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VOL. XXIII, NO. 153.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, 21 AY 2:3, 1835.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
Civil Engineer and Surveyor,
Higher Mathematics taught.
Room Xo.fi, Knights f Pjtbias Building
TK. A. lu mart .. A. FCS.TOS.
Will j;lve piomnt attention to all calls,
iiom any pan 01 me ciiy or couture.
OiSeeotcr Alien's Mnrc. corner Cas anil
.vjiieiHoqaa streets A-slna. Oregon.
K. VllXXIL XAF.
I'hyslciaii nnil JStirjron.
Onto. HoamC, ocr I). A. Mcintosh's store.
0?Firx Hocks : 9 to 11 .. m. ;-s to 3 r. m.
Residence, opposite the Juh&nscn building
ono. a. nonius. obo. olaxd
ft'5.:5f & ROXE2SIS.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
OISop in Kinnej 'a Block. ppoiie City
HnS, A-twii. On-g'.
. V. FOI.TOK. C. C KUI.TOX.
ATTOUNT.Y.S AT LAW.
Roams Sand fl.Odd 1'elUms I'.uilrtlny.
TOSKPfS A. K1l.li.
ATTORNRY AT LAW.
Orrirn, on Cas strH't, 1 door south or
Odd Fellows Building.
J. A. ISOV.'fcKY,
Attorney nn:l t'ormsollor rt Law,
Office oa ChenHinits Street, Astoria. Oregon.
r.i.n v. tMi:s5.t:it.
Clataap County, rt titty ef Astoria
Office: Chenamuwrec;. Y. SI. C A. Imll
Room If o. ?.
ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT.
Office : Raoni 9, Kinncj'.s Bricl. Block,
JATSl TUTTSiR. 3. I.
PJIYSTCIAN AND SiJKCKOJN
OrpiCR JCiw:-! i, ?. and 3 I'ytntMit Build
lHsinrN On Cedar rHidot, back of
St. M:u?'i Hospital.
K P. HICKS. A. K. SHAW.
kicks tt sit iv.
ltooms in Allen's Building, up stairs, coi
ner C:is and Squemoqua sin els. Astoria
BANKING AHDJHSURAHCE !
f. W. CASS,
Broker, Banker, and Insur
ASTORIA, - OKEGUS.
Ol'FlCE hours :
From 9 o'clock A. M. until 3 o'clock F. II.
Bozorth & Johns,
Real Estate an.l Insurance Aecntsaad Broker
ASTORIA. --- - Oregon.
Wc write policies in the follow inc well
kn.wn Fire insurance Companies :
rnasxix or HAinroRD.
SCOTTISH UNION' AND NATIONAL OF
LION. OF LONDON
HOME. OV NEW YORK.
LONDON AND LANCASHIRE, 0" LIVER
POOL. PHOiNiX OF BROOKLYN.
CONNECTICl' T. OF HARTFORD.
OAKLvNDHOMK. OF OAKLAND, CALA.
And :di rnrwpnr tht WESTERN, of
California. JT.t MRURG-liREMEN. of Gcr
mnnv. an.l AM EMC AX STEAM UU1L
ER INSURANCE CO
Real Estate I'.oiitjhl ami Sold on Commlioa.
SI. W. niCIIHKIMKR,
U. W. CORBET I, -EDVTARD
Fire ai Marine Imams Go.
OF T0RT1AND. OREGON.
Capltil S'aidUp. - g:l0,OCO.OCO
Cash Assets Exrcet!. - SSO.OSO.OO
C. LUXES WEBER, - Agont,
0. E. Bain &
Are not, prepared to furnish
Doors. Windows, Mouldings j
Private Boarding House. !
THE UNDFRIGNFD REC rE TFULLY
announ es th.tslie Is pic pared to fur
nish Ladies or Gentlemen wiili Bo trd only,
or w 1th Board and Furnished ltoo.us at very
reanablc rates. No etia diarse for use
of Parlor or Bath room, and cery effort
will be made to make her guests feel com
fortable and at home.
Dinner Served from 5:20 to G;30 P. 51.
3XHS. K. C, IIOLDK.V,
SE Cor. Main and Jefferson streets.
Entcr3 tiio system from unknown
ceases, ct nil ccasonr.
SliaUrs the Xcrres. Impsirs Digestion, and
Lnreeoies tne JunEcies.
