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VOL. XX, NO. 177
ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1884.
PRICE, FIVE CEtf!F8:
i ""- -Jr J "Wif"
SMOOTHED BY OIL.
The Breaking ol Heavy Seas Vrfcnted
by the lc of Oil.
It ia said that oue can have too
much o a good thing. So few per
sons have been thus favored that one
may doubt the truth of the saying.
"But when the merits of the good
thing are not entirely admitted, or
not generally known, there is every
reason 'for calling attention to them.
This ia our excuse for calling the
attention of ship-masters and ship
owners once again to the subject of
oil asa means of breaking down the
combers'' of heavy seas. "When we
first urged the use of oil for the pur
pose we knew of only few cases where
" it-had been successfully used. That
it had been used, however, with good
effect was a most excellent reason for
furthe trials. We are glad to say
that many experiments have been
made within the past few years and
with few exceptions have been most
favorable in their results. Many
ship-masters have sent to us accounts
1 of their experience with oil as a pre
ventive of heavy seas breaking over
their vessels, and to these statements
we attribute a more extensive use of
oil by vessels in heavy Eeas.
We would ask those doubting
Thomases who scoff at the idea of a
few gallons of oil having any effect
upon a cross sea, to read the state
ment of a ship-master which is quoted
below. - It is the
testimony of an experienced ship
master who made the experiment
carefully and watched ituclosely. It
is worttt a hundred arguments, for it
is proof positive that oil ean be used
to break down the fence of heavy
seas. We are very glad t publish it
and we hope that it will induce- other
ship-masters to give accounts of their
experience with oil. It is no! to bo
supposed, as we have often said, that
oil will always prove efficaeioud. The
best preventives sometimes fail. But
it is now evidently proved beyond
doubt that on most occasions a few
-gallons of oil trailed overboard will
smooth "combers" and prevent heavy
setts from breaking over or pounding
a vessel. " For the good that is possi
ble from using it, the oil should be
used when the seas ewlat'gfr the
safety of a vessel:
. "I should like, through the medium
of your widely spread paper, to add
my testimony to that of others with
regard to the value of "pouring oil
on troubled .waters,' of which I had
a remarkable experience during my
last voyage with a cargo of petrole
um from this port to Europe. Dur
ing one of the heavy gales experi
enced last winter, I had the good for
tune to fall in with a sinking vessel,
the master of which signalled me
that "he was in a sinking condition,
and boats stove," and asked "to be
taken off." It was blowing a heavy
gale at the time, with a very bad
cross sea. I was running under low
er main topsail, and reefed foresail,
the other vessel under reefed foresail
alone, having lost his topsail the day
before. I had" also lost both my
large boats, had decks swept, bul
warks washed out in the same gale,
and tho only boat I had left was a
small sixteen feet dingy. I was rath
er puzzled what to do, as I was sure
my small boat could not live in the
sea that was thcu running. I laid by
for some hours, hoping that the gale
would moderate, or the sea subside,
but finally, night coming on, and no
appearance of better weather, I de
cided to make an attempt to take
the crew from the sinking vessel. All
oil laden ships, no matter how well
stowed the cargo may be, have n cer
tain amount of drainage, which, mix
ing, with the bilge water, has to be
pumped out, and I had noticed how
smooth the sea was in the ship's wake
while we were pumping. I therefore
determined to try and utilize it in
launching my boat, The usual way
of taking a crew from a wreok at sea,
is to stand to windward of the wreck,
so that your boat may have the ad
vantage of pulling befoie wind and
sea, and then keep off to leeward, to
receive your boat again. I signalled
the other vessel to haul to the wind,
whilst I luffed up to windward of him,
and set my pumps going, but
I soon found that the ship drifted
faster than the oil, and while we had
a comparatively smooth sea to wind
ward, it had no effect on the sea to
leewardi. T therefore ran down across
the other vessel's -stern, and hauled
up under his lee, as close as I dared,
set my main pumps going again, and
.at the same time started down the
scuppers a five gallon can of fish oil
which I had on board. The effect
was magical; in twenty minutes the
sea between and around tho two ves
sels was quite broken down. The
long heavy swell remained, but the
eombers and breaking sea were all
gone", and my little dingy with three
men, had no difficulty in pulling to
windward, .making two trips and tak
ing nearly the whole crew. The other
ressel in the meantime, had patched
up her smallest boat with canvas, and
I brought off her master and officers
in safety. I watched the boats care
fully, but neither of them shipped
any water during their transit, al
though deeply loaded, and tho sea
breaking fiercely in all directions out
side the -email charmed spot in which
the vessels lay, nor in hoisting them
out, or taking in did they receive
the least damage. I am satisfied that
no matter how heavy tho gale, or
how bad the sea. two vessels might
lie near each other, and transport (in
goodr well managed, boats) any quan
tity of people, by a judicious use of
oil in the leeward vessel. In these
days, with such a large passenger
traffic on the ocean, I think it is tho
duty of every man to make known
any method by which life may be
saved in case of accident, and this
must be my oxcuse for troubling you
with this communication "-iV. Y.
