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VOL. XXXII NO. (50
ASTOUTA OREGON SDDAY MARCH II). 188!)
PRICE MVE CENTS
A A. CLEVELAND,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offlce Flavel's new brick building, comer
Second ana uass streets ; up suun.
TOU.V II. SMITH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offlce on Cass street. 2 doors back of Odd
Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Offlce over White House Cor., Astoria, Or.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
nice lu Klnney'b Blocs, opposite City
1 1. ill, Astoria, Oregon.
C.W FULTOf. a. c. FULTON
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Kooms5and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
r q. A. BOIVLBY,
vttorney and Counsellor at law
Offlce on Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon
I-VB. J. E. LA FOUCK.
Kooms 11 ana 12 Odd Fellows Building,
ASTORIA. -.-- OREGON,
US. A. 1. AXIIJ. A, FIJITON.
Cass street, between 3rd and 4th.
Special attention to Diseases ol Women
and Children, by Dr. A, L. Fulton.
Special attention to Surgery, by Dr. J. A.
Offlce hours from 10 to 12 a. m and 1 to 4
rAY TUTTIjK. m. i.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Okfice Booms 6 Pythian Building.
Residence : SE corner Wall and West
9th streets, opposite I. W Case's,
k K. HIIA1V.
Rooms tn Allen's Building, up stairs, cor
ner Cass and Squeraoqua streets. Astoria
It8. 1H. OlVKH.ADAIK,
Offlce 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.
Special attention to Diseases of Women
okkicb : Opposite Telegraph Office, up
Stairs, Astoria, Oregon.
Rooms 1 and 2 Pythian Building over
C. H. Cooper's Store.
T H. MAXSEIili"
Real Estate and Commission Agent.
Agent for the American Building and Loan
One door west of Telegraph offlce..
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY
There Is no occasion for the most fastidi
ous of our citizens to send to Portland or
San Francisco for
Custom Made Clothes
As they can pet Better Fits. Better Work
manship, and for less Money.
By Leaving their Orders with MEANY.
Hew Goods by Every Steamer.
Call and Se Him and Stlrj Yourself.
P. J. Meany. Merchant Tailor.
AND COMMISSION HOUSE.
Successor to E. C .Holden.
The oldest established Commission House
In Oregon. Goods of all kinds sold ou coin
mission. Auction Sales Every Saturday.
General Repairing, Jobbing and Uphol
Fine stock of Furniture on hand.
When you want Bargains in Household
CANDY Manufactured and For Sale at
Wholesale Prices, at
The Oregon Bakery
A. A. CLEVELAND, Trop'r.
Gooi Bread, Caie and. Pastry
None bnt the Best Materials Dsed.
Satisfaction Guaranteed Customers
Bread delivered In any part of the city.
AN EXPERIENCED MAN TEACHER,
foyear Creek. school, Wages; sper
Best of All
Cough medicines, Ayer's Cherry Pec
toral is in greater demand than ever
No preparation lor Throat and Lunf
Troubles is so prompt in its effects, sc
agreeable to tho taste, and so widelj
known, as tliis. It is the family medi
cine in thousands of households.
"I have suffered for years from a
bronchial trouble that, whenever I take
cold or am exposed to inclement weath
cr, shows itself by a very annoying
tickling sensation in the throat and by
difficulty in breathing. I have tried a
great many remedies, hut none does so
well as Ayer's Cherry Pectoral which
always gives prompt relief in returns of
my old complaint. Ernest A. Hepler,
Inspector of Public Roads, Parish Ter
ra Sonne, La.
"I consider Ayer's Cherry Pectoral a
most important remedy
For Home Use.
I have tested its curative power, in my
family, many times during the past
thirty years, and have never known it
to fail. It will relieve the most serious
affections of the throat and lungs,
whether in children or adults." Mrs.
E. G. Edgerly, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
"Twenty years ago I was troubled
with a disease of the lungs. Doctors
afforded me no relief and considered
my case hopeless. I then began to use
jci a uij xreuiurai, aau, ueiore 1
had finished one bottle, found relief. I
continued to take this medicine until a
cure was effected. I believe that Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral saved my life."
