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Vlit Bnil) starian.
?ATrRIAl FhlilttJAHY 24. IK-3
Studio in Cats.
"Wiiruc a majority of our scien
ti ic imii Intve devoted themi'lve
evrinbivirl tci rtsuici iti tlie fl-ll
o' r4cctriily unci uuui, a few pa-
tiont, noble-minded philunthrop
ists have boen silently exploring
the domain of science us applica
ble to cats. No hungry graspers
after hordid gain are they, but
modest burners of the midnight
oil. content to know, as the suffi
cient reward of all their toil, that
thev have conferred some benefit
on the human race. Brush, Edi
son. Field, Morse and such as
they, may leave behind them vast
accumulations of wealth, and the
noisy fame of material success, but
other scientific though nameless
heroes will be followed to their
long homos by the praj'ers and
grateful benisons of the world.
The efforts to which we allude
first orystalized some few y ears
ago, in the foundation, by a scien
tific Belgian gentleman, of an in
stitution for the education of cats,
on tfee currier-pigeon plan. His
followers Mid disciples began by
making Ikmiic pleasant for their
cats. Those luxurious beasts were
surrounded by every attention
that oare oould bestow. Their
days were brightened by tender
solicitude, their nights were made
ioft and warm beyond all prece
dent. After' having thus endeared
their homes to them, the next
move was to send the cats to the
scientific person's institute, where
they would be taught to miss and
sigh for tibe comforts they had left
behind. No more clotted cream;
no more down' couches, no warm
corirs by tilie hearth; nothing but
studied ill-treatment and gaunt
pewury at every turn. And then,
when the contrast had been em
phasized sufficient!' to convince
the moat improvident and unob
servant cat, the animal would be
Joose with a letter tied
round hie 11&& HU left to streak
it for houie. It wiil be soeu that
tbi ptftu wis truly ingenious,
mcse tike members of the society
were not otly not compelled to
pand money upon other peoples
cats haM for carrier purposes,
bat were in fact bound to treat
titeat in the shabbiest man
oonsideied plan fell
through. The domestic cat
proved a failure for postal
parfKMns. He would, when fir.-1
liberated, fly forth like some lurid
boojttemug into the turbid night,
Ins eyes aflami his tail distent, his
boiotn halving with homoMcknesh
and hanger: but from one cause or
aitotiter, he would tarry by the
wv. For as ho sailed high up
amoagvihe frightened stars he'd
hear from far below the Tabby's
plaintive call come welling tip
from the- woodshed's eaves, and
than, as that burning note did
smite trim through and through,
honor, home, responsibility, supper,
all would be forgotten. His mis
tress watching for him by the
slowly-fading fire, would vaguely
hoax .sbrill sounds of conflict, but
not until late next day would she
see Iter Moved Reginald, and then
only see htm weary, ragged, disre
putable, with blood-shot eyes and
faded mien, the missive at his neck
marked with claws and bristling
with strange hair.
Bufllod thus in the endeavor to
moralize the cat, and to de
vote Wnt to useful and indus
trial cuds science has since
oonv.'i-id means of circum
vei . 1 ! repelling him. A
:nftttg s:ovu in this direction
was the invention of the revolving
top-rail for back and division
fences. This consisted simply of
a small and slippc' rail, working
on well greased axles and running
alons the top of all yard fences.
As the visiting cat stepped gingerly
on this rail it did not move; but
when lulled into false security, and
lifting p his voice to call Maria,
be forgot his care, the treacherous
rail would turn, and he would fall,
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inOntte hope remains to sci-! IMSlL
ence. The silent army of scientists , .,2 p..NnQ onr, nRRflNQ i(R
mav have other plans, but they ft g , . . , .. 0
must resolve themselves into de- S al&o some for rent, sfl
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fl S SHEET MUSIC & MUSICIAN'S B
" at Vk
stretched out and spitting, into
the jaws of tin hospitable watch
thir. For a while this wonderful '
contrivance checked the gregari
ous tendencies of eats, and thinned
their wripaieuc ranks iu a vcrv
iati-faeiory extent, but at lai
people fMgot to oil th axles, or
t e lost th-ir bull ihg, and
trradualiv the eat i"-isused his
nocturnal habits with undim
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cided experiments with electricit.
