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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, August 24, 1883
BUJT EOH A LAWYER.
How a Dishonest Bank Cashier was
Saved From the Penitentiary.
A certain cashier, having large
resrjonsibilities at the head of a
great city bank, was tempted, no
matter how, to indulge in private
speculations with the bank's funds.
Before he realized it he had mis
appropriated and lost $50,000. In
desperation and to retrieve his
fortune he went still deeper, with
the result that instead of extract-
ing himself he shortly found the
amount of his loss increased to
$100,000. The time for the annual
examination of his accounts and
the affairs of the bank being close
at hand, he was unable to contrive
a method of concealing his steal
ings, and the day before the
official examination he went to his
lawyer, a wealthy man, and made
& clean breast. The lawyer, after
some reflection, asked: "Do the
directors still retain their confi
dence in you?" "They do not
even suspect," was the answer.
"Will you promise to be governed
by my advice?" "I will." "Sit
down and write a complete con
fession of your guilt." The cash
ier wrote and signed the required
"Now," said the lawyer, "go to
the bank before 10 o'clock to
morrow morning and take negotia
ble securities from the safe to the
amount of $100,000. Bring them
to me as early as possible."
The cashier did as he was di
rected, and brought government
and state bonds to the required
amount and gave them to his law
yer. "Now I will go with you,"
said the lawyer, "and plead your
case with the bank directors at the
regular meeting." They went
together. The cashier read his
confession in a voice convulsed
with sobs. He told how the theft
had been committed, avowed his
remorse, and in the same breath
confessed his inability to make
good the amount. "What is the
amount?" asked the president.
"It is $200,000," answered the
There was a decided sensation
in the board, and exclamations of
astonishment at the extent of the
loss went from mouth to mouth,
in the midst of which the lawyer
rose and addressed them. He
begged them to consider the con
dencc, which was in itself a temp
tation, they had reposed in the
cashier, his long service, and
other things calculated to mitigate
their feelings towards his client.
He showed them that the publica
tion of this deficit at that time
would cripple the bank and prob
ably compel it to close its doors,
and ended by saying that he him
self had such confidence in the
future of his client, in his remorse
and repentance, that he would en
gage to collect among his other
.friends and from various sources
$100,000, and bring it to them be-
lore t o ciock on tnat uay, pro
nrsied they would give his client a
written guarantee against a crimi
nal prosecution. "If not," he
added, "his client would surren
der himself into their hands and
meet the penalty of his misdeeds,
but the bank would lose the whole
amount." Well, the directory de
liberated, but they accepted the
lawyer's terms, gave the cashier
the release on the condition named,
2nd took his resignation at the
same time. The lawyer easily
made a loan upon the securities
and kept his word, "and," said my
informant gravely, "that very
lier is a broker in the New
Jork Stock Exchange to-dav. He
has paid up his liabilities to the
bank, and is highly respected by
all who do not know him as well as
I do.-" Chicago InZer-Ocean.
When Shootwell died, the boys
clubbed together to buy him a
tombstone. They couldn't agree
uptntbe inscription. Fogg sug
gested this: "His gun never
missed fire. Let us hope he may
be like his gun." But this was
considered somewhat personal,
;awdw as rejected 'without a divi-
Australia and the United States.
The United-States and Austral
ia are the nations of the future.
In respect to territory neither has
much advantage over the other.
Both lie in the temperate zones,
which best develop the human
species. Both are settled by the
same freedom-loving variety of
the Caucasian race. The United
States is about one hundred years
further advanced in development,
the population of Australia being
nearly the same as the population
of the American colonies when the
Declaration of Independence was
signed. The colonial history of
Australia is, up to the present
time, only a detail of industrial
development. Nothing has hap
pened to weaken the attachment
of the people of the colony for the
mother country. The child hss its
own way and understands that if
it runs away no pursuit will be j
made. It can set up for itself j
whenever it feels able to stand the j
expense. Meantime it makes use
of the family name, and is reason
ably grateful for the protection it
affords. Representatives from
Australia say there is no thought j
of separation. The colonics are j
not chafed at bonds they do not
feel. Their distance from the
mother country lends a cerlain en
chantment to their relation. It is
not probable, however, that these
relations will continue after the
colonies are fully in the line of
development. At present they
have much land and few people.
