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Astoria, Oregoc, Thursday Morning, December 14, L88
AN INTERESTING REMINISCENCE.
How Lincoln 'Was Renominated
Through Simon Cameron's
President Lincoln's fear that
Ben Wade, Chase, Sevrard and
the other Republican leaders were
organizing a movement to defeat
his re-nomination is familiar in
histoiy. Mr. Cameron was just
home from Europe in the midst of
the intrigue that so disturbed
the president. He called General
Cameron to his side and recounted
his fears that the Republican
leaders who were plotting against
him would defeat him for a second
term. "It can't be done," was
the emphatic reply of Mr. Camer
on when Mr. Lincoln had told his
btory. "The sentiment of this
country is overwhelmingly for you
and it must find expression before
the convention meets."
"How can it be done?" was
the swift question of Mr. Lincoln.
"Easy enough," said General
Cameron. "I remember during
General Jackson's first term, while
I was building the Lake Pontchar
train canal into New Orleans, I
was called home by Mr. Eaton,
secretary of war,to assist in the cam
paign for the re-election of Jack
son. Sou well remember that
Jackson had pledged himself not
to run a second time, and the first
point to bo gained was to decide
what means should be taken to
remove this obstacle. "We had a
consultation, and it was suggested
that some state legislature should
start with a petition asking
Jackson to become a candidate for
re-election. This could be fol
lowed by others, until all the
Democratic states, through their
representives, had spoken in his
behalf. His great popularity made
this an easy task. The legislature
of Pennsyrfania readily signed
the request asked, and the other
states followed in quick succession.
He could not, of course, decline
such a call, and he was re-elected.
The people naturally supposed it
was a spontaneous uprising in his
behalf, whereas it was a carefully
prepared plan to arouse and di
rect Jpublic sentiment. This can
be done in 'our case, aud we will
begin with Pennsylvania, as we
did for General Jackson."
"Do you think it can be done,
General?" said Mr. Lincoln.
"Of course," was the reply. "I
will show you how easily." And
the two then parted, with Mr.
Lincoln very much pleased with
the abiding faith of his new ally.
Mr. Cameron returned to
Harrisburg, and in a day or two
sent Mr. Lincoln the petition of
the Pennsylvania legislature, ask
ing him to be a candidate for re
election and pledging him the vote
of the state. Very soon state after
state followed this lead in rapid
succession, and each additional
recruit gave Lincoln great pleas
ure. It was not long afterward
beiore Gen. Cameron called at the
white house on a reception day.
Taking his place in the line, he
was pushing his way slowly to the
place where the executive was re
ceiving his guests. The latter
saw Mr. Cameron some distance
away in the column. Holding up
his great hand, encased in a cheap
cotton glove, he indicated with
three long fingers the success of
their scheme and sheuted: "Simon!
"We've got 'em! Three more
states in to-day."
The crowd looked at the presi
dent in astonishment, but they
little knew how the receipt of the
news from those three states had
relieved the mind of Mr. Lincoln.
Corr. Boston Post.
It is estimated that the humbug
marriage associations have swept
up $2,000,000 from various parts
of Texas, a sum more than suf
ficient to run the public schools
since the first association began
"I will take my chances on get
ting rid of this rheumatism," said
our cautious neighbor and half an
hour later he could be found dilli
gently rubbing his offending and
painful member with that famous
pajji-eradioator, St. Jacobs Oil. He
kMw what was good.
A TERRIBLE PUNISHMENT.
How it Feels to Wear a Coat of
Tar and Feathers.
As tramps are committing petty
thefts in Battle Mountain", Winnc
inucca and other towns along the
railroad, and reported to bo mov
ing westward, the Reno Journal
calls on the tar brigade of the
Truckee town to get out their
buckets and clear the deck for ac
tion. Ever since the man Jones was
tarred and feathered at Reno,
three or four months ago, hard
cases of all sorts give the town the
go-by, and tramps have for the
most part avoided it as i there
were small pox at every corner.
