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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Homing, April 27, 1883
AN OREGON SENATOR.
General Joseph Lane.
Lane first came to the surface
in congress, from Indiana. He
next volunteered as a private
soldier in the most unnecessary
war with our neighbor republic.
We soon hear of him as a general
Soon after returning from this
war General Lane was sent out to
us in the territory of Oregon as its
governor. He located and set
tled on a ranch in the TImpqua
valley, in the central part of; what
is now the state of Oresron, built a
cabin and with his own hands
plowed and planted and reaped
his new fields like any other farm
er and settler in the wild and re
mote "SY est. Here it was, I should
say, his soul was born and began
to grow. In this vast solitude,
this isolation and solemnity of his
cabin home, with wife and chil
dren only for weeks and months
at a time, going to the little village
called the capital only once about
everv two vears, this jrerm of
greatness, the soul that was in him,
began to grow and glow and to be
beautiful. And it grew from this
date on steadily and upward, as a
growing flower to the dale of his
death more than a quarter of a
century later, near this same iso
lated spot. In the great Indian
war that swept the land from
northern California to British
America this man, who had come
to abhor war, was compelled to
leave his little home and lead us in
It was a desperate time. Even
my Quaker, peace-loving father,
who had never fired a gun in his
life, 1 believe, was enrolled as a
soldier and shouldered, not a gun
but an ox-whip, and drove away
for the war. I, a mere lad, lay
wounded under the trees, when an
express rode by and gave the glad
news that General Lane was com
ing at the head of all Oregon in
arms. I never saw such enthu
siam. He was loved, adored, dei
fied. Battle rock, the most magni
ficent natural fortress ever seen
a natural castle was another lava
beds. But it was carried by
storm, and the plucky Oregonians
soon floated the stars and stripes
on the summit of this wonderful
battlement and General Lane went
back to his plow. But the ma
ture and entirely thoug-htful man
had even more time to read, re
flect and philosophize now more
than before. For besides other
wounds, his right arm had been
badly shot and for a long time he
could neither swing his ax nor
follow the plow.
When Oregon became a state,
Lane, as a matter of course, was
sent back to the Federal capital as
It would open the flood-gates of
contention too widely to more
than refer to Lane's position on
the great issue of his time. I can
only insist that it was for peace,
peace, all the time peace, and yet
all the time the belligere nt and I
regret to say even offensive south
kept posing him for a hero of war;
this man, who all the time offered
peace and love and amity for all,
who all the time wanted to get
back to his plow and his pine
woods of Oregon. My letters
from him at this time breathed but
this one thought. He wauted to
get back, get out of it all and sit
under the the oaks and read Plu
tarch and Marcus Aurelius. This
was the ambition, the desire of
General Joseph Lane at the time
he was a candidate for vice-president
of the United States, being
deified bT one party, disembowled
by the other.
In the spring of 1S62 I returned
from Idaho to my parents in Lane
county, Or., with a few thousand
dollars, and found my old friend
had not an advocate in all his state.
I never jknew such unpopularity.
They were even proposing to
change the name of Lane countv.
An enterprising young man, An
thony Noltner, had started a little
paper here and into this I threw
my money, became its editor and
was at once dubbed by the press
as "Joe Line's bov."
General Lane, meantime, hated,
hooted ar, despised, returned to
Oregon, and, while crossing the
California mountains on his way
home, was accidentally shot
through the breast. He reached
home, however, and lay nearly a
year on his back. The roar of war
filled the ears of the world at the
time and bigger events overshad
owed him and his troubles. But
he did not care greatly for him
self at any time. His letters of
this period are full of pity for the
North and for the South; large
and human pity, such as you find
in Plutarch or V irgil when they
snnnk of another aire than their
j -- 0
T visited him when ajrain on his
feet, and recall with pleasure the
fact that the now old man was
full of strength and content. On
the day he was Go he and his son,
since a member of congress, went
out shooting and I saw the old
senator bring in a seven-pronged
buck on his shoulders.
Ten years later, on my return
from Europe, I sought him out.
"He lives three miles east and
four miles perpendicular now,"
said one of his sons, pointing up
the mountains. Poverty had
driven him from his ranch in the
I found this old man, now ap
proaching SO years, felling a tree
in front of his little log cabin. He
came forward, ax in hand, to meet
me, his aged wife shading her
eyes with a lifted hand as she
looked from the cabin door, won
dering what stranger could possi
bly have climed this mountain to
their humble hermitage.