When their population approxi
mates to that of a second-class
European nation the' will want to
deal with the world on their own
account. Looking forward into
the not remote future, the
two great rich flourishing na
tions of the earth will be
in the new world the United
States and Australia. Europe is
already giving these countries, her
best blood. Nature has placed a
limit on the growth of European
nations, and that limit they have
nearly reached. They may gain
yet in wealth, but their population
is already in excess of their means
of support. Take the new world
from the old and the hitter would
lack the necessities of life. In the
ordinary progress of events the
centres of population, of wealth,
of society and of civilization in its
broad sense, will be in the new
world. All the known conditions
of progress favor that result. We
have here the territory, the climate
and the race. The people of all
Europe could be transplanted to
these countries and not exhaust
our unoccupied lands. Commerce
follows and subsists on the products
of the soil. Europe may for a long
time continue the workshop of the
world, but its productive capacity
in that direction will be decreased
as the population of the new
world becomes more dense. Al
ready the United States is practi
cally master of its own markets.
A hundred years hence, when
Australia has a population of -10,-
000,000, and the United States of
100,000,000 or more, the Pacific
Coast will be on the line
of communication between
the groat centres of population.
The Atlantic cities face decaying
Europe while the Pacific coast
cities will face the growing west.
The development of Australia into
the great and powerful nation she
is destined to be, will tend to
move the center of trade and pop
ulation from the Atlantic seaboard
toward the Pacific.
A report from Brownsville,
Texas, says that black smallpox is
prevailing with great mortality in
the towns of Pomatiba and Puar
ciacon. Mexico; and yellow fever
is reported at Tampico and Pana
ma, and that black small pox is
prevalent in Guatamala, the vic
tims being principally foreigners.
There were 160 deaths from chol
ers at Sandionisko and Oaxaco,
during the month, and 477 deaths
from yellow fever in Yera Cruz
the same month. Early in August
there was a shower of fishes in
Monte Morelesj and an earthquake
at Patchekaca, causing twenty
deaths and the destruction of thir
Owvtoxxaj Minn., Aug. 22.
Meagre telegraphic advices
were received here early this
morning of a terrible accident
which occurred between Roches
ter and Zumbrota, Minnesota, on
the Rochester and Northern divis
ion of the Chicago and Northwest
ern railroad, by which about 100
people were killed and wounded.
The train wrecked was that which
leaves Rochester about 4:4.3, ar
riving at Zumbrota about C i jr.
It was caught in a severe wind
and hail storm that prevailed in
that- vicinity between 4- and C
o'clock in the evening, and while
running at a high speed was lifted
from the rails.
A gentleman who has been at
the scene of the disaster described
it as one of the most horrifying
railroad accidents that he ever
saw. Every car in the train was
completely wrecked, and almost
literally shattered to pieces by the
sudden stop caused by the train
leaving the rails, burying the un
fortunate passengers beneath the
debris, and killing many and in
juring nearly every person aboard
the tiain. The gentleman stated
that nine dead bodies had been
taken from theVuins, and a large
number of those who were seri
ously injured were removed to
Rochester. At the time he left
the wreck the work of extracting
the unfortunate victims was still
A special dispatch to the Ore
yon tan from St. Paul states that
contracts have been effected for
the transportation of thirty car
loads of "Walla "Walla wheat over
the Northern Pacific to the mills
of Minneapolis. This looks like a
revolution of the grain business,
at least of the "Walla "Walla coun
try; but it should be remembered
that this is merely an experiment.
It may be doubted if it will pay to
ship by rail so bulky a product as
wheat a distance of two thousand
miles, in competition with the
same product grown within a few
miles of the mills. It may be,
however, that the railroad compa
ny, rather than haul back empty
the cars which bring out merchan
dise, will make a cheap rate which
will permit regular future ship
ments of wheat.
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and whilrsomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphaie powders. SoUlonluIn cans. ROY
AL HAKIMS FOWDKK Co.. 10C Wall-SU X. Y.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," It- is a blood-purifier'aud
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to dlstinguhh them according to ef
fects, but. being really brandies or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity oi
Xtloed. Such are Dyspepsia, Ullliouxnc?,
Liver Complaint, Constipation, Nervtm DU
vrxlcrt, Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness, Heart Disease, Dropsy, Kidney Disease,
Piles, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Dkonlers, Ptmnlcs. Ulcers. Stealings, Sc.,
-Kins st the Blood, prevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and nlivslrlan nnw
In calling it 'the most genuine and efficient
proparat ion for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &e In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
in uih itiooa' wrapneu around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
Buffalo. X. Y.
Shiloh's Cure will Immediately
relieve Croup, whooplnj? couch and
Bronchitis. Sold by W. Dement
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Soro 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 earth eqnala Sr. Jacobs Oiz.
m a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedy. A trial entails tat ths crapanUrclj
trifling outlay of CO Cents, and erery one suffer
In k 'with pain can bara cheap and pocativa proof
of its claims.
