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VOL.XXIY, NO. 1 01.
ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, J 885.
PRICE. FIYE CENTS.
I'jaM. A. 1,. and J. A. FIJJTO.V
Phj .sieiausnud Surjrt'oif.
Will rive prompt attention to nil calls,
ti mn any part of tue city or eountiy.
Ofllce over Allen's Store, corner Cass and
Suuemoqu.v streets, Astoria, Oregon.
Telephone No. 41.
It. FItAXK IAK.
I'hynirlnii and Nurscou.
office. EooinG, over I). A. Mcintosh s Moic.
IKFICK HOUHS : 9 to 11 A. si. ; 3 to 3 V. M.
Kcbklence. opposite the.lohansen building
PHYSICI AX A XI) SUKKEOX.
Owiri: : tieni IluPdiiu;, up stair. Atoii:i,
:k-. a. no'titis. :ko. noIiUD
H,AI1 fc EtOItlSSS.
attorneys at ivv.
mire ill Kinney's BUwk. ppobiie Clt
Hall. Astoria. Oregon.
W.KUl.ToJ.. J. C UTI.THiN.
ATTOUN'EYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building
O KIO V. I'AKKEK
ClutHop county and 'lty or Astoria
Office : N. K. corncrCass and AMor streets,
Kooni No. 8.
rCfc. A. BOWI.BY.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Ofllce on Chenaiuus Street, A-tona, Oregon.
FAY TUTTkiK. 3S. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Ok ice Rooms l, 2, and 3. Pythian Build-
Rksidej.ce On Cedai Street, hack oi
St. Mary's Hospital.
h P. UICKrJ. A.K.MMW.
HICKS & Sill IV.
Booms In Allen's Building, up slaus. ei
nerCass and Squemoqua sheets. Aitoiia
r it. pkiikt.
Searcher of Titlen. Abstriifler ami
Office on Cas Street. 3 dooi south of A
torian office, Astoiia, Oregon.
BANKTNQ AHD INSURAKGE !
I. W. CASE,
Broker, Banker, and Insnr
l&K'OKIA, - OKKfitlS.
OFFICE HOURS :
From a o'clock A. M. until 3 oVlock P. M.
AHEAD OF ALL COMPETITORS!
Manufactured on the Gradual Reduction
System hy the
Salem (Or.) Capitol Flour Mills Co..
the only flour that has taken First Prize
three years in succession at the
POKTliAXU 3lECIIAXIt:'S FAIIt.
Also at State Fair.
One trial is sufficient to coin ince ol its .supe
riority. See that the void CAPITOI. ison eacli sack
-" GEORGE SHIEL, 8 Stark St.,
WILSON & FISHER. Astoria Agents.
IN T1IE MATTER OF
Rags, Bottles, Old Metal,
or Junk of Any Sort,
FOARD & STOKES
Will give you the hest price for it.
Do You Want to Buy
From a Belaying Pin to a Hawser: from
Block, to an Anchor.
You Can Get what You Want
at F0AED& STOKES.
Headquarters at building, east end
Notice of Assignment.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL
whom It may concern ihat the under
signed has been, appointed assignee or the
estate of M. D. Kant, an insolvent : and all
persons having claims against said insolvent,
are requested to present the same to the as
signee properly verified, at his jofllce at P. A.
Stokes &Co's,Jn "the city of Astoria. Clat
sop county, state of Oiegon, within ihree
months from this date.
PHILIP A. STOKES.
Astoria, September 2, 1885.
Anfini to Shi?
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago. Backache. Hcadad'cTootliachc,
fcoro Til root, w-l!!tiiT. rn!it Kri!-s,
JIur:i. ftnli!. t'iul Stile.
asd AiLori'.r;: :.u rim ami aiii.-!.
Suit I) Drurxi.'" anl IV -.'. 1 .) .".i
l.tie. Direi- uuiu 11 Ijl-vUc .
THE CH IKIXS A. VOfiHI 111 tV .
