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Y ol. xix.
Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, September 7, 1883
Great Loss of Life and Property in
the East Indies.
A cable special from London
says: Further particulars of the
great volcanic eruption in Java,
which have just reached London
from Batavia, show that the dis
aster was even more widespread
and more disastrous than reported
in yesterday's advices. At noon
to-day the eruptions and shocks
were supposed to have reached
their height, but late in the after
noon and '-cnin the violence of
the disturbances suddenly in
creased and the island seemed to
be about to be completely buried
in fire and sulphurous 3shes. At
the same time enormous waves be
gan to dash with great force upon
the shores, coming in some places
far up into the interior. Great
chasms opened in the earth and
threatened to ingulf a large
proportion of the people and
About midnight the most fright
ful scene of all took place. Sud
denly an enormous luminous
oloud formed over the Kandang
range of mountains, which skirt
the southeast side of the island.
This cloud gradually increased in
size until it formed a canopy of
lurid red and whitish gray over a
wide extent of territory. During
this time the eruptions increased
and streams of lava poured inces
santly down the sides of the moun
tains into the valleys, sweeping
everything before them. Here
and there a stream of lava would
enter an arm of the sea or come in
contact with the water of a river.
Then the incandescent lava would
suddenly produce a boiling heat
and vapor would arise, but the
superficial consolidation that al
most instantly ensued would pre
vent any further contact with the
water. The fissures that opened
in this thin crust as it solidified on
the stream of lava emitted torrents
of vapor, extending high in the air
and makiug a tremendous seeth
ing sound, as if a thousand loco
motives were simultaneous let
ting off steam.
Here and there in the lava
streams were innumerable thin
plate crystals of feldspar, arranged
in trains one behind another in the
direction of the flow of the cur
rent, and felspathic 'spheroliles
were rapidly formed in the vitre
ous matters resembling those
which form in the slag of glass
One of the most singular freaks
of the eruption was the carrying
in the midst of molten lava of a
bed of solid ice of enormous size,
which had been emitted from one
of the craters. It was carried
along by the current and landed
on the extremity of Point St.
Nicholas at the northeast corner of
the island. This bed of ice was
surrounded by a thick envelope of
sand and scoria;, which are non
conductors of heat. It is sup
posed that this ice had formed the
crust of some subterranean lake.
About 2 o'clock on Monday
morning the great cloud suddenty
broke into small sections and
quickly vanished. At the same
time frightful rumblings were
heard and the columns of fire and
smoke over the southeast corner of
the island ceased to ascend, while
the craters in the other parts of
Java seemed to open their fiery
throats still wider to let out the
greatest quantity of lava, rocks,
pumice and ashes 3'et vomited
forth. The hissing of the sea be
came so loud as to be almost deaf
ening and the waves dashed upon
the shore to an unprecedented
When daylight came it was seen
that an enormous tract of land had
disappeared extending from Point
Capucin on the south to Negery
Pafszeranong the north and west.
