VJr Willi' 7ol. xix. Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, September 20, 1883. No. 147. WHAT SIT A Ttli THE BOYS T0? Parents are continually con fronted with this question. Many parents answer it wrongly. The father desires that his sons shall not undergo the toil and self-denial that he has undergone, for getting, or perhaps not realizing in any proper sense, that it was that toil and self-denial that made him the man he is. The mother has her foolish notions about the respectability of certain grades of employment which enable those following them to wear good clothes ami exhibit a few of the superficial evidences of refinement and culture. The boy, with his inexperience and inability to look below the surface of things, is easily led to follow the well-intended but foolish judgment of his parents and commences life by swelling the list of book-keepers without a ledger, doctors without a patient, and lawyers without clients and genteci clerks without employment. The first thing the parent or teacher should do is to study carefully the bo3's aptitudes. Having done this he should be taught that any kind of honest labor is honorable and that what he could do best should be his calling, no matter whether it was to make shoes or carriages, to raiso cattle or to butcher them. Many a boy who might ip time become a good farmer, owning a .farm and home of his own, be comes an indifferent hand-to-mouth salesman in a store at a sal ary that will only barely keep soul and body together and provide no accumulation for sickness or old age. Many a boy who, by learn ing the machinist's trade could some day be at the head of a great manufactory, remains in obscurity and poverty because his parents thought the profession of book keeper would be more genteel. A little study of the advertising columns in a great daily journal, or an inquiry among the leading business men of any thriving town, would cause, a revalation that should serve to deter parents from making semi-dudes of their sons by crowding the already over- ' crowded positions of clerks and book-keepers with them. In the city of New York there at the present time 0,000 book-keepers out of employment, and of the 23,000 who have more or less steady employment in that calling in that city, very few receive over $23 per week, while a far greater number are glad to accept $10 or 13. A business man of the city lately advertised for a clerk at 10 a week and had 700 applications for the place. In view of these facts the parents of boys should urge them to learn trades, to go into the shops or on the farm, any where where honest work is to be done, and to avoid as they would pestilence the semi-genteel call ings, which are so overcrowded that the majority who are depen dent on them have no hope of more than the barest subsistence while they remain in them. Philuilcl jthiit Times. A Terriblo Year. It is generally conceded that "Wiggans was too easily scared. That if he had come manfully to the charge again and insisted with out shadow of turning that the conjunction of the planets threat ened direful disaster to the earth, he would have scored several splendid hits and put up his record as a weather prophet to the very top of the notch. Ho had fire, water, famine, volcanoes, earthquakes, tornadoes, cyclones, and cholera to aid him. There have been from six to twelve terriblo calamities even- month of the year, destroy ing a total of 25,000 lives, which the Java earthquake will probably increase to 100,000. A few of the most prominent will be recalled in enumerating them: The Gorman floods; the burning of the Newhall House iu Milwaukee; the burning of a circus in Poland; the loss of the steamer Cambria; the burial alive of seventy-seven miners at Joilet, Illinois; fire and panic m a New York school house; Hull and Yarmouth (England ) fishing wrecks; avalanches in the Italian Alps; the panic on the Brooklyn bridge; panic among school chil dren at an entertainment in Sun derland, England: burning of a theater in Italy; the capsizing of the Daphno while being launched on the Clyde; the giving way of a pier near Baltimore; the collision on the Itome & AVatertown, New York, railroad; the earthquake at Ischia ; the volcanic eruptions and earthquakes at .lava; the cyclones in half a dozen states from Missis sippi to Minnesota; the railroad catastrophe at Steglitz, Germany, the explosion of the JUvcrdvle's boiler; and scores on scores of less startling but quite as destructive catastrophes, which are actually too numerous to mention. Indeed, the extraordinary number of them diminishes the horror of each one; and leaves only the frightful ag gregate to appall the imagina tion. It was feared that Phoebe Couzins, the St, Louis lawyer and lecturer, had perished in the Ro chester, Minn., cyclone; but she was a little out of the line of the storm. Some of the things wjiich she saw will help people appreci ate the savage intensity of the wind. A farmer's wife, caught in the field, ran for a stake, but her limbs were torn off and the stake driven through iier body; a young woman is so mangled with ashes driven into her body that she can not live, and a boy's spine was so