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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, December 15, L88!
THE WIDOW'S COW.
Lively Scene Once Enacted In
the Canadian Parliament
While in Montreal I heard a
good story of Sir Peter Mitchell,
member of Parliament from New
Brunswick, of whom I spoke in a
recent letter. He was an opposi
tion member during the lament
able government of Sir John Mac
kenzie in the last decade, and was
a constant and most uncomfortable
thorn in the side of that unhappy
premier. Sir John was a conspicu
ous railroad magnate, and just be
fore the opening of parliament, one
winter, Sir Peter called on him to
induce him to pay forty dollars for
u widow's cow that had been run
over by the cars. "I don't believe
there's anything in it!" exclaimed
the premier peremptorily; but I'll
inquire and you call to-morrow'
The gentleman from New
Brunswick was not used to being
treated so cavalierly, but he pock
eted it and called in the morn
ing. "There's no justice in it. "We
won't pay for the cow,' broke in
"You won't; won't you?" re
joined Sir Peter, in a manner quite
as bouncing as that of the leader
of the government. "Have you
been there or sent there and in
"No, I haven't, but I won't pay
for the cow. It's a mere trifle and
she ought to have kept off the
"Don't the law say you shall
have a fence?"
"I won't pay for the cow, now;
and that's all the answer you'll
"You won't pay for the widow's
cow; won't you, Sir John Macken
zie? XH.inakii-yQurjav for iL!
exclaimed Sir Peter, now thor
"You will; you will! How will
you?" growled the premier.
"I'll take it out of you during
the session, as sure as you are a
livingjnan. The widow's forty
dollars isn't anything, isn't it? I'll
take it out of you!"
It was an Irishman against a
Scotchman, and both were angry.
The sequel proved that Sir Peter
took it out of him very thoroughly.
He-is a round-headed man, a hard
worker, a pugnacious and redoubt
able foe, an unforgiving enemy,
bold and elegant in debate, no
dilettante, but a hard hitter, and
some of his onslaughts were furi
ous. If he had Hot great tact he
had great force, and he never for
got the cow. In the speeches he
made against the measures and
methods of the government, then
under serious suspicion, he told
the story of the cow, and trotted
her out with a frequency that must
have seemed liked cruelty to ani
Finally the last day of the ses
sion dawned, and the considera
tion of Mackenzie's expense
budget was resumed. It provided
the appropriations for the coming
Sir Peter Mitchell took the floor
and launched into a eulogy of the
deceased cow and the propriety of
making an appropriation for the
widow. He was greeted with
laughter and mocking applause,
and then his auditors waited un
easily for him to finish. He did
not finish. He continued. He
told the story over again with em
bellishments and elaborations.
He contrasted the stinginess of
the wealthy ruler with the quiet
endurance of the penniless widow.
He began to read from the Bible
the commands to mercy, justice
and charity, when the honorable
members straggled out one by one
to dinner. Sir Peter bit a bisouit,
drank a swallow of water, and
continued, impressing upon the
empty chairs about him the ten
der duties and graces of humanity.
Members straggled in again. He
quoted the song of the shirt. They
appealed to him to draw his remarks
to a close. He retold the story
of the cow. Meantime, Sir John
Mackenzie was perspiring with
wrath and anxiety in the premier's
apartment hard by. All his hopes
were bound up in the appropria
tion budget. What if it should
not come to a vote! The honorable
member from New Brunswick
could not be stopped, for this was
the one bill in the Canadian par
liament on which a member could
speak as long as he wished. Then
was no wa3T of cutting short the
debate. No motion was in order
while he was speaking, excepting
the motion to adjourn and that
would be adjournment sine (He.
The government members -were in
consternation, as the orator deliv
ered a speech on "the blessings of
vaccination, gave statistics on the
cost of fencing in the United
States, passed an elaborate enco
mium on the superiority, for draft
purposes, of Deon cattle, to
which class the deceased domestic
friend of the bereaved widow be
longed, and then began to describe
the religious ceremonies in which
the sacred cow of Burmah takes
part, when the bell rung for ves
pers. A short time more and the
session would expire by law, and
the government pass no appro
At this critical juncture one of
the government members returned
excitedly from the premier's room,
rushed to the orator's desk and ex
claimed: "In the name of God,
what ails you, Mitchell? what do
you want?" "still," said Sir
Peter, finishing the sentence he
had on his lips, "not a cent has
over been paid for the widow's
cow?"- The member uttered a
vehement exclamation about that
animal, and added: "Sir John
Mackensie authorizes me to say
that he will pay for the cow, if
you'll let this bill come to a vote.'"'
