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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, September 9, 1882
Does .the Mississippi Hun Up Hiil?
The erroneous notion that the
Mississipi river is actually higher
at its mouth than at its source has
obtained a much more general be
lief among intelligent people than
many suppose. This notion grows
out of the fact that the earth is not
a perfect globe, its diameter at the
equator being a little more than j
twenty-six miles greater than the
diameter from pole to pole. A
mathematical calculation shows
that the average distance from the
center of the eat th toils surface
on the parallel of Balize, at the
mouth of the Mississippi, is nearly
two miles greater than the average
distance from the center of the
earth to its surface on the parallel
of Lalce Itasca, the source of the
Mississippi. But it does not fol
low that the surface of the Missis
sippi at its mouth is two miles
higher than Lake Itasca. Actual
measurement has demonstrated
that it is not so; but, on the con
trary, that Lake Itasca is 1,575
feet, or thereabouts, above the sea
level. The rapid revolution of the
earth on its axis, at the rate of
about 1,000 miles per hour, causes
the waters of the earth to flow
from the poles toward the equator
and remain at the general surface
height of about thirteen miles more
from the center of the earth than
the surface at either pole. So
long as the earth maintains its
present rate of daily revolution
the level of the Gulf of Mexico
is likely to be kept lower than the
source of the Mississippi, but it
is easy to understand that should
this diurnal rotation cease, the
ocean would recede from the equa
tor toward the poles, and not only
would the water of the Gulf of
?t!cxico rise higher than the source
of the Mississippi, but all North
America, except the portions near
est the equator, would be sub
merged. At present the earth's
rotation on its axis serves as a
thoroughly effective centrifugal
pump to drain the United States
and enable Uncle Sam to give
every one ot his boj's who will
cultivate it, a farm. Chicago Tntcr
Ocean. Saving a Homely Man.
A Galveston man tells how the
Indians captured in 1SGG a Mr.
Chism, who was then a blacksmith
at Sau Felipe, and regarded as the
ugliest or homeliest man in Texas.
The Indians kept Mr. Chism a
captive about three days, and dur
ing that time, as he related himself
to my informant, as he was able to
understand their language, he was
made the subject of their ludicious
jests in regard to his ugliness, and
was compelled to run foot and
mule races for his life, and con
stantly threatened with shooing if
he got beat in the race. He was
finally, at the end of the third day,
told to ride away on his mule, as
.he and she were too ugly to kill,
unless it was done in self-defense.
Mr. Chism never claimed to be
good looking after that, and ac
cepted the Indian verdict, and
thought it extremely fortunate
thut he was so ugly, especially at
that important juncture, as it saved
his life. This escape enabled him
to live to a good old age and die
a natural death. It paid that
time to be ugly. Kcic Orleans
. Iron lor Fears.
The Petaluma Courier says that
J. Y. Cassidy, a well-known
fruit-grower of Petaluma, has in
his orchard a number of pear trees
.of the finer varieties. For the last
five or six years the fruit has been
gradually becoming, smaller, and
covered with scab, until at last it
was unfit for market. A little
more than a year ago he had sever
al hundred old nails driven into
the trunks of a couple of the
Flemish Beauty variety. This
season the result is surprising.
The fruit has matured, and is of
full size, of excellent flavor, almost
entirely free from scab, and is far
superior to that of trees treated
bv other methods.
Thought engenders thought.
Place one p"dca upon paper; and
another will follow it. and still an
other until you have written a
page. You cannot fathom your
mind. There is a well of thought
there which has no bottom. The
more you draw from it the more
clear and plentiful it will be. IT
you neglect to think yourself, and
use other people's thoughts, giv
ing them utterance only, you will
never know of what you are capa
ble. At first your ideas may come
in lumps, homely and shapeless;
but no matter, time and persever
ance will arrange and refine them.
Learn to think, and you will learn
to write; the more you think the
better you will express your
A Vessel Burglarized.
