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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, April 29, 1881.
REV. D. J. PIERCE, IX A LET
TER TO THE LAlilME
TELLS HOW HE GOT INTO THE EMPIRE
I never did enjoy a quiet life,
and I very seldom have the oppor
tunity, but the listless quiet of
200 miles staging came nearest to
it of anything I have seen for some
time. A change seemed necessary
for health, and came. Union is a
small town of 700 people, at the
mouth of the rocky canyon leading
The Powder Klver
Valley about Baker city to the
Grand Ronde valley, containing
the finest land in eastern Oregon.
It is a solid farm, thirty-six miles
long b' twelve miles in width,
containing, therefore, over two
.4 hundred and fifty thousand acres
of first class land, all fenced and
improved, and held for from fifteen
to thirty dollars per acre. Xo
place for a poor man to homestead
here. One resident of La Grande,
informed me that ho had just
formed a company, with thirty
thousand dollars capital, for pur
chasing a large tract as herd
quarters for improved slock busi
ness. When the railroad gives a
cash market this will be, a garden
in the mountains. I had ridden
thirty-five miles in a Concord
From Kukri City,
And learning that the stage drivei
would not go for a half hour, I
visited the public schools of Union,
found an exhibition going on, with
one hundred and forty scholars in
the school, three live teachers in
, charge, and a fine two-story brick
edifice asaschoolhouse. In twenty-five
minutes returned to the
stage office. He had gone! I
must make the rifile, or lose my
appointments, for T am preaching
all along the line. The livery
asked me six dollars. I started on
foot. At the first corner u man
was unhitching to go my way, but
he must catch some chickens
on the road. "I'll catch the chick
ens if you -will catch the stage,''
"It's a Ilursnlii,"
Said he. Chickens were free that
day. They flapped their wings,
eyed the matron closely, and said
"No, we thank you, we are not
hungry." A race was the only
alternative. The leading gentle
man fowl was turned out against
the left gentleman irom the stage.
The minister won every time, and
fei matron said: "Who are 3'ou,
Anyhow?" "Ministers can always
catch chickens" was the only satis
faction she received. Now for the
stage. We reached La Grande
only a half-hour behind it, and
found it would stop till morning.
I thought of an evening service,
but it was decided that my reputa
Iui Grande Chickens
Would fare better if I staid within.
La Grande will be a grand town if
she succeeds in throttling the pass
through which the railroad must
pass, and holding the opposition
from another town. Stationed at
the foot of Oro Dell, the pass
through which the Oregon and
Columbia railroad has decided 10
run, she ought to succeed. She
has a population of GOO, and holds
muclrof the valley trade. I found
here Thomas Foster, a AVyoining
stockman, and Mr. Narl, both of
whom suffered severely from rail
road delays in shipping their stock
The Blue Mountain House
Was a rallying center for the stage
Saturday morning, and John Hai
Jey, a promising son of the Idaho
stage king, held the ribbons. He
wears the blue ribbon, too, and I
will say that in riding over COO
miles, I haTe never seen a bottle
in a stage drivers hand. We fol
lowed up the Grande river, fre
quently driving-through its over
flow up to the wagon, bed, until,
when ten miles out of town, we
found a bridge impassable. Our
"dead-axe" wagon was unloaded
and the minister, the lawyer and
the stage prince were.
Turned to Pack Mules
To transfer 1,500 pounds of mail
and our baggage. The river
kissed the planks as we crossed,
and I think it has gone altogether
by this lime. We had no strength
to move next day. We climbed
by an easy, natural grade up the
gonye in the Blue mountains cut
by the Grand river, passing Peli
can ranch fourteen miles out from
La Grande, and reaching the sum
mit twenty-four miles out, in eight
hours. For several miles the snow
in the thick pine timber was three
to four feet deep, while the road
shell often broke, letting our wagon
axle drag on the road bed. Each
man sat ready to disembark, as at
short intervals we loft
Our Pedal Photographs
Printed deep in the beautiful snow.
The railroad is surely coming, for
the trees are blazed all along and
ties are lying by the roadside,
while lumber mills are being
started by the railroad company,
and timber is being cut over the
entire route through the moun
tains, extending about fort' miles.
