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- i '&- OI L jJi, m mm- VOL. XX, JTO. 37. ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1883. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. NEWS OF THE SOUTHWEST. HOTELS AND RESTAU RAKTc. BUSDraSS CARDS. NORTHERN PACIFIC FORESTS. A correspondent "writing from Seat tle says on f lie comparative inex haustibility of the forest timber in the region from the Columbia to the Frazer river that "it consists of trees which will yield 25,000 feet of lumber to the acre." And he rates the area of this forest at ''equal in extent to the state of Iowa," or 35,288,000 acres. But in estimating the amount of lumber for the whole of it, he puts the figures at less than- one-fifth of 25,000 feet per acre. And yet this moderate calculation gives the enor mous aggregate or lG0,000,000,000fect of lumber. And he states that in the J5 years during which sawmills have been at work reducing these forests to lumber, the whole quantity cut does not exceed 2,500,000,000 feet By the word "feet" as applied to lumber, we mean board measure, or lumber one inch thick and of so many square feet. The trees range iu hight from 120 to 250 feel, stand so thick lis to exclude the rays of the sun from the ground, and many, perhaps the ma jority of them, would cut over 1000 feet of board measure each, "without taking into account the parts above the first considerable limb. Mo re over, these majestic woods extend over a much large area than is cov ered by the slate of Iowa. Begin ning as far south as Mendocino coun ty, California, they run for certainly not less than 1000 miles northward, extending inland from the sea coast, from 80 to 120 miles, with only here and there at long intervals the brenlis which are interspersed by a few small open glades called valleys. The total amount of lumber contained in this grand forest region of 80,000 or 100, 000 square miles is ten times as much as 160,000,000,000 feet, We may say that the lumber resonrccs of the North Pacific are inexhaustible, if that word applies to any substance upon the earth. The average yearly exit of lumber in Oregon and Wash ington for the last 35 years has been in round numbers 72,000,000 feet. Let us assume that for the next 30 years it will be three times as much, or 216. 000,000 feet a year. At that rate of forest destruction it would take 740 years to exhaust the timber now grow ing from the Columbia to the Frazer and from the sea backwards to the eastern slopes of the Cascade mount ains. At an average lumber consump tion of 500,000,000 feet a year, there is forest sufficient to last 320 years, suid in that time the timber first cut would be reproduced. How much soever the regions from Montana and Utah eastward may be threatened with a dearth of lumber from the de vastation of the pine forests of Mich igan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota to supply the demands of the timberless prairie states, there need bo no fear that this coast will ever want for lum ber within the next four centuries. The Beauties of Polygamy. A Mormon missionary on his way East last spring, in broken English was explaining to the passengers in the car the beauties of religion and especially the charms of polygamy. At hist, addressing a prominent gen tleman of this place ho asked: "Are you a married man'1' The gentleman responded in the affirmative, where upon the saint continued as follows: "If you are married you know some things and can understand one beauty of polygamy, You know most mar ried people have little misunderstand ings, tilts, as they are called. If one wife 'puts on,' all you have to do is to go to the house of an other wife, that soon brings the ob streperous wife to her senses, and I tell you it causes them all to use us mighty well." "Yon damnable scoun drel," said the gentlemen, "you would tear out a woman's heart and hang it on the wall to minister to your own pleasure, and another and another as your pleasure was satiated; and you have been selected to preach the gos pel abroad?" It was even so, and from that circumstance alone we can estimate now mucn oi devotion is blended with the marrying of plural wives, llie ruling thoughts are sun ply selfishness and brutal lust, and under the system there can result only women deformed in mind and with hearts either turned to gall or stone, and men in whose souls the nobler instincts have been blunted forever. For the Government of the United States to draw the mantle of protection around this practice and to shield it through a sensitive dread of mterf enng with anything which is called a part of a religion is an in justice to the country at large, a cru elty to the Mormon people them selves. To this country it is what it would be to a seaport to permit pas sengers bringing a dreadful epidemic sicKness to land wunout quarantine. nail Jjace Tribune. Portland's total tax is $247,790.78. The Dalles Jrountaineer saw two persons in town from the country last Monday, who had brought in loads of grain and could find no purchasers. From May to November 1, 5,195,100 pounds of bullion have been shipped from the Wood River country. Dur ing the same period -1.5S1,900 pounds of ore were shipped: The Seattle I'ost-InleUigencer thinks that next year will find at least 6,000 men at work