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. MARCH 20, 1535
FACTS ABOUT SALMON.
Aldex, of tho New York Times, is
responsible for many things. There
was onlj- one man in the United
States besido Alden that knew as
much about matters and things as
Alden doee. That man fell down a
shaft in Oalaverae Co., Oal., in the
winter of '82 end is no more. In a
reoent ofibrt to tell what he knows
about salmon Alden perpetrates the
The recent frighlf nl accident which
happened to a stage in southern Ore
gon cannot fail to call the attention
of the state authorities to the neces
sity of protecting settlers against tho
attacks- of salmon. The stage in
question was " crossing Applegale
creek when it was suddenly attacked
by a drove of salmon. The stage was
instantly overturned, and the hungry
fish swarmed over it, while the stage
driver, "with great presence of mind,
cut the traces of his horses, and
throwing himself across the off wheel
horse a j)owerful animal, formerly
the property of Dr. Goodrich of
Olympia managed to escape. The
dispatch which conveys to us this
painful story says nothing of the fate
of the stage passengers, but, unfor
tunately, there is every reason to be
lieve that 1hey foil victims to the
The Oregon salmon has long been
regarded by experienced western
hunters as the most dangerona ani
mal infesting the continent. It is
much larger than the salmon of the
Atlantic coast, and unlike the latter,
which is a 1 imid and inoffensive fish,
it is fearless, aggressive and cruel.
There is scarcely a river in Oregon
which is free from salmon, and many
of the slroams are rendered practical
ly impassable by the numbers and
ferocity of the salmon inhabiting
To hunt the Oregon salmon requires
iron nerves ami great skill in the use
of- the rifle. The usual practice of
the hunter is to hide himself on the
bank of a stream and to send in his
dog to arouae the salmon from their
lair. "When the fish come within gun
shot the hunter fires, and unless he
kills or disables tho game at the first
shot his chances for life are small.
Tho infuriatod fish will, in most cases,
turn upon the hunter whose shot has
been uneffective. One blow of tho
salmon's tail almost invariably proves
fatal, and if ho can once set his teeth
in the flesh of the hunter he cannot
be shaken off. The only chance of
escape is for the hunter to drive his
knife into the fish's heart, but such
a blow to be effective must be deliv
ered immediately behind the pectoral
fin, and it requires the utmost cool
ness fcr a man to face tho rush of a
maddened salmon and wait until he
can stab him in tho most vulnerable
part Scores of hunters who have
successfully fought the grizzly bear
have fallen victims to the Oregon
salmon, and scores of others, crippled
and maiaed, survive to tell the story
of their blood-curdling experience
while in tLe verv jaws of a monster
Were the salmon to confine them
selves wholly to the water they would
)m comparatively harmlesp, for no
man would be in danger unless he
ventured into a salmon pool. But
unlike most of our American fishes,
the Oregon salmon is in the habit of
leaving the water and wandering
through the forest in search of prey.
ron, women and children have often
been chased long distance by salm
on on the lonely Oregon roads, and
an enormous number or sheep and
cattle have been killed and devonred.
Twd years ago the forest in the neigh
borhood of East Melville, in southern
Oregon, was infested by a pair of
salmon of unusual size and ferocity.
Hardly a night passed that some set
tler did not lose a valuable domestic
animal, and no less than five human
lives were sacrificed almost within
sight of the itfothodist meeting
house. The i-eople of the town never
went out of their houses unarmed,
and they lost so much sleep in con
sequence of the nightly and incessant
roarjng of the fish that life was really
a burden to them. The town author
ities offered a reward of $1,000 fcr
tho head of either of the two salmon,
but no local hunter was bold enough
to make an attempt to gain it These
formidable fish were finally killed by
a party of hunters nine in number,
who, assisted by a pack of well-trained
fish hounds, tracked tho fish to their
.lair in a small pool of stagnant water
and shot them with a Gatling gun.
Twenty-two bullets were found in the
body of the male and seventy-four in
that of the female. Tho former fell
dead at the 'first fire, but the latter,
although severely wounded, rushed
uu w; uumwa uau suuttru-iea in Kill
ing one and 'disabling eight dogs
before she was finally conquered.
In winter, the Oregon salmon, ren
dered more fearless than ever by want
of food, roam over the country in
packs and droves of from twenty-five
to a thousand fish. No exact statis
tics as to the annual loss of life by
salmon in Oregon are at present ac
cessible, but it is believed that in
proportion to its population Oregon
loses as many inhabitants yearly by
salmon as India loses by tigers.
