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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (May 18, 1883)
Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, Ma3r 18, 1883
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On and after October 1, 1833,
letter postage will be 2 cents for
each half ounce or fractional part
thereof between all points in the
United States. The rate will then
be the same on drop letters and
all others. No changes have been
made in rates on other classes of
On and after the 1st of July,
1883. you can obtain at any money-order
office postal notes in sums
of S5 dollars and under, by paying
a fee of 3 cents. These notes will
be made payable to bearer with
out corresponding advices. They
will be payable at any money
order office within three months of
the date of the issue. After the
lapse of that time the holder can
obtain the par value only by ap
plying at the postcffice depart
ment at Washington.
On and after the 1st of July,
1883, you can obtain a postal-order
for as large a sum as 8100.
The present limit is $50. The
fees on and after that date for or
ders will be as follews:
Not excecdinfj $10 Scents
FroraSlOtoSlO 10 cents
From S15to $VQ 15 cents
FromS30toS40 20 cents
From S40 to S50 23 cents
From S50 to SCO SO cents
From SCO to S70 35 cents
FromSTOtoSRO 40 cents
From S80 to $100 45 cents
The postal notes will, no doubt,
be found more convenient in one
respect than the fractional curren
cy was, since they can be obtained
for any number of cents under $5.
There will also less liability to loss
by theft than there was when frac
tional notes were used for trans
mission through the mails, espec
ially if the department uses judg
ment in prescribing the size and
form of the notes and in selecting
the paper on which they are to bo
printed. On the other hand, they
will be less convenient in that
they can only be obtained at
money-order offices at a consider
able sacrifice of time, especially
in large cities. It will be ob
served that after the 1st of Octo
ber, the cost of sending any sum
under $5 by postal note will be
5 cents cents postage and 3
The new fees on orders are
considerably less than the old; but
it will be found no doubt, that
they can be reduced still further
and considerably simplified with
out loss to the department.
The postmasters will have a
good deal more to do, probably,
when the new provisions of the
law come into operation. It is
not likely, however, that many of
them will resign in consequence.
Congress, it may be added, has ta
ken care to protect postmasters
against the consequences of the
reduced rate of postage on letters.
Down at Gunnison, last week, a
large and select ball was given in
a hall, one end of which had been
partitioned off for sleeping-rooms.
A young man who slept in one of
these rooms, and who felt agrieved
because he had not been invited,
and had to roll around and suffer
while the glad throng tripped the
light bombastic toe, at last discov
ered a knothole in the partition
through which he could watch the
giddy multitude. While peeping
through the knothole he discov
ered that one of the dancers, who
had an aperture in the heel of his
shoe, and another in his sock to
correspond, was standing by the
wall with the ventilated foot near
the knothole. It was but the
work of a moment to hold a can
dle against this exposed heel until
the thick epidermis had been
heated red-hot. Then there was a
wail that rent the battlements
above and drowned the blasts of
the rausic. There was a wild,
scared cry of ufire," a frightened
throng rushed hither and thither,
and then, where mirth, and music,
and rum had gladdened the eye
and reddened the cheek a moment
ago, all was still save a low con
vulsive titter of a scantily clad
man, as he. lay on thjfloor of his
donjon tower and dug his nails in
tho floor. BUI Nye,
Containing all the essentials of a
true tonic, and suro to give satisfac
tion, is Brown's Iron Bitters.
An Old Trade.
"Mixers" are employed in many
wholesale liquor houses. They
compound wines and liquors from
dedorized alcohol, extract caramel
and other ingredients. They com
mand salaries from $2,000 a year
down to 10 a week. Only a few
get the larger sum. The reporter
had no difficulty in finding a
"It is easy enought to mix
liquors," he said, "but the thing of
it is to mix them well. The sales
man brings in a sample of brandy
and says, "mix up two barrels
like that." The first thing to be
done is to taste the sample and
find out its strength. Then we
take spirits of wine, which is
alcohol without smell, and put in
enough cognac to give it the
proper flavor. Then the liquor is
colored with caramel, which is
simply burnt sugar. The manu
factured brandy has now the color
and flavor of the sample, but may
lack its smoothness. This is
remedied bT pouring in a syrup
made from white sugar and water.
