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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, March 27, L883
HORRORS OP SIBERIA.
Siberia is a shameful blotch up
on the fair fame of modern Russia,
and is as nearly a hell upon earth
as any place practically can be.
And from here the home of inalien
able rights and liberties should go
out to the world at large the con
tumely and reproach merited by a
czar and a court who tolerate, and
even command, the perpetration
of barbarities, whose recital chills
the blood and creates amazement
and horror that such things should
be in the nineteenth century.
Two cases in peint: A well
known English writer recently
visited the mines where political
convicts are immured. Midway
in a dingy subterranean passage
he saw a haggard and emaciated
man lying on his back, naked save
a dirty clout around his loi ns, and
plying a pick. He was on the
point of speaking to him, when the
guide interfered, sternly suppress
ing all attempts at conversation.
Later, however, he found an op
portunity to exchange a word with
the prisoner, who said, in response
to various questiens: 1 am Count
, exiled for life, to this terri
ble place. "We convicts work as
you see us for eighteen hours
out of the twenty-four; have five
minutes allowed for meals consist
ing of a piece of black bread and
a cup of water; are never permit
ted to exchange a word with any
one; are punished mercilessly with
the knout for the slightest infrac- !
tion of orders, and in all respects
are treated with the most shocking
insolence and cruelty. The inten
tion I firmly believe, is to kill us
off as soon as possible. Life here
is a terror sunless and hopeless.
My crime (?) was a jesting, per
haps contemptuous, allusion to the
internal policy of the czar."
Another convict, exiled for life
on account of an alleged connec
tion with a secret society of nihi
lists at Moscow, turned his back
toward Mr. , and pointed to such
bruises, scars, welts and running
sores, the results of frequent knout
injrs, as could have sickened even
the crudest slave-driver of the
olden days, the application of the
dreaded knout having, at various
times, even laid bare the bones of
his hips and shoulders.
"The poor creatures Roussakoff,
Sophie Peroffsky, Michailoff and
Jeliboff while being driven to the
gallows on the Simonoffsky square
were enveloped in heavy coarse
gowns, which hid them almost from
view. And also their sleeves were
tied to their wrists, so that not the
slightest portion of their arms
could protrude. In spite of the
roll of -drums; of the clanking of
horses' hoofs against the stones; of
the dull thud of infantiy battalions
on the march, m spite of all this
our five martyrs strapped to the
tumbrils which were leading them
to death, had strength to cry out
and tell them of the tortures they
had undergone. All the noise
which filled the air could not drown
that cry. It was heard by other
nihilists whowere unknown to the
crowd of lookers on. These men
now determined to acquire the
bodies of their executed friends at
all hazards. They waited until
the execution was over and then
followed the funeral procession, if
it may be so called, to the vacant
lot in the outskirts of the city,
where the interment took place.
It was dark before the last soldier
left the improvised graveyard, and
then our brethren set to work. By
the light of a tallow candle they
dug and dug and dug, until the
first corpse was unearthed. It was
Roussakoff the face was black
and the eyes protruded just the
appearance of a man who had been
strangled to death and not really
hanged. And, indeed what is the
czar's system of hanging but
strangulation? But that was noth
ing. They bared his breast and
back, and a terrible sight met their
gaze. Deep, long furrows were
dug in the flesh, and on inspection
large lumps oE sealing wax were
found to be imbedded in them.
Just under the right shoulder bone
something silvery reflected the
light of the candle, and when my
friends looked nearer they discov
ered that a piece of molten tin had
burnt itself an inch deep into his
body. As to his arms they had
been completely skinned."
Is it then, strange that conspira
cies should exist in a county
where such atrocities are of daily
occurrence? Ts it strange that
throughout all grades of people
noblemen and merchant, writer
and mechanic, peasant and maid,
servantmen are desperate crea
tures, ready and eager to slay their
inquisitorial and relentless oppres
sor? But the end is not yet. The
political horizon is ablaze with
lightnings, and the warning thun
der heralds the coming storm.
