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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, March 29, 1888.
THE COLORADO DESERT.
The plain is not of vast extent
latcraly. Black and purplish
mountains are always in sight, and
spurs of them cross the course.
Bowlders and pebbles are scatter
ed thickly on top at first, among
patches of bunch grass; then the
jaws of the black and purple
mountains open, near Seven Palms,
and show the genuine white sand
desert, strewn with bowlders still,
but bare of vegetation, and varied
with dunes and large hills of clean
sand. One expects a glimpse of
blue water between the dunes at
every moment, as if riding to Con
ey Island or Long Branch. "We
traverse a singular depression,
which is below the level of the sea
for a hundred miles, at its lowest
point nearly 300 feet. At Dos
Palmos, in the very bottom of the
pit, a board shanty saloon, cover
ed with inscriptions in an amateur
ish lettering stands alone at a little
distance from the track. Surely the
keeper of it must consume his own
drinks, and lead a melancholy ex
istence unprecedented among bar
keepers. No, a horseman in Mex
ican accoutrements dashes across
the plain though where he should
dash from, and how he should be
riding anything but the mummy
of a dolphin or a sea-horse here, in
the very bottom of the sea itself
is a mystery and pulls up there,
and enters. And it further ap
pears that from this place a stage
starts every other day for points
on the Colorado river, and for
Prescott, the remote capital of Ar
izona Territory. This is but a
faint survival of a bustle which
once reigned before the day of the
railroad, when the route of the
southern overland mail was hither,
and long trains of immigrant and
freight wagons, canying water in
casks for two and three day's sup
ply, passed continually over these
wastes east and west.
Nothing could appear more de
pressing, on general principles,
than such a country, but as a mat
ter of fact it is entertaining in
stead. It is a stimulus to the cur
iosity, and ends by having a real
fascination. One would not wish
to be abandoned alone in it with
out resources, it is true, but he
docs not tire of looking at it from
a car window. Its blazing dryness
is in its favor. It is disinfectant
and preservative. Perhaps there
can never be the most poignant
extreme of sadness in scenes with
out the element of decay by damp
ness. It is chemical and not bo
tanical processes that are princi
pally going on. Wonders of al
most any sort may be expected.
Is paper to be the rail of the
future? This question is seriously
asked by the Boston Journal of
Commerce? and answered by that
paper as follews: It is well known
that one of the best materials for
car wheels is paper. It is now
stated that paper can be utilized
for the manufacture of rails, in
place of steel, which has almost
-displaced iron. It is said in favor
of the new material the cost per
mile will be less by one-third than
that of steel, and it will last much
longer, being almost indestructive.
There is no expansion or contract
ing from heat and cold, conse
quently no loose or open joints;
and, being so much lighter than
steel or iron, the rails can be made
longer and connections perfectly
solid,making the road as smooth as
one continuous rail. The adhe
sion of the drivers of the engine to
this material will be greater than
that of steel, consequently the
same weight engine will haul a
larger load. There will be a
great saving of fuel, and the
smoothness of the rail will lessen
the wear and tear of rolling stock.
The rails are made wholly and en
tirely ol paper, and so solid that
the sharpest spikes cannot be
driven into them. The action of
the atmosphere has no effect on it,
will neither rust nor rot, and, with
paper wheels and rails of the
same material, our palatial trains
will glide over the prairie at the
rate of GO miles an hour with as
little jolt and jar ss on an ocean
Tho Oregon Sboit Line.
J. "W. Morse, general passenger
Agent of the Union Pacific, has
issued a circular to agents of his
line calling attention to some facts
in connection with the Oregon
Short Line, as follews: The line
begins at Granger W. T., 87G
miles west of Omaha. Bearing to
the northwest, it crosses the south
western part of Wyoming and
southern and central sections of
Idaho, and heads directly towards
the rich farm lands and immense
timber belts of Oregon and "Wash
ington. It is now completed from
Granger to Shoshone, I. T., 321
miles. En route it tunnels the
Uintah mountain range near Ham's
Fork. "Wy. T., and passes through
the noted mountain health resort
of Soda Springs. At McCammon
it joins the Utah & Northern, and
for twenty-three miles follows
that track, diverging again to the
west at Pocatcllo, 1. T. Twenty
eight mils west it crosses Snake
river over the American Falls, a
cataract of no mean proportions.