Then we've got two barrels of
the best brandy."
"Is brandy the only liquor you
"Ob, no. We make up pretty
much of everything port and
sherry wines, gin, rum, whisky and
many others. One of the greatest
things is to dilute spirituous
liquors so that they can be sold for
the regular article. The common
modes of testing their strength
arc by tasting, observing the size
and appearance of the bubbles
when shaken, and the sinking or
floating of olive oil in them. These
difficulties are not hard to got
over, and I've often diluted whis
ky that would ttand before all
these tests. The greatest diffi
culty up to a short time ago was
to get the proper bubbles when
tho liquor was shaken. Several
years ago, however, what is called
"bead oil" was invented. How it
is made I don't know. 1 believe
the inventor has kept the process
a secret. He made an independ
ent fortune. A little of this oil
poured in diluted liquor will give
it as pretty a bead as if it were
high proof. Of course the fraud
can be discovered by distillation,
but that is a troublesome process
and is rarely resortejl to. To
show you what we can do, just
taste this blackberry brandy."
The mixer handed the reporter
a small glassful. It was pleasant
and mild, and had every appear
ance of being the genuine article.
"How do you like it?" he
"Very well, indeed."
"It is pretty good," said the
mixer, as ho took back the glass;
"but it has one fault it is inno
cent of blackberries." N. Y.
John Roach, the Pennsylvania
ship builder says: "In this coun
try we have facilities for the build
ing of ships surpassed by no other
country in the world. Why is it,
then, that we cannot build ships
as cheaply here as on the Clyde?
It is because our workmen are
American workmen; that is, they
are intelligent men. They are
educated, and they desire to have
their children educated and live
in decent houses and wear re
spectable clothing. Mechanics in
the old countries live in hovels
and go around dressed in little
more than rags. They build ships !
cheap because they are willing to j
live on starvation wages. We
can't say to the American work-,
man, 'you arc above your place
and will have to go back to the.
condition of the European work
man.5 Yet that is free trade doc
trine. Labor is the corner-stone
of our government, and wo can't
crush it in that way. Now, this
talk about free ships is all non
sense. Is it just to tax me for my
ship yard and the vessels I build,
and then admit free ships that
have taken no share of this bur
den? The people must be taught
to understand this. The press has
misled the people with all this
outcry against monopoly and pro
tection." - . . - - - ;
"Where the Difference Waa.
An Arkansas man had located
in Texas on a few rich acres and
after a year or two of southern
effort at farming got discouraged,
packed his household goods in a
wagon and started back to Kansas.
His dilapidated team consisting of
a Mexican pony and a Texas steer
hitched together, were pulling the
load leisurely along the road,
when he met a neighbor who
"Helloa, Clayton! "Which way?"
"I am going back to Arkansas."
"Oh, 1 a:n tired and discouraged.
I cau't raise any crops here; the
country ain't worth a cuss'for farm
ing. It is altogether too hot."
"Well, Clayton, this man ap
pears to have mighty fine crops,"
said the neighbor, pointing to a
neat house and the clean tidy
looking acres surrounding it, that
were carrying a fine stand of
different kinds of small grain.
"Yes, that is so," said the
Arkansas traveler, "but d it,
Perkins, that man is a Dutchman."
General Eaum, while internal
revenue collector, collected over
$850,000 000 for the government
while in office, and accounted for
every dollar of it.
Thh powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength anil wholesotneneis. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be M)ld in competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate iowderA. Soldonlutn cans. Roy
al Baking 1'owdrk Co.. IOC Wall-st. X. Y.
Street Improvement Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Common Council of the city of Astoria
propose to order the improvement of
Main street in Hint portion of the city
of Astoria which was laid out and re
corded hy .John XcClure, from the south
sideofAstor street to the south side of
Sth street, by grading the same to its
lull width to the established grade as
established by ordinance Xo. 72 of the
city of Astoria, and by planking the
same 24 feet wide in the center of said
street, and unless a remonstrance slsned
by the owners of two-thirds of the prop
erty fronting on said portion of said
street be filed with the Auditor and
Clerk within ten days of the final pub
lication of this notice, viz.: Monday,
.June 4,1883, the Common Council will
order said improvements to be made.
