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Astoria, Oregon. Wednesday Morning, April 20, 1881.
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Interesting Letter from a New
Correspondent of The Astorian.
WILLAPA VALLKV, W. T.
Editei: Atoijian :
It ma' be possible that thore
are, in this broad land of ours, a
few people who are unaware of
the existence of such a place as
the Willapa valley; such ignor
ance, while it appears inexcusable,
nevertheless appeals strongly to
our sympathy, and we feel it our
duty to offer a few words in en
lightenment. Surli a Vnllrjr Hoes Cx'st.
And forms, probably, one of the
most fertile regions in Washing
ton territory, inhabited bj- a lives
pushing and energetic people, a
number of whom have just brought
to successful issue an enterprise
which will no doubt assist matcri
ally in the development of this
valley, and at the same time con
tribute in some degree to the
prosperity of Astoria, as that city
will, no doubt, constitute our
market for many years to come.
I refer to the building and launch
ing of the steamer South Bend, at
the Soutli Bend ship yard. This
steamer was built by a joint stock
company, under the supervision of
I'll . Patterson, !'..
As genial a gentleman and as
thorough a mechanic as can be
found on the Pacific coast. Mon
day, March the 2Sth, was the day
set for the laanch,and early on Sun
day the boats commenced arriving
from both down the bay, and up
the river, and continued steadily
up to the very hour of the launch,
when there were gathered at South
Bend, probably, the largest crowd
ever seen at that place at one time.
The morning of the 2Sth dawned
cloudy and threatening, but by
nine o'clock the brilliant orb of
morning had routed the squdrons
of fog-cloud in great confusion,
and remained master of the field
for the remainder of the day. At
exactly high water the din of ham
mers began, and in a few moments
the galftnt little steamer glided
smoothly and swiftly onto the
bosom of the tide, amid the cheers
and acclamations of the multitude.
She sat like a duck upon the water,
and -with colors Hying and
Moorr mnl .SI. C'I:iIr Kauri
Discoursing sweet music from the
hurricane deck, it was an cxhilcrat
ing sight to the denizens of the
Willapa. Don't think. Mr. Edi
tor, that we over-rate such things,
but consider, for a moment, that
hitherto we have constituted a
little world of our own, all by our
selves, walled in by the everlasting
hills and the everrestless sea, feed
ing our wheat to the hogs, burning
our bacon to smoke away the
mosquitoes, sacrificing our eggs
at the store at Woodards landing,
and Heaven only knows what Jake
does Vith them, it seems to me he
couldn't eat so many. But now a
change comes over the spirit of
our dream, and we will ship
Our Produce to Astoria.
And then listen to the meiry clink
of coin in our pockets. It was
clearly made apparent on this oc
casion, that the rapid settlement
of the valley renders the present
hotel accommodations at South
Bend totally inadequate to accom
modate the crowds that are liable
to be drawn together at that place
in the future, but no doubt the
mill company, with their usual
energjr and foresight, will soon
remedy this. At night a grand
ball was given at the commodious
hall, and a splendid supper served
at the company's hotel; the music
was excellent, and the dancing
continued up till daylight next
morning, and not a jar or note of
discord occurred to mar the pleas
ure of the occasion. At ten o'clock
next morning the unusual sound of
A Sti-nuicr Whistle was Heard.
At the. wharf, and one hundred
and eight souls took passage on
the new steamer for Woodards
landing. A pleasanter route for a
pleasure excursion could scarcely
be found; at one moment broad
stretches of level tide land spreads
out oh either hand, clothed with
the verdure of spring, and lazy
cows and oxen couteiftedly chew
the cud and view with a sort of
mild surprise the strange craft that
'is puffing swiftly by; the next
moment we are steaming along be
tween precipitous hills,
Oowred With Ci.uitlc Spruce.
So dense that nothing but their
deep green foliage can be een,
and the shrill whistle of the steam
er echoes and re-echoes from hill to
hill, and the wild duck and swan
go currying away in wild affright.
An occasional farm house, with its
neat garden and .smiling orchard,
looks pleasantly dewn upon us
from the rivers bank, while from
the hurricane deck, the music from
the band floats dreamily away on
the balmy spring air, until at last
the picturesque little village of
Woodards LauriliiK Itraelied.
