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ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, XOTEMBER 17, 1883. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. THE OLD CROY.'D RETURNING. NEWS OF THE NORTHWEST. BUSINESS CARDS. Washington Claimants Flocking to the Capital to Prepare for the Coming Session. One could tell that the meeting of congress was not far oil from the way certain persons begin to make their appearance at the national capital. For ever so many years they have be sieged congress with claims of nearly every description, and for amounts ranging from a thousand dollars to a million. Some of them have been at "Washington for twenty years, if not longer. The ranks are kept good by new cases as one after another drops ont. Favorable action by congress in one case will inspire all the rest with hope and determination to stick. Not one of them doubts but what his turn 'is bound to come yet. Claims growing out of the war are the more numerous class. Ihey grow with time. A war claim is equal in value to the average of mining plants. It depends quite as much on how such a claim is worked as ou the character of the proof supporting it Some claims ripen with age; the older they are the better. A large claim stands a far better chance than a compara tively small one. A claim that is not large enough to divide up and create the promise of a good thing for sev eral parties, has a poor show unless it has an independent money backing, A claim that is large enough to divide up has a self-propelling power. It will find friends. A claim is often farmed out to a ring of lobby brokers which includes one or more able law yers familiar with all the intricacies of that sort of practice. They go at it systematically, and are content if tho'first timo they cau get the claim before a committee, even though no action is taken. That much is count ed as progress, and so it is. The nest time a report, with or without recommendation, is obtained, and nothing more comes of it for that time. Next timo it gets a set-back from an unfavorable report But that does not discourage the syndi cate, who are prepared for thai The next timo the attempt is made to have the matter referred to a select com mittee. If it succeeds it is a piece of good fortune; it is a favorite method. By this time some new proof has probably been discovered. Papers heretofore missing have been found. After a while a bill is reported, which, however, is not considered for want of time, or through persistence of some objector at the only lime when it could be got up. But no one is discouraged yet, except the poor claimant, who has spent his time and money hanging around Washington winter after winter, until he can do it no longer, and yet not knowing what else to do. And so he comes and goes year after year, and so do the contracting syndicate, who with a number of jobs on their hands, man age to make a business of it and pay expenses. But the poor claimant, the victim of hope deferred, having no such arrangement, is getting poorer every year, though the syndicate as sure him that the prospect is bright ening. And so it is in one view; for now and then a claim of this descrip tion does go througli, either by the direct and conclusive action of con gress or by being referred to the Court of Claims. After that there is another and peculiar experience. Managers of claims consider the Court of Claims a good place to be. The reasons are various and familiar to those who have gone through the mill. How inadequately the govern ment is represented in this court out siders little understand. Claims that have been pushed in the lobby by women have had excep tionally good luck. "Women are be lieved to be more persistent than men. Cases are cited of claims abandoned bv experienced Jobbymen after a faithful trial, that have been put through by female influence. There is one such case before the Court of Claims at the present moment for a large amount, which owes its success, after repeated failures, to this char acter of effort and influence. A Timely Announcement. Prof. Proctor reasons that the moon has grown old six times as fast as the earth, a comparison of the masses and radiating surfaces of the two bodies making it evident that the earth's in ternal heat was originally sufficient to last six times as long as the moon's supply. Following up his reasoning he argues that (50,000,000 of years must elapse before we will have reached the stage of life through which the moon is now passing. The above is important. "While probably no one has noticed that the moon is growing bald or gray-haired, or seen it limping through space on a pair of crutches, there is no question but that