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.1 VOL. XXXII NO. (50 ASTOUTA OREGON SDDAY MARCH II). 188!) PRICE MVE CENTS BUSINESS CARDS. A A. CLEVELAND, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offlce Flavel's new brick building, comer Second ana uass streets ; up suun. TOU.V II. SMITH, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offlce on Cass street. 2 doors back of Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon. TJEE1I KASACA, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Offlce over White House Cor., Astoria, Or. G KO. XOJjA.XI, ATTORNEY AT LAW. nice lu Klnney'b Blocs, opposite City 1 1. ill, Astoria, Oregon. C.W FULTOf. a. c. FULTON FULTOK BBOTHEB8, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Kooms5and 6. Odd Fellows Building. r q. A. BOIVLBY, tl. vttorney and Counsellor at law Offlce on Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon I-VB. J. E. LA FOUCK. DENTIST. Kooms 11 ana 12 Odd Fellows Building, ASTORIA. -.-- OREGON, D US. A. 1. AXIIJ. A, FIJITON. Cass street, between 3rd and 4th. Special attention to Diseases ol Women and Children, by Dr. A, L. Fulton. Special attention to Surgery, by Dr. J. A. Fulton. Offlce hours from 10 to 12 a. m and 1 to 4 r. m. rAY TUTTIjK. m. i. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Okfice Booms 6 Pythian Building. Residence : SE corner Wall and West 9th streets, opposite I. W Case's, k K. HIIA1V. DENTIST. Rooms tn Allen's Building, up stairs, cor ner Cass and Squeraoqua streets. Astoria Oregou. M It8. 1H. OlVKH.ADAIK, Offlce and residence. D. K. Warren's for mer residence, Astoria, Oregon. Diseases of Women and Children, and of the Eye and Ear, specialties. FXn.O.Il. E8TK8. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Special attention to Diseases of Women and Surgery. okkicb : Opposite Telegraph Office, up Stairs, Astoria, Oregon. A. SMITH. DENTIST. Rooms 1 and 2 Pythian Building over C. H. Cooper's Store. T H. MAXSEIili" NOTARY PUBLIC, Real Estate and Commission Agent. Agent for the American Building and Loan Association. One door west of Telegraph offlce.. PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY There Is no occasion for the most fastidi ous of our citizens to send to Portland or San Francisco for Custom Made Clothes As they can pet Better Fits. Better Work manship, and for less Money. By Leaving their Orders with MEANY. Hew Goods by Every Steamer. Call and Se Him and Stlrj Yourself. P. J. Meany. Merchant Tailor. AUCTION" AND COMMISSION HOUSE. MARTIN OLSEN, Successor to E. C .Holden. The oldest established Commission House In Oregon. Goods of all kinds sold ou coin mission. Auction Sales Every Saturday. General Repairing, Jobbing and Uphol stering done. Fine stock of Furniture on hand. When you want Bargains in Household Joodsgoto MARTIN OI.SE.N CANDY Manufactured and For Sale at Wholesale Prices, at The Oregon Bakery A. A. CLEVELAND, Trop'r. Gooi Bread, Caie and. Pastry None bnt the Best Materials Dsed. Satisfaction Guaranteed Customers Bread delivered In any part of the city. 'Wanted.. AN EXPERIENCED MAN TEACHER, foyear Creek. school, Wages; sper nonth. Callon.oraddress- H. F.FISHER. Astoria, Oregon. H. ftpiH Best of All Cough medicines, Ayer's Cherry Pec toral is in greater demand than ever No preparation lor Throat and Lunf Troubles is so prompt in its effects, sc agreeable to tho taste, and so widelj known, as tliis. It is the family medi cine in thousands of households. "I have suffered for years from a bronchial trouble that, whenever I take cold or am exposed to inclement weath cr, shows itself by a very annoying tickling sensation in the throat and by difficulty in breathing. I have tried a great many remedies, hut none does so well as Ayer's Cherry Pectoral which always gives prompt relief in returns of my old complaint. Ernest A. Hepler, Inspector of Public Roads, Parish Ter ra Sonne, La. "I consider Ayer's Cherry Pectoral a most important remedy For Home Use. I have tested its curative power, in my family, many times during the past thirty years, and have never known it to fail. It will relieve the most serious affections of the throat and lungs, whether in children or adults." Mrs. E. G. Edgerly, Council Bluffs, Iowa. "Twenty years ago I was troubled with a disease of the lungs. Doctors afforded me no relief and considered my case hopeless. I then began to use jci a uij xreuiurai, aau, ueiore 1 had finished one bottle, found relief. I