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Astoria, OregOD, Wednesday Morning, October 3, 1883
ODD THINGS TO BE SEEN IN
Since I came into Colorado I
have played at snow-ball on the
last day of Jul I have seen la
dies scrape away the snow and
pick flowers from the ground un
der the snow, and I have seen red
ripe strawberries picked from
ireen bushes after kicking off a
foot of snow from over them. This
at Alpine Pass.
f have seen men on horseback
along the railroad tracks, where
we have men afoot, as track-walkers;
have seen these horsemen
draw out a red flag and ride bare
back a dare-devil gallop over the
ties, to flag a train.
1 have seen the ticket agent at
.Marshal's Pass, 10,725 feet alti
tude, sitting by a roaring fire in
his oftice, July 20th, while outside
ladies were gathering wild flowers
and berries, the thermometer 44
degrees in the shade.
1 have seen Mexican girls with
castinets dancing a fandango,
wearing: nothing but a few sun
flowers in their long back hair,
unabashed in the presence of a
I have seen in the streets of
twenty saloon towns open gamb
ling hells, with a sign above the
. door, "Cards and Rum."
I have seen on the streets of
Denver splendid houses, the occu
patiou of whose female inmates
was too plainly indicated by a
transparency gas lamp suspended
in the vestibule.
I have seen mountains of rocks
thousands of feet high, with the
stones arranged la-er upon la3er,
as if built by a mason, as regu
larly and carefully laid, and I
have seen standing in the middle
of a plain a flat stone, on its edge,
SCO feet to the top. And I have
seen in the Royal Gorge a moun
tain over 2,000 feet high, all
seeming one solid stone, without a
crack or crevice, actually one big
I have seen specimens of coal
brought from the same mountain,
one from an anthracite vein prov
ing up S9 per cent carbon, and
another of bituminous coal from
vein eight feet thick, and from a
tested field of 3,500 acres owned
by one man.
I have seen an open Bible lying
on an elegantly carved oak altar
at the entrance of a rum shop and
jrambling den at Leadville, and
above the Bible a sign painted,
saying, "Please kind friends, don't
I have ridden in a palace car on
a Rio Grande railroad, the name
of "which, painted on its side in
gilt letters was, "The Blood of
Jesus," followed by another car
named "Heart of the Savior.
I have traveled neartly 2,000 miles
over territory west of the Missouri
river in a land which my .mind
had peopled with Indians, and
have not seen an Indian on the
whole trip not one except two
filthy squaws on the station plat-
ronn at Che3'enne. Cor. Ex
It is strongly suspected that the
recent fire at Olympia, which de
stroyed the U. S. land office, was
an incendiary act to secure the de
struction of records which would
implicate certain parties in the
crime of fraudulent land entries.
An ugly disclosure in the affair.
too, is the wretched carelessness
on. the part of the TJ. S. govern
ment in not suitably protecting
such valuable records against
loss by fire. It seems that be
sides housing the office in a com
bustible building, there was not
even the precaution taken of pro
riding a night -watchman. Spo
Forty Chinamen Killed.
Yesterday afternoon a fearful
explosion occurred at the Califor
nia Powder company's works,
which were located about a mile
beyond Powell Station, Contra
Costa county, and some 200 yards
from the bay. The report was
distinctly heard in Oakland and in
this cit', and the trembling of the
ground from the terrific concus
sion could be felt for over fifteen
miles distant from the works. The
first and chief explosion occurred
in the mixing house, where ex
plosions usually occur. It ap
pears that the mixing house and
the packing house at the Califor
nia works are very close together.
The explosion therefore caused a
complete wreck of these two de
At the time of the explosion
forty-two Chinamen were at work
in the mixing and packing house.
When the smoke cleared away
from the scene of the explosion,
the people in the neighborhood,
familiar with the fearfully fatal re
sults usuallv attending such disas
ters, rushed to learn the result.
At seven o'clock last evening but
two Chinese survivors could be
found. The loss of life, so far as
learned, at that time, therefore, is
one white man and forty China
men. The name of ths white
foreman was Weller. The bodies
of mairy of the victims are muti
lated badly. S. F. Bulletin.' 30.
