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SUNDAY AUGUST 21, 1867
The Glenaoou cleared for Liver
Jas. Cox has bought the Astoria
bakery and will run it in a first-class
Services in Congregational church
this morning and evening. Preaching
by the pastor.
The Clatsop Mill Co.'s new steamer
is assuming proportions; the machin
ery will be put in this week.
Regular service, morning and even
ing, in the Presbyteriou -church to
day by the pastor, Rev. Dr. Garner.
The keel oE the new steam schooner
building by J. B. Montgomery at
Skamokwa is a single stick 150 feet
Considerable good work is being
done this season in the way of build
ing new sidewalks and repairing old
The Gen. Cmiby goes on an excur
sion to Fort Canby and Ilwaco this
morning, returning at o p. m. See
The arrivals yesterday were the
Andora, previously reported; the
steamers Gen. Miles, Misrhiff, Ilosh
Olsen and Montesano.
Subject for discussion at the Meth
odist church to-day at 7:30 p. m.: The
Personality and Danger of the Devil;
Is the Devil a Fallen Angel?
The Albany Herald hears that the
captain of the Tressa Jfay of Ya
quina has been fined $1,500 for carry
ing more passengers than allowed by
Suoject of morning sermon in the
Baptist church will be "The praying
convert; evening lecture on temper
ance, snbject: "Foundations de
stroved." Fog and smoke to the north, and
smoke and fog to the south make
life disagreeable. Here in this vicin
ity the absence of smoke, fog and
heat makes life agreeable.
The new pilot boat for the Wash
ington territory pilots was launched
at North Beach, San Francisco, last
Friday evening. The Washington
territory pilots nre doing nothing at
County superintendent Page gives
notice that the next teachers' exam
ination will be held in the principal's
room in the Court street school, be
ginning at noon on Wednesday, the
The state will have to pay Bancroft
& Co., of San Francisco, about $10,
000 for the new Oregon code, now in
press, and to be distributed upon re
ceipt to the different county and pre
cinct officers of the state.
The honor of being the oldest
pioneer in Oregon is accorded to
Jean Baptiste Gamier, of Florence,
Lane Co., who is said to have come
to what is now this state in 1819. T.
B. Gobin, of French Prairie, Marion
Co., came to Oregon in 1825.
Jas. Davidson is down from Bay
H. R. Lewis, of the firm of Lewis &
Drydyn, is in the city.
Prof. Spencer F. Baird, of the TJ.
S. fish commission, died at Woodhall,
Mass., last Friday afternoon.
Rev. T. G. Brownson, president
McMinnville college, is in the city.
He will preach iu the Baptist church
Jas. Williams returned from Ya
qnina yesterday. He expects to be
gin canning salmon there in the latter
part of the week.
Fred W. Prael goes to Madison,
Wisconsin, to-morrow, to take a three
years' course in the polytechnic
sohool at that place.
Major T. J. Blakeny arrived yester
day from California. Ho goes to
Shoalwater bay to-morrow on his
semi-annual tour of inspection.
Mrs. Agues Slauson, wife of A.
B. Slauson, assistant editor Tele
gram, died in Portland last Friday
in the 27th year of her age, greatly
beloved and regretted. Mr. Slauson
in his bereavement has the sympathy
of many friends throughout the state.
In Brief. And to the Point.
Dyspepsia is dreadful. Disordered
liver is misery. Indigestion is a foe
to good nature.
The human digestive apparatus is
one of the most complicated and won
derful things in existence. It is easily
put out of order.
Greasy food, tough food, sloppy
food, bad cookery, mental worry, late
hours, irregular habits, and many
other things which ought not to be,
have made the American people a
nation of dyspeptics.
But Green's August Flower has
done a wonderful work in reforming
this sad business and making the
American people so healthy that they
can enjoy their meals and be happy.
Remember: No happiness without
health. But Green's August Flower
brings health and happiness to the
dyspeptic. Ask your druggist for a
bottle. Seventy-hve cents.
To make room for our fall slock, we
will for the next ten days sell our baby
carriages at actual cost.
Griffin & Reed.
Have you seen the quantity of big
I packages of Dry Goods and Clothing
caving the Low Price Store i' Prices
are the cause of it.
The best oysters in any style at
PEOM THE ATLANTIC SLOPE.
A Large Organization of Employes.
PrcMtlent I'lrvcLiuil' Travolins- Plan..
Xnw York. Aug. 20. The bodies of
Mrs. Milvina Payne, widow, aud her
daughter Anna, were found iu a tene
ment house. They had some days
before committed suicide by taking
poison and cutting the arteries of
their arms. The bodies were in a
horrible condition of decomposition.
