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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, March 16, L881.
GEXKRAL EASTERN SEWS.
IIY MAIL ANI TKLHCKAMI.
Mississippi Kher Me.-iincr I.urticii.
St. Louis,Marjch 13. The steam
er Jas. Howard, belonging to tlie
New Orleans anchor line took fire
at quarter past l) to-night while
yiii- at the Ftiigate wharf-boat at
the loot of Market street, and whs
reduced to a wreck in about 1ml f
Loss on tlie boat S?5,(H)0.
Tlir Kuril I
St. Loim, March Hth. -The.
-steamer Howard which burned last
niirht, was the largest on the west
ern waters, being 3,000 tons bur
den. She was ten years old but
in thorough condition and very
raluable. The passengers all es
caped from the upper deck by
beinir let down with lopes. The
captain's conduct was highly com
mended and his coolness alone
saved every life.
The Grand Duke Alexis of Kus
sia.went from Cairo to New Or
leans on the Howard in 1873, and
it is considered a coincidence that
her destruction and the assossiua-.
tion of the duke's father should
occur on the same da v.
THE BEAU EMPEKOII.
-Tin t'onrls or I'.urope in Wonrniim
Alexander III. SurreriN ;is Aulu-
cnil r the Russians.
St. pKTKiyi:ii:;,March 14. The
"bells of the city are tolling, and
there are everywhere to be seen
manifestations of mourning on ac
count of the assassination of the
czar. Arrangements for the funeral
of the murdered emperor will be
made on the most extensive scale
benefitting the high rank of the
dead ruler. It is the prevailing
opinion here that the new czar of
Russia will find serious obstacles
confronting him at the outset of
his reign. Rumors of nihilist's
nlots are rife, and fears of out
breaks and further assassinations
St. Pktkii:urg, Match 14.
Russiakoff, who threw the first
bomb, has been a student two
years at a military academy. The
second bomb thrower has been ar
rested. He is also a vounir man.
.iccrclarj Klnin OfHritiH.t rtiuil ol'llie
- "Washington, March 14. The
lirr limitll is. tiKr rt't'i''l-itl I
ni. 1 niniiMiiAiit i'l 4i l oil j-t. J J
O,, !.,... .... A1 1. 14 P. '
I'lame, Washingten: Oznrowitoh as-f
cemls the throne js Alexander III
.signed t 1'"(sti:k
When the Great Lion Tamer Met
A story is told of Van Amburg,
(t .. .--.. I!,n 4U. ...... nm.r .!..... !
iin "iiiii nun ivtiii'i. nuk vu:au.
On one occasion, while in a bar
room, lie was asked how he iot his
wonderful poer over animals,
lie said: "It is by hoviiip them
that 1 am not the least afraid of
them, and by keeping my eye
steadily on theirs. J'll give you
an example of the power of my
eye."' Pointing to n loutish fel
low who was. sitting near by, he
.said: "You see that fellow? I Ic's
a regular clown. J'll make him
come across the room to me, and
1 won'usay a word to hitn.v Sit
ting down, he fixed his keen,
steady eye on the man. Presently
the fellow straightened . himself
gradually, got up and came slowly
aeross to the lion tamer. When
he got close enough he drew back
bis arm and struck Van Am burgh
a tremendous blow under the chin,
knocking him clear over the chair,
with the remark: ""oull stare me
like that again, won't you?"
Logs are in good demand in Seat
tle at from $4 50 and $5 50 per 1000
feet, according to the qualify, and
iriles are selling at from 3i to 4l cents
per foot, and are in good demand for
home use and shipment to Snn Fran
cisco. Loggers should not grunible at
A STRIKING EXPERIENCE.
An Apparently Authentic Case of
From 11m Sakttt Ma..) O-usHlc.
Here is a true story which con
tains some interesting features:
Last Friday morning the 9:30 train
was on its way from Salem to
13o$to at full speed. A man oc
cupied a left-hand seat near the
center of the car, next to the
window. He was, of course, on
that side of tlie car tlmt would be
nearest to any train that might
pass on the. other track. As he
sat there, this speculation, without
any particular cause, entered his
head: "Suppose a freight train
sltould pass, and a piece of lumber
should break away from its moor
ings, and so far project as to come
tearing along the side of the pas
senger train. How many pas
sengers between the center and
rear end ol the car would have
presence of mind sufficient to jump
out of the way on receiving the
warning. of the first collision at the
front end of the car?" It was not
a thought inspired by fear or
nervousness, but simply one of
those speculations that will enter
a man's mind h a moment of idle
ness, when he is gliding along in
com tort on a railroad train.
