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-VOl,. XXIT, NO. 34.
ASTORIA, OREGOJV, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1884.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
The Son of the Theorist Detoul- His
. . A. venerable-looking old gentleman,
with fast whitening full beard, thick
gray hair, eyes shrouded by specta
cles, and the respectable dress of a
well-to-do farmer, lectured at Lied
" 'erkranz hall last evening. TLo old
gentleman was the exponent or the
most visionary of theories in regard
to the Arctic "regions. He was Mr.
Americas Symmes, son of John Cleve
Symmes, who in 1S24, published a
little book promulgating a theory.
The multitude know it only in con
nection with ''Symmes' Hole," the
grotesqueness of that idea fastening
it firmly upon the popular mind.
Twenty-three people, including
three reporters, were present to hear
the lecture. Mr. Symmes had an
nounced that it was to be upon the
Qreely explorations as bearing out
his father's theory. He was evident
ly disappointed at the smallness of
the audience, and several times feel
ingly referred to the fact that he
was unable to make the world ac
quainted with his peculiar views. He
spoke as follews:
"I come before you in obedienoe to
my father's dying request that I
would keep an eye on Arctio explora
tions and see how they would bear
out his theory. I have done so. I
have watched the explorations of
Lieut. Greely, and they certainly
bear out what the world of scientists
has long called a visionary idea.
They fought that theory, as exempli
fied in this little book. It was pub
lished by my father in 1824, and was
then gladly sold at SI a volume.
Now it can be got nowhere for less
than $12, if, indeed, a copy is any
where for sale. I know of but one
man in this city with one, and he
would not take $50 for it
"According to my father's theory
the earth is hollow, globular and
open at the poles. The shell of the
earthis about 1,000 miles thiok,and the
distance from verge to verge of the
shell at the openings is about 1,500
miles. The edge of the verge is
about 70s north latitude, and it is
the coldest place on earth. When
you advance over that you can see
very clearly, and the temperature be
comes much warmer. At about 80 '
north latitude is the true magnetic
pole, and when you get at 82J the
pole is -behind you. You are then go
ing south, and will see large flocks of
wild birds, and great numbers of
wild animals. This is very different
from the Newtonian theory, which
J)laces the magnetic pole at 90 north
atitude, which is now supposed to be
surrounded by eternal ice and is the
-coldest spot on the globe.
"Now, for the proofs. Greely in
his explorations found the weather to
be growing warmer as he went fur
ther north. People will believe Gree
ly, but not Nordenakjoln, Tuttle, Sar
ben and "Wiggins. They went very
far north, and found a land on which
grew big trees, where there was warm
'water and large rivers. Nordenska
jold thought it was Siberia. "Wig
gins found the same country inhab
ited by a strange people?. How could
he have found these people if he had
sot been going south and if it had
not been in the hollow of the earth.
"Where could they have come out if
they had continued to go if not at the
south pole? Capt. "Wiggins, Tuttle
and Sarben all saw these people, and
they 'asked them how they came there.
It was a wonderful country, with
multitudes of game, elephants, mas
todons, gold "mines, men seven and
eight feet high and women nearly as
large. They asked him how he came
there and were very f riendly.
sGreely mode several excursions.
The further north he went the milder
became the climate, and once he saw
aTalley sixty miles wide and full of
game. Don't that compare with
Symmes' theory? The next trip he
took he found the further he went
the milder becane the weather. He
waded brooks and swam rivers. How
does that compare with Newton, who
says this is a place of great cold?
And yet people don't believe in
Symmes. They won't come and let
me convince them. I stand solitary
and alone, the only believer.
i"Newton says thepole is surround
ed by the ice; Symmes by an open
sea Explorers didn't know what to
do when they found the magnetic
pole. On Capt Parry's third voyage
he took reindeer, and thought to
gain the north pole over the ico or
pfirish. He found the weather grow
ing warmer, the ice thinner and
streams of water abundant. At 80
he found the water flowing with a
stiff current How could that be if
it'didn't go in at one pole and out at
the other? Look at the fish always
going south and never returning.
At 82 40 min. Capt Parry couldn't
find a cake of ice strong enough to
bear him'up, and the sun was so hot
it melted the pttch in his boats.
"When he got past 80 the compass
flickered and pointed behind him.
He was passing the magnetic pole.
And so it was with Capt Boss, Dr.
Kane, Capt Hull and others. They
all found an open sea.
