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About The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1890)
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JAXUAUY 2C 18D0
ISSUED EVEEY MORNING.
J. F. HALIiOEAN & COMPANY,
Fubllsuers and Proprietors.
Tenst of Subscription.
Served by Carrier, per v eek . 15 cts
Seat by Mall, per month.. . Co cts
SHt by Mall, one 3 car . $7.02
Free of postage to subscribers.
The AsToniAjf cuarantees to Its adver
tisers the largest circulation of any newspa
Ier published on the Columbia river.
City Ad CeaBtj- OS rial Paper.
The supply of twino at the TJ. P.
warehouse does not diminish very
Notwithstanding bad weather the
town is full of outsiders, and the hotels
are quite busy.
Arndt & Ferchen have recently re
ceived several large boxes of cannery
machinery from the east
At the U. P. "warehouse is a large
iron casting for a beam in Kiunoy's
block. It was made in Salem.
On account of the sickness of Rev.
G. C Hall, Dr. Garner will preach in
the Congregational church this even
ing There is a lot of pipe at the U. P.
wharf for the water works. The man
agers evidently are planning an exten
sion. The piles for Mr. Young's new block
loom up at the corner of "Water and
"West 9th streets, impressing the new
comers with the idea that building is
Yesterday morning a barge brought
down a good sized load of paper pulp
from the mill on Young's river. Every
California steamer carries down quite
a load of this material.
Yesterday morning a surveying part'
came in from John Days river. They
have been out there for several weeks
laving out a townsile in section 2G,
in'chargc of J. T. Babbitt
Fleckcnsteiu fc Mayer have sued
"Wherrity & Gilmore for the alleged
lialance on an account due the former.
The sum claimed is Sl,225.-fcL J. Q. A.
IJowlby is attorney for the plaintiff.
The real estate transactions for
January so far are very near 3700,000.
For several days, though business has
has been dull, Astoria's trans
fers have equalled those of Portland.
Astoria is very cosmopolitan. Al
most ever nation is represented
among its inhabitants. It is notice
able that several of the young busi
ness men are from England and Aus
tralia. The trial of the six Chinamen, for
keeping a lottery, was held yesterday
before Justice May, C. W. Fulton at
torney for the defense. The prisoners
were bound over to the next so siou
of the grand jury-
Fred Hewitt reports that there are
many men in town anxious for em
ployment Every time the steamer
comes in from San Francisco about
one hundred and -fifty apply, when
only twenty-five are needed.
Our Mishawaka correspondent re
poies a prize fight on the 13th, be
tween H. M. Spencer and Timothy
Corcoran Jr., in which Spencer's crip
pled hand had fingers broken in two
places and he also received bruises in his
face. Spencer has previously taught
school in that neighborhood.
Many of the young people are very
anxious to sec more social activity in
the city. Astoria has a sufficient num
ber of bright young ladies and smart
young men to sustain considerable
wholesome social" life. Of course la
grippe and other sickness has acted
as a sort of opiate on matters in gen
eral, but there must soon be a change
for the better.
M.J. Kinney representing the As
toria Packing Co. has liad-aninjunc-tion
served on the city and, "W. G.
Barry. This is to prevent the sale of
lot 4, block 15 for failing to pay 'the
assessment for a sewer on Washing
tan street. Mr. Kinney claims that
the sewer does his property no good
because the -water washes up and lies
under his building.
Heard at the Wharf.
"What about the unemployed
men, do you ask?" said a man who ob
serves. 'Well, notice this, that Asto
ria is a peculiar town. We have a
large number of men who work in
canneries or at fishing. Business is
dull now, but they have families and
cannot easily get away.
But," he continued, "it is mighty
true that we have few real poor look
ing people on any of our streets.
Even if work is lacking and money
scarce, the class you often see in large
towns is not here."
