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VOL. XX, SO. 58.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
A HORRIBLE REVENGE.
The New Snffrae Law.
HOTELS AST) HESTAURAN'TS.
One of the ablest, shrewdest and
crudest ol the Florida Indian lead
ers was a coal-black negro named
Abraham. A niece of his, "old Aunt
Jinny," is now living near Dead
Man's bay, Fla. She says her uncle
Abe was a short, chunky negro, of
most repulsive features, very sullen
and taciturn, only happy when he
was annoying or torturing some of
the animals on the place, and his ex
cessive insolence continually got him
into trouble. He was owned by a
planter named Dickson, whose only
.son, Frank, was the immediate sause
of Abraham running away and join
ing the Indians. Frank, the young
son, was very fond of practical jokes,
high-spirited and full of wild and up
roarious fun. These traits eventually
cost him his life, and in a very cruel
way. Returning with a few comrades
from a hunt one day the spoil being
a buck they determined to have some
fun with the negro boy Abraham, who
had given them some insolence as
the passed him. After skinning the
deer they caught the negro and fas
tened the hide on him. wiih the head
and horns attached. The young dogs
were then set on him, amid the up
roarious laughter of the young men
and the jeering jokes of the other ne
groes who had gathered around. The
dogs were not allowed to hurt him,
but the grotesque nature of the pun
ishment aroused the deepest resent
ment of the negro. A few nights later
lie disappeared, and although search
was ma le for him it was of no avail.
He lied to the Indians, where his
great strength, knowledge of wood
craft and deep-seated hatred of every
thing that wore a white skin made
him a recognized leader in the foray
and council. Brooding over the in
sult he had received at the hands of
his young master, he hailed the general
outbreak of the Indians with the
greatest delight, as he saw therein a
chance for ample ccvenge.
Soon after, at the head of a party
of Scminoles, he raided the plantation
of his former owner in broad day
light, and killed every white person
on the place, with the exception of
the son, Frank. He was reserved for
a terrible fate. A bull yearling was
hastily killed and skinned. The skin
was placed upon Frank, stakes were
fastened to his arms and legs, forcing
him on all fours, his eyes were put
out with a heated knife, and then, a
rope being lied around his neck, he
was dragged over the ground, the In
dians shooting arrow after arrow into
his quivering bod He was then
scalped and left where he fell, still
fastened in the hide, a dainty feast
for the buzzards and wolves that
always followed these marauding
parties. It is said that this negro,
Abraham, excelled the Indians in de
vising tortures for such whites as were
unfortunate enough to escape death
and be captured alive.
Where the Day Begins.
"Assume that a man can walk
around the earth in an opposite di
rection from its diurnal revolution
and with the same rapidity; that he
starts on Sunday noon, and while on
his way meets a man who says it is
Monday noon. Where and when did
he pass from Suuday iutcTMonday?"
It may aid to a clear understand
ing of the problem and its solution if
it is restated in other words: Suppose
n man starts from the city of New
York or from any other point of the
meridian passing through New York
nt exactly noon on Sunday, and
travels west at the rate of one degree
every fonr minutes, what place or
what meridian will he have reached
when he is first informed that it is
The line at which day begins is not
generally indicated on our maps, bnt
is, nevertheless well known to navi
gators accustomed to make voyages
around the world. It is an irregular
lino off the cistern coast of China.
At an island on the east side of that
line it would be Sunday noon when
it was Monday noon at an island on
the west side, although the two
islands may not bo a mile apart
The answer to the question, then,
is that the moment the traveler
reached a place on the west side of
he line which starts tho day and in
a great part of its course the lino is
the coast of China itself he would bo
told that it was Monday noon. Twenty-four
hours later it would bo Tues
day noon, whether tho traveler kept
up with the sun or concluded to put
up at some hotel on the line.
The answer to the question is tho
result of somo 6000 years of history.
