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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, November 3, 383.
THE KILLING OP CAREY.
O'Donnell'a Own Statement of the
Affair to a Newspaper Reporter.
The Central News has been al
lowed to transcribe from docu
ments in the possession of O'Don
nell's friends the story of the oc
currence on board the steamship
Jlfelrese, chiefly as narrated by the
prisoner in the course of an inter
view. O'Donneil, at every oppor
tunity inveighs bitterly against
the versions of the shooting as a
premoditated and unprovoked af
fair put forward by the crown. He
asserts that young Carey has in
vented in after-thought the most
important part of his evidence.
From Londonderry, he says, he
went by way of Belfast and Liv
erpool, and thence to London,
where he booked in his own name
for the Cape. He declared that
until after they touched at Cape
Town he knew no more about
Carey or thought about him "than
the man that never was born."
"Did you not hear him discussed
when 3'ou were in Ireland?" "
"Oh, a hundred times; and I
said about him what everyone else
was saying. 1 heard so much,
about him that I knew the Phenix
park affair was only a small part
of the murders he did or had a
hand in, and I used to say, 'hang
ing would be too good for him.' "
"It was no idea about him car
ried you to South Africa?"
"That can be proved, for I had
told my friends soon after I came
to Ireland this j'ear 1 would give
up America and go to the Cape or
Australia. I would not go in one
ship with Carey for $100,000 if I
knew of it. I would expect the
ship to sink."
"Had you no suspicions on the
"No. The thought of his being
Care' never once occurred to me,
once or twice I'll own I noticed
things that would make me think
he was a detective or a man on the
run for something."
"You got to be friends with
"Very soon. There were not a
great many on board, and ho and
I soon found we were both Irish.
I believe there were only four or
five on board that were Irish, and
except a few times he'd get moody
and black like, and when he -was
in a dispute with an3one. he was
agreeable, and he would make up
to anyone; in fact, he .would force
his company on you. He forced
himself often on me, and I got
somehow to feel for the family;
they seemed poor, and I liked the
"Well, 3'ou heard the evidence
given by some of the witnesses
that while you were quietly sitting
down you shot Carey in their
presence, and said you were 4sent
to do it?"
Prisoner (very angrily) But
you don't mean to tell me that
anyone believes that? Must not
they all know that if was sent to
do harm to him, or wanted to harm
or to hurt him, I had a hundred
good chances on the voyage out;
and many of them can tell you
that. Many a dark and stormy
night we used to be alone, smok
ing and chatting in nooks and
corners on the deck till eleven
o'clock at night Ask any of the
ship's people about that. It was a
terrible rough passage out to the
Cape, and if anyone that was after
Carey was on board, God help us,
he could have been shot and
pitched overboard twenty times
many of those nights without any
one seeing it. Sure, the witnesses
swore that before the magistrate."
"Why did you book on to Natal
when 3'ou had booked in London
only to Cape Town?"
"I had all througli an idea I
might make up ray mind to do
that, and loDg before we got to
Capo Town Carey persuaded me
to come along with him, as we had
got to be chums. I think the Kin
fauns people knew this before we
got to the Cape."
O'Donneil then stated that when
he found out who Carey really was
he tried to avoid him. At length
Carey asked O'Donneil about his
pistol, and whether he then had. it.
"I sold it at the Cape," replied
O'Donneil, evasively. "Why do
"Because I can tell you it might
have got you into trouble; you
alarmed people when you fired at
the flying fish.'
"It alarmed no one who had not
cause to have fear in his heart,"
Carey started as if stung and
went off, returning in awhile. Af
ter standing a moment moodily, he
suddenly taxed O'Donneil in a
challenging tone with his changed
O'Donneil declares that at this
instant he realized he was in the
grip of a bully and a murderer,
who would fasten a quarrel on him
if he found out he was discovered.
