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VOL. XXIII, NO. D9.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATUJRDAY APRIL 25, 1885.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS
TVRS. A. li. and J. A. Fl'LTOX.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Will plve promot attention to all calls,
from any part of the city or country.
Office over Allen's Store, corner Cas and
Squcinoqua streets, Aiturla, Oregon.
Telephone So. 41.
Physiclim and. Surgeon.
Onlce, Eoome, over D. A. Mcintosh's store.
Office IIoues :-p to 11 a. m. ;-s to c r. m.
Residence, oppo3lte the Jobansen building
OEO. A. D0KKI3, OEO. NOLAXD
KO CI fc DORRIS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office In Elnnej'a Block. opposite Clt
Hall, Astoria, Oregon.
c. w. rwros.
a. C. FULTOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and e.Odd rel'.ow s Building.
JOSEPH A. GILL.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office. on Cass street, 1 door south of
Odd Fellows Building.
Ittorurv ftntl Conuot'llor ftt l.uvr.
Ofllce on Chenamus SttfCt. AstorlaOrcgoti.
1 F.I.O F. PARIIKK.
Clatsop County.aucl City or Astoria
Office : Chenamus street, Y. M. (J. A. hall
Room No. 8.
Aitcnnr.cT and sitkbini undent.
OhFiCE : Room P. KlnneyS Bilck Block,
tXvtIjttI. aa. x. ""
rHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. P thlan Build
Residence On Cedar btreu. U,icU ot
St. Marj's Hospital.
k r. Hires.
.. it. sii w.
HICKS Os SHAM'.
Booms In Allen's Building, up stairs, cor
ner Cass and Squemoqua .streets. Astotia
BAHKIHG AND INSURANCE!
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ASTORIA, - O REG Off.
OFFICE HOURS :
From 0 o'clock A. M. until 3 o'clock I. M.
Bozortli & Johns,
Be&l Estate and Insurance A rent acd Brokers
ASTOBIA, - - - Oregon.
Wewrito policies In the following well
knnrniFire Insurance Companies :
PHCENIX OF HARTFORD.
SCOTTISH UNION AND NATIONAL OF
LION. OF LONDON
.HOME. OF NEW YORK.
LONDON AND LANCASHIRE, OF LIVEK-
PHCENlX, OF BROOKLYN.
80NNECTICUT, OF HARTFORD.
AKLAND HOME, OF OAKLAND, CALA.
And also represent the WESTERN, of
California. 1IAM BLTRG-BnEJfEA'.ofGer-manv,
and AMERICAN STEAM BOIL
ER INSURANCE CO
Seal Estate Bought and Sold on Commission.
M. W. FECHHEIMER,
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Fire anil Marine Insurance Co.
OF PORTLAND. OREGON.
Capital Paid Up.
Cash Assets Kxrceil.
C. LEINENWEBER, Agent,
ZtfRin St. Astoria, Oregon.
Have Just Pnrchased a Fine, New Heatse.
Private Boarding House.
aIHE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY
. announ-cs that she Is prepared to fur
nish Ladles or Gentlemen with Boartl onlv.
or with Board and Furnished Rooms at er'
reasonable rates. No extra charge forue
ol Parlor or Bath room, and eery effort
will be made to make her guests feel com
fortaWo and at home.
niatier Served from5:36.to C;39 V. M.
MRS. E. C, KOLDK.V.
SE Cor. Mam and Jefferson streets.
Dissolution of Copartnership.
NOTICE LS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
oopartnershlp heretofore existing un
der the firm name aud style of lliomes and
Kaowles is this day dissolved by mutual
Astoria, Oregon, April I3thiip?5, - 4w.
J-Wffl lw i
iDi! I l HI IS -the l
Thl3 medicine, combining Iron with puro
vegetable tonics, quickly and completely
Cures Drnepla. Indigestion, Weakness,
Impure Blood, flIalarln,CkIlUd Fever,
It Is an unfaiUn? remedy for Disease of the
Kldnoys aad Liver.
