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Astoria, Oregoo, Saturday "Torniag, September 29
CROSSING TEE ISTHMUS.
The DlrtiC3t Town in tbe Continent.
Three days in the Caribbean
sea and the next sunrise reveals
the dark green mountain range of
the isthmus, and a few hours later
the engines give their last throb
beside the dock at Aspinwall. A
few years ago the place had SOU
population; it now claims ten times
that number. The great canal has
given it a wonderful impetus. The
French are there by the thousand,
and other nationalities are drifting
in for the benefit of trade and
barter. Buildings are springing
up at every hand and lent at fabu
lous prices. Residents admit that
it is the dirtiest town on the west
ern continent. The stranger's im
pression is that it would be a good
thing to turn the hose on it and
on a very large percentage of the
people, too. The better class live
in a suburban section, known as
the -'Bench road." This runs be
side the shore, and the houses,
whitewashed and of a light frame
construction, face upon it Their
inmates see little of the filth and
degradation of the town, and cer
Uiinly need not wish to. An Eng
lish resident said: "Oh, this isn't
a very bad place, you know. There
arc not many deaths among the
whites." This statement may be
true, yet it is not surprising. No
respectable person would care to
die in Aspinwall if he could get
an' other place ou the face of this
earth to make his start into eter
The Panama railroad runsouth-
east forty-seven miles, from Aspin
wall to Panama, winding among
hius, vith some appalling curves.
It wrecks a freight train or two
daily, and it has a ticket system
which wrecks the mind and reason
ing facilities of the stranger. In
God's country (otherwise known
as the United States) your fare is
cheaper if you take a through
ticket. Here they charge 25 for
a through ticket of 47 miles that
is. if vcu are a stranger. But if
you arc a resident, and it makes
no difference whether you go to
day or next year, you can secure a
ticket for about $10. Even this
fierurc mav be bettered. A irentle-
inan who came down on a steamer.
and who was conversant with the
peculiarities of this most peculiar
ticket system, purchased a ticket
for a part of the distance for $3
He left the train at the midway
"tation to attend to a business
matter, and the following day paid
onh 2 for the remaining distance
The scenery along the road is at
tractive. The operators upon the
canal are in view at many points
from the car windows, for the
route of the canal traverses very
closely the line of the railroad
The dredging machines are deep
ening the Chargres river, which
will be utilized for a considerable
distance. The landscape is dotted
with the white stakes placed by
the survevinir parties. Ganjrs of
workmen are eating into a hill
side at one point; at another filling
up a gulch. A contractor pointed
out a spot where there are to be
forty-two acres of filling to
height of from thirty to sixty feet
It seems an anomaly to run
canal on the top of an embank
ment, but it will not be an un
common thing on mauy parts of
the line. From the train there is
a panorama of beautiful tropical
secenery. The foliage is luxuri
ant, and strange trees and flower
ing shrubs meet the eye every
where. Tho cocoanut, palm, the
orange, lemon, pineapple, banana
and similar growths become fa
miliar sights. Beside the road are
frequent groups of native huts of
a single story, earthen floors, an
roofs thatched with palm leaves
The natives, ofmixed Indian an
negro blood, are of a brown hue
and rather undersized. Thei
clothing is in the interest of
economy. The men are satisfied
with white cotton shirts and
breeches and broad straw hat
The women find most comfort in
a single white cotton garment, al
ways in immediate danger of fall
ing clear to the ground from the
shoulders, which are not half
covered. With the little children
danger is often a reality. In
dustry does not burden any of
these people. A days labor fur-
ishes for a week such supply of
food as they require beyond what
nature yields them free of charge.
The Chicago 7'ribune furnishes
excellent excuse for Mr.
Keely's delay in completing his
alleged "motor," which has not yet
moted" anything but the money
of the stockholders. The Tribune
Mr. Kecly hardly deserves the
revilincrs that have been visited
upon him for his delay in com
pleting the motor. A thoughtful
man must see that it is best for a
great revolutionary discovery like
this to come slowly and gradually.
The industrial world should have
ample warning; to supply a new
fe to the millions of engines that
travel over the land and toil in the
factories must hav. a serious effect
on the labor market. Armies of
workiHgmen depend on the pres
ent svstera of steam-power for
their occupation and daily bread,
and it is not to be supposed that
Mr. Keely would suddenly an-
T it i 1 .1
nounce a aiscoverv iiiai, wouici
make their labor valueless. If
under the new system one can do
the work of three, and a small
and economical boy take
the hice of a skilled engineer, it
is evident that its sudden intro
duction would be a calamity to a
large body of wage-workers. Then,
too, the heavy investments of cap
ital in the present style of engines
should be considered. To destroy
their value with one fell discover'
would be practical confiscation
Inventions that finally bless the
world are attended with great in- j
convenience when first put in use,
and the evil effect of the Kecly
motor in this respect would he
beyond all comparison. Mr.