This was a low point covering an
extent of territory about fifty
miles square. In this were situ
ated the villages of Negery and
Negery Babawang. None of the
people inhabiting these places or
of-the nations scattered sparsely
through the forests and on the
plains escaped death. This sec
tion of the island was not so
densely populated as other por
tions and the loss of life was com
paratively small, although it must
have aggregated fully 15,000
The entire Kandang range of
mountains extending along the
cast in a semi-circle for about
sixty-five miles, disappeared from
sight. The craters of Welcome
bay, the Sunda straits and Pepper
bay on each side, and the Indian
ocean at the south, then rushed
in and formed an area of turbu
lent waters. Here and there
peaks of craters were exposed for
a moment by the receding of the
great wave, and occasionally a
puff of brownish gray smoke or a
light shower of rocks showed that
the volcanoes still continued in ac
tive eruption. The debris of the
submerged and destroyed build
ings was tossed hither and thither
on the water, the only sign left
that there had been inhabited land
The latest advices from Batavia,
the capital of Java, show that the
volcanic eruption on that island
are much more serious than at
first indicated. Much of ;he
northern portion of the island was
covered with forests, which were
soon in one great blaze. The red
hot vomitings from the craters had
set the trees on fire and the giants
of the woods fell one after another
like so many sheaves of wheat be
fore a gale. As the eruptions in
creased in frequency and violence
the disturbance of the waters sur
rounding the barren coast became
more and more violent. Here the
waves rushed in terrific force up
the steep, rocky incline, breaking
upon the overhanging crags and
receding rapidly, leaving a lava
flow cooled at the moment when
it was about to fall over a precipice
and there remaining, quickly hard
ened by contact with the water
and forming a distinct strata of
black and bright purple and
brown, all thrown about in the
most eccentric manner, while
huge peaks of basalt rose at fre
quent intervals. Three waves
came whelming over a marshy
plain along the shore, suddenly in
gulfing a hamlet of fishermen's
rude houses and turning back
swept away almost every vistage
of the whole hamlet. A second
before it had been a bustling vil
lage. The surrounding country
which but a few hours before was
covered with flourishing planta
tions of coffee, rice, sugar, indigo
or tobacco, the staples of the land,
were now but mud, stones and
lava, a field of destruction and
ruin. Not a single crop in Java
will be saved. At the entrance of
Batavia was a largo group of
houses, extending along the shore
and occupied by Chinamen. This
part of the city was entirely swept
away and of the 25,000 Chinese
who lived in this swampy plain it
is hardly probable that more than
5,000 managed to save their lives.
They stuck to their homes until
the waves came that washed them
away, fearing the torrents of flame
and lava of the interior more than
the flood of water.
Of 3,500 Europeans and Ameri
cans in Batavia, perhaps 800 have
perished. It is impossible to
make any estimate of the great
pecuniar' loss. Anjer, the Euro
pean and American quarter, was
first overwhelmed by rocks, mud
and lava from the crater and then
the water came up and swallowed
the ruins, leaving nothing to mark
the site and causing the loss of
somewhere in the neighborhood of
200 lives of the inhabitants and
those who had tried to find a
refuge there. Bantam, oncn a
prosperous native city, but practi
cally abandoned by Europeans
man' years ago, was entirely
covered by water, and there must
have been from 1,200 to 1;50U
people drowned there. The
island of Zerant, just off the coast,
was completely inundated and
not a suol remained on it to tell
the tale of the disaster and death.
At Cherebin there was no great
flood of water, but the loss of life
and DroDertv bv the fallincr of
rocks and flow of lava must "have
been considerable. Buetenzorg,
Gor. Lakerta. Sourakerta and
Sourabaya, while the meager re
ports from the lesser towns indi
cate that their loss was as great in
proportion. The '-Thousand Tem
ples" at Brambanan were very
much damaged and some of them
destroyed. Some of the domes of
the noted temple of Borobodo
were crushed in by the huge fall
While there can be no accurate
estimate formed at present of the
loss of life, it must be apparent
when it is considered that the
island has a population of 18,000,
000, that the death list will foot
far up into the thousauds. At
last advices the eruptions were
continuing, although their violence
had abated somewhat, and it is
feared that the end of the disaster
will show it to have been one of
the most frightful ever known in
the history of the island.
Another dispatch from Batavia,
.lava, says tho towns of Anjer,
Tj-rengenc and Flokeblons were
destroyed by volcanic eruptions.
All the lighthouses in the straits
of Sunda have disappeared, and
where the mountain Kramatano
formerly stood the sea now flows.
The aspect of the Sunda straits is
much changed and navigation is
ThI.'; powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, .strength aud vhjlvoineness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in comnctition with the iiihI-
litudo of low test short weight, alum or
puospuaie iomiers. soiaomutn earn, itov-
AL RAKING; POWDKIl Co.. JOG Wall-SL N. V.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all." It is a blood-nurifler and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons thesvs
tcm, deranges the circulation, aud thus in
duces mauv disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
mat great generic uisoraer, impurity 01
Itlootl. Such are Drnvemla. UllliousneM.