The thought passed away, and
the man took up his newspaper
and began to read with a mind at
ease. Not more than five minutes
elapsed, and possibly not three,
when a thump and a crash were
heard which challenged the atten
tion of every person in the car,
and justified the stopping of the
train for a moment to see what
had happened. It was found that
something from a passing freight
train had struck the passenger
car at exactly the point where
the man was sitting who had
been indulging in this speculation
about that kind of accident. The
window where he was sitting was
smashed in, a hole was stove in
the side of the car so that outside
daylight could come in, the iron
work which supports the seat at
the side of the car was vt elicited
from its place and broken, and a
piece of wood perhaps two feet in
length, five feet m breadth, and
half an inch thick or more, from
the passing train, was hurled into
tlni ear either throuirh the window
tr i it Ii.ru'ii mid fll .it ill.. ii.kiiV
--,.. ........ i.n. -- i-
feet. In fact, tliere wa a wreek
ri-ht at the point where the man
shliii"-. and hit- wmt was
id with splinter and broken
glass. Hut, notwithstanding all
this, he did not experience even a
. . . , ,
rlftfll. silwl r imr.l.-N' 5.ic tlw.
, ...... .JV, Vj..,. ,,iu w,
wlmle thing done that he is not
even conscious of experiencing
any more of a shock than any
other passenger in the train, or, in
fact, xny shock whatever beyond
the noise of the crash It was
really a mavelous escape, and very
strange iu view of the passing
thought that had entered the per
son's mind a few moments previ
ously. The man alluded to was the
writer of this paragraph, who was
at first inclined to laugh and joke
about the affair with the other pas
senger, but who, on more deliber
ate thought, was inclined to think
the circumstances were sufficiently
remarkable to justify this little
narrative, not by way of fostering
superstitious tendencies, which
need no special cultivation in the
human mind, but to furnish one
more or those striking coinciden
ces of thought and event that are
often so curious, and to show how
wonderful may be an escape from
-Never ?,'o .shoiptn; without con
sultinjitheadvertLsiuj; colutansof The
Astouian. They will tell you where
tlie best bargains are to W. had, and ikst
what merchants are alive and douiir
A Wonderful Record of Change.
Henwlt. in the Tro Tit-.
Tlie changes which Peter Coop-1
er has witnessed include llic entire
series of tlie national presidents.
What a majestic army of national
dignitaiies! lie was lorn when
Washington was in his first term,
the jresidential office being the
old city Iwdl in Wall street. He
was six ymrs old when Washing
ton retired at the close of tlie sec
ond term, ami lie was eight when
the old hero died. He was thir
teen when Burr killed Hamilton,
and is said to be the only person
who can remember the latter, lie
was seventeen when Fulton made
his first trip up the Hudson in the
Clermont. Tltc Kric canal was
one of tlie projects discussed when
he reached manhood, thouirli the
war with Great Britain delayed it
ten vears. His first vote was cast
for Madison, and he has been a
regular voter ever since a period
of sixty-eight years. He was thirty-five
when the first railroa.1 in
America was projected, and he
built the first locomotive of Ameri
can manufacture. His whole life
has been identified with public im
provement, and he has been a
leader in the advance of the age,
having witnessed a grander march
of progress than any other man in
the entire annals of the human
race. Probably the most wonder
ful of all these improvements is
the telegraph, which will always
be one of the marvels of science.
The next is the progress of jour
nalism. How tlie Acquaintance Began.
.Mrs. Bartlctt the mother or the
young' man who has just married
the Baroness Burdett-Coutts, first
became acquainted with the
Baroness on the occasion of her
son Kllis entering: Christ Church
college, Oxfoid, by reason of an
incident not considered of any
moment at tin time. Ellis was to
recite a select piece of English
literature, but his mother, Mrs.
Bnttlett, Insisted on making the
selection for her sou herself, and
chose an extract from Longfellow's
The recitation turned
out to he a marked success, and
HitroitcSs IJlinlett-L'oUttS was so
pleased with it tlmt slie nsked mii
itiU'odtictioti to the bov's mother.
.Mr. ljrtltleit. of 1 IllIaiicltiillM.
r . .
1 ne acquMinwuice mi ik;uii nteuei
J tuto chw friendship, ami from that j
I l"m W' !' Ahineiul Bartlett,'
wiKun tlie oaroiiess has just married,
became prime favorite, and when
he grew to manhood, a close friend,
being the almoner of the Baroness
on many inijwrtaut occasions, but
never her secretary or in her paid
employment in any way.
Charles Brown while out coon
hunting with a pttrty of friends a
week ago in Alder grove, Hum
boldt county, noticed a hollow
tree and imagined that some of his
same mitrht have struggled iu
there, lie volunteered to explore
the tree, and two of his compan
ions hung on to his heels. Mr.
