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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Homing, April 6, 1883
THE RAILROAD MAP.
The great mass of humanity that
is continually jostling along the
busy walks of life may be fully
aware of the power that is wielded
by railroad corporations. Thous
ands of people know that a rail
road can revolutionize the entire
business of a country and turn a
wilderness into a city; yet how
few of them understand that a
bald-headed general passenger
agent can in a few moments move
mountains, plains, states and riv
ers as easily as if they were figures
on a chess-board. Those who
have never witnessed a general
passenger agent building the out
lines of a new map for his road,
have missed one of the most sooth
ing scenes of life.
Let the little school boy stop
rubbing his sore nose and glance
for a moment at the railroad map,
and note how powerful is the brain
of man. Let the old and dignified
merchant cease thinking about
business, take one look and be
come enlightened. Here is the
map. Do you see that straight
red line? Yes? Well, that is the
railroad. See how straight it runs,
Look here and you will see where
San Francisco is situated. If you
notice you .will find that it is just
across the street from New Or
leans, and is looking the latter city
square in the eyes. They never
knew how close they were to each
other until they saw the new map.
Now, there is Shreveport. It is
about three or four miles from
New Orleans and in speaking dis
tance ol St. Louis. The general
passenger agent next year, if
there is such competition, will
move Shreveport down a few miles
and consolidate it with the upper
limits of New Orleans, and make
San Francisco walk away from the
Pacific ocean and settle down
somewhere east of the Rocky
mountains. Don't smile, please;
you don't know what the general
passenger agent can do when he
He can go to work and leave
out such a city as Astoria, and in
great big letters write Kalama all
across the mouth of the Columbia,
and fool people that way. He
doesn't lie, ho only forgets.
Did you ever see the general
passenger agent making a map?
No? Well he takes a ruler and
draws a straight line from one
point to another. That point
represents his railroad. He then
moves a couple of states and
dozen towns out of the way so as
to make room for his road. Some
times he gets Arkansas away down
in Florida, but he can't help it.
After he has got the states fixed
and the towns located, he draws a
regular spiral coil all over the
map. If it is not crooked enough
to suit him he rubs it out and
draws amother. This is the op
This map when completed is
given to the passenger agent, who
tells the traveler that it is absurd
to buy a ticket by the other road
when he can make an air line
route. He shows the passenger
how crooked the other route is
and how straight is his own. The
passenger buys a ticket, and then is
presented with a map.
The poor ignorant passenger,
deserves sympathy, for the reason
that the oftener he studies the map
the more thoroughly convinced he
is that in his youth he was misin
formed concerning the geography
of the United States. Ho does not
dream for a moment that when
an opposition road is a great deal
shorter the general passengcj
agent draws his line that much
straighter, even if ho has to go on
and purchase a carpenter's
"straight-edge" to do it with. The
actual course of the road may be
as crooked as an old ram's- horn,
and may go winding all over two
or three states, but the passenger
sits down in the train, looks at his
map, and believes Grmly that he
is traveling ahead as straight as a
rifle barrel. He remembers with
satisfaction that when he bought
his ticket the man behind the
counter smiled at him and said,
"As tke arrow darts so do we
Carson's new steam saw mill
has begun operations at New
Tacoma, W. T.
A new mill is being constructed
in Kittitas valley, Yakima county,
A new steam planing mill is
being erected in Pomeroy, W. T.
The new- mill on Burnt Bridge
creek near Vancouver, W. T., is
now ready for bubiness.
A new saw mill is going up
among the fine cedar trees of
Brush prairie, Clark county, W. T.
A lumber, lath and shingle mill
has just been completed in Pleas
ant valley. Baker county.
The new mill of the Yamhill
Lumbering Co. has commenced
work and turns out 25,000 feet
A saw mill at Canby, Clacka
mas county, is working on a con
tract for 80,000 railroad ties.
The mill at South Bend, Pacific
county, W. T., is turning out
50,000 feet per da' and cannot
St. Helens, Columbia county,
Oregon, will have two new mills
and a sash and door factory this
A new saw mill with a daily
capacity of 15,000 feet will soon
be completed at Summer, Pierce
county, W. T.
A saw mill has been built on
Assotin creek, W. T., twenty
miles from Lewiston, which will
be a market for its product.
