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ASTORIA. OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL '20, J 888.
PRICE BITE CENTS.
VOL. XXX, NO.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office. Room 4 and S. over City Book Store.
ATTOSNEY AT LAW.
ice in Kinney's Block, opposite City
Hall, Astoria, Oregon.
fULTON. a. C. FULTON
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Iloonu G and 6, Odd Fellows Building.
Attorney at Law and Notary Public,
aueclal attention siren to Dractlce In the
11. M. Land Office, and the examination of
i.md titles. A full set ot Abstract Books for
Clutsop County In office.
office Up stairs, opposite Telegraph
Attorney nod Counaellor at Iaw
Office on Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Booms No. 11 and 12, Pythian Castle Build-
Q B. WAT80JT,'
Atty.at Law and Deputy Dist. Atty,
All business before the U. 3. Land Office a
ASTOBIA, - OREQOK.
rB. J. K. I.A FOItOK..
Rooms 11 and 12 Odd Fellows Building.
ASTOBIA, .... OREGON,
T)R. A. lu AND! J. A. FCliTOS.
Pli yslclans and Surgeons.
Office on Cass street, three doors south ot
Odd FeUow's building.
Telephone No. 41.
TAT TUTTLK, 31. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 6 Pythian Building.
Residence : SB corner Wall and West
3th streets, opposite I. W. Case's,
Booms in Allen's Building, up stairs, cor
ner Cass and Squemoqua streets. Astoria
KS. DR. OWKNS-AIAlK,
Office and residence, D, K. Warren's for
mer residence, Astoria, Oregon.
Diseases of Women and Children, and of
(he Eye and Ear, specialties.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office : 6em Building, up stairs, Astoria,
rB. AXFBKO KIXNEY.
Office at Kinney's Cannery.
Will only attend patients at his office, and
may do iouna were at any nour.
TAB. IV. WELCH.
Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance' Co.
Supt, Columbia Water Co.
Office On Water Street, Astoria. On-xnii.
rj.Ki.0 f. rAimr.a
SURVEYOR OF CLATSOP COUNTY
City Surveyor of Astoria
Residence : Near Clatsop Mill.
N. D. Raymond, Deputy.
Office at ClCv Hall.
TB. KKASK PAUR,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Opposite Telegraph Office, Astoria, Oregon,
rx. a. BHirn.
Booms l andB Pythian Building over
c b. coopers store.
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY
Thara I. mi nopiuinn for the most fastidi
ous of our citizens to send to Portland or
San Francisco for
Custom Made Clothes
As they can get Better Fits. Better Work
manship, and for less Money.
By tearing their Orders with MEANY.
New Coods by Every Steamer.
Call and See Him and Satisfy Yonntir.
P. J Meany. Merchant Tailor.
The Akron Lacquers.
mfiE "UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY
.JL calls the attention of Cannerymrn and
o&ers to the iact that he is the Pacific
coast agent tor the
Celebrated Akron Lacquers,
And is preaared to quote low prices on these
855Tb. Salaries forrdshed on appihatton.
May be increased, the Jh'gestivo organs
strengthened, and the bowels regulated,
by taking Ayer's Pills. These Pills are
purely vegetable in their composition.
They contain neither calomel nor any
other dangerous drag, and may bo taken
with perfect safety bypersons of all ages.
I was a treat sufferer from Dyspepsia
and Constipation. I had no appetite,
and was constantly afflicted with Head
acho and Dizziness. I consulted our
family doctor, who prescribed lor me, at
various times, without affording more
than temporary relief. I finally com
menced taking Ayer's Pills. In a short
time my digestion and appetite
my bowels wero regulated, and, by the
time I finished two boxes of these Pills
my tendency to headaches had disap
peared, and I became strong and well.
Darius M. Logan, Wilmington, Del.
I was troubled, for over a year, witli
Loss of Appetite, and General Debility.
