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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, May 17, 1883
A BORDER FUNERAL.
How Arkansas Bob Officiated as
It was a touching sight to see
how the boys stood around the
dead body of Brings and endeav
ored to hide their emotion and
failed. The tears ran down the
face of Arkansas Bob like rain ofF
the gable end of a corn-crib, and
Ted "Williams and Jim Henderson
and several more bowed their
heads while their forms shook with
the sobs they would not allow to
fc The Boys dug a grave on the
bank of the Brazos river, and that
night as the clouds drifted away
and the moonlight fell on the
snow-covered ground and sparkled
the ice-laden limbs of the forest
trees, we laid poor Briggs down
in his narrow resting-place.
The only requiem that was sung
was the roar of the turbid Brazo3
as it surged along on its way to
the sea a mass sung by nature.
"When the grave had been filled
Jim Henderson said: "I think we
ought to have some kind of serv
ice. It ain't right by a darn sight,
to go away without sayin' some
thin' over the grave any of you
fellows got a Bible?"
No one had a Bible, nor had
seen one in a number of years.
""Well, suppose some one says a
sort of prayer?"
The boys scratched their heads,
glanced at one another for a mo
ment, and then looked away off
into the woods.
Finally some one whispered,
"Sish, Arkansas Bob's goin' to
pray," and he did.
"Oh, Lord!" he said, "I guess in
your opinion I'm pretty tough, but
I ain't askin' nuthin' for myself-it's
for Bnggs. So is dead now, bat
was as white a man as ever walk--d.Haiae
hI he had ne&rt in nim as big
as & mule, and no one as I've
"heard ever said a word again him.
I don't know as what I say will
have much influence, but Briggs
stood well with us down here, and
although I don't know much about
his career, or history, or family, he
was a man -ou could bank on ev
ery clatter. He gave a sick Mex
ican four dollars and fifty cents
once for medicine, and then turn
ed right around and nursed him
through a fever, but the infernal
Greaser hadn't been well more'n
two days before he stole Brigg's
saddle-bags. Ah! Lord, there
ain't any preacher nowhere 'round
here, or we'd had him to say some
thing more p'inted to you than I
can say it. I never pattered an
with the Bible, and can't just now
remember a hymn song, but I'm a
man of my word I mean -what I
say and Briggs, if he gets a
chance, will make a good record
in heaven as any one. that ever got
there. He had, away down in his
heart, something that was square
and as true as steel, 3nd, oh, Lord!
you musn't go back on that kind
of a man, 'cause they're too skeerce
in these parts, Amen."
The prayer was as rough as
Bob, but no more sincere, as was
evidenced by his tearful eye and
trembling lip. After the prayer,
the boys ranged themselves on one
side of the grave, and, drawing
their six-shooters, fired a salute
over their dead comrade, and
while the sharp reports were still
echoing through the vaults of the
forest, the turned and slowly left
The Immigration Boom.
The Minnesota journals assert
that ten thousand people are pass
ing through St. Paul weekly on
their way to make homes in the
West. Add to this the number of
people weekly leaving Kansas,
Iowa and other states and do not
pass through St. Paul, and the
reader can form some idea of the
immigration boom that will in
crease the population of the north
west one hundred per cent, within
the next three years. Talcing the
fact of ten thousand people pass
ing through St. Paul weekly for
its text, & Salt Lake paper says:
"What does this signify? It
means that further west, where all
is silence now, 2,000 homes will
be planted next week, and proba
bly 100 times 2,000 acres of land
will be put under cultivation, land
that heretofore has furnished
nothing save food to wild beasts.
When the smoke rises over 2,000
new homes in a week, where a
week before there was nothing but
barbarism, it means progress. The
voices of 10.000 men and women
and children all at once sounding
and driving back the immemorial
echoes of the wild, is music which
the angel in the sun will hear in
his daily round and make a note
of. It means that new cities are
to be created, new temples built;
it'means that new thrones to in
dustry, to learning and to order
are about to be dedicated."
Then after referring to the
"Grand Army" of 500,000 men
that marched with Napoleon to
make the conquest of Russia, the
following comparison is drawn:
"There is to be no Borodino; no
Moscow in flames; no camping
in the snow which to whole squad
rons is to be an eternal bivouac.
