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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, March 22, 1883
A FA.TAL HUNT FOR GOLD
The Sad Fate of two Prospectors
In the Rocky Mountains.
A leter from Denver, Col., says:
"Bill Farley, an old frontiersman,
has just returned to this city after
an absence of lour months in the
Medicine Bow country, whither he
departed on a prospecting tour in
company with James Wilson and
Jake Schurz, whose terrible fate
in an encounter with a grizzly he
relates in detail. It has been a
common belief for years that rich
placer deposits lay along the
Little Pass Creek, just south of
Elk Mountain, and last fall the
trio started out in search of the
hidden gold. After having lo
cated themselves, and and erected
a permanent tent, they discovered
that they had a huge grizzly bear
as a near-by neighbor. Bruno
contented himself for a night with
prowling about the camp, but as
time wore on the frequency of his
nocturnal visits suggested the ad
visability of getting rid of him in
some way, and various plans were
put forward. A hunt was pro
posed, but Schurz protested
against it, promising that the bear
would depart for "fresh fields and
pastures new," if let alone. Two
traps were set for him, however,
but in both cases he extracted the
bait without being caught, and
Schurz's prediction not being ful
filled, the prospectors grew
One night as the men were
lazily reclining on their blankets,
plotting to ambush the bear and
kill him, a sound of some heavy
body moving through the under
brush was heard, and looking in
the direction whence the noise
came they saw old bruin slowly
making his way toward them.
The men had thrown their rifles
aside, and unfortunately if they
moved the bear would be upon
them before they could reach their
weapons. Farley and Schurz had
a pistol each however, while "Wil
son was only armed with a bowie
knife. To attack the grizzly with
these weapons, however, was
perilous, but to remain there
hoping to be passed by unnoticed
was more so. After a hurried
conversation it was decided that
Farley and Schurz should crawl
out beneath the rear flap of the
tent, make a detour of the camp
to where the guns were, and then
open fire on their unwelcome
visitor, while Wilson remained
concealed in the tent.
They had hardly gone a half
dozen yards, however, when Far
ley accidentally stepped upon a
twig, which broke with a loud re
port. The grizzly fell back on his
hind quarters, uttered a furious
growl, and made for the tent on a
run, and almost before the two
men could realize it he had broken
throngh the canvas and was on the
inside. They saw immediately
that they could be of no use to their
unfortunate companion in his strug
gle with the bear, and they
therefore took shelter in the
branches of a tree near by. In
the dim light of the camp-fire
they saw the tent heaving with the
conflict for life raging within, and
while praying that Wilson would
come off victoriorious a wild death
cry told them that the struggle
was at an end. The commotion
within ceased with the fading
away of the horrible echo, and the
grizzly shambled out into the
light. He staggered around the
fire, surveyed the pool of syrup
on the ground, but seemed to
have no further appetite for it,
and then departed as abruptly as
When the men re-entered their
tent they found poor Wilson lit
erally torn to pieces. One side of
his head had been laid bare by a
blow from the grizzly's paw, and
the left side of the body, including
the heart, had been almost torn
away. The yet warm life blood
covered everything around, and in
the pool lay the knife with which
Wilson had vainly tried to defend
At early daybreak the two men
resolved to hunt the bear down,
and followed his trail until they
came to a thick underbrush, under
which the animal had disappeared.
Shultz, believing that the bear,
having been wounded by Wilson,
would not risk an encounter, en
tered the brush to scare him out,
Farley standing off so as to shoot
him the moment he appeared.
Shultz had hardly been gone five
minutes on his hazardous expedi
tion, when his companion was
startled by a yell that fairly froze
the blood in his veins. Following
immediately after it came the de
spairing cry, "Farlcyl My God!
I'm killed!" A deathly silence,
that was only broken by the
splashing of a beaver's tail in one
of the open dams, ensued, and
Farley knew that he had lost his
It was with the feeling that he
was walking into the jaws of cer
tain death that he entered the
chaparral to seek Shultz. There
was no danger, however; the bear
had again fled. In a dark spot in
undergrowth, to which the rays of
the sun were unable to pene
trate. Farley, while crawling on
all fours fell over the body of
Shultz. When he had recovered
from the horror of the discover'
he dragged the remains out into
light. It was apparent from the
wounds that Shultz had stumbled
on the bear and received his death
wound before he could make an
effort to defend himself. His gun
was in his right hand as if trailing
it. The bear, surprised, hacl
struck him on the left shoulder,
tearing away clothes and flesh,
and then bit him through the heart
as he had Wilson, the two wounds
being almost identical. Farley
gave up the hunt. He carried the
remains of Shultz back to camp.
After having buried the two bod
ies and marked the double grave,
he left the country that afternoon
and retraced his steps to Denver.
The sixth sardine factory at
Lubec, Me., will be started in the
A screwless door knob and
spindle are among the new things
in door locks.
