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VOLUME 9.
THE INDEPENDENT
Ia Published every Thursday.
*f. i. BEESON - •' • EDITOR.
Term* of Subscription:
Per annum, when paid in advance 9 3 00
If not paid before the expiration of six
months J £f
Six months, when paid in advance 1 36
Advertising Rate* made known on appli
cation at this otlice.
G. H. STEWARD,
Attomey-at-Law,
Office—Delay's building, sth Streets,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
RANDOLPH SMITH, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
OBce snd residence cor $th and B Streets
East.
GOS3 & DOWNING,
Contractors and Builders,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
Plant, Specifications nnd Estimates furnished
on short notice.
E. T. McKINNEY,
PHYSICIAN 4SUKEOK,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
jyOfflce at P. Q. Hcalcy's drug store.
VANCOUVER DRUG STORE.
DAVID WALL - - Proprietor.
DRUGS and MEDIC INKS,
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES.
HAIR BRUSHES,
PERFUMERY, Toilet Articles, d-c.
A full assortment of
STATION BR V
Kenl constantly on hand.
American Legion of Honor.
Vancouver Council No. —, A. L. of 11. meets
at I. O. O. F. hall, Vancouver, on the llrst and
third Thursday evenings of each month. Vis
itors from sister Councils cordially invited.
S. P. MAUSIi, Com.
H. C. Dannaia Sec. 21sep
i . 11 ARM R X, E.BLIItOIK.
HARMER & BLUROCK.
Washington Market
Mv in Street, Vancouver.
Fresh Meats. Salt Meats, Hams,
Bacon. Fish A Vegetables
Constantly on hand for sale. Prompt atten
tion paid'to all orders. Market prices paid
in cash for cattle, sheep, hogs and calves.
Meats delivered ln any part of the city free
ol charge.
TdVifIWSII KILL & UAKUr Co.
A. EVAXS, Resident,
Manufacturers of aud dealers In all kinds of
DOORS,
BLINDS,
Frames, Moulding*. Brackets-,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
AT
Lowest Rates.
{afTOrder* from the country will receive
prompt and careful attention.
Vancouver, July IU, 1883
HERE SHALL THE PRESS THE PEOPLE'S RIGHTS MAINTAIN, UNAWFD BY INFLUENCE AND UNBRIBED BY GAIN.
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON TERRITORY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. 1883.
CARLOS W.SHANE,
Notary Public
VANCOUVER, - - W. T.
City Drug Store.
P. Q HEALEY, - - Proprietor.
(One door north Hazard & Co.'s brick store.)
Dealer in
Drugs and Medicines
Fancy Goods,
School Rooks & Stationery,
Oils, Paints and Brushes.
Physician* and family prescriptions made a
specialty.
City Boot & Shoe Store
Has now received ■ fall snr ply foi tbe sum
mer trade, n! a!l Kinds of
BOOTS & SHOES,
The largest stock in Clarke enunty.inciuding
Sandals and other novelties for
Ladies' and Misses wear.
.LSS THIS r?.IJS FST, cjiss :
Hepairing aud Custom Work promptly at
tended to.
Sewing Machines for Dale
All patterns of the Singer and the Queen.
ST. LUKE'S PARISH SCHOOL,
Vancouver, If. T.
Rot. A. S. Nicholson, Kector.
Miss A.. Loomis, Principal aud Teacher
of English and French.
Mrs. M. E. Nicholson, Teacher of Music.
There will he three grade* taught in this
school, aud the prices made to correspond
more nearly with those in similar schools.
Pupils will tie charged from their cntrsnce to
the close of the term. No deduction made
for absence of less Ulan two weeks. The us
ual discount allowed when two or more pu
pils attend from the same family. All bills
payable in the middle uf the term.
TERMS:
Per Session of 10 Weeks:
Primsry Department *6 0t:
Preparatory " 700
Higher " 8 00
Music, Instrumental and vocal culture. 14 00
I'se of pisno, one hour per day 2 00
Application may be made at the Rectory, or
at Ihe school.
