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VOL. XX, NO. 42.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
PATHETIC MEMORIES OF THE PLOW.
The Canadian Pacific liailroad.
HOTELS AND RESTA U KANT.
I shall never forget the halcyon
spring day that grandfather lold
me to scour the old plow and get
ready to learn the mysteries of rap
shody. I took a brick and cleaned
that old mould board tvilh the same
eager delight and thorough faithful
ness that Ben Butler bestowed on
the burning up of the Massachusetts
almshouse, what a thrill of ecstasy
frolicked within me as I slipped the
loop of the single line about my wrist,
reached up to the handles and yaup
ed "g'lang.'. Grandfather followed
in silence. I felt as glorious as Pri
vate Dalzell when he gets into the
newspapers, and with unutterable
feeling I chirped, "Dear grandpa,
you necdn t never work any more.
Til run the farm and you and grand
ma can spend the money and "We
were going down an incline, so when
mv pride quicklv straightened the
old plow shot out of the ground and
jerked me clear over a-straddle of tho
beam. The horses stopped and
grandpa kindly remarked: "Ye
musu't sit down to rest so airly in
the morning, Lenny, if your going to
ran the farm." I felt as bad as the
tstar router who pleaded guilty to
conspiracy, and had to take it back,
plead not guilty and be discharged.
Grandpa fondly sat down on a stump
and watched me pull and tug to drag
the old plow and two horses back
ward to plow up the skip. After I
pulled my arms out of socket,
wrenched my back and was ready to
start, grandpa wiped tho moisture
from his eyes and cooed softly: "Ye
kin save a good deal of time 'an
gruntin1 by tnrnin' the horses an'
inakin' them drag the plow rouu' for
slips like that un." I felt so grateful
I wanted to let him go the house for
a jug of buttermilk. Wc came to a
little swell in the grouud and the old
plow started down deeper and deeper
like an artesian well auger. "Bar
down on th' haudles," yelled Old
Business. The horses thought he
meant them, and they just straighten
ed out till their bellies kissed the
ground; the plow started for China,
and struck a root, the plow clevis
busted, the horses shot forward audi
rose over the plow at the end of the
plow line, like Gilroy's kite. Grand
pa picked me up tenderly, dusted mo
off with a sprout, then sent me to the
house for a clevis and a mattock to
dig the old plow out.
I started next time with humilia
tion and an angry ancestor. The
old plow seemed possessed. It tried
as hard to evade the land as St Louis
wet grocers do the Downing law.
"Push th' handles from the land,"
shrieked my red-hot instructor, as the
plow shot out again. The horses
knew the misery wrapped up in that
shriek, and supposing it referred to
them they started on a trot with
yours truly a-skipping and a-hopping
and a-pulling, and bellowing "whoa-o-o-o,"
like a fog-horn. The plow
found its affinity, an old slump, a
crash followed, and I was thrown
nearly out of the township. It bust
ed the old stump, and dear grandpa
arrived just in time to -greet the bees
that swarmed out. It was awful the
way the horses plunged and kicked,
and. dear grandpa battling bees and
trying to unhook tho traces. "Lem,
Lem, ye young rascal, come liyarP'
But I concluded to faint dead away
first He got the team loose and they
tore for the house, kicking like the
Iowa Bepublican party at the third
resolution. Dear old grandfather
started for me just a-clawiug bees
from his shirt and pants, jumping,
yelling "murder," and spitting white,
with enough prodding insects aroraid
him to sting "the rascals out" Much
as I loved dear old grandpa's society
I concluded not to wait I came out
of that faint and started down the
homestretch like a modern office
seeker. Grandpa was after me, slap
ping his old hat wildly and whooping
"Holy Moses," etc. For the first half
mile we gained on the horses, but as
we neared the house our wind began
to fail. Grandma and the red-headed
hired girl ran to meet us, and the
hired girl outran grandma. I dodged
her but grandpa ran right into her
arms. When I got stopped grandpa
was hugging the hifed girl, and
grandma was broomsicking them
both, and the trio was screaming and
dodging and squashing bees. When
the round dance broke up my dear
grandpa was too overcome with exer
tion and bee-stings to return to his
professorship in our agricultural col
lege out in the field. He sent me out
alone, full of apprehensions and fresh
Fascinating old plow! Memory
runs through a clothes-wringer as thy
skeleton outlines come ripping down
the furrows of time. Thou wert ever
a creature of impulse and idiosyn
crasy. "Gee, gee therel Haw, now!
haw! Consnort your old hides, Til
maul the hay out of you." Then
grandpa would spring from his am
bush in the corner and fill me full of
animation and pain. Ah, as the plow
share of time encroached on the land
of to-morrow's, turning the to-days
into yesterdays, as tho furrows fall
back into the broken past, my spirit is
tired and wearied with the task of
being, and longs to sink into the in
visible arms of rest Fascinating old
anatomy-wrecker! Thou art super
seded by tho invention of the steam
plow, just as I have been by the supe
rior tactics of modern politicians. Let
HB lie down in the furrow together,
old playmate, and let the noiseless
share of time cover us over with the
fallowing of the years. Ifissoiwi lie
publican. A Statement.
