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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, December 27, 1882.
SAGO AND TAPIOCA.
" In a lawsuit tried in Portland
recently, the issue hinged upon
the difference between sago and
tapioca. Rufus Mallory, who re
cently returned from China, where
he investigated the tapioca and
sago plantations, was called as a
witness, and his testimony is given
in the Oregoniaiv. Mr. Mallory
descyije u plantation at Singa
pore, China where the sago palm
was raised, and gave a detailed ac
count of the production and manu
facture o the article known as
sago flour. The sairo palm is a
tree which grows, to a height of
twenty to thirty feet, and it takes
fifteen years from the planting
before the tree is ready for harvest.
These trees grow in a marsh so
wet that a person cannot walk
about them, except on planks
without wetting the feet. They
grow to eighteen or twenty inches
in diameter, and are cut down
close to the ground. The main
bod' of the tree after the bark is
removed, consists of a soft, wet
pith, which is taken by the Chinese
and broken into small fragments
and ground up. This in turn
passes through a hopper lined with
coarse cloth and washed with
water, the Chinamen working
over the mass of pulp in the mean
time. The fine granules are
carried by a spout into large vats,
where the flour or starch settles to
the bottom and the water is gradu
ally drawn off. This starch is
then dried and ground into the
article sold as sago flour. Mr.
Mallory had samples of the tree,
the pith, the flour, etc, which were
exhibited to the jury.
Tie then described another
plantation of 2000 acres where
500 hands were employed in the
manufacture of tapioca and tapica
starch The cotnmvlity co.nes
from a plant rather than a tree,
which attains a condition fit for
harvest in two years. The plant is
then from twelve to eighteen feet
high. The tapioca is obtained
from the roots of the plant. The
great plants are pulled up very
much as the common potato vines
are pulled, and then the roots are
carefully gathered and any re
maining in the ground dug out.
The roots are placed in a machine
which removes the skin, and
washes them perfectly white and
clean. The process of grinding up
and drawing off is something
similar to that of sago flour, and
that makes a starch. An ad
ditional operation makes ittfnto the
Of the recent flood in Pendle
ton the East Orcgonian says that
the scene in town during the day
was one never to be forgotten.
Through all the streets, under and
between and around and through
all the buildings in the business
part of town the mad and muddy
torrent was rushing "with fearful
velocity. Men with teams and on
horseback were rushing through the
flood on errands of dire necessity;
ethers on foot wading up to their
knees, sometimes, where the force
of the current was checked, up to
their breasts, were wading along
and across the flowing streets.
Dozens, crazed with excitement
and liquor, were shouting and reel
ing along the inundated sidewalks.
Animals mad with terror were
howling and bawling. But amid
all the excitement and reokless
ness, we here of no one who was
robbed or seriously injured.
The largest empire in the world
is that of Great Britain, compris
ing S,557,G58 square miles more
than a sixth part of the globe,
and embracing under its rule a
sixth part of the population of the
world. In territorial extent the
United States ranks third, con
taining 3,508,242 square miles,
includiug Alaska. In population
it ranks fourth, with 50,000,000
people. Russia ranks second,
having 8,352,940 square miles.
The Texas school fund, which
can never be disbursed, now
amounts to the magnificent sum of
114,000,000, including land worth
California Oysters." -It
is estimated' that for 18S2 no
fewer than two hundred carloads
of oysters have been brought into
this city from the east. Each car
holds ninety barrels, each barrel
contains on an average two thou
sand oysters, so that shells, bar
rels and cars something like thirty
six millions of oysters have been
brought into San Francisco during
the past season. Add to this vast
quantity the home product the
California oysters, as they are
called, but which really come from
Shoalwater bay, "W. T. and one
can readily understand why the
oyster is of such a retiring disposi
tion. Not the stingaree, with his
roller-like jaws, which crush the
shells like nuts and munch up the
kernels like a chaff cutter, nor the
star-fish which perches on the shell
like Sinbad's old-man-of-the-seas,
and sucks its victim until it has not
strength enough to keep its door
shut not these two foes are such
voracious, dangerous, deadly ene
mies to the poor bivalve as omniv
orous, insatiable man. Thirty-six
millions of oysters brought to one
city in one year. The count is as
prodigious as would be that of the
bones lying around the den of
Polyphemus. Of course the oysters
are not all eaten in one year. As
a matter of fact but few of them
are placed directh' on the dealer's
slabs as they come out of the car.
