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Astoria, Oregon. Saturday Morning,
PAST," PfiSfeBNT AND FUTURE
Some writer has said that no
portion of the globe is at this time
so full of mighty possibilities, or
rich in promises for the future, as
the Froad stretch of rich territory
lying west of the Mississippi, and
this assertion comes as near the
truth as a newspaper man dare
get. Bat a few years ago this
portion of the Union was, very ap
propriately, termed a wilderness.
The coyote squatting in the shel
ter of tho umbrageous sage tree
sang his tuneful lay, and the cac
tus stood sadly in the midst of the
wide expanse of country known as
the Laramie plains, with no human
being to love it and cherish it
and sit down on it. The very
thought of an orphan cactus being
doomed to sit in eternal silence,
with no kind word or look for
centuries, with no picnic party and
no soft-eyed 3oung man with ice
cream pants on to come and nestle
lovingly down upon its fuzzy
bosom, is sad enough to draw
tears from the eyes of Bob Inger
soll himself at the usual Star
Route price. Until lately, too, the
"Westerner who ventured across
the Missouri river, was looked
upon as a curiosity, and the peo
ple watched him with apprehen
sion for fear he might be loaded.
"Within the last half score of years,
however, the "West, particularly
this portion of it, has waltzed to
the front and demanded recogni
tion among the countries of the
world, and got it too. : .
The only objection to farming on
the plains is that the land comes
pretty high about 8,000 feet.
The assertion, however, that there
is always a sea breeze blowing at
that elevation, just moving the
leaves of'the trees and blowing the
cellars out from under the houses
occasionally, is false. True, some
times a whisper of wind springs
up on the starboard jib and blows
about-due west by gallej'-west for
an hour or two, but nothing
heavier than corner lots with big
mortgages on them have been
blown away that we ever heard
Raising cattle is Wyoming's
chief industry at this writing.
With a good branding iron the
humble ranchman can get up a
pretty nice little herd in a few
years. One man who went into
the cattle business up in the
Sweetwater four or five years ago,
with an I. C. mule and a healthy
branding iron, is now worth a
million. He carried a charcoal
furnace with him, and had the
brand tied to a rope. He kept
the iron hot, and could throw it so
as to leave his brand on every
maverick he saw, if he could get
within twenty yards of it. He
just branded all the cattle he
could find every spring and let
nature take her course.
"I tell you, pard," said old
Jimmy Cannon, the guide, to the
writer recently, "the West has lost
itsiromance. Only a little while
ago, it seemed to me, where once
there was nothing but the whoop
of the Indian and the song of the
six-shooter, now there are rail
roads and churches, and commer
cial men, and high schools, and
three-card monte men, and lectur
ers, and daily newspapers, and,
every little while, a natural death.
Why, within the last two months,
if the blasted papers tell the truth,
several men have died in Wyom
ing of disease. I tell you it looks
as though us old-timers would
have to move away. When we
have to wait for lingering disease
to snuff us out, its time to light
out for the frontier." Laramie
In his speech at the reunion of
the survivors of John H. Morgan's
command in Lexington, Ky.
General Basil W. Duke concluded
as follows: "We often hear it
said that the men of both sides be
lieved they were right. This plea
may be regarded as sufficient. But
I am sometimes inclined to believe
that, paradoxical as it may sound,
-btit'sides were right, and that
history' will so declare."
The Salmon Disease.
An interesting lecture was re
cently delivered by Professor Hux
ley at the fisheries-exhibition con
gress upon the disease which
makes such ravages among fresh
water fish, particularly the salmon,
and sometimes in the form of an
epidemic. This disease, which is
marked by the appearance of
whiteish patches on the skin of
the fish, is attended with crreat
mortality. In the last five years!
from 2,000 to -1,000 diseased fish '
have been taken out of the Tweed, I
and a like number from the Eden j
every vear. i-ast veur as many as
GOO diseased salmon were taken
out of a small river like the Lome.
On the east coast a few cases have !
appeared in the Coquet, but none j
in the Wear. On the Tvnc the I
disease is almost unknown among!
clean salmon, but it is common
with kelts and dace. It may be
said that there has been practical
ly no epidemic outbreak in the
eastern rivers south of the Tweed.
The eccentric course of the epi
demic, however, is shown in the
fact that on the west coast the
state of affairs is totally different,
it having made its appearance
more and more to the south, until
last season it broke out in the Usk
and Wye. The disease is due to
the fungus saprolegnia ferax,
which abounds in Irish waters,
living on decaying organic matter
but having also the property of
attacking living organic matter, so
that the wonder is that salmon are
not always diseased. Professor
Huxley pointed out that it was de
sirable to ascertain the nature of
the influences whereby the wide
spread sporadic disease suddenly
assumes an epidemic character.
