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VOL. XXV, NO. 41
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, J88G.
PRICE, MYE CENTS.
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C. R. THOilSO.", K. K. COOVmT,
Tuoai$85 & coovert,
Attorneys at lar and Notaries Palilic.
Special attention given to coliecliuns and
Office Rooms 4 and "i, oer City Book
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Architect and Civil Engineer.
Ofuck llodin 0, KMijilit-) ol Jliiii
Xi:K. A. I,, and .J. A. PUlTtfX.
5hj iri:ins ami Sur-oiss.
Wi'l yhe jromut attention to alt wttts.
. in any part of the city i country.
i,ief o or AJienS tre. wiiht Css xh1
ti iiioiiua Mn'cjs, AJtria. Otrgon.
l"t .t'lil.oni No. 41.
k. ;'ka. k. iwa ;.
l'li;,iinn natl HarRJ'On.
(-Hue. UoomC. oer 1. A. Mcintosh s More.
1 1 ii r Horns :-9 to 11 .. t. ;- Slo.r v. in.
:;-M(lence. oppositerflie.lulmnsi'ii building
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u KiiK i:.tm i, 2. al t Pythian :. 1 1
Jti sii.r.vrF On CVdai Mtwt. Imck
M .M:ir"s Hospital.
.. 1J. V.STES
PHYSICIAN AND Sl'lICKON.
ui-km-k: (inn Building, luWahs.Asloiia,
It. aIjKKEI kixxf.
Office at Kinney's Cannery.
Will only attend patient-, at In- office, ami
niav be found tliere at any hum.
- I'M. A. DOKUIS, noiaxi
XUF.A3i it BOi:K5S.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Ol'Jt-e In Kinney's Bloc!;, ippolte t'it
Mail, AM oi la, Oregon.
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ATTOUXKYS AT LAW.
'toniiu Ji and G. Odd Fellow-, ltaitout ;
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SURVEYOR OF CLATSOP C0UN1 Y
Ex-City Surveyor of Astoria
OHlce : N. I!, corner Cass anil AsirMr-cl--,
CI. A. KOWIjSJY.
Vitwrttoy ainS ConneIIor t Imw,
t '.We mi Ciieaanui Street. Astoria. Oiegnn.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms Vo. !1 and 11!. IMIiUih C.is:le liuild
inKj jW E. KA.Y310'I,
OlMce in City Hall, Astoiln. Oregon.
Rooms in Allen's lSuiUIing, up stalra. cor
ner Cass and Squeiuoqua streets. Atnria
T k. sir.iir.v,
Searcher of Titles, Abstracter and
Ofllce on Ciss Street 3 rtooi sjatli of As
torian otllce, Astori 1, Oregon.
Gencial Agency of
3f. C. ADAIR,
Rral Estate, Insurance ::! 3Iiu'y
Valuable Pioperties for Pale or Lease in
Uper Astoiia. Accounts Adjusted, and
Rook Keeping done on Sliort Notice. Office
with Col. bpedden. cor. Jefferson and Cass
.slieets, Astoiia, Oie.uon.
iL, V olIMj
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Gl5nd Plated Wai-eJ
TKOPiCAl. AXU DOMr.Sllr 1
FRUITS AND VEGErABLE.j
Together wit, '
Wines, Uquors,Tobacco,Oic rsi
To Rent. .
A FIXE SUITE OF ROOMS IN THE ODD
Fellows' Building. Apply to .
A. J. ilEGLER. j
Money to Loan
ON APPROVED SECURITY. COUNTY
Orders bought Apply at the office of
F. D. WINTON.
? ESXpM RHEUMATISM.
sl t! figlna Neuralgia.
ii:-feaHlie. lfcrirts.t-ljc, Toctliarlio,
Npraus. Krt:c etc.. etc.
ttlcc,liftj' .-. At Urusi tsasd Dealer?.
