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VOL. XX, W. f,2.
ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1883.
PRICE, FIYE CENTS.
A Plan to Overthrow Southern Rule.
HOTELS AXD RESTAURANTS.
The favorite amusement of the em
peror of China is to spin a top.
Presley Comegys, Eugene, Nevada,
has a G) pound potato.
Consumptives are cured in France
by visiting the wine presses and in
haling the fumes of the fermenting
Ground has been broken at Crystal
Park, Col., for a railroad to the top
of Pike's Peak, 14,200 feet above sea
Every 821 individuals in England
and "Wales have a policeman to look
Cornell University has an Egyptian
student He is a bright young fel
low, and particularly gifted as a
A new device has been patented in
London for generating electricity at
so small a cost that it will be cheaper
The Altoona, Florida, Argus, has a
sixteen-ounce orange, a sixteen-foot
sugar cane, and a nine-foot blade of
The ebony treo grows to be fifteen
feet in circumference. The outer
wood is pure white, the heart only
being perfectly black.
A bushel of timothy contains 55,
000,000 of seed. A cock-roach has
3,000 teeth. There are -190,000 mole
cules in an ant's brain.
W. B. Johnston has just ended at
"Webster, Massachusetts, a buggy ride
of eight months' duration, his start
ing place having been San Francisco.
"When your friend is married put
your good wishes into the shape of an
old English saying: "One year of
joy, another of comfort, and all the
rest of content"
The fish laws of Canada are becom
ing more and more strict year by
year, and a notable increase in the
supply is being afforded, the fish also
being of a much better quality and
One of the curiosities of old Muck
ros Abbey, near Killarney, Ireland, is
one of the finest yew trees in Europe,
planted by the monks some 500 years
ago. In some places the ivy has
grown entirely through the abbey
In the days of the war a New York
junk dealer amassed a fortune by
buying line linen clippings from shirt
makers and selling them to the gov
ernment for the manufacture of treas
ury note paper. He bought at six
cents a pound and sold at seventy
cents. Now his family turn up their
noses at statesmen and college presi
dents who do not put livery on their
Oshkosh is to be credited with the
latest novelty in osculation. A rather
dashing beauty kissed a pious-looking
citizen as ho stood demurely on a
street corner, and then with a darling
little shriek of "Oh! you are not my
papal" darted away. When the eld
erly gentleman had recovered from
his laughing fit over the luscious mis
take, he found that the artless creat
ure, when she left so abruptly, was
accompanied by his diamond breast
pin. The first institutions resembling tho
pawnshops of to-day were founded in
the thirteenth century by merchants
from Lombard- who settled in Eng
land and France, and afterwards in
the other countries of Europe. These
usurers flourished and grew fat upon
their enormous profits. Noblemen,
and even kings, were compelled to
seek the financial aid of these money
lenders, and it is recited that Edward
III and Richard EE pawned with them
tho crown jewels of England. Lom
bard streot in London, and tho Eue
des Lombards in Paris are memorials
of these ancient pawnbrokers.
Probably the most wonderful tree
in the world is the Baobab bread
tree. It grows only to the height of
forty feet, but is thirty foet in diam
eter. The age of this tree is quite
incalculable. Humboldt considers it
"the oldest living organic monument
of our planet" A good sized room can
be cut in the trunk of tho Baobab,
with comfortable accommodations for
thirty men, and the tree still live and
flourish. The fruit, which is nour
ishing, is about a foot long. The tree
grows very slowly? a specimen at
Kew, England, which is more than
SO years old, having only attained a
hight of one and a half feet The
oldest known Baobabs are estimated
to be over 5,000 years old.
A Mormon Scheme.
A citizen of Salt Lake says tho
Mormons regard the reference to
polygamy in the President's message
as a menace to their political power
and to their theocratic control of tho
territory, that their interests are too
great for them to emigrate and that
they recognize the fact that the peo
ple of the United States wrongly re
garded polygamy as the only legal
objection to Mormonism, whereas
tho fact is polygamy is simply an
ugly feature, the real trouble being
the Mormon priesthood's assumption
of the divine right to rule. That
they recognize the fact that their
whole system is jeopardized if they
retain polygamy; whereas with that
feature abolished they would be like
ly to have an indefinite lease of life
for the Mormon theocracy. The pres
ent legislature, though made up of
monogamous Mormons, is yet thor
oughly a creature of the church., it is
probably therefore that while the
church will keep up a sham show of
opposition it will instruct the legisla
ture to pass a law making polygamy
a crime, ana the territory would thus
be purged of the only wronc known
to the general public. Then it will
apply for admission as a state, with
good prospects of getting in, and
giving polygamists porportionally an
Tho San Francisco trustees of the
Lick estate, over which there has
been so much squabbling, have at last
decided to pay over the amounts left
by James Lick for construction of
asylums and.other institutions men
tioned in the will The amounts foot
"Washikgtox, Dec 12. A joint
meeting of the National and Execut
ive Committees of the Union .League
which was held in this city to-day to
consider and decide upon the policy
of the league overthrowing tho Bour
bons as soon as possible in the South
ern Slates. The subject to which all
the speakers devoted most of their
attention was the necessity of afford
ing protection to the colored people
of the South.