Grading is going on via Pendle
ton, and men are wanted as
graders, carpenters, tie-cultcrs and
teamsters, 1 learn that 1,500 are
advertised for at two dollars for
common laborers, three dollars to
four dollars for carpenters, and
board for -1 oO per week guaran
teed. I have not yet found it in
print, but believe it true.
Labor Is KadON'eeded.
And probably will be for months
to come. The west side of the
Blue mountain range is more
abrupt and difficult to grade than
the eastern, but there seems no
difficulty in finding sloping sides
along wlrch the railroad may be
easily carried to the summit. The
winter snows lie deep till late, but
do not seem much drifted, on ac
count ol the thick forests of black
pine on either side. This thickly
wooded mountain country is an
agreeable change from the bare,
bleak ridges of Idaho, where wood
Ueromr a Luxury,
Except as brought from the neigh
boring ranges 100 miles away
But sixteen miles above Pendleton
we again emerge into the open
prairie, and the western sun lies
lingering on the top of hoary
Mount Hood, with Mount Saint
Helen and Rainier just north, ris
ing like immense domes above the
mansard roof of the Columbia river
Yc crags ami peaks, I'm with you once
I hold to you the hands you first beheld,
To snow uiey .sun arc iree.
So said William Tell, and so said
I, as I looked once more on that
peculiar conical volcano which is a
sentry for all Oregon, from what
ever point you approach the state.
In something written we have an
indistinct recollection of having made
reference to a genornl disposition
among boys in their teens, as well as
boys of niaturer years, to enlighten
and bless the world with their pro
found knowledge of the horso and his
history. Our books and newspapers
are full of this kind of literature, and
it varies in stj'le from the production
of the child at school, commencing
with: The horse has four legs and a
tail: up to the eloquent tribute of tho
scholar when he quotes from Jeb: That
his neck is clothed with thunder and
the glory of his nostrils is terrible.
He smelleth the battle afar off, the
thunder of the captains and the
snouting. JJetwcen 'these two ex
tremes of the child at his first school
composition, and the professional
literature, we have every grade of pre
tention, and each professing to have
mastered the whole subject. As we
approach the close of this nineteenth
century, we begin to look for some
thing better in this department of
knowledge from those who assume to
instruct." And it is to be found in
Kendalls Treatise on the horse, sent
biT mail to any person for twenty-live
cents, postage paid. Apply to The
Astouiax oflice, or address D. C. Ire
land, Astoria, Oregon.
King of the Blood is not a "oiire
all," but in all disorders attributable
to impurity of blood and its dofoctive
circulation, nothing else equals its
effect See advertisement.
If you want a good hot cup of
tea, collee, or chocolate after your
nights fishing call at the Fair Wind
chop house where you will get it, and
don't you forget it.
--Dixlicld, Maine, October 20th,
1S80. Dr. 15. J. Kendall & Co.,
Gents: Please find inclosed 25 cents
for revised edition of your horse book.
I have tried your Kendall's Spavin
Cure and it has done all you claim for
it By using one-half a bottle it en
tirely enred the lameness and removed
the bunch. Yours truly, Fbaxk
Things in General and "Water In
It has been some time since we
were in Ilwaco before, but we fully
concur in the opinion of the most
prominent persons that this is a
first-class watering place. Ye
Gods! how it has poured, how it
does pour, and we presume it will
continue to pour on our defense
less heads. We are sadly afraid
that the clerk of the weather must
have an idea that all the denizens
of Ilwaco are ducks. The ladies
are of course, you know. Don't
we beg of you, don't Mr. Editor of
The Astokian", ever allude to the
Venice of Oregon again. We
take it, that it is the water that
constitutes the peculiar beauty of
Venice, if so, Ilwaco can out
Venice anything on earth.
But we must proceed to note
the changes that have taken place
since our last sojourn here. The
Bay View hotel is being elegant
ly refitted for the summer cam
paign, by Pomeroy and company.
A new and commodious restaurant
is in process of building, by
Harvey Pike, esq. There is a
post-office and two stores here also.
There are also three saloons here.
