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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, October 30, 1883
A TRUE EURO.
Newspaper readers will remem
ber Charles Reade's hero, who
saved many lives from drowning1,
and in whose behalf the warm
hearted novelist addressed the
American public nearly ten -ears
ago. But in Philadelphia the'
have just discovered :i modest
young man of 30, who, if his ex
ploits arc to be measured simply
by the number of lives he has
saved, is a greater hero than James
Lambert. "Rcddy" Shannon, who
is a. hard-working stevedore in
Philadelphia, living in a humble
frame tenement in the "Crooked
alley," near the wharves, is credit
ed with an astonishing number of
rescues of no less than 1G5 men
and boys. He says he never "got
a woman" in his life, which is
partly to be accounted for by the
fact that his life-saving work
seems to have been done about
the wharves. He began when he
was ten years old and has been at
it ever since, because, as he said
modestly to n. reporter. "It's my
nature to drop in if I sees any
body in trouble, and I have pulled
out a. tidy few." But he remarked
deprecatingly, "It looks as though
somebody was making a fuss
about nothing. They are always
tumbling in about here," he said,
"and I never get more than
'Thank you' from any of them and
sometimes T don't even get that,.
The first thing a man does when
he's brought ashore, is to shout for
Ins hat." He explained that they
were usually poor men and he
"wanted nothing. It was a strange
irony of fortune that Shannon,
who has saved so many from the
water, lost his six-yoar-old son by
drowning. The boy seemed to
have inheritod his father's liking
for the water, but got beyond his
depth and drowned with a hun
dred men and boys looking on,
who did not realize that he was
not in snort. Congressman O'Neil
is interesting himself triMain a
government medal for Shannon,
who is modestly grateful for this
and other attentions, but seems
disposed to think that the chance
to earn more than $12 a week for
his wife and four children would
be a pleasanter reward than many
medals. Globe Democrat.
When a Chinaman dies his wel
fare devolves upon those whom he
leaves behind him. To fail in
veneration for him, however dis
reputably he may have lived while
ornamenting or disfiguring the
earthly scene, would be a crime of
which no right-minded Chinaman
could ever be guilty. So the de
funct is started well in the next
world as well, indeed, as the
means of his friends will permit.
Paper efligies of clothes for him
to wear m the next state of exist
ence are bought and burnt. He
will -want traveling boxes in the
Chinese heaven small paper
boxes covered with tin foil must
accordingly be consumed too. It
is clear that moncv will be needed
for his "chow-chow" and in order
to enable him to keep up a re
spectable appearauce. Paper
money, or rather tin-foil counters
stamped like money, must then be
burned, or he will be in a sorry
plight. Possibly he may require a
house; this can be conveyed to
him in the shape of a small toy
cottage, burnt like the other
things. In fact, os there is no end
to his wants, so thoro seems to be
no limit to the ingenuity displayed
in meetiug them.
Those persons who facetiously
allude to the ocean as "the drink,',
will be happy to know that since
the completion of the Northern
Pacific railroad there is not such a
long time between "drinks" as on
a certain historical occasion when
the governor of North Carolina
met the governor of South Caro
lina. A lady in Toronto got to laugh
ing over some amusing incident
and couldn't Rtpp. Finally a doc
tor was called in, and he couldn't
quiet ue As a last resort some
-one kad to tell her that her back
,iir was coining down.
The President of the United
States has issued the following:
"In furtherance of a custom of
this people, at the closing of each
year, to engage, upon a day set
apart for that purpose, in a special
festival of praise to the giver of
all, T. Chester A. Arthur, presi
dent of the United States, do
hereby designate Thursday, the
29th of November next, as a day
of national thanksgiving. The
year which is drawing to an end
has been replete with evidences of
divine goodness. The prevalence
of health, fullness of harvests, sta
bility of peace and order,, growth
of fraternal feeling, spread of in
telligence, civil and religious lib
erty all these, and countless
other blessings, are cases for rev
erent rejoicing. 1 do, therefore,
recommend that on the dav above
mentioned the people rest from
their accustomed labors, and meet
ing in their several places of wor
ship, express their devout grati
tude to God, that he hath dealt so
bountifully with this nation, and
praying that his grace and favor
abide with it forever."
An Atlanta, Ga., dispatch says
the conviction of the Kuklux here
has created a sensation. The
ringleaders are men of consider
able property, and are members of
a large family in Banks county,
named Varborough. Four of the
family were tried and all con
victed. The charge against them
is that they committed outrages
on negroes, because the negroes
voted for Hon. Emory Speer lor
Congress. Speer was defeated,
and his appointment as United
States district attorney made it his
lot to prosecute the Kuklux. The
charge of Judge McCoy was so
liberal for the defense that acquit
tal was considered certain. When
the verdict was read convicting
the entire gang, several broke
down and sobbed audibly. The
prisoners were handcuffed and
taken to jail. Their counsel will
use every effort to secure a new
trial. They have not been sn
tenced. The penalty is from one
to six years. This is the first con
viclion of Kuklux in Georgia.
