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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, March 31, 1883
MAJOR BIiAKENET'S REPORT.
The copy of the official report of
the investigation made by the life
saving service of the Pacific coast
into the circumstances attending
the loss of the iron collier Tacoma
and the conduct of the lighthouse
keeper, Desmond, has been made
public, and substantially confirms
the findings in the previous exami
nation by Inspectors Freeman and
Hillman. Commenting on the
testimony of John Bergman oi"
A-storia, Capt. Lawson of the tug
boat Sol. Thomas, and boatswain
Harrington, the report says:
There is little doubt, if any, that
had proper exertions been made on
the evening the vessel struck, or
the day after, all on board the
wreck might have been saved. It
also says that, Captain Korts did
the best he knew how to rescue
his crew, it is demonstrated
beyond a question by the testi
mony of those who weri on the
beach at the time that he was not
the man for the emergency.
Keeper Desmond is taken to
task for his want of appreciation
of the situation, as"t demonstrating
his unfitness for his positition, and
relative to his refusal to allow the
life-boat to be taken in tow by the
tug, the report says it is inexpli
cable, as is also the reason why
some member of the crew was not
equal to the emergency of taking her
by force. Referring to the conduct
of John Bergman, the repot staes
that, where to blunder seems to
have been the rule, the intelligent
and well-directed efforts of a single
individual stand in striking con
trast. In his heroic service he
made two successful trips to and
from the wreck, landing 18 or 20
people, which commands the ad
miration of every witness of his
gallautry, and the men composing
his crew, are entitleq to their share of
praise for their good conduct in
the boat and on the beach. So far
as it has been able toascertain,the
people living in and about Gardi
ner City deserve commendation
for their hospitable treatment of
the shipwrecked mariners, cast at
their doors by the relentless surf.
The testimony of Bergman shows
remarkable trepidation on the part
of Captain Korts. He says: "I
raised a crew, and asked the cap
tain whether he could pull or steer.
He said he would pull as he was
too weak to steer. We had the
captain, second mate, and two of
the crew of the Tacoma in the
boat. A volunteer crew were on
the beach, but they wanted to see
Captain Korts and some of his men
do something. After we struck
the second breaker Captain Korts,
who kept looking at them, wanted
to go back. I told him that I was
commanding that boat, and we
would go ahead, and that I had
told him before he left shore that
he must either pull or steer. The
third breaker filled the boat and
the captain again wanted to go back,
And he laid on his oar. One of
the sailors in the boat one of his
own men sung out, 'Pull, Cap
tain, pull!' But as he would not
pull, it was useless to attempt to
go through the surf, so I told them
to go back, and we came ashore
again. It was between 12 and 1
o'clock when we landed. With
my original crew I could haVe
gone through the breakers easily.".
The failuro of Captain Korts to do
better was owing, in part, to his
lack of strength, and in part to his
Major Blakeney has recom
mended that Bergman and his
companions in the volunteer crew
be awarded the gold medal of the
A letter has been received from
the authorities in Washington, re
moving Keeper Desmond, and ap
pointing William Abbott, of San
Francisco, to the vacancy.
The iron for the extension of
the Newport railroad has been
purchased and is on the way out;
many of the piles and other tim
bers to be used in building the
road, are on the ground; the grad
ers are busy, and. by the time the
iron gets there ev?rything-else will
be rwtdy for it.
The Springfield Mass., Repub
lican has the following paragraph
concerning New England financial
politics, which gives a cheerful
view of party thrift and devotion
to a pure and free ballet: " lThe
leaders of the republican party
admit,' says a Rhode Island dis
patch to the New York Jlerald,
'that the nomination of Mr.
Sprague necessitates hard work
and the expenditure of at least
200,000.' This is considerably
more than $10 apiece for the high
est republican vote ever cast in
the state, and about 20 apiece for
the democratic vote for Hancock.
If we assume that half of the vote
in the state in each party is cast
from conviction and not from pur
chase, and that one of the other
two quarters holds the balance of
power, $200,000 would prove a
very handsome largess distributed
among the six or seven thousand
purchasaeble votes necessary to
carry the state. As a mattej of
fact, it is probably not necessary
to buy quite as many as this."
