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Astoria, Oregon, Sunday Morning, November 26, L882
A TERRIBLE PUNISHMENT.
The tallowing is the way of ad
ministering the kneut: Conceive
a robust man, full of health. This
man is condemned to receive fifty
or one hundred blows of the
knout. He is conducted, half na
ked, to the place chosen for this
kind of execution; his hands are
bound together, with the palms
laid flat against one another; the
cords are breaking his wrists, but
no one pas the slightest attention
to that. He is laid flat on a frame,
inclined diagonally., and at the ex
tremities of which are fixed iron
rings; his hands are fastened to
one end of the frame, and his feet
to the other; he is then stretched
in such a manner that he cannot
make a single movement, just as
an eel's skin is stretched in order
to dry. This act of stretching the
victim causes his bones to crack
tand dislocates them. "What does
that matter! In a little time his
bones will crack and be dislocated
in a very different manner. At a
distance of five and twenty paces
stands another man. Tt is the pub
With both hands he grasps the
instrument of punishment a
knout.' This knout consists of a
thong of thick leather, cut in tri
angular form, from four to five
yards long and an inch wide, ta
pering off at one end and broad at
the other; the small end fastened
to a little wooden handle about
two feet long. The signal is given.
The executioner advances a few
steps holding the knout in both
hands, while the long thong drags
along the ground between his
legs. On coming within about
three or four paces of the pris
oner he raises the knout toward
the top of his head and then draws
it down with rapidity toward his
knees. The thong ilies and whis
tles through the air and descend
ing on the body of the victim,
twines around it like a hoop of
iron. In spite of his state of ten
sion the poor wretch bounds as if
he were submitted to the powerful
grasp of galvanism.
The executioner retraces his
steps, and repeats the operation as
many times as there are blows to
be inflicted. "When the thong en
velops the body with its edge, the
flesh and muscles are literally cut
into strips as if with a razor, but
when it falls flat, then the bones;
the flesh in that case, is not cut but
crushed and ground, and the blood
spurts out in all directions. The
sufferer becomes green and blue,
like a body in a state of decompo
sition. He is now removed to the
hospital, where care is taken of him,
and is afterwards sent to Siberia,
where he disappears forever in the
bowels of the earth. The knout
is fatal if the justice of the Czar
or of the executioners desires it to
A Maine Couple's "Wedding Trip.
A few minutes after the noon
bells rang, Tuesday, a gray horse,
in a collar and harness, and a stout
wagon, drove to the entrance of
one of the Lewiston hotels. The
buffalo robe was comfortably
tucked around a ruddy and downy
young man and a plump young
woman garnished with a bridal
bonnet, ne helped her out of the
wagon and escorted into the par
lor with her a round green box.
After he had driven off and put
up the team at the stable of a rival
hotel, he rejoined his mate and ex
pressed a desire for a confidential
interview with the landlord. The
latter presented himself, and the
young man said: "Me and Har
riet was married this morning. "We
have started on a little excursion.
Before we left home marm put up
a little dinner, and we brought a
coffee-pot along. Now, we'd like
to beat the coffee and have a table
to eat the dinner on and perhaps
a little sugar'n milk." The land
lord led the innocent pair into the
dining hall and seated them at a
table with other guests, and they
took the cover off the little green
box with celerity. They had a
glorious time eatrbg their dough
nuts, carraway seed cookies,
sauash Die. and broad slices of
obeeee. If their wedding tour had
taken them to Niagara, and they
were dining at a fashionable hotel,
with the prospect of paying ?2.50
per plate, they could not have
eaten or laughed so heartily. The
gray horse carried home two hearts
that rapturously beat as one, and
as the landlord saw them ride off,
he felt almost as well in the radi
ance of their happiness as if they
had paid him seventy-five cents
a piece for dinner, and fifty cents
for tabling. TjCiciston, Jfe.. Journal.
A Horrible Pantomime.
