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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning. October 5. 1882
IN THE YOBEMITE. j
Two-thirds up the mountain a)
halt was called, on a flat pfojec- j
jeciion named Union Peak, or
something equally unsuggestive,
in front of which stands what, to
the writer, is by far the most in
teresting object so far encounter
ed. This is a huge, symmetrical
rock called the Agasir. monu
ment. Tt is 'shaped like an inverted
tiMi-pin, weighing hundreds of
ions, and balanced upon its smaller
extremity like a club on the finger
of a juggler. The beholder gazes
in breathless expectation that the
picture of the next zephyr will
send the toppling mass thundering
down the mountain side. At the
end of another well-stretched, per
pendicular mile the part unex
pectedly came upon a small hotel,
notlingon the cloud-skimmed ele1
ration of Glacior Point. "This
hashery of the upper deep, is kept
by a bright, good-humored Irish-
man named .lames McCauly, and
we would be false to the Sentiment
of gratitude that lurks, even in the
tourist's breast, did we fail to state j
that, here we enjoyed, the best
tasting meal we had eaten since
leaving 'Frisco. The repast in
cluded the two rarest of all dishes
on the Pacific slope juicy." tender
venison, shot from the back win
dow of the t&venijand mealy, in
Let no ' aesthetic eastern 'gusher
uptilt it contemptuous nose atthe
prosaic pencil that can turn
away from such scenery to
dwell upon baked potatoes. Let
him who has never endured the
heartburn, attendant upon cheap
Mongolian cookery, cast the first
spud. The soft sponge of time
may Jwipe from our recollection
some of the rock-hewn wonders
that tower above us as we write,
but the tender grace of Jim Mc
Cauley's potatoes will desert us
only at the grave. Nothing but
the want of a good elevator pre
vents Jim from doing a regular
Palace Hotel business. Perhaps
this sincere eulogy is more direct
ly due to the hostess of this aerial
caravansary, who, by the way,
proudly exhibited a pair of hand
some little boys, the only twins
over born in the Yosemite, her ma
ternal satisfaction not seemingly
dashed bv the ominous thought
that the childish gambols of her
treasures were to be conducted on
the very edge of a five thousand
Indeed, it is something to stop
the beatings of a chamois' heart to
lean over the iron railing set be
tween the two verge-toppling
boulders on the peak!s brink, and
glance down into the bottomless,
awful gulf below. It makes spi
ders of ice crawl down one's spine,
and the hair of one of the part,
whose hat happened to be ofT, as
ho bent over the rail, suggested the
actor pulling the string of a "fright
-wig" in a minstrel ghost scene.
As a part of the usual pro
gramme, we experimented as" to
the time taken by different objects
to reach the bottom of the cliff.
An ordinary stone, tossed over, re
mained in sight an incredibly long
time, but, finally, vanished some
where about the middle distance.
A handkerchief, with a stone tied
in the corner, was visible perhaps
a thousand feet deeper. Even a
large, empty box, watched by a
field glass, could not be traced to
its concussion to the valley floor.
Finally, the landlord appeared on
the scone, carrying an antique hen
under hia arm. This, in spile of
the terrific ejaculations and en
treaties of the ladies, he deliber
ately threw over the cliffs edge.
A rooster might have gone thus to
his doom in stoic silence, but the
sex of this unfortunate bird assert
ed itself the moment it staited on
its axvful journey into space. "With
an ear-piercing cackle that gradu
ally grew fainter as it fell, the poor
hen shot downward, now beating
the air with ineffectual wings, and,
now, frantically clawing at. the
very wind that slanted her first
this way find then that, the help
less fowl shot down, down until it
became a mere fluff of feathers no
larger than a quail. Then it dwin
dled into a wren's size,disappeared,
then again dotted the ight a mo
ment, as a pin's point, and then
it was gone!
After dr-awing a long breath all
around, fhe women lolks pitched j
into the hen's owner with re
doubled zest. But the gentle Ic
Cauley "shook his head knowingly
fiDon't be alaimed about that
chioken, ladies. She's used to it.
