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VOL. XX, JTO. 37.
ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
NEWS OF THE SOUTHWEST.
HOTELS AND RESTAU RAKTc.
NORTHERN PACIFIC FORESTS.
A correspondent "writing from Seat
tle says on f lie comparative inex
haustibility of the forest timber in
the region from the Columbia to the
Frazer river that "it consists of trees
which will yield 25,000 feet of lumber
to the acre." And he rates the area
of this forest at ''equal in extent to
the state of Iowa," or 35,288,000
acres. But in estimating the amount
of lumber for the whole of it, he puts
the figures at less than- one-fifth of
25,000 feet per acre. And yet this
moderate calculation gives the enor
mous aggregate or lG0,000,000,000fect
of lumber. And he states that in the
J5 years during which sawmills have
been at work reducing these forests
to lumber, the whole quantity cut
does not exceed 2,500,000,000 feet By
the word "feet" as applied to lumber,
we mean board measure, or lumber
one inch thick and of so many square
feet. The trees range iu hight from
120 to 250 feel, stand so thick lis to
exclude the rays of the sun from the
ground, and many, perhaps the ma
jority of them, would cut over 1000
feet of board measure each, "without
taking into account the parts above
the first considerable limb. Mo re
over, these majestic woods extend
over a much large area than is cov
ered by the slate of Iowa. Begin
ning as far south as Mendocino coun
ty, California, they run for certainly
not less than 1000 miles northward,
extending inland from the sea coast,
from 80 to 120 miles, with only here
and there at long intervals the brenlis
which are interspersed by a few small
open glades called valleys. The total
amount of lumber contained in this
grand forest region of 80,000 or 100,
000 square miles is ten times as much
as 160,000,000,000 feet, We may say
that the lumber resonrccs of the
North Pacific are inexhaustible, if
that word applies to any substance
upon the earth. The average yearly
exit of lumber in Oregon and Wash
ington for the last 35 years has been
in round numbers 72,000,000 feet. Let
us assume that for the next 30 years
it will be three times as much, or 216.
000,000 feet a year. At that rate of
forest destruction it would take 740
years to exhaust the timber now grow
ing from the Columbia to the Frazer
and from the sea backwards to the
eastern slopes of the Cascade mount
ains. At an average lumber consump
tion of 500,000,000 feet a year, there
is forest sufficient to last 320 years,
suid in that time the timber first cut
would be reproduced. How much
soever the regions from Montana and
Utah eastward may be threatened
with a dearth of lumber from the de
vastation of the pine forests of Mich
igan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to
supply the demands of the timberless
prairie states, there need bo no fear
that this coast will ever want for lum
ber within the next four centuries.
The Beauties of Polygamy.
A Mormon missionary on his way
East last spring, in broken English
was explaining to the passengers in
the car the beauties of religion and
especially the charms of polygamy.
At hist, addressing a prominent gen
tleman of this place ho asked: "Are
you a married man'1' The gentleman
responded in the affirmative, where
upon the saint continued as follows:
"If you are married you know some
things and can understand one beauty
of polygamy, You know most mar
ried people have little misunderstand
ings, tilts, as they are called. If one
wife 'puts on,' all you have to do is
to go to the house of an
other wife, that soon brings the ob
streperous wife to her senses, and I
tell you it causes them all to use us
mighty well." "Yon damnable scoun
drel," said the gentlemen, "you would
tear out a woman's heart and hang it
on the wall to minister to your own
pleasure, and another and another as
your pleasure was satiated; and you
have been selected to preach the gos
pel abroad?" It was even so, and
from that circumstance alone we can
estimate now mucn oi devotion is
blended with the marrying of plural
wives, llie ruling thoughts are sun
ply selfishness and brutal lust, and
under the system there can result
only women deformed in mind and
with hearts either turned to gall or
stone, and men in whose souls the
nobler instincts have been blunted
forever. For the Government of the
United States to draw the mantle of
protection around this practice and
to shield it through a sensitive dread
of mterf enng with anything which is
called a part of a religion is an in
justice to the country at large, a cru
elty to the Mormon people them
selves. To this country it is what it
would be to a seaport to permit pas
sengers bringing a dreadful epidemic
sicKness to land wunout quarantine.
nail Jjace Tribune.
Portland's total tax is $247,790.78.
The Dalles Jrountaineer saw two
persons in town from the country last
Monday, who had brought in loads of
grain and could find no purchasers.
From May to November 1, 5,195,100
pounds of bullion have been shipped
from the Wood River country. Dur
ing the same period -1.5S1,900 pounds
of ore were shipped:
The Seattle I'ost-InleUigencer
thinks that next year will find at least
6,000 men at work on the Cascade
branch of the Northern Pacific rail
road in King and Yakima counties.
