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VOL. XXIV, NO. 85.
ASTORIA, OREGON, THUKESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1885.
PRICE. FIVE CENTS.
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AHS. A. U and J. A. VVISFQX
Physician ami Surffooim.
Will clve proinnt attention to all calls,
fioui any part of the city or country.
Office over Allen's Store, comer Cass anil
SaieiiioquaMreets, Astoria, Oregon.
Telephone No, 41.
K. F2CAXK I'A'GJK.
E'hyirim: anil Nurco.
Office. UoomC, over I). A. Mcintosh s store.
MKflOK HOUKS :-9 to 11 A. M. ; Sloii r.M.
KeMdence, opposite tl:cJohanen lmildtnu
PHYSICIAN AND SUJttiEOX.
Oi'kick : Gem IJnililinjr. up stall's. AMoiin,
; . . doicuis. t:;o. noi.m
AOTA3I fc IS5KiS.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
union In Kinney's UI.k. pposite ('it:.
Uaii. AUtiiu. Oregon.
w. fui.t.n. : 15. ruino.v.
lTOHNEYh AT LAW.
tioom-. 5 and C.Odil FeShmb iJuHtliUK.
1KI.O 5 lAKIti:K.
4'latsop County and 'it j' of Astoria
Olllce :-N. E. comer Cass anil A stor streets,
Room No, 8.
X O.. A. DOIVLUY.
Attorney mid NMiii.IJor :it l.w,
Oillee on Cheuanius Sheet, Astoria. Ougon.
f AY T51TTS.K. 31. S.
PHYSICIAN AND SU11UK0H
1Fi"CE Rooms 1. 2. aud 3. 1'ythlan Ruild
isg. UKSinKKOK On Cedar Street, liacl: ol
St. Mary's Hospital.
F r. HICKS. A. K. fill.UV.
HICKS & SEEAIV.
Rooms tn Allen's Building, up Stan's, cur
lier Cass and Squeraoqua street1!. AMmia
"O K. SPEDR
Senrclierof Titles, Abstracter and
01MceouCi5-strvt.:."Jd'rs3atfc of A--toilan
office, Aitorii, Oresoo.
BANKIHG AND INSURANCE !
I. VV. CASS,
Broker, Banker, and Insur
ASTORIA. - OKWiOl.
OFFICE HOCUS :
From 9 o'clock A. 51. until 3 o'clock 1. M.
AH BAD OF ALL COHPETITOKS!
Manufactured on the Gradual Ruduclion
System by the
Salem (Or.) Capitol Flour Mills Co..
Is the only flour that has taken First Prize
three years In succession at the
lOKTIAX aiECHASlC'S FA IK.
Also at State Fair.
One tri.it is sufllcient toconlnce of its supe
riority. See that the word CAPITOL is on each sack
GEORGE Sill EL. 8 Stalk St.,
WILSON & FISH Ell. Asloiia Agents.
Anytli to Si?
IN THE MATTKK OF
Rags, Bottles, Old P.letal,
or Junk of Any Sort,
FOABB & STOKES
Will give you the best price for It.
Do You Want to Buy
From a Belaying Pin to a Haw.cr.: from
Block to an Anchor.
You Can Get what You Want
at FOARD & STOKES.
Headquarters at building, east et.d
Notice of Assignment.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL
whom it may concern that the under
signed has been appointed assignee of the
estate of JL D. Kant, an Insolvent : and all
persons having claims against said Insolvent,
are requested to present the same to Uie as
signee properly verified at his ofTico at P. A.
Stokes & Co's. In the city of AMoria. Clat
sop county, state of Otegou, within three
monins irom mis aaio.
rarxip a, stokes,
Astoria, Septembers, 1885.
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago. Dscfcsche, headache. Toothache.
Bars Timni, Fwcllii-s. Npratns Uru!.,",
item. Jc.il-. Ti-ohI iilte-s
asp u.!,ct:j!R ims'itr ?i.s an cnn.
