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VOL. XX, NO. 73.
ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
THE CHAMPION SCHOOL TEACHER.
In a neighboring county there have
been recently some complaints about
the inefficiency of a teacher in a pub
lic school, named Weaver, and a short
time ago the directors, having col
lected some facts concerning his
method or instruction, summoned
him before them, and the president
examined Weaver in reference to the
matter. He said:
"Mr. Weaver, the board is not sat
isfied entirely with your way of im
parting instruction to the youthful
mind, and we called you before us to
day to ascertain what the general
drift of your purpose was on certain
occasions that have come under our
notice, when you have been giving
the boys what you seem to have con
sidered useful information upon a
variety of topics. For instance, Mr.
Weaver, in teaching the history class,
we feel compelled to take exceptions
to your views, when you assert that
Benjamin Franklin was shot at the
battle of Agiucourt, and that Nebu
chadnezzar was King of Italy, and
played the fiddle while Quebec was
burning. You may possibly have
Inter information upon these topics
than has reached the rest of us, but
the community is prejudiced against
these views, and they make you un
popular." "I don't recollect saying that," said
Weaver, "but just as likely as not I
may have said Agincourt instead of
Waterloo and got Nebuchadnezzar
mixed up with William the Con
quoror. I was sick that day and my
mind didn't work right, somehow."
"And besides. Mr. Weaver, we feel
as if we ought to direct your atten
tion to the fact that you were wrong
when you instructed the class in
grammar that Martin Van Buren is
an adverb and that the word 'hungry'
is a personal pronoun. These mis
takes are serious enough, but when
you flogged a scholar because he in
sisted that bucolic' was not an in
transitive preposition and that it did
not represent a species of stomach
ache, it seems to the board that you
went a little to Tar.
"It w:isn't for that I whipped him,"
said Mr. Weaver; "it was because he
put a pin in my chair. I was only in
fun about those things. I knew well
enough that Martin Van Huron was
'Well, sir, that may or may not be
a satisfactory explanation. But the
board would be glad to know your
authority for the statement that
Garibaldi was a Saracen who fought
against the Crusaders; and that he
received his name from the fact that
he was bald-headed? You see the
parents of the children complain
aboutthis kind of thing. They don't
like it They say it poisons the
lumds of the little ones, and it makes
"I'm sorry," replied Weaver, "but
I hold those views conscientiously,
and I'm going to slick to them."
"But such a theory will hardly avail
to explain why you asserted to the
class in arithmetic that vulgar frac
tions are so called because only black
guards used them, and why you made
Mr. Coyle's boy go down to the foot
for saying there was only two halves
to an apple. The community is in
dignant at these things, sir, and when
they learn that you taught those lit
tle innocents to spell 'dog,' d-a-w-g, I
am seriously afraid that public senti
ment will be strongly in favor of hav
ing recourse to violent measures.
Now you certainly know that there is
no respectable authority for spelling
the name of that useful animal
d-a-w-g. It is preposterous, It
shows a want of a proper sense of the
fitness of things, now don't it?"
"Well, maybe it does. But Til tell
you. Everybody spells dog the other
way, d-a-u-g, and it struck me that
it'd be a good idea for my scholars to
start out on a fresh, original basis; to
get up something new and startling
and refreshing in the dog line, and so
I threw d-a-w-g out as a kind of an
idea- -a mere suggestion, you under
stand, without iutending to insist
upon it. But I don't mind coming
down on that, I will give it to them
the old way if you insist upon it."