And what a talk we had; how he
wanted to know all about Europe,
a world he had never seen, but
The Door "Was Shut.
Stage drivers among the Rock
ies and Sierras learn to be as per
emptory as they are daring, and
probably from the same necessity.
They will have their orders obeyed.
We passengers were exceedingly
annoyed by the persistence with
which young Foss (the driver)
demanded that the stage doors be
kept closed, particularly when
their being opened caused an ap
preciable circulation of air.
Just as we were round a partic
ularly narrow turn in the face of
the cliff, FoiS noticed that the in
side door was again being held
ajar. Promptly putting on the
brakes and bringing his horses to a
halt, he descended.
"Do you see that rock?" he
said, nointincr to a huse boulder
ahead that barely left room for the
stage to pass.
"What of it?"
"Only this: Last season a stage
was Dassinr that rock when
somebody opened the door. The
door caught on the rock, and as
it opened further, just pried the
whole business over the cliff. That
little speck way down there is one
of the hind wheels caught on the
tree. Now will you keep the
It took half an hour to get that
door opened when we got to Calis
toga, every individual on board
having separately tied it shut with
his handkerchief. . F. Post.
5 TlErg'PlG51 fflW
C. H. STICKELS.
mm m ii w m w m in m m h u'h
Heuralqia, Sciatica. Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of ihe Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, S sell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tcoih, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Fains and Aches.
A. 3L JOHNSON & Co.,
Ship CMlery ai Groceries
CROCKERY &. CLASS WARE.
Also Wholesale Dealer in
Paints. Oils. Varniilics, GIusc,
Piil-. ArlMs' Oil and Water
Colors, :tiiit and KaLso-
Constantly on hand n full and choice stock
r.f Staph and K.mcy Groceries Only tlio
nr stock of OocUry anil ISlans
Vari N the Inrut ft and most Complete
St ck eropMieu In Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sen, Toilet Sets. Glass.
Fruit, and W-ter rts. liar Fixtures. A.e
Mi:ps. Ponies. Ku-Uc Mottles Goblets, rum
biers Leii onadi ujss. &c . ic
Eery thin;: sold at lowest Living Kates.
An Examination will more than repay jou.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
ProvripUuns carefully Compounded,
which he knew so well. How in
terested he was in my work, pat
ting me on the head and calling
me his own boy, believing in me
entirely, bidding me to go with
God's blessing; to be good, to be
great if I could, but be good al
ways. And here on this mountain top,
with the companion of his bosom
for more than fifty years, the sun
of this old Roman Senator's life
went down. Nothing was said of
him at his death, for no one knew
him in his life. 1 lay this handful
of leaves on my dear dead. It is
all I have to give; I, a robin,
bring leaves for one who was lost
in the woods, one who lay down
alone and unknown and died in
the wilderness of this life. He
lived frugally and died poor, while
others lived extravaerantlv and
grew rich. Not a dollar of this
nation's money ever found its way
to this, simple and sincere man's
pocket. He died not in want, for
his children are well to do, but
poor; very poor and very pure, as
lie had lived. Joaquin Miller in
S. F. Chronicle, abridged)
The Norwegian Storthing has
resolved that every able-bodied
adult in Norway shall receive a
musket at the expense of the state,
and be instructed in the use of it.
This measure will render the large
farms, with their great number of
servants and ploughmen, little
arsenals, and the warlike spirit of
the farmers, whose representatives
in the Storthing are perhaps the
most radical deputies existing,
will receive a fresh stimulant. The
importance of the measure is clear,
for, should the conflict with the
crown bring about an armed inter
vention on the part of Sweden,
the leaders of the Norwegian
parliament would have a large
army of the people at their back.
W f royal ess&s jx m
Vn Preittrnilon on rartb canals Sr. J.COM Or.
u a safe, sure, simple imd cheap External
TlemtiJ. A tnal enuus biu ine onjnimuTeij
trifling onilav or CO Cents tnd erery oao ufler
Ing with lain can have cljecp asJ r Jure rreof
cf it claim.
Directions In Seren Language.
BOLD BY ALLDBUGGISTS AB3)XEiLE23
A. VOGBXiSR & CO.,
Baltimore, SZil., lr.S A.