Chicago spends -$1,G00,000 a
year on her public schools. The
making of the annual appropria
tion leads the Times to charge that
the city's school system is inade
quate for the work assigned it;
that half as many children as are
enrolled are educated at private
cost in private schools; that many
young children, the parents of
whom rely wholly upon the free
system, absent themselves for
want of sufficient accommodations;
that the money which might secure
these facilities for children who
must get the simple elements of
common education in the public
schools at a tender age, or be de
prived of them altogether, is ex
pended in providing for older pu
pils instructions in accomplish
ments not contemplated by the
law providing for common school
education; and that, whereas the
state at large educates children at
an outlay of from $G to 10 per
capita, Chicago wastes about $34.
Living near Boone's ferry on
the Willamette river, an d nearly
opposite the post-office at Wilson
ville, is one of nature's cranks.
His name is A. B. Stroup, and,
says the Statesman, the following
are some of his peculiarities: He
thinks and says he is the only
honest man within a circle of ten
miles. In his opinion all educa
tors and teachers should be hung,
railroads, steamboats and tele
graphs should be destroyed, and
all newspaper men should be shot
on sight without an3f forms lity.
He wears a leather belt and
butcher knife all the time, and
claims that the greatest mistake he
ever made in all his life was when
he married a white woman and is
very sorry that he did not go and
live with the Indians.
A spirit of gratitude prompts
me to address this brief note
writes Wesley Sisson, Esq., attor-ney-at-law,
Chicago, 111. Three
months ago I returned from Mo
bile, Ala., and was immediately
attacked with what is known as
sciatic rheumatism. I employed
three physicians in succession,
giving each one ample time to af
ford relief if it had been in his
power. I was not materially ben
efited by their services and was
beginning to despair, when a friend
who had experienced the effect of
St. Jacobs Oil, advised me to give
it a trial. I refused, because. I
dd not think rheumatism could be
cured by any outward application.
Insisting upon a trial of it he
sent me two bottles. Unable to
meet this kindness br further re
fusal, I had the remedy applied to
the parts affected. But before the
first bottle had been used up, I
began to be relieved of the pain
ful lameness in my hip and knee
and when the second bottle was
out, I could dress myself and walk
about. I continued to use it, and
am now able to go down to my
office and attend to business.
Should persons afiiicted as I was
desire a stronger testimonial, I
shall tell them, if they shall tell
upon me, to give St. Jacobs Oil a
fair trial; and I now feel as though
1 could assure them the samo
grateful and speedy relief I have
Shiloh's Cough and Consumption
Cure is sold bv us on guarantee. It
One of the simplest and readiest
methods for looseninjr a rusted
screw is to apply heat to the head
of the screw. A small bar or rod
of iron, fiat at the end, if reddened
in the fire, and applied for a couple
or three minutes to the head of the
rusted screw, wll., as soon as it
heats the screw, render ifs with
drawal as easy by the screw driv
er, as if was a recently iicrted
screw. As there is a kitchen pok
er in every house, that instrument
if heated at its extremity, and ap
plied for a few minutes to the
head of the screw or screws, will
do the required work of loosening,
and an ordinary screw-driver will
do the rest, without causing the
least damage, trouble or vexation
of spirit. In all work above the
common kind, where it is necessa
ry to use screws, and particularly
in hinge work and mountings, fancy
appliances affixed to joinery or
furniture work, we would advise
the oiling of screws, or the dipping
their points in grease before driv
ing them. This will render them
more easy to drive and also to
withdraw, and it will undoubtedly
retard for a longer time the action
"The palmy days of high wages
on the river has gone forever,"
said Harvey Smith of hook and
ladder No. 1. "Ten or eleven
years ago Missouri river pilots got
G00 and ?00 a month. Why,
there was such a demand for
pilots that when any of us came in
from a trip and wanted to have a
little time for a few nights before
we went out again, we'd have to
hide from the captains who were
hunting us up. Now the captains
hide and the pilots do the hunting.
We spent our money as fast as we
got it, thinking that wages would
always stay up where they were
then, in which we were badly
On last Saturday, says the
Yakima Sentinel, David Muray
closed out his band of beef cattle
to A. H. Johnson, of The Dalles,
for 00 a head. They were ac
cepted by Mr. Johnson by Mr. A.
J. Splawn, who received them on
this side of the Yakima and drove
them directly to The Dalles, the
band consisting of MC head.