A man named Harrison will be tried
in Umatilla county at the next term
of court for selling fire to the prairie
grass. This is the first case of that
nature ever in the courts of Eastern
Miles City, M. T., boasts of a phe
nomenal carpenter. An exchange
says: "Last week a carjentcr bnilt
in one day a frame residence 21x30
feet in dimensions and moved into it
in time for supper."
The latest reports from Bishop
Paddock indicate that he is meeting
with entire success in raising the
$25,000 required for the boys' insti
tute in Tacoma. He thinks that be
fore spring he will call upon Mr.
Wright for the $50,000 endowment
At Walla Walla preparat ions have
been made to winter 1000 head of
cattle. For this purpose there is now
on hand the product of 350 acres of
corn, 600 tons of hay, and all the bar
ley straw in the country, with many
tons of bran, with which to feed
Cows while in full milk require a
very large amount of water. Prof.
HorsfulljOf England, found that cows,
when giving only twenty pounds of
milk ier day, drank forty iounds
of water more than fattening cattle
of the same weight M. Dancel re
ported to the French academy of
sciences that by inducing cows to
drink more water, the quantity of
milk yielded by them can bo increas
ed in proportion up to many quarts
per day without perceptibly injuring
its quality. AVhether or not these
experiments mav bo considered con
clusive, M. Dancel found by a long
series of observations that the quan
tity of water habitually drank by
each cow during twenty-four
hours was a criterion to judge
of the quantity of milk that she
would yield per day. He infers that
a cow which does not usually drink as
much as twenty-seven quarts of wa-
er daily must be a poor milker giv
ing only six or seven quarts per day,
On the other hand, all the cows
which consumed as much as fifty
quarts of water daily were excellent
jnilkers, giving from eighteen to
twenty-three quarts of milk por dav.
E. W. Stewart says it is certain that
abundance of pure water is an abso
lute neccessity for much cows.
Purity of water affects the health of
tie cow and the healthfulness of her
milk. The impurities of stagnant
water in the form of organic germs
pass m a dormant stage into the cir
culation of the blood, and thence
into the secretions of milk. So
powerful are these taints that it is
not infrequently, at cheese factories,
that the milk of one cow spoils
large vat of milk, No water is fit for
milch cow that is not tit :uso for
human beings to drink.
Arthur a Candidate.
The Chicago Tribune's Washington
special of the 9th inst, says: A mem
ber of the administration said to-day:
ueneral Artliur is a canditate for the
presidential nomination. I know it,
and do not Know tnat mere is any
necessity for keeping quiet about it
any longer, and I think that before
long the party will have no doubt
that he is a candidate- The result
of the election in New York has per
haps made it proper that his candi
dacy should bo avowed. I think we
can carry New York, and that from
paesent appearances lie will convince
the party that he is the proper man
to do it" This statement, coming
from a person as to whose knowledge
upon the subject there can scarcely
be a doubt is perhaps the most post
tive declaration by anv one near the
president that Arthur is a presiden
tift! candidate. It is very certain that
he had determined to be a candidate
four months ago. It is quite certain
that he is a candidate now. It is very
possible that within the next few
weeks events will happen which, will
make it apparent that Arthur is to be
come what politicians perhaps would
call an aggressive candidate.
A bounty of $50 is given for bear
scalps by the stock raisers iu Sprague
Nature's Freaks on the 1'iqipi 3Iolnlla.
gr a a oval vt wis 1
Tills powder never varies. A marvel o
jmritv, strength and wlrjlesomencs. Mom
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot he wild In comnctitlon with the nml
tltnde oi low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Solilnnltiin cans. Rov
Af. Kakixo Fowokk Co.. 10G Wallet. N. Y.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
IMS. I A It K KR.
OR Stiff K
K. F. PARKE'.:. - Mamujerand Agent.
AI. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk.
Phil. BOWERS. - - Nisi Clerk.
.In. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
Pirst Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS -A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
IU-. hasAbuij s cm IIhikI FRKSH
Shoal "Water Bsiy aiiG I!.st
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lia been I'ronrletor of the "Aurora
Hotel" Iu Knapptoit seven 3 ear.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A New Departure.
At Frank Fahre's, is dally set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7 :30 P M
A FINE FRENCH DINNER,
With Half a Bottle Wine
Will bo furnished, fur 50 ccntn.
