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VOL. XX, AO. 41 .
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, XOTEMBER 17, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
THE OLD CROY.'D RETURNING.
NEWS OF THE NORTHWEST.
Washington Claimants Flocking to the
Capital to Prepare for the Coming
One could tell that the meeting of
congress was not far oil from the way
certain persons begin to make their
appearance at the national capital.
For ever so many years they have be
sieged congress with claims of nearly
every description, and for amounts
ranging from a thousand dollars to a
million. Some of them have been at
"Washington for twenty years, if not
longer. The ranks are kept good by
new cases as one after another drops
ont. Favorable action by congress
in one case will inspire all the rest
with hope and determination to stick.
Not one of them doubts but what his
turn 'is bound to come yet.
Claims growing out of the war are
the more numerous class. Ihey grow
with time. A war claim is equal in
value to the average of mining plants.
It depends quite as much on how such
a claim is worked as ou the character
of the proof supporting it Some
claims ripen with age; the older they
are the better. A large claim stands
a far better chance than a compara
tively small one. A claim that is not
large enough to divide up and create
the promise of a good thing for sev
eral parties, has a poor show unless
it has an independent money backing,
A claim that is large enough to divide
up has a self-propelling power. It
will find friends. A claim is often
farmed out to a ring of lobby brokers
which includes one or more able law
yers familiar with all the intricacies
of that sort of practice. They go at
it systematically, and are content if
tho'first timo they cau get the claim
before a committee, even though no
action is taken. That much is count
ed as progress, and so it is. The
nest time a report, with or without
recommendation, is obtained, and
nothing more comes of it for that
time. Next timo it gets a set-back
from an unfavorable report But
that does not discourage the syndi
cate, who are prepared for thai The
next timo the attempt is made to have
the matter referred to a select com
mittee. If it succeeds it is a piece of
good fortune; it is a favorite method.
By this time some new proof has
probably been discovered. Papers
heretofore missing have been found.
After a while a bill is reported, which,
however, is not considered for want
of time, or through persistence of
some objector at the only lime when
it could be got up. But no one is
discouraged yet, except the poor
claimant, who has spent his time and
money hanging around Washington
winter after winter, until he can do it
no longer, and yet not knowing what
else to do. And so he comes and
goes year after year, and so do the
contracting syndicate, who with a
number of jobs on their hands, man
age to make a business of it and pay
expenses. But the poor claimant, the
victim of hope deferred, having no
such arrangement, is getting poorer
every year, though the syndicate as
sure him that the prospect is bright
ening. And so it is in one view; for
now and then a claim of this descrip
tion does go througli, either by the
direct and conclusive action of con
gress or by being referred to the
Court of Claims. After that there is
another and peculiar experience.
Managers of claims consider the
Court of Claims a good place to be.
The reasons are various and familiar
to those who have gone through the
mill. How inadequately the govern
ment is represented in this court out
siders little understand.
Claims that have been pushed in
the lobby by women have had excep
tionally good luck. "Women are be
lieved to be more persistent than men.
Cases are cited of claims abandoned
bv experienced Jobbymen after a
faithful trial, that have been put
through by female influence. There
is one such case before the Court of
Claims at the present moment for a
large amount, which owes its success,
after repeated failures, to this char
acter of effort and influence.
A Timely Announcement.
Prof. Proctor reasons that the moon
has grown old six times as fast as the
earth, a comparison of the masses and
radiating surfaces of the two bodies
making it evident that the earth's in
ternal heat was originally sufficient
to last six times as long as the moon's
supply. Following up his reasoning
he argues that (50,000,000 of years
must elapse before we will have
reached the stage of life through
which the moon is now passing.
The above is important. "While
probably no one has noticed that the
moon is growing bald or gray-haired,
or seen it limping through space on a
pair of crutches, there is no question
but that the planet is growing old. It
has every reason to grow old, and it
is no wonder that it has grown old
six times as fast as the earth. The
moon's work is all night work and
that is very straining on the nervous
system. But the assurance of Prof.
