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' ' VOL. XX, SO. 58. ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1883. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. A HORRIBLE REVENGE. The New Snffrae Law. HOTELS AST) HESTAURAN'TS. TRANSPORTATION LINES. BUSINESS CARDS. One of the ablest, shrewdest and crudest ol the Florida Indian lead ers was a coal-black negro named Abraham. A niece of his, "old Aunt Jinny," is now living near Dead Man's bay, Fla. She says her uncle Abe was a short, chunky negro, of most repulsive features, very sullen and taciturn, only happy when he was annoying or torturing some of the animals on the place, and his ex cessive insolence continually got him into trouble. He was owned by a planter named Dickson, whose only .son, Frank, was the immediate sause of Abraham running away and join ing the Indians. Frank, the young son, was very fond of practical jokes, high-spirited and full of wild and up roarious fun. These traits eventually cost him his life, and in a very cruel way. Returning with a few comrades from a hunt one day the spoil being a buck they determined to have some fun with the negro boy Abraham, who had given them some insolence as the passed him. After skinning the deer they caught the negro and fas tened the hide on him. wiih the head and horns attached. The young dogs were then set on him, amid the up roarious laughter of the young men and the jeering jokes of the other ne groes who had gathered around. The dogs were not allowed to hurt him, but the grotesque nature of the pun ishment aroused the deepest resent ment of the negro. A few nights later lie disappeared, and although search was ma le for him it was of no avail. He lied to the Indians, where his great strength, knowledge of wood craft and deep-seated hatred of every thing that wore a white skin made him a recognized leader in the foray and council. Brooding over the in sult he had received at the hands of his young master, he hailed the general outbreak of the Indians with the greatest delight, as he saw therein a chance for ample ccvenge. Soon after, at the head of a party of Scminoles, he raided the plantation of his former owner in broad day light, and killed every white person on the place, with the exception of the son, Frank. He was reserved for a terrible fate. A bull yearling was hastily killed and skinned. The skin was placed upon Frank, stakes were fastened to his arms and legs, forcing him on all fours, his eyes were put out with a heated knife, and then, a rope being lied around his neck, he was dragged over the ground, the In dians shooting arrow after arrow into his quivering bod He was then scalped and left where he fell, still fastened in the hide, a dainty feast for the buzzards and wolves that always followed these marauding parties. It is said that this negro, Abraham, excelled the Indians in de vising tortures for such whites as were unfortunate enough to escape death and be captured alive. Where the Day Begins. "Assume that a man can walk around the earth in an opposite di rection from its diurnal revolution and with the same rapidity; that he starts on Sunday noon, and while on his way meets a man who says it is Monday noon. Where and when did he pass from Suuday iutcTMonday?" It may aid to a clear understand ing of the problem and its solution if it is restated in other words: Suppose n man starts from the city of New York or from any other point of the meridian passing through New York nt exactly noon on Sunday, and travels west at the rate of one degree every fonr minutes, what place or what meridian will he have reached when he is first informed that it is Monday noon? The line at which day begins is not generally indicated on our maps, bnt is, nevertheless well known to navi gators accustomed to make voyages around the world. It is an irregular lino off the cistern coast of China. At an island on the east side of that line it would be Sunday noon when it was Monday noon at an island on the west side, although the two islands may not bo a mile apart The answer to the question, then, is that the moment the traveler reached a place on the west side of he line which starts tho day and in a great part of its course the lino is the coast of China itself he would bo told that it was Monday noon. Twenty-four hours later it would bo Tues day noon, whether tho traveler kept up with the sun or concluded to put up at some hotel on the line. The answer to the question is tho result of somo 6000 years of history. Had tho events of history originated on the western rather than on the