VOL. XX, NO. 51.
ASTORIA. OREirO.V SATURDAY, DECEMBER I, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
The rogular meeting of (lie board
of county commissioners of AVhhkia-
kum county, AV. T., was held at Cath
lawet on Monday and Tuesday, the
5th and GUi or November, A. D., 1SSS.
AIoxday, November 5th, 1SS3.
Board met pursuant to law. Pres
ent: Jesse Baker, James Wright and
Thomas Irving, commissioners: S. F.
Albort. slierifi. The auditor being
absont B. S. Shepherd was duly ap
pointed clerk pro tern of the board of
Petition of fifteen citizens of Deep
river asking to have a eouuty road
established as follows, to wit: Begin
ing near the southeast corner of J.
Kendall's homestead in Sec 4. Tp. 10
X, R 8 "V, thence running easterly
near the house of J. L. Lewis, thence
southerly to E. Johnson's house,
wlicre said road is to cross the creel:
to the hill side cast of the lxmse of
Mrs. E. Slippen, thence along the
. said hill side through the farms of J.
E. Rull,H. Pirilla and A. Pirilla to the
opposite side of a A. Pirilla's board
shed where the said road is to croas
the creek, thence to the landing
known as Law's lauding on the
most practicable ground where the
road should terminate. The above
petition was duly considered, and
whereas J. 33. Bull and Andrew Pi
rilla having given good and suflicieut
bond for the payment of cost?
in connection with said road in the
event that said road does nor meet
with the approval of the board of
county commissioners. t is hereby
ordered that S. P. llofl", surveyor.
John Nolson and Lewis Olson be ap
pointed viewers to meet ,il the house
of Andrew Pirilla on the 27th day of
The following report was received
from Thomas "Kent, Charles Page and
Henry Miller, viewers, appointed by
the board at the August, 1SSJ, term to
'view and locate a private road from
the south boundary of the land of J.
J. Foster, and to connect with the
The following view was given by
said viewers, to-wit: Commencing at
the county road, seven rods east from
this south boundary lino of "Win.
Spence's clatm where it crosses the
comity road; thence through said
claim in a northwesterly direction to
a hemlock tree eight inches in diam
eter, blazed, and marked with a jen
eil. The viewers found the route
practicable and recommended that
two gates be placed, one on each side
of Wm. Spence's claim, ami have as
sessed the damages at 10, and rec
ommend that said road be granted by
the board of commissioners.
Petition of sixteen citizens of the
Elohoman asking for a county road
to be laid out and established as fol
lows, to-wit: Beginning at Peter
llorat's homestead on the Little
Strong's river; thence following along
the base or the hill to the line be
tween the farms of E. O. Nolson and
Frank Charles on said riven thence
fallowing said lino to the northeast
comer cf the Conley place; thence
.along the old road in a southwest
course to a line between the farms of
It C. Elliot and J.W.Clemens; thence
.south on said line until Strong's rivor
is crossed at or near said line; thence
near south along J. Miller's old skid
road until it intersects the county
road leading to Calhlamct, terminat
ing with said road; said road on the
line between the farms of E. C. Nel
son, Frank Charles, R. C. Elliot anil
J. W. Clemens; said road to be twen
ty (20) feet wide instead of sixty (GO)
as provided by law.
The above petition was duly road
ana considered, and me ooud given
by Peter Horats, E. C. Nelson and
Frank Charles, conditioned that they
should pay all costs of survey and
view in case that the road docs not
meet with the approval of the board
of county commissioners, one was
duly approved by the board, S. P.
HoiT, surveyor. W. P. Mclntyre and
Henry Perry were appointed viewers,
to meet at the house of J. W. Clem
ens on Monday the 10th day of De
Official bonds of J. G. Meigler, road
supervisor of road district No. -1, and
Neil Campbell, roal supervisor of
road . district No. 7, examined and
Saloon bonds of Charles Wood, N.
H. Augell, and C. Eaton, and S. A.
Howe, examined and approved.
TLo license of Charles Wood will
expire in six months from the Gth day
of October, 1SS3.
Tho license of N. H Angell will ex
piro six months from the 25th day of
The license of Eaton fc Howe will
expire three (3) months from and af
ter the 18th day of October, 18S3.
Coroners bill of H. M. Bowman in
the case of John Cody, drowned at
Skainokawa, examined and approved.
Coroners bill of J. H. Graham in
the case of Chas. Brady, deceased.
examined and approved.
