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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, December 28, 1882.
A. DAUGHTER OP THE GODS
- The first tirm I saw her and I
never saw her but twice there
was nothing visible but a slat sun-
bonnet and a pair o red, angular
elbows keeping time to the mo
'Ma-ry and 3Iartliy served the Lawd,
Ma-rj and Marthy served the Lawd.
.Ma-i. and Marthy served the Lawd,
And I kin serve him tew.'
This was followed by a vigor
ous rubbing the slat sun-bonnet
flapping and the elbows flying on
a home-made, rickety pine wash
board for she was washing, stand
ing on a bench, and leaning over
io far in the hot, steaming water,
that there was danger of her losing
her balance and drowning. The
sound of the rubbing and splash
ing and her own voice, had pre
ented her hearing my aproach,
and she jumped like a frightened
partridge and looked at me with a
frightened stare when 1 addressed
"Don't be alarmed, little one,"
1 said, "I have only lost my way.
and stopped to ask you where the
She wrung the water out of her
lean, led hands, pushed back her
sun-bonnet, and stepped off the
"Dew you live at the tavern?"
she asked, putting her brown head
over one shoulder, like a bird,
and looking at me with a bright,
'Yes; what a shame to let such
a child as you, wash; you ought to
be playing with dolls," I remarked
She looked at me, covertly, from
under the lashes of her soft, shy
eyes, as if wondering if I would
do her harm, drew her small
form up, proudly, and pointed to
"Keep rite on up; tlia's yoh
place; go wiia the road turns, and
yew'll site the tavern."'
She buried he head in the tub,
and resumed her chanting:
"Ma-ry aud Marthy served the Laud"
When I was half way up the
mountainside I turned and saw
her standing, bare-headed, in the
sun, looking after me; but she
was gone like a squirrel, when she
saw me watching her.
The next time I saw her was
when I was looking for a particu
lar species of beetle I am fond of
bugs and worms and being
caught in a storm, sought shelter
in the first cabin, which was hers!
She did not open the door until I
bad knocked and pounded a num
ber of times.
"An' its yew," was her laconic
greeting, as she swung the old
boards that served for a door and
reluctantly admitted me.
There was a fire on the stone
bearth; there was a vry old man
asleep in a chair, and a great
brindle cat, with green eyes,
arched itself at his side. The
room was a clean, warm bright
place, that was more picturesque
than anything I had seen in the
drear place called the Pocket
country, which lies between Ken
tucky and Virginia, and where fate
had cast me for a few lonely weeks.
I looked every moment for some
woman to make her appearance;
yet it would be hard to tell where
she would come from, unless she
had been in the loft above. There
was a curtain hung across a small
division of the cabin, but it con
"Do you keep house here alone?"
"With feytherand gran'feyther,"
said the child, "an' an' Kedsie."
"Oh, your brother."
She nodded her answer; I sat
on the bench, and dried myself in
the firelight; the old man roused
himself and looked curiously at
me with red, ferret-like eyes, that
bad no lashes to their weak lids,
the little girl whispered to him,
and he went to sleep again.
"How old are you?" I asked,
when we had talked a little, and
she was not so much afraid of
"What do you thiak?" she asked,
in her quaint way.
I looked at her small, childish
igure, and guessed ten."
She laughed a little and shook
1 remarked the sharp-curved
chin and ventured "fifteen."
She threw back her sun-burned
hair, and looked full into mine
with her bright, restless eyes.
"Seventeen," for I caught the
glimpse of a woman's nature in
their clear depths.
"Yoh all out." She sighed as
"1 believe you are fifty,1 1 said
sharply, there was such a chaage
in each movement of the little
"Y'imo twenty," she leplied in
her childish voice.
I think if she had said one hun
dred, 1 would not have been sur
prised, she was so weirdly quaint
and old. As we were sitting silent,
she watching every movement I
made, there was a great clattering
at the door, and she flew with that
swift motion of hers, to open it.
There was a loud, angry voice,
which she at once answered, in her
sort tones, and then a man stum
bled into the room, and, without
noticing me, threw himself on the
little bed and snored iustantly an
uSb unkempt, drunken man,
shabbily garbed, and forbidding
looking. "It's feyther," she sighed, "he's
tooken agen; "it's the mountin'
agoo he's got, an' it takes holt rite
simp, ao's he can not do a stroke
of work. Poor feyther."
"And the old man?" I queried,
pointing to the slumbering figure
in the chair.
"Gran'feyther; he's a comtort to
me, mostly; he hasn't the agoo,
Do you take care of these"
these dreadful people, I had nearly
said, but checked myself "your
father and grandfather?"