QnicUy and completely cures .llnlarla.and Chills
andlevrrs. I'orlntcrmittcnt Fevers, Las
situde, Lnclt of Encrry, it has no oqunl. It
enriches and panties the blood rtlmulttcs the ap
petite, and Etrenpthem the tnnscles and norres.
It does not imaro tho teeth, caaea headache, or
prodaco cnntini'lin all o'hrr Iron mrdirxnr dn.
Fathth T .1 Rnir,T,Y, the patriotio nnd echalarlT
Catholic Dirir.o of Arkansnn kijs:
I baTo n-wd B-awn's Iron Bitters with tho Treat
rut satisfaction for Malm and as a iirerentiTn of
CfliIBnadhk'div.and irfll always teco Hon
hand as a ready fn'rid.' 3
Contuse ha3nlorn trade mark and crod rwl hars
on vrranner Tnkn nn olhrr. MadnlvLr
BltOW rtlKMU'AL CO BAT.TIMOKI "Ml.
Ladies' hwtj Book osefal and attractive, con
tnimng list of pnzes for recipes, inf.irmition abcat
coins etc, jriven imay by all deslers in medicine, or
mailed to any address on receipt of Sc damp.
SMXL, HEITSIIU A WOODABD,
Wnoi,ESAi,K Aohn'ts. Tortl nid Oregon.
Oyster and Cho House.
The Best Cooked to Order in First
WE MAKE A SP1-CIAL1Y OF
Alex itfeCrea & Co.,
Ocneviere strft, rar of Adler's Crj'"tal
Palace. t;tt t:iy unit XisiiT.
MOORE S REJIFin Cans and Prconts
1 SJftr.H Piles. Eunw. Cuts: ICtl-
3lOVtM Suabui 11 and Freckles,
Cold in the Head or Lungs. Croup.
An Invaluable FAMILY-SALVE. Sold by
23 C.'! iS. Try III
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
A.Vi'ORIA, - - - OKKtiON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
PrcoriiHoi:". rnt'fuJ!y rom.' iJi-:1
"HE LATEST STYLES
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
Avery largo Stock from which to ssiect.
Window curtains made to order.
S3T"Mv patent Trimmer to cut Wall lip
will be found convenient to my pntron1;.
Bids for Building a Pilot Schooner.
TQLVNS AND SPECIFICATIONS AS
JL ruopicu v uie linaru oi i-ioi 1 omiaiv
sioncri tor bu'Hiinc a I 'Lot Fdioonerar now
read v and in n bei-pn :t ihe olrttt of Brown
& SIcCabe. Front iiid F str.els, Portland,
uhcnMlwy ill remain until Slav VS. Th
Board will nel"e bids In acconlance with
satro until June Mil. UMAi:i,; ilie rijrlst t
rfjeilauyorall bids. Af t-r Slay Hiih Hie
plans, anil snecir.e.tions ill be at Hit office
of the Boaul in Astoria, here all bids v.ll
G. W. LOUNBERRY,
Sec. Bowl Pilot Coin.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
3oats of Every Description Built.
Shop over Arndt & Fcrchen's.
. M. XiElTZIRRS.
Wood, Wood, Wood.
Order It now while It is dry and cheap of
GBAGG & CO.,
Or FRANK L PARKER,
Telephone No. 3G
I P. Patterson,
! CONTRACTOR & BUILDER.
Shop on Concornly Street, opposite KInncj's
SASHES. DOORS. MOTJEDINGS.
I ETC, ON HAND.
1 Estimates given an 1 all work war anted to
1 give satisfaction.
T I I.K.VTII BItS HAS RETURNED
and Is ready 10 turn out some fine fish
inp boats for the river. Shop on the beach
between Kinney 'a and Elmore's canneries.
STORIES OF GREAT Yv'AYES.
Some Dangers of the Deep An Old seat
Captain Tells of Wondei Performed ;
by Stora Waves.
f!anf. Pnr?fllr of the AVLiite Star
steamship Ad riatic, has been plow
ing the boundless main these forty'
years. He has navigated every ocean. !
nnr? nlmnst. prpn IrTinwn lmilv nf sra.l
ter lame enough to Hoat a ship. Dur
ing recent years he has commanded
some one of the Liverpool steamers
of the nite btar line, and has thous
ands of acquaintances in the city
who know well what an honest, blulF,
straightforward old sea-dog ho is.
This introduction to the Tribune
readers would be wholly unnecessary
but for the miraculous nature of the
stories which are to follow, and which,
says Capt. Parselle, " are as truo and
sure as that tuo sun is now shin
ing on us here on my deck.''