(Sunui..l.A.utji.':.(.. i rlu-?.. .3.. . -. I.
lsjasr. whatits name implies ; s
Purely Vegetable "Compound, thai
acts directly upon. tlieMyer ; curing
the many diseases icidenyto that im.
portant organ, and rteAmting the nu
merous ailrasnts tKhtjarise from its
deranged or torpSction, sncli as
Dyspepsia Ja&pdice, Biliousness,
PJiean&netc. It is therefore s
iruisEoMr "To"have Goo&Healti
:hc Liver must te kept in order."
DB. BANPORD'S LIVEB, INVIG0EAT0R.
Invigorates the Liver, Regulates the Bow
els, Strengthens the System, Purifies the
Is a Household Xecd. An Invaluable
Family Medicine for common complaints
D3. 8AirrOH33 U7ZR IH7IG0BATG2.
An experience of Forty years, a:id Tm v
sands cf Testimonials prove its Merit.
FOIt SAIX T.V AT.T. DEALERS IX MCDICIXm
For fall information f-end your adi!rc3 lor id
ji-rBv)k on tlio " Irrr and it di-i-." tf
f ftIFOIU DUAM: 7.. NEW "iOSK. c"IT3?
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
they know all about Mustang Lin
iment. Few do. Not to know is
not to have.
B. B. Franklin,
Mertater and CaMiei Maker,
XEXT TO TIIK ASTOKIAX r.UII.DING.
ESAH woik done in a skillful manner on
short notice at reasonable rates.
Openii of tie SMii Season!
AT ROSS' OPERA HOUSE,
Continue every Tuesday, Thursda) and Sat
urday evenings from 7 to 10 r. .,
ami Auunuay auerauou
Admission; on Tuesday and Thursday
evenings :uid Saturday afternoon. Ladles
free, skaters 5 cents- Gents admisMon 2oc,
skaters ' cents. Admission on Saturday
evening, w itli Cushlng Post Cornet Hand :
Ladies 23 cents, skaters 25 cents; Gents 23
cents, skaters 25 cents.
Steel Taking The Place of Wrought j
Iron for all Purposes. I
Although no iron rails are made
now, there are still a few old iron
rails in uue. As fast as worn out they
are replaced by steel rails.
Few people not actually engaged
in the metal trade are aware of the
wonderful strides made by steel in
recent years. In fact, steel is wholly
taking the plate of wrought iron.
Steel is simply a mixture of iron and
carbon, the quantity of carbon rang
im: from .2.1 to .02 per cent, of the
mass. It is not only stronger and
for almost every purpose better than
wrought iron, but it is cheaper.
It., first victory over wrought iron
was obtained in Kngland, where
steel rails for railroads were found to
be much bi'ttei than iron in several
ways. They did not wear awav so
rapidly under the wheels, and "tbev
were able to j-taml a greater jtraiii.
The ill st IJessemer bteel plant in this
country was htarted in IShT. Its pro
duct was used for making rails, and
the total amount for that jear was
:,000 tons. For a number of years
the Bessemer steel was almost uliollv
devoted to that purpose, the Inch
price at which it wns sold m-ikftur it.
unprofitable for other uses to winch
niuu;,iii nji ii.T mu oiuui rails
brought ilGO a ton in IRfiT. T?nf ?ifr
the panic of 1871. prices came down,
and in 1S7." the rails brought $75.
The hard times of 1S79 lowered the
price, in spite of combinations among
owners, and in ISSo steel mils sold
for $40 a ton. Since that time the
price has fallen hteadily, and a recent
price list puts the price of rails at $29,
and of steel slabs, icady to be rolled
or forged into anv shape, at $2S per
The ICSult Of these low nricoe ic
that bridges are no longer made of
iron. rieei oeams have taken the
place of iron in the fireproof build
ings. Steel boilers replace iron boil
ers. Steel rillcs replace the old cast
iron cannon. Whnrnvor t.tnaiin
strength is required steel is used.
ine use oi steel m beamsand gird
ers for bouses and bridges was a
natural sequence of their use in rail
road tracks. JJut the use of this steel
has not been confined to milrn-wl
and steamships. The bur tin plate
factories in Wales began to experi
ment with steel instead of iron about
two years ago. Tin plate contains
about 5K! per tent, of iron and 7 of
pure tin. The steel plate .vas found
to be cheaper, and the article made
ol steel tin plate were superior. For
makinr tin dishes without unc
soldered joints, the Siemens process
steel plate is not only .superior, but it
is about the only kiiid that can stand
the spinning process. This countrv
now imports 240,000 tons of tin plate
annually, ami it is all made of steel
plate with a tin coating.
