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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning. August 23, 1882.
It was in the Ogden refresh-
ment room, waiting for the train
from San Francisco, that 1 saw a
porformance that filled me with
astonishment and dismay. It was
a man catinir his dinner. And
let me remark here, with all possi
hie courtesy, that the American is
the most reprehensible eater 1 have
ver seen. In the first place, the
knives are purposely made blunt
the back and front of the blade
!cinr often of the same ''sharp
ness' to enable him to cat gravy
with it. The result is that the
fork (which oiiffht to be used sim
ply to hold meat steady on the
plate "while being cut with the
knife) has to be used with great
force to cut off fragments of food.
The object of the two instruments
is thus materially abused, for he
holds the meat down with the
knife and tears it into bits will
his fork! Xow, reader, don't say
no. For 1 have been studying
Americans at their food (all over
.the west at any rate), and what 1
saw is strictly correct. This abuse
of knife and fork, then, necessi
tates ati extraordinary amount of
elbow room, for in forcing apart a
tough slice of beef the elbows have
to stick out as square as posible.
and the consequence is, as the.
proprietor of a hotel told me, only
four Americans can eat in a space
in which six jmgusnmcn can tune
comfortably. The latter when
feeding keep their elbows to their
6ilcsi the former square them out
on a line AviiM inu.. i-..v....v.v,i. .ma
at right angles with their sides.
Having thus got the American tnto
a position, watch him consume his
food. He has ordered a dozen
"portions5 of as many eatables.
and the whole of his meal, alter
the filthv fashion of the "eating-
houses" at which travelers arc fed
is put before him at once. To
cut the dozen or so different things
he has ordered, he has only one
knife and fork and one teaspoon.
Bending over the table he sticks
his fork into a pickle gherkin, and
while munching this casts one
rapid hawk-like glance over the
spread viands and then proceeds
to cat. Meherculc! what a sight it
is! lie dabs his knife into the
gravy of the steak and picks up
with his fork a piece of bacon.
lule the one is going to his
mouth the other is searching out
something else. lie never ap
parently chews his food, but dabs
and pecks at the dishes one after
the other -with a rapidity whicl
merely as a jdggling trick might
be performed in London to crowd
ed houses every day, and an im
paruanrv mat, considered as
"dining" is as savage as any meal
of Red Indians or of Basutos
Dab-dab, peck, peck, grunt, growl
and snort! The spoon strikes in
every now and then, and a quick
sucking-up noise announces the
disappearance of a mouthful of
huckleberries on the top of a bit
of bacon, or a spoonful of custard
pie on the heels of a radish. It is
perfectly prodigious. It defies
coherent description. But how on
earth does he swallow it? Every
now and then he shuts his eyes
and strains his throat. This I sup
pose is when he swallows, for I
have seen children getting rid of
cake with the same, sort of spasm.
Yet the rapidity with which he
shovels in his food is a wonder to
me, seeing that he has not got ariy
"pouch" like the monkey or the
pelican. Does he keep his miscel
laneous food in a "crop" like a
pigeon, or a preliminary stomach
like the cow, and "chew tlfe cud"
altcrwards at his leisure? I con
fess I am beaten by it. The mix
ture of his food, if it pleases him,
does not annoy me, for if a man
likes to oat mouthfuls of buckle-!
berries, jbacon. apple pie, pickled
mackerel, peas, mutton, gherkins,
oysters, radishes, tomatoes, custard
and poached eggs (ihis is a bona- j
fide meal, copied from my note
book on the spot) in indiscriminate
confusion, it has nothing" to do with
me. It would make me sick,
but that is neither here nor
there. But what 1 want
to know is why Ameiicans do not
stop to chew their food, or why, as
is invariably the case, they will de
spatch a meal in five minutes for
which they have half an hour
specially set apart? lie falls upon
his food as if he were demented
with hunger, as if he were a wild
thing of prey tearing victims that
he hated into pieces, and when the
hideous deed is done, iic rushes
out from the scene of massacre
with a handful of toothpicks and
leans against the door-post as
if time were without limit or end.
The whole thing is a mystery to
me. When I first came into tin
country J used to waste many pre
cious moments in gazing at "the
confused feeding' of my
neighbors at the table, and waiting
to sec I hem choke. But I have
given that up now. 1 plod syste
matically and deliberately through
my one dish, content to find my
self always last at the table, with
a tumult of empty platters scat-
tercd all about me. 'Nothing can j
choke an American. In the mean l
time I wish that young man of.