Sometimes, when the exigencies
of demand require it, or some mis
taken epicure asks forthem,the oys
ters are delivered from the car to
customer, but this is a mistake as
well as a mis-taste, for the transit
occupies anything from eight to
fifteen days, and the oyster which j
stands a trip of that duration with
out showing wear and weakness is
possessed of a remarkably strong
constitution. Asa rulivllmrtttenglh
is shown m the flavor. JS. F.
A bill has been reported favor
ably to the senate which proposes
to compel railroad companies to
pay taxes on lands granted by the
government. It provides that
lands for which the companies are
entitled to patents on payment of
the expenses of surveying, and re
fuse to take out patents for, shall
within one year after the companies
become entitled to patents be
forfeited to the United States, and
made a part of the public domain.
The Union and Central and Kan
sas Pacificare said to be the com
panies principally affected by this
measure. The amount of land
approximates 1)00,000 acres.
A Berlin dispatch says: The
Germania states the understand
ing between Russia and the Vat
ican is as follews: The re-establishment
of the Russian em
bassy at the Vatican, amnesty to
the Polish bishops, reinstatement
of the archbishop of "Warsaw, a
new bishop to be appointed after
an understanding between -Russia
and the Vatican, appointments to
important livings in Russia to be
submitted to the Russian govern
ment, the states of Russia to ex
ercise certain right ol supervision
over the seminaries, and the Uni
ates to have liberty to return to
the Catholic church.
The Grand Duko Vladimir, of
Russia, at present in Paris, pos
sesses herculean strength. As an
evidence of it, it is related that
when he visits one of his intimate
friends and does not find him at
home, he is accustomed, instead of
leaving his card, to leave a piece of
silver, which Ue doubles with his
fingers as easily as if it were but a
bit of cardboard.
The production of beet sugar
in Europe is increasing rapidly,
this year's crop being estimated at
nearly 200,000,000 tons. Farmers
ou the continent find there is more
money in beets than in wheat in
competition with America, hence
the change from wheat raising to
A pure strengthening tonic, free
from whwkey and alcohol, cures dys
pepsia, and similar diseases. It has
never been equalled. Brown's Iron
Bound to Preach.
Many people have had to preach
the gospel under difficulties at
times, but that was an unusually
vexing position the Rev. Charles
Ackworth, pastor of the African
Methodist church at Lee, Mass.,
was placed in last Sunday. A
very awkward row he and his con
gregation had. Finding the doors
of the church locked against him
when he went to preach, Mr. Ack
worth tried to enter the window,
but was fired upon by Trustee Free
man and others; not hit, itsecms,for
Rev. Mr. Ackworth proceeded to
attack the window; finally smashed
the door, with a good deal of mus
cular Christianity. Regular row
bj' this time revolvers used and
Rev. Ackworth knocked down.
Got up again, entered the church
and held a good religious service.
Judge Pease, of Lee, declined to
interfere, on the ground that the
preacher has a right to the pulpit,
and if the people do not like him
they are not obliged to attend his
Mission Ridge, one of the noted
battle fields of the late war, is be
ing converted into a peach orchard.
Over 30,000 peach trees are now
in bearing on it, and the land has
increased in value tenfold with
in a few years.
This iowder never varies. A marvel of
purity, .strength and wholesoincnevs. More
economical than the ordinary kind?, and
cannot be sold in compt tlilon uith the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only in cans.
KOVAL 1UK1XO Pewdki: Co., toe "WaJl-st.,
. STOMACH &
Remember that stamina, vital energy, the
Hfo-prineiplo or whatever you may choose to
call the resistant power which battles against
the causci of disease and death, is tho grand
safeguard of health. It is tho garrison of tho
human fortress, and when it waxes weak, the
true policy is to throw in reinforccmen ts. In
other words, when such an omorgoncy occurs
commence a course of Hostetter's Bitters.
For sale bv Druggists and Dealers, to whom
apply for Ilostcttcr's Almanac for 1SS3.
Scarf Pins, Chains, WatcheSj
Of every description.
The finest Mock of Jewelry in Astoria.
t"AH goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
Hist Ctmplete Stock in Asttrii
.A- ovelties of all Kinds
Fra its Beth Ferelcaaaft IDemefttle
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, O S N 1KKJK
Neuralgia, Sciatica. Lumbaqo,
Backacho, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, 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.
No Preparation on ruth equals St. Jacobs Oil
u a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Ssmedy. A trial entail but the conparatirely
trifling outlay of S9 Ceata, and erery one mfftr
log with pain can havo cheap and paJthre proof
of iU claim.
Direction in Xleren Languages.