We have had the pleasure of meet
ing some old and valued friends
since our return. Among others,
'Squire Whealdon, the Patriarch of
the Hill, who flourishes like a
green bay tree, under the weight
of his three score and ten. His
aged wife also met us with a truly
motherly greeting. We have also
met, and clasped hands with Capt.
Easterbrooks, whom we remember
as the first acquaintance wc ever
made in the berg. Other friends
have met us with kindly greetings
that warm ones heart to remember.
Ilwaco is truly a prosperous place.
Among other things the fishing in
terest is looking lively. By the
way, its raining. Enough's enough,
from your old correspondent.
Hugged to Death, by Her Iiover.
The other night the faniilv of
John J. Rail, living near Keokuk,
was thrown into intense excite
ment and despair by the sudden
death of an only daughter, Miss
Minnie Rail, sixteen years of age.
The young lady was in the parlor
at the time in company with
Charles Gray, her affiance. It
seems from the statement of Mr.
Gray, which was given with broken
sobs and tears, that the two were
seated on a lounge and he was
urging her to name an early day
for their wedding. The girl was
coy and bashful and hesitated
about it. But the lover was im
portunate and sought in every way
to induce a compliance with his
wishes. At last she consented,
saying: "J will marry j'ou in
April." In the excitement and
joy of the moment Mr. Gray threw
his arms around her waist and
drew her to him with a quick,
passionate embrace. He was not
conscious of exerting unusual
strength, and does not believe
that he did. But the jjirl
gave a short, sharp scream, and
exclaiming, "Oh, Charley, I'm
gone!" fell dead 111 his arms, her
head resting on his shoulder. His
frantic cries alarmed the family,
who came rushing into the room to
find the pitiful sight of the dead
girl lying pale and inanimate in
her lovers arms. Tt is the opinion
of the physician that heart disease
was the immediate cause of the
girls death. She was frail and
delicate and had long complained
of trouble with her heart. The
excitement incident to her conver
sation with her lover had probably
superinduced the attack which led
to her premature death. Natural
ly the family are overwhelmed with
grief and young Gray is almost be
side himself with horror and des
pair. Miss Minnie was a very
handsome young lady and was well
known in the society circles of
this city. She was extremely deli
cate and possessed a slender frame
which succumbed to the slightest
attacks of ill-health.
P. Wilhelm, Boss saloon, opposite
the Clarendon hotel, Portland, Oregon.'
The Count Cinchon was the Spanish
Viceroy in Peru in lt. The Countess,
his wife, was prostrated by an intermit
tent fever, from which she was freed by
the um.' of the native remedy, the Peru
vian hnrk. or. as it was called in the
language of the country, "Quinquina.'
Grateful for her recovery, on her return
to Europe in 1KU, she introduced the
remedy in Spain, where it was known
under various names, until Jnnueus
called it Cinchona, in honor of the lady
who had brought them that which was
more precious than the gold of thelncas.
To this day. after a lapse of two hun
dred and fifty years, science has eiven
lis nothing to take its place. It effectu
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 preserved in the
Peruvian Bitters, which are as etTective
against malarial fever to-day as they
were in the days of the old Spanish
Viceroys. We guarantee the ingredi
ents or these bitters to be absolutely
pure, and of the best known quality.
A trial will satisfy you that this is the
best bitter in the world. "The proof of
the pudding is in the eatlm:."" aud we
willingly abide this test. For sale, by
all druggists, grocers and liquor dealers.
A cough, cold or sore, throat should be
stopped. Xegleet frequently results in
an incurable lung disease or consump
tion, firowu's Hroiichial troches do not
disorder the stomach like cough syrups
and balsams, but act directly on the in
llamed parts, allaying irritation, give
relief in asthma, bronchitis, coughs,
catarrh, aud the throat troubles which
singers and public speakers are subject
to. For thirty years IJrown's bronchial
troches have been recommended by
physicians, and always give perfect
satisfaction. Having "been teMed by
wide and constant use for nearly an en
tire generation, they have attained well
merited rank among the few btaple
remedies of the age. Sold at 'Si cents a
The Peruvian syrup lias cured thou
sands who were suffering from dyspep
sia, debility, liver complaint, boil's, hu
mors, female complaints, etc. Pamph
lets free to any address. Selh V. Fowle
& Sons, Boston.