Brown soon struck a furry surface
and heard a noise as of young
cubs uck?ng so he hollowed to his
friends and they yanked him out in
quick time. They next lashed a
stick across the hole and thrust
in their cleaning rods, the end of
one tangling iu the fur of a cub,
and enabling them to drag it out.
As soon as it felt the cold air it
howled, and then Mrs. Bear came
tearing out in a terrible rage. The
hunters took to the trees, firinjr
guns and pistols as they retreated
with such haste that one gentle -
1ua.11 iiJi. tuc ivic ui uiz cut iiiicu
with powder. They killed the
hear, however, and secured the
A Fireman's Heroism.
i At the buruins of the Western
Electric Manufacturing company's
building recently in New Yo.k,
the coolness, nerve and heroism
displayed by Luke Cavanagh, a
member of the department, was
the subject of general cemment:
Cavanagh during the excitement
ascertained that a man had been
seen at an open window overlook
ing the narrow alley below making
frantic efforts to get out, but he
had withdrawn several times, ap
parently dismayed at the meagre
prospect of escape, the narrow cor
nice at the base of the window
scarcely affording a resting plaue
for his feet, while a misstep would
result m a fearful fall of between
sixty and seventy feet. Taking in
the situation at a glance, Cavan
agh ascended to the roof of the ad
joining building, placed the ladder
across to a window opposite, over
which he quickly passed. He then
planted the lower end on the nar
row cornice and slowly raised the
other end until it touched the win
dow above, at which the imper
illed superintendent stood, and
securely held it until he came
down. Then the ladder v.ti
thrown across to the other build
ing, anil bath safely walked across
ami I the cheers of the great crowd
below, who had been excited spec
tators of the darinir rescue.
IsSfWhat nleaMirc it i to IMiy one
debts! In the fir.-l place.it remove that
iinciiiiie which a person feels front
dependence and obligation. It afford
pleasure to the creditor, and tlierefore
jiraiifie our Maria! affection. It pro
niotolhnt future confidence which is.so
imereMinto an honet mind. It opett
a prospect of Ihmii." reatlilj supplied
with wlmt yon want on future occasions.
It leaves a consciousness of our virtue;
and it i a measure we know to be right,
both iu point of justice and mjiuiiI econ
omy. Finally, it is the main support of
simnle reputation, Pay us. that we mux
l(( ACRES OF LAND IN CIATSDP
UvW 1'4hih:. I routine on the CVrfumhui
ner. mot of xddlaiKl coiiihim.iI of No. j
tinilKThuid. sihiw will make eeltenl fMrm.
ih1 a little i MitaWe for t first i-la- Unf.
miH-h. Fur lerniN and etc.. iHouitv of
If. A. .M. TWOJIItIA".
Tw,kn rv Jiwiw wii.i. ibk i-aid
offtwrtfliiiwHR'n Unmitcl in CihmImh river
; . itn iimt iTtinrij i i-ih-h 'h hit ikih
I h- IlnMikRHu oil enii-la la.t. while
fnH Pillar nn-fc in RwoklMd. m-
I hm- twent -iMie yi-Mt 4 :se. mimI l;ui 4m
' hi- iktm at im- time a wi f J-wmi
I Mven il4lar in -ilver. The x-nmtl :t
ieniy-iinve.-ai.iHd ami had .- jhi.1 ami
MrvettdnllniiiiHiT. fin-tliinln3itHt nt -
: fHirear. nkl and tuid inrtf l-ut iMhir
wW iert-. a lei-flve eenl ii-. ami a
. Hirrwwm. iih- umnn inn-iism
j jtrlaiHl lM4l il.v. in 1. Th' aine
rewards will 1m-iai.M tl. hihU-r-h;m-l.
Ai West cm- lkmp c.i.." Asoria. orVjf!
I'roiHi:ii Tor J-'reIi Heel. .11 11 1 ton.
Sal'MsUttd-OlKcp. Department of tb CotamliM.
Vkseeswr ttjirttks. W.T. Merck 1. Hl.
OKALKH PROPOSALS in trinhVate. suli
f) jeel to the iisiwl coihIUhhis. Kill Ik- re
tfhed at this office ami a lh- oftVo. irf the
Artittp AsMsiaut CiHumissjinesof Sibsiieiie
at the foH--HiiiK iihiih-U imss. itulii 12 o'clock
uiMiu iii Tiuitriv ibril lfh lat &! .. t.aul.