"Yes, aud Kedsie; wait till yoh
The first happy look I had seen
came into her eyes. She was lis
tening, a step was at the door,
which opened, and a young, fresh,
fair looking man came softly in.
He was rather neatly dressed, but
one look at his long, smooth chin
and open mouth told the story
he was witless.
But' the girl's face brightened
into a sunny smile; she reached on
tiptoe to kiss the pale, flabby
cheek of her brother, and she
opened the folded fingers of one
nerveless hand to see what he had
there it was a little field mouse,
the life crushed out by the tension
of the long fingers that had im
"You killed it, Kedsie," said the
girl sadly. "Look yeah how its
eyes wimple; tha's tears in 'em."
The foolish boy laughed; then
he drew a pretty green lizard from
his pocket and held it with his
thumb and finger, its long, narrow,
green head undulating like a
snake; he mado a sound that re
sembled the chattering of a mon
key; and it was evident that he
knew no power of speech.
"It's wuth money," said the girl
looking at it critically. "You can
dicker for it at the tavern."
The sun came out and I rose to.
go; the cat followed me to the
door; the old gran'feyther rose
feebly and tottered out to look at
the weather; the drunken man
snored; the little child woman
leaned against her foolish brother
in-the doorway and patted one soft
leaden hand which she held in
hers; I was never one to say a
graceful or pretty thing when I
should, and I blurted out abruptly
to the girl:
"Do you help them all?"
She drew herself up on tiptoe
and looked up lovingly into the
foolish, imbecile face.
"Na," she said in a loving voice,
"tha help me."
I did the next worst thing I
could have done took out a silver
half dollar; fortunately I saw that
the little mountain washerwoman
was a princess in disguise, and I
"May I buy the lizard?"
I took the reptile home with mo
in a piece of broken cup; I have
a bit of delf yet to remind me of
the little unselfish being whose
history, known in all the Pocket
cc-antry, is the saddest I ever
heard. The hist I ever saw of her
she stood in the rough doorway,
regarding with a look of rapt
devotion her imbecile brother,
while the old man leaned on his
hickory fctafl beside her, and the
cat purred trustingly at her feet,
and in the back room a horror as
of death awaited her. So small, so
trubting, so unconscious of any
labor of lore to commend her to
the notice of angels, I saw as in a
dream, that small stature growing
to heavenly heights.
'A daughter o the nods, divinely tall
And most divinely fair.'
Diving for black pearls employs
a large number of men and boats
off the coast of Lower California.
Traders supply the vessels and
diving apparatus upon the stipula
tion that the pearls that are found
arc to be sold tothem at specified
rates. These jewels are of much
beaut and highly prized. A year's
production is worth, on an average,
from 1500,000 to $1,000,000.
Capt. Wm. Rentou, of the Port
Blakely mills, intends building a
standard sruajre railroad from the
head of Little Skookum bay to
Elma, on the Chehalis river. For
three years he has quietly been
securing timber claims along the
proposed line of the road. As soon
as good weather opens work will
Tliis powder never varies. A maivel of
purity, strength and holesomeni.v. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold In competition with the mul
titude of low test, .short wrighr, alum or
phosphate iowders. Sold only in can.
ltOVAL BAKING POWDER CO.. 1(W W:UI-t..
King of the Blood
Is not a '-cure all," It Is n blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the a s
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder, lmpnrlty er
lUeeil. Such are DylPia, milioume,
Liter Complaint, Constipation. Xcrrviis DU
onlcr. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness. Heart Dteac, Dropsy. Kidney BUaw,
Ptlcg, Ilheumatixm, Catarrh, Scrofxda, Shin
Disorders, Pimple. Ulcer. Sicctitnos, Ac,
dc. King ef the Blood prevents and!
cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
In calling it "the most genuine and elllcient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, 1 per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol the Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RAXSOM, SON & Co.. Props
Buffalo, N. Y.
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The finest stock or Jewelry In Astoria.
Efr-All goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
Mitt Complite Sttck in Astoria
Novelties of all Kinds
Praits Both Foreign aad Oaatestle
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, O'R AN BOCK
Sleepless Nights, made miserable'
by that terrible couch. Shiloh's Cnw i
the reedy tor yew. Sold by W. E. TJe-
W & ROYAL KSSKlfc B
r IP) I
Heuralgia', Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, 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.
Ko Preparation on earth equals St. Jacobs Oil
j safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedj-. A trial entail but the comparatiTelj
trifling outlay of CO Cents, and every sne itiffer
lag with pain can baTa cheap and paitire proof
of It claims.
Directions In EoTen Languages.
A. VOGEUER & CO.,
Baltimore, Xtd., IT. S. A.