Carey appeared as if he expected
that any Irishman who found him
out was surely to kill him. Scarce
ly had O'Donneil uttered some ob
servation as to the rumor about
"Care" (which if the man were
Power could not offend him) than
"in the clapping of your hands,"
or he says, "while you'd be marked
M," the two men were on their
feet and in grips, each one of them
pistol in hand. " O'Donneil says
the whole thing was so instanta
neous that ho hardly did anything
but half mechanically till it was
all over. "Both of us, no doubt,"
he says, ;,vere somehow in a go
off at half-cock."
"I distinctly recollect," says
O'Donneil, "I gave a glance to see
whether it was a pistol or a knife,
or what thing he drew, but it was
a revolver. When I whipped out
mine with my right hand, my left
hand gripped in his collar, being
paralyzed, I found my grasp on
him gone, and that with his greater
strength in two seconds I was
beat. As he was crushing me
down against the end of the table,
seeing him put his pistol to my
face, I made a grab at it and fired.
My belief is, .though I may be
mistaken, that at the moment I
snatched or dashed the pistol out
of his hand as I fired, or it may be
it fell from him. but it went on the
floor six feet away. He rushed,
partly stooping, us if to pick it up,
and I fired again, not deliberately,
but for my life. I really thought
I fired but the one shot the sec
ond time. I tell you his son
picked up that pistol off the floor
afterward, and there is not one
word of truth in his story about
his getting it out of a bag."
"Did Mrs. Carey come up to
"She did, and I was sorry for
her; and I tell you I was sorry
for the children. I took her hand
and said: "Mrs. Carey I had to
do it in self-defence. I didn't do
it otherwise." Then I quietly gave
up of my own accord my revolver
to the officer and held out my
hands to the officer to be ironed."
The John 11. JTelley, the largest
ship ever built in Maine, was
launched at Bath, October 3d,
with a great flourish of bazoos.
The shipyard of Goss & Sawyer,
the builders, was crowded with
people, chiefly ladies, and the
river was full of boats and yachts.
Spectators came from miles away
to see the free Jumbo. The ship
was registered as follows: Length,
25G feet, breadth, 45. feet; depth,
27 feet. She has three masts and
three decks. Her gross tonnage
is 2,254 tons, and the registered
net tonnage is 2,25i. The frame
of-the vessel was brought from the
south. EverjT bolt between decks
is driven from the outside and
clinched. The vessel will be pro
vided with steel masts, which
afford lightness and strength at
increased expense. ' The three
lower masts cost 3G00, and weigh
one-third less than wood. The
estimated cost of the vessel is
Each man is a drama in himself;
has to play all the parts in it; is
to be king and rebel, successful
and vanquished, free and slave,
and needs a bringing up fit for
the universal creature that he is.
Between what you can and
what you do lies a sea, and in
its depths lies buried the wrecked
The Question of Admission.
If the next congress improves
its time it will find that it has a
good deal of business to perform
without meddling with the tariff.
More than a dozen contests for
seats in the house are to be de
cided, and at least four territories
will make application for admis
sion into the family of states.
They are Washington, Dakota,
Montana and Utah the first two
Republican and the last two Dem
ocratic. It is aceepted as a fact
that no Republican territory can
get into the Union as a state dur
ing the coming session unless a
Democratic territory is admitted
with it, to equalize the congres
sional representation. Montana
would offset Dakota in this re
spect, and it is probable that these
two territories will come to the
front, while Washington and Utah
are left in the background. There
would be no objection by Demo
crats to habilitating Washington
as a state, a it is on the highway
to prosperity, if there was any
other Democratic territory but
Utah to admit. Congress will
hardly be willing to pass the do
main of this territory over to the
irrevocable Mormon rule. It were
better to so reconstruct her laws
as to deprive the "Saints" of any
voice in its government until they
have eliminated the evil of polyg
amy from the church creed. As-J
to Dakota, it looks a little singular
that a territory otherwise qualified
for admission should be kept out
of the Union solely for political
reasons; but so it is, and one party
has no more to boast of than the
other in the character of its objec
tions. If these objections can be
overcome, it will be a triumph for
the people of Dakota, who are
waiting anxiously for the admis
sion of their territory.
