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VOL. XX, NO. 35.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1883. PRICE, F1VJS UJBJNTS.
A Wheel Within a Wheel.
The Lumberman some time since
mentioned that a sjudicate, or com
pany, had been formed, called the
Oregon & Montana Improvement
Company,, the apparent object of
which was to monopolize the lumber
trade of the mountain districts of
Montana and Idaho. The Lumber
man was the first journal that sur
mised and pointed out that the "im
proveinent company" was a scheme
intimately connected with the North
ern Pacific Railway management to
control the Eoclcy mountain lumber
business along the great northern
route, especially in Montana, Idaho
and west of the mountains. An item
dropped by a Pacific coast newspaper
indicates that the Lumberman was
right. The statement is made that
rates on lumber to private parties
have been raised from S1G to $21
from llathdrum to Sprague, "W. T.,
showing that the Oregon & Montana
Improvement Company is geting in
its work. ''To private parties" is
significant; a corporation like the
child of the Northern Pacific, .named
an "Improvement Company" can have
terms that will eflctually bar out com
petition. The nature of this mono
poly can best be seen by repeating
the conditions by which the Oregon
& Montana Improvement Company
received its great privilege.
The capital of the organization is
32,000,000, and the company isl to
control the lumber business for
twenty years along the Northern Pa
cific road, from Miles City to the
Dalles on the Columbia. The com.
pany, by the terms of agreement, is
required to establish lumber yards,
and keep a flock of lumber on hand
at eacb of the principal points be
tween the places indicated, and as
far as possible protect the timber
lands of the railroad company from
spoliation, The latter is to be paid
for the stumpage used, and reserves
the right to limit and control the
amount to be cut. It also has the
option to haul and store at selling
points selected, at its own lime and
convienience, thus enabling it to uti
lize empty cars and light trains with
out interfering with regular traffic.
It is thus apparent that the Oregon
and Montana Improvement Company
is la sort of annex to the Northern
Pacific railroad to control the manu
facture and sale of lumber along its
line within the limits designated.
The long stretch of country from the
mountains to the Dalles includes the
vast wheat lands of eastern Washing
ton, that will be rapidly settled, now
that the eastern outlet by rail has
been secured. A monopoly of the
lumber trade of this region, by which
the forest resources of northern Ida
ho and Montana can be developed, is
a great accomplishment for any com
pany. But the settlers in eastern
Washington will be the sufferers for
a few years. Some relief may come
at length by the opening of railways,
and from rival lines that will surely
cross the vRockies from the Missouri
Success in Life.
Without unremitting"labor. success
in life, whatever our occupation, is
impossible. A fortune is not made
without toil, and money unearned
comes to few. The habitual loiterer
never brings anything to pass. The
young men whom you see lounging
about waiting for the weather to
change before thej go to work, break
down before they begin get stuck
before they start. Ability and will
ingness to labor are the two great
conditions of success. It is useless
to work an electric machine in .1 vac
uum; but the air may be full of elec
tricity, and still yon can draw no
spark until you turn the machine.
The beautiful statue may exist in the
artist's brain, and it may also be said
in a certain sense, to exist in the mar
ble block that stands before him, but
he must bring both his brain and
hands to bear upon the marble, and
work hard and long, in order to pro
duce any practical result Success
also depends in a good measure upon
the man's promptness to take advant
age of the rise of the tide. A great
deal of what we call "luck" is noth
ing more nor less than this. It is the
man who keeps his eyes open, and his
hands out of his pockets, that sue
ceeds. "I missed my chance," ex
claims the disappointed man, when
he sees another catch eagerly at the
opportunity. But something more
than alertness is needed; we must
know how to avail ourselves of the
emergency. An elastic temperament
which never seems to recognize the
fact of defeat, or forgets it at once,
and begins the work over again, is
very likely to insure success. JManv
anerchant loses one fortune only to
buildup another and a larger one.
Many an inventor fails in his first ef
forts, and is at last rewarded with a
triumph. Some of the most popular
novelists wrote very poor stuff in the
beginning. They were learning their
hrst trade and could not expect to
turnout first-class work until their
apprenticeship is over. One great
secret of success is not to become dis
couraged but always be ready to try
It is said that glass is gradually
beginning to take the place of wood
and iron in the construction of
bridges in England. The inventor
makes blocks of glass, which he hard
ens by a special process. In solidity
it is said to leave nothing to be de
sired. The experiments already
made have given surprising results,
and the cost is below that of bridges
of wood and iron. Moreover, the
glass cannot be injured by insects
like wood, nor rusted like iron.
