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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, March 14, 1883.
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How to Use it. and How to Ruin it.
One of the most important ac
quirements that the owner of a
gun can possess, is to know how
to leave it alone. Many expert
mechanics have been engaged in
its construction; a crank can spoil
it in one operation. "We have no
advice to offer regarding the choice
of a gun, except that it be pro
cured , from some manufacturer
with an established reputation.
Do not expect to get a good
weapon for little or nothing. Prop
ositions to this effect, emauating
from irresponsible parties, may be
found in flashy advertisements;
but it is always better to pay
more for guns and less for acci
Do not cobble your gun. The
men who made it knew what they
were about, and thus have a de
cided advantage of you. The
worst foe of a painstaking manu
facturer is the half-fledged ama
teur mechanic, who, spending haif
his time tampering with his gun,
and most of the remainder in
grumbling at the result, never
succeeds in making his mark as a
sharpshooter. If. a.ny important
changes or repairs are necessary,
have them made by a competent
mechanic. In the majority of
cases poor shooting is due to want
of skill in the alleged marksman;
he either does not know how to
shoot, or cannot manage a gun or
prepare amunition properly.
It is easier to prevent rust than
to remove it. It is also more im
portant. After using, clean and
oil your gun carefully and repeat
this operation the succeeding day.
Examine it frequently, allow no
dust to gather anywhere, and do
not neglect the working parts. A
gun should never be left against
an outside wall, nor in any other
place where it is exposed to damp
ness, nor in a position that may
have a tendency to warp the stock.
Safety is the most important requi
site. It is better to shoot poorly
or not at all, than to pause or be
the victim of an accident. No one
intends to be careless, nor will
auy one plead guilty to such a
charge; yet on this point the ma
jority of men need admonition.
Every rifleman has his own pe
culiar views regarding the prepa
ration and use of ammunition. Ef
fective shooting may be done by
following any one of several meth
ods; the best results, however,
are only obtainable by the practice
of what some may deem evercau:
tiousness. Pay attention to de
tails. Every shell should have an even
foundation for the primer to rest
upon, in order that it may explode
the instant it is struck. If the
pocket of the shell is uneven the
gas may escape, or a hangfire be
the result. The pockets should
also be of even depth and diame
ter. Primers when seated, should
be entered straight and pressed
carefully to the bottom of the
pocket, care being taken not to
crush the fulminate. Improper
seating of primers frequently
cause even a hang or miss-fire.
It is well to sort shells and lay
aside those in which the primers
seem to fit even too snug or loose,
using them for warning shots or
experimental shooting, but not in
an important match. After prim
ing, some assort the shells, using
those with deepest pockets at the
shortest range. Owing to a slight
difference in thickness, metal shells
are of unequal capacity some
holding a few grains of powder
more than others; but this does not
seem to cause any variation in the
flight of the bullet. It is custom
ary to fill the extra space with an
additional wad or two. A better
elevation can be obtained by the
use of shells that have been fired
at least once, and are, by expan
sion, better fitted to fill the cham
ber. If convenient, it is well to throw
the shells in water as fast as used.
This softens the powder crust and
renders their cleaming a compara
tively easy task. A solution of
cyanide of potassium will cleanse
them quickly and effectively, but
this is deadly poison, and is also
likely to injure the shells unless
applied by one who understands
its use. The safe way is to use a
brush and water; let them be
carefully cleaned and rinsed, and
thoroughly dried. A good plan
is to drive nails in a board and
hang the shells thereon, or they
may be tied in bundles aud dried
in a moderately warm oven, or by
being left several hour in the hot
sun. If the least moisture re
mains, good shooting cannot be
done. Before reloading rub the
outside of the shell with a slightly
oiled rag, and clean the inside of
dust with a dry brush. Examine
the pocket carefully, scraping out
anything that may adhere to it,
and see that the primer hole is un
obstructed. Shells should bo
carefuly scrutinized and any that
show imperfection thrown aside.
Sometimes a slight flaw will be
visible; the shell can be rejected
before bursting and a poor shot
avoided. "When you make an un
accountable shot examine the shell
carefully, or mark and preserve it
for future inspection; it may have
been imperfect or improperly
primed. JForest and Stream.
The Passion for Dosing.