Letters wcro found in which they
stated that both had become weary
of life. Both were very respectably
STAXLEV ALIVE IX JCXE.
London, Aug. 20. In letters of
Henry M. Stanley, written from Zam
bnya, near the rapids of Arnwims,
dated June 19th, the explorer says
that the natives evacuated that place
upon the arrival of the expedition
owing to fright produced by the vig
orous blowing of steamboat whistles.
They returned afterwards evincing a
very amicable disposition and prom
ised to supply the expedition with
provisions. They informed Stanley
that there were other rapids higher
up and more difficult of navigation,
and further progress by the river
would be impossible.
THE ECLIPSE IN ECHOM.
London, Aug. 20. The total'eclipsi
of the sun yesterday was observed for
a few minutes at sunrise at Dartmoor
and Torquay. The sky was obscured
by clouds at Paiis and Vienna.
At the latter place thousands were
waiting to make observation'?. Prof.
Mogel, of the Belgian expedition, who
was stationed at Jurgemt, o i I lie
Vaigs, telegraphs ihat the sky w;is
overcast but the solar protuberances
were observed, although the corona
was invisible. The Russian observ
ers were more successful in their vari
ous stations, obtaining numerous
drawings of the corona and its spi'c
trum. DEATH OP OEO. UlttX'..
New Your, Aug. 20. A Bath. New
York, special says: George Briuski,
the man who claimed to have nerved
three years in the Union army during
the war of the rebellion as a substi
tute for Grover Cleveland, died at the
soldier's homo near here yesterday of
consumption. He was a Polish
sailor, aged G5, and claimed io have
been sworn as Cleveland's substitute
when he was drafted iu Buffalo in
ORGANIZING RAILROAD EMPLOYES.
Piiiladelpiil, Aug. 20. A nation
al charter has been granted by the
the general executive board, Knights
of Labor, to assemblies composed of
Pennsylvania railroad employes aud
the work of organizing them into
a national trade district assembly will
be pushed forward rapidly. It is ex
pected that the example will be
speedily imitated by employes on
other great railroad systems, and in
time a great coalition will bo formed
among them for advancement of their
Washington, D. C, Aug. 20. It is
the present intention of the president,
though not yet formally expressed, to
make his Philadelphia trip during
the centennial celebration of the
adoption of the constitution by the
convention of 1787, and then to re
turn here to await the time arranged
for his western tour. It is not im
probable that he will visit on his re
turn the northern tier of stales of
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan,
northern Ohio, with a few days at
Buffalo and in western New York.
He has also still iu mind a trip to the
south, which will take iu a flying
journey through the coast states to
Atlanta, returning northward through
the interior states, taking in West
Virginia and Maryland. Before his
departure, iu conversing upon the
subject of these trips, the president
intimated that his previous occupa
tions and disposition to slay at homo
had deprived him of that personal
knowledge'of the different sections of
the country, their people and their
interests, which it is now important
for him to have. As the coming ses
sion of congress will extend well into
the summer, by which time nomina
tions for 1SSS will doubtless have
been made and the campaign will be
fairly under way, it is the president s
wish to circulate among the people
now, aud while they are not uuder
the pressure of the excitements inci
dent to such times in national affairs.
When he returns ho will have his
hands full with politics and politi
cians. c. it. r. p. u.
There will be a meeting of the Co
lumbia River Fishermen's Protective
Union at Liberty Hall, on Friday,
the 2Gth inst, at seven p. m. All
members in good staudiug aro re
quested to attend.
A. Sutton, Pres't.
Read the hospital reports, read the
mortuary reports, read the medicine
publications, read the daily news
papers, and learn how wide-spread is
heart disease, how difficult of detec
tion it is to most people, how many
and how sudden are deaths it causes.
Then read Dr. Flint's Treatise on
Heart Disease, and learn what it is,
what causes it, what diseases it gives
rise to, what its symptoms are, and
and how it may be attacked. If you
find that you have heart disease,
ask your druggist for a bottle of Dr.
Flint's Heart Remedy. The treatise
may be had on application to
J. J. MACK & CO.,
Nos. 9 and 11 Front street, S. F.
Cliarclt Fair ami Sociable.
The ladies and society of the Norwe
gian Lutheran churrli will give a Fair
and Sociable at the Upper Astoria
church on Tuesday, the 113d inst, begin
ning at 7-30 p. m. All are invited to at
tend. Refreshments will be served.