Samuel Griggs, "Waukegan, 111.
" Six years ago I contracted a severe
cold, which settled on my lungs and
joon developed all the alarming symp
toms of Consumption. I had a cough,
night sweats, bleeding of the lungs,
pains in chest and sides, and was so
prostrated as to be confined to my
bed most of the time. After trying
various prescriptions, without benefit,
my physician finally determined to give
me Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. I took it,
ind the effect was magical. I seemed
to rally from the first dose of this
medicine, and, after using only three
bottles, am as well and sound as ever."
Rodney Johnson, Springfield, 111.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass.
3old by till Druggiiti. Pnce $1; ii doUIm,$S,
Or any other Mineral Poison.
It Is Nature's Remedy, mads exclusive!!
from Boots and Herbs.
It Is perfectly Harmless.
It If the only remedy known to the world
that has ever yet Cured contagious Blood
Iblson in all Us stages.
It cures Mercurial Rheumatism, Cancer,
Scrofula, and other blood diseases heretofore
considered Incurable. It cures any disease
caused from Impure blood. It Is now pre
scribed by thousands of the best physicians
In the United States, as a tonic 'We append
the statement of a few :
" I hsTo osed S. 3. 3. on patients convalesc
ing from t ever and from measles witn the
best results. J. W. Cnwrr. II. D ,
BnrjjEt. (H. Willie TVhlto was afflicted
with scrofula seven years. I prescribed S. S.
S, and to-day be is a fat and robust boy.
C W. Phtikth. m. D.
BicnaovD. Vs.. Dec. 15, 1SS5 1 have taken
three bottles of s writ's Specific for secondary
blood poison. It acts macn better tban pot
ash or any other remedy I have ever wed.
O. F. WuarreiB. 1L D.,
Formerly of Sussex Co., Vx
Dr. E. J. UujC ISb -well-known druggist
and pbrstdan. of Nashville, Howard County,
Ark., writes : " Having some knowledge a to
wh.it S. a 8. )a composed of, I con safely
recommend It as the remedy for all skin dls.
eases. Itxnatters not wnattne name may be."
Wo have a book giving a history of this
wonderful remedy, and Its cures, from all
over the world, which will convince you that
nil we say Is true, and which we will mall
free on application. No family should bo
without It. we have another on Contagious
Blood Poison, sent on same terms.
Write us a history of your case, and our
physician will advise with you by letter, la
strictest confidence. Wo will not deceive
For sale by all druggists.
Tax Swift Srecxno Co.,
Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga.
New York. IX Broadway.
London. Eng, S5 Snow Hill.
EVENSON & COOK.
On tho. European Plan.
LARGE CLEAN ROOMS,
A FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT
Board by the Day, Week or Month
Private Rooms for Famllie, Etc.
Transient Custom Solicited.
Oysters, Fish, Meats, Etc., Cooked to
WATER St., Opp. Foard A Htokea
A FIRST CLASS SALOON
Rnn In connection with the Premises. The
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Good Billiard Tables and Private Card
is -kept .on -file at E, C.
Dake's Ar) verthdnirsren.
cy.. a and. 6S. Merchants' Exchange: San
Francisco, CaL, where contracts for Adver
tising can be made for It.
lliuu i mLTSMSlL-U
IN THE DISMAL SWAMP.
The Gloomiest And Most Weird Spot
The United States-
Lake Drummond (Va.) dispatch:
Next to the Everglades, in Flor
ida, the Dismal Swamp of Vir
ginia is probably the gloomiest
placeinthe United States. There
is nothing attractive or facinating
in the dense swamp unless one is
a lover of weird scenery and un
canny animals and reptiles wallow
ing around in the mud and water
of their native lagoons. Yet in
the middle of this vast -wilderness
is situated Lake Drummond, as
fine a sheet of clear water as ever
floated a boat, and one is well re
paid in roughing it through the
swamp to see it. The lake is now
reaohed by propelling a flat bottom
boat up a canal, a journey that is
full of life and interest to those
who enjoy forest living.