She goes over that cliff every day
during the season,"'
And, sure enough, on our way
back we met the old hen about
half way up the trail, calmly pick
ing her way home. Then only
did we realize that we. had been
wasting our sympathy on a regu
lar iron-clad hotel spring chicken.
During the descent the guide
relieved the tedium of our saddle
galls by an account of the origin
of the valley's name, and Avhich,
at the'risk of invading the prov
ince of those solemn wielders of
Tour-jointed words, the guide book
writers, we reproduce here. It
seems that the valley was "origi
nally tenanted by a small tribe of
particularly unwashed aborigines,
of some five hundred persons, j
Not being of a. Donnyhrook., dis-
position, they eschewed the pur
suits of large .game, and lived
chiefly on scenery and fish. One
day, while on oof these sheepheart
ed braves was employed in ti out
ing at Mirror Lake he heard a sort
of ursine chuckle behind him.
Desisting in his search for a fresh
bug amid his capillary baitbox, the
Indian turned and beheld an
enormous grizzly in the act of
choking down his string of fish.
Being entirely without a weapon,
the noble red man made haste to
scramble to the top ef a large
boulder, conveniently at hand.
"While engaged in frantically
blowing his police whistle, from
this vantage ground, the bear be
gan to climb up slso. As his
enemy was swarming up the slip
pery granite, the Indian espied
behind him a heavy loose stone.
This ho dumped upon the rock
hugging head of the brute with
such emphasis as to crack its
skull between the two boulders.
The Indian then returned to his
people, covered with perspiration
and glory, and they, thunderstruck
at the prowess of a biave who had
slain a bear with his naked hands,
at once dubbed him 'Yo Semite"
that is, "The Great Grizzby."
In the course of time this deed
became so vauuted among the
coast Indians that the tribe re
ferred to gradually adopted the
appellation as a distinctive title
a course, by the way, that
eventually led them to the war
path and resultant extermination.
We lag in this not specially
pertinent relation in order to pave
the way for the announcement that
the writer is himself about to take
part in a bear hunt. Some two
miles from where this is written,
and exactly at the base of El
Capitan, is a stock yard, whose
proprietors have suffered much
from the depredations of some
bears that descend nightly from
the rocky ravines above. Their
tracks show them to be three in
number, one very large, and sus
pected by experts to be a grizzly.
Already u- have visited the pit,
du bv the river side, in which we
propose to await the stealthy ap
proach of the midnight pork-lifters,
and have superintended placing
the bait, it leg of mutton and a
pan of honey, ju?t where it will
appear 10 this bwt advantage in
the silvery moonlight.
As we have just said, it is ex
pected that one of the .said bears is
a giizzly. If, in the next edition,
the startled reader finds this de
partment decorated with reverse
rules surrounded by a touching
obituary notice, he ma- conclude
the supposition to have proved a
certainty. The sorrowing public
will understand at once that the
most gigantic intellect that ever
illuminated Pacific coast journal
ism i no more has been stilled
in the cold embrace of bears.
"We don't exactly weaken on our
project, but still it is a terrible
thought that by the time even
these lines meet the readers eye
the hand that writes them may be
in a more or less advanced stage
of digestion; that the cheek that
hand now so pensively supports
may be given to' some baby bear
ling to cut its teeth- upon.; that
bnt we must stop; the bear
idea, even, is too much. Fan
'Description of Wrangel Iand.
Wrangel Land has been visited
by the crew of the steam whaler
Uelvidere. One of the crew,
Francis Smith, on the return of
the whaler to San Francisco de
scriqed the island. He says they
saw on nearing the shore the sig
nal planted by Lieut. Reynolds,
of the Corwin, in 1881, a small
American ensign fastened to a
slender piece of driftwood. The
island rises abruptly from the
ocean, though not precipitously.