Tn the Davidson county jail is
confined a man on the charp-e of
murder who is given to somnam
bulistic habits. When the bells
of the city usher in midnight the
prisoner arises from his couch in a
stealthy and noiseless manner,
creeps out of the door of the cell,
and scrutinizes the hall, or as
much of it as can be seen through
the door, and also every corner of
his narrow apartment, as if intent
upon satisfying himself that no
one is in the vicinity. He then
proceeds to take a cotton shirt and
fills the body of it with the cover
ing of the bed, also stuffing the
arms full. He places this in one
corner on a chair and puts upon
the top of it a hat. Having ar
ranged this to suit him, the som
nambulist with noiseless tread
walks over to the place where a
broom is kept and grasps it as if it
were a gun, and creeps with a
cat-like tread upon the figure in
the chair. The manouevcr con
sumes consideiable time, tiie
"sleeper" apparently acting as if
he were engaged in picking his
way through brush.
Having arrived at a point from
which a good view can be com
manded, he cooly and deliberately
raises the broom in right angles to
his shoulder. After taking a long
aim he goes through the same
motion as one would in firing a
gun. He then apptoaches the
chair, picks up the "dummy," and
carries it to the remote corner of
he cell. He then goes down on
all fours and goes through the
motion of digging with his hands.
Having dug until the hole is large
enough, he places the stuffed shirt
in it and carefully covers it up
stamping the floor of the cell as if
he were pressing down uneven
ground. He then scatters over it
an armful of leaves, which he goes
through the process of gathering
from the different portions of his
The work concluded to his satis
faction, the sleep-walker conceals
the broom under his bed, as if
hiding; a sun. He then washes
his hands, examines his clothes
carefully as if to see if there was
any blood on them, and resorts
again to his couch to sleep quietly
until morning. The prisoner, when
informed of this strange freak in
his waking moments, denies all
knowledge of the occurrence.
A Memphis magistrate had
before him recently a young man
who at a masked ball the night
before had figured as George
"Washington, to whom, however,
his resemblance was so entirely
superficial that he became drunk
and abusive before the night was
over. The magistrate pronounced
sentence in the following homely
but emphatic language: "Now, if
you had got drunk as a private
citizen, and had cussed and ripped
around as such, I should have
fined you $5; but inasmuch as you
appeared at the masked ball and
committed the offense while perso
nating the character of George
Washington, the reverend father
of his country, 1 will have to
gently stick you for $20. 1 won't
have this patriotism business
brought into disrepute."
Servia is perhaps the only coun
try whose chief officials keep try
ing to get out of office.
From Marblehead, Mass,, Mr.
George F. Young, of the American
House, writes that he was cured of
a severe sore throat by the appli
cation of St. Jacobs Oil, and noth
A Clackamas Panther..
Andy Wyland while out hunt
ing near his hunter's cabin in the
mountains, on the Sth inst.. says
the Enterprise, looking down over '
a steep bluff, saw a large panther
stretched out on the loots of a
tree watching his movements.
The animal was almost directly
under him, but Andy put a bullet
into him that knocked it off the
root into the adjoining brush.
The panther set up a terrible yell
and threshed around for some time.
Andy soon found his way down to
sec whether it was dead or not.
His dog soon tackled the beast
which had been shot in the back
and had one fore leg shattered.
The' stood on their hind feet fight
ing when Andy knocked the ani
mal down with a blow from his
gun. His dog then took the
panther by the throat and Andy
seized its tail. He then struck it
over the head with the back of
his hunting knife and smashed its
skull, being afraid to use the edge
for fear of cutting the dog. The
animal was a huge one and meas
ured nine feet. It was a hard
fight while it lasted, but Andy
says he rather liked it. Mr.
Wyland is one of the very few
old hunters left. His home is
away in the Cascade mountains,
accessible only by a mountain
trail. He has a better house and
buildings than many of our farm
ers, and the walls are covered
with the trophies of the chase.
The Great City.
London has a larger population
than many a European state with
a sovereign and a parliament. At
the census of 1881 the area of
metropolitan taxation and police
contained 4,764312 persons. Thus
there are. in London more than
double the number of people, in
Denmark, including Greenland;
nearly three times as many as in
Greece, more than eighteen times
the poplation of Montcnegio;
seven thousand more than Portu
gal, including the Azores and
Madeira; nearty treble the popula
tion of Servia; more than double
that of Bulgaria; three-quarters of
a million more than Holland; more
than Sweden or Norway or
"A neighbor of mine," said .1. C.
