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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25. 1S87
INDUSTRY AND PERSEVERANCE.
If we should pick out from among
acquaintances half a dozen or more
of those whom we know to be suc
cessful men, we should find that in
every instance the secret of then
success has been due more to indus
try and perseverance than to any
other one thing. We often gaze at
men whom we are told are successful
and well-to-do, wondering how on
earth fortune ever smiled upon them
as a result of their efforts, but if we
were to go to the bottom of the matter
and take pains to ascertain the foun
dation of that success, we would in
variably find that industry and perse
verance have been the base of its con
struction. There is nothing like
industry backed by perseverance, and
he who begins life with these two
characteristics cannot fail ultimately
to be numbered among the successful
men of the day. An industrious
youth finds little trouble in securing
profitable empleyment: it is the one
who nedects his work who finds fault
withmaukindfornot having a position
open for him. Not one person in
hundred out of employment to-day
can honestly say that he finds himself
destitute for any other reason than
because he has failed to work faithful
ly in the position he has held. Mer
chants do not employ help just to
give employment to the needy; they
pay wacres to employes to work and to
work faithfully, and the youth who
thinks he is going to be
paid for more work than he
actually performs will find him
self walking around on his up
pers at the age when other men are
commencing to accumulate fortunes.
The -boy who endeavors to do more
than is expected of him, will find that
it is that extra work that is making an
impression upon his employer. There
are hundreds of men both young and
old who seem to be imbued with the
idea that the world owes them a liv
ing; they seem to think that it is only
a question of time when some rich
relative or benevolent old man is go
ing to discover in them some hidden
virtue which should be rewarded by a
handsome present of several thousand
dollars in cash, and in anticipation of
such a discovery they go through life
finding fault with the ill luok which
attends them only to arrive at the
end of life's weary journey utter fail
ures, so far as the world regards them.
It is a disagreeable thing to behold a
strong, healthy young man making
little, if any, effort toward providing
for his future. The habits formed in
early life toward developing that
which is best within us will work
wonders, not only in bringing happi
ness, but in forcing fortune to smile
on us. Cultivate industry, cultivate
perseverance ancPif you succeed in
making them a part of yourself, then
you will have earned greater credit
than he who naturally possesses them.
There is no more beautiful or com
mendable sight in the world than to
see a man straining every nerve to do
right by fighting his faults.
TEE END OF THE CENTURY.
SJThe subjoined chronological prob
lem comes all the way from Lewis Lewis
ten: "Dear Sir: In a recent decision, to
settle a wager, the editor of the Lou
isville Courier-Journal says:
" 'The nineteenth century com
menced with the 1st day of January,
1800, and ends with the 31st day of
"This answer is held to be errone
ous by one of the parties, and in con
sequence the wager has been in
creased. If the decision is not correct,
give your reason for holding it erron
Colonel Watterson's hasty ruling is
wrong and must be reversed, as a lit
tle figuring and common sense will
easily demonstrate. A century is
one hundred years exactly. Ergo,
speaking of the Christian era,
The first century ended December
The second century ended Decem
ber 31, 200.
The third century ended December
The second century began January
The third century began January 1,
The fourth century began January
Proceeding with this computation.
it is quite obvious that the nineteenth
century began the instant 1,800 years
had elapsed that is, on January L
1801 and will terminate with the
completion of the 1800th year, on the
last day of December, A. D.,1900,
That ought to be plain enough.
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j-iic jukwu wi uicui is hi nana ; anc
nuiitticjuancucncu a large consign
ment of Hew Orleans Molasses, which
we will sell by the case or can at very
iurr uguies. u. xi. xtctv s BVX3.
CAUGHT OX THE FLT.
Various Personals, Items, Facts and Xem.
Hostler Thomas. Oshkosh. Wis., is in
great lack. An uncle of his died recently
in Wales, leaving the nephew $100,000.
Fred Currnth. of the Dakota Bell at
Sioux Falls, will write fanny things for
the New York Tribune for sixty dollars
The four children of Dr. "W. A. Gordon,
of Chester, 111., were born in different
years, but the birthday of each falls upon
The Duke of Westminster is brother-
in-law to his own daughter. He would
rather, if he had his choice, be his own
There are some men so mean that when
a woman prefers some other man they
can't help thinking she is a person of
very poor taste.