The bastile fell at last, and the
people willed that royal blood
should wash out royal iniquities.
So shall Siberia fall ere long, and
fall, too, the useless scourges
known as czar and noble. IT. IT.
Any More Liko Him.
One of the lumber dealers in
Michigan has for the past three
years been supplying a dealer in
Albany. For the first year every
thing went well, but at length the
Albany man began to complain.
He found a shortage of culls in
every carload sent him, and de
manded discount therefor, and this
spring it was impossible to please
him. No matter how carefully
lumber and shingles were culled
and billed there, he was sure to
write back that they were not up
to the standard.
A few weeks ago a car-load of
"star1' shingles were sent him.
The "star" shingles beat anything
made in the country, and they
know it in Albany as well as in
Michigan, but as soon as the car
arrived the shingles were hardly
"clear butts." and he could not
unload the car. until assured of a
discount of twenty-live cents a
thousand. The Michigander had
suffered long, but the end was
nigh. He had inspected ever
bunch of shingles on the car, and
he made up his mind to go to
Albany and inspect them over
again. The dealer had never
seen him, and the "Wolverine
walked into his office as a would-be-purchaser
of some extra fine
"I've got exactly what you
want," promptly replied the Al
banian. "I've got a car-load of
Michigan "stars" out here which
lay over any shingles you ever
"Are they all perfect?"
"Every one of them."
"No culls in the center of the
"I'll eat every cull 3ou find. I
got them from a Michigander who
is as straight as the ten command
ments, and he has nver sent me a
stick of second-class stuff. Come
and see 'em."
The Wolverine quietly pulled
out his business card and laid it
on the desk. The dealer took it
up, read the name and sat down
on a stool with a queer feeling in
his knees. There was an awful
silence as they glared at each
other, and it was a full minute be
fore the victim slowly extended
his had and horsely whispered:
"Did you ever see a man make
such an infernal ass of himself?
Our last Puget Sound day
was made memorable by the
sight of a sunrise on Mount
Ranier. .At a quarter before
four o'clock the distant south
horizon of Tacoma was shut out
by walls of rose-colored clouds.
These presently opened, floated
off, and disclosed Mount Ranier, its
eastern slope rose red, its western
pale blue. One white cloud
lingered at the summit, blowing
like a pennant,to the west;the rose
red changed to gold gold which
seemed molten, as it streamed
slowly down the mountain side;
then it changed back to rose red
again, as the sky grew yellower
and yellower; next, three oval
barges of gold swam out in. the
east, as if the sun were coming by
sea; the forest lines were as black
as night; the stretches of water,
first silvery, then gray, then
crossed with golden bars; then the
sky turned to opaline lavender,
the woods went blue, the water
blazed out red; a great column of
light shot across from shore to
shore; and the sun rose. Op the
instant, the whole mountain
turned white again, calm and im
passive, as though it had no share
in the naareautrv of the last half
The Indian name of mount Ra
nier was Tacoma; meaning, ac
cording to some, "snow mountain ;"
according to others, "heart food,"
or "breast food." One catches a
glimpse through the clumsy Eng
lish phrase of a subtly beautiful
idea, and a sentiment worthy of
the mountain and of the reveren
tial Indian nature. It is a shame
to abandou the name. Retaining
it for the town is a small atone
ment for stealing it from the
mountain. There seems a per
verse injustice in substituting the
names of wandering foreigners,
however worthy, and however en
terprising in discovery, for the old
names born of love, and inspired
bj poetry we know not how many
centuries ago; names sacred, more
over, as the only mementoes which,
soon, will be left of a race that has
died at our bands. Atlantic
Tills powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than the onHiary kinds, and
cannot be sold in couip tition with the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
phosphate iowders. Sold only in emi,
hoVAIiBAKIXGPOWPKKCO.. IOC Wall-t.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," It is a blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known bv different
names to dtstiuguisii mem according to ei-
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
Klood. Such are Dypcpla, llilliowncs,
Liter Complaint, Conxtijxition, Nervous Dis
order. Headache, Bachache, General Weal;
iicxs. Heart Dtecase,Droify. Kidney DUcaxe,
Pile, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrohda, Skin
Dirrdcn. Plmnlc. Ulcere. Swelling. &c.