"Most people," said a prominent
Renoite to a Chronicle reporter,
to-day, "don't know what a terri
ble punishment tarring and feath
ering really is. They suppose that
it is nothing worse than a badge
of infamy, rather uncomfortable,
perhaps, but not painful unless the
tar gets into the uyes. This is a
great mistake. 1 helped to daub
Jones. He was a vile beast, a dis
grace to humanity, and he deserved
what he got for endeavoring to
ruin an innocent young girl and
for grossly insulting respectable
women on the streets. But I had
no idea until I saw that fellow
plastered what a rough deal the
process is. We painted him .all
over pretty thick with a broom,
and some enthusiastic vigilante
poured a few gallons of tar on his
head. Then the feathers, taken
from a big pillow, were dusted on
him, and he stood out white and
fluffy in the starlight, like some
huge and grotesque-looking bird.
He had to put his clothes on over
tho whole mess, and then he was
ridden on a rail for fifty yards
-ot-oo, and tvc -put, Intii Oil UOIITU
the west-bound train at midnight
with instructions not to come back
on pain of being hanged.
"I saw him on the train. He
was sitting with his head on his
arms on tho back of the seat in
front of him. The tar was so
thick on his head that it ccvered
the hair out of sight, and his poll
shone out in the light of the car
lamps like a rubber .ball just dip
ped in the water. The poor fel
low was groaning, and I couldn't
help feeling mean at having taken
a hand in the job. You see the
body is covered with short hair,
and when tho tar hardens a little
the slightest movement causes
acute pain, as if one's beard were
being pulled out with pincers, hair
by hair. Then there is the stoppage
of all perspiration, which would
soon kill a man if he didn't make
lively time in getting scrubbed.
Besides, the smell of the tar turns
the stomach, and about half an
hour after a man has been coated
he must feel mighty sorry he
wasn't hanged. Then comes the
scrubbing with oil. It took two
Chinamen and a darkey three
days in Truckee to reduce Jones
to a mild brown. The rubbing
makes the skin tender, and the
body must be as sore as a boil for
"Do you think they will tar any
tramp in Reno shortly?' asked the
"I don't know," replied the
Washoe man, "but I hope not.
No such penalty should be inflict
ed on a man except for some crime
for whjch death would hardly be
too severe a penalty." Virginia
Safe and Sure.
Over in Tillamook there has re
sided a worthy doctor named
Hutchinson who had the largest
iron safe for the keeping of valu
ables that was to be foand in the
county. To him came all the far
mers and small merchants from
far and near to deposit their coin
and papers. Things had gone on
this way for a long time until the
sum of $22,000 and a stock of
notes, deeds and mortgages had
accumulated when the doctor
grew sick. In his employ was an
honest German, who went by the
name of old Jake, aud to him was
confided the care of the safe that
held so much wealth. Before sick
ening, the doctor had sent the com
bination of the safe together with
other valuable papers to the na
tional bank in Portland for secure
keeping. The old trustee was in
structed, as the only one who knew
the lock was the doctor, to leave
the outer door open and lock the
inner one only. The doctor died
and old Jake still kept the treas
ure, and when the adminstrators
came around he sent to Portland
for the combination that he might
deliver everything safely ovor to
them. When it arrived he put it
inside the safe and left it there.
He couldn't read a word and so
took no note of the value of the
cabalistic figures he was handling
so carelessly and, when one day
somebody with meddlesome fingers
closed the outer door and turned
the knob the whole thing was
locked as securely as the se
cret of its opening in the dead
doctor's breast. They were all
in a quandray what to do; some
suggested the blowing of it open;
others to ship it to Portland on
the Ona, but they were afraid the
steamer might get wrecked and all
be losf, so they at last determined
to send over here for Julius Dilg.
They did so, and he went over this
week to open tho safe. Dilg is
the only man in Oregon who can
tackle one of these monsters suc
cessfully and when he gets done
with his work the restdents of
Tillamook will feel relieved con
siderably, as the money in the
safe is for goods to be bought in
Portland. JB. P. Vindicator.
This powder never varies. A man el of
purity, strenpth and a lsolesomoness. Morw
economical than tho ordinary kinds, and
cannot he Mld in competition with the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powder. Sold tmly in cnn.
