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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, October 20, 1883
LIFE SAVING SERVICE.
Cape Hancock and Shoalwater Bay
Station. The annual report of the oper
ations of the United States Life
Saving Service for the fiscal year
ending June 30 1S82, is just is
sued, T. J. Blakene', superintend
ent. The report sets forth in de
tail the services rendered to ves
sels wrecked dr in jeopard on
this coast, some of which were in
brief as follows:
September S, 1SS1. The
schooner Emily Stephens of Port
land, Oregon, bound in, got
caught in the breakers and was in
danger of croinp; ashore. "Word
was transmitted to the station at
Bakers Bay, and a lifeboat,
manned by a crew obtained at Ft.
Canby was dispatched to her re
lief. The sea was very heavy and
the men worked manfully, but a
powerful tug had gone out and
towed her out of her peril before
the lifeboat could possibly have
reached her under the most favor
able conditions. The entire dis
tance traversed by the lifeboat
was sixteen miles.
September 1 7. The bark Hi ml
of and from San Francisco, with
twelve persons on board, and a
cargo of hay and shingles, was
wrecked upon Peacock Spit. The
surfboat at Baker's Baj' station,
manned by a crew from Ft. Can-
by, was sent out, but the people
on board had already got into the
vessel's lifeboat, and the station
boat kept with them until Un
reached shore, to render any assist
ance in case of accident.
October 1G. The British ship
J'Wjifleit, in ballast, with a crew
of twenty men on board, went
ashore at o'clock in the morning
off Cape Hancock. The wreck
was two miles from land. The
lifeboat was manned, and after a
hard pull of about a mile through
the surf, finally reached the ves
sel. The captain, who still enter
tained a hope that his vessel could
le got off, refused to leave her,
and Keeper Harris, after giving
the captain his course, in case the
Ecraglen floated again, and ar
ranging for signals, returned to
the station, but still kept a watch
on the imperilled bark. On the
following day the wind blew a
. temnest, and a tremendous sea
was running. The bark was seen
lying on her beam, and the life
boat vas again launched, and was
towed by a powerful tug about
two miles. The crew of twenty
men was seen clinging to the side
of the bark highest out of the
water. The lifeboat now let go
her tow line and made a long
struggle with the surf and gale to
reach the bark,but the combatting
elements, aided by a strong flood
tide, bafiled all efforts, and the
boat was compelled to take the
tuc: again and return to shore. At
1 o'clock in the afternoon of the
same da)' the attempt was re
newed, and the sea having gone
down a little it was more success
ful. On reaching the bark, how
ever, Keeper Harris was surprised
to find that her crew had disap
peared. He immediately descried
them in a whaleboat just as the
were entering the breakers, where
their destruction was certain un
less succor reached them in time.
He signalled the tugboats to go
after them. They were overhauled
I))' the steamers and taken on
board just in time to avert the im
pending calamity. Their safety
was, after all, due to the presence
of the lifeboat's crew, who reached
their station exhausted and almost
October 30th At five o'clock in
the morning the British iron bark
JLammerlmo of LiverpoolJ'vvithll25
tons of coal, "went on the breakers
about seven miles from shore north
of the entrance of Shoalwater Bay.
There was a very heavy sea run
ning. Albert T. Stream, keeper of
the Shoalwater Bay lifeboat sta
tion, upon being informed of the
disaster, immediately set about the
difficult task of procuring a crew.
He sent to the Indian village about
two miles away, which was his us
ual reliance, but failed to find more
than three who were willing to
face the high wind and raging sea.
At South Bend Mills, fifteen miles
further on, a tug with some men
was procured. Meanwhile, Keep
er Stream had got the surfboat at
the station launched, several ladies
of the Mission aiding him, and with
a crew of seven men brought down
from South Bend Mills, started for
the wreck in tow of the tug. For
about three miles of the stormy
journey the tug continued to tow
the boats, but darkness set in and
the surf ran heavily. It was a
wild night, and in view of the in
creasing danger the captain of the
tug refused to proceed further.
Keeper Stream, steadfast in his
purpose, requested the captain to
stand by him until morning, but
this also was refused, nor would he
consent to allow his four men, who
formed a part of the volunteer
crew of the surfboat, to remain
with it, but steamed back to South
Bend, leaving the keeper with only
three men to pull back against the
tide to the station. It was 8
o'clock a: M. when they got ashore,
and the keeper sent his tired men
to rest while he went out and
burned the customary signals to
let those on board the Jammerlair
know that help was coming. There
were fifteen persons on the strand
ed vessel. They answered the
keeper's signals, and Mr. Stream
set out again through the darkness
for the Indian village. The three
men who were willing the day be
fore to go out in the boat, accom
panied him . buck to the station.
