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Astoria, Oregon. Sunday Morning, September 10, 188
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How a New Hampshire Woman
Lived on $j0 a Year.
In the Woman's Journal "T. V.
II."' relates the story of a Xew j
iiampslnrc . woman, wJiq by the.er.-to inspect the section of the
sudden loss of her little invested
property had remaining only an
old farmhouse and some land.
"The sufferer was wholly alone in
the world, had a paralyzed arm,
and was threatened with blindness.
The only work which her enfeebled
condition permitted was in the way
of knitting and making aitificial
flowers; by these two arts she
eould earn 15 annually." Iler
whole available income was $40.
She appropriated one-fourth of it
for reading. Tn her own account
of her life she says:
"In very cold spells I took a
warm freestone and crawled into
bed. 1 was too- ill to work, and
thus to do saved firewood. I would
put mittens on my hands and read
awhile, and when the room became
loo cold for this, cover all up and
think over what I had read. This
saved me in a degree from ener
vating myself still further by fruit
less poring over poverty and pri
vations." As fcr foed: "Onc-fourth-pound
of meal, one cent;
one fourth pound of dried beans,
one and a half cents; two cents j
worth of salt pork four and a
half cents in all would support
me a day and half very well. This
was my usual fare .three days but
of seven. Three cents' worth of
barley, boiled with two cents'
worth of butchers' trimmings and
three cents' worth of potatoes,
would make wholesome nourish
ing for two days and go a loner
way toward supporting existence.
j made a considerable
use of rice and baked fish. In
cold weather a pound of oatmeal
cooked on Monday would serve as
dessert through the week. Some
times I had a gilt of milk and
then 1 feasted like an epicure.
Xow and then had some kind of
a vegetable, as a beet or a turnip,
and from time to time I boujrht a
few cents' worth " of butchers'
scraps, more to season food than
to be food. Once a
month I indulged in a baking of
doughnuts, or got a pound of lard
and fried an eating of doughnuts,
about six, one at a time in a tin
cup over my oil-stove." The con
trivances for clothing were curi
ous. The writer says: "There
could be no reductions beyond
hers, for she literally bought noth
ing in the way of clothing what
ever. So she lived, so to speak,
on tiic past on the wrecks of her
own clothing and other people's.
She made a whole suit out of an
old straw bed ticking, combined
with the fragments of a pair of
overalls that some workman had
left on the premises; these she cut
into strips, and made, she declares,
a very stylish trimming. She un
raveled old, worn-out, homespun
undergarments, and made yarn
which she knit into stockings. She
had fifteen mottoes in the house
made on white muslin and cotton
flannel; these she boiled clean and
had a supply of material for un
dergarments, being the first per
son, probablv, who discovered a
real use for 'mottoes.' She found
behind a closet door an old over
coat of hor father's, out of whose
quilted lining of black lasting she
made for herself a cloak that look
ed like quilted satin. The ques
tion of hats or bonnets was easily
settled; she wore none for three
years. As for shoes, the inexhausti
ble lining of the father's overcoat
provided ber with slippers which
wore better than leather."
Two Indiana men built a skiff
in a cellar, where the air was com
fortably cool, and then worked
thfee'days in the broiling sun dig
ging it out.
St pAUJj g H w
Scott, A. ft. Johnson and John P.
Sanborn, government commissicn-
Northern Pacific from Glendivc
to Billings, leturncd to St. Paul
to-day. They report the road as
constructed in the most scientific
manner and of the best material.
They believe it is a good roadbed
and will recommend that it be re
ceived by the government. They
were more particularly struck with
the rapidity of construction. S,000
men are at work on the western
divison and 7,u00 on the northern.
Track is being laid at the rate of
1 miles per day west of Billings,
and work is in progress on
the roadbed the whole dis
tance. Grading will be com
pleted this season ami only track
laying will remain to do next year.
At the end of this season there
will be only 300 miles of road to
finish. From Portland to Puget
Sound the. road is being pushed
rapidly, and at the end of the
3'ear will be completed to Colum
bia river, !. miles from Portland.