Astoria Nov. 10th 1633.
"We the undersigned hereby certify
that we have examined the list of
money collected by Mr. Fred Bar
toldes for the purpose of building a
jscow to be used as a ferry across the
Walluski Biver. We also have ex
amined the bills paid by the same for
said scow, and wo further find that
the -whole amount collected is S335,75.
Amount of bills paid, $335,34. Bal
..a&ce on hand 41 cents.
There is a hitch in the Canadian
Pacific Railroad enterprise. Some
weeks ago it was announced that
work would be discontinued in the
mountains for the present The nest
announcement is that the scheme to
obtain a government guaranty of
threener cent interest on 8100,000,000
of stock has failed. The speculators
sought too much. They wanted a'
guaranty on watered stock as welL
and the Dominion government, could
not indorse that proposition. It is
not likely that the project of building
the road will be abandoned, But the
work will be prosecuted in a more re-!
stneted way. The Canadian 1'aciuc
has its initial point at Montreal andi
its western terminus at Port iuoouy,
on the Straits of Georgia, a few miles j
from Victoria. The distance to he
traversed is 2,800 miles.
The syndicate which has under
taken to complete this work has a i
subsidy of S'2o,OUU,lK)U m casii, a
land grant of 59,000,000 acres, and u
gift of 125 miles of railroad in Brit
ish Columbia. The eastern division
of the road has already reached the
base of the Bocky mountains at a
point called Calgarry, a distance of
about nine hundred miles from Mon
treal. About ninety miles of new
road have already been completed,
along Frazer river. Putting these
items together, it appears that nearly
half the distance has been completed,
although it is probable that much
less than half the work has been
done which will be required for lay
ing the rails across the continent on
this extreme northern route. The
suspension of work at the base
of the Bocky mountains is probably
not so much owing to any lack of
any funds as because of the great
amount of snow which falls in the
mountains. It is announced that
irrirlr nn llmf cfrtt.?nn will lip. rft-
sumed in the spring, and will'
be prosecuted with vigor. The re
fusal of the Canadian government to ,
guarantee three per cent interest on
railroad slock may interfere with
some large speculative schemes in
connection with tho building of the
road: but it does not look, at this1
uisiance, as n, wnu tne large suusi-
1- ...II. II.. 1 1.
dies available, the work would be
hindered to any great extent The
line of the road is not beyond tne
wheat belt which, in the Bed river
valley of the north, includes some of
the best wheat land in the world. But
at present the Northern Pacific rail
road attracts the greater part of the
immigration. If hereafter a strong
current of immigration should set
along tho line of the Canadian Pa
cific, the 50,000,000 acres ought to go
a great wav toward paying for the
Special Agent Bickford of the land
office, now in Dakota, reports that
there are many petty frauds, but the
days of the land rings are ended. A
few have been broken up tins year.
One-half of the public lands are ir
regularly token up annually. Actual
settlers finally get them, but are
obliged to pay "sweat-money. This
retards settlement and puts a poor
man at a disadvantage. In one town
ship where the plat showed twelve
actual settlers under the pre-emption
laws there was not a single inhabi
table house, and but one inhabitant,
who was living in u tent. There is
everywhere laxity m the perform
ance of the conditions required of
settlers. Tliis was largely duo to
misinformation. Many townships hi
Bismarck district, which, according
to land office plats, are fully settled,
have not to exceed fifteen actual set
tlers each. This applies to lownships
within railroad limits. In one town
ship in which all the available land
had been taken there wQre only four
inhabitable houses. Under the pres
ent system sixteen men have got con
trol of all the valuable land in a
township. The township thus re
mains a wilderness until the original
settlers are bought off. Most of the
original settlers are mechanics, pro
fessional men and bookkeepers, resi
dents in neighboring towns, who
never intend to live on their claims.
In some places perjury is almost uni
versal. In thirty-eight claims from
the Bismarck land office, upon which
final proofs were to be filed, Agent
Bickford found only ten inhabitable
houses. When the claimants discov
ered that he was informed, twenty-
two refused to tako the oath, and
seven other claims were rejected by'
the land office. Kot one claimant ap
pealed to the commissioner. It is so
throughout Bismarck district Land
attorneys are mainly responsible.
