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VOL. XXX; NO )S.
ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, J 888.
PRICE LIVE CENTS.
rOUS H. SMITH.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
USce. Boom I and 5, OTer City Book Store.
Si KO. XOtASD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW. '
uTice lu Kinney's Block, opposite City
ILUl. Astoria, Oregon.
v. w FULTOJf.
a. c. fclton
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
KoomsSand 6, Odd Fellows Building.
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
Special attention riven to Dractlce In the
U. S. Land Office, and the examination of
laud titles. A full set ot Abstract Books for
Clatsop county In office.
office Up stairs, opposite Telegraph
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Office on Chenaraas Street, Astoria, Oregon
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms No. 11 and 12, Pythian Castle Build-
rt H. WATSOS,
Atty.at Law and Deputy Dist. Atty.
All business before the U. 3. Land Office a
Astoria, - - Oregon.
rjlt. J. K. IiAFOBCK,
Rooms 11 and 12 Odd Fellows .Building.
ASTORIA, .... OREGON,
P)K8. A. U AND J. A. FULTON.
Office on Cass street, three doors south ot
Odd Fellow's building.
Telephone No. 41.
AT TUTTTiK, 31. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Booms 6 Pythian Building.
Residence : SE corner Wall and West
9th streets, opposite I. W. Case's.
Rooms In Allen's Building, up stairs, cor-
l tier Cass and Squemoqua streets. Astoria
KS. DIt. 01YK8-AIAIK,'
Office and residence, D. K. Warren's for
mer residence, Astoria, Oregon.
Diseases of Women and Children, and of
the Eye and Ear, specialties.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office : Gem Building, up stairs, Astoria,
B. ALFRED KINNEY,
Office at Kinney's Cannery.
Will only attend patients at his office, and
may be found there at any hour.
TAB. TV. WELCH.
Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance" Co.
Snpt. Columbia Vttttr Co.
Office On Water Street, Astoria. Oregon.
Q.EIjO F. FABKEB.
SURVEYOR OF CLATSOP COUNTY
City Surveyor of Astoria.
Residence: Near Clatsop MIR.
XT. J. Raymond, Deputy.
Office at CUv Hall.
E. FBAKB. PAGE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Opposite Telegraph Office, Astoria. Oregon,
Rooms 1 and 2 Pythian Building over
C. HvOoojer'fl Store., , . .
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY
There is no occasion for the most fastidi
ous of onr 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 Leaving their Orden with MEANT.
New Goods by Every Steamer.
Call aad See Him and Sstlifj .Tourwir.
P. J Meany. Merchant Tailor.
The Akron Lacquers.
FTiHE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY
. caus me attentii
Of Canneryraen and
others to the fact that he la the Pacific
coast agent for thei
Celebrated .Akron Lacquers,
And is prepared'toquote low prices on these
goods. Samples fnmlshed on aDpUeatlon.
I do not believe that
has an equal a3 a cure
for Scrofulous Hu
mors. It is pleasant
to take, gives strength
to the body, and pro
duces a moro perma
nent result than any
medicine I ever used.
E. Haines, North
I have used Ayer's
Sarsaparilla, in my
family, for Scrofula,
and know, if it is
taken faithfully it trill
tills terrible disease.
W. F. Fowler, M. D.,
For forty years I
have suffered with
Erysipelas. I have
tried various remedies
for my complaint, but
found no relief until
I commenced using
After taking ten bot
tles of this me.Hcine I
am completely cured.
M. C. Aiesbury,
I have suffered, for
years, from Catarrh,
which was so sovcre
that it destroyed my
appetite and weak
ened my system.
After trying other
remedies, without re
lief, I began to talco
and, in a few mouth ,
was cured. Susan L.
Cook, 90J Albany it.,
is superior to any
blood purifier that I
ever tried. I have
taken it for Scrofula,
Canker, and Snlt
Kheuin, and leceived
much henofit from it.
It is pood, also, for
a weak stomach.
MUlio Jane Pcirco, S.
Bradford, Mass. tt
Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Haw.
Price SI; siz bottles, 85.
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS
Portland Roller Mills,
Mellipt Reaierc will notice that
are not "tearranttd to cure" all classes
of diseases, but only such as result
from a disordered liver, viz:
Vertigo, Headache, Dyspepsia,
Fevers, Costiveness, Bilious
Colic, Flatulence, etc.
For these they are not warranted in
fallible, but an a .nearly so as, It Is
possible to make a remedy. Eleeantly
agar coated. Price, 23 cent per box.
Tie J States
E. L. JEFFRIES,
Refitted, Ready For Business For
The Season of 1888.