A cutlery manufactory the first
in Canada, is about to be estab
lished in Montreal.
General Gordon, of Georgia,
has just bought 190,580 acres of
Mississippi delta land.
During the last year forty-three
railroad and eight canal eompanies
filed articles of incorporation in
The tanneries of Tioga county,
Pennsylvania, annually consume
the hemlock bark from fifteen
Cocoanuts are worth $25 a thou
sandintheBay Islands,and bananas
about thirty-seven and a half cents
A Lynchburg, Va., genius has
invented a combination which
answers for a door bell, a letter
box, and a door plate.
The Massachusetts peach crop,
which last year was almost a total
failure, bids fair to be a good one,
the present season.
Scandinavians are leaving north
ern Wisconsin in considerable
numbers to seek homes in Oregon
and Washington territory.
There are twelve standard and
sixteen narrow-gauge railroads
building in Mexico, the former
with an aggregate mileage of 1,
2GG and the latter of 820.
The produce of Dominion
fisheries for the past year is valued
at $16,0S8,G72, being an inarease
in value compared with the pre
ceding year of $271,510.
More than ten million tons of
coal a year is mined at Silesia, and
the price at the mines only 86
cents. Miners average less than
$2.50 a week in wages.
Our annual imports of .sugar
and molasses are valued at more
than the usual production of gold
and silver in America, and the
duty collected is almost 650,000,
000. A company of New York capi
talists has purchased a large hill
at Flushing, L. I., estimated to
contain $10,000 worth of sand,
which they will ship to all parts of
Ex-Governor Stanford is thought
to possess the largest vinerard
owned by an individual anywhere
in the world. The vineyard at
Vina, Cal., embraces 3,500 acres,
all in thriving vines. Chicago
Germany imports about four
times as much grain as it exports,
but its exports of iron and iron
ware are six times as large as its
imports, and exports of silk and
silk goods twice as large as its imports.
Tills powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesonipnoss. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot De sold in compi tition with the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only in cans,
Roval Raking PowdkkCo.. ICC "NVall-st.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," it is a blood-purifier and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons tbcsvs
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder, Impnrlty or
Itlood. Such are DvpepMa, lilUlousne,
Liver Complaint, Con&tipalton, iVerrou Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness, Heart DUea&c,Dropsy. Kidney XHtcase,
Pile, lUieumaUsm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcers. Swellings, d-c,
&c. Kin&r or the Blood, prevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity
ui iue oioou. unemisis ana pnysicians agree
in calling it "Ute most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, 51 per botUe. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol th Blood wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM, SON & Co.. Props
NEAT. CHEAr AND QUICK, BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
To All Whom It May Concern.
0 A2TO AFTER THIS DATE THE
Longshoremen of Astoria, in the event
of any vessel loading or discharging at any
point on the Columbia river from Walker's
Island to the mouth of the Columbia river
bar shall not help to load or discharge said
vessel or vessels unless Astoria Longshore
men are employed. By order or the presi
PH IL. CAHROLL. Sec'ty.
Astoria, Oregon, Mar. 20th, 16S3, d Ira
,8 HSKFS3 ?i
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scafds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth eqnh St. Jacobs Oh.
as a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bcmedy. A trial entails but the coparatirelj
trifling ontlar of CO Cents, and erery one suffer
ing irith pain can hare cheap and rxxitire proof
of its claims.
Directions in Derea languages.
BOLD BY ALLDBUGGIBTS AHD DEALEB3
A. VOGEU3R & CO.,
Baltimore, 3ZtL, V. S. JL.
Hotel keeping andpension keep
ing are the most importont indus
tries in the principal cities and
towns of Switzerland. Therefore,
Switzerland is one of the best
places in which to study human
nature, if we may believe Sten-
dahl, who says: "I have a pas
sionate desire to know human na
ture, and have a great mind to
livo in a boarding house, where
people cannot conceal their real
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIYEH.
Pain In the right f-lde, under edge of
rlb increasing on pressure; sometimes
the pain Is on the leftsido; the patient U
rarely ablo to lie on tho left side; some
times the pain is felt under the shoulder
nnd is sometimes taken for Rheumatism
in the arm. The stomach is affected with
loss of appetite and sickness ; the bowels
in general arc costive, sometimes alter
nating with laxity; the head is troubled
with pain, accompanied with adnll.hcavy
sensation in tho back part. There is gener
ally u considerable loss of metnoryt accom
panied with a painful sensation of having
left umlono something which ought to
have been done. A slight, dry cough is
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he is
easily startled ; his feet arc cold or burn
ing, nnd ho complains of a prickly sensa
tion of the skin; his spirits are low, and,
although ho is satisfied that exercise would
bo beneficial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try It.
If you have any of the abovo symptoms,
vou can certainly be cured by the use of
the genuiue DIt. C. McLANE'S XIVJEK
When you buyMcLanc'a Pills, Insist
on having DR. C. McLAXITS CELE
BRATED LIVER PILLS, made by nom
ine HroK., Pittsburgh, Pa.