Said a prominent business man: "I
was standing on the wharf this morn
ing and could see only six largo boats
in tho harbor. Now that number is
too small for such a port as this. I
have seen twenty-five vessels lying at
anchor and beside the docks. I pre
dict thatin five years you can count a
hundred seagoing craft in .front of the
Speaking of fow vessels suggests to
ae," said a bystander, "how quiet is
business at the TJ. P. warehouse or
dock. There are .thousands of cases
of salmon there waiting for a market
It must' "be. discouraging for cannery
men lo start up when they see this
With this in mind we took a stroll
through this great building. How in
teceetiBg to note the names given to
various brands. Mot of these had
bo connection with salmon. What
about Tillamook," "Tier," or "Saw
Log" suggests this famous fish? For
aoeae reaeoo. such terms have been
bowing bow great is the desire to
iare a trade mark, something to cre
If you have catarrh, you are in dan
ger, as the disease is liable to become
.chraaic and affect your general health,
er derek Jato consumption. Hood's
SaraMaml cures catarrh by purifying
aaCe&ricklag the blood, and building
wgttMsrstaw. Give it a trial.
A BAD BLOCKADE
On tie Oregon & California Rail
1 VOKTLAXD CLSHlKlt SKIPS.
New Yobk, Jan. 25. The train
with Nellie Bly on board has just ar
rived. Cannons were fired in Battery
park and Fort Queen park in honor
of the event
THE VAXDEBBILT LINES.
Will litre One General Agent at San
Buffalo, N. Y.f Jan. 25. A meet
ing of passenger representatives of the
Vanderbilt lines, was held here yester
day to consider matters relating to
the Pacific coast agency established
at San Francisco two years ago and
to fill a vacancy at that agency
caused by the resignation of Win. S.
Baldwin, which takes effect April 1st
The committee which visited the
agency reported that it was more ex
pensive than was warranted by the
amount of business which could be
secured. It was iesolved toabolfch
separate agencies at Portland and Los
Angeles. There will be one general
agency at San Francisco with oue
general agent and traveling passen
ger agent The entire territory will be
covered by these two men. Carlton
C. Crane, passenger agent at Portland
agency was chosen as Baldwin's
THE E1V TAUIFK HILL,
Democratic Measures Jtejecled ! a I'.nrti
Washington-, Jan.. 25. The was
and means committee of the house
have finally begun preparation for the
tariff bill, working upon the same lines
as the senate bill was based upon in
the last congress The lumber and
and wool sections of that bill were
adopted entire with the exception of
the clause relating to rattan and chair
canes, which has been attacked by a
number of persons on the committee,
and consequently has been held up
for future action. The schedule- of
the senate bill, covering books and
paper was also adopted. This action
is preliminary. Theschedules adopted
will be subject to revision when tho
bill is completed.
Tho Democratic members of tho
committee manifested their opiosi
tion to the proceedings by ottering
substitutes for the sections adopted in
line with the pro-visions of the Mill's
bill or last congress, but their substi
tutes were rejected by a party vote.
Raising The Itleckade.
Sackamento, Jan. 25. The west
bound overland passenger train on
tho Central Pacific route which has
been in the blockade between Emi
grant Gap and Sacramento since Jan
uary 15, has been released at hist and
passed through from Colfax at 2:05
o'clock this morning en route to San
Francisco via Stockton.
Most. The Anarchist.
New YoitK, Jan. 25. Herr Johanu
Most, anarchist, whose connection and
sentence to one year 111 penitentiary
was affirmed yesterday by the
general session of the supreme
court, was arrested to-day by de-
detectives from tho central ofiice.
He expects his counsel to obtain fur
ther stay or proceedings and another
release on bail while his ca.se is
carried to the court of appeals.
A Professor Dead.
Dublin, Jan. 25. Rev. J. Withrow,
D. D., professor of church history and
pastoral theology in Magee college,
Londonderry, is dead.
Xataral Ga Explosion.
Pittsburg, Jan. 25. At De Haven
Station, Penn., a natural gas well,
with a pressure of five hundred
pounds, ignited yesterday while four
drillers were plugging it The men
were terribly burned. All but one,
George Moore, will recover. The well
is still burning, and probably it will
bo necessary to smother tho fire with
a great smokestack, as was success
fully done at the great Murraysvillo
gas well fire a few days ago.
The Socialist Bill Defeated.
Berlin, Jan. 25. Herr Bebel, so
cialist resumed his debate in the reich
stag to-day. Upon conclusion of tho
debate the bill was put to a vote and
rejected by 93 affirmatives to 1G9 neg
atives. Prince Bismarck did not ap
pear in the chamber during the day.