Directions in Seven Langcaea.
BOLD 3T AIL LBUGGISTS AKDDEALEB3
A. VOGEIiER Sc. CO.,
Hal tl more, 2Zd, 77. 8.JL.
Grain insurance, says the Walla
Walla Union, is becoming "the
thing" among farmers. During
the present season over 100,000
worth of grain has been insured
among the different counties in
this valley. One insurance agency
alone took out over $50,000 worth
A Hongkong dispatch says that
Haiduouz, Tonquin, has been ta
ken by the French. They also
captured 150 cannons and $5,000
in Annamifc cash. The Annnmites
fled in terror.
Gents: About nirfo years ngo I hr.il a
child two years old and almost dead. The
doctor I had attending her could not tell
what ailed her. 1 :tsked him if he did not
think It was worms, lie .said no. How
ever, this did not satisfy mo, as I felt con
vinced In my own mind that she hnd. I
obtained a bottle of 1)11. C. McLANK'.S
I gavo her a tcaspoonful in the mnrnin
and another at nignt,aftcrwhich she ptised
seventy-two worms and was a well child.
Since then I have never lecn without it
In my family. The health of my chilnren
remained so Rood that I had neglected
watching their actions until alnv.it tl.ree
weeks ago, when two of them presented
the same sickly appearance that Fanny
did nine years ago. So I thought it must
he worms, and went to work at once with
a !ott!e of UK. C. Mcl-ANK'S YKMir
FUGE between lour of my children, their
ages being as follows: Alice, 8 years; ("har-Icy.-I
years; Kmma,0 years: John.!) years.
Now comes the result : Alice and Kmma
camcoutall right,butCharlo-4Assed forty
live and Johnny about .slxtyivorm. Tl.e
result was so gratifying that 1 squint two
dcys in showing the wonderful olllfi of
your Vermifuge around I'tica, and new
have the worms on exhibition in mvntorc.
Yours truly, JOHN l'IPKH.
The genuine Ilt. C McLAXl-rs VKIU
MIF(":i: Is manufactured only by
Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa..
hii Utir the signatures of t. MrLaiic
and Fleming Kro. it U never made In
St. IjuuIs or Wheeling.
lie sure you get. the genuine Price,
FLE3IIHG 1H10S., PMsImnjh, Pa.
iistai:mshki jx isk.
AMIES & DALLAM,
Manufacturers ami Importers of
Wooden and Willow Ware
Ttvint?, Brooms, Brushes, Baskets,
IaIN,TuIts, Churn, U'jihboard, Kope
Cordage, 'Wrapping Papris, I'nuer
Itagg, Kuildlng Papers, JIalrhco.
Handles. Cluthrs Wringers. Car
pel Scrp rs. Teat her i list
ers, Stationery, Vc.
230 and 232, Front Street,
SAX FRANCISCO, CAL.
Scarf Pins. Chains, Watches,
Or every description.
The finest stock or Jewelry in Astoria.
J3TA11 goods wnrrantcdasrepresentcd
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
CIIENA3IDS St. - -
A FULL LINE OF
FINE WATCHES, CLOCKS,
Which he offers to the public at the lowest
figures. Every article guaranteed to be-as
Repairing done by V. F. AnnbniMer,
Practical Watchmaker and Jeweler.
Jb'Jne Watch Repairing a Spcclalts.
bUI work guaranteed,
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
II. IX. PARKRR. Prop.,
ASTOKIA, - - - OREGON.
E. I. PARKER. - Manager and Agent.
Al.CltOSBY. - - Day Cleric
I'iiU. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
.Tas. DUFFY lias the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO TIlE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
v lias Always on Hand FRESH
j Shoal AYnter Bay nnd East
; ens Oyslers.
" JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie bus been Proprietor of Xke "Aurora
Hotel" In Knapptoa seven yearn.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Refitted throughout: theTable supplied
with the best : the beds clean and comfort
able. A Flrst:clrtss IIoii.sc.
Roard by the week.
J. G, TIOSS, Proprietor.
.Meals to order.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPKX DAY ANDNIGtlT.
IJIeals . cents and upward).
. HOLMiAKD. -3IAI.V
STKF.ET. - -
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
VooJ Delivered to Order,
Praying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
UK ALTAI is
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
CANNERY SITE FOR SALE.
THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS A. P. CO.'S
Net Itacks. adjoining Fort Canby. Co 23tf
foot boats, good for Raker's Ray or up river
nblng ; 14 net racks complete ; frontage 200
feet running to deep water; one block on
shore with mess house.
Tills is the most convenient place for
salmon nets, traps and seines and decidedly
the best location on the Columbia river for a
Will sell for cash or will take, stock with
satisfactory Fishermen's Packing Co.