The conversation which had pre
ceded these wonderful tales had re
ferred to tho storm wave latelv en
countered in mid-ocean by the Ger
manic. The captain explained what
sort of a sea it was. "The newspa
pers called it a tidal wave," he said,
but it was nothing of the sort. Tidal
waves only occur in bays, lirths nnd
rivers which are fio situated as to lie
peculiarly sensitive to the influences
of the moon and of gravitation. At
least, that is how meteorologists ex
plain them, iitu though 1 have stud
ied their theories with laborious care,
I have encountered tidal waves tbat
had an origin far more subtlo than
that in tho local situations that make
water especially excitable."
bor instance, I saw a tidal wave
once from a high bluff on the banks
of the Gauges. It was a perpendicu
lar wall of Wetter advancing at the
rate of about twenty miles an hour.
It was perfectly straight, except at
tho very top, where it crusted into
foam that had not strength enough
to fall. It was about seventeen feet
high. That was a pure tidal wave,
and I have never yet been able to
work out its origin or cause."
'Xow, a storm wave, such as struck
the Uermanic is a very different
thing, and is explicable upon thor
oughly well-delined meteorological
principles. The wind in n first-class
ocean storm is hopelessly erratic. 1
have known it to blow from everv
point of tho compass within half an
hour. It blows with terrific force,
and, of course, creates tremendous
heavy seas in every direction whence
it blows. The sea recovers very slow
ly, so that after tbo wind has veered
from south to north the seas come at
you in engulfing waves in every con
ceivable direction. fow, there is a
point where the iuflueuceof .nil these
seas unile, producing a wavo that
reaches incredible nltituues with n
force that is irresistible. Tbat is a
storm wave, and that is what knocked
tho uermanic. ISO seaman can loc
ate it, and if you happen to be in it
path, all you can do is taue it."
"Have I ever encountered one?
Well, I should say bo. I don't often
tell these stones, for if a man tells
many of them ho is in. dauger of los
ing his reputation for veracitv. The
yarn I am going to spin now, how
ever, is true. It is my own experience,
and whether auy one believes it or
not, it is 0. Thirty-three venrs atio
I was the chief officer of a nine hun
dred ton ship. Wo sailed between
London and India. One evening.
when a few hours out from London,
in the English channel, the time
came to relievo tho watch. That was
8 o'clock. Tho sky was a little mur
ky, but not absolutely cloudy. The
channel waters were calm. The
breeze was fresh, blowing from the
west at such a rato as to compel us
to sail under a reefed mainsail and
double-reefed topsails. On our lee
side was a brig. My captain and 1
were standing together on deck. I
had given orders for the watch to be
called, and they were then assembled
on tho roop-deck. The captain said
to me: jtfr. Paisellc, I think tli3
light ought to be visible by this time'
meaning tho JSddystouo light.
'Suppose I co aloft and look'. 1 an
"I went up tho rigging till I got
about sixty feet aloft, and suddenly,
when just in that perilous position.!
lieard a terrible shout from tho deck.
I looked down to seo what was the
matter, and just as I did so, a moun
tain of water struck us amidships.
It pickod nie right off my feet, and
hurled me clear through the rigging
and flattened mo against tho mast
whence I fell down into the maintop.
Tho rest of what happened I discov
ered after my recovery. Tho wave
took off every strip of rigging and
canvas, all the yards, boats and arms,
and left tho ship with only her masts
standing. We ran back to the Isle
of Wight, nnd anchored in tho Solent
to ascertain tho extent of the dam
age, and then wo discovered tho most
wonderful thing of all. The ship
hadbsen sheathed wsth copper anil
that wave had stripped its top sheet
off for eighty feet of the ship's length,
as clean a a mechanic's shears could
"How did it happen? Don't ask
me. I suppose there may havo been
a little hole in the copper, and the
water was forced into it with such
immeasurable power as to have the
effect I have described. But von re
member I told you there was a brig
to me leeward, ot us. Tho next morn
ing we saw her lying astern of ns in
the Solent Her masts were gone,
and if an army of carpenters had
b?en at work clearing off her deck,
they could not have left her more
barren than that wtive did. Her
watch hai been swept overboard, and
every man of them lost
"Well, that wa3 a storm wave for
yon, but I struck one in 1877 that
was much more remarkable. I was
off the coast or Japan, captain of one
the finest steamships afloat. We
were in a typhoon. They call them
typhoons there, but they are identical
in character with our own cyclone,
nnd the African tornado. It was an
awful storm, the worst I ever saw.
