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Astoria, Oregon Tuesday Morning. Jul)r 10, 1883
. INS SOUTH AFRICA.
A Voyage With a Lion.
Public attention at this time is
directed toward south Africa and
the adventures of Captain Stanley
on the great Fish river in that far
distant "country are aprops and
worthy of perusal. He says:
"Pre hat many a queer voyage
in ray time, but the queerest I had
was one I made somewhat unex
pectedly, on my way back from a
As I neared the bank I saw that
the river was in full flood, more
than twice its usual breadth, and
running like a mill race. T knew
att.onei'that I should have a tough
job to get acrossfor a flooded'
African river is no joke, I can tell
you. But I knew also that my
wife woujd be terribly anxious if
I didn't come back on the daj
that I had fixed South Africa
being a place where a good many
things may happen to a man so
I determined to chance it.
Just at the water's edge I found
an old bushman that I knew well,
who had a boat of his own, so I
hailed him at once: "Well, Ka
lpomi, what will you take to put
me across the river?"
'No go fifty dollars this time,
biass" (master), said the old fellow
in his half-Dutch, half-English
jargon. "Boat no get" cross to
day, water groed (great).
And never a bit could I persu
ade him, although- J offered him
money to make any ordinary bush
man jump head first down a pre
He spoke so positireiy that, al
though I am not easily frightened,
I certainly did feel uncomfortable
However, when you've got to do
a thing of that sort, the less you
think of it the better, so I jumped
into the boat and shoved off.
I had barely got clear of the
shore when I found that the old
fellow was right, for the boat shot
down the stream like an arrow.
i saw in a moment tnat tnere was
no hope of paddling her across,
and all I could do was to keep her
head straight. But I hadn't the
chance of doing that very long, for
just then a big tree came driving
along, and hitting my boat full on
the quarter, smashed her like an
egg shelf. I had just tune to
clutch the projecting roots and
whisk myself on to them, and tree
and I went away down stream
together and I ddn't know how
many miles an hour.
At first I was so rejoiced at es
caping just when all seemed over
with me that I didn't think much
of what was to come next, but
before long I got something to
think of wit,h a vengeance. The
tree, as I've said, was a large one,
and the branch end (the opposite
one to where T sat) was all one
mass of green leaves. All at once
just as I was shifting myself to a
safer place among the roots, the'
leaves suddenly shook and parted,
and out peeped the great yellow
head and fierce e3res of an enor
All at once I noticed that the
lion seemed to be. getting strange
ly restless and turning his great
head from side to side in a ner
vous kind of way, as if he saw or
heard something he didn't like.
At first I couldn't imagine what
oa-earth was the matter with him,
bultflpresently I caught a sound
which scared me much worse than
it had the done the lion. Far in
the distance I could hear, a dull
booming roar, which I had heard
too often not to recognize at
once: we were neannrr a water-
I' had seen the great falls of the
Fish. River more than once, and
tKebare thought oi being carried
"over those tremendous precipices
made my blood run cold. Yet
being devoured. .by. a lion would
hardly be much of an improve
ment and as I hadn't the ghost of
a. chance of being able to swim
ashore, there really seemed to be
no other alternative.
jP aster and faster we went
louder and louder grew the roar
iotctaao&t&ra.ct; the lion seemed to
hare given himself up for lost and
crouching down among the leaves,
only uttering a low whine every
now and then. I was fairly at my
wits' end what to do when all of a
sudden I caught sight of some
thing that gave mc a glance of
A little way ahead of jjs the
river narrowed suddenly, a rocky
headland thrust itself out a good
way into the stream. On one of
the lowest noints of it grew a
thick clump of trees, whose boughs
overhung the water; and i. struck
me that, if we only passed near
enough, I might manage to catch
hold of one of the branches
and swing myself up on to the
No sooner said than done. 1
started up, hardly caring whether
the lion attacked me or nut, and
planted myself firmly upon one of
the biggest roots, where I could
take a good spring when the time
came. T knew that this would be
my last chance, for by this time
we were so near the precipice that
I could see quite plainly, a little
way ahead fhe great cloud of spray
and vapor that hovered over the
great waterfall. Even at the best
it was a desperate venture; and 1
can tell you that 1 felt my heart
beginning to thump like a sledge
hammer as we came closer and
closer to the point an 1 1 thought.
what would happen if I missed my
lust as we neared it, it happen
ed that our tree. struck against
something and turned fairly cross
wise to the current, the end with
the lion on it swinging out into
mid-stream, while my end was
driven close to the rock on which
the clump of trees grew.