THE CHftRL!S A. VCCCLE3 CO., SoSs Prop'
2JALT11. vLS, MAETXro, U. S. A.
iv C i a. U.1
I.- jusr. vrhat its namB implies ;
Purely Vegetable "Compound, thai
acts directly upon the Iver j curing
the many diseases incidenno that lm.
portant organ, and pcvjshtirjg the nu
merous ailm;ts tKarisc from te
deranged or io:prtaction, such as
Dyspepsi fjSy.dice, Bilioiisnes
Rheuftjayctc. It is therefore s
:he iiver must be kept in order."
DE. BaOTOSD'3 IIVZE INYIGOEATOR.
nvlcorates tlie Liver, EegulatestlieBow
sls; Strcngtlicns the System, Purifies Ihc
Blood , Asict 5 D'f r stion, Prevents Fevers.
Is a Household 2ccd. An Invaluable
ratnily ilcdicine for common complaints
C2. SAOTOHD'3 HVEB Dr7IG0SAT02.
At experience of Forty years, andThov,
lands (f Ttg'imnniais prove its Merit.
FOit vi. r.v AT.Ti DHATxrj iX3iED:crsns
Fr f 11 ssformvicn trrul yonr nddrcss for 1CX
t..Tir; -ek fn t!se J.-vr nml it1 diseases.' t(
'jusror.D IH:A3 ST.. sew toku cc5
is a secret aid to beauty.
Many a lady owes her fresh
ness to it, who would rather
not tell; 7L.x&you cant tell.
Man and Beast.
Mustang Liniment is older than
most men, and used more and
more every year.
Si 1 HH IbhCSI
rrom t lieso sources arise three-fourths
of tlie diseases cf the human race. These
symptoms imlicato their existence:
Xioas of Appetite, Boircls costive,
Sick Headache, fullness after eat
iiifj,RVersioii to exertion of body or
mtnil, Eructation of food, IrritabiN
ity of temper, Iiowspirits, A feeling
of liavln s neglected some duty.DIx
xijiess,FlutterlngntUicircjvrt,Dots Jjcforo the eyes, Iilphly colored
the use ofarcmedy thntactsdirccOyon
the Liver. AsaLivcrmedicineTOTT'S
VIIiLS liavo 110 equal. Their action on
tho Kidneys and t-kin is also prompt;
removing all Impurities through tbeso
three seavengera of the systn,,,
proihicing appetite, sound digestion,
leprular stools, a clear slcin and a vig
orous hody. TCTT'S PlXitS cause no
nausea 01 griping nor interfere "With
ilally work and are a perfect
ANTIDOTE. TO MALARIA.
fcoldererrvhcre2j:. OlHce 44 ilurraySt.X Y.
G RAT HATE OTl 'Win BirPT.a rTi?T,ovl in.
Btantly to a Gtossr Ulack by a single
application of this Dte. Sold by Drug.
asts,or sent by express on receipt of $L
Office, 44 ilurray Street, New York.
Imperial Pekin Duck Eggs:
$1 XA PER DOZEN. FOR SALE BY
Tlie Life of Rattlesnake Town and it?
The land of Tiadahton, Pa., once
the property of the Six Nations, 1r.it
eii.ee the year 1784 owned and con
tiolled by the State of Pennsylvania,
and now known as the Pine Creek
Kegion, was for many years after its
acquisition by Pennsylvania the cen
ter of a thriving industry and com
mercial prosperity. It was fishing
for rattlesnakes, extracting the oil
from their slimy carcasses, and mar
keting the same. The Pine Creek
region was the very hotbed of rattle
snakes, and the locality produced
them by the million.
The mountains which lift their
heads a thousand feet or more abovu
Tiadaghton or Pine Creek, were pe
culiarly adapted to the cultivation
and propagation of these reptiles.