continued to take this medicine until a cure was effected. I believe that Ayer's Cherry Pectoral saved my life." Samuel Griggs, "Waukegan, 111. " Six years ago I contracted a severe cold, which settled on my lungs and joon developed all the alarming symp toms of Consumption. I had a cough, night sweats, bleeding of the lungs, pains in chest and sides, and was so prostrated as to be confined to my bed most of the time. After trying various prescriptions, without benefit, my physician finally determined to give me Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. I took it, ind the effect was magical. I seemed to rally from the first dose of this medicine, and, after using only three bottles, am as well and sound as ever." Rodney Johnson, Springfield, 111. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, PBEPARED BT Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. 3old by till Druggiiti. Pnce $1; ii doUIm,$S, No Mercury, No Potash Or any other Mineral Poison. It Is Nature's Remedy, mads exclusive!! from Boots and Herbs. It Is perfectly Harmless. It If the only remedy known to the world that has ever yet Cured contagious Blood Iblson in all Us stages. It cures Mercurial Rheumatism, Cancer, Scrofula, and other blood diseases heretofore considered Incurable. It cures any disease caused from Impure blood. It Is now pre scribed by thousands of the best physicians In the United States, as a tonic 'We append the statement of a few : " I hsTo osed S. 3. 3. on patients convalesc ing from t ever and from measles witn the best results. J. W. Cnwrr. II. D , Ellaville. Ga." BnrjjEt. (H. Willie TVhlto was afflicted with scrofula seven years. I prescribed S. S. S, and to-day be is a fat and robust boy. C W. Phtikth. m. D. BicnaovD. Vs.. Dec. 15, 1SS5 1 have taken three bottles of s writ's Specific for secondary blood poison. It acts macn better tban pot ash or any other remedy I have ever wed. O. F. WuarreiB. 1L D., Formerly of Sussex Co., Vx Dr. E. J. UujC ISb -well-known druggist and pbrstdan. of Nashville, Howard County, Ark., writes : " Having some knowledge a to wh.it S. a 8. )a composed of, I con safely recommend It as the remedy for all skin dls. eases. Itxnatters not wnattne name may be." Wo have a book giving a history of this wonderful remedy, and Its cures, from all over the world, which will convince you that nil we say Is true, and which we will mall free on application. No family should bo without It. we have another on Contagious Blood Poison, sent on same terms. Write us a history of your case, and our physician will advise with you by letter, la strictest confidence. Wo will not deceive jou knowingly. For sale by all druggists. Tax Swift Srecxno Co., Drawer 3, Atlanta, Ga. New York. IX Broadway. London. Eng, S5 Snow Hill. CHRIS. EVEHSON. F. COOK THE Central Hotel EVENSON & COOK. On tho. European Plan. LARGE CLEAN ROOMS, A FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT Board by the Day, Week or Month Private Rooms for Famllie, Etc. Transient Custom Solicited. Oysters, Fish, Meats, Etc., Cooked to Order, WATER St., Opp. Foard A Htokea A FIRST CLASS SALOON Rnn In connection with the Premises. The Best of WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. Good Billiard Tables and Private Card Rooms. is -kept .on -file at E, C. Dake's Ar) verthdnirsren. cy.. a and. 6S. Merchants' Exchange: San Francisco, CaL, where contracts for Adver tising can be made for It. lliuu i mLTSMSlL-U IN THE DISMAL SWAMP. The Gloomiest And Most Weird Spot The United States- Lake Drummond (Va.) dispatch: Next to the Everglades, in Flor ida, the Dismal Swamp of Vir ginia is probably the gloomiest placeinthe United States. There is nothing attractive or facinating in the dense swamp unless one is a lover of weird scenery and un canny animals and reptiles wallow ing around in the mud and water of their native lagoons. Yet in the middle of this vast -wilderness is situated Lake Drummond, as fine a sheet of clear water as ever floated a boat, and one is well re paid in roughing it through the swamp to see it. The lake is now reaohed by propelling a flat bottom boat up a canal, a journey that is full of life and interest to those who enjoy forest living. Half a century ago this Dismal Swamp canal was one of the most important artificial waterways in the United States. In these days of rapid railroad transportation, however, and owing to the compe tition of the Albemarle and Ches