Governor Pierrepont referred with
strong disapprobation to the timidity
or indifference of Congress m passing
over the enormous crimes which have
been committed in tho South against
a free vote. If the colored men there
are to lie protected the white men
must protect them.
Itepresentative Houck said in tne
southern stales where the leaders of
the Bourbon party believe in fraud
and force, there would never be an
other fair election until the north
was convinced that they could not
control the government
O Hara, (colored), of North Caro
lina, expressed the opinion that the
colored people of tho south should
protect themselves and advance their
own interests by working in combi
nation. Boutelle said: 1 believe it is the
imperative duty of the Republican
party to encourage anybody who join
hands with us to break down any at
tempt to prevent a free ballot
A committee was appointed to de
cide upon a lino of policy, and re
ported the following: ""We believe,
to overthrow JJourbonism and mis
rule in the south, it will be necessary
to secure the support of southern
white men, who will act and co-oper
ate with colored voters, and protect
them ui voting and secure a fair
count, we recommend the appoint
ment of a committee of nine, the
president and secretary to be
ex-officio chairman and secre-
tarv to take consideration of
ways and means to be adopted to
overthrow Bourbonism and misnilc,
and, as soon as practicable, to issue
an address to the public, setting forth
emphatically the condition at the
present time, and appeal to the pat
riotism of the South to save itself
from utter misrule and ruin, and for
the North to make a liberal sacrifice
in behalf of the objects in view by
this committee and to act in co-operation
with and subordinate the exec
utive committee of the league, which
is requested to assist the committee
in the advancements of its objects.
Tho report was adopted. The com
mittee will at onco take steps to per
fect a plan for the league.
The Astoria Land Grant.
"While we are of the opinion that
further grants are not needed to de
velop tho country, yet it is not the
wise thing to join in condemning the
past, and become a party to the un
doing of grants that were given in
good faith, and so accepted, brants
that were made and accepted, but by
untoward circumstances were not
completed within the specified time
yet were and are being pushed to
completion as fast as tho circum
stances of the caso will admit, should
be respected and hold good. Jsut
where it is evident that compliance
with the terms of the grant is not in
tended, and no reasonable offort is
being made to comply, prompt action
ought to be takeu by congress to re
store those lands to the public domain ;
such, for instance, as that portion of
the grant to tho Oregon Central
Railroad company situated between
Forest Grove and Astoria. Nothing
is being done to earn those lands, and
from recent correspondence it is clear
that nothing will be done in ihe near
future, if over. Salem Statesman.
General nancock arrived at San
Francisco last "Wednesday evening.
Ho was met at the ferry landing by
Governor Stonemau and different
delegations representing the munici-
palty, also citizens of ban Jj rancisco
and Democratic state central com
mittee, who accompanied him to the
Palace hotel. "When he reached there
he was tendered quite an ovation by
tho immense crowd who had as-
smbled to get a glimpse of the famous
general. On alighting from the car
riage the general was received with
tremendous cheering Then he was
conducted to a reception room, and
from there to his apartments in the
hotel. Tho general acknowledged,
in a few words, the complimentary
reception that had been tendered to
him, and at the same time expressed
fatigue at the long journey.
The executive committee of the
board of directors of the Oregon
Transcontinental have recommended
that the January dividend le passed.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Uc-tall Dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TKOPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
R. M. LEATHERS
Has reopened his boat shop, over Arndt &
uercnen's, looioiiarayeiip sireei, mi
prepared to turn out
Alili WORK GUARANTEED!
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headaehe.Toothache,
Sore Throat. Swelling. Pprln, Braise,
IlnrnC Scald, I rent lllte.
AM) ALL OTHER BODILY TXISS 1SD ACHES.
BM fcj Drncftiti (M Detlcn CTttTwbere. Fifty Cents
bottle. IJlrectioai ia 11 Lntor
T1IK CHA31LES A. VOGELEIt CO.
