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VOL. XXI, NO. 36.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, MAY 18, 1884.
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WATER IS' THE DESERT.
The Massacre of th Kalmucks.
The Soudan campaign, from first to
last, has been a comment on the vest
value of water in the east. One of
the most terific episodes ever record-edHn-history'is'the
flight of the Tor
gote Tartars from the Kussian front
iers to those of China,, about a cen
tury ago. Throughout this a-RTul
journey across the pathless, -waterless
desert the JBash&rs and Khirghises
followed on the heels of the flying
Kalmucks, and the continuous trail
of corpses told a fearful story of un
ceasing conflict and perpetual massa
cre. The desperate persistence of
escaping hosts in pushing on was
eoaallgd by the frenzied cruelty of
those T?bo pursued them, until the
scenes of the carnage and brutality
that .ensued -were such that it seemed
as "if a nation of madmen -was flying
before a nation of fiends." But the
horrible climax -was only reached at
the end of their 2,000 miles of disas
trous pilgrimage, -when, after a los3 of
400,000 of their number, the Kal
mucks, mad from thirst, came in sight
of the lake of Tengis. Hundreds of
the pursuers and pursued had al
ready lost their reason from their
dreadful sufferings. Thousands were
being borne along upon camels and
horses, helplessly exhausted by two
days' want of water. But. as soon as
the lake came in view the Bashkirs
and Kalmuoks alike seemod to forget
ineir pmiess naireus, aim me vase
hosts, reduced now to about two
hundred thousand, rushed in a body,
with frantic eagerness, to the antici
pated solace. InDeQuincey's terrific
pages the dtory is told with consum-
Tnsxtft trnmr: fnrrav The CJhinesfl Em
peror, happening with a force of cav-1
airy to be at the very spot, saw what j
waa happening, and sent ontlns dol
diera to protect hi.- returning- sub
jects. But there was time enough
before .the horsemen roached the
seeno for one of the most ferocious
conflicts ever recorded against man.
In the general rush towards the
saving water all discipline and com
mand were lost all attempts to pre
serve a rear guard neglected the
wild Bashkirs rode in among the in
cumbered people and slaughtered
them by wholesale, and almost with
out resistance. Screams and tumult
uous shouts proclaimed the progress
of the massacre: but none heeded,
none halted all alike, with faces'
blackened by the heat and with;
tongues drooping from the mouth,!
continued with maniacal haste tow
ards the lake. The Bashkir was af
fected by the same misery as the Kal
muck, and into the lake the whole
vast -body of enemies Hushed, forget
ful of all things but one almighty in
stinct The absorption of their
.thoughts in one maddening appetite-
lasted for a single half hour, but
in the next arose a final scene of part
ing vengeance. Far and wide the
waters of the solitary lake .were in- i
stantly dyed red with blood. Hero
rode a party of savage Bashkirs, hew
ing off heads as fast as the swathes
fall before the mower's soythe; there
stood unarmed Kalmuoks in a death
grapple with their detested foes, both
up to the middle in water. Every
moment the lake grew more polluted,
and yet every moment fresh hosts
came up to the water and rushed in,
not able -to resist their frantic thirst,
and swallowing large draughts, visi
bly contaminated with slaughter.
"Wherever the lake was shallow
eaough to allow of men raising their
'heads above the surface there, for
scores of acres, were to be seen all
forms of ghastly fear, of agonizing
struggle, of spasm and death, and
"the fear of death revenge and the
lunacy of revenge until the martial
spectators, of whom there were not a
ew; averted their eyes with horror,
86 theyiiode down to the lake to the
rescue of the hapless fugitives.
This undoubtedly is one of the
-most striking instances of catas
trophe .arising from the absence of
water in the .desert ever chronicled,
but' who cannot recall, from works of
travel, or, indeed, from history,
numerous other illustrations of the
'game fierce peril of thirst? "We our
selves can not have failed to note
s," now, in recent campaigns in Egypt.
verything hinged upon the water
supply. The army moved in detach
znents, so as best to economize it;
camps were pitched so as to utilize it
to the oitmostj the. hours of battle
were arranged m obedience to its in
exorable and all-important demands.