General Sherman recently had
some shirts made at a furnishing
store m Washington, and the cut
ter, a few weeks later, met the
general with a friend, walking
down the avenue. The general
remembered the face but could
not locate hitn, and the cutter
Erected him with: "Good morn
ing, General. How are you to
day?" The general stopped,
shook hands, and the cutter, per
ceiving that the general's mind
needed refreshing, said quietly:
"Made your shirts." Oh! I beg
pardon," said the general quickly,
and turning to the gentleman with
whom he was walking, he said:
:tAh! Colonel , allow me to
introduce you to my friend, Major
JLOEB & CO.,
agents for the
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers, Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
f-All goods sold at San Francisco rrices.
Ophite Parker House. Astoria. Oregon.
9 mmmmmmsamsxmsisfgt if
Facts no fiction!
Boss Mercliant Tailor 3
Largest Stock, the Finest
Assortment, a d the
Tills powder neer varies. A man el of
purity, strength and whjlesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary Kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test sliort weight, alum or
puospuate ponders, sola only in earn, itoi
At Bakiko rowDF.it Co.. 100 Wall-st. N. Y.
No. 40 I2-Piy
SALMON TWINE !
CORK AN!) LEAD LINES.
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
511 jlarket Street. San Franrlnro.
Solo Aui'nts for the Taciflc Coast
A LETTER W& OERrVSA?IY8
! ..N, January . lixQ.
Very esteemed sirs:
The praise yonr Liver Pills hac called
forth here is wonderful. Aflcr t.ik.ue one
and a half boxes of your ge'mlne !IJ. C.
aict.VXK'S LIVKU PILXS, I have en
tirely recovered from myfouryeu:s'M:ir
inj. Ail who k-ow me wonder how I,
who, for v many year, had no nppftite,
and could not sleep for Imclcnche. Mitch
in my i-Idc. and cencral Momiu-1: com-
IrplaiiiLs, could have recovered.
An oiu lauym ourcuy.wno nns-i.nereu
br many years from. Kidney Iim.im ami
..lie doctors had given her up, took twt of
your Pills, r: d pot more rel.t"' !i.an he
has from all the doctors. Your nii.
J. VOX I)U: 1JI.RG.
BEWARE OF IKIiTATIOHS,
The genulna are never sugar-coated.
Cery box has a red vnx seal on the lid,
with the impressien: JIcLane I-ier
The ccnuine arclANITS I.IVi:n
PII.T.S bear the signature of C. Slcl-niie
and rieming-Bros, on the wnippn.
Insist upon having the ccnuine In. C.
McXAXU'S MYEIl PILIA, prepared h
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the
market being fall of imitations or ihe
name McLane. spelled differently, hut of
If your storekeeper does not have the
cenuino UK. C. McLANK'S I.I.i:
BRATED Lirait TII.I5, send Us a.
cents, and we will send you a box by mail,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLE3IIXG BROS., Pittsburgh. Vi.
MAGSOS C. (1R0SBT,
HAMAEE, M, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
PLUMPERS AKD STEAM FITTER0
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IROH TIN AND COPPER,
CaBnsry ana FlslermBiis Supplies
Stoves, Tin Vare and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP
PEP. PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with i eatntss and dispatch.
None but llnt claw workmen employed.
A larse a.vortment of
Constantly on hand
EJl YE BEMO TED !
From their old quarters to their
AND FACTORY NEAlt KINNEY'S CANNERY.
HATS, CAPS, Etc.
Also, has the flnett and
Idlest stock of
Boss Gatter In Qreaoii :
Lowest Bed Rock Prices, Marked in Plain Figures, i
CALL ON THE BOSS.
On Flayers Dock,
Near Occident Hotel.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
I Boats of all Kinds Made to Order-1
Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed In allcases
S. AENDT & EERCHEN.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
England must make no mistake
sa3rs the Indianapolis Journal as
to the temper of. America, nor
must it misinterpret the sentiment
... T- 11 -11-. "S.
ot minister joweii. line exe
crating crimes against mankind,
America also execrates the crimes
perpetrated by English injustice
for hundreds of years against the
people of Ireland. While we dis
countenance and abhor the work
of dynamite and assassination we
equally discountenauce and abhor
the system .of misgovernment,
vhich has turned one of the fairest
spots of the world into a wailing
place. England must do justice
XEYILLE & CO.