The tug promised to return by
daybreak, but did not reach the
station until 10:30 o'clock in the
forenoon. The keeper, however,
did not wait for her, but manning
the surfboat with the six men now
at his command, he started out at
3 o'clock in the morning. They
pulled six miles down the bay
against the tide then, as the sea
grew rougher, they anchored and
waited for daylight. When day
broke the wreck was seen a mile
away. The people were seen
clinging to the rigging, while surf
and foam was flying over the ship
from every direction. There was
no lee water to allow an approach,
and two of the Indians, in dismay
at the peril of making an attempt
to reach her, refused to work at the
oars. At noon the tug boat came
up, and two other men were ex
changed for the terrified Indians.
With great labor and several nar
row escapes from being over
whelmed, the ship was at,, last
reached and eight of the men were
taken?, off, two being hauled
through the surf with a line. One
of the eight was the captain, who
had been knocked down by the
wheel and disabled. Finding it
impossible to take any more in the
boat without imperilling the safety
of all, the keeper ordered
his men to puli away for
another tug boat, the Gen. Gar
field, which had appeared on the
scene and lay at the edge of the
breakers three quarters of a mile
away. The eight rescued men
were placed on board of the Gar
Jielil and another perilous journey
over the wild surf was made.
Again the ship was reached at 3
o'clock in the afternoon and the
remaining seven shipwrecked mari
ners were triumphly delivered by
the keeper on board of the tug
South Bend. Thus ended the fine
rescue which might have been ac
complished in 24 hours if Keeper
Stream could have got together a
crew. It was one continuous peril
while the gallant little surfboat
was struggling in the foaming
Oct. 31st. While the surfboat
was returning from the Lammcr-
air's wreck, Keepor Stream saw
the British bark G: Jirouyhlon,
with her sails clewed up, running
in on the breakers, about fifteen
miles awav. She had mistaken in
the fog the entrance of Shoalwater
bay for the entrance to the Colum
bia river.. She had let go her
anchor, but the surf was running
high, and she parted her cable and
drifted on the beach. Capt. Stream
repaired at once to the scene with
all necessary life-saving apparatus,
but although the vessel was al
ready a complete wreck, the Cap
tain said his crew was not in peril,
and declined assistance. He ac
cordingly returned to the station
with his boat and apparatus, Nov.
2d, after a season of activity which
lasted thirty-two hours.
November 7th. At about 11
o'clock in the forenoon the British
ship Edith Lortu- with a cargo of
1250 tons of wheat, while crossing
out standed at a point known as
the elbow. At the Cape Hancock
station, two miles distant, the life
boat was launched and taken in
tow by a tug, until heavy surf was
readied, when the tug let go and
the volunteer crew in the lifeboat,
after great labor, readied the ship.
There were 19 persons on board of
the wreck, all of which were safely
taken off. The work of saving
them required two trips of the life
boat. The ship became a
total wreck, and her cargo was lost.
The lifeboat reached the shore
with the last 0 men from that ves
sel at 8 o'clock in the evening.
January 10th, 1SS2. The bark
Harvest Home, of San Francisco,
with a cargo of general merchan
dise and carrying a crew of twelve
men, was wrecked soon after mid
night on the Washington Terri
tory coast, about ten miles north
of Cape Hancock station. Keeper
Harris discerned her from a pilot
boat, and in half an hour afterwards
the lifeboat, with its apparatus was
on the way to her. It was found,
however, that ail the smpwrecKCU
people had gone ashore, and the
services of the rescuing party were
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NOTICE IS nERERY GIVEN THAT THE
Assessment Roll of School District No.
1. Clatsop county, Oregon, for the vear 1SS3
has this 15th day of October. 1883. been ap
proved by the Directors of said district and
a warrant issued to the clerk for the collec
tion of the taxes therein called for within
slxtv days from said date.
Said tax Is now due and payable at the
office of the undersigned in Astoria, in said
district, also will be deemed delinquent un
less so paid within the time above specified.
Clerk School Dlst. No. 1.
Clatsop Co. Oregon
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HOTELS AND RESTAUKANTS.
