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Astoria, Oregon, Sunday Morning, October 22-L882
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LETTER PROM COLORADO.
Pcehlo, Oct- 5, 1882.
They say out here that "a man
can make lots of money in the
sheep business, but he?s just got to
have sand." This is undoubtedly
a. correct statement of the case.
The business is profitable when
managed with care, judgment and
industry, but it entails a life of
solitude to a great extent and one
full of vicissitudes. A man should
have a proper apprehension of
these things and an understanding
of the business before going .into
it. They tell of a "high toned"
Englishman who came here a
year ago with o0,000 and went
away owiug $20,000. He was
always blasting this bloody coun
try, you know, and lived high.
In the language of an old-timer
"blamed if he cared what he paid
for anything. Offer him a horse
worth $40 and charge him SloO
and he'd give you a checic. He
didn't care what ho paid for his
sheep. He had 2,500 of them, and
you used to .see thirty or forty
Englishmen loafing on him. You
bet he didn't have the trouble of
selling them sheep. Sheriff did it
for him." Of course such a man
could not succeed in raising sheep.
But as an offset to this, and to
illustrate the real character of the
business, here is an other instance
given me by an old herder. Said
he: T wanted a man to herd
sheep, and I met one coming out
of Pueblo who said he would like
to work for me. Look here, said
T, 'I wont pay you any wages, but
I'll give 3'ou 250 lambs which you
must herd as part of the flock.'
lie agreed to that and worked for
me three years and a half, until
he had to go away and be married,
and then I bought him out. The.
wool paid all expenses, and he had
$2,250 coming to him in cash.
It is needless to say that there
is no ro3ral road to success and
wealth in the sheep business3 or
any other calling, in Colorado, any
more than there is in any part
of the world. There is no hope
for it without economy and indus
try, and strict personal attention,
and even with all these the fates
sometimes decree failure. But as
a rule the man who knows what
ho is about may invest from 5,000
to 825,000 in sheep and realize a
ieturn of twenty-five per cent,
per annum. Comparing this with
the profits of cattle raising It will
be found that the latter promise
larger, though more tardy, returns,
but the advantages on the side of
sheep are smaller requirements in
the way of capital and ready
returns of cash from the yearly
crop of wool. Some old-timers
assert that they can run a flock of
5,000 sheep, year in and year out,
at an averge cost of fifty cents
per hea3. Por such as the' and
there are many of them the
above estimate of profit would
need to be materially changed.
Your old-timer has lived twenty
years, perhaps, in this part of the
country. He is deeply attached
to the soil and knows no other
home. He has spent years in the
mountains prospecting, and while
he may like a soit bed and a light
roof, and a good dinner as well as
his neighbor, there have been
epochs in his life when any one of
them would be no nearer his reach
than the joys of a Mahommedan
paradise, and "he counteth none
of these things dear" when his
mind is set on the accomplish
men of any object. When this
man takes up the business
of sheep-raising he is in
dead earnest. He knows noth
ing, thinks of nothing, but
sheep; lives among them, studies
And masters every detail of their
mangeinenf, and institutes a rigid jtrh.e of chances he need no; mtf J I fRgpg f gglf 'RQSCQE'S FIRST -CLASS
economy. He will have good count on Mirh a storm oftener t!mn miH .!!? 1 0'sii'M' K'llOO?' 'Q
sheep, good corrals, and probably once in ten yi-m.s. Spot. J Mfjf& -'' 5r3 J n, )f ., '" - ' '"'
good sheds, but ho will care little I - M ' - 4 rti: wira stjcket, astorix.
