Hfte fflMliiPstirt hot VOL. XX, NO. 40. ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1883. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. A CAll-LOMCOr ('Am. The car of the United States fish commission whioh J eft "Washington on November 5 with 25,000 young carp, arrived here over the Xorrhern Pacific yesterday morning, and was at once transferred across the river and is now at the west side depot. Five thousand of the fish were left with the Ohio fish commission, and the same number with the commis sioners of Iowa and Minnesota, The remainder are for distribution in Oregon and "Washington Territory. The car is in charge of lAr. George H. IL Moore, with James CarsewelL :issistaiil, and George Demonet and Arthur Yeaman, apprentices in the employ of the United States fish com mission. Mr. Carscwell was here some time since with a Jot of carp. The car is .filled specially for the transportation of fish. In one end is an office for the jerson in charge, at the other end a kitchen, and aloiig the sides a series of lockers, in which the fish in tin buckets; each con taining about fifty carp and about a half gallon of water, are placed. Pipes convey air through an ice box at each side of the car to the lockers in which the fish are placed, so as to keep the air at a proper temperature, which with carp is 15 degrees. These carp are four mouths old and of an average length of two inches. They are in good con dition, only 24.4 (less than one per cent,) having died on the way; and this was caused by sudden climatic changes, it being very cold in crossing the ltockics. Any person desiring can obtain a bucket containing fifty carp, the only charges being twenly-live-cenls for the bucket. The fish have been sent out here by Prof. Biurd, 'at the solicitation of Hon. M. G. Goarge, They were hatched at Washington, in the Potomac, from original German stock. In the Atlantic States the allowance to each applicant is only twenty fish; but on account of the great distance from the source of supply, it was deemed no more than just that appli cants on this coast should have fifty each. The car will remain here until Friday evening, when it will go to Walla Walla. Mr. Moore suggests that until the carp are placed permanently in ponds, the water in which they are kept should be changed daily." They will live in confined places in Potomac river water about two weeks, and were brought here without change of water. Yesterday they were put in Willamette river water. If in ponds not too cold, the carp will grow in one year to weigh from two to five pounds. In native waters they often obtain a weight of Sfty pounds and over. Average weight in southern states at one year old is four pounds. The carp thrives best on vegetable matter lettuce, cabbage, boiled pota toes, water cress, celery tops. etc. and is fond of conimcak -Orefoiii-an IT. The Two Isthmus Canals. It looks very much as if there would bo two canals across the nar row neck of land which joins the two great continents of Korth and South America. Although the ground has not yet been broken for the Nicarau gua Canal, it is quite certain that if a good guaranty for three per cent interest on $75,000,000 of bonds can be obtained that is. such a one as will satisfy European financiers there will be no difficulty in raising the money. The money once assured the work would certainly be under taken without much delay. Nicarau gua is about to furnish a'guarantyf three per cent interest on $20,000,000 of bonds. If the other Central American Republics come up to the- mark m the same spirit, the money would soon be forthcoming. It is not probable that the United States will furnisb any guaranty; but in va rious other ways substantial help may be derived from this country. The first step to inspire confidence is to put the enterprise on a solid financial basis. It it should be said by wav of discouragement that two canals will be one too many, it may be noted at the same time that England would probably begin the work of construct ing a second canal across the Isthmus of Suez were it not for the conces sion granted to DeLesseps which practically forbids the construction of atJecond canal across that isthmus, The Panama canal, whicli has been written down so often, is progressing as rapidly as its most sanguine friends could expect. The echo of the declaration, "It will never be built," has hardly died away when we nave inis summary th uie woric wnicn is going on: The total length of the canal is sev cnty-four kilometres, from the Atlan tic to its mouth in the Pacific, at the islands Kaos and Flamenco. It is di vided into twelve sections, the most