The Peruvian-syrup nas cured thou
sands who were suffering from dyspep
sin, debility, liver complaint, bolls, hu
mors, fettale: complaints, etc Pampn
lets freto any address. Seth W. Fowlf
SniLoa'i' Cr'RD yrill Immediately
relieve Oftfup, Whooping Cough, and
Bronchitis. Sold by W. ETDement & Co
Washington. April "0.
The joint resolution relating to the
Washington monument dedication
ceremonies, wa passed. It appro
priates ?2o.000 to defray the expenses
of the celebration.
Bill to grant the right of way to the
Cinnibar and Clark Fork Railroad
company through a portion of Yellow
stone park. Harrison expressed a
hope that some route could bo found
for a road other than through the
park. He did not like to see a park
thus invadpd and would like the com
mittee on territories to have an op
portunity to look into the pubject.
Consideration was postponed.
The following bills passed: To au
thorize the Oregon Pacific Kailway
company to construct one or more
bridges across tne Willamette rner
between Salem and the head of navi
gation of the rirer in Oregon; to re
lease the estate of Frank Soule, de
ceased, late collector of internal reve
nue for the first district of California,
aud his sureties from liability for the
defalcation of the clerk in the col
lector's office. Tho bill passed the
senate at a fonuar sossion, but failed
iu tho house.
The morning hour was dispensed
with and the house went into its
committee of tho whole. Cox, of New
York, in the chair, on tho tariff bill.
Dingley controverted tho propositions
laid down by Cox, Hurd and others,
and tho decline of American com
merce wa? tho result of protective
The JIoumj (Committee Order .t Favorable
Report oa tho PotaI Telegraph.
Washington, April 30. The houe
committee on postofiices and post
roads to-day unanimously agreed
upon a bill to secure cheaper tele
graphic correspondence, and directed
Representative Rogers to report it at
the first opportunity. It provides
that the churges for transmission ol
telegrams, excepting newspaper ser
vices and government telegrams, shall
bo prepaid by telegram stamps or
stamped paper, and the maximum
rates for telegrams of twenty words
or less, exclusive of the date, addre3d
and signature, when the distance of
transmission is 1500 miles or under
shall be 23 cents; for every 250 miles
or a fraction thereof, in excess of
1500, nn additional rate of 5 cents
may be charged, and between the cit
ias of New York, Philadelphia, Bos
ton, Baltimore and Washington, and
such other points separated by short
distances, as may be from time to
designated by the postmaster-general,
tho rate shall not be ovor 15
cents, day or night: provided that no
rate shall exceed 50 cents. For tele
grams to bo transmitted by night, ex
cept as abovo stated, tho charges
shall be one-half of day rates. All
words shall be counted, except the
dale, address and signature, and for
every five additional words or less,
one-fifth additional rate may he
The provision relative to penalties
is amended to read: "For failure or
neglect promptly and correctly to
transmit any message the contracting
company or companies shall be liable
to the parties injured thereby in tho
sum of S10D, together with actual
damages sustained by reabon theieof.
to be recovered by the party injured,
iu civil action, before any court of
A provision is inserted that no con
tract shall be made w ith any compauy
whioh has not 1000 miles of telegraph
lino in actual operation.
The postmaster-general is directed
to make all necessary rules and regu
lations for carrying out tho provis
ions of the proposed act.
Tho minority of the house commit
tee on judiciary say in their report on
woman suffrage the report being
signed by Reed of Maine, Taylor of
Ohio, Browne of Iudiana, and McCord
The association of sexes in the fam
ily circle, in society and in business,
having proved improving to both,
there is neither history, reason or
sense to justify the assertion that
association in politics will lower the
one or damage the other. No reason
on earth can be given by those who
claim suffrage as a right of manhood
which does not make it the right of
womanhood also. If suffrage isto be
given a man to protect him in his life,
liberty and property, the same reasons
urge it to be given to woman, for she
has the same fifes liberty and property
MILL FEED, Etc.