U-U't. IMrBrliub.lii II 1 i;k-.
tii:: ciiaki.Es a. ytJKi.i::t t-o .
(Sucaii..ljA.((Wi:n;l.ilV.) !uliUa.rc, J . i .n.A.
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
they know all about Mustang Lin
iment. Few do. Not to know is
not to have.
1 jese what its name implies ;
Purely Vegetable "Compound, thai
cts directly upon. lheIj?Ver curing
the rasjiy diseases iiddenyo that un.
pcrtaat organ, and pbStiag the nu
merous ailments tarise from its
deraDged or rorpitNction, such as
Rhettoatltoreta It is therefore
;ha Liver must he kept in tjrder."
DB. BAHFOBD'S II7EB IliVIGOEATOE.
Iuvis:orate9 the Liver, Hcgulatcs the Bow
sis, Strcngthenr, the System, Purifies the
Blood . Assists Digestion, Prevents Fevers.
Is a lIouseholtTiNccd. An Invaluable
Family Medicine for common complaints.
D2. BAUFOED'B HVEE HT7IG0EATOE.
An experience of forty years, and TIim
lands ff Testimonials prote its Merit.
FOr. S WZ J1Y AT.Tj BHATXnS IX iIEDICrXt:3
For Ml informi'inn f.nd your addrcs fcr 1M
.'- loiz on 1. 1
Li vt r find Ha disei.", u
DUANE BT., liZW -yOUU CIT5
THE F-NE AMERICAN SHIP
is xow i.oa!;n salmon
From Astoria lo Liverpool.
For rates of freight and insurance atjly to
JiEYKK, WILSON & CO..
Poi Hand, Or.
J. E. MASTIC.
Candies; Fruits. Foreign and
Every Variety cf Fiuit ii Season.
Next Door to the Gem Saloon.
milE TAX LIST ANI A-SKSnMENT
A roll of school district No. r. Astoria,
Clatsop county, Oregon, la now in my hands
for collection, and will remain with mo for
sixty days from date, after whh-h time said
taxes w III be delinquent. Parties interested
pleaso take notice.
Clerk Dist. No. 1.
Astoria, August 13th, 18K.1.
Notice of Administratrix, -s.
NOTICE IS HEUKBY (JIVEN THAT THE
undersiimed was on the inl d.-iv of
September 1883 appointed administratrix of
rue esiaie oi u. i. Young, deceased. All per
sons having claims against -ild estate are
hereby notified to present the samp, verified
as by law required, to me at my residence
on John Day's Ttiverin Clatsop county, Or
egon, within six months from this date.
LUCY C. YOUNO.
Astoria, Oregon, September i, 1SS3.
And a Lone Fisherman Have a Very
Lively Tlmo of it.
Three men sat on a settee in one cor
ner of ithe barroom of the Miners'
Arms, in Front street, last evening,
with heads close together, smoking
short brier-wood pipes and talking in
a slow way, as if they had to stop and
throw their weight on it before getting
a word longer than one syllable spok
en. They were dressed in corduroy
trousers, tucked into the tops of their
boots, and short thick coats. They
were going over their experiences in
the Kocky Mountain regions, the
hotel being a resort for old-coantry
miners on their Tvay East and West.
Finally one of the group named An
drew McDonald straightened up and
said, in a louder voice than he had
hitherto used : "You may talk about
sea serpents, but my pards had an
adventuro with a rattler last spring
that knocks out any yarn you ever
Half a dozen loungers and a report
er gathered around th'e miner while
he continued :
"His name was Herman Fish, and
he came from western Ohio. "Wo
called him Heme for short. He could
do two things better than any man I
ever saw. One was to fish and the
other was to handle a blacksnako
whip. I reckon most of you know
what a blacksnake whip is. Heme
could pick a fly from the ear of the
off mule of a four-in-handXand never
let the mule know a whip was any
"Last spring he andl goton a spree
in St. Lonis, and when we shook dur
solves together again'we found our
selves in a town called Paola, Kansas.