Even the most confirmed "hy
dropath" or "manipulationist" will
admit that it is necessary some
times to take medicine. The
human system, under the persist
ent ill-treatment that it receives
on every hand, must occasionally
need to be revived and restored by
positive medication. The truly
judicious take just as little medi
cine as will suffice to keep them
"in repair;" but we" see .continu
ally, particularly among the less
cultivated classes, a sort of reck
lessness in the use of drugs, and a
blind faith in any remedy adver
tised as "a sure cure" by Us own
ers, which is nothing less than
startling. It is impossible, seem
ingly, to teach such people that
"an ounce of prevention is worth
a pound of cure;" that correct
habits ol living, though somewhat
irksome, are vastly less so than
the payment of doctors' bills, and
the long and seldom perfect con
valescence after an illness; and
they have really degraded them
selves by getting sick at all. In
order to keep well, -people must
sleep at least seven or eight hours
out of every twenty-four; they
must eat plain food regularly and
in abundance; they must exercise
freely in the open air; they must
keep themselves and their sur
roundings clean, and they must
clothe themselves warmly and
comfortably. As long as ardent
spirits are allowed to be drunk so
recklessly; as long as women will
persist in impeding their circula
and misplacing their vital organs
by tight dressing; as long as the
health of feminine heads is im
paired by long hair, with its heat
ing, absorptive and uncleanly
qualities; as long as men and
women will persist in sacrificing
everything for fame, money, for
fashion, for physical enjoyment, so
long will disease and decay be
awfully prevalent. Yet even they,
and the most aspiring among us
have not always the strength of
mind to rise superior to benighted
public opinion and to follow our
honest convictions on the subject
The senate passed the house
bill modifying the postal money
order system so as to authorize
postmasters of money order of
fices, under the authority of the
postmaster-general, to issue postal
notes in denominations of five dol
lars and under. This important
bill will greatly facilitate the busi
ness of sending small sums through
the mails. It also authorizes the
issue of money orders without cor
responding advices of five dollars
and less, to be on engraved paper
and known as postal notes, paya
ble to bearer. Sueh notes to be in
valid after three months. The holder
can after that time get par value
by applying to tho postoffice de
partment at Washington. For
issuing a postal note a fee of three
cents will be charged. This bill
authorizes the issue of money or
ders in denomination of $100 or
less. None for more than $100
can be issued. The following fees
are fixed for money erders: For
orders not exceeding $10, 8 cents;
from $10 to $15, 10 cents; $15 to
$30, 15 cents; $30 to $10, 20 cents;
$40 to $50, 25 cents; S50 to G0,
30 cents; SCO to $70, 35 cents; $70
to 680, 40 cents; $S0 to $100, 45
P STOMACH &t
Invalids who aro recovering vital stamina,
declare in grateful terms their appreciation
of the merits as a tonic, of Ho?tctter's Stom
ach Bitters. Not only do eg it impart strength
to tho weak, but it also corrects an irregular
acid state of tho Etomach. makes the bon-els
act at proper interval, gives caso to those
who suffer fromhcumatic and kidney troub
les, and conquers' as well as prevents fever
and a rue.
Tor f ale by all Druggists and Dealers
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purit y, strength and w holesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, aud
cannot De sold In competition with the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only in cmif,
Rovai. Baking Powder Co.. jog "Wall-st.
Notice to Gas drainers.
TO PROTECT OUR PATRONS, "WE "WrLL
not supply pas where the Internal plp
Iiib of buildings has not been approved by
There will be no charge for
Rules Furnished on Application.
ASTORIA GAS LIGHT CO.
Ciias. S. Wright, C. II. Pack.
Astoria, March 8th, 1SS3. d-lwk
milE SLOOP, "LAST CHANCE." FOR
JL particular enquire at M. Wise's store,
or address G. W. Birchard, Gray's River, W.
I" CELEBRATED IW
ABB fj D r? ti 5 3 w B
lAi Pistil 1 1
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quins, 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 earth equals Sr. Jacocs Oil
as a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedy. A trial entails but tho cowpantirely
trifling outlay of 50 Cents, and every sns Buffer
ing with pain can Iiato cheap sad poedtire proof
cf It claims.
Directions in EleTea Languages.
S0LDBYALLDBUGGIBT8 AHD DEALEB3
A. VOGELER & COM
Baltimore, 3ZcL, V. S. A.
It is announced that arrange
ments have been completed for a
daily line of stnges to connect
with Northern Pacific trains, and
that the line will be in operation
within two weeks. The distance
at present to be traveled by stage
is a little more than three hundred
miles, and forty-eight hours is the
time required to make the dis
ta nee. Columbia Chron icle.
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS,
The countenance Is pale nnd leaden
colored, with ixcaslonal Hushes of n clr
cumscribfil sjot o:i one or both cheeks;
the eyes becomo dull; the pupils dilate;
an azure semicircle runs along the lower
eolld; the noc is irritated, swells, and
sometime bleeds; a swell hue of the upper
lip; occasional headache, with humming
or throbbing of the cars; an unusual se
cretion of saliva; slimy or furred tongue;
breath very foul, particularly In the morn
ing; npjHJtltc vnrlnble, sometimes vora
cious with a gnawing scnvUion of tho
stomach; at others entirely gone; fleeting
pains in the stomach; occasional nausea
and vomiting; violent pains throughout
tiie abdomen; bowels irregular, at times
costive; stools slimy, not unfrequently
tinged with blood ; belly swollen anil hard ;
urine turbid ; respiration occasionally diffi
cult ami nccompnnled by hiccough ; cough
sometlmesdryund convulsive; uneasy and
dNturbed vlcep, with grinding of the teeth;
temper variable, but generally irritable.
Whenever the above symptoms aro
found to exist,
JK. C. McLANE'S VERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a cure.