HumeN BuHliifr. Ahtarin, Or.
BARRELS AND HALF-BARRELS
All Kinds of Cooperage Done.
ff-Loave orders with JOHN ROGERS.
Superintendent, at Contra! Market.
ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY NOTI
fied not to piircbaso I. W. Cases' oertin
cate f deposit No. 1820. my ordorfor S100.
As samo sras lost or stolen, and payment
has been stopped. JAMEg M0RMIV.
Astoria, April 29, 1SI.
GERM AN REMEDt
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
8ra Throat, Swc1Ubi Sprains, BruUet,
Mum. &slA Frost lUte.
iSD AIL OTHCQ BODILT F1KO J.3D ACHES.
! S'i tr Studtn t-1 Dtlcr eroyTbtre. F13J Oeau
' tvlU. DlivUoti la tl Lo"tf.
1 TIIE CHARLES A. VOOEI.EC CO.
j (3a wu-u-.YOQSt.BkCO) BtlllBSfv, MLtC.i. A.
King of the Blood
Is. nor a "rj.r M' It is a blood-purtflei and
tonic, imperil) of tne blood poison the ayv
tem, denivjfr-' tne Plrculatlon, and tutu in-
I aamM to disttnjr-ish tnrm acvordlup to ef
J iecf. Sul bciua ivallv brsch or iwiases of
.that great .mi i!c dfordor. Impurity oi
Itlood. Such ".re Dtfrpcvtia., iiilltoinap',
' Luvr Oomjtoi-t, (ymttipallm, AVrauM Jfis-
rnu.v, tuaaaa', tiaciuicM, aacrui .'.-
!?-, Jinni .lvci"c, Lnrji&jf. l.ur;icu iw,iT.,
Pt.v, lth.vtrnti9t . Coinh, &&!, Skbi
DitnUrs, rt'mplt. Ulcer. SiccUlng?, Ac.
Se. Kinc of the Slood pferonts and
cures thewe by attacking the ciiiuv, Impurity
ofthobloort. Chwnlw mid pliyslcisns aarer
itic&lilnclt "thf moat cwmlce and efficient
' irpiu7ittou foi tho purpose." Sold by Drtis
itfsts.SI iKjrbvttJe. hw TesUminlnls. direc
tions, &c. In pumphlet, TriiJlse on DUenses
-i th Klfod." wrapppd wound each bottle.
1. IU N M . RON & Co.. Props
j Huttdlo, N. Y.
uil and Cloak House
: LEO I. STOCK, Manager,
J TVHI Uernovo to tit? ISulldlnc now icupiM
1'ntil Uuit, BAKGAIXS in Sl'ITS nail
Barnes' Patent Foot and Steamfi
Power Scroll Sans.
Jln tiKcr Inutile.
Tetiotifr, Foritx-rn, Etc.
MocLaaicV TooK Mashlnery, and ll&nlnercv.
Cht itg k vf :t!l our voodi soul frc .it ap
Wilmerding & Co., San Francisco.
Loeb & Co., Agents, Astoria.
Garnahau & Go.
L W. CASE,
lMI'ORTKRS A.l WnOLESALK AND
HEVAIli UHALE1W 1H
Corner Chpiiamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA . - - OREGON
Cape Ann Oiled Clothing,
SHIRTS, GUM IJUOT8, ETC.
And a Coranleto OatfiUoi Beat Quality, and
at tho LOWEST PRICE or anv Establish
ment In tho city.
P. A. STOKES & CO.
Ha oponed a New Stock of A 1 Goods in
thobtoio next door tbTord& Stoke, and
TO ALL CUSTOMERS,
3TATE AND COUNTY TAXES ARBNOT7
3,due andTKjyable army office.
tf Sheriff Clatsop Go
Y '6 Tj T
The Mammoth Clothing Emporium
Opens This Day
I LU4ii? JJJr
Price ett Zero.
M. D. KANT, The BossMercliantTailor
Hardware and Skip Chandlery j
a. VAN DUSEH & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery, Hf i TIT 0 OOTOITPP
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish, Jf-UAlilJ fit ulUlujO.
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine.
J Lard Oil, J
j Wrought Iron Spikes, !
oaivanhca cm nou j
ln!itt uud Of In, Groceries, oto,
10,000 BOTTLES SOLD j
Great Northwestern -Remedy.
KIDMEV 8? UVERDISEASES.. DYSPEP31A
Those who work parly find late nel a
wholtoaif, iclwblp 3Iodlcln like Wtandcr's
Oregon Illood PurlUpr. As a remedy and
trvn:ailseof tibfasc It cacno; tee bea.