THERE i$ SB DEATH.
There is no death! The stars go down
To shine upon some fairer shore,
And bright in heaven's jeweled crown
They shine forever more.
There is no death! The dust we tread
Shall change banctth the summer
To golden grain, or mellow fruit.
Or rainbow-tinted flowers.
There is no death! The leaves mav
The flowers may fade and pass away
They only wait through w in try hours
The coming of the May.
There is no death ! An nugel form
Walks o'er the earth with silent tread.
lie bears our best beloved awav.
And then we call them 'dead.''
' J". It. McCrcery.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
lalu in the right side, tinrior etle of
ribs, increasing on pre-surc; sometimes
the pain Is on the left blue; the patient is
rarely able to lie on the left side; some
times the pain la felt under the shoulder
and is sometimes taken for Rheumatism
in the arm. The stomach l affected with
loss of appetite and sickness; the bowel-,
in general are co-tlve, sometimes alter
nating with laxity; the head K troubled
with pain, accompanied with a dull, heavy
sensation In the baek part. There is gener
ally a considerable loss of memory, accom
panied with a painful HnsatIon of having
left undonu .something which might to
liave been done. A blight, dry cough i
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; ho i
easllj' startled ; his feet aro cold or burn
ing, and he complains of a prickly sensa
tion of the skin; his .spirits are low, and,
although he is nat Nfled that exercise w ould
be beneficial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitudo enough to try it.
If you have any of the above symptoms,
vou can certainly ho cured by the use of
the genuine PR. C. SIcLASt'CS I.IVEK
When you buy McLanc's nils, Insist
on having DR. C. McLANE'S CELE
BKATED LIVER 1'ILLS, made by Flt-m-lni?
ItroR., Pittsburgh, Pa.
if you can not cet the genuine DR.
C. 3XcLAE'S LIVER PILLS, send us
25 cents by mail, and wc will send them
FLEMING BROS., Pittsbnrgli, Pa.
Health is Wealth.
Dr. E. C. West's Xerve and Brain Treat
ment: a specifle for listeria. Dizziness,
Convulsions, Nervous Headache, Mental De
pression, Loss of Memory, Spermatorrhoea,
Impotency, Involuntary Emissions, Prema
ture Old Age, caused by over-exertion, self
abuse, or over-indulgence, uhich leads to
misery, decay and death. One box will euro
recent cases. Each box contains one months
treatment. One dollar a box, or six boxes
for five dollars ; sent by mail prepaid on re
ceipt of price. We guarantee .six boxes to
cure any case. With each order received by
us for six boxes, accompanied with five dol
lars, we 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, dniggist, As
toria, Oregon. Orders by mail at regular
J. .1. TOKKS
FOABD & STOKES,
Wholesale and retail dealers in
Wood aad Willow-ware,
Tobacco, Cigars, Wines and Liquors
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
Fruits and Vegetables.
General Goaainion Merchants
Next to Oregon Hallway Nav. co's Dock.
Plain and Fancy Sewing.
Isits mdm Im the toet Style aad
Mrs. T. S. JezveU.
EIOOIM OVJtR MBS. . S. WARREN'S.!
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
i'Hi:x.vMts sTi:i:irr, astoiua.
nriiiK l'xdi:i:sh;ni;i) rs pleased to
A announce to tin public that he has op
JSatixxs House ,
Anil rumMics in flit-class stj le
oysti:s:s. hot coi'fee tea. etc.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
Please give me a ealL
,. 51. .IOHNnO.N.
'. II. STIC KKLS
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY &. CLASS WARE.
A!o Wholesale Dealers in
Pnluls, Oils, Vurnislic, CSIa&t,
Ptittr. Artists' Oil ami Water
Colors. Paint and Kalso-
Constantly on hand a'f till and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tfeo
Our Mock of Crockery and U1b8H
Ware Is the Largest and most Completo
Stock e or opened In Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sots. i;kus.
Fruit, and Water Sets. liar FIxtnres. A!o
Mugs. Ponies, thistle Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Lemonade Cans, &c, ic.
K crythlug sold at Lowest I. Ing Kates.
An Evamination will more than repay yon.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerchaum and Brier Pipes,
Stationery and Optical Goods,
Joseph Kodgers and Wostenholm
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
wattham axj elgih
Gold and Silver Watches and Chains.
B. B. FRANKLIN,
Corner Cav. and Ffuiemoqhe streets,
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON
rKInney's Huilding, opposite D. K. Warren's
Drugs and Chemicals.
A FIXE LINE OF
Toiet and Fancy Articles.
S& Preriptions carefully compounded
at all hours.