Keely cannot proceed any too
slowly and cautiously. It is well
that iie gives forth at intervals re
peated warnings of what is coming,
but delays the actual achievement,
lie has given many intimations,
and if the industrial world is not
prepared for a revolution it will
not be the fault of Mr. Keely.
The Oregon City Courier says:
"A prominent and intelligent
farmer living up the river says
that he sent to Oregon City some
time ago asking the price of plaster
per barrel. The reply was S4.
He wrote a note to a firm in Port
land tellins: them to send him four
barrels. They charged him 2.75,
exclusive of freight. Xow, why is
it that Oregon City merchants,
who oug-ht to take great pains to
compete with Portland, do the
contrary? Can t they compete,
perhaps? The editor of this small
newspaper knows little about the
mysteries of the miscellane
ous business ot a country
storekeeper, but it seems when
the same farmer, by the way, a
good business man, says that in
buying a miscellaneous supply of
the necessaries of life, sufficient to
last a number of weeks, he can do
10 per cent, better in Portland
than in Oregon city, there must
be a screw loose or missing some
where. House and store rent in
Portland is outrageously high;
taxation in Multnomah county is
3 per cent. Can't our merchants
go Portland one better?. There is
no attempt in this article at cap
tiousness. There would b neither
profit nor plesisure in such a
course. If all this till: about the
desirability of trading in Portland
was mere gulf, there is no oue
who would be more pleased than
the editor of the Courier. If it is
not, let us acknowledge the fact."
An old gentlemun was talking
with a Tribune reporter yesterday
about tho recent rifle match and
recalling the time when he used
to catch tin a nistol and shoot
through key-holes and knot-holes
without trouble. "You never saw
Recover Hackett shoot, did you?"
said bfi ""Well, he. was a great
pistol shot. Men used to hold up
pennies between their fingers for
him to knock out. His daughter
was accustomed to stand with a
lemon on her head and her father
would pierce it every time. Mrs.
Horace Clark, a member of the
Vanderbilt family, who was stay
ins at the house, once held the
lemon as a target for Mr. Ilackett.
One day Ilackett and sonic friends
were down on Long Island at a
club house, and Hackett was amus
ing himself shooting twigs off the
trees. His father sat a Httle way
oft reading a newspaper unci smok
ing a ckrar. 'Now ," said Hackett,
'see me knock the ashes off his
cijrar.' He fired, and the ball
whizzed between the paper and
the cijrar. The old man jmimbled
but sat rigid. Another shot
knocked the ashes clean off. That
made the old gentleman disturb
ed, and he called out: 'Oh, John,
stop 3'our fooling, can't you?"
JT. T. Tribune.
The city of Canton is the wealth
iest and most active in China.
Apart from its large foreign trade
it has a great domestic trade, a
considerable portion of which is
carried in coasting vessels. Any
blockade of this port would very
seriously interfere with the com
merce of China, and it would cer
tainly be the objective of a block
ading squadron. But in the city
of Canton a portion of ground is
set apart for foreign residence un
der conditions similar if not iden
tical to those which prevail in the
other treaty ports of the empire.
If the assumption that foreign res
idence deprives a hostile power of
the right of blockade be sound,
Canton is a free city, but no na
tion would submit to a construc
tion being placed upon conven-
"ons "Ue with neutrals wnicn
should deprive her oi one of the
most formidable means of coercion
and stultify, in great measure, her I
Sing of the Blood
Is not a "curt all," It Is a Wood-partner and
tonic, hnpuritv of the Wood jwLsons thesys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, hut beinc really brandies or phases of
that great generic disorder, Impurity ot
Itlootl. Such are Dutncnsla. IllllUnisncsx,
Liter Complaint, Constipation. Nertftus Di
ordcr. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness. Heart DUcac, Dropty. Kidney Disease,
Pile, Rhatmattum, Catarrh, Scrcftda, Sl:tn
Disorder, Pimples. Ulecrx. StccllinfJK
d-c. Kins of the Blood prevents and
cures these bj attacking the caitte. Impurity
of the Wood. Cheinlstsand physicians asoee
in Killing it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Prug
!ts. i$l ier bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c, In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
oi tun 15100U." wrappeu around eacn noiue.
D. i: AXSOM. SON & Co.. l'rops
Iluffalo, N. Y.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
mmUZ ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTOKIAX OFFICE.
A very large Stock from -which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
STMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be louud convenient to my patrons.