I commenced taking Ayer's Pills, and,
before finishing half a box of this medi
cine, my appetito and strength were re
stored. C. O. Clark, Danbury, Conn.
Ayer's Pills are the best medicino
known to me for regulating the bowels,
and for all diseases caused by a disordered
Stomach and Liver. I suffered for over
three years with Headache, Indigestion,
and Constipation. I had no appetite, and
was weak and nervous most of the time.
three boxes of Ayer's Pills, and at the
same time dieting myself, I was com
pletely cured. My digestive organs are
now in good order, and I am in perfect
health. P. Lockwood, Topeka, Kans.
Ayer's Pills have benefited me wonder
fully. For months I suffered from Indi
gestion and Headache, was restless at
nigm, ana naa a nau vaaio in my uiuuui
every morning. After taking one box
of Ayer's Pills, all these troubles dis
appeared, my food digested well, and
my Sleep was reiresmnj?. .aeurjr v.
Hemmenway, Rockport, Mass.
I was cured of the Piles by the uso ot
Ayer's Pills. They not only relieved me
of that painful disorder, but give me in
creased vigor, and restored my health.
John Lazarus, St. John, N. B. tt
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
Sold by all Drnggiita and Dealers tn Medietas.
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS
Portland Roller Mills,
One Tjox of theso pill will save many
dollars In doctor's bills. They are
peclally prepared as a
move unhealthy accumulations from
the body -without nausea or griping.
Adapted to old and young. Elegantly
sugar coated. Price, 35ct, per box.
Office, 44 Murray St., New York.
Tie Itfiu States
E. L. JEFFRIES,
Refitted, Ready For Business For
The Season of 1888.
Everj thing in Season and Nicely Sen piI
The best placed bef6re our patron.
For a Good Meal, ro to
At Hie Old Stand, on Main Street.
mUE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
A stockholders of the AstorlaBulldlngand
Loan Association will be held Tuesdav, May
rWE ANNUAL MEETING
8th, 1833, from 2 p.m. until 8 p. m, for the
purpose of electing directors for the ensu
A CASE OF MOEAL SUICIDE.
Oyril P. Benedict Doing Penance For
"Are you guilty, or not guilty?"
"Have you anything to say be
fore sentence is passed upon you?
"Then the sentence of the court
is, you be taken to the Albany
penitentiary and there confined
for the term of three years at hard
The face of the prisoner at the
bar paled a little as he folded his
hands and bowed his head in
silence. He had committed moral
Five years ago Cyril P. Benedict
was as hapDV and contented a man
as one could find in a year's travel.
Eyer since the close of the war
he had been in the employ of
Adams Express company and had
been stationed in an important anu
responsible position in the treasu
ry department. It was his duty
daily to superintend the receipt
and shipment of thousands upon
thousands of dollars to and from
the treasury in immense iron boxes,
fairly bristling with bolts. Never
a cent was missed. His name was
the very synonym in the depart
ment for honesty. His integrity
was a motto and his character an
This man was something more
than a trusted and esteemed offici
al. He was generous as a friend,
gentlemanly in his deportment,
kind in his nature. The trite phrase
of never turning a deaf ear to a
story of suffering was in his case
a genuine expression. Instance
after instance could be given where
he had helped persons who were
in temporary distress. Being un
married and without family claims,
he seemed to regard every one in
the little world around him as en
titled to his bounty and he freely
gave to all who came. To the
lady clerks he was an '"Old Man
Bountiful." They went to him in
their troubles and sought his ad
vice and his aid. He was a thor
oughly helpful man. His consci
entiousness had developed in a
high degree and his private life,
as lar as any one Knew, was un
One day Mr. Benedict was ap
proached by a man with whom lie
had always been on the closest
terms of friendship. This man, S.
E. Middleton, occupied then an
unexceptionable position in social
and business circles, while he was
largely identified with church work.