The business of lumbering was also
carried on at the same time, and the
timber and lumber rafts which at
every freshet were borne upon the
waters of the Tiadaghton to the west
branch of the Susquehanna, and
thence to the Chesapeake Bay, wero
generally loaded with huge cans or
barrols of rattlesnake oil, extracted
by 1 he native Pine Creekers, in their
rude but economical way, by lassoo
injr, skinning, and hanging the rep
tiles up by their tails upon poles in
long rows in the sun, with wooden
tro.iajis underneath to catch and re
cc:w the oleaginous substances.
Kvcry snake farmer had his hotbed J
oruen, to which he would repair year
ly in June, July and August and har
vest the crop.
The product of this harvest (rattle
snake oil), was either sold for cash to
the lumbermen or shipped on com
mission, or bartered for whisky.
Thero were rattlesnake kings, auto
crats, and monopolists in the anako
farming business then, as there are
now in the petroleum, railroad, and
mining industry. Complaints were
then made in relation to discrimina
tion in freights and corners in rattle
snake oil, as there are now in petro
leum, corn, wheat, oats, pork, butter,
lard, cheese, and oleomargarine.
Rattlesnake Tom, or Snakey Tom,
a wily and scheming old monopolist,
bondholder, and rattlesnake stock
jobber, early in the development of
the industry secured valuable fran
chises, which ultimately made him
the Jay Gould or Standard Oil Com
pany of that region, and for years
lie monopolized the catching of the
snakes, extraction of the oil, and the
marketing of the same. He was usu
ally dressed in rattlesnake skins from
head to foot while skulking about in
search of some fearless poacher who
had invaded his premises or tres
passed upon his snakedom. To see
him gliding along stealthily and sinu
ously over the rocks and mountain
sides a thousand feet above the wa
ters of the Tiadaghton, wearing moc
casins made of the skins of the yel
low and black rattlesnakes, his
breeches, vest, coat, and chapeau of
the same material, each garment fes
tooned and trimmed with rattles
taken from the snakes, with a sash of
snake skins encircling his waist and
over his shoulders, after the manner
of a modern brigadier, and carrying
a strong oaken rod in his hand, to
which was attached a linen lasso, he
certainly made the impression upon
the natives that he was a monarch in
his profession and a terror to all evil
doers in the rattlesnake farming
business. His ranch, or shipping
yard, was about a mile below where
Marsh Creek empties its waters into
the Tiadaghton, while his plantations
or snakerie3 were on tho east and
west sides of the stream, and covered
an area of several thousand acres, the
best adapted to the natural and arti
ficial propagation of rattlesnakes of
any territory in northern Pennsyl
vania. Originally this large tract was
owned by some fifteen or twenty snake
farmers, who became involved in
contracting for more oil than they
could deliver, and were cut short.
Tom discounted their paper and ad
vanced them whisky. Not wishing
to do without that necessary article
in their busines, they pledged their
snakeries to Tom for an advance.
When thev least expected it Tom en
tered up a Pennsylvania tight note
against them and closed their con
cerns. There were no preferred cred
itors in those davs, nor receivers ap
pointed, so Tom had absolute control
of their effects and wrested their
snakeries from them. They were,
however, wedded to their business,
and could not, or would not, pursue
an' other vocation, and became the
tenants of Tom, working the snake
ries on shares. To prevent these
tenants from diverting the products
from their legitimate channel and
selling to a rival monopolist whose
plantation was located some eighteen
or twenty miles below upon the Tia
daghton, was the reason that such an
unwearied vigilance was required by
In June the business was most brisk.
Then the snakes came forth of their
own accord in the greatest numbers,
and were lassoed by the snakers.
What suakes were not attracted by
tlie genial rays of the sun from their
dens were shaken from their rocky
beds by the thousand by the violent
claps of thunder which occurred in
this month. The tendency then was
toward over-production, and made
the month of June a busy season at
tlie snakeries. During this month
Rattlesnake Tom never undressed
himself, and scarcely slept an hour
"ut of the twenty-four, having his
headquarters in the saddle. More
definitely speaking, he tried to diffuse
himself over his valuable snakedom
and be at every point where businexi
was most brisk at one and the same
time, keeping his vigilant eye upon
his crafty and dishonest tenantry. In
July the work would get down n a
reasonable working basis, but during
the latter part of dog days, when thj
snakes were blind, business won! i
revive again, and sometimes keej
active until the middle of Septemb .
