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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, May 23, 1883.
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MYSTERY OP MINER ALS-SS
It is painfully evident to the
most advanced scientists that, in
tbe midst of the multitude of
theories, and in the best light that
the slowly accumulated wisdom of
centuries has thrown upon the
question, our real knowledge ofl
the character and formation of
minerals is very limited and un
certain. Wonderful progress has
been made during the last half
century in regard to some of the
constituent elements of the most
common metals and the method of
fitting them for utility, but the
great problem of their creation
and union with other primary ele
ments is still a hidden mystery.
Metallurgists have discovered
bomethinjr of the effects of oxvgen,
and of hydrogen gas and its inti
mate and almost inseparable affin
ity with iron, but the real facts are
hidden behind a veil that never
has been penetrated.
Iron is generally understood to
be a synonym for solidity and en
during permanence, yet science
now proves that pure iron is near
ly as unstable as water, and exists
only as a curiosity in the labora
tory. Some chemists claim that
hydrogen is itself a metal, and it
may be yet shown that many of
the so-called pure metals, now
supposed to be simple elements,
arc in reality compounds which
science may be able to separate,
perhaps almost into endless divis
ions. Alumina has recently come
into notice, and a wide field, in
view of its inexhaustible resources,
opens up and stretches out beyond
our grasp into the future. By its
discovery our common clay is to
be the mother of a mineral whose
usefulness in the future cannot
now be measured.
It ma' be found that the great
oceans of air and water are the
prolific mines from which the
miners of the future will draw
their supplies of mineral to satisfy
the demand of their day and gen
eration. It is already well proved
that the atmosphere, the water of
the ocean, the planets and cemets,
contain a preceptible quantity of
From a general harmony of the
manifest workings of Nature, it
would not be strange if it should
be discovered that the vast variety
of mineral substances now known,
and the perhaps greater variety to
be revealed, can be traced back to
a common primal center, and it
will be shown that the infinite
varieties of form and character arc
but different manifestations, under
special circumstances, of the same
great force driven out into modi-
ed expression. Our increasing
knowledge of the imponderable
force, electricity, will throw much
light into the hidden mysteries of
the metallic world, and by its sun-
like torch we mav be enabled to
follow with reverent steps, from
the dim threshold of our present
knowledge, the footprints of cre
ation to the cradle of its existence.
Robert Cooper, the destitute
British subject who requests a
passage from New York to Port
Royal, in the "West Indies, maxes
an extraordinary statement in
connection with the circumstances
which have lead to his findinjr
himself destitute in this country.
He is a native of the Island of
Jamaica, he says, and has lived at
Port Royal for the past thirty
years. In July, 1SS1, an adver
tisement calling for a number of
workingmeu to build a railroad in
Campeaclry, Mexico, appeared in
the local newspapers. The rates
offered were seven shillings and
six pence per day in English money
and five acres of land, a milch cow,
a pig, and some poultry to each
laborer who would engage in the
construction of the road. He and
106 others, six of whom took their
wives with them, sailed on Sep
tember 13th from Kingston on the
steamship Yucatan, a Brittish ves
sel under the command of Captain
"Watson. They arrived at Cam
peachy September 1 7th, and were
thence forwarded to Laguna.
There they were put in, a wretched
old building, where they were
compelled to sleep on a tiled floor
and where they were kept for
At the end of that time Cooper
and several of his companions
went to one Saleri, a merchant,
who was the alleged manager ol
the projected railroad, and com
plained to him of their bad food
and treatment. Saleri paid but
little attention to their complaints,
but produced a document which
purported to be an agreement be
tween him and the men, according
to which the latter had bound them
selves over to work for sixty cents
per day, pay for their own food
and refund the cost of passage.
The indignant men refused to
work upon any such terms. There
upon Saleri, together with another
merchant named Costem, cited the
men before a court, which de
cided that the defendants should
be sold as slaves for three years in
payment of the cost of passage.
Cooper claims that the men were
sold, but that he was subsequently
released, owing to a threat made
by him that he would find means
of notifying the British govern
ment, which would interfere in his
case. He succeeded iu working
his way to New Orleans, where
the British Consul, after investi- j
gating his story, took charge of
him and made arrangements for
his being forwarded to his home.
His statement is substantiated by
certain bills of sale, with official
stamps, which he contrived to
bring away with him.