Vanilla lee Cream at Fabre's to-day.
STEANDED ON STEEL HEADS.
Eeminiscences of Jack the Comedian.
Price of Admission One Salmon 1 Bits.
Every old Astorian romembers the
comedian John Jack and his wife Annio
Firroin, and the season they played hero
at Liberty Hall. Chief among the remin
iscences of tbnt prolonged and brilliant
theatrical engagement is the fact that ho
advertised the price of admission to the
gallery as "one salmon," or it? equiva
lent four bits. Before us lies a heap of
old plav bills, printed in this office, in
which the attractions of each evening
are dulv set forth, and in each pro
gramme duly occurs the announcement
that the price of admission to the gallery
is "one salmon, 4 bits." A letter to the
New York Mercury gives an account of
the wanderings of the famous comedian,
who at that writing had been winning
plaudits from cracker audiences in the
everglades of Florida.
Following is an exaggerated but laugh
able referenco to the transaction in As
toria in which salmon played so import
ant a part:
SOLD on steelheads.
On one occasion, in the height of the
fishing season in that great and growing
state tho feet of which, with its rocky
bunions, aro ceaselessly washed by the
waters of tho Pacific this company ap
peared iu tho city of Astoria, and taking
possession of the town hall known as
the "Occidental" hung out their banner
on the outer walls thereof and uened
competition and dared criticism; also in
vited the public aud the rest of Oregonic,
and particularly Astorian mankind to
cuter into the seats and joys of the
niiihtlv performances. Price "of admis
sionah, there was tho nib!
The manager discovered, during a
brief conversation with the jolly land
lord of tho Occidental hotel, that "cur
rent funds' wero so only in name; in
fact, that except for uso in tho fishing in
terest, there were no fund, current or
otherwise, in that region. "You won't
take in a dollnr a night in money, and
don't yon forget it,' was the assertion of
t he landlord.
The Falstaflian form of the managerial
comedian who had pat a girdle around
the earth with tho "legitimate" in his
search for lucre and reputation expanded
iurt-ited. so to speak with disgust.
"What, no money in town; in Astoria,
the very heart of this vast region!"
"Rigid, yon are!' certified the landlord.
"If yon don't believe me go and see one
of our editors a publisher, or any store
keeper yoa like hero. "Why, some of our
richest" people haven't had a dollar in
t heir grip in t he last six weeks. Fact.'
"How in the name of Shakespeare do
you live on credit?" gasped the head and
front of the New York Comedy compauy.
"No, sir, not on credit on fish with
o'd rye sauce.'
"Ha ha ha! Gad so! Beshrow me,
and by my halidame I'fackins it likes
me not. It hath an ancient and fish-like
"I don't know what you mean, but it's
all tho same there ain't no money not
even tho odor of a greenback or an old
cent in tho entire place, nor won't be
until the fishing season's done with."
"Great Czcsar's corns! and whal'll I do
with my company."
"They'll have to fish or cut bait."
John Jack reefed in the breast of his
coat, and after tacking from one point to
another iu search of further information
"lit" into the office of the Daily Astoiuan.
Hero he found its editor and Tom
Sutherland, publisher of the Sunday
Welcome, who had just arrived from
Portland, Oregon, upon a f riendly visit.
The manager at once opened upon the
"Landlord's correct," said Sutherland,
who was amusing himself by whittling a
wooden penholder with a fish knife, into
the semblance of a toothpick. "No
money here, or in Portland either I paid
my fare here from Portland, on the
steamer 110 mile3 too with fish two
hundred salmon for a cabin passace.
stato room and meals, and not n scale
"Am I dreaming or am I in Cape Cod!"
"You. are in Oregon in Astoria, iu fact.
Glad to meet you! "When you come to
Portland, the leading paper of the north
west, the Sunday Welcome, published
b3" 3'ours truly, will give you a piscatorial
boom which will hump you and your es
teemed company of comedians into glory.
Providing you pay down ready salmon.
Advertising rates five lines. long primer,
one buck salmon; editorial notice, three
lino pica, thick leads, display heading,
three salmon per column."
Jack looked as if ho wero collapsing
like a devilfish punctured by a harpoon.
The idea of trading Shakespearo for
salmon; putting up tho "New Magdalen"
as bait to catch a mess of fish; convert
ing his lino of business into a fish line!
"Oh, my compairy! W:is it for this
that I and miuo shook tho dust of Union
Square from our feet nnd waudered
Then to the editor aud to Sutherland:
"Supposo I open to-night, aud and ac
cept salmon at tho box-ollice in exchange
for seats what'll I do with tho fish?"