eastern continent, then the eastern coast of the latter would have become the time-starter. A still shorter way than calling it by tho number of the meridian has been found for designating the stand ard time of each of the five divisions between ocean and ocean. Instead of "seventy-five time," the standard in this division is to be called "red time." It came about in this way: On the map prepared by Mr. Allen, showing the advantages of tho new system, the several divisions of ter- ntorv were m different colors, begin ning with brown for the eastern prov inces, and following on toward the west with red, blue, green and yellow in the order named. Thus we have rd time for New York and yellow time for San Francisco. It is a good illustration of the wonderful import ance of the railroads in this country that railway time has taken the place of local tune, even where the differ- nce was half an hour. It has been decided that ppe.rations in the Federal buildings throughout the republic must be tuned according to the mend Ian of the place, for the reason that only Congress can change the govern merit's method of timing its doings; but it has already been shown that the railway mail service of the post office department must be conducted by railway time, and an exceptional oraer recognizing tuo necessity nas gone forth. A Butler man in Springfield, Mass., is wearing a straw hat, which, he is -not to change until the general is elected ogam. " Under the new suffrage law, women in Washington Territory belonging to either of the following classes are en titled to vote and hold office: 1st Those above the age of twenty one years who were born in the United States. 2d. Those not born in the United States, but whose fathers were nat uralized therein while they were minors. 3d. Those not belonging to the 1st or 2d class, but who are or have been married to citizens of the United States. In all cases, residence in the terri tory six months next preceding the day of election, and thirty days in the county is required. Women not belonging to any of the classes specified alxve, must make declaration to become citizens "at least six months previous to tho day of election," and take "an oath to sup port the constitution of the United States and the organic act of the ter ritory, at least six months previous to the day of election." At whatever hour a person dies in Mexico, it is customary to appoint the funeral twenty-fonr hours later, and as the mortality is greatest all over the world at night, the most of the funeral ceremonies in Mexico are performed at night, no women be ing permitted to attend. The poor hire the coffins in which their dead are borne to the grave. Bight on the heels of other trouble comes the distressing news of the death of "Dr. Shrieshooski, formerly the leader of the Czech parly." Wo hoped this blow would have been spared us. But what the dickens is a "Czech" part? FOABD & STOKES. A Fl'LL LINE OF Fancy Groceries. WINES AND L1QUOES HARDWARE AND Ship Chandlery: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables. In Hume's New Building Drugs and Chemicals .1 I in i . i ml in II I . t J. E. THOMAS. AND Prescriptions carefully compounded Bay or Night. I. W. OA'SE,. PORTKU AND WHOLESALE AND R& TAIL DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE Corner Chenamus and Cass streets. rSTOKIA OREGON A. V. Allen, Wholesale and Retail Dealer la Provisions, MILL FEED. Glass and Plated Ware, TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Together with Wings, Liquors,Tobacco,Cigars PETER BLANKHOLM, Dealer in FINE CIGABS, IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC. THE BEST BRANDS OF TOBACCO. H3IOKERS' ARTICLES. Cor. Squemoqua and Olney Streets, Astoria. NOTICE. CTATE AND COUNTY TAXES A RE NOW O due and payable at jnonice. tf Sheriff Clatsop Co. GERMAN HEMEOt FOR I-LX3Nr. CURES Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Luff&ago, Backache, Headache, Toouiacne, Bora Throat, Swellings Sprain, Braises, Bonn. Scalds, jfrou Vltea, A 3D XIX OTHZE BODILY FUSS aHD ACHES. SaU toy DruuJiU sal Deilen eTtrprhrrt. Fifty CeaU a bottle. Direction, in 11 Li&fucc. THE CIIARL.ES A. TOOELEE CO. (EMiMOU&.YO'JELr&CO.) Elltlmor 3(L, C 8. 