By order of the Common Council.
Auditor and Clerk.
Astoria, May 13, 1883.
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate Dealers.
A general agency business transacted
Have Columbia City. Alderbrook, Astoria
and Seaside property for sale.
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 band.
A deservedly popular place 01 social resort
TO GAS CONSUMERS.
We have received a large supply ot
And a General Assortment of
Fixtures in Plumbers' Goods.
tSTCM and ca.amino our Goods.
RUDDOCK &. LEVAKE.
Nearly opposite O. R. & N. Co.'s Dock, lw
British Iron Barque
"BYEVALE," 100 Al.
WILLIAMS, - Master.
THIS FINE VESSEL HAVING HER CAR
co fullv enjsiscd will have QUICK
DESPATCH, and will be followed by tho
British Iron Barqne
SALMON in cases will be taken In lot to
suit shippers, at reasonable rates.
For rates of Freight and, Insurance
Apply to MEYER, WILSON & CO.,
or to SIBSON, CHURCH & CO.,
tf Portland, Oregon.
W Troyal ksh? lh
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, SiveI-
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scads, Genera Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
li'o Preparation on earth equals Sr. J cobs Oil.
as & safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedjr. A trial entails but the ccparatlTelj
trifling outlay of SO Cents, and erery one suffer
ing with pain can bare cheap cd padtiTe proof
of Its claims.
Directions in Eleven languages.
SOLD BY ALLDEUGGIST8 A2TO DEALEB3
A. VOGELEK, & CO.,
Baltimore. 2Zd .17. S. A.
An old Georgia ladv.ofjjreat ex
perience, says that children born on
the decrease of the moon are more
than apt to be girls and those on
the full moon are bovs.
The Oregonian says that the oL
tainment of money in Portland on
real estate security is now prac
tically impossible; and it is so to a
great extent throughout the state.
The mortgage tax law is likely to
be the means of closing out many
farmers, who will" be called upon
to pay when their mortgages fall
due, but who will be unable to get
the money by mortgaging again.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
Pain in the right hide, under edge of
ribs, Increasing on pressure; sometimes
the pain is on the left side; the patient is
rarely able 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 u ith
loss of appetite nnd sickness; the bowels
In general are motive, sometimes niter
iiatingwith luxitj ; the head is trouble!
with piln, accompanied withndull.heavy
seuvauon in the back part. There is gener
ally a considerable loss of memory, accom
panied with a painful sensation of having
left undone something which ought to
have liccn done. A blight, dry cough la
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he is
easily Mnrtlcd; his feet are cold or burn
ing, and ho complains of a pilckly sensa
tion of the skin; his spirits arc low, and.
although he is sal foiled thatcxercise would
be Injudicial to him, yet ho cau scarcely
bummou up fortitude enough to try it.
If you haw any of the above symptoms,
von cati certainly le cured by the use or
the genuine Ml. C. McLANfTS LlVJIIt
When vou buy McLnnc's Pills, Insist
on having UK. C. McLANTTS CEI.U
ltKATKl LIVKK PILLS, made by Klem
ing Itros., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If you can not uet tho genuine DK.
C. ZUcLANU'S LIVEK PILLS, send us
25 cents by mall, and wc will send them
FLEMING BROS., Pittsburgh, Ta.
J M CELEBRATED lX
Thero has never been an instance in which
this sterling mvigorant and nnti-febnlo mod
icino has failed to vrarJ off tho complaint,
when taken duly as a protcc ion against ma
laria. Hundreds of phoicianr have aban
doned nil the officinal specifies, and now pre
scribe this harmless vegetable tonic for chills
and lcror, a. well as dyspepsia and nervous
affections, Hoitetter's Bitters is tho specific
For sale by all Drunists and Doalcrs
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy a posi
tive cure for Catarrh, Diptheria and
Canker Mouth. Sold by W.E. Dement.