Liver Camylalnt, Constipation . Xcrani Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness. Heart Disease, Dropsy, Kidney Disease,
Pile. Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Dlsonlcrs, Pimple.. Ulcers. Siccllinas, lc.
dr. Kiiic of the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the eatve. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and nhrsicians acree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation ior me purpose." bom oy Drug'
cists. 81 per bottle. See testimonials. dlree
lions, &c, in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
01 ine moon." wrapped around eacn ootuc.
I). RANSOM. SON & Co.. rroi
isuuaio, ;s. i
ALL PERSONS are HEREBY
Not to Trespass upon the follow
ing described property, to wit:
The NW 1-4 of Sec. 28, T. 8 N.,
R. 8 W., Clatsop County, Oregon.
The said property being the property
of the undersigned.
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY,
ASTD PLANING- MILL.
A full stock of home manufactured Roods
constantly on hand.
Special Attention given to Orders
All work guaranteed. Your patronage so
licited. ASTORIA. ... - Oregon
County Treasurer's Notice.
THERE IS MONEY IX THE COUNTY.
Trp.nnirv tn mv ill fmmtv nnliM nm.
sented nrior tn Ofinlior inii icao ah itts
orders will cease to draw interes't after this
. . , . . Trcas. Clatsop County,
Astoria, August 20th, issx
LRMAN REMEu Ta
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbaqo,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quins, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scaids, Genera Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Prtp&r&Mon on earth equal i St. Jacoes Oil
u tafe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedjr. A trial entails but the conporatlTelj
trifling outlay of GO Cent, and every ono inher
ing with pain can bare cheap and pcdtiTe proof
Directions in Eleven Langnage.
A. VOGELER & CO.,
Baltimore, ZOCU, V. S. JL.
It is reported that tho Egyp
tians are indifferent to death if it
comes on them m the shape of
cholera. The natives take no
sanitary .precautious at all, except
when they are compelled. They
would crowd like flies round the
body of one of their own saints or
holy men without the slightest
dread .of infection. They wear
the clothes left, bv relations
whom, the maladY.has just carried
off, showing even more courage
than the merchants who are so
anxious to brinsr Jiirvutian raus
into this country. They still de
vour the flesh of animals which
have perished by a natural death,
and what they cannot eat they
throw into the canals, of which
they then drink tho water. When
plague was more deadly in Cairo
than cholera is to-day Mr. Kimj-
lake found almost as irreat indif
ference. The ladies mado it a
kind of joke to touch t in; Euro
pean in passing, by way of fright
ening him into the belief that he
had the plague. But the festi
vals of Islam went on just as
usual, and the surviving children
plaTed with the Oriental merry
go rounds till the plague, in re
sponse to the prayers of the faith
ful, "went to another city." Lon
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER.
Pain in the right side, under wipe ot
ribs, increasing on pressure; Mmetiinrs
tho pain is on the left side; the patient is
rarely ablo to lie on the left aide; .some
times the pain is felt under the shoui.icr
and is sometimes taken for RheuuiHUm
in the arm. The stomach is affected witli
loss of appetite and sickness; the 1kwpIs
in general are costive, sometimes alter
nating with laxity; the head Is trochkt!
with pain, accompanied with a dull, heavy
sensation in the back part. There lst;ener
ally a considerable loss of memory, accom
panied witli a painful sensation of having
left undona something which ought to
have been done. A slight, dry cough is
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he in
easily startled ; his feet are cold or burn
ing, and he complains of a prickly sensa
tion of tho skin; his spirits arc low, aud.
although he is satisfied that exercise would
be beneficial to him, yet ho can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try it.
If yon have any of the above symptoms,
you can certainly bo cured by the use of
the genuine 1311. C. McLAXCS MVEK
When you buj' SIcLanc'n Pills, insist
on having Dlt. C. SIcLAXE'S CELK
IHtATKl) LIVEU PILLS, made by riexn
injr llros., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If you can not get tho genuine IK.