An Indianapolis paper thus sums
up the divorce market in that locality
Brisk competition among our local
lawyers has brought down the prices
of divorces. We quote: Common sep
aration, $15; small alimony, $25; large
alimony, 00U to 100, according to cir
cumstances. Business good and in
There are at present 120 newspapers
in the United States, of which the
publishers, editors, and chief contnb
ntors are negrroes.
A Printer's Dream.
A printer sal in his office chair, his
boots were patched and his coat
threadbare, and his face looked weary
and worn with care. While sadly
thinking of business debts old Mor
pheus slowly aronnd him crept; and
sleeping, he dreamed that he was
dead, from trouble and toil his spirit
had fled, and that not even a cowbell
tolled for the peaceful rest of his cow
hide sole. As he wandered about
among the shades that smoke and
scorch in the lower hades, ho slowly
observed an iron door, that creaking
hung on hinges ajar, but the entrance
was closed with a red hot bar, and
Satan himself stood peeping out, and
watching for travellers thereabout,
and thus to the passing printerspoke:
"Come in, my dear, it will cost you
nothing, and never fear, this is the
place where I cook the ones who never
pay their subscription sums; for
though in life they may escape, they
will find when they're dead it is too
late; I will show you the place where
I melt them in with red hot chains
and scraps of tin, and also where I
comb their head with broken glass
and melted lead, and if of refresh
ments they only think, there's boiling
water for them to drink, there's the
red hot grindstone to grind down his
nose, and the red hot rings to wear on
his toes, and if they mention they dont
like fire, Til sew up their mouths with
red hot wire: and then, dear sir, you
should sec them squirm, while I roll
them over to cook to a mm.
With these last words the printer
awoke, and thoneht it all a practical
joke, but still at times so real did it
seem, that lie cannot uciieve it was au
a dream, and often he thinks with a
chuckle and grin, of the fate of those
who save their tin and never pay the
Seattle complains of an inefficient
Stnm was raised for the first time
in Sibson, Church & Co's new mill on
the 7th, at Albma to try the ma
Walla Walla school district is out
of debt and has a balance in the treas
ury or $1U,3G3,9J, The monthly pay
1 r t Ann-
roll 01 teacners now loots up wo).
Alaska has a coast line of 23,000
miles, or two and a half times as
much as the Atlantic coast Ifne of the
remaining portion of the United
The Newcastle coal mines, with the
exception of the Bagley vein, have
closed down on account of the appear
ance of black damp.
The Northern Pacific road gives
notice that it has decided to allow
150 pounds of first-class baggage with
ever first-class ticket, ooth on
through and local business. The Un
ion Pacific road allows 150 pounds as
far as Ogden, but the Central mid
Southern roads allow but 100 pounds
with each ticket.
John C. Davenport, iho Cheney
banker, who recently failed, has re
turned to that place. Air. JJaven
port promises to pay all his debts,
dollar for dollar, if only au opportu
nity is given him of doing so.
William Andrews, au old farmer
living in the suburbs of Saco, Me.,
has in his cellar nearly fifty barrels
of wine, He will not drink it, sell it,
trive it awaVi or throw it away. As he
made it all himself, its sale would not
only conflict with the state laws, but
with national ones, and the property
keeps improving in quality every
year, to the exasperation 01 Air. An
drews' fellow citizens. Some of it ii
already over twenty years old.
Chehalis has just been incorporat
ed by the legislature now in session,
and is now a full fledged city, with A.
F. Tnllis as mavor and John Scott,
W. H. Long, T. Ilolloway, H. J.
Brooks, W. Urquhart and O. E. Har
mon as councilmen. ..There are three
church organizations - Presbyterian,
Baptist and Methodist; and there are
are also lodges of Masons, Good
Templars and United Workmen.
I has heard folks say dat da could
tell a smart man by lookin' in his eye,
but dis is a mistake, De mole ain't
got no eye ter speak ob. but dinged if
he ain't got more sense den do toad,
kvhat ken look at yer ten minutes
wilout winlcin'. -A rkamaw Tra teler.
On the Coquille this season, Alf.
Machado salted 500 barrels of salmon,
J. Jensen 325, Peterson & Hilgren
180, and James McCue 153.
Tills powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary Idnds, and
cannot be sold In competition with the rotd-
r imf tact eiihrt fvoipht.. alum Or
phosphate powders, koldonlyin cans. Kov
lu Bakxxo Powdkb Co., 108 TVall-st. . .
That Hacking Couch can be so
quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We
guarantee it Sold by W.E. Dement.
ft ISPl J '
Vt!eailtt ana rtsi! dealer In
Glass and Piatcd Ware,
nto'.MOAi. and domestic
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Liq sorsJobacco.Gigars
LOEB & OO.
