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X. C. IRELAND Editor.
ASTORIA Jan; 20, 1874
The revolution in Santo Doming 0
effectually puts a stop to the schre
of Baez to sell that country "1T1"the
American market for $1 000,000.
There is no question but tht the un
happy state of affairs ora the Island
lias been brought abofc by corrup
tionistsin the Unid States-who,
combined togethr r for the purposes
of speculation, ucceeded in captur
ing Baez, Pre-ji(lent of the Republic,
and found i A fam a mosfc despicable
and plian' . tool for the furtherance of
their 0 ejects. It is generally believ
c nr j7 that Baez has been deposed;
A he literally "got up and dusted"
out Santo Domingo, on or about
last, because of the
pronunciamento of the Revolution
ists, and the institution of a provis
ional government with General Gon
zales at the head of it.
This proclamation is a famousdoc
ument, and sounds so mijch like the
.spirit of 1 76 in America, beforethis
land was quite what itis at-present
in hands of unscrupulous politicians,
that we quote, a few paragraphs for
our patriotic readers. The docu
ment starts .out with the following
No revolution is unjust when it is
mecessaryibr the welfare of its asso
ciates .and .public security. "We,
itherefore, aisown the Government
of President Baez, because he has
Mated the Constitution of the State
ic. caeatly all of its parts, as we are
itbout.to preve: Because he has be
lieved -the Dominican .Republic to be
3iis patrimony, and that of his family
:and desires .to impose upon us his re
,elecu2n, or.the.election.Qf Jtiis broth
er Damien. Because ihe Ihas refused
to throw open the doors of thecoun
iry to more than 1,000 individuals.,
fathers of families, who have been
for six years eating the bitter brad
of ostracism as exiles. Because he
maintains political prisons, filled
"with so many of the unfortunates
"who, without .the shadow of cause,
:are suffering horrible penalties, while
loaded with irons and deprived of
all communication with their friends.
Chained in dungeons thumid and
loathsome, suffering the fury of Sail
hapa, not knowing for how long this
will remain. Even in defiance of
public opinion have they been thus
.imprisoned, without even a declara
tion of charges having been made
against them. Because of the em
ployment of public funds not in ac
cordance with law,- the country not
even having any advice with regard
to its investment. Because he has
shed more blood, by the gibbet and
upon the battle field, during the six
years of his administration than all
".that has been crowded into the 20
years of this Republics existence,
'including the wars against Havti and
.Spain. Because he has violated the
Constitution in the following man
ner: Article 3, prohibits the Sale or
. annexation of any part of the Repub
He, and he has for $1,000,000 offered
the country for sale in ,the American
For these reasons, aad ma.v others
.mentioned, and too numerous to
mention,,,., the Doraiiaican people,
represented by the provinces 4&f jQibao
.District;, disown the authority of
President Baez and hia Government.
"We,, therefore declare .tfee power of
Pjegident Baez void, and name jsl
Committee of Public "Welfare, which
e recognize as the Provisional Gcw
iwnment: and we declare $the .accept
.ance of the General and Lae-Presi-dent
of the Republic as President 0
this Government until ihe Domini
can people shall by a vote appoint de
finitely a ruler; and we further de
clare that we present, and an conse
quence of which and by t&e sover
eign will of the DeoDle. the Generals
Ignacio M. Gonzalez and A. Cieares
& candidates of the Cibao for Presi
dency of the Republic. We further
declare that we recognize no political
party .as preferable, and that all offi
ya.l employes of whatever position
that .adhere to this movement in
good aith shall remain by guarantee
to ftU their respective positions. We
.also .declare the absolute liberty of
the Press. We admit that all indi
viduals opposed to the revolution be
permitted ,to pass without any fear
whatever outside of our lines, provid
ed they go without arms; but all of
those wiio do not adhere to this edict
will be unniediately executed, .as will
ihso thu jyho conspire to take up
m-iiis airulnst tli PrnViainnal GovorxL
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intfi . 1. rr. riTi:4 I i.ii iciiiwi. .iiu n: u.