C. 3IcLANE'S HVKIt PILLS, send us
as cents by mall, and we will send them
FLEMING BROS.. Pittsburgh, Ta.
A. 3f. JOHNSON.
Astoria Sail Loft.
SAILS, TENTS, AWNINGS,
And evervthinpr else pertaining to our
LowestPrice and Best Work
For your roney,
At the Old Stand,
Leave your orders and get your work
done at once.
J. H ESS CO.
Astoria, ... Oregon.
1 ( I ELS AND RESTATJKANTS.
PARK EE. HOUSE,
II. B. PARK Kit. Prop.,
ASTURTA. - - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER, - Manager and Agent.
Al. CROSBY. - - Day Cleric
Phil. ROWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Ja-s. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
Pirst Class in all Respects,
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A PACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
lie Iium Al-auj s on IInul FRESH
Shoal Water Bay ami East
" JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie ha born Proprietor of the "Ant-era
Hotel" In Knnpploa evcn years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
3Iesls ." centH and upwards.
G. BOUIiAKD, - - Proprietor.
JIAI.V STUEKT. - - - - - ASTORIA.
SC. X IS t.
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Urns, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wooil Delivered to Order,
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
I. W. CASE,
IM-."RTKK AND '' HOLES ALB AND KG
TAIL DEALER IN
'oruir Olienanms and Cass streets.
AST'UHA ... - OREGON
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
im-Ofllce with Kozorth & Johns.
NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD,
Oregon Ilailway & Navigation Co.
Oregon & California Iiallroad Co.
On ScptvmbcrlOtli and lllli.
Account completion of the Northern Pa
cittc K. K,
Hound Trip Tickets have been placed on
sale at all ticket stations at 40 per cent, re
duction. Tickets good from Sept. 8th to 13th, both
JOHXXUIR E-P.ROGKnS A. L STOKES
Suptof Trafic. Gea'lAg't. At!npt Traffic
JL9 'Wo jlIIgiIj
Wholesale and retail dealer In
Glass and Piated Ware,
TllOi'lCAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
r- rssJSv 3 cnS. Ti -
HXii f 1
2 J g H ?
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, J
Boat Material, Etc.
1 Boats of all Kinds Mads to Order, j
"Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BektoiT Street, Nkar Pabkkr IIocsk,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAMD ai3 IABM ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D. Vfxss. President.
J. G. Hostler, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
LOEB & GO,
AGENTS FOR THE
8est San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
tSfAM goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oreou.
BUY THE BEST !
Salmon Net Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands,
COM AND LEAD LINES,
Fish. PoHnds, Seines, and Xets
Imported to Order. A
Larfie StoGtof IfBttinn:, FMLines
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
J5F"Agents for the Pacific Coast.
FOARD & STOEES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Hume's New Building,
And are Eeady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Q "V. TLTO.V,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
jg C. HOliDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
SURANCE AGENT. '
JAY TUTTLE. 31. D.
PHYSICIAN AND STJBGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. PythianBulld
lng. Residfa'ck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
QELO y. IMJiKJKIC
Clatsop Conn ty, and. City of Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
J! I HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, comer
f Cass and Sqemocqhestret .
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Clienamns treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J J. JOXES,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner,
jyU. J. E. littPOKCB,
Room it. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
k J. CUltTIS,
ATT' IT AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter-
Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
X. R. Claims at Washlncton. D. C, and
GEO. P. WIIEKLEIt. W. L. BOBB.
WHEELER & KOBE.
REAL ESTATE, lf&URANCE, AND
Real Estate bought nnd snlil on Commis
Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
tSjOffipf in TTumo'Q now hn11iMnr nn 3ni1a
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stotes.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
T AM AGENT FOR TEE FOLLOWING
JL well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real Estaie and General Insurance
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 of Hartford, and the New
York Life. ofN.Y.
We have tho 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 onr line. Estimates given and
Cass street. In rear of T O O F bnlldln?,
noxt to Gas Co's offlce.