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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, November 28, 1882
BILL ARP AND THE BOYS PICK
For home time past I have been
anticipating a big frolic for me
and the children, for 1113' sweet
potatoes were very fine, and so the
other day we got an early break
fast and set in lor the day. It
took the plowboy an hour or so to
clean off the vines for a start, and
T helped him with the four pronged
hoe when the plow get too full to
carry. Then me and the three
little boys undertook to pick up
as fast as the plow turned 'em out.
1 was to give a quarter to the chap
who found the biggest potato,
which I soon iound was bad policy
for it made 'em run over and skip
a good many little ones and it
kept me busy picking up what
they had left. The frolic was
splendid for half a day and I en
joyed seeing the big ones roll up
to tho surface almost as much ;is I
did when a boy, but after dinner I
didn't feel much like going back,
but I had to go, and T went and
stuck it out until night and we
bunched 'em in little piles and
covered 'em up with vines, and
the next day we went at it again,
but 1 didn't go with the same
alacrity, and the boys got tired of
hunting for the biggest one and
one of 'em took the headache and
laid down in the shade, and I
thought he might have overworked
himself and sent him to the house
to rest, and in fifteen minutes he
was setting the dog on a cat up a
tree and having a bull' time. "We
only -counted on u day and a half
to close out the job, and wc
worked hard and faithful, and it
took us three whole days, and I
never saw -the like of potatoes on
an acre of ground, and towards
the heel of the last day, which was
yesterday, I was. so tired of seeing
-embroil out and picking 'em up I
wouldn't have dug another patch
if anybody had given it to me.
The last day's digging was among
the yams, and the milky glue that
runs out of 'em got so thick on my
hands I had to soak and rub and
scrape 'em for an hour to get it ofT,
and it ain't all off yet, and my
fingers look like they use to when
I had been hulling walnuts all
Saturday. But I believe in pota
toes and take comfort in having
plenty of 'em during the winter,
and I have always felt a feeling of
pride and confidence in our sunny
south, because we can raise to
perfection four things that the
Yankees can't, and these are cot
ton and cowpeas and Bermuda
grass and potatoes. When our
farmers learn how to raiaise" these
things to perfection, wc. can defy
the world and the flesh, and
mighty nigh keep the old devil at
a respectable distance. Atlanta
In a new volume on Norscland
is the following bit of descriptien:
Norway faces the sea with a line of
cliffs so massive that their founda
tions seem everlasting. Islands
without number rise out of the
tossing waves; the deep, tranquil
waters of the fjords overhanging
with fir-covered mountains, and
bright at night with the quenchless
splendor of the stars, flow through
narrow channels to the outer ocean;
and against the sky great mount
ains stand vast and immovable, as
if from eternity to eternity. No
Norseman, steering his adventurous
galley along those rocky shores,
seeing, perhaps, the mighty rush of
the polar seas against tlie North
Cape, and hearing the long rever
berates of Thor's hammer roll
from mountain peak to mountain
peak, would have believed that
these things had not been as he
saw them from the very beginning,
if the Eddas, wiser than any wis
dom of ma, had not told him of
a'timoT'when even the gods had not
begun -to live, and in the vast space
when no worlds Tiung -and no
Heavens shone, there was nothing
but the unseen spirit of the great
All-father, solitary and silent in
Albany is to have an anti-corset
society, and the young men of
that place have vowed never to
mary & girl who laces.
The Miseries of a Mean Man.
Sometimes 1 wonder what a
mean man thinks about when he
gofs to bed. When he turns out
the light and lies down. When
the darkness closes in about him
and he is alone, and compelled to
be honest with himself. And not
a bright thought, not a generous
impulse, not a manly act, not a
word of blessing, not a grateful
look, comes to bless him again.
Not a penny dropped into tho out
stretched palm of poverty, nor the
balm of a loving word dropped
into an aching heart ; no sunbeam
of encouragement cast" upon a
struffglinjr life: the strong right
hand of fellowship reached out to
help some fallen man to his feet
when none of these things come to
him as the "God bless you" of the
departed .day, how he must hate
himself. TTow lie must try to roll
away from himself and sleep on
the other side of the bed. When
the only victor' he can think of
is some mean victory, in which he
has wronged a neighbor. No
wonder he always sneers when he
tries to smile. How pure and fair
aud good all the rest of the world
must look to him, and how cheer
less and dusty and dreary must his
own path appear. Whj, even one
louc, isolated act of meanness is
enough to scatter cracker crunibs
in the bed ol the average ordinary
man. and what must be the feelings
of a man whose whole life is given
up to mean actsl When there is
so much suffering and heartache
and misery in the worid, anyhow,
why should you add one pound of
wickedness or sadness to the gen
eral burden? Don't be mean, my
boy. Suffer injustice a thousand
times rather than commit it once.
