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VOL. XXII 1, NO. 89.
ASTORIA, ORiCGOX. 'ITESDAY APRIL 14, 1885.
PRTCE, FIVE CENTS
rRW. A. L.. act! J. A. i'ULTO.
Physicians and Surgeon..
Will give prompt attenlinn lo all calls,
from any part of tne clly or country.
Office over Allen's Store, corner Cass and
Sjueraoqua streets, Astoria, Oregon.
Telephone No. 41.
PhyhiciRn and Surgeou.
Office, RoornC, over D. A. Mcintosh' store.
i kfice Ilouns :- 9 to 11 A. M. ;-s to 5 I. M.
Residence, opposite the Johansen building
C.H. A. DORMS. C.KO. XOLAXD
XOEAXD fc DOItRIS.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office In Kinney's Block, pposite City
Hall, Astoria, Oregon.
P. W. FUI.TOX. C. C KIOTOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
R.m. 5 and fi. Odd Fellows Building.
TOSK1MI A. C1M.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Oi"Kii:. n Civ, str''l. 1 dwor smith of
Odd Fellows Ilulldiiig.
T fc. A. BOWIjBY.
tltfirniy and '.OHinfIIor r.l Iihv,
Ofllce on Chenauius rfUcel. Astoria. Oregon.
pRI.O V. IMItKKK.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Offlce : Chenanius street. Y. M.C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
ft XV. I, KICK.
AltCHlTECT AND SITPEKINTKNDKNT.
Offipk : Room I), K Innex V Rrlck Block,
TAY tlTTLK. 31. It.
PHYSICIAN AND SURUEOtf
Office Rooms 1, 2, and S. Pythian Build
ing. Residence On Cedar Street, back of
St. Mary's Hospital.
K 1. HICKS. A. E. SITAW.
HICKS & SHA1V.
Rooms In Allen's Building, up stairs, cor
ner Cass and Squemoqua streets. Astoria
BANKING AND INSURANCE !
I. W. CASE,
Broker, Banker, and Insur
OFFICE HOURS :
From 9 o'clock A. Id. until 3 o'clock 1. M.
Bozorth. & Johns,
Ileal Estate and Insurance Agents and Brokers
ASTORIA. - - - Oregon.
We write policies in the following well
known Fire insurance Companies :
ina:xix of hartford.
SCOTTISH r.NIOX AND NATIONAL OF
LION. OF LONDON
HOME. OF NEW YORK.
1XJNDON AND LANCASHIRE, OF LIVER
POOL. PIUEXIX. OF BROOKLYN.
CONNECTICUT. OF HARTFORD.
OAKLAND HOME. OF OAKLAND, CALA.
And also represent the WESTERN, of
California, HAMBURG-BREMEN, of Ger-
manv. and AMERICAN STEAM ROIIj-
ER INSURANCE CO.
Heal Estate Bought and .Sold on CoramUsIon.
M. W. FF.CnHEIMEi:,
11. W.COKBETr, -EDWARD
Fire anil Marine Insurance Co.
OF PORTLAND, OKEfiON.
Capital Paid Up.
1HU ABhctM Kvroecl.
C. LEINEX WEBER, - Agent,
J". O. LOSS.
Slain St. Astoria, Oregon.
Private Boarding House.
THE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY
announces that she is prepared to fur
nish Ladles or Gentlemen with Board onlv.
or with Roard and Furnished Rooms at very
reasonable rates. No extra charge for use
of Parlor or Bath room, and cery effort
win no maae to make her guests feel com
fort able and at home.
BlBBer Served from 5:e to G;38 P. 51.
MRS. E. C, IIOI.DK.V,
SE Cor. Main and Jefferson streets.
Abstracts of Title.
11HE UNDERSIGNED HAS COMPILED
. a set of Abstract Rooks from the records
of Clatsop County and Is now prepared to
furnish complete and correct Abstracts of
Title to any Real Estate In the County, at
Attorney at Law, Astoria, Oregon.
Office, Room a, over City Book Store.