1. King of the Blood Is not :i "cure all," It Is a blood-purifier and tonic Irrmnrit v of tho. blood mitennt the hvs. tern, deranges the circulation, and thus In duces many disorders, known by different names to distinguish them according to ef fects, but being really branches or phases of that Rreat generic disorder, lmpnrity or Blood. Such are Dmnevsla. Ullllomness. Liver Complaint, Constipation, Ncrmw Dis orders. Headache, Backache, General Weak ness, jicariDwcatc,Lropy, Kianeu Disease, rues, uncumaiuim, uaiarrn, scrofula, smn ic. Kins or the Itlood prevents and cures these by attacking the cause. Impurity of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree in calling it "the most genuine and efficient preparation for the punnse." Sold by Drug gists, 81 per bottle. See testimonials, direc tions, &c., in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases ot thr Blood." wrapped around each bottle. D. RANSOM. SON & Co.. Props Buffalo. N. V. JORDAN&BOZORTH Holiday Ms Just Receive!, COMPKISIXG Rogers Bros. Platedware. Bisque Figures, Fine Majolica, Japanese Goods, Willow and Rattan Goods, Green River Cutlery. DECORATED CMi Dinner and Tea Sets, And a Full Line rtf Crockery Glassware. ALSO First-class COAL OIL a Specialty. JORDAN & BOZORTH, Cor. Chenamus and Genevieve Sts. Astoria, Nov. C2nd, 1883. 3. ARNDT & FERCREN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine Shop BLACKSMITH SHOP AMI Boiler Shop All kinds pf ENGINE, CANNERY, AND STEAMBOAT WOEK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. Mrs. R. QUINN, GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, CrocHcrj and t.lasswarc, Ful l. Stools.. NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED. Northwest corner Squemoqua and Main Streets. M7-3m - Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Camahan. EATON & CARNAHAN, DEALERS IJf Fine Millinery AND Fancy Goods. Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows uuuaiug. M. D. KANT. Great Knock Down ! ASD GIFT SALE!! Immense Success ! Remember this is no lottery, nor have I any favorites to draw the prizes, every thing is fair and square. On New Year's Eve I will put up for raflle three prizes. FIRST: I -Suit of Clothing, $25. SECOND: I Overcoat, Worth $20. THIRD: I Hat, Worth $5.00. To any person purchasing at hny store j)2 WORTH OF GOODS ! 2 OR MORE FOR CASH ! I will give a number for said raflle, I offer my goous at me lowest maricet prices, marked In plain figures. I do this to reduce mv enormous fall and winter stock of clothiugaud furnishing goods M. D. KANT, The Boss Merchant Tailor and Clothier ! The Gem Saloon. The Popular Resort for Astorians. FOU THR Finest of Wines and Liquors Go to the GEM SALOON. ALEX.CAMPUELL, - PEOPKIETOK. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Bkktox Street, Nkak Pakker Hodse, ASTORIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LAfflaiMABIMGTJES BoilerWork, Steamboat Work and Cannery Work a spe cialty. Ofull Description made to Order at Short Notice. A. D. Wass, President. J. G. Hustler, Secretary, I. W. Cask, Treasurer. JOHN" Fox.Superlntendent. C. H. BAIN & CO. DEALERS IK Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms Turning, Bracket Work. Sliop v oris. A specialty, and all work guaranteed. Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore gon and Port Orford Cedar. All kinds of boat material on hand. C. II.BAIX & CO. THE LATEST STYLES IN WALL PAPER AT B.'B. FRANKLIN'S, NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE, A very large Stock from which to select. Window curtains made to order. esrMy patent Trimmer to cat Wall Paper wiu De xounu convenient 10 my patrons. PARK ETC. HOUSE, II. It. PARKED. Prop., A STOMA, - OREGON. E. P. PARKER. - Managerand Agent. Al. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk- Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk. las. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room. First Class in all Eespects. FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE. IT IS A FACT THAT JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE ON Concomiy Street is the Best in Town. THAT lie Ims Always on Hand FRESH Mionl 'Water Bayisntl East ern Oj-.stcrs. THAT "JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER. THAT lie lmii Itrcn Proprietor of the "Aarora Hotel' ia Kaapptea neveajears. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. A Good Cup of Coffee AND OYSTERS. MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS ter stand and Coffee House on Main street next to the Oregon Bakery. Every attention paid to patrons. COSMOPOLITAN Chop House and Restaurant. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. 