Royal IUKixoPownEii Co.. uw Wall-st.,
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," it is a blood-purifier and
tonic. Impurity of the blood iwlsons the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
thatgreat generic disorder, IrapHrity er
Bleed. Such are Dyspepsia, Mlllousncts,
Liver Complaint, Comttpation, Iferrmu Dis
order. Headache, Bachache, General Weal;
ncw. Heart Disease, Dropsy. Kidney Disease,
Pile, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorder, Pimple. Ulcers. Swellings, &c,
dc. Kine of- the Blood prevenLs and
cures these by attacking the came, Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and phjslclans agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions. &c, in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
of the Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. KANSOM, SON & Co.. Props
W R. OKXMCSXeTT
Jt ASTORIA. OREGON Cf
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
Toilet and Fancy Articles,
PATENT MEDICINES, ETC
"Prescriptions carefully compounded at
"Homeopathic Tinctures and Pellets,
and Humphrey's Specific also kept
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of cverj description.
The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
tyAll goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
Heuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quint, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
Ho Fraptrotlon on earth eqnalf St. Jacoej Oil
M a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Beaiedy. A trial ntilla bat the comparatively
trifling outlay of M Ceata, and crery one suffer
ing with pain can htTo cheap and ponitire proof
of 1U claim.
Direction- in Cere'n languages.
80LDBT ALLI)llKHrI8TS AHDDEALEB8
A. VdCtttfeR , CO.,
Eermor,Xd'., V. s.jL.
The N. Y. Herald thus sums up
the cause of Arabi's defeat: "The
English ships were enabled
to enter the Suez canal by
M. de Lesseps, who, while pretend
ing to be the friend of Egypt and
Arabi, was in reality the friend
and agent of tho English. M. de
Lesseps assured Arabi that the
canal would never be brought into
thn field o warlike: operations,
and if English war ships entered
it France would at once fight the
English. It was owing to this
treachery ou -the part of M. de
Lesseps that Arabi refrained from
blowing up the canal and thus ef
fectually preventing English
troops from landing at Ismailia.
For his valuable services toward
England M. de Lesseps received
a large sum of money, and will
soon be cieatcd by the English
queen a 'lord,' like Admiral Sey
mour and Gen. Wolseley. By
bribery and treachery the English
war ships, then entered the canal
and landed the troops."
Gents: About nine years jiro J hud a
child two year old and almost dead. The
doctor I had attending her could not It'll
what ailed her. I asked him if In; did nut
think It was worm. He sitlil no. How
ever, this did not satisfy me, as I frit con
vinced in my own mind tlint Mp hud. I
obtained a bottlo of DK. C. McLAiavs
I gavo her n. teaspoonful in the moniluir
and anotherntnight,nftcrvYhich she pnsed
seventy-two worms nnd was n well child.
Since then I hnvo never been without it
In my family. The health of my children
remained so good that I had nrglwtcil
watching their actions until about three
weeks ago, when two of them presented
tho same sickly appearance that Funny
did nine years ago. So I thought it inut
be worms, and went to work at onto with
a bottle of DR. C. 3IcL,A'FS VKItMI
FUGE between four of my children, their
ages being as follews: Alice, 8 years; Char
ley, 4 years; Emma,6years- John. U years
Now comes the result : Alice ami Knunti
camooutall right.but Charley passed forty
five and Johnny about nixty onus. Tl'e
result was so gratifying that I -pom two
days in showing the wonderful pflcct of
your Vermifuge around I'tlcn. aud now
have the worms on exhibition in my More.
Yours truly, JOHN PIPER.
The uenuluc IR. C McT.ANES VER
MIFUGE is manufactured only by
Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and lKar the signatures of C. MrLnno
and Firming Bros. It is never made in
St. IMils or Wheeling.
It. sure yon get tho genuine Price, 25
cents n bottle.
FLEMIMG BROS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
THE "NE PLUS"
Oaly Premium at Portland Mc
eaaaic Fair is lew Ready.
Tho owners of the
SOLE SHOP RIGHT
For Oregon will delirer freo to any railroad
or steamboat station on receipt of $15.
Specially low terms to dealers. Address P.
O. Box 713 Portland, Oregon.
Mist CfHiplete Stock in Astoria
j ovelties of all Kinds
FraitsBath Fereiffa mad Demetttlr
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
TOSTIR'S COBXEK, OSAS DOCK
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
CHKVASirS STREET. ASTORIA.