One field in which steel has not vet
whollv displaced iron is in tl m-if-.n-
facture of nails. The plates from
which nails are cut can be rolled from
steel ingots as easily an from puddled
iion, but the steel plate is harder to
cut and the cutters charge a little
more for the work. The plants en
gaged in making steel nails
are limited in number and the
price of steel rails is higher
than that of iron. The steel nail is
smoother, stronger and handsomer,
and has made its way in spite of the
higher price, but the dilferenee in
price is rapidly dwindling, and will,
no doubt, soon disappear altogether.
In November, 38S4, the "Wheeling
manufacturers charged thirty cents
and the Troy men twenty-five cents a
keg more for the steel nails. Quota
tions during the last of Februarv this
3'ear were $2.10 per keg for steel rails
and $2 for iron. The profit to the
manufacturer of the steel nails is
much greater on acconnt of the
smaller cost of the plates, and the
only thing that prevents tbe iron nail
makers from using steel plates entire
ly is that it takes money to change
the plant, and after the great depres
sion of the past two years money is
not over abundant among iron manu
facturers in any branch of the trade.
A curious outgrowth of this im
provemet in the manufacture of nails
is the action taken by the trades
unions in the West at the instigation
oi tue puuuiers. Jiy the old pud
dling process of making iron plates
for nails, the pig iron was melted in
a great furnace and a small army of
men stirred up the melted mass with
long rods until the impurities were
burned out and the iron became
pasty instead of liquid. -By the new
process the melted pig iron in a big
pear-shaped kettle is subjected to a
powerful blast of air which is forced
up through it from the bottom until
the impurities arc burned out. Then
another small amount of melted pig
iron is poured in and the mixture is
read' to be cast into ingots. By the
old process twenty skilled men could
turn out fifteen tons of nail plate in a
day, while by the new process four
common laborers and one skilled me
chanic can turn out from 150 to 250
tons in a day. Naturally the pud
dlers must lose their occupation.
They have induced the Contractors'
and Master Carpenters' Association
of "Wheeling to boycott the steel
nails, and all union hnilrlorc -n-ni v,Q
asked to boycott them also.
There is one thing that has not yet
been successfully made of steel, and
that is a propeller shaft for a steam
shin. Experiments were made in
England, and after considerable
money had been lost, the attempt
was abandoned. Then the wise men
who were going to rebuild the Ameri
can navy took up the abandoned idea
and ordered steel to be used in the
shafts for the new cruisers. John
Roach objected, but the Advisory
Board in-i-ted and Koach eave the
contract to other parties. The Dol
phin got her haft and staited on her
trial trip up the Hound, and after a
short tup Ihr t-haft broke. Then the
plan5 of thy other cruisers wen al
tered, and it is n'u the change has
involved a fatal weakening of the
sterns of the new commerce do.sti overs.
A Rainbow In a Window Pane.
In Pendleton County, Ky., about
half way between Demossville and
Knoxville, lives a very worthy old
gentleman by the name of Stith. On
the three lowest panes of glass in the
window next to the ground is pic
tured a piece of rainbow, which I am
told has been written about several
times, though V have never heard of
any attempt at an explanation. This
case of picture-taking is extreme
ly rare it never has occurred before,
so far as we know, and probably
never -will again ; and the true secret
we may never know. The greatest
difficulty is to ascertain how those
panes of glass were made sensitive or
susceptible to the impression. Well,
nature never faili to furnish jvays
and means when undertaking a piece
of work. This house stands nearly
north and south, with this window
on the east side of the house, near
the south chimney,, and no light ad
mitted from the west side of that
room, and no obstructions on the east
side at that time. Then the bow was
on the east side, of course. Mr. Stith
says it was a very damp time, and the
probability, according to my judg
ment, is that it was very warm and a
good fire burning at the same time.