the planet is growing old. It has every reason to grow old, and it is no wonder that it has grown old six times as fast as the earth. The moon's work is all night work and that is very straining on the nervous system. But the assurance of Prof. Proctor that sixty million years will have to elapse before the earth reaches that tottering age and "stage of life through which the moon is now passing," comes like a blessed boon to the interested people of the earth. Now people can go ahead and get their farms mortgaged, and lay in just enough flour and coal to last that long, as after the earth gets as old as the moon is now, no one will care to live upon it any longer, and they will let the old thing go to the dogs. Prof. Proctor's announcement comes just in the nick of time. Peck's Sun. "Oh, yes," said the eldest Mrs. Culture at Table d'hote the other evening. "I breakfasted the other evening with Mrs. Brainweight, and we enjoyed a delicious repast excel lent coffee, superior bread, and pis catorial globes done admirablv." ArWhat?" asked her friend. "Piscat orial globes," repeated the Boston virgin. "And what under the sun we they?' "I believe," said Miss Cul ture, drawing herself up stiffly, "I be lieve uncultured people call them fish beterMotel Mail. Gov. Newell has signed the bill for the formation of the new county of Assotin. Custom Officer Blake has estab lished his headquarters at "Whptcom. W. T.. and will put a stop to the Chi nese smuggling business as far as possible. Capt. Jackson, of the steamer Wash in ton, slates that Chinamen, generally supposed to have come across the border line, can be seen going up the Sound on his boat al most every trip. The La Conner Jlail mentions that A. B. "Williamson, the first settler on the Skagit river, above the jam, died at his residence near Lyman on Tues day, the Gth inst. Mr. "Williamson was also the pioneer hop grower on the Skagit, and was one of the first hop raisers in the Puyallup valley. Business is reported lively iu Che halis, with a steady increase of popu lation. Immigrants are arriving daily and all available dwelling houses are crowded some with two or three families. New buildings are going up on all sides, and the prospects are that carpenters will be kept busy all winter to provide Unnecessary shel ter and business facilities for the im migration that is pouring in. Commenting on the division of Yakima, the Ellensbnrg, "W. T., Lo calizer says: " "The people of Yakima City are indifferent as to division of the county. At the next election that end of the county can out vote the upper country. There will be over 300 new settlers below Yakima before next spring. They rather court di vision for the reason that when the county debt is divided, they will have the twenty-five miles completed rail road to heln to nut their county out of debt; while the upper county will have to struggle for years to pay off the debt that it will have to assume. The Ra Carpet. "With the threatened eruption of the rag carpt as a kind of venerable successor to the genuine Boston made Turkish rug, there comes a wail on the part of the male portion of humanity and a protest on the part of all health loving humanity. I rise at this moment as the self- appointed representative of poor, down-trodden and long-suffering man, Alieady lady friends are looking with avaricious and covetous eyes on my spring suit, and, in fancy, con structing a stripe of navy blue, whilo some other man's spring clothes are already spotted for the "hit or miss" stripe of the time honored huinbug. It does seem to me that there is enough sorrowing toil going on for nothing already, enough of backache and delirium, without tearing the shirt off a man's back to sew into a big ball, and then weave into a rag carpet made to breed death and dis ease, with its prehistoric prespiratiou and modern drug store eyes. The rug now commonly known as the Turkish prayer rug has a sad. worn look, but it doe not come up to the rag carpet of the dear old home. Around it there clusters, per haps, a tradition of an Oriental false hood, but the rag carpet of the dear old home, and rich in association, is a heirloom that passes down from generation to generation, like the horse blanket of forgotten years, and the ragbag of the dead dead past Here is found the stripes of all wool delaine that was worn by one who is now in the golden hence, or stricken with Dakota fever, living in the squat ter s home, and there is the fragment of underclothes prematurely jerked from the back of the husband and father before the silver of a century had crept into his hair. There is no question but the dear old rag carpet, ) with poisonous greens and sickly yel- j lows and