Ogden would exhibit his great j
eating men m- koiiuoil. it utfn-u j
Maskelyne and Cook inloilrs.-
Horrijied English Traveler.
The. Salem, Mass., museum has
in its possession a cherry-stone
containing one dozen silverspoons. j
The stone is of the ordinary size,
the spoons being so small that
their shape and finish can be dis
tinguished only by the microscope.
This is the result of immense
labor for no decidedly useful pur-
pose, and there are numerous j "is visitor, but continued to euri
othcr objects m existence the value l ously scrutinize one corner of the
of which may he. said tobequiteas::'d. Finally he turned to a gen
indifierenl. Thus, Dr. Oliwr o-ives. t',J,uan present and with u most
an account oi a cherry-stone on
which was carved l2Lhends, so
so distinctly thai the naked eye
could distinguish tlm-e belonging
to popes and Icings by their mitres
and crowns. A Nuremberg clock
maker inclosed in a cherry-stone,
which was exhibited at the
French Crystal Palace, a plan of
Sebastopol, a railway station, and
the "Messiah' of Klonstoek.
Pliny, too, mentions the Jjfact that j
Homer's "Iliad." with its l.i,000'
verses, was written in so small a
space as to be contained in a nut
shell. The greatest curiosity of
all, howevei, was a cop of the
Bible, written by one Peter Bales, .
a chancery clerk, in so small a
space that it could be inclosed!
within the shell of an English
ft is stated that Col. Bob Iii"-t;r-
soll lias lost his entire fortune in
a mining speculation in thr well
known mine "lvanlio,' located in
Socorro county, Mexico. lie was
the chief organizer of a stock
company of 2,000,000 capital in
twenty-five dollar shares. Shares
in and about "Washington sold for
$20, a great many department
clerks, women, and others, invest
ing. The stock being non-asses
sable, the entire capital was soon
exhausted in working the claim,
which has completely pinched out.
Shares are being offered for IS
cents, and there are few buvers
even at that figure. Ino-ersoll
states to his friends that he intends
soon to abandon the practice of
law, at least lor a tune, and will
again return to the lecture field.
The industrious scoundrels who
are rapidly earning an unenviable
reputation for the town of Benson
added another to to the long list
of outrages and crimes Wednes
day morning. An emigrant train
steered into the station about day
light, and was delayed nearly an
hour, switching freight cars and
catching on empties. The two
last cars on the. train were second
class emigrant cars and were left
back a couple of hundred yards
on the track. While the railroad
employes were busily engaged at
their business about ten of the
rustlers sneaked back to the emi
grant train, and, in western par
lance, "took it in." Four of the
scoundrels stood at each of the
four doors, and, with pistols in
hand, commanded silence. The
rest of the robbers then ransacked
the two cars and took everything
of value that could be found,
even going so far as to take ear
rings and jewelry from women
and 3'oung girls. One old woman,
who was traveling to California
with two daughters, had a purse
containg 270 forcibly taken out
of her clenched hand; an old man
had a pair of fine boots pulled off
his feet, and three young girls,
who wore slcerinr in a corner of
one of the cars, were robbed of all
their bedding. It took about
fifteen minutes to complete" the
job, and the robbers absconded
and haw not been heard from
since. Tombstone Epitaph.
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- . - -JKevalre By Oar."
A distinguished foreigner who
is stopping at one of our leading
hotels was called upon yesterday
by a prominent naval officer, and
according to to the forms made
an,l provided for by good society.
the latter sent up his card by the
bell boy. When the paste board
was presented to the eminent alien
he screwed his glass into his eye
and gazed at it intent v. lie
readily comprehended the name of
mystified air said; "V'al ees zees'"
pointing to the characters on the
corner. "That?" said the gent'e
man; "why that is -l'. S. X.' It
stands for -United States Xnvy.'
Have you never heaid of our
navy?" The representative of an
effete monarchy rubbed his chin
thoughtfully and then exclaimed:
"Carambaf Ncvaire, by (Jar."
1 Vashingion Rcjniblican.
Cour d'AIene R. S.
From Dr. J. P. Tiernau wo learn
that the contract for grading be
tween Iiathdrum, on the X. P. R.