"w i -'-- y3 " J - - "-"v
been, to eniwtt upier ma KevoUittGU"
iir banner. ttVjgi ye .ample g&arir
tee, without condition, to military
employes of whatever grade, includ
ing Gen. Bae;z and his Ministers, who
are to givey account of the acts of
their administration to competent
tribunals. We solemnly declare to
defeiid and sustain, with arms .in
h&Ucl, the actual revolution to the
l".st moment, and that we recognize
jio power nor political influence
whatever of political parties former
ly of the Dominican Republic.
The Gens. Gregorio Luperon, Pe
dro Antonio Pimentel and Jose M.
Cabral musl remain in exile until re
called by the Provisional Govern
ment, who will do so when 'the wel
fare of the country will admit Of it.
For all other exiles the doors of the
country are thrown open.
Given at Puoito Plata, the 25th day of No
vember, 1873, in tho 2l)th year of the inde
pendence and tho 10th year of tho .Restora
tion. (Signed), Remigio Batista, E. Ortea, and
several hundred others.
This looks " business-like ;" and,
for Dominicans, the papers are pret
ty well got up. Evidently no mod
ern " melican man," of the Sam an a
Bay Company, had anything to do
with that part of it.
The Cibao District embraces the
most important and populous portion
of the island, and all the principal
inhabitants have pronounced in fav
or of the Revolution giving official
notice of their adherence. The is
land is divided into three districts,
the Santo Domingo or Southern dis
trict; the Ceibo, or Eastern district,
and the Cibao, or Northern and Cen
tral district. The last named is en
tirely and openly revolutionary,
while Ceibo is known to be inclined
torthe new Government, although it
had. not declared itself at last advices.
Gen.'Gicares, the Vice President un
der Baezi he one who was named
forthe office of Provisional President,
five days after 'She proclamation was
issued, published a teaid -stating 'fjh at
hewished to retire'to 'his home and
take no part in the affairs of the
country; although at the same time
Sit'is wTeli known that he secretly fav
ors the revolution. When this card
was published, the people unani
mously declared in favor of Gonzales,
who at once rissued a proclamation
announcing " the formation of his
Government. And, like the curly
Maples of Oregon in Spring time,
Baez quietly " packed his trunk. and
prepared to leave."
His hasty flight in a French Man-of-war
a few days ago, announced to
the public through a brief telegram
to the Associated Press, tells volumes
of his discreetness. From November
25 th till the 9th inst, (the date of
his departure the temperature of
Santo Domingo must have increased
at a very gratifying ratify and the
friends of liberty, the world over,
will be glad to know that this arch
traitor who would have disposed of
his country, selling all to a lot of
New York speculators for filthy lucre,
has met with everlasting defeat,
and the unhappy people are again at
work with the hope of restitution
and reparation, after six long, tedious
fearful years of threatened ruin and
.exile. We ihawe omitted several
jiarts otthe .proclamation far want of
sgace .to publish alL
JDIKECT TRADE 3TU 3L
Esctm tho Oregon Grange.
Admitting the proposition th&t large
ships can carry grain for a less freight
than small .ones, it is clearly the duty of
those thayiogsuch cargoes to furnish, vto
secure .the carrying thereof at the lowest
,rate. And ia this it matters not whether
dtjis-tfce producer of grain who charters
ttio aaip., .or commission merchant who
Lces it for him. The same obligation,
abstractly, and in reality, rests upon eith
er io do the best for the country, as well
&s for themselves.
If by chartering large vessels there can
be a saving of twenty Cents per bushel ef
fected on the entire crop of the State,
there will be a cpnsequent increase of pro
duction to an extent of at least a hunared
J$ut those large ships can not get up
the river to Portland, on account oi their
draft of water, there being, as before
shown, but seventeen feet ou the bar at
the " hog's-back," and these larger class
vessels draw on an average of twenty
and a half feet. One of two things, then,
must be done.
"We must either dredge out the "Wal
lamet and Columbia rivers to such a
depth as to admit these vessels to Port
land wharves, or wo must send our grain
to a point below these obstructions in the
river steamers that take it from the ware-
oiihe on the margin of the interior streams,
, , , ,. , , w .
ana oy iigotew xrom tneraiiroaa depots,
ust? rud.uce to the minimum, the trans-
i portution charges. YVhichishall be done?
ui;nu. uiuiit-y iu
and after the Joss of so many years, and
the: continual -outlay ot geenbacks, we
find there is little, if any benefit resulting.
