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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, October. 25, 1.883
FRENCH ATROCITIES IN
A London special says: Pierre,
late officer of the French expedi
tionary force in Tonquin, sends to
the Paris Figam the following
description of the fall of Hue:
The beaten Anamitcs wore cooped
in the burning village. The onlj'
road to escape from the flames lay
under the guns of the fort, which
which was filled with sailors armed
with repeating rifles, with sights
carefully adjusted to the distance.
The magazine rifles Avere dul
ioaded. The men looked on, wait
ing until the flank movement of
the other troops and the firing of
tlp bamboo huts should drive the
human quarry out before them.
"W saw them halting at the end
of the village, with singed hair
and garments. After a few mo
ments hesitation, tucking their
flowing robes as high as they could
and trying to protect their heads
with planks against the impending
shower of bullets, they rushed on
to the great butchery which then
commenced. Two volleys . were
It was a terrible sight to see i
these fan-like streams of bullets
sweeping down on the fugitives.
They were poured in twice in one
minute at the word of command
and to insure methodical move
ments. t was like a jet from a
huge watering-pot, which mowed
them down by dozens. In the
cloud of dust and gravel we could
see some who seemed driven mad
picking themselves up, limping
now nc way, now another, like
wounded animals, gathering up
their robes in a comical mauner,
and their long hair unfastened and
streaming down their backs made
them look like women. Others
tried to escape by swimming a la
goon. The would remain a long
time under water. Our men con
tinued to kill them all the same
when they came up to breathe,
like seals. The men then amused
themselves counting the dead. In
the village there were small heaps
of those killed. In the southern
forts about S00 or 3,000 must have
been disposed of. The soldiers
made bets as to the number de
stroyed. About 9 o'clock in the morning
all was over and the rout of the
Anamitcs was complete. The
heat was intense and the soldiers,
maddened by the sun and the
noise, and quivering with excite
ment, rushed out of the fort after
the wounded. Some were crouch
ing in holes, others were feigning
death, while others at the last gasp
were stretching out their hands
and pleading for tnercy and shout
ing "Han! Han!" in heartrending
accents. Our men slaughtered
them with their bayonets or brained
them with the butts of their musk
ets. The Anamite servants, di
minutive, effeminate lads, who had
followed the infantry from Saigon,
were hunted out. "When a fugi
tive was unearthed, the sailors
would call out, "Here's another,
come, give him his death." These
sailors were quite unrecognizable;
they were absolutely madmen.
The officers attempted to restrain
them and said to them, "You
ought to be ashamed of such cow
ardly, dirty work.' They replied:
"The Anamitcs are savages. They
carried the head of Captain Riv
iere on top of a pole, and if they
had carried the day they would
have cut the French into pieces or
sawed them between two planks."
There was no reply possible to
this. It was true, and so they
were left to their grim work.
Tuk individual wealth of Great
Britain is the highest in the world,
France coming next and the Uni
ted States third.
A Strange Case.
A curious case was recently de
veloped in Butte county, Cal.
Briefly stated, some five years ago
an old man named B. W. Taylor
was convicted there of arson, for
burning a barn belonging to one
Daniel Bidwell, near Chico, and
sentenced to ten years in the state
prison. He stoutly maintained his
innocence, but the jury could not
be convinced thereof. Finally, in
1SS0, he was pardoned by Gov
ernor Perkins, who had become
impressed with the belief that the
man was innocent. Taylor then
had one Mitchell, on whose testi
mony he was convicted, arrested
for perjury, and he was convicted
and sentenced to eight years' im
prisonment. Daniel Bidwell ap
pealed Mitchell's case to the Su
preme court, and a new trial was
ordered. This time Mitchell was
sentenced to ten years. Again his
case was appealed and another
trial ordered, which took place
about a month ago. He was urged
to tell the truth about the affair,
and he now did so, admitting that
he had sworn falsely against Tay
lor. For his perjury he was sen
tenced to three years in the state
prison. He had testified against
Taylor merely to save himself,
knowing that suspicion had rested
upon him, although at the time of
the fire he was lying drunk some
two miles from the place. The
last chapter in this interesting
story opens, with the statement of
the commencement of a suit Tor
75,000 damages by Taylor against
Bidwell, the owner of the barn
whom he charges with conspiracy
against him and malicious prosecu
tion. It is certainly a strange
Concerning some of the cargo
of the Qm t'ii of' tin rlth A. J.