Beanl by the month. - SiS3 to S30
A few miles from JackBaty's ranch
on the Upper Afolalla is a stump four
feet high, from the top of which llows
a stream of clear spring water. This
is in fact a fountain made by nature, j
'.Lne water may nave dug a Hole
through the center of the stump. ;
which extends into the earth, a fish
pole being pushed into it to the dis
tance of twelve feet. There is a creek
there also, in the running water of
which tall trees are growing. How
could the seed germinate in an ever
running mountain stream? Here and
there, in the neighborhood, are holes
in the rocky strata of the mountain
formation which run perpendicularly
into the bowels of the earth the Lord
knows how far. Into one of them on
Mr. Daugherty's land a man was let
down by a rope, but after descending
a distaucc the hole became so narrow
that he could not proceed, In an
other hole in the wood stones of 500
pounds weight have been rolled, but
they were not heard to strike any
where. The holes would bo verv
pretty if stuffed with Chinamen.
These freaks of Dame Nature were
doubtless formed when she was rather
friskier than at present Oregon City
A Chinaman with a carpet sack
filled Avilh dynamite cartridges was
arrested in Victoria, as ho landed from
a Seattle steamer, and charged with
being an emissary of O'-Donavan
Eossa. "My Grand," exclaimed the
mayor of Victoria, "what will the
bluddy Hamericans do next?'
Two bridges on the Oregon Short
Line railroad across Snake river at
St. Paul, near Boise, and just below
the mouth of tho Fayette creek, will
be completed by December 1st This
will leave only forty miles of track
laying to bring the trains through to
the mouth of Burnt river.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron.. Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES;
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
ixouk a:vi ami. feki.
Agents for Salem Flouriug Mills,
and Capital Flour.
All ilzes. at rortland Trices, in Stock.
Corner Chcnamus,and Hamilton Streets
LOBB & CO.
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds ofSaloon Supplies.
IS-All goods sold at San Francisco Frices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
A Nashville man received a piece of
"vveudincr cake recently and foolishly
ate it. It nearly killed him and the
doctors pumped him out and braced
him up and walked liim around, and
at last saved his life,
If von don't want to freeze when
it's cold: suffer from exceasivo per
EDiration ivheu lt'a warm use Brown's
Hale's Honey of Hokehouni and
Tai: charms away a cougn, cold, or m
fluenza without any bad effect
Pike's Tootiiacite ueops cure in
Shiloii's Cuke will immediately
relieve Croup, whooping cough and
Bronchitis. Sold by W.E. Dement
Mfc w STOMACH &
There has never been an instance in which
this storline inricor&nt and nnti-febril medi
cine has failed to ward off the complaint.
when taken duly as a protection against
malaria, liundreds or physicians nave anon
uoned all tno omental Epecibcj. ana now pre
scribe thii harmlesi rozetablo tonic for chills
and fever, a well as dyspepsia and nervous
affections. Hostetter's Bitters is the specific
For sale by all Uragdsts and Doalers
Hnve Wistar's balsam of wild cherry
always at hand. It cures coughs, colds
)i.nnAltif!o n)inATlnrr Annrrli rrrliw In.
uiuiivuii-ia, 11 iivuiius wuii. .awuj, u-
fluenza, consumption, and all throat and
mug complaints. 50 cents and$$l a bot
Tjodffine can be nroenred bv the dav.
week or month. Jly establishment Is fltttid
newly throughout, and everything main
talneu in the best style.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MJtS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS
. ter stand and Coffee House on Jtaln
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
"Every attention iiald to patrons.
Chop House and Restkirant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
3IealH 25 cents ami upwards.
Boarding and Lodging House.
niias. "Wallniau lias owned a boardinxand
lodiuK house south oi OT.rieii's linul, near
the Ras works.
The table Is supplied with the best the
market affords : stood food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
(Jive me a call and sattsiy yourselves,
CHAS. WALL! AX.
Attorney and Counselor'at Law.
llooni No. c, over White House,
Attorney at Law, aud .Notary
Odd Fellows Building. Astoria, Oregon,
c. v. rvuros.
c. c. FCLTOJ?.
ATTORXEYS AT LAW.
P.oiimsSaud C.Odd Fellows Building;
J fc.A. ItOWLDY.
ATTORNEY AT I.AW.
Chenamiis treet. - - ASTORIA, OREGON
At to rn ey ut Law.
Room 4. White House.
Q J. CL'KTZS,
ATT'V AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
Camorula, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and
FIRE INSURANCE C03IPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, CO?.I3HSSI0N AND IN
Q.KI.O F. PAICIKB.
Clntnop County, and City of Astoria
Ofilce :-Cheuamus street, Y. 31. C. A. hall
JR. X. C. XIOAT3IAX.
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 0 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTIiE. 51. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Ofkick Itooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
RKsiDnxcE Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
Rooms In Allen's building up state, corner
jK. J. K. LcPOi:V,
Room li.Odd Fvllows Building, Astoria, Or.