"Westward along the valley of the
Snake river the track laid upon an
air line to Shoshone eighty-two
miles of road as straight as a hue,
as solid as the rock on which its
ties rest, and nearly as level as the
line along the Piatt Valley. Sho
shone is about twenty miles
distant from the great falls of the
same name, and well named the
Niagara of the west. The river
pours an immense volume of water
over a precipice two hundred feet
in height, situated in a remarkable
canon, whose perpendicular walls,
rising hundreds of feet above the
falls, add a further feature of
interest and of wild beauty. Sho
shone is also the junction of the
"Wood river branch, on which
several miles of standard gauge
railway have already been laid,
and which will be completed to
Hailey, the commercial center of
the Wood river raining region,
within sixty days.
There are produced annuall m
North America 100,000 barrels of
hemlock bark extract, of which a
single Boston firm produces 72,
000 barrels. They own nine ex
tract works and operate twenty
three tanneries. All the tanneries
of the United States consume an
nually 1,250,000 cords of hemlock
bark produced in nine states. As
the 3'ield of bark is about seven
cords to an acre of hemlock timber
the 3'early consumption implies
the clearing of 17S,000 acres. In
the main, the bark is stripped from
trees cut for timber; and as the
demand for this timber exceeds the
supply, the supply of both timber
and bark is threatened with speedy
That portion of Clatsop county
covered by the Astoria land grant
contains some magnificent forests
There never was such a coin as
a "bit" in the United States. The
Spanish coins formerty circulated
freely in the south, and one of
them, of tho value of 124- cents,
was generally known as a "bit."
This custom, spread throughout
the west, and forty years ago this
coin, if the pillars on the face of it
were fresh and unworn, was called
a "long bit," but if worn smooth
it was called a "short bit" and was
worth but 10 cents. The Ameri
can dimes also came to be called
Not long ago we happened to be
seated at the same table"at a hotel
with Doc. Palmer, County Attor
ney of Taylor county, K3'. Ev
erybody there knows the Dr. who
lives in Louisville, Ky., and every
body likes him. We soon intro
duced a favorite subject in that
section, and, as usual, found an
instance of the powerful efficacy
of St. Jacobs Oil, the Great Ger
man Remedy. Mr. Palmer said:
"I had a bad attack of rheumatism
in the left shoulder. I applied St.
Jacobs Oil and was permanently
cured, On another occasion I was
attacked with neuralgia, and, prof
iting by my former experience,
became doubly indebted to St.
Jacobs Oil for a cure of tfeat most
excruciating torment. I recom
jnend jt to everybody I see suffer
ing with that class of diseases."
The following from the Sacre-r
mento Record- Union expresses
the sentiment of all decent people
on the Pacifie Ceast: "It is a fact
that the associated press wiseacres
of the east have sent to this coast
more news reports, more details
and mor words about the funeral I
of a miserable and disreputable
"plug-ugly" prize fighter, who
died in a drunken brawl in a rum
hole, than they have of the death
and preparations for the funeral of
Alexander H. Stephens, one of the
most striking figures in our nation
al history. In the name of com
mon decency what do the news
mongers of the great east base
their estimate of the tastes of this
Two troops of cavalry from Fortt
Assinaboine, one company of in
fantry and a party of Indian scouts
left that post to-day under an
order of District Commander
Iiuger to interrupt the Northern
Crows, now rading down the
Marias river, in Northern Montana.
A dispatch to-night says the Crows
arc retreating for the north as fast
as the3r can.
The wreck of the C. L. Taylor
which was recently towed to Port
Townsend, will probably be
broken up. Her cargo of 80,000
feet of lumber was saved in good
condition. A libel against the
vessel has been filed by C. C.
Bartlet, owner of the pilot boat
Hunter, which put a man on board
the Taylor after that vessel had
Teamsters for logging camps
in this vicinity are demanding and
receiving better wages this season
than they did last. From 90 to
$120 per month are now the
figures given us by one teamster,
who says the demand for team
sters is in excess of the supply.
Coos Say Mail.
