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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, March 8, 1883.
AN EX-SLAVE OWNER OF HIS
Yesterday a prominent citizen,
who has obtained a competency,
aid who can afford to take his life
lwsurely, settled himself into an
easy chair in his office and re
marked: UI can tell you a story
in real life that is full of romance.
It illustrates the truth of the old
saying that truth is stronger than
The reporter became attentive,
aittl the prominent citizen pro pre
ceeded: "In ante-war times there lived
in Meriwether county a don't-care
sort of a negro named Jack "Wil
son, who could neither read nor
write. He had gained his free
dom some way or other, and gained
his livelihood by acting as a sort
of director-general to famous
Ijorses in his neighborhood. Jack
became attached to a servant girl
who was owned by a man named
Gages, one of the wealthiest men
in Georgia, who owned thousands
of acres of land, and, with his
family, lived in lordly style. The
servant girl was a bright mulatto,
and Jack was a shade darker.
They made a match of it, and
were married under the order of
things that existed in war times.
At the same time Jack had a slave
time wife in Virginia, but she was
as black as coal. "When the war
closed and the slaves were declared
free, Jack took his Georgia wife to
be his partner for life, and by
living with her for a stated period
she became his wife according to
law. As soon as he was married,
Jack showed a sudden spirit of
industry that astonished every
body. His careless habits were thrdwn
aside, and he went to work with a
will. The wealthy Gage, once his
master, died, and his acres fell to
the possession of the heirs. Jack
still worked on the place, and was
saving and was careful. The
Gage family had lost everything
except their land. Hundreds of
slaves were freed, and the vast
fortune was gone. The heirs could
not adapt themselves to the situa
tion. Finally pressed, the sold
fifty acres of land to Jack; and
they wanted more money,
and Jack stood their security
at the La Grange bank, and
when they were unable to pay he
would take up the notes at bank
and trade for a piece of the Gages'
plantation. He worked with a
vengoance, and all his familv
worked. Old man Jack became a
noted and honored citizen of the
count). He was industrious and
prospered. In the meantime his
old master's children continued to
sell him parts of the old homestead.
Finally he owned it all and was
rich. Three years ago he decided
that it was his duty to provide for
his old Virginia wife; so he sent
for her, and she, with her children,
came to him. She was given a
house on the plantation, and is
well provided for. Jack owns
now the magnificent place of about
1,500 within three miles of "White
Sulphur Springs, in Merlweather
county. He is sixt years old,
and his children are settled around
him, and all are contented and
happy and industrious. He owns
fifteen or sixteen mules, and is
noted for keeping the best stock
in the county. His credit at the
La. Grange bank is good, and he
can borrow all the money he wants
on his simple note of hand."
"How much is he worth?"
"I should say about 630,000,
and every cent of it has been
made since the war. It is a re
markable story of how a slave
succeeds his master in the owner
ship of a vast landed estate. I
passed the place a few months ago,
and the Georgia wife came to the
i door to give me a drink af water.
Everything was neat and clean
about the place, the 3ard was
nicely swept, the barns appeared
well filled, and in the lots I saw
piles upon piles of manure care
fully sheltered. It is a model
plantation. "Why, I have seen on
Jack's place 180 acres of corn un
der one fence."
"Is he educating his children?"
"Yes; although he cannot read
and write, he sees the advantage
of an education, and is giving his
children the benefit of schooling.
The story is a true one, and
shows what can be done right here
in Georgia by pluck and industry.
The old adage is true: 'There is
more in the man than there is in
the land.' " Atlanta, Ga., Con
stitution.. The Pacific Hemlock Spruce.
Great forests of the Pacific hem
lock spruce (Morion's) extend
along the coast from California to
Alaska. It is one of the most
beautiful and delicately-foliaged
evergreens, and very spiry, with a
broad ground base. The)' are
even more spiry than the eastern
Canadian. These tall spruces
farther north, are clad in denser
masses of darker green verdure,
clothed from the base 100 to 200
feet upward, or more. The body
is from two to six feet, and occa
sionally eight feet in diameter.