Newspapers in Schools.
At' a""eachers' meeting in
Pennsylvania the other da',
Superintendent Lockey, of the
Pittsburg public schools, opposed
the use of the spelling book.
"When a word stood hy itself it
was dead, he said; when put into
a sentence it had life; and a
spelling book generally did more
harm than good. He then ridi
culed the popular method of teach
ing elocution, and declared that
pupils could deliver the speeches
of Webster; Calhoun and (.'la'
finely, but when asked to read a
newspaper could not do so intelli
gently. He advocated the read
ing of newspapers in schools, and
stated that in the Pittsburg pub
lic schools the geography was
only a book of reference, the daily
papers being the means by which
geography was taught. Scholars
thus associated places aud events
readily, and were not likely to
Park City in becoming a North-
Pacific town, changes her
name to River Rock.
The waters from the. Park, be
tween Boulder city and Butte,
run partly into the Atlantic and
partly into the Pacific ocean.
The Northern Pacific has com
menced the construction of a
freight depot on the south side of
the railroad track at Bilings.
Fort Keogh soldiers are put to
good use. They are sent out
buffalo hunting to supply the post
with meat instead of letting beef
The Yellowstone Press pro
nounces the Kitsee parlor cattle
cars a failure, so far :is the ship
ment of Montana cattle in them is
concerned, and says they are
being sent out of the territory.
The Indians have a regularly
organized police force along the1
Cannon Ball, and white men
caught on their agency will not
be killed, but simply turned over
o the agency as prisoners.
The world pays but little honor
to promises unless they are
clinched by fulfillment; and this is
why the world praises St. Jacobs
Oil; it promises to cure rheuma
tism, and does so iu every instance
Croup, Whooping Cough and IJron
chitis immediately relieved by Shiloh's
Gore. Sold by W. E. JOenieut. .
"What is Good English?
Some persons are unwilling to be
convinced about "in this connec
tion" and "in our midst." 'To me,"
writes one, "there is no grammatical
difference between 'in their midst' .
land Mn the midst of them,' loth of
them being absolutely correct."
This is a mistake. "In the midst
of them" is absolutely correct; "in
their midst' is absolutely incorrect. ,
'Vet," writes another, 'thise phra-1
ses are grammatically coirect, o.
ccedingly useful, and highly idiom-,
atic." This gentleman is also mis-
! tot-i.ii in w'ii. rvifft I ln nhr:i-
""- -'" J J- - 1
ses are neither correct nor useful,
ami they are directly the reverse,
of idiomatic. Idiomatic phrases)
are old phrases growing out of the j
very roots of the language, some
times apparently incorrect, yet
always correct when profoundly
examined in the light of philosophy
and history. Phrases that are truly
idiomatic are always beautiful and
congenial to all the rest of the
language; but phrases like "in our
midst" are not only the opposite
of idiomatic, but they have no
congruity with the genius of the
language, aud are mere inventions
and clumsy devicee of modern
ignorance and presumption. New
On the road from Pendleton to
Centcrville, says the Tribune, sev
eral log houses are being erected
by Indians or half-breeds, who have
picked out their one hundred and
sixty acres and will commence
farming a la white man. It will be
only a little while longer till the
whole reservation is one vast wheat
Mr. Vanbibber has sold his home
stead claim in Puyallup Valley to
a Portland firm for 12,000, with
the understanding that he is to
receive a" royalty- of twenty-five
cents on ever' barrel of oil taken
from the wells that are soon to be
Some notion of the importance
of the Russian caravan trade may
be seen in the fact that about
35,000,000 pounds of tea have been
annually conveyed to Krachta.
The new charter makes the town
of Ashland one mile wide and
two miles long, rectangular in
Over two! million pounds of
wool have been shipped from
Alkali, Wasco county, this year.
Four dairy farms in Coos county
made 33,300 pounds of butter
during the past season.
'llils iMiwitrr iipvit varies. A marvel r
purity. .strriijith and wiiolcMimcncvi. .More
economical than the: ordinary kinds, and
cannot ie sold in competition with the mul
titude of ow test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold ind'i in rn..
KOVMjJSAKINCroWDKltCO.. H Wall-M..
Most Complete Stock in Astoria
JY ovelties of all Kinds
Fruits Both Foreign and OemrMic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 R kX DOCK
Shiloh's Cough ami Consumption
Cure is sold by tw on guarantee. It
cures consumption. Sold by W.K De
ment. For lanio Back, Side r Chest use
Shiloh's Porous Plaster, Price is cents.
