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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, April 19, 1883
FUGET SOUND INDIANS.
Tbe Indians observable in all
the towns of Puget Sound elicit
much inquiry among the main
who are now arriving, and who are
necessarily infamiliar with them,
their character, habits and the
manner in which the government
deals with them. Xor is this in
terest confined altogether to the
army of new comers. The old
settler is oftentimes not thorough
ly conversant with the details of
local Indian affairs. Mr. Edwin
Eells, the veteran agent of Oregon
mid "Washington Territory Indians,
and at present agent of ten distinct
reservations lying between the
Cascades and the Coast ranges of
mountains, arrived in the city yes
terday. From him a representa
tive of the Ledger gained some
facts and figures, not only about
the neighboring Puyallup agency,
but concerning others.
The domain of country above
named over which Mr. Ells has
charge, is officially called the Nes
qually, Skohomish and Tulalip
agency. The ten reservations in
cluded in it are respectively the
Puyallup, Nesqually, Swawkson,
Chehalis, Skohomish, Muckleshoot,
Port Madison, Tulalip, Swinimislrj
and Lummi. Thej- are divided
into three sub-agencies, the first
four constituting one, Skohomish
simply, another, and the five last
mentioned another. These respec
tively, have their own proper men
in charge who administer rules and
attend to their government. Mr.
Eells' system of managements
now as good as on most of the res
Each reservation has a teacher,
who acts as a chief of police. He
has also, to assist him in maintain
ing order, from three to ten Indi
ans. They have full power to
make arrests according to the laws
made by the council, which is it
self composed of chiefs and leading
of this council compose not only a
board of law makers but a court
which has full jurisdiction over a
certain class of officers, namely,
suite for the collection of debts,
assault and battery and all similar
cases, not including selling whisky
and murder. The council impose
and collect fines, and divide them
among themselves, and although
it would appear the department
would not always be safe under
such regulations, j-et it does not
appear that the council have abus
ed their power. This system of
government is adopted not only at
the Puyallup reservation so near
this city, but i the ten reserva
tions, lying as aforesaid, between
the Cascades and Coast ranges.
There are from 4,000 to 5,000
Indians in these reservations, and
in each one is a school, where the
Indian children are instructed.
The amount of money contributed
by the government in support of
theso schools carrying, clothes and
board for the pupils is about $G,
500 per month. There is distri
buted at Puyallup alone about
$1,700 per month. Mr. Eells says
the Puyallup reservation is by all
odds the latest and most import
ant of any herein mentioned. The
school at Puyallup numbers about
75 pupils. The one next in size is
that at Tulalip, at which are
nearly the same number, but it
also takes in the pupils of five
other reservations. The schools
are all in a healthy condition and
good progress, it is stated, is being
made. The Indians are also said
to be generally satisfied. After
July next the ten reservations will
be divided into two agencies, and
one to be called the Tulalip agency
and another the Skokomish an 1
The Chinook language is used
by all the Indians within u radius
of seven or eight hundred miles
from New Tacoraa, and reaching
far up into British Columbia.
In speaking Chinook only about
200 words are employed, these
being sufficient to make communi
cation between the various tribes
easy, and entirely comprehensible.
It should be remembered however,
that each tribe of Indians has
aside from this, its own language
which is not known cr spoken by
members of other tribes. The
Chinook language or jargon was
introduced many years ago by -the
Hudson Bay company. Mr. Eells
was born in Oregon, bis father
having emigrated to this country
as a missionary in 1S3S. His
mother rode across the plains on
horseback in that early day, being
accompanied on the long journey
by her husband and members of
the Hudson Bay company, and of
the American Fur company.
Nl T. Ledger.
American society, as now carried
on, is maintained solely lor the
benefit of young girls and is gen
erally little better than a marriage
mart. The parents launch their
offspring as well as possible and
display their wares to the greatest
advantage, but the business of the
market is carried on chiefly by
the young girls themselves, in
stead ol the mothers, as in Eng
land and Europs. There is no
special objection to the method of
transacting the business, but it is
preposterous that young girls and
their affairs should overshadow
and shut out everything and every
body else. The result of this ab
sorption in one class and one pur
suit is that American society is of
ten insufferably dull and flat. It
is made up exclusively of ignor
ant girls and their attendant boys.
