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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Moraine;, September 28, 1883
PACIFIC COAST RAILROADS.
A variety of rumors are Hying
about the state in regard to the
possible railroad enterprises that
may be undertaken by Villard in
California. It is said that the
gentleman who controls the North
ern Pacific has purchased the
North Pacific Coast and the South
Pacific Coast lines and that he
will, in connection with the bit
of narrow-gauge road which he
purchased in Santa Barbara coun
ty two years ago, form a complete
narrow-gauge system for the pur
pose of exploiting portions of the
state as yet untouched by rail
roads and connecting them with ;
his Oregon system. It is also
suggested that he desires to ex
tend the South Pacific Coast to the
Needles, that he may have two
lines connecting San Francisco
with the cast, thereby placing
himself on an equality with the
Central Pacific so far as concerns
the business of the entire Pacific
coast. Although it would be a
pleasure to know that Mr. Villard
really intended extending his
northern lines into California,
strict inquiry fails to materialize
any of these projects. The South
Pacific Coast is owned and con
trolled by two or three large capi
talists who give forth no intima
tion of their intentions, and no one
knows that any offer of sale to
Villard has been made, or would
be entertained if made. It is not
clear to railroad men that Villard,
who owns an extensive system of
standard-gauge roads, should real
ly desire a system of narrow-gauge
feeders, which would compel the
breaking of bulk on all transcon
tinental freight. The rumors of
this particular change seem to
have come from the fact that
George Revet, at different times
connected with the Denver and
Rio Grande, the Willamette Val
le and the California and Oregon,
has succeded Mr. Fracker as Su
perintendent of the South Pacific
Coast, a change which has no espe
The report that the Oregon
railroad magnate has purchased
the North Pacific Coast is em
phatically denied by its owners
and managers, who also say that
the visit of its president to Scot
land had n'othinsr whatever to do
with the interests of the road. He
has not. formed a lumber syndi
cate, nor have they any present
intention of extendinir the
road into Mendicino county
tltougli the report was widely be
The situation of the San Fran
ciseo and North Pacific remains
unchanged. They are improving
their San Francisco connection to
better accommodate their increas
ing business and will extent! their
line northward into Humboldt
county when the business of that
thinly settled region seems to de
mand the enterprise. Meauwhile
the business of Humboldt is de
veloping into local importance and
short Tines of railroad, almost ex
clusively devoted to lumber, con
nect Eureka with the forests in
the mountains. The country has
great agricultural resources, but
these must remain awhile in abey
ance till 'capital is willing to give
rail connection with San Francis
co by building through several
hundred miles of unsettled coun
The two or three projects to
connect Napa and 'Solano counties
with Lake county, and to unite
Benica and Vallejo with Santa
Rosa by a narrow-gauge road are
not now being agitated and ft is
not known when they will be re
The prospect of direct connec
tion with Denver by aline through
Southern Nevada and Southern
Utah continues hopeful. Persons
interested in this scheme and also
in a new line to the Needles,
which many hope the South Paci
fic Coast company has in view,,
will attend the coming conference
of railroad men in San Frafiasco,
and though the immediate subject
of this meeting is some common
basis for the adjustment of freight
and passenger rates, they will
have an opportunity of seeing
what the Pacific coast is like and
understanding the advantages it
offers for a new and independent
route to the east. Chronicle.
Our Well-Worn Earth.
That the falling drop will wear
away the stone, is a saying that
few adult persons have not been
able to verify by observation; but
it is not so generally understood
that falling drops of rain will wear
away a mountain or wash away a
continent. Rain, frost and ice
have ground down the summits of
the loftiest mountains; and there
are few high peaks now in exist
ence which have not been much
higher, and which are now being
steadily leveled by atmospheric
agencies. In colder climates solid
glacier rivers aro also found, which
moving imperceptibly, but with
irresistible force,hollow out valleys
and grind down the superincum
bent rocks. The sea also devours
the land rapidly. Furthermore,
innumerable rivers, streams and
springs are perpetually loosening
the soil, rasping down the rocks
with sand, and bearing off tons of
solid matter to the sea-bottom.
where the whole mass is squeezed
by the terrific hydraulic pressure
into stone, marble of solid strata
of some kind. The Mississippi
alone carries annually to the sea
SI 2,500,000,000 pounds of mud.