Proctor that sixty million years will
have to elapse before the earth
reaches that tottering age and "stage
of life through which the moon is
now passing," comes like a blessed
boon to the interested people of the
earth. Now people can go ahead and
get their farms mortgaged, and lay in
just enough flour and coal to last that
long, as after the earth gets as old as
the moon is now, no one will care to
live upon it any longer, and they will
let the old thing go to the dogs. Prof.
Proctor's announcement comes just
in the nick of time. Peck's Sun.
"Oh, yes," said the eldest Mrs.
Culture at Table d'hote the other
evening. "I breakfasted the other
evening with Mrs. Brainweight, and
we enjoyed a delicious repast excel
lent coffee, superior bread, and pis
catorial globes done admirablv."
ArWhat?" asked her friend. "Piscat
orial globes," repeated the Boston
virgin. "And what under the sun
we they?' "I believe," said Miss Cul
ture, drawing herself up stiffly, "I be
lieve uncultured people call them fish
Gov. Newell has signed the bill for
the formation of the new county of
Custom Officer Blake has estab
lished his headquarters at "Whptcom.
W. T.. and will put a stop to the Chi
nese smuggling business as far as
Capt. Jackson, of the steamer
Wash in ton, slates that Chinamen,
generally supposed to have come
across the border line, can be seen
going up the Sound on his boat al
most every trip.
The La Conner Jlail mentions that
A. B. "Williamson, the first settler on
the Skagit river, above the jam, died
at his residence near Lyman on Tues
day, the Gth inst. Mr. "Williamson
was also the pioneer hop grower on
the Skagit, and was one of the first
hop raisers in the Puyallup valley.
Business is reported lively iu Che
halis, with a steady increase of popu
lation. Immigrants are arriving daily
and all available dwelling houses are
crowded some with two or three
families. New buildings are going
up on all sides, and the prospects are
that carpenters will be kept busy all
winter to provide Unnecessary shel
ter and business facilities for the im
migration that is pouring in.
Commenting on the division of
Yakima, the Ellensbnrg, "W. T., Lo
calizer says: " "The people of Yakima
City are indifferent as to division of
the county. At the next election that
end of the county can out vote the
upper country. There will be over
300 new settlers below Yakima before
next spring. They rather court di
vision for the reason that when the
county debt is divided, they will have
the twenty-five miles completed rail
road to heln to nut their county out
of debt; while the upper county will
have to struggle for years to pay off
the debt that it will have to assume.
The Ra Carpet.
"With the threatened eruption of
the rag carpt as a kind of venerable
successor to the genuine Boston
made Turkish rug, there comes a
wail on the part of the male portion
of humanity and a protest on the
part of all health loving humanity.
I rise at this moment as the self-
appointed representative of poor,
down-trodden and long-suffering man,
Alieady lady friends are looking with
avaricious and covetous eyes on
my spring suit, and, in fancy, con
structing a stripe of navy blue, whilo
some other man's spring clothes are
already spotted for the "hit or miss"
stripe of the time honored huinbug.
It does seem to me that there is
enough sorrowing toil going on for
nothing already, enough of backache
and delirium, without tearing the
shirt off a man's back to sew into a
big ball, and then weave into a rag
carpet made to breed death and dis
ease, with its prehistoric prespiratiou
and modern drug store eyes.
The rug now commonly known as
the Turkish prayer rug has a sad.
worn look, but it doe not come up
to the rag carpet of the dear old
home. Around it there clusters, per
haps, a tradition of an Oriental false
hood, but the rag carpet of the dear
old home, and rich in association, is
a heirloom that passes down from
generation to generation, like the
horse blanket of forgotten years, and
the ragbag of the dead dead past
Here is found the stripes of all wool
delaine that was worn by one who is
now in the golden hence, or stricken
with Dakota fever, living in the squat
ter s home, and there is the fragment
of underclothes prematurely jerked
from the back of the husband and
father before the silver of a century
had crept into his hair. There is no
question but the dear old rag carpet, )
with poisonous greens and sickly yel- j
lows and brindle browns and doubt- i
ful black is a big thing. It looks!
kind of modest and unpretending,
and yet speaks of the dead past and
smells of the antique and the'garret.