on the Cascade branch of the Northern Pacific rail road in King and Yakima counties. A man named Harrison will be tried in Umatilla county at the next term of court for selling fire to the prairie grass. This is the first case of that nature ever in the courts of Eastern Oregon. Miles City, M. T., boasts of a phe nomenal carpenter. An exchange says: "Last week a carjentcr bnilt in one day a frame residence 21x30 feet in dimensions and moved into it in time for supper." The latest reports from Bishop Paddock indicate that he is meeting with entire success in raising the $25,000 required for the boys' insti tute in Tacoma. He thinks that be fore spring he will call upon Mr. Wright for the $50,000 endowment At Walla Walla preparat ions have been made to winter 1000 head of cattle. For this purpose there is now on hand the product of 350 acres of corn, 600 tons of hay, and all the bar ley straw in the country, with many tons of bran, with which to feed them. Watpr For Cows while in full milk require a very large amount of water. Prof. HorsfulljOf England, found that cows, when giving only twenty pounds of milk ier day, drank forty iounds of water more than fattening cattle of the same weight M. Dancel re ported to the French academy of sciences that by inducing cows to drink more water, the quantity of milk yielded by them can bo increas ed in proportion up to many quarts per day without perceptibly injuring its quality. AVhether or not these experiments mav bo considered con clusive, M. Dancel found by a long series of observations that the quan tity of water habitually drank by each cow during twenty-four hours was a criterion to judge of the quantity of milk that she would yield per day. He infers that a cow which does not usually drink as much as twenty-seven quarts of wa- er daily must be a poor milker giv ing only six or seven quarts per day, On the other hand, all the cows which consumed as much as fifty quarts of water daily were excellent jnilkers, giving from eighteen to twenty-three quarts of milk por dav. E. W. Stewart says it is certain that abundance of pure water is an abso lute neccessity for much cows. Purity of water affects the health of tie cow and the healthfulness of her milk. The impurities of stagnant water in the form of organic germs pass m a dormant stage into the cir culation of the blood, and thence into the secretions of milk. So powerful are these taints that it is not infrequently, at cheese factories, that the milk of one cow spoils large vat of milk, No water is fit for milch cow that is not tit :uso for human beings to drink. Arthur a Candidate. The Chicago Tribune's Washington special of the 9th inst, says: A mem ber of the administration said to-day: ueneral Artliur is a canditate for the presidential nomination. I know it, and do not Know tnat mere is any necessity for keeping quiet about it any longer, and I think that before long the party will have no doubt that he is a candidate- The result of the election in New York has per haps made it proper that his candi dacy should bo avowed. I think we can carry New York, and that from paesent appearances lie will convince the party that he is the proper man to do it" This statement, coming from a person as to whose knowledge upon the subject there can scarcely be a doubt is perhaps the most post tive declaration by anv one near the president that Arthur is a presiden tift! candidate. It is very certain that he had determined to be a candidate four months ago. It is quite certain that he is a candidate now. It is very possible that within the next few weeks events will happen which, will make it apparent that Arthur is to be come what politicians perhaps would call an aggressive candidate. A bounty of $50 is given for bear scalps by the stock raisers iu Sprague jiver .valley. Nature's Freaks on the 1'iqipi 3Iolnlla. gr a a oval vt wis 1 llJilf illP K? him Absolutely P ure. Tills powder never varies. A marvel o jmritv, strength and wlrjlesomencs. Mom economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot he wild In comnctitlon with the nml tltnde oi low test snort weight, alum or phosphate powders. Solilnnltiin cans. Rov Af. Kakixo Fowokk Co.. 10G Wallet. N. Y. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Provision MILL FEED. Glass and Plated Ware, TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Together with Winss, LlquorsJobaccoXigars PARKER HOUSE. IMS. I A It K KR. ASTORIA. I'lOp OR Stiff K K. F. PARKE'.:. - Mamujerand Agent. AI. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk. Phil. BOWERS. - - Nisi Clerk. .In. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room. Pirst Class in all Respects. FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE. IT IS -A FACT THAT JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE ox Concomly Street is the Best in Town. THAT IU-. hasAbuij s cm IIhikI FRKSH Shoal "Water Bsiy aiiG I!.st rn OyNtcrs. THAT "JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER. THAT He lia been I'ronrletor of the "Aurora Hotel" Iu Knapptoit seven 3 ear. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. A New Departure. At Frank Fahre's, is dally set a TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7 :30 P M At which A FINE FRENCH DINNER, With Half a Bottle Wine Will bo furnished, fur 50 ccntn. Beanl by the month. - SiS3 to S30 A few miles from JackBaty's ranch on the Upper Afolalla is a stump four feet high, from the top of which llows a stream of clear spring water. This is in fact a fountain made by nature, j '.Lne water may nave dug a Hole through the center of the stump. ; which extends into the earth, a fish pole being pushed into it to the dis tance of twelve feet. There is a creek there also, in the running water of which tall trees are growing. How could the seed germinate in an ever running mountain stream? Here and there, in the neighborhood, are holes in the rocky strata of the mountain formation which run perpendicularly into the bowels of the earth the Lord knows how far. Into one of them on Mr. Daugherty's land a man was let down by a rope, but after descending a distaucc the hole became so narrow that he could not proceed, In an other hole in the wood stones of 500 pounds weight have been rolled, but they were not heard to strike any where. The holes would bo verv pretty if stuffed with Chinamen. These freaks of Dame Nature were doubtless formed when she was rather friskier than at present Oregon City Courier. A Chinaman with a carpet sack filled Avilh dynamite cartridges was arrested in Victoria, as ho landed from a Seattle steamer, and charged with being an emissary of O'-Donavan Eossa. "My Grand," exclaimed the mayor of Victoria, "what will the bluddy Hamericans do next?' Two bridges on the Oregon Short Line railroad across Snake river at St. Paul, near Boise, and just below the mouth of tho Fayette creek, will be completed by December 1st This will leave only forty miles of track laying to bring the trains through to the mouth of Burnt river. Wilson & Fisher, SHIP CHANDLERS. DKALKIIS IN Iron.. Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains, TAR, PITCH, OAKUM, NAILS AND SPIKES; Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils STEAM PACKING, PROVISIONS, ixouk a:vi ami. feki. Agents for Salem Flouriug Mills, and Capital Flour. FAIRBANKS STANDARD SCALES: All ilzes. at rortland Trices, in Stock. Corner Chcnamus,and Hamilton Streets ASTORIA, OREGON. LOBB & CO. JODBKllS IN WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS. AGENTS FOR THE Best San Francisco Houses and Eastern Distilleries. Tumblers Decanters, and All Kinds ofSaloon Supplies. IS-All goods sold at San Francisco Frices. MAIN STREET, Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon. A Nashville man received a piece of "vveudincr cake recently and foolishly ate it. It nearly killed him and the doctors pumped him out and braced him up and walked liim around, and at last saved his life, If von don't want to freeze when it's cold: suffer from exceasivo per EDiration ivheu lt'a warm use Brown's Iron Bitters. Hale's Honey of Hokehouni and Tai: charms away a cougn, cold, or m fluenza without any bad effect Pike's Tootiiacite ueops cure in one minute Shiloii's Cuke will immediately relieve Croup, whooping cough and Bronchitis. Sold by W.E. Dement Mfc w STOMACH & There has never been an instance in which this storline inricor&nt and nnti-febril medi cine has failed to ward off the complaint. when taken duly as a protection against malaria, liundreds or physicians nave anon uoned all tno omental Epecibcj. ana now pre scribe thii harmlesi rozetablo tonic for chills and fever, a well as dyspepsia and nervous affections. Hostetter's Bitters is the specific you need. For sale by all Uragdsts and Doalers generally. Hnve Wistar's balsam of wild cherry always at hand. It cures coughs, colds )i.nnAltif!o n)inATlnrr Annrrli rrrliw In. uiuiivuii-ia, 11 iivuiius wuii. .awuj, u- fluenza, consumption, and all throat and mug complaints. 50 cents and$$l a bot tle. Tjodffine can be nroenred bv the dav. week or month. Jly establishment Is fltttid newly throughout, and everything main talneu in the best style. A Good Cup of Coffee AND OYSTERS. MJtS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS . ter stand and Coffee House on Jtaln street next to the Oregon Bakery. "Every attention iiald to patrons. COSMOPOLITAN Chop House and Restkirant. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. 3IealH 25 cents ami upwards. nour.Ai:i, MAIS STunirr. Proprietor. - ASTOEI.l. THE BEST Boarding and Lodging House. niias. "Wallniau lias owned a boardinxand lodiuK house south oi OT.rieii's linul, near the Ras works. The table Is supplied with the best the market affords : stood food and clean beds will be furnished at the regular prices. (Jive me a call and sattsiy yourselves, CHAS. WALL! AX. K. THOMSON, Attorney and Counselor'at Law. llooni No. c, over White House, A3TOHIA, OREGON, J. .VAT. nUDSO.V, Attorney at Law, aud .Notary Public. Odd Fellows Building. Astoria, Oregon, c. v. rvuros. c. c. FCLTOJ?. FULTOX BUOTHEBS, ATTORXEYS AT LAW. P.oiimsSaud C.Odd Fellows Building; J fc.A. ItOWLDY. ATTORNEY AT I.AW. Chenamiis treet. - - ASTORIA, OREGON C. K.rHeACHUAX, At to rn ey ut Law. Room 4. White House. Q J. CL'KTZS, ATT'V AT LAW. Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for Camorula, New York and Washington Ter ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As toria. Oregon. N. B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and collections aspecialty. AHtoria Ageat Hamburg-Magdeburg and German-American FIRE INSURANCE C03IPANIES. E. C. HOIiIKX. NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEER, CO?.I3HSSI0N AND IN SURANCE AGENT. Q.KI.O F. PAICIKB. SURVEYOR OF Clntnop County, and City of Astoria Ofilce :-Cheuamus street, Y. 31. C. A. hall iaom.No.8. JR. X. C. XIOAT3IAX. Physician and Surgeon. Rooms 0 and 10, Odd Fellows Building, ASTORIA, OREGON. JAY TUTTIiE. 51. . PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Ofkick Itooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build Ing. RKsiDnxcE Over J. E. Thomas' Drug Store. F. P. HICSK, J1J2NTIST, ASTORIA. OREGON Rooms In Allen's building up state, corner oiuassanuhqemocquestrec . jK. J. K. LcPOi:V, IKXTIST, Room li.Odd Fvllows Building, Astoria, Or. (las administered for painless extraction otteelii. MUSIC. lROF. T. F. MEYER. Graduate of Heidelberg University. 1'inno Teacher. Astoria Sestanrant EDWARD YOUNG Announces to the public that he has located in the rooms formerly occupied by the City Rook Store, where he will keep a Restaurant and Chop House Furnishing meals to order at all hours. His natrons will And the tables supplied with ten or twelve of the best newspapers. His reputation as former proprietor of the New Eugland Restaurant is a sumclent recommendation lor iils new nouse. California Exchange The best of California and Foreign Wines and Liquors Kept Constantly on Hand Iomeatin and Foreign Cigar of the best it rands. NATIONAL BREWERY BEER. On Concomly between Benton and lifa- yettc streets. ;. AltNDT & FERCHEN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine Shop BLACKSMITH AND Boiler Shop All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AND STEAMBOAT WORK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. "Hacknietacfc." a lasting and fra- erant perfume. Price 35 ana 50 cents, Sold by VT. E. Dement. GENERAL STEAMSHIP ACENCY. bills ot bxcnanqe on any Part oi Europe. T AM A (5 KNT FOR TIE FOLLOWING JL welS In ps. known aud commodious steamship STATE LINE, RED STAR, WHITE STAR. HAMBURG-AMERICAN, DOMINION LINE, NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE. Prepaid tickets to or from any European nort. For full Information as to rates of fare, sailing days, etc, apply to I. TV. CASK. GEO. P. WlfEELKR. Notary Public BOBB. WHEELER & ROBB. GENERAL Eeal Estate I Insirance Agents. AVe have verv desirable DroDertr in As iria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, lino farms throughout the county. Accounts carefully adjusted and collec tions made. we represent the Ko3aI, Xorwlcli Union and Jjnca. Hire iiiHuraace je'., "With a combined capital of 830,000,000, TUE Traveler tifo and Accident Insur ance Co. of Hartford, andtnejian hnttnu litre InNRrance Co., of New York. We are acents for the Dallu and Weeklu rAortiuwt Ar, ana tne vrtgon viaciu. All business entrusted to our care will re ceive piompt attention. C. H. BAIN & CO. DEALERS IX Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms Turning, Bracket Work. SHop Wor3s. Aspecialty, and all work guaranteed. Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore Kon and Fort Orford Cedar. Airklnds oi boat material on hand. C. H. BA1H A CO. I Lead but Never Follow ! ARL ADLER Palace! Grysta REVOLUTION!! Is herewith declared. From and after the 1st of November all News papers and Periodicals will be sold at the following prices: 5 Cents Each. 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 Astobiak, etc., etc. 8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $1.00. 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 papers to make exaot change. Back numbers always on hand. O 5 iPoTl 4"C Leslie's Popular Monthly, AO Young Ladies Journal, etc. 30 CeiltS. 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A fine display of Gold and Silver Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Kodger Bros. Silverware, as KnlTes. Forks aud Spoons, Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc., etc., will De sold cheaper than anywhere else. PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best makers very Iiow fer Cask, or en Easy Installments. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ot every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors of the latest publications. 100 new Music Books just received from the East. nP"fc"VQ ! The finest assortment of Toys, Wagons, Velocipedes, Baby Carriages, XvXO i etc, etc, can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace. Enabled by many years of experience I succeeded In selecting a stock of goods whidi will suit young and ola. I moan to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dlmorecelYed. Polite clerks will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods. HEJIEXBEXl X YVTJiLi SOT BE UNDERSOLD. The Crystal Palace. Carl Adler, Proprietor. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Bwcrox Street, Neab Pakkkk Housk, ASTORIA, "OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LMDanilLMMEMIHES BoilerWork, Steamboat Work and Cannery Work a spe cialty. Of all DescriptleHB aaade te Order at Short Netlce. A. D.Wass, President. J. G. Hustler, Secretary, I. W. Cass, Treasurer. johx Fox.Sup&rlnteEdent, STOHE & DAVIDSON COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Dealers In LITMBEE, HAY, GBAHf, POTATOES, AND COUNTRY PRODUCE. Advances made on Consignments.