W the habitable land of the globe
is being continually ground and
washed away planed down to the
ocean-level; while the sea-bottom
is being as steadily filled up. The
deposit of foraminiferal shells
alone not including other remains
is sufficient, as Huxlev has cal
culated, to create a bed of lime
stone in the bottom of the Atlan
tic and Pacific oceans 800 feet
thick supposing these oceans to
have existed for only 100,000
"Were it not for internal forces!
the time would come when all
existing land would be level witli
the ocean, and thereafter planed
down still further by the action of
the waters, so that the entire
globe would be one shoreless
ocean. The coral islands would
form no exception; lor the coral
builders cannot live above water,
nor could their islands ever have
reached the surface but for the
subterranean upheavals. Thus
the tendene' of the world's crust
is becoming uniformly smooth
and level, and to surround itself
with an envelope of water. But
within the earth enormous forces
are constantly at work to counter
act this tendency forces which
manifest themselves in volcanic
action, in seismic action, and in
other and even more mysterious
Studies in Zoology.
"Wo call them zoological hos,"
said a clerk to aCleveland reporter,
as the latter inquired after the ex
pense and sale of the much-decorated
hose. "The timid voung
lady who climbs up on a chair
when a mouse runs after ber can
yet wear hose adorned with bugs
and spiders chasing each other
over the surface. Here is another
unique design," added the young
man, throwing out upon the coun
ter an elegant pair of silk hose,
over the instep of which was crawl
ing an ugly rattlesnake. "Here
is a pair with a scene from Dante's
'Inferno,' " the young man con
tinued, and finally emptied the
whole box upoa the couuter.
There were insect designs, showing
bees, Brazilian bugs, beetles, grub
worms and all sorts and sizes of
caterpillars. Green lizards, copied
from life, formed a very gay pat
tern. "What do they cost?" inquired
"The very poorest kind cost
$12, and from that up to $30 and $35
per pair." Cleveland Herald.
We wonder now since Mr. Vil
lard and his guests have departed
what will the hero-worshiping
community do. Some other little
American or German god should
be imported out here, or our peo
ple will suffer from ennui. Times
New Coal Beds Discovered.
B. W. Fisk, who has just travel
ed over the line of the proposed
railroad between Astoria and
T-l . tl - - . I i L - t
r orest throve, reports mat ne uasj
discovered valuable veins of lig
nite coal at several points along
the route. There are about ten
veins in all, varying from sixteen
inches to six feet in width. The
best veins have been found
near Pebble creek. Several of his
specimens have been examined by
Professor Tiernan, the geologist,
and pronounced by him to be of
a superior order. Most of the lig
nite is within a short distance of
the line of the raiload, and can be
profitably worked and shipped to
and from Astoria and Portland.
It is thought by several gentle
men who are familiar with the find,
that it will have k tendency to
cause the railroad to be built
sooner than is expected. Orcgo
nian. The Field that Affords Culture.
I maintain that there is no field
that affords better culture than
business life does, not for mere
good nature, but for the finest
Christian kindness. I know this is
not the common impression.
"Business is business," men say.
They fancy that any element of
kindness is a mere disturbing ele
ment in the poor economics by
which commerce muse be regula
ted. But this common impression
is false. I tell you, if any of you
in some quiet Sabbath hour get a
glimpse of all the high, loving
qualities which constitutes Christ's
sort of Christian, you may take
them all down town with you
even' morning of the week, and
not one day but you shall find
scope abundant, beautiful scope
for every one of them. Jicv.
A "Walla Walla merchant who
has been up in the Suakc Hiver
and Lcwistou country a week, re
ports that there are 40,000 tons of
grain in that region for marker,
and that the solitary boat running
between Riparia and Lewiston is
only able to carry S00 tons a
week. He- was informod another
boat is to be put on, but the
river is very low and little more
than half loads can be hauled out.
At the present rate it will take
five years to haul away the grain
no now hand. Exchange.
The schooner Kodial; in the
Alaska Fur company trade, on her
last trip from the north, brought
down four Alaskan mummies in
excellent preservation, and several
centuries old. Three of them are
for the Berlin museum, while the
other has been retained by the fur
company. It is that of a woman
wrapped in a mantle of furs. Tho
entire weight does not exceed fif
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purl t j. strength and wlulesomeness. Slow
economical than the ordinary kind?, and
cannot he sold in competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Soldonlifn can. Kov
Dakinu Powona Co.. 10c Wall-st N. Y.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sofy Threat, 6Ys
ings and Sprains, Burns anjd
" Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache. Frosted
Feoi and Ears.and all other
Pains and Aches.