Twelve of the number, on account
of being somewhat smaller than
the rest, were put in at 50 each.
Tills iwwder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strenpth and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in comne tilion with the mul
titude of low test, short weight, alum or
iuu3iuue rHJwuen. aoia oniy " can.
itovAL Baking row dek Co.. ioc "Wall-st.
King of the Blood
Is not a "awe all." It is a blood-nurifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, denuitres the circulation, and thus in
duces manv disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them recording to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
mat great generic disorder, impurity oi
ISIood. Such are Dyptpla. uilllovxncs.
jjivcr uompiami, vonsiipauon, jxcnxnu un
order. Headache. Backache. General Weal;-
ne&r. Heart Dl&cat,Dropsv. Kidney Dlttatc,
Pile, RhewnatUm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorder, Pimple. Ulcer. Stcelllng, &c.,
dr. Kins or the llleod prevents and
cures these by attacking the caue. Impurity
of thft blood. Chemists and nhvslclans asrree
In calling It 4,tho most cenulne and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, 8 L per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
fit Uk Wood' wracked arewd each lottl.
D. KAiftJOH, SON & Co., Props
i aaacs hi
h &fe3 a Rg
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbaqo,
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, and all other
Pains and Aches.
Ko Preparation on earth eqa&li Sr. Jacom Oil
&s . afe, sure, simple and clieap External
Bemcdj. A trial entails but the cropantirelj
trifling outlay of 50 Cent, and trety one inffer
ing with pain can baTe cheap and porftire proof
of its claims.
Directions in Eleven Languages.
A. VOGELER & CO.,
Baltimore, 2XtL, T7. S. A.
The Yazoo Sentinel says a
gentleman in Chickasaw county,
Mississippi, took from his pond a
carp 17-A- inches long, which, when
placed there a ear ago was only
two inches long. This will serve
to show how rapidly the fish
Washington Territory hop roots
are in demand in the east. A. J.
Miller shipped from Puyallup, a
few days since, several thousand
hop roots. They went to various
growers in New York.
There is a force of men at work
on the Coos Bay and Coquille
railroad, near Summer. There
will be spent about $30,000 this
summer in preliminary work.
A LETTER FRObS GERMANY.
mm. kn, January 9, 1 SS2.
Very esteemed sirs:
The pmLse your liver Pills have called
forth here is wonderful. After taking ono
and u half boxes of your genuine UK. C.
McLAXK'S LIVER PILLS, I have en
tirely recovered from my fouryears' iiflw--ing.
All who koow mo wonder how I,
who, for so manv years, had no npHtite,
and could not sleep for backache, Miteh
In my hide, nnd general stomach com
plaints, could have recovered.
An old lady in our city, who has ni Hexed
for many years from kidney disease, and
the doctors hnd given her up, took two of
your Pills, nnd got more relief than vhe
hiis from all the doctors. Yours trulv.
J. VOX J)KK HEItG.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine aro never sugar-coated.
Every box has a red wax seal on the lid,
with the Impressien: ilcLaneS Liter
The genu in o McLANE'S LIVEK
PILLS bear the signature of C. 3IeLnue
and Fleming Bros, on the wrappers.
Insist xinon having the gcuuine 1K. C.
aicLAXE'S LIVEIt PILLS, prepared by
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the
market being full of imitations uf tiio
name McLnnc. spelled differently, but of
If your storekeeper does not have tho
genuine DK. C. 3IcLAKS CELE
BRATED LIVER PILLS," send us 25
cents, and we wifi send you a box bv mail,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLEMING BROS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Drugs and Chemicals
Prescriptions carefully cou!ounded
Day or Night.
Improvement of Chea (is River,W.T.
U. S. Engineer Office.
Portland. Oregon. March 24thl8S3.
"PROPOSALS WILL JJE KECEIVED UN-
jl tu u a. M., April zn. 1S53. for remov
ing drift and suais from the Channel of the
Chehalls Hi ver. W. T.
Specifications, required forms of bids and
necessary Information will be furnished on
CITAS. F. POWELL.
dGt. Captain ol Engineers.
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every. Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
- -" GEO. HILLER,
CI l THOMAS, k
C. H. STICK ELS
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also Wholesale Dealers In
Inlnts. Oils. Vnrnishcst Glass,
PiiMy. Artists' Oil and AVnter
Colors, I'uiut and Kalso-
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tho
Our Mock of Crockery nnd Glass
Ware is the Lnrsost and mo.t Complete
Slock everoptned in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets. (Jlass,
Fruit, and Water Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Ponies. Rustic Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers l-einnnade Pups, &c , &c.