BOLD BY ALLDRUGGIBT3 AJTD DEALERS
A. VOGELER & CO.,
Baltimore, JKd., V. S.A.
A young man named Austin
Brazel, employed in Foster's log
ging camp, near Olympia, was
accidentally killed by a falling tree
on Saturday afternoon.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
l'aln in the right ilde, under cde,e ol
ribs, Increasing on pressure; sometimes
the pain la on thc'lcftslde; the patient I;
rarely ablo to lio on tho left sIdo;'win:
tlme the pain Is felt under the shoulder
and Is .sometimes taken for Jtheumsitlsm
h: lhiiru..-"riio atomafch is affected wlih
los of appetite and sickness; the bowels
in general nre costive, sometimes alter
nating with laxity; the head is troubled
with pain, accompanied with n dull, licavv
sensation in the back part. There lsgcncr
ally :i considerable km of memory, nceom-
luinicu with u painful sensation of having
lea unuouw botucming ivntcii ought to
have been done. A slight, dry cough In
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; lie is
easily startled ; las feet nre cold or burn
ing, and he complains of a prickly sensa
tion of tho skin; his spirits are low, and,
although hois sutbtled that cxerci would
be bcnetlcial to him, yet he can scarcely
Mimmon up fortitude enough to try it.
If you have any of the nbove symptoms,
you cm certainly be cured by the use of
the genuine UK. C. McLAE'S L.IVKK
When yon buy McLane's Tills, insist
on having DK. C. Md.A'I?S CEI.K
BKATKD LIVKIl PILLS, made by Flem
ing liros.. Pittsburgh, Pa.
if you can not get the genuine DK.
C. McLANK'S LIVEK PILLS, send us
25 cents by mail, and vrc will send them
FLEMING BUGS., riUslmrglt, Pa.
Health is Wealth.
Dr.R. C. West's Kene and Uraln Treat
ment : a specillc for Hysteria. Dizzinos,
Convulsions, Nervous Headache, Mental De
pression, Loss of Memory. Spermatorrhoea,
Impotency, lnvolnntary Emissions. Prema
ture Old Age, caused bv over-exertion, .self
abase, or over-indulgence, which leads to
misery, decay and death. One box will cure
recent cases. Each box contains one months
treatment. One dollar a bo, or six boxes
for five dollars ; sent by mall prepaid on re
ceipt of price. We guarantee Mx boxes to
cure any case. "With each onler recei ed bv
us for six boxes, accompanied with the dol
lars, wo will send the purchaser our written
guarantee to return the money if the treat
ment does.not effect a cure. Guarantees is
sued only by W. E. Dement, dnttgrlst. As
toria, Oregon. Older by mill at regular
FOARD & STOKES,
Wholesale and retail dealers in
Wood uad Willow-ware,
Tobacco, Cigars, Wines and Liquors
FOREK5K AM) DOMESTIC
Fruits and Vegetables.
General Commission Merchants
Next to Oregon Railway A Nav. co's Dock.
Plain and Fancy Sewing.
Salts mate im the beet Style aad
GaarmmteeA to Fit.
Mrs. T. S. Jezvett.
ROOMS OVER MRS. E. S. WARREX'S.l
We wlllpay the above reward for any case
or uver uonipiaint, msnemta. sick Head'
ache, indigestion. Constipation or Costive
ness we cannot cure with West's Vegetable
liver Fills, when the directions arc strictly
complied with. They are purely Vegetable,
and never fall to give satisfaction. Sugar
coated. Large boxes, containing 30 Pills, 25
cents. For sale by all Druggists. Beware of.
ounterfeits and imitations. The genuine
RaaaCaettued only by John C. West & Co.
"T&e Pill Maker' 181 and 183 W. Madison
St., Chicago. Free trial package sent by
hmII prepaid ea receipt of a 3 cent stamp.
W S. Dcoeat, ageat.
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
Oyster Saloon, 6D
CIICXAMUS STREET, ASTORIA.
milE UNDERSIGNED IS PLEASED TO
J. announce to the pwbUc that he has op
:E5tixir SCouse ,
And furnishes in first-class stylo
OYSTEUS. not COFFER TEA, ETC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
Please give me a call.
. 31. JOIIXsOV.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Slip Cianfllery aii Groceries,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also "Wholesale Dealers in
Paiiils. Oils. Varnishes, Cllass,
Piittj. Artists Oil and Water
CJlors. Paint and Kalso
Constantly on hand a nill anil choice stock
of Maple and Fancy Groceries- Oalv tko
Best kept. "w
Our .stock of Crockery and CSIahs
are is the Largest ami most Complete
Mock e or opened in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets. Toilet SoK Glass.