A San Francisco girl on her travels was
shown into the Milan Cathedral and
promptly exclaimed: "Oh, what a church
to get married in!"
' Chevreul, the French chemist, was 101
years old on Wednesday. He was in ex
cellent health, and made a speech to the
San Francisco is to have a statue of
liberty, and the best art critics think she
will hold a tape line in her hand with the
usual stock quotations.
Mrs. B. F. Davis, of Harrison, Kan., a
lady 37 years old, had all her teeth ex
tracted three months ago, and now na
ture is furnishing her with a third set.
A Missourian has an egg which was
hatched with a clock face and some of
the Koman numerals on it. Ho is wait
ing to see the rooster come out and crow
Military titles are common in the south,
but no young man can obtain a higher
appellation than captain until ho is over
2L It is impossible to make a major out
of a minor.
The secttf "Soul Sleepers" in Jefferson
county, Indiana, have a ten-year-old boy,
Pascal Porter, for preacher. Ho is said
to lead the congregation with eloquent
Sixty years ago Dr. and Mrs. Harpwell,
now of Decatur, 111., wero married in
Philadelphia. Now at the age of 85 and
84 they bid fair to Hto to celebrate their
Circumstances change, temptations di
minish, positions improve, misfortune
becomes endurable by habit, but persons
who are disagreeable to us always irritate
us more and more.
i "Bully,if True," is the head lino which
the editor of a paper in Crete, Neb.,
prints over the announcement that the
pastor of the Congregational Church will
not preach for a month.
In 1833 a man named Mark Smith died
in Texas, and the authorities of the Lone
Star state have just got around to write
to his old home in Connecticut to learn if
he left any heirs.
English young ladies are calling Mr.
Labouchere a horrid old thing because he
made the remark that if ho wero a woman
he would rather have a pair of trou3er3
than a university degree.
There is considerable feeling in Texas
in favor of establishing a state board of
pardons. The governor, who has 1,500
applications for pardon now before him,
strongly supports the movement.
Aunty Maria Kennedy has just died
near Comentville, Ind. She was born 102
years ago, was a negro, and her descend
ants are three children, twenty grand
children, and thirty-nine great-grandchildren.
A substance has been found that defies
penetration by cannon shot at short
range. It is to be used for covering war
vessels. A wider demand might result
fromT its use to make base ball umpires
A Buffalo canary has a miniature well
in its cage, with a bucket, the chain of
which reaches to its perch. "When it
wants a drink it draws up the bucket,
much to the delight of the children in the
The Baltimore Civil Service Beformer,
which is actively supporting the Independent-Democratic
movement in Mary
land, declares that between 20,000 and
30,000 are illegally registered in the city
of Baltimore alone.
In olden times nails driven into an oak
tree were not a cure but a preventative
against toothache. They would probably
be just as effective now, but the dental
association ignores all such treatment,
and will not discuss it.
Mr. Adolph Parent, an old man of 9G
years, who has been noting as bailiff at
Pierreville, Canada, for the last 50 years,
has just left for the United States with n
view, he says, to perfect his knowledge of
tne .fcingiiBn language.
A flock of "homing pigeons" from Cin
cinnati, recently released at Little Bock,
Ark., returned to the former city, a dis
tance of over 50J miles, in less than
twelve hours. This made the rate of their
travel nearly fifty miles an hour.
Miss Mabel Trupp of Ovid, N. Y., was
much surprised the other day, as she was
breaking eggs with which to make cake,
when from one of them popped a lively
little serpent six inches long, and as large
as a good-sized knitting-needle.
A big rent roll does not necessarily in
dicate a big income. In an assignment
sale in Xenia, Ohjo, $12,000 worth of
notes for small amounts, given by tenants
in the past few years for rent due, were
offered for sale, and the entire bunch was
knocked down to a speculator for $35.
The Nashville American expects great
things of the gradual introduction of in
dustrial education into the southern
schools. The system has already gained
a firm foothold in Vanderbilt University,
and the American earnestly urges its
adoption in the public schools.
The Bev. George B. Sogers of Brook's
station, Ky., though ninety-six vears old,
frequently rides his horse to Louisville
and back, a distance of twenty-six miles,
and he still preaches and marries folks.
He served throughout tho war of 1812,
and draws a pension for that service.