Tills powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wlnlcsomeness. More
economical than tlie ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition Kith tho mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Suldonluin cans, Roy
al Baki-q Powder Co.. 105 Wall-st. N. Y.
There has nerer been an instanco in which
this stcrlinjr invigorant and anti-febrii medi
cine has failed to ward off tho complaint,
when taken duly as a protection against
malaria. Hundreds of physicians havo aban
doned all tho officinal specifics, and now pro
scribe this harmlcsj vegetable tonic for chills
and fcTcr, ar well as dyspepsia and nervous
affections. Jlostcttcr'a Bitters is tho specific
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
" 0 CELEB
FROM 9 O'CLOCK A. 7S. tTNTHi 3
O'CLOCK 1 M.
Hon Iitaal Insnrans Co.,
J.r. Houghton. . .Prerfdent
CJMrf. R. Storv..... Secretary
Geo.!- Stout.... .Agent for 0t:on
Capital paid up iu U. S. gold!
coin $ 0 W
I. IV. CASE. Agent,
Chcnannis street. AstorlR, Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOvrOS AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
ReproseaticK a capital of SO7.000.0OO.
A. VAN DTJ5EN, Acent.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
eOIIice with Bozorth & Johns.
3. ARNDT & EEROHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Alt kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty rn:ulc of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BeXTON' STREET, NEAR PAI'.KEK IIOBSE,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAHD anfl MARISE EK&IKES
Boiler-Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short BTotlre.
A. D. Wass. President.
J. n. HtJjnxEU.Secrctary,
I. V. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIIf & CO.
Doors, Windows, Biinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
JS2XQ3P yJ ox!is.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Ray, and Walnut Iumbi-r ; Ore
gon and Tort Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
C. II. IIA.IX ti CO.
Astoria Oil Works.
J. II. DEFORCE. Proprietor. I. O. Hot 2H,
Manufacturer and Dealer iu
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find my Skid Grease to be
good and cheap.
NEAT, CHEAP ANT) QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite X. Loeb'A.
No. 4. First St, Portland. Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction gnaranteed..
f IS. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
JRoom No. c, over "White House,
Attorney at Iiaw.and Salary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
C. W. FCLTON. G. C. FUtTOS".
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
RociasSand C.Odd Fellows Building.
J .A. HOWIiKY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chettantus twet, - - ASTOP.IA. OREGON
Q J. CUitTIS.
ATTT AT I.AW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms s and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. IV-Claims at "Washington. -D; C, and
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Office :- Chennmus street, Y. M. C.A. hall
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Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10. Odd Fellows Bulldlnjr,
J"A1l TUTTXiE. 31. I.
PHYSICIAU AND SURGEON
Okfick Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
RnsiD;'cn Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON
Rfxrttw in Alice's building up stabs, comer
oi uassauu namomiue surer .
J. R. r-al.'OKCE, "
Room It, Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas adiMii.lstercd for painless extraction
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
I AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
JL wel! known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
NATIONA L, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid ttekrts to or from any Europoan
For full Information as to rates of fare,
sailing tikvs. etc, Hfply to
I. W. CASE.
CKO. r. WHEELER.
vr. l. r.onn.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Besl Estate I Ibsemcb Apts.
"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
Itoy.it, Xnnvlcli Union ami -Lance-fsilrc
With a combined capital of S3G,OC0,OO0.
Travelers .ift and Accident Insur
ance Co. of Hartford, andthc3Inn
Itattan JLIfc Insurance Co.,
of New York.
We are azents for the Datlu and Weekly
Northwest Xcict, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care ivM re
ceive prompt attention.
ATTENTION SOLDIERS !
$101,000,000 Appropriated iu
1883 for 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 ths arrears of the pen
sion act and continue it iu force so far as
widows and children are concerned. AN
ACT allowing pay for horses and equipments
l05t in service, etc Nearly every person Is
entitled to an increase.
Pensions, JRonntleH, Ijand Claims
and lntentH attended to.