But along the coast territory
mentioned the free is only from
sixty to seventy feet in height, and
rarely over two feet through, The
thickened lower branches aid in
tempering the climate in all sea
sons, and the foliage, unlike red
woods and their like, precipitates
little moisture. It is noteworthy
how admirably ihis tree rallies and
thickens in the top when broken
off by the tempest which often
takes the conceit out of its too
ardent aspirations, nature's tcsti- j
mony that it bears training to any
reasonable extent, responsive to
the bidding of the Master. It is
one of the best shelter trees
known, wherever it will flourish at
all, whether for the orchard, gar
den, yards, or for game of all
Contrary to experience and
observations relative to most other
timbers, the old matured heart
wood is more perishable than the
young and sappy poles and branch
es where they are exposed to the
seasons, the latter being less shaky,
and absorbing and retaining mois
ture less readily. For this reason
the heart-wood is almost solely
used for interior work, where it is
little subjected to the extremes of
outer temperature, as in the case
of rude rafters, where, duly
seasoned with the bark on, they
are singularly lasting and verj
elastic, with much of the snap and
spring of the yew and cedar,
combined with a due degree of
Only in the cold forests of Cali
fornia, contiguous to rivers or cold
creek banks at the southern
limit of its growth, is the
Pacific hemlock spruce ever found
much over two feet in diameter
and about sixty or eighty feet
high. Up to extreme age it pre
serves the perfect, symmetrical,
spire form, and is altogether less
marred by unsightly dead limbs,
than its kindred of the east. The
same observation applies to Alas
ka. If the tree were more exposed
than in its native coast clime, it
might take on a somewhat broader
conic style. In the young state,
say from ten to fourteen feet high
or more, the bark is relatively
smooth and even, branches exactly
level, thin, fan-like, long and slen
der, with cherry-brown bark.--"West
The Great "Wall of China.
" An American engineer who, be
ins: engaged in the construction
of a railway in China, has had un
usually favorable opportunities of
examining the famous great wail,
built to obstruct the incursions of
the Tartars, gives the following ac
count of this wonderful werk: The
wall is 1,728 miles iong, IS feet
wide, and 15 feet thick at the top.
The foundation throughout is of
solid granite, the remainder cf
compact masonry. .At intervals
of between two hundred and three
hundred yards towers rifce up
twenty-five to forty feet high, and
twenty-four feet in diameter. On
the top of the wall, and on both
sides of it, are masonry parapet?,
to enable the defenders to pass un
seen from one tower to another.
The wall itself is carried from
point to point in a perfectly
straight line, across valleys and
plains and over hills, without the
slightest regard to the configura
tion of the ground, sometimes
plunging down into abysses a
thousand feet deep. Brooks and
rivers are bridged over by the
wall, while on both banks of larger
streams strong flanking towers are
The Canadian Pacific railway
company has sold $9,000,000 of the
10,000,000 of stock recently of
fered at GO, also $30,000,000 of
bonds at the same rate.
Tills iMNvrter never varies. A marvel of
rmnty.Mrenxtu and w liolesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot Dp sold in compt tilion with the mul
titude of low- Ipst. short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold wily in can,
KovAL Baking row iiiti: Co., IOC Wallet.
King of the Blood
Is not a "care all," it Is abload-purifierand
tonic Impurity of the Mood poisons tliesys
tern, deranges the circulation, and thus in
duces manv disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
Jtlood. Such are Dypcpla, UlUtousncss,
lArcr Complaint, Coiwtlpation. jcitvu Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General Weak
nets. Heart Dlcae, Dropxy. Kidney Bkcatc,
Pile, Rhcumalltm, Catarrh, Scrouda, Skin
Disorders, Pimnlc. Ulcers. Stealings, d.c,
Lc. ILinz of the JUlood prevents and
cures these by attacking the caw-c. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and pliyslcians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold bv Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials", direc
tions, &c., in pamphlet, Treatise on Diseases
ol thp Blood " WTapned around each bottle.
I). RANSOM, SOX & Co.. I'rops
Buffalo. N. Y.
Stilton Genuine Cape Ann
Double Long Coats, Half Peas,
Aprons, SleoveH, Jlnbbcr Boot,
Blanuet Shirts, Socks, etc
At 'San Francisco Prices.
A Liberal Discount to the Trade.
Ship Masters Supplied.
II. P. CIIADBOURXE, Agent.
On the Roadway, near Water Street.
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Pjte THEGREflr -flftff
! RHEUIATISE i
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Soro Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scads, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
Ko Preparation on earth equals Sr. Jscobs Oil.
us a safe, sure, simple end clieap External
Itemed. A trial entails but the comparatively
trifling outlay of 50 Crnts, sad every one differ
ing with pain c&n bavo cheap end paitive proof
of its claims.
Directions in Eleven Langmgce.
BOLD BT ALL DRUGGISTS ANDDEALEB3
A. VOGEISR & CO.,
lialtltnore, TOO., V. 8. A.
"When the rest of the eoal in
the world gives out China can sup
ply the deficiency. Immense
tracts, both of anthracite and bitu
minous coal, are reported to exist
in that country, and it is estimated
that the supply in a single prov
ince that of Shansi, would alone
last the whole world for more than
four thousand years.
The value of real estate is
higher than ever before in New
York. The ground for the Drexel
building was bought at the rate of
14,000.000 per acre, but fcince
that a lot at the corner of Broad
street an Exchange place has been
sold at the rate of 15,000,000 an
acre. The best land on Brodway
is worth 2,000,000 an acre.