Thought it was Grass. '
One occasionally sees a girl who i
seems by every action, every!
twitch of the apparel, to say that
she knows everything, and that it
would be an impudence for uny
one to tell her that in ten 3ears
she would look back and see what J
a fool she was. There was one j
tripping down street, looking as
though nobody else had any sense
but herself. She was beautifully
dressed, and carried a parasol of
many colors. A street car was
coming down street and she walk
ed up in front of the inulcs as im
pudent as a. summer-resort hotel
waiter that has been paid the price
of a dinner for bringing it. She
was going to orc-s ahead of the
The driver turned the brake,
the car slacked up and with a
sco.-nful smile she cleared the track.
Just as she passed the head
of the near mule that sagacious
animal reached his head around
and took hold of about a bushel of
green polonaise that stuck up
just below her belt. She took
just two jumps to get to the side
walk, and "a scar tej-girl was never
seen." Her impudence and
about half a mule mouthful of
polonaise were gone. She was a
changed girl from that moment,
and as she closed her parasol and
held it over the place where polot
naise was wont to be, and walked
toward a millinery foundry in a
becoming manner, with nu "per
ceptible wriggle, we thought,
"What creatures we are! Even a
uule can teach us." If we live a
thousand years we never expect to
see that girl teeter and waltz
along the sidewalk again as she
did that day. JPeclc's Smi.
The largest ranch in Texas is
that of Charles Goodnight, located
at the head of Red River. He
began buying laud four years ago,
securing 270,000 acres at 35 cents
per acre. In the meantime the
price advanced from 1 to 2 per
acre, but he is still buying, and
now controls 700,000 acres. To
inclose his landed possessions 250
miles of fencing is required. Mr.
Goodnight has a herd of 40.000
Mr. John Wood, with the Amer
ican Pottery Co., Trenton, was
cured by St. Jacobs Oil of an at
tack of rheumatism, which had
confined him to his bed for seven
teen weeks, and his case was
thought worthy of mention bv the
Trenton (N. J.) Gazette. " He
praises it unstintedly wherever he
An attractive, youthful appearauce
Bocured by using Parker's Hair Bal
aam to all who are getting gray.
Of all the modern methods of
blackmailing women, none is so
utterly vile and cowardly, and
withal so dangerous as the nude
photograph use. The modus
operandi of the game is exceed
ingly simple. To the photographed
body of a naked woman, gener
ally taken in some indecent
posture, is affixed the photographed
head of a well-known society or
professional lad, and this combi
nation being retaken, the shock
ing result can be readily imagined.
The victim is, of cours", soon
made aware of the filthy counter
feit's existence by her prosecutors,
and then she is given the alterna
tive of buying up the lot at a
ruinous price, or of dragging her
name before the public and the
courts, in a matter which any
sensitive woman must necessarily
shrink with shame and norror.
Should she remain silent and ig
nore the whole business the photo
graphs are actively circulated
among her friends and acquaint
ances, and this, to most women,
would be regarded as an even more
intolerable outrage than, either
publicity of the payment or black
mail. Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A man el of
purity, strength and wlnlcsomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold iu competition with the iiihI
titude of low tot Miort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Soldtmlji in ran. Roy
al I1akik; Powdkr Co.. 10C U'all-st. N. Y.
NEVILLE & CO.
Pacific Net and Twine Co.
Sax Fkancisco, April 11th, 1883.
For general convenience,
we have sent a supply of Xo. tt09 12-plj-
Genuine Scotch Salmon IVct
Twine, to the care of A. M. JOIIXSOX
&. CO., Astoria, winch 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. -JO, 12-
Fishermen who have heretofore used
this grade of twine for repairs, claim
that the durability ot the patch is equal
to the balance of the net, after the latter
has had' a few weeks use. Wo think it
will be money in your pocket to try it.
For prices and samples apply to
A. M. JOHNSON &CO.,
General assortment of table stock constaitjv i
on hand, such as '
Canned Fruits and Jelly,
Bacon, Hams, Shoulders, Lard,
EGGS, BUTTER, CHEESE,
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables,
FISH. POULTRY AKI GA3IE
In the season.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Bost of WEVES AKB LIQUORS.
All cheap for CASIL Goods sold on com
mission. Opposite LW. Case's store.