Everj'thhiK in Season and Nicely Servoil
The best placed before onr patrons.
For a Good Meal, go to
At (be Old Stand, on Main Street.
ANNUAL MEETING OK THE
stockholders of the Astona Bull dlnir and
Loan Association will be held Tuesday. May
8U1.I8S8, from 2 p.m. until 8 p. m. for the
purpose oi electing aireciors lor me eniu-
intr vpftr ' i
uy oruer 01 iuu yrcsiucui.
The Horrible Death of Benjanun Sellers.
A man came rushing into Dr.
Fisher's drug store last Monday af
ternoon with the news that Ben
jamin Sellers, an old man em
ployed by the doctor on his ranch
just below town, had been burned
alive, ine doctor, anving uown
to the ranch, found Mr. Sellers
still alive and suffering fearful ag
ony, it seems mai oenera was
employed in burning out stumps
on the place. The usual manner
of doing this is to bore a perpen
dicular hole down into the stump
and then to bore another horizon
tally to meet it. Fire is placed in
the horizontal cavity and the per
pendicular hole acts as a chimney
flue, creating a draft. In this
manner a stump may bo largely
consumed. It appears in this caso
that the fire did not burn actively
enough to suit Mr. Sellers and he
sought to hasten it by pouring
coal oil into the hole. This is
also frequently done, but the oil is
usually poured from an open ves
sel. Sellers, however, used a can
on which the top was tightly
screwed. The flame leaped up
and firing the accumulated gas in
the can the usual explosion fol
lowed, covering the old man with
burningoil. Every stitch of cloth
ing on his back and eyen the hair
on his head was burned to ashes.
No one happened to bo near at
the time of the explosion, but a,
man working at a little distance
heard the explosion and tlio old
man's streams and ran to his as
sistance, but before he could reach
the unfortunate man poor Sollers'
clothes were burned entirely off.
The skin dropped from his body
and limbs in great strips. After
everything possible had been douo
to relieve his suffering, he was
placed upon his bed and taken to
ist. Vincent's hospital where he
died in great agony about mid
night. But little is known of Mr. Sell
ers. An old testament in winch a
letter was found is about the only
elue. Ho was born in iNova bco
tia and was about G3 years of ago.
It was always supposed he had
neither kith nor kin, but the letter
would seem to indicate that he
once had a married daughter iti
Massachubetts. Tbo letter is dated
"Worcester, Mass., Dec. 9, lb7G,"
and is addressed to "Dear Father."
The daughter goes on to express
her desire of coming to the Pacific
coast, speaks of her husband and
son, and signs herself "Jennie
Reed." Albino. Courier, 21.
The Upper Columbia.
The Columbia has begun to rUe
at the Cascades and is coming up
about a foot a day. Fishermen
there are begining to get their
wheels in order and the fishermen
who use dip nets are getting ready
their littlo platforms along the
bluffs at the upper Cascades. Some
blue-black salmon have been
caught in seines, and in a short
time if the warm weather contin
ues the wheels and dip nets will
be going merrily and the little
blue-backs will be thick as spaltor,
in the market. It is probable that
now the. chinook salmon finding
the snow water pouring dowu will
turn their noses up the Columbia
instead of turning, off into the
Willamette as the majority of
them appear to have been doing
so tar tins season,
The shipments of salmon from
Oregon City and the Clackamas
have been unusuallv lanre this
spring and daily large lots of fish
brought from them have been
shipped east from this city. The
eastern people are getting to be
large consumers of Oregon salmon
both fresh and canned. From one
to four car loads of canned salmon
are received here on the Astoria
boats for shipmeut east. A fow
years since about all the canned
salmon was shipped to England,
bnt it now looks as if our eastern
cousins were bound to share the
products of the Columbia with
John Bull. Telegram.
The Safest Medicine
To havo about the bouse at all times Is
blmtnons Liver Recnlator. It will harm
no one. It will benefit all who have at
tacks of Biliousness, Dyspepsia, Head
ache, Constipation, or other ailments re
sultlne from a disordered Liver or Stom
ach. Keep It always in the house, and
you will have in family physician near
woo win save you many aonars ana
How the Northwest was Saved.
Oregon and Washington territory
are bound to the Union by iron
bands. -More than forty years ago
a statesman came near tradine them
off to Great Britain. The foresight
of a home missionary, Dr. Marcus
Whitman, saved them to the na
tion. Dr. Whitman had crossed the
plains and the mountains to Oregon,
and knew, from a few years' resi
dence, the value of the country.
He also knew that the Hudson bay
company were anxious to obtain
possession of the whole northwest,
and had circulated the report that
it was impossible for emigrants to
cross the mountains in wagons.