11HE I'NDKKSIONKD IS rLEASED TO
. announce to tho public Wtat he has op
3SS &rtn& HEouse ,
And furnishes tu first-class stle
OYSTKU-.. HOT COFFEE TEA. ETC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon',
Please we me a call.
Corner Main ard Chonaraus Streets,
AhTO Ul A OR EGtlN
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
The Celebrated t
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
or A o'.hor J'nclish. Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, etc.
A lino stock of
Watches and Jewelry. Maazle and
Breech Leading Shot Gann and
Rifles .Revolvers, Pistols,
ALSO A FINK
Assortment of fine S1TCTACLES and EYE
R B. FRANKLIN,
Corner Cass and Squemoqhe streets,
AST0UIA, --- - OREGON
Leinenweber & Co.,
c. iMiSKswKiimi. H. mtow.v.
TAMERS AND CUBBBIES,
M'uiuf.ictureis and Importers of
4 LI. KINDS OK
Wholesale Dealers In
(ML AND TALLOW.
orllighest cash price paid for Hides and
A. V. Allen,
(SUCCK&SOU TO PACK it ALLBN.)
Wholesale and retail dealer lis
Glass and Plated Ware,
TKOPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
No. 40 12'Ply
CORK AND LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
. HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
811 Market Street, Sam Fraaelaea
Sole JLxents for the Pacific Coast
L . s EJ Sr- 3w Svz
o A p p
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms! Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, 4
Boat Material. Etc.
j Soats of all Kinds Made to Order, j
SSOrders from a distance promptly attended to, amUatisfactlon guaranteed In all cases.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bwrrox Street, Nkah Takker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
L AND iMARINE ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Or all Deserlptfena made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. W'ass, President.
J. G. HusTLEn, Secretary.
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
John Fox, Superintendent
S. ARNDT & FKRCHKN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Beiler: Shop SE
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 COT GALVANIZED
Nails. Copper Nails sad Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packinq of all Kinds.
FLOUR AND MUX FEED.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Street?
I. VrERTII EIMEK.
M. WERTHEIMER & BR0.
MANUFACTURERS OF FINE
Havana and Domestic Cigars
Wo. 518.Freat St. Saa Fraacl&co
A. Tan Dusen & Co.
WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL THE
attention of the Tublic to the fact that
they are Agents for tha following .sewing
machines, tu :
The Impreretl Singer,
Amd The EMridge,
Which they are selling from SS3. ta 95.
each aaa defy Ceatpetitlea.
Persons wishing to purchase machines
should call aud inspect our stock before pur
chasing elsewhere, as we guarantee to pre
perfect satisfaction as regards quality and
-CI V. HOLIKX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AST)
JXK. J. O. SnAFTER,
PHTSIcrAX aa 8CK6EX.
Dlneanes of the Threat a Specialty.
Office oyer Conn's Drag Store.
T O. KOZORTB,
U. S. CenmlMleaer, Xstarjr raUle, aa4
Agent tor theH.imburg-BreeaFiMla.C
ot xianiDurg, uermany. ana 01 tne Trav
elers' Life and Accident las. Co., of Hart
aa-Ofllce over Wells, Fargo 8t Co's Express
.ELO F. PARKER.
SURVEYOR OF .
Clatsop CHHty,aal City mt Aataria
Office :-Chenanius street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
XI D. wwroH,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
30fllce In Pythian Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
JAY TUTTI.K, M. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Bui Id
lng. Residence OYerElberson'a Bakery, op
posite Rarth & Myers' Saloon.
A I,. FIIIiTON, M . I.
riiyslelaa aa Sara-eea.
OFFICE Oyer A. V. Allen's grooery store.
Rooms, at the Parker House.
P P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqemocqho streets.
J E. LaFORCE.
Dental Reams arer Case's Store
Chenamus Street, - - Astoria, Oregoa.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. ORBGOJ.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
ard Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
J. H. D. GRJlY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
ALL KINDS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wm17 Etc.
General storage and Wharfare on reaaor
able terms. Foot of Becton street. Astoria
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP.
OPPOSITE KINNEY'S GAN5JERY
Blacksmilhing, Boiler Wtrk. and
All v TYoxic Warranted.