On this point we have very little
light at present, for although
there is considerable reason for
thinking that deficient oxygena
tion, whether produced by over
crowding or otherwise, may favor
the production of the disease, and
though it is probable that some
kinds of pollutions may favor it,
yet the disease sometimes becomes
epidemic under conditions in which
these two predisposing causes are
excluded. The productivenes of
a salmon river is not necessarily
interfered with by even a severe
epidemic, and therefore Professor
Huxley's opinion was that on the
whole it were better not to at
tempt tto extirpate the diseased
fish . Scien f ijic American .
The old ship yen? Orleans is
soon to be sold at auction. The
house which was built over it at
Sackett's Harbor, at the close of
the war of 1812, was blown down
three years ago, and since then
the vessel has been the sport of
storms. To-day it stands a sad,
weather-beaten object, awaiting
its final destruction at the fall of
the auctioneers hammer. Many
of its timbers have walked off in
the shape of canes. The ship was
built in sixty days from the time
the timber stood in the forest, and
would have been launched in thir
ty more had not peace been de
clared. All the rigging was con
veyed at great expense and under
difficulties from this city. There
was no railroad, and the govern
ment, road that ran in and ouL of
Sackett's Harbor was a very rude
affair. The anchor chain of the
Neto Orleans weighed from 0,000
to 8,000 pounds, and was carried
from Utica on the shoulders of
300 men, who traced their w ay by
means of blazed trees. She was
built as a counterniatch on Lake
Ontario for the British ship .St.
Lawrence. X. Y. Sun.
Noah's ark has been discovered
near the summit of Mt. Ararat.
Now that this interesting relic has
actually been found it is in order
for inquisitive people to stop .-isl
ing questions as to its capacity
and how all the animals had room.
There's the ark: vou can see for
The present dry season in Or
egon and Washington furnishes
texts for eastern papers to prove
that droughts are not occasioned
by the absence of forests.
Women at Prize Fights. J
Women are gradually coming-
to know their rights and maintain I
The latest and most signi- i
ficant illustration of this was
found in Pennsylvania a day orj
two ago, where a prize fight was
stopped and the spectators dis
persed by a body of women, who,
armed with knives and pistols,
made a dash at the ring. Fastidi-j
ous dames and damsels may shud
der at the though of the weapons
of ruffianism being handled by
women, but the raiders probably
knevi-, as do most people
who ktuv the class which
attends prize fights, that
nothing less persuasive than
steel and lead would have effect.
Besides, the spectators were the)
husbands, sons, brothers or sweet
hearts of the raiders, and unless
thoroughly cowed they would
have made life miserable for tho
women who attempted to dissuade
them from such a dcliciouslv bru
tal diversion as a prize fight. Bru
tal men need man-taming women.
such as sometimes operate suc
cessfully in the higher walks of
life, and, if the women succeed,
the public: will forgive them for
the use of means which, like
knives and pistols, are not exactly
the things which no lady should
Tin; system of peonage still ex
ists in Mexico. J u case of debt;
the debtor's personal services, or
wages earned from another em
ployer, belong to his creditors
until the debt is paid; but it has
been modified of late years, so
that it does not apply to debts
over $10. If a man trusts another
more than that sum, he docs so at
his own peril, if he has no proper
ty. He can command his services
up to SI 0 wortht but no farther.
The old hfe-servijude is thus done
away with, to a great extont, al
though many of the lower classes
manage to keep perpetually in
debt, and, consequently, practi
cally slaves. The law, whether it
be good or bad, is executed in
This lxnvder never varies. A marvel o
purity. strength and whalesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds and
cannot he sold in comnetition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
pnospnaie powders, amaomuui catix. ov
al Hakim; Powder Co.. ioc Wall-st. X. Y.
fefe . STOMACH 0
Hosteller's Stomach Bitters, by increasing tho
vital noirer. and rendering toe physical tunc
lions regular and active, keens tho system in
good working order, and protects it against
disease, tor constipation, drrncnsi and liv
or complaint, nerrousne.'j, kidney and rheu
matic ailments, it is invaluable, and it affords
a sure defence ag&imt malarial fovcrs. besides;
removing all traces of such disease from the
for sale by all Druggists and Dealers
To The Public.
TV OTICK IS HEREI1Y given that my
-L wife. Charlotte Ucnin. hnvlnf tff im
bed and board without any Just cause, I will
not pay any uonts oi ner coiitractlnjr.
Astoria, August 21, 1SS3.
Heuralaia, Sciatica, Lumbaao,
Backache, Sorenoss of tho Chest, j
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scafds, Genoral Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
Ko Proration on earth equals St. Jacoej Oil
u a safe, sure, simple nd cheap External
Braedj-. A trial entails but tho confaratirelj
trifling outlay of SO Cent, and erery one suffer
ing with rain can haTO cheap and pocitiTe proof
of its claims.