In Cape Colony, South Africa, a shep
herd drove a flock of 1,480 ewes up to a
small building, in which he took refuge
from a thunder storm. As the sheep
crowded around the building it was struck
by lightning, and 790 of them were killed
outright. The shepherd escaped with a
The largest brilliant in the world is
held by a London syndicate, and valued
at $1,090,000. The diamond was found in
the Orage Free States, and in its original
form weighed 457X carats. Tho cutting
took twelve months. It is a trifle over
one and one-half inches long, and about
an inch in width and thiokness.
Two unknown men attempted to enter
the house of Mrs. John Botts, of Chadron,
Neb., and when she told them to go away
one pulled a revolver. Thereupon Mrs.
Botts pulled her revolver and fired first,
putting a bullet through the stomach of
one and into the thigh of the other in
trader. One wound was fatal, tho other
A valuable milch cow in Mason City,
D.L, became ill and died without develop
ing any symptoms that wero recognizod.
So an autopsy was held, and resulted in
showine that the cow had mnrln n lipnrtv
I meal from flv uatjor which she hnfl nicked
I up in her rambles about the town, and,
being less rugged than the average fly,
she had been killed by the poison.
There are two church bells at Messilla,
Mexico, that are valuable. They were
cast in 1775, and it is said that just before
iue casting was maae at least $1,000
worth of gold and silver jewelry was
dropped into tho molten mass of metal
by the devout, who thought thus to pro-
f.v.uKu uiut i.iuuu ouiuia. -LUU ueiis
are to bo melted and tho precious metals
When Farragut's squadron was before
New Orleans one of tho powder boys saw
ashell drop dangerously near tho maga
zine. The fuse was burning furiously,
but the boy picked up the bhell and tossed
it overboard. The boy was Oscar Peck.
He lives in Bridgeport, Conn., and he has
just received, in consideration of his
bravery, back pension money amounting
A. phenomenal dog has been enjoying
his vacation at Oneida Lake, this summer.
The animal seems to have an abnormal
appetite for fish, and whenever he wants
any he is in the habit of catching them
himself. He walks out into the lake and,
after watching the water for sometime,
he mpkes a quick plunge and catches a
small-sized fish in his mouth. This he
devours and repeats tho operation till his
appetite is satisfied.
The oldest man in the world is James
Jones, a negro and citizen of the United
States, now residing at Santa Bosa,
Mexico, aged ldo years. Ho was born be
fore Franklin ernerimenfpfl wifh Unf
iling and kites, was forty at the time of
Washington's plfr.tinr in tha PmcMnnn-
engaged in tho Bevolutionary, war, out
lived three slave-masters, nnfl nfc ihn nna
of 130 was still able to do chores enough
iu iyui4.iui,j sujjpuiii uimbcll.
A decree ha3 been issued by the Em
press Dowager of China ordering that
tho ceremonies at the approaching mar
riage of the Emperor (the date of which,
however, has been postponed) aro to be
conducted on as cheap a scalo as possible.
The expenses are estimated at about
2,000,000. This, as the necessary cash
has to bo squeezed from tho toiling
masses of tho Chinese Empire her Ce
lestial Majesty, with a truly roval disre
gard for her subjects' pockets, considers
most praiseworthy economy.
Jeffrey Wilson, who died near Meohau
icsburg, Ohio, was born a slave in Vir
ginia in 1773, and had entered on his
115th year when ho died. He was a slave
for ninety-two years. Ho had two wives.
By the first he became the father of
eight children, three of whom are living,
the average of their ages being eighty
years, the eldest being 87 and the young
est 79 years. By his second wife he had
nine children, six of whom are living,
their average age being 52 years, the eld
est being 58 and tho youngest 41. Ho
had seventy-six grandchildren, thirteen
great-grandchildren, and one great-greatgrandchild,
his offspring extending
through four generations, there being 100
souls. In his veins flowed the blood of
three races white, negro and Indian
and to this fact is attributed his longevity.
And Freo Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
For the best photographs and tintypes
go to Crow's Gallery.
GREA.T OVERLAND ROUTE!
Norton Pacific Bailroaa !
TWO TRAINS A DAY!
NO CHANGE OF CARS !
Shortest Line to Ohicago&AU PointsEast
ST. PAUL AND MINNEAPOLIS.
