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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, October 26, 1883
BRITISH VIEWS OP NORTH- j
ERN REGIONS. j
A series of impressions under
the title of the Yellowstone Park, j
written by an Englishman gentle- j
man on the occasion of the recent
Villanl excursion, has recently
been published. The writer is
equally extravagant in Jiis state
ments, and entertaining. As an
instance, he says our government
sells rich soil in tracts of ICO acres
at rates varj-ing from to (10
c?nts an acre. One firm Dalrym
ple, Alton, Glastin & Chenn-iry
ultimately succeeded in securing
."53,000 acres at such prices, 0,000
of which are under cultivation in
Dakota. But he does not say j
perhaps does not know that gov-
eminent lands arc valued at 3.2.")
an acre when sold to an actual set
tler. Ho toils a significant truth
when he says that the Northern
Pacific Kaihvaj company has sold
13,000 acres of such lands at prices
ranuinn; from S to 612 er acre.
He inspected one farm that of
Mr. Dairy tuple which was twelve
miles square, ami which was one
undivided field of wheat. On it
one hundred reaping machines
were ready to garner in the har
vest. "While the harvest hists,"
he says, "there arc transported
over the Northern Pacific line to
Buffalo as the objective point, by J
way of Duluth, from 2o,UUUto W,
000 daily, requiring some 35 to 30
railway cars." And yet the yield
is but twenty bushels an acre,
where under an English system of
cultivation it would reach, thirty
bushels. There are but six or
eight weeks of warm weather in
the country, during which this
magnificent cereal region is devel
oped. n winter the cold is so in
tense that the average temperature
through the season is 20 degrees
below zero, it sometimes going as
low as 50 degrees. There is some
government land lei t about there
3Tct, however, several millions of
acres still being open for settle
ment. This is useful information
that the writer gives to his country
man and to "others, and that will
undoubtedly be taken profitable
advantage of by a portion of the
maivy desirous of securing homes
of their own in an opened-up wil
derness. After this pleasant outloRk for
coming settlers, comes a lament
able complaint over the4 dinner
tables of the out-of-the-way and
magnificent vastness of prospec
tive prosperity. Flora MeFlimsey,
with all her wealth and over-burdened
wardrobe of expensive
and elegant dresses, had "nothing
to wear on the occasion of a cer
tain fashionable entertainment.
So the agreeable writer to whom
we refer could get nothing to eat
on his interesting excursion. He
did once at a way station get
buffalo meat for dinner, that "was
almost equal in flavor to English
beef." But it was generally im
possible to obtain decent food.
The "hotels" on the line were
either "shanties," or "miserable
log-huts," at which "certain sorts
of food were on hand," and which
must have been travesties or not
able hostelries elsewhere. "In a
bewildering number of small dish
es, or plates, they are all huddled
together before the unfortunate
guest at once. If the waiter I
beg pardon for writing such a
word would give half, or quarter
the quantity, the appetite might
be preserved and an attack com
menced. The traveler hardly
knows with which dish to begin,
and wishes that the shanty, or
hotel, proprietors "would kindly
place on his tables knives which
would cut asunder rather than
tear the meat. Some of my
lady companions had to give up
eating the meat for the sufficient
reason that they could not cut it."
From which statement it is pre
sumed thai he used fingers and
teeth in lieu of knives :rtid forks.
And his irritation did not stop
here. "The traveling public of
America," he says "must be ex
ceedingly temperate only, tea,
coffee and milk being served at
the table." And yet he had
journeyed from N'w York to the
Yellowstone and back, having a
taste of both Chicago and St.
Louis tables on his peregrination.
Did he ever order claret or cham
pagne at bis dinner? Or did he
expect the wines to be furnished
without extra charge? This coun
try is not the place for him, that
is evident. The Villard excursion
has demoralized him. "Wines
without expense to the imbiber
may be expected on a festive occa
sion; but his expectation of any
thing of the kind at. an every day
table, without money and without
price, indicates that it was about
time for him to go back home
when he did.
Salt and water is good for the
catarrh when inhaled through the
A little baking soda placed, up
on .i burn will soon remove the
Lump tops, when boiled occa
sionally in a little soda and water,
.ire as good as new.
Lemon rubbed on the face and
hands tends to remove freckles
ana wmten tiie sicm. !
"When drying the face always
rub down, as rubbing1 both ways
tends to roughen the skin.
Boiled aveet potatoes left over
from dinner are very nice for
breakfast when thinlv .hced and
When peeling onions place a j
pin tightly betwoen the front 1
teeth. lhiB prevents the tears
Pan cakes are ejisier to pour
when prepared in a tin kettle with
a spout. A small one can be pur
chased for the purpose.