Lc. Kinr of the Itlood prevents and
cures these by attacking the caw. Impurity
ottuooiooo. uuenusisana pnysicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpoe." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
of th Blood." -vrapwd around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SON & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
Important ! !
m$ eBtefally! 1 1
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.
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK, BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's,
$Q AAA TO LOAN IX SUMS to suit,
D.vAV on real estate security.
Apply to B0Z0RTH&J0H5S.
Neuralgia, 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, ajid all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals St. Jacobs Oil
as & safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedjr. A trial entails but the comparatively
trifling ontlay or 50 Cents, and every one mffer
icg with pain can hare cheap and poitive proof
of its claims.
Directions in Eleven Languages.
BOLD BY ALLBB UGGI8T8 AHD DEALE3S
A. VOGEIiER &, CO.,
Baltimore, 3JL, V. S. A.
A Tucson dispatch says:
Four white men were killed on
the 21st inst.j in Clark's coal camp
on nuacuucnu mountains, oy
Apache Indians, and on ttie fol
lowing day a Frenchman and three
Mexicans were killed eight miles
further north, in the Whetstone
mountains, making eight known
to have been killed up to this
"How did you come to break off
your engagement with Miss Snow
ball?" askeil Unce Mose of Andy
Perkins, an Austin darky. "In de
fust place, Uncle Mose, she wasn't
berry young and she didn't have
no money, and jawed like de dtb
bel, and secondly, she wouldn't
hab me and went and married
anudder ntggah, so I tuck de ad
vice ob my frens and jes dropped
A LETTER F3BRS GERMANY.
:i i. kn, January !'. 1S32.
Very esteemed sirs:
The praise your Liver Pills hn e called
forth here is wonderful. After taking ono
and a half boxes of your genuine IU. :,
aicLANK'S L.IVEK. I'lT.IS, I have en
tirely recovered from my four years' Miller-
ing. All who loow me wonder how 1,
who, for so many years, had no apatite,
and could not sleep for backache, Mitch
in my side, and general Momaeli com
plaints, could have recovered.
An old lady in our city, who has mi tiered
for many years from icidncy d!se.ie. and
the doctors had gi.ven her up. too!: tun of
vour Pills, and got more relief than slip
has from all the doctors. Your 'ruiy.
J. VON DKIt HERO.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are ifcvcr sugar-coated.
Everv box has a red wax seal on the lid,
with tlie impressien: 3IcLano'n Lher
The genuine JIcLAXE-S I.IVKK
riULS bear tho signature of C. McLnnc
and Fleming Bros, on the wrapper.
Insist upon having the genuine I Jt. C.
aicIuVNE'S MVEK PIIXS, prc-anil by
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the
market being full of imitations of :hc
name McLnnc, spelled differently, hu! of
If your storekeeper docs not have the
genuine JK. C. McI.ANi:S CIZLi-.-BUATED
X.IVJ3R PILI, hend us 1:5
cents and we wlfl send you a box by mnil,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLE3IIXG BROS., Pittsburgh, IV..
FOARD & STOKES,
Rapidly Increasing Business
Compels an Enlargement
of Our Premises.
A full line of choice
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS.
Sole AcentS for Ihe celebrated
rOTRERO COMPRESSED YEAST.
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
IVeod Delivered to Order,
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
A 21. JOHNSON. C H. 8TICKELS
A. EL JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also Wholesale Dealers In
Fniuls. Oils, Varnishes, Glass.