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' Neville & Co. Sole Agents, 1 .., v, , ia&fL3 w2&,
31 and 33 California St. fSan n.scc mkMmX CSIP'
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Scraaess of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scads, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals St. J cobs Oil
j a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedy. A trial entails but the coiparatiTelj'
trifling ontby of 50 Oat, and ererj Me uTe
ing trith pain can bare cheap and paitire proof
of it claims.
Directions in CeTcn Languages.
SOLD BY ALLDRTJGGI8T8 AND DEALEE3
A. VOGE3LER & CO.,
Baltimore, XlcL, IT. S A.
The bane of our life is discon
tent. "We say we will work so
long and then we will enjo' our
selves. But we find it just as
Thackeray has expressed it
"When I was a boy," he said, ';I
wanted some taffy. t was a
shilling; I hadn't one. When I
was a man I had a shilling, but I
didn't want any taffy."
a letter rosa simm.
.-. ow.-, January 2, 1SS2.
Very esteemed Mrs:
The praise your Liver Pills htve called
furtli bore ! wonderful. After Hiking one
u.tl a half boxes of your genuine UK. C.
SULANXI'S HVKIt PILLS, I have en
tirely recovered from my 'ouryoniVMiircc
I115. All who k-iow me wonder how I,
who, for fo many years, had no apHtiti,
and could not sleep for backache, Mlt.-h
in my ldc, and general Flomtu-ii com
plaints, could have recovered.
An old lady in our city, who lia '""rid
for many years from Kidnej dl - nd
the doctors had given her up, io k iw i
your Pills, and cot more relief il.tm -he
has from nil Jhe doctors. Yo-n- n .
J. VON VKK IT IMS.
BEWARE OF IMITATIOHS.
The con ulna nrc never sug:.r-cotr-d.
Ei-ty box has a red wax seal on the i d.
with ihe impressien: .tlcLane's l.ier
The genuine McLANi:S I.IYi:;:
PILLS l)cnr the signature of C. MrLnm
and rioming- Uros. on the wrappers.
Inblst, uion having thecenuiue IK C.
McLANfS LIVER PILLS, prejHircI 1
Fleming Bros., or Pittsburgh, I'n., l'ie
market being full of imitations ol e
name McLane, spelled diflerentU, lu: f
If your storekeeper does not hne ihv
genuine Die. c. 2icLA2fi:s ci:i.i:-
IHtATED LIVKU PILLS, send Us :5
cents, and we wifl send you a 1kx bv in ni,
aiidahctof our ad vertllng cards. "
PLE3ILXU EROS., Pitfelinrgli. 1ji.
P w ST02TACS
There- Las never been an iiWnnco in which
this sterling inrigorant and anti-febrile med
icino has failed to ward off tht- complaint,
when taken duly as a pro tec ion against ma
laria. Hundreds of phosician? havo aban
doned all the oQic'nal specifics, and now j.rc
scribc this harmless vegetable tonic for chill?
and lever, as well as dyspepsia and nervous
affection?, Ilostcttcr's Bitters is tho specific
rorsale by all Drumsts and Dealers
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Cany in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. 1JY
' GEORGE LOVETT, '
Main Street, opposite X . Loco's.
" taEBRATED Mj
oiumbia Transportation Go.
.f jm ;nlnr steamer
i-!i !w ln-en refitted for 'the comfort of
iu."'npvr will leave Wuson and
V.-h r- dock every
'tonh'y, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A y. arriving at Fortland at 7 P. M.
" tfiiiunr lrei-s Portland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A. M.
Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
.Mi additional trip will bo made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leai lug Portland at O o'clock
rinmtny 31 online:.
PaMM.SMi by tlib routo connect at Knlama
f ir Sound port U. B. SCOTT,
Astoria and Portland.
F. II SHERMAN. --- MASTER
Will makt regular trips to Portland and
AMoria. leaving HiiraeU's dock, foot of Mor
rison street, Portland, at C a.m. Saturdays.
And will leave "Wilson & Fisher's dock,
Attonn. at c a. m. Thursdays.
Jiv Freight carried at reasonable rates.
Steamer " RELIC."
WI LL MAKE TRIPS AS
To YOUNGS IUYEK, Mondays, Wednesd3 s
JOHN DAYS MVEi:, Tuesdays, Fridays,
LEWIS and CLARKE, Thursdays and
Will leave Wilson & Fishers wharf at
9 o'clock sharp, each morning.
LEWIS G. HAAVEN, Master.
BEGUMS STEAM PACKET.
'Daisy." and Barge.