Here a ilirief halt is made and :i
large number of passengers dis
embarked, when she turns her
prow again toward the sea, and
disappears around Armstrong's
point with the Star Spangled Ban
ner floating proudly in the breeze,
and that old and well beloved air
The Arkansaw Traveler, rolling
from the deck in a manner that
would cause an old Missourian's
heart to rise right up and choke
him. Yor Bin'.
The Carthusian monks have thus
been cuioirizcd )v Victor Huge:
"They renounce the world, home,
sensuality, pleasure, vanity, pride
and self-interest. They are dressed
in coarse clolh. They possess no
property. On entering the order,
he who was rich becomes poor,
and what he has he gives to all.
He who was noble, lord or gentle
man, becomes the equal of him who
was peasant. The same call serves
for all, and the same bread, the
same straw to lie on, the same
coarse dress, the same ash-heap to
die on. lie mav have been a
prince, but he is not distinguish
able from the others. No more
titles even family names disap
pear. They are cut off from their
earthly families and united into a
spiritual family. They succor the
poor, care for the sick, and elect
those whom they obey; they call
each other 'Mv brother.' " There is
perhaps, no more sublime work
than that in which these souls are
engaged, and we add, there is, un
doubtedly, no more useful work.
There must, be some to prav for
those who never pray.
How Irish Feasants Live.
The dens, misnamed cols, in
which the peasantry of Gal way
and Mayo counties live, are mere
ly stone shelters. Owing to the
intense ignoiance of the people
they are not provided with any
facilities for drainage, and are
often incomparatively filthy. The
floors are of hard mud; it is rare
to find more than one room in a
hut, with its one story. Beds and
bedding are luxuries which the
poorer tenants do not possess;
old heaps of hay and stra-v are the
couches on which the lovelv
brown-eyed, large-browed maidens
of Con naught repose. The smoke
from a peat fire in a common
peasant's cabin spreads through
the room, and you narrowly escape
strangulation on yoar first visit.
I have had this experience in
Herzegovina, and consequently
minded the smoke but little. How
family decency is maintained in
these dens is a mystery, and how
the people manage to keep clean
for they look clean is a puzzle.
The pigs run in and out the doors,
and such wretched pigs! A North
Carolina wild hog would be an
aristocrat beside them. In dozens
of these cabins sick people are to
be found sick people dependent
either on the charity of the
neighborhood, or on friends in
America who send them small
An instrument called the mar-
garimeter has been invented by
two Parisian chemists for detect
ing the presence of margarine in
butter. It is based on the differ
ent densities of butter and the
greasy substances substituted for
it or mixed with it.
The per capita valuation of the
state of California is G7,G0o.
"Who will say after this that Cali
fornin is an impoverished state?
Consequences of Calumny.
Who can arrest a calumnious
tongue, or who can stop the con
sequences of calumnious misrepre
sentation? You may refute it,
you may trace it to its source and
expose its authors, you may sift
every atom, explain, annihilate it,
and yer, like Greek fire, in remains
unquenched and unquenchable;
or, like weeds, which, when ex
tirpated in one place, sprout vigor
ously forth in another spot. Half
truths are often more calumnious
than whole falsehoods. Not a
won! may be uttered, but a half
suppressed innuendo, a dropped
lip, an arched brow, a shrugged
shoulder, a significant iook, an in
credulous expression of counte
nance, nay, oven an emphatic
silence, may do the fiendish work;
and when the light and trifling
thing which has done the mischief
has fluttered off, the venom is left
behind to work and rankle and
fester, to inflame hearts, to fever
human experience, and to poison
human society at the fountain
spring of life.
It is stated, on good authority,
that the annual increase of wealth
in England is 325,000,000; in
France, $375,000,000 in Germany,
200,000,000; and in the United
States, S25,000,000. In the total
valuation of property, the United
States ranks "third on the list of the
great western nations. The prop
erty of England is valued at 44,
400,000,000; that of France at
30,700,000,000; and that of the
United States at S33,000,000,000.