No. 40 12-PIy
SALMON TWINE !
CORK AND Li: 11) LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
Sll Market Street. 8aa Frmaelsc
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast
We wlllpay the ahof e reward for any case
of Liver Complaint. Dyspejisia, Sick Head
ache, indigestion. Constipation or Costive
ness we cannot cure with West's Vegetable
Liver Pills, when tho directions are strictly
complied with. They are purely Vegetable,
and never fail to ghe satisfaction. Sugar
coated. Large boxes, containing 30 Fills, 23
cents. ForsalobyallDrujKists. Beware of
counterfeits and imitation. The genuine
manufactured onlv byjoirx G. West & Co.
"The Till Maker' 181 and 183 "W. Madison
SC. Chicago. Free trial package seat by
mail prepaid on receipt of a 3 cefttstaep.
W E. Dement, ageat.
W 1 &
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Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All Kinds of
OAK LUMBER, i
Boat Materia!, Etc.
j Boats of all Kin An Made to Order. I
"Orders from a dlstauco promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bwnrox Strekt, Near PAniusn House,
ASTOKIA. - OBEGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
or nil DesciTptleHS marie te Order
at Short A'otlrc.
A. D. "Wass, President.
.1. (. Hustlkk, Secretary.
I.W. Case, Treasurer.
Joux Fox, Superintendent
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OKKfiON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Wixsotf & Fisher,
Iron. Steel, Coal, Anchors, Ghains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WHOCGHT AXD CUT GALVANIZED
Nails, Cepprr Nulls ud BHrrs,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oili
Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds.
FtOim AND MUX FEET.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenam us and Hamilton Streets
M. WKItTIIKIHER. I. WERTHRIMER.
M. WERTHEIMER & BR0.
MANUFACTDBERS OF FINE
Havana and Domestic Cigars
Ms. 518.Frmt St. Saa fraaelsra
A. Yan Dnsen & Co.
WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL THE
attention of the Public to the fact that
thev are Ascents for the f olio win tr sewinc
machines, viz :
AhI The U1rldser
Which thev arc selliiur from ME. txa.
each aad 4?fy Caaiaetitiaa.
Persojw wlshbw to nurchase Mftelilnt
should call aad inspect our stocfc before pur
ctiaAinx eteewhere. as k guarantee to sire
TfMCstllMti6nM ngarat qaality ad
iM -t & z
FJB Zp T 2 C
lo $2 Sw 5 9
m W 21 s&2!f3
VT 5- 5 p g
A SPECIALTY. '
V V. HOLDEHi.l
AUCTIONEER, COHMIS6ION AND
J O. BOIOXT1,
P. S. CsMMriwtoaer, Bftory rafcMe, aa
Atrpnt lor thpilTamhurrJtrBaaHfiatfifc.Co.
of Hamburg. GenaaMflaBwbaa-lMa3L?v
oliwi' T.lfa and AmBBBKBTSMaaiBK3Lr-.
wcttce offer Wei
2J.ELO F. AK
Atteracy at Itair.
OFFICE AT ST. HELENS, OKE60N.
"Will attend terms of Coyrt at Astoria,
p . WIHTOM,
Attorney and Ceunaehr at Law.
wornce ia Pythian Building. Seons 11, 12.
ASTOIUA, - - - OREGON.
TAX TUTTJLK. M. 1.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Offick Rooms i, 2, and 8.PjthlaaButld-
REsrDEXCK OrerElberson's Dakery. op
posite Bartli & Myers' Saloon.
A li. WJIjTON, M. D.
Fhyaiclaa aa Barveaa.
OFFICE Over A. V. Allem's troery rtore.
Rooms, at the Parker House.
X1 JP. HICKS,
ASTORIA, .... OSMOM
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, eoraer
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
T H. JLaFOKCE.
heatal Kna arer Caee'a Mre,
Chenamus Street, - - Astoria, Oregoa.
Q. A. BOWLBY.
Chenamus Street. - ASTOKIA, ORIGO.
Gt. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Caaa
and Court Streets.
Ship aud Cannery work, florsessoeii
Wagons made and repaired. Good we
NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP.
OPPOSITE KINNEY'S CANNERY
Blacksmithing, Btilcr Wtrk, ami
Over Arar Farehaa'a Mm.
Call and examlae tlM work. Ve art "linlar
and see the wood we an astag, aefew, mtS-
ing a trade elsewhere.
FIRST-CLASS WOKK A SPJCCALTY;
Far Salt. - --;
LOT 6. BLOCK ltt, SSTYSLTS JMOMA
occupied by JaaesMeGa,twllaCii-
pnuuiafs aad IwproTeai
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