As Heme's head began to shrink, ho
took a'notion that we should go away
from there by the overiandroute, and
so we wentjlown to Fort Scott and
joined the "caravan that was bound
for New Mexico across the Staked
"A caravan across the Staked
Plains from Fort Scott last spring?"
the bartender remarked with some
"Yes," said McDonald, as though
irritated. "We.Kad followed the pro
cession about two weeks, when one
evening w.e camped on one of the
northerly branches of the Red River
of 'the South in a bit of timber. Witlf
out waiting a minute Heme drew a
fish line and pole from its hooks un
der the canvas of our prairieTschooner
and started down the creek for a mess
of fish. Somehow he didn't seem to
have his usual luck. The sun was
just sinking, and Heme walked on
from pool to pool, now and then drop
ping his line in without success till
he was about half a mile down stream.
There in an open space, whero the
grass was short but the woods thick,
a few rods away he found a big dead
tree that had fallen into the creek
aud washed around with the top down
stream. Just below this the water
was deep and still, and as his hook
sank into the water he felt the first
blood-stirring tug of the evening. It
was a catfish. Not very exciting
sport, you will say to catch a bull
head, but then the eating of them is
never to be despised. For fifteen
minutes Heme was so busy that ho
did 'not notice the flight of time, but
just as he felt a tug on his line for the
eighth time, he became aware that
something was about to happen that
heliad not anticipated. He said after
ward that he felt just as a man docs
who wakes up at midnight to find
himself bolt upright in bed, Jiearing
nothing and wondering what was the
matter. The feeling was so strong
that instead of landing the fish he
looked'slowly around. Not five feet
away to his left was a big panther,
arching its back and rubbing the
sides of its head along tKe'grass and
smiling at him, almost, as it lashed
its tail from side to side. It was play
ing with him cat fashion. Meantime
the catGsh had swallowed the hook
and was tugging away so hard that,
in spite of his scare, which made his
broad brimmed hat tremble, he
turned to look at the lino and the bob
bing cork which he always fished
with. From the agitated water about
the cork his eye fell on a six-foot rat
tler that was making its way over the
edge of the bank of the creek from
the.old'deadlog, and was headed di
r6ctj;forhim. From the snake he
lodkea to the cavorting panther, and
thtm back to the ugly reptile, afraid
tostrike with his pole lest the pan
ther should spring on him, and afraid
to stand still leBtthe snake should at
tack him as soon as it was near
enough. Somehow the movements
of the panther, as it trotted about,
rolled oVer, or jumped stifFlegged in
to the air, proved a stronger attrac
tion, andior a minute ho watched it
attentively, until the fish gavo a last
effort to free itself from the hook.
The panther was walking away as if to
leave its victim in peace, when Heme
looked around and saw the snake
was passing him, headed for the tim
ber. Then the inspiration came
which saved his life. He had the polo
in his left hand. Stooping over he
caught the reptile by the tail. Quick
as this was done the panther saw the
motion, and turning about settled for
a spring as Heme whirled thu snake
easily but rapidly over his head. The
panther was too late. Heme's skill
with the whip enabled him to drop
the ratHer comfortably about the
E anther's neck, and the next instant
uried.its fangs in the beast's tongue
that showed through its half open
"Then Heme got really frightened,
creek, and floundering across, ran
breathlessly up-stream to the camp.
"When he had managed to gasp out
his story, the whole camp roared with
laughter at the comical figure and at
what seemed tobe about the most
unlikely yarn they had ever heard."
