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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, September 6, 1883
THE COST OF A BOY.
Some one asks, what is the
average cost of bringing a good
sort of a boy, with the ordinary
advantages of city life, to the age
of seventeen? The Standard
thinks it is about five thousand
dollars. These figures are doubled
by the time the fellow has reached
his majority, that is, if you put him
through a course of collegiate
intellectual sprouts. Perhaps a
bad boj" costs fully as much, even
if he has not been to college. This
computation does not include the
value of the mother's tears and
prayers, or the worry and star
spangled talk of the father, com
monly referred to by the boy as
the "Guvner." Most men who
have had a bad boy or two on
baud, will duly appreciate what
we mean, and agree that the actual
financial estimate is none too high.
Of course if at sixteen the young
man goes out frequently with the
"boys,1 has a hankering after a
variety actress and faces the
music of the "chips," the financial
estimate is far too small. But re
lative to the ordinarily good boy,
the father will consider five thou
sand dollars about the figure, and
some of them will be observant
enough to wonder if there is any
other investment of equal magni
tude that is made with as much
carelessness and stupidity. A
piece oi property upon which five
or six thousand dollars must bo
expended would seem to any busi
ness man to be deserving of the
most careful treatment that its
owner's mind and intelligence
could devise, but in the case of a
boy the money is generally ex
pended as a matter of course, with
little or no definite object except
to keep the property in existence,
and to save the owners from find
ing it a nuisance, to .himself." A
.Jarm or a 4 hors'e is considered
good according to its yield or its
promise to yield, no matter if much
painstaking treatment may first bo
necessar3r, but a boy who passes
for best, is merely he who makes
less trouble. The most promising
colt is the one that is the most
irrepressible, but the irrepressible
boy of a family is sure to be the
least valued after he has become
to old to be a mere plaything, and
when he is not ruined by being
allowed to manage himself he is
quite likely to bo mismanaged
until good for nothing. To regard
a boy in the mere light of an in
vestment and treat him according
ly would .seem cruelly cold and
heartless, yet the natural result of
such an estimate would be more
beneficial to all concerned than
the present system is, for it would
compel considerable personal at
tention by the owners, whereas the
usual plan is to hire somebody
else, nurse or teacher, to stand in
the parents place in all matters
that are not included in lodging,
food and clothes, so that the
owners may have more time to de
vote to business or pleasure. A
million times the evils of this plan
has been illustrated, "but the
blundering goes on. It is about
time that the boy and his sister be
treated according their economic
When the cleiks employed in
the pension bureau at "Washington
went to their work on a recent
morning, they found on the steps
a man, his wife, and their three
children. Parents and children
were in rags and covered with
dust. The man said that he had
been a private in the First Infant
ry, stationed at Fort Scott; that he
was discharged some two ''ears
ago and had filed a claim for a
pension, but was not satisfied with
the proceedings'of his lawyer; and
that he, with his wife and child
ren, had come on foot from the
Black Hills in the hope of getting
the money which he believed was
due him. The acting commission
er promised to learn as quickly as
possible whether the man was en
titled to a pension. He said that
he had known of men walking
from places in Oregon and other
points as remote, to learn that they
had been deceived and that they
had -no claims against the government.
Most picturesque of all the fig
ures to be seen in Edinburgh are
the Xewhaven fishwives. With
short, full, blue cloth petticoats,
reaching barely to their ankles;
white blouses and gay kerchiefs;
big, long-sleeved cloaks of the
same blue cloth, fastenened at the
throat, but frying loose, sleeves
and all, as if thrown on in haste;
the girls bareheaded; the married
women with white caps, standing
up stifT and straight in a point on
the top of the head; two big
wicker-work creels, one above the
other, full of fish, packed securely,
on their broad shoulders, and held
in place by a stout leather strap
passing round their foreheads,
they pull along at a steady, strid
ing gait, up hill and down, carry
ing weights that it taxes a man's
strength merely to lift. In fact,
it is a fishwife's boast that she will
run with a weight which it takes
two men to put on her back. By
reason of this great strength on
the part of the women, and their
immemorial habit of exercising
it; perhaps also from other causes
far back in the early days of
Jutland, where these curious New
haven fishing folks are said to
have originated, it has come about
that the Nowhaven men are a
a singularly docile and submissive
race. The wives keep all the
iiinney which they receive for the
fish and the husbands take what is
given them a singular reversion
of the situation in most commu
nities. I did not believe this
when it was told me, so I stopped
three fishwives one day, and with
out mincing matters, put the
question .direct to them. Two of
them were 3Toung, one old. The
young women laughed saucily
and the old woman smiled,., but
they all replied,., unhesitatingly',
that they had the spending of all j
"It's a spent P the hoos," said
one, anxious not to be thought too
selfish "its a' spent r the hoos.