The schooner C. H. Merchant,
Cant. Lawrence, came in last
Friday, 11 days from San Fran
cisco. Lawrence was out of luck
this trip. One Sunday afternoon,
while his vessel was lying at the
wharf in San Francisco, she was
boarded and burglarized ba gang
of thieves, who broke into the
cabin, entered the captain's state
room, pried open his secretary,
and abstracted therefrom some
2 SO in money. They also took
the captain's clothing, the ship's
compass, and, sundry other things,
besides entering iho forecastle and
robbing the sailors. The losses
sustained and the expenses in
curred in repairing damages will
foot up about 5500. Coos Day
Hard on the Judge.
The Pendleton Tribune has un
earthed some pretty damaging
facts connected with the life of II.
S. Bennett, the appointee of Gov
ernor Thayer to -the judgeship
made vacant by the resignation of
Judge Mc Arthur. It shows that
in 1874. Mr. Bennett was indicted
in Walla Walla county, AY. T., on
the charge of libel. He was tried
and convicted, but through an
oversight in the passage of the
law, no penalty was fixed for such
crime, hence Bennett went free.
The San Francisco Chronicle
says: "Airs. Uattic Hamilton, a
young woman, well known in
society circles, and who, some
years since, possessed a large for
tune, was seized with a fit of de
lirium tremens while in the female
cell at the city prison yesterday
afternoon, and became so violent
as to require the use of a strait
jacket to restre her. During her
ravings she constantly cried eut:
"Forgive me, Charley. O, do for
give inc. 1 didn't mean to use
such language.'" The 'Charley'
is Charles LTamilton, the scoun
drel, who has been so long sought
for as an accessory to Carrie
Bradley and her gang, of Portland,
Oregon, murderers. He was the
unfortunate woman's husband,
and squandered her fortune in
gambling, leaving her destitute
and on the downward road. Mrs.
Hamilton is yet 3'oung, but dissi
pation has sadly marred her, once
Spain produces more lead than
any other nation 120,000 tons
last year; the United States comes
second, with 110.000 tons; Ger
many next,with 90,000 tons, and
England follows with G7,000 tons.
Sax Francisco, Sept. 7. Up
to G o'clock this evening ten ves
sels had sailed from this port, und
ten into it during the day. At that
hour there were passing in.twenty-'
two other vessels, among thelat-j
tor the American ship Theobald.
It will be remembered that this
vessel was some time ago supposed j
to have been lost, so long had she
been on the way without having
been spoken. These fears were
greatly relieved by a dispatch re
ceived at the Merchants' Exchange
stating theshiphad put into Callao
for provisions on July 13th. She
sailed from Philadelphia 2G8 days
A number of men aic busily
engaged in cleaning and polishing
up the interior of the new steamer
Queen of the Pacific, preparatory
to her being placed on the route
between this city and Portland,
Oregon. Her sailing day has been
set for the lGlh inst., and between
this and that date she will be
thrown open for inspection prob
ably the last of this or ihe first of
The collier Mississippi, on her
next trip, will take 5,000 cases of
coal oil to Portland, Oregon.
Fires in Montana.
Helena, Sept. 7. Indians have
fired the prairio in the Sand Cou
lees and Freeman creek region,
northern Montana, and the whole
country is ablaze. It is a great
stock region, and cattle arc being
driven before the conflagration in
immense herds. The winter range
for a scope of miles is in danger
of being destroyed, which is a
severe blow -to the stock interests
of northern Montana. The Pic-
gans are supposed to have;started
the fire, as 150 pr 300 are. awap
from their agency, and they refuse,
to return unless the government
increases their rations.
Gieece "Won't Compromise.
Athens. .Sept. 7. The Turks
propose to compromise the
frontier difficulty by offering to
cede three of the disputed places
to Greece, if the latter will cede
to Turkey the remaining two.
Greece refuses to make the con
cession and will mobilize an army
if negotiations fail. Four thou
sand men ate held in readiness to
join the troops eonceniraieu on
Alexandria, Sept. 7. A cor
respondent of the News has ob
tained front the most reliable
sources the exact strength of Arabi
Pasha's army. The grand total is
as follews: Infantry, 44,CO0;
cavalry, 18,000; guns, 143; rocket
tubes, 18; Bedouins, .1,050.