Northern Pacific E. R.
Is the ONLY Line Running
Pullman Palace Sleeping Car,
Palace Dining Cars (meals 75c).
Luxuriant Day Coachet,
Emigrant Sleeperi (free of charge),
FROM PORTLAND TO THE EAST
Seo that yonr tickets read Tla the Northern
Pacific It. B. and avoid change cf car.
Leave Portland at 7 A. JL and 3:15 P. M.
dally ; arrive at Minneapolis or St. Paul at
noon fourth dav.
PACIFIC DIVISION-Trala leaves Front
and G street dally at 7 A. M. and 11 A. M. ;
arrive at New Tacoma 1 :15 and (J :15 P. M.
connecting with Company's for all points oil
CIIAS.S.FEE, Geu'l Western Pass
Agent, St. Paul.
A.D.CHARLTON, Gen'l Western Pass.
Agent, No. 2, Washington St.. Portland.
Depot, corner First and G streets.
AUCTION SALE !
On account of departure tho entire ele
gant furniture of the ADLEK .RESIDENCE,
on the comer of Cedar and West-8th streets.
Thursday, Sept. 29th,
At 10 o'clock A. M,
l Elegant New Piano ; l Fine Parlor Set ;
2 Ebony Easy Chairs : 2 Bay and French
Window Chairs; 1 10-foot French Plate
Gilt Mirror; 3 pair Nottingham Lace Cur
tains, with gilt rods and rings ; C2 yards
fine Carpet; l Elegant Clock ; together with
Cliandellers, Center Tables, Foot Stools,
Screens, OHt and Ebony Stand. Bronze
Tanels, Ebony Easels, Music Backs and
Wall Brackets, Pictures, and 2 Elegant Steel
Engravings coitlng 200.
1 Elegant Black Walnut Bed-room Set ; 1
Malacca Bed-room Set: l Black Walnut
Chillis Bed ; together with double and threu
quarter Bedsteads, fine Palace springs, hair
top Mattresses; Carpets, Feather Piilotft
and Bolsters, etc., etc.
1 Elegant Black Walnut Extensiou Table ;
2 Fine Lounges : half dozen Black Walnut
Chairs; together with Mirrors, Stoves,
Bock ers, "Pictures. Brackets, Clock, CirpeLs,
Macee flange, with hot water tank (al
most" new); Jvitchen Chairs and Tables.
China, Crockery and Glassware.
Ilall and Stair Carpet; Hall Hat htantK
Japanese Screens; Elegant Curtains and
Cornices and a large assortment of useful
The attcnUon of purchasers is respectfully
called to this sale as no such opportunity
has offered Itself in this city to purchase
such goods, either at private or public sale.
Thursdav, the 29th day of September, at
10 o'clock A. M.
B. S. WORSLEY,
nefit and Mat
We Will Stay But Five Days -More!
We still have a -few goods lelt and will contlnae to sell at less than cut for five day more
A. V. ALLEN,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
CITY BOOK STORE.
inest and Largest Stock
IN THE CITY.
GKZFFZ2T & ESED.
W- Headquarters for Ammunition. S
THE BEST IX THE WORLD.
The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, $25.00!
A Fine Side Snap Marline Made Twist, Double-barrel Shot Gun, Box Shells and
Tools, $17.50. Spfrtlnc Goods. Ammunition and the Famous Swedish Razor
Our Immense New Stock,
Consisting oM CA I.OAD5 of fine Artistic and Plain
urnifiire, Carpets, Oil Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AND PORTIERE CURTAINS,
Dado Shades, &c,
These goods were purchased direct from Eastern Manufacturers and shipped
before the recent advance in freight, tho benefits thereof we propose to share with
Call and See Us.
The New Model Range
CAN BE HAD IN ASTORIA, ONLY OP
EL R. HAWES.
AKent. Call and Examine It ; You Will be rieased. E. R. Hawes Li also Agent for the
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOYE8.
Furnace Work, steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand.
CflTi Too Oxxxo ci
Garbolic Smoke Ball
Ask Your Druggist For It!
Relieved la Fire ilinott.
Cue Guaranteed if toLen la
Ccrcd la Three to Six Months
Patented April, 1366.
SENT BY 2UAXL.