Had tho events of history originated
on the western rather than on the
eastern continent, then the eastern
coast of the latter would have become
A still shorter way than calling it
by tho number of the meridian has
been found for designating the stand
ard time of each of the five divisions
between ocean and ocean. Instead
of "seventy-five time," the standard
in this division is to be called "red
time." It came about in this way:
On the map prepared by Mr. Allen,
showing the advantages of tho new
system, the several divisions of ter-
ntorv were m different colors, begin
ning with brown for the eastern prov
inces, and following on toward the
west with red, blue, green and yellow
in the order named. Thus we have
rd time for New York and yellow
time for San Francisco. It is a good
illustration of the wonderful import
ance of the railroads in this country
that railway time has taken the place
of local tune, even where the differ-
nce was half an hour. It has been
decided that ppe.rations in the Federal
buildings throughout the republic
must be tuned according to the mend
Ian of the place, for the reason that
only Congress can change the govern
merit's method of timing its doings;
but it has already been shown that
the railway mail service of the post
office department must be conducted
by railway time, and an exceptional
oraer recognizing tuo necessity nas
A Butler man in Springfield, Mass.,
is wearing a straw hat, which, he is
-not to change until the general is
" Under the new suffrage law, women
in Washington Territory belonging to
either of the following classes are en
titled to vote and hold office:
1st Those above the age of twenty
one years who were born in the
2d. Those not born in the United
States, but whose fathers were nat
uralized therein while they were
3d. Those not belonging to the 1st
or 2d class, but who are or have been
married to citizens of the United
In all cases, residence in the terri
tory six months next preceding the
day of election, and thirty days in
the county is required.
Women not belonging to any of the
classes specified alxve, must make
declaration to become citizens "at
least six months previous to tho day
of election," and take "an oath to sup
port the constitution of the United
States and the organic act of the ter
ritory, at least six months previous to
the day of election."
At whatever hour a person dies in
Mexico, it is customary to appoint
the funeral twenty-fonr hours later,
and as the mortality is greatest
all over the world at night, the most
of the funeral ceremonies in Mexico
are performed at night, no women be
ing permitted to attend. The poor
hire the coffins in which their dead
are borne to the grave.
Bight on the heels of other trouble
comes the distressing news of the
death of "Dr. Shrieshooski, formerly
the leader of the Czech parly." Wo
hoped this blow would have been
spared us. But what the dickens is a
FOABD & STOKES.
A Fl'LL LINE OF
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
In Hume's New Building
Drugs and Chemicals
.1 I in i . i ml in II I .
t J. E. THOMAS.
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Bay or Night.
I. W. OA'SE,.
PORTKU AND WHOLESALE AND R&
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer la
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC.
THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO.
Cor. Squemoqua and Olney Streets, Astoria.
CTATE AND COUNTY TAXES A RE NOW
O due and payable at jnonice.
tf Sheriff Clatsop Co.
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Luff&ago, Backache, Headache, Toouiacne,
Bora Throat, Swellings Sprain, Braises,
Bonn. Scalds, jfrou Vltea,
A 3D XIX OTHZE BODILY FUSS aHD ACHES.
SaU toy DruuJiU sal Deilen eTtrprhrrt. Fifty CeaU a
bottle. Direction, in 11 Li&fucc.
THE CIIARL.ES A. TOOELEE CO.
(EMiMOU&.YO'JELr&CO.) Elltlmor 3(L, C 8. 1.
King of the Blood
Is not :i "cure all," It Is a blood-purifier and
tonic Irrmnrit v of tho. blood mitennt the hvs.
tern, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that Rreat generic disorder, lmpnrity or
Blood. Such are Dmnevsla. Ullllomness.
Liver Complaint, Constipation, Ncrmw Dis
orders. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness, jicariDwcatc,Lropy, Kianeu Disease,
rues, uncumaiuim, uaiarrn, scrofula, smn
ic. Kins or the Itlood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the punnse." Sold by Drug
gists, 81 per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c., in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ot thr Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SON & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. V.
Holiday Ms Just Receive!,
Rogers Bros. Platedware.
Willow and Rattan Goods,
Green River Cutlery.
CMi Dinner and Tea Sets,
And a Full Line rtf
First-class COAL OIL a Specialty.
JORDAN & BOZORTH,
Cor. Chenamus and Genevieve Sts.
Astoria, Nov. C2nd, 1883.
3. ARNDT & FERCREN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds pf
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Mrs. R. QUINN,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
CrocHcrj and t.lasswarc,
Ful l. Stools..
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED.