This Avire may be stretched along
on fence tops, on woodsheds, etc.,
and connected with powerfully
charged batteries concealed in the
room of the operator. When the
cats become thick and the chorus
dreadful, the current may be
turned on and the animals par
alyzed. The policeman is then
called in and the cats dispatched
by means of a clnb. It is in a
measure reassuring that science is
actively at work to repel the visit
ing and unwelcome cat, that the
back fences may cease to be
the vehicles cf dissipation, and
the woodsheds may cease to
Tni! congressional commerce
committee has recommended an
appropriation for the improvement
of the Sacramento and Ccquille
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j UK iieiiiixuuiiL-m, tii 1 lie cur : i;Lj
lull suck 01 even uiins Kept mj'n
flrst-cliiss Book, Music, and va- 5
y More, ana my rnces win - r;
ound in every Instance - u.
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SAT TOKOLD STA7, s Q
5 Astoria, Oregon. E
NSW YORK AGENCY
ISO Pearl Street.
Come; Maslsst and Mais Strset.
CHICAGO AGENCY: ;
, 39 Hi?er Street. I
4 Bishopsgate St, Wltkla
T V.'ILL NOT Jill ItKSPONSIilLi: FOlt
JL am dfbtsconiiTifteil JninynaiHewitliout
a written oixler froin inc.
THE SI-OOP. "LAST CHANCE." FOH
imrticular-oHquiieat M. WIcN store,
r aadreii (J W. Uircliard, (JrajS lliver. W.
SPECIAL and PEREMPTORY
Saturday Feb. 24, 1 0:30 A. M.
At Holrien's Auction Rooms.
Household Furniture and Sundries.
i'or iMirttcitiars . Posters.
E. C. nOLDEN, Auctioneer.
uec possible. Yet even
For Sale or Exchange.
ftj KAIt SAN .TOf E. CALA.-C0 ACKKS 7
J-i 1 l mitliinn,tfK'tiKruiiiic'ott:iphHiisi
5 nxijus barn, liickon liouvs etc. Water
lu t)Ks to hoiiv :i:nl lani ; Sclioul and
Chiaeli aercv im1. ill exchange for can
nen stock or limber land.
f21 d lin liOZORTII & JOnXS.
Annual School Meeting.
RJOTICE IS IIEItEBY GIVEN TO THE
Jt ieai'voKr' of school District No 18. of
Clatsop county, hiate of Oicgon, that tin an
nual school ni etiatj for said distru-t ;ill be
licld at Hit s'luwil liottv in -ald disirirt, on
U:e first Monda. licinj; tlicSih dav of March
jV. 1). 15.1, to iMTjin at tio hour of"1- o'ciock
'1 his meet inc is allH for the purpose of
ficrunp hic d-ii'nh uincior lor Hie sui
d!sjnjt for Jht Jcrrn of ihrt .:! and to
fl-f n (!!erk ir th t-'im of oii year, :md to
l- a tax fr -'-lwol jMirjMisus for tin- onsu
nu: yi'ar, a! t aMend it anv oilier busl-sn-ss
broiif-ii lftKv the iiit-ljnir.
Daiotl at the C-l;, of Ah'oria, County of
Clat)p, and state of Oipo:i, this isth day
of Feb , A. !., 1SS3. d-td
IT IS A FACT
Jeff's VARIETY CHOP HOUSE, on
Concomly Street is the Best in
lit: lias Always on Ilantl FKIH
Sltoal "Water Bay and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie lias been Troprlctor or ibc "Aurora
Hotel" in Knappton c en year.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Drugs and Chemicals
i J. E. THOMAS
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A JSX,UAA1.J A.
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Prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or Nipht.
Who own their Boats.
The ASTOIIIA PACIvIXG CO. is
now ready to contract for .Salmon deliv
ered at their Cannery, the coining sea
.vjii, at XineJj- cent i aeli.
M. J. KIXNr.Y.
d lwk Afjcnt.