Half the education of a cultivated
and attractive woman is of course
that which is derived from society
and the world; and yet American
society is almost wholly given up
to the business of entertaining
and marrying those who are nec
essarily wholly destitute of such
an education. Another effect
of the prevalance of social princi
ples of this description is the su
premacy of that most rustic and
system, which converts society in
to a vast aggregation of tete-e-tetes.
This prevails all over the
world to a greater or less extent,
but it should never reign supreme.
The upshot of the whole thing
with us is to drive out of society
nearly all married people for
marriage under such a system is
destructive of social value; nearly
all unmarried women over 25, who
are thought to have overstayed
their market, and finally a consid
erable portion of the unmarried
men of 30 and upwards. In other
words, except at a few large balls
and receptions, all the best and
most intelligent part of society is
usually lacking. It has been
pushed aside and is obliged to find
all its social amusement in small
coteries of its own The retire
ment is, of course voluutary, be
cause the pairing system ruins
general society and makes it, in
fact, impossible in the best and
truest sense. A clever young
Englishman not long ago expressed
his surprise at the fact that, when
ever he asked who a lady of a cer
tain age, as the French say, might
be, he was invariably told, not
that she was Mrs. Blank, out that
she was the mother of Miss Blank.
The girl, like the boy, is properly
the most insignificant member of
society. "When a young man goes
forth into the world he starts at
the bottom of the ladder and works
his way up. The same rule should
apply to young women in society.
They have their place, and it is an
important one; but they should
not start in social life at the top
and then slowly descend. Such a
system is against every law of na
ture or of art. And with its ine
vitable concomitant of universal
tete-e-tetes makes really attractive
general society imposiblp. We
place the social pyramid upon its
apex instead of upon its base and
then wonder that it is a poor tot
tering and unlovely object. At
One of the best definitions of
faith was given by a bright Sunday-school
boy to his teacher; "As
near as I can make it out, it is
feeling perfectly sure of a thing
when vou have nothing to back it
One day last week the railroad
hands on the Baker City branch
went into a saloon near the works
and informed the proprietor that
they would run the thing awhile,
and told the barkeeper that he
could take an account of what
stock he had on hand, after which
he could step down and our, as
they intended running the saloon,
and he could bring on his bill in
the morning. He did as requested
and they took turns tending bar,
and had a glorious drunk. Next
morning the bartender presented a
bill of seventy dollars which was
Chicago ha started a bad debt
wagon. This vehicle, which has
become a permanent institution in
many cities, is a canvass covered
chariot, on which is inscribed such
cheerful legends as "Deadbeats
attended to," "Bad collections
made, ""We don't stop unless to
collect a debt." The sight of this
contrivance stationed in front of
his door is supposed to throw the
slow paying individual into con
vulsions of liquidation.
A young woman in Missouri,
crazed by religion, imagines her
self an angel. She had probably
been called one so often during
her sanity by her boaus that the
impression became fixed in her
This powder nercr varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wlulesomencss. Mor
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
pnospuate powuer.3. somoniiiin cant. i:ov
ai,1Uki; Powdkr Co., 1C3 Wall-it. X. Y.
Most Complete Stock in Astoria
Novelties of all Kinds
Trtiits Itoth Foreign anil Domestic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 R &S DOCK
Fine and Coavso Liverpool
Tin Plate. Block Tin, C'auwtlc Soda,
For salo ex Warehouse at I'ortiaud
or Astoria by
C.VIiFOUK, (SUTIIKIE &. CO.
dtf Portland. Or.
NEYILLB & CO.
Pacific Net and Twin Co.
San Francisco, Apr lltli, 1883.
For general convenience, we
have sent a supply of No. 30 IO-ply
Genuine Scotch salmon wet
Twi n e, to the care of A. 1L Johnson & Co.
Astoria, which will he sold at low enough
figures to make it au object lor all net mend
ers to use it for repairs, in place ol the more
expensive No. 40. 12-plv.
Fishermen who have heretofore used tills
trade of Twine for repairs, claim that the
durability of the patch Is equal to the bal
ance of the net, after the latter has had a.
few weeks' use. We think it will be moner
in your pocket to try it. For orices and
samples apply to A. if. JOHNSON" & CO.