important of which are those of Colon, Gorgoua, Obispo, Emperado. Culebra and Paraiso. These united sections employ daily thirty steam excavators, forty locomotives and 800 tip wagons. There are 90,000,000 cubic feet to be excavated. The grand cuttmg, about two-thirds of which has already been excavated, is the cutting between Obispo and Pa raiso. The force employed xipon the work is upward of ten thousand men, and the excavation up the 15th of October amounted to more than 2,500,000 cubic metres. During these latter months of the bad season the excavations have amounted to about 350,000 metres per month. This fig ure will be quintupled during the fine season, which commences in Decem ber, and next year mostly all the nec essary machinery will be at work, and the excavations will amount to 4,000,000 metres per month. The working force wiU.be augmented, and will form a total of 15.000 men. Ac Colon (Aspinwali) a breakwater is being constructed to improve the liarbor and to break the force of the heavy seas against the mouth of the canal: the lagoons m Hie town are to be filled up, thereby improving its sanitary condition. The operations there have greatly enlarged the town. On the first section of the canal be tween Colon and Gatun, the first of the 120-horse power machines is ex-: cavaiing G000 metres daily at the J l r r r f I,. value ul ouu irauu iui un uuuiu metres. Probably never in the his tory of modern engineering was so ranch enrfch removed at so small n cost. NEWS Of THE NORTHWEST. Salem wante to have the Forest Grove Indian school removed to the capital. . Coal has been struck at each end of the Siskiyou tunnel. Its quality is not fully ascertained yet. The Minneapolis Tribune, noting t the marvelons progress of that young i city, slates tuat dunng the present year 300 new business concerns have been established there, of which sixty-two are now manufacturing estab lishments. Ainsworlh sent a man with a peti tion and $300 to Olympia to work for the triple division of Whitman county, but the man kept right on to California, and did not visit the capi tal. Hence Ainsworth is out $300 and her petition. The Dallas, Oregon, fire depart ment received their new hand engine last week and are highly pleased with it In a test trial last Saturday evening their force was loo much for the engine, and they succeeded in breaking the castings on the pump handles. There is -an increasing demand in Portland for houses of five, Fix and seven rooms. A hundred of thischiss would be rented in one day, it rates were reasonable. The scarcity of housea has had the effect of filling the upper iloors of the many new business buildings junt completed. The cry for houses U as great as for female help. The following is from the Weston (Oregon J Ltath r: "The great bulk of grain ha now been hauled to the different stations. There is still, how ever, a good deal in the country. The railroad has plenty of wo rk to do. At Blue Mountain station alone there ire over seveuty-five thousand sacks of wheat awaiting shipment. The amount taken awav daily does not robablv average over sixteen hun dred sacks. At this rate, and making allowance for what yet may be deliv ered, the platform will not be cleared much before the first of January." One of the most singular features m uie scencrv ot ine territory oi Idaho is the occurrence of dark. rockv chasms into which large streams, :uid creeks suddenly disap pear and are never moro seen. These iissures are old lava channels, pro duced bv the outside of the molten" mass cooling and forming a lube, which on the fiery stream becoming xhansted, lias leon left empty, while the roof of the lava duct having at some points fallen in, presents there the opening into which the river plunges and is lost At one place along the banks of the Snake, one of these rivers reappears gushing from i cleft high up m the basaltic walls, where it leaps a cataract into the tor rent below, where this stream has its origin, or at what point it is swal lowed up, is utterly unknown, though it is believed that its sources are a lone way up in the north country. Besides becoming the channels of liv ing streams, those lava conduits are frequently found impacted with ice masses, whicli never melt. Bv mauv individuals in many conutries an oath is regarded very lightly. To them it is just as easy to swear as to sneeze, and in many instances easier. In eastern nations, among the Mohammedans, an extra ordinary sanctity is attached to a solemn asseveration, and the belief in punishment hereafter to a perjurer is carried to a degree of fanaticism. When a Hindoo or a Burmese swears, he implicates not himself