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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, March 30, 1883
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A San Francisco dispatch of the
2Mh says the large number of
prominent railroad officials from
the east who have been visiting
the coast recently, are responsible
for considerable gossip in connec
tion with the contemplated changes
in the railroad system o the state.
No pretense was made to create
the impression that their visit was
merely for the purpose of recrea
tion, and during conversation last
night with gentlemen connected
with eastern railroads running
through New York, Pennsylvania
and Illinois, the subject of Villard's
proposed visit was broached. Con
siderable importance was attached
to his presence in the west, as he
is conceded to be a man who is
thoroughly wrapped up with his
business, and whose task is not
such as to induce him to leave his
active scene of operations for a
mere pleasure trip. It was stated
in this connection, that the changes
recently made by the promotion
of John Muir and the appointment
of a thoroughly competent rail
man to the vacancy thereby caused
would obviate any necessity for
Villard's present trip, unless the
following gossip was true in. its
main points. From personal ob
servations made by one of these
men he was satisfied that the pur
chase of the Southern Pacific
coast road would be perfected,
and that it would rapidly be fol
lowed by further improvements,
and probably by the extension
from its present terminus of Santa
Cruz. It also was represented
that Ylllard owns the controlling
.interest in the railroad commenc-
inipat Portj-Harford, in southern
-Ctltforaia"- and running through
k fSan LnisObijspo with a prospec
tive terminus at Santa Barbara.
Certain remarks that he had made
recently in the east were inter
preted so as to apply to the possi
ble extension of the South Pacific
Coast railroad, in the event of its
purchase by him or the syndicate
in which he is the moving spirit,
to Port Harford, making a junction
at San Luis Obispo, and thus
breach the extreme southern por
tion of the states
To accomplish this object con
siderable tunneling would have to
be done, especially along the line of
the coast. It was strongly inti
mated that should the purchase be
carried out an endeavor would be
made to so work the latest Villard
acquisition as to make it subsidi
ary to the 0. It. & N. company
and the Northern Pacific system,
so as to insure carrying trade at
least from Southern California to
the northwest generally, and that
but little doubt existed but that
the combination would ultimately
be made as against the Southern
Pacific. On the other hand it
was not improbable that an ag
gressive move would be made so
as to offset the advantages of
the extension of the Central
Pacific to Oregon, via Redding, by
either the purchase or lease of the
Northern Pacific Coast railroad.
It is a "well known fact that the
latter road, which is owned almost
exclusively by English capital, has
been previously offered to Villard,
and that for some reason or an
other the sale fell through shortly
before making out the final paper.
In view of the vast interests at
stake, in the event of the gossip
being well advised, it is imposible
to obtain their confirmation or
positive denial from those who are
in a position to know the minutest
A well known local capitalist,
who is in a position to knoiv
much of the inner workings of the
corporation, stated that thoxorigi
nal idea was to extend the road to
Ukiah, and gradually work up the
coast to Eureka, in Humboldt
county and finally from the most
available point extend it to Ore
gon, but that he was unable to
state if that arrangement had been
entered into with Villard or not.
Not an experiment or cheap patent
me&HBe k Brown's Iron Bitters. It
k prepared by oae of thfe oldest and
MOftt reliable ofeemlcal firms, aad will
. all tMt u oiaimed for it.
The First of the Arcouauts.
As the winter of " '48 " waned,
the companies, one after another,
set sail for the land of gold. The
Sunday preceding they listened to
farewell sermons at the church.
I recollect seeing a score of young
Argonauts thus preached to. They
were admonished from the pulpit
to behave temperately, virtuously
and piously. How seriously they
listened. How soberly were their
little plug hats of that peri
od piled one on top of the other in
front of them. How glistened
their hair with the village barber's
hair oil. How pronounced the
creak of their tight boots as they
marched up the aisle. How bril
liant the hue of their neckties.
How patiently and resignedly they
listened to the sad discourse of the
minister, knowing it would be the
last they would hear for many
months. How eager the glances
they cast up to the church choir,
where sat the girls they were to
marry on their return. How few
returned. How few married the
girls of that period's choice.
How little weighed the word of
the minister, a 3'ear afterward, in
the hurry-scurry of San Francisco
life of M9 and 50.