Neville & Co. Sole Agents, o,n -Knrnn
31 and S3 California St. j San Francisco.
ASTORIA MARBLE WORKS.
OAVII KKMIAA', - - Proprietor,
Manufacturer ot American and Italian
marble monuments and head stones. Ceme
tery lot3 enclosed with curbing, walls and
coping or stone posts and iron railing. Prices
and designs futnlshedto perjons at a dis
tance. Satisfaction guaranteed. Slate can
scamers for cannery use.
ShUoh's Catarrh Remedy a posi
live, cure for Catarrh, Diptheria and
Canker Mouth. Sold by W.K. Dement.
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soronoss of the Chost,
Gout, Quinsy, Soro Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scafds, Genera Bodily
Tooih, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth eqctls Sr. Jacosj Oil
u a safe, sure, simple tnd cheap External
Bemcdjr. A trial cnt&ib but the cPoparaUrely
trifling outlay of 50 Cents, and eYtry ana suffer
ing with pain can bare cheap cad podiiTs proof
of its claims.
Directions in Heren Languages.
SOLD BY ALLDEUOQIBTB AKD JEALEB3
A. VOGELER & CO.,
Baltimore, 2Sd., XT. S. JL.
A band of 60 Canada Creek In
dians -were captured on Saturday,
near Fort Assiniboine, by Captain
O'Brien and troops, of the Second
cavalry. Their ponies and arms
were taken from them, and the
Indians are now held as prisoners
at the fort by Captain Ilges, await
ing the decision of his superior of
ficers as to the disposition of the
prisoners and propert'.
SYMPTOMS OFfA DISEASED UVER.
Pain In tho right?hWeBnder edge ol
ribs, Increasing eajprnynigfcemetiinM
tlio pain- is oif tWTraaoJ'tKe patient U
rarclyablu to lie on tho left side; some
times tlio pain Is felt under tho shoulder
and Is sometimes taken for Rheumatism
In the arm. The stomach Ix affected with
loss of appetite and sickness ; the bowels
In general are costive, sometimes alter
nating Willi laxity; the head is troubled
with paln.nccompanled wlthndull,heavy
sensation In the back part. There is gen cr
all j-a considerable Ions of memory, accom-
liamcu wim n painiui sensation oi Having
left undone 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 ; nis rcct are com or burn
lug, uml he complains of a prickly -cnsa
fIAi f tlm cbln Itta crttltf? ik 1rY tw1
although he is s.uis tied that exercise would
bo beneficial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up iurmuuo cuougu 10 iry iu
If you have any of the above symptoms,
you can certainly be cured by the use of
the genuine lli. C. 3rd.ANE'S IAVIIR
When you buyMctane's Pills, insist
(it liaimg an. v. JiciAfs cel.x:
ltKATIII) T,TVI:IIPIIXS, madcbyFlcm
iurr Tros., Pittsburgh, I'll.
Jf you can not get tho Genuine IK.
C. IXcLANK'S IAVEIt PILLS, bend us
2 . ents by mall, and wc will send them
FLEMING BROS., Pittslinifli, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all." It Is a blood-nuriflcr and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, ueranges me circulation, anu tuns m-
names to distinguish tfiem according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
uii-t nrtMi ueiii'nc uisurutrr, imiiuriiy oi
ItloodL. Such are Dyspepsia, MUluusnats,
Liver Complaint. Conxtlnattnn. Kercov DIk-
nrder. Headache, BacUachc, General Weah
uc&. Heart DLcaxe,Dropsu. Kidney DlttaiG,
rues, niicumaiwn, caiarrit, bcrojuia, ii:in
Dlxordcr. Pimple. Ulcers. Sutlitng, Ac.
Ac. Kin 2 of the Itlood prevents and
cures these by attacking the can.c. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and uhvsiciaus auree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, sc, in pampnict,"! realise on .diseases
ot tn uiooa." wraitpoa arounu eacii nome.
I). RANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
UuSfalo. X. Y.