County Treasurer's Notice.
milEUE IS .MONEY IN TIIE COUNTY
Jl Treasury t pay all Countv Orders pre
sented prior to October 12th, 1832. All such
orders will eease to draw Interest after this
, t a Treas. Cl3tsop County.
Astoria, August 20th, 1833.
5 S P -i
2 V) H 2
fflh S E- PARKER. - Managerand Agent.
XrMi ' AI.CK05BY. - - Day Clerk
fjrSIJ i I'liH. UOWE1W, - - Night Clerk,
fl 5&51 J- . DUFFY luw the Kar and Billiard room.
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chost,
Gout, Quinsy, Scro Throat, SivaK
ings end Sprains, Bums and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear end Hccdacho, Frostsd
Feet and Ears, end all other
Pains and Achos.
No reparation cn earth eqcp.la Sr. J.'.coss Oil
as a safe, sure, simple aaJ cheap External
Bwntdjr. A trial entail Irai-tbe ctwparaiiTfly
triCbp outlar cf 50 Cents, and ererj ne suffer
ing Tilth rain can iirre choap tnd pitiTo probf
of ita claims.
Itfrectiona in Eleven I r.j,aagj.
BOLD 3T ALLBBUG0IST3 AITD DEAIESB
A. VGGSISK. & CO.,-
ZlaZtUtzorc, 27(5., V. ?. A.
Jim Smith, who was released
from the Tennessee state prison
the other day, is a master mechanic
and tool-maker, who can earn $i
a da'. He worked in tho niauhin c
shop 2,S30 days, and his good be
havior cut two years and eleven
months off his term of ten years
for robbery on the highway. De
ducting the com of his support,
estimated at eighteen cents a day,
he earned $10,746 04 nct for the
The cYuutenR::cc is lale and leaden
colore.l, with oo'nsMtva! flushes of a cir-
eumM-ribetl x't on one r Iiotii cheeks;
the eyes lxv:tit Cull; the pupil dilate;
an aziirf he:niclrvk- ru;..- along tiie lower
eytvlm ; the dim? w irri;atc!, wt j:s, ami
Rome! linen Weeds : :i swelling of liie upper
lin: oemslonal hendmhe.AvUli humming
or throbbing of the oars; an uuuiukI i-e-
cretion or saliva; luny or rurreii tongue;
Inz; api-fille variable, smmelimes vora
cious with a miawinie sriisjition of tho
Ftoiiuu-li : at others. entirely gone: flcvtine
bream verv roui.imrnctuerivin me uioni-
pain in the Moma-ii; tfceasional nausott
mid vomitlilkr: iolent rmins throughout
the Hixi.nnen ; nowcis irr.xuinr, at nines
costive; stools slimy, rot unfreUo:it5y
lingcil wiin nioou; o?uysv."itfiiaii'i nru;
urine lurbhl; respiration H-ea.stona!!yl:!fi-rult
nd new iinnniued by hiivonuii : tHut::i
sometlinesilr"rtnd eonvutsive; unea-yaml
disturb. leei,wltbgrindhiof tiietetli;
tenitH'r variaiiie, inn. generally irni :ie.
Wnenover the above yinpioiiM Hre
found to exist,
mi. C. HcLAXE'S TERMIFUHE
will certainly eirect a mrv.
III buying Vormifnq;o ho sure yoi t:t.
UaijnuInelHt. O. McUNK'S V!tV.l-i-t':K,
manufncturetl by i'hmiiim Itr-i.,
St Woixl Stnel. Pittsburgh, IV. fiw
in irkft is full of counterfeit!. Von iil
b- nsbt If It bus the stfRiiature FI: tc
in tiros, and V. MrLann.
14 yonr storokeP5er doo iKt !:.f." i..K
K'iuine. pJejLs. rc)rt tf us.
;e id lis :i tlirtH eent ktainp ftv i ;
nnu iu1-o.:5uk eanis.
PLIDHXG BROS., PKtsImnrit. I-::.
In forcrand.Apio districts, in troj ical and
other rccions visited by enidemics. and in
deed in nil localities whero tho condition? aro
unfavorable to health, this famous vejotablu
invisorant and alterative, iiosteltcr's rftoia
ncb Hitter?, has been foundapotentsnfoguard
even to fccblo consti utions and fraeil fr.iniep.
while as a euro for indigestion, biliounw5
and hinureu complaints, it is without a rival
For 5alo by all Drupdsts aad Dcalors
J. E. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AHD FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General htorase and Wlinrfazu on r-au-able
terms. Foot of P.ei ton street. As'vKn
ONE TEA.M OF LAEGE nORSliS. ONE
set ot double harness and wagon. Alo,
one new two seatea uugjry.
Inquire of A. G. ALLEN,
tf Fort Stevens, Oregon.
1 1 y.'SLS AND RESTAURANTS.