J VJ I 1
ttrSSlR: t5 53 MZ
STATE AND COITM'V TAXI? l'ORTIIE
year HiJ. are now lu ami cm be paid
at my office at the Court IIou-e.
d--.tf A. .M, TWOMltLY, Sheriff.
g B ls feSB:
SY?.-JPTO?.G.S OF A
Ifocs or Appstite, Bowel3 costive,
ic3i in the Head, with. a. dull ccn
cation in the back paxt, Pain under
'Jie Stolder t)lade, fairness after
c 'tine, "witli a disinclination to a
o" t4a of body or xnind. Irritabiliry
of tornpsr, L.ow spirits, with a f el
inff of liavinc neglected conatlu.r',
weirinesc. Uizzincss, 3Jlatterirjr r t
tlic boart, Dots before the eyei, Z. -lev?
kin, Headache genera.! . r
ibcr- -I.vfyc.EeGtle33nei:3.f . -
fid aiiizsis, liitrhly colors, t; ,
Tir-TT'S IIIir,S are rsyt-Vy
rtlniitccl to snclt cksss. one fiiiri . -fCLts
mfh a clmrau cf tczUny us J
astonItx tlic jsulicrcr.
Vne.T I ucrenso the Appp tlte.anfl car
tho body lo TaUo ca ilcsh.. thus
tfjn Is nourished, and br tlittrTV s
Action n the JHcest;vOrsu?,i -ular
Stools are prodncod. lid. t.. .
:tr, Itirrnv f-f.. IV. .
Grar Ili. n '. ttt" c5-T'-(v t a v
"uapar'saa'1 lc- o. A .si- .
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OFZ1G7Z, S5 MrTRKA.Y ST.. r?. '.
f Br.TTtT'fiKAmMLoMclsiUrlBrcrrrsltMi anf
trrI lUKU ttl U caiU4 HC ca pjJUi.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded.
FlaveFs Wlmrf and, W&rciamise.
We have our Brokers and Agents in Boston, Portland, Me., Ottawa. Montreal, Quebec, Winnepeg, in the Dominion of Canada, Pittsburg,
Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Savannah, Cincinatti, Charleston, Mobile, New Orleans, St. Louis, Kansas City, St. Paul, Minne
apolis, Milwaukee, Detroit, Memphis, St. Joseph, Leavenworth, Helena, Butte. Denver, Pueblo, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Fort Worth, Dallas,
Galveston, etc-, etc.
In Paris, Havre, Antwerp, Hamburg, Frankfort of M., Bremen and in all the commercial centers of the United Kingdom.
IN CHINA AND INDIA AND JAPAN Hongkong, Canton, Amoy, Yokohama. Singapore, Manila, Madras, Bombay, Calcutta, etc.
IN AUSTRALASIA Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Victoria, Brisbane, Christchurch, Auckland, Adelaide, and the Fiji Islands.
IN MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND THE WEST COAST OF SOUTH AMERICA.
These, combined with zlarge and efficient force of traveling salesmen, in the United States nd Canada, give U9 peculiar facili
ties for the distribution of goods entrusted to our care.
Our London office, under the charge of Mr. Eugene E. Jones, (who has long been identified with the Home office, aud is thoroughly familiar
with the Salmon trade),
Maice a Specialty of promptly and sotmamienUy Settling nd sttjusilng nil el aims for Swill,
OAITITED GOODS DSP A21TMSITT: -Fruits and "S'ogetaUes.
Golden Gate Packing Co , San Jose
Dominick, Sheffield & Knight Santa Barbara
J. D. Dawson Packing Co ; San Jose
Riverside Fruit Co Riverside
Fresno Packing Co J ."..- '. Fresno
Los Ghttos Packing Co Los Gates
J. Lusk Canning Co 1 ..Oakland
California Packing Co San Jose
Sierra Madre Packing Co '. Riverside
Capitol Packing Co Sacramento
Live O.ik Packing Co 1 San Jose
jTre3 Piuo3 Packing Co Eureka
Chico Packing Co -. . . .Chico
Redwood Packing- Co Los Gates
Eagle Packing Co San Franoiaoo
Santa Clara Packing Co Oakland
San Lorenzo Packing Co San Lorenzo
EASTERN AGENTS. ,
Cntting Packing Co. (Standards) San Francisco
King, Morse & Co 3an Franoisoo
PACIFIC COAST AGENTS.
TCiSfZOIS? L?H:XSfGe CO.,
"STHICH IS COMPOSED OF
A. Lusk & Co San Francisco
J. Lusk Canning Co Oakland
Cutting Packing Co (Standards) San Francisco
King. Morse & Co t: San Francisco
Banner Packing Co lC San Francisco
Scharamel, Reynolds & Co " ". -. San Francisco
Code, Elfelt & Co " San Francisco
PHiiE, &as & Steam Fitting.