So much for the aggregate wealth
and the annual increase of it
in each of these favored countries.
As our annual increase is nearly
three times the amount of that of
either of the two countries named
in our statement, we shall soon be
as rich as the richest; and after a
while how much richerthan the rich
est our moderate supply of figures
would hardly enable us to com
pute. Going to See a GirL
The Eel river road shows up the
latest smash up of railroad ma
terial. Last Sunday a train ran off
the track between Auburn junc
tion and Cedar creek, smashing
several cars badby, and destroying
a quantity of flour and grain. The
most prominent sensation con
nected with the smash up is as
follews: A young man from But
ler, dressed in a suit of black
broadcloth, and his mug adorned
with a spring plug hat, was on his
way to see a girl. The conductor
was on the engine when it jumped
the track, and walking along to
the rear end of the train, he spied
some object crawling out of the
mud and water that accumulated
along the ditch. It arose, and
there before him stood the would
be lover. "Hello, what's up?"
asked the conductor. And empty
ing the water out of his plug, he
remarked: Tin a pretty looking
thing to go and see a girl, ain't 1 ?"
Clarke County Mines.
The people of Clarke county
have never given up the idea that
there is paying gold somewhere in
the foot-hills or the Cascade.moun
tains in this vicinity, and every
year we hear of prospecting parties
who renew the hunt. This year is
no exception to the rule, and now
we hear that the sons of, John
Proebstel, and others, have found
a quartz lead in the foot-hills, up
the Lacamas, about twenty miles
from Vancouver. They have sunk
on the lead about twenty feet, and
report finding valuable prospects,
better than has ever before been
shown on this side of the Cascades
in "Washington territory. Furth
er developments will be awaited
with patience by a people who
have long suffered for good news
in this line.
Two thousand and thirty-four
newspapers have made the joke
about the Boers being "bores,"
and several counties yet to hear
from. This country is afflicted
with too much wit.
-" "V-aosiCii. ". - J- itf.i Jksdt-
The Count Chichnu was the bpauish
Viceroy in Peru i:i 1(a. The Countess,
his wife, was prn.stnUed by an intermit
tent fever, from whieh 1ip was freed by
the um' of the native reined, tin? Peru
vian bark. or. as it was called in the
language of the country, -Quinquina.'
("ratcftil for her recovery, on her return
to Europe in IKtl, she introduced the
remedy in Spain, where it was known
under various names, until Limueus
called it Cinchona, in honor of the lady
who had brought them that which was
more precious than t lie gold of the Incus.
To this day. after a lapse of two hun
dred and fifty years. cience has given
lis nothing to take its place. It clfectu
ally cures a morbid appetite for stimu
lants, by restoring the natural tone of
the stomach. It attacks excessive love
of liquor as it does a fever, and destroys
both alike. The powerful tonic virtue
of the Cinchona is prescned in the
Peruvian Bitters, which arc as effective
against malarial fever to-day as thev
were in the das ot the old Spanish
Viceros. We guarantee the ingredi
ents of these bitters to be absolute!
pure, and of the best known quality.
A trial will satisfy you that this is tlie
best bitter in the world. -The proof of
the pudding is in the eating," and we
willingly abide this test. For sale by
all druggists, grocers and liquor dealers.
Mothers ! Mother ! Mothers ! ! !
Are you disturbed at night and broken
of your rest by a sick child suffering
and crying with the excruciating pain
of cutting teeth? If so, go at once and
get a bottle of Mrs. Viiisiovs Soothing
Syrup, it will relieve the poor littlu suf
ferer immediately depend upon it;
there is no mistake about it There is
not a mother on earth who has ever
used it. who will not tll you at once
that it will regulate the bowels, and
give ret to the mother, and relief and
health to the child, operating like magic.
It is perfectly safe to use in all cases,
and pleasant to the taste, and is the pre
scription of one of the oldest and best
female physicians and nurses in the
United Stato. Slid everywhere. 'Si
cents a bottle.
The Peruvian syrup lias cured tlion
sands who were suffering from dyspeji
sia. debility, liver complaint, boil's, hu
mors, female complaints, etc. Pamph
lets free to any address. Seth V. Fowle
& Sons. RoMou.
