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YOL. XXII, NO. 32.
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST M, L884.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
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CANNIBALISM IN TUB AUCTIO.
The Grvply Party SnlMt u: fm Fle-h
if Diail Comrade.
New York. Aug:. !"2. The Z7M.V
lias a two colnmn double leaded arti
cle, giving a few new points in the
Greely expedition, showing that the
horrors have not all been told. The
article says: ''"Written documents now
iu the possession of the liavy depart
ment at Washington add to the record
of miserable human suffering alieady
published in connection with the end
ing of the Greely relief expedition,
the most shocking stories of inhu
manity and cannibalism. All the
facts have been in possession of
Chandler for nearly three weeks, but
bo closely have they been guarded,
and so strictly have the naval officers
and sailors maintained the silence
imposed upon them that not even au
inkling of the true and horrible con
dition of affairs has yet reached the
public ear. Por the sake of humanity
and the American people the army
authorities are endeavoring to keep
the matter hushed, but in an official
investigation, which is almost sure to
come, the facts, in all probability, will
THE HOBKORS OF CAXN'IBALLSM.
The sufferings and privations of the
men in their canvas hut during the
long, bitter winter have not half been
told. It has been published that
aftergame gave out, early in Feb
ruary, they lived principally on seal
skins, lichens and shrimps. As a
matter of fact they were kept alive
on human flesh.
"When the rescuing part)' discover
ed the half starved survivors their
first duties were to look for the two
men who were insensible from cold
and privations, even to the point of
death. One of them, Gorman, was
wild in his delirium. "Oh!" he
shrieked, as the sailors took hold of
him to lift him, tenderly, "don't let
them shoot me as they did poor Hen
ry! Must I be killed and eaten as
Henry was? Don't let them do it!
The sailors were horrified, but at
once reported the man's words to
Commander Schley. After a brief
investigation he felt satisfied that the
poor fellow was speaking the truth,
and that some of the men who per
ished had been stripped of their flesh,
to keep their surviving comrades
SCHLEY MAKES AX INVESTIGATION.
Schley prepared to make thorough
work of it. When the horrible reali
ty was brought out before an investi
gating committee he did not propose
to have it rest solely on his own oral
testimony. He instructed two or
three gentlemen, among whom was
Dr. Ames surgeon of the JSear, to
make a careful examination, and put
their conclusions in writing. This
was done, and the reports are now in
the hands of the navy department
Lieutenant Greely was decidedly
averse to having the bodies of the
buried men disturbed. He thought
it wise, as they had been buried so
long, to let them remain in their Arc
tic graves. Commander Schely did
not agree with him, and the bodies
were dug from their graves in a little
hill just back of the permanent camp
established in October 1883. Most of
the blankets contained nothing but a
heap of white bones, many of them
picked clean. The remains could
be identified by marks on the blan
kets. By inquiries Commander Schley
discovered that many of the seven
teen men who are said to have per
ished from starvation had been eaten
by their famished comrades. It was
the one last resort, provided supplies
had not arrived. Death stared the
hungry crazed men in the face, but
there was hope if life would hold out
for even a few weeks.
It is reported that the only men
who escaped the knife-were three or
four who died of the scurvy. The
amputated limbs of men who after
ward perished were eagerly devoured
HENRY KII1I1ED AND EATEN.
Chas. B. Henry's death was partic
ularly tragic. He was a young Ger
man without friends or relatives in
this country, and joined Company E,
Fifth cavalry, in Cincinnati. His
friends tried to dissuade him from
going on the expedition, but his spirit
of adventure was aroused by tales of
Axotic exploits, and he determined to
go. Driven to despair by his fright
ful hunger ,Henry saw an opportuni
ty to steal a little more than his
share of the rations, and he made the
attempt He was found out and shot
for his crima In the published offi
cial report the death of this man was
set down as having occurred in June.
When the body was found his hands
and face, though shrunken, were in
tact and recognizable, but nearly ev
erywhere else the skin had been
stripped from him, and the flesh
pioked from the bones. Even his
heart and lungs were eaten by his
comrades. One rib was found shat
tered by a bullet ball: to another
small fragments of lead were attached.
A bullet hole was found in the skin.
The body was in this condition when
it was interred in Cypress Hill ceme
tery last Saturday. The letter his
friend, Boberfc D. Oberfelder of Syd
ney, Neb., is looking for will proba
bly never come to light
THE MATTER KEPT SECRET.