Half a century ago this Dismal
Swamp canal was one of the most
important artificial waterways in
the United States. In these days
of rapid railroad transportation,
however, and owing to the compe
tition of the Albemarle and Ches
apeake canal, which parallels it, it
has dropped somewhat out of
sight. It is one of the oldest ca
nals in the United States, and its
management is probably the oldest
incorporation of its kind. George
Washington was prominently con
nected with it, and he found it a
very available means for obtaining
1 supplies when he was contending
with Cornwallis at 1 orktown.
The building of the canal was
begun in a remarkable way. Near
ly two centuries ago the large
land owners of Virginia began to
penetrate the dark and gloomy
wilds of the Dismal Swamp in
search of juniper and cedar shin
gles. The greatest difficulty with
which they had .to contend was
the soggy condition of the soil, in
which the wheels of their carts
sank to the hubs. The further
they penetrated the swamp the
greater became this difficulty, and
at tast they resorted to the expe
dient of digging a narrow and ill-
shapen ditch just deep enough to
tloat a ilat oottomed boat. Down
this canal the timber was floated
to Deep creek, a tributary of the
Elizabeth river, and thence to the
market at Norfolk. Year by vear
the timber was cut away along
the banks of the ditch, and each
year, as the demand lor jumper
and cypress shingles became great
er, it was extended further into
the almost impenetrable wilds of
the forest. The work was done
altogether by slaves, with shovels
and pick axes. The use of steam
shovels was unknown and un
thought of. The towering cypress
trees were also felled and" split
into shingles by slaves, who were
given tasks each day by their
overseers, and for all shingles they
made over the required amount
they were paid extra.
One day the overseers, while
visiting the workers in the forest,
were surprised to hear several
voices singing away off in the
swamp. An investigation was
made and it was discovered that
North Carolina land owners, like
those in Virginia, had experienced
the same difficulty of hauling
lumber in the soggy and treach
erous swamp, and they had sent
their slaves into the wilds to dig a
ditch to aid them in the trans
portation of shingles and lumber.
For years these two forces worked
independently of each other, and
each, strange to say, was digging
unawares towards the other. The
two sections of the canal were
joined and the point of connection
is marked by an angle.
The two states finally became
interested in the work, and the
waters of Lake Drummond were
brought into requisition for feed
ingthe canal.- This lake is situat
ed in the center of the swamp, and
the depression, in which" the placid
water sparkles, was-made by fire
centuries, perhaps thousands of
years, ago. The whole swamp, in
fact, represents in a modern age
the coal forming epochs of millions
of years back in the eeolooical
history of the globe, and duritig
an exceedingly dry season so
dry, indeed, that the boggy soil
was parchedAnd transformed into
an inflammable clay a flash of
lightning became the origin of a
biff. tire., lowering- trees were
felled;- the scrubby underbrush
was laid low, and then the flames
ate their way foot by foot into the
inflammable soil and a hollow
circle was formed in the ground.
When the rains came this depres
sion became a basin for the innum
erable streams which trickled
through the forest and was soon
transformed into a lake.
The almost trackless swamp
through which the canal penetrates
is still valuable on account of its
cypress and juniper, the latter
article becoming year by year
more and more scarce and exceed
ingly valuable. At one time a
single share of the Dismal Swamp
.Land company was worth as much
as $32,000. The tract originally
taken up and surveyed embraces
60,000, square acres. About
half as many additional square
acres are now embraced in the for
est. The cypress is" also coming
into great demand for shipbuild
ing purposes and the annual ex
port of the timber to Germany is
large. Bears wander unmolested
in the trackless depths of the for
est and the deadly rattlesnake
basks in the sun without fear of
molestation. Birds of brilliant
plumage fly from limb to limb of
the huge and high cypress and
sing their carols from dark to dark
unseen by man, excepting along
tne course ot the canal.