After the vote was announced Herr
Von Boetticher, chief of the imperial
home office and representative chan
cellor, announced the close of the ses
sion of the reichstag.
Rough B the S. P. Lines.
Pobtlaxd, Jan. 25. Tho condition
of the blockade on the Southern Paci
fic is as hopeless as the most virulent
enemy of the company could wish.
The wires in the blockaded region are
demoralized. It is expected as soon
as their working is resumed that dis
astrous washouts and land slides will
By to-morrow the Union Pacific ex
pects to be in fair shape again. No
fears of washouts or land slides are
entertained. Some new snow is re
ported in the Blue mountain stretch,
but the fallis light and prospect good
for rain with southerly winds.
A Cashier Gam to the 8prlag.
Portland, Jan. 25. iWilliam Dun
bar & Cov wholesale ind commission
merchants, are minus their cashier,
and, strange 'to say, the cash book for
three years past, is missing too. Wm.
C. Roberts, an Englishman, has had
immediate control of lhefirm's money,
and on account of his integrity and
great business tact sustained thor
oughly confidential relations with the
house. He is suspected of being a de
faulter, to what extent the firm is un
able to say, as tlie casn dook lias oeenj
missing since the departure 01 ivob-
erts, ostensibly on a vacation.
Will BrtBg Smit Fer 994,000.
W. H. Parker, contractor on the
line of the railroad, yesterday took
the preliminary steps to bring suit for
$64,000. ' He says he has placed the
requisite papers In the hands of his
lawvere, and in ten days will sue the
Astoria and Sonth Coast railway for
that amount. As far as that is con
cerned, he might as well sue The As-
jokiak or one of the canneries.
The Astoria and South Coast road
has nothing to do -with his claims.
It is probable that an effort will be
made .to attach the roadbed from the
jaaetientbosgh tke possession of a
an. extwrdtMriIy valuable piece of
A LEGEND OF CALLAO.
How tie Islanfl Mountain. . or San
Lorenza Got Its Name.
1'JIA XKS 1'LA TJJ1 Jl 1' THE 1VA 1'JES.
Sea and shore items were dull yes
terday, but around Scotty Johnson's
coal fire sat sundry seafaring men who
smoked long clay pipes and looked at
tho glowing embers.
The talk'varied from the Clan Jfc-
KenzUiS collision to the Aiidreta's
crossing out and then they drifted
from that to the west coast, and the
big storms and tidal waves often
felt near Arica, Peru.
"Whenever seismic disturbances are
mentioned in my hearing it always re
minds me of the desperately calami
tous affair that took placen Callao,
Peru, in 1740," said the cap'n break
in ir iu on a spirited discussion touch
ing the bebt quality of oil for binnacle
lamps. It is needless to say that
earthquakes had not been mentioned
or even thought o f by anyone present
except the cap'n himself. But if the
cap'n said earthquakes why earth
quakes it was, and the sailors at once
placed themselves in convenient list
Vas you there, cap'n?'' asked tho
"Certainly I was; been there several
times. This seismic dis"
"How old a man are you, cap'n?"
"Forty-two on my last birthday," re
plied the cap'n. "Say," he continued,
as ho divined the drift of the lubber's
question, "if it wasn't for tho sailors
hero I would pipe down on this story
at once. You measly, lop eared idiot,
did you 'spose I meant that I was in
Callao at the time of the earthquake
lliJ years ago? Couldn't the fact pos
sibly be jammed into your skull that
I was there since the upheaval? If I
didn't have sense enough to sit and
listen to intelligent remarks I'd keep
my figure head closed," and the cap'n
looked daggers at the wretched lub
ber. "Don't be too hard on the ioor cuss,
cap," suggested one of the sailors.
"He ain't never been nowhere or don't
"That's a fact" said the captain,
somewhat mollified; "but I do get wa
ter logged laying up alongside of such
unreasonable follis, but I reckon I'll
have to stand it Now, if somebody
will tell me what I was talking about
I'll get under way again."
"Earthquakes!" shouted the sailors.
"So it was." said the cap'n, again
resuming his reminiscent expression.
"The desperate disaster of which
I spoke look place at six bells
on the night of Oct 28, 174G.