Northwest corner Squemoqua and Main
Streets. M7-3m -
Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Camahan.
EATON & CARNAHAN,
Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
M. D. KANT.
Great Knock Down !
Immense Success !
Remember this is no lottery,
nor have I any favorites
to draw the prizes, every
thing is fair and square.
On New Year's Eve
I will put up for raflle three prizes.
I -Suit of Clothing, $25.
I Overcoat, Worth $20.
I Hat, Worth $5.00.
To any person purchasing at hny store
j)2 WORTH OF GOODS ! 2
OR MORE FOR CASH !
I will give a number for said raflle, I offer
my goous at me lowest maricet prices,
marked In plain figures.
I do this to reduce mv enormous fall and
winter stock of clothiugaud furnishing goods
M. D. KANT,
The Boss Merchant Tailor and Clothier !
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to the GEM SALOON.
ALEX.CAMPUELL, - PEOPKIETOK.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkktox Street, Nkak Pakker Hodse,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Ofull Description made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Wass, President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
Sliop v 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. II.BAIX & CO.
THE LATEST STYLES
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE,
A very large Stock from which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
esrMy patent Trimmer to cat Wall Paper
wiu De xounu convenient 10 my patrons.
PARK ETC. HOUSE,
II. It. PARKED. Prop.,
A STOMA, - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER. - Managerand Agent.
Al. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk-
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
las. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Eespects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomiy Street is the Best in
lie Ims Always on Hand FRESH
Mionl 'Water Bayisntl East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie lmii Itrcn Proprietor of the "Aarora
Hotel' ia Kaapptea neveajears.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS
ter stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention paid to patrons.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
3Iealt 25 ceutH and upwards.
C. QOULARD, -
JI.U.Y STttEET. - -
Xr.ff A'D IVELIi EQUIPPED
L. Serra has rebuilt his establishment and
is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at anyTiour of the
dav or night.
I ne nuest .Liquors ana utgars at tne nar.
Two doors west of Ike Foster's.
n2S-Cm LUIGI SERRA.
Vuiioiuices to the public that he has located
In the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Book Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant ail Cloj House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
Ills patrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the best newspapers.
His reputation as former proprietor of the
Xew England Restaurant is a sufficient
reconimcnuauon ior nis new nouse.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Clias. Wallman has opened a boardlnc and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
the gas works.
j lie lauie is suppneu wuu me uesc me
market affords : goid food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
uive me a can ana saiuiy yourselves,
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Yl'eod Delivered te Ordor.
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storace and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street. Astoria
REGULAR STEAM PACKET
"Daisy," and Barge.
Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock.
Knr Olnev. and Head of. Younes River.
Dailv, at 8 A. 3i., (except Wednesdays and
Returning same day.
For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River,
On Wednesdays, at 8 A.
Returning same day.
acB-For Freleht or Passaee. apply on board
or at Gray's Dock, whereFrelghtwlll ba r
celved and stored, if necessary.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
Durinz the month of December. 1383.
Ocean Steamers will sail from Portland for
San Francisco every Tuesday and Friday.
aua irom ban Francisco for Portland every
Wednesday and Saturday, leavlnp Ains
worth Dock.. Portland, at Midnlzht. and
Spear Street Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 a.m.
Through Tirketx sold to all principal
cities in the United States. Canada and
Passencer Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at O:0O P.JL dally.
KITES DIVISION (Middle Columbia).
Boats leave Portlaud for Dalles at 7 ;OC
Leave Port-I I
land for iMoni Tu. IWe.lThu.1 Frl. I S:tt
.stori and I
lnmhi Ifi AMlfi AMlfiAMlfi AMISAM
Darton. Or.17 AH! TAM.' 7 AM
Victoria.BO!fi AM 1 6 AMlfiAMlG AM!c AM
Let-res Aitoria for Portland at 6 a. in. dailr ex
Pullman Palaoe Can runnintr between Port
land, and St. Paul,
Sup't of Traffic
A. L. STOKES,
Oregon & California R. R.
OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL
On and after Dec. 2d. 1883, trains will run as
follows : daily (Except Sundays).
EAST3IDE DIVISION. "
Between PORTLAND and GRANT'S PASS
Portland 7 :30 A. MlGrant's Fassl:20 a. m.