"Very well. But while wo are go
ing over the matter permit me to
urge that you could have had no re
spectable authority for telling the
school that Omaha is the capital of
Mexico and that the revolutionary war
began m 1812; and still less is there
any warrant for your assertion to the
pupils in history, that the middle
name of General Washington was
McG rath George McGrath Wash
ington. This sort of education of
the infant mind attracts attention
and excites remark. It brings ridi
cule upon the sacred name of the
Father of his country, and leads the
children astray, respecting the geo
graphical location of Omaha. Its
wrong sir all wrong; and the board
can't put up with it"
"Well, the way I come to do that,
I suppose," said Weaver, "was that I
used to know a man by the name of
Gtorge Washington McGrath, and I
must have confused bun with the
.other one. And as for Omaha, Til
bet you it's in Mexico, or Siam, or
Siberia, or some of them places; now
"The board, Mr. Weaver, do not
think it worth while to pursue this
subject any further, but while we are
here, I may as well mention that in
that poem which you wrote as an ex
ample lor me ciass in jngiisn com
position, we find rather too much lev
ity for such a serious matter as the
education of children. It is not sole
ly that you make 'Mazeppa' rhyme
with 'pepper,' nor that you cause
'frolic' to rhyme with 'colic,' and
bowels, with vowels,' but when you
liring in 'heifer,' as a rhyme for
""zepnyr the board feels that you
have probably gone a little too far,
and that your usefulness as a guide
and instructor of youth is, perhaps.
ended. Wo think, Mr. Weaver, that
we had better ask you to resign. And
if you will permit me, I would offer
you in a inenuiy spine, uie sugges
tion that if you can procure perma
uent employment somewhere in ;
whitewashing establishment or as an
operator upon a saw-horse, perhaps
your intellectual guts may Jmd
higher and more cordial apprecia
They are looking for a new peda
gogue now, who is sounder on the
commonly received theories about
Pacific- County The Willapah Valley.
"How long have you resided in this
valley?" a Seattle Herald reporter
asked of a sturdy representative of
the Willapah river on a recent visit to
"Nigh on to twenty years twenty
years coming Christmas."
"How is the soil in your vicinity ?"
"Can't be beat. Moved here from
Kentucky, and I reckon I have seen as
good soil as they make.'
Will it grow iotatoes and other
"Well, if you call GOO to 700 bushels
to the acre,it docs; and onions, car
rots, cabbage and the like are the
finest I ever saw."
"How docs it compare as a dairy
country with other sections you have
"Now you are getting where we
live. Grass of fine quality in great
quantities is raised in this valley, and
often as high as two crops are raised
in one year. Cows do excellently,
and if a person understands the mak
ing of butter it can be made in this
county to greater advantage than in
any country I was ever in. Here is
James Maliis, living just above Wood
ard's Landing; he is doing quite a
butter business. He finds a ready
market for it at good prices. There
are a few others engaged in tho same
business, but it is not necessary to
"Can you tell me why there is not
more produce exported from this sec
"Simply because our local consump
tion is so great. Take into consider
ation that five logging camps are run
ning on this river4 besides the saw
mill at South Bend, and the compar
atively small acreage under cultiva
tion, and you will see why it is we are
not able to ship any more produce.
On the other hand we are compelled
to import feed and sometimes hay for
local consumption But from all in
dications we are in hopes to have a
large increase over our-prescnt popu
lation on the river by another season.
People are becoming cognizant of cur
resources, and are finding their way
hither with a rapidity that is surpris
ing to us old stagers."
"Well, much obliged for your in
formation. Guess well go over and
see friend Smith."
"Don't be in a hurry, j'ouug man.
Perhaps I can tell you something
more. Come and take a ride up the
valley with me.",
"This place wo are passing now is
the Giesy farm. The place takes in
that prairie in tho rear, and contains
320 acres. It is conceded to be tho
finest in the valley. This section was
settled some twenty years ago by a
German colouv, and I think the
Giesys are the only ones remaining.
It was mostlv woods and wilderness
when they settled here, but with
their usual energy and perseverance
they succeeded in obtaining some as
fine farms as you will see in the
states. Fruit of even variety is
raised in abundance. The valley is
very rich in productiveness, and when
once cleared will make the garden
spot of Washington Territory. The
settlements only reach Fern Prairie
at the present time. James .bowler
started in there a year or so ago with
a logging camp, and now there aro
several families living in that neigh
borhood. The laud is susceptible of
being converted into farms. A good
wagon road the entire distance is the
outlet to Woodward's Landing, and
from there to South Bend, Oystor-
ville and other points on tho bay."
'About what is the number of acres
in the valley that could bo put under
cultivation during the coming season
and also the number of acres you
would have should the land be
cleared of standing timber?"