R., and Lake Cour d'AIene, has
been let, and woik will commence
immediately. The distance is only
eleven miles, and the contract
price is $2,800 a mile. J3y .January
1st, the doctor sa3Ts, the cars will
be running between these two
points. He also informs us that
surveys of a route through the
Big Bend country is now being
made, and that this road will pass
through one of the best farming
countries on the Pacific coast. AVe
learn from another source that af
ter reaching Cour d'AIene, it is
the intention of the builders to
strike through the mountains to a
point on the Utah Northern, thus
having connections with the T'nion
Pacific. The pass is represented
as very feasible, and the grading
to be only a few feet to the. mile.
A Varied Performance.
Many wonder how Parker's Ginger
Tonic can perform such varied cures,
thinking it essence of ginger, when in
fact it is made from many valuable
medicines which act beneficially on
every diseased organ.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
P.iln in the right .lii uml.-r i1m' 1
rib. ineieain; on procure; ointtinie?
ilie p-iin i on Die left Me; the palio.it i
rarely able to .he on the left side; some
times the pain is felt under the. MiouMer
anil i sometime taken for Rlienni.itlm
In tin arm. The stomach NnnVeteil with
lov of appetite ami iclcnes; lite lnit'l
in general arc i-otie, oiwtiiiir altei
imtinx wiih laxity; the head i- troubled
with iviin.nw.tmp:iiiled wilhadullthfavy
seiwttiou in the lurk part. There Nyener
:illvaeonMdenil)l'iirsof memory. aeeom
paiiiitl with a painful M'lisatiou of having
left undonw .-omethin; which oai'Jit to
have leeii done. A slight, dry eouj:h is
sometimes attendant. The lKitieut eom
plain of weariness and debility; lie N
caMlv Marl led; hK feet are eold or burn
ing, iiud heeomplain of a prickly ensa
tiou of th .-kin: hi- spirits are low, ami,
although lie isatiMled that excreta would
be beiieiieial to him, ct lie can scnicely
Mimmoit up fortitude enough to try it.
If vou have any of the above symptoms,
viuiVan certainly 1m' eured by the use of
the aeniiii!.' MX. V. Mrt..VNE'S L.IVKU
When von buv .UoLaiif's Pill-, insist
on hiviik 1K." V. MiLANrrS CKLK
IIKATJ'D I.1VKK PILLS, made by b'lciu
Injj ltrox.. lilt-bun;h. Pa.
If vou (-.in not aet the Pennine lU.
I. 3IC-LAX17.S LIVKK PILLS send us
::.; em- by mail, and we will send them
FLEMING UKOS., lMtMmrgli, Pa.
A. M. JOHNSON,
Groceries, Provisions, Cheese,
BUTTER, ECCS, ETC.
O.VNXEI) fiOODS OF ALL K1N'1.
Blocks, Hemp and Manilla
Salmon Net Twines,
Drilling, Jib Hanks,
Clew Irons, Thimbles, Mast !
And all ollirr things needed t lit nut xe-tsds
r all kinds.
NEXT 1)0011 TO PYTHIAN HAl.U
Notic..r -r- '"".
milE WHAP.F OXrii'KNOWX AS THE
X X. 1. T. Co'h.. :uid later as Hustler's
wharf, will, together u ith the wharf now in
processor eonstnirtlon. he hcrearter Known
: the Main Street Wharf.
if" CELEQRATED V
ftlfe . STOMACH &
Hotetters Stomach Hit lor oviln.ii. ilic-
IorHin u ith greater certainty and promii'ti
tutle than any known remedy, and i a moM
genial invi;;nraut, appetizer and aid to .-fere
tion. Thc.e arc not empty a-.crlion. as
thnufamls of our count rvinoii -mil ir.n.n.i. n-li..
have experienced U cfi'ccU are aware, but
are hacked up by irrcrasniblc proofs, 'lho
Hitter n!ojji-o a healthful s-timnhi to the
For vale by al Dnt!s:M-i:ind Healer-;
31 other .Mother!! .Hot hern! !
1 Are you disturbed at niht ami broken
of your rot by a sick child sufTeriiis
and crying with !he cxcnirialin" nain
of cutting teeth ? I f o, o at m:ce and
get a bottle of Mrs. Win.slowV, .Soothing
Sirup, it will reliee the ixwir Iittlw .-,uf-ferer
imnunliatelj depeml tuiou it:
there is no nii.vtake alMiut it. There is
not a mother on eaith who has ever
lived it. who will not tll vou at once
that it will regulate the iovel. and
give rest to the mother, ami relief ami
health to the ehilil.opir.tliu; like magic.
