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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, September 18, 1883.
Failure of a Relief Ezpedition.
The United States Greely relief
steamship ITcintic arrived at St.
Johns, N. F. on the 13th. Her
tidings are lamentable. No wor
has been received from Greely or
any of his party. The steamer
Proteus was crushed by a floe of
ice at the entrance to Smith's
Sound July 23d. Captain Pike,
his crew, and the scientific party
are passengers by the Yosemile.
The first oflicer of the Proteus
briefly summarizes, the ill-fated
Proteus expedition as follows:
'Tho Yankee and Proteus left
St. Johns at 4 v. i. June 20th.
Proteu arived at Good Haven
bay, Disco Island, July Gth, aud
the Yankee at the same place
July 12th. The necessary prepara
tions were made and the Proteus
sailed for Cory island, arriving on
the lGth; left the 21st, and two
days afterwards was crushed,'sink
ing at 7. l' m., July 2od. Twenty
one days were spent in the boats
and scvcr.nl storms encountered,
from which the boats took refuge
under the lee of icebergs.
Lieutenant Clowell and six of
the crew parted company with the
others at Cape York; found the
Ytrntic July 31st and reported
that Captain Pike and the remain
der of the crew were moving
southward. The Yantic reached
Cory Island August 2d, and the
same night she proceeded to the
Pandora harbor, where the records
from Pike and Garlingtou were
found. She proceeded south
along the Greenland coast, sending
boats all around the islands, and
searched for the missing crew.
The storm and heavy packed ice
on August 9th forced the Yanlic
to anchor to the leeward of the
.Northumberland island. The
next day she bore away for Uper
navik, arriving there. August 12th.
On the 27th she started for the
"VValgate coal mines and returned
to Upernavik, September 2d.
Captain Pike and crew were found
and taken aboard the Yantic.
Tt seems the first intimation of
the Proteus disaster was found
August 3d, at Littleton island by
the Yantic. Lieutenant Garling
tou left the record there cominj?
south, describing the shipwreck
and indicating the general move
ments of Captain Pike and ship's
On the 3th a search was insti
tuted alons: the Greenland coast
from Cape Alexander to Cape
Robertson and every point likely
to have been visited by the
wrecked party till September 2d,
when Upper Xavik was reached
and the whole Proteus party found
in ffood health and tolerable
spirits. They -were exposed dur
ing thirty-one days and nights in
their boats, making some stop
pages at intermediate points. The
Proteus was crushed in the ice at
3 r. m. of the 23d of July, and
sunk within four hours. Fortuna
tely sufficient time was given to
save clothing, provisions, a com
pass and other necessaries to
meet what might prove a pro
tracted voyage. On the 25th, the
boats being equipped, provisioned
and manned, a start was made.
The scene of the disaster was
eight miles north-north-west of
of Cape Siberia, latitude seventy
nine degrees fifty-one minutes
north. Over six hundred miles of
ice and frozen sea was passed be
fore Upper Navik was reached.
The worst feature in the unfortu
nate Prttfeus expedition is no pro
visions were landed or caches
made and all stores intended for
the Arctic Colony of Relief went
down with the steamer.
While at anchor in the Danish
harbor, the 12th of August, Gover
Elburz came on board the Yantic
and reported that the Danish
steamer Sophia had arrived there
from a harbor thirty miles north of
Cape York, and the captain states
a native Eskimo told him that two
natives with the Greely expedition
had arrived in sledges last winter,
and reported the party all well ex
cept Doctor Pavy, who had died.
The natives who went- back to
Lady Franklin baj'. Another
Eskimo arriving- from Greely
camp, reported all the officers
murdered by the men. Neither
of these reports is reliable, as the
fondness of the Eskimo for lying
and sensationalism places them in
the category of fiction. Captain
Tinkle says that as far north as
Cape Sabine there was no trace of
Greely or his party, and his failure
to come south to Littleton Island
to meet the relief steamer this
summer works grave apprehen
sions as their probable fate. The
Proteus was returning home when
the ice overwhelmed her. She
got barely fifteen miles north of
the scene of the shipwreck. The
prospects of the Greely Colony
encountering the rigors of a fourth
wintc beneath the. Arctic circle
are mournful to contemplate. The
crews of the ships Yantic and
Proteuc arc in excellent health,
one death only having occurred
during the expedition, that of
Henry Wilson, gunner's mate of
the Yanlic, of apoplexy.
