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VOL. XX, NO G6.
ASTORIA, OREGOX, "WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
Worse Than Sliylock.
When Henry Billings was president
of the Northern Pacific Railroad
Company, and while the company
needed all" the encouragement from
the settlers along the line of the road
that they could possibly get, and
when anything of a healthy opposi
tion would have been fatal to the
company, the board passed a resolu
tion that the would sell their lands
at $2,G0 per acre, being only ten cents
more than the Government price,
they claiming that the extra ten cents
was to cover the expenses of survey
ing. Ad unsophisticated people, be
lieving that they were dealing with an
honorable company, settled and im
proved large tracts of their lands,
firmly believing that S2,G0 per acre
was the price they would have to pay.
But now that the company is estab
lished on a solid basis, and, to use a
homely expression, begins to feel that
"it is out of the woods," with all the
jugglery and brassy effrontery of the
lowest pothouse politicians, they ig
nore tho resolution of the former
board, and, like a merciless Shylock,
propose to extract from the deluded
and defrauded settler every dollar
that the law, in its weakness, allows.
Paul Schulze, the general land agent,
in an interview with an Orcgonian
reporter, savs that thev arc now sell
ing their lands from $2,G0 to $8,00 per
acre: and their timber lands from
S5.00 to 18,00 per acre; and upwards.
The upwards, of course, means all
that they can get. When old Shy
lock claimed his pound of flesh off of
lKor Antonious, there was some little
excuse for his exacting it; for, not
only did Antonious kuow when he
signed the contract what the penally
of a failure would be, but Shylock
also had some old scores to settle and
gross insults to wipe out Bflt in this
case the settlors have acted in good
faith in what they supposed was a
binding contract; and the company,
instead of ever having suffered at
their hands, have received nothing in
tho past but favors, kind words and
encouragement from the men whom
they are now fleecing. But 'tho law
allows it and the court awards it," -nt
least so says Judge Deady whom
the company will evidently regard as
a Daniel come to judgement;' and so
say a multitude of smaller Daniels
throughout the Territory and state of
Oregon, whose judgement don't a
mount to anything to the company or
any one elseJ In view of the broken
faith of this company; in view of the
fact that year after year has passed
by since under the contract, the road
should have been completed; and in
view of the further fact, as evidenced
by the statement of the agent, that
the lands are to bo sold at extortion
ate rates, and that thousands who
have settled upon these lands in good
faith, and have spent the best years
of their lives in redeeming them from
a state of wildness, will be unable to
pay the prices demanded and will be
compelled to leavo them and turn
their backs upon tho labor of years.
Wo say, in view of all these things
and the picture is not overdrawn we
most earnestly urge Congress to re
liete us from tho oppressions of this
unfair, dishonorable and extortionate
monopoly. JClicitat Sentinel.
News from El Mahdi'.s Armv.
Khartoum, Dec. 17. A well known
native with Hicks- Pasha's army has
returned from whence ho was unable
to escape, because of liis black color,
and because ho wore no uniform. He
says Hicks Pasha fought like a lion,
and was tho last officer to falL The
members of his staff fell in one group,
After the battle 150 soldiers were
found wounded, and El Mahdi gave
orders that none ot tlieni be ill
treated. Tho bodies of the Egyptian
and English officers wero decapitated
and the heads hung over tho gates of
El Obeid. The Arabs are determined
to erect a monument for Hicks Pasha
on account of his great bravery. El
Mahdi has forbidden that Vizetellv,
tho QrapJiic artist, bo ill-used. El
Mahdi threatened to punish Zargalls
because he failed to join him. The
Sheik sent a reply of defiance, saying
he has 15,000 warriors and. seven
Cases in Oregon in which the farm
has made satisfactory returns for
labor and capital invested, are exceed
ingly rare. Such are tho feelings
and expressions of farmers all over
tho state. If a farmer has become
wealthy his riches are tho fruits of
outside speculation or business other
than tilling tho soiL There is no
country in tho United States where
farmers have been more completely
enslaved by tho requirements of the
farm. For the fanner to be able to
take his wife or family and spend
100 on a pleasure excursion is of
rare occurrence, if not an unheard of
thing. No people live more econom
ical than Oregon farmers, taken as a
class. These things evidently mean
that something is wrong. If any set
ofmonon earth ought to bve well
and enjoy perfect freedom from care,
it is that class who till the soil.