If it was merely a question of depth of
water in the channels above Astoria, the
question would bs reduced down to the
Bimple problem of whether the extra cost
of lightering in steamboats from Portland
to Astoria, vhen already on the steamers
decks fresh from the warehouse above,
over and above the cost of pilotage, tow
age, and ddlay incident to the ships com
ing from Astoria to Portland, would pay
the interest on the cost of dredging the
river, and create a sinking fund with
which to discharge the debt, in say fifty
Estimating the cost of the passage of a
vessel up and down the river at four cents
per bushel, as was established in a former
article, the question would then be, can
our grain be placed at Astoria for that, or
a less price?
There are responsible parties ready to
enter into a contract, and give bonds to
deliver the entire wheat crop of the Wal
lamet valley, and all from up the Colum
bia, in store at Astoria, from Portland, at
three cents a bushel, free of wharfage, or
storage, in Portland. Then there must be
a gain of one cent a bushel in favor of
shipment to Astoria, even if the bars of
the Wallamet and Columbia were deep
ened to the required depth. But recent
experience proves that there are other
reasons than the depth of water, why
there should be established at the mouth
of the Columbia river a depot for all of
our surplus products.
Within the past ten years the river has
been closed three, if not iour times, from
ice, and the entire commerce of the State
locked up. The ever moving nature of
trade cannot brook these hindrances.
We buy to-day, expecting to sell to-morrow.
The avenues of trade must ever re
main ppen and free. Then there is but
one thing to be done, namely, place our
grain at the mouth of the Columbia river,
and hold it for sale to the highest bidder.
And right here permit us to say that Port
land, as a part of Oregon, is just as deeply
interested in this movement as Astoria or
the farmers themselves.
Portland is the commercial center ot the
State, an'd.h&s become rich from the tolls
on ingoing and outgoing merchandise
and products. So it is with all other
marts of exchange. Hen traffic and trade
for money. The concentration of business
creates wealth. The wealth of Portland
can controrthe shipment of Oregon pro
ducts, if a rational system is laid down
and carried out. Let the class of ships
that can be most advantaereouslv errmlov-
ed in the exportation of our cram, be
chartered to load at Astoria, and a proper
system of river transportation be inaugu
rated, and the producer ean realize San
Francisco prices for his wheat at the
mouth of the river, and the Portland op
erators can control the export trade, by
means of agencies at 'the point of ship
ment, transacting thennonetary exchange
as now, in Portland.
With the iact once established that the
exporting point for -the State should be
Astoria, there would be a disposition on
the part of Portland wealth to seek a new
and legitimate investment for the surplus
funds, m the way of manufacturing en
terprises. This must be the main suyporfe
of" the city in the near future, and tho
sooner the fact is realized, and the worken
tered upon, the better not only for Portland
but for the entire State. There should be
almost a continuous manufacturing city
from Oregon City down the river Tanks
on either bide, to the present city f Port
land. .i&chool BookfL I Ihave lately re
ceived all the difterenfrliinds of New-School
Books reauired to be used'in this State, that
can now be found in San iFrancisco. Also,
Slate pencils, Blotting .pads, -a good cs
sorfcrnent of Stationery, Drawing paper,
CA5RD BA5UD, Perforated board, ink,
(Carmine, SPurple and Bladk). Likewise -a
new stock of Crockery, Clocks and a large
assortment of Lamp Chimneys, all oi
which will be sold cheap forieasli.
L W. CASE,
oltf .Qhonanms at., Astoria.
Practical Booft -and Shoe Maker,
ChenamUs Street, Astoria.
Perfect Fits Guaranteed!
All work Warranted. Give me Trial.
i2Shop, nextiioor to tho Summers Storo,
where orders are promptly filled. j20tf
Corner of Main and Concomley Streets,
KEPT OX TUB EUROPEAN ItESTAU
rantPlan, by' N.KOEFOED, Proprietor.