For sale by W. E. Dement.
fe, JUL -. m
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbaqo,
Backache, Soreness of tho Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprtins, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Foot and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals Sr. J.'.coss Oil
u a afe, sure, simple and cheap Exttnutl
BraMdjr. A trial entail bnt the conipartttirclj
trifling outlay of CO Ceatt, and every ci:a differ
ing with pain can baTQ cheap and pot lave proof
01 iu cuums.
Directions in QeTen Languages.
BOLD BY ALLDBUO&ISTS ANDDEALEBS
A. VOGEEER &, CO.,
Hallitnore, iT.t, V. . A.
Daniel Murphy, of San .lose.
California, who recently died at
Halleck, Nevada is said to have
been the largest land owner in the
world. lie was a native of Quebec,
and went to California iu 1S44. At
the time of his death he owned
200,000 acres in Nevada, ,000,000
in the State of Dnrangq, Mexico,
and large tracts iii Arizona and
California, all of which tverc devot
ed to the cattle business1. Only a
few weeks .ago,, wj i tkuanBjbjSiuan,
he purchased the great Don Juan
Foster ranch, paying therefor
$450,000, and he had almost com
pleted the arrangements to buy the
entire vast cattle interests of Win
Dunphy, of San Francisco. lie
was the discoverer" of Lake Tahoe,
and only fifty-six years old.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
Pain in I In rijjiit Mile, under cdui? f
rib, inert-swing on pressure; -iiirtiiiics
the pain is on the left side; tin; p:ilient N
rarely able tu lie on the IcU side: .vnie-
tiuies the pain is felt under the MimiiikT
and is .sometimes taken for Klieum-uKm
in the arm. The Moiuaeli is aifected with
loss of appetite and sickness; tho Imuels
in general arc eostive, .-onietiines alter
nating with laxity; the head is troubled
witii pain, accompanied with uilull, heavy
sensation 111 111c oacu part. 1 nereis yerier-
niiyacniiMilcmiiieiossor memory, aceom
panietl with a painful .-ensation of haviiu
lelt undonu something which ought to
have Imhmi done. A Might, dry cough Is
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he is
enMIy Martied; his feet are cold or burn
ing, ami lie complains or si jtrickly sensa
tion of the skin; his spirits arc low, and,
although huissatistled that exercise would
be bcneilcisil to him, yet he can scarcely
Mimmou up fortitude enough to try iu
If you have any of tho nltovc symptoms,
you can certainly be cured by the use of
tho gcnuiiic IK. C. 3IcLAES T.IVEII
AVlicn you buy McLanc's Pills, insist
on Having iic. v. mciiAxkh vkm.k.
UKA'ri:i I.IVi:Kril.r.J, made by riem
ini; Itros.. Pittsburgh, Pa.
If vou can not uot tiie genuine IK.
C. :UcL.AXi:S I.lVKlt ni.LS, m;nd us
:J." cents by mail, and we "will send them
FLEMING BROS., Piltslmrgli, Pa.
IJV CELEBRATED fA
Old fashionable remedies are rapidly giving
ground before tho advance of this conquering
specific, and old fashioned ideas in regard to
depletion as a means of cure, have been Quito
exploded by tho success ofthegreatrenovant.
which tones tho system, tranquilizer the
nerves, neutralizes uinlarii, depurates and
enriches tho blood, rouses tho liver when dor
mant, and promotes a regular habit of body.
For salo by nil Druggists and Dealer.;
THE ANNUAL MEETING Ol THE
Stockholders of the I'ythinu J.and and
Building Association will be held at the as
sociation hall on "Wednesday, December Cth,
at 8 CO P. M., for the 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.
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
'IM-VAMl'S STREET. ASTORIA.
. mm-: i'xi)i:ksk;xi'i is pleased to
JL announce to the public that he h:w op
jE3tti33Lsr ECouse ,
Ami furiiMiiK :n HrJt-ehws style
OYSTER".. HOT COFFEE TEA. ETC.
, Ladies" and Gent's Oyster Saloon.
Please jivt me a call.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Koprs ami 'tii:i' oi'sill Kinds.
lSlucIts. Patent anil 3IcttiiIiiiMt'
Tli' iicimiiM T.t.soii Scot 0I1
Na in 1 011 11 H Twine.
3EcMiiaiI Tirini's: Cama. all
Aes: Copper Tipped Oars.
Tiie hcit a iirttncnt of
Tins lle.st t'OFEEFS and TEAS.
Positively the best ever made.
of all kinds put up by best PacKers.
Kichardson's mid Kohbiu's Canned (Joods.
Terms Cash. S'roflts Small.
ea-CIVK lS A CALL-SU
Comor Main and Chenamus Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS it, SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
1,V0 THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLDt PENS
Genuine Meershaum Fipei, etc,
A flue stock of
Wat r.li oh and Jewelry, Maule ami
. Hreech ' roa(linj; Nket Giaas ami
Ilitlcy, Itovnlvcrs, Plstels,
ALSO A FIXK
Assortment or Hue SPECTACLES and EYE
O I ASSES.