"What an innocent, unsophistica
ted, inexperienced lot were those
forty odd young Argonauts who
sat in those pews. Not one of
them then could bake his own
bread, turn a flapjack,reseat his
trousers or wash his shirt. Not
one of them had dug even a post
hole. All had a vague sort of im
pression that California was a nut
shell of a country, and that they
would see each other frequently
and eventually return home at or
about the same time. Howlittl-
they realized that one was -to ""go"
to the northern and,t other to
the southern mines, and one to re
main in Sau Francisco, and the
ree never to meet again! "What
glittering gold mines existed in
their brains, even during the
preacmng 01 tnat-vBermon. uoies
where the gold was thrown out by
the shovelful, from which an oc
ccasional bowlder or pebble was
picked out and flung away.
The young Argonaut church
being dismissed took his little
staff, shiny plug and went home
to the last Sunday's tea. And
that Sunday night, on seeing her
home from church, for the last
time, he was allowed to sit up with
her as long as he pleased. The
light glimmered long from the
old homestead front window. The
cold north wind without roared
among the leafless sycamores, and
clashed the branches together. It
was a sad, sad picture. The old
sofa they sat upon would be sat
upon by them no more for years.
For years? Forever in many
cases. To-day, old and gray,
gaunt and bent, somewhere in the
gulches, "up north," somewhere
hidden away in an obscure mining
camp of the Tuolumne, Stanislaus
or Mokelumne, or up in the Cari
boo, or down in Arizona, still he
recollects that night as a dream.
And she? Oh she dried her eyes
and married the stay-at-home five
years after. A girl can't wait lor-
ever. And, besides, bad reports,
after a time, reached home about
him. He drank. He gambled.
He found fair friends among the
senoritas, and, worse than all, he
made no fortune. Prentice Mid-
ford in S. F. Chronicle.
What People Eat.
The editor of the Christian
States7ian, published in Milwau
kee, says he was lately informed
by a railroad official that he trans
ported over his road at one time
four tons of! cockle seeds, to 'be
ground up and mixed with black
pepper. A confectioner of that
city recently received a letter with
a handsomely lithographed head,
from a New York firm of "impor
ters, manufacturers and exporters,"
whose business was ' established
in 1820." The letter says: "In
closed please find sample of refined
French terra alba, which we offer
at seven-eights cents per pound.
Barrels included. Packed in
handsome new barrels all branded
'California Beet Sugar.' Freight
to Chicago S3 70 per 100 pounds.
Shipped as sugar." Terra alba i
merely a finely powdered white
earth. This earth is largely mix
ed with the cheap candies. .Some
of the baking powders are made of
this earth and ammonia. There
are mills in winch nothing is
ground but terra alba. Gypsum
is also largely used. Ship-lqads of
this article are sent to China to be
used in making green tea. An
other letter, also from an enter
prising New York firm, says: "If
you use tet ru alba, we can sell you
goods like the enclosed sample at
one and a half cents per pound.
It is put up in sugar barrels, and
each barrel is stenciled 'Imported
fotato fctarcn,' and shipped as
such." A firm of Philadelphia
druggists show quite equal enter
prise. They offer through their
agent 100 pounds of an article
they call 'California Powdered Su
gar' for 90 cents, for which they
have a large trade among confec
tioners. This is sweetness dirt
cheap. It is no wonder our peo
pie are .afflicted with dyspepsia
and debility, and that children die
young. Until laws against the
adulteration of food arc enacted
and energetically enforced, we
shall have to eat not only the pro
verbial "peck of dirt" but no end
of nastiness, and there is no telling
If the immigration from Kansas
continues its unprecedented flow
this way, somebody will want to
call this territory New Kansas.
But it is a little singular that a
state which came into the union
with such extensive advertising
and at such cost to the govern
ment and. to its original. settlers as
Kansas, should be the first wes
tern state from which emigra-
tion has already begun to flow in
such proportions as to be. .termed a
hegira. Kansas is already doing
more than any other state to pop
ulate Washington ierntory.
TliU powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomoness. More
economical man xne orumary Kinus, ana
cannot no sold in competition with the mul
titude of low lest, short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Sold only in cent,
uoval Baking row dek Co.. 10c Wallet.