Directions in Eleren Languages.
A. VOGEIiER &, CO.,
Baltimore, 2Xd, V. 3. A.
Professor Shaler oi Havard put
his version of the Darwinian theory
ver' neatly. He says that man
and the monkey started from the
same point, but the monkey trav
eled in a circle, while man's pro
gress has taken the shape of a par
abola. It may be interesting to Dr.
Hammond to learn that the brain
of a circus employe, who died re
cently, was found to weigh fifty
six ounces, the same size as that of
the first Napoleon and of Daniel
Gents: About nine yenrs ago I hmi n
child two years old and almost dead. The
doctor I had attending her could not tell
what ailed her. I asked him if he did not
think; it was worms. He said no. How
ever, this did not satisfy me, as 1 felt con
vinced In my own mind that she hud. I
obtained a bottle of 1K. C. McLANK'S
I gnvo her a teaspoon ful In the morning
and another at nlgntiftcnhich sin-.-siil
seventy-two worms and was n welt child.
Since then I have never been wilhiit it
in my family. The health of my children
remained so good thnt 1 had neglei-WNl
watching their actions until nlxmt tlireo
weeks ago, when two of them pn-ci.ttii
the saiiw sickly appearance that I.ixmy
did nine years ago. So I thought il nni-a
be worms and went to work at once witli
a iMttie of im. c. 3i rx.ANKs m:u?.;i
l'UOK between four of my children, their
ages licing as follows: Alice, S years; riinr
lpy,4ycars; Emma.Oyears; .lolm.'J itrs
Now conies the result: Alice and Knimu
cameoutnll rlght.but Charley pastil furty-
iive ana Joimny nuout ststy worn:. The
result was so cratifvinir that 1 m. :.; two
dMys in showing Ihe wonderful effect of
Vviar enni;uge around t tleii. ami nw
liuvethe worms on exhibition In mvstoie.
Yours truly, JOHN PII'KIl.
'Hie Genuine 1K. C 3I-!-AN17.s Villi-
MIITGH is iimuunictnrcd only by
Flaming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
at: 1 bear the signatures of '. Mi-Lane
m..4 riemlng- ro. It Is never made In
t. Iulsor heeling.
lie sure you get the seuuiiie Price. 25
l' ?:ts lMtt!e.
FLEMirtHJ HUGS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
I-STAltMSIIEU IX 1STC.
AEMES & DALLAM,
Manufacturers and Iniorters of
Wooden and Willow Ware
Twines, Brooms, Brushes, flasAcfs,
I'nllK.Tubs, Churn. Washboards, Hope
Cordase, Vfrapplns I'apris, Taper
nass TCtilhlliig rnpors, .'latches.
Handles, Clothes Wringer, Car
pet Sweep- rs, IVailirr list
ers. Stationery. lc.
230 and 232, Pront Street,
SAN 1'RAXCISCO. CAU
Scarf Pins. Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The Unest stock or Jewelry In Astoria.
tST All goods warranledasreprcscnted
GUSTAV- HANSEN, JEWELER.
CHEXAilUSSr. - - ASTOItIA, OIL
mrt. " "ami .grjfcsj
A TOLL LINE OK
FINE WATCHES, CLOCKS,
Which he offers to the public at the lowest
figures. Every article guaranteed to he a
HcDairing done by V. F. Annbruster,
i radical iTHiciiiuaKer aim jeweler.
Fine Watch .Repairing n Speclnlty.
5fAU work cuaranteed,
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
SI. i:. I'AHKKR. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
E. I. PARKEK, - Manager and Agent.
A! CROSBY, - - Day Clerk
rhll. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Ja. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
rirst Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomiy Street is the Best in
Ui- has Alunj .s on Hand FRESH
Shoal "Water Hay and East
" JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He ha. been Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knapptoa sctcb years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Itcfltted throuehout : thefTable supplied
with the best: the beds clean and comfort
able. A FirNi.:eluss House.
Hoard by the week.
-Meats to onier.
J. G, ROSS, Proprietor.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
3IoaIs 2.1 cents ami upwards.
. - - ASTOKIA.
51. 3E$ ? jBk. 2& X X3 3Et,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered to Order.
Praying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
CANNERY SITE FOR SALE.
miiE rnoi'EiiTY known as a. p. co.s
JL Net Hacks, adjoining Fort Canby. 20 23Ji
foot boats. Rood fr linker's Bav or up river
llshlus ; H net racks complete ; frontage 200
feet running to deep water; ona block on
shore with "mess house.
