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VOL. XX, NO. 40.
ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
A CAll-LOMCOr ('Am.
The car of the United States fish
commission whioh J eft "Washington
on November 5 with 25,000 young
carp, arrived here over the Xorrhern
Pacific yesterday morning, and was
at once transferred across the river
and is now at the west side depot.
Five thousand of the fish were left
with the Ohio fish commission, and
the same number with the commis
sioners of Iowa and Minnesota, The
remainder are for distribution in
Oregon and "Washington Territory.
The car is in charge of lAr. George
H. IL Moore, with James CarsewelL
:issistaiil, and George Demonet and
Arthur Yeaman, apprentices in the
employ of the United States fish com
mission. Mr. Carscwell was here
some time since with a Jot of carp.
The car is .filled specially for the
transportation of fish. In one end is
an office for the jerson in charge, at
the other end a kitchen, and aloiig
the sides a series of lockers, in which
the fish in tin buckets; each con
taining about fifty carp and
about a half gallon of water,
are placed. Pipes convey air through
an ice box at each side of the car to
the lockers in which the fish are
placed, so as to keep the air at a
proper temperature, which with carp
is 15 degrees. These carp are four
mouths old and of an average length
of two inches. They are in good con
dition, only 24.4 (less than one per
cent,) having died on the way; and
this was caused by sudden climatic
changes, it being very cold in crossing
the ltockics. Any person desiring
can obtain a bucket containing fifty
carp, the only charges being twenly-live-cenls
for the bucket. The fish
have been sent out here by Prof.
Biurd, 'at the solicitation of Hon.
M. G. Goarge, They were
hatched at Washington, in the
Potomac, from original German stock.
In the Atlantic States the allowance
to each applicant is only twenty fish;
but on account of the great distance
from the source of supply, it was
deemed no more than just that appli
cants on this coast should have fifty
each. The car will remain here until
Friday evening, when it will go to
Mr. Moore suggests that until the
carp are placed permanently in ponds,
the water in which they are kept
should be changed daily." They will
live in confined places in Potomac
river water about two weeks, and
were brought here without change of
water. Yesterday they were put in
Willamette river water. If in ponds
not too cold, the carp will grow in
one year to weigh from two to five
pounds. In native waters they often
obtain a weight of Sfty pounds and
over. Average weight in southern
states at one year old is four pounds.
The carp thrives best on vegetable
matter lettuce, cabbage, boiled pota
toes, water cress, celery tops. etc.
and is fond of conimcak -Orefoiii-an
The Two Isthmus Canals.
It looks very much as if there
would bo two canals across the nar
row neck of land which joins the two
great continents of Korth and South
America. Although the ground has
not yet been broken for the Nicarau
gua Canal, it is quite certain that if
a good guaranty for three per cent
interest on $75,000,000 of bonds can
be obtained that is. such a one as
will satisfy European financiers
there will be no difficulty in raising
the money. The money once assured
the work would certainly be under
taken without much delay. Nicarau
gua is about to furnish a'guarantyf
three per cent interest on $20,000,000
of bonds. If the other Central
American Republics come up to the-
mark m the same spirit, the money
would soon be forthcoming. It is
not probable that the United States
will furnisb any guaranty; but in va
rious other ways substantial help may
be derived from this country. The
first step to inspire confidence is to
put the enterprise on a solid financial
basis. It it should be said by wav
of discouragement that two canals
will be one too many, it may be noted
at the same time that England would
probably begin the work of construct
ing a second canal across the Isthmus
of Suez were it not for the conces
sion granted to DeLesseps which
practically forbids the construction
of atJecond canal across that isthmus,
The Panama canal, whicli has been
written down so often, is progressing
as rapidly as its most sanguine
friends could expect. The echo of
the declaration, "It will never be
built," has hardly died away when we
nave inis summary th uie woric wnicn
is going on:
The total length of the canal is sev
cnty-four kilometres, from the Atlan
tic to its mouth in the Pacific, at the
islands Kaos and Flamenco. It is di
vided into twelve sections, the most
important of which are those of
Colon, Gorgoua, Obispo, Emperado.
Culebra and Paraiso. These united
sections employ daily thirty steam
excavators, forty locomotives and 800
tip wagons. There are 90,000,000
cubic feet to be excavated. The
grand cuttmg, about two-thirds of
which has already been excavated, is
the cutting between Obispo and Pa
raiso. The force employed xipon the
work is upward of ten thousand men,
and the excavation up the 15th of
October amounted to more than
2,500,000 cubic metres. During these
latter months of the bad season the
excavations have amounted to about
350,000 metres per month. This fig
ure will be quintupled during the fine
season, which commences in Decem
ber, and next year mostly all the nec
essary machinery will be at work,
and the excavations will amount to
4,000,000 metres per month. The
working force wiU.be augmented, and
will form a total of 15.000 men.