It checks KbenstatlNisiUid Mflhirla, relieves
Constipation, Djpp&!a and BUIonri and
jiiiti frt"h eucjrv Into the njwteiu byniaklng
Sew Bich Blood. All DrneWts and Deal
ers Keep Jr. 31 CO teoltlei 6 for 3.00.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all worfc guaranteed.
Oa:, Aih, Bay, and Walnut lumbfr ; Ore
Ron sod Port Orford Cedar.
All kind-t of boat material on hand.
V. 11. BAIN & CO.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron. Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
tXOUI 43D JlflX-fJUEIK
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
anS Capital Flour.
AH sizes, at 1'ortlanJ Prices, in Stock.
Oornor Che-naraus and Hamilton Streets
ril HE.-.'.: CELEBRATED MEDICINAL
A SprluyisUuntedln Lane Connty, Oregon,
:iro unequa'cd for tho euro rf Catarrhal af
fections. Khenmatlsin. and Dyspepsia, as
thousands ifcronghout tho Norths t will
Every care Is j-'lven invalids and those
vrbo seek the benefits of the vratra.
gene Glty, every WedelBywand"Stxday.
direct for the Springs.
S. M.J0LMW '
Finest and Best
Of Men's and Boys' Wearing.
North of San. Francisco.
Look Out for Novelties
Contains the Oholwst Patterns la"
Spring and Summer uoods.
A Complete Fit nml "Workmanship
Guaranteed m id! Gtumeut?.
A FULL LlJfEOF
Jus; Finished in Hear or Store.
. AKXDT & FERCHEN,
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A-jpeolaUy msdeof repairing
POOr OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
Agrate lor Oregon, Washington Territory,
aud Alaska tor
K. W. BLISS'
M Cannery MacMnery !
Engines, Soldering Machines,
Improved Acid Bath and Crimping
Power Presses, Foot Pressed
And all other machinery iied in cunnerte?,
IncludUas thm uow
Working without tuall springa. coostanUr
. on hand.
We respectfully inviu; all cannrinen to
coll nod examine the above machinery sj It
Is greatly superior to any heretoore Intro
duced on no coast. OrdcWBoyclted,
AKXDT A FKKCHEN.
Voo ol Lafbyetw Street,
ASTORIA IRON. WORKS.
Bcrro.f Stuart, Nkah Pakxisr Havbr,
AiiTUUU. - OBKGQX,
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork. Steamboat Work
j and Cannery Work a spe
Of all DtBerlptie-s made t Order
at Nkert orotic.
A. I. Wasb. President.
A. G. RusTi-En, Secretary,
L Y. Cask, Treasurer.
FIVE nrXDRED COBD3 DKY HEX
.toc Wood, vlch I will deliver at the
bouses of easterners for 4 a cord.
Draylag of an &lad done at reanbl
rates. R.B. MARION.
nOTELS AND JIESTAURANTS.
Jl. . PAJCKRK. Prop.,
ASTORIA. . . . 03?F.GOif.
Al-CRQSnV. - - DayClerk-
JPhlt'BOWERS. - - Mght-Cterk.
Jat. DUFFY haf the jSar and Billiard room.
First C1&S3 in all Eespecta.
FREE COACH '10 THE HOUSE.
A Good Cup of Coffee
AND OYSTERS AT '
i-Mri. Lowell's Coffee Rome,
j On"Ma Str&el cex tu Oro'n Bakery." "
SKH ASfD WELL F.UIPPED
LjSttr.1 has inbuilt his establlihment and
is prepared-to accommodate the traveling
. Agood nipol f ura Uhed at any hour of the
1 be Cnet Liquors and Clf-rs at the bar.
Two:oot weittrflJco Foster's.
n28-toi I.UHH PEKRA.
Fipres Mer Lie !
OF. THE CHOP HOUSE
C-Q pie by hL hopiks that he U doing the
In the cltv. and be will euorantee to elve
v Mala h(ret, Astoria, Orexoa.
JIER8.WA. A BEKXT. PKOPUKTOKS.
RESFECTFCLLY CALL THE ATTEN
tlon of the public to the fact that tbe
above Market wo! always be supplied with a
FCLL VASZETY AND BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS I !
Which Hill be sold at loet rats, hole
?nle and retail.
eySpocial attcnUwi jriven to suppljlug
N. DAVICH & CO. - - Proprietors.
Leae Your Orders for
Fish, Game, Eggs, Butter,
"Wo furnish ?roIalons. Freehand in Good
Condition, Dressed Chickens. Vegetables,
and Market Produce of all Kinds In season.