for the comforts of his cabin. One
of the mostsuccessful sheep men in
this region began by living in a
cave -near Colorado springs. To
loneliness the old-timer has become
The ideal shepherd may be en
countered in every conceivable va
riety, full of entertaining and
veracious narratives of his adven
tures and experiences. Success
ful old timers enjoy the results of
past labors and clad in the j-ober
garb of civilization, lay down
the law over tlnir social cigars;
while youthful beginner, with
doubtful prospects, sport hats
with an enormous breadth of biim,
and seem to delight in garments
of dubious cut and texture and
extreme antiquity. One of two
gentlemen from the east visiting
Colorado Springs and calling on a
lady of his acquaintance there,
apologized- for the absence of his
companion whose clothes .suitable
for the occasion had been delayed
by the express. "Only hear that!"
she exclaimed, delighted at this
unusual respect for civilized hab
its. ""Why, 1 have been meeting
the sons of dukes and earls with
their pantaloons tucked in their
boots." But it may be safely as
sumed that these dukes and earls
would not presume to thus appear
in their own country, and there is
an unnecessary display of barbar
ism in doing it here, especially in
Colorado Springs, which is about
as civilized as any other count
town. There are some features of
the curious eruption into Colorado
of scions of nobility -mid aristoc-.
racyvhich are interesting and ex
tremely amusing; but, without at
tempting a homily on the subject,
it may be remarked that sheep
have no legard for noble birth, and
that Piccadilly seems to furnish no
inadequate preparation for a suc
Life on the ranch is munotojiy
itself. After breakfast at davliyrht
the bleating flock is started over
the range, and the herder, with his
dog and a canteen over his shoul
der follows after them. All day
long thev feed on the short grass,
going once to water, anil then to
wards evening the- are brought
back to the corrals where they are
confined at night. Dav after dav,
week after week, and month after
month this is the regular round.
"When cold weather comes, that
dreaded enemy of sheep raising
the snow and storm is likely to be
encountered any da'. It comes
witli but little warning, and the
heavy flakes fall thick and fast.
The sheep hurriedly huddle to
gether and no earthly power can
make them move. The herder
may have had time to get them
into a gulch or under a bank, but
failing in this there is nothing to
be done but to stay with them,
sometimes a day and night, and
trust to getting them home when
the storm is over. It is with the
snow storm, indeed, that the dark
side of the Colorado shepherd's
life is associated, and the great
tempest of 1878 loft a sorrowful
record behind. The snow was
eleven feet deep in- the corrals,
and sheep were dug out alive after
being buried two and even three
weeks. Their vitality seems to be
great, and many perish not from
the pressure of the snow but from
suffocation caused by others falling
or crowding upon them. It is said
that they will sometimes while still
buried work their way down to the
grass and feed thereon. But sheds,
which are an -innovation, are now
becoming plenty, and besides the
shepherd knows that by the doc-
"" tiie .ujoi'ilvjirt.
Xow tliecountn legislator
I.alceth oat his little satchel
From the clov-t in his bedroom.
Itolletlt up his extra didce,
Extra collar, extra necktie,
Extra cuffs ami extra staking-,
Pack them in his little satchel.
Hies him from the ancient cily.
When upon his ancient heather
In the comity litre he came from,
Where the brooks go rippling .seawaiil,
Where the peach crop cau't be trusted;
Where the squash and yellow pumpkin.
t l.tfl Ifftlf Ck aalwl l0 f J hr1tl IllMl
flow to sizes so enormous,
Find their way into the sanctums
Of the editor of papers,
And are duly noticed therein
lie i.n everything to all men.
Hen the country legislator
Is at home among his fellows.
To the country store he. hasten-..
.Sits him down upon a barrel,
Where the cleric has hung the ign out,
'Cheap for ca-h !" upon a pasteboard.
Gather round him. then, the oter
Of the town and of the county,
And he tells them all the story
Of the session that has ended;
Tolls them of the great men gathered
In the House and in the Senate:
Tells them how he passed'thc dog law.
For their county, and the sheep law.
And the lence law, and the gate law.
Till they think him, too. a great man.
.nd make up their minds that they will
.Send him hack to the next session.
But there is another chapter
To the Tale of the Adjournment ;
For the country legislator
Does not care to tell the voter
Of the county that he came from
All the j-lory of the session.