The people were first turned out by a
tremendous shock and a low rumbling
noise like thunder. The first seismic
shock was followed by 200 lighter
jerks lasting over a perod of twenty
four honrs. Deep, booming noises
came from far out over the sea, and
the upheaval kept on until they
pnmpod up a great tidal wave eight'
feet high. Callao was built on a ris
ing coast, with the lower portion of
the town clustered' along the docks.
Like all seaport towns this was the
most thickly populated part When
the big wave rolled in on shore it was
accompanied by a powerful shock
which broke off the lower edge of the
city. And when the wave retreated it
carried the town and 18,000 people
with it down into the sea.
"Fm now coming to the most curi
ous incident of that terrible night "
continued the cap'n. "Before the
trouble the harbor was clear, but now
an island mountain 4.00 feet liigh rears
its head near the northern shore of
the harbor, A lighthouse graces the
top of the island, which is down on
the map as San Lorenza, and one ot
the prettiest and most romantic .of the
many Peruvian legends is told in con
nection with the naming of the island.
It was named after San Lorenza, the
man who discovered the mountain,
and is au intensely interesting story
when told in Spanish. I heard it in
that language myself, but as none of
you fellows understand Spanish, I'll
tell it in English.
"Mr. Lorenza, or San as they called
him for short was a fisherman, and
went out to sea every night in his
frail Peruvian bark to fish for hake
and haddock. The native fisherman
has a light skiff or canoe in winch he
piles his calling and one paddle. He
sits on his knees in the stern of the
boat and fishes with a line 200 feet
long, using his front finger for a pole.
On the fatal night of October 28th,
San had just got a bite when ho heard
the ominous rumble. Before he could
either land the fish or grab his paddlo
he felt himself going up in the air. It
was so dark that San couldn't see any
thing, so he clutched both gunwales
of his boat and hung on. Presently
there came another jerk, and the fish
erman went up a few more feet
"The unhappy man was too fright
ened to move, so he sat there, going
up by jerks, until daylight Then
San peered over the edge of his boat
and found himself sticking on top of
a mountain 400 feet in the air. The
peak was so sharp that it pierced the
bottom of his boat and stuck up four
feet above San's head. He still hung
on to his fisliline, which had a horse
mackerel dangling from the hook,
dead, halfway down the mountain.
The survivors discovered San in the
morning and that is the beautiful leg
end of how San Lorenza got its
"How did they get Lorenza down off
the mountain? ' asked tho lubber.
"I was just going to tell that," said
the cap'n In an angry tone, "but as
you seem to be in such a devilish hur
ry Fillet you wait awile." And tho
crusty old sailor walked away.
PERSONA Ij MENTION.
J. D. Babbit is at the Occident.
S. Slodley of Cathlamet is in the
Geo. Cex: vour sister, Miss Mary
Cox, 35 Humboldt St., Victoria, B. C,
wants to hear from you.
J. "W. Heron, formerly of Port Hu
ron, Mich., now a merchant ot Mou
.tesano was in town yesterday.
Kudolph Eichenberger; your broth
er thinks you a're lost. "Write to. him
care of G. N. Duer, Millersburg,
E. J. McCouswell and J. W. Mo
Connell two surveyors have just come
in from tho brush and are at the
MARINE NEWS AND NOTES.
The Willamette passed by yester
day on Her way to the Sound.
The schooner Eureka and brig Tan
ner are expected before-long.
The Chas. FalJc Clark master, is
due to-day en route for San Francisco
The tug O. K. brought a load of
dressed lumoer yesterday from Eddy's
point ior r xavei's warenouse.
P. E. HABEIISHAX'S PROPOSITION.
Settlers Want to Have It
The Astobxak is in receipt of two
communications from the Nehalem re
garding the petition of F. E. Haber
sham to the county court
Mr. H.'s petition is that the coun
ty court declare that portion of
the Nehalem river from the lino be
tween Columbia county and Clatsop
count to the mouth of Little EockU.
creek, in Clatsop county, a public
highway for the purpose of floating
and transporting logs, lumber and
timber, and to lease the same to him
for a term of twenty-five years, and
grant him the right to remove all ob
structions from that portion of the
Nehalem river, and also the right to
boom logs, lumber and timber therein
and to receive and collect tolls there
for. Those who write say they fear if the
county court grants the petition, thai
it will make it burdensome on tho
public in that vicinity, and object to
the petition on that ground.