"Vh3T, don't you remember what the
landlord said that only tho fish dealers
had money? Tho fish cannerswill pay
you fifty cents apiece for salmon as
tnairy as you take them. You'll be all
right. Go right on, old boy, with your
circus. It's your only way to win a big
The manager retired from the editorial
presence in good order, but with a feeling
of heaviness, as if his physical make-up
was careeening the wrong way, like a big
ship through the shifting of the ballast.
He called his comedians, male and female,
together and held the mirror of affairs
up to the nature of their comprehension.
"Would tho leading man accept fifty
silmon a week until the company got out
of tho scaly confines of Oregon or at
least until tho hshmg season was over?"
"Fresh or pickled?"
"I say, Jack, hadn't wo better hook it
for 'Frisco?" said the juvenile gent"
"Hook it with baited breath," added
tho low comedy fake, looking as lugu
briously satiric as London Punch.
"It's a big catch you'vo got us onlo!"
put in the treasurer, counting a couplo of
deadhead pastboards which he carried in
his pocket for luck.
"It is very like a whale and wo're the
whaled," gloomily observed tho first old
woman, with a far-away dime museum
expression in her eyes.
"Well, I s'poso we'll take water and
fish," said tho leading lady.
"Ladies and gentlemen," said Jack, "is
it salmon or not salmon? That is tho
After soma farther dalliance with tho
stock of chestnuts it was decided. They
would give a performance of Falstalf
with the trimmings ?nd play for fish.
Convert tho stago into a salmon fishery.
At once Jnck announced, by means of
hand-bills, "Tho magnificent Shakes
pearean revival Henry IV. Mr. John
Jack, the only live Falstaff in the world.
Popular prices of admission orchestra
chairs, 2 buck salmon each; balcony, 1
salmon; gallery, two seats for a salmon
without distinction of color, race, or
buciui cuuuiuuus. r. a. xruo list nnu
payment of bills entirely suspended.
"Come one, come all ye toilers of the
sea! Come, yo sailors bold, ye fishermen
old as welcome as gold into ingots rolled!
Bring on your fish, scales and all!
"Turtles, eels, nor any finny funds other
than salmon, will be takeU at the box
office." Night came. So did the rush. Senator
Ball was the first leading Astorian to
arrive. Ho came with Mrs. Senator Ball
and three little Balls in a carriage, fol
lowed bv a wheelbarrow loaded with
saimon, which were handed into the box-
otlice seats lor nve.
Then came the Mayor, Constable, and
Lord High everything clso, with his wife,
and Miss Taffy, tho sweet poetess of As
toria and its suburbs. Six more fish.
His Hon. Judge Cardamoncede, and his
friend General Orofino, the hero of manj
a hard-fought battle of draw poker, added
their scaly tribute for tho encouragement
of the legitimato drama.
Tho orchestra, consisting of the frag
mentary reminiscenco of a piano, an
elderly bass-viol, a high-toned fife, and a
strange-looking moaning instrument for
auricular torment, which bore a very
close resemblance to a loaf of Boston
brown bread surmounted by a pretzel
Tho town bill-sticker having finished
posting the bills and generously volun
teered to act as tho leader of tho band,
waved tho handle of his paste brush as
the signal for turning on the overture.
Tho theater was packed with fisher
men and the elite of tho town. It was a
gala night and never was the pillow
padded rotundity of the only original live
Falstaff seen to a more expansive ad
vantage. But the box office, shelves, tables and
chairs were piled and heaped with salmon.
It was Sa m on everything. That is Sam
the treasurer, was Sam on salmon every
where in that somewhat circumscribed
enclosure known as tho box office. To
paraphrase tho Ancient Mariner's wail.
Thero was "fish, fish everywhere, but not
a cent for a drink."
After the curtain was up tho treasurer
got outside and packed all he could of
the piscatorial receipts througn the tickot
window. The remainder he threw in a
heap at the entrance under tho guardian
ship of the door keeper.
When tho parformanco closed the
manager having announced a special
salmon representation of "The Now
Magdalen" for the next night nnd tho
audience had donarted, John camo m
front to learn what the receipts amounted
to in solid hard iisu.
"I've tallied them. Altogether there's
nine hundred salmon in. Every seat was
"Good," chuckled John. "All fresh nre
"They're daisies, most of 'em buck
"Good again. Let mo see. nine the
half of nine is four and a half. Four
hundred and fifty dollars. By Jovea
week of this salmon business '11 put us
on our feet for the season. God bless our
"Now Governor about the receipts
"Go right down to the canning man
aud tell him to conie and cart 'em off.