The wind howled nnd shrieked and
raved like a million demons loosed
from the Styx. The seas struggled
with each other for our possession,
and rjared the most infernal noise as
they broke over us in merciless force.
Tho sky was inky, but not a drop of
Wtiter fell. My chief officer and my
self were standing on the bridge di
recting the helm. Suddenly, directly
in front of us. about a hundred yards
away, I saw a most prodigious moun
tain ot water. Its towering crest was
lashed into a white foam and ap
peared just between the two yards of
the mast. Above tho hellish din of
the storm I could hear tho awful bass
roar of the monster wave as it came
toward us like a steam engine. I
turned to my officer. His face was
as white as chalk.
"Hero's tho last of our good boat,
my boy," I said and turned her nose
right into tho wav
"Her bow rose until wo were almost
parpendicnlar. I almost thought wo
should be thrown over. Tho crest
struck us nnd blinded me so I could
not see. And then so sure as I am an
honest man, her bow fell and her
keel rose, nnd wo passed over that
most terrific wave as gently as a chip
over a mill-pond ripple! I never was
so dumbfounded in my life, for I
fully expected that moment to bo tho
last that ship would ever know.
These two yarns, mind you, aro my
own personal experiences, and I
give mv word of honor for their
"About three weeks ago, on my last
trip back to England, we called at
Qneenstown. There I met my friend
liiomas Gray, the secretary of the
London board of trade, a thoroughly
well-known man, whoso word is as
good as his bond. He told me in
good faith the following htory, and
said he kuew it to be true: "Some
time ago, precisely when I don't just
now rtmember, a new liglit was being
put up in the Eddystone lighthou-e.
This house, you know, stauds on a
solid rock which the sea entirely
covers at high water. The building
is a circular iron tower, hollow in the
center and about nins feet in diame
ter. The materials which were used
to fix the new light were brought by
steamers to tho rock, nnd holes were
opened in the bnscof the lighthouse,
through which they wero admitted
into thii hollow space. Then they
were hoistcJ up by derricks to the
top of the lighthouse.
"One afternoon the son of the ar
chitect, a j oung man just about of
age, was standing at tho top of the
lower, looking down through this
hollow space, a disiauce of 140 feet,
to the rock below. Suddenly ho be
came dizzy and fell headlong into the
abyss. Just at that opportune
and providentird moment a storm
wave ,snch as I have beon describing,
broke rgainst the lighthouse. The
hole in its baso had not been closed,
and in the twinkling of an eye, at the
very moment the young man fell, the
water rushed iu through these holes,
up the hollow tower and received the
falling form. Receding immediately
the water left him, alive, and none
tho woso for his dncking, on the
rock at the tower's base!
"The sea saves lives as well as de
Prostrated, debilitated, enfeebled,
they feel as if they were hardly worth
picking nn. Tliv wonld hardly give
the toss of abrijjitp.nnj for a chance
ot a choice between nte nnd death.
But evon such forlorn people can bo
renewed by the use of Brown s Iron
Bitters. It vitalizes the blood, tones
the nerve., and rmovates the systen .
Mr. Isaac 0. Weed, Bnrr's Mills, O..
says, "I used Brown's Iron Bitters fcr
geieral weakness, and it helped me
Tho abstract of the Newfoundland
census for 1831. jut published, shows,
that the total population ot New
found'aud nnd Labrador is at pres
Bnicnrcii Cauds. A set of mag
nificent Floral Cards, 4x6 inches,
sent free to all persons who have used
Brown's Iron Bitters. State disease
and effect. WTritoyour address plain
lv. Brown Chemical Co., Baltimore,
More than 10,000 miles of railroad
are directly tributary to Chicago.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, norseshoelnj:.
Wason mads and repaired. Good work
T. G. RAWLINGS.
AVholesale and Retail Dealer In
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
NUTS. CANDIES, DRl ED MEATS, ETC.
Fine Cifrars nnil Tobacco.
Next door to I. J: Arvold's, Squemoqua St.
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Plourmg Mills,
Portland Roller Hills, .
Capital Hour and
S. AUNDT & FEROEEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
BLACKSMITH .&&? fyT '
Boiler Shop " '
All l:iml3 of
l'romptly ittended tr,
-Ptcialty made of Mpalring
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Gum Boots, Ovorails, Shirts, Etc.