It represents the long months when
aching fingers first sewed the gar
ments, then the first dash of gravy on
the front breadth, the maddening cry,
the wild effort to efface it with ben
zine, the sorrowful defeat, the dusty
grease spot standing like a pork goa
vy plaque upon the face of the past,
the glad rehnguishment of the gar
ment, the attack of the rag carpet
nend upon it, the hurried crash as it
was torn into shreds and sewn to
gether, the mad plunge of the dust
powdered mass into the reeking bath
of paris green or copperas, then the
weavers gentle racket and at last
the pale consumptive, freckled, sick
ly panorama of outrageous coloring,
offending the eye, the nose, the
throax and the larynx, to be trodden
under feet of men and to yield up its
precious dose of destroying poisons
from generation even unto genera
tion. It is not a thing of beauty, for it
looks like the colored engraving of a
mortified lung. It is not economical,
for the same time devoted to knock
ing out the brains of frogs and col
lecting their hams for the metropoli
tan market would yield infinitely
more, and it is not worth much as an
heirloom, for within the same timo a
mortgage may be placed upon the
old homestead which will pass down
from father to son, even to nations
yet unborn, and attract more atten
tion in the courts than all the rag car
pets that it would require to span the
broad spangled dome of heaven.
I often wonder that Oscar "Wilde,
the pale patron of the good, the true
and the beautiful, did not rise up in
his might and knock the essential
warp and filling out of the rag car-
per- uscar aia noc ao ngui or no
would have stood up in his funny
clothes and fought for reform at so
much per fight "While he made fun
of the Chicago water works, a grate
ful public would hare buried in cut
flowers if instead he had warneHt to
the rag carpet and the approaching
dvuie. lit U JSye.
Tim Inst observations indicate that
iTft urn distant from the sun 92.700.000
miles. These are the figures obtained
as near as may be Irom tne observe
tions of the last Yenus transits.
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and whalesomenoss. Mora
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold In competition with the inul
tituae of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sdldmiluin can. Roy
al Baking Powokk Co.. toe Wall-st. N. V.
Sing of the Blood
Is not a "curt all," it fs a blood-purifier and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons thesvs
tem. deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but beiuu really branches or phases of
IMood. Such are Dynpcjwia, WUlmisnau,
IArcr Complaint, Constipation, Ncrvou Dis
order. Headache. Backache. General Wcak-
7iow. Heart Dltcasc, Dropsy. Kidney Distant,
Pile, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
uisuracrs, I'trnmc. uiccrx. siceutngs, Ac
tc. Hins or the' Ulood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. Impurltv
of the blood. Chemists and physicians asree
In calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the nurwose." Sold bv Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, c,iu pampniei, ireaiisoon Diseases
l Hi- Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SOX & Co., Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Gils
FLOUR ASD FEED.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capital- Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Trices, in Stock.
Orih'r Cliemunus nnd Hamilton Street
LOEB & OO.
AGENTS FOit THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
tST"All goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Leinenweber & Co.,
a tniNKNWEBKB. II. BROWN
TAMERS AM CUBBIES,
.Manufacturers and Importers of
LL KINDS OF
Wholesale Driers 1b
OIL AND TALLOW.
esHlhe-st cah price paid for Hides and
IN LOTS TO SUIT, FROM 5 ACRES TO
40 acre tract In S. W. corner of Chas.
Stevens' D. O. Title perfect. For particu
lars Inquire at office of N. D. Raymond, City
xxsai ; or on tne premises oi v. u. loung.
Astoria, Nor: 3d, 1888.