These should be free from restraint
and embarrassment peculiar to com
mercial life. Unlike the merchant.
the mechanic, or the -professional
man, the farmer's business coes on
while he sleeps at night Nature her
self is at work with him and keeps her
energies in full force while he rests.
Tho Chehalis Nvgget achieves fame
not only for its bad spelling and
grammar, but for its bad opinions,
Hero is the last: "On our way up
the strait wo saw the naked San Wan
island, the spot of etrth that Uncle
Sam wanted to kick the socks off
Queen Victoria about The people
here are all English I have seen but
one. American and he had a Squaw
for4i wife. For the benefit of the
nimrods of TBaw Faw and starvo-out
I will state hero that her majesty has
not placed her iron heel of her gaiter
boot on tho tnxottlo valvo of the nop
eared hound andsilensed his gentle
racket for ever more."
"Money enough has been raised in
S&l&n to insure tho removal of the
Indian school from .Forest rove to
Ntast place. welcome.
The Manitoba Strike.
Chicago. Dec. 17. A gentleman
who arrived from Winnipeg yester
day, regarding the mammoth strike
on the Canadian Pacific Railroad,
said: "The people of the "United
States have but a faint idea of the in
tense excitement caused in Manitoba
by this strike. The sympathy of the
people is altogether with tue strikers,
it being the general impression that
the men were forced to strike. It is
claimed by the strikers and people
that it is an attempt on the part of
the Canadian Pacific itailroad com
pany to close up the western division
of the road until spring. The coun
try is full of grain ready for shipment
and the company does not desire to
move this grain before spring, be
cause it would get but a short haul
on the samo. its desire is to have
this L'rain shipped cast via Prince
Arthur's Landing, in order to get a
long haul, and this it cannot do un
til navigation opens. This matter is
a most serious one for the people of
Manitoba. They need money for
their products, m order to lay in ineir
winter's supply of coal and provis
ions, of which they are sadly m need.
No more unfortunate event could
have occurred at this particular pe
riod in the history of the country,
and little else is talked of in the
province. If it is prolonged, and un
less the company changes its policy,
it will last all winter, it is evident
that trade will be paralyzed and
farmers subjected to much suffering.
It is feared, too, that there will be a
scarcity of coal, as large quantities in
transit between Prince Arthur and
Winnipeg arc delayed on the road."
The gentleman was decidedly of tue
opinion that unless relief comes very
soon there will be a revolution in
A T rib line Winnipeg, Manitoba
special says: "Hostilities between
the locked-out oncrineers and tho Ca
nadian Pacific railway authorities
have commenced to take an active
shape. Six engines were disabled yes
terday and to-day, while endeavoring
to brine a passenirer tram from the
south. It was found that soap had
been put into the water tanks, which
caused the water to foam in the loco
motive loilers. This afternoon Su
perintendent Egan. while backing up
an engine to connect with a train,
miscalculated the distance and
smashed in the end of the postal car.
One man was injured.
Origin of tho Alphabet.
'The origin and history of the
English alphabet," was the title of an
interesting lecture recently delivered
by Gen. Sir John Leroy at the Work
intrmen's college, London. He said
the source of the .hnglish. alphabet
might be found in the writing of a
people who lived hi tho hills of North
ern India, some 3,000 or 4,000 years
ago. As tune went these people were
scattered from their native abodes
and manv of them took up their rest
dences in Syria, tho people of which
country took up their methods of
writing. A thousand years later the
merchants of Phoenicia carried on
business in every part of the then
civilized world, but finding tho trade
could not be carried on to any great
extent, without some method of com
munication, they searched for some
suitable characters for writing, and
those used by tho Syrians bemg the
best obtainable, were adopted. The
Phoenicians carried their newly
found alphabet to the Greeks, from
whom it was adopted by the liomans.
Ave now uso tho Homan alphabet
with slight moditications. in pass
ing through the hands of so many
nations, the alphabet had undergone
a great change: thus, when it left
the Indian mountains every letter
represented a syllable, or an idea.
but when it appeared m England
each letter was only part of a syllable,
and that only part of an idea.