Sir Peter sat down, rather tired
and the widow got her pay. The
jnroyprnmentprfrpjJc- - UmM
the widows,icow haiLcost 40,000.
Her champion is still known in
Canada as Bismarck Mitchell, on
account of his boldness and
shrewdness in outwitting a cabi
net and making himself long the
adviser-in-chief of a vacillating gov
ernor. Indianapolis Journal.
At a recent social gathering in
Boston the conversation was upon
literature, and somebody chanced
to mention the saying about a
prophet's lack of honor in his own
country. "Yes," remarked .1. T.
Trowbridge, "1 know all about
that. The tax collector called
on mo last spring, and in the
course of conversation asked me
what 1 did for a living. I said
wrote, and after having to explain
to him that I was neither a book
keeper nor a copyist, I told him I
wrote boolcs. 'Pshaw, now' said
he, I want to know! Wa-al, it's
kind o' curious I never heard o1
that. Got any of 'em about yer?'
I said I had some of them in the
house, but I didn't keep a very
large supply on hand. 'Well, you
can git 'em, I suppose? ' was the
next remark. T said I could, and
he gave me an order on the spot.
'Send me down the handsomest
copy you've yot,' said he, 'and I'll
pay you for it. If we've got a man
that kin write, I'll do my duty bv
The Sutro Tunnel, now com
pleted, discharges 30,000,000 gal
lons of hot water daily from the
Comstook mines. This water has
a temperature of 195 degrees, and
is conveyed through a closed pine
flume to prevent the escape of
vapor. After a passage of four
miles through the first tunnel it
looses 70 degrees of heat. A
second tunnel 1,100 feet long, and
an open water way a mile and a
half long conducts the water to
the Carson river. Along its course
are hot water baths and laundries,
and a plan is on foot to conduct
the hot water underground, to be
made available for purposes of
irrigation and for supplying
artificial heat for hot houses.
A fireman of the Old Colony
Railroad, Mr. George S. Morey,Co
hasset, Mass., was cured of a most
torturing case of rheumatism, from
which he suffered more or less for
fifteen years, by the use ofSt. Ja
cobs Oil. Two bottles restored him
to perfect activity.
That Hacking Couch can be so
quickly cured by Shil oil's Cure. We
guarantee it Sold by W.K. Dement.
The Trottms Mare Maud S
There is now at Chester park,
near Cincinatti, Maud S., the fleet-'
est mare that ever trotted around a
race track. This 100,000 speci
men of horse-flesh, which has butt
lately arrived in the city from New
York, held a little reception that
afternoon, and quite a number oil
men attended. She put out her j
head to them, and submitted to.
their pats of recognition with
. r l 4...I.-.1 l. ,1..,.!
mucu lavur, mm waiuuuu mi; uuuj ,
for more to come in. She will j
live for the winter in a handsome
room, ceiled with planed white
nine and divided in half by a rail
ing, on one side of which is her
own quarters, bedded with clean
straw, and on the other, fresh new
matting for the comfort of visitors. I
Oh the w.ills of the room were
many handsome equestrian rjic
tures, and in a large frame was
the name of the maie with her
record, etc., the letters of which
legend wete carved in hickory,
with the adornments of horse shoes,
whips, stirrups and other "jockey
fixings" cut in miniature, and all
relieved by a background of black
velvet. The marc was looking
the picture of health and comfort,
her coat shone like red gold and
her mane and tail, this latter ap
pendage touching the ground,
were like strands of silk. She's a
daisy from Daisyvillc, but a hun
dred thousand dollars is bigger in
the eyes of most men than any
"boss" that ever wore a hoof.
Louisville Ceurier: Journal.
Tills ponder never arlcs. A manel of
punij.sirenjniianu wiioiesoinenens. 3Iore
economical than the ordinary Kinds, and
cannot ne sold in comp tltlon with the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold irnJu in cans.
Royal UaklncPewdki: Co.. itw Wall-st.,
IJW CELEBRATED l.S
. STOMACH 9
ntnnmVifr ftinf ctnminn ! aimw ,
In o-pnnciplo or whatever j ou may choose to
call the resistant power which battles against
thecansoiofdiscaso and death, is tho grand
afeguard of health. Jt is tho Garrison of tho
human fortress, and when it waxes weak, tho
true policy is to throw in rcinforccmen ts. In
ntliftr irnnlv trftnr. cttnTi AmnA... A.....
cpmmcnco a course of Hostotter'a Bitters,
lor salo by Druggists and Dealers, to whom
apply for lIoiettcr' Almanac for 18S3.