filled with nails that he will die of lockjaw; a cow hud her head blown from the body so that the two horns pierced her bowels. The only safety was iu the cellars. Miss Couzins writes to her friends "But the most heartrending sirht was the big hall, with the house less and homeless and killed and wounded. Near the door of the hall, improvised as a hospital, lay five children, all dreadfully hurt, whose parents had both been killed. The sixth child, the babj never has been found. The sight moved the stoutest-hearted to tears. Over forty were in here- men, women and children in a most pitiable condition. One cunning baby, which reminded me of 's little one, which no one claimed, with one of its eyes put out, lay and gazed with its one eye at every person who passed, with the most intelligent question ing look, as if to sav 'What does all this mean? Can no one find my mamma?' " Polygamy is, according to Col. Godfrey of the government Utah commission, to be squelched by creating a division in the Mormon church. There are, at most, only 15,000 polygamists in the church; but the 120,000 monogamists have winked at polygamy, and henpe the polygamists have ruled. Now that every polygamist is disfran chised, the monogamists see that their only hope of holding office lies in declaring against polygamy and there are as ambitious poli ticians in Utah as anywhere. The commission, Col. Godfrey says, have prepared for recommendation to congress a marriage law pro viding that all marriages shall be solemnized in certaiu public places before witnesses, and that the per sons performing the ceremony, and the witnesses as well, shall make affidavit that they are not polyga mists. The commission will meet again in October next, to investi gate some contested election cases. A remarkable feature of a case in an Indiana court was the youth fulness of a mother present who had at the age of only 13, given birth to healthy twins. Youthful maternity seems to havo been in herited, for this mother was herself born when her mother was 13, sbo in turn having been born when her mother was 13. . In court was the remarkable spectacle of a great-grandmother, grandmother and mother of twins, the great grandmother now be 40 3'ears old, tho grandmother-27, and the mother l-i. 'Hound and 'Round in a Fatal Whirlpool. Minas Bay, Nova Scotia, is an arm of the Bay of Funday. The tide rushes in with great force, forming what is known as "the bore.5 At the equinoxes it some times rises sixty or seventy feet. Parker, Dakin and George Gardi ner, fishermen, were pulling in their nets. Their boats drifted near the-bore, or whirlpool. The men took to their oars and were making headway against the water when Dakin's wrist gave out. The boat drifted nearer to the vortex and capsized. In a moment both men were sucked down to a great depth. They came to the surface, but, as Gardiner was about to advise Dakin what to do to save himself, both men were drawn under again. They came up and were engulfed a third time. Again they came to .the surface. Gardiner spoke to his companion but got no response. Dakin had suffocated while beneath tho water. Gardiner managed to reach the boat, and clung to it till the next morning, when he was rescued by other fishermen. He says that tho weight of the water upon him when he "was drawn down was fairly painful, and that each time he disappeared he thought that his time had come. The current kept Dakin's body close by the drifting boat all night, and Gardiner savs that no matter which way he turned his head, the corpse always appeared in view. JVeic York Sun Absolutely' Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel o purity, strength ami wholesoincness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and canuol be sold in competition with the mul titude of low test short weight, alum or phosphate powders. Soldonluin can. Roy al Baki I'owokk Co.. 10C Wall-sL N. Y. A Mcii Sciool Will be open every T 1 1 UltSD AY EVESISG. AT PYTHIAN CASTLE HALL, A. F. ISAEF. Teacher. Brass and String Hand Music furnished for Excursions, Parades and Parties. Lessons given 0n the Violin. Apply at the Furniture Store of Ed. D. CURTIS&CO. I. W. OASE, IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND R& TAIL DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE Corner CheimniuB and Cass street?. ASTORIA - - - OREGON THE LATEST STYLES WALL "PAPER AT B. fc. FRANKLIN'S, N EXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE. A very large Stock from which to select. Window curtains made to order. BBTMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper will bo lound convenient to my patrons. ' ISi J 2 fib ?t2 11 to u- 2 - 11 i ssS O I 6 FOB ! RHEUMATISM, Neuralgia, Sciaiica, Lumbago. Backache, Soreness of the Chest, Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell ings and Sprains, Burns and Scalds, General Bodily Pains, Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted Feet and Ears, and all other Pains and Aches. No Preparation oa earth equals Sr. Jacom Oil j a safe, sure, simple and cheap External Bemcdjr. A trial a tails but the croparaUrely tricing outlay of 50 Cents, and ererjr ens nffer Ing -with pain can bavo