' It was at the wells of Teb and of
Tamai that the Arabs fought their
fiercest. .Our soldiers in Egypt were
atonished, when tramping along the
apparently hopeless desert, to see
how luxuriant crops and gardens al
ternated with bare sand, how a mere
rill of watef- turned the wilderness
into a farmstead and charmed up
.ioJthe.surface of the soil all the la
tent magic of its fertility. In the
Saharahs of the earth, whether in the
eastern hemisphere or the west, water
ia indeed a magician, as wonderful
in the suddenness and. completeness
of its wprk as any genii of lamp and
ring. If has the potency of the
philosopher's stone, and is striven
for as the Bum of all that is to be de
aired. Industry without it ia a para
lytic, a cripple. "With it. it pos
sesses a talisman that transfigures
everything, makes man a giant, and
blesses every work of his hand.
Speakingof parts of western America,
a recent writer says: "Water here is
everything that is precious. "Without
it, the sage-brush laughs at man, and
the horn of the jaek-rabbit is exalted
against him. "With it, corn expels
the weed, and the long-eared rodent
tk!pjSwe& outf possession. "With
out it, grease-wood and grophers di
vide the wilderness between them.
. With it, homesteads spring up and
gather the orchards about them.
J Wifbmt it, the silence of the level
deeer is broken only by the coyote.
:.Wi$h" it,' come the laughter of run-'iifaftf-broolcs,
the hum of busy markets
and ihe cherry voices of the mill
wheels by the stream. Without it,
.ifcej prld seems a dreary failure.
.'With, it, it brightenB into infinite
''useibilities. No wonder then that
'S& Wre prize it, exhausted ingenu
flnobtaining it, fought about it
-wtder they do-aot worship it
Men have worshiped trees, wind and
sun with no greater cause.'' Chango
the phrases here and there, and the
passage might stand for Asia, for
nothing is eo striking in many parts
of the east, notably. Arabia and the
eastern provinces of Africa, as the
supreme importance of water. Lon
A Political Key Xote.
New Yobk, May 10. The World
this morning foreshadows its cam
paign policy. It says: "The nation
has been hurt by the degradation of
an ex-president of -the United States
and ex-general of the army becoming
a speculator, a Wall street borker; by
an ex-governor of New York making
a fortune out of his friends through
a "blind pool and staking it in Wall
street adventures; by an ex-secretary
of the United States treasury plung
ing into the muddy watera of Wall
street gambling; by seeing a United
States senator, chairman of the Be
publican national committee, figuring
as manipulator of a bankrupt corpo
ration; by the spectacle of bank presi
dents betraying their trust and spec
ulating with, other people's money.
These are evils from which we cannot
escape, unless we change the moral
tone of the community. To do this
we must begin at the fountain head
of corruption. There must be a
change at Washington." The Stm is
following in the same track.
Randall Continues Good Unmored.
Washikotok, -May 16. The tariff
reformer? and the protectionists in
the house have within tho last two
days commenced charging each other
with the responsibility for the panio
in Wall street Opinion is thereforo
divided whothor the defeat of the
Morrison bill or tho agitation of the
tariff reformers can bo held to ac
count, liandall has been charged
with causing tho trouble by several
democratic newspapers. It is claimed
tho passage of the bill would have
created a hard squeeze in Wall street
by preventing a shrinkage in railroad
stocks. When asked about the mat
ter to-day Randall smiled good
humoredly, and showed no disposi
tion to become angry. "That's all
nonsense," he said, "and positively
silly. I do not pay auy attention to
John Sherman says: "We are
neither in a panic nor on the verge of
it, unless my judgment is seriously
at fault. I look upon the present
trouble ob simply the result of the
overtrading in securities, that for a
long time have all nearly been the
football of Wall street While there
is business depression there is no real
financial distress, and the resources
of tho country are plenty and staple.
The present troubles will have no
bearing on the presidential campaign.
I do not think they will extend into
the country, or have an influence on
the political parties."
The keepers of tan games at Port
land are said to have made an open
offer of $500 for the death of any one
who gives information to the police
by whioh they may be arrested.