How he played the game of poker
In the hotel near the .State JIoue,:
lie will never dare to tell them
How he. played it all the session,
Played it week-days, played it. Sundays,
Played it night and played itmoniing,
Played it with the playful members
Of the City Delegation.
He could never tell flic voters 1
Of the"conntyilial he came from
How the lucky poker jla en. - 4
Or the City Delegation
Skinned him of his scant per diem,
Won the watch he used to carry
Then the chain and seal attachment ;
Won the studs upon his bhirt-frout
And the ring upon his finger;
Won the full dress suit that co.-t him
Sixty dollars in the city,
Would not oven let hiui have it
For the Governor's reception.
He could necr tell the voters
Of the count that became fiom
How the lucky poker players
Of the Oily Delegation
Wtin a mortgage on his farm land-..
On his sheep and on his horses,
On his cows, ami on his peach crop .
That he hone to raise thi. summer.--'
Oh, ye coantrj legislators.
Take a warning from this stor :
Never tn the game of poker
With l he lucky poker player
Or The City Delegation.
H. C. Dern, editor of the Al
toona (Pa.) Tribune, has used St.
Jacobs Oil in his family for burns,
bruises, etc., and heartily recom
mends it as a family remedy.
The city registry of New York
on Wednesday was 58,000, being
moic than in any presidential
year. The two days' registry
combined are 113,200. There are
still two more registry days.
"1 was ver severely burned
about the right leg several vears
ago," says Mr. R.' R. Colyer, 123
Erie street, Jersey City, N. J.,
"and the spot always " remained
tender. A short time ago I
wounded the old spot,and it re
fused to heaJ. I applied St. Ja
cobs Oil, half a bottle of which
cured the injured limb."
IIai.i.s kgi:tai;i.i: Sicilian Uaik
Ii:xi:vi:i: is a scientific combination of
some of the most powerful restorative
agents in the vegetable kingdom. It re
stores sray hair to its original color. It
makes the scalp white and clean. It
cures dandruff and humors, and falling
out of the hair. It furnishes the nutri
tive principle by which the hair is nour
ished and supported. It makes the hair
moist, soft and glossy, and is unsur
passed as a hair dressing. It is the most
economical preparation ever offered to
the public, as its effects remain a long
tune, making only an occasional appli
cation necessary. It is recommended
aSJl.ll?9l1 by eminent medical men, and
officially endorsed by the State Assaver
of Massaclnisetts. The popularity of
Halls Hair Itcnewer has incrcrsed with
the test of many years, both in this
country and in loreign lauds, and it is
now known and used in all the civilized
countries of the world.
Fob Sale by all Dealers.
. t?. Z. v$k. ' r5"J- !'Mni:-f:cm is riiK.sKi to
W j-SjS- r;;Civ-i ' -"'""' ih inritUrtliKT helms !
s - -HS ' ' ',' n
' m"' It s-v-- ! AttttrnroiOr- -i i-.t-clii-.txl-
, J.Mft-4g Ladies- and Gent's Oyster Saloon.
! SMiJ. t i-fir.VAvrs sTKFTrr.
JPLflgiA, H. JOHNSON & Go.,
TTTi-pr. " " - " '
313 8Vs i !
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago.
Backache, Soreness of ihe Cnsst,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Sret!- i
ings end Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, ueneral Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, end all other
Pains and Aches.
Ho Preparation on earth ennah Sr. J."-cr, 0:r.
s a safe. litre, simple naJ cheap External
2'fni6djr. A trill cntaiH tut the conparatirelj
trifling outlay nf T0 Cent, and every una suffer
ing with iaia can liav di"ii and j-itire proof
ot ite claims.
Birectiom in Dorm Lnng-ujes.
BOLD BY ALL DBUG &IST3 AITD DEALEHS
A. VOGELER & CO.,
Hr.Ulmorr,ItUi., i7. .;. ..