He came to the treasury depart
ment to ask of Mr. Benedict the
loan of several thousand dollars
for a few days. The request was
plausibly made, and was urged
with all the earnestness of desper
ation. In vain Mr. Benedict an
swered that he did not have the
money. His tempter pointed to
the safe. Within it was a pile of
money from which the amount
could be taken without discovery.
All the claims of friendship were
brought to bear upon the wavering
man, and the promise was Micreilly
made that the money would be ic
turned in a day or two. Theie
seemed but little risk to run, and
friendship carried the clay. With
an expression on his face as if he
was being dragged to his death,
Mr. Benedict walked over to the
safe, took out . the money and
placed it in the hands of his eager,
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On the morning of the Cist of
May, 1881, a notice appeared on
the door of Middleton & Co.'s
banking house, on F street, an
nouncing that the bank had been
forced to suspend. Mr. Benedict
learned of the failure from one ot
the department employees. The
news fell upon him with crushing
force. He was as one dazed. The
money he had advanced was un
paid, for all his previous attempts
to collect it had been met by the
cool statement that it was impossi
ble just then to pay him back.
Out of the wreck of that bank, as
everyone Knows, nothing came.
Not only did the depositors lose
every cent they had saved, but pri
vate fortunes lef tin the bank for safe
keeping merely had been deliber
ately stolen and converted into
funds for immediate use. It did
not take long for this to be known
and then Mr. Benedict realized
the foil extent of his mistake. The
company was, as yet, in absolute
ignorance of his action and he be
gan to save from his salary in or
der to return the money which
had been swindled from him
through false representations. He
had no property with whioh he
could make restitution and he
looked forward to a life of self
denial. At the same time it was
a life with a burden. There were
days of fear and nights of sleepless
anxiety. No one suspected him,
bat the knowledge of his act
haunted him and he could not rid
himself of his own thoughts.
There were two things to choose
between discovery and death.
He chose the latter.
The opportunity offered itself
when last fall he was on board a
steamship bound for Glasgow.
The great breast of the ocean
seemed an inviting place to lay
one's weary head upon. The
waves were pillows and the trough
of the sea a rocking-cradle. In
the solitude of his stateroom Mr.
Benedict wrote, as he thought, his
final messages to those whom he
loved and who loved him. Then
he waited for darkness that he
might fall overboard unperceived.
At night, however, a storm came.
The excited passengers were
locked in their staterooms. Mr.
Benedict heard the key click in
the lock with a curious sensation.
He felt that he had been made a
prisoner through.no mere chance.
He accepted the event as an omen
that he was still to live, and waited
impatiently for the ship's arrival
at Glasgow. Within twenty-four
hours after he landed he was home
ward bound, with his mind fully
made up to end his misery by con
Manager Hoey of the Express
company sat in his office a week
later and listened witli amazement
to the story which Mr. Benedict
related. Whatever might have
been his own personal feeling in
the matter, Mr. Benedict left him
no alternative. He insisted upon
being prosecuted, and begged
that the facts might be placed be
fore the grand jury of this city.
An indictment was quickly found,
charging Mr. Benedict with em
bezzling something like $7,500,
and the whole matter became pub
lic not the whole matter, either,
because Mr. Benedict behaved
himself very strangely for an in
dicted criminal. He blamed no
one but himself; would not tell
why he had taken the money, and
awaited punishmentwith a martyr
like satisfaction. During his first
night in jail ho slept as he had
not slept for years, so peaceful and
unbroken was his rest. He ac
cepted his penance with pleasuie.
Friends crowded around him, will
ing to aid him more than willing
to make up the small deficit which
stood against him. He refused
them all. An examination of his
safe showed that it contained $20,
000 of private funds which had
been entrusted to ins sale Keeping
and nearly 20,000 of the com
pany's funds. Not a cent was
missing except that chargeable to
the first mistake a mistake which
the company would have forgiven
if he had been willing to accept
their forgiveness, but he declined
it. "I have done wronjr and
should suffer," was his reply. He
accepted his sentence in silence,
without a word of excuse or pallia
tion, and is waiting now for the
doors of the penitentiary to close
But the story is not yet ended.