At a dinner given in 1S42, where
the doctor and several of the com
pany's chief officers were present,
news was received that a band of
British emigrants had crossed the
mountains. Toasts were drank
in honor of the event. "Now the
Americans may whistle; the coun
try is ours," said one of the Eng
"God helping me tho country
is not yours:" said the dootor to
himself as ho left the table. The
next day he started for Washing
ton on horseback. He made tho
journey in winter, and with frozen
hmb3 called on Daniel Webster,
the secretary of state. On present
ing his case, he was bluffly told
by Mr. Webster that the country
"Wagons cannot cross tho moun
tains," said the secretary. "'Sir
George Simpson, who is here,
affirms that. I am about trading
that worthless region for some
valuable concessions in relation to
the Newfoundland fisheries."
Finding that a treaty had been ap
proved by the senate, and was
awaiting formal ratification and
the signature of president Tyler,
Dr. Whitman sought the president.
Alter listening to his story, air.
Dr. Whitman, your frozen lim!)s
and leather breeches attest your
sincerity. Can you take emigrants
across the mountains in wagous?"
"Give me six months and I will
ke 1000 emigrants across," ans
wered tho doctor.
"Well" replied the president, "If
you take them across, the treaty
shall not be ratified."
"In 1S43, a baud of immigrants
under the guidance of the doctor,
started from Missouri to Oregon,
A deputation from the Hudson
bay company met them on the
plains, who affirmed that it was
impossible to cross the mountains
with the wagons. The emigrants
almost decided to leave their
wagons and finish the journey on
An this course would have
ruined Dr. Whitman's plan of sav
ing Oregon to tho United States,
he labored with the leaders of the
land until thoy consented to follow
the doctor's advice and guidance.
The band did cross the moun
tains in their wagons; tho treaty
was not ratified, aud the fertile
northwest was saved to tho nation.
Somo of the striking Omaha,
Neb., brick-layers have gone to
Denver, Col., where thoy are get
ting $5 a day for eight horus, and
a few have been at Memphis Tenn.,
working ail winter at the same
wairos and hours.
This powder never varies, A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomeness. Mora
economical than the ordinary kinds, and can
not be sold In competition with the multi
tude of low test, short weight, alum or phos
B hate powders. Sold only Gi con. Born.
AKfNQ Powder Co. loo Wall-st., N, V.
Seduced Lumber Bates.
Saturday the O. R. & N., Short
Line .and Union Pacific made a
rate of 40 cents a hundred on lum
ber from Portland to Denver, a re
duction of 15'cents from the old
rate. Heretofore tho rate of 55
cents has been considered very
reasonable, indeed, aud tho mills
of this state have sent largo quan
ties to Denver, Kansas City and
Omaha. It happens that Denver
is the largest and most profitable
market that Oregon has east of tho
Cascades,) and foe a. while it looked
as if Portland would bo shut out.
Completion of the Denver, Tex
as & Gulf railroad about three
weeks ago gave Texas lumber a
market in Denver. The rate in
principal towns in tho Lono Star
state to Denver is 35-cents a hun
dred. With the disadvantage of
twenty cents a r hundred against
them, Portland could not get into
Denver, but the superiority ot Or
egon lumber over the Texas pro
duct equalizes the present differ
ence of five cents in favor of Tex
as. Oregonian, 23.
Queer Fits and Starts.
The fits and starts using these- words in
their literal meaning of the nervous people
often strike the beholder as ludicrous. The
nerves of hearing of such unfortunates aro
painfully acute, and Impigned by abrupt un-exp-cteil
nnlsm. lead them sometimes toper
form antics worthy of a Juu.;i!ng-Jack. At
tho root of nervousness, inmost Instances,
Is non- assimilation of the food, aud conse
quently Innutrition of the nerves as of the
other tissues of the body. This prolonged,
of course, productive of serious nervous dis
ease. The remedy is Eostetter's Stomach
Bitters, that Invigorate the stomach and en
ables It to perform Its functions properlv.
Soon after commencing a course ot it, it will
be found that the nerves grow more tran
quil by day, nightly repose become less in
terrupted, and appetite more vigorous and
satisfying. These aro tho Initial Indications,
followed by the complete restoration of ner
vous vigor. The Bitters also euro fever and
aguo. liver complaint and constipation.
The Pittsburgh Steel Casting
Works, wherein the big 10 ton
government gun was cast, has just
finished a big gear wheel for the
Toronto water works. Tho wheel
measures nine feet in diameter out
side, and weighs nearly eight tons.