Pacific Net and Twine Co.
Sax Fnxxcisco, Apr lltli, 188a.
Dka Sins :
Tor general convenience, we
nave sent a snppiv or no. 3 O lO-ilv
'Genuine Scotch Salmon Net
Twine, to the care of A. M. JoIiilsou & ( o.
Astoria, which will be sold at low enough
figures to make It au ohject for all net mend
ers to ue it for lepairs, in place of the more
expensh e No. -50. 12-ply.
Fishermen who have heretofore used this
snide ofTwine for repairs, claim that the
durability of the patch is equal totheb.U
ance of the net, after the latter has had a
few weeks' use. AVe think it will be moiser
iujour pocket to try it. For nrices and
samples apply to A. IL JOHNSON & CO.
Neville & Co. Sole Agents, s,n wmnrlsro
31 and 33 California St, f ban ranclsco-
H " CELEBRATED If A
mfFmtxb . z .. 2s
B0Z0ETH & JOHNS.
Real Estate Dealers.
A peneral apency business tnuiFactcd
ILive Columbia City. Alderbrook, Astoria
and Seaside propertv for salo.
BOAT BFXX.DK IKS.
Over Arndt JL Fcrchcn'H IShop.
Call and examine the work wc are doing
ana bee me woou we aro using, uetore mac
Ins a trade elsewhere.
NCAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
Plain and Fancy Sewing.
Sails made in tno test Style
Guaranteed to Pit.
Mrs. T. S. Jezvett.
ROOMS uVEIi Mil-? E. S. WARKBX'S.l
"Wliat the crcat restorathe, Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters, will do. must be gathered
from what it has done. It has effected rad
ical cures in thousands of cases of dyspeiisla.
bllllous disorders, intermittent fe cr.nen oils
affections, general debility. constIpatlon,ick
headache, mental despondency, and the pe
culiar complaints and disabilities to which
Hip feeble are so subject.
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers generally.
ASTORIA MARBLE WORKS.
DAVID KELMA, - - Proprietor.
Manufacturer ot American and Italian
marble monuments and head stones. Ceme
tery lots enclosed with curbing, walls and
eoninir or stone nosts and Iron railinz. Pnees
and designs famished to person's at adis-
I lance, nausiacuon guarauiceu. oiuie can
I PfimAr fnr rjinnerv uso.
FIRST-CLASS WORK A SPECIALTY. J AWTORIA. OKECOS.
Has opened a
Temperance Billiard Parlor
Next to Geo. W. Hume's Store.
Fresh Eastern and Shoalwater Bay
Oysters in every Style
FINEST CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate ; Ties, Cakes
Sandwiches, etc., at the Counter.
Also in connection Mith the Parlor
A Fine Shooting Gallery.
Tl C. HOIiDKN,
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing .
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ii r.I.O F. IMUK.KK.
Clatiop Couniy.aiul City of Astoria
Ottlc :- CheiMiuus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
Bkntox Street, Near Paukek Hocse,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
G. A. STINS0N & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, comer of Ca-ss
and Court Streets.
Ship and Canucry work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Ofall Descriptions made to Order
at Short A'otloe.
A. D. Wass, Precedent.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Casf, Treasurer.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
em-OOice in Pjthlan Building. Rooms 11, 12
ASTORIA, --- - OKEGON.
FAY TUTTL.E, 31. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and S Pythian Build-
Residence Over J
E. Thomas' Drug
TCI P. HICKS.
ASTORIA, .--- OREGON
Rooms in Allan's building up stairs, corner
of Casand Scjemocqhe strets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ChenanrisStr ct, - - ASlORIA, OREGON
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
i STATE LINE. RED STAR,
I WHITE STAR.
D MINION LINE,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
County Treasurer's Notice.
THERE IS MONEY IN THE COUNTY
Treasury to pay all County Orders pre
sented prior to August 31, 1832. All such or
ders will cease to draw interest after this
date. CHAS. HEILBORN,
April 20, 1833. Treas. Clatsop Co,
Trcpaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of far,
sailing daj s, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
Will you suffer with Dyspepsia and
Liver Complaint ? Shiloh's vitalizer is
guaranteed to cure you. Sold by.W. E.