This medicine, combining Iron with puro
vegetable tonics, quickly and completely
Cares Dyspepsia, Indigestion, Weakties,
I laparo Itloed, Malaria Chills and Fever,
It Is an vnuUliiur remedy for Diseases of the
Kidtiera aad I.Iver.
It Is Invaluable for Diseases peculiar to
Women, and all who lead sedentary live.
Itdocsnot injure the teeth, cause headachcor
produce constipation olhn- Iron medicintt cfp.'
It enriches and purifies the blood, stimulates
the appetite, aids the assimilation of food, re
lieves Heartburn and Belching, and strength
ens the muscles and nerves.
For Intermittent Fevers. Lassitude, Lace of
Energy, Ac, it has no equal.
3- The Rcnuine has above trade mark and
roused red lines on wrapper. Take no other
uiii.ijir liuow.s urtxiui. ro., tuiTigoRE,aiA
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The finest tonic for nervous people Is
Ilostetter's Stomach Bitters, which insures
perfect digestion and assimilation, and the
active performance of their functions by the
liver and bowels. As the system acquires
tone through the Influence of this benign
medicine, the nerves grow stronger and
more tranquil, headaches cease, and that
nameless anxiety which Is a peculiarity of
the dyspeptic, plves way to cheerfulness
To establish health on a sure foundation,
use the peerless luvlgonint. For sale by all
Druggists and Dealers generally.
they know all about Mustang Lin
imont. Few do. Not to know is
not to have.
Many a Lady
is beautiful, all but her skin ;
and nobody has ever told
her how easy it is to put
beauty on the skin. Beauty
on the skin is Magnolia
HoldeiVs Auction Rooms
Established January 1st, 1877.
E. C. HOLDEN,
Renl Estate and General Auctioneer
and Commission Merchant,
Chenaams Street. - Astoria, Oregon.
Auuction sale of Sundries eery Saturday,
at 10 :30 A. M., at mv Auction Rooms.
Will conduct Auction Sales of Real Estate,
Cattle, and Fannnig Stock wherever de
sired. Cash Returns Prompt!) made after Sajr.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Notary Public for the f-tate of Oregon.
Commissioner of Deeds for Washington
Agent for Dallj and Weekly Oreunlau.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boats of Every Description Built.
Shop over Arndt & Ferchcn's.
R. 31. E VTOERS.
Suitable for Sociables aad Parties.
Apply to X. CLINTON,
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LTFF. IX COSTA RICA.
:hbertv. The power was at ouce
Some Qaeer Railroad BuIldin5-PilinS Upjmurped by persons of wealth and so-
x 'cial influence, a&d they utnuiLtinetl it
a Deht of Twenty Millions. until overthrown by other families of
; t he-same- circumstaiices and ambition.
San Jose, (Costa Eica) April -l, 1SS3. ; TLe revolutions that so impoverish
If anybody supposes that Costa J other republics have not been f re-
Rica is a barbarous country, filled
with half civilized creatures, unmau-
crest mistake. But I know there is
a prevailing impression that it is an
outlandish sort of place. I thought
so myself, but have learned the con
trary. There are peculiarities among
every eople and I've no doubt when
a Costa Kican goes to the United
States he sees things just as odd and
strange as we see them here; perhaps
he writes to the newspapers about
them, as I have done. But they are
as intelligent, enterprising and culti
vated as our own people, and can sur
pass our best society in knowledge of
languages, in grace of deportment
and equal it iu musical and other ac
complishments. They have keener
perceptions than we do and not only
have the faculty of talking in three
or four languages, but are blest with
a remarkable 4gif t of gab."
No Costa Bican lady or gentleman
is ever embarrassed; they always
know how to do and say the proper
thing, and whilo their courtesy and
good manners are said to be only skin
deep, they are the most charming of
companions, the most generous of
hosts and the most polite of gentle
men. No laborer ever passes a lady
in the street without lifting his hat,
and he always touches that always
dirty and generally dilapidated por
tion of his apparel when a gentleman
passes him. If a lady approaches
a group of men digging a cellar or re
pairing the street, or what not, even
though some of them may be half
naked, they always salute her respect
fully, and in the rural districts no
one ever meets you without saying,
"May God prosper the object of your
journey," or "May Heaven smile upon
your errand," or something in Span
ish like that. Tho same man will
swindle you out of your eye teeth if
he gets a chance and if you ask him
how far it is to the noxt place he will
undoubtedly tell you a falsehood.
