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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday - Morning, December 6, 1882
LA2CD AND TIMBER CLAIMS.
We happened to get into con
versation with a young man yester
day. "We have met him daily at
meals for a month or more past.
He has done some hard daily work
in this vicinity to our knowledge.
He speaks good English and has
the manners of a modest gentle
man. He. fell to speculating as to
what he should do. Somebody
had been kind enough to secure
him the reversion of a regular job
at $2 per day in one of our manu
facturing establishments, with a
prospect of preferment. Our
young friend, however, has been
up in the Whatcom countj', where
he "worked in a logging camp just
long enough to find out that he
did not possess the robust
physique necessary for that kind
of labor. He saw, however, in
that region much vacant govern
ment land, some agricultural and
some timber. He has money
enough on deposit to support him
self while perfecting land claims
and pay all charges at the land
office. His father, however,
wishes him to work for a salary.
The young man is in doubt. He
asked our advice. We told him
to go and take up his claim and
let us write to his father to stave
off a row. Now, suppose this
young man accepts a clerkship or
a laborer's position. He can't
reasonably expect more than $00
per month at the best. He has
been accustomed to the comforts
of a home, and lives comfortably
and soberly, and would not be
likely to live otherwise under any
circumstances. Out of his sixty
dollars per mouth, if he got that
much, and had no sickness or other
extraordinary demand on his purse
he might hope at the end of each
month, after paying for board,
washing and clothes, to have from
10 to $15. In five years at best
he might hope to have $1,000,
taxes paid and interest added.
Now, let him go and take up his
agricultural and timber claims, and
stay by them until he gets patents.
All this can, be done in less than
five years, considerably less. Very
well. His agricultural claim will
be worth $2,000 in less than two
years". If he gets a good timber
claim $2,000 won't, or shouldn't,
buy the stumpage on a fourth of
These are facts for j'oung men
with a few dollars, say two hun
dred or three hundred dollars, in
their pockets, to thinks of. And
if any "young fellow" will look at
in the right light, and take up his
claims not with a view to selling
them as soon as, or before, the
title vests in him, but with a view
to become a farmer and the seller
of stumpage when stumpage will
be stumpage, we tell him that
right here on Puget Sound he can
get, and keep after he gets it, a
better thing than falls to the
share of one man in a thousand
who seeks a clerk's or a laborer's
berth and trusts to luck to have
the wheel of fortune pick him up
and turn him over and drop him
in a soft place. The young man
who secures 160 acres on Puget
Sound and holds to it and works
it for what it is worth, has an in
dependent fortune before him.
The above applies with equal
force to this portion of Oregon.
An officer of the 7th Cavalry
Hegiment at Fort Lincoln, Dakota,
received a letter from a woman
who owns & ranch near Man dam,
which in substance read as follews:
"Dear sir: My roan, perhaps you
know, is dead, I buried him Tues
day. It is coming on spring now,
and I am a lone woman, with a
big .ranch and the Indians about.
1 don't mind the Indians, the red
devils, but I have too much work
for any woman to do. If you have
any sargeant about to be mustered
out, or a private, if he is a good
man, I would like to have you in
form me about him. If he is a
steady nan, likes work, and wants
a good home, I will marry him, if
we think we can get along
together. It's a good chance for
anj,man. Pleas answer immediately."
A Mystery of the Sea.
In December, 1873, the British
ship Die Gratia arrived at Gibral
tar, with the Mary Celeste, an
American brigantine, found dere
lict in latitude 38 deg 20 min N,
longitude 17 deg 15 min W; but
without any apparent cause for
her abandonment. The admiralty
court ordered a special survey.
The exterior of the ship's hull
showed no trace of damage, nor
was there any appearance of her
having struck on any rock or
ground, or been in collision. The,
stern, stempost and rudder were
in good condition. As with the
exterior, so it was with the in
terior of the derelict. A minute
examination proved conclusively
that no accident had befallen her"
and -that she had not encountered
very h eavy weather: for the pitch
in the water-ways had not started,
and the hull, masts and-ards were
as perfect as they well could
be. There was no crack in the
paint of the deck-house. The
seamen's chests and sundry arti
cles of clothing on hoard were
quite dry; moreover a small vial of
sewing-machine oil, and a reel and
thimble over it, had not even been
upset. The harmonicum and the
rest of the cabin furniture were in
their proper places, the music and
books scattered about had evi
dently never been wet. The bar
rels of spirits, forming the ship's
cargo, were all well stowed, and
saving one that had started, were
intact and in good order. No bills
of lading, no manifest, rewarded
the industry of active searchers.