Doubt Brightening into Hope,
A hope into certainty Is tho pleasing trans
ition inrougn wnicn me inina oi me nerv
ous, dyspeptic invalid passes who tries a
course or Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which
is alike Incomparable and inimitable. In
creased vitallty.a gain in weight, tranquillity
of the nerves, sound appetite and sleep are
among the blessings nblch It is within the
Denencent power oi this medicine to comer,
and it Is not surprising that alter acquiring
this new dowrv of health the crateful sick
should sometimes utter their praises ol the
uiuers in terms Doraenng on extravagance,
"Out of the fulness of the heart the mouth
speaketh,"and the proprietorsof Hostetter's
siomacii itinera nave sometimes ueen
obliged to suppress these eulogiums least
the v should be accused of bio wine their on n
trumpet too loudly. For constipation, bil
iousness, kidney complaint and incipient
rneumaiism me uiners is aiso a ueserveniy
Three Kentucky brothers named
Reed married three .Kentucky
girls in 1839. Husbands arid
wives are all living, and there is
to lie a great triple golden wed
ding celebration a few months
j A clergyman, after years of suffer
ing from that loathsomo disease, Ca
tarrh, and vainly trying every known
remedy, at last found a recipe which
completely cured and saved him from
death. Any sufferer from this dread
ful disease sending a self addressed
stamped envelope to Prof. J. A. Law
rence, 83 Warren St., Now York City,
will receive the recipe free of charge.
Rich aunt Why do you bring
me this grass, Tommy?
Tommy Because I want you
to bite it.
"Why do you want me to bite
"Because I heard pa say that
when you bite the gras we will
ge 840,000. Texas Siftiaji.
Cough in the morning, hurried or dif
ficult breathimr. raisinc phlegm, tight
ness inthechest,quickenedpulM., chill
iness in the evening or sweats at nignt,
all or any of these tilings are the stuges
of consumption. Ackers English Cough
Remedy triI cure these fearlul symp
toms, and is sold under a positive guar
antee by J.W. Conn, Druggist.
Mother (to 7-year old daughter)
Cajrie, what makes you look so
Carrie I'm thinking what a
bother that little brother of mine
will be to me about ten years from
now, when I enter society and
have a beau. Texas Sitings. "
THE FIRST SY3IPT03IS OF HEATH.
Knowing that a cough can be checked
in aday,aiidtho first stages of consump
tion broken in a week we hereby guar
antee Acker's English Cough Itemedy,
and will reiunu tue money to an who
buy. take it as per directions, and do
not hnd our statement correct.
J. W. Conn, Druggist.
St. Louis man (at ball) "Ex
cuse mo, I keep stepping on your
toes, I find."
Philadelphia girl, (heroically)
"Don't mention it so long as you
don't step on my dress."
BETTER THAN' SL1CIDE.
Professor Arnold says: "An incura
ble dyspeptic is justified in committing
suicide." We will guarantee to cure any
dyspeptic within three months by Ack-
efs English Dyspepsia Tablets.
W. Conn, Druggist.
During the past twenty years
there have been granted in the
United States 328,710 divorces.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla will remove
that tired feeling, and give new
life and energy.
Death of Oaptain Ericsson.
New Yor.K, March 8. Cap
tain John Ericsson, the engineer
who designed the ironclad Monu
tor, died this morning, aged 86
years. He had been ill only a
His father, Captain John Erics
son, at the age of 10 constructed a
miniature sawmili and pumping
machine that attracted great at
tention in Sweden at the time.
At the age of 17 John entered
the Swedish army as an ensign,
and rapidly received promotion
for ingenuity displayed in getting
up plans of fortifications and maps.
During his early life he was to
Europe what Edison is to America.
He invented, in three years, forty
diffirent mechanical contrivances,
two-thirds of which were patented.
In 1839, he came to America,
and in 1841 began to build the
Princeton, tho first naval vessel
that ever carried her machinery
under the water line out of reach
of hostile vessels. This vessel
dictated reconstruction to the fleets
of the world.
Such a device as the turret ship
was offered by Ericsson in 1858 to
Napoleon III. In the fall of 18C1
Ericbson proposed it to our navy
By extr.iurJinary energy and
executive skill the Monitnr was
launched, with steam machinery
complete, 100 days from the laying
of the keel plates, and arrived in
Hampton Roads March 9, 1862,
just mjimc to defeat the Confed
erate ironclad Merrimac. But
for the Monitor the whole aspect
of the war might have been
changed, and European interfer
The variety of Captain Erics
son's work is only less remarkable
than its intrinsic importance. His
inventive genius has brought
out new discoveries in every de
partment of mechanics, and he has
received honors from every coun
try in the world.