Ko Preparation on rcriii equals Sr. J.'.ow Ost
cs a safe, sure, simple and cheap lli:eral
litmedj. A trful entails but the cosfaiatf7ei7
trifllnc otitis? of SO Cests, and erery sds differ
ing with pain can have cheap tod pehitire proof
of its claims.
Directions in XHerca Languages.
SOLD BY ALL BE UG&IST3 AU3DEAL3E8
A. VOG-BLSR ci, CO.,
The new postal law now makes
the taking of a newspaper and the
refusal to pay for the same, theft;
and any person guilty of such an
action is liable to criminal pro
ceedings for stolen goods to the
amount of his subscription. Thus
the Lord tempers the wind to the
shorn lamb Idaho Democrat.
The cmiatcuai.t'C is pale and leadeu
trulotc!, with o:io!ial Hashes of a oir
m'.ti rrib.Hi : on or both checks;
iur fvs ixxs.!!! dull; tins pupils tliiato;
an Hzir seml-:r:-lc ruim along the lower
ew-lUI; Hie nose tr, irritated, swells, and
Mitie:iiue Weed; a swoWTMparthc upper
lip; ,-rt.t!!;;l Iic-a.!ttc1ift,vit:i humming
or tlim'tbinic of tho enrs; an unusual se
cretion of saliva; nliiny or furred tongue;
uickiIi vry foul, particularly in the morn
npfctitc variable, .sometimes vora
cious wiili a Kiinwins Kention of the
stomni-h; at other', entirely gone; lleetlug
pnins in the stomach; occasional nnnseu
and vomiting; violent pains throughout
the abdomen; 1mwo1s irregular, at times
costive; stools slimy, not unfrequently
liiml with blood ; belly swollen and hard. ;
urine turbid; respiration o--:sionHllydiJli-cult
and accoinimuied by hiccough ; cough
aometimesdryniid convulsive; uneasy and.
disturb ! sleep, with grinding of thetceth ;
temper variable, but generally irritable.
Whenever the above symptom ara
found to exist,
IMl. C. SsLAXFS TEXaiFIHiE
will certainly cflet u eun.
Iu buving Vcrniifnge le sure you vt
tho genuine l:t. C. McUXK'S VKIOii
FUGK, manufactured by Flomln;; IIr.,
24 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, I'm. TIi.j
market is full of counterfeits. You will
h risht iflt has the signature of Moo
ing nro. and "C. McLnne.
If your storekeeicr does not hac the
genuine, please report to uk.
Semi u a three cent stamp for I h-tr.d.
Winn advcitising card.
FLK3IIXU BROS., Pittsbur??!, V.
In fever and Aguo distris'.s. in tropical and
othor regions visited by epidemics, ard in
deed in nil localities where tho conditions are
unfavorable to health, this famous vo;otablc
iDvigorant and altcrattre, llostettor's fctom
ach liittcrs. has been found a potent safeguard
oven to fccblo consti utious and fraeil frame?,
while as a euro for indigestion, bi!ioiinors
and kindred complaint, it is witaout a rival.
For sale or all Drugiruts and Dealer?
Bills of Lading,
Mortgages, "Warranty Deeds.
The Astorian OMce
Any blank or form not in .stock will lc
printcu 10 ortier.
Bill Heads. Letter ncads. Itecptnt iinniii
Fish Talleys, Cards,. Taps, and commercial
BlankB ! Ms !
paper ul au kiuus pnuicu 10 order at
The Astorian Job Office.
f 5 2TSLS AND KESTATJRANTS.
11.35. PARKER. Prop..
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON.
1. P. PARKER, - Mauaser and Agent.
A!. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Cleric.
.Tas. "DUFFY 1ms the Bar and Billiard room.
Pirst Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Goncomly Street is the Best in
;Z- iun Always on Hand FRESH
S!i:j:I "Water Hay and East
" JEFF' IS THE BOSS CATERER.
I!e has been Proprietor or the "Aurora
Kr.trl" In Knapplou seven year.
OPEN DAYAND NIGHT.
Chop Ho use and Restaurant.
OPEX DAY AND NIGHT.
SIcals M."J ccntti and upwards.
a. IUIVIjXM), - - Proprietor.
3j.t2.v sTitr.irr. .... - astosli.
SHE, 53- 3" 3S 3S Xrfc,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
IVooil teIXvred to Order,
Drcying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
'.VUolfstatc and retail dealer lo
Glass and Plated Ware,
TltOnCAI. AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS km VEGETABLES.
BUY THE SEST !