Will leave AMoria, from Gray's Dock,
For Oluey, and Head of Youngs River,
On TucMtnj. and Fridays at 8 A. 31.
Returning satne day.
For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River,
On Wnlnr&tlnjs, at 8 A. 31.,
Returning same day.
For Fonner's Camp.
On Fridays, ai 5 1. 3J.. laying over night
at the Camp, will leave for Astoria, on Sat
urdnj.at s .1. 31.: Returning will leave
Astoria at 3 1. 31.
mrFor Freight or Passage, apply on board,
or at Gray's Dock, where Freight will be re
ceived and stored, If necessary.
J. II. D. GRAY.
C. II. STICKKLS.
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Al-o Wholesale Dealers Iu
raintx. Oils-. Varnishes, Glass,
INiUy. ArlisK' Oil ami TFntcr
Color. l:iint and Kalso-
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tio
Our MoeK of Crockery and SInHs
Ware is the Largest and most Complete
Stock eeropi-ned in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets. Glass,
Fruit, and Water Sets. Uar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Ponies, Rustic Dottles Goblets, Tum
blers Leii.onadc Cups, &c . &c
Everything sold at I.ovest Living Rates.
Au Examination will more than repay you.
LOEB & CO.,
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
S3AII goods sold at San Francisco frlces.
Opposite Parker Houe, Astoria, Oregon.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
HARD! ABE, IRON, STEEL,
iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLUMBERS AXD STEAM FITTER0
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP, LEAD
SHEET IROH TIN AND COPPER,
Caanery anfl Flsiermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but first class workmen employed.
A large assortment ofj
Constantly on nand -
Oregon Railway & Navigation
On and after April 1st, 1883?
Ocean Steamers will sail from San Fran
cisco and Portland eer- three ta.
Leaving Spear St. wharf San Francisco, at
10 rf A. M., and Alnsworth Dock, Portland,
TlirniKrh TIllrll clTft tn ill t..ln!nn
cities In tlie United States, Canada and
River and Rail Division.
On and After March 18, 1883.
Trains leave Fortland for Eastern points
at 7 :20 A. M. Sundays excepted.
RIVER DIVISION (Middle Columbia).
Boats leave Fortland for Dalles at 7 :0O
LeaePorl- i I I I I
land for Mon Tu. We. Trm, Fri. I Sat
Iambi. ... 1 6 AM 6 AM S AM 6 AM 6 AM
Darton. Or.'.iAM iTAM' 17 AM
Salem .... Ir -rl I le xt
Victona.BCfi AM) I AM
is.. r-" ."""
Leaves Astoria for Portland at 6 a. m. daily ex
Astoria to Portland.
Steamer Wide Went will leave Astoria
for Portland, 1 1 31.
Returning, leaves Fortland for Astoria,
5 A. 31., dally, Wednesdays excepted.
Pullman Palace Cars rnnnine between Port
land. Walla Walla and Dajton.
Superintendent of Traffic
c. n. riiEscoTT.
llwaco Steam Navigation Go
Astoria to Forts Stevens, Canbj,
Connecting by Stages for
Oysterville and Olympia.
Until further notice tho llwaco
Steam Navigation Co's steamers
GEN. MILES, onGEX. CANBT
Will leave Astoria
On Mondays, and Thursdays, at 7 A. M.
Fort Steven, Fert Cnaliy, nail lrnato
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
Saturd ct i .
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m.
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Stevens-.. .. S0ct
" " Canby and llwaco Si oo
a-Ilwaco freight, by the ton. In lots ol
one ton or over, 52 oo per ton.
K"For Tickets, Towage or dinner npplv
at the office of the Company, Gray' wharf,
foot of Benton street.
J. H.D.UKAY. Aicent.
Oregon & California R.R Cr
On an alter SopL 24, 1SS2. trains will run
follows, 1M1LY (Kicept Sunday?),
Uefirecn POUTL.l.M nnil i:iLt:.
Portland ::10A. u.lRiddlo's 8.20 e. u
Riddle's .3:30 a. M.lPortland 4:23p. m
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portland 4:00 P. AI.I Lebanon1 P. M
Lebanon 4:45 A. M.Portland.10:0pA.A'.
Portland 6:15 a. . Junction 6:0) p. jj
Junction 6:3) a. M.I Riddle's ...r):io p. v
Riddle's.... 6:00 a. m.I Junction 5:00 p. it
Junction 1 5:45 a. m. Portland 5 5 p.u
ThoOrogon and California Railroad terr
makes connection with all KcgularTrains oc
Between Portland untl Corvnlliy.