Rather praises to liberty are to be
chanted where they were never
sung before; great areas are to
grow yellow under the gold of the
harvest;the songs of children are to
pierce the ears of the monster of
barbarism, and cause it to slink
cowering away; the trails of the
pure women are to sanctify the
wild, and within a year a new
state will grow into place. If the
sun can flash back no gold from
helmets, it can turn to gold the
spires of churches and school
houses; if there shall be no can
non's roar, there will be heard the
solemn sweep of the power-press,
which is more potent than "all the
lofty instruments of war;" if there
shall be no waving standards,
there, will belaying grain, and
plumesybetter than Tall thejplumes
of war, will grow upon the corn.
The order of the march of the
world each day will be brought by
a courier swifter than any that
Napoleon ever commanded, and
laid on every man's breakfast
table; caressing words will be
whispered daily through the tele
phones, back and forth; above all
will float the old flag; and beneath
its shadow will be jubilant people
toiling to add to the world's food
supply, at the same time to edu
cate their children, to make them
real men and women. Surely, no
battle picture could ever compare
with this; no conquest made in
war is worth a thought comnared
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to me suoume advance oi mis
Army of Peace.
Straws Indicate the "Wind-
It was Jay Gould, we believe,
who remarked "Arrangements be
tween railroad companies are
made to be broken." Several
weeks ago it was announced that
an agreement to divide territory
had been made between the North
ern Pacific and the Union Pacific,
whereby all the country west of
Snake river, or in other words,
"Washington, Oregon and North
Idaho, should constitute the do
main of the Villard combination,
and all east of there should be the
property of the Union Pacific.
Other parts of the agreement re
fer to the joint occupation of Mon
tana. The public were given to un
derstand that by this agreement
the Oregon Short Line, an exten
sion of the Union Pacific, was to
terminate at the mouth of Burnt
river, and the Baker City branch
of the O. R. & N. system to end
at the same place. Since then
the surveyors of the O. S. L. have
been engaged in locating not
merely making a preliminary sur
vey a route for a railroad down
Snake river, large parties working
up from Lewiston and down from
Burnt river. The managers of
the O. S. L. do not choose to say
why they are expending thousands
of dollars in making surveys be
yond the point where they are re
ported to have agreed to stop
building their road.
Recently the leading citizens of
Boise held- & meeting to consider
the railroad "question. At that
meeting Hon. John Hailey is re
ported to have said, in substance,
that if the people of that place
would offer sufficient inducement
the O. R. & N. Co. would extend
its road eastward from Burnt river
to that place. He is reported to
have spoken as one who had con
ferred with the managers of the O.
R. & N. Co. Mr. Hailey is not a
man who speaks without knowl
edge. Now here are two straws both
being blown the same way. It is
reasonable to suppose they show
the course of the wind.
It is possible that the managers
of the Union Pacific have discov
ered that Mr. Villard has had them
out snipe hunting, and while they
have been holding the bag he has
trapped all the game, and they are
seeking a way out of the unpleas
The construction of the Oregon
Short Line was undertaken by the
Union Pacific to reliove itself of
the bar to its progress to the Pa
cific Oceau interposed by the
Central Pacific. It is not reason
able to suppose that that gigantic
company will build 500 miles of
railroad through almost a desert
country and stop within 4.00 miles
of the Pacific coast and that too,
when almost every mile of the re
maining distance is rich in local
traffic. It may be possible to fool
the managers of the Union Pacific
into an agreement to keep out of
"the promised land," but we be
lieve they are smart enough to find
a way of breaking the agreement
and strong enough to do it. It
also strikes us that the remarks of
Mr. Hailey indicates that the Vil
lard combination are afraid the
Union Pacific won't stick to its
bargain. Walla Walla Union.
m iy nUIALi vvet 2k B
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, .strength anil wholcsonieness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Soldonlutn cans. Rov
al Bakixc; Powder Co.. 100 Wall-st. X. Y.
Street Improvement Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Common Council of the city of Astoria
propose to order the improvement of
Mam street in that portion of the city
of Astoria which was laid out and re
corded by John ifcClure, from the south
sideofAstor street to the south side of
8th street, by grading the same to its
full widtli to the established grade as
established by ordinance Xo. 72 of the
city of Astoria, and by planking the
same 24 feet wide in the center of said
street, and unless a remonstrance signed
by the owners of two-thirds of the prop
erty fronting on said portion of said
street be filed with the Auditor and
Clerk within ten days of the final pub
lication of tins notice, viz.: Monday.