Salmon Itfet Threads
Woodberry. and Needle Brands,
CORK m LEiD LINES,
l-'ih I'uandH. Meinex, and Xets
Intporteil to Order. A
Large Stociof Netiiflff, EishLines
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
5 1 7 and 5 1 9, MARKET STREET
aTAgents for the Pacific Coast.
FOASB & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
in Hume s3cw Building
And are Seady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Gas and Steam Fitting
TONE BY BUDDOCK & "WHEELEB. AT
Jy fair rates. Also a complete stocK or
goons m our line. Estimates given ana
Cass street. In rear ol I O O F bulldinff.
S. ARNDT & FERCBEN,
ASTOEIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds ol
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made ol repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bxktox Street, Neab Pabkxx House,
ASTORIA. - OREQOX.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Ou3lS3?XKTG-S ,
Of all Descriptions Bade te Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Was s, President.
J. G. Hcstlkr, Secretary,
I. VT. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lambor; Ore
gon and Port Orrord Cedar.
AU kinds ol boat material on hand.
C H. EAIX 4c. CO.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOB THE
Best San Fr&nclsoo Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and Ail
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
t2TAll goods sold at San Franelnco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria. Oregon.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Pari oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious stea&ulilp
STATE LINE, RED STAB.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
tfor iuu imormauon as 10 rates 01 iaxe,
samnj; a&ys, etc, apply to
I. V . CA SE.
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
WEWRITE-POLICIESIN THE "V7EST
ern. State Investment, Hamburg, Bre
men and North German lire Insurance Cora-
nanles. and renresent the Travellers' Lire
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
2. ur&. Xiuc, uin. 1.
"We have tho only complete set of township
maps In the county, and nave made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions.
Timber Lands, etc., having all the official
manKS inereior. uur maps csji oe exam
ined in the office, upon the jfcyment of a
reasonable fee. , .
We also have for sale city property in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Bents, and other collections made, and
loans negotiated. . , .rw
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
The Astoria Passenger Line
WILL AFTER THIS DATE HAVE ITS'
Ml headquarters at its Stables next to B.
B. lTanklhvs. two doors below Thb asto
biax office. First-class Livery service. Carta
with horse, furnished, for one dollar per
hour. Carriages on application
The Astoria Passenger Line Hacks will
leave for Uppr Astosla from, the stables.
. Horses tai.so.to fcoard.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Boom No. 6, over "WJilte House,
Attorney at Zi&vr, and JSetary
Odd.Fellows Bulldlox, Astoriflr Orteon.
Q W. FULiTOBT,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building.
J Q, A. BOWLBY,
ATTORNEY AT iAW.
Cbenamua treet, - - ASTORIA, OBBOON
Q J. CU&TIS,
ATT'ST AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner o Deeds for
California, New York and "WasMngtoa Ter
ritory. Booms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Bailding, As
N.B.-Claims at Waanlneton. D. O.. and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION ANI IX
JQR. X. CBOATMAX,
Phjsician and Surgeon.
Rooms 3 and 10, Odd Fellows Bulldlae.
JAX TUTTIiJE, X. .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Booms 1. 2. and S.Pvthl&nBnild.
RE3IDEX0E Over J. B. Thomas' Dcu
ASTORIA, - - OBEGON
Booms In Allen's building up stain, corner
1 Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
JJS. J. E. JuaFOJSCE,
Boom It, Odd Fellows Bulldlni, Astoria, Or.
Gm ndmfnfatnrAH tnr nalnlawi nTtnilnii
QKLO F. PARKER,
Clatsop CeHHty.aaa. City sf Astsrla
Offlco ? Chflnamtw Htrnftt. V. M. fl k . hall
Boom No. 8.
J J. JOXE8,
STAIR BUTLIIEB,( (
Ship and Steamboat Joiner.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
aar Office with Bozorth & Johns.
E. A. NO YES,
OEO. P. WHEELEB. W. L. BOBS.
WHEELER & ROBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
COLLECTION AGENTS. 9
Real Estate bought and sold on Commis
sion. Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
"Office In Hume's new building, on Squa
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
Has re -opened his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Roadway, near his old location. He
will keep the stock of the choicest Cigars,
and Tobaccos, and a full line of smolcersr ar
ticles, Including the finest meerschaum
pipes. He will be pleased to see his old
fnends at bis new stand.
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
MBS. T. S. JTEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. S. Warren.)
Dealer In Millinery and Fancy Goods.
Squemoqua street, next door to Odd Fellows
Scarf Pins. Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The finest stoek of Jewelry in Astoria.
tWAll goods warraatedas represented
6USTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
next to uas Co s omca.