The men, they cam home an' tak
their sleep, and they they'll be aff
"It 'ud never do for the hus
bands to stoop in tha city, an be
spendin' a' the money," added
the old woman, with severe em
phasis. H. II. in Atlantic
An English journal pays a flat
tering tribute to American intelli
gence when it remarks that "a
good percentage of the inventions
are of American origin. In that
country of geniuses everybody in
vents." Yet there is a ridiculous
side to the question. Somo of the
applicants for patents create a
laugh at their expense if they do
not get the protection of the gov
ernment for their inventions. One
man claims protection for the ap
plication of the Lord's Praj'er, re
peated in a loud voice, to cure
stammering. Another asks pro
tection in behalf of a new and
useful attachment of a weight to
a cow's tail to prevent her switch
ing it during the milking opera
tion. A lady patented a hair
crimping pin, which she specified
might also be used as a paper
cutter, a shirt-supporter, a child's
pin, a bouquet holder, a shawl
fastener, or a book-mark. A
"horse refresher" is a hollow pit
perforated with holes, and con
nected with a flexible tube, with a
water reservoir in the vehicle, so
that the driver can give the ani
mal a drink without stopping.
The "snorer's friend" is a luxuri
ous contrivance to be attached to
church-pew backs, so that one
may sleep through a dull sermon
in peace and comfort without at
"The true professional leads a
regular gypsy life," sa3s Mr. Fred.
.1. Engclhardt. the great sporting
manager, of New Orleans, La.,
who writes that he cured himself
of a severe attack of rheumatism,
and .subsequently of a stiff neck,
b3T the use of St. Jacobs Oil. He
invariably uses it on those whom
he trains for the various kinds of
In fevers, malaria, biliousnesa.heart
burn, etc, nothing is so beneficial as
Brown's Iron Bitters.
The Smokiest Season.
The Portland Telegram affirms
that it is an error to suppose that
the present season is the smokiest
and dryest we have experienced.
The fact is that the summer of
1868 the sun during the greater
part of September was almost en
tirely obscured even at mid da,
the sky presenting a coppery ap
pearance from horizon to zenith
several hours t'ach day. The
light was so obscure that for some
days succeeding the 20th of Sep
tember, schools, which had gen
erally taken up for the fall term,
were compelled to close at 2
o'clock i. at., on account of the in
sufficient light, and chickens, de
luded into the belief that twilight
had come, went to roost. Rain
fell early in October, quenching
the forest fires and clearing the
atmosphere; and the discomforts
of the season vanished from mem
ory, just as those of this season
will after a time. Olympia Stand-
aru. i earl v correct, only it was
in the year 1SG9 instead of 18GS.
II. P. Vindicator.
The Indians all over the North
west are fast losing their purity of
blood, for among them may be
noticed the peculiar features of the
Tartar, the Caucasian and even
the African. Miscegenation has
been and is common among them,
and a full-blooded Indian will
soon be the exception to the rule.
All over the territory are found
the "kitchen middens." or piles of
clam shells, deposited as the
kitchen leavings of centuries, be
neath which, as below the mounds
upon the shores of the Baltic, havo
been discovered relics of pre-his-toric
man, the cave dwellers, show
ing bones of men and animals
(Avhich, bearing the imprintof hu
mail iuciu, ieu us iu&l our uiiucb-
tors, as well as those of the Indi
ans, were cannibals and eaters of
raw flesh. Seattle Herald.