alone, but all his kindred to the seventh degree, all his personal acquaintances, and all hw posterity. Wlien he, through lapse of memory, perjures himself, all these are condemned to "ten kinds of punishment and five attacks of enemies." Should the perjury be of a more serious form, the "earth will open and swallow them all up." Should he lino win gh' make a false oath, all his friends and acquaintances will be precipitated into eighty great hells and one hundred and twenty small ones. Talmage has taken the rolo of prophet and makes this prediction: The time will come when John Chinaman will be able to vote, and when the Republican party will put lis arm around his neck and kiss him on ouejeheek and the Democratic party will kiss him on the other cheek, and both of them will light as to who loved him longest and best. The Chicago press says we used to spell negro with two g but we now speak of the negroes as 'our intelligent colored brethern." Another English expression strug gling for adoption in this country is "standing for office" as Mr. So-or- bo has concluded to "stand for the legislature." The American states man who wonld succeed cannot afford to stand for an office he mnst run, and run lively. Cincinnati Com mercial. IVoticc to Hie Ladies. Switches made from combings or cut hair; new switches made to order from the best imported hair, in any shade de sired. Ola switches repaired. All work warranted. Hates reasonable. Call or address UlILK-VHAltT & SrilOKMIKj Occident hair dressing saloon, Astoria, Oregon. TlAI.ES HOXBV OF JIOBEHOUXn AXI) Tau charms away a cough, cold, or in fluenza vrithout any bad viiec.u Pfiin's Toothache Dr.ors cure in one minute Sm ton's Curb will immediately relieve Croup, whooping cough and Bronchitis, bold by W. K. Dement. ArAvnii made miserable bv Indi gestion, Constipation, D izzineA.Los3 of appetite, Yellow Skin? Sliilolfs Vital? izer is a positive cure. For sale by V, E. Dement. Absolutely Pure. This powder nevrr varies. A marvel o purity, strength and vlnlesoraeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot bo .sold In competition with the mul titude of low test short weight, alum or phosphate powders. Soldonlyin can. Roy al Bakixc. rowoKit Co.. 105 Wall-st. N. Y. Wilson & Fisher, SHIP CHANDLERS. PKALKHB IX iron, Steel, Coal. Anchors, Ghains, TAR, PITCH, OAKUH1, NAILS AND SPIKES, Shelf Hardware j Paints and Oils STEAM PACKING, PROVISIONS. FLOUR XXI ItllTX FKEI. Agents for Salem Flouring Mills, and Capital Flour. FAIRBANKS STANDARD SCALES. AH sizes, at Portland Trices, In Stock. Corner Chminmus and Hamilton Street A STOMA., OREGON. LOEB & (JO. JOBBERS IN WINES. LIQUORS, AND CIGARS. AGENTS FOR THE. Best San Francisco Houses and Eastern Distilleries. Tumblors Decanters, and All Kinds of Saloon Supplies. C5yAll goods sold at San Francisco Prices. MAIN STREET, Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon. Blood Is not a ''cure all," it is a blood-purifier and tohic. Impurity oi the blood poisons the sys tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In duces many disorders, known by different names to uistinculsh them according to ef fects, but behii; really branches or phases of that trreat Generic disorder, lrnimrltv or lilood. Such are Dynpejwfa. Billlouxnc, Lixxr Complaint, Constipation. Xcrcoux Dl ordcrx. Headache, Backache, General Weak' nests. Heart Disease, Dropxy.Kidncu DImoac, Piles, Rhcumatbtm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin Disorders, Pimples. Ulcer. Sicclllnof, Jic.. Ic. Kinc of the Blood, prevents and cures these by attacking the entire. Impurity oi the blood. Chemists and physicians agree in calling it "the most genuine and efficient preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc tions, &c. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases oi thft Blood." wrapped around each bottle. I). KAKSOM. SOX & Co.. Props Buffalo. N. Y. WM, EDGAR, Dealer In Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes Meerschaum and Brier Pipes, GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY Revolvers and Cartridges. Leinenweber & Co., C LKINKVWKBEit. H. BHOW2C K3TAULI9HED 1S35. ASTORIA, OREGON, TAMERS AE CUBBIES, Manufacturers and Importers or 1.1. KINDS OF AND FINDINGS Wholesale Dealers in OIL AND TALLOW. anrlllshest cash price paid tor Hides and Taiiow. FOR SALE. IN LOTS TO SUIT. FROM 5 ACRES TO 40 acre tract In S. W. .comer oi Clias. Stevens' D. C. Title perfect. For particu lars inquire at office or N. D. Raymond, City King of the xxau ; or uu uie premises ui u, u. auuui;. Astoria, Nor. 2d, 1S83. MOTELS AND RESTAURANTS. PARKER HOUSE, II, Tt. PARKER. Prop.. ASTORIA, - - OREGON. E. P. PARKER. - Manager and Agent. Al. CROSBY. x - - Day Clerk Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk. Jas. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room. First Class in all Eespects. FREE COACH TO HIE HOUSE. IT IS A PACT THAT JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE ON Concomly Street is the Best in Town. THAT llv. lias Alirnj N on Baud FRKSII Shoal Water Bay and "East ern Oj'stcrs. THAT "JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER. THAT He lias hrcn Proprietor ef Ike "Aarora notrl" In KnapptoR jictchjmt. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. A New Departure. At Frank Fnbre's, is daily sej TABLE D'HOTE from to 7 :30 P H A PINE FRENCH DINNER. )INE With Half a Bottle Wine Villi be furnished, for 50 centH. Hoard by theIonth, - S5 to S30 Ltxljrincs can be procured by tbe day. week or month. My establishment Is fitted newly thrnueliout. and everything main tained In the best style. Jb'ItAXK JvAIIHE, A Good Cup of Coffee AND OYSTERS. MRS. rOWELb HAS OPENED AN OYS ter stand and Coffee House on Main street next to the Oregon Bakery. Every attention paid to patrous. COSMOPOLITAN Chop House and Restaurant. OPEN DAY AND NIOI1T. 3IenlM 25 ccntn and npwarrts. G. BOULAKI), 3IAI.V STKF.ET. Proprietor. - ASTORIA. THE BEST Boarding and Lodging House. Chas. Wallman has owned a lmardiiiR and lodging house south of O'ltrien'.s hotel, near uie gas wonts. The table Is supplied with the best the market affords : good food and clean beds will be furnished at the regular prices. (live me a call anu saitsiy yourselves. CHAS. WALLMAN. Astoria Restaurant EDWABD YOUNG Announces to the public that he has located in the rooms formerly occupied by the City Book Store, where he will keep a Restanraut and Chop House Furnishing meals to order at all hours. His natrons will find thn tables supplied. with ten or twelve of the best newspaper?. His reputation as former proprietor of the New England Restaurant Is a sufficient recommendation for his new house. California Exchange The best of California and Foreign Wines and Liquors Kept Constantly on Hand DoiucHtic ami Foreign Clsarg of the best JSrandH. NATIONAL BREWERY BEER. On Concomly between Benton and Lafa yette streets. lm GEORGE GOIiLIF.lt. 5. ARNDT & EERCHEN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine Shop BLACKSMITH SHOPfj A V!) " Boiler Shop All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AND STEAMBOAT WOEK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing OANKERY-DIES, - FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. BUSINESS CARDS. p. R. THOMSON, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Room No. 6, over "White House, ASTORIA, OREGON. J. NAT. HUDSON, Attorney at Law, aad. Malary1" Pablle. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregoa, a W. FULTOX. a. c. fuitox. FUJVTOIS B K OTHERS t ATTORNEYS AT IiA,W. Qooinj 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building. q.A. BOVTIiBY. ' - ATTORNEY AT LAW, Chenawus tie et, - - ASTORIA, OREGON O. RmrAOHRAX. Attorney at lav. Itoom 4. JVhito House. Q JT. CU&TI8, ATT'Y AT LAW. Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for California, New I'orkand Washington Ter ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Buildlnjr, As toria. Oregon. N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and collections a specialty. Astoria Agent Hamburg-Magdeburg and German-American FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES. Jg C. HOLDES. .NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEKK, COMMISSION AND SURANCE AGEN1. IN Q.KLO F. PARKKK SURVEYOR OF ClatHep CoHnty.aaACItaref Aateria Orace :-Chenamus street, Y. I. C. A. hall jylt. X. V. It O ATM AX. Physician and Surgepn. Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building, ASTORIA, OREGON. JAY TUTTIjE, 31. 1. PHYSICIAN AND SUEQEON " Office Booms l, 2, and S, Pythian Build tag. Residenck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug btore. V. HICKS. PENTIST, ASTORIA. - OREGON Rooms In Allen's building up stabs, corner oiixiss ana sqemocqne sires . JQU. J. E. JLaFORCB, DESTIST, Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or. Gas administered for painless extraction of teeth. MUSIC. PROF. T. F. MEYER. Graduate of Heidelberg University. Jano Tcaekcr. GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY. Bills of Exchange on any Part o1 Europe. IAif AGENT FOIi TIE FOLLOWING wei: known and commodious steamship lncH. STATE LINE, RED STAB, r WHITE STAR. HAMBURG-AMERICAN, D03IXNTONLINE, NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE. Prepaid tickets to or from any European port. for