King of tlie Blood
Is not a "cure all," it is a hlood-puriflcr and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, demises tne circulation, and thus in
duces many disorders, known bv different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
Itlood. Such are Dyspepsia, llilltowmess,
Liver Complaint, Constipation, Nervous Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General Weak
ness, Heart Disease, Dropsy. Kidney Disease,
Piles, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorders, Pimples. Ulcers. SwclUna, &c,
dc Jtincr or the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and phyxiciaas agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold bv Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c, in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol the Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SON & Co.. Proiw
Buffalo. N. Y.
3. ARNDT & FERCREN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Mrs. R. QUINN,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Croclicrj- and Glassware.
jSl. FVLXL StOClSL.
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED.
Northwest corner Squemoqua and Main
.Mir. T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Cnmahan.
Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
Ready for Business.
The Portland and Astoria
Ts prepared to contract with master and
consignees of vessels for the
Loading and Unloading of Vessels
AT EITHER TORT.
Promptness and satisfaction guaranteed
in all cases.
FOABB & STOKES.
A FULL LINE OF
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
In Hume's New Building
STATE AND COUNTY TAXES A RE NOW
due and payable at my office.
A. M. TWOMBLY,
tf Sheriff Clatsop Co.
Great Knock Down !
Remember this is no lottery,
rior have I any favorites
to draw the prizes, every
thing is fair and square.
On New Year's Eve
I will put up for raffle three prizes.
I -Suit of Clothing, $25.
I Overcoat, Worth $20.
I Hat, Worth $5.00.
To any person purchasing at my store
Jj)2 WORTH OF GOODS ! $2
OR MORE FOR CASH !
I will give a number for said raffle. I offer
my goods at the lowest market pi ices,
marked in plain figures.
I do this to reduce my cnormo'us fall and
winter stock of clothingand fumishinggoods
M. D. KANT,
The Ross Merchant Tailor and Clothier !
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Co to the OEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAM I'BELL, - PROPRIETOlt.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Rkxtox Stheet, Nkak Pakkkr Housk,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAD ai MAB1E ENGINES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Ofal I Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. I). "Wabs, President.
.1. G. Hustler;, Secretary,
J. V. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, aud Walnut lumber ; Ore
ion and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on haud.
C. II . BAIN & CO.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOORTO ASTOBIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
jyMy patent. Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
wm ue lonna convenient 10 my patrons.
11, B. PA It K Kit. Prop..
E. P. PARKER. - Manager and Agent.
AI.CK03BY. - - Day Clerk
Phil. BOWERS, . - - Night Clerk.
Ja. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
f First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
' IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best In
lie hus Always on Hand FRESH
Sboal "Water Bay and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lip hns been Proprietor of the "Anrera
Hotel" In KuapptoH leveHjears.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Gup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS
ter stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention paid to patrons.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Meals ." centH and upwards.
G. BOUXjARD, - - Proprietor.
3IAI.V STKEET. ASTORIA.
XEW AXD -IVELIi EQUIPPED
L. Sera has rebuilt his establishment and
Ls prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of tho
day or night.
'l he finest Liquors and Cigars at the bar.
Two doors west of Ike Foster's.
li2S-6m LUIGI SERRA.
Announces to the public that he has located
In the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Book Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant anft Clop House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
Ills patrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of. the best newspapers.
His reputation as former proprietor of the
New England Restaurant Is a sufficient
recommendation for Ills new house.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallman lias opened a boarding and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
the gas works.
The table Ls supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
Give me a call and satisfy vourselves,
H. B. PARKER
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered, to Order,
Drayfng, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. H. D. GRAY.
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able -terras. Foot of Benton street. Astoria
REGULAR STM PACKET
''Daisy," and Barge.
Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock,
For Olney, and Head of Youngs River,
Dailv.atSA. si., (except "Wednesdays and
Returning same day,
For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River,
On Wedaesdars, at 8 A. Hn
.Returning same day.
z-For Freight or Passage, apply cm board
or -at Gray 's Dock, where freight win be r
ceived and stored, Hnecessaryr--
J. H. D. QUAY.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
During the month of December, 1833,
Ocean Steamers will sail from Portland for
San Francisco every Tuesday and Friday,
aud from San Francisco for Portland every
Wednesday -and Saturday, leaving Ains
JvorHi Dock. Tortland. at Midnight, and
Spear Street Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 a.m.
Through Ticket sold to all principal
cities in the United States, Canada and
Tassenger Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at O:0O P. M. daily.
KIVEK DIVISION' (."illddle Columbia).
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :0
Leave Port-I i I I
land for IMonl Tu. We.lThu.! Fri. I Shi
Astorii and I I I I
lower Co-1 I I I
lnmbia....'6 A.M H AMtfiAM f AMIS AM
Dayton. Or. '.7 Ail ',7AM,1 17 AM
8&s::IM ! !6AM!