A dispatch from Cairo states
that Belmont, Mo., "is twenty
miles under water," and that the
people have fled to the hills. This
speaks well for the hight of the
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical man me orumary Kinus, and
cannot be sold in comntllion with the mul
titude of low test, short -u eight, alum or
nnospuaie powuers. aoia only in cans.
lIOVAt UAKIG rowDEit CO., ire waii-st
King of tlie Blood
Is not a "cure all," it Is a blood-purifier and
iuuic iinpuniy 01 uie uioon poisons tucsvs
tcm. dprnnpfMSttift elmitatinn. mrt thna In,
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really brandies or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
Blood. Such are Dvpepla, Mlltowmu,
xiircr L-umpuiuu, uonxupauon, a errou Din
order. Headache, Bachaclie, General IVcaJc
ncx. Heart Dieae,Dropsy. Kidney Discaxc,
Piles, IlhevmalUm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
uukjiumii, x luiiMiv". uicctb. aivcuings, rc,
c. Kins; or the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the catwe. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists nnd physicians agree
in calling It "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions. &c, in pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol the Blood' wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM, SOX & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. Yl
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
For lame Back. Side or Chest use
Shilolrs Porous Plaster, Price 23 cents.
W TnoYAL was? j k
iror saiu oy v. is. uewent.
fw iip fom$p iff
v Sr- vK
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals St. Jacobs Oil
u a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedj. A trial entails but the conperatlTely
trifling outlay of 60 Cents, and every one suffer
ing with pala can havo cheap aad potitire proof
cf its claims.
Directions in Eleven Languages.
A. VOGSIiER & CO.,
Baltimore, 2ZL. X7.R.A.
A case pending in the United
States district court in New York,
will help determine the responsi
bility for disregarding government
signals. A tug took two barges
in tow, and, in spite of the warn
ings of the signal service and the
protests of the captains of the
barges, put to sea. The barges
were lost, and the decision "will
form a precedent.
A. S. Bush, of Shoalwater Bay,
says that there is at present a great
demand for-oysters at that point,
his own shipments amounting to
450 baskefs per week. It is his
opinion that the oyster crop has
not been injured by the past cold
A LETTER F3aS GERMANY.
M..(.r.N, January 9, ISS2.
Very esteemed sirs:
The pmise your Liver Pills liavi called
forth here is wonderful. After ttikuig ono
and a. half boxes of your genuine lIt. C.
areLAXE'S 1.IYEU PILLS, I liaw en
tirely recovered from my fouryeais'-i;troc-Ing.
All who k."VJw me wonder how I,
who, for so many years, had no appetite,
and could not sleep for bncknchc, Mitch
in my side, nnd general stomncli com
plaints, could have recovered.
An old lady in oar city, who h:c- i.t."erel
for many years from kidney di.M.' mid
the doctors had given her up, tn-k two of
your 1111s. and got more relief th.ui sln
has from all the doctors. Yonr 'rn' .
J. VOX 1K!C UEltU.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine nre never sugar-coated.
Every box has a red wax seal on the lid,
with tho impressien: IcLane's l.-er
The genuine McLANK'S T.IVEK
PILLS bear the signature of C. 31c Lane
and Fleming Bros, on tho wrappers.
Insist upon having the genuine llt. C.
3IcLANRS LIVER, PILLS, prepared by
Fieming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pu.. the
market being full of imitations of tho
name McLnne, spoiled ditterently, but of
If your storekeejHir does not have the
gen nine IR. C. McLANE5 CELE
BRATED LIVER, PILLS, .send u-. 25
cents, and we wifl send you a box by mall,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLEMING BROS., Pillslmrgli, Pa.
FOARD & STOKES,
Rapidly Increasing Business
Compels an Enlargement
of Our Premises.
A full line of choice
GROCERIES and PROVISIONS.
Sole Agents for the celebrated
POTKERO COMPKESSED YEAST.
Has opened a
t 1 ?
Temperance Billiard Parlor
Next to Geo. V. Hume's Store.
Fresh Eastern and Shoalwater Bay
Oysters in every Style
FINEST CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate ; Ties, Cake
Sandwiches, etc., at the Counter.
Also in connection witlkthe Parlor
A. Vine HkeetlBC Gallery.
A X. JOHSO C. H. STICKELS
A. EL JOHNSON & Co.,
SUd (Men ai Groceries
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE.
Also "Wholesale Dealers la
Paiuts, Oils, Vnruislics, Glass,
Putty. Artists' Oil and Water
Color, Paint and Kalso-
Constant) on hand a full and choice stock
or Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tho
Oiir stock of Crockery nnd Glass
Ware is the Largest and most Complete
Stock ever opened in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets. Toilet Sets, Glass.