They found, however, abundant
evidence of the presence of a lady
and child on board the brigantine.
The last entry in the log showed
that at 8 a. m. on the 9th of No
vember she had passed to the
north of St. Mary, one of the
Azores; but, for divers reasons, it
was inferred that she was not
abandoned until some days later.
Why had the Mary Celeste been
abandoned? A very terrible an
swer was suggested by the finding
of a sword, appearing as though it
had been stained with blood and
afterwards wiped; and the discov
ery that the top-gallant rail bore
marks of the same ominous char
acter, while both sides of the
ship's bow had been cut by some
sharp instrument. The captain
was well known in Gibraltar, and
no one believed him capable of
lending a band to the perpetration
of any foul play. uUp to the
present time," said the Gibraltar
Chronicle of January 20, 1874,
"not a word has been heard, not a
trace discovered, of the captain or
the crew, or the lady and her
child. It can .only be hoped that
by giving the utmost publicity to
the circumstances some light may
be thrown upon them." The home
press did its part in scattering the
story far and wide, but as far as
we have been able to ascertain,
the hope expressed was not real
ized; and the abandonment of the
Mary Celeste, and the fate of
those belonging to her, are still
among the many unsolved mys
teries of the seas. All the Year
A Black Squatter's Dignity.
Fifteen miles out of the Chatta
nooga on the Bridgeport road I
came upon a negro squatter. The
cabin was a structure of poles
which a man could have pushed
over, and the roof was simply a
lot of straw and weeds and bushes
thrown upon the rafters and held
down by large limbs. The one
room was not over twelve feet
square, and in this, with no floor
but the earth, lived a, family of
nine. There were two straw beds,
one chair, one table, three plates,
one knife, one fork, two spoons and
a bowl. It had been raining, and
part of the earthy floor was a mud
puddlf. The family had about
five pounds of meal and three -or
four of bacon, and of all the
patches one ever saw the- greatest
show was right here. The old
man bad thirteen patches on one
leg of his trousers, eleven on the
other, seven on his vest, and his
cotton shirt was patched in a dozen
places with red, yellow and white
and blue woolen. The old woman's
dress looked like a crazy quilt,
and two of the boys had only one
"Great SccJtt! but how do j-ou
live?" I asked while one of the
bo3's was watering the horse.
"Lib, sah how does we lib?"
repeated the old man. "Weil,
sah, we is gainin' on it right smart,
I reckon its gwine to be a good
y'ar fur poo' folks."
"What do you raise?'
"ChilPen an' dogs, .sah!" he
"Do you work any?"
"Only when 1 feels like it."
"And this is all your furniture?"
"Well p'rhaps dar' may be a
cha'r out behind de cabin."
"And these are all the clothes
'Yes sah, 'cept one ob my ole
hats on de roof."
"And you call this living, do
"See heah, sir," he began as he
rose up from his seat on a log
near the door step, " 'pears to me
like you was inquarin' a leetle
too much! We doan' advertise to
keep no fust-class hotel heah, an'
if you doan' like de way we fling
ourselves aroun' you'd better be
sailin' along down de road! Some
white folks is so mighty nice an'
peart an pertickler dat nuffin' on
airth am quite up to deir style.
Boy! bring up dat boss an' let dis
perticklar white man git dun gone
afore dem two naked chillen cum
home wid de sa.ssafrass an' skurry
his feelin's!" M. Quad, in De
troit Free Press.
An exchange thus answers tho
inquiry, ""What is home without a
newspaper?" It is the place where
old hats are stuffed into the win
dow sashes, where the little chil
dren are like so many unmannerly
barbarians, where tfie housewife is
like an aboriginal savage and the
husband with a panoramic view of
a Grand river swamp painted on
his shirt front with tobacco juice.
"While playing a star engage
ment through New England,"
writes Mr. "Win. Davidge, "I con
tracted severe rheumatism. St. Ja
cobs Oil was recommended. I used
it as ordered, and was cured in four
days, and have had no return of
Tills powder ncer varies. A marvel of
purity, .strrnpth and liolesomoncss. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition w ith the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold tmlu in cans.
ltorAi, Baking rowmut Co.. loc Wall-st,,
if" CaOMTED lA
Remember that stamina, vital onenrv. tha
life-principle or whatever you may choose to
call tho resistant power which battles against
thocausei of diseaso and death, is the grand
safeguard of health. It is the garrison of the
human fortress, and when it waxes weak, the
true policy is to throw in reinforcements. Jn
other words, when such an emergency occurs,
comffleueo a coarse of Hoftetter's Bitters.