A. V Men,
Wholesale and l'tto Healer iu
Glass and Plated Ware,
TKOl'ICAl. AND lfpMKNTIC
FRUITS AND VECETAtfLfcS.
Wines, Liquorsjcbacco. Cigars
P I AN
SHALL ilDSICAL INSTRUMENTS
SPREADS AND STOOLS
Slieet Music ,
Piano, and Organ .Instructors.
STECK & KUABE PIAHOS !
President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon."
Ami other prominent purson. rinnos and
Organs of many leading makes,
wholesale and retail.
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
Largest Eouse on This Coast.
Instruments of All Kinds Tuned
165 First St., Portland. Oregon.
Union India Rubber Co's
Pure Para Ouai
SKWARK OK IMITATIONS !
Ro iirA tlio Tlnntc art atntnnr.il fl? i fET
"PROOF on the heels, and have the PURE
UUM Sfliixas on the too' and iastc&.
which prevent their cracking or hieak'.ujr.
we are now umxiuc tnem witu lluniiKR
AXD ASBESTOS .Soles whirh will make
them last more than twice as Ions anv
"Rubber boots made.
FOit SALIC BY ALL DEALF.llS.
ALL KINDS KITI5UF.K BELTING. PACK
ING, HOSK.SI'KINGS. CLOTHING.
HOOTS AND SUOK-. Etc.
COODYEAR RU3BER CO.
It. 11. PHASIC. Jr. Agents. ;
S. M.RUNYON. i San Enmcisco. f
No. -I. First St., - - Portland. Oregon
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
ami satisfaction guaranteed.
C 0 CANNERYMEN !
I "W ILL MAKE BOXES NEXT SEASON
In any amount required, and guarantee
to have them satisfactory m every respect.
My price for sliooks will be 13 cents ; for
nailed boxes 17 cents. Anyone wislilns to
make a contract for cases can confer with
J. C. TRUI.L1NGER.
ocU-Sm Proprietor AVest Shore Mill.
ASTORIA, - . OREGON
THIS INSTITUTION, UNDER CARE OF
the Sisters of Chanty, is now ready foi
the reception of patients.
Private roonis for" the nccominodatiuu oi
Patients admitted at all houi s, day or niht.
No phvMdan has excluslvo right, overv
patient is free to and has the privilege of
employing any physician they prefer.
United StatcH marine
Seamen who pay Hospital Dues, are enti
tled to Free care and attendance at this Hos
pital during sickness. Permits must be ob
tained lor United StatcsMarines at the Cus
Sisteils or Chauitv
S. AllNDT & JFERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop "5
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
Aspecialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
- U. THOMSO.V.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room Xo. c. oTorWhiteIIou.se.
Attorney nt I.atr.aRtt Sot&ry
Odd Fellow Building. Astoria, Oregon,
C. V. KUI.TOX. O. C. FULTON".
. ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C, Odd Fellows Building.
ATTOKXEY AT LAW.
Cheimmits trcet, - - ASTORIA, OREtJON
Attorney at T-aw.
Room A, "White House.
ATT'i' AT LAW.
Notary luhiic. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
X.B -Claims at Washington. D. C, and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEhR, COMMISSION AND IN
QKL.O V. PARKER.
Clatsop CVtmty, and City of Astoria
Office t-Chcnamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JVC X. C UOAT.HAW
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and to, Odd Fellows Building,
JpVY TUTTIiH. 31. X.
PHYSICIAN A2HI) SURGEON
Okkick Rooms 1,2, and S. Pythian Build
inj;. Residence Over .1. E. Thomas' Drug
ASTORIA. --- - OREGON
RiKunain Allen's building up stairs, comer
oi ua&s ajsn suemocuue stret .
JQR. J. K. LaFOK(J,
Room it. Odd Ft-Hows Building, Astoria, Or.
G&s administered for painless extraction
PROP. T. F. DIEYEK.