June 4, 18S3, the Common Council will
order said improvements to be made.
By order of the Common Council.
Auditor and Clerk.
Astoria, May 13, 18S3.
BOZOETH & JOHNS.
Real Estate Dealers.
A ceftexil agency business transacted
Have Columbia City. Alderbrook, AMoria
and Seaside property for sale.
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 Clears on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
TO GAS CONSUMERS.
We have received a large supply of
And a General Assortment of
Fixtures In Plumbers' Goods.
E3f"Call and examine our Goods.
RUDDOCK dt IiETAKE.
JS'arly opposite O. B. & N. Co.' Dock, lw
KA-E r, -Ui:.""
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of iho 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.
Ko Preparation on earth equals St. Jacobs Oil
as & tafe, sure, simple sod cheap External
Bemedj. A trial entails bet the conpsratirely
trifling outlay of 50 Cents , and erery one tuifrr
Ing with pain can havo cheap and podtirs proof
of iU claims.
Directions in Eleven Languages.
A. VOGELER &, CO,,
Baltimore. iTd.. IT. S. A.
A touching incident is related
by the Bay City Tribune of Prof
essor Cocker, of Michigan Uni
versity: Shortly before his death I
he called the attention of his pas
tor to a worn and faded shawl
spread on his bed and requested
to have it wrapped around his bo
dy and buried with him. He had
made it himself when a young man
in England; had worn it in all his
journeyings to and from over the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans;
when residing in, "Australia:
, .? ,-ar. rate!?.
Fiji Islanderss th'ey were pre
paring to kill and roast him when
he was shipwrecked. It accom
panied him when he landed in the
United States and even clad the
remains of his dead child when,
penniless and disheartened, he
first arrived in Adrian. Ilis wish
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED UYSL
IVtln In the right. Mde, under Viigp of
ribs, increasing on pressure; bometimeri
tlio pain is on the left side; the patient is
rarely able to He on the left side; some
times the pain is felt under the shoulder
and is sometimes taken for Ithcumntism
In the arm. Tiio stomach Is affected with
loss of appetite and sickness; the bowels
in general are costive, sometimes alter
nating with laxity; the head Is troubled
with pain.nccompanicd with a dull, heavy
Eon'-atiou in the back part. There Is gener
ally a considerable loss of memory, nccom
nanleil wltli n. painful sensation of having
left undouu something which ought to
have been done. A slight, dry cough is
sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he Is
easily startled ; his feet are cold or burn
ing, and he complains of a prickly sensa
tion of the skin ; his spirits arc low, and.
although he is satisfied that exercise wouid
bo beneficial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try it.
If you have any of the above symptoms,
you can certainly be cured by the use of
the genuine DR. C. McLANE'S LIVER
"When you bujOrcLnno'a Pills, insist
on having OK. C. 3Irf.A3iES CELD
1UIATED LIVEU PIIXS, made by Flem
ing Urns., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If you can not get tlio genuine DR.
C. McLANlTS LIVER PILLS, send us
25 cento by mail, and we will send them
FLEMING BROS... Pittsburgh, Pa.
King of the Blood
Is not a "aire all," It is a blood-puriflcr and
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons the sys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
Blood. Such are Dytpepsia, itillltnuncAs,
Lirer Complaint, Constipation. Ncrroii Dis
order. Headache, Backache, General iri;
nexs. Heart Diease,Dronsy. Kidney DUeaac,
Pile, RhcumatUm, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Disorder, Pimple. Ulcers. Sicellina, dr..
dr. Kins or the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the e awe. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for the purpose." Sold bv Drug
cists, 81 per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol th Blood." wrapppd around each bottle.
D.RANSOM, SON & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
C. H". STICKKL8.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
Ship Cliaif ery and Groceries
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also "Wholesale Dealers in
Faints, Oils. Ynrnislics, GInss,
Putty. Artists Oil and "Water
Colors. Iaint ami Italso-
Constantly on hand a full and choice stock
of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only tho
Our Mock of Crockery and Glass
Ware is the Larsrextand most Complete
Stock ever opened in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Sets, Toilet Sets. Glass.
