i Wl J ''- ' Ti . j' y. j-jt- , '- ,,r,- j ifSHPP' " fw ? '.- -' ,! ysft3Cw3fSaSRsf'?y- rJHaaam -' - "' ' !t" - v Ia vm?-' s 4t -- t0rijftii C ,- Vol. xvni. Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday - Morning, December 6, 1882 No. 56. t i llil'A-ilitf 2U 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 it. 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. Post-Intelligencer. 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 Round 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 trouser-leg apiece. "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?" ' f 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 soberly replied. "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 you have?" 'Yes sah, 'cept one ob my ole hats on de roof." "And you call this living, do you?" "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 the ailment." POWDER Absolutely Pure. Tills powder ncer varies. A marvel of purity, .strrnpth and liolesomoncss. 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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 ! 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THE UXDERSIONEP IS PLEASED TO announce to the public that lie has op ened a Iff KMT CL.A8S ' And furnKlus in first-class style OYSTERS, HOT COFFEE TEA ETC. AT TUB ' Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon, CHKNAMUS STREET. Please inve me a call. KOSCOEIDIXON, Proprietor 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 GROCERIES In Town. The Best COFEFES and TEAS. Try our Melrose Baking Powder rosititely the host cyct made. CANNED GOODS 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 WILLIAM EDGAR, Corner Main and Chenamua Streets, ASTORIA OREGON DKILK& IB ." CIGARS AND -TOBACCO. The Celebrated JOSEPH RODGERS A SONS GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM and other English Cutlery. STATIONERYI 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. and Ammunition MARINE GLASSES ALSO A FINE Assortment of line SrfCTACLES and EYE GLASSES. B. R FRANKLIN, UNDERTAKER, Corner C.ia and Squemoqho streets, ASTORIA. - - - - OREGON DRAI.KIl JS WALL PAPER AXI) WINDOW SHADES AND UNDERTAKERS GOODS. Leinenweber & Co., C. I.KINKNWRKK1C. II. RKOW.V. KSTAUMSUKD ISO). ASTORIA. OREGON, TAKERS AND CDBBBffiS, .Manufacturers :ind Importer? oi I.I. KIN'DS OK ijiEATTnajEi. AND FINDINGS Wholesale Dealers In OIL AND TALLOW. erf'liigheM ttish pnte paid for Hides uud Tallow. A. V. Allen, (MTCKSaon TO PAOE & M.LZX.) Wlui:il' and retail dealer in Peoviha, Orttftr. Glass and Plated Ware, tropica! and domestic FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Toxether with Wines, LiqiiirsJtbacctCiiars Sfc 'tiuisassmaasiiif!!!9awaatifiF r1 o w r-55 O jl p P g WILLIAM HOWE -DEALER IX Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber. All kinds of OAK LUMBER, J GLASS, Boat Material, Etc. 'EHHvk 1 Boats of all Kinds Made to Ordr. i Orders from a dbtance promptly attended MISCELLANEOUS. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Beaton Stkket, Nkab Tauker House, ASTORIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LlNDiMlRINB ENGINES 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 BLACKSMITH SHO a.m -5mawaeBaaaw& v Boiler Shop All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AUD STEAMBOAT WORK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. Wilson & Fisher, SHIP CHANDLERS. DEAT.KRS IK Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains, TAR, PITCH, OAKUM, WROUGHT AND CUT GALVANIZED SPIKES, Kails, Copper Ifails and Burrs, Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds. PROVISIONS. FLOUR AXD IHIIL FJEED. Agents for Salem Flouring Mills. Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets ASTORIA, OREGON. 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 of grades. By order of the Common Council. F.C.NORRIS, Auditor and Clerk. Nor. 22, 1882. lOtd For Sale. LOT 6, BLOCK 120, SnrVELY'3 ASTORLV occupied by James McGee, with all the buildings and improvements thereon. Terms easy. Enquire of J.O.BOZOBTH, Seal Estate Agent. 2KfltgJb pmmm mMmgmaaa2 y '3aaaaaaaVt SaWsF Wi TURXXnG AND Bracket Work A srEOIALTY. to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all eases. ':ir.,sasc JXJSS BUSINESS CARDS. T? V. nOLDKX,; NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AN11 SUBANOS AGENT. TML J. C.8HAFTKK, FMYSICIA a4 SIK6M2V. (OKUT8CHBX ARTT. 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 ford. Conn. "08ice over Wells, Fargo It Co's Express Office. ' - Q.EJLO F. nKMKK. SURVEYOR OF 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. PENTIST, ASTORIA, - . OREGON Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets. T i:. LaFORCK, DENTIST 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., BLACKSMITHING, At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass and Court Streets- Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing. Wagons made and repaired. Good work guaranteed. Cleaning Repairing. NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK. BY UEORUE liOTETT, M.un Street, opposite N. Loeb's. NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP, John Feely, OPPOSITE KINNEY'S CANNERY Blacksmithing, Boiler Wtrkr ami Cannery Repairs All Work Warranted. J1' I ( i f. -1 - --i . A-' .A, w .