cheep and paitive proof of its claims. Directions in Eleren Lacgaages. BOLD BYALLDETJGGI8TS ADD DEALERS III MEDICINE. A. VOG-KLER & CO., Haltimorc, 2Zd., V. S. A. Tho Pacific Countv Journal says: The Northern Pacific com pany have a man in the fielil ap praising and selecting lands in this city and Chchalis connty. G. L. Palmer and part' of four men came over from Grav's Harbor Sunday on their way to North river where they will do some work. They will work south as fast as possible until the" reach the Columbia river, some time this fall. So soon us the land is surveyed by Mr. Palmer he makes a report as to its character and sends it to the railroad land of fice, where it is offered for sale at prices ranging from $2.50 to & 0 per acre. MOTHERS, READ Gknts: About nine years iigo I hwl a child two years old nml almost dead. The doctor I had attending her could not tell what ulled her. I asked him if he did 1 ot think it was worms. He said no. How ever, this did not satisfy me, as I Ml m vluccd iu my own mind that site It:.!. I obtained n Ixittle or DK. ('. zsicLANK's CKLEmtATKD VEKMTFl'OKenu.nei. I gnvo her a tcasnoonful iu the meruit:;: and another at niglit.uftprwhlcli l;c pued seventy-two worms and was a weli'ehiSd. Since then I have never been without It In my family. The health of my clr.I-ircn remained so good thnt I had uvglet-ted watching their actions until about three weeks ago, when two of them prvtntd tho same sickly appearance that Fanny dlil nine years ago. I thought it must bo worms, and went to work at ont o with a bottle of DK. C. Mcl.ANK'S Vi:K2IT 1'UGK between four of my children, ttw ir anes being as follows: Alice, S years; Char ley, 4 years; Emma, C years: John,lyiis. Now comes the result: Alice and Knitiia came out nil rIjjht,hutChrley Mts.sl fnrty Ilvt and Johnny about Mxty urnix Ti. e result was so gratifying that I wui two days in showing tlie wonderful 1 lfit-; .f your Vermifuge, around I'tlca. and i:ow have the worms on exhibition in 111 v store. Yours truly. JOHN l'IPEK. Tim irnmilim TUt P V..T. A WW. "T.M MlKL'fJK is mauufactmcd only by Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa., and bwir the signatures of C. 3!cIiiiu and rioiiiinjr Kroj. It ls never made in Sf. liuls or Wheeling. Il. sun you got the genuine Price, cents n Ixdtlo. FLE3II3I6 liltOS., Pittsburgli, Pa. King of the Blood Is not a "eurr. all." It U a lilrvoil.nnHnr ..n,i tonic, Iiununty of tlie blood poisons thesvs- tem, deranges the circulation, and thus in duces many disorders, known by different 10 uiMiuxui.Mi mem accortuug 10 ei fects, but being really branches or phases of ui.it, Kicai Kiiienc uisunicr, inxpiirixv Ol Liter ComplainUGmsHpatlon.Xertinu Dis order. Headache, Backache, General Wcak nc. Heart DUeate,Dropgy. Kidney Dieeate. Pile, Wienmalbm, Catarrh, Scrfrftda, Skin Disorders, Pimple. Ulcers. Siccttiny, Ac, cures these by attacking the eaivc. Impurity 1 4 yuc,u,:,i:,Uil1 iii).s;cians agree in calling it "the most genuine and efficient nrr.TVtmtinn fni- tlm ntirrvra t...i- gists, tfl per bottle. Sec testimonials, direct t'uiu, ut i.uinmiut, xreaiise on iMseases ol the 111004 wrapped around each bottle. u. iiAMfjM. au.N Si Co.. Props BuGalo, N. Y. NOTICE. 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,. Oreqon. The said property being the property vl ujc uuuersigneu. J0H3 ROGERS. j 1 MOTELS AND BESTATJKaNTS. PARKER HOUSE, ;S. II. PARKER. Prop., ASTORIA, - OREGON. E. P. PARKER, - Manager and Agent. Al. CROSBY, - - Day Cleric Phil. ROWERS. - - Sight Clerk. Jas. DUFFY has the liar and Billiard room First Class in all Respects, FREE COACH '10 THE nOUSE. IT IS A FACT TU.AT JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE ox Concomiy Street is the Best in Town. THAT 8Ie faa? Always ou Hand FRESH Shoal "Water Hay anil East oru Oysters. THAT "JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER. toat He lias breu Proprietor of the "Aurora Hotel" In Knapptoa seven years. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. COSMOPOLITAN Chop House and Restaurant. OPEN DAY AXD NIGHT. HIcuIn 25 cesitt and upwards. G. BOUJjAJtD, - - Proprietor. .UAI.V STREET. - - - - - ASTORIA. Si- CAREER, 1IK.VI.KR IU Hay, Oats, Straw. Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand Wood Delivered to Order, Dmying, Teaming and Express Business. Horses ana Carriages for Hire. DKALKK IN VVIFJES, LIOUOHS AKD CIGARS. A. V. Allen, Whnteiale and ictall dealer In MILL FEED. Glass and Plated Ware, TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Tuuetlr with Wines, Liq-jors.Tobacco.Cigars BUY THE BEST ! BARBOUR'S Irish Flax Salmon Met Threads Woodberry, and Needle Brands, SEINE TWINES. ASD CORK MB LEAD LIKES, fr'I.sh I'oiiucIb, Seines, and Xets Imported to Order. A LarpStocMNetiiiffilMS AND FISH HOOKS. CONSTANTLY ON HAND. HENRY DOYLE & CO., 5 1 7 and 5 1 9, MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO. 27"Agents for the Pacific Coast. FOAED & STOKES, WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN In Hume's New Building, And are Eeady to Supply the "Wants of Our Customers. A FULL STOCK OF Fresh Groceries. PLUMBING, Gas and Steam Fitting DONE BY KUDDOCK & "WHEELER. AT fair