apeake canal, which parallels it, it has dropped somewhat out of sight. It is one of the oldest ca nals in the United States, and its management is probably the oldest incorporation of its kind. George Washington was prominently con nected with it, and he found it a very available means for obtaining 1 supplies when he was contending with Cornwallis at 1 orktown. The building of the canal was begun in a remarkable way. Near ly two centuries ago the large land owners of Virginia began to penetrate the dark and gloomy wilds of the Dismal Swamp in search of juniper and cedar shin gles. The greatest difficulty with which they had .to contend was the soggy condition of the soil, in which the wheels of their carts sank to the hubs. The further they penetrated the swamp the greater became this difficulty, and at tast they resorted to the expe dient of digging a narrow and ill- shapen ditch just deep enough to tloat a ilat oottomed boat. Down this canal the timber was floated to Deep creek, a tributary of the Elizabeth river, and thence to the market at Norfolk. Year by vear the timber was cut away along the banks of the ditch, and each year, as the demand lor jumper and cypress shingles became great er, it was extended further into the almost impenetrable wilds of the forest. The work was done altogether by slaves, with shovels and pick axes. The use of steam shovels was unknown and un thought of. The towering cypress trees were also felled and" split into shingles by slaves, who were given tasks each day by their overseers, and for all shingles they made over the required amount they were paid extra. One day the overseers, while visiting the workers in the forest, were surprised to hear several voices singing away off in the swamp. An investigation was made and it was discovered that North Carolina land owners, like those in Virginia, had experienced the same difficulty of hauling lumber in the soggy and treach erous swamp, and they had sent their slaves into the wilds to dig a ditch to aid them in the trans portation of shingles and lumber. For years these two forces worked independently of each other, and each, strange to say, was digging unawares towards the other. The two sections of the canal were joined and the point of connection is marked by an angle. The two states finally became interested in the work, and the waters of Lake Drummond were brought into requisition for feed ingthe canal.- This lake is situat ed in the center of the swamp, and the depression, in which" the placid water sparkles, was-made by fire centuries, perhaps thousands of years, ago. The whole swamp, in fact, represents in a modern age the coal forming epochs of millions of years back in the eeolooical history of the globe, and duritig an exceedingly dry season so dry, indeed, that the boggy soil was parchedAnd transformed into an inflammable clay a flash of lightning became the origin of a biff. tire., lowering- trees were felled;- the scrubby underbrush was laid low, and then the flames ate their way foot by foot into the inflammable soil and a hollow circle was formed in the ground. When the rains came this depres sion became a basin for the innum erable streams which trickled through the forest and was soon transformed into a lake. The almost trackless swamp through which the canal penetrates is still valuable on account of its cypress and juniper, the latter article becoming year by year more and more scarce and exceed ingly valuable. At one time a single share of the Dismal Swamp .Land company was worth as much as $32,000. The tract originally taken up and surveyed embraces 60,000, square acres. About half as many additional square acres are now embraced in the for est. The cypress is" also coming into great demand for shipbuild ing purposes and the annual ex port of the timber to Germany is large. Bears wander unmolested in the trackless depths of the for est and the deadly rattlesnake basks in the sun without fear of molestation. Birds of brilliant plumage fly from limb to limb of the huge and high cypress and sing their carols from dark to dark unseen by man, excepting along tne course ot the canal. Doubt Brightening into Hope, A hope into certainty Is tho pleasing trans ition inrougn wnicn me inina oi me nerv ous, dyspeptic invalid passes who tries a course or Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, which is alike Incomparable and inimitable. In creased vitallty.a gain in weight, tranquillity