Graduate of Ileidelherg University.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
! Bills of Exchanqe on anv
Part oi Europe.
1 AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
A well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE. RED STAR.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information as to rates of fare,
alllnKdays. etc, apply to
OEO. P. WHEKLER.
WHEELER & R0BB.
Real Estate Unsrace Apts.
"We have verv desirable nroDcrtv in As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts careiuiiy-aujustea anu collec
We represent the
IJoyal. Norwich Union and Xianca
Hin re inHuranco tso'g.,
With a combined capital of S30,00O,OOO.
Travelers lafe-and Accident Insur
ance Co, of Hartford, andthejlan.
hattan Ufe. InHnroace Co.,
of New York.
"We are ascnts for the Daily and Weekly
iornreM.rtcat,ana tne Oregon vtaeue.
All business entrusted to our care will re
cclve prompt attention
0. E. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds oi boat material on baud.
C. II. BAXX A CO.
INCREASING BUSINESS DEMANDS
TILL MY RETURN FROM SAN FRANCISCO
The Following Prices Hold Good:
5 Cents Each..
Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of Nev: York, "Weeks Doings,
Texas Sittings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astorlvn",
8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $1.00.
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 papers to make exact change.
Back numbers always on hand.
95 fOirfG Leslie's Popular Mbnthlv,
diO Young Ladies Journal, etc. .
30 GeHtS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions f 1 have also
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's "Weekly, per year . . .
Monthly " ....
All three for ... . . ; .
Leslie's "Weekly, per year
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year
" Popular Monthly u
New York Ledger
Family Story Paper
Arm Chair :
S. F. Argonant ,
ifnd 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 iNews Depot.
All the following fine cloth uouudllcoks
.j cents. A-iiiJi5 uiuwer iyiinn, ;:uni)eu, npciiPer. .
and many, many more.
Fine line of Novels and Gift Books, ricli'y hound, formerly Si J50 now only 75 cents.
Tom Brown's School Days, Tour of the World, Tho Fur Country. Five Weeks in a Balloon,
Anderson's Fairy Tales, Arabian Niehts. Young Crusoe. Tales from Shakespeare, Don
Quixote. Gem. Household StoriM. Dick IJodnev. Aesoi.sF:ibles LastDavsof PomnelL
Kobinson Crusoe, Rob Jto'y, The .Midshlnmnn. Dariue Dreds. Frencli Fancy Tales, The
rrivateersman, Young Foi ester, l'eterthe Whaler, and hundreds more.
livery article of mv new, One selected stock w
ill J03I PETITION.
Books. Stationery, and Xotlons in endless
"Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Jtodger Bros. Silverware, as Knives, Forks and Spoons,
Castors, Cuis, Tea Sets, etc., etc.,-will be sold cheaper than any where else.
PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Musio and Music Instructors
of the latest publications, too new Music Books Just received from the East.
nnr"rS t The finest assortment of Toys. "Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
JL J JLij I etc, etc., can only be found t Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Vn.ihled hv rrmnv vonrs of pxnprionco T
will suit young and ola. -
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
Tolite clerks will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
ItTOIEHSEit X VIT,1j XOT I32S 1L'XI1R301I.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkntox Stkeet, Nkak Pakkeb Hovpr,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND ani MABM ESG1ES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. o.sta?i3src3-js ,
Of all Descriptions made to Order
y at Skort Xotlce.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. G. Hustleb, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
3.75 not 4 00
3.7o " 4.00
10.00 " 12.00
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2.85 " 3.00
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2.75 ". 3.00
2.75 " 3.00
3.75 " 4.00
gilt edge. Ited Line edition, formerly Sl.no at
Jlenians. Tennyson. Hood,
iriil be sold at prices that will IEP1T
variety. A flue display of Gold and Silver
makers very I,oxv for Cash, or on IJagy
snccftfidod in seloctliicr n. stock nf ponds whloh
Advances made on Consignments.