I time ami -dace tWy w ill In? ofn-ncil in in-s-
eneeiH ibkici-s. jr niniisiimt; aim deliver
ih rtesii reei ami .miiuou, itiirinc tin e-.ir
iatiHimm,i: .liny 1. iSsl ami cmUne .lime
IWMse P.nrrac'v.s. I.T. : Kurt Caiil-v. W. T. :
rortC-eiird'AlcHe. I. T. ; Fun Coliilh-. W.
T. : Cam-. Ilowanl. 1. T. : Fort Klamath.
Orecon; Fort Lanwrai. I. T. : C.-iihiiSihiVhix
W. T: Fi1 ToHiiseml. . T. : VamtHiver
I'm racks. W.T. : Kort Walla Walla. W.T.
Also for tin deliver, of the frtl(Miiis
1 amounts of KIoui :
I .$? lFliJm-la, ;:''"
1 Cnnby. W. r.. lo ihmiihIs : tort ( onr
lAlenr. I 1" l:,W ihhiimIs : Fort Colvill-
V.T..Xi.4.i7 jiounds ; Fort Klamath. OrcHt.
a".vy (mhiihIs, Fori tapwai. I. T.. .,
MlUtlUs; (..imp SMi5caile. . T 47.ot
V!!1r,e,XtlrCII-li- t-TTJ -V:1 IM,ull,,ls :
Vancouver I'arracks. w . T.. ll..ti iHumU.i
ion vi ana vtaua. ". 1.. 4I.; imhukI.
Sainjiles of the Flmir proposed U lie fur
nLshed mint be submitted with the pnwo
saN. The Flour to be tested by Imki. t be
fore acceptance. I'miMisals for'ijiKintitirs of
Flour less than the whole reijmreil will In
received. The (.ovennueut leserves. the
ri:ht to reject any or:dl pmiHi-ac.
Blank tmipos-iK and limited circulars stat
ing the kind of Berf. Mutton and Flour re
nuiredat each post, and svinr full iiitnic
tions an to the manner of bidding, ctiudi
tions to be observed by bidders, and trms of
contract and avinent. will be furnished on
application to this office, or to tin Acting As
sistant Connnlssaries of Sulisistence ai the
various posts named.
Envelopes containing pm-Nisais slmuhl be
marked "Proposals for . at .
and addressed to the nndersizned. or to the
respective Actintr iVitant Coinnilssanes of
37-dst Captain and C. S.. lT. S. A.
1 PkotOOTapll Gallery
(JARI SUK PHOTOGRAPHS,
Si 30 Per Dozen.
4 OO rr Dozen.
Slecial rates for families.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
X, W CASE,
ASTORIA, ... OREGON
FROM S O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 4
JO'CLOCK P. M.
Hone fflntnal Insurance Co.,
.1. K. IlOUItllTON
ClIA.-. It. STOKV
(SIX). L. STOKV
..Agent fur O'wj-on
Capital mUl up in U. S,
....$.100 000 00
I IV. CASK. Agent.
Chem.mii- tre?t. Astoria. Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOTrON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of SC.7.000,000.
A. VAX DUSEN. Agent.
HOTEI AND RESTAURANTS.
A. .1. MKGl.F.l:. V. S. WKIGIIT
MEGLEK & WRIGHT. Proprietors.
rilllE I'ICOI'KIETOKS ARK HAPI'Y TO
X announce that the alcove hotel has been
reHiittetland refumtiluMl. adding greatlv to
the itmifort of ItsgnotsandLs now the test
iHHel north of San Francisco.
C. AV. KNOWLKS.
PORTLAND. - -
- - OREGON
ZIEBER 4 KN0YLES, Proprietors.
Five cmicli to and from the house.
frirTitK Daily Atoi:ian i on fde at the
Clarendon Hotel reading room.
Pioneer Restaurant Hotel.
.MAIN STREET. - - - ASTORIA
.llr. S. X. Arrizoni. Proprietor
rilHETRAVEIJNG Vl'lJIdC WILL FIND
i the Pioneer Brst class in all resiects.and
a slian of their pHtroiiHCc b resjiectfully
Syifcmrd and hddnf:hy the day or week.
The New York Oyster Saloon
Will serve to their en-.tniuers from this
ale as follows :
TEA. COFFEE. CHOCOLATE.
KuMern Oytter Always 011 Hand.
Ami ill iH-kejK as a llrst class ojster Sa
hHMi. iu Urst iia style.
DANIEL GR VNT. Manager.
Fiiir Wind Coffee Saloon
r- tr - t tt - yt
C SC O S3 Sk O. XJ S 3S,
WATF.R STRUCT. ASTORIA
Next doorto Or. Knise.s.
t'oflee. Ta and Chocolate.