of the nerves, sound appetite and sleep are among the blessings nblch It is within the Denencent power oi this medicine to comer, and it Is not surprising that alter acquiring this new dowrv of health the crateful sick should sometimes utter their praises ol the uiuers in terms Doraenng on extravagance, "Out of the fulness of the heart the mouth speaketh,"and the proprietorsof Hostetter's siomacii itinera nave sometimes ueen obliged to suppress these eulogiums least the v should be accused of bio wine their on n trumpet too loudly. For constipation, bil iousness, kidney complaint and incipient rneumaiism me uiners is aiso a ueserveniy popular remedy. Three Kentucky brothers named Reed married three .Kentucky girls in 1839. Husbands arid wives are all living, and there is to lie a great triple golden wed ding celebration a few months from now. Catarrh Cnred, j A clergyman, after years of suffer ing from that loathsomo disease, Ca tarrh, and vainly trying every known remedy, at last found a recipe which completely cured and saved him from death. Any sufferer from this dread ful disease sending a self addressed stamped envelope to Prof. J. A. Law rence, 83 Warren St., Now York City, will receive the recipe free of charge. Rich aunt Why do you bring me this grass, Tommy? Tommy Because I want you to bite it. "Why do you want me to bite it?" "Because I heard pa say that when you bite the gras we will ge 840,000. Texas Siftiaji. TF.CUII1LE FOEE1VAn.MX;S Cough in the morning, hurried or dif ficult breathimr. raisinc phlegm, tight ness inthechest,quickenedpulM., chill iness in the evening or sweats at nignt, all or any of these tilings are the stuges of consumption. Ackers English Cough Remedy triI cure these fearlul symp toms, and is sold under a positive guar antee by J.W. Conn, Druggist. Mother (to 7-year old daughter) Cajrie, what makes you look so sad? Carrie I'm thinking what a bother that little brother of mine will be to me about ten years from now, when I enter society and have a beau. Texas Sitings. " THE FIRST SY3IPT03IS OF HEATH. Knowing that a cough can be checked in aday,aiidtho first stages of consump tion broken in a week we hereby guar antee Acker's English Cough Itemedy, and will reiunu tue money to an who buy. take it as per directions, and do not hnd our statement correct. J. W. Conn, Druggist. St. Louis man (at ball) "Ex cuse mo, I keep stepping on your toes, I find." Philadelphia girl, (heroically) "Don't mention it so long as you don't step on my dress." BETTER THAN' SL1CIDE. Professor Arnold says: "An incura ble dyspeptic is justified in committing suicide." We will guarantee to cure any dyspeptic within three months by Ack- efs English Dyspepsia Tablets. epaia xuuieis. W. Conn, Druggist. During the past twenty years there have been granted in the United States 328,710 divorces. Ayer's Sarsaparilla will remove that tired feeling, and give new life and energy. Death of Oaptain Ericsson. New Yor.K, March 8. Cap tain John Ericsson, the engineer who designed the ironclad Monu tor, died this morning, aged 86 years. He had been ill only a week. His father, Captain John Erics son, at the age of 10 constructed a miniature sawmili and pumping machine that attracted great at tention in Sweden at the time. At the age of 17 John entered the Swedish army as an ensign, and rapidly received promotion for ingenuity displayed in getting up plans of fortifications and maps. During his early life he was to Europe what Edison is to America. He invented, in three years, forty diffirent mechanical contrivances, two-thirds of which were patented. In 1839, he came to America, and in 1841 began to build the Princeton, tho first naval vessel that ever carried her machinery under the water line out of reach of hostile vessels. This vessel dictated reconstruction to the fleets of the world. Such a device as the turret ship was offered by Ericsson in 1858 to Napoleon III. In the fall of 18C1 Ericbson proposed it to our navy department. By extr.iurJinary energy and executive skill the Monitnr was launched, with steam machinery complete, 100 days from the laying of the keel plates, and arrived in Hampton Roads March 9, 1862, just mjimc to defeat the Confed erate ironclad Merrimac. But for the Monitor the whole aspect of the war might have been changed, and European interfer ence attempted. The variety of Captain Erics son's work is only less remarkable than its intrinsic importance. His inventive genius has brought out new discoveries in every de partment of mechanics, and he has received honors from every coun try in the world. WDER Absolutely Pure. This ponder never varies, A marvel of purity, strength ana wholesomeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and can not be sold in competition with the multi tude of low test, short welclit. alum or Phos phate powders. Sold only in cans. IUiyal 11AKINO I'owdkrCo. 