They ask The Astobian for ihe
At the December session of the
county court F. E. Habersham pre
sented his petition. The county court
thought that tho best way was to give
public notice of the petition, and ac
cordingly the petition was ordered
published for six consecutive weeks.
These are the facts so far as ascer
tainable. The matter comes up before tho
court on the 7th of next April. On
that date any and all who object to
the granting of the prayer of the peti
tioner wil have opportunity to appear
and present their objections. That 13
the object of the publication of the
Nothing will be doue about it by
the court until the 7th ot next ApriL
That is the time to appear an J offer ob
jections to the proposition.
NEW WHOJilMUiE IHMJiJUIarS.
A Wry Strjnx Company .T'it For.iid in
Portland. Another lli'X l't
There Ls to day perhaps no man in
the city more populiror belter known
in business circles than Mr. Emil
Frank, the founder of the l:tr;je house
of Meier & Frank, or this city, with
which house he was prominently con
nected for more than twenty yeant
Mr. Frank has recently associated
himself in business with L. Bluuiaucr
& Co., and the interests of Mr. Frank
and the old firm have been consoli
dated under the new corporate name
of jhe Blumauer-Frank Drnn com
pany, as will bo pecn by the advertise
ment ot this firm, appearing ou the
fourth pajje of this issue. The Blumauer-Frank
Drug coirpany will do
a general wholesale and jobbing drug
business. Their location is at tho
corner of Fourth and Morrison streets,
where they have one of the best ar
ranged and apiointed drug houses on
the coast. Mr. L. Blumauer, with
whom Mr. Frank has associated him
self in business, is a practical druggist
of long experience, and this, together
with the standing as a business man
that he enjoys in this community, in
sures Mr. Frank a most valuable co
partner in the house with which ho
has so recently become identified.
the Quaker Daily, No. 30 Ellis St., Sn Fran
elsco, last week sent tho following letter to
Vto Ed-ln Joy Co. "My family have
been taking Joy's Vegetable
Sars&parilla eott for months
with splendid results. Onr ex
perience has boja that aftci
taking it regulrcly for a short
Utao and gcttls the system
started right, an occasional
Coia thereafter keeps tho sys
tem iu perfect cc-dltlon. A
peculiarity of your vegetable
compound is, iat it does not
Iom its effect, but Eccms to accomplish the
same results continually. As a liver and
bowel regu'atorandcorrcctivcitls perfection.
"Wowoul- not bo without it In fact I bav
just bought a dozen bottles to get tho re
duced price " A. M. Itowo of L2s Jones street
S. F., also writes that it ha3 ben his habit foi
years t atrakc in tho mornings with a head
ache and an exhausted feeling; but elnco thj
Hist bottle bo has had no return.
. 3Ieu!t Cnokctl to Order.
Trivatc rooms for ladies and families:
at Central IJK.-tanr.im. nrt in Foard &
Remember the Austin house at the
Seaside is open the year 'round.
Morgan & Go
The Lending Shoo. House
Sta at All Prices.
Custom Work and Repairing.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. JAN. 24.
As Filei ! The Coaaty Recorder's 0ee
L. Mansur and wife to Nettie-
McClure blks 10, and 16,'
Ocean Yiew. ? 8 1
L. Mansur to Mary H. Speake
lots 9 and 15. Ocean "View. . 1
United States to Howell
Lewis lots 5, 6, 7, 8, SEif
SWK sec 13 T 8N, R 9 W,
O. B. Thomson to Frank Mc-
Cann lot 15, blk 2, Long
Boelling, Thomson and No
land to C. H. Oerkwitz, lot
11, blk 4. Skipanon 100
Fredrick Krosel and wife to
Geo. W. Sanborn, part do
nation land claim of Mc
M. J. Kinney to Y. W. Olds
and W. Gunning lots 1, 2,3,
4, 5, 6. 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21,
G.W.Sanborn toF. Krosel,
part D. L. C. McKean, T 8
N, R6W 6,600
Boelling, Thomson and No
land to Jennie S. Stone lots
6, 7, 8, 9. blk, 7 Skipanon. . 400
Previously reported this
Total for mouth to date .... 8696,958
lap yo Hands
STAMP YO HOOFS
Yo Gentle Voices
You'll Catch onto the Music;
Before yon Get Through.
