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- Vol. xix.
Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, September 27, 1883
THE PLAGUE AT SEA.
The Tragedy oi a Ship's Crew
Stricken With Yellow Fever.
In the ffray light of u July
morning we made a sail dead
ahead, close upon the outskirts of
retreating night. In twenty
minutes we heard the report of
firearms from her deck and saw
her flag was at half-mast in token
of distress- A murmur of excited
sympathy ran through the great
throng on the deck of the ic.
There was another, of disappoint
ment, when the purser told us it
was a Spanish brig. It was as if
we had wasted our compassion
an impulse natural to the Saxon
breast, born of the fierce blood of
those who peered through the
stormy passes of the Alps into the
Elysian fields of Latin foes.
The steady throbbing of the
screws slackened and ceased as we
closed upon the quarter of the
helpless brig. In a light western
air, she lay with topsails backed
and her jibs and spanker idly
swaying to and fro. Four men
were upon her deck, and as we
approached, lowered a boat astern,
hauled it slowly alongside, and
entering it left the ship. She was
apparently deserted. They rowed
painfully toward our steamer, and
we gathered on the port side
where the rope ladder had been
hung, to catch the first glimpse of
their faces. This we could not do;
the four wore wide sombreros and
bent to their oars feebly but per
sistently, never looking up. Our
captain hailed them impatiently
they only waved their hands be
tween the dipping of the oars.
They were now alongside, and the
bow oarsman clutched the ladder
and began to climb to the deck.
Two others followed him, all three
hanging like spiders on the narrow
way, resting at every round. The
most intense excitement was risi
ble in every face that watched
them from the ic's deck. .Our
captain hailed them from tho
bridge, and- as before each man
waved a hand in a mechanical
way. Then the captain came to
the ladder awaiting their coming.
The fourth man sat still in tho
boat, but those who noticed saw
him bending forward as he sat un
til tho broad brim of his hat
touched the gunwale, and the
black locks of his hair showed
from behind. He seemed helpless
or asleep, but attracted little at
tention as the others climbed
closer to the deck.
At last the uppermost had his
hand upon tho btosmer's rail; a
few more steps and he would be
on deck. A hundred were ready
to aid him in what seemed a task
beyond his power. But the cap
tain thrust them all away, ond
reaching forward lifted his hat
from his head. A general excla
mation of horror broke from our
eager group. There, not two
feet from the rail, looked upward
the visage of Death a yellow,
shrvivelled face, and eyes that
burned with the weak and cruel
fire of wasting life. Long and
matted hair and mustache sweep
ing down made the picture beyond
fait. It was the look of tho baser
man, alter the divine and human
elements of his nature die away in
hunger, thirst or bodily distress,
leaving in his useless frame the
reptile only, from whose depths
the strict Darwinians claim ascent.
An impulse of terrible dread
seized all who looked upon the
sallow face, akin in all the fear of
The captain motioned back the
man. He trembled like a' leaf
and .spoke for the first time:
uWe are dying, senor."
"We do not know."
But the captain knew, and we
shrunk as if from flame at the
"They are dying of yellow
If we had doubted this, the
next moment would have proved
his judgment right. Tho man re
maining in the boat rose suddenly
from his seat with a quick, sharp
cry, "Santo Dios!" and fell upon
fiis back dead.
The captain ordered the others
back, promising aid on board the
brig. They swore they never
would return, and began climbing
with the haste of desperation.
Never will I forget the struggle
that ensued. The leading Spaniard
clinging with both hands to the
rail, held back by the broad hands
of the captain, seemed the active
personification of the plague,
doing battle with the lives of all
on board. He was like one mad;
he cursed and snapped his teeth,
filling the air with bitter oaths,
drawing his feet under him to
the highest round he could
reach, and throwing all his strength
into a fatal effort. He made it,
and was thrust down again by the
same strong hands. But his feet
had been drawn as close to his
body so that they slipped from be
neath him and for a single in
stant he hung above the others.
Then he fell, striking the next
man and the third, and carrying
them with him into the sea.