For particulars call or address
C. J. CUIITI8.
Attorney and Counselor at LavSolicItor of
Claims and Patents.
Rooms 3 and 4 Odd Fellows building, As
THE LATEST STYLES
B. 5. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
. Window curtains made to order.
53f My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be lound convenient to rny patrons.
1 Lead but Ne
Is herewith declared. From and after tho 1st of November all News
papers and Periodicals will be sold at tho following prices:
5 Cents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of -New York, "Weeks Doinga,
Texas Siftings, S. F." Chronicle, Call,"Oregonian, News and Astoria,
8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., i3 for $1.00.
Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, Wasp, aad
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and Chimnef
Corner, Argonautx and. many others.
I have printed tickets for those papers to make exact change.
Back numbers always on hand.
O PZ Clan 'fo Leslie's Popular Monthly,
VOU If&s Young Ladies Journal, etc.
30 OSIltS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled t
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have als
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's Weekly, per year 3.75 not Si.OO
" Bazaar, " , 3.75 " 4.00
" Monthly - 3.50 4.00
All three for 10.00 " 12.00
Leslie's Weekly, pen year....- 3.75 4.00
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year 3.7o u 400
" Popular Monthly 2.85 3.00
Fireside Companion 2.75 " 3.00
New York Ledger 2.75 3.00
Saturday Night ; 2.75 3.00
Family Story Paper 2.75 " 3.00
Arm Chair 2.75 " 3.00
S. F. Argonaut s 3.75 4.00
Puck 4.50 5.00
And all others too numerous to mention at the same rates. Now is
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler's
Subscription News Depot.
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XjOo3s at This I
All the following flue clotli bound Books gilt edge. Ucd Line edition, formerly $1.5e at
.oceuta. ro K3 1 .s Bnlwer Lytton, Campbell, Spencer. Heraans, Tennyson, Hood,
Moore. Jean Inselow. Crabb, Tope, Shakespeare, noldsmlth, Chaucer. Coleridge, Luclla,
Drycen. JIacaulay, Scott. Schiller. Milton. Keats. Kirk, White, Goss. Thompson, Herbert,
Ayton, oodworth. Longfellow, Holmes. Bayard Taylor, Shelbv, Eodgers, Burns, Cooper,
and many, many more, -to i
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Andersons Fairy Tales, Arabian Xiehts. Young Crusoe, Tales from Shakespeare. Don
Quixote, Gcm, Household Stories, iJiek Kodney. Aesops Fables, Last Days of Pompeii.
Koblnson Crusoe. Bob Boy. The Midshipman. Daring Deeds. French Fancy Tales, Tho
rrivateersman, loung Forester, Teter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Every article of mv new. flr.e selected stock will be soldat nrices that will nmrr
Books, Stationery, and Notions in endless varietv. A fine display of Gold and SHye
Watches. Clocks and Jewelry, Kodger Broi. Silverware, as Knives. Forks and Spoons.
Castors, Cnps, Tea Sets, etc., etc., will be sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AXD ORGANS of the best makQrs very Low for-Caah, or on Easy
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications. IOO new Music Books just received from the East.
HPn&"V"Q I " 71,0 finest assortment of Toys. Wagons. Velocipede", Baby Carriages,
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Enabled by many years of experience I Jfcctdetl In selecting a stock of goods which
will suit young and ola.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
Polite clcrk3 will be found In attendance and no trouble to show goods-
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ASTORIA, ... Oregon.
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE WEST
em. State Investment, Hamburg, Bre
men and North Germau Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travellers' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N. Y.
e nave tho only complete set of township
maps in the county, and nave made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions,
Timber Lands, etc.. having all the omclal
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined in the office, upon tho 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
BOZORTn & JOHNS,
FIVE HUNDRED CORDS DRY HEM
lock Wood, which I will deliver at the
houses of customers for $4 a cord.
Draying or all kinds done at reasonable
rates. J R. E. MARION. :
ver Follow !
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