There is no beach to speak of, the
land having an average elevation
of ten feet above the surface of
the. water. It is surrounded by
deep water; and from soundings
that the party made an average
depth of ten to twelve fathoms at
a distance of ten feet from the
shore was discovered. The soil
was scanty anrl seemed to be
formed almost entirely of what
seemed to be large black pebbles
of a sandy nature. Between these
grew a green and thin-bladed
grass resembling very much the
wood-tick grass of the eastern
states. Ihe island was a flat
table-land. As the sailors went
toward the center they came upon
numerous ponds and marshes of
blackish water. The only vege
table seen was a small, pink, odor
less flower, with four petals, and
rock moss. Piles of drift-wood
were discovered everywhere. It
was apparent that some seasons
the island is entirely covered with
ice. This, it is surmised, was the
reason that De Long left no token
of the Jeannette on the island.
Money is rolling into the United
States Treasury at the rate of V
500,000 per da', remarks the St-
Louis Post-Dispatch, but thanks
to the foresight of our liberal con
gress, there is no danger of a gen
eral clog. It goes out about as
fast as it flows in.
The admission of Washington,
with northern Idaho attached, is
the all absorbing thing in Wash
ington Territory at this tim'e. Par
ties cannot divide on this, as both
parties arc favorable to it and de
The Deputy Marshal of Wyan
dotte, Kansas, Mr. C. Patterson,
says he has had the rheumatism
off and on all his life and never
found anything to benefit him un
til ho tried St. Jacobs Oil, which
always relieves him at once.
f HL 'l!'Qf9VPK 1
.j.fjp' fj fHE-5S5P!5?jSav I
" ""foil J
'feurafaii. Sciatica. Lumeaao.
Backache, Serines of the Chest,
Gout, Quint, Sere Throat, Swell-.
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
Ko Preparation en ruth etnuJi St. Jacob Oil
as a 9mfeture, simple and cheap External
Bcmdj. A trial entalk bat tae eonparatuelr
trials? outlay of M Ceats, and arerj- ona mfTer
lng mth'pala can two cheap and po-jtire proof
Direction in Keren Long-tugM.
A. VOGELER tic CO.,
Baltimore, Hit., U.S.Ji,
About 151,000 bushels of wheat
have boen stored in the farmers'
warehouse at Independence.
Yellow fever at Pensacola, Flor
ida, has attacked 131 persons, 15
fatally up to date. There are now
A Great Northern Jfajlrrjad
train with an eight single driver
outside cylinder engine lately
ran from Leeds to London, 1SG!7
miles, in exactly three hours
sixty-two miles an hour.
The wealthiest city in the United
States, in proportion to popula
tion, is Portland, Oregon. The
country for miles around is sup
plied with liquor fiom that point.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
Pain in the right ide, uikIt !f of
ribs increasing on pressure; -oiiiftniii
tiic pain ! on the Wr .side; the :tli-nt i-,
mrel.x able to lit on the lert side; mjiuc
ttine the ruin folt under tli shoulder
and is sometime taken for ItheuinaiiMii
in the :iriu. Thr- Moniaeh ! affected with
low of appetite and slekius; the luwls
In general are coMive, j-omctimo alter
nating with laxity; the head is troubled
with psin.nccompanled vrithailull.licay
senation In the luck part. There Is gener
ally h considerable los of memory, acconi
lianied with a paiiifulsensatlon of having
left undone something which ought to
have been done. A .slicht, dr congh i
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he i
easily startled ; his feet are cold or burn
in ?, and he complains of a prickly sensa
tion of the skin; his spirits are low, ami,
although he lsMti-tltd that exerciso would
be ltencficlal to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try it.
If you have any of the above symptoms,
you can certainty be cured by the use of
the genuine I)K. C. McLANE'S LIVER
When vou buy MeLane'6 Pills, insist
on having DR. C. McLAXE'S CELE
DllATEU LI VEU PILLS, madobv Flem
ing Hi os., Pittsburgh, To.
If you can not set the genuine 1I.