" CELEBRATED HX
Mtfe . ST03HACH
Invalids who are recovering vital stamina,
declare in grateful terms their appreciation
of the merits as a tonic, of Hosteller's Stom
ach Bitters. Not only doca it impart strength
to the weak, hut it also corrects an irregular
acidstatoof tbo stomach, makes the bowels
act at proper intervals, gives eafo to those
who suffer from rheumatic and kidnev troub-
lei. and conquers as well as prevents fever
For sale by all Drugtists and Dealers
Brewery Beer Saloon.
"The Best Beer 5 ctsa Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A.1A
TbelewoI Liquors and Clears on has.
A. deservedly popular place of social resort.
Heuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Ghost,
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 e&rth equals Sr. Jacobs Oil
is a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Bemedy. A trial entails bet the conpaatirely
trifllnc outlay of 50 Cents, end Ty one suffer
ing ith pain can baTO cheep tnd paitire proof
of iU claims.
Directions in Eleven Language.
A. VOGrEI.ER & CO.,
Baltimore, 2?iL, XT. S.A.
The general superintendent of
the life-saving service has instruct
ed the keepers of stations to pre
serve all strange specimens of fish
and marine curiosities which may
be washed ashore, and notify Pro
fessor Baird, of the Smithsonian
Institution, so that the specimens
may be forwarded to "Washington
if deemed of sufficient value for
scientific purposes. ,
The O. E. & N. Co. have noti
fied Idaho and Eastern Dregpn
shippers that the Baker City
branch will be opened for traffic
next week to Cayuse station, 12
miles beyond Pendleton. This is
one step near Idaho and will save
the wagon haul over the worst
part of the stage road. It is ex
pected that the line within a
month will bcopened for traffic to
Meacham's near the summit of the
A LETTER Prs;4 QEBRSAITf.
.-:. .!.-, January y, I3SE2.
Very eMecmtd sir:
The praise your Liver Pills have called
forth here is wonderful. After taking ono
r.nd a half boxes of your genuine IK. C.
SrcLAXK'S LIVEIi PILLS, I have en
tirely recovered from my four years' mfilr
ing. All who loow me wonder how I,
who, for to many years, had no appetite,
and could not sleep for backache, Mitch
in my side, and general stomach com
plaints, could have recovered.
An old lady in our city, who has suffered
for many years from kidney di-em-e. and
the doctors had given her up, took two of
your Pills, and cot more relief than mio
has from all the doctors. Yours truSv.
J. VOX DElt IIIJKO.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine arc never sugar-coated.
Every box has a. red wax seal on the lid,
with the impressien: aicLaneS Ller
The genuine 3rcLAE'S LIVEi:
PILLS bear the signature of C. McLnnn
and ricming-Urns, on the wrappers..
Insist upon having the genuine DK. c.
McLAKS LIVER PILLS, prepared by
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., llio
market being full of imitations of '!:
name McLane, spelled dltlerently, bur of
If your storekeeper does not have ihe
con nine Ult. C. McLAXE'S OKI.K
3JKATED LIVEU PILLS, send lb 8.1
cents, and we will send you a box b mull,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLEXEiK BROS., Piltslmrgh. Pa.
Drugs and Chemicals
Prescriptions carefidiy compounded
Day or Xigbt.
Improvement of Cliehalis River,W.T.
U. S. EXGIJfEEJi Officf.
Poetland. Oregon, 3Iarch 2h 16S3
PROPOSALS "WILL BE RECEIVED UN
til 11 A. 3C. April Slid. 1ES3, for remov
ing drift and suazs from the Channel of the
ChehalLs River. V. T.
Specifications, required forms of hids and
necessary information v ill be furnished on
CUAS. F, POWELL.
dGt. Captain of Engineers.
Croup, Whooping Cough and Bron
cMUs immediately relieved by ShIIoh's
Cure. 5oIdy W. E. Dement.
" r Tl
EiLKMAN REUt II I.
J AXI W
A Pharmacist, ;
Sit m iJ
C. H. STICKELS
A.M. JOHNSON S Co.,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Aio Wholesale Dealers in
Paint's, Oils, Varnishes, Glass,
rutty. Ariisi?' Oil and TFater
Colors. lniut and Kalso-
Constants on hand a Dill and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy (Jroceries Only tho
Our stock of Crockery and. Glans
Ware U the Iarzest and most Complete
Stock ever opened in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets. Toilet Sets. Glass.
Fruit, and W.iter Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mup. Ponies. KiMic Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Linouade Cups, &c , &c.