iiui imurmauuu us w raica oi larc, tailing days, etc, apply to l. rr . ua an- GEO. T. WHEELER. W.L.ROBB. Notary Public WHEELER & ROBB. - GENERAL Seal Estate i taw Apts. "Ve have verv desirable broDertv In As toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, fine farms throughout the county. Accounts carefully adjusted and collec tions made. we represent the Keynl, Xerwlen Ualoa aad JLaHCJU aairo KBsaraacc ;'., ; With a combined capital of 838,009,000. THE Travelers Life- and Accident lasar- aare Co, of Hartford, and the Mas aattaa lilfelBHaraaee Ce., - of New York. AVe are scents for the DaUu and Wteklv All business entrusted to our care will m ceire prompt attention. C. H. BAIN & CO. DEALEES TK Doors, Windows, Blinds. Transoms Turning, Bracket Work. 1 .TinitUltir n4 all vn.lr MtMntaAil Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore gon and Fort Orford Cedar. All kladi of bat saatarlal oa bzad. C.H.BAI!SC. I Lead but CARL ADLER S Crystal BEVOL la herewith declared. From and after the 1st of November all News papers and Periodicals will be sold at the following prices: 5 Cents Eacli. Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night, Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York, "Weeks Doings, Texas Siftings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astoriax, etc., etc. 8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $100. Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times Puck, "Wasp; and Judge, Harper's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's "Weekly and Chimney Corner, Argonaut, and many others. I have printed tickets for those papess to make exact change. Back numbers always on hand. OS IDTIT'C Leslie's Popular Monthly, AO WILIS, Young Ladies Journal, etc. 30 CeiltS. Harper's Monthly, etc. Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have also REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows: Harper's Weekly, per year " Bazaar, " " Monthly iS All three for Popular Monthly Saturday Night Family Story Paper Arm Chair S. F. Argon ant Puck . . -. 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. ABLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT ! Ijoofe at This ! All the following fine cloth bound Books cilt edce. lied Line edition. formorK- si m nt 75 cents. POEMS-Bulwer Lyttou, Campbell, Spencer, Ilemans, Tennyson, Hood, Moore, Jean Ineelow, Crabb. Pope, Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Chaucer. Colerfdge. Lucile, Dryden.Macaulay, Scott, Schiller. Milton. Keats. Kirk, White, (loss. Thompson, Herbert, Ayton, Woodworth. Longfellow, Holmes. Bayard Taylor. Shelby, Kodgers. Barns, Cooper, auu juziuj , uuiuy mure. Tom: Anderson'; Quixote. Gem. Household Stories. Dick Boblnson Crusoe, Rob Roy. The Midshipman. Daring Deeds. French Fancy Tales, The Privateersman, Young Forester, Feter the Whaler, and hundreds more. LOW "EvArv article of mv new. fine selected AI.Ii UOXJMETI't'IOV. Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Kodper Bro?. Silverware, as Knives, Forks and Spoons, Castors, Cups.-Tea.Sets, etc., etc., will be sold cheaper than anywhere else. PIANOS ANU ORGANS of the best iRSt&llnCHtH. MUSICAIi INSTRUMENTS of everv of the latent publications. 100 new Music Books just received from the Fast. rTIX7"C3 l The finest assortment of Toys, Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages, IvXlJ i etc, etc, can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace. Enabled by many years of experience I will suit young and old. I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received. "Polite clerks will be found In attendance and no trouble to show goods. ItKMEMBER I WIM, XOT HR II.ERS02j5. Crystal Pal Carl Adler, Proprietor. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. BsarxoK Stkket, Neau Parker House, ASTORIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND -BOILER MAKERS. lAHDMraMMfifflES BoilerWork, Steamboat Work ;: ajid Cannery -Work a spe- cialty. f mil DeserlptleHs made to Order HJw i kt Skert Notice . A. D. Was a, President. J. G. Hustler, Secretary, I. W. Cass, Treasurer, donx Fox, Superintendent. S3.75 not $4 00 3.75 4.00 3.50 " 4.00 10.00 " 12.00 3.75 " 4.00 3.75 " 4.00 2.85 " 3.00 2.75 3.00 2.75 3.00 2.75 " 3.00 2.75 3.00 2.75 3.00 3.75 4.00 4.50 " 5.00 l'odnev. AesoiM Fables. Last Davs otPomnpli stock will be sold at mices thnt will nuifv makers very Low for Cash, or on Easv descrintion. Sheet Almic and Mus!c Instmptnrj succeeded in selectinc a stock of (roods whicli COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Dealers In LTJMBEK, HAY, GRAIN, POTATOES, AND C00JSTRT PR0J3U0E. Advances made on Consignments.