100 V'all-st.. N. Y. l. W. Crowlev & Co. i gents, rortland. ureson. THE VIENNA Eestanrant ana Cloj House. C. W. Fisher & Co., Prop's. Game, Fish, Oysters, Etc., COOKED TO ORDEK- Fine Private Jtoomi. everything Jbirst C'lnss. Gencvlete Street, rear of Onfllii & Heed's. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. E. C. Lewis, Timber Land Broker, Cruiser AND ESTIMATOR. Locator or Government and State Lands. Timber bought and sold on Commission. Taxes paid and Xands protected from tres pass. Operates in Washington, Oregon, and California. Correspondence solicited. Astoria, Oregon. B C DnVAI BAKING v R IIP pp CASH. O00DS MARKED IS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER I am receiving direct from the factories the best values and most handsome designs in Men's imported, all wool Scotch Cheviot Suits; also in Navy Bine Flannels and Yacht Cloths, besides BOY'S and CHILDREN'S SUITS. MEN'S FINE PANTS and light weight OVEBCOATS. In Soft, Felt and Stiff HATS, direct from the best manufacturers, I have obtained the latest styles and shapes, which I sell at as close a margin as can be sold, as well as any line of goods that I carry, for I do not believe in buntnm in business, such ns resorting to nny faking scheme as is often nsed by advertising a stock as bankrupt goods; an underwriter's sale: on account of removal or repairs, and selling off at cost to make room for new goods, otc, when it IS merely done to force coods. The onlv true and honpst vav for mnrehnnts is to charge an honest and fair per cent. Mark his goods in plain figures, and give to each and every customer alike the same goods for the same amount of money. '.'One persons money is as good as anothers." Trunks, Valises, Blankets, Quilts' ST" A child bnys as cheaply as the most experienced buyer. I. L. OSGOOD, KInnev's Brick Unllrtlnc. Opposite Rescue Engine House Street Cars running by tho door. wjXsia -AND- lEILING D 5000 double roll of Wall Parier and Decorations nf ilminfpgt stulps ntnl Rhmloa just received direct from Eastern factories. Also a large assortment of CARPETS, Of all grades in beautiful new designs New Smyrna Rugs, Portiere Curtains, China Matting, Etc., Etc. Call and examine. CHAS. HEILBORN. The New Model Range CAN BE HAD IN Agent. Call and Examine It ; You Will be Heased. E. It. Hawes Is also Agent for the Buck Patent Cooking Stove, AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES. Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand. FIRE BRICK. DEALER IN Hay, Oats, and Straw, Liie, Wood Dellrered to Order. Prajlnft, Teaming and Express Business, aiiilllPifas!-vm ' rSssT IssiiiSErH gjgafe '- m t " XER apply to the Captain, or to Bargains ! Canned Goods -IN- AT HEADQUARTERS Astoria Crocery and Canned Coods Co., At Old I. X. L Corner, Opposite Parker House. M. 2$L THxITGHEE. HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS Is the Leading and Only First-Glass RESTAURANT. Good Cooking. Clean Services. Reasonable Prices. Polite Walters. Prompt Attention. Try Him and You will be More than Satisfied, Everybody Says So. Private Rooms. MAIN STREET, - - - ASTORIA. JEFFS ONE PRICE. and a full line of Furnishing Goods. Astoria, Oregon. WAwm ASTORIA, ONLY OF VLX1S FICVRE. EGORAT ONS! S riOuAiittnJBi WB WB dfeaiBMP FIRE CLAY Brict, Cement, Sana and Plaster sti:abier IL1R1 PARKER Eben P. Parker, Master. For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAK II. II. PAItKEIt. and Groceries. The Astor House, E.E.ROSS, - PROPRIETOR. Newly Repainted, Repaired, Refitted, Re- llU!U3itl-U illlU -LUUlUUlliy JlCIIUVUlCU, A Large, Clean, WelRept House. RATES : From a Dollar a Day Upwards. First-class in all Its appointments, clean, neat, sunny rooms, well furnished and well Kept. YOU ARE INVITED TO CAM,. tFree Coach to and from the Hoae. Seaside Bakery. BcstltlilU Brcml anil CAKES OF ALL KINDS, Manufacturers of Fine Candles. and Ornamental Confectionery And Ice Creams. "Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Candles. JOHHSOX, BROS.