It Is Invaluable for Diseases peculiar to
"Women, and aU who lead sedentary lives.
It does not Injure the taeth.cause he&dachcor
produce constipation other Iron medianrs do.
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, LaoL ot
Energy, da, it has no equal.
JSfS" The genuine has above trade marl. an
rossed red lines on wrapper. Take no other
'tit -jhj CROHX CHEMICAL CO., BALTIMORE, R
SNELL, HKITSHU WOODAKD,
Wholesale Aoextb, J'ortKind Oregon.
The finost tonic for nervous people is
Hosteller's Stomach Bitters which insures
perfct digestion anil assimilation, and the
active pcrfonnanee of their functions by the
liver and bowels. As the system acquires
tone through the Influence of this benign
medicine, the no cs trrow .stronger and
more trannuit. headaches cease, and that
nameless anvletj which is :t peculiarity of
tne uispcpue. uives way to cneeniiiness
To establish health on :i sure foundation,
use thcpeerlcss inigonint. ror siic by all
Druggists and Dealers generally
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and RetallJDealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Holden's Auction Rooms
EslabHslied January 1st, 177.
Real Estate and General Auctioneer
and Commission IVierchant,
Chenanms Street. - Atoria, Oreyou
Auuction ;tlo of Sundries o cry Sat unlay,
at 10 :30 a. r., at nn Auction Rooms.
Will conduct Auction Sales of Real Estate,
Cattle, and Farming Stock whereer de
sired. Cash Returns Promptly made after Sale.
Consignments respectfully solicited,
Notary Public for the state of Oregon.
Commissioner of Deeds for Washington
Aucnt for Dail aud Weekly Orcgonian.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boals of Every Description Built.
shop over Arndt & rcrchen'd.
SI. M. LEITnERS.
Delivered at Your Door.
This Ice is cut on Lake Cocollala and !
All orders left at Tost & Hansen'- Astoria
Soili Works will be promptly attended to.
Suitable for Sociablec and Forties.
Applvto - N." CLINTON,
H CELEBRATED f X
A HUGE CLAM STORY.
Human Belns Caught by. a Ghpntlcj hack, and it was slow work as I could
Shell " .only wade through the ifine3 in the?
L coral, which wound in and out like
The following clam story ih taken
frnm "Frank "Leslie's Po
ly: "You talk of shells ihat Trite.'
said our jolly skipper, as one of the
party writhed and groaned under tho
pinch ot a liard-siieii clam uiat ne
had endeavored to open. 'Tre seen
a clam almost drown a man, and big
enough to tackle a horse."
"Now, captain," pleaded Grimes,
'if we are cod-fishing, it don't foUow
that we should .')d do3ed with scaly
"It's ns true fid gospel," retorted
tho skipper, "and I'll just haul in
my line and tell you about it"
We were lying ofTMarblehead in a
Swampscott fisherman, and as the
sun was well up, and the cod-bites
were getting few and far between, no
further objection was offered and our
red-faced skipper leaned back against
the main boom, and with a premoni
tory cough, to insure attention, com
menced his yarn.
"The first voyage I made was from
New London, nigh on to forty years
ago, before they had any steam whal
ers and patent booms. Wo had good
luck for two years, and finally
brought up at tho Tonga islands, in
the south Pacific."