To All Whom It May Concern.
rS AND AFTER THIS DATE THE
J Longshoremen of Astoria, in the eu-nt
of any vessel loading or discharging at any
nolnt on the Columbia rl7er from Walker's
Island to the mouth of the Columbia river
bar shall not help to load or discharge said
vessel or ve-ssels unless Astoria Longshore
men are employed. 15y order of the presi
PHIL. CARROLL. Scc'ty.
Astoria. Oregon. Mar. 20th. 1S33. d tin
GEO. TV. HUME SAW' tMILL.
MANUFACTURERS $ DEALERS
LUMBER, SALMON BOXES, TRAYS, ETC.
Office and Mill
COKKXK OF 1VB8T 9TII AKD ATATEIt KTS
C H. STICKKLS.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also "Wholesale Dealers In
Pniiifs. OiN. Varnishes, Glass,
Putty. ArtKiV Oil and Water
Colors. X:iint and Kalso-
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and lane (Jroeeries Only tlio
Our stock of Crockery and daws
XVarcisthe I.nrsrestand most Comnlete
Stock ever opened In Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets. Class.
iTtnt, :uui water bets. liar Fixtures. A.e
Mui?.. Ponies. Rustle Ko tiles Goblets. Tum
blers L"it onade Cups, S.e , He
h erj thing sold at I.ovest I J vlng Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTOIILA, - - - OREGON
Carry In Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
LOEB & CO.,
AGP.NTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
tar-All good sold at Sranclsco Prices.
Opposite Parker House. Astoria, Oregon.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
HAM ABE, IM, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLUMBERS AND STEAM FITTER0
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIH AHD COPPER,
Caaneolanfl Flslermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM PITTING
Done with t eatness and dispatch.
None ijul flrt class workmen employed.
A larpr assortment ofj
Constantly on tiand
HA YE REMO VED I
From their old quarters to their
AND FACTORY NKAK KINNEY'S CAN-
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb'3.
Plain and Fancy Sewing,
Suits made in tlio Lest Style and
Guaranteed to Pit
Mrs. T. S. JezveM.
ROOMS OVER MRS. E. S. WARREN'S.!
Mo. 40 I2-Ply
CORK m LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
Gil Market Street, H&u Fraucinco.
Solo Agents for the Pacific Coast
Axevou made miserable by Indi
gestion, Constipation, Dizziness, Loss of
appetite, Yellow Skin? Shiloh's Vital
izer is a positive cure. For sale by AT.
-w irw jiVa'cv;v
w, g. SekOgV A - 2?.' Sla-F
Lowest Bed Rock Prices,
On FlaveKs Dock.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
aii kinds or 5lllll&, TURZfZNG
OAK LUMBER, gM
glass, 'SBS Bracket Work
Boat Material, Etc. !illS' a specialty.
I Boats of all KirL&s
"Orders from a distance promntlj' attended
S. AENDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORrA. - OllEGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
AND J 'J3SWW' ?
Boiler Shop SS'
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bentox Stkbet, Near Tarkeb House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
. at Skert Notice.
A. D. "Wass, Prosedent
.1. G. HesraKR, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
JoiKf Fox, Superintendent.
THE STEAMER GEN. 3HLES "WILL NOT
leave for Tillamook till after her tni to
Gray's Harbor on the 20tu Inst.
J. If. D.GRAY,
Facts no IMon!
Boss Merchant Tailor j
Largest Stock, the Finest 4
Assortment, and the
Furnishing Goods, j
HATS, CAPS, Etc. J
Also, lia the flnest and
biggest stock of
"Rnss HnttRr in flrfioroii 1
Marked in Plain Figures, i
Near Occident Hotel.
Made to Order.
to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
Tp C. IIOJiBF.W,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AN!) IN
tllLO P. PAIIEER,
Clatsop County, and City or Astoria
Otflce :-Clienamus street, Y. 31. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
TJl I. TVINTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
ear-Office In Pythian Building:. Rooms 11, 12
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
TAX TUTTIiE, 31. .
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON
Offics Rooms l, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Rf-sidexctc Over J. E. Thomas' Drue
Tr P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe strets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus Street, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
1A3I AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well knowu and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
For Dyspepsia andLiver Complaint,
you have a printed jjuarantee on every
bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer. It never
fails to cure. Sold by "W. E. Dement.