In church and in state
'It is rule or be ruled;
In courtship and marriage
It is fool or be fooled;
In logic and law
It is nick or be nicked:
In gambling and trade
It is trick or be tricked;
In treaty and war
It is beat or be beateu;
In the straggle for life
It-is eat or be eaten.
The Old Mill.
Mr. Eara Valentine, millright, of
Baltimore, Md., says he had rheuma
tism very badly for five years, but fi
nally tried St Jacobs Oil, the great
pain-cure, and now he ia permanently
"Hackmetuck," a lasting and fra
grant perfume. Price 25 and CO cents.
Sold by W. E. Dement
Water! Water! Water!
Wheeler & Kipp
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron and Lead Pipe, BalJi Tubs
Wafer Clo&ets, aud Gas
Jobbing Promptly Attended to.
A SPECIALTY Is made of Tap
ping Water Mains and Running
Water Pipes, as We have Supe
rior Facilities for doing this work
Comer Squenioqua and Hamilton Streets,
Tor County Treasurer.
I IIKKEBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF AS AN
Independent Candidate for
Astoria, May ?. 1854.
Astoria Plotopapt Gallery,
Cor. of Benton and Squemoqua Streets,
Opposite the Court House.
A SPECIALTY and SATISFACTION
S. B. CROW.
eu r a
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
LuabMQ. Etckache. Hetdache. Toothache,
Sm TkrMt, AveUUM. Spruiat, Bnltm,
ASS ill. OZK&X BOBI1T rUSS IXB 1CHEL
&i tr Vrns&sl ul Dfltn trarrwttn. tl&r &
tactile. Dlnotloai In 11 Lacroixet.
THE CHARLES A. VOOELEB CO.
King of the Blood
r? nol a "cure all," It Is a blood-purifler and
tonic. Impurity of the blood polsous the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, artd thus In
duces many disorders, known br different
names to di3tinKulsh them according to ef
fects, but being loally branches or phases of
thatcreat generic disorder, Impurity or
Blood. Such are Jsytpemia, unitovencss,
Liver Complaint, Constipation, Iferrnnu Di
onlerg, Jlcadaclu:, Backache, General WeaK
Titst, Henri DUcatc, Dropty, Kidneu Dlteate,
Piles, RhcumaUtin, Catarrn, Scmfula, Skin
Dltortters, Pimple. Ulcer. SivelUttc, d-c.,
Ac. Kine; or the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cavtc. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians apree
In calling it "the most genuine aud efflcfent
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
Eista, 81 per bottle. Se testimonials, direc
tions. &c, la pamphlet'Treatise on Diseases
of tht Blood," wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SON & Co.-Props
Buffalo. N. YT
H. B. PARKER
jHay, Oats, and Straw,
Brick. Cement, and Sand.
Wood Delivered to Order.
Graying, Teaming, and Express Business
WINES, LIQUORS AND CICARS.
SOMETHING YOTJ WANT.
A NEAT MA70F ASTORIA.
Warranted Correct; Lithographed and
Mounted; showing all Strect, Numbered
and Accurately Marked. Price but 83.
Also, a MAP OF THE BAP., from Govern
ment Survey, and endorsed as officially cor
rect. Price $5,
Both MapH for 88,
But a limited supply, so call early, at the
office of BOZOKTH & JOHNS.
Jordan & Bozorth
The Only Exclusive
N. B. Hare Sole Right (o the
Patent Lamp Filler,
Coffee and lee Cream Parlors.
Bread and Cakes
OF AIX KIXDS.
"VYeddlngs and Parties supplied with strictly
o-French and American-o
Manufactured, Wholesale and Ketall.
ON THE ItOADWAY.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
By the Xiskt. Day, Week or Moatk
YITH OR WITHOUT BOARD,
With use of Parlor. Library and all the com
forts of a home. Terms reasonable.
Apply to I MRS. E. C. HOLDEN,
Cor. Slain and Jefferson Sts.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A. very large Stock from which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
1-MyDatent Trimmer to cut Wall Punw
will be found convenient to my patrons.
IIOTEIS AXD RESTAURANTS.