"See here, Mauc, who primed you
to tell that?" sakl the bartender wip
ing his hands oh his partly white
"Primed be -," naid the storv
teller. "It's true. I've got the
snake's rattle, imd I'll show it to
He took a solid-looking valiso from
behind the bar, and, while fumbling
for his key, said?;"It took us about
ten minutes to reach the spot whero
Heme had been fishing. The panther
was still alive, but he was on his last
pegs. The snake was in two pieces,
the panther having chawed its head
off after he was bitten. I cut the rattle
off, and here it is.'
There were twelve of the rattles,
besides the button on the end. The
snake was thirteen years of age. The
bartender walked"behind the bar and
passed down a bij cut-glass bottle,
containing a yellowish fluid. As ho
placed a numberv of little smooth
round tumblers beside it he said:
"Help yoorselves, boys. I give it up.
The rattles prove iF.
If you ask eight people out of ten
now, they will tell you that they hato
being read to. And why? Because
from their childhood they have been
unused to! it, or used only to such a
monotonous drone as robbed even
the "Arabian Nights" of half their
charm. The husband at the end of a
hard day's work, returns home to pass
the evening absorbed in his book, or
dozing over the fire, while the wife
takes up hernovel, or knits in silence.
If ho read to her, or if he could tol
erato her reading to him, there would
bo coramuniy of thought, interchange
of ideas and such discussion as the
fusion of two minds into any common
channel cannot fail lo produce. And
it is often the same when the circle
is wider. 1 have known a largo fam
ily to pass hours between dinner and
bedtime, each one with his book or
work, afraid to speak abovo his
breath, because "it would disturb
papa." Is this cheerful, or wise, or
conducive to that close union in a
household which is a bond of strength
through life, which the world can
neither give nor take away? I cannot
blame them, for they all read ab&m
inablv ; and it is enough to have en
dured the inflictions of family prayers,
gasped and mumbled by the head of
the family, to feel that listening to
such a delivery for any length of time
would exasperate one'beyond endur
ance. But it was not always so. In
the last century even as lato aj fifty
years ago reading aloud was re
garded as an accomplishment worthy
the cultivation of those (especially
those who live in the country) with
pretensions to taste : and it was. con
sequently, far more frequently found
enlivening the domestic circle! There
were fewer books, few means of loco
motion, fewer pleasures of winter
nights outside the four walls of the
country parlor. The game of crib
bage, or the sonata on the spinnet,
did not occupy the entire evening
after six o'clock dinner; and Shakes
peare and Milton were more familiar
to the young generation of those da8
than they arc now mainly, I feel
persuadod, because they were accus
tomed to hear them read aloud. The
ear, habituated lo listen, is often a
more safe conduit to the memory jn
youth than the inattentive eye which
rapidly skims a page.
Who Invented Choss?
The Hindoos say that chess w?3
the invention of an astronomer who
flourished several thousand 3'oars
ago, and who was possessed of super
natural knowledge and acuteness.
The Greeks claim that it was the in
vention of Palamedes to beguile the
tedium of the siege of Troy. The
Arab legend is that it was devised for
the instruction of a young despot by
his tutor, a learned Brahmin, to
teach the youth how a king was de
pendent upon his subjocts for his safe
ty. Oriental chess is of two kinds,
Chinese and Indian chess. The Chi
nese game is played generally in
Eastern Asia, but in India and the
adjacent islands, and with some
slight modifications all over the civ
ilized world Indian chess is played.
H "uneasy lies the head that wears
a crown," we beg permission to?is&
and remark that the scarcity of
crowned heads in this country may
have something to do with the phe
nomenally easy lying done occasion
ally in the United States.
What Parents Fear.
Many persons especially parents
object to quack nostrnms as likely
to engender or encourage a lovo for
strong drink. They are right Bet
ter to die of disease than of drunken
ness. The use of Parker's Touic does
not involve this danger. It not only
builds up the system, curing all ail
ments of tho stomach, liver and kid
neys, but it stimulates without in
toxicating and absolutely cures the
Croup, Whooping Cough atulBron
chilis immediately relieved by Shiloh's
Care. Sold by W. E. Dement.