Smith .writes to the Port Townsend
Artjux: The Indians have had a
rich time getting "ocean potlach"
clothing of all kinds, boots and
shoes, sewing machines, jewelry,
bed room sets, one large looking
glass twelve leet long, willow
chairs, cane bottom chairs, alcohol,
paint, oil, lard, butter, honey,
kerosene, China nut-oil, seal skin
cloaks, lace, sea otter, trimming,
all kinds of toys, soap, and most
everything that floats, and many
things that would not float unless
boxed. Many Indians are now
merchants and many of them are
now in the wholesale business.
All the articles were more or less
damaged except the whisky. They
got very rich in a short time.
One died happy has gone where
fish are plentiful is a good In
dian now. Some of the whisk'
was rescued by order of-the agent
and emptied on the ground to the
sorrow of the Indians. Several
barrels were taken and treated
thus. Most of the Indians, how
ever, were very joyful, and even
resented the powers that be; but
they had. to come to time. It is
now "all quite on the Potomac."
Mr. Lo is closing out his stock of
dry goods, and will return to his
old vocation fishing, hunting,
A Michigan court lias decided
that the acts of :i public official are
fit subjects for comment 03' news
papers, if the comments cannot be
shown to be malicious and untruth
ful. This is justice and common
sense. When a man accepts a
public posttiotijhe is responsible for
its duties, and it is the right and
duty of newspapers to inform the
public whether he is doing so or
Alaska girls have a trick of cut
ting button-holes in their upper
lips. But no Alaska man has yet
had the nerve to sew a button on
his wife's lower lip.
Republican platform: Butler
Democratic platform: Butler
Dr. J. M. Williams, an old army
surgeon, who went to Salt Lake
with Connor's command, died in
that city last Tuesday of apoplexy.
He passed through some trying
ordeals in endeavoring to secure
the exercise of the rights of an
American citizen in Utah. For
daring to claim land in that neigh
borhood, as a preemptor under
United States law, he was tied in a
sack and about to be thrown in
the Jordan river, "when he told
them he would like to have a
chew of tobacco before being
drowned like a cat. His cool man
ner abashed them for the moment,
and they parleyed with him. lie
told them he would fight, them
single-handed with any weapon
they might choose, but they de
clined, telling him he was too
good a man to be thrown in the
river in a sack, and let him go on
condition of leaving Utah.
The Xortfnrest EntcrjmW szys:
Pour tiuierent companies are now
engaged in the salmon and Skagit
fisheries. Among these are the
Brown 13ros., Bealc, etc. They
are taking large quantities at the
mouth of th Skagit river. .Tno.
Elwood carries the fish to the
Semiahmoo cannery in his schoon
er. When this, disposition is not
According to the directory the
number of Cat'io'ics in the United
States was o,G70,000 in 1SS4 and
G,SS0,000 in 18S2. This is equiva
lent to an increase of about 20
pr cent, in ten years.
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wlislesomenrss. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only in can. Kov
ai. ISakixc. Powdkk Co.. loo Wall-st. X. Y.
Mfe STOMACH &
In chronic dyspepsia and liver complaint,
and in chronic constipation and other diseas
es, Hostetter'a Stomach Bitters is beyond all
comparison the h est remedy that can bo taken
Asa means of restoring tho strength and vi
tal enorcy of persons who are finking under
tho debilitating effects of painful disorders,
this standard vcgetablo invigorant b confess
ed!; un equaled
Sleepless Nights, made miserable
hv that terrible couch. Shiloh's Cure is
the remedy for yon. Sold by W. E. De
HOTELS AST MffiTAUKANTS.
PARKER HOUSE.jThePioneer Machjnj; Sh
U.K. PARKER. Proji.. 1
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON,
E. I. PARKER,
Ja. PUFFY has the Barand Billiard room
First Class in all Respects, j
FREE COACn TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
He lias Always on Ilauci FRESH
Shoal "Water Hay a nil East
" JEFF"' IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He ha beta Proprietor or the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knappton seven j car.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A TS&W Departure.
At Frank Fahrc's, is daily .ct a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7:30 PM
A FINE FRENCH DINNER,
With Half a Bottle Wine
'Will bo furnlHlicd fur 50 cent.
Hoard by thelHontlt, ?.;: to Sa
Lodgings can le procured by tlu day.
week or month. Myrestahllshnient. is fitted
newly throughout, and even-thing main
tained in the best stvle.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
31 talH 2. cents and upwards. !
G. BOUJj.VItl). -JIAI.V
STKKKT. - -
- - ASTORIA.!
A Good Cup of Coffee
AND OYSTERS. i
MRS. POWELL WILL OPEN AN OYS- j
ter stand on next Monday, on Main !
street next to the Oregon Bakery, j
She hopes careful attention will secure iter
a share of patronage at usual prices. cl-lm
THE BEST I
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallmau has opened a hoarding and
lodging house south of O'Urien's hotel, near
lite gas works.