They instruct claimants that monthly
visits to their claims constitute legal
The John Jl. Kelley, said to bo the
largest ship in the world, built for
the California trade, will be in the
Yan Vleck line. Her length over all
is 280 feet: length of keel, 253 feet;
beam, 46 feet; depth of hold, 28 feet.
Site lias three decks. Tne end. of tne
jibboom is 350 feot, or a little less
than two city blocks away from the
end of the sr anker boom, that hangs
over the tafTraiL She measures 2364
tons and will carry 3500 tons dead
weight Only two sailing ships have
ever been built that measure more
than this. Captain Kelley, the owner.
is an old sailor himself His last ship
was the Tacoma, Ho ran in the
Webb line of steamers from San
Francisco to Panama for a number of
years. He is one of the best known
sailors of the country.
A man without courage and physical
Though he be of superior intellect, 13
Like an old U. S. musket that's minus a
All shotted and capped yet not ready
"Tho sim is 15,000,000 years old,
and -will last 15,000,000 years longer."
This fact -will quito a ffreat deal o
anxiety and alarm. An impression
Las got abroad that the sun would only
last 14,000,000 years longer. The sun
holds its age welL Oldest inhabi
tants say it does not look a day older
than it did sixty-five years ago.
ill Iwai I
fcfi-fcav-" 3 Brae
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purl tv, strength and whalesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
I cannot be sold in comoeiition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powder. SoltUmtu in can. Roy
al Hakixc Povdeu Co.. too Wall-sr. N. Y.
There has novor been an instanco in which
this sterling invirorant and anti-febril modi
cino has failed to ward off tho complaint,
when taken duly as a protection against
malaria. Hundreds of physicians hare aban
doned all tho officinal spcciCc3, and now pre
scribo this barmlcs) vegetable tonic for cnilht
and ferer, a well as dyspepsia and nervous
affections. Hostcttcr's Bitters is tho speciGc
For sale by all DruRcisls and Dealers
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
FfXKJK AitfD PEED.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capital Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Trices, in h'toc.
Ooniw CiVnnnius and Hamilton Street
LOEB & CO.
AGENTS FOR TITK
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and AH
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
CST"A11 goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Oiicsite Parker House. Astoria, Oregon.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Leineiiweber & Co.,
a I.niNT.X1VEBEK. M. BROWN
TAMERS MB GUESSES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
LL KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
jorHtehest cash pries paid for ICdcs and
ya Hsz- &m Yp4
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ASTORIA, - OHKWN
K. P. PARKER. - .Uftmigerand A;e:it.
AI.CROSRY. - - I)nyC5ork
PiiH. BOWERS. - - Night Cler k.
Ta. DUFFY lias the Bar and UUHurtl rrim.
Pirst Clas3 in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IB A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomiy Street is the Best in
Ut has Aiiruys on Hniul FRESH
Shoal Water Buj ml TlnM
" JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He litis been Proprietor of ilie "Aurora
Uotcl" lu Knnppton cvcn jenr.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A "New Departure.
At Frank Faore's, is daily set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7:30 P M
A ETNE FRENCn DINNER,
With Half a Bottle Wine
Will be furnlHlietl for .10 rentH.
lloarrt by t!ic?.rontIj, - to SttO
Lodging ean be procured by the day,
week or mouth. My establishment is fitted
newly thriujiliout. and everything main
tained in the best stvle.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. rOWF.LT. HAS OPHNED AX OYS
ter stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Rakery.
Every attention paid to imlrons.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
3CcatH 5 cents a;ttl upwards.
- - .STOitlA.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Walluiau has opened a boarding and
lodging house south of o'Uricu'.s hotel, near
the gas works.
The table Is supplied with Ihc best the
market affords : god fowl and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
Give me a call and satisfv vourselves,
Announces to the public that he lias located
in the rooms formerly miplcd by the City
Rook Store, where he will kt-cp a
Restaurant ani Chop House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
His patrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the best newspapers.
HLs reputation as former proprietor of the
New England Restaurant is a sufficient
recommendation for Ills new house.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic- and Foreign Cigar of
the best Itrnndn.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomiy between Benton and Lafa
lm GEORGE GORLIER.
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Ail kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
i X2. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
llooni No. C, over "White House,
Attorney at 7aw, ami Xotary
Odd Fellows Buildiug, Astoria, Oregon,
C. YC. KUI.TOX. a. C. FCtTOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Koom-t 5 ami C, Odd Fellows Building.
j ..!. SIOVIjBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Uhenatutis tret. - - ASTORIA. OREGON
Attorney at TaT.