PARK EH HOUSE,
ASTORIA, - - - OKEUOX.
Al.CKObBV. - - DayQerk-
Phil. BOWE1JS, - - Night Clerk.'
Ta?. DUFFY ha? the Bar and Billiard room.
First Glass'' in all Respects.
FREE COACn TO THE HOUSE.
SKW AXD WELIi F.QriPPF.D
L. Sarra has rebuilt his establishment aud
Is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of the
day or night.
'I he finest Liquors and Cigars at the Jiar.
Two doors west of Ike Fester's:
Fipres Never Lie !
Or THE CHOP. HOUSE
Can prove by h!a books that lie i domjj tho
blKKeat buslnes of any
In the city, and he will Kuarnmee to give
tho best meal for canh. -,
3Ialn Street. Attoria, Orcgoa.
ORRCMA & BEKKV, FKPBJETOKft.
KESPECTFL'LL-fc CALL THE JLTTKK
tlon of the public to the fact thnt the
above 3Iarket will always be supplied with a
FULL VAEIETY AND BEST QUA1JTY
i FRESH AKDCURED MEATS I I
j Which will be sold at lowest rates whole-
I sale and retail.
BSrSpocsal attention given to supplying
N. DAVICH & CO. .- - Proprietors.
Leave Your Orders for
Fish, Game, Eggs, Butter,
We furnish Provisions. Fresh and In Good
Condition. Dressed Chickens. Vegetables,
ana .Mancer, rrouuee oi au Kinas iu season.
A Fine stock of Family Wine. IJuuors.
Cigars and Tobaccos.
WHERRY & COMPANY,
Fresh and Cured Meats,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEL.
CIIKXAail'M Street. AHtoriti, lg
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The beat of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly jioptilar place of social resort.
CHAS. A. MAY
New Store, New Stock
Toys, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A FINE ASSORTMENT.
R. M. LEATHERS
Has reopened his boat s.hop, over Arndt &
Ferchen's, foot of LaFayctte street, und Is
prepared to turn out
FIRST-CLASS ISO ATS.
Alili WORK GlABAXTEEl).
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware.
T. G. RAWLINGS,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Pried
MJTS. CANDD2S, DRIED MEATS, ETC.
Fiso Cigars aad Tobacco.
Next door to I. J. Arrold'a, Squemoqua St.
Hardware ana Ship (Mlery
A. VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Yarnish, -Binacle
Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine.
Wrought Iron Spiked,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paints and Oils. Groceries, etc.
Great Northwestern Remedy.
PLVJJU9i.aTCEESAIDSKl!f OSE4SES. .
Th03e who work early and- late need a
wholesome, reliable Sledlclne like Pfuder'a
Oreffoa Blood Purifier. Aaa remedy and
preventative of diseases it cannot be beat
It checks Rheumatism and Hilar, .relieves
Constipation, Dyspepsia and BI1Ioums and
puts fresh energy into the system by maklne
-Hew Rich Blood. All Druggists and Deal
era keep It. ?1.00 bottles C for $3.00.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
" TdrMMracket Work.
Sfliop "WorlL -
A specialty, and all vrork guaranteed.
Oak,Ashrliay,and Walnut lumber ; Ore
Ron and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on baud.
C. JI. KATS St CO.
Wilson & Fisher,
DEALERS IX .
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
FLOUR AND IUITJL FEED.
Agents for Salem Fleuring: Mills,
and Capital Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Prices, In Stock.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Street.
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Is of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by all who use It.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior Rising Quality.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT &. THOMPSON
Mole Ascnfsfor Astoria.
NOT GIVEN AWAY, Cut made at lowest
LIVING PRICES, All work done at ray Sail
Loft GUARANTEED to give perfect satis
faction. SAIL LOFT
On CuenarauH Street, next door to Astoria
Barnes' Patent Foot and Steam
Power Scroll Saw.
Tenoaeni, Formers, Ktc.
W Sole Apents, 62S Market St.
MscbanlcB Tools, Machlnory, and Hardware.
Catalogue of all our goods sent free on ap
plication. FURNISHED ROOMS 0 LET. .