Its superior excellence proven in millions
of homes for more than a quarter or a cent
ury. It Is used by the United States Gov
ernment. Endorsed by the heads of the
Great Universities as the Strongest. Purest,
and most Healthful. Dr. Price's Cream
Baking Powder does not contain Am
monia, lime, or Alum. Sold only In Cans.
PKICE BAKINC POWDER CO.,
NKW TOBK. CniCAQO. ST. LOUIS.
CANDY Manufactured and For Salo at
Wholesale Prices, at
The Oregon Bakery
A. A. CLEVELAND, Frop'r.
Gooi Breafl, Cale ani Pastry
None bnt the Best Materials Used.
Satisfaction Guaranteed Customers
Bread delivered In any part of the city.
Best Milk Brcnrt and
CAKES OF ALL KINDS,
Manufacturers of Flno Candles.
And Ice Creams.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Candles.
AND COMMISSION HOUSE.
Successor to E. C. Holden.
The oldest established Commission House
in-Oregon. Goods of all kinds sold on com
mission. Auction Sales Every Saturday.
General Repairing, Jobbing and Uphol-
i icnug uuuc
Pine stock of Furniture on hand.
TT7hn -Vivn want 'Hftt"ff!n In Untllpholtl
nt Bargains In
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 ONE PRICE CASH HOUSE
That (from this date) will mako change to a cent,
And yon will save money over any other honso in theso United States, considering
your expenses in laying down your goods.
53r"A child buys ns cheaply at my counters as tho moat experienced buyer.
Country orders filled correctly and with dispatch.
Kinney's Brick Building,
Opposite Rescue Engine House.
C00O double roll of Wall Paper and Decorations of the latest styles and shades
jnst received direct from Eastern factories.
Also a large assortment of
Of all grades in beautiful now deoigns
New Smyrna Rugs, Portiere Curtains. China Matting, Etc., Etc.
Call and examine. CLTAS. HELLTBQIIN.
HOTELS' AND KESTAURANTS
EVENSON & COOK.
On the European Plan.
LAUQB CLEAN BOOMS,
A FIRST-CLASS REST A URANT
Board by the Day, Week or Month.
Private Rooms for Families, Etc.
Transient Custom Solicited.
Oysters, Fish, Meats, Etc., Cooked to
YFATKU St., Opp. Jb'oard & MtoUeK
A FIRST CLASS SALO OH
Bun In connection with the Premises. The
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Good Billiard Tables and Private Card
One block from the 0. E. & N. Dock,
M. M.SERRA, Proprietor.
A Good Meal For 25 Cents.
Oysters in any Style, 23 cents.
In connection with this Popular Restau
rant Is run a fust-class Saloon, well stocked
with choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
New York Kestaurant.
CEO. BAKER, Prop'r.
Opposite Murray ; Co.'s, "Water street.
A Good, Clean Meal Furnished
At Reasonable Rates, and
Oysters In Every Style, Game, etc.
are Invited to call.
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Drafts drawn available In anv nartofthe
V. S. and Europe, and on Hong Kong, China
Office Hocus : 10 a. m. to 3 r. m.
Odd Fmxows Buildino, Astoria, Oregon.
J. H. D. GRAY
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
GROCERIES FLOUR, AND FEED
Kay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT
General Storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot ot Benton street, Astoria,
running by the door.
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FII A! I1B1E
FRANK DEKUM President
W. II. SSIITII Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. 160 Second St., Portland, Or.
1. W. Case, Agent, 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 of Liverpool,
Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Represent
In a capital of f 87.000,000.
K. VAItf DUSEN. Agent.
J. 0. B0Z0RTH.
FIRE INSURANCE AGENT.
Insurance written in first class English and
American companies at lowest going rates.
Ship and Commission Agency
IS TIKHT CLASS CCMirANII'.H
AGENCY PACTFIC EXPRESS CO
C. P. UPSHUR,
Main Streot "Wharf - Astoria, Oregon.
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
Fire and Marine Insurance at Current rates.
Hume's Building, Water Street.
E. B. CUSHMAN, )
B. H. COLEMAN,
Steamboat for Sate.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED AT THE
office or G A. Steel & Co, 127!,, First
street, Portland. Oregon, until Wednesday,
April 23. 1888, for the sldewheel steamer.
"Cleveland," now lvlng at Yaqulna bay.
Gross tonnage, 49.39 ; permitted to carry
thirty passengers ; length, ci feet : beam,
14 feet; depth ot hold, & feet, cinches.
Two non-condensing engines. 10 inch bore,
by 30 Inch stroke. Real estate will be re
ceived in payment. If satisfactory.