At St. Johns Lieutenaut Greely
had chartered the steamer Pro
teus, a Labrador whaler, which it
was thought was well fitted for the
service. Although a compara
tively new vessel she was strength
ened and fitted out anew for the
vcyage. The part' was well sup
plied with provisions and boats,
and when they touched at Green
land they took on board a number
of dogs and sleds and were joined
by Dr. P.tvy, who acted as surgeon
of the expedition. A small steam
launch was also taken along. That
season the Proteus succeeded in
reaching within a few miles of the
spot where Greely intended to
make his permanent base of oper
ations. Smith's Sound was unus
ually open and everything prom
ised well for the success of the ex
pedition. Now in her attempt to
relieve the party the Proteus has
been lost. Lieutenant Greeley
was instructed besides his meteoro
logical duties to fit out sledge ex
peditions and search along to the
eastward for any trades of the
Jean nettc, vls his fate at that time
was in dou&. Near this station
on Lady Franklin Bay is a coal
mine, from which plentiful sup
plies of fuel can be obtained, and
it is believed that he is within tne
territory frequented hy the musk
ox, a quadruped which furnished
Lieuteuant Schwatka a good
part of his subsistence for several
The New York fribunc has
some suggestive reflections on the
kind and quality of news that all
respectable journalists are con
stantly called upon to determine
as proper to be laid before their
readers. There are, the Tribune
says, newspapers and newspapers,
of course, and some of them hare
a good deal to answer for. Those
that make a trade of sensational
ism are not scrupulous as to either
their matter or their manner of
presenting it, But a little reflec
tion will show any one that those
form comparatively a small class
among the journals of the country.
Charles Dudley Warner, in speak
ing on the subject of the press two
or three years ago, said that the
moral tone of a newspaper was us
ually higher than that of the com
munity in which it was printed.
There was no little truth in this
observation. Even the sensational
newspaper hardly furnishes crime
and scandal enough to satisfy its
readers, and the respectable news
paper has to make up its mind to
do without the custom of a large
portion of the community because
it will not pander to a diseased ap
petite for detuils of revoking
crimes or unclean gossip.
There is another point on which
the newspapers are liable to be
misunderstood by the public,
through lack of information. The
public does not see, and therefore
can not apprcoiate, the vigilance
which is exercised in every re
spectable newspaper office to keep
such news out of its colums. More
care and discretion are needed
in this matter than the averajre
reader realizes. The system of
news collection becomes more
complete every year, and the field
is swept more thoroughly each
time than the time before. The
wheat and the chaff come in to
gether, and it is the province of
the clean newspaper' to see that as
little of the latter is used as possi
ble. Probably the average reader
would be surprised if he could see
the quantity of news that is thrown i
aside each day because it is not of i
a kind that ought to come before
the eyes of his girls and boys. At j
the same time the papers must
print the news. The widespread
publication of a murder arouses a
whole community, and often brings
a thousand eyes and ears to the
help of justice. Then, too, there
is a natural and pardonable curi
osity with regard to some sensa
tional occurrences that must be
satisfied. When men hear of a
friend's death, they aro eager to
know the details of his sickness,
or the accident that befel him, or
if he has gone astray, to under
stand how and whv. This is a
human instinct, to which few of
us are superior. It is the delicate
duty of the newspaper to satisfj' it
without going so far .as to make its
The South African steamer,with
O'Donnell, the slayer of James
Carey, on board has arrived at
Madeira. O'Donnell is iu charge
of two Colonial detectives. His
manner is quiet and reserved, and
there is no sign that he feels any
anxiet' for .the future. He said
he was utterly indifferent to the
result of his trial. He, howercr,
was perfectly sure he would never
be hanged. "When told of the
manifestations of sympathy for him
and the delight at Carey's death
exhibited by Irishmen all over the
world andjparticularly in America,
he laughed and said ho had no
doubt of it. He expressed him
self as being more than grateful to
the Americans for the manner in
which the upheld him and for the
light in which they looked upon
the impulse which compelled him
to rid the earth of such a man as
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and whalesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
caunol be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Soldonluin can. Itov
aij Bakixu Powdek Co.. iog Wall-st. N. Y.
A Meii S
"Will be open every
PYTHIAN CASTLE HALL,
A. F. jVAEF, Teacher.
Brass and String Band Music furnished for
incursions, raraues aim J'arties.
lessons given on the violin. Apply at
the Furniture Store of Ed. D. CUirris & CO.
O 5$r .8,2 .
0 1 1 w io 6
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of ths 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.
Ko Preparation on earth cqcaU St. Jacobs Oil
as a safe, ure, simple and cheap External
Bemedy. A trial entiils but the coapmtiTely
trifling outlay cf 50 Cents, and crery on a inffer
ing with pain can havo cheap and podtire proof
of its claims.
Directions in Eleven X&ngnages.
BOLD BY ALLDEUGGI8T3 AND DEALEE3
A. VGGSjLBR k, CO.,
Baltimore, 2ZL, V. 3.JL.
The canning of whales is a new
industry in Norway. The crea
tures are not put up whole, only
the eatable parts being subjected
to packing processes.
As food for sustaining the ac
tive forces of the body, the value
of one pound of eggs is to the
value of one pound of lean beef
as 1,584 to 900. As a flesh pro
ducer, a pound of eggs is about
equal to a pound of beef. s
Senator Yborlices of Indiana,
thinks Judge HbadleV' will be
beaten, and is rather glad of it.
Ho is sick of the Democratic prac
tice of picking up and nominating
ever' Republican who deserts and
goes over to the Democracy be
cause his party does not give him
what he wants.