Whether the four bodies which
were swept out to sea and never re
covered would have added further
evidence to this story of horrible can
ibalism, can not be learned now,
though papers in the possession of
the navy department give all the par
ticulars as told by the survivors. At
first they were loth to talk of the hor
rible experience they had passed
through, but after promises of abso
lute secrecy, their evidence was all
taken in writing. Lieutenant Greely
said he wished the men had been res
cued by the army instead of the navy.
Of course it was impossible to keep
the actual state of affairs from the
crew, but absolute silence was impos
ed on them. The officers were not
allowed to talk of what occurred in
tbeir-presence. One man, who open
ly spoke in the mess room about the
inhumanity of using fragments of
human flesh as bait for shrimps was
openly reprimanded. Not one word
of the facts was given to 'iybody
until Commander Schley made his
report to Secretary Chandler.
A Tiiacs reporter questioned a low
of the o&cers on the relief ships, as
they made fast to their moorings at
the navy yard last eveniug. Some of
them answered llatly that tha bodies
of the dead soldiers were not at all
mutilated when ilicj were found and
scouted all idea of cannibalism. Oth
ers admitted that the bodies were
shocking to look ujon,but attributed
it to storm and ice. The eating story
they believed to bo a j-ailor's yarn.
The remains of the men were wrapped
in clothes, as soon as possible after
they were dug up. and some of the
party did not see them at all.
What Hill ArpSay.
The rewards of labor are mighty
good and sure. Here I set in my pi
azza and look over my farm and see
the wheat and the oats all in a strut
and waving so beautiful in the breeze
and I feel proud and serene for I sow
ed that wheat myself and helped to
prepare the laud, and it is my wheat
and my oats and come honestly and
wasn't made out of somebody else,
and it doe3 me good to cnt a few
choice heads and bunch 'em and take
'em to town and show tho folks what
lean do. It beats money made by
luck all to pieces, and so does walk,
ingin my garden and digging the po
tatoes I planted and working them
ever so nice and bringing them in
the house to show to my wife and
hear her say "they are very fine." She
never says much on that line, she
don't, but a little goes a great ways
with me. She never indulges in rap
ture, she never used adjectives to any
excess, such as lovely, exquisite,
splendid and the like, but 1 know
what she thinks of anything, just as
well as if she did. Tm- going to get
her a mess of raspberries today, the
first of the season, and I'll snrpriso
her with 'em at dinner time. She likes
Women like these little thoughtful
attentions. They are like oil on the
axlelree, and makes the machinery
run smooth. But then there ought
to be a little money to mix up with
such things. Money is a good do
mestic lubricator itself. A man feels
more like a gentleman with some'
change in his pocket, and he'
ought to always have n dollar,
or so just to feel of. It stiffens him
up and keeps him from feeling like a
vagabond. And a woman wants some
too. When a pedler comes along
with tinware or a wagon load Of jugs,
or the Gypsies come along with lace '
or the book agent comes along with '
pictures, and besides it is such a dig-j
nified comfort to have a little hid
away for the children when they are
just obliged to have something toj
wear and don t want to ask papa for j
tne money, lor ne is so nam run ami
talks so poor all the time. i
This is the kind of money that goes
for all it is worth. Money that comes
hard, money that is earned. .Even
woman doe3 not prize money when
she has boodles of it and has every
want supplied. Folks must be
cramped to be happy. They must
have something to stimulate them.
Something to provoke economy and in
dustry, and I'm thankful we've al
ways had these stimulants at my
Never in the history of mining ex
citements in Idaho Territory has
there been so flat a collapse as now
prevails in Coour d'Alene at this
writing. And to what must we at
tribute the present slate of affairs?
There are many men here who will
tell you decisively that towards fall
a great many more mines will bo open
and producing, and that a large
amount of prospecting work will be
going on, on the creek claims and on
the quartz lodes, which will put busi
ness on a good footing once more.
There is more or less of truths in all
these statements. That gold exists in
paying quantities in our placer fields
and that there is gold, silver and lead
iu the quartz leads there is no doubt
It has been proved that there are at
least a score of quartz mines near
town that would pay enormously if
properly worked. Ccear (CAlene
New York, Aug. 7. Considerable
surprise was created last evening
when it became known that Mr. and
Mrs. Hendricks had suddenly taken
their departure from Saratoga.