A petition is about to be pre
sented to the president asking
him to pardon Mr. Benedict, and
it is more than likely that it will
have the desired result, although
Mr. Benedict is not a willing party
to the effort in his behalf. In the
meantime the district attorney has
brousht to the attention of the
court the long-standing indictment
against the Middletons, and the
punishment which they deserve
may, in course ot time, oe metea
out to them.
. t . t
Chills and Fever, llalaria
"Many cases of fever and ague, dumb
ague suid congestive chills were prompt
ly arrested and entirely banished by the
use of Simmon's Liver Regulator. You
don't say half enough in regard to the
efficacy of this valuable medicine in
cases of ague, intermittent fevers, etc.
Every case has been arrested immediate
ly. I was a sufferer for years with the
liver disease, and only found relief by
using the regulator." Robebt J.
Weeks, Batavla, Kane Co., 111. i
Its superior excellence proven in millions
of homes for more than a quarter of a cent
ury. It is used by the United States Gov
ernment. Endorsed by the heads ot the
Greatunlversitlesasthe Strongest, Purest,
and most Healthful. Dr. Price's Cream
Baking Powder does not oontaln Am
monia, lime, or Alum. Sold only In Cans.
PRICK BAKINU rOWDKK CO.,
NEW TOEK. CmOAOO. ST. LOUIS.
Is one of the greatest blessings when jou
have It under control. Jf you build youi
Are In one of those Magee Ranges or oneol
those Acorns or Argandsat John A. Mont
gomery's, you will nnd It a pleasure to pre
pare a meal, or tt you get one of those Heat
ers you will nnd them to be clean and eco
nomical and an ornament to your parlor. II
you Intend getting a range or a heater dont
fall to look at his stock. You should call In
nee tils beautiful Ornamental Coal Vases.
CANDY Manufactured and For Sale at
Wholesale Prices, at
The Oregon Bakery
A. A. CLEVELAND, Prop'r.
Good Bread, Cake ant Pastry
None but the Best Materials Osed.
Satisfaction Guaranteed Customers
Bread delivered In any part of the city.
Bestltlilk Breatl and
CAKES OF ALL KINDS,
Manufacturers of Fine Candles.
And Ice Creams.
Wholesale and Be-all Dealer In Candles.
AND COMMISSION HOUSE.
Successor to E. C. Holden.
The oldest established Commission House
in Oregon. Goods of all kinds sold mi com
mission. Auction Sales Every Saturday.
General Repairing, Jobbing and Uphol
Fine stock of Furniture on band.
When you want Bargains in Household
Goods go to
The best Skilled Skippers of Gloucester
Uslt our Mill dally, and we avail ourselves
of all the Tested Improvements they sug
gest. In Parse Seines. Our Foreman In the
Hanging Department is recorded as author
ity In hanging seines to ush well, and we
beg to say that our Mr. Stowe was the first
one to Introduce Purse Seines for Mackerel
In this couurry was founder and connected
with the American Net & Twine Co.. forty
one years. With Mr. Klcc, who was null
manager with this Co., and with as good
tw lnes as they know how to make, they feel
warranted in inviting the attention ot Fish
ermen In want of Purse or otherSelnes.
GLOUCESTER NET & TWINE CO .
Boston Office, 94 Commercial St.
Under the rules of honorable dealings,
and a good understanding with the Fisher
man's wants, and wares, faithfully made.
the undersigned purpose a permanent busfr
ness with the Northern Pacific Fisheries,
The best evidence they offer, of tho worth
ot their Nettings, will be their use. and not
in anj thing we may write with our pen. All
orders of anv magnitude, will be promptly
filled. We fully believe we make as good
as the best.
GLOUCESTER NET & TWINE CO.
Boston office 91 Commercial St.
GILL NETS, PURSE, AND HAULING
SEINES, FOR SARDINES, MADE OF
A LIGHT AND STRONG TWINE.