Claim of J. H. Graham, J. P. for
$16.35 fees for himself as justice and
for S. F- Allerl as sheriff in the ease
of Wm. Ferry- of Washington, vs.
John II. Ashley defendant, examined
Claim of J. II. Graham, J. P. for
$10 fees for himself as justice and for
S. F. AHert as sheriff in the case of
Pacific Ca.lean. examined and al
Claim of J. H. Graham. J. P. for
$62.00 fees for himself as justice and
S. F. Aliert as sheriff in the ease of
the Territory of Washington vh. John
Howard defendant, esemined and al
lowed. S. P. Hoflf, surveyor, Samuel Y.ralk-
or and H. 1'. Aiuleivou were appoint
ed sis viewers to view and locate an
extension to the Gray's river mad in
in district No, G. to meet at the bonne
of Jessie Baker on Thursday, (he
29th day of November. 1883.
The following warrant were drawn
by order of the Itoonl of county com
missioners at the November, 18SS
term of the commissioners court in
and for the oonnty of Wahkiakum.
Order No. 4i. to J. W. Clemen
for salary and fees as
eonuty school Hunt. $51.90
No. 4.1 J. 1L Graham, for cor
oner 8 fees iti the ease
of O. Brady, clecM. . . 2S 03
No. 46 3. II. Graham, for fees
as Justice of the
Peace in the case of
J. H. Ashler 8 5
No. 47 S. F. Albert, for fee as
sheriff in the ease of '
J. H. Ashley 9 90
No. 4S A. D. Bimie. for ntsii.
of freight paid on
Bafe 6 40
No. -ID J. H. Graham, for fees
as justice of the
pee,ete.. in the ease
of Pacific Cadean.. . . 40 10
No. m J. IT. G rahv.ro. for fees
as justice of the
peace, etc., in the case
of John Howard C2 42
No. 51 J. F. Ivimball for mov
ing safe 15 00
No. 52 C. C. Sheherd; for fees
asandikir for postage.
etc MM 30
No. tf James Yv risrht. for iwo
days' services as
and mileage. Novem
her term, 9 00
No. 51 Geo. II. 1 limes, for
county warrant books 8 00
No. 55 John Docker, for pro
visions, etc.. for Mrs.
Tesbo 3 50
No. 50 S. F. Alliert, for remov
ing safe and freight
on old safe 15 50
No. 57 S. F. Albert for fees in
the case of John
Howard 42 SO
No. 58 Thomas Irving, for two
days" service as coun
ty commissioner, and
term. 8 50
No 50 Jesse Baker, for two
days'services as coun
ty commissioner, and
term. 1SS5 U 00
No. 00 S. F. AUert, for attend
ance at com. court
and probate court. . . iJ 00
No. 01 B. L. Shepherd, for two
days' services as
county clerk. iro tern 0 00
B. L. SHEPHERD.
Clerk pro tern, of the Board of County
Commissioners of Wankiaknm
county, W. T.
The Origin f the Vor4 3HsiiiiiiH-
The Mississippi itself is a good in
stance of the variations through
which these names have passod. its
original spelling, and Hie nearest ap
proach to tlie Algonquin word, ihe
'the father of waters.'" is Meche Sebe,
a spelling still commonly used by the
Louisiana Creoles. Tonti suggested
Micbo Sepe. which is somewhat near
er to ihe present spelling. Father
Laval still further modernized it into
Misispi, the first specimen of the
present spelling. The only changes
since have been to overload the word
with consonants. Marquette added
the first and some other explorer the
second "s," making it Mississipi, and
so it remains in France to this day,
with only one "p.' The man who
added the other has never leen dis
covered, but he must have been au
American, for at the time of the pur
chase of Louisana the name was gen
erally spelled in tne colony witn a
The Sipht Watch
Mr. Charles T. Hollis, of tho Now
York Club Stables, says that he is
nisrht-watchman, and one night was
attacked bv rheumatism so acute he
could onlv net down stairs on his
hands and knees. St Jacobs OH was
applied twice. After this he took his
waiCJl again me next uigm, curou. .
Win. H. Vanderbilt owns $17,030,
000 in United States registered four
nor cent, bonds, a draft for the inter
est on which is mailed to liim quar
terly from the treasury. Tho interest
on these bonds amounts as loiiows
Per annum, 1,882.000; per quarter,
$170,500; per month, Sloli.S33.d8',
per day, $1,156.0; per hour, $214.Si;
per minute, co.ya.