"Annroximatelv, 1 should sav that
we have not over 2,000 acres that
could be utilized to good advantage.
It tho land was all cleared there
would be fully 12,000 acres that could
be put under cultivation."
"Is the land hard to clear.
"No; it is comparatively easy. The
figures I have given you comprise the
land, strictly speaking, "within the
valley, and is covered with a growth
of vine maple, alder, which is conced
ed to be easier to clear than any other
land we have. The land bordering
the valley will also be made use of
some day in an agricultural sense,
but at present it is chiefly valuable
for the lieavy timber, consisting of
fir, spruce, hemlock and cedar. The
logging business, however, like every
thing else here, is in its infancy, but
for all that, the five camps on the
river put upwards of ten million feet
in the water this season."
"According to your estimation, how
long would it require a new settler to
clear up a home and raise enough
produce for his own use?"
"About one year on the average
claims, five or six acres can be made
ready for cultivation, and with that
amount of land cleared one can make
a good living. You see, so many per
sons have come here and settled who
had barely enough money to pay for
filing on "their land; some work will
be done, of course, to be able to hold
it, and they are compelled to seek
employment either in the logging
camps or in a sawmill during tho
summer season, and with the money
they have earned they make improve
ments on their claims in the winter
months, and finally, in a year or two,
they resort to the farm altogether.
The wages paid for all kinds of labor
are very high, especially in the log
"Whnt is a politician, pa,
And why is he called great?
Is it because that o'er the bar
He steers tho ship of stater
"Oh, no, my son! "We call him great
Because of his cigars,
And 'cause he helps us navigate
The schooner ofer the bars."
i;r IHRiiuIU'a Ceagh Balsam.
J. M. Yantls, Sweet Springs, Mn
writes: "My mother has had bronchial
and uulmonarv affection for forty ypars
and fn that time has tried almost every
thing, but never found anything to give
her cue renei jjimmux s jmusuhi
has." At W. E. Dement & Co.'s.
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Sore Tbroat, Swelllnr. Sprain, BruUca,
Burn. Scald. Froct lUtea,
A5D ALL OT1IEE BODILY FUSS A5D A CUES.
Soli br Drccrftti u& Dtler ererprbere. FIR Cesti a
bottle. Directions la 11 Lascuiei.
THE CIIAHLEK A. VOCELEK CO.
(SuawMJnio A. YOCILLXatCU J BiIUhm, H4-, C S. A.
Thouch fbakon in every joint n fiber with
fovcr and ague, or bilious remittent, tho sys
tem innv yet bo freed from tho malignant vi
rus with Hostetter'. Stomach Hitters. Pro
tect the system against it with this beneficent
anti spasmodic, which is furthermore n su
preme remedy for liver complaint, constipa
tion, dyspepsia, debility, rheumatism, kidney
trouble and other ailments
For sale by all Drursrists and Dealers
& ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
BLACKSMITH , :&&&m3&
S W O PS.
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
The Portland and Astoria
j is prepared to contract with inii'ters
consignees oi vtseis ir me
Loading and Unloading of Vessels
AT EITHER TORT.
in all cases.
:md .satisfaction guaranteed
New Store, New Stock
Toys. Fancy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A FINE ASSORTMENT.
Squemoqua street, next door to the Empire
Ed. D. Curtis & Co.
STYLE AND FINISH.
A COMPLETE STOCK.
Mrs. R. QUINN,
GROCERIES AHD PROVISIONS,
Crockery and. Glassware,
JSL Fl l JStoo33L
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED.
Northwest corner Sqnemoqua and Main
Ready for B
OHAS. A. MAY,
Great Knock Down !
Remember this is no lottery,
nor have I any favorites
to tlraw the prizes, every
thing is fair and square.
New Year's Eve
I will put up for rafile throe pri7.es.
I Suit of Clothing, $25.
! Overcoat, Worth $20.
I Hat, Worth $5.00.
To any person purchasing at my store
2 WORTH OF GOODS ! jj)2
OR MORE FOR CASH !