Now or never. 1 made one
spring and just clutched the low-
est bough; and as I dragged my
sely on to it I heard the last roar
of the doomed lion mingling with
the thunder of the waterfall as he
vanished into the cloud of mist
that overhung the precipice.
The Trade In Confederate Bonds.
The Washington correspondent
of the Louisville Courier-Journal
says: Another attempt is being
mado to get up a boom in Confed
erate bonds. For some time past
Baltimore stock-brokers have been
advertising for Confederate State
bonds. The movement in these
bonds started some three years
ago, .and since that time the pur
chases have been very large, one
firm alone handling about $30,
000,000 of them. Baltimore has
been the headquarters for their
purchase, aud Europe the destina
tion of the bonds, orders coming
from a large London firm. "When
the excitement first began the
bonds, which were consideae3
worthless, brought $1 per $1,000.
The price subsequently advanced
and has gone as high as $15 pen
i ,1 i i. I
LlJUUSiUIU, UIWUll HUH UHJV itIU ,
from G to 88 per $1,000 for G, 7 j
and S per cent, bonds. The bonds
are somewhat scarce now, though
some days $100,000 will change
hands, and other days not 100.
The dealings are altogether in
coupon bonds, with the 1S65 or
prior coupons on. One Baltimore
dealer, who makes the Confederate
bonds a specialty, has offers from
the South of bonds in lots ranging
from $100;000 t $500,000 Rich
mond brokers aud others in the
South are purchasing them and
sending them to the London
house, the head of which is said to
be a a party by the name of
Moses. North Carolina war bonds
are also being bought for S4 on the
$1,000. Since the flurry began
there has been great rummaging
about old closets, chests, boxes,
etc., for the pieces of paper that
contained the promise to pav of
the Confederate States of Ameri
ca. Some bring thein into bro
kers' offices already framed, hav
ing been preserved as curiosities;
others bring them stiff with paste,
having taken them from the
screens which they have long dec
orated, and it is even said the
bonds have at times been used for
wall paper by fantastically inclin
ed people. It is safe to say the
walls have needed new papering
since the Confederate bonds be
gan to have a market value. What
they are being bought for is what
no fellow can find out. Some ad
vance the theory that the purch
asers entertain a forlorn hope of
their being paid some day, hut
another, and perhaps equally
as rational a theory, hs
been put forward. During
the late war England did buy
some Confederate- securities, and
at the close of the war found them
worthless. Jt has been suggested
that the holders still entertain an
idea of getting something back.
The present purchasers, it is said,
believe the same way. The sum
ming up of t!ie theory is that the
English holders look for some
complications to arise between thej
two countries, and hope tttut in its
adjustment England will be in a
position to insist on the United
States indemnifying the English
holders of Confederate bonds.
It seems that America, after all,
is unable to make good her claim
to the possession of the tallest
and largest trees -in the world.
Every one has read of the marvels
I of the Ybscmite valley and of
Yellowstone park, the huge nation
al sporting ground of the United
States. But what are the giants
of California in comparison with a
! tree which has latelv been dis-
;n Auslralia j lt ,,as ,
been known that in Tasmania there
are eucalypti measuring 200 feet
from the ground to the first branch,
and triore than. 350 feet in total
height; and there is, or lately was,
on Mount Vellington, near Ho
bart Town, a tree of this species
the trunk of which was. cighty-sifx
feet in circumference. But a still
imore iriirantic monarch of the
W(Jods becn rec,;ntIv.discovere(i
in Victoria. Jt is a well-proportioned
specimen of the Eucalyp
tus amyyilaUna, and its top is
nearer to the sky than the cross
of St. Paul's Cathedral, for it is no
less than 430 feet above the
Thk powder iiewr varies. A marvel o
punty. strength and wlulesomene-ss. More
eeonomicnl than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot lie sold in competition with the insi
nuate or low test short weight, alum or
pnospimie powuers. soidonlyxn earn. i:ov
ai. liAinxu TowDKii Co.. loc Wall-it. X. V.