Price of Treatment, Jjxo
(Smoke Ball, Sax; DebelU
tcr.for Internal Uia. Ktmt.
CABBOUC SXOKE BAIL CO.
652 Market 8t,aa Praadaco, CaL
83-BoTvaro of Hurtful Imitations.-.
E. C. HOLDEN,
AUCTIONEER S COMMISSION
Dealer In New and Secoud-hand Furniture
Will conduct Auction Sales or Laud, Stock
or Household Goods in the country.
Will appraise and purchase Second-hand
Consignments solicited. Quick Sales and
Prompt Cash Returns Guaranteed.
Astoria Agent for Dally and Weekly Ore
gonian. Tone Up The System.
NERVE FOOD, Manufactured and for
Mlneral Waters, Soda Water. Dally de
liver? In all narts of tho Citv. Office and
j Works on Je&erson street, wegt of Cass,
And Solid Satisfaction Are Guaranteed
THE EMPIRE STORE
Suitings and Trimming Velvets. A Fine Line of In
fants' Dresse3, Cloaks and Worsted Shirts, Ladies'
Calico Wrappers, Cotton, Wool and Mnslin Underwear.
- 0O3MCIXjE2T3Ea STOCK
Of Quilts and Blankets, Gents' Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Boots, Shoes, Trunks
and Valises at the Lowest Cash I'ric s at the Empire Store.
W. T. PARKER
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, ai Straw, Line, Bricl, Cement, Sand anfl Plaster
Wood Dellrered to Qrder. Drajlnj. Tearalugand Kxpress naslness.
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g'JLiv :- 2JML
TEK apply to the Captain, or to
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART -OF THE CITY.
Everything Warranted as
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FRANK DEKUM President
W. H. SMITH Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. 160 Second St, Portland, Or.
l.W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
Tie Continental Insurance Co.,
Writes Accident Policies,
Giving all the concessions offered by any
other company. It Is an
OLD LINE COMPANY,
And offers Security as good as can ho found.
Its rate In the
FIRST PREFERRED GLASS
Is 818 per Year for $5,000 Insurance,
Being 37.00 less than toy any other Standard
$25.00 WEEKLY INDEMNITY.
Other classes In proportion. Ppllclcs
written and claims adjusted by
P. K.BBAOH,Pres., J. MpORUtEtf . Vice Pre
J. K, EL.DERKIN. LOUIS LOKWfiNBKRG.
The Northwest Fire & Marine
No. S Washington St., Portland, Or.
K. J. BOYIiE Astoria Agent,
Office at I. X. L. Packing Co.
J. UoOrftkao. F.K.Arnold. F. E, Beach.
Frank M. Warren, CMLProscott. K.Eggert.
J,Lowenber?, J.K.Elderkin. D.D.OJipbant
Money to Loan on Approyed Eeal
858. 8Q1. 53 8 8.
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Com
blnation Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Gennania oINew York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
JfABIXE .ISSIJBASCE COYEBED BY OUB
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Representing the Largest and Most Relia
ble Fire Insurance Companies.
All Business nromntlvnd accurately tran-
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut, Commercial of
California Agricultural, of Watert own, Naw
York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool,
Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Represent
In a capital of 87ooapot.
7ta3 J17gEX, A gent.
Eben P, Parker, Master.
S3 Kor TOWING. FREIQHT orCUAK
ll. 11. PA UK Kit.
Corner Chenamus and
The Farmers' Company
Of Salem, Oregon,
THE LEADING COMPANY OP THB""
Private Dwellings and Farm Property a
J. W. CONN, Agent. Astoria.
HOLT & GO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc;
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to StyleQuall
ty and Prices.
Mill and Office cor. Polk nnd Coacomly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria Iroa Worts.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or,
Land and Marine Engines
BOILEB WORK, '
Steambeat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions. Mile
to Order at Short Notict.-
J. 6. HU8TLKB, .
GUSTAT HAJfSEK, Frop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Goods Sovgkt at TUs ErfrtlbkMeat
Wat oil and Cleclc Mcflrlng
Corner Cass and S4uem0q.ua Streets.
a. A. STINSON & CO.,
M Capt. Rogers eld stand, corner of Caai
and Court Streett.
Ship and Caaaery werk. TTrifiiirtnfJnr
maoe sua refmrea. uoe mrs