AGENTS FOR TIIK
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
2?A11 Koods sold at San Francisco Trices.
Opiosite rarker nouse, Astoria. Oregon.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron. Steel, Coal, Anchors, Ghains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
FI.OUR ASI) aziJX FEED.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capital Flour.
AH sizes, at Portland Trices, in Stock. .
Ccranr Cheimmus and Hamilton Streets
ASTORIA, O KEG ON.
There has never been an instance in which
this sterling invigorant and anti-febril medi
cine has failed to ward off the complaint,
when taken duly as a protoctinn against
malaria. Hundreds of nhrficians have aban
doned all the officinal spoci6cs. and norr iirc-
renuo mis naroiicBj vegoiaoie ionic lor conu
and fever, a well as dmep?ia and nervous
affections, ilostettor's Bitters is tho specific
For falo by all Druggists and Dealers
J. HESS. A. M. JOHNSON
Astoria Sail Loft.
SAILS, TENTS, AWNINGS,
And evcrs'thing else pertaining lo our
Lowest Price and BeBfWork
For your Money,
At the Old Stand.
Leave your orders and get your work
uone at once.
J. II ESS CO.
J. EL D. GRAY.
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FL8UR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
Generalstorage and Wharfage on reason
able le nru. Foot 01 iienion street. Asiona
TN LOTS TO SUIT. FROM 5 ACRES TO
JL 40 acre- tract in S. Y. corner or Chas,
Stevens' D. C Htlo nerfect. For nartlcu-
lars Inquire at office of N. D. Raymond, City
nail ; or oa me preuusis ui v. xi, .uuu.
Astoria, Nor. Sd, isss.
1. w. c&se.
KKOil 9 O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 8
O'CLOCK P. M.
Home ffiiteai mm Us,
J. K. JIoL'Onn: . .fn-Miipu:
Chas. It. iVrouv .. scrriRr
JKO. U STOY..... .. AKfM for t-?'!'
Capital pnli! up in U. S. goldi
coin . $ ;am yuu w
I. W. CASE. Agent,
Clienaniusstrewt, Astoria. Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOON AND
SOUTH BKITISH AND ilKKCAV
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF DAKT-
COiiilERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES
Representing a capital of SC7.00O.OOO.
A. VAN DUSKN. Acent.
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - ORKGOX.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended V
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE hTKliKT.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
IlRNTOX STItKET, NKAU PAKKKK HOUSK.
ASTOUIA. - OKF.GON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Gannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all JJcHcriiitloiiK made to Order
at Hhort Xotict.
A. D. AVass. President.
.1. G. IlL.sTLKit,S:iTetary,
I. V. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
&l3.oj v oris:
A specialty, anil all work Ruaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
Ron and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material ou hand.
C. H.KA.IX & CO.
Astoria Oil Works.
J. II. DkFOKCE, Proprietor. T. O. Box 2M,
31anufacturer and Dealer 1b
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find my Skid Grease to be
good and cheap.
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
"Mala Street, opposite N. Loebjs.
No. 4. First St, - - Portland, Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY BDDDOCK & WHEELER, AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods In our Hue. Estimates given and
Cass street, in rear of I O 0 F building,
next to uas go's omc.
AND -UUA 3
O K. THOMSOW,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
l'com No. c, over "White House.
Attorney at Law.aal Netary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
c. w. FUZ.TOX. a. a fultok.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Booms 5 and C. Odd Fellows Building.
J O..A. BOIVIjBY.
. " ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenaraus twet. - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Attorney at Haw
Room -I, White House.
Q S. CUitTlS ,
ATT'Y" AT LAW.
Notary rub'.lc. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and A, Odd Fellows Building, As
N.IJ.-Claims at Washington. D. C, and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
jg V. IIOLDEX,
AUCTIONEER, CO.UMISSION AND IN
Q.KLO F. PARKER.
ClatMop Comity, and City ef Aeteria
OlBce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. haU
Room No. 8.
JQR. X. C BO ATM AX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10. Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTIiE. M. D.
' PHYSICIAN AND SUBQEON
Okfick Rooms 1, 2, and 8. Pythian Build
Rksidknck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
ltoonu In Allen's building up stairs, comer
oiuassana ttqemocquestret .
JQII. J. C. LaFOnCE,
Room it. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless' extraction
. PROF. T. F. MEYER.
Graduate of neidclberg University.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1 AM AGKNT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
JL well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE. RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
tor iuu lniormauon as 10 rates 01 lare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
OEO. I. WHEELS!!.
YT. I COBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Seal Estate i Insnrance Astents.
Ye have very desirable property In As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Abo, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Royal, Norwich. Ualem aad JLaBca
Mklre lasaraace Ce's., '
With a combined capital of 8S6,00e,00e.