The Philadelphia Tinies Fays:
vVftnr ilit- salmon f tin nrtii-
protective legislation u" to '
save, if po.-si'nle. this delicious fivd '
JiiuitJible laws- eiulhi: suUJCi:.. now. i
.nnri wrmiiv oiiTort'rr riin ,i ii t.
much inorr-directive reined v than
!a wholt volume of fHat ute.s, after j
the fish are destroyiid." '
SYMPTOMS .3? WORKS.
v fiintrM,'..iv : :: Jul !m.'.. j:-
Litlitivil, wilh "KM-.is:oia! l!t.iKi of i cir- i
fiim-4.Til-l j.t on iu- or 1-olh ihccks;
Hie cyi-s hiT-nmr -lull; li.e iupil- liilntc;
an:t7tirt Minlcin.-lt iti'is jiloim w Iou.t
t-i-lul; tl i:iiM' i- imi.ili'i, m. t-Ils ar.il
srinctiiii,-.lilfOt:asv.'i ;itii-,.f ii .-Hj.pLr
Ho; (K'o:iNii.unl lior.iii.i In, t till ni.tsmr.i'
or thruhbiim uf tlu ':u-: an ntiiiMi .1 -
crctiiiii of v:iliva; s-luiiy or ftirryi li.,i:i;
briuii vt-ryiimi.imriiviiSariy in uk uuirii
iut;; aiH'tl aiial!i. M-nu-tiiiU": or
cktti, with u Kiiawliii, sinntioti of thf
.str.iiia(!t;at oUicrl.,nUrely gone; ilv.lint;
tliutl .ntitliiu; violiMit unn ilntaihout !
jains in me .-iom.-M-ii : (Kv:t-toniti imi.M-i
XU- :iixliii'ii: IhiwcIn in-yi-ir. a tiiisc-t
t-otivi; Moo)-, iiitj, ;..l uiilr.'-n.cnit- ;
tciiinor variahlc, liutgim-rallj irut-ibK-
Iiciiovit tin aiKive -, mpioui-. :tjo j
found to ciit. j
will c.Ttuinl 'lliM-t :i t-iirv.
I ? lla'ljl
wesi rivers are praouciuty ue- 'S
strov.vl. tli,w will uiulo:ibl.Mllv ! fetriLg
a s-n-at 'lion to pa--s aiul enfoiop I lUiJisjXjsr'
urimiuriim;M-iMiaiJiJinry;i-."ii:ui, u:ti- MlUJ,i full .IIKI Hf-lK-li tMir-:w ln-lur. lilir
-ulJ nnilacviiinpaiiietl byIiiccoui;ii;.ti!i iiasiM ritt Ih-h. a- -At-Kiutraiit'M loi
Miiiet;iiMdryaiiiI amvullve;ii:ieu-.y:i:.'l ,-?- vai --iit.?t .is rT:iriU M.tlitv am'
list tirbol sit -D.v.itli f-rindiiiof theueMi: i ..r...
f ointril riii.riii na- lo toHivl llu taxes a
In ImyiiiiX VcnuiruKJ lie miic yon '. ; --.c. Tor the c.ir !-.-.. ami ih.'.v deliinjueiit
theuemunili:. C. McLANirs VintSU- ii-.oii tlte li-i. anil male. rcinni of the same
l"t;i:. niaiiufacturol by rirmiiii-i;ro-.. iij:-in si .:ts. All 'Kitties mi indebted
it Woml Street. ritLshurcli, la. 'IT.-. nil UxTefoie pieaM take notice and oini
nnrkeJ is full of.eountcrfeits. Vouwi.l ! th--ii--l-.taeer-lti sl.
lo riulit if it haj the slpuature i-i Mem- j ('.V..LMt!IIEltY.
ins llm. :iml C. .UcLiiii. (.'hit f of I'ehce.
If our storekeeper docs ne: in. tie j A-tiia. Oregon. fiKfinlM-r l'. 1S-J.
penuine, plea-e report to u-j. ; '-
Send if a three ecnt -.tamp fir 1 :ian "- i
coni,c adertbiii!j ejtrds.
rLE3IIN(; HROS., riltshm-zl:. Pa.