V. MeLANE'S LIVER PILLS, send. US
25 centre by mall, and we will snd theni
FLEMING imOS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," it is a blood-puritler and
tonic. Impurity of t he blood poisons t he .svs
tem, deranges tne circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases or
that great generic disorder, lmanrlty ot
Bleed, bucli are Dytipla, ltllltmumw,
Liter Complaint, Cnntlpatlon. Kcrrowt Dis
order. Headache, Bachachc, General Weak
ness. ITeart Disease, Dropu. Kidney Dltcazc,
Pile, Rheumallin, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Dlmrdert, Pimple. Ulcer. StcelUnas, e.,
c. King er the Bleed prevents and
cures these by attacking the caittc. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, 1 per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, Sx., in pamphlet, TrcatIsc on Diseases
ot tbi mood." wrapped around. each bottle.
D. JLVXSOM. SON & Co.. Props
IROSCOE'S first class
Oyster Saloon, j)
I rilKNAW STREET. ASTORIA.
mm: iwdeksioned is pleased to
JL niiiiifiincf to the iniMti- that lie has op
lEScttixxs Louise ,
ml fnrni-he in fut-class stIi
OYSTIIKS HOT COFFEE TEA, ETC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,.
ri.iNio me :i rail.
A. M, JOHNSON & Co.,
Kojirs siutl CrI:ie ui'all kiutls.
! IS!mlis.Inl4'iit mul 3Ioii:iIinc of
TIn i rim in Lrrtou' SVotcIt
Salmon twt Twines.
Mermaid Twine.: Canrat, all
IV: Copper Tipped On rs.
The hot nvortment of
The Ilest COFEl'.RS and TEAS.
Trji our lelrovellnlilnf; Powder
I'ositicly Hit? hot ecr made.
of all Kindt put up by best I'ackcrs.
Richardson's and Roblmi's Canned Goods.
Term. Cash. Profit StuiUI.
tWGIVF. ITS .V CALL-sru
B. B. FKANKLTN,
Corner Cass ami Sqneinoqlie streets,
ASrOKIA. -.- - OREGON
V IN I WAV SHADES
;ST. HELEN'S HALL,
mm: coin's or tkvciiers long en-
X iniged In St. Hctpifs Hall has Just been
reinforced by the addition of slv new teacli
ers.iire of them from nroininent educational
institution, of the Ea-tcm States. Two or
these are engaged in the Musical Depart
ment, three in the Enslhh and one OIISS
rt'LLlCK) in the Alt Department.
.Mrss IT I.I.IOK is a lady of English birth,
hut cdm-itcd in this country, she was
graduated at Vasir College, and has slnco
spent much tim in the nest private Studios
in the l"a.-dem States. She comes with the
highest recommendation.- for her attain
ments ar.d skill as a teachei of fainting and
Draw ma. The-e co er the whole ground of
intnutinn in the be.t Art Schools, embrac
ing Oil Painting in landscape. Flower and
Still-life Studies; Crajon, Charcoal, Water
Color, rencll. Ten and Ink, and Decorative
Art in all its branches.
:I1SS 1'UI.LICK is a lady of liberal edu
cation and superior culture, and the Rector
and Principal ofst. Helen's Hall recommend
tliis department of their school toits patrons
with entire confidence, being well assured
that it was never under a more competent
instructor, or one of more varied acquit
Delinquent City Taxes.
TrOTlCr. IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I,
i-l the undersigned. Chief of Police, have
been furnished with n warrant from the city
council requiring me to collect the taxes as
sessed for the j car 152. and now delinquent
upon the list, and make return ot the same
within sh.tydas. All parties so indebted
will therefore please take notice and govern
Chief of Police.
Astoria. Oregon, September 19, 1SS2.
NO FOOLISHNESS !
MUST MAKE ROOM !
I inn about toIeac for San Francisco with
the intention of bringing up the
finest stock of
Solid Ciolil and Silverware,
Eer offered to the Astoria public, and offer
for sale at extremely low prices the whole of
my present stotk. This is a bona fide offer.