Since the Chinese started to brew
"cheap San Francisco beer" there is
little or no demand for that article
any more. Call for the Columbia
brewery beer, if you want something
A Big Lot of Beer arrived by
steamship Columbia yesterday, at'Max
Wagner's. Call around and see him,
John Rogers has just received at
the Central market a large invoice of
coal oil, assorteds brand, and for sale
at reduced rates. lie also keeps a
general assortment of groceries, liq
uors, tobacco, cigars, fruits and vege
tables of best quality, which he offers
at small profit for cash.
When you want a dish of nice
Eastern Oysters done up a la mode, or
a good steak, or a fragrant cup of
coffee, call at Frank Fabres on the
roadway, and he will accommodate
you. Open at all hours.
Prices for cannery and fishermen's
supplies have been slaughtered at M.
C. Crosby s,
If any druggist will prove by
analysis that any patent medicine on
his shelves is a better remedy than
Pfunder's Oregon Blond Purifier, his
fortune is made, if lie will send for
mula to us.
Gray's wood yard is now fitted up
on tho wharf foot of Benton street,
and prepared to deliver wood to any
part of the city sawed to any length,
and full measure.
Fire-brick and fire-clay in lots to
suit at M. C. Crosby's.
BLOOD IS THIS HUB!
For this season of the year with changeable
climates, pre vent all sort of sicklies use
THE UNIVERSAL CELEBRATED
OREGON BLOOD PURIFIER.
This Herbal Kingdom. scientiOrallv tin.
lared. Is rapidly galuiii;; In every city on this
coast, anil the many astoiiKhing cures it lias
effected have now otablUheil is efficacy be-
yonu a uouni. ncmemner diseases 01 me
BLOOD OR LIVER AND KIDNEY,
A good medicine isahvays necessary to effect
a cure. Try It ; It will help you.
For further information and particulars
see circular amunil eacn iiouie. horn ny
Price, ier bottle, SI 00 or $5 00 for six bottle.
Directions In English, German, French and
GERMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
The Best ofhagerli Cls. a Glass
Orders for the
Left at this place will be promptly attend
HT-Nb cheap San Francisco Beer sold at
BEOIBTEEED MAECH2J. 1879.
WM. BOCK, Proprietor.
I THE NEWS! I
WELCOME TO ALL !
THE FISHING SEASON HAS OPENED AND SO HAS THE POPULAR
i CLOTHING STORE ! "
; Opened the largest and best :
; selected stock of
Genfs Furnishing Goods,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
TRUNKS AND VALISES, HATS AND CAPS,
-AND THE BEST-
RUBBER BOOTS, ETC.,
"MUCH WILL BE SOLD AT SAN FRANCISCO WHOLESALE PRICES.
REMEMBER THIS IS HO HUMBUG.
HAVING MADE ARRANGEMENTS IN NEW YORK AND SAN FRAN
CISCO FOR THE PURCHASE OF ALL MY GOODS, MY
FACILITIES FOR BUYING ARE SUCn
AS TO ENABLE ME TO
Undersell all Others. I Defy Competition.
J GREAT SURPRISE AT THE
I 8an Francisco Store ! I
HERE ARE PRICES OF GOODS THAT WILL SURPRISE ALL
MENS AND BOYS
UAMJUJSJtJS burl's? KOM
EXTRA BEST SUITS 12 00 "20 00
FINE BLACK SUITS IS 00 " 25 00
DIAGONAL-SUITS 15 00 " 22 00
CASIMERE PANTS 2 50 " 4 00
EXTRA BEST PANTS " 4 00 "5 50
BOYS SUITS. ALL SORTS, FROM 6 00 "12 00
OVERALLS FROM GO CTS. TO Si 00
JUMPERS " CO " "1 00
ALL WOOL SOCKS 20 " 25
CHECKER SOCKS. SIX PAIR FOR l 00
COTTON SOCKS, THREE PAIR FOR 25
WHITE SHIRTS FROM 90 " " 175
COLORED " 75 "150
CASIMERE" ' si 50 " 3 00
FLANNEL " " I 00 " 1 75
BLUE NAVY 2 00 u "2 50
FLANNEL UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS FROM 125 " "2 25
COTTON FLANNEL SHIRTS AND DRAWERS 60 "
MARINO SHIRTS AND DRAWERS .. 50 "
LONG OIL COATS FROM $3 50 TO 4 50
OIL JUMPERS - 2 75 - 3 00
BOOTS AND SHOES.