(las administered for painless extraction
lROF. T. F. MEYER.
Graduate of Heidelberg University.
Announces to the public that he has located
in the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Rook Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant and Chop House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
His natrons will And the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the best newspapers.
His reputation as former proprietor of the
New Eugland Restaurant is a sumclent
recommendation lor iils new nouse.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Iomeatin and Foreign Cigar of
the best it rands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Benton and lifa-
;. AltNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
"Hacknietacfc." a lasting and fra-
erant perfume. Price 35 ana 50 cents,
Sold by VT. E. Dement.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP ACENCY.
bills ot bxcnanqe on any
Part oi Europe.
T AM A (5 KNT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
known aud commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
I. TV. CASK.
GEO. P. WlfEELKR.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Eeal Estate I Insirance Agents.
AVe have verv desirable DroDertr in As
iria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, lino
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
we represent the
Ko3aI, Xorwlcli Union and Jjnca.
Hire iiiHuraace je'.,
"With a combined capital of 830,000,000,
Traveler tifo and Accident Insur
ance Co. of Hartford, andtnejian
hnttnu litre InNRrance Co.,
of New York.
We are acents for the Dallu and Weeklu
rAortiuwt Ar, ana tne vrtgon viaciu.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive piompt attention.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
Aspecialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
Kon and Fort Orford Cedar.
Airklnds oi boat material on hand.
C. H. BA1H A CO.
I Lead but Never Follow !
Is herewith declared. From and after the 1st of November all News
papers and Periodicals will be sold at the following prices:
5 Cents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night.
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York. "Weeks Doings.
Texas Siftings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astobiak,
8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $1.00.
Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, "Wasp, and
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and "Weekly, Leslie's "Weekly and Chimney
Corner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for those papers to make exaot change.
Back numbers always on hand.
O 5 iPoTl 4"C Leslie's Popular Monthly,
AO Young Ladies Journal, etc.
30 CeiltS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have also
REDUCED the prtce for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
$3.75 not $4:00
Harper's "Weekly, per year
" Bazaar, "
" Monthly "
All three for 10.00
Leslie's "Weekly, per year 3.75
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year 3.75
And all others too numerous to mention at the same rates. Now is
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler's
subscription JNews Depot.
Fireside Companion 2.75
New York Ledger : r. ....... A .... 1 . . . 2.75
Saturday Night 2.75
Family Story Paper 2.75
Arm Chair 2.75
S. F. Argonant 3.75
ADLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT !
Ziools at This I
All the followme fine cloth bound Books crilt edce. Ited Lino edition, formerly 31.50 at
75 eents. PO E318-Bulwer Lytton, Campbell, Spencer.- Hemans, Tennyson, Hood,
Moore, Jean Int;eIow. Crabb, Tope, Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Chaucer. Coleridge, Luclle,
Dryden, JIacaulay, Scott. Schiller. Milton, Keats. Kirk, "White, Coss. Thompson, Herbert,
Ayion, woouwonn, longieuovr, rioimes. uayara layior, aneioy, uoagers, Barns, cooper,
and many, many more.
Fine line of Novels and Gift Books, richly bound, formerly S1.50 now only 75 cents.
Tom Brown's School Days, Tourof the World, The Fur Country, Five Weeks in a Balloon,
Anderson's Falrv Tales, Arabian Nights. Young Crusoe, Tales from Shakespeare, Don
iliuxoie, ueio?, xiuusruoia atones, jjick. Jiouney. Aesops raotes, asi uays 01 rompen,
Xobinson Crusoe. Rob Roy, Tho .Midshipman, Daring Deeds. French Fancy Tales, The
Privateersman, Young Forester, 1'eter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
V.vprv nrtlele of mv new. fine selected stock will be sold at nrlces that will DEPV
Books, Stationery, and Notions In endless variety. A fine display of Gold and Silver
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Kodger Bros. Silverware, as KnlTes. Forks aud Spoons,
Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc., etc., will De sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best makers very Iiow fer Cask, or en Easy
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ot every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications. 100 new Music Books just received from the East.
nP"fc"VQ ! The finest assortment of Toys, Wagons, Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
XvXO i etc, etc, can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Enabled by many years of experience I succeeded In selecting a stock of goods whidi
will suit young and ola.
I moan to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dlmorecelYed.
Polite clerks will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
HEJIEXBEXl X YVTJiLi SOT BE UNDERSOLD.
The Crystal Palace.
Carl Adler, Proprietor.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bwcrox Street, Neab Pakkkk Housk,
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all DescriptleHB aaade te Order
at Short Netlce.
A. D.Wass, President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Cass, Treasurer.
STOHE & DAVIDSON
Advances made on Consignments.