No. 40 I2-Ply
CORK iiMt LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
SIl Market Street. Man Fraaeiaca
Sole ARonts for the Pacific Coast
'A ' 11 BBBBClaaBBSBlKi '
&& JLMBSBSeWk I
Heuralgm, Sciatica, Lumbago.
Backache, Sonnets of the Chest,
Gout, Quins, Sore Throat, Swell
ings mnd Sprains, Burns and
Seafds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains end Aches.
Ho Preparation oa earth equals St. J cons Oil
M a sure, simple and cheap External
Beasdy. A trial entail bnt the conparatirelj
triflinr ontlar of Ka frata. and ererr one tufferw
, Y.c 7 - i j j.i r I
ing with pain can baro cneap and poiitire proof
of iu claim. " !
Directions is Eleven Languages.
OemUimorcfXd., V. S. A.
Lady readers who have not
tested tie magical properties of
borax have been losing a great
help and comfort. If once used,
you will never be without a bottle
on your toilet table. It removes
stains and dirt from the hands
better than soap, and at the same
time softens andmooths the skin.
It is splendid for washing the hair,
and YiH. itiajcrrjcjtiAtisft
'KrfiSlSos 27jd combs in a few
moments. "Tor washing purposes
It saves both soap and labor. It
will extract the dirt fiom articles
of delicate texture without rub
bing, it being "only necessary to
put the articles to soak over night,
and they need only to be rinsed
in the morning. Two tablespoon
fuls of pulverized boiax dissolved
in a quart of water, to which
water enough is added to cover a
pair of blankets, will cleanse them
beautifully. It also saves great
labor in washing paint. It ib said
to drive away ants and ro.ichts, if
sprinkled on the shelves of safes,
Gfnts: About nine je.irs :ijo I hml a
child two years old and almost ile id. The
doctor I had nttcnduiK her tould run tell
i hnt ailed her. 1 asked him if he did mil
think it i as worms. lie said no. H
e er, this did not satisfy me, as I fdr t on.
vinced in my own mind ih.it Mie h id. I
obtained a bottle or IK. c. "UjI.ANK's
I Rave her a tenspoonful in the mornim;
and another at nlghtaiftem hkh she j.-i. veil
seventy-two worms nnd was a well liild.
Slnco then I havo never been . lllmut a
in my family. The health of mvehilurt n
remained so pood that I had 'iKli.ted
watching their actions until about U no
weeks ago, when two of them undented
tho same sickly appearance tit.it Kattnv
did nine years ago. So I thought it hum
bo worms, and went to work at om e w ith
a bottle of Dlt. C. McLASE's Vl.lt 31 1.
i'UGK between lour of my children, their
ages being as follews: Alice, 8 yenr; hur
ley, 4 ears; Cnima,Gcni.; Jolin.!.i:-,
Now come the result: AHee and I'mma
came out nil right.butl'lririey pa .1 fur v
fiveand Johnny about Mty uium, jf t.
result was so gratlfii g that I .pei : iu
dns in showing tup uuudnnil i!n-i if
onr ermi!uie amuiid I tica. : ml u.
wv..... .!-. aijtiiiiii tii mi -s-nri".
Viu truly, JOHN l'tri:ii.
The genuine Di:. ' .IrI,.VN.N v.ll
Miri'CK is iiiauufaetured only by
Fleming Brps., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and liairlhi signatures of C. delaine
antt Flomiug JKro. It is neei nude in
jv. Intis r Wlieellng.
! ure you gt- the genuine Price. a1
cvnt ImiiiIc. t
FLILI13I( U110S., Pittslmrjrh, Pxu
THE "NE PLXJ8,,
Paien t Washing Machine
Only Premium at Portlaad Me
chaaics Fair is aew Ready.
Tho owners of the
SOLE SHOP RIGHT
For Oregon will deliver free lo anvniilroad
or steamboat station on receipt of $15.
Specially low terms to dealers. Address I
O. Box 713 Tort land. Oregon.
Most Complete Stock in Astoria
Y ovelties of all Kinds
Fruit Xath Farelsmaiid lleneettic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S C0RHII, O R XDOK
"ROSCOE'S first class
cjikvaw- street, astoria.
miiE undersigned is pleased to
I X announce to tin public that he lu op
i cneil a
Anil fnrnMics in f!nt-clav stle
OYSTERn. HOT COFFEE TEA. ETC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
rie.Le n e me a call.
V. "M. .IOHNSOV.
C. II. STICK F I. S
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
AN( Wholesale Dealers in
'Paint. Oil., Varnishes, C;ias,
i Putty. Artists' Oil ami Water
j Colors, Paints ami Kalso
in inc Brushes.