A Victoria, B. O., 8un corres
pondent says: Underground rail
roads from China are in full opera
tion and the business of smug
gling Chinamen across into the
United States is well organized
and tolerably prosperous. China
men in Victoria have not the least
trouble in finding a British subject
or a coast Indian, who will engage
for three, five or ten dollars to set
him ashore on the soil of the
United States. An intelligent
revenue officer at Port Townsend
said 1,000 is a low estimate for
the Chinese smuggled across dur
ing the past, ten months. The
Chinese themselves look upon
British Columbia merely as an
open' gateway to the United
States. They do not live here as
they do at Portland and Seattle.
Their oolony in Victoria is mani
festly unprosperous. In Helena
and other Montana cities, the
Chinese own considerable land.
No Chinaman has yet bought an
acre of land aloug the Northern
The cod fishermen of the
Banks will hereafter endeavor to
go to sea provided with a liberal
allowance of oil with which to
calm troubled waters. There is
no doubt about its efficacy. The
plan was tried by many vessels of
the Gloucester fledt during the re
cent heavy gales, and probably
saved many of them from being
badly damaged, if not entirely
wrecked, by the terrible seas.
The effect is almost magical, as
the oil dripping into the water
prevents the sea from breaking
and the vessel is enabled to ride
safely on the waves.
The Nickel-plate Railroad,
which was supposed to have been
acquired by the Vanderbilts
through their purchase of $26,000,
000 in stocks, is about to be con
tested by the holders of the first
mortgage bonds in Pennsylvania
A convention of representatives
of all classes interested in annual
industries of the United States
will be held in Chicago, Thursday
end Friday, November loth and
16th, for conference concerning
contagious diseases among domes
A correspondent of the Phila
delphia JPress, noting the sudden
rise and rapid growth of towns
along the line of the North
ern Pacific railroad, says:
"Ten years ago there was
hardly a hut on the long line
through Dakota. The great ma
jority of the settlers came on the
railroad, not as the first pioneers.
The pioneers of to-da' cross the
Alleghanies and the Valley of the
Mississippi with all their eastern
civilization as thoroughly develop
ed as at home. The ladies dress
in the fashion of the day. Their
chinaware and glassware are fine,
and they eat with silver forks.
Some piano fortes have already
arrived, and others are coming."
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity. strength anil whalesomeness. More
economical tlian the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Snldonlu in canx. Hov
AL ll.YKIXG Powdek Co.. 10G Wall-st. X. Y.
establish r.n IX ISM.
ARMES & DALLAM,
Manufacturers and Importers of
Wooden and Willow Ware
Twine?, Brooms, Brashes, Baskets,
PnllS Tub. 'Hnrtis, tVnsIibo:irI, Hope
Cordage, Wrapping l'min. Taper
Has. UulldlHS Papers, Matches,
Handle. Clothes Wringers, Car
pel Swecprrx, Feather Met
ers, Stationer-, Ac.
230 and 232, Front Street,
SAX FRANCISCO, CAU
THE LATEST STYLES
B. S. FRANKLIN'S,
XEXT DOOR TO ASTOEIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
window curtains made to order.
ZSTMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be lound convenient to my patrons.
General Commission Brokers.
Oftice on Genevieve street, in the rear of
E. K. llawes' building.
A General Agency business transacted.
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY,
AND PLANING- MILL.
A full stock of home manufactured goods
constantly on hand.
Special Attention given to Orders.
All work guaranteed. Your patronage so
licited. .ASTORIA. - Oregon
O vNL oc g a x 2
Hip I si
si f .
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g ir sit
WhotiUt and retail dexter 1
Glass and Plated Ware,
rnopicv.i. ash homkstio
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
FOASB & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In llume'sNew KuUrting
And are Heady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Scarf Pins. Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry in Astoria.
J3y-All goods warnintcdasreiiresented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
In chronic dyspepsia nnd liver complaint,!
ana in chronic constipation and other diseas
es, Hostetter's Stomach Dittors is beyond all
comparison the best remedy that can betaken
As a means of restoring the strength and vi
tal cnerey of persons win aro sinking under
the debilitating effects of painful disordors,
tbis standard vesctablo invigorant is confess
SMALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
SPREADS AND STOOLS
Piano, and Organ Instructors.