Tell him to bring 430 with him now be
quick. He told mo he'd tako all I could
Treasurer obeyed orders. Half an hour
later the salmon canner came with a
couplo of his men and tho wagon.
"Hero I am, Mr. Manager; it's a big
catch, eh? The drammers better bait
than I thought for. There's nine hun
dred, oh? Now let's look at 'em."
When he did "look at 'em" he roared.
Ho ho hoed and ha haed and his help
did tho same.
"What in the name of Prince Hal's tho
matter with you? What are you laugh
"Well, wo ain't a buyin' steel heads
""Why, these fishermen have stuck you
just too lovely for anything. These here
jjsu aro steel-heads.' They re n species
of salmon which even a digger Indian
wouldn't eat. "Wo sell 'em for twenty
cents a load for fertilizing purposes.
"Why didn't you get a jedgo of salmon
into your box office, hey?'
"Steolheads. Godelmity!" groaned the
manager, making a rush for the treasurer,
who incontinently skipped.
in tho afternoon of that day there was
a melancholy procession going from tho
wharf on to the stoamer for Portland.
Tho procession was tho members of the
Now York Comody company (limited.)
Aud tho salmon fisheries interest them
Excitement in Texas,
Great excitement has been caused iu
the vicinity of Paris. Tex., by the re
markable recovery of Mr. J. K. Corley,
who was so helpless he could not turn
in bed, or raise his head; everybody
said he was dying of Consumption. A
trial bottle of Dr. King'sNew Discovery
was sent him. Finding relief, he
bought a large bottle and a box of Dr.
Kings's New Life Pills; by the time he
had taken two boxes of Pills and two
bottles of the Discovery. In was well
and had gained in tlvh thirty-six
Trial bottles of this Great Discovery
for Consumption free at V. K. Dement
Have the following to say of "Wis
dom's Robertine, the great beantifier
and preserver of tho complexien:
Portland, Or., Juno 4, 1837.
To Mr. W. M. Wisdom-Dear Sir: I
have tried your Kober tine. It is excellent,
and I shall be pleased to recommend it
to all my lady friends. Believe mo,
yours truly. lima.
Pobtland. Dec, 1885.
To Mr. W. M. Wisdom. Tho "Eobor
lino you so kindly sent me is excellent.
It is tho finest preparation I havo over
used, and is a decided acquisition to
every lady's toilet. Yours truly,
Portland, Or., April G, 18S7.
Dear Mr. "Wisdem: I have tried your
"Kobertine." nnd it gives mo much
nlonsnra to sav th.it it in ATcnllmif fn
tho complexion, being ono of tho best
articles of the kind I havo over used. Bo-
uovo me, yours sincerely,
For sale by "W. E. Dement & Co.,
druggists, Astoria, Oregon.
Some Fine IMiotosranlis.
Uei t Towne, the artist of Portland,
here a few weeks since with the Fish
Commission, under appointment from
Major Jones, at which time several
views were taken of scenes on the Co
lumbia, lie has sent a full set of these
to the Occident, and duplicates may be
obtained of Mr. Megler. They are real
ly fine pictures of the Lower Columbia.
For a Fiiic Dish of Ice Cream
Go to the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
Itlcals Coolcctl to Orilcr,
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
Tlios. Mairs. the Merchant Tailor, has
just received the first installment of his
fall stock. Call and scesome fine goods.
Do Yo xi WaiitYoiirFIue Cleaned
II you do T. Clifton will do the job
neat and cheap. Leave orders at Asto
-- iSSsuju. " ' - B2m
The Leading House of the City.
A VERY LARGE ASSORTMENT
Of all Colors and Grades,
VUAj he .sold at
(Opposite Star Market)
Mr. Cooper has just returned from the markets, where
.he personally selected one of the Largest
and Finest stocks of
Ever shown in Astoria.
Our Stock is the Largest,
Our Selection the Latest,
Our Prices the very Lowest.
Upwards of TWO
All New, Stylish, and
GIVING GOODS AWAY
Doing Business for Fun
We aro making money
ALL THE TIMES,
But for quality and prices of Goods, and fair honest
dealing, we cannot be excelled in Astoria or on the river.
Then bear this fact in mind, that when you buy articles of
good quality and get honest weight, you get more value
for your money than you would at a low price if cheated
in quality or weight. Seeing is believing and if you buy
of us once you will come again.
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