The table is .supplied with the best the
market alfonls : pod food and clean beds '
win De iurnisneu at me regular prices.
(5ive me a call and satisfy yourselves.
FOARD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Ihime'sNfw Iltiilriiiig
And are Beady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
A. V. Alien,
Wholetalenuri retail iimlrr n,
Glass and Plated Ware.
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Liquors JobaccoXigars
I ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
I O S T- jTa
: S-i (9 C l'
All kluds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repalriug
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bknton Stkkkt, Nkak Pakkkr nousK,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND ai MAE1E ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. CASTI3JJ"GrS, '
oral I DescriptioiiH made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. 1). AVass, President.
.1. (J. II usTLKit, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer,
C. H. BAIN & CO,
Doors, Windows. Blinds, Transoms
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash. Hay. and Walnut lumber; Orc
ein and Port Orford Cedar.
AH kinds of boat material on hand.
C. H.ltAIX & CO.
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE ANDRE
TAIL DEALER IN
bonier Clienainiis and Cass streets.
Sit. 4. First St - - Portland. Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Astoria Oil Works.
.1. II. DkFORCE. Proprietor. P. O. T.ox 2M,
Haniifactnrer and Dealer in
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find tny Skid Grease to be
good and cheap.
L. X- Jo"h son,
Has re-opened his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Uoadway, near his old location. He
will keep the stock of the choicest Cigars,
and Tobaccos, and a full line of smokers ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
japes. He will be pleased to see his old
friends at his new stand.
W. S. DEMENT & CO.
ASTOUIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compo iinded
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
not Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best of Liquors and Clgara on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
I Lead but Never Follow !
A DIE ITS
MAGNIFICENT NEW STORE !
Finest Jewelry Store
Beautiful stock of gelid
Gold Jewelry. Watches..
CIockR. and. Solid Silver
and Plated Ware. All
Fine Watch repairing by
I Buy Cheap
Largest Book Store.
Fall stock ef Blank
Books and Stationery of
nil description. School
Books; Books ef all Cele
brated Anthers: Xiscel
laneoas Books, v
Subscription TCews De
Will not be
QF.IiO F. PABEEK,
Clatsop County, and City af Astoria
OrHce :-Chenamus street, T. M. C. A. hall
Boom No. 8.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
&Ofl1ce with Bozorth & Johns.
E. A. NO YES,
BOZOBftE & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
YI7E WRITE POLICIES IN THE WE8T-
ll ern. State Investment, Hamburg, Bre
JltUU lUlU AlUl 1X4 XCM1UU XMC llUUiOUC VUIU-
panles. and "represent the Travellers' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N.Y.
We have tho only comnlete set of townshlD
maps in the county, and nave made arrange
menu to receive applications, mingj. ana
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions,
Timber Lands, etc. bavins: 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, nnd fanes and tide land
-Kents, and other collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
OEO. P. WHEELER.
W. L. ItOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Real Estate i tacs Apis.
"We have very desirable property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, tine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Royal, Norwich Union and .Lanca
shire Intraraaee Ce's.,
With a combined capital of 836,000,000.
Travelers I.Ife and Accident Insur
ance Co , of Hartford, and the Man
hattan lilfe InHarance Co..
of New York.
We are agents for the Daily ami Weekly
XurthictstXeios, and the Oregon YdeUc
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,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information aa to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
of New Goods !
Leading Music Store.. ,
Agent fr Bee5r.er.XrM
Bear Bros.. Clsaer aL
srsaK flnM. Katey,
Ckage, Palace. aa& Maaaa
Sheet Xmsfe aad Xaale
for CASH !
Oldest Toy and Variety
Baby Carriages Veleel
pedes, Hird are, aad
Fine Teya. at JEaatejra
Q B. THOMSCfof,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over White House,
NAT. MUDS OS,
Attorney at Xair(aatf. Notary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
a w. kcltox. o. C JTOWOIf.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Cnenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J. CURTIS ,
ATTT AT LAW.
. Notary PubUc. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington- Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
T. AIiL.K5 ,
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
jg C. HOLDE3S,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION. AND IN
8 USANCE AGENT. '
JB. X. C. BO ATM AX.
Physiciaa and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTIiE, X. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Oi-fici Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
ASTORIA, .... OREGON
Rooms In Alien's building up stales, comer
of Cass and Sqemoeqhe stret .
JK. E. XFSC,
Room 11, Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless- extraction
MBS. X. S. JTETWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. S. Warren.)
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Squemoqua street, next door to OddTFellows-Temple.