Madrid, Sept. 7. A special
from Manila says 245 natives and
four foreigners, including an
Ameiican. died yesterday of chol
era. In 80 villages in the prov
ince of Manila were 360 deaths.
Last Thursday morning the
Marquis of Lome, Princess
Louise and their suites left Chica
go via the Rock Island road by
special train for San Francisco and
In Norwaj', where the fish are
prepared with much skill in many
ways, the' make flour of the flesh
of the fish ground into powder. It
is used instead of rice and pota
toes, and the biscuits made from it
are said to be extremely nutri
Maj. Rinehart has been relieved
from charge at the Malheur Indian
reservation. The Indian depart
ment sells all its property on the
reservation, except buildings, this
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
Pain In tin rijihl si tie, imdrr -I!- ',
libs increasing on procure; sotn.:im.
i!io ain N on iluIftide; tltc pitiosir i
rarely nb! lo lie on the leff iil'; snnu.
llines iSje pniu is felt under the shoulder
ami is t-omi'tiiiics taken for llheumti-m
in the arm. Titc stomach teaffectcil hn
lo-s of appetite and sickness; the Ixmvls
in general ate costive, sometimes alter
nating with laxity; the head I troubled
with inin.aecompaiiicd with a dull, hen vy
seusntlou in the back part. There isgener
nllyn couMrterableloss of memory, accom
panied with a painful sensation of having
lea undone something which ought to
have been done. A slight, dry cough i
.sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he H
easily Martled ; hi feet are cold or liuni
ln;r, and ho complains of a prickly sensa
tion of tin skin; his spirits are low, and,
although lie lssatlsnetl that exercKe would
be beneficial to him, yet he can seaiccly
.summon up fortitude enough to try it.
If you have any of the above .symptoms
you can certainly be cured by the use of
the genuine DK. C McIuVSU'S T.IVEi:
"When you biiyMcLanc's Pills, insist
on having 1)K. C. McfcAXFS OKI-K-RATi:i
LI VKIt PILLS, made by Flem
iiiK Itros., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If you can not get the genuine IK.
C. McLAXirS LIVER PILLS, eeud us
2.1 cents by mail, and we will send them
FLEMING BROS.; Pittsbnrgli, Pa.
A. M,i JOHNSON,
Groceries, Provisions, Cheese,
BUTTER, ECCS, ETC.
CANNT.D OOODS OF ALL KIN'DS.
Blocks, Hemp and Manilla
Salmon Net Twines,
Drilling, Jib Hanks,
Clew Irons, Thimbles, Mast
And all oilier things needed to lit out vessels
of all kinds.
NEXT DOOR TO PYTHIAN HAM.
Is not a "cure alLS'll U a blood-purifier and
uoiik lmptiniyoi tne inoou poisons uiesvs
tem, deranges die circulation, and tints in
duces many disorder known .by different
names to tUsUnguish tlieni according to ef
fects, but being really brandies or phases or
that great generic disorder, lntpnritj- ot
Itloort. Such are I)uciia, JMUIoimiw,
JArcr Comjilnint, CiMtiiHiti:i, Xcrrom Din
imlcrs. Headache, Itactiachc, General WraU
tifjts. Heart Dlffaxc,Diijjku, Khlneu Dincttxe,
Pile, Iilicumalfrm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Sl:hi
Dluirtlnv, Pimple. Vlceri. Sin Jn'ii;', itr.,
tlr. King: of the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking Ihe rciiw, Impurily
of the blood. Chemlstsand ph sielans agree
in Killing it "Ihe most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purjMise." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials. dinc
tions.&e.,in pamphlet'TivalLseon Diseases
ot tiie ltlood." wrapjM'd around each bottle.