Fruit, and Water Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Pontes, Rustic Bottles Goblets, Tum
blers Le:..onade Cups, &c tc.
EverytH'iigsold at I-owest living Rates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
W. S. DEMENT & GO.
23 ECO" GUEST'S..
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Besj San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
J3TA11 Koods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House. Astoria, Oregon.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY,
iron nue aim riuingT"
PLTJ MBEES AND STEAM FITTER0
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIH AHD COPPER,
Cannery anfl FMermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with t.eatness and dispatch.
None but first class workmen employed.
A large aort tnent o'lj
ivntantlv n hand
HA YE REMO YED !
From their old quarters to their
AND FACTORY NEAR KINNEY'S CAN
Cleaning R e-paiving.
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK, BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
NEVILLE & CO.
Pacific Net and Twine Co.
Sax Francisco, April 11th, 1883.
For general convenience,
we have sent a supply of So. 30, 12
ply GcauiucScolcIi Salmon IVct
Twine, to the care of A. AT. JOI1XSOX
& CO., Astoria, which will be sold at
low enough figures to make it an object
for all net menders to use it for repairs,
in place of the more costlv Xo. 40, 12-
Fishermen who have heretofore nsed
this grade of twine for repairs, claim
that the durability of the patch is equal
to the balance of the net, after the latter
has had a few weeks use. We think it
will be money in j'onr pocket to try it.
For prices and samples apply to
A. M. JOIIXSOX &CO.,
Neville & Co. Sole Agents, l . 7?ie
31 and M California St. f Francisco.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Caas
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
1 '. i I ni i ." WM I1 i
I Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, i
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SSF-Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OKEGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
VZXtsWCMH-B V: vt
Boiler Shop gpy
All kinds ot
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bektok Street, Neak Pakkkb House,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xoticc.
A. D. "Wass, Prosedent.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
n i"T:ltrMaeeai J5UiCtT?a?T?TTi fi
A. V. Allen
(SUCCESSOR TO PAGE & AttKN.)
Wholesale and retail dealer' In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
WROUGHT AND COT GALVANIZED
Rails. Cupper Kails and Burrs,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds.
FJLOUR AJST HIIIX FJEEI.
Agents for Saleni Flouring Mills.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
LOOK HERE !
"We respectfully inform the public that we
will always keep on hand the best quality of
Fresh and Cured Meats
Choice Family Groceries,
Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Crockery and
Ships, Hotels and Boarding Houses sup
piled on liberal terms. ,
A share of tho public patronage is respect
dtf , WAEBEN & THOMPSON.
0 a specialty.
in C. IIOIiDKK,
ACCTIONEtK, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.KIiO F. IMKKJSK.
Clatnop County, and. City of Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y.M. C. A. hall
Room No. S.
TP T. WX2STOX,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
KS-Offlce in rythlan Building. Booms 11, 12
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
TpVY TUTTLE, 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SUEGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and S. Pythian Build
ing. Rf-sidhxce Over J. E. Thomas Drug
TCT P. UICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streta.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus Street, ASTORIA, OREGON
Ship and Steamboat Joiner.
General Commission Brokers.
Office on Squemoqua street, opposite Asto
A General Agency business transacted.
Suits made In tho Latest Style, and on short
est notice ; also
Painted Flowers on the Dresses
57-Ladies are Invited to call and see sam
ples of this fine work.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Frepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
GEO. W. HUME SAW MILL.
MANUFACTURERS $ DEALERS
LUMBER, SALMON BOXES, TRAYS, ETC.
Office and Mill
CORXEK OF "NVEST 9TH AND TTATEB ST8
FIRST QUALITY LUMBER.
IS IN THE FIELD AND PROPOSES TO
"We will take orders for lumber from 100
to 00 M., at the mill or delivered.
We also manufacture lath and shingles of
Flooring a Specialty.
Address all orders
WESTPORT MILL CO.
3. C, Bzxxxb, Supt.
ORDERS FOR LUMBER RECEIVED AND
promptlr filled by the Columbia Mills,
KnaDDton. Prieas on application to
d2wks C.W.STONE, Supt.
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