The only way in which to meet this
great evil is for the state government
to offer a reward of say $100 for every
salmon killed within its borders.
Such an offer would cause an instant
emigration of thousands of fearless
hunters from every state in the union
to Oregon. Some lives would of
course be lost, but the salmon would
soon be practicallv exterminated, and
it would become possible for a stage
to pass even Applegate creek without
being attacked and destroyed bv
Wiiex the Canadian Pacific is com
pleted from Louisburg to Vancouver,
the trip from Japan to London can
be made in twenty-four days a
saving of twenty days as compared
with the Suez canal route.
IK THE CIRCUIT COl'RTOFTIIKSTATK
of Oregon, for the Count v of Clatsop :
W. S. Sibson, C. I'. Church. Iv. (juaciien
bnsli. ami S. Farrell, dolus busmes under
the linn name of Sibson. Chutcli &Co.,
Plaintiffs, r.S. D. Adair ami W. Adair,
partners under the firm name of S. . Adair
& Co.. and John Adam.Ir., and John Adair,
and ilary Ann Adair, l)clenrnnt..
State of Oregon. Clatsop County, s
lij virtue of a decree of foreclosure ien
dered in the above entitled court and camu
on the 9th day of January, 1SS5. and au or
der of sale and execution iued therein out
of and under the seal of the aboe entitled
court, in favor of said plaintiffs and against
said defendants, dated the itth dav of March,
ISSj. for the sum of $aU09S6 with interest
theieon from the 13th day of February, 1SS4.
at tho rate of ten percent, per annum, and
the further .sum of $1,300. as attorney's
fees for the foreclosure of said mortgages,
said order of sale being to me directed, and
commanding mc to levy upon, and sell as
upon execution, the followingdescnbcd real
property to satisfy said decree. ii7: Woek
No. Tour 4) in Adair' Astoria, Clatsop
County Oregon, together with the v.hanres,
buildings, tenements and appurtenances
and hereditament thereunto belonging,
and all lands and frontage Iving north ol
said Illock No. Four for a width of 500 feet
east and uc-t extending north to the ship
channel of the Columbia river, and all water
and wharf lights, privileges and franchises
pertaining thereunto, or so much thereof
as inav be sufficient to satisfy said decree. I
did on the Uth dav of March. A. D. 1S85.
levy niton :dl the right, title and interest of
said defendants and of each and every
of them, in and to all and singular the above
described lands, tenements and property,
and notice is hereby given that by virtue of
said deeiee, order of salo and levy. I will on
the lath dav of April, 1885, proceed to sell
all tho right ttle and interest of said
defendants and each of them, in ani to
all and singular, tho above described real
property as upon execution, at public auc
tion to the highest bidder for cash In hand.
In front of and at the coutt house door in
said county and state at the hour of 10
o'clock a. M. of said day to satisfy laid de
cree and foreclosu e together with the costi
of sa'e and accruing costs.
w g. r.oss.
Sheriff of Clatsop County,
State of Oregon.
Lowest Rates Ever Heard of!
31. I). KANT will rumlsli to the public
suits made to order in first-class style and
workmanship at the following rales :
Itusiness Suits. - - . 18.50
Summer Suit, - - 522.00
Traveling Suits, - - 27.50
Dress Suits, - - - 35.00
ItiiHiness 1'ants, - - 5.00
' - G, 7. 8.00
DrcM Pasits, - - i)S,lO.OO
Call and convince yourself on
. D. KANT,
Merchant Tailor ani Clothier.
ROOMS AND HALL TO LET.
Pythian Land and Building Ass'cn.
LARGE. FIXE ROOMS WITH "WATER
.. -J,nd sas cn ,,f' or s'Se. in Pythian
Also Pythian Hall, the finest and best
Ilclitoil (trill In tlio ftr- . cnll.1 r T A.lnn.
Sociables. Parttes or lectures. Terms mod
E. A. NOYES,
Special Auction Sale
Friday, March 20th, 2 P. M.
I am Instructed to Sell Without
Reserve, at the
BAY VIEVV RESTAURANT.
All the Fixtures and Furniture,
consisting in: part of Counter, Office
Desk, I Show Cases, Dining-room
Chairs, Restaurant Tables. Silver
plated Casters and Table Ware, Ta
ble Linen, Crockery and Glas3 Ware,
Kitchen Range and Furniture, one
Fine Bed Lounge, and lot Parlor
Chairs, Gas Fixtures and everything
belonging to the well known liestau
rant Also, a stoel: of assorted Groceries.