All Work Warranted.
Till further arrangements, can be
found at the new Odd Fellows Building
JAS. V. ItUIDOCK.
rEIEN SHAKES CANXEKY STOCK
JL terms private. A1m, Lot 4. Block 10.
McClurc's am. i Itli. improvements thcicon.
Abo three good farms within t-av disunion
ol Astoria terms easy. Li ts in M dure'?,
ShlvclyV and Adulrrs Astoria. :nd three
blocks in Alderbrook llftt-en acres tide land
on Young's Bay. Also, a Reed paving busi
ness in Astoria.
tf BOZORTH & JOHNS.
mHEltE WILL BE A SPECIAL MEETING
JL of the Stockholders of the 1'oint Adims
rackint; Co. at their office. Upper Astoria.
Thursday. March w, 1883. at 7 r. :.
By order of the Board of Directors.
.T.C. LID WELL.
FARM FOE SALE.
T OFFER FOR SALE tY FAliM AT
JL Buckej c Point, near Knappa, consisting of
145 acres, Dwelling House,
The place is finely situated ; there arc about
1500 Cords of Wood,
And some 400,000 feet of Lumber thereon
To anyone contemplating a stock farm.
uiw mm, or iraae h oners rare inducements.
.tor terms, etc.. apply to Wm. (. Ross, As
toria, or J. O. Ross, on the premises, nn
School District No. 1 , Notice.
TDROPOSALS FOR FURNISHING MA.
JL terial and building school house will he
received by the Directors, at the office of J.
G. Hustler. School Clerk, in Astoria. OrcRon,
until 2 o'clock r.M., on February 24, 1-"S3.
Drawings and specifications mav be ex-
ajumeuauu aii necessary iniormation ot
talned, on application to the office of J. "W.
The ripht to reject any and all proposals
By order of the Board of Directors.
J. G. HUSTLER,
Clerk School DIst. No. 1.
Jjy J. V. iSUZUUTH,
Asterla, Juraary 2 tm.
Win. Hume Astoria, Columbia lliver
Wm. Hume Eagle Gliff. -
Fishermen's Packing Co u
White Star Packing Co. (formerly C. Timmins & Co) K
Columbia Canning Co. (formerly Thistle Brand) u
James Williams & Co "
Union Packing Co " x
Seaside Packing Co "
Pacific Union Packing Co " "
Pillar Rock Packing Co . .
And the- conttol for 1883 of Joe Home's Photo Brand of Co
lumbia River Salmon
English & Co Lower Cannery, British Columbia
English & Co Upper " "
British Columbia Packing Co . " u
British American Packing Co " '
Capitol Packing Co T Sacramento River
Phoenix Packing Co f " "
Suisun Packing Go u ,"
Courtland Packing Co " "
Jones & Anderson " "
Wachusetts Packins: Co
I23L JS-A.3KT PRAKTOISOO,
ISSUE LETTERS OF CREDIT, MAKE ADVANCES on Consignments in Produce and MERCHANDISE, directed to New York and
other Atlantic Markets, to England and Continental Ports; also, to ports in China, Australia and South America.
Xxa. 3XT3S!"77" T03RK:,
PURCHASE and SHIP STAPLE MERCHANDISE to California and the above named leading . markets, and MAKE ADVANCES on
Consignments thereto; Charter Ships, Engage Freights for all Ports, free of commission to the Shipper; Effect Insurance in the leading
offices, on the best terms, and do a General Mercantile and Exchange Business.
Receive consignments of California Produce, and make a Specialty of California Canned Goods and Salmon.,
Consignments solicited on -which the San Francisco house makes liberal advances. Special attention givejvto adjusting claims in blown and pierced tins.
At Flavers Wharf and Warehouse, under the Management of Mr. Samuel Elmore. Supply Canneries at the lowest Market Price with all
articles of Merchandise. Receive Storage, make Advances on Merchandise and do a
Ca-Xt33rXX.j3LXji jM:ESX-t0.jX"H7HjE3 rOTTSlJXTjESS.
Files of all the leading Commercial papers of the World will be kept for the accommodation of our friends and constitutnts, and full market
reports freely furnished on application.
A weekly letter ok tht Salmos market irmm. our Saa FraHisco, Norr York, Ohioag aai London houses -will be at the dispoial of our fritads. 4 .