Gloucester Net & Twine Co.,
Boston Office, 91 Commercial St,
JZ J C"
APRIL IOTH, 1888.
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS, HATS AND
CAPS. TRUNKS, VALISES, UMBRELLAS,
BLANKETS, QUILTS, OIL COATS,
PANTS, APRONS, SLEEVES,
Etc., Etc., Etc.,
AT A STRICTLY QNE PRICE CASH HOUSE
That (from this date) will mako change to a cent,
And jou will save money over any other house in theso United States, considering
your expenses in laying down your goods.
SF"A child buys as cheaply at my counters as tho most exjwrionced bujer.
Country ordera filled correctly and with dispatch.
Kinney's Brick Building, XrAw4n nnMAw
Opposite ltescua Engine House. OkSfcOn&j UI SgOSA.
Street llailrond running by the door.
5000 donblo roll of Wall Paper nnd Decorations of tho latost styles and shades
just received direct from Eastern factorion.
Also a large assortment of
New Smyrna Rugs,
Call and examine.
EVENSON & COOK.
On tho European Plan.
LARQE CLEAN BOOMS,
A FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT
Board by the Day, Week or Month.
Private Rooms for Families, Etc.
Transient Custom Solicited.
Oysters, Fish, Meats, Etc., Cooked to
WATKKHt., Opp. IToard A Stokes
A FIRST GLASS SALOON
Bun In connection with the Premises. The
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Good Billiard Tables and Private Card
One block from the O. R. N. Dock,
A Good Meal For 25 Cents.
Oj sters In any Stj le, 23 cents.
In connection with this Popular Restau
rant Is run a flist-class Saloon, well stocked
with choicest Wines, Liquors and Clgirs.
New York Restaurant.
CEO. BAKER, Prop'r.
Opposite Murray & Co.'s, Water street.
A Good, Clean Meal Furnished
At Seasonable Rates, and
Oysters in Every Style, Game. etc.
are Invited to call.
I. W. Cas,
ESTABLISHED - - 1870.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Drafts drawn available in any part of the
U. S. and Europe, and on Hong Kong, China
Ofkice Houes :-io a. m. to 3 r. si.
Ood Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon.
J. H. D. GKAI
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT
General Btorage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot ot Benton street, Astoria,
Central Hotel FIRE ID HE
Of nil grades in beautiful new designs
Portiere Curtains. China Matting, Etc., Etc.
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FRANK DEKUM President
W. 11. SMITIT Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. 1C0 Second St., Portland, Or.
I. W. Case, Agont, Astoria, Or.
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut, Commercial of
California Agricultural, of Watertown, New
York, London & Lancashire ot Liverpool,
Eug.. Fire Insurance Companies, Represent
in a capital of $87,000,000.
II. VAN 1USEX. Agent.
J. 0. B0Z0RTH.
FIRE INSURANCE AC EPJT.
Insurance written In first class English and
American companies at low est going rates.
Ship and Commission Agency
IX rillST CLASH COJirAMKS
AGENCY PACIFIC EXPRESS CO
C. P. UPSHUR,
Main Stieet Wharf - Astoria, Oregon.
OK SAN FRANCISCO.
Fire and Marine Insurance at Current ratei.
Hume's Building, Water Street.
E. B. CUSHN1AN,
B. H- COLEMAK,
Steamboat for Sale.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT THE
office of u A. Steel & Co, 12755, First
street, Portlind, Oregon, until Wednesday.
April 25. 1S?S, for tne sidewheel steamer.
"Cleveland," now lying at Yaquina bay.
Gross tonmge, 49.39 ; permitted to carry
thirty passenncrs ; length, 61 feet ; beam,
14 feet ; depth ot hold. 5 feet, G Inches.
Two non -condensing engines. 10 Inch bore,
by 3G Inch stroke. Jteal estate will b ro
clv ed In payment, if satisfactory.