I will Rive a number for sell! raffle. I offer
mv goous ai.iiioiowe.si iiiarxejiic,
xnarkUfp plain figutvs.-
t Hmhls to reflui'p mv enormous fall and
w filler stock of clothingaud fumlshlnggoods
M. D. KANT,
The Iioss Merchant Tailor anil Clothier !
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Co to the (5 EM SALOON.
ALEX. CAM I'HELL
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BKNTOK STKKBT, NEAK I'AltKKi: Hou.sk
ASTOKIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAD aiMABIE ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Ofal! Descriptions made to Order
at Short IWotlre.
A. D. Wass, President.
.1. O. 1 1 ustleu. Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer,
C. H. BAIN & 00.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Vork.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber : Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. 5. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTOjtlAN; OFFICE.
Avery large Stock from which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
tgr-My patent Trlmmor to cut Wall Paper
wiu oe xounu convenient to my patrons.
IIOTElJ AXD RESTAURANTS.
II. S. PARKER. Prop.,
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER. - Manacerand Acent.
Al. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk-
Phil. BOWERS, - - -Night Clerk.
.las. PUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A PACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
He lias Always on Hand FRESH
Mi mi I Water Bay and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lint brca Proprietor at the "Aurora
Hotel" In Kaapptoa serea yearn.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OY8
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.
3IcalH 25 ceutfl and Hpwards.
G. BOULARD, -JIAI.V
8TUEET. - -
. - AST8XIA.
XKYV AXD V2LL EQUIP PUD
L. Serra ita rebuilt iiu estabuahsiwDt and
is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of the
'Hie finest Liquors and Cigars at the bar.
Two doors west of Ike Foster's.
ii2Sm LUIGE SERRA.
Announces to the public that he has located
in the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Bonk Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant an! Cloj House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
His patrons will lind the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the best newspapers.
His renutntion as former nronrietor nf the
New Eugland Restaurant is a sufficient
recommendation for his new house.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Clias. Wallman has opened a boardlnc and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
tne gas worics.
The table is supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
will be furnisneu at tne regular prices.
(Jive me a call and satisfy yourselves.
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered to Order.
Draying, Teaming and Express Business,
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Camahan,
EATON & CARNAHaN,
. Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
REGULAR STEAM PACKET
"Daisy," and Barge.
Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock,
Pnr niner. and Head of Younes Blver.
Dailv. at 8 a. m., (except "Wednesdays and
Keturnlng same day.
For Landings on. Lewis & Clark's River,
. On Wednesdays, at 8 A. M.,
lteturalng same day..
earFor FreJeht or Paseaze. apply on board
or at Gray's Dock-, where Freight will be r
c'elved and stored, If nesi6ry.
J. H. D. GRAY.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
O CEA.V DITISIOX.
Durlne the month of January. 1884. Ocean
Steamers will salf from Portland for San
Francisco, and from San Francisco for Port
land every 5 davH, leaving Ainsworth Dock,
roruana, at juianignc. ana spear aireei
Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 A. iu
Throash Ticket sold to all principal
cities in the United States, Canada and
Passencrer Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at 7 :30 P. M. daily.
RIVER. DIY1SIOX (Middle Columbia).
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :OG
Leave P6rt-T 1 T I I I
land for I Mon I Tu. I We. I Thu. I FrL I S.u
Astoria and I I
Inmhls Iff AM It? A V
DTton. Or.!? AUi
Salem ....1 L viri
CorT.. A ....
Victoria.BCIfi Am!6 AM
Loaves Astoria for Portland at 6 a. m. dailr ex
Pnllman Palaea Ou-a rnndnir batwaanPor'-
Und. and St-Paul.
C. H. PRESCOTT, JOHN 1IUTR,
Manager. aup't or Traffic
A. L. STOKES, E. P. ROGERS,
AMUt-bup-t. Uenenu Agent
of Traffic. Passenger Dep't.
Oregon & California R. R
OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL
On and after Dec. 2d, 1SS3, trains will ran as
iollows : DALLY (Except Sundays).
Between POUT LAX D and CRAXT'S PASS
Portland.7 :30 A.MGrant'sPassl:2o a. m.