Now, it may be that at the proper
time a heavy charge of electricity
came so near that it caught the place
thus prepared for it. The old gentle
man closed the window-blinds and
the picture was taken, which I am
told is a dim amber color at first, but
soon assumes all the brilliancy of a
beautiful rainbow. Cincinnati En
quirer. Effect of English Rule on India.
England has fostered schools and
missionary enterprises, and these dif
fuse what may be called political in
telligence rather faster than an obe
dient Christian spirit. All these in
fluences combined are gradually
changing the manners, thoughts and
characters of the Hindoos. The
Buddhists, Mussulmans and Brah
mins retain their peculiar customs
and beliefs, but all are affected more
or less bj' the new, restless, question
ing spirit let in upon them by their
conquerors. This slow dawning new
era is not without ground for anxiety
as to the future of English suprem
acy. The character of the Hindoo is
a curious anomaly gentle, dreaming
and apathetic, but yet capable of the
Avildest and the most savage out
bursts of passion. The safety of
English rule lay in the quietness and
lack of self-assertion peculiar to this
strange people and in this dispersion
of their strength, resulting from im
memorial religious divisions. It
would seem to follow, therefore, that
if the influences alluded to have
tended to remove these safeguards
the resulting condition, although fav
orable to the spread of civilization,
is ominous of future trouble. St.
In the marketplace of several wes
tern Mexican towns peasant women
bring in for sale trays covered v ith
living ants, each about as big and
round as a lanro white currant, and
each entirely tilled with honey or
j-rapo sugar, much appreciated by the
ingenuous Mexican youth as an ex
cellent substitute for coffee. Thev
hold the ant by its head and suck out
the honey, with which its bick parts
are greatly distended, amPthrow
away the empty bod'. Women buy
the "ant by the quart, press out the
honey through a muslin strainer and
make it into a sweet intoxicant that
is greatly enjoyed by Mexican youth
Aiding the Memory.
In France some years ago a con
veyance of land required twelve adult
witnesses, who were accompanied by
twelve little boys; and when the
price of the land was paid and its
surrender took place the ears of the
boys were pulled and they were
severely beaten, so that the pain thus
inflicted should leave an impression
upon their memory, and, if required
afterward, they might bear witness
to the sale. Later, when a criminal
was being executed, parents whipped
their children, so that they might
take warning by the example and
keep in the path of viilue.
That Dirty Dandruff.
Dandruff is dirty and disagreeable
in every way. It soils the clothing
continually," and is accompanied by a
hardly less annoying sensation of
itching. The scalp is diseased. There
is nothing in the world so thoroughly
adapted to this trouble as Parker's
TTnir "Rnlsnm. It cleanses and heals
the scalp, stops the falling hair and
restores lis urjjuiui auimcaa, giuaa
and color. Is not oily, highly per
fumed, an elegant dressing. Very
ppnnnmionl. as onlv a small occasion
al application keep3 the hair in per
An Extemporized Marriage,
The magnificent extravagance of
the late Khedive is well exemplified
in the small palace he built for the
Empress Eugenie, and which has
never been occupied since. Here, too,
an instance of thoiough oriental arbi
trariness occurred. The Empress,
while thanking the Khedive for the
magnificent reception he had given
her, happened to say that the only
thing she had not seen was an Arab
marriage. "Indeed," said the Khe
dive, "this shall soon be remedied."
So he sent for his A. D. C, gave him
one of his Circassian slaves from the
harem, presented him with a large
dowry, and told the astonished olli
cial that everything was to be ready
in two days.
Accordingly, on the second day
there was a grand marriage a VArahe.