A Fine stock of Family Wines, Liquors,
WHERRY & COMPANY,
Freak and Cureii Meats,
FRUITS, SUTTER, and EGGS.
OPPOSIIE OCC1DE.NT HDfrL.
CHKNAMVH Mtreet. Astoria, c
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware.
A, V. Allen,
Glass and Plated Ware,
TBOriCAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
otesafe aod Ketall Dealer In
Tropical, Domtstic, Green and Dried
it UTS. CAtiDXE8PBlED MEATS, ETC.
FiaeCifftis ami Tefeocce.
Kest door to I. J. ArvoWs, Squenuxjua St.
BUSINESS OABDSl f :
GEO. A. SORBJS. OXOsSOtm
ATTORNEYS At LA.V.' --
Office In Klnney'a Block, opposite Otj
Hall, Astoria, Oregqa. r -
Attorney and Cmstltr it Uw.
Room No. 6, over "White House.
c. vr. rurtoK. o. c. rvuvxr,
FfTLTOS BBOJUOM, J
ATTORXE YS AT&A.W.
Room3GaiLc,Odd Fellows 9IUiag
i. . . , .'... ,
ATTOBNEY AT LAW,
Chennmua tract, - - ASTORIA. OyHiljfi
TOSSPM A. GLLL. ' " T. -
-Offlce wlta J. Q A. Boiriby,
ASTOEIA, - - -"T -
Notarj-Public, Oramlsslooer of Dfafar
CalUorulA, New-York ittiJWmUKttmUS
ritory. ' ',,.. A
Booma 5 and 4. Odd Fellwa bUaz, M
toris(Uxegoo. - ..ii ur
N.B-Clabiu at Wabinjtoq D. OmA
collections a specialty. - .r--.f
A V. ALLE2W. .
FIRE LNSUBANCE COMPiNlMat: ."
T? C. HfLOia,
wnmA-.-. -,-r---- &&
AUCTIONEBB, COMMISSION JLVf) a(5
8URANCE" AGENT; ?.'
ARCHITECT AND DRAUfiMfftMAX
Scholars recelred for Course of nrif-TIng:
-Office over White Howe Stowu "
Q.SLO F. FAKKJBB.
omeer : Cheoaraus street. Y. U.G.-A. wDPz?
Boom No. S.
CBKAHoa. MAavrar.m.v "
JPayalclaa, -ntl Margaaa -Vr
ASTOBIA. - - nrffiUHr
OFFICK-Boom 12, Odd Fellows BoMlaf .
REfiiDEXCE-HuciQ'3 bulldlhy, tu i&iii?
AY TUTTLK. M. .
PHYSICIAN AMD SUBOKlT
Oiticr Boonw 1, 2. sad 8. Pythian B114
Besidekck On Cedar Street, back
St. Mary's Hospital. t
F. P. HICKS.
HICKS fc SHAW,
DENTISTS. J .J
Rooms ia Allen's Building, up stair, cor
ner Cass and Squemuqua streets, Aatecta,
On Genviere street, eppootte Bowfta-
John?. -JPi .
Bozorth & Joliiis,
Real Estate and lnsuraneeAtatt
Buy and sell all kinds of fieal JSsUe asd
Insurance CoopiuUse :
Scottish Union and Nj M l
tlonal, uasets, &umjm
Phcenix of Hartford " . ijmjm
Home of New York, -5S5
amDurg ana aremeo. UJ
Oakland Home, " MlMB
PoUcles written by us la the Paa31jrd
Heme: and Scottish. Unloajni Nttottl'ai
equitable rates. . - - --
BANKING AND UfSUIAKii
I. W. CA8I, ' s
Sroker, Banker, ymd Intw '
ance Agent, -j l-
ASTORIA, - !?;
OFFICE HOURS : ' '
From 9 o'clock A. M. until 3 o'doek E.M. '
B;S. Worsiey, ?
S5Ofilce and "Ware Rooms oa. Sqaeaoqaa
Street, next door to comer of Oiaey
Advancements made oa Consiguaeatr
So Cliarses for 8trajr--ir,i.
Tailoring. Cleaning Eeptoii
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK.
Mala St.. opposite Jf. lotk1!,
G. A. STINSON & CO., '
At Capt. Rogera old staad. eem 0
and Ceurtrfltreete: ." -
H!itn arul CinPTV W&-
Wagoas- made nd tepaind.