Vancouver, Aug. 21, lt**3.
Empire Market.
JOS. BURKE, Propr.
Fresh Beef, Pork, Corned Beef,
Mutton, Salt Pork, Hams and
Bacon. Sausage Meat,
Dried Beef, Tongues,
Ac, At.
Vegetables aud Fresh Fish.
And all other articles in the market line will
be supplied when ordered.
AT THE
R. WOLF
Ureat Loss of litre and Property •■
tbe Island of lava.
New Yokk, Aug. 29.—Details hava
been received by special from London
of tha volcanic eruption resulting in
tidal waves, in tbe island of Java,
which began last Saturday night and
atill continues. The scene was fright
ful, and loss of life and property great.
Some 2000 Chinese, living on low
grounds near Ertran, Batavia harbor,
were drowned by the rising of tha
waves; and out of 3500 Europeans ami
Americans living in that city, 800 are
said to be lost. At Anjer a shower of
rocks, mud and lava, followed by a
tidal wave, destroyed 2000 people.
Bantam is entirely covered with water
and from 1000 to 1200 persons are dead.
The island of Serang is submerged,
and all its inhabitants —not stated how
many—hava perished. Several other
I places are said to have shared a like
fate. Nearly one-half of the forty vol
canoes on the island are in a state of
eruption, or threatened. It is feared
thai no section of the island can es
cape. There has been great loss of life
and damage to property. The mount
ain* in which there has been no erup
tion since the laat century are now in
active movement. $
A dispatch from Batavia says the
condition of the Straits of Bunda is
dangerous to navigation. New islands
have arisen therein and the ceast line
is altered. The government is prepar
ing to obtain new soundings of the
straits. Sixteen volcanoes nave ap
peared between the site where the is
land Krater formerly stood. Bibisic
Island, and a portion of Bantam, is an
ashy desert. Cattle are starving and
people are in despair. At Soeuzepag
the volcano split in five portions.
Seven hundred and four bodies, vic
tims of the disaster, have been buried
in the district of Kanard, aud three
hundred in tha coast village of Kra
mot.
A tidal wave has completely de
stroyed Angler. Many persons have
beeit killed. The loss of life is among
both Kuropeane and natives at North
Bantam.
letter advices from Bataviaare more
hopeful. The eruptions are becoming
less frequent. One of the queer inci
dents was the sudden rise Tuesday of
fourteen new volcanic mountains in
the straits of Sunda, forming a com
plete chain vi an almost, straight line
between PoTtit St. Nicholas, on the
Japanese side, and Hoga point on the
coast of Sumatra, almost ou the top of
what had been the Merak and Middle
Islands, which went into the sea Mon
day.
The captain of a steamer which was
in the straits of Sunda during the re
cent volcanic eruption, re|K>rts that
ashes fell ou the deck of his ship to
the depth of eighteen inches. He
passed masses of floating pumice stone
seven feet deep. He estimated that
10,000 lives were lost at Tiirlngin. The
total number of killed by eruptions
aud tidal waves is 30,000.
The Oregonian was first to make the
aaouncement that anew United States
signal station will be opened at Fort
Canby, witb the office at or near the
light house. It is to be a first-class sta
tion, and a cautionary signal station
(or the display of danger signals, and
will give notice of atorms coming up
or down the coast. The day signal
will be a red flag with black square
and a red light at night. The flag and
storm lantern will be hoisted to the
top of a start'so it can be seen for some
distance at sea. In addition to this
tha station will be equipped with a
code of international signals and flags,
aud will bo able to communicate with
ships of all nationalities by moans of
tho codo, and can send and receive
messages from ships outside of the bar.