Travelers I.Ife andAeldeat Insur
ance Co , or Hartford, and the Man
hattan Life iBBHraace Ce.,
of New York.
We are agents for the Batty and Weekly
Xorthxcataetcs, and the Oregon Yidette.
All business entrusted to our care Kill re
ceive prompt attention.
ATTENTION SOLDIERS !
8101,000,000 Appropriated Ik
1883 for Pensions.
AN ACT to relieve soldiers from the charge
of desertion and grant all such soldiers their
full duea, and to grant soldiers marked as
DESERTERS honorable discbarge papers.
AN ACT to extend the arrears 01 the pen
sion act and continue It in force so far as
widows and children are concerned. AN
ACT allowing pay for horses and equipments
lost In service, etc Nearly every person Is
entitled 10 an increase.
Pensions, Beaatles, Itaad. Clalau
and Patents attenaea to.
For particulars call or address
C. JT. CUSTIS.
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Solicitor of
uiaims ana x aienis.
Rooms 3 and 4 Odd Fellows building, As
WH1 you suffer with Dyspepsia and
Liver Complaint ? Shiloh's YitaUzer is
guaranteed to cure you. Sold by W. E.
I Lead but Never Follow !
Is herewith declared. From and after the 1st o November all News
papers and Periodicals will be sold at the following prices:
5 Cents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York, "Weeks Doings,
Texas Sittings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astoriait,
8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $1.00.
Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, "Wasp, and
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and "Weekly, Leslie's "Weekly and Chimney
Corner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for those papers to make exaot change.
Back numbers always on hand.
O f cm "0 Leslie's Popular Monthly,
40 UCiiLd. young Ladies Journal, eto.
30 CeiltS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have also
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's "Weekly, per year $3.75 not $4 00
" Bazaar, " 3.75 " 4.00
" Monthlv " 3.50 " 4.00
All three for...." 10.00 " 12.00
Leslie's "Weekly, per year 3.75 " 4.00
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year. 3.75 " 4.00
w Popular Monthly " 2.85 " 3.00
Fireside Companion 2.75 " .3.00
New York Ledger 2.75 " 3.00
Saturdav Night 2.75 " 3.00
Familv Story Paper .' 2.75 " 3.00
Arm "Chair 2.75 " 3.00
S. F. Argonant 3.75 " 4.00
Puck 4.50 " 5.00
And all others too numerous to mentidn at the same rates. Now is
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler's
c.u vT t .
ABLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT !
Xaools at This. I
All the following fine cloth hound Books cilt edce. Red Line edltloa. formerly 81.69 aS
73 cents. POKMH Bulwer Lytton, Campbell, Spencer, Hemans, Tennyson, Hood.
Moore, Jean Ineelow. Crabb, Pope, Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Chaucer, Coleridge, LucUe,
Dryii en, Maeaulay, Scott, Schiller. Milton, Keats, Kirk, White, (iosa. Thompson, Herbert,
Ayton, woodworth. Ixmgfellow, Holmes, Bayard Taylor, Shelby, Rodgers. Barns, Cooper,
and many, many more.
Fine line of Novels and Gift Books, rich!
Tom Brown's School Days , Tour of the World. The Fur Country. Five Weeks in a Balloou,
Anderson's Fairy Tales, Arabian Kiehts. Young Crusoe, Tales from Shakespeare, Don
vjuixoie. iieni, nousenoiu aiqnes, uick itoaney. Aesopsrauies, xast uays 01 rompeu,
Robinson Crusoe, Rob Roy. The Midshipman. Daring Deeds. French Fancy Tales, The
Prlvateersman, Young Forester, Peter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Every article of my new. fine selected stock will be sold at prices that will JDEPY
Books, Stationer, and Notions in endless variety. A flue display of Gold and Silver
Watches, Clocks and Jewelry. Rodger Bro. Silverware, as Knives, Forks and Spoons,
Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc., etc., will be sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best makers yery Low for Cash, or on Easy
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications. ICO new Music Books just received from the East.
fT!"X7"C l The finest assortment of Toys, Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
AUXij I etc., eta, can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Enabled by many years of experience I succeeded In selecting a stock of goods which
will suit young and old.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
Polite clerks win be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
REMEMBER I WTI1& NOT BE UXDERSOU).
The Crystal Palace.
Carl Adler, Proprietor.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DKALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA, - OREGON
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY,
AND PLASTOG MILL.
A full stock of homo manufactured goods
constantly on hand.
Special Attention given.to Orders.
All work guaranteed. Your patronage so
v bound, formerly S1.S0 nowonlv75 cents.
STOHE & DAVIDSON
Advances made on Consignmtnts.