11-11--. Artists Oil and Water
Colors. lniiit and Kalso-
Coa-intl on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy (Srocerles Only tho
Our stock of Crockery and Glass
Ware Is the IjarjreNt and most Complete
Stock ever opened in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets. Glass.
Fnilt. and Wsder Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Ponies, Rustic Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Leii.uiuule Cups, &c , &c.
Everything sold at Lowest Living Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
W. S. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
JOBDEKS IN .
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Housesand
35"A11 jjoods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
MAGHOS G. CROSBY,
HARDWARE, IM, STEEL,
iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLU MBERS AND STEAM FITTER5
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP ILEAD
SHEET IROH TIN AND COPPER,
CaBiiery anfl Flshennens Supplies
Stoves. Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with 1 eatness and dispatch.
None hid first class workmen employed.
.V large assortment of
Constantly on hand
SnUonN Gou-iiue Cape Ann
Double Long Coats, Half Peas,
AproiiK, SieeveH, Itubhcr Soots,
ISlauket Shirts.-SocliH, etc.
At San Francisco Prices.
A Liberal Discount to the Trade.-.
Ship Masters Supplied.
II. P. CIIADBOURXE, Agent.
On the Roadway, near "Water Street.
Drugs and Chemicals
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned hasjthb day been appointed
by the Honorable county court, of the State
of Oregon . county of Clatsop, administrator
of the Estate of John Gustaf Fransen. de
ceased, and a ho as generally known by
the name of Frank Brown. All persons hav
ing cLiin3 against said estate are hereby
notiueuio present me same, wim proper
from the date of this notice. All persons in
op county, uregon. wiinin six mourns
debted to said estate will call and. settle the
same uith me at once.
P. F. JOHNSON,
Astoria, February 27th, 1353. diw
J. E. THOMAS,
5A Pharmacist, ?
a s &
Prescriptions carelully compounded
Day or Night.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds or
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Sinds
-Orders from a distance promptly attended
S. AKNDT & 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.
Bkttox Stbeet, Near Parker Hotjsic,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
or all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary.
I. "W. Cask, Treasurer.
Joiik 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.
W.ILTIIAM AJXD ISLOIX
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 A WOUK, GUTMKIE Jt CO.
dtf Portland, Or.
TO TRADE ITH ME !
SeasiaeBafcery & Confectionery.
Because my Goods are the Best,
and Always Fresh.
Cakes Candles etc., furnished for "Weddinc;
parties, on short notice, and guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction.
Cake ornamenting a specialty.
Opposite ii. TV. Jlnme's.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C TjUIXENWEBER. H . EROWX.
TAMERS AMD GBBSSES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
A LL KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers in
OIL AND TALLOW.
-WHIgnest cash price paid for Hides and
Made to Order, j
to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases.
A.UCTIONEJ1B, COMMISSION AND IN
1 F.LO F. JPAJIKJBR.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Office :-Cheuamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
TCT D. TVXXTOX,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
iCS-Offlce In Pythian Building. Kooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
TAY TUTTIiE, 3. .
PHYSICIAN AND SU-KU-EON1
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
"P P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqbe streets.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTOBKEY AT LAAY.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. 0REGO
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part of Europe.
I AM AGENT FOR THE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid Tickets to or from any European
For fnll Information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc., apply to
I. TV. CASE.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE ANDRE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
5 co. A. IIcnsaii.ce,
Cor. 5th and Alder Sts. -
- - Prop'r.
- Portland, Or.
Straw Beds, per doz. - 510.
Spring Beds, each, - $5. to $15.
In Raw Silk, Carpet, and other coyerlnu.
From $10. to 515.
Samples of cover and particulars by mail,
Most Complete Stock in'Astoria
J' ovelties of all Kinds
Fruits Both Foreign aad. .Domestic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior; Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 R &ND0CK
Plain and Fancy Sewing.
Suits axatlo in the best Style and
Guaranteed to Pit
Mrs. T. S. Jewett.
R0O5IS OVER, MBS. E. S. "WARREN'S.!
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work