The sunk like plummets; in a
moment more there were but three
broad hats floating upon tho place
of their descent.
The captain consulted with his
first officer, a well-thrown pig of
iron crushed through the bottom
of the boat, and the bell rang our,
"full speed ahead."
"When the sun came up, the
Spanish brig stood for an instant
against the disk and disappeared
in the dazzling radiance of its later
rays. C. 7' Allen in JVc JTorA:
The commissioner of the gener
al land office in reply to inquiries
with regard to laud frauds discov
ered in California says: "I have
had a knowledge of these opera-,
tions for some time, and have had
agents out there making investi
gations. In consequence of the
reports received from them, I have
suspended action upon all timber
land cases in Califarnia, Oregon
and Washington territory. Per
sons interested are not getting any
patents and they will not get any
until I am satisfied as to the hon
esty of their entries." In explan
ation of the nature of the illegal
operations commissioner McFar
land said that Congress, by a spe
cial act, provided for the sale to
individuals of separate tracts of
timber land in California, Oregon
and. Washington territory; the
procurement by one person of a
large number of such tracts
through the co-operation of others,
who purchased them only to
transfer them to him, is a clear
violation of the spirit of the law.
The Pennsylvania legislature
has been in continuous session SCO
days, and has cost the state $750,
000. Last Saturday was the one
hundred and first day of the extra
session, which has cost the people
nearly $300,000. It is proposed
to make an effort to pass a resolu
tion stopping the pay of the mem
bers after the 30th inst, This ex
tra session grows out of the dead
lock on the apportionment ques
tion. But a great many of the
members are not adverse to strinsr
ing out indefinitely. Ten dollars
a day is more than the majority
can make out of their regular bus
iness. Tho company organized in Se
attle to build a railroad extending
from near the head of Big Skook
um bay westward into the dense
body of timber lying between that
bay and Chehalis river, have about
2A- miles graded and will begin lay
ing the iron in October, when it
will be turned over to them by
the Seattle R. R. Co., who will
have substituted the broad track
for the present narrow guage. The
Mason county road will also be
narrow guage and will use steam
engines for motive power. Cour
ier. ""Why is it that a little country
like France ie, in proportion to re
sources, so much richer than
America," asks an exchange, and
the Buffalo jVbu thinks it is be
cause Frenchmen sell American
The Verbiage of the Courts.
"I was in court a few days ago,"
said a time worn litigant, "when -a
young lawyer, arguing before
Judge Joseph Barnard, read from
one of the papers in the case in
cluding the usual verbiage. The
judge suggested a briefer state
ment on the point, probably be
lieving with the judge of the
supreme court in the anecdote,
that justices may be presumed to
know something of the forms of
law. The young man theu stated
his point in plain and condensed
English. The idea then struck
me, when would it be possible to
relieve the law of all the flummery
o the verbiage now emplojed,
In actual proceedings before a
magistrate this verbiage is dis
carded as absolutely unnecessary
in argument; yet it is religiously
maintained in all matters of plead
ing and in all orders, injunctions,
etc., granted by the courts. Half
the delays grow out of this use of
verbiage. Half the quibble out of
which some unscrupulous lawyers
make their living are based upon
this needless use of unnecessary
words." A lawyer who was pres
ent could give him no encourage
ment to look for a speedy reform;
on the contrary, he irreverently
said that the verbiage of the law
was as necessary to the existence
of the lawyers as the flummery of
some religions was to the success
of its advocates and ministers.
JVeir YbrJc Tribune.
Never in the history of this
coast, was there such furor for
planting hop yards as this season.
In California there are 17S3 acres
of old 3'ards, to which 2372 acres
have been added this season, in
seven middle and northern coun
ties; in other districts of California
increase has been about tho same. J
In Washington Territory thej
acreage last year was 700 acres,
and this season it is fully double.
Iu Oregon the increase is quite
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strenxth and whslesomeness. Mora
economical than tho ordinary kinds, and
cannot he sold In competition with the mul
titude oi low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only in cans. Bor
al BAKirftrTowDKu Co., 100 Wall-st. N. Y.