VictoriaO Oifi AM 6 AM ISAM '.6 AMjP AM
L'e&Tes Astoria for Portland at 6 a. in. daily ex
Pnllman Palace Can running between Port
land, and St. Paul,
C. H. PRESCOTT,
A. L. STOKES,
Asaist. Snp't .
Sup't or Traffic
E. P. ROGERS,
Oregon & California R. R.
OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL
Ou and after Dec 2d. 18S3, trains will ran as
follows r DAILY (Except Sundays).
- - EASTSIDE DIVISION.
Between PORTLAND and GRANT'S PASS
Portland 7SMA. MjGrant's Passl:2o a. m.
Grant'sPass 10:cop.m Portland 4:25 1 sr.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portland 4 rf r. M.'Lebanon 9 0 r. m
Lebanon- 4 A.M.'Portland 10 :05 a. at
The Oregon and California Railroad Ferry
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastside Division.
Between lortlnml aud L'rvnllia
Portland- 9 :0o A. M.ICorvallH 4 -jao r. m.
Corvalils 8 :3o a. M.Portland 3 0 r. m.
Portland 5 :0O P MMcMinnville.8 -.00 PM
McMinnville-5:15 AMlTortland 8 :30am
Close connections made at Grant's Pass
with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
cs-Tickets for sale at all the principal
points In California, at Company's Office,
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Freight will not be received for shipment
after 5 o'clock p. m. on either the East or
West side Division.
R. KOEHLER, JOHN MUIB.
Gen" I Manager. Snp't. of Traffic.
A. L. STOKES, B. P. ROGERS,
Asst Snp't. General Ac't
of Traffic. Passenger Dep't.
Hwaco Steam Navigation Qo.'s
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Caiiby,
Connecting by stages for
Oysterville and Olympia.
-S'pa. Until further notice the Ilwaco
SMiMb Steam Navigation Co.'s steamers
or "Gen. Canby"
Will leave Astoria
On Mondays and Thursdays, at 7 A. M.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and Ilwaco
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m.,
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Stevens 50cts
" Canby and Ilwaco..... SI oo
tsyllwaco freleht, by the ton. In lots
one ton or over, S2 per ton,
E?-For Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at the office of the company, Gray's
wharf, foot of Benton street.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympia,
Fort Stevens. 'rt Canby. Ilwripo
North Beach. OyHtervillc. Xortb
Cove, .Petersons i'olnt. Un
And all points on Shoalwater Bay, and G ray
GEN. MILES, 1
Strs. or J- On Colnmbui Kjvei
GEN. CANBY, J
- GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater Haj
" MONTESANO " Gray's Harlio'
Connecting with Stages over Tortages.
Leave Astoria for. Olympia, at - - 7 A. 31.
On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
arriving at Montesano the daT after leaving
Astoria through trip In CO hours.
Leave Olympia for Astoria pn same days.
Columbia Transportation Co.
The popular steamer
Which has been refitted for the comfort o
passengers will leave "Wilson and
Fisher's dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
AM, arriving at Portland at 1 P. M.
Returning leaves Portland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A, M.
Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
An additlonal 'trip will be made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland al 9 o'clock
Snnday 31 era is jr.
Passengers by this route eonnect at Kalama
tor sounu ports. u.u. buutt.
Q K. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. G, over "White House,
C. W. FUXTOX. O. C. FULTOZC.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Attorney at J.iivr.
Room -1, White House. "
ATTT AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and "Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
N. B.-CIaims at "Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty. -
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
jg C. HOLDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.EL.O h PARKUR.
Clatsop County, and City of Astorin
Offlce Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JK. X. C. KOAT3IAX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms o and 10, Odd Fellows Building.
JAY TTJTTJLE, 31. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms l, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. RKSinRNfTK OvPr .T. K. Thnmfld' Tinier
Jl P. I1ICK8,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
JR. J. K. LaFORCE,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered fnr nnlnip nrtmrllnn
Lat of Fort Stevens, has come to Astoria
for the purpose of practicing
MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
Will visit patients In the country and city.
Oflke m Odd Fellows Building. Residence
above Catholic Church.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part ol Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
wel! known and 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. "W. CASE.
GEO; P. WHEELER.
vr. L. robh.
WHEELER & EOBB.
Real Estate I taws Apts.
"We have very deslrablo property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, lino
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
"We represent the
Itoyal, Norwich Union anil JLanca
hhire Insurance Co's.,
With a combined capital of S3G,O0O,OOO.
Travelers I.f and Accident Insur
ance Co , or Hartford, and the Man
hattan Liife Insurance Co.,
of New York.
We are aeents for the Daily and Weekly
Northwest Neics, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS. '
Advances made on Consignments.