Tho Tacoma Ledger publishes a
part of a private letter from New
York in which it is said "the North
ern Pacific stockholders and direct
ors have awakened to tho fact that
the lino across tho Cascade mount
ains must bo built at as early a date
as possible, and a syndicate will most
prohably be formed this winter for
that purpose. It will be a strong
party, and will succeed in what they
undertake. The Natches pass is the
one most talked of, and it is said to
bo the most feasible ot all tho passes
yet surveyed." As the writer pur
ports to bo "posted," it is evident that
tho road over the Cascades is yet a
long waj's in, the future.
Messrs. Lotan, Henderson, Hatch
and Sanborn, of Portland, have in
corporated, with a capital stock of
$100,000, a company to construct
boats, docks, wharves and roads 11
necessary, and the express purpose of
running a ime oi sieamooais on mxe
Occur d'Alene, to carry provisions,
ireignt and passengers to me new xi
Free trade journals are commenting
on tho fact that seven ty workmen dis
charged from the Paterson, r. J.
locomotive works, sailed last luesday
in the Alaska for Liverpool, to fill
engagements to work on iron ship
building on the Clyde. Each man
paid his own passage.
The banks are said to be weaken
ing on the mortgage tax, and in proof
of it. Wm. Heid has latelv nlaced $12.-
000 in Marion county, his bank pay
ing tno tax.
Mrs T.W. Eat on. Miss Florence Camahan
EATON & CARNAHAN,
Cass Street, next door to Odd Follows
Buiiainj;: : - . ,
Lumoago, uacxacne, neaaacne, looiname.
Sore Throat, Swtlllnr- Sprain. BruLc,
llurnc. Scald. i rot llllea,
itn nr. nnirc bodily miss so ACHES.
Soil ty Draughts xai Detlc rrrrjwtrrc Fifty Ceau a
TTir riTAIM.KS A. VOCEI.EK CO.
(Sinm m JL. YOUtlXR CO.) UilUoorr, C. 3. 1.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and ICetail Dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICA I, AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Liqtiorsjobacco. Cigars
King "of the Blood
Is not a "cure all." It U a blood-purifier and
tonic. Impurity ot the blood poisons thesys
tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces manv disorders, known by dlirercnt
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases oi
mar great generic uisoraer, imnnrity oi
Itlood. Such arc Dumemia. wllimuncss.
jAvcr comuiaini. cowumiumtjs cranu ui
order. Headache. Backache General Weal:
flic, wicumaium, vawrrn, scrniuia, nam
&c. Itin'ir of the Itlood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cautc. Impurity
oi me moon, uncmisisanu pnysicians ajjree
In calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation for tlte purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions. &c.. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
oi mn liiooa' wrapped arouna eacn ooiue.
D. HANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
Buffalo. X. Y.
3. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTOltlA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
The Portland and Astoria
Is prepared to contract with masters and
cousiguees oi vessels ior inc
Loading and Unloading of Vessels
AT EITJIER FORT.
Promptness and satisfaction guaranteed
In all cases.
FOASD & STOKES.
A FULL LINE OF
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
In Hume's New Building
Will you suffer with Dyspepsia and
Liver Complaint ? ShUoh's Vitalizerls
guaranteed to cure you. Sold by W. E.
Reaay for Business
M. D, KANT,
Remember this is no lottery,
nor have I any favorites
to draw the prizes, every
thing is fair and square.
On New Year's Eve
I will put up for raffle thrco prizes.
I -Suit of Clothing, $25.
I Overcoat, Worth $20.
I Hat, Worth $5.00.
To any person purchasing al my store
worth f goods ! $2
OR MORE FOR CASH !
I will give a number for said rafne. I olTer
mv Roods at the lowest market pi ices,
marked In plain Usurps.
I do this to redncfi"mv enormous fall ami
winter stock of ciothingaud furnishing goods
ffi. D. KANT,
The Ikjss Merchant Tailor and Clothier !