I). HANSOM, SON R U., Props
TI10 Count C'inelion was the .punish
Viceroy 111 Peru in KE50. The Countess,
Ills wife, was prostrated ly an intcmiit
tent fever, from which she was freed by
the use of the native remedy, the Peru
vian bark, or. as it was called in the
lan.iiua.tje ot the country, 'Quinquina.
Grateful for lier recovery, on her return
to Europe in i(j;y, sbn' introduced the
remedy 111 Spain, where it was known
under various names, until Liiuucus
called it Cinchona, in honor of the lady
who had brought them that which wa"
more precious than the gold of the Jucas.
To this daj'. after a lapse of two hun
dred and fifty 3-ears, science has given
us nothing to take its place. It effectu
ally cures a morbid appetito for stimu
lants, by restoring the natural tone or
the stomach. It attacks excessive love
of liquor as it docs a fever, and destroys
bothalike. The powei fill tonic virtue
of the Cinchona is preserved in the
Peruvian Uitters, which are as effective
against malarial fever to-dav as thev
wero in the days ot the old Spanish
Viceroys. We guarantee the ingredi
ents ot these bitters to be absolutely
pure, and of the best known quality.
A trial will satisfy you that this is the
best bitter in the world. "The proof of
the pudding is in the eating." and we
willingly abide this test. For sale by
all druggists, groceis and liquor dealers.
Order it. Loeb&Co., agents for Astoria.
A cough, cold or sore throat should be
stopped. Neglect frequentlv results in
an incurable lung disease or eonsiinijw
tion. JJrowu's Uronclual troclus do not
disorder the stomach like cough syrups
and balsams, but act directly on the in
llained parts, allaying irritation, give
relief m asthma, bronchitis, couglis,
catarrh, and the throat troubles which
singers and public speakers are subject
to. For thirty years JJrowu's bronchial
troches have been recommended by
physicians, and alwavs give jerfect
satisfaction. Having "been tested bv
wide and constant use for nearlvan en
tire generation, they have attained well
merited rank among the few staple
remedies of the age. Sold at 25 cents a
The purity and elegant perfume
of Parker's Hair Dalsatu explain the
popularity of this reliable restorative.
Sleepless Nights, made miserable
by that terrible cough. Shi loirs Cure is
the remedy for you. Sold by W. E. Dement
r:ofthe Blood 1
iROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
1 Ovstcr Saloon. ii3
rm:AMrs sTitr.irr, astoria.
UK UNDERSIGNED IS PLEASED TO
mniuice to thejpnldie that he has op-
3ESttix3.g: SCouse ,
And furnishes in first-class sle
OYSTERS. HOP COFFEE TEA, lrTC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
CI I EXAM US STREET.
PIeae srivc me :i call.
KOSCOK DIXON, Proprietor
B. B. VUANKLIN,
Comer C.11 nml Sqtutnni)lic streets,
AtfrOKIA, ... - OREGON
Dressm slVq ing ,
Plain and Fnney
SEWING OF ALL KINDS!
Suits made in the best Mlo fiom
.'i to $.. "
MRS. GJ-ICO. I-lXLXtiK,
Nest door to Weston House,
r" WILLIAM HOWE
Ida, I to be found at his
OLD STAND IX CKAY'S HfII.DIXC
i Where he is doing
I FKST-riAHH lVOltK O.VIjY.
j MAGNUS (i. (5R0SBY,
iHARDWAEE, IRON, STEEL,
! iron Pipe and Fittings,
j I'LVMIIKRS ANJ) STEAM FITTKRS
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING ntnl STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but flr-t class workmen employed.
A Iarg assortments ofJ
8 C A L E P
Constantly on hand
CANNERY FOR SALE.
rilllK MOST COMPLETELY FITTED Can
A ncr on the Columbia Hivcr is Tor sale,
With Boats and Machinery.
An abundant .s;ijpl or FIIESII W'ATEII.
.Situaledat Hungry Harbor. npiiosite Astoria.
Eor iiarticulars, apply to Allen k Lewis
Pertland: .1. Q. A. Uowlby, A.storia, or J.