Hardware ana1 Slip Chanfllery
A. VAN DUSEH & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Pa iiitx ami Oils, Groceries, etc.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
fJOTlCE IS IIEEEBY GIVEN TITAT THE
lA city assessment roll for 1833 Is now In
my hands lor collection, and all persons that
are indebted tor the same may save fire per
cent by paying said taxes before October
li 1683. J. G. HUSTLER,
i n a I B bl "1 M A
Heuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Soro Throat, Sreli
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals St. J.'.oosj Oil
$j a iafe,ure, simple and cheap External
Bemedy. A trial entail but the ccxaparatlrely
trifling outlay of 50 Centa, and txerj on tuffer
ing trith piln can bare cheap and poitlva proof
of 1U claim.
Directions in Herea Languages.
BOLD BY ALLBBUGGI8T3 AITB DEALERS
A. VOGEIiER & CO.,
Baltimore, If. 3. JL.
SYMPTOMS GF WORMS.
The countenance Is pale and leaden
colored, with occasional flushes of a clr
cumTiled spot on one or both checks ;
the eyes Ikjcouio dull; the pupils dilate;
an azure semicircle runs along the lower
eye-! Id ; the nose is Irritated, swells, and
.sometimes bleeds ; a swelling of the upper
lip; occasional headache, with humming
or t!in!bin of the ears; an unusual se
cretion of saliva; slimy or furred tongue;
breath very foul, particularly in the morn
ing; apjx'tlte variable, sometimes vora
cious, with a gnawing sensation of the
stomach ; at others, entirely gone; fleeting
pains iu tho stomach ; occasional nausea
and vomiting; violent pains throughout
the alxiomeu; bowels irregular, at times
cosaive; stools Filmy, not unfrcqucnUy
tinged with blood : belly swollen and hard ;
urino turbid ; respiration occasionally diffi
cult and accompanied by hiccough ; cough
sometimes dry and convulsive; uneasy and
disturbed sleep, wltlirlnding of the teeth ;
temper variable, but generally irritable.
Whenever the above symptoms are
i'tumd to exist,
mi. C. 3IcLAXES VERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a enrc.
In buying Vermifuge Ikj suro you got
the genuine DR. C. JIcLANE'S VERMI
l'L'CE, manufactured by Fleming Jtrcn.,
-'1 Wood Street. Pittsburgh, Pa. The
market Is full of counterfeits. You will
be rlKht if It has the signature of l'lem
inc Uros. and C. McLane.
ir your storekeeper docs not have the
genuine, please report to us.
Send us a three cent stamp for -1 hand
some advertising cards.
FLEMING UROS., Pittsburgh. I'a.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," It 13 a blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood Hisms tin- svs
to:n, deranges the circulation, and thus in
duces imuiv disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
lliood. Such are Ducpta, UillltwsncfS,
Liver Complaint, ConMliKilinn, Xetmni Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General Wcak
fiesa. Heart Disease, Dropsy, Kblncy Disease,
Piles, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcers. Swelling, lc;
lr. ICInp ol the ISlnod prevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists ami nhvsicians airree
In calling it "the most genuine and eilU-lent
preparation lor tne purpose." Sold by Ditig
gists, 81 icr bottle. Sco testimonials, direc
tions. Sc., in pamphlet, "Treat ise on Diseases
oi thft Blood," wrapped around each bottle.
D. HANSOM. SON & Co.. lrop
Buffalo. N. V.
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY.
AND PLANING- HILL.
A lull stock of home manufactured goods
constantly on hand.
Special Attention given to Orders.
All work guaranteed. Your patronage so
licited. ASTORIA. Oregon
BMs MMs !
Bills of Lading,
Mortgages, Warranty Deeds.
The Astorian Office
Any blank or form not In stock will be
printed to order.
nil! TTf?rlc 1 J!tir TTnflq T?onit HnnVo
Fish Talleys, Cards, Tags, and commercial
paper of all kinds printed to order at
The Astorian Job Office.