STECK & ENABE PIANOS !
"President of United States
"Governor of Oregon,"
And other prominent persons. Pianos and
Organs nf many leading makes,
wholesale and retail,
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
Largest House on This Coast.
Instruments of All Kinds Tuned
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
! I ( fl ELS AND RESTAURANTS.
PARK EE HOUSE,
!I. II. PARKER. Prop.,
ASTOIITA, - - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER, - Managor and Agent.
Al. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
.Ins. DUFFY ha the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE IIOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
ICi l:as Always on Hand FRESH
Shoal "Water Bay ami East
" JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He has been Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knappton seven years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
?tleals 25 centH and. upwards.
31.1 IS STUKET. -
OYSTER AND COFFEE HOUSE.
Has re-opened at his old stand in Dr. Kln
HE NOW HAS THE FINEST FURNI
ture. and accommodations or any res
taurant in town. Nothing has been spared
to make it first-class.
S'rlvatr !:ixuiisf(ir Ladles or Families.
Oysters cooked to order In any of Frank
Fahro's celebrated styles.
Ice Cream, Ice, Etc.
The nicest tnrnished rooms, pood clean
bod, and best accommodations for lodgers
over the restaurant.
May, Oats, Straw.
Urns, Brick, Cement and Sand
IVooi! Delivered, to Order,
Drc.uing, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
W1KSS, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTS!: ASH WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
"in:T Ulu-u minis and Cass streets.
A -TO Hi A
Astoria Oil Works.
.1. ir.DxFOKCE. Proprietor. P.O.Box 2S1,
ZUauufticturer and Dealer ib
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find my Skid Grease to he
good and cneap.
No. 4. First St, - - Portland. Oregon.
Clothing; made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction "uaranteed.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MKS. rOWELL WILL OPEN AN OYS
ter stand on next Monday, on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
She hopes careful attention will secure her
a share of patronage at usual prices. l-lm
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kind? of
.Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkxtox Street, Nkas Fabkkb House,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made te Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. "Wass, Presldont.
J. G. Hustles, Secretary.
I. VT. Case, Treasurer,
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of hoat material on hand.
C. II. BAIN & CO.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
f5P-"AIl goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious stearoshlD
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
BOZOBTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General insurance
ASTORIA, ... Oregon.
WR WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST
ern. State Investment. Hambunr. Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travellers' Life
and Accident of, Hartford, and the New
We have tho only complete set of township
mans in the county, and nave made arrange
ments to receive appllcatlons-flllngs. and
nnai proois on iiomesieaas, .preemptions.
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined In the oftice, upon the payment of a
We also have for sale city nronertv In As
totia and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, aad other collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
(J B. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. S, over "White House,
. Attorney at Iiaw.aa 5fetary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
q tt. FUiroar,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA. OREGON
1 J. CURTIS,
ATTT AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York jmd "Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellow3 Building, As
N.B.-Clalms at "Washington. D. C, aad
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
JjJ C. HOJLDEN,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
J)B. X. C BO ATM AX.
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Bullilar,
JAY TXTTTXiE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEON
. Ostice Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residence OTer J. E. Thomas' Drug
store. jp P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comer
JR. J. K. LbFOKCE,
Room 11, Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas 8.dmlnbtrfri fnr natnloaa mfraotlnn
Q.ELO F. PARKKR,
Clataep CeHHty.an CltrerAsteria
Office : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
J J. JONES,
Ship and Steamboat, Joiner,
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
aarOmce with Bozorth & Johns.
E. A. NO YES.
GEO. P. -WHBEI.KB. W. L. BOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Real Estate bouzht and sold on Commis
Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
SrOfQce In Hume's new building, on Sque
moqua street, next door to FoardT & Stokes.
Has re-opened his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Roadway i near his old location. He
will keep the stock of the choicest Clears,
and Tobaccos, and a full line of smokersY ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
pipes. He will be pleased ta see his old
friends at his new stand.
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
MRS. T. S. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. S. Warren.)
AND MILONEIl. '
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Sqnemoqua street, next door to Odd Fellows
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
fair rates. JUso a complete stock of
goods In our line. Estimates given and
Cass street. In rear of I O O F bnildlng,
next to Gas Go's oftice.