Ac Colon (Aspinwali) a breakwater
is being constructed to improve the
liarbor and to break the force of the
heavy seas against the mouth of the
canal: the lagoons m Hie town are to
be filled up, thereby improving its
sanitary condition. The operations
there have greatly enlarged the town.
On the first section of the canal be
tween Colon and Gatun, the first of
the 120-horse power machines is ex-:
cavaiing G000 metres daily at the J
l r r r f I,.
value ul ouu irauu iui un uuuiu
metres. Probably never in the his
tory of modern engineering was so
ranch enrfch removed at so small n
NEWS Of THE NORTHWEST.
Salem wante to have the Forest
Grove Indian school removed to the
Coal has been struck at each end
of the Siskiyou tunnel. Its quality
is not fully ascertained yet.
The Minneapolis Tribune, noting t
the marvelons progress of that young i
city, slates tuat dunng the present
year 300 new business concerns have
been established there, of which sixty-two
are now manufacturing estab
lishments. Ainsworlh sent a man with a peti
tion and $300 to Olympia to work for
the triple division of Whitman
county, but the man kept right on to
California, and did not visit the capi
tal. Hence Ainsworth is out $300
and her petition.
The Dallas, Oregon, fire depart
ment received their new hand engine
last week and are highly pleased
with it In a test trial last Saturday
evening their force was loo much for
the engine, and they succeeded in
breaking the castings on the pump
There is -an increasing demand in
Portland for houses of five, Fix and
seven rooms. A hundred of thischiss
would be rented in one day, it rates
were reasonable. The scarcity of
housea has had the effect of filling
the upper iloors of the many new
business buildings junt completed.
The cry for houses U as great as for
The following is from the Weston
(Oregon J Ltath r: "The great bulk
of grain ha now been hauled to the
different stations. There is still, how
ever, a good deal in the country. The
railroad has plenty of wo rk to do. At
Blue Mountain station alone there
ire over seveuty-five thousand sacks
of wheat awaiting shipment. The
amount taken awav daily does not
robablv average over sixteen hun
dred sacks. At this rate, and making
allowance for what yet may be deliv
ered, the platform will not be cleared
much before the first of January."
One of the most singular features
m uie scencrv ot ine territory oi
Idaho is the occurrence of dark.
rockv chasms into which large
streams, :uid creeks suddenly disap
pear and are never moro seen. These
iissures are old lava channels, pro
duced bv the outside of the molten"
mass cooling and forming a lube,
which on the fiery stream becoming
xhansted, lias leon left empty, while
the roof of the lava duct having at
some points fallen in, presents there
the opening into which the river
plunges and is lost At one place
along the banks of the Snake, one of
these rivers reappears gushing from
i cleft high up m the basaltic walls,
where it leaps a cataract into the tor
rent below, where this stream has
its origin, or at what point it is swal
lowed up, is utterly unknown, though
it is believed that its sources are a
lone way up in the north country.
Besides becoming the channels of liv
ing streams, those lava conduits are
frequently found impacted with ice
masses, whicli never melt.
Bv mauv individuals in many
conutries an oath is regarded very
lightly. To them it is just as easy
to swear as to sneeze, and in many
instances easier. In eastern nations,
among the Mohammedans, an extra
ordinary sanctity is attached to a
solemn asseveration, and the belief in
punishment hereafter to a perjurer is
carried to a degree of fanaticism.
When a Hindoo or a Burmese swears,
he implicates not himself alone, but
all his kindred to the seventh degree,
all his personal acquaintances, and
all hw posterity. Wlien he, through
lapse of memory, perjures himself,
all these are condemned to "ten
kinds of punishment and five attacks
of enemies." Should the perjury be
of a more serious form, the "earth
will open and swallow them all up."
Should he lino win gh' make a false
oath, all his friends and acquaintances
will be precipitated into eighty great
hells and one hundred and twenty
Talmage has taken the rolo of
prophet and makes this prediction:
The time will come when John
Chinaman will be able to vote, and
when the Republican party will put
lis arm around his neck and kiss him
on ouejeheek and the Democratic party
will kiss him on the other cheek, and
both of them will light as to who
loved him longest and best. The
Chicago press says we used to spell
negro with two g but we now speak
of the negroes as 'our intelligent
Another English expression strug
gling for adoption in this country is
"standing for office" as Mr. So-or-
bo has concluded to "stand for the
legislature." The American states
man who wonld succeed cannot afford
to stand for an office he mnst run,
and run lively. Cincinnati Com
IVoticc to Hie Ladies.
