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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, October 14, 1882
A DUEL IK THE DARK.
The Evening Times publishes a
letter from Carrizo Pass, GOO miles j
west o Dallas, giving an account
of a hostile meeting between two
miners in the Pecos Mining com- j
pany's camp, twenty miles north
of the Mexican bonier, last Mon
day nigh't. The duelists were
George Hollenbeck and William
Stratton. both New Yorkers, born
and raised near Palmyra. They
were of rich descent of the early
Hollanders. They were educated
at Cambridge; the former gradu
ated as a lawyer the latter as a
physician. They came out of
college about the same time of
Lincoln's first call for volunteers
to suppress the southern rebellion.
They enlisted and went through
the war, serving in Colonel Gor
don's One Hundred and Forty
fourth New York regiment. At
the close of the war they returned
home, but finding professional
pursuits too tame for them they
concluded to go west. Before
they left home a difficulty arose
between them which was prevent
ed from ending in bloodshed by
the interposition of mutual friends.
Before they had a chance to meet
again Stratton sought his fortune
in the far west. He came to Cali
fornia where he went to work as a
miner. Hellenbeck went in the
same direction, but stopped at
Colorado, "where, he also became a
miner. They never heard of each
other after this. They have since
followed the business of mining,
but have never became rich as at
A few days ago they met in the
Pecos mining camp and recognized
each other. The school and social
polish had been rubbed oft' bj' the
trials and hardships incident to
the life in the mining camps.
Hollenbeck was overjoyed to meet
Stratton, who repelled him and
said they would settle that little
unfinished difficulty which arose
between them at their last meet
ing. Hellenbeck said he had
forgotten all about the difficulty
referred to, and entertained no ill
feeling whatever against him.
Stratton insisted on settlement in
accordance with the code. Hellen
beck said if nothing short of that
would do he would accommodate
him. Accordingly, arrangements
were consumated for a duel.
They were to fight with pistols in
a dark room. Each man was to
announce ready, after which a
third party was to count three,
when they were to fire. The
room was as dark as Egypt.
They went into it and announced
ready from opposite corners.
"One, two, three," and Stratton
fired. Stratton fired a second
shot, but the only response from
Hollenbeck was a groan. Strat
ton, believing he had wounded
Hollenbeck, fired a third shot in
the direction of the groaning.
The report of a pistol came from
a corner directly opposite from
where the groaning appeared to
proceed from, and Stratton fell.
No more shots being exchanged,
the miners opened the. room and
entered. The light revealed the
fact that Stratton had been killed,
while Hollenbeck was unhurt.
Hollenbeck is a ventriloquist, and
on entering the room took his
stand in a diagonal corner from
his adversary, and to make him
believe he was in the opposite cor
ner, threw his voice in that corner
of the room, where the bullets
from his adversary's pistol harm
lessly buried themselves in the
wall. It had been so long since
they had seen each other that
Hollcnbeck's ventriloquism had
entirely escaped the, memory of
Stratton. The affair has caused a
great deal of excitement through
the camp; but as anything is' Twenty-five years ago, Henry
called fair in such business, no! Yiilard was publishing a German
fault is found by the miners with? newspaper in Racine, Wisconsin,
the strategy employed by Holien-jaml in payment for some printing
teclc- .material guvu a note for $300, u-
j tiatl to pav it. a lew navsagoj
Some good stories arc wM flhe laller notified Mr. Villard that!
Father Stimson, a Baptist clergy- jJje ; ;n possefision of lh(J
man, now of Kansas. His people! whpj receWc( ft e,,eccj
were not prompt in paying him hisfor whj a ,eUer djjU j
salary,muc!i ol which he tiatl tot'iUventv vears ago, wien in Europe,
"in kind." One day a church L (VjU;nl) sent inonpy lo a rel:l.
member asked him o bring Mrs. . fJ cancpl n,j tlobts ami sup.