It is perfeetly safe to in in all eases,
ami pleasant to the tavte. and is the pre
scription or one ot the oldest and best
female phyaiciaiiv and mn.ves in the
United States. Sold everywhere. '
cents a bottle.
.Vntbiuc Short or I'nniistnkahte
Conferred uiion (eiw nf ili.m-n.,1. ,.r
sutTerers eoiihi oriiriunfo ood tnniniMin
.the reputation which Avki:sSai:j.m'.v-
i.ii.i..vujim.-. ji . ;i eiJUipOIIIKI oi tne
best vegetable alteratives, with the
Iodides of Potassium and Iron, and is
the most effectual or all remedies for
scrofulous, mercurial. or blood disorders.
I niformly snccesful ami certain in its
remedial effects, it produces rapid and
complete cures of Scrofula, Sores. HoiK
Humors, Pimph. Eruptions, Skin Dis
eases ami all disorders rising from im
miriiv of the blood. Ii if c iiivlcrm-iCL.r
effects it always relieve.-, and often cures
Liver Complaints, Female Weaknesses
ami irregularities, and is a potent re
licwer of vitalitv. Fnr nnHNni.r n...
bloml it has no equal. It iones itj the
r-joic-iii, ieuire.- iiuu preserves the
health, ami imparts vigor ami energy,
ror fortv venrs it has boon In .vii.i.:.,.
use. .and is to-day the movt aailable
medicine lor ine suiicnng sick, any
where. For. Sale iiy all JJealeus.
iROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
(IVSTOr MU0011. Ii
CH EXAM 1S STlIKlvrrAbTORlA.
fllHE CXDKltSlONED IS PLEASED TO
A aunoimee to tln-JpiiWie that he has op
JElXtx& HCouse ,
And funii-iie- m Hr-t ela Myle
OYSTEKS. HOT COITEE TEA, l-.TC.
Ladies and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
I 'J I EN AMPS STKKET.
I'lea-e give me a call.
::OSPOE DIXON, Proprietor
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron. Steel, Coal. Anchors.. Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
J wuoniiiT and err galvanized
Sails. Copprr Sails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packing of alt Kinds.
FI.01TR ASI ItlUX FEED.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chcuaimi and Hamilton Streets
ASTOK1 A, OREGON.
! B. B. FKANKLIN,
, Conier Cass and Siueiuolie. streets,
ASTOKIA. - OREOOX
1IK.VI Kit IN
IV IN DOW SHADES
In if uii :'. liinl all lho standard works
f :fo' d.iy,:iud a ronvlanlly rliatiKitu;
.Soi-k'of li'iv.liii-. and t.inrj
sirlu-l.-s i we ki-ei the
Sheet Music, Bijou
terie. & Celluloid
Goods, etc., etc.
r. i. sti-: i-:xs & co.
IMain anil Fancy
SEWING OF ALL KINDS!
Suis inaJi- ir- t'n best vtle from
i ?.". to 5sV).
! Satisfaction Guaranteed.
'IMlt.S. GO. T-IlLIEl-l.
Xe dor to V.'evton Houe.
i Cleaning Repairing,
I NKAT. CIIKAP AND (Jl'IChT, UY
;s:o mu: iiOVKTT.
M.iiii street, opposite N. Ixieb's.
!H 33. tKER,
Efiy, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood OelivertMl to Order,
Orayiiuj, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses.ana Carnages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
VTElTilEU THE CA1TAIN NOK TUF.
XI C onsitnices of the British bark James G.
Bain will he responsible for any debts that
may he eontmcteil by the crew.
C. E. MOCKLEK. Master.
Astoria, Oregon. August 7, 1882. did
PACIFIC MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
A. McKINNIE, Manager.
For Oregon, Washington and Idaho Terrrtorte
errui: -io first street, roiiTrASD, or.
CI! AS. HODOK, of Hodpe. Davis & Co.
.lAMKSSrrKKIi.r:i!hier First National Hank.
.!. A. STUUWIJKIDOK, Whuioale Leather
and lindiugs. I
C. A. DULl'it. ot Dolph. Cronansh, Uolph i
Col. .1. MeCKAKlIN. of J. McCraken & Co. ,
1- C. HEN1HC1ISEN, or Heurlckson &
Dr. . K. NOTTAGE, M. D.. Examiner and ,
S. ARNDT & FKRCHRN,
ASTOKIA. - OKKUON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
AH kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
. FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
IlKNlMNSritKKT. NKMtPA.:KKlt HofSK.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
snsZi P5 3X0 8 8
i, a m MT ns ?s mt S8
r O W r- g S
jmu?. . m
. -StrSitr i --,
; L. VVMsTOTS. M. D.