Grant'sPass 10:0OP. m Portland 425 p. m.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portland 4 :00 p.i.Lebanon.9 20 p. m
Lebanon.. 4 :45 A. M.lPortland... 10 :05 A. M
The Oregon and California Railroad Ferrv
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastslde Division.
Between Portland and Corvallls
Portland 9 $0 a. M.Corvalll 4 -J3Q p. ai.
Corvallls 8 :S0 a. m. Portland 3 0 r. m.
Portland 5 :0O p MMcMlnnvllle8 iOO pji
McMinnYille5:45 a ai Portland.. 8 :30 am
Close connections made at Grant's Pass
with the Stages of the Orecon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
cs-TIckets for sale at all the principal
points in California, at Company's Office,
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Freleht will not be received for shmment
after 5 o'clock r. ar. on either the East or
West side Division.
It. KOEHLER, JOHN MUIB.
Gen'l Manager. Stm't. of Traffic.
A. L. STOKES, E. P. ROGERS,
Asst aup t. ueneralAtct
of rriQc. Passenger Dep't.
liwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Canby,
Connecting by stages for
Oysterville and Olympia.
ITntll further nntlnn tho flnrnnn
1 Steam Navigation Co.'s steamers
or "Gen. Canby"
Will leave Astoria
On Mondays and Thursdays, at 7 A. M.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and liwaco
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m..
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Stevens Mcts
" " Canby and liwaco 51 00
Ilwaco freisht. by the ton. in lots
one ton or over, S2 per ton,
BP-For Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at the olUcc of the company. Gray's
wharf, foot ot Benton street.
tl. Jl. u. llU&l,
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympia,
Fert Stevens, Fort Cnnby, liwaco
North. Xeach, OyntervilIe. North
Cove, Peterflons l'olnt. Ho
And all points on Shoalwater Bay. and G mj
GEN. MILES. 1
Strs. or On Columbia Kivei
GEN. CANBY, )
GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater 15aj
" MONTESANO " Gray's Harlio
Connecting with Stage over Tortages.
Leave Astoria for Olvnipia, at - - 7 A. 31.
On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
arriving at Montesano the day after leaving
Astoria through trip In 60 hours.
Leave Olympia for Astoria on same days.
Columbia Transportation Co.
The popular steamer
Which has been refitted for the comfort o
passengers will leave Wilson and
Fisher's dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
AM. arriving at Portland at 1 P. M.
Returning leaves Portland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A. M.
Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
An additional trip will be made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland at 9 o'clock
SHBday Morula jr.
Passengers by this route connect at Kalama
xor oountt pons. u . a. buux-l.
Q K. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. c, over White nouse.
C. W. FUI.TO C. C. FULTON".
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and c.Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
E. 3J cACIIIt AX,
Attorn ey atX.aw.
Room 4, White House.
Q J. CUIITIS,
ATT' if AT LAW.
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and A. Odd Fellows Building, As
N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
FIKE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.ELO F. PAItKEK.
Clatsop County, and City or Astoria
Olflce : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JTJR. X. C. UOAT2XAX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTLE, 31. J.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms l. 2. and 3 Pvthlan Uniid.
RK3IDEXf!R Ovpr .T. VL ThnmrLQ Timor
ASTORIA, .... OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building un stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqemocqhestret .
JQK. JE. JkaFOKCJE,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Late of Fort Stevens, has come to Astoria
ror the purpose of practicing -MEDICINE
Will visit patients in the country and city.
Office in Odd Fellows Building. Resldencfl
aDove uatuoiic Church.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICANLINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For fun iniormaiion as to rates oi iare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
OEO. P. WUEETjER.
W. Ji. ROBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Eeal Estate 1 Insnrance Aients.
We have verv desirable property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, line
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
we represent the
JtoyalXorwlch. Union and innca-
Hnire inwurancc mo'b.,
With a combined capital of 830,000,000.
Travelers Ufa and Accident insur
ance Co, or iianiora. ana median
hattan Lilfe Innnrance Co..
of New York.
We are agents for the Bailu and Weeklu
Northwest News, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
STOHE & DAVIDSON
Advances made on Consignments.