There are many evidences that Hen
dricks has the matter of withdrawing
from the ticket under serious advise
ment, unless Cleveland yields to his
wishes in some respects. Cleveland's
managers profess the utmost contempt
forHendrick's suggestions. They say:
"Mr. Hendricks has been meddling
in our pie. Ho should keep his fin
gers out of what he does not under
stand. The idea that Mr. Cleveland
and his friends will be dictated to in
any way by a wild-west Hoosior is
New York, August 7th. Gen. But
ler has been a guest at Glen Cove,
the summer home of Editor Dana,
for several days past, and it is gener
ally understood that these two gen
tlemen have been definitely settling
the course of the third party for the
coming campaign. Dana publishes
every morning on the editorial page
of the Sun his belief that Cleveland
is unfit for the presidency and adds
double-leaded communications sug
gesting that Cleveland withdraw. A
member of the County Democracy
committee said to a reporter to-night:
"We have have had cause to look up
on the Sun as a Democratic paper,
but now reckon our count with Dana
as with the enemy. If you know the
Devil is in town, and receive a certi
fied copy of his programme in ad
vance, it is not so bad a thing as if
you did not know of his presence.
Dana invariably wants to rule or ruin.
He has picked Butler up as a means
of accomplishing the retirement of
the Democratic party, hut ho is un
der tiking a job he cannot finish."
Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy a posi
tive cure for Catarrh, Diptneria and
Canker Mouth. Sold by W. E. Dement
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache,Toothache,
Sore Throat, StrelUnc. Spmlnm BruUc,
Burn, Scald. Front Bite,
JSD ALL OTHER BODILY MI19 AM) ACHES.
Soli by DrnfgliU od Dealer! ererywbtte. Fifty Onti a
bottle. Directions in 11 Lanpucti.
THE CIIAKLES A. VOOELEK CO.
V3M0tucoUA.Y0ULU.H4a) RUtlBUT, 21.,C.S. 4.
To the SMOKERS of
Bull Durham Smok
The genuine has picture of
BULL on every package.
For particulars see our next
From these sources arise three-fourths
of the diseases of the human race. These
symptom indicate their existence:
Xioss of Appetite, Boirels costive,
SIcU Headache, fullness after eat
ing, aversion to exertion of body or
mind, Eructation of food,IrrltabiI
zliiess,FlutterlngattueHe&rt,Dot8 before the eyes, highly colored
tho use ofaremedy that acts dirccUyon
theLiver. As a Liver medldncTUTT'S
VIL.TL.S have no equal. Their action on
tho Kidneys and Skin is also prempt:
remeving: all impurities through theso
three scavengers of tlio system,'1
producing appetite, sound digestion,
regular stools, a clear skin and a vig
orousbody. TDTT'S P1XX.S cause no
nausea or griping nor interfere ttIUi
daily work and are a perfect
ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA.
boldevervwhere255. OlficeililurraySuN Y.
GeatHaie ok Whiskers changed in
stantly to n. Glossy- Black by a singlo
application of this Dyk. Sold by Drug
03ts,or sent by express on receipt of $1.
OfIce, 44 Murray Street, New York.
lurra ulsuu, or vssmt sicebcj rsis.
S. B. CROW.
New Rooms. Net Material
EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS,
c?r Mr. "Win. A. Bell, of San Francisco,
one of the most skillful photographists on
the Coast, assists in the operating room.
Fine Work a Specialty.
On the ROiDlVAY nearly opposite St.
SAYS THERE WILT. BE
NO INCREASE OF PRICES
IX HIS CHOP HOUSE
AND THAT HE IS DETERMINED TO
maintain his reputation for keeping the
bfSt and cheapest Restaurant in town, even
at a loss to himself, while the dull times last.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Lumber, Salmon Trays,
OFFICE AND MILL, CORNER SALMON
AND CEDAR STREETS.
ASTOKIA - - .- Oregon.
J. C. ROSS
Has Opeiied a First-Class
ESTABLISHMENT ON MAIN STREET,
Above Pioneer Restaurant.
Funerals attended ; everything necessary
provided, and iu all cases,
Columbia Transportation Company.
FOR PORTL ASJ 12.
THE POPULAR bTEAMER
Which has been refitted for the comfort or passengers will leave
Wilson & Fisher's Dock every
Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 6 A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P.M.
Returning leaves Portland OYery
Tuesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
J-An additional trip will he made on Sunday of Kach Week, leaving Portland
at 1 O'clock Kuiiitny Uloniiujr. Passengers hj this route connect at Kalaira
for Sound ports. u. B. SCOTT. President
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
II. B. EWSZKKK. Prop..
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
Night Clerk i
First Class injill Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE nOUSE.
Figures iw Lie !
OP THE CHOP HOUSE
Can pimi'l-v his books that he K doing the
biggf M lmMm-;s of any
In tin cit. ,t:l he will guarantee to ghe
th. i - J niftd for cash.
Jiniii 'lifcl, ioloria, Oregon.