Ilorton, of the Toledo JBladc, was
severely afflicted with rheumatism
for years. lie used St. .lacobs Oil,
which relieved him immediately,
and permanently cured him.
To all who are suffering from the
errors and indiscretions yf youth, nerv
ous weakness, early decay, loss of man
hood, etc., 1 will send a recipe that will
cure you FISEE OF CHANGE. This
.great lentedywas discovered by a mis
sionary in South America. Send a self
addressed envelope to the Itev. Joskpii
T. Ixmax, Station D, New York City.
Mothers should Know It
Fretful babies cannot help disturb
ing everybody, and mothers should
know how soothing Parker's Ginger
Tonic is. It stops babies pains, makes
them healthy, relieves their own anxi
ety and is safe to use. Journal.
The Latest Styles.
Among the latest styles may be noted
the very prevalent one of taking Svrup
of Figs instead of castor oil, pills, salts,
and the other bitter and nauseous reme
dies of former times. ' It is a very deci
ded improvement, as anv one may learn
by getting a bottle from our druggist,
tf. E. Dement
Hodge Davis & Co., Wholesale Agents,
Health is Wealth.
Dr. E. C. West's None And Brain Treat
ment: a speclflc for listeria. Dizziness,
Convulsions, Nervous Headache, Mental De
pression, Loss of Memory. Spermatorrhoea,
linpotency. Involuntary Emissions, Prema
ture Old Age, caused by ocr-exertion, self
abuse, or over-indulgence, which leads to
misery, decay and death. One box will cure
recent cases. Eaeh lox contains one months
treatment. One dollar a box, or six boxes
for Ave dollars ; sent by mail prepaid on re
ceipt of price. We guarantee six boxes to
cure any case. With each order received by
us for six boxes, accompanied w itli Ave dol
lars, we 111 send the purchaser our written
guarantee to retnm the money if the treat
ment does not effect a cure. Guarantees is
sued ouly by W. E. Dement druggist, As
toria, Oregon. Orders by mull at regular
Oh! maiden with grim teeth, a vaunt!
Though fair you seem to look tinon.
Because you don't use SOZODONT.
The sweetness of your mouth is gone;
Your breath is heavy, and, from this
Your lips no more invite a kiss.
Croup, Whooping Cough and Dron
chitis immediately relieved bv Shiloh's
Cure. Sold by W. E. Dement
Slnloh's Cough and Consuumtiou
Cure is sold by us on guarantee. It
cures consumption. Sold by W. E. De
ment. For lame Back, Side or Chest use
Shiloh's Porous Plaster, Price 25 cents.
For sale by V. E. Dement.
Catarrh cured, health and sweet
breath secured by Shiloh's Catarrh Rem
edy. Price 50 cents. Masai Injector free.
For sale by W. E. Dement
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of ihe Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell'
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scafds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals Sr. J '.cow Oil.
as a afe,urt, simplo and cheap Kxttnml
Itemed. A trial entails but the comparatively
trifling outlay of 60 Cents, and every one suflVr
Ing with pain can hare cheap and pa itira proof
of iu claims.
Directions in Eleren Languages.
BOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS AND DEALERS
A. VOGEUER & CO.,
Baltimore, 3Gd., V. S. A.
Two Arabians sat down" to
tlinner;one had five loaves, the'
other three. A stranger passing I
by desired to eat with them, which
they agreed to. J he stranger
dined, laid down eight pieces of
money and departed. The owner
of the five loaves took up five
pieces and left three for the other,
who objected, nnd insisted on
having one-half. The case came
before AH, whotfgave the follow
ing judgment: "Let the owner of
the five loaves have seven pioes
of money, and the owner of the
three loaves one; for if we divide
the eight loaves by three, they
make twenty-four parts; of which
he who laid down the five loaves
had fifteen, while who laid three
had only nine. As all fared alike,
and eight shares were each man's
poition, the stranger ate teven
parts of the first man's property,
and only one belonging to the
other. The money in justice must
be divided according v."