A cedar tree was recently cut
on Johns river, W. T., measuring
ninety feet in circumference and
containing 1G,000 feet of lumber.
The Fort Benton Boom and
Lumber Co. and the Montana
Lumber Co., of Billings, were
recently incorporated in Montana.
A mill with adailycapacity of
15,000 feet will be built on Elk
river, Curry county, in the spring.
Port Orford is the shipping point.
During, the past season the
twenty-six logging camps at
Whatcom county, W. T., employed
215 hands, and cut 50,000,000 feet
of logs, valued at $300,000.
There is a general complaint of
the scarcity of lumber for build
ing purposes, though new mills
are going up on every hand and
old ones are running night and
The New Tacoma Furniture
Co. has begun work on its new
sash, door and furniture factory
at that place. A saw mill will
soon be put up by the same
Wadhams & Elliott's new steam
mill on "the Chehalis river, near
Chehalis, W.T.,is 36x120 feet and
cost $20,000. TJiey have 1,500,
000 feet of logs in the Newaukum
A large furniture factory is
nearly completed at Sellwood, one
of Portland's new suburbs, and a
saw mill to utilize timber standing
on the town site will soon be built.
In 1882, Dean & Co.'s mill at
Marshfield, Coos county, ran 301
days, cut up 18,807 logs, and
manufactured 13,111,235 feet of
lumber, 2,332,000 laths, and 228,
000 broom handles.
The Olympia Manufacturing
Co. has been incorporated at
Olympia, W. T., to build and
operate a steam mill in that city
for manufacturing laths, shingles,
doors, sash, mouldings, etc.
The Goldsborough Creek rail
road Co. has been incorporated
with a capital stock of $50,000, to
build a logging railroad in Mason
count)', W. T. Two and one-half
miles will be built this season.
Blackmail Bros. & Co. arc con
structing a steam saw mill at Sho
homish City with the present ca
pacity of 15,000 feet per day. It
will soon be enlarged and manu
facturing machinery be intro
duced. Hanson & Co., of New Tacoma,
W. T., have probably the largest
gang-saw in the world. It weighs
35 tons and has a capacity of 100,
000 feet of one-inch boards per
day. The steel shaft is eleven
inches in diameter.
The catch boom to be built on
the Missouri at Benton will be 275
feet long, and have five piers 1Gx32
and ten feet high. They will be
connected by heavy timbers se
sured together with chains and
wire ropes. The swinging boom
will be 350 feet long.
A mill to cut 20,000 feet per
day will soon be built ten miles
south -of Dayton, W. T. Within
a radius of sixteen miles from that
city there will be running this
season twenty saw and shingle
mills, which will cut on an average
of 135,000 feet per day.
The rush for timber land has
been very great all through West
ern Washington this season and
continues unabated. It is esti
mated by mill men that the stump
age of a good quarter section fa
vorably situated is worth $15,000.
It costs about 500 to get it from
E. D. Smith began the first log
ging on Snohomish river, W. T.,
in 1SG3, and has since cleared 1,
900 acres, getting 40,000,000 feet.
The best he has averaged is 75,
000 feet to the acre, though the
lands vary exceedingly in the
amount of merchantable timber
standing on them.
Two new logging railroads have
been completed near Olympia, W.
T. One of them is three miles in
length and uses horses for motive
power. The other is a narrow
gauge laid with thirty-pound iron;
is equipped with the most improv
ed locomotives and cars, and will
open up about 5,000,000 feet of
the best quality of logging timber.
A logging railroad and timber
chute are being constructed at
Ankeny's landing on the Columbia
below Cathlamet. The road will
have iron rails and will be operat
ed by a fifteen-ton locomotive. It
will be extended gradually into
the vast timber forests of the riv
er, it terminates on the river
bank at the top of a bluff 700 feet
high, down which a course of re
versed railroad iron will be con
structed to guide the logs in their
decent to the river.