Notice of tho approach of all vessels
can be tent to Portland before they
reach tho bar, or If necessary for them
to remain outside they can be commu
nicated with by moans of tbe codo. It
will bo tho first of tho kind on this
coast, and should bo of great benefit to
shipping. Tho signal station at Ta
toosh Island will also bo a first-class
station, and as both those stations are
la telegraphic communications with
Portland, our merchants will bo ena
bled to keep thoroughly posted in re
gard to the movements of shipping oa
ear coast.
It Is said that a drowning man will
catch at a straw—but if your system
is all out of order and you feel like
going down to the river to drown
yourself, for Heaven's sake, don't do
it. but procure a box of Swayne's
Pills, take them according to direc
tions, and they will soon make a new
man of you, and you will want to live
to run a hotel after everybody else Is
dead. Price* ©to. Fiv* betas for »!.
PAC'iriC COAST.
The insane asylum at Stsilacoom has 160
patients, new buildings are needed.
Captain John Dixen, a pioneer ef 1846,
died st Malheur City oa the 20th ult.
An appropriation ef $16,500 fer improve
ment* at Fort Walla Walla has been made.
Continuous railway postal service ha* been
established between St. Paul and Portland,
a distance of 1920 miles.
Charles Anderson, who haa been convicted
ef larceny st Astoria, draw • ssvsn year
ticket to ths penitentiary.
Rev, Dr. Nssbitt has returned from Cali
fornia aad will st one* resume charge of tho
pastorate of the Baptist church of Salem,
William B. Russell has eacsped from tbe
Seatco penitentiary, where he was uadar a
fourteen year*' sentence fer murder st Day
tan.
Ths steamar St. Paal on her last trip from
Alaska brought dewa 68,000 sealskins, val
ued at $1,800,000, th* duty en which was
$340,000.
Tha Walla Walla has completed her
dredging contract, ths result being a chan
nel at St. Helens bar 151 feet wide by 22
feet de*p at low tide.
Mr. F. X. Matthews, of Batteville, Or.,
has the finest lot of wheat in the state.
From a 30 sere field he threshed, it aver
aged 51J but held to the acre.
In the matter of business failures Astoria
famishes creditable comparison with ether
communities, but on* failure having occur
red there sine* January 1, 1883.
Thursday sight, Aug. 30, the Astoria box
and lumber company's saw mill at Upper
Astoria was burned down. Besides tb*
building sad machinery s large let of boxes
and lumbar was destroyed. Los* f12,000.
Judge Boise will bold a special term of
court at Lafayette on the 24th of September
lor the pupnse on trying G. W. Smith,
charged with the murder of Mr*. Mary
Petch.
The Damcß of divisions on the Northern
Pacitic were changed ou Sept. let. From
Wallula Junction toHerrnn siding ia known
as the Idaho division, and from Herron to,
Helena the itocky mountain division.'
General Sherman )• one of the most
Copolar men in Washington, judging
y the demand for him at social enter
tainments. He rarely, if ever dines
at home. As he goes out so regularly
he sometimes forgets where be is to go.
One night recently he came out ou
his door-step in a great hurry. He
was in dinner dress, but hesitated af
ter he came out of the door. Mrs.
Sherman, who was in the hall, asked
what was the matter. "By Ueorge,"
said the general, "I was to go to din
ner somewhere to-night, aud to save
my blanked blessed life, I have forgot
where. Mrs. Sherman came to the
donrand pointing to old General Van
Vliet, who was going quietly up the
street, said: "There goes Oeu. Van
Vliet. He is generally at dinners
where you are invited. You follow
him, and go in where he goes." "By
(ieorge, what a splendid idea. I can't
miss it following that lead. Van Vliet
can be trusted to And the dinner
places.'' Away sailed Tecumseh, aad
as he did not return, it was safe to
conclude he found tbe right place.
Colfax Videttc: An emigrant trav
sling from Missoula on the old Mullen
road, over the (\tutr d'Alene mount
ains, on horseback, wss attacked by
an Indian recently, who demanded his
horse and equipments, or his life.
The traveler, of course, quietly dis
mounted and gave up his property,
and the Indian rode off triumphant.