'I was only a green hand, but I
reckon I made more than a good
mauyot the old hands. You see, I
made a contract with a Boston curi
osity dealer to ship him all the shells,
coral, etc., I could get hold of; so al
most every home sbip we struck I
sent off truck of some kind some
times a piece of whalebone, a whale's
tooth, or an albatross; or, best of all,
a swordfisli that came near cleaning
"Ye know, or ye don't know, that
when a whale's alongside, and they
are out stripping the blubber, the
hands work on it, and often I have
been cutting away knee deep in a
whale while sharks were eating away
not three feet from me. Well, one
dav a bicsheetof blubber broke away
from the lift and fell overboard, and I
swung out to drive in a hook. T
leaned over it and was just about to
run the hook in when I heard a ) ell
from my mate on the whale, and the
next moment I saw tho rush of some
thing, slipped aud '
"Well, when I picked myself up
there was a twelve-loot swordfish a
slashing about, his sword jammed
hard into the blubber jest where I
had stood, and if I hadn't have slipped
I'd been a-pinned as neat a3 you
please. Wo got a harpoon into him
inhort commons, and so I got the
skin and sword."
"Couldn't the fish pnll his aword
out?' interrupted one of his listen-
"Scarcely," answered the skipper.
Whale skin is as tough as a loard,
and wo had to cut it out by piece
meal. Why. as far as force goes, I've
seen a shin dry-docked on account of
swordnsh tho coppered oat plans
was cut through as if with a spike,
and had broken off short. Yo seo a
piece of tho same ship, sword and all,
in the museum of natural sciences in
"But how about the clam?" said
one seeing the old man was drifting
off tho track.
"Well," ho continued, "I was just
getting to that You see, every chance
I got I kept my weather-eye open for
curiosities, and so, when we brought
up at tho Tonga islands, and I found
the ship was going to provision and
lie there for a week, I got a three
day's liberty, and went off on a curi
"I hired one of the natives and
his boat, and crossed over to a small
island where I spent about all the
time getting coral and shells. You
can't imagine the sight unless you've
seen it Tho water is as clear as can
be, and you cqnld see the shells on
the bottom sixty feet down.
"Some of tho coral spread out in
branches like great trees, some like
fern-leaves, while going in and out
among them were fishes with such
colors that you wouldn't believe me
if I should tell you; tho bottom was
covered 'with plants, too, and fans
and plumes, that waved to and fro in
the tide, purple, red, yellow, and all
"But the strangest thing about it
was that in the night they gave out
a bright light, so that, as you looked
down into the water, they looked like
the lights of some big city. 1 often
told the time by holding my watcn
before them. In some the light would
bo blue, in others yellow, and some
times blue-and-white. Phosphores
cence, I've heard them call it
"Wo made our headquarters on the
little key and bleached our coral
there, and at low tide every day start
ed out The tips of the coral were
just bare then so we could wind in
and out among the lanes of sand, and
upset the bunches of branch coral,
and find all kinds of shells and crabs
clinging to them.
"On the third day I started out
before my man, dragging tho canoe
after me, and when I found anything
good I put it aboard and moved on.
The reef was about four miles
around, and I must have been a mile
from shore when I heard a yell Tie
hind me. I looked back and saw my
man near three-quarters of a mile off,
up to his shoulders in tho water, in a
leaning position. He was waving a
cloth in one hand and yelling as only
a Tonga can yelL
"At first I, thought he had found a
rare shell, but soon saw something
serionawas the.tronble. ? Uo..
I knew there were no shark- in
nttAli a1-a1 mnf Af TT- I Yf-
one of these regular maze p$iZ2le3.
-After what seemed a long tr
I got near tho poor fellow, who was'
moaning, and evidently held down j
bv something, and the tide rising!
every minute, too. N
"The coral cleared soon, and jump
ing into the canoe, I quickly reached
him. There he was, one leg caught
between a clam six feet long, that
must have weighed nearly seven hun-j
"The poor fellow realized his terri
ble predicament and beWed me to
kill him, but I did not bef eve in that
sort of business. It aeen those big
clams are common there,- and have a
way of half sinking'theapelves in the
dead coral; and when opln, with the
great white animal showing, they can
scarcely be told from tho bottom.
And ho had walked right on to one,
and the lids had come together like
"The tide was coming' hi so fast
that it lapped his shoulders, and we
both knew in an hour there would be
a foot or more of-water over his head.
