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Y oL xix.
Astoria. Oregon, Saturday Morning, September 22, 1883.
THE FIRST WHISTLE.
The story of the first steam
whistle on the Missouri river is
amusing-. Its introduction dates
back to 1S14. At that time the
settlers on the Missouri river
were in the habit of making regu
lar yearly visits to St. Louis to do
their trading for themselves and
thoir friends. They were not pro
vided with daily intercourse with
the outside world, and many who
lived back from the river seldom,
i ever, swa a steamboat more than
once a year. It happened that
during the fall of 1844 the new
steamboat Tjtxhujlon started up
the Missouri river, loaded down to
the guards with freight.
The steamer was provided with
a steam whistle the first used on
the Missouri river and as it hap
pened no one new about it except
Warner, who was a wag and a
lover of jokes. The night after
leaving St. Louis the passengers
were collected together playing
cards (for fun) in the cabin, when
the talk turned upon steamboat
explosions, then ver- common.
I feel jerfectly safe on this
boat,' said Warner, as he dealt
"Why?' inquired Yocum the
"Why!" cohoed the rest, of the
"I will teli you why," said the
wag, carefully studying his cards.
'This lxRt is provided with a new
patent safety valve, which notifies
passengers when it is about to
blow up. It is a concern which
makes a most unearthly noise, and
when vou hear it. it is time to get
back aft or jump overboard."
Notwithstanding the fact that
Warner told his story with the
ost solemn and earnest counte
nance, some were skeptical. Not
so, however, with the planter.
Xext morning, when the Lcxing
1,i was steaming up the long,
straight stretch of river just below
Washington, Mo., the passengers
were at breakfast. The meal had
ecn called, and all were busily
engaged in doing justice to the
.xd things, accustomed to be
served on steamboats in those
days. Suddenly the whistle com
menced to blow, the first time on
the trip. The passengers looked
at each other a moment, and hor
ror and dismay spread over their
faces. The first man to realize the
situation and act was Yocum, the
planter, who, with hair erect and
blanched face, jumped up, crying
as he pulled over one after anoth
er of the passengers:
"Run, run for your lives, the
I- -d thing U going to bust.
V"v,e with nic and let's save our
selves." Of course, there was a stam
pede for the rear of the boat, and
it was only by the exertions of
some of the crew that the more
excited were restrained from jump?
inn: into the river.
This story of David Crockett is
going the rounds: On his return
to Texas after his first winter as a
representative in congress, his
neighbors overwhelmed him with
questions about life in the city of
Washington. "When do they
dine?' one demanded. "Common
people such as we have here,"
Col. Crockott replied, "dine at 1
o'clock, the big ones at 3, we rep
resentatives at -J, and the aristo
cracy and .senators cat at 5." Well,
when docs the president fodder?"
"Old Hickory?" the Colonel ex
claimed, "well, he doesn't dine till
the next day."
The TJterjwoI Mercury says:
There is in fact, only one thing
that America cannot produce. She
can not produce old churches.
That is very true, but she can pro
duce such u crop of new ones as
to maky England look like u
heathen country in comparison.
According to commissioner
Evans, there will be moonshiners
in North Carolina and Tennessee
as long as there are mountains in
those states.' He says he does not
think illicit distilling can ever
be fully stopped in those moun
In Norway a first-class dinner
costs twenty-five cents.
Iowa's timberlands have doubled
in area in thirty years.
There is in the United States
one lawyer for every 70U people.
The loss to Rochester, Minn., j
by the recent tornado exceeds J
Negro physicians are wanted in
the South. There are enough
Over ninety per cent of New
York city people live in rented
There arc many brunettes at
Saratoga, and they nearly all wear
The taxable value of railroads
now in New Mexico is placed at
New Mexico has an area of
122,000 square miles and a popu
lation of 150,000.
Three-fourths of the population
of New Mexico are natives, who
An ordinary peach-basket
maker puts together three hundred
baskets a day.
The center of the Brooklyn
bridge hangs two feet higher in
winter than in summer.
Nitro glycerine is now frequent
ly used as a medicine, under the
name of glonoine.
New Mexico is largely plastered
with Mexican land grants, somo'of
which are bogus.
Steamboat navigation on Lake
Ontario dates back to 1 81G, and
on Lake Erie to 1S17.
Five million acres more public
land were taken up or sold hist year
than the year before.
A lemonade bath is said to
whiten the skin a sort of lime
juice whitewash, as it were.
jThc Sotal valuation of Vermont
is given at 1G9,022,S00, against
$167,783,000 last year. -
Since 18G1 conscience-stricken
persons have paid $1SG,-159.01 in
to the United States treasury.
New York eats 5,000,000 worth
of oysters in a year. Philadelphia
$3,500,000, and Boston $1,750,
000. The subject of establishing
country workhouses for tramps
will be agitated in the state of
Governor Sheldan of New
Mexico says the greatest want
of the territory is a proper school
It is represented that New
Mexico contains 8,000,000 acres of
land adapted to fruit and cereal
The horse population of the
United States is now over 11,000,
000, or about one horse to ever'
five human beings.