But as soon aa the Indian had got out
of sight the emigrant turned bank in
the direction of what is known as
"Crow's Nest," and there procured a
Winchester rifle. He set forth im
mediately »v the trail of the robber,
and came in aight of him about sis
mi lee from where tbe robbery took
place. He demanded his home and
property, but the Indian put spurs to
the animal, and then commences] a
race for life. The emigrant waa a
good shot, however, and before the
Indian had hardly got under bead
way, two bullets were lodged In his
body, and be lay In the dust aa dead
as a mackerel. The Indian wasa ren
egade from the Yakima reservation,
and was fish ins; and hunting with tbe
Cosur d' A lone Indiana.
Counterfeit "buaserd" dollars are la
circulation. The counterfeit*** erf ne
tbet if th* government can make n*
con In worth of silver paae for 100 oenta
th* speculation in good enough for
them to take rink* upon. Tbe coun
terfoil coin Is intrinsically lust aa val
uable as tbe government's flat dollar.
In view of the fact that the govern
ment's laaue is already far beyond the
demands of business, and is a drag in
circulation, the further fact that a di
vision of the profit by the counter
feiters will only increase the amount
piled up in the Treasury vaults, may
Induce Conureos to stop the coinage
and Issue, and heroaiter coin only hou-
NUMBER 4
Absolutely Pure.
This powder ncve&arics. A marvel of pu
rity, strenirth and "wholesomenese. Mors
economical thau the ordinary kinds, and can
not be sold in competition with the multi
tude of low test, short weight, alum or pbos
phata powdets Sold only in cans.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO.,
100 Wall Street, New York
Exchange Hotel,
VANCOUVER, W. T.
riaoat and Bnl located Hotol la
(he City.
Two large sample rooms for Commercial
Travelers. Accommodations first-class.
Tabic supplied witli the best the market
aflords. Cn°ABOBS M<>i >i kate. Give us a call,
tree t'ossrk to and from all Woo la.
mmm at yahata.
Pros>rletoro.
ALTA HOUSE.
(Corner First snd B Streets,)
VANCOUVER, - - W. T.
Newly fitted up and renovated.
Only rirat-clou House ta Vssesster
Superior sceommodalions fer Ladies and
Families.
Special attention paid to the comfort of
diesis.
On Sundays and holidays breakfast will bs
served from 7 to 10, lunch at li, dinner at.4
o'clock.
WILLI* * SLOAI. Prepr's.
WM. WOUiENWEBER,
(•rsrrHlk sail B SlrnU,, TsarasTer,
Blacksmith and Machinist,
Are prepared to do all kinds of work in thai
line.
REPAIRING
Of Machinery, Waeous and Farming Tools
is msde a specialty, having the best
of facilities for such work.
Edged Tools Made to Order.
Horse shoeing carrfulle attended to.
Boot & Shoe Shop.
jas. Mccormick
Has returned to Vaucouvcr, snd 'opened •
ahop in the Stege-t building, wbsre be is pro.
pared to do
CUSTOM WOXUE
Of all kinds, new work and repairiur Soling
aud In «1 inaf with one ton piece, VI., moro
tban one piece, $l A') Ail prices eawsJlr
moderate.
Vancouver, May 32, IKBS.
SPRINU HAS COME.
G. W. DURGIN
Haa received a large stock of
2TXTSr GOODS.
Consisting of
Choic- GROCERIES, CROCKERY
And * larro selection of
FRESH UAKDEN SUM",!
All of obirb will bo Mid ot tbt lowest 11 ring
rotes.
ttlve me a mil. Free delivery to ear pert
of tbe city.
Main St. betweed 4th and Mb.
Vancouver, March 7th, I*SB.
TEX PAHS XOTXX.
WASHOrUAU W. T.
Fritz Brtun. Proprietor.
The beat of bed* and iffxxl table ftrsiea od
for ffueeta.
Wlmh, Uq—r* & Cigar*
And occomm *Ut;>>oa tbt •••^erkjter

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