Gents: About nine yonrs ago 1 h.d a
child two yonrs old ami almost donI. The
doctor I had attending her could im: tt II
what ailed her. 1 asked him if ho did not
thinlc it was worms. Ho said no. How
ever, this did not satisfy me. aK I fc-lt :
vlnced iu niyown mind that the hml. I
obtained a bottle of IIC. C 3lcr.A2f KS
I gavo her a tcaspoonful In the morning
and another at xiightfterwhich slu pa -xl
seventy-two worms and was a well child.
Slneo then J have never been without it
In my family. The health of my children
remained so good that I had m-glt-i-tcd
watching their actions until nltout three
weeks ago, when two of them presented
tlio same sickly appearance that Kar.ny
did nine years ago. So I thought It must
be worms, and went to work at oiu-i with
a bottle of IK. C. MoLANK'S YKUMI
lfrCK between four of my children, their
ayes being as follows: Alice, S yt Char
ley, 4 years; Emma.O years; John.'.iyfais.
Nmv comes the result: Alice and Kmma
came out all right.butChark-y passed forty
live and Johnny about sixty worm. The
result was so gratifying that I spe nt two
days in showing the wonderful (-fleet of
your Vermifuge iiround Ttien, ami now
have the wonns on exhibition iu my store.
Yours truly, JOHN 1IPEK.
T!n genuine im. C IUcIAXK'S VEn.
MU-'UGK is manufactured only by
Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
an 1 Innir the signatures of C. McIjiiio
and Fleming' Uros. It Ls never made iu
Ixitils or Wheeling.
l -uro you get the genuine- Pi Ice, 25
cents ; iHittlc.
FLE5IDIG imOS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," It Is a hlood-purifler and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges tne circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known by dlirereut
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, hut being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
Blood. Such are Dunpepula, BiUlowmesn,
Liter Complaint, ConstijMtlon. Aerrwnx DS
ordcr. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness. Heart Dlscasc,Dropsj. Kidney Disease,
Pile, Rhcumattom, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorders, Pimple. Ulcers. Swelling, &c,
&c. King: or the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the eaiLc. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians 3gree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, S 1 per bottle See testimonials, direc
tions, &c, In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ot th Ulood." wrapped around each botUe.
D. RANSOM. SON & Co., Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WUOI.liSAl.K AND KI
fAH. DEALER IN
Corner Chenamos and Cass streets.
ASTORIA .... OREGON
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
If. 15. PARKER. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
U. P. PARKER, - .Manager and Agent.
Al. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk
Phil. 110 WEES, - - Night Clerk.
Jus. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A PACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
BSc has Always ou Iliuid FRESH
Shoal "Water Bay and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lias becu Proprietor or the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knappton seven yearn.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT,
arertls 2J5 cents anil upwards.
3? JEfc EC 3K
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered to Order.
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
SMALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
SPREADS AND STOOLS
Piano, and Organ Instructors.
steck & mm PIANOS !
'President of United States''
"Governor of Oregon,"
And other prominent persons Tianos and
Organs of inanv taulItuT makes,
wholesale a retail,
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
Largest House on This Coast.
Instruments of All Kinds Tuned
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
A. . Allen,
Wholesale and retail dealer Id
Glass and Plated Ware,
TUOWCAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
XEAT, CnEAI AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, oppsite N. Loch's.
UXX1S. T. S. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. S. "Warren.)
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Squemoqua street, next door to Odd Fellows
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber,
OAK LUMBER, m
gzass, SBBS Bracket Work
Boat Material, Etc. P a specialty.
j Boats of all H&ads Made to Order, j
-Orders from a distance promptly attended
S.ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT. OT LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bektox Stkket, Near Parker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. CASTINGS ,
Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D.TVass, Presldont.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. V. Case, Treasurer.
Jonx Fox, Superintendent.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
KT-All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
BUY THE BEST!
Salmon Net Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands,
CORK AND LEAD LIES,
Fish. Pounds, Seines, anil Nets
Imported, to Order. A
Larp Stociof NettiDC, lishLines
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
5 1 7 and 5 1 9, MARKET STREET
SFAgents for the Pacific Coast
F0AED & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Hume's New Building,
And are Eeady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases
Attornej- at Iiaw, and Notary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
Q IV. FUlTOX,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
V. AliliEX , '
FIRE INSURANCE COSIPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMSHSSION ANI) IN
JAY TUTTMi, 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms l, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
in?. Rf.sidf.ncr Over J. E. Thomas' Drue
QEL.O F. PAltSER.
ClatHop Conuty.and City of Astoria
Olllce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. liaU
Room No. 8.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comer
I Cass and Sqemocqhe stret . .
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Ship and 81681111)031 Joiner,
JQ. J. E. LaFORCE,
Room It, Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Q J. CUltTJS,
ATT'r AT LAW.
Notarv Pnbl!i. flnrnmlwinnpr nf Tlflprtq for
California, New York and "Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows BnHdlnir. As-
N.iJ.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, aud
GEO. T. WHEELER. W. I.. ROBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Real Estate bought and sold on Commis
sion. Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
K7Ofllce In Hume's new building, on Sque
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 steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Trepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real 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 of 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 ofllce, 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,