Switches made from combings or cut
hair; new switches made to order from
the best imported hair, in any shade de
sired. Ola switches repaired. All
work warranted. Hates reasonable.
Call or address
UlILK-VHAltT & SrilOKMIKj
Occident hair dressing saloon, Astoria,
TlAI.ES HOXBV OF JIOBEHOUXn AXI)
Tau charms away a cough, cold, or in
fluenza vrithout any bad viiec.u
Pfiin's Toothache Dr.ors cure in
Sm ton's Curb will immediately
relieve Croup, whooping cough and
Bronchitis, bold by W. K. Dement.
ArAvnii made miserable bv Indi
gestion, Constipation, D izzineA.Los3 of
appetite, Yellow Skin? Sliilolfs Vital?
izer is a positive cure. For sale by V,
This powder nevrr varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and vlnlesoraeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot bo .sold In competition with the mul
titude of low test short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Soldonlyin can. Roy
al Bakixc. rowoKit Co.. 105 Wall-st. N. Y.
Wilson & Fisher,
iron, Steel, Coal. Anchors, Ghains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUH1,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware j Paints and Oils
FLOUR XXI ItllTX FKEI.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capital Flour.
AH sizes, at Portland Trices, In Stock.
Corner Chminmus and Hamilton Street
A STOMA., OREGON.
LOEB & (JO.
AGENTS FOR THE.
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblors Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
C5yAll goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
Is not a ''cure all," it is a blood-purifier and
tohic. Impurity oi the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to uistinculsh them according to ef
fects, but behii; really branches or phases of
that trreat Generic disorder, lrnimrltv or
lilood. Such are Dynpejwfa. Billlouxnc,
Lixxr Complaint, Constipation. Xcrcoux Dl
ordcrx. Headache, Backache, General Weak'
nests. Heart Disease, Dropxy.Kidncu DImoac,
Piles, Rhcumatbtm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcer. Sicclllnof, Jic..
Ic. Kinc of the Blood, prevents and
cures these by attacking the entire. Impurity
oi the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
oi thft Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
I). KAKSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C LKINKVWKBEit. H. BHOW2C
TAMERS AE CUBBIES,
Manufacturers and Importers or
1.1. KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers in
OIL AND TALLOW.
anrlllshest cash price paid tor Hides and
IN LOTS TO SUIT. FROM 5 ACRES TO
40 acre tract In S. W. .comer oi Clias.
Stevens' D. C. Title perfect. For particu
lars inquire at office or N. D. Raymond, City
King of the
xxau ; or uu uie premises ui u, u. auuui;.
Astoria, Nor. 2d, 1S83.
MOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
II, Tt. PARKER. Prop..
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER. - Manager and Agent.
Al. CROSBY. x - - Day Clerk
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Eespects.
FREE COACH TO HIE HOUSE.
IT IS A PACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
llv. lias Alirnj N on Baud FRKSII
Shoal Water Bay and "East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lias hrcn Proprietor ef Ike "Aarora
notrl" In KnapptoR jictchjmt.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A New Departure.
At Frank Fnbre's, is daily sej
TABLE D'HOTE from to 7 :30 P H
A PINE FRENCH DINNER.
With Half a Bottle Wine
Villi be furnished, for 50 centH.
Hoard by theIonth, - S5 to S30
Ltxljrincs can be procured by tbe day.
week or month. My establishment Is fitted
newly thrnueliout. and everything main
tained In the best style.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. rOWELb HAS OPENED AN OYS
ter stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention paid to patrous.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIOI1T.
3IenlM 25 ccntn and npwarrts.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallman has owned a lmardiiiR and
lodging house south of O'ltrien'.s hotel, near
uie gas wonts.
The table Is supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
(live me a call anu saitsiy yourselves.
Announces to the public that he has located
in the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Book Store, where he will keep a
Restanraut and Chop House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
His natrons will find thn tables supplied.
with ten or twelve of the best newspaper?.
His reputation as former proprietor of the
New England Restaurant Is a sufficient
recommendation for his new house.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
DoiucHtic ami Foreign Clsarg of
the best JSrandH.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Benton and Lafa
lm GEORGE GOIiLIF.lt.
5. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
A V!) "
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
- FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
p. R. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over "White House,
Attorney at Law, aad. Malary1"
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregoa,
a W. FULTOX.
a. c. fuitox.