Snu.oifs Cuke will immediately
relieve Croup, Whooping Cough, and
Bronchitis. Sold by W. E. Dement & Co
The editor of the Deadwood Roarer
attendeU church for the first time
Iigt Sujiday. In about an hour he
rushed into the office and shotted to
the" telegraph editer:
"What in the blanked blazes are
you fellows doing? How about this
news from the seat of war?"
"Why all this about the Egyptian
army being drowned in the Red sea.
Why, tho gospel sharp up at the
church was telling about it just now,
and not a word of it in this morning's
paper. Bustle round, j-ou fellows,
and get the facts, or tho Snap Shot
will get a boat on us. Look spry
there, and run an extra edition, if
necessary, while I put on the bulletin
board, 'Great English Victorv in the
Mr. Mailing, or i!i Ann of Blr.eJ
well & Mnllius, artists and modeller. ,
Salem, Columbia County. Ohio, v. Id '
at the World's Fair, New Orle::n:.
was seized with ;i -fwre attack ,n
quiusy. He used St. Jacobs Oil ni:". i
he writes, that it effected a wonder ft:3. ;
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware
I&SilX Feed., E3to,
WHERRY & GOISPANY.
IVsh and ruml MtniU,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
orrOMTK OCV1IH-.NT KOT1.L,
fKKSAlij S Strort. .to:-!ju .
2Iai:t -Itfrt, - lfrl:i. tir-cu.
IKSI'Eril.'tJLI.V CALL THE AITF.N
ts, lion or the imhlic to the fact that the
above .Market will :Uvas besupplu-il with a
FULL VU.MKTY AXI) KKST QUALITY
FESl! ASC CUt-ED iYJSATS
Which ill be oM at Iouet rates, '.vhole
.?" Sieeinl attention K'ven to siijiiilyum
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe
STorth British and Mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford
COMIVIERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
l!J5ire.seiit:n;r a (a;iltal of SG7,000 OOO.
I:. VAN MLSKN. Acent.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
llBKTOX STKKKT, NKAl: r.VUKKU IIOUSK,
ASTOUIA. - OKI&OX.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Oral! IescrirtIons made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Wass, Trostdent.
.1. (". Hujfrr.Kit.Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
G. A. STJNSON & CO.,
At OapL I'OKcrs old stand, corner of Cava
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, ITorseshoeuifr.
Wagons niade and repaired. Good woik
tV)KJ AAtlMv , , 1 1, , i , t i ui i fJfZfT- Iw ini I ftS ym
UKAMU PHlilh PARIS 1878.
THEY HAVE BEEN AWAUDED
AT THE VARIOUS
THAN THE OOODS OF ANY OTHER
IN THE WORLD.
Quality can Always be Depended on !
ExgeiienfiBll Menu Use ho Oiler !
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519 Market Street.
AUEXTs b'OSt I'At'IFIC COANT.
Seine Twines, Rope and Netting Constantly on Hand.
The Telephone Saloon.
The Finest Establishment of
the Kind in Astoria.
Specially fitted up for tho Comfort and
Convenience of those who enjoy a
The Best or Wines ami Liquors,
The Choicest Cigars.
Everything New and First-Class.
K. r JEFFREY, r rop'r.
Magnus G. Crosby
HARD? ARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
a?ijaL Am oo:o3?..
CoMi Transportation Company.
Through' Freight on Fast Time I
THE NEW STEAMER
Which has been specially built Tor 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.
Roturning leaves Fortland every
Tuesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
An additional trip will be made on Sunday oCEach Week, leaving Portland
at O O'clock Snaday Horning:. Passengers bj this route coanect at Kalama
for Sound ports. u. B. SCOTT, President
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE OEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPJSELL. - - FKOPKIETOK
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT.
General Storage and "Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street, Astoria,
' WM. EDGAR,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
CORNER MAIN AND CHENAMTJS STS.