J " CELEBRATED M A
No tuuc should bolost if tho stomach, liver
and bowels are affected, to adopt thosaro rem
edy, Hostctter's Stomach Hitters. Diseases
of the organs named beset others fur raoro
serious, and delay is therefore hazardous.
Dyspepsia, liver complaint, chills and fever,
early rheumatic tivinccs. kidney weakness,
bring serious bodily trouble if trifled with.
Lose no tinio in using this effective and safo
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers
BUSINESS LOTS OX THE KOADWAY
.. s?flueinoluaSt-.a"d!0'ne "f the most
eligible residence property In the cltv. We
have also lots for sale in the cltv'andln
all tho additions at reasonable- prices : also a
iarm ol 45 acres, three miles from St. Hel
f.ns j,a,tow.n. lot 1,1 st Helens, and a farm on
the Columbia near John Day's river.
CHAS. H. WILLIAMSON & CO.
W r ova L'S
mtw ST Wf. K saw :!
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of ihe 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.
No Preparation on czrth equals Sr. Jacobs Oil
m & aafe,tr, simple end cheap External
Bemedy. A trial entails but the conparatirelj
trifllcr outlay of 50 Cents, and every sne mller-
tag with pain can have chtap and pbciitlre proof ;
of its claims. ,
Directions in Eleven J-an gua-ea. ;
SOLD BTALLBSDGOI8T3AHD DEALERS
III MEDICINE. 1
A. vOG-ELER & CO.,
ChieC Moses has consented to!
on to v. olvilie. lie. :s to receive!
an annual pension of 1,000 a I
year during ljfe atjd other'-consid-
erations. The other Indians jrrc
liberally supplied with farming
implements and stock cattle.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER, ;
liln in thr riqht ship, under oiic of
rilw, increasing on pressure; 'sometimes
the pain is on the leftside; the patient is
rarely able to lie on Ihe lefl .side; Mmt
times the pain is felt under the shoulder
and in sometimes taken for Rheumatism
In the arm. The stomach Is affected with
lass of appetite and sickness; the Iwiwels
In general arc costive, somotimes alter
nating with laxity; the haul is troubled
with pain, accompanied with a dull, heavy
sensation in the back part. There isgener
ally a considerable loss of memoryt accom
panied with a painful sensation of having
left uudonu something which ought to
have becn done. A slisht, dry cough Is
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he Is
easily startled ; his feet arc cold or burn
ing, and he complains of a prickly sensa
tion of the skin; his spirits arc low, and.
although he Is satisfied that exercise wonlu
be beuelicial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try it.
I f vou have any of the above svin ntdnss.
ou can certainly Ih cured by the use of !
the genuine Ult. C. McLAN ES X.1VK1:
ncii you miy .ucuwie-M x-iiia, insist.
ItKATKI) T.IVKR 111.1 s Tiimlnliv I Iimii. I
lug ltros., Pittsburgh, Pa. !
if you can not get the genuine Dlt. 1
C. McLANli'S LIVUU PILLS, send us 1
." cents by mail, and we will send them
to you. . I
FLEHIXG BKOS;, Vittsbnrgli, Pa.
A. IE. Johnson &Co.
A FULL LINE OF
..NEVILLE & 00.
Pacific Net and Twine Co.
S.vx Fkaxcisuo, April lltli.JMS.
For genera! conwiiiriict'.
vu have sent a supply of IVo. 30. 12
lIj' Semiiic Scotch Stilmon ZYct
Twine, to the care of A. M. JOHNSON'
& CO., Astoria, which will lie sold at
low enough figures to make it an object
for all net menders to use it for repairs,
in place of the more cotlv 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 the net, after the latter
has had a few weeks use. We think it
will be money in your pocket to try it.
For prices and samples applv to
A. M. JOIJXSOX & CO..
Neville & Co. Sole Agents, u., T?r,,n..;
31 and California St. f tmnciaco.
A ( ACRES LAND 2ii MILES FJtOM AS
rkJ toria, on the John Day river, at Sltf per
acre If sold soon. This Is a good purchase
for any one desiring a small farm.
UZELS AND RESTAURANTS.
t i: . If. S'AKK KK, Prop..
lASTOKIA. - - - OREGON.