::::; m t.t a ur.uitv, Pizeri: lino its.
KIIM'ECTFULLY CALL THE A1TEX
ticn of the public to Hie fact that the
above Market will always be supplied with a
FULL VWRIE1Y AND REST QUALITY
FKE3H AND CURED MEATS I !
Which will hi' Mild at lowest rates, whole
sale and let ail.
-tSreial attention riven to suniimug
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware.
Hotel and Restaurant Keepers,
WHERRY & COMPANY,
Fi'osli and Cured M eats,
"Vo getalales ,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
OPrOSlTK OCCIDENT IIOTEU
CJII'.X A15US SJrcet. Astoria, c
A General Banking and Exchange Easi
ness transacted. Every facility for prompt
and satisfactory business.
Drafts on the leading cities of the United
oiaies and fcuropc.
FRANK H. LAIGHTON.
Fruits, Notions, Cigars
Water SU letwccn West Slli
and West 9th,
Tropical and Domestic Fruits per every
steamer. Nuts, Candles, etc.. at Laighton's.
Everything Fresh and First-class,
5. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bknton Street, Neau Pahkku Housk.
ASTOKIA. - OKEdON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND ana MABINE ENGINES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
Or nil Descriptions made to Order
at Short Kotice.
A. I). AVass. rresldent.
J. (J. Hustler, Secretary,
I. V. Case, Treasurer.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Iletall Dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TltOl'IOAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
c. h. 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 of boat material on hand.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
The Str. GLEANER,
II. F.STEVENS, - Master.
Will leave "Wilson & Fisher's Dock
Every Monday, at 9 A. M.
For Deep River and Way Landings, and
Every Saturday, at 9 A. M,
For John Day's River.
On other days will do general work. A
good SCOW Is run in connection with the
steamer, and Lumber, Wood, etc., promptly
Oregon Railway & Navigatior
Duong the month of July. 18&4, Ocean
Steamers will sail from Portland to San
Francisco, and from San Francisco to Port
land, as follows, leaving AJnsworth Dock,
Portland, at Midnight, and Spear Street
harf, San Francisco, at 10 A. M. :
From Portland. I From San Franckco.
Mete of L'al
State of Cl,
State of L'al.
. ..Mon 4
State of Cal Sat
ColnmhiA Thni 1
Oregon .Tues 12
State ofCal... .Sun 1?
Columbia Fri 22
Oregon Wed ?
Colombia bat G
Thmitgrll Tlclroa cnll tn nil n.Inin.l
cities in the United States, Canada and
Passenger Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at 11 :4o A. Jl. dally.
i.?5llns5ne.P?,,ac? Cftr ronninsr between Pott
land, and St. Paul,
KITER DIVMlov (Middle Columbia).
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :00
land for I Mon I Tu. I We,
Thu. Fri. I Sat
Astoria andl I
lumbia....l6 AM 6 AM
Darton. Or '7 AM
Salem ....I . .i
Tacomaand Seattle, dally at l.-wi pm
victoria Steamers do not run Sundays.
ceptsend 8tna fr Pottland t B a. in. daily ex-
Gen t Freight and Pasj. Agt
E. A. KOYES. Agent Astoria.
Oregon & California R. R
On and after June IS, 1SSI, trains will run as
follows : DAILY (Except Sundays).
Between PORTLAND and ASUX.AXD'
t t- . ,, MAIL TKAI
Portland..-? :30 a. Ml Ashland. 5:40 a. m.
Ashland G:20 p. m Portland 4:25 r. m.
ALBANY EXPRE88 TRAIN.
Portland..... 4 .-CO p. mj Lebanon o 20 p. m
Lebanon 4 :45 A. m. (Portland-10 :05 a. m
Pullman Palace Sleeping Car leaves Port
land Mondays and Thursdays. Returning
leaves Ashland Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Oregon and California Railroad Ferry
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastside Division, from the foot of F St.
Between Portland and Corvnllls
..LEf VE. ARRIVE.
Portland. 9 rfX) a. m. jCorvalll 4 :30 P. Jr.
Corvallls 8 :3o A. M.Portland..3 :20 p.m.
t -,LEAAE ARRIVE.
Portland .-5 -.00 p MMcMlnnvilIe.8 :00 pm
McMinnvil!e5:45 a m Portland 8 :30 a m
..91??0 connections made at Ashland
with the Stiges of tho Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
Local tickets forsale, and bagaage checked
at Company's up town ofllce, comer Stark
and Second streets.
e"TIckets to all the principal points In Cal
ifornia, can only be procured, and baggage
checked, at the Company's office.