He does not care a copper whether
you ever reach the end of your jour
ney and has no more regard for your
welfare than the flea in the grass, but
ho recognizes a bcautiful.custom and
says 'God be good to yon," as if he
meant it for a blessing.
And this politeness permeates all
classes and castes. If you enter a
store with a lady every man there
will salute you and remove his hat
out of respect to her; on the streets
the people will stand aside to let you
passand it is necessary for them
to do so, for the sidewalks are often
less than two feet wide. If you go
into a hotel office, a barber shop, res
taurant or any other public place,
everybody present will salute you
with "Buenos Bins,' or some other
friendly welcome. AVhile there is not
a particle of sincerity about all this;
while the object and end of life iu the
Spanish code of ethics is to get along
with as little work and as much
swindling as possibte, they are cer
tainly to bo praised for cheating you
in tne most polite aim agreeable
Although Costa Bica is burdened
with a public debt of about $10 per
capita of her population, the govern
ment supports a university and pub
lic schools in every city nnd village,
and education is compulsory. The
schools are free except au enrolling
fee of $2 for each pupil annually, aud
teachers a"re paid from $33 to $50 per
month. In a total population of
200,000 there are 80,000 children en
rolled, and the average daily atten
dance last year was GG per cent.
Between Ihe age3 of 8 and li atten
dance is compulsory, hut above the
age of 14 the pupil may attend not
only the public schools, but the uni
versity free of charge. There is more
attention paid to the education of
women here than in other Spanish
American countries, and they are not
kept in cages like wild animals or
canary birds, as is" the case nearly
everywhere else. But moralists re
sent this freedom as disastrous to
society, and point to the fact that 25
per cent of the births here last year
were illegitimate as an evidence that
the two sexes cannot mingle without
harm. The president of the univer
sity, one of the most accomplished
and progressive men in the country.
thinks that this social condition will
soon correot itself. Although a
Spaniard, he" believes in the equality
of sexes and does not recognize the
inferiority of woman in any respect.
The government of Costa Rica is
like all of the Spanish-American
countries - a republic in name, but a
monarchy in fact. Every one of the
republics is controlled either by an
autocrat or a family, or a clique of
politicians, who have gained power
and keep it with tho sword. The
people rather like that sort of gov
ernment, at leastrthey are contented
with it, having known no better, and
it is such an improvement upon the
tyranny, plunder and persecution
which their fathers endured
under Spanish rule, that they
regard their more recent oppressors
in the light of benefactors. This
applies not only to Costa Bica, but
to all the other .republics as wolL
They submit to adictator and let him
steal as mucu as no luces of. govern
ment money, prondirig he lets their
persons and property alone. Costa
Bica got her freedom in 1621 without
a struggle and therefore the people
'do not understand nor appreciate the
ttrue uatnre aud value of political
quent in Costa lhca: there have only
been three or fonr since thedissipa
tion of the Central American confed J
eracy, and all of them have taken
place without much bloodshed; but
the country has been keptpoorby des
perate financial operations more for
the pecuniary benefit of the persons.
in power than the public jod.
xne national ttem is now ueany(
fczu.uuu.uuu ana is owneu m .luipiauu, ,
the construction of railways and oth
er international improvements, but it j
is a notorious fact that but a small
portion of ever reached the actual!
object for which it was incurred.!