"I first tried jamming the oar into
tho small opening between the shell,
but this only made the creature press
together all tho closer; and reddish
streams that baan to discolor the
water showed that the knife-liko
lilndps were cnttinsr in doenlv.
"In desperation I jammed the boat-'
hook into the animal, but the point;
broke off against the iron-liko shell.
It was awful, lean tell yon. There
the poor fellow "was, his head just
above tho water, hanging on to the
boat. You have heard ot death com
ing on the ebb tide, but hero it came
on the flood.
"Inch by inch the tide raised, and I
began to think I'd have to do as he
wanted mo to kill him when sud
denb I thought perhaps I could cut
his leg off, so I took a case-knife aud
over I went. Holding m self under
water, I made ail attempt, but I only
added to his suffering, for in my ex
citement I forgot that bones could
not be cut with a knife
"But this foolish attempt saved tho
man's life after all, for while under
the water, I noticed on one side of
the shell thero was more space be
tween, and the thing occurred to me
that here I might reach the big mus
cle that held the shell together.
"There wasn't a minute to lose, as
the water was nearly to tho man's
chin, while hi3 efforts to keep abovo
it almost sank tho boat".His eyes
staring and veins standing out, -ho
was perfectly paralyzed with the hor
ror of his condition.
"I quickly lashed tho knife to a
niece of bamboo that I had, and
down I went again. Sticking the
knife in I sawed away until my wind
gave out, and then I came up. Get
tine a new supply. I tried it again.
and this time I could feel the round
muscle as big as a man's thigh. I
got the knife into it, and cutting it
and putting one foot against one sido
and bracing back, I wrenched them
apart, and rose to the surface just in
time to pick the poor fellow up. Ho
had fainted clean away, and no won
der. "I had him in tho canoe in short
commons, and when ho came to he
couldn't say or do enough for me.
Between my carving and the shell his
log was pretty badly cut up, and the
bone crushed all out of shape. All
in all, it was about as narrow an es
cape as I ever saw or heard of."
"But did you get tho shell?" a3ked
one of his audience, as ho concluded.
"To be sure I did," laughed the skip
per. "I tok an extra day's liberty
on my own hook, and lost a month's
pay as a fine; but that, wa9 only fif
teen dollars, and I sold the shell in
Boston for one hundred and fifty.
I marked the place with an oar' and
the next day went back with rope and
spikes and got it out. It was about
six feet long, and each valve weighed
nearly three hundred pounds. One
of them went to Europe, while the
oiuer m ou iup oi a college ut ru
bant, as an ornament."
We afterwards saw tho famous
shell, known to science as the Tn-
In some of the islands of the Pa
cific they aro used as bath-tub3 or
for washing clothes. The meat, which
alone-"weighs two hundred pounds, is
considered a great delicacy.
In tho church of St Sulplice, Paris,
one of the valves of this gigantic
mollusk is used as a baptismal font,
and another for the reception of holy
Many of our museums possess fine
specimens, though not larger than
tho one found by the skipper, and
that almost took the life of a human
Many, Maay Thousand.
A great many people tvIoo have been
cured by Brown's Iron Bitters, show
suoh grateful appreciation of what
thi9 medicine has dono for them that
they freely send their testimonials.
To publish them all would require a
volume as biff as a dictionary. No
secret about them. No limit to one
disease or a few. llr. Perryman, Mo
bile, Ala., "Weak back and indiges
tion." Mr. Dwyer, Mt Calm, Texas,
"Dyspepsia, nervousness, and sleep
lessness." Mr. Burns, Milton, Ind.,
"Indigestion and poor appetite." Mrs.
Hastings,- Cambridgeport, Mass.,
"Lameness inHside and baok, short
breath and coughing." Try it your
self. --.-' .
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Son Throat, S-ctllnji, grains Brulici,
Hum. ticjJJ, Vm-i. UeJ,
X0 ALL OT1IUI L00ILT lUISd AAD ACHS3.