rates. Also a complete stock ol goods in our line. Estimates given and work guaranteed. Cass street, in rear of I O O F bulldin?. WILLIAM HOWE DEALER CT Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber. All kinds of OAK LUMBER, J GLASS, Boat Material, Etc. 1 Boats of all Kizxds Made to Order. : "Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases S. AENDT & EERCHEN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine Shop s&m SHO 35C Boiler Shop ':iHp& All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AND STEAMBOAT WORK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Bkxtox Street, Nkau Parker Hocbe, ASTORLV, - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LANBaiMABfflEEKfifflS BoilerWork, Steamboat Work and Cannery Work a spe cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order at Short Notice. A. D. "Was 8, President. J. G. Hustler, Secretary, I. Vf. Case, Treasurer. johx Fox, Superintendent. LOEB & GO., JOBBERS IN WINES. LIQUORS, AND CIGARS. AGENTS FOR THE Best San Francisco Houses and Eastern Distilleries. Tumblers Decanters, and All Kinds of Saloon Supplies. B?A11 goods sold at San Francisco Prices. MAIN STREET, Opposite Parker House, Astoria, OreRon. GENERAL STEAMSHIP ACENDY. Bills of Exchange on any Part oi Europe. 1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING well known and commodious ataainshiii Ines, STATE LINE, RED STAR, WHITE STAR. HAMBURG-AMERICAN, DOMINION LTNE, NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE. Prepaid tickets to or from any European port. For full information as to rates of fare, sailing days, etc, apply to I. W. CASE. BOZOBTH as JOHNS. Real Estate and General Insurance Agents. ASTORIA, Oregon. WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST ern. State Investment, Hamburg. Bre men and North German Fire Insurance'Com panles, and represent the Travellers Life and Accident of Hartford, and the New York Life, of N. 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 aU the official blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam ined In the office, upon the payment of a reasonable fee. We also have for sale city property inAs torla and additions, and farms and tide land property. Rents, and other collections made, and loans negotiated. BOZORTH & JOHNS, HOUSE, SIGN, AND CARRIAGE PAINTING. Paper Hanging, Kalsomining, Etc., And all kinds of work In my line done In a prompt and satisfactory manner. Shop next east of Grace Church. . iJ. CSL1EXAX. AND Bracket Work A SPECIALTY. BUSINESS CAHDS. T x AT. IIUISO.V, Attorney at Iiaw, aHd. Notary Public. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon, Q IV. FIJITON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Rooms 5 and C, Odd Fellows Building.' J Q.A.BOWIBY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON Q J. CUitTIS, ATTT AT LAW. Notary rublic. Commissioner of Deeds for California, New York and Washington Ter ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As toria. Oregon. N.B.-Claims at Washington. D. C, and collections a specialty. Y. AIiliE', Astoria Agent Hamburg-Magdeburg . and German-American FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES. jg c. noMi:xf NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN SURANCE AGENT. JQK. X. C ISO ATM AX", Physician and Surgeon. Rooms o and 10. Odd Fellows Building, ASTORIA, OREGON. JAY TUTTXE, 31. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Offick Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Pythian Build ing. RssiDRxcK-Over J. E. Thomas' Drug Store. Tjl P. HICKS. PENTIST, ASTORIA, - - OREGON Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comer f Cass and Sqemocqhestret . JQR. J. B. IiaFOItCH, Room li. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or. Gas administered for painless extraction of teeth. Q.ELO P. PAJtEEB. SURVEYOR OF Clatsop County, and. City or Astoria Ofilce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall Room No. 8. J J.JOXES, STAIR BUTL1EB. Ship and Steamboat Joiner. NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS COMPANY Are Nov Ready For Business. as-Office with Bozorth & Johns. E. A. NOTES, Agt. GEO. P. WHEELER. W. L. EOBB. WHEELER & ROBB. GENERAL REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND COLLECTION AGENTS. Real Estate boucrlit ami sold nn r?rnim!. sion. Accounts adjusted and Bills collected. Correspondence from abroad solicited. K?""Offlce In Hume's new building, on Sque moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.- Has re-oponed his CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE, On the Roadway, near his old location. He will keen the stock of the choicest Clears. and Tobaccos, and a full line of smokersr ar ticles, including the finest meerschaum pipes. He will be pleased to see his old friends at his new .stand. Cleaning Repairing. NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY GEORGE I.OVETT. Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's. ANNOUNCEMENT. IURS. T. S. JEWJETT, (Successor to Mrs. E. S. Warren.) Fashionable Dressmaker Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods. Squcmoqua street, next door to OddFellows next to Gas Co's office. Temple..