Chemists and physicians agree
that King of the Blood is eomjmsed of
some of the rarest and most valuable
medicinal elements known to science,
and 13 a very efficient purifier of the
blood. See advertisement.
Unity aiiiihk. iiy-lM T.V.lin.1.1.
Henry Ahrens & Co., Proprietors,
M0 to Mai Pine Street.
miUS KKKWEKY IS THE MOST I'OPl
JL larotithe roast, ami have iMalilMietl a
branch in thNcitvaud is under the manage
ment of .I.STUArSS. who will 1 pleased to
till any order f mm a doen bottles up to a
thousand barrels. This lecr needs no rec
ommendation, as thoM- umiii; it miiv will
never use anv other. Orders left at the Oc
cident Hotel or at Isaac Filter's will be
promptly attended to. All orders from a
distance will receive prompt attention.
Families supplied willi this excellent finali
ty of beer. .1. STRAUSS. Ap-nt.
Watei street, next door to Isaac Foster's,
Bej: leave to notify the public that they have
moved from Upper Astoria to
TIIKIK XKff SIIOl.
COItNKK ASTOK AND CASSS TKl'KTS.
Near Congregational ('hutch.
And arc now ready to receive orders for all
Contracts taken to build and remir
SHIPS'. UOrSKK, BOATS, ETC..
AT J.OWKST RATES.
Great Eastern Saloon
ON CONCOMLY STKEKT.
FRESH AND SHARP
ALWAYS ON DRAUGHT.
I have two beds laid on the floor
So tlint the boys cau roll for evermore.
Until their muscles do get sore,
But don't take the horxjshoe from the door.
THE DEW DROP INN !
Oh, fishermen, all hear the good news !
A fine saloon Is started with best of
Liquors, Wines and Beer,
AND FINE FREE LUNCH UNGUARDED.
The Grandest Caviar and. Cheese,
IN SANDWICH TIUCK AND THIN
And will you spend a pleasant hour, drop in
at the DEW DROP INN on Concomly street.
! THE NEWS! I
WELCOME TO ALL !
THE FISHING SEASON HAS OFENED AND SO HAS THE POPULAR
; Opened the largest and best :
selected stock of ;
BOOTS AND SHOES,
TRUNKS AND VALISES, HATS AND CAPS,
AND THE BEST
CARTER'S CAPE AJSQST
RUBBER BOOTS, ETC.,
WHICH WIIJ. UK SOLD AT SAN
REMEMBER THIS IS NO HUMBUG.
HAVING MADE ARRANGEMENTS IN NEW YORK AND SAN FRAN
CISCO FOR THE PURCHASE OF ALL MY GOODS, MY
FACILITIES FOR BUYING ARE SUCH
AS TO ENABLE ME TO
Undersell all Others. I Defy Competition.
GKEAT SURPRISE AT THE ;
I San Francisco Store !
UKliK AUK rltrOHS OF GOODS THAT WILL SUItPJtlSE ALL.
jfENS AND BOYS
CASIMERE SUITS FROM-
EXTRA BEST SUITS
FINE BLACK SUITS
EXTRA BEST PANTS
BOYS SUITS. ALL SORTS, FROM
OVERALLS PKOM CO CTS. TO
JUMPERS " 60 "
ALL WOOL SOCKS ?.. 20
CHECKER SOCKS. SIX PAIR FOR
COTTON SOCKS, THREE PAIR FOR
WIUTE SHIRTS FROM 90 " "
COLORED " 75 " "
CxVSDIERE" SI 50 u
FLANNEL - " 1 00 " -
BLUE NAVY 2 00 " "
FLANNEL UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS FROM 1 25 "
COTTON FLANNEL SHIRTS AND DRAWERS GO "
MARINO SHIRTS AND DRAWERS 50
LONG OIL COATS FROM .
OIL JUMPERS u ...
BOOTS AND SHOES.