:. c. nor.iErv.
Oregon Improvement Co.
Great Mnctiom Price of Coal.
On and after December 1st until further
notice me price at the mmker win be as
(lean Domestic per ton. 1-.JW lbs .... $7.10
Average Steam g.oo
Screenings ' " .. 4.00
On hand a constant .supply, at market
rates, of llrt -class
Suitable for Sociables ana Parties.
Apply to X. CLINTON.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner or Cass
and Court Streets.
Shlu and Cannerv work. lorsiinMnf
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
Is now prepared to
Furnish First Class Rooms,
NEW FURNITURE THROUOHOUT.
WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD.
Over Beck & Son's Grocery Store,
Corner of Olney and Suemoqna St., up Stairs.
GERMANIA BEER HALL
Norton Pacific Brewery
Five Cents a Class.
tSNo Inferior Keer old at tub place.
PICKED Ul BELOW TOXGLE POIVT
U'.?r.S3ine h? IPlJinKto Dans Swansea at
liitc Star I'.icklnK Co., irojng property
and paying charges.
IT AXS SWA N'SEN.
A 1J,KANI, NEW COLUMBIA K1VER
iX. MshniR lloat. Apply to
It. M. LEATHERS.
A FINK Bl'SIXESS OFriCK.CKNTRAL
ly locued. Apply at this nillee.
House to Rent.
XT INK ROOMS : GOOD LOCATION.
Ll In.iuirv of W.B. HEADINfSTON.
IjU'RN'LSHED OR UXFUKNISHED.THi:
dwelling house net to the Baptist
church. Appl on the premises.
Desirable Property for Sale.
TWO LOTS. EACH 73x150. IX ADA IK'S
A-stona. opposite the Eagle Cannerv.
lor terms, etc., apply to this office.
OXi: HOUSE AXD LOT IN ALDER
brook. Price, eleien hundred (1,100)
dollar. For further particulars enquire or
MESSRS. VAX DUSEX & CO..
NEW MILCH COW-THREE-QUARTER
.Terey. Gives 8 quarts at a iiillkliitr
now. Will give 10 later in the season.
Apply to SAM'L ELMORE.
THE STORE LATELY OCCUPIED BY
J. Wiser. net door to Prael Bros.
Inquire of C.S.GUXDERSOX.
BUILDERS AND CARPENTERS
SASH. DOORS AND MOULDING.
First-Class Work at Prices to Suit
PLAXS AXD ESTIMATES FURNISHED.
C. H. Bain & Oos
.Steam Planing Mill and Sash Factory.
Boat JBuHtliag; h Specially.
"Ye beg to call the alteutlon of the public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of the largest invoice of CAKPET.S ever ottered
for sale in this cily, comprising all grade, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lovvest priced article la this line. We are determined to dliposa or our btocltof
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to that end offer special Inducement-, precluding
the possibility of Veins TTnUernoId. liy cny oToar Competitors
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very'BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIOURFS. :md hall he pleased
to receive a call for inspection whether you purchase or not.
URNITURE, FURNISHING GOODS,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS. ETC., ETC.
At Greatly' Seduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton SI?. H. l)r nuiSSOX, Manager.
uccess Always Succeeds,
LOOK OUT FO& A GENUINE
Adler's Crystal Palace !
Zas tiio lisad and Scolds It.
SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW
Will be Announced This-Week.
CIGAES AND TOBACCOS,
Phiyluj; Cards. Cutlery, Stationery, Kte. A
line stoeK of Merschaum and Brier Pipes,
Amber Goods, Kte.
Twodoor-iof cor. Water ami 'e.t 9th Sts
Scarf Pins, Chain, Watches,
Pianos uml Or-.ttin ii" tin Html
itin!iit tin r.(uet Iries.
The finest Mock or Jewelry in Astoria.
CBAH goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER
BUY YOUR TICKETS
via the iwpalar
The large, well appointed and commodl-
V.,Kti!,Vll"er or ttm ,l"e at-' running DI
New York and Scandinavia
Witlmtlt (Vlllilio- t ,.. Inlnnnn.llnla -
censequently no Transfer of Patfcngcrs or
Surgeons, Officers, Stewards and Crew are
all Scandinavians. Passengers Baggage
checked to destination a safeguard adopt
ed by no other steamship line. Drafts and
loney Orders on Denmark, Sweden and
orw ay issued at lowest rates. For further
information applv to
M. R. KIPP,
PLUMBER AND GAS FITTER.