11 vou can not Ret the genuine DR.
C. McLANE'S LIVER PILLS, send us
25 cents by mail, and wo will send them
FLEMING BEOS., Tittsljurgh, Pa.
Important ! !
Bead Cnrefnlly! i I
Hereafter all our
Pure Coffees will be
put up under our own
Unless bought of
A. 31. JOHNSON & CO.
N. 13. All goods bearing our
label arc guaranteed to be strictly
Pure and of Best quality, and
are sold by no other House.
ASTORIA MARBLE WORKS.
DAVID KJEMIAX, - - Proprietor,
Manufacturer ot American and Italian
marble monuments and head stones. Ceme
terv lots enclosed with curbinc. walls and
conlncr or stone nosts and iron railinc. Prices
and designs furnished to persons at a dis
tance, batisiacuon guaraniceu. oiaie can
seamers ior cannery use.
A 31. .IOHXSOK. C. H. STICKKLS
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Sliip Ctoilery ai Groceries
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also Wholesale Dealers in
lai2ils. Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
rty. Artists' Oil and Water
Colors. I'niiil and Kalso-
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tlio
Our tock of Crockery and. Glass
Ware is the l.nrre Ht and most Complete
Stock ever opened In Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Fets, Toilet Sets. Olass.
truii, ana water teis. uar fixtures, jue
Mugs. Ponies. Rustic Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Lemonade Cup, &.c , &.c.
Everything sold at Lowest Living Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco HousesZand
tSr-AU goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
MAGMS G. CROSBY,
IHAMAEE, IRON, STEEL,
IrGn Pipe and Fittings,
PLTJ MBERS AKD STEAM FITTER0
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP ILEAD
SHEET IROH TIN AND COPPER,
CaBnery anfl Plsiermens Snpplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with reatness and dispatch.
None but ilrst class workmen employed.
A large apartment ofj
(Constantly on band
Fishermen' Attention !
Sutton's Gcuuinc Cape Ann
Double Long Coais, Half Peas,
AprmiR, Sleeves, Itubber Boots,
Blauket Shirts, Hocks, etc.
At San Francisco Prices.
A Liberal Discount to the Trade.
Ship Masters Supplied.
II. P. CIIADBOUENE, Agent.
On the ltoadway, near "Water Street.
SC. S. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered, to Order,
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WIKES, LIQUORS AND CICARS.
PI KMT CLASH
SEALED PItOPOSALS WILL BE KE
celved at the office of the county clerk
until noon of April 4th, 16S3. for the burial of
the dead who may have to be buried at the
expense of the county
By order of the County Court.
d-w tf R. It. 8PEDDEN, Clerk.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, J
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Siads Made to Order, j
-Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all casos.
S. ARNDT & FEEOHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
AU kinds o!
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE 8TREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkxtok Street, Near Parker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
L AND SNARINE ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotloe.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. (t. nosTLER, Secretary.
I.W. Case, Treasurer.
Jonx Fox, Superintendent
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
Stationery and Optical Goods,
Joseph Eodgers and "Wostenholm
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLER
Revolvers and Cartridges.
WAITHA3I Affl IXGIft-
Gold and Silver Watches and Chain
Fine and Coarse Liverpool
Tin IMate.BIorkTIn, Caustic Soda,
For sale ex "Warehouse at Portland
or Astoria by
BALFOUR, GUTIIRIE JL CO.
dtf Portland, Or.
No. 40 IS-PIy
CORK MB LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
511 Market Street, San Franclaeo
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast.
? Bracket Work
TD C. IIOIiDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.EL.O F. JPAJtKEK.
Clatsop County, and. City of Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Tt . WISTOX,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
3-Offlce in Pjthian Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON.
JAY TUTTiE, 31. .
PHYSICIAN AND STJEGEONi
Office Rooms l, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Residkmce Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
Tj! P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, ---- OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LA"W.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGO
Plain and Fancy Sewing,
Suits made in the best Style aad
Guaranteed to Fit.
Mrs. T. S. JeweU.
ROOMS OVER MRS. E. S. WARREN'S.!
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner ol Casi
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
Over Arndt & Ferchen's Shop.
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.
FOR SALE !
I offer for sale my ranch near Skipa
non in this County; it consists of
Eifflity Acres improved, with
good dwelling' House ;
Ttjo TJnrns, Out Houses, etc.;
A Fine Orchard.
Everything is well improved and in
good condition. A large assortment of
Three 1'asscnger Coaches.
Nine Head. Horses,
Cattle, Hogs, Etc.
This affords a rare chance for a man to
get a good home in the oldest settled
section in the state.
Terms favorable to one meaning busi
ness C. A. MAGUroE.
SOLID GOLD .
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
Tho finest stock of Jewelry in Astoria.
t-All goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV H AN EN, JEWELER.