From 3.50 per 1000 feet Jin
1S79, the price of logs on Puget
sound has advanced steadily sea
son by season to $7.00, aud the
demand is greater than ever be
fore. The number of men engaged
in the woods has increased three
fold in three years. There is one
mill that cuts 180,000 feet of lum
ber daily, another 150,000 and an
other that will soon handle 250,000
feet. Foreign shipments vary
from 3,000,000 to 7,000,000 feet
per month, while coast wise ship
ments reach 15,000,000 Jeet. The
home demand is supplied by about
two dozen mills cutting from 2,000
to 50,000 feet per da', and the
market is in a chronic state of ex
haustion. West Shore.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
pnmy.sirenjnnanu wnoiesomeness. .More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot te sold In comp tltlon with the mul
titude of low test, short v eight, alum or
imnspiuiie owucrx. aaia omy in can,
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U S. Engineer Office.
P rortTLAxi), Oregon, March 24th 1SS3
ROl'OSALS WILL BE RECEIVED LN
til 11 A- XL. Anril 21th. 1KK3. fnr winnv
Ing drift and snacs from tho Channel of the
uneuaus mcr. w. T.
Specifications, required forms of bids and
necessary Information will bo furnished on
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ot. - CaptalB ef Engineers.
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Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, S wol
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Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headacho, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and ell other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on c&rth equal! Sr. Jacocs Oil
u a an fe, sure, simple and cheap External
Remedy. A trial entails but the comparatively
trifling outlay of 60 Cent, aad every one uffr
ing tilth pain can haro cheap and pciiUro proof
of IU claims.
Directions in Eleven Language.
BOLD BY ALLDSUGGISTS AHD DEALEHB
A. VGGSXJ3R & CO.,
Haltlmore. 37iL, 77. 5 A.
About once in twenty years the
doctors re-label all the old com
plaints and give them new names.
Thirty odd years ago pneumonia
was lung fever, sciatica plain rheu
matiz. But complaints with these
old-fashioned English names are
bad for doctors. People get too
well acquainted with them, and
then they learn to cure themselves.
When the doctors find them out
the re-christen the whole lot.
This is done by charging a gun
full of Greek and Latin words and
firing- into-"the old complaints.
Where the shot hits the name
sticks. The sick are frightened
when they are told that these
words are the matter with them
and think something new and aw
ful has got them."
Gents: Abont nine years .mro I li d a
child two years "Id and almost l-nt!. The
doctor I had attending her could in,4 tell
what ntled her. I asked Lim If he d 1 1 l
think It was worms. He said no How
ever, this did not jatlsfy me. a I fi i.n
vinced in my own mind that -lie h.n!. I
obtained a bottle of DU. C. MoLAM;s
I gave her a teaspoonful in the momim;
seventy-two worms and was a well cJilM.
Since then I have never been withe u: it
in my family. The health of my ch 1 tren
remained s-o good thnt I had i-x tied
watching their actions until alntti ti rco
Meeks ago, when two of them ;.nriiled
the same biokly appearance that fcuiuy
did nine years ago. So J thought it must
be worms, and m ent to work at on o with
a Ix.ttlc Of DK. C. 3IcLA'i:S MXMI
FUGE between four of my children, tLIr
ages being as follews: Alice, 8 jvir-; ( bar
ley, Syears; Emma,6ycarv; Jolin.'.iyemv
Nox comes the result: Alice and I'linna
came out all right.but Charley pasx-d forty
five and Johnny nlxnit sixty worm1. TI.e
result was so gratifying that I .pent two
days In showing the wonderful oflrct of
your Vermifuge around I'tlca, and now
hnvethevronnson exhibition in mytore.
Yours truly, JOHN PIPER.
The cenulne DR. C McLASC-J VER
MIFUGE is manufactured only by
Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
and bear the signatures of C. 3IcI.aiio
and riftmng- JSros. it Is ncor made In
M. JjOuLs or Wheeling.
IV Mire you get the genu'r-c Price, 25
FLE3IDIG BROS., Pilihlmrgh, Pa.
W CELEBRATED lg X
ifcfc w STOMACH
What the weat rcstorativo.Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitters, will do, mast be gathered from
what it has dono. It has effected radical
cures in thousands of caso? of dysperia. bil
ious diorders, intermittent fever, nervous af
fection, general debility, constipation, sick
headache, mental despondency, and tho pe
culiar complaints and disabilities to which
the fecblo are eo subject
For sale by all Drusslsts and Tcalors
Millinery, Spring: Stock.