Every thing sold at lowest living Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, GHEMIOALS, TOILET"
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Sest San Francldco Housesland
J5TAI1 goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and -Fittings,
PLTJ MBERS AIs'D STEAM FITTER0
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP HEAD
SHEET IRON TIN AHD COPPER,
Stcvas, Tin Ware and House
J0BSING US SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but lirst cla.3 workmen employed.
Alaro assortment ofj
Constantly on hand
Hdm Attention f
Sutton's Genuine Cape Ann
Double Long Coats, Half Peas,
AproiiH. Sleeves, Jlnblicr Boots,
Blanket Shirts, .'Socks, cte.
At San Francisco Prices.
A Liberal Discount to the Trade.
Ship Masters Supplied.
II. T. rilADBOUENE, Agent.
On the Koadway. near "Water Street.
J nit received at
A. M. JOHNSON & CO'S
Another large shipment of
DJittit-r nail Tea Sets, Class Set,
Water Set. Toilet ScLs,
llnr GlnoscNuml Hottlcs orall klHd.
Cisar Lighter. Table Cattery.
l'liiin and rinfetl Castors,
Ornamental Xtaud Lnnipt,
Patent Se -rxtlnsuLshlnz Lamp
LaDastce Lamp Chimneys, all sizes,
Lamp IZcdiiccr.t, Lamp Shades, pa
Keaa rots, and Flower Put. Stone
Jnro, nil Sizes.
Of all kinds and descriptions. It will pay
you to call and examine.
Ttie largest stock of CROCKERY in town
HATE REMOVED I
From their- old quarters to their
And Factory near Kinney's Cannery
A 31. JOIlhfcOX.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kindi of
A TT TmrDPD ri;s&
UjCLCL JJUlliUJUJIi, ;?
Boat Material, Etc.
1 Boats of all 3inds Made to Order, i
JSyOrders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
ggasgj r j y-'J -
S. AENDT & EEECHEN,
ASTORIA. - OKEGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop t3
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STEEET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Benton Stkeet, Near Pabkeb House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON,
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Worky- Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Or all Descriptions made to Order
at Short STotlce.
A. D. "Wass, President.
J. G. Hustlek, Secretary.
John Fox, Superintendent
ASTORIA, ... OREGON.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
Stationery and Optical Goods,
Joseph Rodgers and "Wostenholm
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLER
Revolvers and Cartridges.
WAITHA3I Aflfl EfcGirV
Gold and Silver Watches and Chain
Fine anil Coarse Liverpool
Tin Plate, BIocJc Tin, Cauntic Soda,
For sale ex "Warehouse at Portland
or Astoria by
BAIiFOUJR, GUTILOIF. & CO.
dtf Portland, Or.
TO TRADE WITH ME !
SeasifleBalery & Confectionery.
Because my Goods are the Best,
and Always Fresh.
Cakes Candles ctq., furnished for Wedding
parties, on short notice, and guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaction.
Cake ornamenting a specialty.
Opposite f. AV. Jlnme's.
Leinenweber & Co'.,
C LETXEXWEBEB. . BKOW?.
TAMERS AM CHERRIES,
Manufacturers and Importers of
A LL KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AM) TALLOW.
9Hlghest cash price paid for Hides and
-" ' '
in C. JIOLDIiN.
AUCTIONEKR, COJIMISSION AND IN
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Otflce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. S.
ti d. wixToar,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
na-Office in Pythian Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
TA.Y TUTTLE, 31. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
JP P. JIICKS,
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
"of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
Q. A. BOWXBY.
ATTORNEY AT LA"V.
Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGO:!-
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of JSxcliaiige on any
rart 01 iuroper
I AM AGENT FOR THE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid Tickets to or from any European
For fnll information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc., apply to
I. W. CASE.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND KB
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
Cor. 3th and Alder Sts. -
Straw Beds, per doz. - - 510.
Spring Beds, each, - $5. to 515.
In Raw Silk, Carpet, and other coYerine,
From $10. to 515.
Samples of cdver and particulars hy mall,
Most Complete Stock in'Astoria
Novelties of all Kinds
Fruits Both 1'orelffn and Domestic
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 K &N3J0CK
Plain and Fancy Sewing.
Suits made in tho host Style and
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, Horseshoelnjr.
Wagons mode and repaired. Good work