Solid gold Watches. Chains, Bracelets, Ear
Rings, Pins, i-te.. at manufacturers prices.
FOR THIRTY DAYS ONLY
Owing to her being too small for our busi
ness ill be sold on reasonable terms.
Apply at the office of Badollet & Co., Up
per Astoria, for particulars, when thp onat
can be seen.
BADOLLET S: CO.
n o L
p c- J
WILLIAM HOWE, j
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms! Limber
All kinds of
Boat Material. Etc.
i Boats of all Kinds Made to Ord-ir. 2
ESfOrders from a dtstauee promptly attended
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BEXTOX 3rKFKT, N'kak Pakker Uousk.
ASTOP.IA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of all DescrtptlenH made to Order
at Short Xotioc.
A. D. Wass, President.
J. O. JIustlkr, Secretary.
I. "W. Cask, Treasurer.
John" Fox, Superintendent
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTOBIA. - OUECON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS Jt SONS
6ENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
WE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Heerihaum Pipes, etc,
A fine stock of
Watckee and Jewelry, Xuczlc and
Breeck leading Nhot Saha awd
Klflen, Revolver, PlHtel.
and AaaatnBlttoa ,
AMO X F1XK
Assortment of tine Sl'ECTACrxS and EYE
ALL PARTIES INDEBTED TO, ORIIOLD
ing any indebtednes against Frank
Brown deceased, of the Union Packing Co.
will pleaso call at the office of the Union
Packing Co. within thirty dav and settle
same. UNION PACKING CO.
Astoria. September SOth, 1S32. d-3t w-lt
p - r k .
to, and satisfaction guaranteed in sllviMS.
3'C ,,-'-,''J JK-'-' '-JUCJC
AUCTIONEER, C01IMIS5I05 &B
TK. J. C. SHAFTEK,
tHTSICIA aa fMSWM. "'
Difleafles ortk Throat a gpecialty
Office over Conn's Dnuj Btatf.
Q.RI.O V. PAKKKX.
w?. .fcw - - -a r"-j r-r'?f
T O. BOZORTM,
1'. . CnmmlMl8aerf Notary
Agent lor the Hamburg-Breiaea Ply lag Q.
of Hambursf, Germany, and ot dw JfV
elers' Life and Aeddent Ir?. C, t HWr
-Offlce iu Pythian Bnlldinj. Baoae Us. tt-
TCI 1. WHTOI,
Attorney and Counselor at lew
rOftlce in Pjthfan Building. Saoan it K
ASTOIUA." - - - OSfiQ.
JAY TUTTIiE, M. B.
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEGMi
Office Over the White Boose Store.
i Kksxdkxcf OverElbeiiSonv Bakery, -
' I'vjin; .l ,4 Ui UHJ UlNVUUt
: a li. FLiroar. ai. .
rhyaleiaa aaA Saisaa.
ori'iCE-Over a. V. AUeas grocery 3.
! Booms, at the Parker House.
Xt P. illCKg.
ASTOPJA, - - - ossse?..
Booms in Allen's- building up ststo, mt
or Cass and Sqemocqhe Btreta. ,
T V.. I.hFOKCF..
Ueulul Komhm aver Case' etm. f
Clicnamus Street, - - Asiorta, QJaiiaj
Q. A. BOWLBY.
f ATTOK2CEY AT LA"W.
' Cheiumoa Street. - ASTOHIA. OaWWIf
May be found at the Court Hum
G. A. STINSON ft 0v
i At Capt. Rogers old stand, eoraer at Qee
Ship and Cannery work. HoneAcetof.
Wagons made and repaired. Good wS
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK.-
KOJtK liOVKTT,- '
Main Street, opposite N. LatfaX-
FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL?
A complete stock of Seaed Beoaa'aaf,
sohool supplier. Any book used la Vm mk
lie .xchools of Clatsop Coanty eaaWdrflM
at my store. CcAti ADLK '
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