Rattlesnake Tom owned a lin ji
boats which plied between life: Fir;,
ping dock and Northumberhi'j.
touching at Jersey Shore, Wiliiam
port, Muncy, and intermediate point -These,
of course, were craft suiul
for the trade. When the bus'n
was brisk thev were kept busy ti-.
porting whisky into tho camp.'
those employed at the snakerie.s, a
in taking rattlesnake oil down
Williamsport or some other seaport,
and banking the proceeds. Tom'd
credit was A No. 1, and he was rated
high in business agencies, life drafts
always being honored by the liquor
dealers down the river. He would
occasionally suffer from dishonest sea
captains, who would forge his paper,
having learned in a clandestine man
ner how many snake rattles Tom
usually sent instead of greenbacks to
represent an order for a barrel of
whisky. When such a dishonesty
was discovered, the whole of Tom's
tenantry would suffer. An embargo
for the" space of twenty-four hours
was issued by Tom, and no snaker
could get a drop of whisky for that
space of time. This was indeed se
vere and capital punishment.
Tom was honest with the liquor
dealers, and settled punctually every
year when the rattlesnake season had
closed and the books were posted.
Although not skilled in the art of
reading and writing and the manner
of keeping books, no man could tell
any better than he, learned or un
learned, how many snakes it required
to make a cord or how much oil could
be extracted from them. By long
experience he was enabled to cast his
eye over a miscellaneous squirming
mass of lire or ten thousand snakes
and estimate the number with mathe
matical precision, or he could detect
any attempt on the part of his ten
antry to withhold the true Simon
pure snake oil and substitute for it
the baser oils, such as raccoon,
skunk, bear or wookchuck oil. His
goods were always straight and un
adulterated, monopolist oil prince
though he was. The building of the
Jersey Shore and Pine Creek Rail
road by Magee, Sherwood, Wallace,
and Vanderbilt destroyed Tom's
shipping and wrecked his business
just at a time when rattlesnake oil is
worth from a dollar to a dollar and
fifty cents per ounce. Alas ! such is
the fate of some of our most profitable
old-time industries ; such is the fate
of individuals, States and nations.
Rattlesnake Tom is no more. The
march of civilization and the invasion
of his territory by the locomotive, the
freight, passenger, and parlor car
wounded his native pride. Forlorn
and disheartened, he sought his be
loved mountains, and died of either
htiner, chagrin or mortification.
N. Y. Sun.
Insect Pain. Shakespeare be
trayed an ignorance of insect anatomy
when he wrote, "The poor beetle that
we tread upon, in corporeal suffer
ance feels a pang as great as when a
giant dies." Minute dissections have
proven that insects, though possessed
of nerves, have no well-defined or
gans representing the brain, the seat
of concentrated feeling, where all the
nervous connections meet. They
have, instead, a chain of ganglia or
bundles of nerve-substance, from
each of which nerves branch out to
contiguous parts : so that the sensa
tions are not all carried to one grand
focus of acute sensibility as with us,
but form in fact separate systems,
any one of which might be destroyed
without disturbing tlie sensations of
the others. Sleeping moths may be
pinned to trees without feeling pain
enough to awaken them ; and it is re
lated that a dragon-fly whose long
abdomen an entomologist had acci
dentally severed from the rest of the
body, suffered so little inconvenience
or loss of appetite that it at once
greedily devoured two small flies.
A Family Rlcasiujr.
.Simmons Liver Regulator the favor
ite home, remedy is entirely vegetable,
and is the purest and best medicine
compounded. No error to be feared in
administering, no injury from exposure
after takinc. no loss of time. It is the
best preventative medicine, and is safe
to take no matter what the sickness may
prove to be, and in onliuary disease will
e3ecl a snredy cure.