The road will be completed next
year soon after completion of the
Dusr mixed with air is found to
oe, under certain conditions, .ii
dangerous explosive. Thus, if a
large log of wood were ignited, it
might be a week before it would
be entirely consumed; split up
into cord wood and piled up loose
ly, it would, perhaps, burn in less
than an heur: cut into shavings
and allow a strong wind to throw
them into the air or in any way
keep tho chips coinparattvelyvell
separated from each other and
the log would perhaps be consum
ed in two or three minutes; but if
ground up into fine dust or powder
and blown in such a manner that
each particle is surrounded by air,
it would burn in less than a second.
F. Ilartless died at his residence
near Philomath, Benton county,
Or., on September 3, 1SS2. lie
was born in Rockbridge county,
Ya., February 2d, 1816, being in
his GUh year at the tune of his
death. "When quite young he re
moved with his father to West
Virginia, where he at an early age
was left an orphan. lie subse
quently removed to Missouri,
where he was married, and came
to Oregon with his family in 1S4G.
Mr. Hartless resided for a short
time at Oregon City, and in 1S18
located upon a farm in Benton
county, where he resided until the
time of his death.
J udge Edward A. Thomas dis
cusses in the North American
Review, the value of oaths in
courts. Tn his judgment the oath
should be entirely dispensed with,
as doing more harm than good.
He declares that the conscientious
man will toil the truth "when
legally called upon to do so, as
thoroughly without the oath as
-with it, and that dishonest per
sons are seldom restrained by the
utmost solemnity of form. In
short, he believes that the oath has
lost its force as a restraint, and is
merely the formula of an exploded
The stage of an Idaho theater
took fire the other evening, but a
panic and rush for the door was
averted by the manager, who, with
great presence of mind, slipped to
the front and said: "Ladies and
gentlemen, we have prepared a
little surprise for you. An im
mense kettle of whiskey punch is
now heated, and in a few moments
waiters will pass through the hall
and distribute it." After that the
audience had to be pulled out one
Chicago, Sept. 8. Little Rock
special: Returns are slow and
not over a fifth of the state is
heard from. The final result will
fill 1 U4III WAl" J ,4lli fjllltlf- W(. .
show that Republicans have in- molaxcs i.ivkk pills, r Jmw (in
creased their vote forty per cent.' i!ie!ymwcTOifromin.vrouryca?v t.fiu--
. , i ini- All who know inawnndM hour I.
over anv previous vote and have who, for -o many year, had no npjltc.
doubled their numbers in the '
legislature and by supporting the
independent and greenbackers
have almost, if not quite, secured
an opposition majority. They also
have one and perhaps two con
gressional districts. Reports of
bulldozing frauds continue to eome
Constantinople, Sept. 8.
Lord DufTerin is still awaiting in
structions from England before
signing i( draft, of the Anglo
Turkish military convention. It
is believed improbable any ob
stacle will arise to prevont formal
signing of the documents. Orders
have been dispatched to Suda Bnj
to have Turkish troops prepare to
embark for Egypt.
Shanghai, Sept. S. The diffi
culty between Japan and Corea
has been arranged. Corea has
agreed to pay 500,000 as com
pensation to Japan and 50,000 to
relatives of the murdered Japan
A Foolish Girl.
A few months since Miss Ada
Deyo, a pretty and accomplished
white girl in New York state,
broke her engagement with an
estimable voung man to run a way
with a negro who had been work
ing .on her fathers farm. They
could find no minister to marry
t-liem until uhc hud blanked herself
witlreork'and passed for a negrcss.
She is now -an inmate of a poor
house in an adjoining county.
"When asked why she left her
dark-skinned husband, she cried
and .said: "ou see, as lonsr as
they kept coming to see us, and
everybody was excited about our
marriage, John was very kind to
me. lie protected me from in
quisitive people, kept up my cour
age, and appeared to love me as 1
did him. But he gradually chang
ed, and after our little boy was
born he was never the same.