brindle browns and doubt- i ful black is a big thing. It looks! kind of modest and unpretending, and yet speaks of the dead past and smells of the antique and the'garret. It represents the long months when aching fingers first sewed the gar ments, then the first dash of gravy on the front breadth, the maddening cry, the wild effort to efface it with ben zine, the sorrowful defeat, the dusty grease spot standing like a pork goa vy plaque upon the face of the past, the glad rehnguishment of the gar ment, the attack of the rag carpet nend upon it, the hurried crash as it was torn into shreds and sewn to gether, the mad plunge of the dust powdered mass into the reeking bath of paris green or copperas, then the weavers gentle racket and at last the pale consumptive, freckled, sick ly panorama of outrageous coloring, offending the eye, the nose, the throax and the larynx, to be trodden under feet of men and to yield up its precious dose of destroying poisons from generation even unto genera tion. It is not a thing of beauty, for it looks like the colored engraving of a mortified lung. It is not economical, for the same time devoted to knock ing out the brains of frogs and col lecting their hams for the metropoli tan market would yield infinitely more, and it is not worth much as an heirloom, for within the same timo a mortgage may be placed upon the old homestead which will pass down from father to son, even to nations yet unborn, and attract more atten tion in the courts than all the rag car pets that it would require to span the broad spangled dome of heaven. I often wonder that Oscar "Wilde, the pale patron of the good, the true and the beautiful, did not rise up in his might and knock the essential warp and filling out of the rag car- per- uscar aia noc ao ngui or no would have stood up in his funny clothes and fought for reform at so much per fight "While he made fun of the Chicago water works, a grate ful public would hare buried in cut flowers if instead he had warneHt to the rag carpet and the approaching dvuie. lit U JSye. Tim Inst observations indicate that iTft urn distant from the sun 92.700.000 miles. These are the figures obtained as near as may be Irom tne observe tions of the last Yenus transits. Kin V&1 if 31 Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A marvel o purity, strength and whalesomenoss. Mora economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold In competition with the inul tituae of low test snort weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sdldmiluin can. Roy al Baking Powokk Co.. toe Wall-st. N. V. Sing of the Blood Is not a "curt all," it fs a blood-purifier and tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons thesvs tem. deranges the circulation, and thus In duces many disorders, known bv different names to distinguish them according to ef fects, but beiuu really branches or phases of IMood. Such are Dynpcjwia, WUlmisnau, IArcr Complaint, Constipation, Ncrvou Dis order. Headache. Backache. General Wcak- 7iow. Heart Dltcasc, Dropsy. Kidney Distant, Pile, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin uisuracrs, I'trnmc. uiccrx. siceutngs, Ac tc. Hins or the' Ulood prevents and cures these by attacking the cause. Impurltv of the blood. Chemists and physicians asree In calling it "the most genuine and efficient preparation for the nurwose." Sold bv Drug gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc tions, c,iu pampniei, ireaiisoon Diseases l Hi- Blood." wrapped around each bottle. D. RANSOM. SOX & Co., Props Buffalo. N. Y. Wilson & Fisher, SKIP CHANDLERS. DKAI.KIIS IN Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains, TAR, PITCH, OAKUM, WAILS AND SPIKES, Shelf Hardware, Paints and Gils STEAM PACKING, PROVISIONS. FLOUR ASD FEED. Agents for Salem Flouring Mills, and Capital- Flour. FAIRBANKS STANDARD SCALES. All sizes, at Portland Trices, in Stock. Orih'r Cliemunus nnd Hamilton Street ASTORIA.. OREGON. LOEB & OO. JOBBERS IN WMES; ' LIQUORS, AND CIGARS. AGENTS FOit THE Best San Francisco Houses and Eastern Distilleries. Tumblers Decanters, and All Kinds of Saloon Supplies. tST"All goods sold at San Francisco Prices. SLAIN STREET, Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon. WEI. EDGAR, Dealer in Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes Meerschaum and Brier Pipes, GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY Revolvers and Cartridges. Leinenweber & Co., a tniNKNWEBKB. II. BROWN ESTABLISHED 1855. ASTORIA, OREGON, TAMERS AM CUBBIES, .Manufacturers and Importers of LL KINDS OF AND FINDINGS Wholesale Driers 1b OIL AND TALLOW. esHlhe-st cah price paid for Hides and Taiiow. FOR SALE. IN LOTS TO SUIT, FROM 5 ACRES TO 40 acre