In HFPTl TT r TT CfT7
. B. t'ARKER. Prop.,
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON".
Pirst Class in all Respects.
Kli COACH TO THE HOUSE.
JT IS A FACT
Concomly Street is the Best in
I W lias Always on Hand FRESH
Slxml "Water Bay and Enst-
"JEFF?? IS THE BOSS CATERER.
Sir I::: been I'roprlclor or the "Aurora
llniol" In Kimppton seven years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Chop House and Restaurant.
01'EX DAY .VXD NIGUT.
Heals 25 ct'iitM arm uptvarilH.
C 150UIi.VIt!. -
;.:ai.v sTuzurr. - -
. - - ASTORIA.
2? JBu REE It.
Hajr, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
V'nol 3cliverel to Ortler,
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Hert3 una Carriages for Hire.
WtWES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
Wiiolesale and retail dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
BUY TEE BEST !
Salmon Net Threads
Woodberry. and Needle Brands,
GGM m LEAD LIKES
to;imb, Wciuey, and XetH
Imported to Order. A
Lane Stocfcof Hsttinrr, HstLines
AHD FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
:-rAents for tin' Tacific Coast
F0ASD & STOKES
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Iliime'sXew Building
And are Eeady to Supply
the Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONK BY ItUDDOCK & TVHEELEK. i
fair rates. Also a comnlete stock
goods In our Hoe. Estimates given and
Cass street. In rear of I O O F bulldln:
next to Gas Co 3 ofnec.
S. AENDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
he Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds or
PrompUy attended te.
specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bektox St&ket, Nkab Pabezs House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
Of all Descriptions made te Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Bay. and Walnut lumber ; Ore
Ron and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds or boat material on hand.
C. H. BAIN fc CO.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
BT"A11 goods sold at San Francisco Prices
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
T AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
JL well known and commodious steamsnij
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, aftd AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For Inll Information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
B0Z0RTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST
ern. State Investment,. Hamburg, Bre
men ami Korth German Hre Insurance Com
panles, and represent the Travellers Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of X.Y.
We have the onlv complete set of township
maps In the county, and nave made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
nnai proois on nomesieaas, x-reempuuiia
Tlml,;. T.J. nf n hnnlniT all tho nfflfff
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined In the office, upon tne payment oi
xva ion hiva fnr mIa rltv Tironertv in AS
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
PBentsand other collections made, and
loans negotiate!. bqZORTH & JOHNS,
The Astoria Passenger Line
XTTTLL AFTER THIS DATE HAVE ITS-
T T headquarters ai us aiauics next jd.
B. Frankllns. two doors below The Asto-
with horse furnished, for one dollar per
Dour. oarruigB-" ou appuuaijuu
The Astoria Passenger Line Hacks will
leave lor upper Asioria ixom me sxauitw.
Horses taken to board.
MRS. T. O'BRIEN.
Q B. THOMSOK,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Boom No. 6, over'Wlilte House,.
NAT. HUD 8 OS,
Attentat law.tad Smtaaej
Odd Fellotvsmndlnff, Astoria, Ortgoa,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms S sad 6. Odd Fellows Building,
J q. A. BOWLBY,
ATTORNEY AT JUAW.
Chenamus txeet, - - ASTORIA. 0RE0O2t
Q J. CUitTIS,
ATT'x AT LAW.
Notarv Public. Commissioner ol Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
.Kooms 3 ana 4, uaa euows nmiaius, ab
li.B.-Clalms at Washington. V. CH ana
collections a specialty.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.'
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JB. X. C. BOATMAX.
Physician and Surgeoa.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellow3 Bulldlajr,
JAX TUTTUE, M. .
PHYSICIAN A1W SUBGEON
OrncK Rooms l. 2. and 8. Pvthlaa Build
Residexoh Over J. E. Thomas' Druar
Store. . .
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's buUdlnsr ut) stairs, corner
t Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for nainless extractloa
QEL.O F. JPARKEK. iv
Clatsop CoHHty.ajid City f Asterla
Office : Chenamus street. Y. M. O. A. hall
Room No. 8.
Skip and Steamboat Joiner.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
aarOftlce withBozorth & Johns.
OKO. T. WHEELER. "W. L. EOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Real Estate bought and sold on Commis
Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
"Office in Hume's new building, on Sque
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
X. X. J 033JB033L,
Has re-oponed his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
Ou the Roadway, near his old location. Ha
will keep the stock of the choicest Cigars,
and Tobaccos, and a full line of smokers ar
ticles. Including the finest meerschaum
Eipes. He will be pleased to see his old
lends at his new stand.
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb'a.
ItlRS. 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 fln. at stock of Jewelry in Astoria.
yAU gyods warrantedasrepresented