Stimson to dinner. "Certainly; ,dlhe noff wn8 po!i, Tlis in.
said Father Stimson, -and I guessj wrf nlnstrntes the rap5dUv
I'll put some hay in the wagon! whW foituCJ. arp mnnsse"d
when r go lurk home." "All right,' ? th;. C(,;ilJtrv. Twentv-five vears
replied the church member, "but j ;j srulilIff journalist;,
bring a une-hoiw wagon.' uCrMho knS.-Arew Norllnncst.
came with a wagon in which was a. ..ja- . :.- .
hayrick big enough to hold a ha
stack. "Is that a one-horse
wagon V" asked the parishoner.
"Yes" said Father Stimson, "but
its a two-horse haj-rick,"' and he
loaded in a ton of hay. He was
putting up a gospel tent when a
loafer came along and asked him
if he was going to have a circus.
"Yes," he said, without looking up,
"and T want a baboon; how much
will you take?" lie was chaplain
of the Ninth New York Cavalry
whose colonel liked to take hisj
regiment through the puddles.
One day the chaplain rode around
them; so that the colonel at the
close of the drill said to the offi effi
cers: "If Chaplain Stimson is afraid
"to ride throiurh muddv water for
fear of soiling his clothing, T will
carry him across the puddles my
self." "Thank you," the chaplain
said; "but as the government pro
vides horses, J don't see any rea
son why T should ride on a jack
ass." We cannot help smiling every
time we hear a man say, "I have been
ranching the past week." Tt seems
so queer where their homes are.
Over the hills and far away, yet
they spend most of their nights in
town. "Proving up' is a particu
lar piece of business and there is
so much maneuvering connected
with it that a man must be very
particular or his claim will be
"jumped.' The recipe for "prov
ing up1 is usually given in this
manner: "Take a few old clothes,
some cooking utensils, newspapers,
hammer and ax, etc., etc., and re
pair to your ranch, whereon you
have lately erected a house, resi
dence or mansion about the size of
a dry goods box. Live in this
castle (?) about three days, sleep
there and wash a handkerchief in
the water 3'ou carried from town
and at a certain period 3-011 arc en
abled and entitled to swear that
this is your home, your place of
residence, etc., etc. East Ore
goman.i The Hour tells of a New Xork
watchmaker who has made what
is said to be the smallest steam en
gine in the world. It weighs about
fifteen grams, and may be entirely
covered by a thimble. The stroke
of the piston is but little more
than one-twelfth of an inch, and
its diameter is less than one-ninth
of an inch. The engine is com
posed of one hundred and forty
pieces, fastened together by fifty-
two screws. Three drops of water
are sufficient to fill the boiler. A
lighted match held under the latter
sets the engine in motion.
The liveliest kind of opposition
has sprung up between the 0. R.
& N. Co. and independent steam
boats on Puget sound, north oE Se
attle. The former company has
fixed the rate of fiftv cents for
passengers and fifty cents per ton
for freight from Seattle to Belliug-
ham bay and interior points, and
the opposition boats have met the
jdorsed by Samuel Ritchie, who'.
.... r 1 I
l?.firrinir to the fact that a quar-
ter of a million ton5! of British
shipping had been withdrawn from
the commerce of the world by the
necessities of the Egyptian war.
without favorably affecting freights,
which at that time were so low as to
be scarcely pref: table, the Loudon
Review, an able insurance journal,
concludes that the world's supply
of tonnage is in excess of require
ments. Dr. Aiken this week showed us
a sample of nickle ore that came
from the mine a company of Cali
fornia capitalists are developing in
Douglas county, of which Ym.
Q. Brown is manager. It is said
that there are 2000 tons of it on
the dump, some of which will go
as high as 200 per ton. Reduc
tion works will doubtless be put up
before long. Jacksonville Times.
Victor Hugo's last predictions
are that France, Italy and Spain
are destined to be the foremost
representatives of civilization; that
the Turks will be driven out of
Europe, and that the twentieth
centurv will see all Africa civilized
by means of the Mediterranean
powers, including England, owing
to her possessions at Gibraltar.
All disreputable persons have
been ordered to leave Virginia
City, and citizens are loking at
each other and wondering how
the four ncw.spaper men are going
to run the town.
One of the most popular and
clever letter-carriers of Indianapo
lis, I nd., Mr. J. H. Mattern, was
cured by St. Jacobs Oil of a severe
ly stubborn sprain that had afilicl
ed him since the war. The Great
German Remedy is very popular
in the Indianapolis postoffice.
IJy lliiiverHhl Accord.
Aveks Cathartic Pills are the best
of all purgatives for familv use. They
arc the product of long, laborious, anil
successful chemical investigation, ami
their extensive use bv physicians in
their practice, ami bv all civilized na
tions, proves them the best and most ef
fectual purgative Pill that medical sci
ence can devise. In intrinsic value, and
curative powers no other Tills can be
compared with thein, and every person,
knowing their virtues, will employ
them, when needed. They keep the
system in perfect order, and maintain in
healthy action the whole machmerv of
life. Mild, searching and effectual, they
are especially adapted to the needs of
the digestive apparatus, derangements
of which they prevent and cure, if
timely taken. They are the best and
safest physic to employ for children and
weakeml constitutions, where a mild
and effectual cathartic is required.
For. Sale by all Dealers.
A cough, cold or soro throat should be
stopped. Neglect frequently results in
an incurable lung disease or consump
tion. IJrown's Bronchial troches do not
disorder the stomach like cough syrups
and balsam?, but act directly on the in
named parts, allaying irritation, give
telief in asthma, bronchitis, coughs,
catarrh, and the throat troubles which
singers and public speakers are subject
to. tor thirty years Brown's bronchial
troches have neon rfvnmnipndpd hv
physicians, and always give perfect
satisfaction. Tlnvlnf lieen tflPil hv
wide and constant use for nearly an en
tire generation, they have attained well
merited rank among the few staple
remedies of the age. Sold at 2-5 cents a
Have V istar's balsatu of wild cherry
alwajT? at hand. It cures coughs, colds,
hronchilis, whooping cough, croup, in
fluenza, consumption, and all throat aud
mug complaints. 50 cents audV?l a bot
tle. Loss of lmir anil graynoss, which of
ten roar the prettiest face, aro pre
vented by Parker's Hair Balaam.
,- SAs9ra&luM3&nETC i
Meuralqia, Sciatica. Lumbcqo,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth eqnali St. Jacobs oil
u a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Beaedy. A trial entail but the comparatively
trifling outlay of 69 CeaU, and ererj- on suffer
ing with pain can hare cheap and po .itiTe proof
of ita claims.
Directions in Eleven Languages.
BOLD BY ALLDRUGGI8T8 AND DEALEK3
A. VOGXXER V. CO.,
Baltimore, md., ir.S...
The biirest steam hntnimr in
tlie United States strikes u GC.OOO
pound blow. Its motto is "put
up or .ihut up."
You probably can't remember
ot ever having seen a man with a j
glass eye, yet one Xew York firm
sold 20,000 of the false optics
A water spout which hnrtt in
Idaho the other day canied forty
eight sheep tin ee miles and left
them safe and sound on an island.
Wool is very cheap up that way,
and the papers can tell most an'
kind of htories about sheep.
k LETTER ?r? 8iftfc1AKYa
Si . hS,.fuiiti:it ". Iw".
Very rli-ciintl .Mrs:
Tlip pniir-e your Liver I'HK hawi-nUml
forth here ia v.'Oitcrful. After tji!:!ti-; uu&
aud a half boxes of your ;eiiu!ii(. iw:. V.
STcLAXE'S I.IVi:K riJ.I.J. 1 Iihv, rij
tiroly rci'ocrecl from my fourvvarVMith-r-Inj;.
All who Know me woiide. how i.
who, for t-o many years, hud no aiiiiut
and could not sleep for backache, xiitch
in my side, and general Mo;n:-li r..:n
lIaints, could have rccoverol.
An old lady in our city, who li.-i- -.or. tl
for many years from kidney dSva-. :.:nl
the doctors had given her up, too!; tuoof
your Tills, anil got more rt-lief ih-in -n-iinsfrom
all the cloctors. ''iOiit- in...
.1. VON mil RMJ.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never iugnr-eoaied.
Every box lias a red wax seal on the lid,
with the Impressien: UlcLaue's i.iier
The genuine 3IcX.ANES Lli::
PirxS oear the signature of O. SlcLiuc
and FleminBUros. en the wrapix-rs.
Insist upon having the genuine iU. V.
MctANK'S MVEB Tll-tS, prejwrtd iv
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa. I'.e
market lcing full of imitations uf j.e
name McLane, spelled differently, hut of
If your storekeeper doe not hme il.e
genuine ik. c. arci-AKK's mi.::-
jiriATj:i r.ITEIl VHXS, send us :;."
cents, and wo win scnu you a oox o ui in.
a"nd n ct of our advertising card.
FLEMING BROS., Pittslmi srlt. I'a.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all." it is a blond-purifier and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons thesvs
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 of
that great generic disorder, Impurity or
Blood. Such are Dup:)ia, Wllloutnri&,
Liter Complaint. Comtipaiinu. iVcrrotis Dw
oidc. Headache, Baehache, Gaieral Weak
neat. Heart Dteeac. Dropsy. Kidney Dfteaic,
Piles, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorder, Phnnlc. Ulceiv. SiceUlngg, lc.
Ac. King i the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the caiic. Impurity
of the blood. Chemist saml physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for tlio purpose." Sold bv Drug
gists, 1 per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c, in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
of the Blood,'' wrapped around each bottle.
D. ItANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
cnr.vuirs street, astoiua.
rjlJIK CNDERSICNEO IS PLEASED TO
JL announce to the public tint lie has op
FIRST CI, ASS
3Ela,t33.& House ,
Aud furiiMir.s in lir;t-cl:iss.stjlt?
OYSTER. MOT COVFEE TIL. ETC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
Please gis e mo a eall.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
ip Clianita aid Grocers.
I5oe :mil i'orsfao ofnll kiiuls.
ISm!k. Iuicnt nut! ItXclinliiicof
Tin ;msii' I.fcson'.s Scotch
Salmon net Twines.
nXcnunitl Twfuoss Canvas, all
3fo's : Copper Tipprtl Oars.
Tl:i bet pssortnicnt of
Q ROCERI ES
The Brist OFF.i:ES and TEAS.
Try on i UIol rose Hailing Pow clcr
ro-.!lIvly the host ever made.
of all kinds imt up by best Packer..
EieharuSon's ami Robbing Canned (JmuK
Terms Canli. Fronts Small.
cs-givi: US A CALLTM
B, B. FKANKLTN,
Corner Cass and Smiemooha streets.
ASTORIA. ... - OREGON
II N DKltTA KEKS GOODS.
A. Tan Dnsen & Co.
WOlUd) lMSl'KCTFUIJA CALL
' atlt'iition of the I'nbllc to the fact
they are Apeiils for the following e
iii.ielilne-. vi :
And 'E'lif KhlrlHKO.
VIilfhtIie are selling from $3.1. to
curl: mid defy om petition.
lVrM.:i-. m-liiti; to purchase uihchiiiet
slintilil call ami inspect our stock hoforo pur
vliaiiis; eNew here, as we guarantee to pive
perfect satMiieihiii aN regards quality ainl
XIVE SHARP.-? OF STOCK I.VTHECO
: hla Canuiii' Conmanv. numbered from
121 lo 23. Tiiev are to be ho returned to
I Louis C. llaaven. Notification has been
I left with the secretary of the company and
mey are hi no value ecept lo tne ongmai
Delinquent City Taxes.
JVTOTICK IS HEREBY CIVF.X THAT I,
Lh the undersigned. Chief of Police. hae
j been furnished willi :i warrant from the city
I council lcquiriugiuc w couecr me raxesas
; sessed for the year 18.si, and now delinquent
upon the list, ami make return or the same
within sixty davs. All parties so indebted
will thcrelM-c please take notice and govern
Chief of Police.
Astoria. Oregon. September 19. 1SS2.
MUST MAKE ROOM!
I am about to leate for San Francisco with
the intention of bringing up the
finest stock of
Soild GoM :ml Stlvcnvarc,
Ever offered to the Astoria public, and offer
for sale at etremelv low prices the whole of
my present stork. This is a bona fide offer.
Solid gold Watches. Chains. Bracelets, Ear
Ring-, Pins, etc.. at manufacturers prices.
Health is Wealth.
Dr. E. C. West's Ncrvo and Brain Treat
ment: a sjeciftc for Hysteria. Dizziness,
Convulsions. Nervous Headache, Mental De
pression, Loss of Memory. Spermatorrhoea,
Impotency. Involuntary Emissions, Prema
ture Old Age, caused by over-exertion, self
abuse, or over-indulgence, which leads to
misery, dec-ay and dcatlu One box will cure
recent cases. Each box contains' one months
treatment. One dollar a box, or six boxes
for five dollars ; sent bv mall prepaid on re
ceipt of price. We guarantee six boxes to
cure any case. With each order received bi
as for six boxes, accompanied with live dol
lars, wo will send the purchaser our written
guarantee to return the monev if the treat
ment does not effect a cure. Guarantees Is
supdj only by W. E. Dement, dnigglst, As
toria. Oregon. Oiders by mall at regular
to g ""I
g r s
9 h -3 CD
I liM (n
zv 4 5
j WILLIAM HOWE, j
Doors Windows. Blinds. Transoms. Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material. Etc.
I Boats of all Kinds Made to Order.
J2TOrders from a distance promptly attended
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bmttox Stkert, N'kau Parkej: Hovse,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND IMARINB ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of nil leHerIptIoiiH made to Order
at Short Xotlee.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. G. Hustlkr, Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer,
.lonx Fox, Superintendent
S. ARNDT & FEROHKN.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop Xs
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A .specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Corner Main and Chenamus Streots,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
and other Endua Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
TVatcMes uid .Tewelry, 3IuzzIc-oad
Breech Iioadina; Shot Ghiik and
RlffeM, Jtevolvers. Pistol,
ALSO A FINK
Assortment of fine SPECTACLES and EYE
Notice of Sale.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned has sold his pawnbroker
business in Astoria to Dock Wong, he having
full consent to eairy on tho hnsiness.
d-lwk DOCK CHUNG.
o xO g-
; " It
r- Q S
to, and satisfaction guaranteed la aU caw.
ti c. noixDKarr.
AUCTION'Ehlt, COMinSSION AND
JR. .T. V. NnAFTEl,
rai'SIClAX aiul HTKCCa(.
OtaeaHeN ortheThrt S9eratty.
Office over Conn's Drug Store.
J O. BOZOSTH, . ,,
F. B. OtmniLwIeaer X4uy rmMlc, 4.
Agent tor theIfamt)urg-BremeaPleIn8.C.
of ilnmbur, Germany, and of th Int, -elei-s'
Life and Accident las. Co., ot Hart
ea-Oftlce in Pvthlan Building. Rooms 11. 12,
rtKLO F. PA8KEB.
C'latMop CoHBtyvaaA City f AmtTUk
Oltlce :-Chenamus street, Y.M.C. A. aaU
Koom No. R.
xi . wiXToir,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
o-Onice In I'ythlan Building. Rooms If. 12
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
JAY TUTTWR. M. .
PHYSICIAN AND 8UBGIOM.
Office Over the White House Start.
Residence OvexSlberson'tJ Bakery', of -poVite
Barth & 51 vers Saloon.
4 li. FITIiTOX. M. ID.
Physician aad Sjuh.
OFFICK-Over A. V.AUea'a grocwy w.
Rooms, at the Parker House.
"Cl P. HICKS.
- - - OREGUfl
Rooms in Allen's bulldlnc ud stairs, ceroer
of Cass aud Sqcmocqhe streets.
T r.. I.n FORCE.
Dental Koohm rer Case's Btr.
ChenamtLs Street, - - Astoria, Oresoo,
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAVi.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA.'OREOO
yyr t. kkksey,
ATTORNEY AT IAW.
May he found at the Court iloctie.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, coraer of Cass
Ship and Cannery work. Honeslieetng.
Wacoas made and repaired. Goed work
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Slain Street, opposite N. LoetrV.
FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS I
A complete stock, of School Boots and
school supplies. Any book used In the pub
lic schools of CtAtsop County can be obtained
at my store. OARL ADIKB7