In buving Vermifuge bo sure you sot
the genuine DU. C. McLAN'K'S VEIOII
rutJK, manufactured by Fleming llro.,
Hi Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. The
market Is full of counterfeits You will
be right if It has tho signature of Flem
ing Bros, and C. McXnne.
If your storekeeper docs not have the
genuine, please report to us
Send us a three cent stamp for -1 hand
some advertising cards.
FLE3I1XG BROS., Tittshnrgh, Fa.
Stttlon'.t Genuine Cape nn
Double Long Coats, Haif Peas,
Aprons, Sleevet, Itubber Booty,
Blanket Shirts, SopIjh, etc.
At San Francisco Prices.
A Liberal Discount to the Trade.
Ship Masters Supplied.
II. 1'. CIIADBOURXE, Agent.
On the Roadway, near Water street.
Most Complete Stock in Astoria
JV ovelties of 'all Kinds
Frnita Both Foreign anil Domchtic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 R &2f DOCK
For Sale or Rent.
A HOUSE AND LOTIX WILLIAMSPORT.
Will be sold cheap for cash. For par
ticulars Inquire at Oregon Meat Market, of
mllm GEORGE UANZ.
C. H. STICKELS
A. ffl. JOHNSON & Co.,
SUp CtaBfllery ai Groceries
CROCKERY &. CLASS WARE.
Also Wholesale Dealers in
Paints, Oils. Varnishes, Glass,
rutty. Artists Oil and Water
Colors, laint and KaLsto-
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tho
Our stock of Crockery and Glass
Ware Is the Ijnrjrest and most Complete
Stock ever opened in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets. Glass,
Fruit, and Wnter Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Ponies, Rustic Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Leironade Cups, &c, &c.
Everything &old at Lowest living Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
Important ! !
Read OareMIy! II
Hereafter all our
Pure Coffees will be
put up under our own
Unless bought of
A. M. JOHNSON & CO.
N. B. All goods bearing our
label are guaranteed to be strictly
Pure and of Best quality, and
are sold by no other House. -
3K. BL PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Vooil Delivered to Order,
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
MAGKUS C. 0K0SBY,
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLUMBERS AND STEAM FITTER,
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware 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 en nand
TO GMERYMEN !
ORDER BOOKS, TALLY LISTS,
Time and Credit Cards.
LINEN NOTE and LETTER HEADS
JOB PRINTING 1
Of all kinds at lowest prices.
We Guarantee Satisfaction !
Ve have new type and a large stock
of first class material.
A 31 .TOIINSOX.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds or
OAK LUMBER, J
Boat Material, Etc.
1 Boats of all S&Lnds Made to Order, j
-Orders from a distance promptly attended
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BBKT02T STJIKET, NKJIB PARKER HOUSE,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND IMARINE ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Or all DeHcrlptlonH ninde to Order
at Short Xotioe.
A. D. Wass, President
J. (. Hustlkk, Secretary.
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
Jon' 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.
Gold and Silver Watches and Chain
Fine and Coarse Liverpool
Tin Plate, Block Tin, Caustic Soda.
For sale ex "Warehouse at Portland
or Astoria by
B AliFOTJK, GUTHiriE &. CO.
dtf Portland, Or.
No. 40 I2-Ply
SALMON TWINE !
CORK AND LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand;
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
511 Market Street, San Francisco
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast
to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
p c. jioiiDF.ar,
AUOTIONEhR, COMMISSION ANI IN
TELO F. JPAKKJEE.
Clatsop County.and City of Astoria
OfDce : Chenamus street, Y.M. C.'A. hall
Room No. 8.
JP . WIJiTOS,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
sa-OfllcG in rythlan Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON.
JAY TUTXLE, M. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON;
Office Rooms 1,2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
TCT P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LA"W.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGOr
M. WERTHEIMER & BR0.
MANUFACTURERS OF FINE
Havana and Domestic Cigars
No. 518 .Front St. San Tranolsco
Plain and Fancy Sewing,
Suits made in the oast Style oad
Guaranteed to Pit.
Mrs. T. S. Jezvett.
ROO MS OVER MRS. E. S. WARREN'S.l
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Casa
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made aud repaired. Good work
I. "W. CASE,
IM PORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA ... OREGON
FOR SALE !
I offer for sale my ranch near Skipa
non in this County; it consists of
Sight Axrcs improved, witli
good dwelling: Honse?
Two Barns, Out Houses, etc.;
A fine Orchard.
Everything is well improved and in
good condition. A large assortment of
Three rasscnger Coaches.
Nine Head Horses, .
Cattle, Hogs, Etc.
This affords a rare chance for a man to
gei a good home in the oldest settled
section in the state.
Terms favorable to one meaning busi
ness. C. A. 2)IAGUIRK.
STATE AND COUNTY TAXES FOR THE
year 1882, are now due and can he paid
at ray ofllce at the Court House. .
d-wtf A. M, TWOMBLY, Sheriff.-