Grant'sPass 10:cop. Ml Portland 4 :25 p. m.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portland.... 4 :00 p. M.lLebanon 9 i2o p. m
Lebanon 4 : 15 a. 21. 'Portland... 10 :05 a. m
The Orecon and California Railroad Ferrv
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastside Division.
Between Portland and Corvallt
Portland .9 :00 A. MJCorvalll 4 :3a p. m.
Corvallls 8 :30 a. m. Portland 3 :2Q p.m.
Portland 5 :00 p MlMcMinnvIUe.8 :0O PM
McMlnnvlUe5:45 am (Portland 8 :30 am
Close connections made at Grant's Pass
with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
sarTlckets for sale at all the principal
points in California, at Company's Office,
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Freicht will not be received for shioment
after 5 o'clock p.m. on either the East or
west side Division.
B. KOEHLER. JOHN MU1B.
Gen 1 Mt.nxstT. Snn't.nf TrxlBc.
A.L-HTOKJiS, P. P. ROGERS.
r aaax Of U3ral Act
of fraSc. PuMDKer Oap't.
llwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Canby,
Connecting by stages and boats for
Oysierville, Montesano and Olympia
Until further notice the llwaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer
"Will leave Astoria
On Mondays Thursdays, and Saturdays
(Oystenille and Montesano mail davs.l
at 7 A.M.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and llwaco
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 A.M.
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Canby and llwaco,.... 73 cts.
-llwaco frelEht. by the ton. In lots of
one ton or over, 52 per ton,
"For Tickets. Towaee or Charter ap
nlv at the office of the company. Gray's
wnarr, 1001 01 uenion street.
j. 11. u. ur.Ai,
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympia,
Fort Stevens. Fort Canby. llwaco.
North Beach, Oysterville. Xorth
Cove, Petersons Feint. Ho
. qalum, ilentenano.
And all points on Shoalwater Bay, and Gray
On Columbia Itivei
" GEN. GARFIELD
" MONTESANO -
Connecting with Stages over rortages.
Leave Astoria for Olympia, at - 7 A. 2L
On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
arriving at Montesano the day after leaving
Astoria through trip in 60 hours.
Leave Olympia for Astoria on same days.
Columbia Transportation Go
Which has been refitted for the comfort o
passengers will leave Wilson and
Fisher's dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A.M. 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 additional trip will be made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland al 9 o'clock
F&tse&gers by this rout connect at Kalama
rsr sanaa pons. u. . cvAJi
NAM 6 AM AM
7AM.1 7 AM
SAM 1 6 AM AM
Q K. THOMSON,
Attorney and Cflnselor at Law.
Room No,. 6, over "White House,
C. W. FULTON. O. C. FDLTOJi .
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Qt J. CUHTlg,
ATTT AT LAW.
California, New York and "Washington
Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
toria. Oregon. . 1
N. R PltUmq iT Wnnhlnlnn 11 P nLd
collections a specialty. .
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. HOLDER,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.ELO F. PAI$ SL&iU
ClatHop CoHHty.and CItr of Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A hall
Room No. 8.
J It. X. C. BOATMAX.
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building-,
TAX TUTTIiE, M. X.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Roomsl.2. and 2 Pvth!an"Rniirt.
HESTDRXni? flwr J V. Thnmoa Trrr
"P F. IIICKS,
Rooms In Allen'
of Cass and SqemJ
:. J". E. fel
Late of Fort I
Will visit patlentS"
Office in Odd Fellows1
Bills of Excham
Part oi Euri
T AM AGENT FOR TIE
A well known and commodloii
STATE LINE, RED STi
NATIONAL, and AMEI
Prepaid tickets toj
For full informal
sailing days, etc, ar
GEO. P. WIIEELll
"We have v?
toria and Udi
"With a comt
"We are azer
Xorthxcest A eifs, anc
All busing ss,fentrusted tc
Advances made on Consignments.
Steamer TOM MORRIS.
. r-e TH13 SEW
isSfiSElfea and. Favorite Beat
TS NOW READY FOR BUSINESS AN
X can.be chartered for excursions, speei&jj
parties, etc., at reasonable rates; A gen era!
KeamDoaimg nusinfra iransactea.
V. BOE LUN, Mast er, ,