This ponder never varies, A marvel of
purity, strength ana wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and can
not be sold in competition with the multi
tude of low test, short welclit. alum or Phos
phate powders. Sold only in cans. IUiyal
11AKINO I'owdkrCo. 100 V'all-st.. N. Y.
l. W. Crowlev & Co. i gents, rortland.
Eestanrant ana Cloj House.
C. W. Fisher & Co., Prop's.
Game, Fish, Oysters, Etc.,
COOKED TO ORDEK-
Fine Private Jtoomi. everything
Gencvlete Street, rear of Onfllii & Heed's.
E. C. Lewis,
Timber Land Broker, Cruiser
Locator or Government and State Lands.
Timber bought and sold on Commission.
Taxes paid and Xands protected from tres
pass. Operates in Washington, Oregon,
and California. Correspondence solicited.
B C DnVAI BAKING v R
O00DS MARKED IS
FOR SPRING AND SUMMER
I am receiving direct from the factories the best values and most handsome designs
in Men's imported, all wool Scotch Cheviot Suits; also in Navy Bine Flannels and
Yacht Cloths, besides BOY'S and CHILDREN'S SUITS. MEN'S FINE PANTS
and light weight OVEBCOATS. In Soft, Felt and Stiff HATS, direct from the
best manufacturers, I have obtained the latest styles and shapes, which I sell at as
close a margin as can be sold, as well as any line of goods that I carry, for I do not
believe in buntnm in business, such ns resorting to nny faking scheme as is often
nsed by advertising a stock as bankrupt goods; an underwriter's sale: on account of
removal or repairs, and selling off at cost to make room for new goods, otc, when it
IS merely done to force coods. The onlv true and honpst vav for mnrehnnts is to
charge an honest and fair per cent. Mark his goods in plain figures, and give to
each and every customer alike the same goods for the same amount of money.
'.'One persons money is as good as anothers."
Trunks, Valises, Blankets, Quilts'
ST" A child bnys as cheaply as the most experienced buyer.
I. L. OSGOOD,
KInnev's Brick Unllrtlnc.
Opposite Rescue Engine House
Street Cars running by tho door.
5000 double roll of Wall Parier and Decorations nf ilminfpgt stulps ntnl Rhmloa
just received direct from Eastern factories.
Also a large assortment of
Of all grades in beautiful new designs
New Smyrna Rugs, Portiere Curtains, China Matting, Etc., Etc.
Call and examine. CHAS. HEILBORN.
The New Model Range
CAN BE HAD IN
Agent. Call and Examine It ; You Will be Heased. E. It. Hawes Is also Agent for the
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand.
Hay, Oats, and Straw, Liie,
Wood Dellrered to Order. Prajlnft, Teaming and Express Business,
aiiilllPifas!-vm ' rSssT
gjgafe '- m t "
XER apply to the Captain, or to
Astoria Crocery and Canned Coods Co.,
At Old I. X. L Corner, Opposite Parker House.
M. 2$L THxITGHEE.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS
Is the Leading and
Good Cooking. Clean Services. Reasonable
Prices. Polite Walters. Prompt
Try Him and You will be
More than Satisfied,
Everybody Says So.
MAIN STREET, - - - ASTORIA.
and a full line of Furnishing Goods.
ASTORIA, ONLY OF
S riOuAiittnJBi WB WB dfeaiBMP
Brict, Cement, Sana and Plaster
Eben P. Parker, Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAK
II. II. PAItKEIt.
The Astor House,
E.E.ROSS, - PROPRIETOR.
Newly Repainted, Repaired, Refitted, Re-
llU!U3itl-U illlU -LUUlUUlliy JlCIIUVUlCU,
A Large, Clean,
From a Dollar a Day Upwards.
First-class in all Its appointments, clean,
neat, sunny rooms, well furnished
and well Kept.
YOU ARE INVITED TO CAM,.
tFree Coach to and from the Hoae.
BcstltlilU Brcml anil
CAKES OF ALL KINDS,
Manufacturers of Fine Candles.
And Ice Creams.
"Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Candles.