For sale bvDraggifts and DwderMo whom
apply for Honetter's AlatEac for 1983.
W (royal r$r,?ji B
I ,-3ri. U .gfliaHgaggaRagafli
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backacha, SoraMss of the Chest,
Gout, QuffHf,$ere Throat, Swell
ing mm Sprains, Burns and
Scale's, $anraf Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all ether
Pains and Aches.
o Fnrantioa Mrth equals St. Jacobs Oil
m a ar, sure, simple and cheap External
BBiy. A Mai Wk tat tke compmuirely
triiiag oatky at Wm Gtata, aad everyone tnffcr
lng with pain caa bare c&wp and pcdtiTe proof
of ita dahaa. .
Directions la Xkrca iAcgaagas.
A. VOGELER dr, CO.,
JMMmerc, 3TA, jr. S. A.
Wot What it Used Ter Was.
San Francisco is rapidty forsak
ing tho "dandy rig" of tbe gamb
ler and assuming the social garb
of commercial propriety. Stocks
have gone "ail endways.' The
old times when fortunes were
made and lost in a day when a
man might go to bed at night a
pauper and wake a millionaire, or
wake a millionaire and go to bed a
pauper have all vanished. Nor
is it probable they will ever re
turn. There were times! Eefer
to them in the presence of any
one who knew them in their
golden prime, and mark how his
eyes will glisten. How eagerly
will he launch forth upon a sea of
anecdote! How he will revel in a
train of recollections thus induced!
"Dog-gone ifgX know the place!"
said an old fellow to me when I
was last there. "You uever see a
shot fired from year's end to year's
end now. No, sir. "Why, it isn't
often ye even hear a champagne
cork drawn. 'Stead of the chink
of gold, ye hear nothing but the
scratch of pens. All the boys are
gone, and there's only store clerks
and society men bummers we
call 'em V associate with. Yo
never saw such a change in all
your life. I'll be dog if the
women's half as pretty as they
were. Hell ! 'Tain't no sort oi a
place to what it used to be. No,
sir." The Nineteenth Century.
A LETTER FRO GERMANY.
sxt-iiKX, January 9, 18S2.
Very esteemed xlrs:
The praise your Liver PUN lmc railed
forth hero Is wonderful. After tnkins; ono
and a half boxes of your genuine lit:. C.
srcLANE'S MVEK PILLii, I have en
tirely recovered from my four ycnisVuirbr
in&. All who kuow me wonder how I,
who, for so many years, had no ui.petlte,
and could not bleep Jor backache. Milch
in my Hide, nud general -stomncli com
plaints, could have recovered.
An old lady In our city, who has sullen 1
for many years from kidney disease. :tnd
the doctors had given hemp, look tt.of
your Pills, and got more relief than she
has from all the doctors. Voui.- in;1 .
j. von d::i: i:::kc.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never sugar-coated.
Every box has a red wax seal on the lid,
with the impressien: McLam-V Liter
The genuine HcLtNE'S I.IVKK
PIIXS bear the signature of C. 3IcLnnc
amlCTemiaglSroa. on the wrappers.
Insist upon having the genuine I) It. c.
McLAXE5 LIVER PIIXS, prepared b
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Ta.. the
market being full of imitations of 'ho
name McLane, spelled differently, hit! "f
If your storekeeper does not hae the
genuine DR. (J. McLAXK'S CCI.i:.
ISKATED LIVER PILLS, send us K."
cents, and we will send you a box bv mail,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLEMING BROS., Pittsburgh. Pa.
Mttt CfMfktc Stick in Astoria
A ovelties of all Kinds
Fralts Bth FrclcB mad Domestic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, O R N DOCK
"UackiBeUck." a lasting and fra
grant perfume. Price 25 and SO cents.
Sold by W.E. Dement,
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
CHEXAMUS STKCET, ASTORIA.
THE UXDERSIONEP IS PLEASED TO
announce to the public that lie has op
Iff KMT CL.A8S
' And furnKlus in first-class style
OYSTERS, HOT COFFEE TEA ETC.
' Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
Please inve me a call.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Ship Ciasta and Grocers.
: lloitcfe and Cordasrc orall kinds.
BlocliS Patent and Mcttnlinn of
i all KIXCM,
Tin Carnitine LceseH's Scnteh
j Salmon net Twines.