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
Pain in the rtelil Mtle, uiuier odw ut
ribs increasing mi pressure: sometime
the pain is on tint Icl t. side; the patient N
rarely able to lie on tlie left side; some
times tiic pain is felt under the shoulder
and Ih sometimes taken for Itheumatism
in the arm. The .-toinach J affected with
loss of appetite and sicklies;" the bowels
in general are c (Mi ve, sometimes alter
nating with lasit.x ; the head Is troubled
with paintaccompnnicd with a dull, heavy
sensation tn the luck p.irt. There is gener
ally u considerabIcIos.N of memory, neeom
itanicd witli a painful. sensation of having
left undone .something which ought to
have lccti done. A slight, dry cough is
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he is
easily startled ; lii feet are cold or burn
ing, anil lie complains of a. prickly sensa
tion of the skin; his spirits arc low, and,
although he issatisfled that exercise would
be bcnetlclal to him, yet lie can .scarcely
.summon up fortitude enough to trv it.
If you have any of the above symptoms,
yon can certainly le cured by tlie use of
the genuine IMC. l MeLAES LXYKU
When you buy MVJ.aneN Pills, insist
on having IMC. C. MoLANK'S CUI.K
11K.VTKI) I,IVKUIIL.r, made by Flem
ing Itros., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If you ran not get the genuine IMC.
C. lUcLANK'S 1,1Yj:k ril.UJ, send us
25 cents by mall, and wo will -'iiil them
FLEMISH BKOS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a '0(rc all." it is n blood-purifier and
tonic. Impurity of the blood iwiisoiwtlie.svs
tern, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces niaiiv disorders, known bv dilTcreiit
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or ph:ies of
that great generic disorder, Impurity or
Uleod. Such are Djp;xfa, liUWiwntrt,
Liver Complaint, Comttpjttian, IVicrniiw D.i
ortlcnt. Headache, JJaehachc, General Wcal;
Jiftw, HcarlDigcac,Dnpu. Kidnev I)ieac,
Piles, Ilhcumatitm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorders, 1'inmlc. Ulcer. Sicclllnuf, St.,
lc. Kiss of the Blood, prevents ami
cures these by attacking the eaiwe . Impurity
ol the blood. Chemists ami phvsicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the punxise." Sold by Drug
gists, SI icr bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c in pamphlet, "Treatise on DIases
ot thP Iilood." wrapped around each bottle.
I. RANSOM, SON & Co., Props
Ruifalo. N. Y.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
Stockholders of the Pythian Laud ami
Building Association will beheld at the as
sociation hall on Wednesday, December Oth,
at S :30 1. M.. for tlie purpose of electing
a board of Directors for the ensuing year
and for the consideration of such other busi
ness as may legally come- before it.
U . E.A.NOYS,Seciy.
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
ClfFXAMfS STKKET, ASTORIA
mm-: i!nieksigxfi is pleased to
JL aimouiu'f to tin public that lit has op
3E2&Ltx& BEouse ,
Ami furnishes m lirst-class style
OYSTKHS. HOT COFFEE TEA. ETC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
I'li'.LM tfivc me :i rail, i
A. M, JOHNSON & Co.,
ISopi's ami Cor!:i oFall Iiin1
ISIociis. Pnirni :uil Iflct (aliuc of
Tin t-iiiiiii Ictoits Scotch
Salmon net Twines.
3Icriii:iiI Twines: Cnuias. all
3fo- Copper Tipped Oar.
The best assortment of
; In Ton n.
' The Bes! COFFEES and TEAS.
! Try our Melrose BaliingPowder
Positively the best cer made.
of all kind- put up by best PaeKers.
lliehardson's and Kobbiifs Canned Goods.
Term Cash. Profits Sninl I.
CtTGIVE I'S A CALLTfa
j Corner Main and Chenamus Streets,
ASTOKIA - OKEUOX
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Heershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
IVutrhe and .Tom dry. Slnzzlc and
Rrccoli fjonilintr Shot Ghhm and
Utiles. ItevnlverH, Platol,
ALSO A FINK
Assortment )f fine SPECTACLES ami EYE
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Comer Cass ami S(tieinon,he streets,
ASTOKIA. ... - OKKGON
OK M.Kit IN
MAGNUS U. CROSBY,
HARDfAEE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLT M P.KKS AXI) STEAM FITTERS
. Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP 1EAD
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
Cannery anfl Flshermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None nut llr-st class workmen employed.