"Capt Symmes, then a resident of
Newport, petitioned Congress to send
binrout on an expedition, but was ig
ndred. Had he gone he would have
found the open sea and that country
where Oreely says he spent two such
pleasant years. He said it was the
paradise of the North, Capt Symmes
said that the magnetic pole was at
89 the land which he called Symmes
zonia." The lecturer went on to describe
what a pleasant land this Symmes
aoiiia must be with its elephantft,
mastodons and eight feet man and
woman. He asked the boys it they
would like to take double-barreled
guns and dogs and bag a few ele
phants and mastodons in one after
noon. That is the greatest place for
game in the world, and it must be
the mosfhealthy place. He was of
the opinion that it was from here the
3hinese 'got their ivory and other
means for her supporting her 400,000,
"What am Io do?" Mr. Symmes
concluded. "How am I. to let the
I Lave asked the people to come to
hear me, but they will not I am not
to blame for holding up this old Ken
tucky philosopher, and I will do all
that I can. though his theory beggar
ed him, all his family and myself. I
believe in it, and it will yet be proved
true. Next spring Greely will go
back, and either by him or some one
else, Symmeszonia will be discovered.
- Louisville Courier JonrnaJ-
Kncouraiw; Dairymen.- Association.
If Oregon's governor and other
public men would take the iuterest in
the dairy industry of this section that
is indicated by the following extract
from a epcech recently delivered be
fore the Dairymen's Association of
Wisconsin by Governor Rusk of that
state, new general fcterest would be
awaKenoa, ana mis now comparative
ly dormant resource of the great
northwest would soon assume pro
portions scarcely second to any other
now in progress of development, it
is a noteworthy fact that but few of
the public men of the Pacific coast
;take any interest in the agricultural
development of the country, uov.
Rusk's enthusiasm is worthy of emu
lation. He said:
"Now, friends, I have wandered; I
wanted to say that I am here to-day
to meet and encourage you in this
great business of our state. It is a
great business it must take the front
of others that are passing away. The
wheat growing belt has passed beyond
us west and north, and we must turn
our attention to other products. I
say I am here to-day to encourage you
in that enterprise, for I think it is the
foremost in our state, and this society
has done wonders in developing it.
I am not a scientific butter maker or
cheese manufacturer, I know nothing
about it only what I have learned
from your reports. All I know I
have learned from the reports sent
out by this association. I say that
you ought to make your reports in
teresting to every farmer in the
state, and they should be circulated
broadcast and in that the state ought
to assist you. Not only your
selves, but the entire state is
interested in this matter, and instead
of appropriating for your benefit S500
to aid you in printing ana circu
lating your reports, you should come
up and ask for $5,000, or any sum j
that you need and can expend in this
way profltably. It is to the advan
tage of all the people of the state to
have all these experiments tried test
ed and done at the expense of the
state. The financial condition of the
state is good, and now I will state, all
j'ou have to do is to ask your mem- j
uera ux, uiu leyi&iuiuiu aj iippiupiiiiie
it. I will approve the measure, if I
am there, andTvill send you the mon
ey. If you will ask me to recommend
$5,000 1 will do it. I am not sure!
but whatl will do it whether you ask
it or not. 1 want to see you prosper,
until you can beat Canada, and boat
all the world.
The Significance of Rins.
It is understood tbat a gentleman
who desires to marry wears a plain
or chased gold ring upon the first fin
ger of the left or heart hand. "When
he becomes engaged the ring passes
to tbe second finger. After marriage
it passes to the third finger. If, how
ever, the gentleman desires his lady
friends to clearly -understand that he
is not "in the market" and does not
wish to marry at all, ho wears the
signet upon his little finger. This
will inform all ladies that he is be
yond reach. "With the ladies a plain
or chased gold ring on the little fin
ger of the left hand indicates "not
engaged" or ready for an offer.
"When engaged the ring passes to the
third finger of the right hand. "When
married the third finger on the left
hand receives the ring. "When a
young lady desires todefy all suitors
she places rings one" on the first and
one on the fourth finger. A writer
on the subject of rings says :
"Though the ring of gold has long
been looked upon as a necessity in
the marriage coremony, it is by no
means indispensible, and civil mar
riages may be contracted without it
The Puritans abolished the ring, or
rather, tried to do so; they looked
upon its use as superstitious and of
heathen origin. Quakers generally
object to the ring on account of its
heathen origin, but the ladies of that
persuasion have shown a decided
preference for its continuance on ac
count of the invidious position in
which a married lady might be placed
for the waut of it "Wedding rings
are placed on the left hand to typify
obedience. The converse is probably
the reason why the engagement band
is plaoed on the third right-hand
finger of ajiancee, who still possesses
a large amount of freedom, and fre
quently exercises her power in anJ
THE BLAIE HAT.