5JJ bf DrascUU a4 D-Mlora ewrrwivr. FUty Oj J a
ImBI. IMfoctLxu la 11 lAEu.fj.
TilK UHAHLhS A. VOUEL.EK CO..
(5M.nuA.TUU&2CO) KIUawr,3til., C.9. i.
MES. EVA WALLMAN, - Proprietor.
First Class in Every Rospict.
Fi lltrt up rilli crevj- Comosi
Icitco for tlie Comfort of
Transient and Permanent Guests.
Corner Squenuxjui and v,"e-t Sth Streets.
Tho Finest Establishment of
the. Kind in Astoria.
E",p?e!ally flttcl up for the Comfort ami
Convenience of tho-e who enjoy a
Tho iJest of WIue3 and Liquors,
The Choicest Cnjara.
Everything New and First-Class.
R. J.. JEFFERY. PropV.
II. B. PARKER, Prop'r.
First Class in Every Respect.
Fi'co Goaclt to the House.
Old Castle, Yspitti, and other
brands of Coke Tin Plates, for
sale in lots to suit purchasers,
now in warehouse at Astoria;
nho Liverpool fine and coarse
salt. For further particulars
pg THS GREAT .fffff
Mow, WM It Co,
liUluMu TlUllSUUllUll bivipiy.
Through Freight on Fast Time I
Which has beon specially built for the comfort of passengers will lea
"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.
WAn Riliilllnnnl trin will hA mnil nn Hnnriirc nfKaili IVeel. leavinz Portland
at O'clock. Snaday Morning.
xor nonna poriH.
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Tlouring Mills,
Portland Eoller Mills.
Capital riour and
B. B. Franklin,
Mater anil dM Mater,
XKXT TO T1IK ASTOUI.VN BUILDING.
STU work done In a skillful manner on
short notiee at reasonable rates.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
KSSTON STKXKT, NKAB PAHJvEB flOCSE,
ASTOKIA - OKEGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work aspe-""
Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotice.
A. D. Wass. President.
J. G. Hustlek, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
S. AKNDT & FEKOHEN,
ASTORIA. - OKEGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
'Boiler Shop -""B
All kinds of
rromptl? attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
TrirmiirTiri - .
Passengers bj this route connect at Kahuna
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
19 of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by all who use it.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior RL.ms Quality.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Sole Agents for Astoria.
Painting and Paper Haw
Taiut Shop In rear of premises form
erly occupied hy C. IT. Stockton, oppo
site the Court House.
All orders promptly and satisfactory
J. H. D. OKAY.
Wholesale aad retail dealer Ic.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT.
General Storage and "Wharfage on reason
able terras. 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 Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Aslorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE GEM SALOON.
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
AUG. DANIEL80N, - - Proprietor.
Belmllt and .Refitted Throughout.
The Best of
WINES. IilQUOBS, AND CXGAKM,
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Corner West 9th and Water Street. Astoria.
Magnus G. Crosby
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP
"L AND Oop32.
Astoria Sail Loft.
Best of Vor at Bottom Fipres
The well-known Sallmaker now occupies
The Astoria Sail Loft, formerly occupied
by A. 31. Johnson.
Boat Sails a Specialty.
ALL "WORK AVARBA?sTED
Come and see me at The Astoria Sail Loft :
next to Pythian Building.
Floats! Floats! Floats!
CANNSRYMSN who are In need of
Floats. Copper Handles and Mallets
should send their orders to
B. W. BLOOD.
Clatskanle, Orejron. who has a quantity on
hand which will be sold at reasonable rstes.
"SECURE THE SHADOW
Ere the substance fade, and when you visit
Portland, mako It a part of your business to
call on "W. H. Towke, at the San Fran
cisco Galloryr S. W. corner First aad
Morrison street3, and have your photograph
taken in the highest style otthe art.