Some years ago a man by ihe name
ot Hughes, his wife and an adopted
daughter, a beautiful little girl about
seven years of age; came out to this
coast from one of the Eastern states
and took up a ranch in Ore;ron. In
Tillamook county, near the sc- A.
comfortable home was made i.i t!.
then comparative wilderness. :::ul ihi
family lived very Itappiiy. It v.u
customary for Hughe io go awjij
from home to work at his trade, that
of :: ear)enier, at certain seasons of
the year, thus fnrnislnng Tor his
home :: few of the luxuries of life
which otherwise would" have lieen
denied. For several years every I h in g !
moved along smoothly. One day dur-!
ine Hughes' absence, the little girl'
was playing on a bridge, a short dist-
ance from the Itouse. which crossed
small stream and was providHl with;: l
low nnmiir. in leaninir over lh:
bridge gazing into tle water, she lost
her balance and fell over, her clothes
catching on tiie rail, only her head
and Ixwly leing in the water. Her
mother seeing the condition of her
child, and there leing no one on
wltom site could call for :id, ran io
the little one's assistadce. In endeav
oring to get the girl out, t!e mother.
tor, fed over the rail, her clothe:-,
catching and leaving her in the same
iH-edicameiu as her child. ro assist
ance ljeiag near, lxith were drowned.
The feeling of the hnslsmd and father J
on coming home and finding his be- j
loved ones dangling in the water,
dead, can le letter imagined than
described. He went to wanuenngJ,
after this, but in course of time. l-1
coming liomesick for the outplace, re-;
turned to live there. The place, be- j.
inir without nehrhlors or fi lends, be '
coming louesome, he took unto him-
self an Indian woman. Not getting ;
along very happily, ihe squaw left !
kim. Soon after he decani ied once
more, thoroughly discouraged. He
was offered a chance io go to Alaska
as an interpreter among the Indians,
or something of the kind. After re
maining there several months, he ;
again returned to his home or what '
he called home. He had scarcely i
reached Oregon when he was in-1
formed thai his house, together with !
some money lie had left, his clothes, i
and in fact, ail his worldly effects. J
had leen destroyed by fire. Thus j
one bv one his misfortunes overtook
him, destroying happiness, earthly!
possessions, iiuu K-nvuiK mm oujv h ;
human wreck to baffle with an angry
sea, till death shall put an end to his j
miseries. vc orien nini iteopie who !
arc unfortunate, ut the tide will j
eventually turn in his favor. With
Hughes it was duTercnt: ill-luck fol
lowed him to the bitter end.- - Pticijfc i
Joint ta I.
A iSat of History.
On the 15th dnv of December, 1851. j
the schooner HtAtert Hrnix sailed;
into Shoal water bay and came io an-.
chor oft" what is now known as Bruce-!
port. Her crew consisted ot six men
ami a cook. The former were joint
owners of the vessel, and had fitted
her out in San Francisco for the pur-'
pose of coming to this lay for ovslers, ,
although :it that time but one other !
vessel in Known u nave come nere.
One or iwo settlers lived at Chinook. .
and one at what was afterwards called
Pacific City, but since entirely uIkui- :
doned. A few Indians were found !
where ihe . vessel lav, and negotia
tions were at once entered into to ob-
iaiu a cargo of oysters, the Indians to '
gatlier and deliver ilie bivalves on :
lwrnrd. During tlie night of the loth I
tlie cook, who. it seems, had a spite i
against the capkiin and some of ihe
crew, conceived the brilliant idea of
wreaking vengencc. by buming the
ship. Accordingly, on the night in
question, the vessel wa set en lire,
and. the manipulator of jkuis ami pots :
made good his escape with one of yie I
small 1khL. and where he we went io j
remains a mystery, as nothing was)
ever licard from him. The crew, who :
were asleep on board at the time,!
lwrely escajied with a few possessions j
and a scanty wardrolie. Tlie vessel i
was burned to tlie water, and up to a
few years ago pieces or her frame i
ooidd 1 seen at low tide. The men
who were cast homeless upon the j
shores of Shoalwater bay were the t
ilrst white settlers north of the Co
lumbia rive and on the sjwt where
they were so ruthlessly thrown upon j
the mercies of ihe native elements;
was christened Brutvport. in honor of
the iil-faicd schooner, and that it was
wry appropriately named no one can j
deny. We find that Shoalwater bay j
was'first brought into prominence by j
Iter ovster beds. ra-t fir Jwtm-tf.