I Constantly on hand a full and choice .stock
ol Staple and Fane Groceries Only tho
Our stock of Crockery and laa.s
' Ware is the LargeMt and nn-.t Complete
' Mock eer opened in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets. Toilet Sets. Glass.
Fruit , and Water Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Ponies, Rustic Bottles Gohlcts, Tnm-
i en tit Hutu vuiis. au. i:.
, , , ' I ,, , .
l.cr thing sold at Lowest Living Rate,
niers Lemonade uups, c, &.c
An Examination will more than repay jou.
WILLIAM ED GAB,
Corner Main and Chonamus Streets,
Ah rOKI A ; OREGON
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE ' GENUINE W0STENH0LM
vd other Lngiiib. Cutlery.
FAISCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuiat Mttrinaium Pipei, tic,
A One .stocic of
IVateheft and Jewelry, "Maaxle aul
Breech eadinc Shot Gas aaA
Riflci Ke vol vers Plstels.
ALSO A FIXE
Assortment or line SPECTACLES and EYE
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Comer Cjiss and Squemo(ho streets,
ASTORIA. .... OREGON
Leinenweber & Co.,
i . I.Kl VKVWKIIKIt. ,l. nitow V.
TANNERS AND CDBRBIES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
A M. KINDS OK
Wholesale Dealers in
OIL ANI) TALLOW.
eirllighcst cash pnee paid for ITides and
. V. Men,
(SUCCESSOR TO l'AOK & ALLEN.)
Whoies.ile and retail dea!er in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TKOIMUAL AND, DOMESTIC
niC-i,thl atf-vx J- "V,
z " fiJnm
g S m n Zl p
9 -s CD
! WILLIAM HOWE,!
Doors, Windows,. Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, i
Boat Material, Etc.
r 1 m
j Boats of all Sbaids Made to Ordr. i
"Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all eases.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bknton Stkekt, Nkak Pakkeu House,
ASTOTUA. - OKEGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BOILER MAKERS. '
loiter ,Wgrk, jtiiiw'ititWR;
and Ctnprtry Wr k -iH-
f all Descritia naie rer
" at'Shert Xetirc."
A. D. Wass, President.
J. G. Hustlfr, Secretary.
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop &
All kinds of
rruj.-iptiy 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
Nails. Copper Nails ami Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Pachinq of all Kinds.
FT.OUR AND NILI. FKKIK
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Street
M. WERTHEIMER & BR0.
MANUFACTURERS OF FINE
Havana and Domestic Cigars
No. 518.Freat St. Saa Francisco
A. Yan Dusen & Go.
WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL THE
attention of the Public to the fact that
they are Agents for the following sewing
machines, viz :
The Imprered Singer,
Which they are selllutr from 83. teSSO.
each M44f Caaapetitlan.
;kiDi to-vDurchnAA nmpl
-aaotuvan amiTDspect oor stocic belore pur-
?"Mf"l frif.u. at we guarantee topve
pyyyik.g; iinii ii jBnw quaiuy ana
jmr-Ln- .em'aeeemm vl .
H c a:
Tp V. HOLDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AN1
JYK. J. C. NHAFTJE.
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v. . rin i ininii iaiw rmnt
Agent SBttheHawpurt mammfteilm.9,
of Hamburg-, ni'iwilr. aatf m'rtr-?W
t -- "ft J1sfc.j'S.v.o?
clcrsMJta andAcaWeafr Ia.C..af MamS:
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cocice-orer Wells: jrarco arco'4 Express
Q.EIiO F. PARKER.
Clatttep oanty,aad City mt Aataria
Otflce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
"El D. 1VI3TOX,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
BOffiec In Fythian Building. Rooms It, 12.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
JAY TBTTIE. M. .
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEOK
Okficr Rooms 1,2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Eesidfjjck Over Elberson's Bakery, op
posite Burth Si Myers' Saloon.
' PhjHielaa and. Sarseaa.
OFFICE Over A. V. Allen's grocery atore.
Rooms, at the Parker Honee.
P p. nivtin,
ASTORIA, - - - ORKGO&'
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqemocque streets.
T K. LaFORCE.
Dental Reams arer Caae'a-Stare,
Chenamus Street, -
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAVr.
Clienamus Street. - ASTORIA.. OREGO
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Ctss
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer hi.
ALL KINDS OF FBEI,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street. Astoria
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP.
OPPOSITE KINNEY'S OAJTNERY
Blacksmithing, Boiler Wtrk, an!
All Workv TCaxraated.
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