MENS CALF BOOTS FROM .. 3 00 TO 4 50
MENS KIP BOOTS - 2 75 4 00
ELASTIC GAITERS " 175 2 50
BUCKLE SHOES " ..2 25 " 3 25
MENS SLIPPERS " 50 " 1 00
BOYS BOOTS " 125 " 175
I HAVE Tins SPRING STRAINED EVERY NERVE AND USED MY
ENTIRE ENERGY AND BEST JUDGMENT IN PLACING IN OUR AS
TORLV HOUSE THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE ASSORTMENT
OF THE ABOVE LINE OP GOODS.
CALL AND INSPECT FOR YOURSELF. YOU ARE WELCOME.
I WILL GLADLY SHOW 31 Y GOODS, NO MATTER WHETHER YOU
BUY OR NOT. NEW GOODS BY EVERY STEAMER.
San Francisco Store. Squeraocqhe street, next door to Pag i Allen'3 stow, north ol
Walla-walla Kettauraur, Astona (Jregen.
S 8 00 TO J5 00
Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTOKIA. OREGOh
C W. JFUJLTOX,
" ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTORIA - OREGOK
Office over Page & Allen's store, Cass street
TH C. IIOLDJKX.
AUCTIONEEK, COMMISSION AND IN
A VAN DUSEN.
Chenamus Street, near Occident Hotel,
Ageut "Wells, Fargo & Co.
Tj1 P. HICKS.
ASTORIA, - - -
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, cornr
of Cass and Suemocqlie streets.
TH. 21. I. .TKXXIXS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Graduate University of Virginia, xa
PllYsicinil to ll.i- VIur luMnll'il Rqlrlninm
City. 1SCT-T0. '
uffick in Page & Allen's building, up
TAY TUTTJiE, 31. 1.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
OFFicE-Over the White House Store.
Rksiukxce Next door to Mrs. Munson'a
boardliiB lioitse, Chenamus street, Astorl
T C. OKCIIAUU.
TQ A. SXflXTOMII,
Occident Hotel Building,
ASTORIA --- OREGON
q n. DAIS &. CO.,
Doors, WIndowH, Blinds, Tran
BOHiM, IjUBbr. Etc.
All kinds or Oak Lumber, Glas3, Boat Ma
Steam Mill near Weston hotel. Cor. Gen
evive and Astor streets.
J G. FAIRFOWL & SON,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS
Portland and Astoria. Drnirnn.
Refer by permission to Roffers.Meyers&Co,
Allen & Lema.Corbitt&Macfeay,
Occident Hotel Hair Dressing Saloon
ASTORIA - OREGON.
Ilot, Cold, Sbower,
Steam and StilpltHr
""Special attention given toladles'and
children's hair cutting.
Private Entrance for Ladies.
BOOT ANI SHOE
Chexamus Street, opposite Adlert Booi
store, - Astoria, Oregox.
t3y Perfect fits guaranteed. All work
warranted. Give me a trial. All orders
W. L. M'CAIIE,
j. a. browx
BKOWN & Me.CABE,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS.
Astoria office At E. C. Holden's Auction
store. Portland office 24 B street. 13-tf
T. F. GULLEN and C . BARNES
VIOLIN, PIANO, GUITAR, COR
NET AND BANJO,
Would like a few pupils on either of the
Terms Eight lessons for five dollars.
J3y0rders left at Stevens & Sons book
store will be promptly attended to-
AT MUSIC HALL,
353. -fiL. TJI3ST3ar.
NAIIS, MUX. FEE1 AISD HAY
Cash paid for country produce. Small
profits on cash sales. Astoria, Oregon, cor
ner of Main and Squeinocqlie streets.
i. w. case;
IMPORTER 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 FURNISHING GOODS STORE
Next to G. V. Hume's grocery store.
F. HOUSEMAN, Ageut
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 THICK AND THIN
And will you spend a pleasant hour, drop In
at the DEW DROP INN on Concomly street.