II, 1$. PAItKEK. Pror...
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKEIJ, - Manaseraml Aent.
Al. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk
Phil. BOWERS. - - Nfeht Clerk,
.la's. DUFFY hn the liar ami Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
FBF.E COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S GHGP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
IE lias Always on Hnml FRESH
Shoal "Water Bay ami "Fast
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie lias been Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" in Knapptou seven years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A New Departure.
At Frank Fabre's. is daily set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7 :30 P M
A FINE FRENCH DINNER.
With Half a Bottle Wine
"Will be furnished for .() cents.
Hoard by the 3Ionth, - S2. to S'.lli
Lodgings can be procured by the day.
week or month. My establishment is fitted
newly throughout. 'ami everything main
tained in the best stvle.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
HXeatH 25 cents and upvvarrtH,
G. BOUkAKD. - - Proprietor.
MAI.V STttF.FT. ASTORIA
A Good Cup of Coffee
MIW. POWELL WILL OPEN AN OYS
ter stand on next Monday, on Main
street next to me uregon iiaKery.
SI i hopes careful attention will secure Iter
a share of patronage at usual prices. cl-lm
FOARD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In llumo'sXcw lluihluig;
And are Ready to Supply
the Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
A. V. Allen
Wholesale and retnll dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Liq'jorsjobacco. Cigars
J. H. D. GRAY-
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AH D FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. l oot of Benton street. Astoria
S. AENDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop 3JS
All kinds or
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS,
Bkktox Stkicrt, Nkau Pakker House,
ASTOKIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. 1). Wass. President.
.1. O. IIusTLKK.Secretary,
I, V. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BADS' & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
ron and Port Orfonl Cedar.
All kinds of hoat material on hand.
('. II. BA1X & CO.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND Y UOLESALE AND HE
TAIL DEALER IN
''nmer Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTOKIA - - - OREGON
No. 4. First SU - - Portlsiml, Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
ami satisfaction guaranteed.
Astoria Oil Works.
J. II. DkFOKCE. Proprietor, P. O. Box
manufacturer nnd Dealer in
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Lowers will find my Skid Grease to be
good nnd cheai.
Xj. X- Jolison,
Has re-opened his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Roadway, near bis old location. He
will keep the stoek of the choicest Cigars,
and Tobaccos, and a full line of smokers' ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
pipes. He will he pleased to see his old
friends at his new stand.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUCS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
FANCY ARTICLES. -
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
Brewery Deer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best of Liquors and Cigars on band.
A deservedly popular piace oi social resort
GRAND OPENING !
MAGNIFICENT NEW STORE
Will be thrown open for the inspection of
the Astoria public
Come and see the Finest Store in thedty,
CARL ADLER'S CRYSTAL PALACE!
QELO F. PAI1EEB.
Clatsop Comnty.aad City ef Astoria
Office : Chenamus street, Y. SI. C. A. ha
Boom No. 8.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
e3-Offlce with Bozorth & Johns.
E. A. NOTES,
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST
ern. St3te lirrestment, Hamburg, Bre
men and North German Flfa Insurance Com
panies, 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 receUe applications, filings, and
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions,
Timber Lands, etc.. having all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can bo 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 laud
Ilonts, and other collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
OEO. I WHEELER.
vr. x.. EOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Real Estate taraiice Apts.
We have very desirable property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Koynl, Xortvleh TTaiea and Ijnaea
shire Insaraace Co'm.,
Witli a combined capital of 836,000,000.
Traveler Life and Accident laSHr
ance Co, of Hartford, and the Man
hattan JLIfe Innnrance Co..
of New York.
We are acents for the Daily and Weekly
Northxcest News, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
I AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
HAMB OKG-AilER ICAN,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information as to rates ef fare,
sailing uays, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
Q IS. THOMSOflf,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. C, over White House,
Attorney at Law, ana Sotary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon.
C. W. FULTOX. G. C. TOTTON.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Qf J. CUKTU8 ,
ATT'l" AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
N. B. Claims at Washington. D. 0., and
collections a specialty.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION ANU IN
JQR. ar. C HO ATM AX.
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building.
JAY TUTTIiE. M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Oracs-Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
jym. J. K. LaFOSCE,
Room 11, Odd FeUows Building, AstoriaOav
Gas administered for painless extraction
M Bi9. T. S. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. 8. Warren.)
Dealer in Millinery and" Fancy Goods.
Squemoqua street, next door to Odd Fellows