Commissions as high as from 12 to
24 per cent, were paid to persons who
had the influence to secure the loans,
and jovery clerk under the government
got his share of a division of
part of it. "When even frier
ruling power got all ho wan
remainder was devpted to the con
struction of ono railroad seventy
miles long, a second twenty-sis miles
long, aud two cart roads, one forty
two miles and the other twenty-eight
miles. The longer raihoad cost S12,
000,000, or nearly $170,000 a mile -at
lenst that is the amount borrowed
; nnd used in the construction of a track
which ought to cost not more than
$20,000 per milo and could be replaced
for that amount. The road is leased
to a man by the name of Keith, from
Brooklyn, who pays the government
$100,000 a year for the use of it, and
openlv admits that' he pockets a net
profit'of over $10,000 per month. But
Mr. Keith is solid with the govern
ment, having married a daughter of
the secretary of state and de facto
president of the republic. The other
railroad, twenty- six miles long, repre
sents an expenditure of over $5,000,
000 and cost nearly $200,000 a mile,
while it could be replaced for less than
the other one from $15,000 to S18,
000 per mile. It is said the road cost
as much as if its rails had been made
of solid silver! rt
This road represents one of the
most remarkable feats of engineering
that was ever witnessed. It was
intended to run from Sau Jose, the
capital, to the Pacific slope, a dis
tance about..sjtty miles. " All the
rails and supplies were brought from
Englaud and landed at Punta Arenas,
the Pacific terminus. But iLstead of
beginning the road there and contin
uing it up iuto the mountains, where
it was intended to go, these remark
able engineers carried all their rails
and supplies aud cars and locomo
tives on mhleback to San Joe, and
there commenced to build down tp
the place the stuff wai brought from.
And what was more remarkable still,
when it was discovered that some of
the heavy iron could not be carried
on mnleback, those brilliaut scientists
stopped operations to construct a
cart road, so that the stuff" could be
hauled up by oxen. The result was
that the entire loan was exhausted
before the road was completed half
way and the government was not able
to borrow anv more monev. It is said
that it cost $0,000 "to trans
port each of the five locomotives in
nse on this road sixty miles. The
were taken apart and most of the
pieces carried on muleback. When
they got hero the government had to
send to England for men to put tlicm
together again. If the road had been
built in the natural way, from Punta
Arenas eastward, it need not have
cost one-third as much, nnd the en
tire sixtv miles conld have been cou-
with about two-thirds of the money
that was expended upon less than
half of it. The road is now operated
by the government at a !o3s of about
S500 n week. People have offered to
lease it and pay the government a
handsome sum for its use, but the
president prefers to keep it as a
The road will eventually fall" iuto
the hands of the bondholders, and
will then be completed to the Pacific
and be a paying concern, although
the debt might as well be canceled
and the government go through bank
ruptcy and begin anew. The country
is rich enough iu its natural resourc
es lo make the roads it has and many
more pay. Two hundred thousand
people occupying an area that would
easily sustain ten millions. There is
no richer country on the globe, but it
needs population and capit.il. The
people are mausinous anu in a meas
ure prosperous, but they are taxed
outrageously and the lack of. facilities
to get their crops to market costs
them the greater part of their profits.
They are not given to politics, and
although once in four years the form
of electing a president is gono through
with, not ono out of ten of the legal
votera casts a ballot. There are said
to bo about 30,000 legal voters in Cos
ta Bica, but often not more than 2,000
votes are cast at a presidential elec
tion, snd those mostly by the soldiers.
There is seldom but one candidate
the nominee of the administration.
Corr. S. F. Chronicle.
Scott's F.mulwlon of Pure Coil I.Iver
OI I, -with, IKypophosphitCM.
Is Iicmarliablcas a Flesh Pi-oduccr.
The Increase of flesh and strength, is
perceptible Immediately after commenc
ing to use the Emulsion. The Cod Liver
Oil emulsified withtheHypophosphites
is most remarkable for ds healing,
strengthening, nnd flesh producing
A-. THE 3RAT
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c u ft E s
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago. Backache, Headache. Toothache.
Sura Throat, Swclllnc. proln Krulccs
liuri!4, Scald. l'ro! Kites
JM1 ALL OTHER BODILY IMI.IS AKD .VfllEM.
A .y Prac:Ms a Dlri cverrciKte. Flfiy Of-.U
l l"f. Direoluiiiia II Ijlous.