"Jl fltS. MALCOLM IIAS Jl'ST P.ECMVED
JjJL a splendid new stock of
"Which she Is selling at prices o low that la
dies will And It to their interest to she her a
call before golnjj elsewhere. A large assort
At reasonable prices. - dtf.
A 31. JOHNSON. C. H. STICKELS.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY &. CLASS WARE.
Also Wholesale Dealers In
Paints, Oils. Varnislics, Glass,
Iiitty. Artists Oil and AVatcr
Colors, lnint and Kalso-
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tno
Our stock of Crockery and GlasH
Wnrp istheljarzcNtaud most Complete
Stock e cr opened iu Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets. Glass.
Fruit, and W.itcr 'ets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Tonles, Kunlc Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Lpu.on.iile Cups, &c , ic.
Everything sold at Low est IJ ving Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
W. S. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS rOit THE
8sst San Francisco Houses and
JSAll goods sold at San Francisco Trices.
Opposite Parker Donne, Astoria, Orccon.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
HAMABS, IS, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
FLU JIBERS AXD STEAM FITTER?
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IBOR TIN AND COPPER,
CaBiiery aiifl Flslermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING W SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with reatness and dispatch.
None nut first cla'u workmen employed.
A larue assortment of;
Constantly on hand
LOOK HERE S
Vie respectfully inform the nubile that c
will always keep ou hand the best quality of
Fresh and Cured Meats,
Choice Pamily Groceries,
Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Crockery and
hips. Hotels and Boarding Houses sup
plied on liberal terms.
A share of thepublic patronage Is respect-
dtf. WAItREN & THOMPSON.
Just received at
A. M. JOHNSON & CO'S
Another large shipment of
Dlauer and Tea Sets, Glass Sets,
Water Sets, Toilet Sets
Bar Glasses aud Kottles or all kinds.
Cigar LIzHtero. Tabic Cutlery,
rials, and Plated Castor,
Ornamental Hand Lamps
ratmt Scir-extlBZHlsblnz Jamp
I.aI5atce Lamp Cblninrys, alt sizes,
Lamp Kcduccr.s, Lamp fehades, pa-
pernml porcrlaln and Illuminators
!ean I'ot, and Flower Pot, Stone
Jars, all Mzc.
Of all kinds and descriptions. It will pay
j cu to call and examine,
Tne largest stock of CKOfcKEBY In town
From their old quarters to their
And Factory near Kinney's Cannery
Notice io Settle.
BEING DESIROUS OF CLOSING DP Ac
counts all parties indebted to D. 1C
"Wakuex will please call at an early date
and settle. dtf.
CLEAE THE TRACK!
As usual, with a .
TREMENDOUS SPRIN& STOCK!
Man's Wearing JLpparel.
Without n doubt he will be
Mes, Youths, Boys'
Gents Furnishing Goods,
txlini UOOtS, fn "THE BOSS"
BLANKET SHIRTS- m Ij CaPs straw and Felt
and U; HATS
Flannel Wear. In Fine Styles.
THE BOSS TAILOK,
Immense Stock of Cloths, Cassimeres, Tweeds.
THREE FACTS TO THE PUBLIC.
He will make you Prices Lower than any other house in the
You can pick front the Largest Yariety of goods in this city.
He will give you better value for your money than any other
store in this city.
Don't fail to call ou
"THE BOSS" M. D. KANT.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Sinds Made to Order, j
5-Onlcrs from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases.
S. ARNDT & EEECBEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop pKlKs
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkktox Street, Neab Takeer Housf,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
CENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND ifflARINB BN0INB8
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
Ofall Descriptions niaile to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. "W'AS3, President. -J.
G. Hustler, Secretary.
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
JonrFox, Superinte nden
NEAT. CHEAP AND QUICK, BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's,
m Shirts, Collars and Cutis,
q Boots, Shoes and Slippers
in c. hoijDex,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
r el.o i PAitKJin.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Ottlce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. 0. A. hall
Room No. 8.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
ea-Ornce In Pythian Building. Rooms 11, 12.
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
TAY TBTTIiE, 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
Tjl P. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqeraocqhe streets.
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
, Chenamus btrcet. - ASTORIA. OREGON
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part of Europe.
AM AOHNT 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.
A Nasal Injector free with each
bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh. Remedy.
Price 50 cent Sold by W, E. Dement.