Ghnts: AlMiut nine years ngo I lnd a
child two years old and almost deflii. I he
doctor I IimI attending her could m.T tell
what ailed her. 1 ashed him if lie !"1 i ol
think It was worms, lie sW no . How
ever, this did not satisfy me. :is I f. mi
vinced in my own mind titat 'lie h it. I
obtained a bottle of 1K. C. Mol. Vn !:
I gavrt her a teasnoonfu! in the meniiiu:
and nnothcrat iiigntiftcrwhlch she ih el
seventy-two worms and was a wvV ch.ld.
Since then I have never been wiila-ut it
in my family. The health of my eh I iron
remained x good that J had lupUiled
watching their actions until hImuii Ii.p e
weeks ago, when two of them I re-ei.led
the same sickly appearance tl.at 1'aitnj
did nine years ago. So 1 thorght it ii:i:j
be worms, and went to work l mu t wi'h
n bottle of UK. C. 3IcL.AM" i:mtl
1'UGK letween four of my children, tb'Ir
ages being as follews: Alice, S a-s; i l.ar-ley,-t
years; Kmma,Ge.r-; Juhii.iit-scs
Now comas the result : Al:cr and Liniim
came out all rlghi.tnit Charley pa-ed forty
live and Johnny about ixty v orm- Tl.e
result was so gratifying that I vjK nt two
days in showing tiie wonderful i licet of
your Vermifuge around I tlca. ar.d now
have the worms on exhibition In my More.
Yours truly, JOHN PlPKR.
The genuine IK. C 3rcIXl-7s V12U
MIKITGE is nmuufactured only by
Fleming Bros Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and lear the signatures of C. MeT,mie
and rieminp Uros. It !: never made in
St. IjuIs or Wheeling.
Ik- uro you jct the KcuuSne Price, 25
rents s InHtle.
FLESiUIG HKOS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
GERMAN A BEER HALL
BOTTLE REEK DEPOT.
I'lIKAlUCii SmKET. ASTACU.
The lict or Layer, Z Cfs. a Glass
Orders for the
Celratei Colombia Brewery
Left at this plaee will be promptly attend
Hy-No clieap Sua Francisco Beer sold at
WM. BOCK. Proprietor
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Ilot I.uncli every Day from 10 to 12 A. 51
The best of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
ShilolTs Catarrh Remedy a posi
tive cure for Catarrh, Diptheria and
Canker Mouth. Sold by W.E. Dement
C. . STICKELS
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Alo 'Wholesale Dealers in
Paint. Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
Putty. Artists' Oil and Water
Colors. I'nint and Knlso-
miiic Urn sixes.
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple ami F:inn Groceries Only tno
Our stock of Crockery and Glass
Wart is the Iaruewt and most Complete
Stock e proponed In Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets. Glass.
Fruit, and V:iter Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Muss. Ponies. RiiNtie Bottles Goblets. Tuin-
bier-. Len.iinade Cups, &c , &.C.
i.ver thing oi at iiwest J.ivmg Kates.
An Examination will more than rer-y you.
HE. S. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
VTooil Delivered to Order,
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
I Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
OKA LEU Hi
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Important ! !
Rem! 6nrefaIIy II!
Hereafter all our
Pure Coffees will be
put up under our own
Unless bought of
A. M. JOHNSON & CO.
N. 13. All goods bearing our
label are guaranteed to be strictly
Pure and of Best quality, and
are sold "by no other House.
KAGUU8 C. (1R0SBT,
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLU M BEIIS AND STEAM FITTERS
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP 1EAD
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
Cannery anfl Flsiermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Vare and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but first class workmen employed.
A large assortment ofj
Constantly on hand
FO CMBRYMEN !
ORDER BOOKS, TALLY LISTS,
Time and Credit Cards.
LINEN N.0TE and LETTER HEADS
JOB PRINTING !
Of all kinds at lowest prices.
We Guarantee Satisfaction !
AVe have new type and a large stock
of first class material.
J. F. HALLORAX & Co.
A 31. .IOHN.SON.
X. Iff". CASE,
FHOM 9 O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. M.
Home Mutual taraice Co.,
J. F. HOUOHTOX
Chas. R. STORr.......
Geo. L. Stout
.. ... President
...Agent for 0on
Capital paid up in U. S. goldj
coin .. .; 300 ooo w
I. TV. CASE, Agent,
Cncnamus street. Astoria, Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOnoN AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES
Representing a capital of 807,000,000.
A. VAN DTJSEN. Auent.
This elegant dressing
Is. preferred by those
whohavc used it, to any
.similar article, on. ac
count cf its superior
cleanliness and purity.
It contains materials
only that are beneficial
to the scalp aad hair
Restores the Youthful Color to Grey or Faded Hair
Parker's Hair Balsam is finely perfumed and Is
warranted to prevent falling of the hair and to re
mow dandruffanditchlng. Hiscox & Co , N.Y.