This Is the most convenient place for
salmon nets, traps and selnea and decidedly
the best location on the Columbia river for a
Whl sell for cash or will take stock with
satisfactory Fishermen's Packing Co.
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Cor. of Chenainu and Henton Streets,
ASTOKIA, - - - OKEGOX,
Have the best facilities for furnishing
Of all kinds, of anv firm in the city.
JF O JEL S AXi3
CHAS. H. WILLIAMSON & CO.
-VTOW IS THE TIME TO BUY A HOME
J.1 before the IJail Hoad comes.
Vt'c nave lots for sale in all the additions
in McCIure's lots, ranging from one hundred
and twenty-live dollars to four thousand
In Shivcly's we have two lots 9 and 10 In
lilk?8 that are in a splendid location and
casv of access, for $150,00 each ; also lot 5 In
blk Xi, which is sradinjr, for SG0O.OO.
In Adair's Astoria we have a number of
Tine lots on. or near the Koadway travelled
bv the stages, for .sale at reasonable prices.
'In Alderbrook we have thirteen (13) lots
whidi we will sell for ?M0.w each, to those
who will improve.
We have also water front on tho river just
below town ; also 10O acres on Young's River
Spiles for Sale.
In lots to suit purchasers, at market prices
Office on Geuevelvo Street.
Maps of Astoria, complete- Scale 400 feet
to an inch. Price, $10.00 each.
For sale by
CHAS. II WILLIAMSON. CO.
NORTHERH PACIFIC RAILROAD,
Oregon Hallway & Navigation Co.
Oregon . California Railroad Co.
Grai Celeliratioi at PortM,
OiiScptcmberlOtlt and 11th,
Account completion of the Northern Ta
cittc R. R,
Rouud Trip Tickets have been placed on
sa'e at all ticket stations at 10 per cent, re
duction. Tickets good from Sept. 8th to 13th, both
JOHNMUIR E. P. ROGERS A. It STOKES
Sunt of Truffle. Gen'lAc't. AastSuptTralSc
To Whom it Hay Concern.
"WTIIEREAS, MY WIFE, ANNIE NESS.
1ms left mv bed and board with
out Just cause o provocation, this Is to
caution nil persons from harboring or trust
ing her. as I will pay no dihsoi ner contract
ing attertms uate. E.NESS
Olnev. Or.. Auxust 20. 1S83. dw
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
I Boats of all Sinds Made to Order, j
"Orders from a distance promptly attended
S. AENDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
BLACKSMITH ff j
All kinds o
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bzjttox Street, Nkau Parker House,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
CENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTI3JTGrS ,
Ofall Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D. Wass, President.
J. G. Hcstlek, Secretary,
r. Y. Case, Treasurer.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
gSAll goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
BUY THE BEST !
Salmon Net Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands,
COM AND LEAD LINES
Fish Po rinds, Heinea. and Nets
Imported to Order. A
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
JSTAgents for the Pacific Coast.
FOARD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In name's N: ev Building,
And are Eeady to Supply
the Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
Q W. FULiTOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JAY TUTTIiE, H. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
QEJLO F. l'.VKKHlC
Clatsop County,and City of Astoria
OtUce : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. ban
Room No. 8.
Jfl F. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
f Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ChenamusSrtreet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J J. JONES,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner,
JI. J. E. LaFORUE,
Room il. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Q J. CUJtTIS,
ATT'Y AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 1. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. B.-Claims at "Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi 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
For (nil information as to rates of fare,
saillni; days, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
BOZOETH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
ASTORIA, ... Oregon.
WE WRITE POLICIES IN TIIE WEST
cm. State Investment, Hamburg; Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travellers' Life
and Accident of nartford, and the New
York Life, of N. Y.
Wo have tho only complete set of township
maps In the count y, and nave made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions.
Timber Lands, etc.. having all the official
uiaiiKs inereior. uur maps can De exam
ined In the office, upon the payment of a
Wc also have for sale city property in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
liUZUlf m 6! J OHMS,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Grace Church Parish School.
Rear of Church Building.
THIS SCHOOL WILL RE-OPEN MON
dav, September 3,1883. The moral train
ing of the ch'Idren wldbe carefully watched,
and made a special point. In addition to
the ordinary course of study there will be
Instruction In the elements of Vocal 3In
h1 Drawiiisr and Calisthenics. If
found desirable or expedient, classes will be
formed In Higher Mathematics, Botany, As
tronomy, Auvanced JIusic and Drawing,
for which light extra charges will be made.
Terms S2 a month, strictly In advance.
REV.M. D.WILSON. - - Rector
MISS ANNIE W.CORTIS, - Principal
MISS M. C. TREN CHARD, - Assistant
For further particulars applv to
REV. if. D. WILSON.