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Cnier Cass and .Siiiemohe. streets,
ASTOUIA. --- - OUECOX
MAGNffS C. CROSBY.
HAflDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLrMI'.KKS A"XT STEAI FITTERS
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN,' COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with 1 cutness and dispatch.
None Imt tlrt class workmen employed.
A larj-ie assortment ofj
Constantly 011 tiand.
Delinquent City Taxes.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TJIAT I,
the undersigned. Chief of Police, have
been ftirnMicd with a warrant from the city
council reijuirinp: me to collect the taxes as
sessed for ilie year 1S82. and now delinquent
upon the list, and make return of the same
within .sixty days. All parties so Indebted
will therefore please take notice and govern
C. V. LAUGHER.
Chief or Tollce.
Astoria, Oregon, September l, 18S2.
1 1 f pjs& 1 '5r?n1 1
2 w 3
tl O L o
50 r o
-n m "
a o L '
in Mf o M
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds nf
OAK LUMBER, .j
Boat Material. Etc.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, i
E'Onlers from :i dLitauce promptly attended
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
RkxtoxStkkkt. Nkak Paukki: House.
ASTOUIA. - OKEGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steanktit - Work
and Cannery WwK a seeitlt
Or all DcHcrlptlORH made te Order
at Short Xetlcc.
A. D. Wass, President.
J. (J. Hl'stlkk, Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
Johx Fox, .Superintendent
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OltECON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds or
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made ol repairine,
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
.Wilson & Fisher,
Iron. Steel. Coal. Anchors., Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AND CUT GALVANIZED
ft'ailN. Coivper Kails nutl Bun's,
Shell Hardware, FalntS and Oils
n it . .. r ..... .
Rubber and Hemp Pachnq of al Kinds.
. .... . .
Ff.OIIR AII 11 LL FI:KI.
Agents for Salem Flouring 51 ills. -
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton .Street- (
Cedar Street Grade.
NOTICE is hereby jriven that Hie
Common Council of the City of Astoria,
Oregon, propose to establish the grade
along the line of Cedar street from the
wet end of Cedar street to the west
side- of West-iith street in Shively's As
toria, as follews: at the intersection of
West-ninth and Cedar streets. : feet
above the base of grades; at the inter
section of West-fith and Cedar streets,
r3 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.3 feet above the base
IJv order of the Common Council.
F. C. XOltKIS,
Auditor and Clerk.
Xov.22, 18H2. 10NI
THERE WILL RE A MEETING OF THE
stockholders of the Union Packincrtm-
taupe will he tmnsnptMl
JOHN WHK, Secretary.
H cu Z
pi I -
to, and atisfaction guaranteed in all ease
P V. IIOIiDRX,.
AurnoxEhi:, commission ani
T'lK. .1. V. SHAFTKK,
Dlseaxes of the Threat a Syeeiaity.
Ofllce over Conn's Drug Store.
T O. BWZOXTM,
IF. S. Ca
Agent tor theHanlHax-BremMFlnlwuCo.
of llamburr. Germany; and-'rtbeJ.Ttv-
, elers' Life anI AecWeatlas. Co- tf !Mrt-
ftmirConn. .-a. - -. . ..
Office over Wells, Fared Sr Co'.- Exprew
Q.ELO F. PARKER.
Clatxop County, and City ef Aatarla
Office:-Chenamus street, Y.M.C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
T D. WIXTOIf,
Attorney and Counseltr at Law.
BOJ-Oiucc in Pythian Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON.
JAY TUTTIiK. M. D.
Ofkick Rooms 1,2. and 3. Pvthian Build
in:. Kksiuknck Over Elberson's Bakery, op
posite Barth & Myers' Saloon
4 li. FULTON. M. .
Physleiaa aa4 Harsesa.
OFFICE Over A. V. Allen's grocery store.
Rooms, at the Parker House.
"CI P. I1ICK.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, comer
ol Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
T K. 1-aFOKCK,
Denial Kooms over Vt' Mtorr,
Clieiianms Street, - - Astoria, Oregon.
Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OKKUOr-
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
I At Capt. Rogers old tand, comer of C:u
I and Court Streets.
,,, . . , . , , ,
Sliip and Cannery work. Horseshoeim;.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
CleCL7lill Repairing .
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opiroslte N. Ijeb's.
Agency for the National Beer.
lieer delivered in auy part of the city . .
11HEIIULI. AND HOUSE OFTHX&nCMi
. er KATATA.-WH1 wake a Int-elass
Coastui!; schooner. For particulars Inquire