Fruit, anil Water Sets, Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Pontes, Rustic Bottles Goblets. Tum
blers Lemonade Cups, &.&, &c.
Everything sold at Lowest Living Kates.
An Inanimation will more than repay you.
ASTOKrA. - - - OREGON.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerchaum and Brier Pipes,
Stationery and Optical Goods,
Joseph Ilodgers and "Wosteuholm
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
WAlYTJIAjr A5D ELfil.V
Gold and Silver Vatchcs and Chains.
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Comer Cass and Siiucmoqhe streets,
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON
Kiuuc) Kuildinir, opposite D. K. Warren's
Drugs and Chemicals.
A FINE LINE OF
Toi et and Fancy Articles.
ET Prescriptions carefully compounded
at all hours.
No. 40 I2-Ply
CORK Ml) LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
Sit Market Street, Sav Fraaelse
Sole ARPnfA for the Pacific Coast
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN" THATTIIE
Annual meetlnjr of the Stockholders of
the Fishermen's Packing Co. will be held at
the office of said Co., on Friday, Dec. 29th,
at 10 o'clock a. m. for the purpose of elect
ing Directors for the ensuing year, and the
transaction orsucli other business as may
come before the meeting.
By order of the President.
Upper Astoria, December c, 1882. d-fd
2 m H c i
M Itk I S c
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! WILLIAM HOWE.;
issjssssssssssisssssms ssssssissssmsssissssssssiistmnsMHf w wt ms
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms. Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Kinds Xade to Ordr. !
STOrdera from a distance promptly attended
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Benton Strket, Nbaii Takker JIousb,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LBpil.eri.WorK Steamboat Work.
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Or all DcsrrlptlonH made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. W.vss, President.
J. (J. IIustlkk, Secretary.
I. "W. Cash, Treasurer.
Joux Fox, Superintendent
S. AKNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - ORECON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
D XJLJ JL. J!Hiftfefr
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Wilson & Fisher,
iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Ghains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AND CUT GALVANIZED
Hall. Copper Nails sad Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds.
FLOUR AND MUX FEI.
Agent3 for Ealem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
M. WERTHEIMER & BR0.
MANUFACTURERS OF FINE
Havana and Domestic Cigars
Ne. S18.Freat St. Saa Franol&eo
A. Van Dusen & Co.
WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL THE
attention of the Public to the fact that
they are Agents for the following sewing
machines, tiz :
Tke ImpreTed Stager.
Which they are selling from $35. t ISO.
each ana defy Cempetitlea.
Persons wishing to purchase machines
should call and inspect our stock before pur
chasing elsewhere, as we guarantee to giro
perfect satisfaction an regard quality and
to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
" NOTARY PUBLIC,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND
T O. BOZORTB,
V. 8. CoMMtaloaer, Xatary Vablle, aan
Agent tor tho Hamburg-Bremen Fire Ins. Co.
of Hamburg, Germany, and of the Trav
elers' Life and Aceldent Ins. Co., of Hart
-Offlcc orer Wells, Fargo & Co's Express
Clatsop CoHuty.aa City f Asiaria..
Office :-Cheuamus street, Y. M. O. A. hall
Boom No. 8.
VYT M. DILLAJCD,
Attorney at Law.
'OFFICE AT ST. HELENS, OREGON.
"Will attend terms of Court at Astoria,
-JC . WINTOlff,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
ftS-Ofllce In Pythian Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, - - . - - OREGON.
JAY TUTTIiE, M. .
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGKON
Offick Rooms 1,2, and 3. PythianBulld
Ing. RFJinKiJCK OverElberson's Bakery, op
posite Earth & Myers' Saloon.
HJITON'. M. D.
Pkyslelaa aad Sargear
OFFICE-Over A. V.Allen's grocf
Rooms, at the Parker Hoiu ,N
Tjl P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
T TR. taFOBCE,
Dental Keoms rer Case's Stare,
Chenamus Street, - - Astoria, Oregon.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OREGO
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers eld stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP.
OPPOSITE KINNEY'S CANNERY
Blacksmithing, Boiler Work,
All Work Warranted.
Over Araat A Ferckea'a Ikty.
Call and examine the work we are doing
and see the wood we are using, before mak
ing a trade elsewhere.
FIRST -CLASS WORK A SPECIALTY.
T.OT C. BLOCK 126, SBTVELY'3 ASTORIA
occuuled bv James McGee. with all the
buildings and Improvements thereon. Terms
Seal fetate Agent.