Finally, he failed to support me,
and, as 1 was unable to work for
myself, I came here." Her father
has repeatedly offered her a home
if she would only leave the negro
The Italian government owns
all the railroads in Italv, but it
finds the investment, unprofitable.
A commission reports that rates
arc now lotver than the average in
five European countries. In ad
dition, the appointment of .Vl.OOO
mil road officers, even by com
petitive examinations, is a griev
ous strain on the public adminis
tration. The latest device for swindling
is under cover of an adverrti6e
ment, "To those just married or
contemplate marriage," promising
to send for one dollar, to any ad
dress, "carefully sealpd and secure
from observation, a work which no
newly married couple should be
without, etc.'' Hundreds of letters
came, each containing the dollar.
To each address was sent a cheap
Testament, costing, with postage,
about ten cents. And it would be
hard to sav wherein it "did not fill
General Garfield, careful man
that he was, kept a letter book.
It is believed that his letter book
contains a good deal of solid, tor
ment for some noisy people who
arc not ashamed to pirouette over
The purity and elegant perfume
of Parker's Hair Balsam explain the
popularity of this reliable restorative.
A LETTER FROM BHIM ANY.
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Tin- pKti- niir I.Uor Piils 2:ii vnilfl
fi.rih here L wonderful. Aftt-rJ:i''iii; one
in my ddc. and wneral 'sTnhineh .-tin-
plaint, could have recovered.
An old ladyln our city, who fta&i'tonil
for many years from kidney lNe.e mitl
the doc-tors had given liur up, twit. :uif
your Pills, anil got more re":er ilia if h
ha-J from all the doctor. Your- ii t .
J. VON IM-:i: l!l I'M.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are neer sugar-cfwletl.i
Every box has a red wax seal on the Hi',
with the Iinnres,don : McLmie' I.Uvr
The genuine McLANEVS lavi'K
PILT.S hear tho signature -pf-C. MeT-ini.
and Fleming Bros, on the wrapper?.
Insist upon having the genuine IML I.
aicLAXC'S UVKK PILLS, prepan-d hr
Fleming Ilros., of Pittsburgh, Pa.. :!
market being full of imitation of iiu
name McLane. spelled illflcrcntlj, tun r
If vonr storekeeper does not h:ie m?
genuine JDK. ;. 3rcLANK'.j CM.1U
BKATKD LIYKK PIIXS, send u si
cents, and wc will send yon a box i m- i ,
and a set of our advertising card.
FLEXING BROS., fm-tltm-g-li. Pa.
A. M.j JOHNSON,
Groceries. Provisions, Cheese,
BUTTER, ECCS, ETC.
CANNED fSOODS OF ALL KINDS. I
Blocks, Hemp and Manilla
Salmon Net Twines, '
Drilling, Jib Hanks,
Clew Irons, Thimbles, Mast
An-l all oilier tiring nccilnt to lit oiit essrls
or all kinds.
XKXT DOOK TO PTITIAX HAU.
hfc STOMACH &
That terrible, scoureo fever and attic, suiri
iU convener, bilious remittent, beside affee- '
tions of tho stomach, liver and bov? el-, pro '
catcd and prevented by the u.-e of Jlo.-tctter's
ilucod bv miasmatic air anil water, are cr.uli
Momnch lSittcrs. a purely vegetable-elixir,
indorsed by physician', and more extensively
ued as a remedr for tho ubove clas l dis
order, a well aj for many other, than any
lor sale by all Driu.wt and Dealer-
TI10 Count Cinehoi) was tlu Spanish t
Viceroy 111 IVru in 1(?K). Tin C'ountcs?,
his wife, was prostrated by an intermit- j
ii'ilfc ic.Ut iumii luin ii run- ni; iirni us
vian bark. or. as it was called in tin
lancuaccot the country. 'Quiuo.uina.'
