.-., 0 the mmlfl jksAoxittn. Vol. xviii. Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, November 28, 1882 No. 50. BILL ARP AND THE BOYS PICK SWEET POTATOES. 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 Constitution. 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 the depths. 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. Jinrdetlc. 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 fonret either. In Montana. Park City in becoming a North- ern 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 contracts. 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 without fail. 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 YbrJc Sun. 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 field. 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 sunk. 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 shape. 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. POWDER Absolutely Pure. '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.. HEADQUARTERS Foster's Emporium. 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. pOYAl fe, JUL -. m CERMEOY FOB RHEUMATISM 3 Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbaqo, Backache, Soreness of tho Chest, Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell ings and Sprtins, Burns and Scalds, General Bodily Puns, 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 IN MEDICINE. 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 riLLS. 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 to you. FLEMING BROS., Piltslmrgli, Pa. IJV CELEBRATED fA WSSIB ITTERS 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.; generally. Notice. 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. U E.A.NOYKS,Sce'y. ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS Oyster Saloon. '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 FISCST 'IiASS jE3tti33Lsr ECouse , Ami furiiMiiK :n HrJt-ehws style OYSTER".. HOT COFFEE TEA. ETC. AT TIIK , Ladies" and Gent's Oyster Saloon. CHENAMl'S STREET. Please jivt me a call. ROSCOEIMXON. Proprietor A. M. JOHNSON & Co., 1 Koprs ami 'tii:i' oi'sill Kinds. lSlucIts. Patent anil 3IcttiiIiiiMt' all .si-s.o. 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 G ROCERIES Iu Town. Tins lle.st t'OFEEFS and TEAS. Tr.voiirUIe3roseI5aUiu-Powder Positively the best ever made. cArczsnezx qqods 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 WILLIAM EDGAR, Comor Main and Chenamus Streets, ASTOKIA OREQON DKAI.KR IH CIGARS AND TOBACCO. The Celebrated JOSEPH RODCERS it, SONS GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY 1,V0 THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM and other English Cutlery. STATIONERY! 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, and Ammunition MAUIXE ALSO A FIXK Assortment or Hue SPECTACLES and EYE O I ASSES. B. B. FRANKLIN, UNDERTAKER, Cnier Cass and .Siiiemohe. streets, ASTOUIA. --- - OUECOX nn.i.KK in WALL PAPER AM) AVLNDOW SHADES AND UNDEUTAlvTSES GOODS. MAGNffS C. CROSBY. Dealer in 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 Furnishing Goods. 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 SCALES 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 themselves accordingly. C. V. LAUGHER. Chief or Tollce. Astoria, Oregon, September l, 18S2. 1 1 f pjs& 1 '5r?n1 1 Z co s w 2 w 3 tl O L o 50 r o C L -n m " a o L ' p 0- GO I o in Mf o M o WILLIAM HOWE -UKAbKIt IX- Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber. All kinds nf OAK LUMBER, .j GLASS, Boat Material. Etc. j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, i E'Onlers from :i dLitauce promptly attended JIISCELLAKEOUS. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. RkxtoxStkkkt. Nkak Paukki: House. ASTOUIA. - OKEGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LANDiMARIHGINES Boiler Work, Steanktit - Work -H and Cannery WwK a seeitlt cxj.mzcxxxjGi: - - 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 BIACKSMITH SHOP AMI Boiler, Shop All kinds or ENGINE, CANNERY, AXD STEAMBOAT WORE Promptly attended to. A specialty made ol repairine, CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. .Wilson & Fisher, SHIP CHANDLERS. DEALERS IX Iron. Steel. Coal. Anchors., Chains, TAR, PITCH, OAKUM, WROUGHT AND CUT GALVANIZED SPZKE9, ft'ailN. Coivper Kails nutl Bun's, Shell Hardware, FalntS and Oils n it . .. r ..... . Rubber and Hemp Pachnq of al Kinds. ' ' . .... . . PROVISIONS, Ff.OIIR AII 11 LL FI:KI. Agents for Salem Flouring 51 ills. - Corner Chenamus and Hamilton .Street- ( ASTOUIA. OREGON. 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 of grades. IJv order of the Common Council. F. C. XOltKIS, Auditor and Clerk. Xov.22, 18H2. 10NI Notice. THERE WILL RE A MEETING OF THE stockholders of the Union Packincrtm- taupe will he tmnsnptMl JOHN WHK, Secretary. H cu Z pi I - or z-co ? : TUailXNO AND Bracket Work A SPECIALTY. to, and atisfaction guaranteed in all ease BUSINESS CARDS. P V. IIOIiDRX,. .VOTARY PUBLIC, AurnoxEhi:, commission ani SURANCE AQRN1. T'lK. .1. V. SHAFTKK, rHVSIt'IAX 8CTKGF.X. (DKUTSCHKR ARZT.) Dlseaxes of the Threat a Syeeiaity. Ofllce over Conn's Drug Store. T O. BWZOXTM, IF. S. Ca r? c- laMinacc-Jlfleat. 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 Ofllce. Q.ELO F. PARKER. SURVEYOR OF 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. PHYSICIAN ANDSUKGEON 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. PENTIST, ASTORIA, - - - OREGON Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, comer ol Cass and Sqemocqhe streets. T K. 1-aFOKCK, DENTIST Denial Kooms over Vt' Mtorr, Clieiianms Street, - - Astoria, Oregon. J, Q. A. BOWLBY. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OKKUOr- G. A. STINSON & CO., BLACKSMITHING, 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 guaranteed. XAIORIIVGI. CleCL7lill Repairing . "- NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK. BY UEOKtiE LOVETT. Main Street, opiroslte N. Ijeb's. MAX. WAGNER'S HOWLING ALLEY. MAX. WAGNER'S Agency for the National Beer. lieer delivered in auy part of the city . . FOR SAT.E. 11HEIIULI. AND HOUSE OFTHX&nCMi . er KATATA.-WH1 wake a Int-elass Coastui!; schooner. For particulars Inquire ol A.MCKENZ1I.