Portland 8:00 A. M.ICorvallis .-3:00 P. .V.
Corvallis 8:30 A. M.lPortland 3:20 P. il
Cloao connections made at Riddle's with
the Stages of the Oregon and California Stage
JsarTicket3for sale at all the principal point
in California and the East, at Company'.
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Storage will be chared on freight remain
ing atCompanvs Warehouse over-1 hours.
Freight will not be received for shipmoni
after 5 o'clock P. M. on either the East or
J. BRANDT. Uen'l Snp'L
K. P. ROGERS,
Gen'l Freight and Passenger Agent
R. KOEIILER, Vice President and Mauacei
Shoaiwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympia,
Fort Stevens, Fort Canby, Ilwiiro.
Xorth. Beach, Oysterville. A'ortlt
Cove. PcterHons i'olut. Ho-
And all points on Shoaiwater Ray, and (J raj
GEN. MILES, 1
Strs. or J- On Columbia River.
' GEN. GARFIELD " Shoaiwater Ray.
" MONTESANO " Gray's Harbor
Connecting with Stages over Portages.
Leave Astoria for Olympia, at - - 7 A. 31.
On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
arriving atMontesano the day after leaving
Astoria throughlrip in 60 hoars.
Leave Olympia for Astoria on samo days.
HA YE REMO YED !
From their old quarters to their
AND FACTORY NEAR KINNEY'S CANNERY.
jg-jr jMSjBgpiS" : r.
-DEALER IW- K
Boors, Windows, Blinds, Transonu, Itimbtr.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Sinds Made to Ordsr.
-Orders from a distance promptly attended tof and satisfaction gnarante41fi all cm
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop -&3gsg
AU kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bektox Street, Near Fakkeb House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND ai lABIMEMMES
BoilerWork. Steamboat Work
and Gannery Work a spe
cialty. Of alt Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotice.
A. D. "Wass, Prcsedent.
.1. G. II CSTX.EK, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
(SUCCESSOR TO PAGE & ALLEN.)
Wiioles.de and retail dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Liquors JobaccoXigars
Wilson & Fishek,
Iron, Steel, Coai, Anchors, Ghains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AND CUT GALVANIZED
Nails. CopjMT Kails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds.
FI.OUK XXI :IIUL FEE1.
Agents for S.dem Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
LOOK HERE !
We respectfully Inform the public that we
win aiwajs Keep on nanu me uesi quamy oi
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
dtf , WARREN &r THOMPSON.
CT C. HOJLJX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IH
SURALja AGENT. '
.EtO F. PABMLEK.
SURVEYOR OP 'H
Clatsop CoHBty,aad City sCABtarlB
Office : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
"p J. WESTON,
Attorney and Counaehr at Law.
3-Office In Pythian Building. Sobs ll.ltt
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
JAY TUTTIlE, M. 9.
PHYSICIAN AND STJBQIOH
Office Rooms 1, 2, and S. PythlaaSmlM-
Residence Oyer J. E. Thomaa' Drac
ASTORIA, - - - OMM30JJ
Rooms in Allen's building: up aUlrs, eoraec
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streti.
Chenamus Street, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Ship and Steamboat Joimtr.
CHAS. H. WLLLIAMS03J & CO.-
General Commission Brokers.
Office on Squemoqua street, opposite Astc
A General Agency business transacted.
Suits made in the Latest Style, and on short
est notice ; also
Fainted Flowers on theDreim
GyLadles are invited to call and see sam
ples of this fine work.
PRICES EASOIf ABIE.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWI2CO
well known and commodious ttiwahln
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
National, and American link.
Prepaid tickets to or from any Europe
For full information as to rates of far.
sailing days, etc, apply to
GEO. W. HUME SAW --MILL.
MANUFACTURERS .9 DEALERS
LUMBER, SALMON BOXES, TRAYS, ETC,
Office and Mill
COKNint OF WEST 9TH AfD-WATKB VS9
FIRST QUALITY LUMBER.
IS LN THE FIELD AND PROPOSES TO
We will take orders for lumber fraat ica
to 500 M., at the mill or delivered.
We also manufacture lath and i!ni of
Flooring a Specially.
Address all orders
WESTPORT HILL CO.
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