Grateful for her recovery, mi her return I
to Europe in 3(W, she introduced the
remedy in Spain, where it was known
under various name.', until Linuams
called it Cinchona, in honor of the lady
who had brought them that wh?h was
more precious than the gold 0r uK. incas.
To this dav, after a lapse, of two hun
dred and iifty years, science ha jiven
ns nothing to take its place. It I'nVelu
ally cures a morbid appetite for stimu
lants, by restoring tlio natural tone of
the stomach. It attacks excessive love
of liquor as it does a fever, and destroys
bothalike. The powerlul tonic virtue
of the Cinchona is preserved in the
Peruvian Uiltcrs, which are as effective
against malarial fever to-day : they
were in the days -of. tlie .old Spanish
Yiceroj-s. We guarantee the ingredi
ents of these bitters to W ab.-olutely
pure, and of tlie bet known ijualitj.
A trial will satisfy you that this is tho
best bitter in the world. "Tlie proof of j
iuu lumutug is in iiu: eaiing, auu we
willingly abide, this test. For sale by
all druggists, grocers"ana liquor dealers.
Order it. J.oeb fcCo.,agcnts for Astoria.
Mothers! 3Iothcr!! .llotkrrs! ! I
1 Arc you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering
and crying with the excruciating pain
of cutting teeth'.' If so, goat once and
get a bottle of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
Syrup, it will relieve the poor littlu suf
ferer immediately depend upon it;
there is no mistake about it. Then is
not a mother on caith who has ever
used it, who will not tell von at once
that it will regulate the bowels, and
give rest to the mother, and relief and
health to the child.operatinglike magic.
It is -perfectly safe to use in all cases,
and pleasant to the taste, and is Use pre
scription of one ot tiie oldest and best
female physicians and nurses in the
United States. Sold everywhere. 25
cents a bottle.
p CttEWWTED l f
iROSCQE'S FIRST CLASS
CHEXAMfS STitEKT, A STOMA.
milE t'NDKUSUSNEO IS PLEASED TO
JL announce to theJpuMio that he has op-j
Viid fnnii-ln in first-ela- t I-
OVSTl'.U-J. HOT COFFEE TEA, KTC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon.
Vlen.se give me a call.
B. R FRANKLIN,
Corner Cass and Squeinoqlie strecta,
ASTOUIA, --.- OREGON
U NDHIITAKKIIS .GOODS.
Dressm gtfcc1 n s
I'luiji am! Fnnej
SEVIWG OF ALL KINDS!
Knits made lr. tin lest .sllo from
5."i to So.
MliS. G-EO. I-IILLER.
Xe. door l Weston House.
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I InU:::; lately letunieil from ltrUbltColum
li:t. Is to ! found at liU
OJ.l STAXll IX fiKAVS P.PILDIN'c:
When lie e doing
!'i::s'r-'i..tNK work oxijY.
'MAGXli C. (IROSBY,
Iral r In
HARDWAEE, IRON, STEEL,
iron Pipe and Fittings,
? . .
, I'U' M llhllh AM) M JiA.M ! I ITKU.S
Goods and Tools,
J .. . . . . . . . .
' SMFFT I FAD STRIP I FAD
tOnCLI LCHU Olllir LCHU
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
oiuvc&t 8 ui fiurc auu nuuc
ntfAA sin W4iMf nnri Uaiiaa
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING aii'l STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness ami dispatch,
NiHii'tjut ilit elas workmen employed.
A l.ire asMirlmuist o
('(instantly on IihiuI
GINNERY FOR SALE.
mm: MOST COM PI.ETIirA FITTED Can
A ncr on tlie Columbia Itlver is for sale.
With Boats and Machinery.
An abundant Mipply ot FKESII "WATEU.
Situated at linnrj Harbor, opposite Astoria.
For iiarticulars, aiinlv to Allen it 1
Portland : J. (. A. lVwlby, Astoria,
"West on the premises.
WILL 1!E PAID UPON' IXI-'OKMAT.ION
IT leading to the eouviction or any party
Poruvian Bitter Bottles.