J U CELEBRATED 1
Hfc . STOMACH $
The true antidote to the effect-- of iaia ma '
ia llostettcr'i5 Stomach Hitter'. This lncdi- ;
cine is ono of tho mot popular reincdie of ,
nn ago of successful orojirictary speciOcs, ;
and is in iinmcr.se demand wherever on t
this Continent fever and --?ae cxi'U. A I
winoglossful three times a day i the best
iositjlo preparative fcr encountcrin-: a ma
larious atrao5ihcrc, rclntui; ihc liver, nnd I
inricoratin-; the stomach. j
For ale by all Drugi-ist and Dealers
" 15' o
Ie-!N Rtvft me;i all.
?.i ?.-, sit ..,: -is! "w. ii-.r
Tin -Jiejuiiitr- I.i'soir? Neofei;
Krauaid iwi -.:. "jama., -.ill
n- . ..v-, .rtmpnt of
In Tuv ii.
The Xiii .:OF5-:S-:KS ruse! TEAS.
Try !:rI?IeJr Ka?ta:i-;IoiIer
P'HiiivPlythp le-t ever ma'le.
f nil kii.il- ;uit npliylet r.ickeiN.
!Ii h,inI-oi's nnU KiS!iirs (aimed CnotK
"iVr3- ru.l. I'rofits Nuiall.
e-CIVK t A CALT.'Oi
S HI S"- w P T A J s? p
Li . 5r -r "V
? -UL- -i-ov:
y-ij -svJcsr-j- &
V JJJJ )QW SLLAJS:
. - kvrznh. '
Wm T.i HIrHtTFfl.t.V CALL TIIK
lit' v pr '.runts (ir
!hf fi-ll.jwins m'Wiiij;
An! 1;:' Z:it:i'iIp;o.
WIiMi iW -.-li'iis from P.5.". To S.IO.
ir! ::rt tsT otMin't itioj.
iv.--m-i vu-!-i. ti jMirvI'.as ni.icliiiu
DehnquDnt Gity taxes.
XTOT1CK IS !!i;UK!.Y KIVKV THAT I.
j Li tin-mJ-rsii.-l. Chief of I'oln-c. liavi
j ItffMi ftinib.hiNi with a warrant (rom tin iit
MUST MAKE BQOfil !
I U'H aiM4it Jole.r.e for San rnuicl-eo with
UK nleaiitt'! of lrii)-i'iS iil the
Ane-.t "-UH.-I: of
i. Ik I'.cik. :. .X ft i'fi. 1..
S'Js! .It mul Sslvs-rwaw.
l.v. r ottered to the Astoria inililie. and offer
for sak at extiv:lv kiw priee the vlle of
m if-nil tek. nibt K a bona fide oifer.
Solid "-tilt Wa!clits. Chains. linicelet. 5-jir
Hint;, t!::. eie . at i:anufaeJnri,rprieC'.
V- " Srri-"' :N:,-
i. h. nirowx
V"h-r von will find ail the stamlard works
of the dav.and a on,-5anlly ehanshiK
-JOek'e: imxelties ami iauey
Milielc-.: we kecji the
in " the
Pocket Books. .
Sliest sVlusic, Sijbu--terie,
Goods, etc., etc.
i; r. Stevens & co.
St ? - .'" s
Tl O -
a j i i
Boors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
OAK LUMBER, M -p
u,jss. .MfKHKEttm Bracket Work
Boat Material. Etc. -iSBP a specialty.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, i
JSOrders from a di-.tanee proniplij attended to, and .satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
ASTORIA IRCM WORKS.
Hfnton STirrKT, Xt:i: Taukki: Houhk.
ASTOICIA. - ORKfJOX.