BOZOUTI1 & JOHNS.
Cor. of ChfMinmus ami Benton Streets,
ASTOKIA, - - - OKEGOX,
Have the best facilities for furnishing
Of all kinds, of any firm in the city.
CHAS. H. WILLIAMSON & CO.
-VTOW IS THK TIME TO BUY A HOME
J. before, the Hail Road comes.
We nave lots for sale in all the additions
in McClure's lots, ranging from one hundred
and twenty-lire dollars to four thousand
In Shively's we hive two lots 9 and 10 In
blk.'S that are la a splendid location and
easv of across, for SloO.00 each : also lot 5 In
blk Si. which Is grading, for $00.00.
In Adair's Astoria we have a number of
due lots on, or near the Roadway travelled
by the stages, for sale at reasonable prices.
In Aldernrook we have thirteen (13) lots
which we will sell for $X0.03 each, to those
who will improve.
We have also water front on tho rlverjust
below town ; also 100 acres on Young's River
Spiles for Sale.
In lot to suit purchasers, at market prices
Oflico on Gcnerclve Street.
Maps of Astoria, complete. Scale 400 feet
to an inch. Price, $lu.oo each.
For sale bv
CHAS. II. WILLIAMSON & CO,
NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD,
Oregon Railway & Navigation Co,
Oregon California Railroad Co.
M Celeliratioa at Portland,
On September 10th aud llili.
Account completion of the Northern Pa
clrtc R. R,
Round Trip Tickets have been placed ou
sale at all ticket stations at 40 per cent, re
duction. Tickets good from Sept. 8th to 13th, both
JOHNMOIR K.I.ItOGERS A. I. STOKES
hnptof TraSc Gen'lAg't. AwtMipt Traffic
To Whom it May Concern.
"VUrHEREAS, MY WIFE, ANNIE NESS.
it has left my bed and board with
out Just cause or provocation, this Is to
caution all persons from harboring or trust
ing her.-as 1 will pay no bills oilier contract
ing after this date.
Olney, Or., August 20, 1SS3. dw
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of aH Kinds Made to Order, j
""Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases
S. AENDT & EEKCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop S&
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF TiAFAYETTE STREET. 1
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bektox Stkekt, Neak Parkek House,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND an! MARINE EH&INES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions xaade to Order
at Mhert Xetlce.
A. D. Wass, President.
.1. 0. Hustleu, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
-All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Orecon.
BUY THE BEST!
Salmon Ne.t Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands,
CORK AND LEAD LIMES,
Fish Pounds, Seines, aud Xets
Imported, to Order. A
Large Stootof Kettiiiff, HsliLiDGS
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
tSTAgents for the Pacific Coast.
FOARD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Hume's New Building,
And are Eeady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
m m Mm
q w. xnrjiiToar,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 aud c. Odd Fellows Building.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JAY TUTTLiE, M. J.
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEQN
Office Rooms 1 , 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residence-Ovor J. E. Thomas' Drug
QELO F. PARKER
Clatsop County, and. City of Astoria
Ottlce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
jpi P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
f Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
ATTORNEY AT LAW. "
Chenamus&'treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J J. JONES,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner.
J)H. J. E. JLayOKCfi,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Q J. CUltTIS,
ATT'l" AT LAW.
California. New York and "Washington Ter
Jtooms S and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
N. K.-Cialms at Washington. D. C, and
collections u specialty.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part of Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
Wei! known and commndlnnq itpnmqhln
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL,and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information as to rates of fare,
sailinc days, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General insurance
ASTOKIA, - - Oregon.
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST
ern. State Investment, Hamburg, Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent tho Travellers' Life
and Accident of 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 Lands, etc.. having all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined in the office, upon the payment of a
We also have for sale city propertv In As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, nnd other collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
IHeerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Grace Church Parish School.
Bear of Church Building.
THIS SCHOOL WILL RE-OPEN MON
day, September 3,1883. The moral train
ing of the ch'ldren will be carefully watched,
and made a special point. In addition to
the ordinary course of study there will be
instructlonln the elements of Vocal Mu
sic, Irnvinr and Calisthenics. If
found desirable or expedient, classes wiU be
formed In Higher Mathematics, Botany, As
tronomy. Advanced Music and Drawing,
for which light extra charges will be made.
Terms 52 a month, strictly In advance.
REV. M. D. WILSON. - - Rector
MISS ANNIE W. CURTIS. - Principal
MISS M. C. THEN CHARD, - Assistant
For farther particulars apply to
REV. M. D. WILSON.