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity. strength and whMesomeucss. More
economical than the onlinarv kinds, and
cumot be sold in competition with the nrnl
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powder?. Soldonluin earn. Kov
xi. Hakin'q Powdeb Co.. 106 Wall-st, X. Y.
hfe w STOMACH fr
In fever and Apue districts, in tropical and
other regions visited by epidemics, and in
deed in all localities where the conditions are
unfavorable to health, this famnm v7tiii
invicorant and alterative, Hosteller's Stom-
aca mtters, nas been found apotentsafesuard
oven to fceblo constitutions andfragil frames,
while as a euro for indigestion, biliousness
and kindred complaints, it is without a rival.
For sale Dy all Drugsists and Dealers
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
time for the completion of the assess
ment roll of Clatsop county for 1SS3. has
been extended to the last Monday, the 24th
rinv of Scnrnilwr iftsw. imi fiii im.
said roll will be completed and'ln the hands
vi uiuuu.uu vi -r-quairauon. at tne court
nuuM.- iiiNim cuumy mien au persons Inter
ested are rentiiml tnfintir.in,imi. ak
jectloiu to such assessment and roll If any
W. W. PARKER,
County Assessor Clatsop Co., Ogu
Astoria, Sept. J, 1883. dtd
Jtj rtf a mm
Cl THEGREA3 gatf
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of iha Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Soro Throat, Sive
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all oiner
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on rarth equals Sr. Jacob 0:.
&i a safe, sure, simple end cheap ExterntI
Bemedj. A trial entails but the co-opaiuUrtly
trifling outlay cf CO Cent, tad titty one suffer
ing with pain can havo cheap cd podliro proof
of its claims.
Directions ln Eleven Langaagej.
BOLD BY ALL DRUGGETS AHD DE ALES3
A. VGGEX.SR &, CO.,
Baltimore, iftt, f. S.A.
A correspondent in El Paso
writes: "T sat on the Plaza this
afternoon, and saw approaching a j
Chinamen whose face was disfig
ured by a long, ghastly looking
scar. It was Sam Iling, the rich
est Chinamen in America, who is
said to have salted down four mil
lions. Humor has it that all the
Chinamen employed in construct
incr thoHKlexscan and Texas rail-
TOfdsget. their .. employment
through bam Hing, and that each
Chinaman (about 30,000) pajs him j
$1 a month, besides a bonus!
for the job of work obtained
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
I'.'iln la the right Mile, under etipe ol
rib, Increasing on pressure; Eonu-tlmw
tha pain is on the left sldo; tho patient is
rarely able Jo lie on tho left side; some
times the pain Is felt under the shoulder
and is sometimes taken for Rhenm.ttixm
in the arm. The stomach is affected with
loss of appetite and sickness; thebowels
in general are costive, sometimes alter
nating with laxity; the head is troubled,
with pain, accompanied with a dull, heavy i
Kentauou in me uncK pan. mere is gener
ally a considerable loss of memory, accom
panied with a painful sensation of having
left undonu something which ought to
havo been done. A slight, dry cough is
sometimes attendant. The natient com
plains of weariness and debility; he is !
easily sranica ; ins leci arc com or uurn
i:ir, and he complains of a prickly sensa
tion of tho skin; his spirits are low, and.
although ho is sat lulled that exercise would
be beneficial to him, yet he can scarcely
Mimmon up fortitude enough to try It.
If j'ou have any of the above symptoms, j
you can certainly be cured by tho use of
the genuine XIi. C. McLAE'S I.IVI3K
When you buy McLano's Pills, insist
on having DR. C. Mcl.ANK'S CKLE
IUIATKD tlVKIt TILLS, made by Fleru.
ing llros., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If you can not net the genuine DK.
C. MeLANK'S LIVER PILLS, send us
2r, cents by mail, and we will send them
FLE2IIXG BROS., Pittsburgh, Ta.
J. II ESS.
A. M. JOHNSON.
Astoria Sail Loft.
SAILS. TENTS. AWNINGS.
And everything else pertaining to our
LowestPrice and Best Work
For your Money,
At the Old Stand.
Leave your orders and uet your work
done at once.
HOUSE, SIGN, AND CARRIAGE
Paper Hanging, Kalsomininq, Etc..
And all kinds of work In my line done In a
"Shop nc.t east of Orace Church.