Dan Haggerty was shot dead at
Prescottj last Saturday, by John
Elfus. The latter had been shak
ing dice and claimed that one man
owed him fifty cents and wouldn't
pay. He beeame so abusive that
Haggerty told him to keep quiet
or he would have him put out.
Continuing his talk, he was eject
ed, but returned and said he want
ed to kill the fellow that owed him
fifty cents, and became so boister
ous that the barkeeper, by Hag
gerl''s orders, again ordered him
out. In fifteen minutes he re
turned, and standing outside fired
a rifle through the window. The
ball entered Haggerty's neck,
lodging in his jaw and killing him
instantly. The murderer escaped
and hired a man to bring him to
Walla Walla in a wagon, where he
There having -been some discus
sion as to who is the oldest Oregon
settler, a friend of this paper off
ers, in order to end the dispute,
the fact that Mr. G. T. Allen, now
living near Cathlamet, came down
the Columbia in 1S30, entered the
employ of the Hudson Bay Com
pany, and, except at short inter
vals, has lived in Oregon or Wash
ington ever since. Our informant
promises to get the exact date. He
says that the old gentleman is well
preserved, is well informed and is
still a constant reader.--Oregoriian.
Two-thirds of the cattle raising
in Wyoming and Montana is in
English hands. It costs $3 to raise
a three-year old, and the animal is
then worth 40. The more cattle
a man owns the smaller the cost
of raising and caring for each ani
mal. Mostot the grazing is done
on public lands.
Judge Barrett's order for the
examination of President Villard
has been practically abrogated by
the transfer of the Northern Pa
cific railroad case to the United
A passenger train bound north
on the Pan Handle road and an
out-going freight on the Michigan
Central collided, thirty minutes
southeast of Chicago, last Sunday.
Both engines were thrown from
the track and wrecked, falling upon
and setting lire to the flagman's
box. into which flagman Peter
Collie retreated upon seeing that
a collision was inevitable, and was
burned to death. William Morris,
of Logansport, engineer of the
Pan Handle train, and .lohn Kel
logg, of Michigan City, head
brakesman of the Michigan Cen
tral train, were killed. Denegan
engineer of the Michigan Contral
train, was severely injured, and,
crazed by hurts and fright, ran
four miles to Dyer, Indiana, where
he arrived a lunatic. John Gor
man, the Michigan Central fire
man, was also hurt. The passen
gers were badly shaken by the
shock, but no one was seriously
injured. It is impossible to locate
the responsibility for the accident.
The Paris conference for the
protection of submarine cables has
concluded. The most important
feature of the conference was the
English proposal that, in the event
of war, any power will be at liber
ty to withdraw, with the right of
readmission when peace has been
concluded. The conference adopt
ed this principle. This means that
in the case of war any power may
cut cables at its own risk, and take
chances similar to protect prop
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength ami whalesomencss. More
economical tlian the ordinary Kinds, and
cannot be sold In competition with the mul
titude ot low test short weight, alum or
phosphate powder. Soldonlyin can. Uov
ai. Baking Towdku Co.. 10G V'all-st. X. V.
ij 0 5 cele3r jjT
kfe fc STOMACH 0
In chronic dyspepsia and liver complaint.
As a means of restoring the strength and vi
tal energy of persons who aro finking under
tho debilitating effects of painful disorder?,
this standard vegetable invigorant is confess
THE LATEST STYLES
B. S. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORTAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
AVin do w curtains made to order.
f-My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
win io iounu convenient, w my patrons.
I: "W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
ocb Cfees&Bas &ML Cam treto.
ASTORIA - - - - OXXGOM
HOTELS AND RESTAUKANTS,
IS. 15. PARKEK. Prop..
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
E. I. PARKER, - .ManHRerand Agent.
Al. CROSBY. - - Dav Clerk
Phil. ROWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Ja. DUFFY has the Rar ami Billiard room.
First Class in all Scsiject3.
FREE COACH TO THE HOU.SE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
IS lias Always on Hand FRKSII
Sltonl "Water Hny and Kast
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He na beca Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knnppton acvenjear.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Hew Departure.
At Frank Fabre's, is dally set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7:30 PM
A FINE FRENCH DINNER.
With Half a Bottle Wine
Will bo furnished for .10 renin.
Hoard hy the3Ionth, to $30
Lodging- can be procured bv the dav.
week or month. 2y establishment is fitted
newly thiwushout. and everything main
tained In the best st vie.
Chop House and Restaurani.
OPEN DAY AND NIQI1T.
31enl 25 routs and upwards.
MA IV STUEET.