.Board by tho day 1 00
4 weok 5 00
Board and Lodging- G 00
Single Meals i) to 50 cents
Lodging '25 to 50 cents
Ex ecntor's Notice
HAVING BEEN' APPOINTED EXECU
tors of tho last will and testament of A. C.
i'arnsworth, lato of Clatsop County, Oregon,
deceased, and authorized by the Probate Court
of said county to administer tho estate of said
deceased, notico is hereby given to all persons
having claims against said estate, to present
tho samo to us duly proven, and all persons
owing said estate to call and settle tho samo,
at the ottico, or placo of business of eithor of
us, in said Astoria, within six months from
this date. JOHN V. GEAKHART,
W. W. PARKER,
Astoria, Oregon, Jan. 17th, 1S74. Tu20 4t
No. 8 Front st., Central Block, Portland,
Dealers in General Merchandise,
HAVF flM HANI) AD offer for sale-
nfllC un nnilUi GriinBags,roolBngs,Burbus
Nanaimo COAL,-Efic, Etc.
N. B. "Wo pay tho highest market pricos for
Wool, Hide, boor cUnsrid Kurs. jlOtf.
Teaming to Order
rpHE UNDERSIGNED WISHES TO IN
JL form tho Public of AsSorSa 'an& surrouneT
ing country that hew nor. prepared with a
good team to attend to aX? kSads ef hauling Sh
ar Offico at II. B- Parked Stosey9i at
Stables on Chemoauo Staroei.
Jtftf F. TERM AN-
THE TAX-PAYERS OF SCHOOL Dis
trict No. 1, Clatsop CounJyv Oregon, are
hereby notified that tho
Taxes for the First Term of the Present
School Year are Now Due
All persons interested arc requested- to pay
tho same immediately, and save sts. Ry
order of tho Board of Directors,
j 10tf J. G. HUSTLER K Cleric-
THE ASTORIA FARMERS' COMPANY
is now ready to storo
IHieat and other PKOJDTJCEl
AT THEIR NEW "WAREHOUSE. Usual
lates charged, S. D. ADAIR, Secrctarv.
Astoria, Dec. 4th, 1S7J. d4tf
THE UNDERSIGNED IS PREPARED
to furnish, from tho Vancouver Nursery
of S. W. Brown,
Actually one of the Best Nurseries on the
All kinds of Fruit Trees, Ornamental Trees,
Vinos, Berry Shrubs, otc, etc., at Reduced
(Catalogue) Prices. Orders may be left at tho
Astokian Office. A. H. SALE,
jlO tf Astoria, Oregon.
JACKINS & Co.,
Corner of Main and Jefferson Streets,
TEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF STOVES,
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware !
Jobbing, of every style, done to
order. Give' us atrial. j6tf
FRANK FABRE. at tho 'Central Market,
Portland, has enlarged his COFFEE stall,
and added such improvements as will enablo
him to provide Epicures with tho best in tho
Market Parties furnished with Hot Coffoe on
short notice. Give the Central Markot CofFoo
Stand a trial- ocltf
O'CONNOR & MALARKEY HAVE RE
moved to 86 Front street, corner of Wash
ington, Portland, where, with increased facili
ties, wo shall endeavor to retain our old cus
tomers and obtain now ones by selling goods
that aro reliable, and full value for the money
asked. "Wholesale and retail Grocers, Ship
Stores, foreign and domestic Fruits, Garden
and Grass Seeds. JOHN O'CONNOR,
DAN. J. MALARKEY.
Portland, Jan. 1, 1874. tf
The New Markot.
CITY MARKET COFFEE STAND. You
aro wantod to call and try our Coffee,
Chocolato, and Tea. Wo can provido you with
Soups, Moats, Poultry, Gamo, Fish, otc,
jlOtf M. H. SHEPPARD.
Sparkling Oregon Cider
ARRINGTON'S SPARKLING Oregon
Cider, is now roady and forsalo by
D, F. HARlUiSGTON,
Sixth st, between D and E streets,
jlOtf Portland, Oregon.
Self Acting Rubbers and. Overshoes
AN ARTICLE LONG NEEDED BY THE
Public, havo just boon received from tho
East by Gcorgo A. Poaso & Co.. cor. Morrison
And First streets, Portland, tho only plnco on
tho Coast that havo thorn. Call and see them,
and you will bo suro to purchase, as they are
so handy, and cheaper than ordinary shoos.
EulL satisfaction guaranteed on all goods.
GEO. A. PEASE & CO,,
jlOtf Pacific Boot and Shoe Store.
AN INSTITUTION OF REAL MERIT,
Instructive, Amusing, Entertaining. Tho
placo to visit, of all othors. Open from a. m.
to 10 ?. u., 25 cents admission.