Everything sold at lowest Living Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON
Carry in btock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET"
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Housesland
aT"A!l goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
MAGNUS C. (1R0SBY.
HARDWABE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLU MBERS AND STEAM FITTER0
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIK AHD COPPER..
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch,
Xone btit first class workmen employed.
A large assortment of
Constantly on band
Fishermen Attention I
Sutton's Gcuuine Cnpc Auu
Double Long Coats, Half Peas,
Aprons, Slecvcy, Jtnbber Boots,
lllankct Shirts, 8ok8, etc
At San Francisco Prices.
A Liberal Discount to the Trade.
Ship Masters Supplied.
II. P. CIIDnoURNE, Agent.
On the Koadway, near "Water Street.
Just received at
A. M. JOHNSON & CO'S
Another largo, shipment of
uiHarr auu ir.i acu wiai seiA, 4
IVntr- Set Tnlti C.fj 1
.......... u..,, ....... w.-.,
Bar Classen and Bottles or all kind.
CIsar Lighters, Table Catlerj".
Plala and Plated Castors,
Ornaniriital Maud Lamp,
Patent Se -cxtlBSBisblHz .Lamp
LaHatec Lamp Ciilmnrys, all sizes.
Lamp Kcduccrs, Lamp Sbadcs, pa
per nnd porcelain and Illuminators
Bean Pot, nnd Flower Pol, Stone
.Jars, all Mzcs.
Of all kinds and descriptions. It will pay
you to call and examine,
Ttie largest stock of CKOCKEKY In town
HAVE BE MO TED!
From their old quarters to their
And Factory near Kinney's Cannery
A il JOHNSON.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, j
Sy-Orders from a distance promptly attended
S. AENDT & EEEOHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Benton Stkket, Neak Parker IIouse,
ASTORIA. - OREGON,
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work.
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. G. Hostler, Secretary.
1. "V. Case, Treasurer.
JonN Fox, Superintendent
ASTORIA, ... OREGON,
Cigars, Tobacco and Gigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
Stationery and Optical Goods,
Joseph Rodgers and "Wostenholm
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLER
Revolvers and Cartridges.
WAI.TIIAJI Affl EtGiaf
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
BALFOUR, GUTHRIE & CO.
dtf Portland, Or.
TO TfiADE WITH ME !
SeasiieBaierj & Mectioierj.
"77fci. ! ?
Because my Goods are the Best,
and Always Fresh.
Cakes Candles etc., furnished for Wedding
parties, on short notice, and guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction.
Cake ornamenting a specialty.
Opposite G. IV. Jlnme's.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C LElNEWrXBEK. H.1HCOW.Y.
TAMERS AE CUBREIES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
A LL KINDS OF
T,TH A TTTTm
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
iWlIignest caah price paid Tor Hides and
to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
BUSLCTESS CARDS. .
"p c. noiiWKX.
AUCTIONEElt, COMMISSION AND IN
QELO FC PARKER.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Boom No. 8.
"El J. TVIXTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
3B-Ofllce In Pythian Building. Booms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
XA-X TUTTIiE, 31. .
PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEON
Offick Rooms 1 , 2, and 3. Pythian Build
Residence Over J. E. Thomas Drug
Tjl P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LA"W.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGON
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 faro,
sailing days, etc., apply to
I. W. CASE.
I. W. CASE,
LMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA .... OREGON
Geo. A. Plcasance, - - Prop'r.
Cor. 5th and Alder Sts. - - Portland, Or.
Straw Beds, per doz. - - 510.
Spring Beds, each, - $5. to $15
In Raw Silk, Carpet, and other coyerlne,
From $10. to SI 5.
Samples of cover and particulars by mall,
Most Complete Stock tfAstoria
JV ovelties of all Kinds
Frnits Uoth. Foreign and Domestic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 E &H DOCK
Plain and Fancy Sewing.
Suits made in the nest Style and
Guaranteed to Pit.
Mrs. T. S. Jewett.
ROOMS OVER MRS. E. 8. "WARREN'S.!
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cas
. and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good .work