MEXS CALF BOOTS FROM
MENS KIP BOOTS -
ELASTIC GAITERS "
BUCKLE SHOES -
BOYS BOOTS -
I HAVE THIS SPRING STRAINED EVERY NERVE AND USED MY
ENTIRE ENERGY AND BEST JUDGMENT IN PLACING IN OUR AS
TORIA HOUSE THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE ASSORTMENT
OF THE ABOVE LINE OF GOODS.
CALL AND INSPECT FOR YOURSELF. YOU ARE WELCOME.
I WILL GLADLY SHOW MY GOODS, NO MATTER WHETHER YOU
BUY OR NOT. NEW GOODS BY' EVERY STEAMER.
San Francisco Store. Squemocnhe street, next door to Tage & Allen'd store, north of
walla-walla Restaurant. Astona Oregon. . "
i -arp i
FRANCISCO WHOLESALE PRICES.
S 8 00
TO 15 00
" 20 00
" 25 00
" 22 00
" 4 00
" 5 50
" 12 00
... 3 50 TO 4 50
... 2 75 u 3 00
53 CO TO 4 50
Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA. OREGON
rj XV. PULTOX.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTOPJA - OKEGON
Office over Plage & Allen 's store, Cass street
T W. KOBB,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTORIA - - - - OREGON
Office OVPr AV.irrpn Fntrm'Q AetnHn "Mor
ket, opposite the OccidenwHotel.
"P C. JIOIiDKX.j
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN-
Chenamus Street, near Occident Hotel,
Agent Wells, Fargo & Co.
XI P. HICKS.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corn?
of Cass and Sqemooihe streets.
,K. M. I. JE.VMXOS,
niYSIdAN AND SURGEON.
uiuuiliic uuiveraiiy ui Virginia, jobs
Physician to Bay View hospital, Baltimore
utnuK-in rage a; Aiien-s uuuuing, up
JAY TUTTIJ2, M. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEONi
Office Ovr the White Ilouse Store,
Residence Next door to Mrs. Maason"s
boarding house, Cheuasfw street, Asfofl?
T C. OKCIIAIID.
T A. 3IeIXTOSII.
Occident Hotel Building,
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
II. BAIN & CO..
Doors. AVI h dews, .Blinds, Train
sohim. Xiussber, Etc.
All kinds or Oak Lumber, Olass, Boat Ma
Steam M 111 near Weston hotel. Cor. Gen
evive and Astor streets.
J G. FAIRFOWL & SON,
STEVEDORES ANO RIGGERS
Portland and Astoria. Oreron.
Refor by permission to Rogors.Meyers&O.
Allen & Lems.Corbitt&Macleay,
r uruiuiu. uregon.
Occident Hotel Hair Dressing Saloon
ASTOKIA - OREGON.
Hot, Cold, Shower,
Steam and Sulphwr
-Special attention given to ladles' and
bildreu's hair cutting
Private Entrance lor Ladles.
BOOT AM) SHOE
Chrxamus Stkekt, opposite Adler's Boo
niuip, - AirruuiA, UKKUOS.
B?-Perfect fits guaranteed. AH -work
warranted. Give me a trial. All orders
W. L. M'UARE,
f. A. HKOWN
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS. "-
Astoriaofllce At K. C. Ilolden's Auction
store. Portland offlct;24 B street. 13-U
Music Lessons. m
T. F. CULLEN and C E. BARNES
VIOLIN, PIANO, GUITAR, COR
NET AND BANJO,
Would like a few pupils ou either ot the
Terms Eight lessons for five dollars.
JSTOrdera left at Stevens & Sons book
store will be promptly attended to-
AT MUSIC HALL,
JESm jSL. QTJX3Xr-KT,
NAIIS, HIIIX FEEI AITO HAY
Cash paid for country produce. Small
profits on cash sales. Astona, Oregon, cor
ner of Main and Squemocqhe streets.
The undersigned Is prepared to furnish
a large number of Spiles and Spars at his
place on short notice, at reasonable rates.
Apply to C.G. CARLES,
I. "W. CASE,
IMPOKTEK AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON.
Wm. Houseman oi Portland
BEGS LEAVE TO NOTIFY HIS friends
and customers that he has opened
A FISHERMAN'S CLOTHING
AND FUENISHING GOODS STORE
Next to Of "W. Hume's grocery store.