Every Massachusetts citizen
who sets out four trees by the
highway is allowed $1 abatement
of his highway tax.
All railroads except the Atlan
tic and Pacific, are exempt from
taxation in New Mexico, for a
period of six years.
The taxable property of New
Mexico this year is $27,137,903,
against $14,088,524- in 1SS1, and
$20,441,395 in 1SS2.
Joaquin Miller is impressed with
the lovely suburbs of Boston, but
the heart of the city is horse cars
Our country, it seems, can run
aiong very nicely Tor awhile
whether the government lives
Washington or not.
Mrs. Jermiah Levitt, ol Tillon,
N. H., has a watch in her posses
sion that is 573 years old. It was
made in Louden in 1310.
Southern newspapers remark
that while the growth of their
states is comparatively slow, the
population is strong!' Ameri
can. A letter continuing $3 in bills
turned up at Ilion, N. Y., the oth
er day, after wandering through
various postoffices for sixteen
Land .turtles . are becoming
fashionable for ladies' pets in
Pennsylvania. They are dressed
in ribbons and jewelry, and are as
beautiful as the lovely pug dog.
A New York paper intimates
that noise is a tonic and if all the
sounds in that roaring cjty were to
suddenly stop many people would
fall down dead.
Oregon Short Line.
The Salt Lake Tribune of the
11th says the Oregon Short Line
reached the mouth of Boise river,
thirty miles below Boise City, on
last Saturday. At this point the
supply of steel mils beame ex
hausted ami there will be a short
halt by the track layers. Super
intendent Doddridge issued orders
yesterday for the erection of a de
pot, and for that place, called
Caldwell, to be a terminal station
for the present. From Caldwell
to theunction with the Oregon
Navigation & Railway company in
Burnt river it is some thirty or
forty miles, part of which will be
very expensive to build. Snake
river is to be crossed just above
the mouth, of Boise river, after
which the track will run on the
west side a few miles, then cross
the river again to the east side,
and afterwards back to the west
thus making three long and ex
pensive bridges. This is made
necessary by the broken condition
of the country. There has been
considerable talk about the road
being run down Snake river to
Lewiston. a distance of 1SG miles
from the point of junction with
the O. R. & N Co. fj?hc route-has
been surveyed and jiffped,' but it
would be so expensive that there
is no prospect of its being built.
Such a road would have to pass
through a great gorge or canyon
thirty miles long. Very few per
sons have ever passed through
this curyon, because of the diffi
culties and dangers attending the
trip. We learn that the road is
carrying many passengers and
much freight between Grander
and the present western terminus,
a large percentage of business
being with the Wood river coun
try. Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold In competition with the mul
titude of low test short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Snldonlvin can. Bov
ai.Bakixu roWDEU Co.. 10G Wall-st. X. Y.
Hardware and SUp Chandlery
A. VAN DUSEIi & GO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Paint and Oils. Groceries, etc.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
8 fit H
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago-,
Backache, Soreness of the 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 epala Sr. J..ct)33 0:l
as a safe, sure, simple and ehcap External
Bemedj. A trial entails Let the comparative j
trifling outlay cf CO Cents, and every one mfler
lng with pain can have cheap and poitivo proof
of ita clainu.
Directions in Eleven Langcagcj.
80LD BY ALL DRUGGISTS ALDDEALHE3
A. VOGESSR &, CO.,
HaUiv.iore. Zld., XT. 8. A.
So gre.it is the destruction
caused to crops by the enormous
multiplication of rabbits in Nov?
Zealand, that the government of
India has been asked by the New
Zealand government to send out
for acclimation aniumber of mun
gooses, which animals are well
known to be effectual destroyers
of rabbits. Whether the mun
gooses may not in their t:irn
prove undesirable visitors does
not appear to have been consid
ered. MOTHERS, READ
GitNTs: AlKuit nine years ago i hmt n
child two years old and almost ilenii. The
doctor 1 had attending her could not tell
what ailed her. 1 asked him If he did t ol
think it was wonus. He said no. How
ever, this did not satisfy iut, ns I f"H vtm
vineed in my own mind that she htd. I
obtained a bottle of DK. C. 3IcI.ANKS
I gavo her a tenspoonfnl in the momini:
seventy-two -worms and was a well eiiild.
Since then I have never been without it
In my fiutilly. The health of my c!i:!in-n
remained m good that I had ncxl.-i-tttl
watching their actions until alum ij.ru
weeks ago, when two of them jhvh -.led
the KHinc Mekly appearance that 5-Vi:nv
did nine years ago. .So I thought li must
be worms, and went to work at om-e with
n bottle of 1K. C. McIutXK'S Vl-f.KI.
1'UOK between four of my risiMrf.ii. their
ngos being as follows: Alice, S years: i "hur
ley, lycars; Emma. G years; John. U yea t-.