Phil. A? Stokes,
Next door to To rd & t ks' st ic, N lie ul
Clethinp: at Bottom Figures.
1mt3 thins bought lien ininrante dtobo
iiit assepre-enteii. No o'd s'oclc; evry
thins frch and NEW OoODS m cu-ry
Sti ainer. Rcniomb r tlfe place.
Imi,. A. STOKKv.
firs- v full line f-t GENTS FURNISHING
li Sacs that Jefy Competition.
Will lie allowed
On Time Deposits.
Drafts on all the leading Cities.
Wm. T. Coleman & Co.
Manager B inkln? Department.
Delivered at Your Door.
Tills Ice Is cut oa Lake Cocollali and Is
A'l orders left at Tost & Hansen's Astoria
Soda Works will be promptly attended to.
Colniia Transportation Coipy.
Which has heen specially built for the comfort of passengers will leave
Wilson & Fisher's Sock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at
Returning leaves Portland overy
Tuesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
S-An additional trip will be made on Sunday of Each Weelc, leaving Portland
at 9 O'clock Sunday Morning. Passengers bj this route connect at Kalaroa
for Sound ports. - U. B. SCOTT, President,
MRS. EVAWALLMAN, - Proprietor.
First Class In Jlrej Respect.
Fitted up vritli every Conven
ience For tiic Comfort or
Transient and Permanent Guests.
Comer Squemoqua and "West 8th Streets.
15. B. PASKER, Prop'r.
First Class in Every Respect.
Free Coacla to tho House.
Ok! I Say!
GOOD BOARD anit LODGING
$4.50 per Week,
"New York Restaurant.
Uf. FiKCII, - - Proprietor.
C. W. KXOWLES.
St. Charles Hotel,
BROWN &KNWLES - Proprietors
FIH.-T Class ix EvniiY Respfct,
Good Restaurant Connected with the House
Fire-proof Hrck Rnildinc 1s0Rcoids.
In the Center of the Oity
Cor. Front and Mormon Sts. Portland. Or
B. B. Franklin,
Water Mfl Cabinet later,
NEXT TO TIIE ASTOKIAN BUILDING.
S2TA11 work done in a skillful manner on
short notice at reasonable rates.
The Telephone Saloon
The Finest Establishment of
the Band in Astoria.
Especially Htted up for the Comfort and
Convenience of chose who enjoy a
Social Gla s.
Tlie Best or Wines nnd Lienors,
The Choicest Cigar3.
Everything New and First-Class.
I?. E.. JEFFKRY, Prop'r.
on Fast Time!
6 A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P.M.
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Is of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by all who use It.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Ot Superior Kislng Quality.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Sole Ascnts for Astorin.
Painting ani Paper Ian.
Paint Shop in building formerly oc
cupied by J. A. Montgomery, corner of
Main and Jefferson Streets.
All orders promptly and satisfactory
J. EL D. G-RAI,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AKD FEEG
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT.
General Storage and Wharfago on reason
able terms. Foot of Beniou street, Astoria,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
mmm. English cutlery
Revolvers and Cartridges.
I'ORNElt MAIN AND CHENAMUS ST3
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to TIIE GEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL. - - PROPRIETOR
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
AUG. DANIELSON, - - Proprietor.
Rebuilt and Refitted Throughout.
The Best of
WlXES.IilQirOKs!, AND CI G Alt..
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Corner West 9th and Water Streets, Astoria.
Magnus C. Crosby
5AOTARE, DM, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
T?JLz3L AND C3o337-
Astoria Sail Loft.
Best of Work at Bottom Fipres
Th? well-known Sallmaker now occupies
The AstorLi Sail I.oft. formerly occupied
by A.M. Joluuon.
Boat Sails a Specialty.
. ALL WORK WARRANTED
Come and see me at The Astoria Sail Loft :
next to Pythian Building.
Address P. 0. Box 312.
J. II ESS.
Union India Rubber Co.'s
Pure Para Gum
BEVTAKE OF IMITATIONS !
Be sure the boots are stamped CRACK
PRUOF on the heels, and have the PURE
GUM SPRINGS on the foot and instep,
wl ich prevt-n their cracking or breakinsr.
We are now making them with RUBBER
AND ASBESTOS soles which will make
them last more than twice as long as any
Rubber boots made.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS.
ALL KIMIS RUBBER BELTING, PACK
ING. HO"E, SPRINGS, CH THING,
BOOTS AND SHOES, Etc.
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
8.M.RUNYON, f San Francisco.