C. IT. STICKKLS.
A. BL JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also "Wholesale Dealers In
Paiiiis, Oils, Vnruiiiics, Glass,
Putfj-. Arlils Oil and "Water
Color. I'uint aatl Knlso-
iii i m; ISruslics.
Const mtly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tho
Our stock or Crockery and GIqhs
Ware is the IarsiNt and most Complete
btcck ever opened in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Set1, Toilet Sets. Class.
Fruit, and W.iter Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Miija. Ponies, Rutic Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Lfn onnde Cups, &c , ic.
Everything sold at Lowest Living Rates.
An Examination w ill more than repay you.
W. S. DEMENT & CO.
EXE5.TOT Gc GISTS.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Pascriptions carefully Compounded,
LOE-B & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
t37All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
MAIN STREET. I
Op;KIle lirker House, Astoria, Oregon.
MAGNUS C. 0R0SBT,
HARDWABE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLUMBERS AND STEAM FITTER0
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IROH TIN AND COPPER,
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with r eatness and dispatch.
None but tlrst class workmen employed.
A large assortment of;
S O A L E P
(lonstnntlr on hand
HA YE REMOVED !
From their old quarters to their
AND FACTORY NEAR KINNEY'S CAN
Cleaning It epaiviiig.
NEAT, CIIEAr AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb'j.
SEVILLE & CO.
Pacific STet and Twine Co.
Sax Fkaxcico, April 11th, 1883.
For general convenience,
we have sent a supply of No. 30, 12-pIj-2einiiueScotcli
Twine, to the care of A. X. JOHNSON
k CO., Astoria, which will be sold at
low enough figures to make it an object
for all net menders to use it for repairs,
in place of the more costly Xo. 40, 12-
Fishermen who have heretofore used
this grade of twine for repairs, claim
that the durability of the patch is equal
to the balance of tho net, after tho latter
has had a few weeks use. We think it
will be money in your pocket to try it.
For prices and samples apply to
A. M. JOHNSON & CO.,
Neville & Co. Sole Agents, I San Francisco
31 and 3S California St. f 5an rancisco-
a. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets. .
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Goad work
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, j
ES-Orders from a distance promptly attended
S. AENDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bektox Stiie2t, Near Parker Hocan,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAUD fflJUBABDiE MIKES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all DexeriptloiJH made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D. WXsa, Frcsedent.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
A. V. Allen,
(SUCCESSOR TO PAGE & ALLEN.)
Wholesale and retail dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wilson & Fisher
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AND COT GALVANIZED
Nails. Copper Nails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packinq of all Kinds.
FJLOUR AND MUX FEE1.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
LOOK HERE !
We respectfully Inform the public that we
will always keep on hand the best quality of
Fresh, and Cured Meats
Choice Family Groceries,
Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Crockery and
Ships, Hotels and Boarding Houses sup
plied on liberal terms.
A share of the public patronage is respect-
to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
Tp C. HOIiIE
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.ELO P. PXRELEK.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
OtQce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. O. A. hall
Room No. 8.
Tjl . WISTOK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
aaOfllce in Pythian Building. Rooms 11, 12
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
TAY TTJTTJiE, 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residbnce Over J. E. Thomas' Dros
p P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe strets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus Street, - -ASTORIA, OREGON
y jr. j oxes,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner.
Genera! Commission Brokers.
Office on Squemoqua street, opposite Asto
A General Agency business transacted.
Suits made in the Latest Stjle.and on short
est notice ; also
Fainted Flowers on the Dresses
Cgr-Ladips arc Invited to call and see sam
ples of this line work.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known 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. TV. CASE.
GEO. Vf. HUME SAW MILL.
MANUFACTURERS 0 DEALERS
LUMBER, SALMON BOXES, TRAYS, ETC.
Office and Mill
COKXElt OF "WEST 9TIT. AXD WATER ST3
FIRST QUALITY LUMBER.
IS IN THE FIELD AND PROPOSES TO
We will take orders for lumber from 100
to W)0 M., at the mill or delivered.
We a'so manufacture lath and shingles of
Flooring a Specialty.
Address all orders .,,. n
WESTPORT MILL CO.