"Yon ask rue the reason I wear a white
'Tis for lightness I wear it, what think
you of that?
So light is its weight that no headache I
So light its expense that it wears mo out
So light is its color that it never looks
So light though I treat it, it never rides
So light as its fashion, its phapa and its
So light in its turning, its twisting and
So light to a figure, so light to a letter,
And if light my excuse you may light on
Oysters, Ice Cream,
The New Mode!. Everything" First
Casj Street, rear of Odd-Fellows Building.
Every attention paid my customers,arid
the best set before them in first-class style.
Rheumatism, N eu ralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Sore Throat, StrcIUcff, Bprslaa, BruUca,
Burns, Scald, Frost lllte.
A3D ILL OTUEB BODILY P11S8 AHD ACHES.
Soil by Drsrcisu ud Deilers eTerjirkerc. Fifty Ceati a
bottle. Dlrsctlosi In 11 Laagnixes.
THE CHARLES A. VOOELEtt CO.
eimnnnJLTWIUStOO) Billlmcr. XL, C. 8. A.
From these sources arise three-fourths
of the diseases of the human race. These
symptoms indicate their existence:
Ikjm of Appetite, RoYrel costive,
Sick Headache, fiillnes after eat
inr, aversion to exertion of body-or
mind, Eructation of food, Irritabil
ity of temper,X.oTrsplrita,AfeelIng
orhaving neglected some dut r,Xlz
zlness,FluttcrlngattheTXeart,Dots before the eyes, highly colored
Hrine,COarSTiPATIOif ,and demand
the use of a remedy that acts directly on
PIX.I.S have no equal. Their action on
the Kidneys and Skin is also prompt
removing all impurities through theso
three scavengers of the system,"
producing appetite, sound digestion,
regular stools, a clear skin and a vig
orousbody. TUTTS fills causo no
nausea or griping nor interfero with
daily work and are a perfect
ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA.
Sold everywhere 258. Office 44 ilnrrnySUN Y.
TUTTS HAIR DYE.
GratHajb oaWmsKEEs changed in
stantly to a Glosst Black by a sinelo
nnnllfioftAn Af iltln nn O.I.I 1 Yl
To the SMOKERS of
Bull Durham Smok
The genuine has picture of
BULL on every package.
For particulars see our next
S. B. CROW.
New Rooms. New Material
EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS,
ev Mr. Win. A. Bell, of San Francisco,
one of the most skillful photographists on
tho Coast, assists in the operating room.
FIno Work a Specially,
On the KO .l WAY nearly opposite St.
SA.YS THERE WILL BE
NO INCREASE OF PRICES
IN HIS CHOP HOUSE
A ND THAT HE IS DETERMINED TO
iv maintain his reputation for keeping tho
best 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,
ASTORIA. - Oregon.
J. C. ROSS
Hai Opened a First-CInss
ESTABLISHMENT ON MAIN STREET,
Above Pioneer Restaurant
Funerals attended ; everytliing necessary
provided, and in all cases,
Columbia Transportation Company.
THE FOPUJjAR STEAMER
Which lias been refitted for the comfort of 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 every
Tuesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
t57Au additional trip will be made on Sunday of Each Week, leaving Portland
at O O'clock Sunday Morning. Passengers bj this route connect at Kalawa
for Sound ports. U. B. SCOTT, President
JIOTEI,S AND RESTAURANTS.
ri.n. iA2iiti:it. pii..
ACTOKIA, - - - OREGON.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
Fipres iw Lie !
OF THE CHOP HOTJSE
Cm ptove by his books that he is doing the
blgcest huMiittss of any
In the city, and he will iruarantee to uive
"the best meal for cash.
.Main Mi rot, Ailorla, Oregon.
BEKVII l.N t CEKRY, PKOPKIETORS.
KESl'KCTFULLT CALL THE ATTF.X
Uon of the public to ttie fact that the
above Market v ill always be supplied w 1th a
FULL VAlUI-TrY AND BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS 1 !
Which will be old at lowest rates, whole
sale and retail.
tarspeclal attention given to supplying
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware.
UMClll JF'ooci, Etc,
Hotel and Restaurant Keepers,
WHERRY & COMPANY,
Fresh and Cured Meats,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
OrrOSITK OCCIDENT HOTEL,
CIIKXAMUS Street. Astoria, Ok
A General Banking and Exchange Busi
ness transacted. Every facility Jor prompt
sum samiaciory Business.
