyster Saloon
Will er to tlieir eii'.toiiiers from this
ate as ftdJoKs
TEA. COFf EE. CHOCOLATE.
Knstt'ni Ojter Always on Jfaud.
And will In-kept as a first ela. Oyster Sa
lnm. hi lirt ela. stjle.
DANIEL GRANT. Manager.
PIKE & STOCKTON,
j BCOXJSE, SXG-N
PAPER HANGING AND WALL COLORING
GLAZING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
i-Shop next door t .VMormu oilier, in
First Class Saloon.
CHICAGO BREWERY DEPOT.
On the !oadwa. opposite the tregin jfail
wm ami NaknHiotifo's wharf.
New Bagatelle Table,
(The rhinee mast so.)
The ehoieest brands if foreign and domestic
1VIXFS MOUOKS VVI nrAM
iaw. iiliiUlA A.I t,I.AKJS.
3re.t )ticAo Beer.'Sa
1 Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
CUenamtte Street. - ASTORIA. OREGON
r"l IV. FULTOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTOKIA - - - OREGON
Oftloe oer Page & Allen's .store. Cjsh street
T AV. ROBB,
ATTORNEY AT LAW, "
ASTOKIA - - - - OREGON
Office oter Warren & Eaton's Astoria Mar
ket, ophite, the Occident Hotel.
"P V. IIOIiIKX.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION ANDEIK-
T VANDUSEN. ""
Chcnamas Street, near Occident Hotel,
Agent Wells, Fargo fc Co.
TO I HICKS.'
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON..
Rmuns In Allen's building up stairs, corno
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
TK. M. I). JKX1SIXH.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Graduate University of Virginia, IBM.
Phihician to Ikiy View hospital, Balthnort
Okkick In Page & Allen's building, u
TAY TUTTLE, M. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Okkick Otcr the White House Store.
TiKMiiKNCK Next door to Mrs. MunsoJrt
Iwarding house. Chcnomus street, Astorta
Oregon T C. OIK'IIAUI),
T A. 3IeIXTOII.
iOerideiit Ilot-l lluildmg.
ASTORIA .-- OREGOlf
Q II. B AIN tt CO..
Doom. Window m. ill man. iVu.
!oms, Lnmbtr. Ktr.
All kinds of Oak Lumber. Glass, Boat Ma
Steam Mill near Weston hotel. Cor. GSi
e e and Astor streets.
1 G. FAlKFOWL & SON,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS
Portland and Astoria, Oreson.
Refer by perinuaion to Rotors. Meyers JkC,
Allen & LesrLs.CorbittJtMaoleay,
Occident Hotel Hair Dressina Saloon
ASTORIA - OREGON.
lint. Cold. hwcr.
strain and Milpliur
CHetl atteiitioii given to ladies' auit
liiUlreii"- hair cutting.
Private Entrance for Indies
'I I.I.I AU5 I'KI
i;oot ai suei:
Ciik.najii-' tkkft. opposite Adler's Book
Htort - ASTOKIA. OltK(JO.
I Zr lYrfeet lits uaraateed All work
iwarrHHted. Oive iih h trial. All order
J. T. B0RCHERS,
I Miuiuf letiirerand Paekerof
fiivnnMr.Y strvpt acto.ti
CAVIARi SH0KED sflLH0,.
j Cah paid for fresh
1 RT.Af'k' TT Mizvn crA-urr
'-".. w. . V J ... 'i., Ul i 1111.
Smoked Stursin. and smoked Salmon pi
up in tins to ship to an purt ot the world.
.iso. trout WW (salmon ejis) put up In cant
and warranted to keep anv length or time.
Depot at Rogers Central Market, corner oC
Cavsand Chenamus strot-ts, Astoria.
T. F. CULLEN and C E. BARNES
VIOLIN, PIANO, GUITAR, COR
NET AND BANJO,
Would like a Tew puplLs-on either of the
Terms En-lit lessons for Ave dollars.
tarOrders left at Stevens & Sons book,
store will be. promptly attended to-
IE. -. TJI3ST3XT.
XllI.S. .1IILJ. FEED AAI MAY
Cash paid for country- produce. Small
pnitits on Kuli sal-,. Astoria. Oregon, cor
ner of Alain and Squein'MMbe .streets.
The uudersM:ued is fHeintrett to
a iMrce number of Spiles and Spars
iJaeeon sort Hotiee.at roHMiiutlden
ULAN K BOOKS
.1KINTBDAM HOLM) 10 A.VY SIZE,
'1. and ru0ll toaTjJ onJcr at
i jHi. Astomas oAScb.