Using a rubber comb is often j
detrimental to the hair. Persons
with a great deal of electricity in j
the hair use a bone comb. . ,
A hall window may be made
very pretty by pasting on it
stained glass paper, which ean be
purchased lor a small .sum of'
money and easily applied. i
Never wash in warm water be- i
fore going out in the cold air. j
Such a practice will roughen the j
skin. Warm water '.should only j
be used before retirinir.
: economical man tne ordinary kinds, and
Silver or silver-plated knives J j"01 be -?w In competition with the nml-
titude of low test short weight, alum or
should be wiped with a damp phosphate powders. Soldonluin cans. Koy
1 . 1 Ad Hakim: Powdku Co.. ioc Wall-st. N. Y.
cloth and thoroughly dried as soon
as the meal is over. If left for a
half hour or so, they are apt to be
Pretty and serviceable winter
dresses for small children can be
made of a dark-red Canton flannel j
with the rough side turned out i
They should be made in the
Mother Hubbard fashion.
A very palatable Alish can be
made of mashed potatoes and a
little finely chopped meat of one
or more kinds, mixed together,
flavored with salt and pepper, and
fried in small flat cakes.
To brighten the eyes for a ball
or party, a very harmless device is
to eat a lialf hour before leaving
home a lump of sugar on which is
ten drops of cologne. This gen
erally proves effective.
Very pretty and inexpensive
curtains can be made of cheese
cloth, and bordered with rick-rack
or cheap lace, ruffled. The cheese
cloth washes nicely and should be
stiffened with a little cheap starch.
A very odd and pretty hanging
basket can be made out of an old
clay pipe. Fill with rich earth,
and plant a few creeping vines.
Suspend from a bracket by a gold
or silver braid.
Oatmeal is excellent for the
skin. Soak a cupful in a little
water for thre? or four hours. Ap
ply to the face and hands before
retiring and do not rub off. Dry
oatmeal rubbed on the skin after
a bath is also very beneficial.
Flannel cakes are groat delica
cies for breakfast these cold morn
ings. Take a quart of prepared
flour, one egg, a cup of sweet
milk and a spoonul of sugar.
Mix with water into a batter, then
fry in a hot pan with a little lard
Every one who can spare the
room should have a nursery for
their children. It saves the rest
of the house and allows the little
ones "more liberty'. A wainscot-
ing of newspaper pictures pasted .
Oil the walls will make an inter- (
csting feature of such a room. '
Potatoes are much better when ;
steamed than when boiled m the
water. Put a pot or water on the
fire and when it is boiling place
over it a tin with a peforated bot-
torn, holding the potatt.es. Put
on this tin a tight cover and in a :
half-hour the potatoes will be done, j
aua win turn out wmie ana meaty.
- uiiiiiiauiuu uuuumii may uu
made of tin old soap-box. Pad
the box with old pieces of carpet
ior L.ott0,rj taking care to have it
smooth and firm. Then
with an old broche shawl, or a
dark red merino dress, an old rep
curtain redyed, or any similar ma
terial. Chintz will also prove a
This powder never varies. A marvel o
! purity, strength and wlnlesomcness. More.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," It Is a blood-purifier and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges tne circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
ICIood. Such are Dupcpia, UiUiowmws,
Liter Complaint, Cowtlpatlon, Xcrroiix Dlx
order. Headache, Backache, General IFcafc
ncM, Heart Dt(a&i,Drojmy, Kidney DUeme,
Pilot, Rlicumattom, Catarrh, Scrofula, Slcin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcers. SicelUnys, tc,
tc. Itiiisr or the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cawc. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." 8old by Drug
gists, 81 per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions. &c in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol the Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. IIANSOM. SON" & Co.. Props
To The Ptiblic.
TTTE. THE UXDERSIGXED, NOTIFY
11 the public that we have bought the
scow "Annie-" rarties who have any claim
or claims against said scow should notify us
within so das, before all the money Is paid,
and make arrangements accordingly.
O. V. CARTER.
Astoria, Or., October 5th, 1SS3.
f villi J i
HOTELS AND RESTAUKANTS.
II. B. FAKKKR. Iroj...
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
K. I. PARKER. - .Maniwraml Agent.
AJ. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk.
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY ha the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A PACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomiy Street is the Best in
ilr. lias Always on Kami FltXSII
Slioal "Water Bay nml East
JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER,
Iln has been Proprietor or the "Aurora
notei" in Knappton cvcn years.
opEN DAY AND NIGHT.
At Frank Fabre's. is daily set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7:30 P M
FJXE FRENCH DINNER
With Half a Bottle Wine,
Will bo furnished for 50 rents.