A doctor's patients must put their
tongues out and a doctor's wife must
keep her tongue in. Dr. Holmes in
Neuralgic headache leaves at once
after an application of St. Jacobs Oil
Gray's Pioneer Wood Yard
Sells and Delivers
Better Wood and Larger Cords
Thau Anybody I
Four Foot Fir WoodS2.75 to $3.25 per Cord
Cut " $&25 to Si 00 "
Four Foot Vine Maple3 25 to S3.75 " "
Cut " " -S3.75 to L60 "
AsU and Spruce Limbs acordlnj? to Qual
B mm 1
Tills powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary Linus, ami can
not be sold in competition with the multi
tude of low teit, short weight, alum or pbos
B hate powders. Sold only in can. Royai.
AKixoPowDF.it Co. 106Wall-st.. N. Y.
WHERRY & COMPANY,
Fresli and Cured Meats,?
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
. OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEL,
CIIK.VA3IU8 Street. Astoria, Og.
.11a In street, Astoria, Oregon.
BKKfiJUX A CO. PJtOPItlKTOnS
RESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN
tlon or the public to the fact that the
above Market will always be supplied with a
FULL VARIETY AND BEST QUALITY
F?JSH AND CURED fflEATb 1 !
Vhich will be sold at lowest rates, whole
side and retail .
S2T"Si!.cIal attentlou uiven to supplying
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
CORNER MAIN AND CHENAMUS STS.
MURRAY & CO.,
And Dealers in
Special Attention Clvento Filling
A FULL LIKE CARRIED
And Supples furnished at Satis
Purchases delivered In any part of tlie city.
Office and Warehouse
In Hume's New Building on Water Street.
P. O. Boc IXj. Telephone No. 57.
WYATT & THOMPSON.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND
A Full Stock of
Canned Fresh Mackerel,
Canned Fresh Codfish,
Canned Fresh Finnan Haddies,
Canned Roast Beef,
Canned Pig's Feet,
Atmore's Plum Pudding,
Atmore's Mince Meat,
A Fine Anortsent of Canned Yeget&blei, etc
J. a. D. GKAY,
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 terms. Foot of Benton street, Astoria.
f&ssESVffiX W&r-i r&fJ JFmS
GRAND PRIZE PARIS 1878.
THEY HAVE BEEN AWARDED
AT THE VARIOUS
THAN ME GOODS OF ANY OTHER
IN THE WORLD.
Qaulity can Always be Depended on !
EmeiiEfiu Warn Ise 10 Other !
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
5 1 7 and 5 1 9 Market Street, SAN FRANCISCO,
AGEKTS FOR PACIFIC COAST.
Seine TwiiieB, Rope and Netting Constantly on Hand.
THE NEW MODEL
The Telephone Saloon.
The Finest Establishme nt of
the Kind in Astoria.
Especially Utted up for the Comfort and
Convenience of those v.-ho enjoy a
The Best or Wines mid Liquors,
Tho Choicest Chjnrs.
Everything Hew and First-Class.
R. Ii. JEFFREY. Prop'r.
ColiiMa Transportation Coijany.
Through Freight on Fast Time!
THE NEW STEAMER
Which bsu been specially built for the comfort of passengers will leave
Wilson S Fisher's Dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P.M.
Returning leaves Portlan d every
Tuesday and Thursday at 6 A. H. arriving at Astoria at ! P. M.
-An additional trip will be made on Sunday of Each Wcefc, leaving Tarttad
at Uolc Safiday 3IernIK. Passangers bj this ronteeonMct at ; SaUaja
tor Sound porta. u. B.scoTr.rreaiaeat, -
;-; RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. K. HA WES Is also agent for the
Boct patent (Ming Stave
And other flrst-claai Stoves.
Furnace "Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc., a specialty
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Camalian & Go.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
USTAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Clienamus and Cass streets.
AT;)HIA - - - OREGON