JOc. tad $1 tit, it dnlin la dra;i ai medicine.
A Superlative Health and Strength Restorer.
If you are a mechanic or farmer, vrom out with
overwork, or a mother run down by family or house
hold duties try Parker's Ginger Tonic.
I f you are a lawyer, minister or business man ex
hausted by mental strain or aruciou cares, do not talce
intoxicatingstimulants,butuse Parker's Ginger Tonic
If you have Consumption, Dyspepsia, Kheuma.
Ism, Kidney Cora plaints, oranydisorderofthelungs,
stomach, bowels, blood or neives.PARK er's Ginger
Tonic will cure you. It is the Greatest Blood Purifier
And the Best and Surest Cough Cure Ever Used.
If you are wasting away from age, dissipation or
any disease or weakness and require a stimulant take
Ginger Tomc zx once ; it will invigorate andbuild
you up from the first dose but will never intoxicate!
it has saved hundreds of lives; it may save yours.
CAUTION" ! Ttae 11 rabrtltit.parlcer' GIn-rrToafc !j
cooipannl cf the Leitrraiialgrali In theworU,iuitIi) entirely
di3TTnt front rrrjuntionofstn;tTftloar. StnJfrr circular to
llUcox A Co., Jf. Y. SOc&libct,atilraloiIalrofi.
CHEAT SAVING BUYING DOLLAR SIZE.
Its rich and lasting fragrance has made this
delightful perfume exceedingly popular. ThcrO
Is nothing liko it. Insist upon having Flores.
tok Cologhs and look fcr signature of
, on Tery bottU. Any JrociUt r ialtr la perfuraCTy
cm mpplr too. Si uvl 71 crnt ihti.
LARGE, SAIG BITING Tic. SI7E.
FOAED & STOKES,
Rapidly Increasing Business
Compels an Enlargement
of Our Premises.
A full line of choice
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS.
Sole Agents for the celebrated
POTRERO COMPRESSED YEAST.
Hardware ail Slip ClaMlerj.
A. VAN DUSEN & GO.
Hardware and Ship Chandlery!
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Faints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, J
Boat Material, Etc.
1 Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, j
IS-Ordcrs from a. distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteedjn all cases.
S. AENBT & EEROflEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
AND t i
Boiler Shop pBsSj?
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bentox Strekt, Near Parker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND sMARINB ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Or all Description made to Order
at Short A'otioe.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. (J. Hustler, Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
John Fox, Superintendent
ASTORIA. --- OREGON,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
Stationery and Optical Goods,
Joseph Rodgers and "Wostenholm
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLER
Revolvers and Cartridges.
WAX.TIZA9I AXD EtGIiV
'Gold and Silver Watches and Chain
Fine and Coarse Liverpool
Tin Plnle, BIoekTIn, Canstie Soda,
For sale ex "Warehouse at Portland
or Astoria by
BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO.
dtf Portland, Or.
No. 40 I2-Ply
COM AND LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
511 Market Street, Sau FranrlKro
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast
Tjl C. HOIjDISX,
AUCTIONEER, CO.MiMISSIO: AND IN
Q.EJLO V. pxiimaji.
Clatsop County, ntl City of Astoria
Office :-Cheuamus street, Y. 3t. C. A. hall
Room No. 3.
E . TVIKTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
ifcB-Office in Pythian Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, - - - . OREGON.
JAY TCTTI.E. 11. 1.
PHYSICIAN &8D SUKGECXN,
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drus
XJ1 P. HICXS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGU
M. WERTHETMKK. 7. WKKJ-ftflryrtVJfr' -j y- "
M. WERTHEISiDr& BR0.
aiANTJFACTURERS OF FINE
Havana and Domestic Cigars
Wo. 518 .Front St. Saa Francisco
Plain and Fancy Sewing,
Suits made in the oest Stylo and
Guaranteed to Fit v
Mrs. T. S. Jezuett.
ROOMS OVER SIRS. E. S. WARREN'S.!
a. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, comer of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, Ilorseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
I. W. OA
LMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
rorner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - -. - OREGON
FOE SiLE !
I offer for sale my ranch near Skipa
non in this County; it consists of
EigUiy Acres improved, with
rood dwelling Houses
Tito Bams, Out Houses, etc.;
A Fine Orchard
Everything is well improved and in
good condition. A large assortment of
Three 1'asscnger Coaches.
IVinc Head Horses,
Cattle, Hogs, Etc.
This affords a rare chance for a man to
ge' a good Home in the oldest settled
section in the state.
Terms favorable to one meaning busi
ness. C. A. 3IAGUIRE.
STATE AND COUNTY TAXES FORTHE
year lfc2. lire now du and can ho paid
at my oflice at the Court House,
d-wtf A. M, T WOil BLY, Sheriff.