Water Pipes a Specialty.
A Full Stock of Material on Hand.
Personal attention given all orders, anil
Shnu nrwl nfT!v nn Hora .iku onn ,i..
above Frank Fabre's Restaurant, Astoria,
TO CANNERY-MEN AND OTHERS.
Wing Sang & Co.
Thr undersigned are prepared to inrnlsh
Forptittlng up Salmon, either by the day.
UK.mli, or case : also, e in nirnlsh Chinese
cowl of all description.
Von can depend upon this ian,
Agent at Astoria.
.1. W. GEARHAKT.
Ilr lefen tfi
To Cannerynien and Fishermen.
WKTAKE PLEASURE IX ANNOUN'C
ing to tho-trade that we have secured
the sinlces of Mit. A. M. .JOHNSON, so
hug and favorably known In the SAIL
MAKING tradcln Astoria. Hereafter Mr.
.'nhnson will have sole supervision of our
Sad Loft and will give his personal attend
ance f the manufacture of Boat Sails fort lie
Columbia Kier trade.
W. C. NOON & CO..
Cor. P. and Front Sts. Portland. Or.
New San Francisco House.
Wing Sang & Co.,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
The finest quality of Silk Goods, Dry
(.ooils, China are. Chinese Novelties, Rice,
yiuiiiii, ui uii. viea, rreservea Ginger,
Sandal wood Oil. Tooth Powder. Blank
ltooks. Brushes, Brooms, Nuts. Peppermint.
Headache Cure, Etc., Etc. A I-anye Stock
At Very Low Trices.
.SIT CITE u agent for Chinese Commis
sion Merchants and will take all orders and
promptly till them.
Employment Oil tee.
All kinds of Labor furnished: reliable
Cannery Hands furnished piece work or
by the da . Satisfaction promised in every
The Seaside Bakery
Delivered in any Part ot the City.
FINE CAKES A SPECIALTY.
Home-Maae Candv Made Dailv.
The Trade Supplied:
A First Class Establishment.
sun me limes.
F. B. ELBERSON, Prop Y.
Yon cast mm
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables
Iiow Doisrn Prices ! !
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House Square.
H B. PARKER
Hay, Oats, ant Straw, Lime, Brick, Cement, Saad'aofl Plaster
WaoJ Delivered to Order. Drsjla;, Team In z and F.xpreis Business.
TEIt apply to the Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
MPLlHiHAJB 1 ir BKfeftfBiCtjffE 11 i 1 r2Ki:
A IULL STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
. 1 .
John A. Moatgdmery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A (leneral Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Kanges-
The Best In the market.
Piumblng gootia or all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chenamus Street. SText toC L Parker's Store.
astohia. - cmx&oar.
M. OI SEK.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE 2s BEDDI2STG
Corner Main anil Bouemoqna Streets, Astoria, Oregea.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNGii; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stoclr.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AITOBD.
ALT. KINDS OF FURNITURE KEPA1RED AIO TAHIflSUED.
Change of Agency.
We have appointed
MR. O. F. MORTON
Onr Selling and Colleetlsg Agent at Astoria.
AU those wishing to purchase a llrst-cla
SEiriXQ MACHIXE. or to make pay
ments due us will please call on Mr. MortoD.
HeadfjuarteiN at B. S. AVORSLEY'S Sales
room. The Singer Mf'g Co.,
92 Morrison Street, Portland. Or.
Carnahan & Co.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALK AND
RKTAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Chenamus aud Cass streeLs.
ASTORIA .... OREGON
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
North British and Mercantile
Of Loudon and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Kepresentlng a Capital of $87,0O0 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
Eben P. Parker,Master.
ForTCrtYTNG, FllKIOHT or CHAR
n. H. PABKKK.
jbs. KANOE CAN E HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
r.M.I. AND EXAJnNK IT, V
WlLL BE PLEASED.
E. K. HALVES Is also agent for th-
Bact patent Mm m
And other first-class Stores.
Furnace "Work. Steam Fit
tinesi etc, a specialty
FOARD I STOffi.
A. FULL LINK OF
Just Finished in Rear of Store.
Hardware anil- Slip Ctafey
VAH DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Falats and Oils,. Groceries, etcr