Fruit, and Water Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Ponies. Rustic Rottles Goblets, Tum
blers Lemonade Cups, &c,, n.c.
Everything sold at Lowest Living Rates.
An Examination w ill more than repay you.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
LOEB & CO.,
AtJHNTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Housesland
JS?AH coods sold at. San Francisco Trices.
Opposite l"arkcr Hoiue. Astoria, Orecon.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipo and Fittings,
PLUMBERS AND STEAM FITTER
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP HEAD
SHEET IRON TIH AND COPPER,
CaBnery anfl Flsiermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with r eatness and dispatch.
None nnt first clavt workmen employed.
A large avtortment of;
(instantly on hand
Mum Attention !
Sutton's Genuine Cape Anu
Double Long Coats, Half Peas,
Aprons, Sleeves, Jtuliber Boots,
ItlnnkPt Sliirts,Socks, etc.
At San Francisco Prices.
A Liber.:! Discount to the Trade.
Ship Masters Supplied.
II. P. CIIADBOURNE, Agent.
On the Roadway, near "Water Street.
Drugs and Chemicals
J. E. THOMAS,
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or Night.
SAVE RE MO TED!
From their old quarters to their
And Factory near Kinney?s Cannery
- o &
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kintb of a25iTPilrk 5?y 3EL 1ST X MT fr
OAK LUMBER, ig
glass, 'SSBSS1 Bracket Work
Boat Material, Etc. SlglBpP a specialty.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order. I
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tOrde from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTOltlA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop gpllE
All kinds ol
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
BestoxStkeet, Near Paiikee House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON,
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Of all Descriptions Hiarfe to Order
at Short Xotire.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. G. IIcstlkr, Secretary.
I."V. Case, Treasurer.
John Fox, Superintendent
ASTOKIA, ... OREGON.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum "and Brier Pipes,
Stationery and Optical Coods,
Joseph ltodgers and "Wostenholm
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLER
Revolvers and Cartridges.
WAJTHAM AND Er.GIi
Gold and Silver Watches and Chain
Fine and Coarse Liverpool
Tin Plate, Block Tin, Caustic Soda,
For sale ex "Warehouse at Portland
or Astoria by
BALFOUR, GTJTIIItlE & CO.
dtf Fort I aad, Or.
TO TRADE HH ME!
SeasiaeBakery & Confectionery-
Because my Goods are the Best,
and Always Fresh.
Cakes Candles etc., furnishedfor "Wedding
parties, on short notice, and guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction.
Cake'ornamenting a specialty.
Opposite ii. IV. Hume's.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C. LKINKNWEBEB. if. BROWN.
TAMES Al GUBBE1ES,
Manufacturers and Importers ol
4 LL KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers in
OIL AND TALLOW.
sriliehcst cash Price paid for Hides and
T C. HOIjDKX.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.EL.O F. JPAItELER.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Office :-Chenaraus street, Y..M. C A. hall
Room No. 8.
"CI . WIXTOX,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
KF-Office in Pythian Building. Booms 11 j 12.
ASTORIA, --- - OKEGOW.
TAY TUTTIjE, 31. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Offick Rooms 1 , 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. ItESTDEXCK Ovet J. E. Thomas' Drug
"P P. HICKS,
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LATV.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGOU
GEHERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part of Europe.
I AM AGENT FOR THE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prenaid Tickets to or from anv Euronean
For fnll information ni tn rntp nf faro.
sailing days, etc., apply to
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA .... OREGON
Geo. A.Flcasancc, - - Prop'r.
Cor. 3th and Alder Sts. - - Portland, Or.
Straw Beds, per doz. - - 510.
Spring Beds, each, - $5. to $15.
In Raw Silk, Carpet, and other coyerine,
From $10. to 515.
Samples of cover ahd particulars by mall.
Most Complete Stock in'Astoria
Novelties of all Kinds
VruitHBoth Foreign and Domestic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 R &ND0CK
Plain and Fancy Sewing,
Suits made in the "best Style aad
Guaranteed to Pit
Mrs. T. S. JeweU.
ROOMS OVER MRS. E. S. WARREN'S.!
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good, work