FFRST CLASS HOTEL.
Al l. MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.
UHV ASff COI.a B.tTIIS.
Good Billiard Table, and First Class Sa
loon stocked with Fine Liquors.
-V-T' ! I." I' I'A Tn TTTT5 TTrrTt5TJ -t
Concomly Street is the Best in
I2; liiss Almij s on Hand FRESH
SUonl AVntor Bajr and. East
" JEFF-" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lias Uvcn Proprietor of-the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knaiin,toii seven years.
OPEN DAY- AND NIGHT.
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
CHEXAMUS STREET, ASTORIA.
undersigned is pleasei,to
2 nnnoiince to the nuhlic that he has on-
! ened n
i And furnisher In flrst-cIiUM stria
oysters, hot coffee tea, etc
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
IMease uive me a call.
ROSCOE DIXON, Proprietor
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
niealj cents and upwards.
ii. Aviiiimox & g. uou&Aitn,
3IAI.V STKEET. - - - - - ASTORIA.
Iteiitted throuchout : thcfTable supplied
wun mc nest : me. ueus ciean ana coiniort
A Fit:cIa.HS House.
Hoard by the week, - $5.00
.nenis 10 order.
J. G, KOSS. Proprietor.
Hartw are ai Slip CMlery.
A. VAN-DUSEN & GO.,
11 t i n i n i
Hardware and Ship Chand ery.
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
aj:In(s mid Oils, Groceries, etc
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
W. E. DEMENT & GO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUCS, -CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
No. -40 I2-Piy
CORK AND LEAD LINES,
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & GO.,
Rll Market 8 tree t, 8rh Fraadsee.
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Sind& Made to Order.;:
BrOrders from a dlstanco promptly attended
S. ARKDT & JFERCEEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON. .
The Pioneer Machine Shop
RnilP.r Shnn ft.1 'S'
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
Aspeclalty made ol repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Beotox Stbekt, NeXr Pakkkr IIousk,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND anfl MARINE EHRTJES
Boiler Work, Steajnboat Work
and Cannery Work' a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at .Short Notice'.
A. D. WAsa,- Presedent.
J. 6. nusTi.RK, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
JOHN" Fox, Superintendent.
A. V. AHen
fsuocBsaoa to paob & allkn.)
Wholesale and retail dealer lu
Glass ,and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
loejb, & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best Smn Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon-Supplies.
tsy-All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
TO THE PUBLIC.
0. 1 & 1 Co.
Will Transact their Business at the
MAIN STREET WHARF,
Which has been Leased,
Until Further Notice-
. E..A. N0YES, Agent,
tif and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION ANI) IN
SURANCE AGENT. 1
JAY TUTTIiE, 21. .
PHYSICIAN AND SUBQEOJi,-:
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Pythian Build-in:--.
Rksidrxck Over J. E. ThoniaV Drua
KLO F. IMItKEK.
CJntMop County.andClty ofAatori
j g;(?,r,ftnuis streeti-Y-M -A-
-rr p. mcKS.
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, come;
ol Cass aud Sqemocqhe stret .' ":-'
J Q.A.BO IVIjBIl ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
ChenamusS treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J J. JOXES,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painles3 extraction
WM. B. GRENELL,
HE Afi ESTATE AGENCY.
CIT1' AND SUBURBAN PROPERTY, TIM
BER AND FARM LAND.
J2T"0nlce next to F."L. Parker's Store, Cor.
Cheuamus and Benton Sts.
GHAS. H. WILLIAMSON & C8.
General Commission Brokers.
Onice on Genevieve street, la the rear of
E. It. Hawes building.
A General Agency business transacted.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
T AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets, to or from any European
port. J 1
For full Information as to rates of fare,
sailing davs, etc, apply to
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
ileal Estate and General insurance
ASTORIA, - Oregon.
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST
ern. State Investment. Hamburg, Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travellers' life
and Accident or Hartford, and the New
York Lire, of N. Y.
We have the only complete set of township
maps in the county, and nave made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
final 'proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions.
Timber Lanils, etc.. having all the. official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined lit the office, upon the payment? of a
We also have for sale city property in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and otlier collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
EL k t K ZS Zt,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sani
WooI Delivered t Order,
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.