Drafts on the leading cltios of the United
States and Europe.
FRANK H. LAIGHTON.
Fruits, Notions, Cigars
Water St. between West 8tk
aad Went 9th,
Tropical and Domestic Fruits per every
steamer. Nuts', Candles, eta. at Lalchton's.
Everything Fresh and First-class,
iSMfc - if?U,. iSJIajye
5. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A tpeclalty mnde of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Brarxox Strkkt, Nkab L'aukku Houbk,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND ail MABIffiENGIHES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Ofal l Descriptions made te Order
at Hhort Xotlce.
A. D. Tyass, President.
J. G. n ostler. Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGEFABLES.
The Str. GLEANER,
B.F.STEVENS, - Master.
Wlllleave Wilson-& Fisher's Dtfck
Every Monday, at O A. 91.
For Deep River and Way Landings, and
Every Snturday, at O A. X,
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
BARRELS AND HALF-BARRELS
All Kinds of Cooperage Done.
sty-Leave orders with JOHN ROGERS,
Superintendent, at Central Market.
J. W. RUDDOCK,
Practical Plumbing in All Its
Steam and Gas Fixtures,
A Complete Stock of First-class Material.
All Werk Gaaraateed.
Office and Shop In Hume's building, rear
ol Wheeler & Robb's, Astoria, Oregon.
Oregon Railway &Navigatior.
Durins tho month -of July, 1884, Ocean
Steamers will sail from-Portland to San
Francisco, and Irom San Francisco to Port
land, as follows. IeaTlng AInsworth Dock,
Portland, at Midnight, and Spear Street
uoii, ,-juu c rtuiciscu, ut iu a. ax. :
I From San Francisco.
Oregon Mon 4
State of Cal....Sat b
Columbia. ......Thar 14
Oregon .Tues 19
State of Cal....Sun U
Columbia Fri 29
Oregon YTed 3
butn ot Ual....Hoa 8
State of Cal....Sat i
:State of Cat.. ..Man 1
uoiamDia sat 6
Tkl'BBfh TloV-ota snIH in oil n.lnl..l
cities In the United States, Canada and
Passenger Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at 11 :40 A. M. dally.
iJfllm!SnQi.Pncf C'ar" "n'n between Pon
umd. and St. Paul,
WTEK BnXSIOX fdidtlle ColHsbta).
Boats ieare Portland for Dalles at 7 rOd
lumbia.... IS AM6 AM
Tacomaand Seattle, daily at 10 PM
Victoria Steezners do not run Sundays.
.?" A8toria for Portland at 6 a. m. daily ex
A T crmri 0. H. PRESCOTT,
s.1-STOKES, . Manarer.
uen i irreignt and Pass. Agt
E. A. NO YES. Agent Astoria.
Oregon & California R. R.
On and after June 28, 1884, trains will run as
follows : DAILY (Except Sundays).
EABTSIDK DIVISIOX. '
Betwcea PORTLAND and ASIIXAKD'
,, SIAIL TRAI.S.
Portland.--1 :30 A. ailAshland. 5:40-A. M.
Ashland. 6:20 p. ai Portland 4 :25 r. m.
ALBANY EXPHE88 TRAIN.
LEAVE. . ARRIVE.
Portland 4 $o p. M.iLcbanou 9 0 p. n
Lebanon 4 rtt a. M.iPortland.M 10 k a. si
Pullman Palace Sleeping Car leaves Port
land Mondajs and Thursdays. Retumine
leaves Ashland Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Oregon and California Railroad FertT
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastside Division, from the foot of F St
Between Portland and Corvnllfs
LEA YE. ARRIVE
Portland.:..9 :0o a. M.Corvalll..4 t3Q r. ar.
Corvallis 8 :30 A. at Portland. 3 -.20 p. m.
i YE' ARRIVE.
PortIand...j5 too P ailMcMlnnville.8 rf psr
McMlnnviiie5:45 AMPortIand 8 :30am
if9J?5.e connections made at Ashland
with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
Local tickets for sale, and bagaage checked
at Company's pp town office, corner Static
and-Secoad streets. Tickets to all the prin
cipal points in Ca'lforala, can only be pro
cured and baggage checked, at the Com
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Fare between Portland and San Francisco,
$2L0O, and only 31 hours stagine
Freight will not be received for shipment
"5 o'clock p. at on either the Eastside
or Westslde Divisions.