Us members of suiciety
Am always dressed tor kill I
We live :n great propriety,
Up on Main street hill.:
We never patch our Sunday pants
Nor mend our. underclothes';
Wo wears white kids on bohf our
An' 011 our feet silk hose.
Yo' woudur, chile, how di.i am done
On 'steen dollars a vt:ek.
Dat am do secret of our club,
Which none of us dare speak.
Wo am the dandy boys of town!
An1 dress rich on po.1 pay
Well, 3ees, I tells yo1 how its done,
But don't gimme away.
We tried most ebory store in town,
But found 'em alt high priced
Until at last our club went.dpwn
And talked wif Herman WTse.
He showed us through his, fine
Which opened bohf mj eyes,
An1 watered my capacious mouf,
When ho made usde price!
We all bought suits, hats, shoes
Socks, collars, gloves and ties;
An' got good value an' good fits
Vees, Herman takes de prize!
Therefore, clap yo' hands and
stamp yo' hoofs,
An' raise yo' gentle voices!
Quick, tell yo' friends de pi nee to
Am down to HERMAN WISE'S
Old Relialile ClotMer and Hatter
Occident Hotel Building.
N. J. BERGMAN, Prop'r.
Fine Chocolate Bon Bons
FKESII MADE DAILY.
As Well as
All Other Kinds ! Creim Candies.
Please Call and Give Me a Trial.
Next to Westers Union Telegraph OAetJ
Now is the time, don't wait. All these goods are marked in
plain, figures. The above percentage will be deducted -on -all
This is no Peter Funk business, but straight goods.
3". H. COOPER
But Buy Immediately, if Not Sooner in
Before It is All Gone.
We are now selling lots in this fine Additi on-fQr
$100 and $125 that in less than one month
will more than double in value.
It is Less than One Mile from tie 0. B. & 1 Boot anft Beautifully Situate!
ANOTHER PATIENT TESTIFIES.
George H. Pkelf.Receiyfs the "Elixir
GKOSGEH. PHELPS, ot Colorado.
Soraefoarvears aso I contracted an in
jury whUe In tke saddle on the plains ol Col
oraao ana xew Mexico, roar raonins ago
the-'-Injury developed and commenced to
five rae serious trouble. Just one month to
ay I cane to Portland and placed myself
under the care ot Dr. Alfred L. Cole, head
physteiaa aad chief surgeon Portland Sur
gical and Medical Dispeasary. My acquaint
ance aad association with the doctor war
rants me in saying that he Is a gentleman in
his dally bearing, and as a physician and
surgeon there arc none "who excel him and
few on the coast who equal him. Under his
peculiar, woaderteLasd magic treatment I
began at eaee to feel like a new roan. He
has Imparted to me the oaly true "Elixir of
1 f fAf 4a jrtw ait T nil n iff nil ronrtmwi ntiil
him to the ailiac, sick aad afflicted all over
the land, for he 5 an honest physician.
OEORGK h; PHELPS,
is Clay street, Portland, Oregon.
This well-known aad reliable specialist
treats private, chronic aad nervous diseases,
including general debuity, loss of manhood
and Impoteacy. Consultations free, day or
night. Correspondenee solicited. Send 10
cents in sumps for Marriage Guide. Ad
dreesPOKTlXHD SURGICAL-AND MKD
ICAL DISPEMSAKT.iaaadldt Third St.,
coraer of Alder, Portland, Oregoa.
, With fetty-tre heed ef cattle for haMthe
increase. CM or write to X
Per Cent Off
FOR TEXT DATS.:
Don't Get Lett
You Have Been Looking Back !
Regretting Lost Opportunities
KENEW YOUR COURAGE !
ACCEPT PRESENT OPPORTUNITIES.
AND GET THERE ELI!
Elmore, Sanborn i Co.
Or: Wm. Loeb, about it.
Here is a Chance to Make Money Qtuck.
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