OEHERAL MACHiNISTS AND
fBoiler - ,Workr .Stearabsat ..Woxk
anrl Paiihnrv Wrfplr Vt'hpriftHu
ana uannery wotk apeciarty.
rnll Oeseriptlons made toGr'dci
, at Wiiort XotJOe.
A. IX Wass, rresidenf.
.1. (I. Hc.sTLKir, Secretary.
1. V Cask, TreiLsiirer.
Ion x Fox. Superintendent
S.AIINDT.& PERCH EN.
ASTOKIA. - OKKJO.N.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shoo 30
All kinds of
I'rutnptt-t attended to.
A. .specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYI-rrrti STKKET.
Corner Main and Chcnaiuus Streets,
AS lOitlA OREGON
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
JOSEPH RCDCERS & SONS
QZUmUZ ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
ami other Knglish Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Eleershauiii Pipes, etc.
A fine .stock of
Wntehes and .leivclry. .lluzzle and
Streeeh l.oadii;; Sliot 4miN and
Itiiie.s, JtevolvtTs. Eiitols.
ALSO A FIXK
AfKortmentof fine SPFCTACLFS and EYE
'-(1 -ACHES TIMP.EK LAND in T. N.
fjy,y Jf- Wesr. Title good ; price rea
sonable ; terms cash.
.1. o. r.ozouTir.
iteal Estate Ascnt.
c a i v " i
$ rn r
(fl mr I CO
- Z W T1 Okr-4 cs (k
LJ v n J zL rfi OO
l n ZWJ m -C
if - !- i p
p P S
T? V. IIOMK.V,
AUrilONKhU, COMMISSION AND ,,
TU. .r. V. SIIAFTF.K,
IMlYSIt'lA.N and SVBEX.
INcaNct orthqTlixetf-jWljC'ib i
Ofih'c over Conn's Drue Store. .yrn ?
J. V. ' -.
iliffe. riiUHiecrMry riiMifii4 -
J. ,"SHraaee '
oi ilanibiir-f, Germany; and ol the Trav;
eiciviue ami Accident im. Co., otarr-
Ajreni lor ineiimDiinr-iiremeurirejiK.i.o.
HTOfticein I'ythian Duildini- Itpomsl.-i:.
TtJ.O F. IARKR. '. .' .It
SURVEYOR OF '
CUatHop .ouiity,and City or Astoria
Oltlcc : Chctiainus street, Y. M. C. A., hall
Itooni No. 8.
TT1 J. AVXTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Lmv.
fi.S'Oniee in Pjthian Building. Rooms H, 12.
ASTOUIA. --- - OKEGON.
I AY TIITTLE. M. 1.
PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEOtf!"
Offick Over tho "White House Store.
Ukmdkxce Over F.Ibcrson's Ilakery. on-
I)0iu :,rtn Mvcrs' Saloon.
t 1.. Firirox. m. d.
rh.VKieian and Surceou..
OFFICK Over A. V. Allen's grocery stoiv.
Kooms, at the Parker House.
L1 P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Socmocqhe streets.
I i:. LaFOKCE.
Denial Boorai over Case' Store,
Cheiiniuits Street. - - Astoria, Oregon.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ChenniniM Street. - ASTORIA, OREGO
G. A. STINSON & CO,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Ca
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wauons made and repaired. Good work
NILVT. C1IEAP AND QUICK, BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's. '
"VYe will pa j the above reward for any case
or Liver Complaint. Dyspepsia, Sick Head
ache, indigestion. Constipation or Costire
ness we cannot cure with "West's Vegetable
Liver WK when the directions are strictly
complied with. They are purely Vegetable,
and never fail to give satisfaction. Sugar
coated. Large boxes, containing .TO Fills, 15
cent. For sale by all Druggists. Beware of
counterfeits and imitations. The genuine
manufactured only byJonxC.WEST&Co.,
"Tlte fill Maker,' 181 and 183 W. Madison
St.. Chicago. Free trial package sent by
mail prepaid on receipt ol a 3 cent stamp.
W. E. Dement, agent.