A correspondent of itlte Manitolw
J'set Irexx at the end of ihe Canadi
an Pacific Railway track in tlie Rock
ies, gives a glowing account or the
stores of mineral wealth in those
hitherto unknown regions. He says
that among the men brought inli the
mountains by tlie railway were hun
dreds who had seen and worked in
the rich gold and silver districts in
tlie uorihwest territories. Tnesc men
at once decided that the mountains
in the vicinity of Bow and Kicking
Horse rivers, as well as many smaller
streams ought io contain both gold
and silver. Accordingly scores of
men spent their spare time prospect
ing, and numerous rich finds show
how their cscrtions have been re
warded. Leads have been discovered
and claims staked out in every direc
tion. Castle mountain is said to be
an almost solid mass of silver ore.
v u4talf and retail dealer in.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats. Straw, WGOd, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General stonyre and AVliarfage on reason
able Ujnns. Fxt of Iter.tnn jitreet, AstorfA
THE GREAT GERMAH
HsImtcs and cam
ScrcrKK, Cstt, Brists,
Ja! br ic!ms
Fim CUTS L B3TH2.
Ij '." Pir.et.i la 11
IWtiiaw, I. S. .
llMMichrfmlien in every Joint ami fiber with
fever ami ug ie, or biliou.- rcniitlcnL tlic sys
tem mv vi l.e fread from the mnlizmiut vi
nw with UotMcr' stomach lUtterA 1'ro
t.ct lho system xgaint it with this bonefk-ont
auti !iHifmolic. which is furthermore a u
lreme reweh for liver complaint, const ii
lm. tlietsiii. debility, rheumatism, kidney
trouble and other ailment?
Ft r mle ty alt Drtierbts ami Dealers
6. A ilNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTOKIA. - Oi:i!GON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Promptly aitendfit to.
AHiNnUty maie of re3ltiit; :
FOOT OK LAtfAVETTfe STKEET.
'Oil 1 m
Fresh Fruits and Vegeiablas.
In Hume's ew Ucihliiig
ASTORIA LIQUOR STOSE,
Sli-iiuil: ami :ttJIt:eil 'Vhrouzhnut.
. The Kesi or
"SVSXKW. fj?ClTOK.-', AX! CZft.tKS
Fr ittuxl Ctgar, call for one of
Corwr Vel 9Ut aatl Vlurrl?t.,;, Astoria.
0, Tei! Me Whers !s Fancy Bre(a)d !
V.IIV, AT THE
Astoria Bakery k Csofsciioierj
Xftt imIv SlII'KJtlOU r.KHAT) AX' II
CAKKS A21) l'ASTKVIn great variety, but
THE LARGEST STOCK OF CANDIES
Veddinics and parties sunn'icd with the
most elaborate nruainentai work "on the
shortest notice and on reasonable terms.
nils is ihe most complete CHtah'ishment in
ED. J ICKSOr. Proy.
THE THING VALLA LINE.
Is the only
Between TKW YOKK and SCANDINAVIA.
First chs Steamers and good usage.
Ticket Tor sale at A. .11. JOU.VSOX'S,
Agent, Astoria, Oregon.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
:ihi X11. R, uwr White House,
W . Fri.TON. C. C. FCI.TOX.
ATTOISXEYS AT LAW.
i:iHmsnaiid K.tMd l-'eliows Building.
T X.X. UOlVLBY.
attoi:ney at rvw.
ClH imiiu;s trret. - - ASTORIA. ORECON
.ttioeney at Inr.
ltooin -t. White House.
Q .1. CU11TIS.
ATT'V AT LAW.
Notary Inb:ie. Commissioner of Deeds foi
( a!i'or:.ia. New York and Washington Ter-
j;.mi!:-4.taiuM. (Md Fellows Building. As
X.1I -Claims at Washington. I). C. and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
At ( TlONEhR. COMMISSION AND IN
SC RANCH A (SENT.
ClntNtip fo:iiny,ufnl CiO'cfAMtorln
Olfiee : CheuMiius ttreet, Y. M. C. A. hall
Plivsician and Surgeon.
Rooms i and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
J AY TUTTIjK. 21. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
O wick Rooms t, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
RFiiKxcK-Over J. E. nmrnas' Dmi
Jjl P. HECKS,
ASTOKIA, - - OREGON
Rooitt in Allen's building tip stairs, corner
oi vjass.v.in .xiemoequesiret .
I:om II. Odd Ft Hows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
f AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
JL wH! known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
NATIONAL and AMERICAN LINE.
Prt'imbl tlek't-i to or from any European
For fidi inforiitatiou as to rates of fare,
aiiug tiavs, etc, apply to
C.I'M. l WlIKKLKII.