tract In S. W. corner of Chas. Stevens' D. O. Title perfect. For particu lars Inquire at office of N. D. Raymond, City xxsai ; or on tne premises oi v. u. loung. Astoria, Nor: 3d, 1888. A. V Men, Wholesale and l'tto Healer iu MILL FEED. Glass and Plated Ware, TKOl'ICAl. AND lfpMKNTIC FRUITS AND VECETAtfLfcS. Together with Wines, Liquorsjcbacco. Cigars P I AN AND SHALL ilDSICAL INSTRUMENTS SPREADS AND STOOLS Slieet Music , Piano, and Organ .Instructors. CELEHRAT .D STECK & KUABE PIAHOS ! USED BY President of United States" "Governor of Oregon." Ami other prominent purson. rinnos and Organs of many leading makes, wholesale and retail. Including CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS. Largest Eouse on This Coast. Instruments of All Kinds Tuned and Repaired. GARDNER Bros., 165 First St., Portland. Oregon. ask fv- Union India Rubber Co's Pure Para Ouai CRACK PROOF RUBBER BOOTS. SKWARK OK IMITATIONS ! Ro iirA tlio Tlnntc art atntnnr.il fl? i fET "PROOF on the heels, and have the PURE UUM Sfliixas on the too' and iastc&. which prevent their cracking or hieak'.ujr. we are now umxiuc tnem witu lluniiKR AXD ASBESTOS .Soles whirh will make them last more than twice as Ions anv "Rubber boots made. FOit SALIC BY ALL DEALF.llS. ALL KINDS KITI5UF.K BELTING. PACK ING, HOSK.SI'KINGS. CLOTHING. HOOTS AND SUOK-. Etc. COODYEAR RU3BER CO. It. 11. PHASIC. Jr. Agents. ; S. M.RUNYON. i San Enmcisco. f I A. MacBeth, MERCHANT TAILOR,! No. -I. First St., - - Portland. Oregon Clothing made at reasonable prices, ami satisfaction guaranteed. NOTICE C 0 CANNERYMEN ! I "W ILL MAKE BOXES NEXT SEASON In any amount required, and guarantee to have them satisfactory m every respect. My price for sliooks will be 13 cents ; for nailed boxes 17 cents. Anyone wislilns to make a contract for cases can confer with J. C. TRUI.L1NGER. ocU-Sm Proprietor AVest Shore Mill. HOSPITAL, ASTORIA, - . OREGON THIS INSTITUTION, UNDER CARE OF the Sisters of Chanty, is now ready foi the reception of patients. Private roonis for" the nccominodatiuu oi anydesiriiiK them. Patients admitted at all houi s, day or niht. No phvMdan has excluslvo right, overv patient is free to and has the privilege of employing any physician they prefer. United StatcH marine Seamen who pay Hospital Dues, are enti tled to Free care and attendance at this Hos pital during sickness. Permits must be ob tained lor United StatcsMarines at the Cus tom House. Sisteils or Chauitv S. AllNDT & JFERCHEN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine Shop BIJVCKSMITH Boiler Shop "5 All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AXD STEAMBOAT W0EK Promptly attended to. Aspecialty made of repairing CAimERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. - U. THOMSO.V. Attorney and Counselor at Law. Room Xo. c. oTorWhiteIIou.se. ASTORIA, OREOOX. J. sat. mmso.v Attorney nt I.atr.aRtt Sot&ry rnbllc. Odd Fellow Building. Astoria, Oregon, C. V. KUI.TOX. O. C. FULTON". FULTOX BROTHERS. . ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Rooms 5 and C, Odd Fellows Building. . AKOIVIiSIY. ATTOKXEY AT LAW. Cheimmits trcet, - - ASTORIA, OREtJON rUcACIIRAX, Attorney at T-aw. Room A, "White House. J. CUHTIB, ATT'i' AT LAW. Notary luhiic. Commissioner of Deeds for California, New York and Washington Ter ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As toria. OrPKon. X.B -Claims at Washington. D. C, and collections aspecialty. V. AIiL.ES, Astoria Ascat Hamburg-Magdeburg and German-American FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES. NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEhR, COMMISSION AND IN SL'RANCE AGENT. QKL.O V. PARKER. SURVEYOR OF Clatsop CVtmty, and City of Astoria Office t-Chcnamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall Room No. 8. JVC X. C UOAT.HAW Physician and Surgeon. Rooms 9 and to, Odd Fellows Building, ASTORIA, OREGON. JpVY TUTTIiH. 31. X. PHYSICIAN A2HI) SURGEON Okkick Rooms 1,2, and S. Pythian Build inj;. Residence Over .1. E. Thomas' Drug Store. PENTIST, ASTORIA. --- - OREGON RiKunain Allen's building up stairs, comer oi ua&s ajsn suemocuue stret . JQR. J. K. LaFOK(J, DBXTIST, Room it. Odd Ft-Hows Building, Astoria, Or. G&s administered for painless extraction of teetii. MUSIC. PROP. T. F. DIEYEK. Graduate of Ileidelherg University. TIauo Teacher. GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY. ! Bills of Exchanqe on anv Part oi Europe. 