Now comes the result . Alice and Emma
came out nil riglit,but Charley passed forty
live and Johnny about sixty worm. The
result was st gratifying that I -jient two
days in showing the wonderful rflVet ef
your Vermifuge around I'tk-a, and now
have the wonus on exhibition in mv More.
Yours truly. JOHN PIPKK.
The genuine In. C ;! BANK'S Vi:it
SriKUGK is manufactured only by
Fleming Bros., Fittsburgh, Fa.,
an.! bear the signatures of C. Jlcl-atie
and Fleming tiros. It N nevrT made in
si. I'iils or Wheeling.
lie r.urc you get the genuine Trice, 25
cents f. bottle.
FLEHUI0 imOS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," It is a blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of. the blood poisons thesvs
tern, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phase of
that great generic disorder. Impurity ox
Itlood. Such are Diispepgia, 1lHUou.ir.c,
Liver Complaint.Conittijxitlon.nrcrroitH DU
ortlcrs. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness, IcarlDleasc,Drapxu, Kidney DUseac,
Piles, llhawwlium. Catarrh, Scrouda, Skin
Dltonlcm, 1'lmvla. Ulcers. itccllinu, dr.,
te. Itiiisr of the Itlood prevents and
cures these by attacking the catue. Imparity
of the blood. Chemists and phvslcians agree
in callinjr It "the most genuine" ami enicient
preparation for the punose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c, In pamphlet, "Treatise oil Uieases
ol th Illood," wrapped around each bottle.
I). KASSOM. SOX & Co.. I'rops
Hnff:Uo. X. V.
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 VV.. Clatsop County, Oregon.
The said property being the property
of the undersigned.
THE BAKERY OXCIIKXAalUSSTItEET,
formerly owned by Chas. Carow. has
been bought by Chas Ebcrle, who will here
after conduct it.
Good Bread a Specialty.
The public trade solicited.
HOTELS AND P.ESTATJRAKTS.
II, II. PACKER. Prop..
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
E. P. PAKKEH, - .Manager and Agent.
Al.CKOSRY, - - Day Clerk
riiil. BOWERS. - - Night Clerk.
.Ta. DUFFY has the Uar-and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
MIKE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A PACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
! has Always on ITand FRESH
Shoal Water Bay and Enst
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
Sic lias bpen Proprietor or the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knappton seven years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN BAY AND NIGHT.
2IenlM 523 rents and upwards.
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered to Order,
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
W1KES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Wholesale afla retail dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TltOPIOAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS A?D VEGETABLES.
BUY THE BEST !
Salmon Net Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands,
CORK MB IBID LINES,
Fish Pounds, Keines, and Nets
Imported to Order. A.
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY-DOYLE & CO.,
5 1 7 and 5 1 9, MARKET STREET
E3?Agcnts for the Pacific Coast
FOASD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Hume's New Building,
And are Eeady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & "WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock or
goods In our line. Estimates given and
Cass street. In rear of I 0 0 F bulldlne,
next to Gas Co's ofll ce.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
Ail kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
1 Boats of all 'inds 2ade to Order. 1
-Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
S.ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds ol
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkntok Stekkt, Nkak Pakkek ITousk,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GEHERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Snort Notice.
A. D. WABS, President.
J. G. IIusti.f.r, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
JOHJf Fox, Superintendent.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1A3I AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
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
BOZO&TH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
WE WRITE POLICIES IN TnE WTST
em. State Investment, namburg, Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the TravellPis' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N.Y.
We liave 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,
HOUSE, SIGN, AND CARRIAGE
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.
K. JR. CHIPMAN.
Attorney at Iaw, and Notary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
Q TV. Fiiirov,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building
J Q. A. BOIYIBY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Q J. CUltTIS,
ATT'l" AT LAW.
Notary rublie. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooias 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As-
N.iL-CIalms at Washington. Ds. C, and
collections a specialty.
FltfE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. IIOL.DE3T,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JQK. X. C UOAT3IAX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms o and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTXiK. 31. D.
PHYSICIAN" AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
lug. Residkkck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug.
J P. UXCKS.
ASTORIA, - - - - " OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comer
f Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
JQK. J. E. )LaF01tC,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Q.TELO F. PARKER,
Clatsop County, and City or Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
J J. JOXES,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner,
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business. -
c-Offlce with Bozorth & Johns.
ar,o. r. wiieklkr. w. x. bobb.
WHEELER & EOBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Real Estate bought and sold on Commis
sion. Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
E&-Ofllce, in Hume's new building, on Sque
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
Xj. I- Jolison,
Has re-opened. his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Roadway, near his old location. He
will keep the stock of the choicest Cigars,
and Tobaccos, and a full line of smokersy ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
fupes. He will be pleased to see hLs old
nends at his new stand.
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb'a.
DIRS. T. S. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. S. Warren.)
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods.
SquemoqUa street, next door to Odd-Fellow