Tne unities ol -.ucb persons found Kuilly
will also be published in every leadiiiR new?
W1LMERDIXG & CO..
San Francisco, Cal.,
(ieneral Agents lor Peruvian Bltteis.
LOEB & CO., AGents Astoria.
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S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OKEGOX.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promidly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STKEET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Brntox Strekt, Xeai: Pakkkij Hovsk,
ASTORIA. -: 01JECOX.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a specialty.
T1 A, SaT"T"r-T.ia
Ofnll IPhTiptIonM iual to Order
at Whort Aotice.
A. I. AVAhS. President.
.1. ir. 11c.STi.Kit, secretary.
I. V. C'Afii:, Treasurer.
John' Fox, SuperintendenL
Corner Mnin and Chenamua Streets,
UKALKK IS t
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.j
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LU
ami other Knslish Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, etc.
A line, stock of (
WnteliCM anil Jeivelry. Muzzle antl
Krecrh foading Shot Gunx mid
ItltlCH. Itevolvci-H. PlMtOlN, t
and Ammunition f
ALSO A kink;
Assortment of line SPECTACLES and EYE
WAK IK lr.CIiAICKI WITHOITT
VV-j Atid no terms of peace until
ever man inAMoiia hainnew
nlt of clothes
3LIDI: JIV 3IKAXY.
Iiokat the piices:
Pants to order from -Pants,
Genuine French Casslniere -Suits
Tlie finest line of samples on tho coast to
select from. p. j. .MEAN Y,
Cas3 street, next to Hansen's Jewelry store
Up Sta'.rw over
ARXDT & FKCIIK.'S
FIRST -CIASS WORK A SPECIALTY.
THE PARTNERSHIP HERETOFOKE
existing between Wetherbcc & Thqnies
has been this day mutually dissolved. Sir.
Wetherbec, retiring on account of dooi"
health. 3Ir. Thomes will finish all unsettled
business in Oregon.
W. II. WETHERBr-E,
C. T. THOMES.
Astoria, Oregon, Aug. 31, 18S2. titd
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P V. HOIiDKX,
APCTIOXEEK, COMMISSION AND.
SU RAXCE AQENI.
TK. .1. V. snAFTEK,
l'HVHICIAX BHd 8CmEN.-
Office over Conn's Drug Store.
Clataep Couaty.aaA City f Asteti
Olflcc :-Chenanui3 street, Y. M. C. A. ball,
T O. BOZORTH,
V. a. CnminlAHleaer, Notary PaMle, aad
Agent lor tlieIInraburK-BremenFireIns.Co.
of Hamburg, Germany, and ot the Trav
elers' Life and Accident Ins. Co., ot Hart
crOfflce in l'i thian Building. Booms 11, 12.
Tjl 1. WINTOH,
Attorney and Counselor at buv.
irOffice In Pythian Building. Rooms U.'ia.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
JAY TUTTIiK, M. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SUROKOM
OFFicr.-Over the "Whit House Store.
ItKsiOKNOK OverElberson's Bkkerr)li-
posno tinnu jnyen
L HLTOX, I,.v
Kooms, at we
i-p r. uTcms, ,
i.r -.-.j- n
aoiuiUA, - UIWV4 .j
t Booms in Allen's bulldiag up stau,w,r.
01 uass ana qeiuocqne streeu. r z
. A. BOWLBY.
ATTOICNEY AT LATV.
CiiciKunux Street, - ASTORIA. 08EUOH
y T. UUKXEY,
" ATTORNEY AT LAM'.
.May be found at the Court House.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
j At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of C?
Ship and Cannery work,, norsesboeiiu:.
Wagons made and repaired. Good mute
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK, BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb'a.
Most Complete Stock in Astoria
Fruits Both Foreign u-ui JateUr
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORXEfi, 0 K AKMCK
No. 40 IB-Ply
CORK m LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand, I
HENRY DOYLE 4 CO., .
SI 1 Market tret, Sa rrataeiiW
Solo Agents for tho Pacific Coast.