. Ztf ermaitl Twines: aura, all
o's : Copper Tipped Oars.
The best assortment of
The Best COFEFES and TEAS.
Try our Melrose Baking Powder
rosititely the host cyct made.
of all kinds put tip by best PacKers.
Richardson's and Robbin's Canned Goods,
Terms Cash. Profits Snail.
e-GIVn US A CALL-sn
Corner Main and Chenamua Streets,
DKILK& IB ."
CIGARS AND -TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODGERS A SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
TVatchee and Jewelry, X mule !
ISree?h Loading; Shot Gang aa
Rifle, Revnlvers. JPJatels.
ALSO A FINE
Assortment of line SrfCTACLES and EYE
B. R FRANKLIN,
Corner C.ia and Squemoqho streets,
ASTORIA. - - - - OREGON
Leinenweber & Co.,
C. I.KINKNWRKK1C. II. RKOW.V.
TAKERS AND CDBBBffiS,
.Manufacturers :ind Importer? oi
I.I. KIN'DS OK
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
erf'liigheM ttish pnte paid for Hides uud
A. V. Allen,
(MTCKSaon TO PAOE & M.LZX.)
Wlui:il' and retail dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
tropica! and domestic
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
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Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, J
Boat Material, Etc.
1 Boats of all Kinds Made to Ordr. i
Orders from a dbtance promptly attended
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Beaton Stkket, Nkab Tauker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of all Deserlptleas Made te Order
at Short Iffetire.
A. D. Wabs, President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary.
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
John Fox, Superintendent
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
'ASTOKIA. - OIIEGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
a.m -5mawaeBaaaw& v
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AND CUT GALVANIZED
Kails, Copper Ifails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds.
FLOUR AXD IHIIL FJEED.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
Cedar Street Grade.
NOTICE is hereby ?iveu that the
Common Council of tfie City of Astoria,
Oregon, propose to establish the grade
along the line of Cedar street from the
west end of Cedar street to the west
side of Wcst-fith street in bhively's As
toria, as follews: at the intersection of
West-ninth and Cedar street", 35 feet
above the base of grades; at the inter
section of West-8th and Cedar streets,
53 feet above the base of grades; at the
intersection of West-7th and Cedar
streets, 42 feet abovo the base of grades,
and at the intersection 6t West-sixth
and Cedar streets, 35 feet above the base
By order of the Common Council.
Auditor and Clerk.
Nor. 22, 1882. lOtd
LOT 6, BLOCK 120, SnrVELY'3 ASTORLV
occupied by James McGee, with all the
buildings and improvements thereon. Terms
easy. Enquire of
Seal Estate Agent.
to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all eases.
T? V. nOLDKX,;
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AN11
TML J. C.8HAFTKK,
FMYSICIA a4 SIK6M2V.
Diseanea eftae Thraat a Specialty.
Office over Conn's Drug' Store.
J O. BZRTH,
V. S. renialMtMer, JAlatr raMte, aa
ImruM Aaeat '
Agent 1 or the Hamburg-Brew m Fire Im. O.
of Hamburff.Genuuiy.aad. et t .Trav
elers' Life and Acciaeat Ins. Co., f Hart
"08ice over Wells, Fargo It Co's Express
Office. ' -
Q.EJLO F. nKMKK.
Clataep Ceaaty.aa City af Aatarta
Office -.Chenamus street, T. M. 0. A. hall
Boom No. 8.
Tjl . WINTOK,
Attorney and Ceunaelir at Law.
&Offlce in Tythian Building. Rsoa 11, 12.
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
JAY TUTTIiK. M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Oftick Roomsj, 2, and 3. PythlaaBuild
Inff. Rksidenck OverElberson's Bakery, op
posite Barth & Myers' Saloon.
A JL.. FUJVTOX, M. D.
Fhyslelak aa Sarceaa.
OFFICE Over A.V.Allea's grocery store.
Rooms, at the Parker House.
P P. HICKS.
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
T i:. LaFORCK,
Denial Koobm over Case's Starr,
Chenamus Street, - - Astoria, Oregon.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OREGOr
P. H. FOX, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
WILL ATTEND TO COLLECTIONS AT
a reasonable discount.
Office, Main street. Address F. O. box St,
Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon, d-lwk wit
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets-
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
M.un Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP,
OPPOSITE KINNEY'S CANNERY
Blacksmithing, Boiler Wtrkr ami
All Work Warranted.