1 AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING A well known and commodious steamship Ins, STATE LINE. RED STAR. WHITE STAR. HAMBURG-AMERICAN, DOMINION LINE, NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE. Prepaid tickets to or from any European lort. For full Information as to rates of fare, alllnKdays. etc, apply to OEO. P. WHEKLER. "W.TP.OBB. Notary Public. WHEELER & R0BB. GENERAL Real Estate Unsrace Apts. "We have verv desirable nroDcrtv in As toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, fine farms throughout the county. Accounts careiuiiy-aujustea anu collec tions made. We represent the IJoyal. Norwich Union and Xianca Hin re inHuranco tso'g., With a combined capital of S30,00O,OOO. Travelers lafe-and Accident Insur ance Co, of Hartford, andthejlan. hattan Ufe. InHnroace Co., of New York. "We are ascnts for the Daily and Weekly iornreM.rtcat,ana tne Oregon vtaeue. All business entrusted to our care will re cclve prompt attention 0. E. BAIN & CO. DEAL.ERS IX Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms Turning, Bracket Work. A specialty, and all work guaranteed. Oak. Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore gon and Port Orford Cedar. All kinds oi boat material on baud. C. II. BAXX A CO. Till i 1 INCREASING BUSINESS DEMANDS r TILL MY RETURN FROM SAN FRANCISCO The Following Prices Hold Good: 5 Cents Each.. Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night, Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of Nev: York, "Weeks Doings, Texas Sittings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astorlvn", 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 exact change. Back numbers always on hand. 95 fOirfG Leslie's Popular Mbnthlv, diO Young Ladies Journal, etc. . 30 GeHtS. Harper's Monthly, etc. Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to give the public a benefit of the above named reductions f 1 have also REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows: Harper's "Weekly, per year . . . Bazaar, Monthly " .... All three for ... . . ; . Leslie's "Weekly, per year Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year " Popular Monthly u Fireside Companion New York Ledger Saturday Night Family Story Paper Arm Chair : S. F. Argonant , Puck ifnd all others too numerous to mention at the same rates. Now is your time-to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler's subscription iNews Depot. ADLER All the following fine cloth uouudllcoks .j cents. A-iiiJi5 uiuwer iyiinn, ;:uni)eu, npciiPer. . and many, many more. Fine line of Novels and Gift Books, ricli'y hound, formerly Si J50 now only 75 cents. Tom Brown's School Days, Tour of the World, Tho Fur Country. Five Weeks in a Balloon, Anderson's Fairy Tales, Arabian Niehts. Young Crusoe. Tales from Shakespeare, Don Quixote. Gem. Household StoriM. Dick IJodnev. Aesoi.sF:ibles LastDavsof PomnelL Kobinson Crusoe, Rob Jto'y, The .Midshlnmnn. Dariue Dreds. Frencli Fancy Tales, The rrivateersman, Young Foi ester, l'eterthe Whaler, and hundreds more. LOW livery article of mv new, One selected stock w ill J03I PETITION. AIjLi Books. Stationery, and Xotlons in endless "Watches, Clocks and Jewelry, Jtodger Bros. Silverware, as Knives, Forks and Spoons, Castors, Cuis, Tea Sets, etc., etc.,-will be sold cheaper than any where else. PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best InstallmcntH. MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Musio and Music Instructors of the latest publications, too new Music Books Just received from the East. nnr"rS t The finest assortment of Toys. "Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages, JL J JLij I etc, etc., can only be found t Adler's well known Crystal Palace. Vn.ihled hv rrmnv vonrs of pxnprionco T will suit young and ola. - I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received. Tolite clerks will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods. ItTOIEHSEit X VIT,1j XOT I32S 1L'XI1R301I. The Crvst rysta Carl Adler, ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Bkntox Stkeet, Nkak Pakkeb Hovpr, ASTORIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LAND ani MABM ESG1ES Boiler Work, Steamboat Work and Cannery Work a spe cialty. o.sta?i3src3-js , Of all Descriptions made to Order y at Skort Xotlce. A. D. "Wass, President. J. G. Hustleb, Secretary, I. W. Case, Treasurer. johx Fox.Superintendent. ISPIfflll 3.75 not 4 00 3.7o " 4.00 3.50 4.00 10.00 " 12.00 3.75 " 4.00 3.75 " 4.00 2.85 " 3.00 2.75 " 3.00 2.75 ". 3.00 2.75 3.00 2;75 3.00 2.75 " 3.00 3.75 " 4.00 4.50 5.00 r ORT ! gilt edge. Ited Line edition, formerly Sl.no at Jlenians. Tennyson. Hood, PIOjSS. iriil be sold at prices that will IEP1T variety. A flue display of Gold and Silver makers very I,oxv for Cash, or on IJagy snccftfidod in seloctliicr n. stock nf ponds whloh Proprietor. COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Dealers In LTMBEE, HAY, GRAIN", POTATOES, AND COUiXTRY PRODUCE. Advances made on Consignments.