- - .1STOITIA.
A Good Cup of Coffee
a JUS. POWELL WILL OPEN AN OYS
lTJL ter stand on next Monday, on Jlaln
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
She hopes careful attention will secure her
a share ot patronage at usual prices. l-lm
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallman lias opened a boarding and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
the gas works.
The table Is supplied with the best the
market allonls : good food and eleau bedn
will be furnished at the regular prices.
Give me a call and satisfy vourselves,
F0AED & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
And are Ready to Supply-
trie "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
A, . Allen,
Whot&aleand retail dealer" In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, LiquorsTobacco, Cigars
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OH EG ON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
x. tar. o&ss,
ASTORIA, - OREGON
FROM 0 O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. M.
Roue Hitial InsnraocB Co.,
.1. F. HOUCUTOX
OlIAS. K. Stouv....
Gko. L. Stokv.. ...
.Agent ror t con
CRnitnl Mid tin in IT. S. cnTdl
i:t 00 COO U0
I. IV. CASK, Agent,
Chcnamus street. Astoria. Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OP LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Rcrreaentic? a capital of SG7,000,000.
A. VAN DUSEN. Accent,
NORTHERN PAGIFIC EXPRESS
Ara Now Ready For Business.
cironico with Bozorth & Johns.
8. ARNDT & JFERCHEN,
ASTOIUA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop :v
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
Aspeclfdty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bknto; Stkekt, Nkak Pahker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAP ai MABIE EUGIES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of nil Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. 1). AVass, President.
T. (J. Hustlkh, Secretary,
r. V. 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
ion and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
C. II.BAIX & CO.
J?o. 4. First St., - - Portland. Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
MIES. T. S. JEWJETT,
(Successor to Airs. E. S. Warren.)
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Squeinoqua street, next door to Odd Fellows
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK, BY
. Main Street, oppeetta N. Life's.
Lead but Never Follow !
Finest Jewelry Store.
BcaHtlfnl Htoek of Solid
Gold Jewelry, Watches,
CIocIch. and Holld Silver
and Plated TVnre. All
STIno "U'ntcli repairing by
Largest Book Store.
Fall Htock or Blank
Books and Stationery of
all description. School
JBookH ; Books of all Cele
brated. .Authors; miscel
Subscription TVcwm Re
CEHERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOP. TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE. RED STAR.
HAMBURG-AM ER ICAN.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
oeo. r. witeklei:.
w. x.. r.onn.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Eeal Estate 1 tame Apnts.
We have very desirable, property In As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, line
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
"We represent the
Boyal, Xorcvlcli Union and Lnnca
tihlre Insurance CoTs.,
AVitli a combined capital of 830,000,000.
Travelers .Life and Accident Insur
ance Co, of Hartford, and the Man
hattan lilfe Insurance Co.,
of New York.
"We arc asents for the Tktlly and WceUlu
Xorthicest Ketcs, and the Orctoji Vtdelte.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
ASTORIA, - - Oregon.
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 have tho only complete set of township
maps In the county, and hare made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions.
Timber Lands, etc., having all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined In the ofHce, 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
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
Advances made on Consignments.
NEW STORE !
Leading Music Store.
Acrcnt for Decker Bros..
Behr Bros.. Fisher and
Kraoraon Pianos. Kstey,
Chnse, Palace, and Mason
& Hamlin OrsanB.
Sheet Music and Music
Oldest Toy a
Bnby Carriages Veloci
pedes. Bird Cases, and
Fine Toys, at Hawteru
Q . THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over "White House,
, ASTORIA, OREGON,
Attorney at Jjaw, and Notary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon.
C. W. FULTON'. a. C. FULTON'.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Q J. CUttTIS,
ATTT AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. IV -Claims at "Washington. D, C, and
FIRE INSURANCE COSIPANIES.
Jg C. HOiiDES,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.EI-0 V. JPAKKJEK.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. 31. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JQR. X. C. JIOAT3IAX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms o and 10, Odd Fellows Building.
JATl TUTTIiE, m. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1-, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residenck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
p P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqne stret .
-QR. J. E. JiaFORCE,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or:
Gas administered for painless extraction
ATTENTION SOLDIERS !
3101,000.000 Appropriated in
1883 Tor Pensions.
AN ACT to relieve soldiers from the charge
of desertion and grant all such soldiers their
full dues, and to grant soldiers marked as
DESERTERS honorable discharge papers.
AN ACT to extend the arrears of the pen
sion act and continue it in force so far as
widows and children are concerned. AN
ACT allowing pay for horses and equipments
lost In service, etc Nearly every person Is
entitled to an increase.
Pensions, .Bounties, Xand Claims
and Patents attended to.
For particulars call or address
C. J. CURTIS.
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Solicitor oi
Claims and Patents.
Rooms 3 and. 4 Odd Fellows building, As