Board by tho Itlonth, - to S:iO
... .... I
Lodging can be procured by tin day.
week or month. My establishment is fitted
newly throughout, and everything main
tained in tlio best stvle.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
3IenlM 23 cents and upwards.
- - - ASTORIA.
JA Good Cup of Coffee
, "TIIS. POWELL WILL OPEN AN" OYS
j JLTJL ter stand on ix-xt Monday, on Main
; .street next to the Oregon Bakery,
j She hopes careful attention will secure her
a share of patronage at usual prices. M m
j Boarding and Lodging House.
i Ohas. Wall man lias ouued a lKKirdiiiK and
lodging house south of O'itrien's hotrl, near
! Uie gas works.
The table is supplied with the best the
I market aHonts : good food and clean beds
i will be furnished at the regular prices.
(5lve me a will and satisfy vourselves.
FOARD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Hunie'.sNew liuildiii
And are Eeady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Wtiolrs.ile and retail dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware.
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
AREDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop SipgffFSpS'
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Benton STjtrjfr, Near Parker Hoose,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAHD anfl MARINE ENGJJES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. oral! Do.HcriptioiiH made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. I). AVass, Frosident.
.i. O. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer,
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors. Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash. Kay, and Walnut lumber; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of bo;!t material on hand.
V. II. IJAIX & CO.
1. W. CASE,
I.Mi'oKTKK AN'l WHOLESALE AND KE
TAIL DKALEIt IN
''oniit iXifuamus and Cass streets.
No. 4. First St., - - Portland. Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Astoria Oil Works.
.1. II. DkFOKCE. Proprietor. P. O. Rox 254,
manufacturer and Dealer in
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loinrers will find my Skid Grease to be
;ood and cheap. ,
Xj. I- Jolison,
Has re-opened his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Koadway, 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
pipes. He will be pleased to see his old
mends at his new stand.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTOKIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compo unded
Breweiy Beer Saloon.
The Eest Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A M
The besi of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
I Lead but Never Follow !
MAGNIFICENT NEW STORE I
Finest Jewelry Store.
Beautiful Hteck of Solid
Gold Jewelry, Watches.
Clock, and Solid Silver
and Plated Ware. All
Fine Watch repairing by
I Buy Cheap
Largest Book Store.
Full Ktock of Blank
BookH and Stationery of
all description. School
Books; Books of all Cele
brated Authors: Miscel
Subscription Xews De
pot. Will not be
Q.EI.O V. F1REEB.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Oftlce : Chenainus street, Y. M. 0. A. hall
Room No. 8.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
esrOflice with lJozorth & Johns.
B0Z0BTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE "WEST
ern. State Investment, Hamburg, Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travelleis' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N. Y.
We lnwe the only complete set of township
maps in the county, and nave made arrange
ments to receive applications, tilings, and
llnal proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions,
Timber Lands, etc.. having all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined in the oftlce, upon the payment of a
"We also have for sale city property in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
OEO. P. WHEELER.
W. L. r.0BB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Real Estate i Insurancs Agents.
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, Xorwlch Union and .Lanca
shire Insurance Co'h.,
"With a combined capital of 830,000,000.
Traveler Life and Accident Insur
ance Co , of Hartford, and the Man
hattnn liife Insurance Co..
of New York.
We are accents for the Dally and Weekly
Xortliicest IVeirs, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
1ASI 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 ob to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc. apply to
I. "W. CASE.
of New Goods !
Leading Music Store.
AceBt far Decker Bras.,
JBehr Bros., Fisker aaa
Emergen Fiaaas. Katey,
Chitse, Palace, aad Xasaa
& Haatlla Organs.
Sheet Maafe and &aa!e
for CASH !
Oldest Toy and Variety
Baby Carriages Yelael
pedea. Bird. Cages, aad
Fine Toys, at aatev
Q It. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. s, over White House,
Attorney at Itaw.aad Netarj'
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon.
a vr. fultox. c. c FCiroif.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows-Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J J. CUflTIS ,
ATTT AT LAW.
Notary rublic. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Territory-Rooms
3 aud A. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. B.-Clalms at "Wasolnxton. D. C. and
collections a specialty.
.. and German-American
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. UOLDEN,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JQK. X. C. BOATS AX.
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TIJTTXR M. J,
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON
Offics Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
P P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and 8qemocqhestret .
JTB. JT. K. LaFOSCE,
Room 11, Odd Fellows Building:, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extractloa
IHRS. T. S. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E.S. Warren.) .
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Good,
Squemoqua 6tret, next door to OM Fellows