Room -i. White House.
Q J. CURTIS,
ATT'Y" AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. R -Claims at Washington. I). C, and
collections a specialty.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AN1 IN
Q.Kt.O F. PAltKKK.
t'latftop Conuty.nnil City or Astoria
Oluce :-Clienamu3 street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JQH. X. C KOATUIAK.
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10. Odd FelloT3 Building,
JAY TUTTIiC 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Okfu'k Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pvthian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
Jj P. 1IICRB,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen': building up stairs, corner
of Cu's and Suemocqhc st ret .
JQi:. J. K. Lal'OXtCE,
Room ii. Odd Ft Hows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Graduate of Heidelberg University,
GENEBAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
X well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE. RED STAR.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or irom any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
I. "W. CASE.
GEO. P. AVHEELEIt.
W. L. KOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Eeal Estate I Insurance Apis.
"We have very desirable property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Koynl, Xor'n'icli Union and JLnnca
Hhire Insurance Ce's.,
With a combined capital of 880,000,000.
Travelers X.lfe and. Accident Insur
ance Co , of Hartford, and the 3Iau
hattan lilfe Insurance Co.,
of New York.
We are acents for the Dally and Wuklu
XorthicestXcics, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
SIiop w oris.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
c. a. BAIN & CO.
TILL IKIY RETURN FROi SAN FRANCISCO
The Following Prices lold Good:
5 Gents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper. Boys of New York, Weeks Doings,
Texas Sittings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astortan,
8 Cts.', 3 for 25 Gts., IS 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.
O K ft mi j- Leslie's Popular Monthly,
&xj Jkj-L-o i Young Ladies Journal, etc.
30 CeiltS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers T 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 "Weeklv, per year 3.75 Hot $- 00
" Bazaar " 3.75 " 4.00
, Monthly ': ' 3.50 " 4.00
All three for 10.00 " 12.00
Leslie's "Weekly, per 3ear 3.75 " 4.00
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per vear 3.75 " 4.00
" Popular Monthly " 2.S5 " 3.00
Fireside Companion 2.75 t: 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. Argonunt 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'a
Subscription News Depot.
mil HOUS THE
Xaools at This I
All tlte following Out' cloth bound Hooks gilt edee. lied Line edition, formerly $1.50 at
75 cents. FOKJIjs Bulwcr Lytton. Campbell, Spencer. Ilemans. Tennyson, Hood,
Moore, Jean Ineelow, Craub. Pope, Shakespeare, (Sotilsmlth. Chaucer. Coleridge. Lucile,
13ryoen.Macaulay, Scott. Schiller. Milton. Keats; Kirk. White, Ooss. Tliompon,IIerbert.
Ayton. Woodworth. Longf-dlow, Holmes, Bayard Tavlor, Shelby, flodgers, Bnnv?, Cooper,
and many, many more.
Fine line of Novels and Gift Books, richiv boinvi. formerly S1.50 now only 75 cents.
Tom Brown's School Days, Touror the Worid.'The yurCounrry, Five "Weeks in a Balloon,
Anderson's Fairy Tales, Arabian Nitrhts. Young Crusoe, Tales from Shakespeare, Don
Quixote. Hems Household Stories, Dick ltodney. Aesops Fables, Last Days of Pompeii,
Hobinson Crusoe. Bob 35ov. The Midshipman. Darius Dcds. Frencli Fancy Tales, The
Prlvateersman, Young Forester, Peter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Even article of mv new, fine selected stock will be soM at prices that will DEFY
Books, Stationery, and Motions in endless -ariety. A fine display of Gold and Silver
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry icodgcr Bro. Silverware, as Knives. Forks and Spoons,
Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc., etc., will be sold cheitper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AND OKGANS of the best maker? very Imtx for Casii, or on Easy
MUSICAIj INSTRUMENTS of every description. Shoot Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications, loo new Music Books jtist received from the East.
THVfi I The finest assortment of Toys, Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
A J JL O I etc, etc., can only be found at Adlor's well known Crystal Palace.
Enabled by many years of experience I succeeded in selecting a stock of ejoods which
will suit young amlolu.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving fnit value for every dime received.
Polite clerks will he found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
IttLILEHIJEK i Willi JVOT HE UXSEJRSOIil.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BEXTOJf STIIEET, NE.VK PAItKKIt HOUSE,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cially. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Wass. President.
J. G. HusTtEB, Secretary,
.1. W. Casz, Treasurer.