TI1U C1I VKLES A. OC.LEIt CO..
(sjMiUA.rH.LEKfttr) I-JltiMorr, H J., L'.S. I.
Mr:. I VA WALLMAN, - Proprietor.
Ir'trsl CInNN in STfrj Sjsjoot.
File: with every Conven
ience for Iu Comfort ol"
Transient and Permanent Guests.
Corner qucinoin.i and West Sth Streets.
I he I eiephone Saloon
The Finest Establishment of
tlie Kind in Astoria.
KHciaIly llttesl un for the Comfort and
Convenience of those who enjov a
Social Ola ?.
Tlie Best or Wines ami Liquor;:,
The Choicest Cigars.
Everything New and First-Class.
It. I,. JEPFKStY. 3ronV.
If. . 1MKUKK. Frnp'r.
Pint Glass in Every Respect.
Froe Condi in the House
Old Castle, Yspitli, ami other
brands of Goke Tin Platea, for
a'tj in lots lo suit purchasers,
now in warehouse? at Astoria or
lo arrive Kr Josea, or Archer,
afao Liver jMiol fine ami coarse
salt. For further particulars
i j-n-r"r i t.tv i ?!" tn t-t t
ted the ' U UJLLIflllll III 11U A JJU ,
Iyer, Boil & Co,
Coimti Transprtation Coipy.
FOR PORTLAND! "
Through Freight on Fast Time!
Which has been specially built 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.
tSAn additional trip will be made on Sunday or Each Ween, leaving Portland
at O O'clock Sunday Mornluc. P.issengers bj this route connect at Kalaroa
for Sound port's. IT. B.SCOTT, President
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Plonring Mills,
Portland Boiler Mills,
Capital Hour and
B. B. Franklin,
UMsrtato ai CaMM Maker,
NEXT TO THE ASTOKIAN BUILDING.
ES'-All work done in a skillful manner on
short notice at reasonahle rates.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS. '
BK.VTOX Street, Near Parker HqjJse,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND mi IABIEEMES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OjSL SOTXiKTO-S ,
OfuU Descriptions made to Order
at Snort Xotlce.
A. I). Wass, President.
.1. G. II U8TLEK, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
& ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
ft h o va
i-n t '-
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty madeot repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
l ! I HI l
THE BEST .
Royal Brand Flour
.Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Is or Superior Quality, and is Endorsed
by all who use It.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior Rising Quallt y.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Sole Ageuta lor Astoria.
Painting anil Papr Hanpt
Taint Sltop in rear of premises form
erly occupied by C. II. Stockton, oppo
site the Court Houm?. . "X"
Allorders promptly and satisfactory
J H. D. &RAY.
Wholesale and retail dealer l.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Efc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT.'
General Storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street, Astoria,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
CORNER MAIN' AND CHENAMUS STS
The Gem Saloos.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE GF.M SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL. - - PROPRIETOK
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
Rebuilt aud itefltted Throughout
The Rest of
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
"Danielson's Best." '
Corner West 9th and WaterStrets. Astoria.
HARDWARE, IROH, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP iEAD
q?1-n and Copper.
Astoria Sail Loft.
Best of Work at Bottom Ficnres
The well-known Sailmaker now occupies
'lhe Astoria Sail Loft, formerly occupied
by A. M. Johnson.
Boat Sails a Specialty.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
Come and see me at The Astoria Sail Loft :
ne.t to Pythian Building.
Address P. O.Box 312.
Floats! Floats! Floats!
CANKERYMEN who are hi need of
Floats, Copper Handles and Mallets
should send their orders to
B. TV. BI.OOI.
Clatskauie. Oregon, who has a quantity on
hand which will be sold at reasonable rates.
"SECURE THE SHADOW
Ere the substance fade, and -when you visit
Portland, make it a part of your business to
caiionW.H.TowxE,at the San Fran
cisco Gallery, S. W. comer First and
Morrison streets, and have your photograph
taken In the highest style of tbe-ait.