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Freight will not he received for shipment
after 5 o'clock p. m. on either the Eastside
or Westslde Divisions.
B. KOEHLER, K. P. ROGERS,
Manager. G. F 4 P. Agt
llwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Aatoria to Fort Steuens, Fort Canby,
Connecting by stages and boats for
Oysterville, Montesano and Oiympia
Until further notice the llwaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer
"Will leave Astoria
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
(Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays being
vj "ic me auu uuiue.tai.u man uays.)
at 7 A. A!.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and llwaco
Wednesdays, and Fridays
Tlif ctpnTTinr will lparft AtnHn nf o a r
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
Oh Tuesdays and Thursdays
A SECOND TRIP will be made, leaving As
toria at 1 P. 31., connecting with steamer
Wide West, from Portland.
Fare to Fort Canby and llwaco, 31 00
BTTickcts can be bought at the office for
E-Ilwaco freight, by the ton. in lots of
one ton or over, S2 per ton,
lFor Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at tho offlce of the company, Gray's
wharf, foot of Benton street.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Westport aaci Astoria
THE FAVORITE STEAMER
"Wlilch has been thoroughly refitted for the
comfort of Passengers will run this season
between westport and Astoria
As follows :
Leave Westport at 7 :30 A.M.
Arriving In Astoria at 10 -J30 A. M,
Leave Astoria at 2 P. M".
Arrive In Westport at 6 p. ar.
"Will touch at all way landings.
For freight or passage apply on board or
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
jYJTISS HATTJLE B1TELY,
TEACHER PIANO AND ORGAN.
Apply at G. "W. WOODS'.
County School Superintendent
Office !lt n.lllnHut X? Cn 'j Pntino.f rrnruil
J FJtAXK PAGE. M. J.
Pbyslcinn and. Murjceoa.
Ofllce opposite the Johansen building.
ASTORIA - OREGON.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Abstracts if Title a Specially.
Rnntno II nrA 10 T.-rl. .ro.ii.! n-,
Building. Telephone Wo. 40,
Q F. McCORMAC,
Attorney aud Counsellor at J.aw
Room 12, Odd Fellows Building,
ASTORIA, - - Oregon.
1F.O. A. DORRIS, QEO. NOLAJfD
XOEAKD tic DOBRIS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Hall, Astoria, Oregon.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over "White House,
w- FUI'TOX. v q. c. FULTOtf.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
OSKPII A. GIIiT
tfOfilco with J. Q- A. Bowlby,
ASTORIA, - - - . (I,.--.
J? V. nOLDKS,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
ARCHITECT AND DRAUGHTSMAN.
Scholars received for Course of Draughting
E-Office over White House Store.
ZJ.ELO F. P.UIKER,
Clatsnn flnnnlv.nnrt nitvaraatsiU
Office : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
1 CF.XSO. 31 AKTJN', M, .,
.Physician and Burgeon.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
Office-Rooui 12, Odd Fellows Building:.
Residence Hume's building, up stairs.
JAY TUTTiE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1. 2. and 3. PvthlanBuild-
Residence On Cedar Street, back of
St. Mary's Hospital.
P. I. HICKS. A. K. SHAW.
IIICKS 4fc SHAW,
Rooms in Allen's Buildlnir. un stairs, cor
ner Cass and Squemoqua streets. Astoria,
Bozorth & Johns,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents,
ASTORIA, ... Oregon.
Buy and sell all kinds of Real Estate aad
represent me louowmg Fire
Insurance Conpanies :
Scottish Union and Na
tional, assets S23.ooO.OdA
rhoenix of Hartford " 4.600.00B
Home of N ew York, ' 7,000,008
Hamburg and Bremen, " 2,000,000
"Western, " Soo.wjO
Phenlx of Brooklyn, " 4,000,000
Oakland Home, " 300,000
ToHcIes written by us in tho Phcenlx and
Home and Scottish Union and National at
BANKING AND INSURANCE !
I. W. CASE,
Broker, Banker, and Insur
ASTOKIA, - OBC:!3F.
OFFICE HOURS :
From 9 o'clock A. M. until 3 o'clock 1. M.
B. S. Worsley,
S?-Offlce and "Ware Rooms on Squemoqua
Street, next door to corner of Olney.
Advancements made on Consignments
No Clinrses for Storage ef Geeds
CLATSOP COUNTY BRANCH
Room No. 1, "White House building, Astoria.
mils collected In any part of the United
States or Canadas.
This association has over 5,000 correspond
ents. LANGDON, STICKLES & CO.