T. A. WOOD, Proprietor
jlOtf First and Ash sts., Portland.
J FRED. MILLER, BULLETIN BUILD-
ing, Portland, Book-Binder, Paper-Ruling
and Blank-Book Manufacturer. .Binding done
in ovory stylo. Tho placo to got your County
Records. All work receives my porsonal at
tention. Orders solicited. jlOtf
Oregon iLivery and Hack Stables.
TONEST STOCK IN THE CITY, HORSES
JL Bought and Bold ana Hoarded, at -treasonable
rates. Hacks on call, day and night.
L. A. GODARD, Proprietor,
jlOtf Cor Morrison and 2d sts, Portland.
J. M'CRAKEN & Co.,
Importers, Shipping, Commission and
U and 16 north Front portlaGOn.
AGENTS FOR GILROY'S DUNDEE Bags
and Ragging; McMurray's Case Goods;
Uswogo Kingsibrd Starch; UunnowelFs Spices
and Cream Tartar; Gross & Co.'s Soap and
Candles; Hopes JtCo.'s Candles; Crytalino Oil,
otc, otc. " jlUtf
WELLS, FARGO &CO.'S EXPRESS.
HAVING ESTABLISHED OFFICES IN
all parts of Oregon, Washington and Idaho
Territories, wo are proparod to do a Genoral
Express and Freighting business in all its
Freight or Packages will bocallodfor in any
part of the city (by giving proper notice) and
forwarded with dispatch to any part of the
world, through our own and connecting Ex-
Wo shall continue to DRAW EXCHANGE
as usual on all the principal cities of the Unit
ed States, the Canadas and Europe, and to sell
: . WELLS, FARGO & CO.
A. Vas DusEN,Rosidont Afceat, ioria. '
GOODS FORTHE SEASON!
Gnat mmmi k Mb !
Selling Less tbjm Cost
TEE IITIEI !
A n?&!S&R3 F TIlE LAT GEORGE
SX. feUisliiiKKS, deeeaseg, Astoria Oiegon..
HAS TO BE SOLD;
And in older to settle up tho affairs of tho oe
tato, the undersigned, administrator, is now
offering tho ontiro lino, embracing a very de
sirable quality of good3 at prices below actuals
S Call andEsamino for Youisolvcs."la
JES"AB persons having Iill3 against tho es
tatowillploaso present tho samo, with proper
vouchers fer payment- And all person owing
the-estate will pleaso como forward and settle
oy inako arxangenicnts to settlo tho same, and
save costs. a S. WRIGHT,
EsfctMs&cd in Astoria in 1849.
KEW GOODS. CHEAP GOODS,-
A. VAU BUSEU,
"Wholesale and RetaSDealor in
Corner of Main and; Cfcenanras stieote,
IS NOW OFFERING FOR SALE ONE OF
tho largest and most ewaplete assortments
of General Merchandise ever Ibefsre brought
to tho country, and to byers
For Cash will offer the M MMMmmi
In tho line ef
HATS, ASTD CATS.
BOOTS AND SHOE
LADIES' DltESS GOODS,
A Complete Stock of Every Arttele-
TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.
BSTGivo mo a call, and bo convinced tkat
my goods aro of tho best quality, and as cheap
as can bo bought of any houso in tho State.
A. VAN DUSEN.
Headquarters ! HoodcinarieWt
Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Drf Goods, CloHiinjr, Groceries, Provisions, Notions
And General Merchandise,
HATS AND CAPS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
BLANKETS, FLANNELS, &c.
Which is being offered
Cheap FOB CASH or PRODUCE !.
cAll the New School Books, that con
be had, and a great variety of Stationery
just received. jyl tf
Millinery and Fancy Goods.,
WE WISH TO CALL THE ATTENTION
of tho Ladies of Astoria and ricinky to
our new stock, of
Millinery and Fancy Goods!
Which we offer at reasonablo prices. LadSor
living at a distance, favoring us with theiror
dors, will find them promptly attended to.
MisiH.M. MORRISON, Propr.
Main street, Astoria, Oregon. s2&
Fishel & Boberts,'
Corner First and "Washington Street
THE BEST VALVE
FOR THE LEAST itONEY.