"vv. 1.. nonn
W HEELER & ROBB.
Seal Estate I Insurance Apts.
We have verj- ilolrable i)roierty in As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, line
farms throughout tlie county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
"We represent the",
Itoyal, Xnrivirli Union anti Jiiwien
attire IiiKtirance Joei.?
With a combined capital of S3G,G00,G00.
Trawlers X.ifi ami Arciilent Insnr
snre 'o . of Hartford, and tlie Iau
tiuttusi 3 jiff Insurance Co.,
of New York.
We are asents for the Bnllu anil Wccklu
Xortkvrexl Scv$, and the Oregon Vidette.
All bnsines? entrusted to our care "will re
ceive prompt attention.
IaU'KTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
'"onier Obenamus and Casa streets.
.-St. - - - OKEGON
0. H. BAIN & 00.
Doors. Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Vork.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
son and Port Orford Cedar.
. All kinds of boat material on hand.
C. II. BAIX & CO.
Till I Return.
INCREASING BUSINESS DEMANDS
TILL MY RETURN FROM SAN FRANCISCO
5 Cents Each.
Fireside Ciiiiipiiiilon, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York, "Weeks Doings,
Texas Sittings, S. F. Chronicle, Call,"Oregonian, News and AsroitrAX,
'8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $1.00.
Polica 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.
OK flanC Leslie's Popular Monthly,
AO VCIi tb. Young Ladies Journal, etc.
30 CeiltS. Harper's iMonthly, etc.-
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have also
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's "Weekly, per vear 3.75 not S4 (JO
" Bazaar, " 3.75 4.00
" Monthly " 3.50 " 4.00
All three for ; 10.00 " 12.00
Leslie's "Weekly, per year 3.75 " "400
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per ear 3.75 " 4.00
lt Popular Monthly 2.85 " .00
Fireside Companion 2.75 " 3.00
New York Ledger 2.75 " 3.00
Saturday Night 2.75 " 3.00
Family Story Paper 2.75 " 3.00
Arm Chair 2.75 " 3.00
S. F. Argonaut 3.75 " 4.00
Puck 4.50 5.00
And all others too numerous to mention at the snme rato. lnw it
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Rcmembor Carl Adler's
Subscription News Depot.
ADLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT !
3Loo3s at This I
All the foUowiiiR finr cloth bound Books jilt etlw, Ited Line edition, formerly 51.50 at
75 cents. POK31N Hulwer Lytton, Campbell. Spencer. Hemans, Tennyson, Hood,
Moore, Jean Inselow. Crabb. Pope, Shakespeare. CnhLsmltli. Chaucer. Colerfdce. Lucile.
Dryflen. Macaulay, Scott. Schiller. Jllltou. Keats. Kirk, AVhite, (loss.Tlionipson.irerberr.
Ayton. oodworth. Ixingfellow, Holmes. Huyard Taylor, Shelby, Hodgers, Burns, Cooper,
and many, many more.
Fine line of Koveis and Gift Hooks. rich:v bound, formerly $1.50 now only 75 cents.
Tom Brown's- School Days, Tour of the World, Tlie Fur Country. Five Weeks in a Balloon,
Anderson's iairy Tales, Arabian Nights. Young Crusoe, Tales from Shakespeare. Don
Quixote, Genw, Household Stories, Dick Bodney. Aesops Fables, Last Days of rompeii,
Koblnson Crusoe. Bob Boy, Tlie Midshipman. Daring DsedSjjFrench Fancy Tales, The
rrlvateersman. Young Forester, IVter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Every article of my new, flue selected stock will be sold at prices that will DEFY
AIjLi COJU'ETITIOX. .
PIANOS AND OBGANS of tlie best makers very I.oiv for Cash, or on Knsy
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS or every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications, too new Music Books just received from the East.
TTiXTQ f The ilnest assortment of Toys, "Wagons. Velocipedes, Babv Carriage.
JL J A O i etc., etc, can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Enab'cjl by many years of experience I succeeded in selecting a stock of goods which
will suit young and olu.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
Polite clerks will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
ItE.IIKHIIKK I WI&Tj XtT BE U.VDEItSOLD.
The Crystal Palace.
. Carl Adler, Proprietor.
mr"Trr 1 rrriiiriii"" riiii
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Benton Stkkkt, Nkak Pauker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAMai MAINE WSM
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Gannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. YASS, President.
J. G. HustIiEb, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
g Prices Hold Good
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