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Asiorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
(Jo to the GKM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL. - IT.OPKIETOi:.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkxtok Stukct, Nxau Pakkkr IIOUSK,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Vork a spe
OTall DcHcriiitionH made to Order
at Short .IVoticc.
A. D. Wass. President.
.1. (J. IIusTLEit.Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Kay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orfonl Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
C II. BAIN 3t CO.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. u. FRANKLIN'S.
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
WUl ue IUUUU euilTOIllvuk tu iuj iauuua.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
' I IX. B. PARKEIt. Prop..
I AhTORlA. OREGON.
E. P. PARKER. - Managerand Agent.
Al. CROSBY. - - Day Cleric
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
.Tas. DUFFY ba the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
Uv. hits Always on Hand FRESH
Shoal Water Bay and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He litis been Proprietor of ike "Aurora
Hold" In Kaapptoa sctch jeam.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS
ter stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention paid to patrons.
Chop Ho use and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
niexilK 25 cents and upwards:
G. nOULARD, - - Proprietor.
Jt.UX STItEET. ASTOBIA.
XP.W AXD 1VELX. EQUIPPED
L.Serra has rcbuilflils establishment and
is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of the
uay or ntgur.
'l he finest Liquors and Cigars at the bar.
Two doors we?t of Ike Poster's.
n2S Cm LUIGI SEERA.
EDvVAED YOUNG .
Announces to the public that he has located
in the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Rook Store4, where he will keep a
Restaurant anil Chop Sonse
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
His patrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the. best newspapers.
His reputation as former proprietor of the
New England Restaurant Is a sufficient
reconunenuauon ior nis new nouse.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallman has onened a boardlnir and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
me gas worus.
The table is supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
will c furnished at the regular prices.
Give mo a call and satisfy yourselves,
H, B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered te Order,
Draying, Teaming and Express Business,
Horse3 ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and, retail dealer in.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storace and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Becton-street. Astoria
"Daisy," and Barge.
Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock,
For ninev. and Head of Younes Blver.
Daltv.atlBA. ii.t (except Wednesdays and
Keturnlng same day.
For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River,
On WcdBCTdajg, at 8 A. 31.,
wFor Freicht or Passage, apply on board
or at Gray's Dock,. where Frelght.will be r
ceiYed and stored, If necessary."
" J. H. DGRAY.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
MJ EAS DIVISION .
During tho month of January. 18S4. Ocean
Steamers will sail from Portland for San
Francisco, and from San Francisco for Tort
land every 5 days, leaving Alnsworth'Dock,
Portland, nt 'Midnight, and Spear Street
w nan, aan r rancisco, acid A. x.
TkreBxb Ticket sold to all principal
cities in the United State?, Canada and
Pa.lsenfror Trains 1i?ivi Pnrtlinrl fnr Fxf-
ern points, nt 7 :30 P. M. dally.
SITtK DIVISION (Middle Colambla).
Boats leaTe Portland for Dalles at 7 M
. also :
Leave Pon-I i I I I I
land for IMonl Tu. IWe.lThu.1 Fri. I &u
A.tori& and I
Dattnn. HJ!!7Ail! ITAmJ
lnl.l. IS 111 t 1 U Iff a IT l . U
o&Sii;::! 6AJt! ! 6AM
Victoria Oifi AMI 6 AMfiAM16 AM
La&Tes Aatorift for Portlind it S &. ra. Axil ex-
Pnllrafta Palace Can rnnnlrLT betwaan Por-
Uad. and St-Paul,
C. H. PBESCOTT.
E. P. ROGERS,
A. L. STOKES,
AUlSt. Hup t.
Oregon & California R. R.
OREGON & TRA'SCONTrNENTAL
On and after Dec 2d4 1SS3, trains will ran as
Between PORTLAND aad GRANT'S PASS
Portland 7 :30A.MlGrant'sPassl:2OA.'M.
Grant'sPass 10:00i Ml Portland .4i25 1. sr.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portland.-.. 4 :00 p. 3r.ilibanon 9 o p. at
Lebanon.4 :15 A.M.'Portland... 10 :06 a. 31
The Orecon and California Railroad Ferrv
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastside Division.
"WK8TSIDE d i"v:n
Between Portland and Corvullla
Portland 3 :0a a. iLlCorvallU 4 iSO p. zi.