CaKe. IO Cent...
Chops CooUed to Order
Fine Wine-. I.iqiiorM and fi-jar-s
Of the best brands,
Having jiiM oiH-ned the above iMablisb -
ment Heeordiafly invite our friends anil thel
miMie wnerallv to tle ns a trial.
V.-U FOARD & FA:
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
milK CNDKRSIONKD IS IM.MXSKD TO
i. announce to the
Ladies and Gentlemen of this City
That he is mm- pnared to furnish for them.
in MiM class style, ami every style.
OYSTKRS. HIT CilFFKK. TEA. CTC.
Ladies" and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
" Svi' : rail.
RO.SCOE DIXON. l'mprietor
C. H. STOCKTON..
PAPER HANGING AND WALL COLORING
GLAZING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
-urshoo next door to Astorian Office, in
Shnster s nnildin-;.
For sale ex Warehou-ieat Astoria or Portland
by BAl-FOUR. i UTII UIE .'o..
CC-tf Portland, Oacgou.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
ChelMmits Street. - ASTORIA. OKEGOBT
ri w FiriiTox.
" 'ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTORIA - - - OKKGOX
OIHee over Page & Allen's More, Ca.ss street
T AV. KO IS It.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTOKIA .... OKEGON
OHiee over Warren & Eato' Astoria liar
kct. opposite the Occident Hotel.
T V. llOIiOKX.
AfCTlOXKEi:, COJIMISSIOX AND IN
A VAN DUSEN.
t'henamas Street, near Occident Hotel,
Agent Wells, Fargo & Co.
p I HICKS.
ASTORIA, --- - OKEGON.
Rooms in Allen's buililiiij: up stairs, corn
of Cavs and Suemoeqhe streets.
TK. 31. I. JEXXIXCJS.
I'HYSICIAX AND SURGEOX.
Gnuluate University of Virginia. ISS3,
Physician to Hay View hospital, Baltimore
Okkick In P:ige & Allen's huildins;, vp
TAY TUTTLE, M. I. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Okkick Over the White House Store.
Kksidknck Next door to Mrs. Munsoas
hoarding hotLe. Chenatnas street, Astori
T C OKCHAKD
T A. McIXTOSH.
Occident Hotel Building,
ASTORIA --- OREGON
BAITS ik CO..
Doors. WintWnvs. BlindM. Trar
Moms. Lumber. Etc.
All kintls or Oak Lumber, Glass, lioat 31a
Steam Mill nexr Veton hotel. Cor. Gn
eviveahd Astor streets.
1 G.FAIUFOWL& SON!
STEVEDORES ANO RIGGERS
Portland and Astoria, Oregon.
Refer by permission to Itogerj.3Ieyer3 JtCc,
Allen &. Leris,CorbittJkMacleay,
Occident Hotel Hair Dressing Saloon
vVSTORlA - OREGON.
II11I. Cold, liover.
i suiPur fm
I RATIIS. jtJev -&?
.IP'f?51! """ Bven tolaille-'aai
j 1 limn i.iiw.uii 1- mi iMiiiies.
j HOOT AIVJD SIIOK
Ciikxami's Stukkt. omi.siu- Adler's Book
J store. - Astokia, Oukcox.
I ST Perfect tits j-uaranteed All work
arnnneii. t.tve me a trial. All orders,
1 music Lessons.
T.F.CULLEH and C.E.BARNES
VIOLIN, PIANO, GUITAR, COR
NET AND BANTO.
W(llM kl. ,fcV IMI)ll50l, t.lther of the
Terms-F.k-ht lesoius for live dollars.
! a?-Orders left at Stevens & &ms boot
tore will be --roiiitly attended to
J. T. B0RCHERS,
ICONCO-MLY TICEKT. ASTUxOA.
Maiiuf..cturer and Packer of
I CAVIAR, SMOKED SALMON.
Cash paid for fresh
BLACK STUliiJEOX SPAWN.
Smoked Sturgeon, and .smoked Salmon pat.
up in tins to ship to any part of tbe world.
Also, trout bait (salmon ej;gj.) put up in cans
ami warranted to keep any length or time.
Depot at Rogers Central Market," corner
Cavs and Chenamus streets. Astoria.
AT MUSIC HALL,
TH IS EVENING.
VAILS, UIItL FEED ATil) HAY
Cash paid for country produce. Snail,
protlts on cash sales. Astona, Oregon, cor
ner of Main and Sqnemocuhe streets.
The undersnmed is prepared to fornlsb
a law niunber of iUes and Spars at hi
place on short notice, at reasonable rates.
Apply to C.O.CAPLKS.