3Iealt 25 ceutH and upwards. C. QOULARD, - Proprietor. - ASTOBIA. JI.U.Y STttEET. - - Campi Restaurant. Xr.ff A'D IVELIi EQUIPPED THROUGHOUT, L. Serra has rebuilt his establishment and is prepared to accommodate the traveling public. A good meal furnished at anyTiour of the dav or night. I ne nuest .Liquors ana utgars at tne nar. Two doors west of Ike Foster's. n2S-Cm LUIGI SERRA. Astoria Restaurant, EDWARD YOUNG Vuiioiuices to the public that he has located In the rooms formerly occupied by the City Book Store, where he will keep a Restaurant ail Cloj House Furnishing meals to order at all hours. Ills patrons will find the tables supplied with ten or twelve of the best newspapers. His reputation as former proprietor of the Xew England Restaurant is a sufficient reconimcnuauon ior nis new nouse. THE BEST Boarding and Lodging House. Clias. Wallman has opened a boardlnc and lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near the gas works. j lie lauie is suppneu wuu me uesc me market affords : goid food and clean beds will be furnished at the regular prices. uive me a can ana saiuiy yourselves, CHAS. WALL31AN. H. B. PARKER, DEALER IK Hay, Oats, Straw. Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand Yl'eod Delivered te Ordor. Draying, Teaming and Express Business. Horses ana Carriages for Hire. DEALER IK WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. FIRST CIiASH J. H. D. GRAY, Wholesale and retail dealer In. GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT. General storace and Wharfage on reason able terms. Foot of Benton street. Astoria Oregon. REGULAR STEAM PACKET "Daisy," and Barge. Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock. Knr Olnev. and Head of. Younes River. Dailv, at 8 A. 3i., (except Wednesdays and Sundays.) Returning same day. For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River, On Wednesdays, at 8 A. Returning same day. acB-For Freleht or Passaee. apply on board or at Gray's Dock, whereFrelghtwlll ba r celved and stored, if necessary. J. H.D.GRAY. Oregon Railway & Navigation COMPANY. OCEA DIVISION. Durinz the month of December. 1383. Ocean Steamers will sail from Portland for San Francisco every Tuesday and Friday. aua irom ban Francisco for Portland every Wednesday and Saturday, leavlnp Ains worth Dock.. Portland, at Midnlzht. and Spear Street Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 a.m. Through Tirketx sold to all principal cities in the United States. Canada and to rope. RAIL DIVISION. Passencer Trains leave Portland for East ern points, at O:0O P.JL dally. KITES DIVISION (Middle Columbia). Boats leave Portlaud for Dalles at 7 ;OC also : Leave Port-I I land for iMoni Tu. IWe.lThu.1 Frl. I S:tt .stori and I lnmhi Ifi AMlfi AMlfiAMlfi AMISAM 6 AM Darton. Or.17 AH! TAM.' 7 AM Victoria.BO!fi AM 1 6 AMlfiAMlG AM!c AM P AM Let-res Aitoria for Portland at 6 a. in. dailr ex cept Sunday. Pullman Palaoe Can runnintr between Port land, and St. Paul, O.H. PRESCOTT, JOHN MDIR, Sup't of Traffic E.P.ROGERS, General Agent Passenger Dep't. Manager. A. L. STOKES, Assist, bnp't. of Traffic. Oregon & California R. R. OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL COMPANY, LESSEE. On and after Dec. 2d. 1883, trains will run as follows : daily (Except Sundays). EAST3IDE DIVISION. " Between PORTLAND and GRANT'S PASS MAIL THAIS'. LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 7 :30 A. MlGrant's Fassl:20 a. m. Grant'sPass 10:0OP. m Portland 425 p. m. ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN. LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 4 :00 p.i.Lebanon.9 20 p. m Lebanon.. 4 :45 A. M.lPortland... 10 :05 A. M The Oregon and California Railroad Ferrv makes connection with all Regular Trains on Eastslde Division. WESTSIDE DIVISION. Between Portland and Corvallls MAIL TRAIX LEAVE. AFJUVE. Portland 9 $0 a. M.Corvalll 4 -J3Q p. ai. Corvallls 8 :S0 a. m. Portland 3 0 r. m. KXPItESS TKAIX LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 5 :0O p MMcMlnnvllle8 iOO pji McMinnYille5:45 a ai Portland.. 8 :30 am Close connections made at Grant's Pass with the Stages of the Orecon and Califor nia Stage Company. cs-TIckets for sale at all the principal points in California, at Company's Office, Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or. Freleht will not be received for shmment after 5 o'clock r. ar. on either the East or West side Division. It. KOEHLER, JOHN MUIB. Gen'l Manager. Stm't. of Traffic. A. L. STOKES, E. P. ROGERS, Asst aup t. ueneralAtct of rriQc. Passenger Dep't. liwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s WINTER SCHEDULE. Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Canby, and liwaco. Connecting by stages for Oysterville and Olympia. ITntll further nntlnn tho flnrnnn 1 Steam Navigation Co.'s steamers "Gen. Miles," or "Gen. Canby" Will leave Astoria On Mondays and Thursdays, at 7 A. M. FOE Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and liwaco OK Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m.. as formerly, not being confined strictly to schedule time. Fare to Fort Stevens Mcts " " Canby and liwaco 51 00 Ilwaco freisht. by the ton. in lots one ton or over, S2 per ton, BP-For Tickets, Towage or Charter ap ply at the olUcc of the company. Gray's wharf, foot ot Benton street. tl. Jl. u. llU&l, Agent. Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co. SUMMER ROUTE. Astoria to Olympia, Touching at Fert Stevens, Fort Cnnby, liwaco North. Xeach, OyntervilIe. North Cove, Peterflons l'olnt. Ho qaiam, ilonteHano, And all points on Shoalwater Bay. and G mj Harbor. GEN. MILES. 1 Strs. or On Columbia Kivei GEN. CANBY, ) GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater 15aj " MONTESANO " Gray's Harlio Connecting with Stage over Tortages. Leave Astoria for Olvnipia, at - - 7 A. 31. On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving at Montesano the day after leaving Astoria through trip In 60 hours. Leave Olympia for Astoria on same days. Columbia Transportation Co. FOR PORTLAND. (FAST TIME.) The popular steamer FLEETWOOD, Which has been refitted for the comfort o passengers will leave Wilson and Fisher's dock every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 AM. arriving at Portland at 1 P. M. Returning leaves Portland every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A. M. Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M. An additional trip will be made on Sunday of Each Week, Leaving Portland at 9 o'clock SHBday Morula jr. Passengers by this route connect at Kalama xor oountt pons. u . a. buux-l. President Q K. THOMSON, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Room No. c, over White nouse. ASTORIA. OREGON. C. W. FUI.TO C. C. FULTON". FITJLTOX BROTHERS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Rooms 5 and c.Odd Fellows Building. J Q.A.BOWIjBY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON O. E. 3J cACIIIt AX, Attorn ey atX.aw. Room 4, White House. Q J. CUIITIS, ATT' if AT LAW. California, New York and Washington Ter ritory. Rooms 3 and A. Odd Fellows Building, As toria. Oregon. N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and collections a specialty. Astoria Agent Hamburg-Magdeburg and German-American FIKE INSURANCE COMPANIES. C. HOIjDKX, NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN SUEANCE AGENT. Q.ELO F. PAItKEK. SURVEYOR OF Clatsop County, and City or Astoria Olflce : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall Room No. 8. JTJR. X. C. UOAT2XAX, Physician and Surgeon. Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building, ASTORIA, OREGON. JAY TUTTLE, 31. J. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office Rooms l. 2. and 3 Pvthlan Uniid. l"g. RK3IDEXf!R Ovpr .T. VL ThnmrLQ Timor Store. p. HICKS, PENTIST, ASTORIA, .... OREGON Rooms In Allen's building un stairs, comer of Cass and Sqemocqhestret . JQK. JE. JkaFOKCJE, .DEifTIST, Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or. Gas administered for painless extraction ofteetlu . CABAXISS, Late of Fort Stevens, has come to Astoria ror the purpose of practicing -MEDICINE AND SURGERY. Will visit patients in the country and city. Office in Odd Fellows Building. Resldencfl aDove uatuoiic Church. GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY. Bills of Exchange on any Part ol Europe. AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING well known and commodious steamship ines, STATE LINE, RED STAR, WHITE STAR. HAMBURG-AMERICAN, DOMINION LINE, NATIONAL, and AMERICANLINE. Prepaid tickets to or from any European port. For fun iniormaiion as to rates oi iare, sailing days, etc, apply to 1. Y.UA3J1. OEO. P. WUEETjER. W. Ji. ROBB. Notary Public. WHEELER & ROBB. GENERAL Eeal Estate 1 Insnrance Aients. We have verv desirable property in As toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, line farms throughout the county. Accounts carefully adjusted and collec tions made. we represent the JtoyalXorwlch. Union and innca- Hnire inwurancc mo'b., With a combined capital of 830,000,000. THE Travelers Ufa and Accident insur ance Co, or iianiora. ana median hattan Lilfe Innnrance Co.. of New York. We are agents for the Bailu and Weeklu Northwest News, and the Oregon Vidette. All business entrusted to our care will re ceive prompt attention. STOHE & DAVIDSON COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Dealers In LUMBER, . HAY, GRAIN, POTATOES, AND COUNTRY PRODUCE. Advances made on Consignments.