R. IS. UHiroiAX.
TVTOTICEISHEItEBY (SI YEN THAT THE
1A undersigned has been npixiinted by the
county court of the county of Clatsop
in the state of Oregon, administrator
or the estate of Ilazen a. rarker. de
ceased : all persons having claims against
said estate are licrebyTcqucsted to present
the same to the undersigned at his office on
CheuamusSU, near comer of Benton St hi
the city of Astoria, in said county, within
six months from this date.
tJ ... W.W.PAltKER,
Administrator of Uie E-itate of
. Hazen A. Parker, deceased.
Astoria, Aug. 30, 1SS3, d&wut
II, II. PARK Kit. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER, - Manager and Agent.
A1 CROSBY. - - Day Clerk,
Phil. BOWERS, - - Sight Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY has the Har and Billiard room.
First Class in all Eespects.
FKEK COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomiy Street is the Best in
lie hits Always on Hand. FRESH
Shoal Wntev Bay and East
I'-JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lit lias brcu Proprietor oftbe "Aarora
I "0,cl" ln Kpnpptoa "Ten
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
iChop House and Restaurant.
j OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
' .'Ifals 5 routs and upwards.
. BOUIiAXCl. -
MAIS STHEET. - -
2? 2& EE Z3 Xt,
Bay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
WootJ delivered te Order,
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
! I. W. CASE,
IMWHITEII AND WHOLESALE AND R&
TAIL D1JALER IN
''rarr Clienanius and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
esroniee with Bozorth & Jonas.
ul -52 5'
NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD,
Oregon Itaihvay & Navisation Co.
Oregon & Callfonda Railroad Co.
Grand Celebration at PortM,
On September 10th nud 111b.
Account completion of the Northern Pa
ciQc It. II,
ltound Trip Tickets Iiave been placed on
sale at all ticket stations at 40 per cent, re
duction. Tickets K"od from Sept. Sth to lStb, both
.lOUNMUIR E. P. ROGERS JUL. STOCKS
Supt of Trt5c. Gen'llc't. AmL spt Trfta
A. . Allen,
'.Vjjolrtiule B!it retail dealer tu
Giass and Plated Ware,
TliOPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
zo g gg -as
2 V) I s o
Doors, Windows Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, i
Boat Material, Etc.
1 Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, j
"Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases
S. AENDT & FERGHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.'
Bkntox Stkekt, Neak Pakker House,
ASTORIA, - 0RE60N.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice .
A. D. TVASS, President.
J. G. IIustleh, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
Jonx Fox, Superintendent.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
i57All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker Houae, Astoria, Oregon.
BTT? THE BEST!
Salmon Net Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands,
CORK AND LEAD LINES
Fish FaandB, Seines, autt Xcts
Imported te Order. A
Large Mof Mi, Mlm
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
JSF'Agents for the Pacific Coast.
FOARD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Hume's 2Iew Building,
And are Eeady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C, Odd Fellows Building.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JAIl TSJTTliE, 31. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Offick Rooms l, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Kesidexck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
Q.EJ..O b PARKER,
SURVEYOR OF ,
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. 0. A. hall
Eoom No. 8.
Rooms in Allen's building up stalrs-corner
f Cass and Sqemocqhe strct . w
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenainus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J J. JOXES.
Ship and Steamboat Joiner.
JR. J. JB. laFOKCE,
Room 11, Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Q J. CURTIS , . :
ATT'i" AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
Callfornin. Xpiv "VnTlr nnrl IVfiBlilnrrtnn Tor.
Kooms 3 ana 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
N. R. (Tl.lims .it AVnqhinrrtnn Tl f! nnrt
GEO. P. WHEELER. W. L. BOBB.
WHEELER & EOBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Heal Estate bought and sold on Commis
Accounts adjusted and Eills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
WfllHw In Tinning nnur-hnIIHtnn. Cua
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
"well known and commodious stanmihln
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any Euroneaa
For full Information as to rates of fare,
sailing davs, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
B0Z0ETH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
ASTORIA, ... Oregon.
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST
em. State Investment, Hamburg. Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance'Com
panles, and represent the Travelers' Life
and Accident or Hartford, and the New
York Life, 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 property in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,-
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER, AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods In our Hue. Estimates given and
Cass street. In rear oIIOO FbHdlne
next to Gas Co's office.