FUJVTOIS B K OTHERS t
ATTORNEYS AT IiA,W.
Qooinj 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building.
' - ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenawus tie et, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Attorney at lav.
Itoom 4. JVhito House.
Q JT. CU&TI8,
ATT'Y AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New I'orkand Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Buildlnjr, As
N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. HOLDES.
AUCTIONEKK, COMMISSION AND
Q.KLO F. PARKKK
ClatHep CoHnty.aaACItaref Aateria
Orace :-Chenamus street, Y. I. C. A. hall
jylt. X. V. It O ATM AX.
Physician and Surgepn.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTIjE, 31. 1.
PHYSICIAN AND SUEQEON
" Office Booms l, 2, and S, Pythian Build
Residenck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
ASTORIA. - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stabs, corner
oiixiss ana sqemocqne sires .
JQU. J. E. JLaFORCB,
Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
PROF. T. F. MEYER.
Graduate of Heidelberg University.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part o1 Europe.
IAif AGENT FOIi TIE FOLLOWING
wei: known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAB, r
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
for iiui imurmauuu us w raica oi larc,
tailing days, etc, apply to
l. rr . ua an-
GEO. T. WHEELER.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Seal Estate i taw Apts.
"Ve have verv desirable broDertv In As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
we represent the
Keynl, Xerwlen Ualoa aad JLaHCJU
aairo KBsaraacc ;'., ;
With a combined capital of 838,009,000.
Travelers Life- and Accident lasar-
aare Co, of Hartford, and the Mas
aattaa lilfelBHaraaee Ce., -
of New York.
AVe are scents for the DaUu and Wteklv
All business entrusted to our care will m
ceire prompt attention.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds. Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
1 .TinitUltir n4 all vn.lr MtMntaAil
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Fort Orford Cedar.
All kladi of bat saatarlal oa bzad.
I Lead but
CARL ADLER S
la herewith declared. From and after the 1st of November all News
papers and Periodicals will be sold at the following prices:
5 Cents Eacli.
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 Astoriax,
8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $100.
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 papess to make exact change.
Back numbers always on hand.
OS IDTIT'C Leslie's Popular Monthly,
AO WILIS, 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 price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's Weekly, per year
" Bazaar, "
" Monthly iS
All three for
Family Story Paper
S. F. Argon ant
Puck . . -.
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 News Depot.
ABLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT !
Ijoofe at This !
All the following fine cloth bound Books cilt edce. lied Line edition. formorK- si m nt
75 cents. POEMS-Bulwer Lyttou, Campbell, Spencer, Ilemans, Tennyson, Hood,
Moore, Jean Ineelow, Crabb. Pope, Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Chaucer. Colerfdge. Lucile,
Dryden.Macaulay, Scott, Schiller. Milton. Keats. Kirk, White, (loss. Thompson, Herbert,
Ayton, Woodworth. Longfellow, Holmes. Bayard Taylor. Shelby, Kodgers. Barns, Cooper,
auu juziuj , uuiuy mure.
Quixote. Gem. Household Stories. Dick
Boblnson Crusoe, Rob Roy. The Midshipman. Daring Deeds. French Fancy Tales, The
Privateersman, Young Forester, Feter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
"EvArv article of mv new. fine selected
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Kodper Bro?. Silverware, as Knives, Forks and Spoons,
Castors, Cups.-Tea.Sets, etc., etc., will be sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS ANU ORGANS of the best
MUSICAIi INSTRUMENTS of everv
of the latent publications. 100 new Music Books just received from the Fast.
rTIX7"C3 l The finest assortment of Toys, Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
IvXlJ i etc, etc, can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Enabled by many years of experience I
will suit young and old.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
"Polite clerks will be found In attendance and no trouble to show goods.
ItKMEMBER I WIM, XOT HR II.ERS02j5.
Carl Adler, Proprietor.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BsarxoK Stkket, Neau Parker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
;: ajid Cannery -Work a spe-
f mil DeserlptleHs made to Order
HJw i kt Skert Notice .
A. D. Was a, President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Cass, Treasurer,
donx Fox, Superintendent.
S3.75 not $4 00
3.50 " 4.00
10.00 " 12.00
3.75 " 4.00
3.75 " 4.00
2.85 " 3.00
2.75 " 3.00
4.50 " 5.00
l'odnev. AesoiM Fables. Last Davs otPomnpli
stock will be sold at mices thnt will nuifv
makers very Low for Cash, or on Easv
descrintion. Sheet Almic and Mus!c Instmptnrj
succeeded in selectinc a stock of (roods whicli
Advances made on Consignments.