E. P. ROGERS,
G. F iP.Agt
llwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Steuens, Fort Canby,
Connecting by stages aud boats for
Oysterville, Montesano and Olympia
Until further notice the llwaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer
Will leave Astoria
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
(Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays being
Oysterville and Montesano mail days.)
at 7 A. M.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and llwaco
Wednesdays, and Fridays
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a. m.,
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
Oa Taesdaya aud Thursdays
A SECOND TRIP will be made, leaving As
toria at 1 P. M., connecting with steamer
Wide West, from Portland.
Fare to Fort Canby and llwaco, Si oo
Tickets can be bought at the ofllce for
E&""Hwaco freight, by the ton, in lota of
one ton or over, $2 per ton,
tyFor Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at the office of the company, Gray's
wharf, foot or Benton street.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Westport aad Astoria
THE FAVORITE STEAMER
Which has been thoroughly refitted for the
comrort ot Passengers will run this season
between Westport and Astoria
As follows :
Leave Westport at 7 :30 A.M.
Arriving In Astoria at 10 :30 a.m,
Leave Astoria at 2 P. Iff:
Arrive In Westport at 6 p. ar.
Will touch at all way landings.
For freight or passage apply on board or
to CAPT. JAS. COX,
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry In Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
PrMcriptions earefully Compounded
J fm if illNs-i i
jypgg BATTLE BITKlTr,
TEACHER PIANO AND ORGAN.
Apply at G. W. WOODS'.
J" K. HIGGIN8.
County Sckeel Superiateademt
Office nt BminltA rv a rnn.. rrnn
Astoria. """ """"" -w
1 FitAXK PAGE. -XL. O.
Pkyalolaa and Barge en.
Office opposite the Johansen building.
ASTORIA .... OREOON.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Abstracts if Title a Specialty.
Rooms Hand 12. Khishts of Pythian CaiUa
Building. Telephone We.4VT
Q F. McCOKUC,
Attorney aud CeuHseller at Lav
Rooml2, Odd Fellows Building.
ASTORIA, - - . . Oregon.
GEO. A. D0RRI3, 0K0. 2TOIAKD
KOIARI) & DORKIS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
TT0naC4QJ1LK,5ne''3 B,ock. cppmlta Cttr
wail, Astoria, Oregon.
Q K. THOMSOilf,
Attorney and Counselor it Law.
Room No. 6, over White House,
C. W. FULTOJf. a' n. -rnxxn v.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus freer, - - ASTORIA,. ORlttOJJ
JOSEPH A. GIJUL,
rOfflca with J. Q- A. Bowlby,
ASTORIA. - - - . ofg,
Jg C. UOL.DKN,
AUCTIONEER, 'COMMISSION ANIi IN
Q W. LE1CK,
ARCHITECT AND DRAUGHTSMAN.
Scholars received for Course of DraaghtJag
lOfflce over White House Store.
QJEI,0 P. P1RKB.
Clatsop County, aad City efAstarla
uiucb : uuenamus street, x. n. V. A. nau
Room No. 8.
Q BEX80. MARTIX, M.D..
JPbyslcIaa and Bargees.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
OFFiCB-Eoom 12, Odd Fellows Building.
Residence Hume's building, up stairs.
JAY TUTTXK, M. O.
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEOH
Office Rooms 1,2, and 8 Pythian Build
ing. Residence On Cedar Street, back of
St. Mary's Hospital.
F. P. HICKS. A. K. BHAW.
HICKS & SHAW,
Rooms in Allen's Buildlntr. un stalls, cor.
ner Cass and Squemoqua streets. Astoria.
Bozorth. & Johns,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents,
Buy and sell all kinds of Real Estate and
represent the following Flro
Insurance Conpanies :
Scottish Union and Na
tional, assets 933.000,039
Phoenix of Hartford " 4J300.CGB
Home of New York, " WOO.OW
Hamburg and Bremen. " 2,ooai009
Phenix of Brooklyn, " 4.000.006
Oakland Home, " 300,000
Policies written by us in the Phoenix and
Home and Scottish Union and National at
BANKING AND INSURANCE !
I. W. CASE,
Broker, Banker, and Insur
ASTORIA, - OBt)5.
OFFICE HOURS :
From 9 o'clock A. M. until 3 o'clock P. M.
B. S. Worsley,
y Office and Ware Rooms on Squemoqua
Street, next door to corner of Olney.
Advancements made on Consignmenta
No Charges for Storage r G4s
CLATSOP COUNTY BRANCH
Room No. l, White House building, Astoria.
Bllla collected in any part ot the United
States or Canadas.
This association has over 5,000 correspond
ents. LANQDON, STK5KL1S CO.
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