AT MRS. GEO. SILLER'S, NEXT DOOR
to Weston Hotel.
mil y avion
MILL FEED, Etc.
Hwe's BHiUs, Astoria, 0.
3. ARNDT & EERCHEN.
ASTORIA. - ORBOON.
The Pioneer Machine. Shop
S H O P
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
Aspec<y made. of repairing .
' FOOT OF LAFA-YETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BjehrbrcSjRKKT, Neak Pabker House,
' ASTORIA, - OREGON;
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAM MARIE EMES
Boiler Work, Steamboat .Work
'and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTIXGS ,
Of all Descriptions made to Order
st Short Btotlre.
A. D. Wass, President.
J. G. Hcstlkr, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
BOATS AND TENTS
? 3 $
FLAGS, ETC, ETC.
First Class Blacksmithing
AT LOW BATES AT
Done on Scientific Principles by an Al
Horseahoer who t.uarantecs
General Blacksmithing Done
And SATISFACTION ASSURED, at
His Shop, in rear of Aug. Danielson'd Saloon.
Carnahan & Go.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA .... OREGON
Magnus G. Crosby
IABDWAM, HUH, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
Pin. and Copper.
Attorney aad Cusell at IM
- Eocto 12, Odd Feltews Balldias.
ASTOELi, - - Ora9B
QEO. A. DORBIS, OKO. NOLA2M
ATTORNEYS Al LAW. .
Office In Kinney's Block, opposite Citr
Hall, Astoria, Oregon.
Q B. THOMSON,
Attorney and CouriMtor at Law.
C. -W. FGITOK. O. C. 35TWOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTOM1, OJaQO
TOSKPH A. 6UI,
JWOce witfi J. Q- A. Bowlby,
Qt J. CTJKTIS,
ATTT AT LAW.
Notary Public. Comnualoner ot Deeds foi
Calllornla, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and i. Odd Fellow, Building, As
N.B.-Clalm3. at "Washington. TTJ and
collections a specialty.
TP C. HOLDEH,
AUOTIONEKR, COMMISSION AND IN
ARCHITECT AND DRAUGHTSMAN.
Scnolara recelved-for Course ot Dfopghtjnjr
Eg"Offlce orer White House Stores,.
Q.KI4O V. PARKO.
Clatsep CoHsty.aad CltrerAatsrU
Office r-Chenamus street, Y. M. 0. A. hall
Room No. 8.
Q BEXMON XAKTUf , M. -D..
ASTORIA. - - OREGON.
QrricE-Room 12, Odd Fellows BuildlagI
Residekoe Hume's bulldlnff.iip stalrsJ
TAY TUTTIjE, M. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1,2, and 3. Pytalaa Build
ing. Residence On Cedar Street, back of
St. Mary's Hospital.
F. P. HICKS. A.E.SaW:
HICKS & SHAW,
Rooms In Allen's Building, up stairs, cor
ner C&S9 anrl Snimmnnna otruut. i .mija
Bozorth & Johns,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents,
ASTORIA, - Oregon.
Buy and sell all kinds of Real Estate and
represent the following Fire
insurance Conpanles :
Scottish Union and Na
tional, assets $33,000,000
Phoenix of Hartford " 4 .380,000
Home of New York, " 7x00 600
Hamburg and Bremen, " 2 oeo'ooo
Phenlx of Brooklyn, " 4,ooo!doo
ua&ianu norao, 500,000
Policies written by us In the Phoenix and
Home and Scottish Union and National at
BANKING ANDJNSURAIiGE !
I. W. CASE,
Broker, Banker, and Insur
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
OFFICE HOURS :
From 9 o'clock A. M. until 3 o'clock P. M.
B. S. Worsley,
"Office and Ware Rooms on Squemoqua
Street, next door to corner of Olney.
Advancements made on Consignments
Ne Charges for Storage ef GeeiU.
Tailoring, Cleaning;, Repairini,
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK.
Mala St., opposite X. X,eT', Astoria, i.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corse? of Casa
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
Boat Sails to be Given Away.
Three Private Fiskerwea
Can get NEW MAINSAILS for next to noth
ing by calling on A. M.JOHNSON;. .,