Corvallls 8 :3o a. x. Portland 3 -.20 p.m.
Portland 5 :C0 p MlMcMInnville.8 an pat
SIcMInnvllle5: AMlPortland 8:30am
Close connections made at Grant's Pass
with the Staees of tho Orecon and Califor
nia Stago Company.
aWTickcts for sale at all the principal
points in California, at Company's Office,
Corner F and Front Sis., Portland, Or.
Freicht will not-be received for shmment
after 5 o'clock p.m. on either the East or
West side Division.
A. L. STOKES,
Hnp't. of Traffic.
E. P. ROGERS,
General A n't
assi aup t.
Ilwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Steuens, Fort Ca.byt
Connecting by stages for
Oystervllle and Olympla.
TTnUI furthnr nnfirn tlia Tlu-inn
Steam Navigation Co.'.s steamers
or "Gem Canby"
"Will leave Astoria
On Mondays and Thursdays, at 7 A.M.
Ft.Stevens, Fi. Canby and liwaco
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m..
as formerly, not being; confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Stevens..... . socts
" " Canby and Ilwaco 81 00
t3T"Ilwaco freicht. by the ton. in lots
one ton or over, 2 per ton,
l-For Tickets. Towage or Charter ap
ply at the ofllce of the company, Gray's
wnarr, toot or uenton street.
J. II. D. GRAY,
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympla,
Fert Stevens. Fert Canby, Xlwaeo
Horth Beach, OynterviUc. A'orlb
Cove, 1'etcrsons Point. lie
And all points on Shoal water Bay. and (Imj
GEN. MILES, )
Strs. or V On Columbia Rlvi
GEN. CANBY. J
" GEN. GARFIELD " Shoal water Baj
" MONTESANO Gray'a Harbo
Connecting with Stages over Portages.
Leave Astoria for Olympla, at - - 7 A. 21,
On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
arriving at Montesano Uie day after leaving
Astoria through trip In GO hours.
Leave Olympla for Astoria on same days.
Columbia Transportation Co.
The popular steamer
Which has been refitted for the comfort o
passengers will leave Wilson and
Fisher's dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P. M.
Returning leaves Portland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A. M.
Arriving at Astoria at1 P. M.
An additional trip will be made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland al 9 o'clock
Paswngers by this routa connect at Kalanaa
ior fcouna ports. u. v. ocuxr,
Q K. THOZSXSOft,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over Whit House,
C. W. FUXTOK. G. C. FCLTOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, ASTORIA, OREGON
Q J. cuhtis.
ATT'i" AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds foi
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. ttooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. B. Claims nt Wn.Oi!mtnn. T r. and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.ELO P. PARKER.
Clatsop CoBBty,aad City ef Asterin
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. haU
Room No. 8.
J)K. X. C JBOATXTAX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTXiE, M. X.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Officb Rooms 1.2. and 3 Pvthlan Build.
RKSinENrr Ovir J. T.. Thnma' nrii.r
ASTORIA, - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's bulldlnir un stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqemocqhestret .
JK. J. E. LaFORCE,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for nalnless extraction
Late of Fort Stevens. ha3 come to Astoria
tor the purpose of practicing
MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
Will visit patients In the country and city.
Office In Odd Fellows Buildlne. Residence
above Catholic Church.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AOEHGY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamshln
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
GKO. P. WHEELEB.
yr. L. KOBE.
WHEELER & EOBB.
Beal Estate i Insorance Agents.
We have very desirable property In As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, One
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Itoyal, Norwich XTbIob aad Lascs
shire Insaraace Ce's.,
With a combined capital of 83,000,0C.
Travelers 1.1 f aad Aeeideat Insur
ance Co , of Hartford, and the Man
hattan lJfe lafraranee Co.,
of New York.
We are agents for the Daily and Weekly
Northwest A cu, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
Advances made on Consignments.
Steamer TOM MORRIS.
ga ft THIS SEW
"8i T aad Favorite Beat
IS NOW READY FOR BUSINESS AND
can be chartered for excursions, special
parties, eta, at reasonable rates. A general
steamboatlng business transacted.
V. BOELLING, Master.