NE TEAM OF LARGE HORSES, ONE
set of double harness and wason. Also.
one new two seatea ouggy.
Inquire or- A.G. ALLEN,
tr Fort Stevens, Oregon.
I OTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
11,3. PARKED. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER, - Manager and Agent.
Al. CROSBY, - - Day Clexk
Phil. ROWERS, - - 2ilsht Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
Pirst Class in all Eespects.
FREG COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
IU', hns Alvrays on Hand FRESH
2Iionl Water Hay and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER?
lie lias been Proprietor of the "AHrora
Hotel" in Knappton icvea jears.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
UlealM ." rents anil upwards.
0. PARKS X.
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wootl Delivered to Order,
Graying, Teaming and Express Business,
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
A, . Allen,
Wholesale and retail dealer' In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TttonCAL AND D0MK3TIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, LiquorsTobacco, Cigars
. BUY THE BEST !
Salmon ifet Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands,
CORK 1KB LIMB LIKES,
Finn 2'ound. Seines, and Xets
Imported to Order. A.
Larp Stociof Nettiflff, FisliLines
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
5?Agent.s for the Pacific Coast
FQABB & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Humc'SiS'cw Building
And are Ready to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
soons m onr une. Estimates grren ana
Cass street, in aar of I O O F tmlldlns,
S. ARNDT & EEKCHEN,
ASTOBIA, - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bmrrox Sxbkkt, If kas Pabkbb House,
ASTORLV. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND anfl MARINE ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTIIfGrS ,
Of all Descriptions Hiado to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D."WA8S, President.
J. G. Hustlkk, Secretary,
I. VT. Case, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windovs, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
Sliop w qttJsl
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on band.
Cn.BAUi & CO.
LOBB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
td&All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon,
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
mils or hxenange on any
Part oi Europe.
T Ail AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
JL well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
HAMBU KG-AME R ICAN.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
I. W. CA SE.
BOZOETH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
TTE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST-
T T em. State investment, Hamburg. Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panics, and represent the Travellers' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
We have tho onlv compete set of townshln
maps In the county, and nave made arrange
ments to receive applications, uungs. anu
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions,
Timber Lands, etc.. havlne all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined in the office , upon the payment of a
We also have for sale citv nroDertv in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
The Astoria Passenger Line
TT7TLL AFTER THIS DATE HAVE ITS
if beadauartcrs at Its Stables next to TV
B. Franklin's, two doors below Thr Asto
kiax office. Firat-class Livery service. Carts
with horse furnished, for one dollar per
uuur. wimugw uu application
The Astoria Passenger Line Hacks will
leave ior upper Astoria irom the stables.
Horses taken to board.
MRS. T. O'BRIEN.
Q It. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over White House,
3 XAT. HUDSON,
Attorney at law, and A'otary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Q 3. CUliTIS,
ATT'i AT LAW.
Notarv Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California. New York and Washington Ter
Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows- Building, As
N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
jg C. HOIlDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JQR. X. V. UOA.T3IAX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
J"AY TUTTIiE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN" AND SURGEON
Offick Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
JP P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Roomu In Allen's building up stairs, comer
f Cass and Sqemocqhestret .
JQR. J. E. LaFOKCE,
Room 11, Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Q.331.0 F. PIRSElt,
Clatsop County, and City of 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.
csrOfQce with Bozorth & Johns.
E. A. NO YES,
OKQ. I WIIKELER. W. L. KOBB.
WHEELER & EOBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Real Estate bought and sold on Commis
sion. Accounts adjusted and BUI3 collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
JSfOfilcc In Hume's new bulldlnc, on Squo
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
Zj. X. JoT ffon,
Has re-oponed 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 smokers7 ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
pipes. He will be pleased to see his old
mends at hb new stand.
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
MRS. T. S. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. S. Warren.)
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Squemoqua street, next door to Odd Fellows
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
C3TAI1 goods warrantedasrepresented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.