A iargf assortment of
Constantly on hand.
Delinquent City Taxes.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I,
the undersigned. Chief or Tolice. have
been furnished with a warrant from tlie city
council requiring me to collect the taxes as
sevsed for ihe year 1S82. and now delinquent
upon tlie list, and make ictum of the same
within sixty days. All parties so indebted
will therefore please take notice and govern
Chief or l'olice.
Astoria, Oregon, September 19, 1S82.
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Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, J
Boat Material. Etc.
i Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, i
55fOrders from a distance promptly attended
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BejiTon Stuekt, Xkai: I'akkkk Hoi'sf,
ASTOKIA. - OKEGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Or all OcNoriptlouH made to Order
at Hhort Xotire.
A. D. "Wass, President.
.1. G. IIu.vri.KR, Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
Johx Fox, Superintendent
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTOKIA. - OKEGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shoo &&'
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STUEET.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron. Steel. Coal. Anchors. Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AXI L'VT GALVANIZED
Rails. Copper Kails a ml Burrs.
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packinq of all Kinds.
FLOlTlt AM) 31 1 I.I. FFFI.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chennimis and Hamilton Street1
Cedar Street Grade.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Common Council of the City of Astoria.
Oregon, propose to establish the grade
along the line ot Cedar street from the
west end of Cedar street to the west
side of Wcst-rth street in Shively's As
toria, as follews: at tlie- intersection of
.West-ninth and Cedar streets. :w feet
abo e the base of grades; at the inter
section of West-8th and Cedar streets,
.To feet above the base of grades; at the
intersection of "Vest-7th and Cedar
streets. 42 feet above the base of grades,
and at the intersection of West-sixth
and Cedar streets, :r feet above the base
Jv order or the Common Council.
Auditor and Clerk.
Nov. -22. 18S2. lOtd
THERE WILL BE A MEETING Of TIIE
stockholders of the Union Packing Com
iiany at the Company's ofllce In A&torki. on
Monday. Xov. 27th, ls&! : l"iiies of Impor
tance will he transacted.
JdMtf o Ct
to. and satisfaction guaranteed in all eases.
1 V. HOI.PKX,
AUCTIOXELK, COMMISSION AXI
K. .1. V. M1IAFTKK,
rilY.SH I A. ad 8lKt!E..
IHMeaseM ortbe Threat a Specialty.
Oniee over Conn's Drug Store.
T O. BOZOKTH,
V. s. rnmailMStttBeiv Smtmrf Palilfe, aad
Ianaraaee Acrat. - ,'
Agent lor tliell.unburK-BrenienFirelns.Co.
of Hamburg, Germany, and of the Trav
elers' Life and Accident las. Co., ot Hart
aronice over Wells, Fargo & Co's Express
TJJRLO F. PARKER.
Clatsop County, and City erAateria
Olllce :-Clienanius street, Y. M.C. A. hall
Itoom Xo. S.
Tjl D. WIXTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law. '
cs-omce in I'jtliian Building. Uooms It, 12.
ASTORIA, --- - OKEUOX.
JAY TUTTIiE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Okkick Kooms 1, '2, and .". Fvthian Build
Inj,'. 1Jksiifjck Over ElbersonN Bakery, op
posite Bartli & Myers' Saloon.
A 1,. FUIiTOX. M. B.
lhyU'ian ami Sarseon.
OFFICE Over A. V. Allen's grocery store.
Booms, at the Parker Home.
P P. IIICKM,
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up .stairs, comet
of Ca.v ami Siicmoeuhe streets.
T K. I.aFOKCK,
Iienlal Kontuft over C'neV More.
Clieiiaiuus Mreet, - - Astoria, Oregon.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OREOO
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old .stand, comer of Co
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK, BY
Main Street, opposite K. Loeb'a.
Agency for the National Beer.
Beer delivered in auy part of the city.
mi I E 1 1 U M AN I) HOUSE OFTHE Steam
X er KATATA.'WIll wake a ant-class
Coasting schooner. For particulars inquire