The Empress was greatly pleased,
and the A. J). C. man far more Euro
pean than Egyptian, and who spoke
several European languages splendid
ly, found himself indissolubly at
tached to a Mohammedan wife, while
all along it had been tbe dream of h:s
life to marry a European lady, one
educated like himself, and with
whom he could associate. But he
knew he dared not refuse, and so an
accident settled his whole future life.
Medical Men or Distinction
nave been among the foremost to ghe hon
or v here honor was due in the ease of Ho.
tetter's Stomach Bitters. Abjuring nlu f.ih
Ioncd professional prejudice, they hae
frankly home evidence to its worth :is a
means of remedying dyspepsia, fever and
ague, bilious remittent, rheumatism, consti
pation, liver complaint, debility and renal
disorders. With all intelligent people this
favorable professional crdict ha had its
due weight, especially as it was in direct con
firmation of that of tne people and the pres.
Far more effectual has it proved than bom
bastic assertion, too often resorted to by the
proprietors of remedies of doubtful value.
'The plain unvarnished truth" about the?
Hitters is more man suinceni io convince a
skeptic. As a family medicine of compre
hensive utility, prompt and thorough in ac
tion and pure hi composition, it stands do
"Podsnap," said McSwilligen, yes
terday, "what's a legal blank?"
"Alegal blank." replied Podsnap,
"is a certain kind of paper used for
the engrossing of law forms."
"You are mistaken."
"What is it then?"
"Alegal blank is a briefless law
yer." Edward Hanlan, the champion oars
man of the world, writes that he has
used St. Jacobs Oil with the most
beneficial results, and has. found it a
reliable remedy for muscular pains in
the arms and limbs.
--llackmetttck.' a UiU:i ami tia
uratit pcrfiuue. Price IK ami 50 cents.
Sold hy V. K. Dement.
WYATT & THOMPSON.
FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware.
MIlll Feed., E3to,
WHERRY & COMPANY,
Fresli and Cured Meats,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEL,
-CIIEXASIUS Street, Astoria, Og.
Main Mrcct, Astoria, Orcson.
Bi:it31AX A CO. PItOFKIF.TOltS
DESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN
IX tlon of the public to the fact that the
above Market will always be supplied with a
FULL VAKIETY AND UEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS !
Which will be sold at lowest rates, whole
sale and retail.
S-Hpeeial attention given to supplying
Liverpool and London and Globe
North British and Mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old. Connecticut of Hartford
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital ofS67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. AWDt,
-ai i i avfl
.-&p a..tt.'v .vv..i jKyy ."Sta.
GRAND PRIZE PARIS 1878.
THEY HAVE BEEN AWARDED
AT THE VARIOUS
TIIAX THE GOODS OF ANY OTUEK
IN THE WORLD.
Quality can Always be Depended on !
ExDeriencefl Isteii Use no Other !
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
5 1 7 and 5 1 9 Market Street. SAN FRANCISCO,
AGEXTS i'Oll PACIFIC COAST.
Seine Twines, Rope and Netting Constantly on Hand.
The Telephone Saloon.
The Finest Establishment of
the Kind in Astoria.
Especially fitted up for the Contort and
Convenience of those ho enjoy a
The Best or Wines and Liquors,
The Choicest Cigars.
Everything New and First-Class.
R. T JEFFREY. JTrop'r.
Magnus 0. Crosby
HAM ABE, IM, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEFT LEAD STRIP LEAD
Tiaa. AND Copper.
Coluiia Traiisprtata Coipy.
Througli Freight on Fast Time I
THE NEW STEAMER
Which has been specially built for the comfort of passengers will leaya
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 P. M.
TAn additional trip will be made on Sunday of ack Week, leaving Potttead
at 9 O'clock Sunday Jlornlnjr. Passengers b this route coanact at Xataaa
for Sound ports. u. B. SGOTT, Piia?DJ
The Gem Saloon,
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Oo to THE GEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL, - - PROPRIETOR
J. H. D. GRAY.
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood,.Eic.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT.
General Storage and "Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton sueet, Astoria,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
COUNEP. MAIN AND CHENAMUS 8T3.