LANIlJHlRiNBENdlNBS1 -- .
uiiiiir fMiiJiitinii liiitiiiiuu ofk ICE-Over a. V. Aliens gitcery store.
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work. , Koon. at thparker 11001
MR1 P. HICK.
and .Cannery Work a specialty, j . PENTI8T
CASTINGrS. i ASTOKIA, -i0j '- oafiQOH
Ofnll leHerIitioitM uiado to Order, Eoonis In Allen's building up slain, conier
at Mhort Xotieo . ? s"t-n.oclhe !.
A. D.WAM. President. ! Q. A. BOWLBY.
.1. CL Hcstlku, KecreUiry. o
I. "V. Cask, Treasurer. ATTORNEY AT IiA"W
Corner Main and Che nam us Streets,
AS rOMA OREGON
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCER8 ft. SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Heershaum Pipes, etc,
A fine stock of
WatrhcH and Jewelry. 3f Hr.zle and
Breeek Iieadiafc Shot Ghum ami
Klfles, KevnlverM, PlHtols.
ALSO A KINK
Assortment of line SPFOTACLES suid EYE
THE DELINQUENT TAX JtOIX I'OK
tllfi VP.1I- IfWI tOCOlIinr ii-iHi n .rt
from the County Court for the collection of
the same, is hi my hands. Delinquent tax
payers will please settle at onee and save
costs. A. AI. TWO.MHLY.
M. S. UURRELL. of Knapp, BoweU & Co.
W. W. SFAL'LDING. Faelcep and CatUe.
ANDI1EW ItOBERTS. of FLshet & Robert.
JOnN CILVN. ot John Cran & Co. .
C. 3t. Wlbergr. Boots and Shoes.
JOS. ItUKKHAKD. Burkhard fit Spauldlnft,
J. K. ('.ILL. of J. K. GUI & COy Stationers.
FltANR ZANOVICH, of Zan BroUiera.
Each of the above men has $10,000 Insur
ance In this Company.
r ja: o"i;--,3Ti
TJ C. HOLDES,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND
iK. J. V. SHAFTRR, . '
FHY.HIClJl. aad SCTUJEO.M.
(DKUTSCHXX ABIT.) J
linraH-M rtheTfcrt liyectmlty;
Ofllco over Conn's Drue Store. "'
Q.KLO F. riRKRI.
SURVEYOR OF '
ClatHap Coanty.aaA CUjrf Aatri
t Olllce :-Chenamas ?tret, Y. M. C. X. ball.
I J- UOXOKTH-
j 1 . S. CoiinulsMloRcr, .Ury PiiUle, a
I lasHraace Asral.
Agent lor the Hnmburs-BremenFirel&t.Co
of Hambunr. Germany, and of the Trav
elers' Life and Accident Ins. Co., of Hart
a-Ofllce in Pythian Building. Booms XI. 12.
j . WIXTOS,
' Attorney and Counselor at Latv.
j tfir.0fllce j Oy,,, BuMJng. Rooms 11. I?.
j TA V TCTTLR. M. D.
; physician asd suhgeom.
( Okkicr Over the TVnRe House Store
KKsiuKNOE-Overraberson's Batexy. op
posltn IlarUi & Myers Saloon.
ATJ OR7IEY AT LAW.
.May be found at the Court House.
n n. bain & co.,
1 ifoorn, W ludowB, Bliate, Ttm
Moais, Iimmbcr, Kte.
. All kinds of Oak l.umher .m nt u.
Turning and Bracket Work
Steam Mill near Weston hotel, Cor. Ge
evive and Astor streets.
Fos ers Emporium.
Most Complete Stick in JUttrla
Fireworks! Flags! .
Fruits Beth Foreljra aaa Bmeatl
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, O B ?t DOCK
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AN
assessment of fifty per cent, on the capi
tal stock of the Odd Fellows Land and Build -injj
Association or Astoria, Oregon, has this
day been levied, payable within thirty day
from date at the office of the Secretary, or
othenviso be declared delinouent.
Ky order of the Board ot IMreetOfs.
Astoria, August 2, 1882