West on the premises.
ILL ISC PAID UPON INFORMATION
leading to the eonvictinn of any party
Peruvian Bitter Bottles.
The names of such persons found guilty
will also lie published in everj-leading news
paier. WILMERDIXG & CO.,
San Francisco, Cal.,
Gcueml Agents lor Peruvian Bitters.
LOEB t CO., Aeents Astoria.
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o Oo 51 Ml
? r -s co
S. AENDT & JPEROHEN,
ASTOItlA. - OKKOON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
s h o py
Boiler Shop 5j
All kinds ot
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repaliing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
RkntonStkket, NKAI!PaKKKR Housk,
A8TORLA.. -: OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
. B01LEB MAKERS.
-.s J v.r' l
Biiier Work,' Sieimboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of all leserIitIous made to Order
at Short Xotire.
A. I). "Wass, President.
J. (f. Hustler, Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
Joiix Fox, Superintendent.
Corner Main and ChcnatuusStrcots,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCER8 fc SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other English Cutlery
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Heershaum Pipes, etc,
A line stock of
IVntehc.s and .Jewelry, Muxr.U- nutl
ItrcccJi lioatlins Hliot CitiuH and
Itlfles, Itevolverw. lItoIr.
ALSO A KINE
Assortment or fine SPF'TACLES and EYE
WAR 1H II-:CIjAKBD without
.yj- And no terms of peace until
ever- man in Astoria has a new
suit of clothes
MADF. HY JIKAXV.
Look at the prices:
Pants to order from - - .g ou
Pants, Genuine French Cassimere - 12 60
Suits from - -- -- -2500
The finest line of samples on the coast lo
select from. p. j. MEA2CY,
Cass street, next to Hamuli's Jewelry store
To Stairs over
AUXDT X- FEBCIIEX'S
FIRST -CL.VSS WORK A SPECIALTY.
THE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE
existing between Wetnerbce & Tliomes
has been this day mutually dissolved. Mr.
Wetherbce retiring on account or poor
health. Mr. Thomes will finish all unsettled
business in Oregon.
. L WETHERREE,
C. T. TnOMES.
Astoria, Oregon, Aug. 31, 13S2. dtd
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t PlllU'I.t SUM tiKitW..
Diseases orttae Threat a 0Beelalty.
Olllce over Conn's Drug Store.
Q.KI.O F. PARKER.
Clatsop County, aa A City r Aaterta
Onice :-Chenamus street, Y.M.C. A. haU,
Room No. 8.
T O. BUZORTH,
r. S. t'omniLssiouer, Nelarjr PaWllc, aaa
Aeut for the Hamburg-Bremen Fixe Ids. Co.
of Hamburg, Germany, and of toe TraT
elers' Life and Accident In9. Ca., ot Han
j3Ofllcc in Pythian Building. Booms 11, 12.
TCI B. WIXTOW,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
jwomce in Pythian Building. Booms 11, 1C.
ASTORIA, - - - OSSGON.
JAY TUTTIiK, M. D.
PHYSICIOf AKB 8USOSO
Office Over the WaKe Mmm Btera.
KKSTDENqR Over Htowoa'sYlakfry, o
poslteSuthftMrers'flafeoa. V. !
?TCE-Crct A.-VADearereiry rtoi.
"CT 1. HICKB,
Rooms In Allur building op stairs, career
of Cass and Sqeraocqhe streets. '.
Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Clienamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGON
y T. B1.KXET,
" ATTORNEY AT IAW.
May be found at the Court House.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At CapL Kogors old stand, corner ot C
Ship and Cannory work. HorsesaoeUiK.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
. iti.ivi. uiu-.Ai si.. mi yuun, o
Main Street, opposite X. Loeb's,
Most Complete Stock in Astoria
i Fruits Both Foreign aad. Daeatl
Wines and Liquors
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 B &NDOCK
No. 40 12-Ply
CORK lil) LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
S 1 Market Street, Baa FraaeUe.
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast.