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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, November 9, 1882.
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LONGEVITY AS A MEASURE
During his last expedition in
central Asia, Prof. Vambery man
aged to interview the Emir of
Samarcand a soil of Mohamme
dan prince-cardinal and primate
of the eastern sunnities. As Imam
of the local lyccum the Emir ap
pealed to take a natural interest
in the progress of European sci
ence, but, when his guest expa
tiated on the material prosperity J
oi the western giaours, he
interrupted him with a less ex
"The happiest people on eaith,
you call them? "What age do they
generally attain to?'' Vambery
seems to have returned an evasive
reply, though he admits the query
was not altogether irrelevant, at
least from the standpoint ol an
Oriental who values existence for
its own sake. But, even in the
less unpretending wcbt, longevity
is not a bad criterion of happi
ness. Misfortune kills; Nature
takes care to shorten a life of mis
ery for icasons of her own, too,
for in a somewhat recondite (but
here essential) sense, the survival
of the happiest is also the survival
of the fittest. The progress of
knowledge tends to circumscribe
the realm of accident, and with it
the belief in existence of unmerited
evils. In spite of prenatal influ
ences and unprecalculable mis
haps, the management of the in
dividual is the most important fac
tor in the sum total of weal or woe.
If we could see ourselves as Om
niscience sees us, we would probab
ly recognize our worst troubles as
the work of our own hands, and
thus fecognize them now with suf
ficient clearness to be ashamed of
them. Most men now-a-days dis
like to confess their bad luck. AVe
fcease to ascribe diseases to the
' malice of capricious demons, and
even in Spain the commander of a
beaten army would hesitate to
plead astrological excuses. Poly
crates held that a plucky man can
bias the stars, and the popular
worship of success may be
founded on an instinctive precep
tion of a similar truth. Sultan
Achmed went too far in strangling
his defeated pashas, but the world
in general agrees with him that
there must be something wrong
about a generally unsuccessful
man. After two or three decided
defeats the partisans of an un
popular leader will give him up
for lost, and after a series of disas
ters the damaged man himself gen
erally begins to share the opinion
and loses heart, or, as the ancients
expressed it, admits the decree of
fate l. e., his own inability to
prevail in the struggle for exist
ence; and it is curious how swiftly
plrysical collapse often follows
upon such giving away of the
moral supports. The storms of
every political, social and financial
crisis extinguishes hundreds of life
flames; lost hope is a fatal (though
a silent and sometimes an uncon
fessed .and unsuspected) disease.
Good luck, on the other hand,
tends to prolong life; the longevity
of pensioners and sinecurists is al
most proverbial, and there are men
who continue to live in defiance of
all biological probabilities, merely
because existence, somehow or
other has become desirable, as a
liberal supply of external oxygen
will nourish a lamp in default of
inner oil. At the beginning of the
Franco-Prussian war, King Wil
liam and his chancellor and staff
officers were already gray-headed
veterans, and it is no accident that
they are all alive yet; while nearly
all the ministers and marshals of
the exploded empire have followed
their leader "weary of life and
tired of the continual buttoning
and unbuttoning," as a captain
of H. M. S., explained his suicide.
Dr. Felix JO. Oswald, in Popular
An exchange hits the nail on
the head, thus: "When the press
of this country will do one-half of
the gratuitous advertising for a
widowed seamstress, that it will
for an immortal actress, a great
"start will be made toward burnish
iaf vp the jewel of cowistency.
A Japanese liobinson Crusoe
story tlnows that of Defoe's, into
the shade. The story was told at
Ilakodata hx one of the tluee sur
vivors, and presents a view of
.Japanese character not at all flat
tering to that people. The story
in brief was that he, with ten oth
ers, had hired an old, leaky
schooner, and had gone up into
the northern Pacific ocean heal
hunting. They had good luck,
and on the icturn voyage to Ila
kodata the captain pretended that
the vessel was short of Iresh water
and sent eight of the crew to an
islet in search of a spring. Hav
ing found what they wanted, two
of the men returned to the vessel
with filled casks, and soon after
the schooner set sail and left the
six men behind. The old fellow
who told the story said it was a
very common thing to .happen and
that it was done in order that
those-remaining en the vesselinight
have larger shares to divide on
the skins and cargo. The only
food that the abandoned men had
consisted of such fish as they
could pick up dead along the
shore or a few shelfish they could
find on the rocks, and once in a
while a stray sea lion or seal would
come drifting in, which they man
aged to steal upon and kill with
stones and clubs. It was but rare
ly that any drift wood would come
ashore, and thev were thus com
pelled to eat their, food raw most
of the time. During twelve years
of misery several fishing vessels
called at the island for water, but
none of them would take the men
aboard until the brother of the
narrator came that way as he re
turned in a junk from a fishing
cruise and took the three survivors
away. When the old man was
asked about the time and manner
of death of the other three men,
he shook his head and remained
silent. It is claimed that the in
habitants of the northerly islands
of Japan are very much inferior in
character to those further south
and west, and that civilization will
be much slower in taking root
there and spreading than in other
parts of the country.
Our Great Resources.
The St. Louis Raihvay Register
of Sept. 30, says: The Northern
Pacific will be completed next
summer, and a new transcontinent
al line thereby be opened between
Portland, Oregon and St. Paul and
Lake Superior. The route is a
tolerably direct one from the
Lakes to Portland, on Willamette
river, and the inquiry naturally
arises as to what share, if any, of
the present through tra flic the new
line will have. Oregon is a stale
rapidly increasing in wealth and
population, possesses vast amounts
of rich agricultural lauds and ex
tensive forests. Large towns have
sprung up, which buy largely in
Europe their supplies of drugs,
hardware and other merchandise.
The only communication this im
portant section of our country has
with the east is 1)3' the steamers of
the Oregon Railway and Naviga
tion Companywhich ply between
Portland and San Francisco. The
vast local business of Oregon and
Washington Territory must seek
the cast, and though much will go
by the southern routes, and especi
ally by the Union Pacific when its
Oregon line is opened, the bulk of
it must always be controlled by
tha Northern Pacific. The traflic
from this source must increase in
value until it aloue will furnish
sufficient to occupy the line. Few
have any idea of the natural rich
ness of the extreme northwestern
corner of the national domain and
its great extent. The Northern
Pacific will open this all up for
settlement and bring it in direct
communication with the east.
The minerals of Mounts Hood,
Shasta and Rainier, with many
volcanic rocks of tributary, have
lately been tested in the govern
The annual lumber product of
Oregon is estimated at 250,000,000
An American Ship Lest.
The wreck on the West coast of
Vancouver Island proves to be
that of the American bark M1-
ville,92-i tons, Iladlow master and
owner, of Freeport. Maine. All
hands are lost. The bodies of
four men and that of the captain's
wife were picked up and buried
by Father Brafeut, the Catholic
missionary stationed there. The
boat went on the locks in a dense
fog on the 10th ult., and broke up
almost immediately, the reef on
which she struck being si danger
ous one. lne.Meiviue was irom
Shanghai about fifty days ago, in
ballast, for Puget Sound, seeking.
On Saturday, the gunboat lving
fisher, returned to Victoria from
the wreck. The wreck had en
tirely disappeared when she
reached there. The Indians who
picked up the dead bodies say the
lady was elegantly dressed and
wore a wedding ring with the date
of her marriage. Two children
smd probably about fiftceu others
were on board the bark when she
sailed from Shanghai. A photo
graph of the dead woman, another
of an elderly lady, and another of
a German military officer, were
found on the wreck. The ship's
clock had stopped at one o'clock.
I lie urst sign ot tnc wrecic was
the coming ashore of the bodies
and wieckage. The night of the i
10th of October was thick and
stormy. No boats or goods of any
kind have come to hand. The
log book is in the hands of the
captain of a schooner and will be
brought to Victoria.
"The longer I live," said Sir
Thomas Fowell Buxton, "the more
I am certain that the great differ
ence between men, between the
great and insignificant, is energy,
invinciblo determination, an hon
est purpose once fixed, and then
death or victory. This oualitv
will do anything in the world; and
no talents, no circumstances, will
make a two-legged creature a man
without it," and I might add that
the reputation of being strong
willed, plucky, and indefatigable,
is of priceless value. Morton ran
for governor of Massachusetts six
teen times in vain, when some of
his opponents, admiring his pluck
and adherence to principle, voted
for him in lS40,and he was chosen
by one majorit'. That is the ele
ment which gives a man place, and
it has always been.
Unavailing were the efforts of
Mr. AY. M. F. Quinlan, superin
tendent of Glass Works, Crystal
City, Mo., to cure himself of a
most tioublesome sore on his knee.
One week's faithful use of St. Jac
obs Oil cured him completely,
much to his great comlort.
IIai.i.'s Vi:or.TAw.i: Sicilian II aik
Iii:xkwi:i: a scientific combination of
some of the most powerful restorative
agents in the vegetable kingdom. It re
loies gray hair to its original olor. It
makes the scalp white anil clean. Jt
cures dandruff and humors, and falling
out of the hair. It furnisher the nutri
tic principle by which the hair is nour
ished and supported. It makes ihe hair
moist, soft and glossy, and is unsur
passed as a hair dressing. It is the most
economical preparation ever offered to
the public, as its effects remain a long
time, making only an occasional appli
cation necessary. It is recommended
and wci by eminent medical men, and
officially endorsed bv the State Asayer
of Massachusetts. The popularity of
Halls Hair llcnuwcr has incrersed with
the test of many years, both in this
country and in foreign lands, and it is
now known and used in all the civilized
countries of the world.
Fei: Salk y alt. Dkalhrs.
Slother! MothcrM!! Mothers! ! !
1 Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering
and CrVIIlff Will: f hO. PV7nirinf i.ifr noiti
of cutting teeth ? If so, go at once and
SlCta bottlC Of Mrs. Wilislrtw's Snntlniifr
Syrup, it will relieve the poor little su
ij.it.1. iiuuii-uiaico uupeim upon it:
there is no mistake about it. There is
not a mother on earth who has ever
used it, who will not tell you at once
that it will regulate the bowels, and
ClVe rest to tilt mnllinr. mid rAliwf mwl
health to the child, operating I ike magic.
It is perfectly safe to use in all cases,
and pleasant to the taste, and is the pre-
owiiuuhui uim ul uns uiimsi nun uess
female physicians and nurses in the
United States. Sold everywhere. 25
cents a bottle.
Mothers should Enow It.
Fretful babies cannot help disturb
ing everybody, and mothers should
know how soothing Parker's Ginger
Tonic is. It stop3 babies pains, makes
them healthy, relieves their own anxi
ety and is safe to use. Jonriud.
I or Dyspepsia andLivcr Complaint,
you have a printed Guarantee on every
hottle of Shiloh's Vitalizcr. It never
fails to cure. Sold by W. E. Dement.
Have Wistar's balsam of wild cherry
always at hand. It cures, couglis, colds,
bronchi whooping cough, croup, in
fluenza, consumption, and all throat and
mng complaints. 50 conts andl a bot-
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quins, Sore Throat, Swe fl
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Foot and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation en earth equals St. J. cons On.
ms s safe, sure, simple and chtap External
Itemed. A trial entails but the comparatively
trifling outlay of 50 Cents, and every one suffer
ing with pain can Imltc cheap and paatlve proof
of ita claim.
Directions In ler:n Language.
80LD BY ALLDBUGGI8TS AHD DEALBBS
A. VOGEUER & CO.,
Baltimore, MJL, V. S. A.
X. Y. farmers say that the cow
has been more profitable with them
than the fast horse. A very few
fast horses have brought much
money into the country, but'it has
usually gone to second-hand buy
ers rather than growers of the
stock. The good dairy cow, on
the other hand, brought her in
come into the pocket of the far
. The.ioliowinirio the list
gon's senators, elected aEfif5p?
peinted: Gen. Lane, of Douglas;
Delazon Smith, of Linn; Colonel
Baker, of California; Col.Nesmitb,
of Polk; Ben Stars (appointed,)
of Portland; Ben Ilarding of Ma
rion; Geo. II. "Williams, of Pott
land; Col. Kelly, of Wasco; J. II.
Mitchell, of Portland; II. W. Cor-
belt, of Portland; Gov. (J rover, of
Marion; Senator Slater, of Union,
and J. X. Dolph, of Portland.
Oregon has had thirteen senators
since her admission, of which
Multnomah county has had five.
.: .s'N.Jamiaij !. 1SS2.
Viry (sttucintnl sirs:
The pmisp yonr Liver Tills It:t-:iUM
forth hero is wonderful. AfSer Inking ono
and a half boxes of your genuine Hit.
Mrl.ANK'S LlVKlt PIL.I.S, I h:ie en
tirely recovered from my four ems' miIK-t-iiiK.
All who know nie wonder lnv I,
who, for so many years, hud no upix-tiii.
and could not sleep for Imcknehe. Mitch
in my side, and Kcnernl Moiiiiu-ii min
pluiuts could have recovered.
An old ladyin our city, who li:i Mil.tMvd
for many years from Kidney iUmmm. :iud
tlio doctors had given her up, took lui.of
your Tills, and fjot more relief ll..tii ln
has from all the doctor. Yeu: 'rit'x .
J. vox i! :c 1:1.1:1;.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never siiK.ir-ro.ilt.il.
livery box has a red wax seal on the lid,
with the impressien: McLane's i.t
The genuine aicXANKN i.ivi:k
TILLS bear the signature of C. 3!cL';uc
and Fleming Hros. on the wrapper.
Insist uijon having the genuine 1K. .
McIuVNK'S LIVER PILLS, prep.m-d bv
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the
market !cing full of Imitations if i .
name McLane. spelled differently, hut :
If your htorekeepcr does not hae the
genuine 1R. C. aicXAXKS Ci:i.i:
VKATED LIVER PILLS, send Us Mr,
cents, and we will send you a box l Mad,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLEMING BROS., Fittslini gli, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all." It is a blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons thcs s
tem. demmres the circulation, and tlms In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to lUstlnguisii taem according to ef
fects, but being really brandies or phases ot
"-'?. mtiut.ii Ul ..ll.c.till,
mat great generic uisoruer, imnnrity oi
Bleed. Such are Dytpepitia, TUUlmumc,
Ilvcr Complaint, Coiutlpatlon, J"errotw DiV
ordcr. Headache. Backache. Gaxcral Wcalc-
n&w. Heart DUxate, Drojwy. Kldneu D!cae,
Pile, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrnfula, Skin
Disorder, Pimple. Ulcers. Suxlltnus, Lc.
a.c. M.1BE ei me mooa prevents aim
cures these by attacking the caitfc, Impurity
oi tnc dkmhL; .viwnwiyn jpysmans agree
in camng--iMjiBi gw a
'v wiBtniiKai Hint
iwuwCyj wtel I'Sifr'tt-
pire pn JWKPa ST'
np and fmm-Rmm rf.-.:-f HtTmt
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
Oyster Saloon, d
rur.VATTi's STiwirr. astoiua.
miin I'XDKusniN'Fn is pleaskd to
JL announce to the public tli.it lie has op
jEstizig; TTouse ,
And riirnishes in lirst-classsijje
oysti::;-:. nor coffee tea, etc.
Ladies and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
CI I EXAM us STREET.
Ple.ise g: e me a call.
A. M. J0HNS0K & Co.,
UlliU UilQUUlGlu QUUAT,
IIotc. :iiJ foi'd:iC oFnlt ItintN,
Blocks., Palont nml 3Iitt:ilin of
TSio fmiiuc Larson's Scoicli
Salmon net Twines.
Mermaid Twines t Camas, all
Xojs Copper Tipped Oars.
The best assoitment of
The Kcsi COFEEES and TEAS.
Try or Melrose Baiting Pew der
Ii isith ely the best e er made.
of all Kinds put up by best PacKCr.
I'tchanl .oil's and Itobbin's Canned Hood.
Terms Cash. Profits Small.
trOIVE US A CALL-Rn
Corner M.iin and Chcnamus Stroets,
A.VT Mt LA OREGOX
CIGARS AND" TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE VOSTENHOLM
and other English Cutlory.
FAIRCKILD'S GOLD P,ENS
iw ." . "? '-". .CL. :?r;s?.AYi?3
gsagfA :s( 'j,e&. v i
rii. r?--". - -iai"i ---? ? Mi
-IfcreWJ leading SfctT &m mm!
W R18eft,'Xevelr:rfi.'Ikiitliir -
AWM) A FINE
Assortment of fine SPECTACLES and EYE
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Corner C.lsm and Siuenio(hc streets,
ASTOIUA. ---- OREGON
MAGNUS U. OROSBY,
HARDWABE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLUMBERS AKT) STEAM FITTERS
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IROH TIN AND COPPER,
Cannery anfl Flshermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Dona with neatness and dispatch, v.
Kose but first-, WM-nrkmen emplsyw.'-.
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1 WILLIAM HOWE, 1
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Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds t
OAK LUMBER, i
Boat Material. Etc.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, i
JOrders from :i distance promptly atteiulcd
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
KkntoxStkkkt, Kkxii Pahkkh Ilous
ASTOIUA. - ounoox.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
t.. rS-.t - .'.
,. rtxf-tmif&vr. f, (
91 jcsrltlns m4 1 wler
at ltrt XetSce.
" - - A.D. Wass, President.
J. O.HusTiiKK, Secretarj'.
I. "W. Case, Treasurer.
Johx Fox, Suicrlntendent
S. ABNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
11. P. STEVEN'S. C. S. P.ROWX
When tm will find all tlio standard works
of tlic day.and aeonstanlly eliaiiKin
tok fno cities and lancy
articles: we keep the
Sheet Music, Bijou
terie, & Celluloid
Goods, etc., etc.
P. F. STEVENS & CO.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WRODGIIT AND CUT GALVANIZED
TVails, Copper Kails and Burrs,
fctlflUriwar.. Paimti and Oils
t Ii -c5- .
nwwr,flw nemp rawing oj an tunas
.3, ..m iT-90wwm0wmn
3JV J1UJL JKE1.
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ivn t' tzTr.".Agmmjr
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t, ami atbfaction guaranteed In all cases.
p V. IIOLDEX,,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND
TK. .T. C. SIL.VFTEK,
rilYSICIAX ui 8VSCE!.
omco over conn's Drag store.
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av-Ofltce la Pjtkilk MMJi
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CJ-KLO F. P1RKUI.
Clatsop County, aBd. City f Aatria
OlTlee :-Clienamas street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Jtoont No. 8.
Tjl . WIJiTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
ca-Otllco In Pjthlan Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
JAY TUTTJjE, M. D.
PIIYSICIAN AND SURGEON .
Office 0cr the "White House Store.
Kkmiukxck Over Elbcrson's Bakery, op
Iioslte Iarth & Jlycra' Saloon.
A li. FUI.TOX, M. .
PhyMlelan aad. SarsesB.
OFFICE Over A. V. Allen's grocery store.
Rooms, at the Parker House.
"P P. HICKS,
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqeinocqhe streets.
T K. LnFORCE,
Denial Kooms ever Case' Storr,
Clienauius Street, - - Astoria, Oregon.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGO
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner ot Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's,
Agency for the Katlmal Betr.
,Beer delivered in any part of the city.
fiCTOBER 2CTH. ABOUT ONE MILK
jf above Tongue Point, a staall
mg in her. Oars braaded ea blade
vwpu one pair iron rowlocks
A reward of $5.08 will b paMtatte,
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