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ASTORIA Dec. 9, 1S73
"SOKE THINGS SET BIGHT."
Under the above caption the com
mercial reporter of the Oregonian of
the oth instant quotes from the San
Francisco Commercial Herald of the
29th ultimo the follewing:
During the current week we have had
several important arrivals from Oregon.
Heretofore Portland vat he chief shipping
point ; but lately Abtoria has been loom
ing up considerably. Some of the largest
teamerh now clear for that port, whilo a
number of v(velb have been loaded with
flour and wheat at that point for the U -nited
Kingdom. Rut more recently we
notice the arrival at this poit of a. fleet of
ailing craft. Thib week we note the bark
Portland from Astoria with 12,778 tkb
wheat, fcchr Love, from same, with -1,500
sks oats, 3,600 bkb wheat, etc; "schooner
iieni, witn 'z,iuz tics wneat, i,03S sksoata,
3,000 bblo flour, and ()('.S bag- bhoitb.
Doubtless there are others, but these are
now in mindind bhow the growing impor
tance of this out port. In this connection
we ought not to omit reference to the
growing importance of Shoalwater bay,
Oregon, where many oy-ter-beds have
been planted, and from whence we have
received thK week no less than three car
goes of oysters, containing 10,000 baskets,
making upwards of 30,000 baskets for the
month. The Astorian gay this latter
trade the present season will amount to
Then the Oregonian endeavors in a
mild manner to "set some things
right." The commerce of the Colum
bia river is now too great, and the
number of dissatisfied ship masters
sailing out the river too large, to ad
mit of extenuation or concealment of
the truth, even if it were ever best to
deviate from the adage that " hones
ty is the best policy," in this matter.
The Oregonian admits that the wa
ter is not as deep all the way from
sea to Portland as it is at Astoria, and
that Portland, with all her pretensions
has only a tri-weeldy communication
wHh the sea board!
No one on the lower Columbia wish
es any harm to Portland, nor desires
to curtail her privileges, but it is ivell
known that taking deep sea vessels to
Portland has injured the reputation
of Oregon1 s harbor and port for all
ocean vessels. It is that erroneous
aiid baneful impression abroad that
Tun Astorian wishes to remove.
As another proof of the idea abroad
concerning Oregon's facilities for
ocean vessels, we quote from a letter
in the Portland Bulletin of the 5th
instant, written in San Francisco by
an old citizen (and editor) of Oregon,
But here (San Francisco) ships can be
always obtained to carry away the cargoes
of wheat, and in this San Franci-co main
tains a great advantage over Portland
where it some times happens that much
delay is encountered in procuring ships
from ports abroad. The wheat producers
of Oregon labor under the disadvantages
which arise from this cause and hence
those who have their grain readiest at the
shipping point ior immediate transporta
tion or sale are likely to profit most by
any advance which will accrue between
this and next harvest time. So loner as
Portland is the only place in O-egon
known abroad so long will these advan
tages of San Francisco assert themselves
to our State's detriment.
It is this difficulty to get vessels to
Portland to go foreign, that has oblig
ed the merchants this year to charter
such a fleet of sailers between San
Francisco and Portland to lighter our
grain to deep sea shipB at the former
port, thereby deducting from the dues
of the Oregon farmer five or six dol
lars per ton to pay this lighterage and
provoke hatred against this port while
it is in no way inferior to the port of
Rut to return to the Oregonian. "We
find it stated that,
The fact that some of the largest steam
ers now dear for Astoria appears very
well on its face, but when it is known that
these same steamers come to Portland to
discharge and receive their entire cargoes,
in nineteen cases out of twenty, the bit of
importance that is to be attached to it will
Now we defy the Oregonian to back
its assertion with two cases in twenty
where the San Francisco steamers,
which are the largest, have taken to
Portland the whole of the cargo with
which they entered the river from
sea. They almost universally have
freight for Clatsop county, Washing
ton Territory, and the lower Colum
bia, which is discharged at Astoria
before going to Portland, and iu
more than one case in twenty do they
uke on cargo at Astorja before going
to sea. Further than this: the largest on board vessels after leaving Port
steamera draw nineteen feet when j land in former reports and do not
loaded, and cannot approach Portland deem it necessary to reprint the same ! TRNK 1ABRE, at tno Contxnl Market,
.,,,,' , r, ,. . ,, i ... . .. l .JL? Portland, has enlarged his CUFJbhfc stall.
With that draft according to the Ore- i at this time. and added snch improvements as will enable
gonian's own statement that there
is but seventeen feet of water.
We admit that most of the freight
goes to Portland, and on that account
:c i,, Yr0-i,:i.rt mm 10 provide epicures wiui uiu uut in uio
is in wanington Arnrif p,,; f.,mKi,Pfi u-ifii Hnf. pntinonn
Territory, instead of in Oregon, hut j short notice. Give the Central Market Coffee
as its tide waters are within one mile
of the same of the Columbia, and
the steamers do not take on full car- j onT about six miles from Astoria, it
"oes either way. Dunne the rush of might easily he supposed to be in
lightering grain to San Francisco the
largest steamer (Ajax) has been going
to sea nearly loaded, but she would
leave Portland several hours in ad
vance of the advertised time, and
stop below the shoals, where she
would take on more cargo from river
boats, which followed her. At the ad
vertised hour another river boat
would leave Portland with passengers
and baggage, which would be trans
ferred at such places as it was thought
safe which was sometimes at Astoria
The Ajax, on her last outward trip.
reached Astoria from Portland with j
seventeen feet, which was commented
on as " lucky." let sue consumed
time enough in getting down (110
3TOTES OX T3KE MESSAGE.
THE ASTORIA FARMERS' COMPANY
is now ready to store
Wheat and other PB OJDZTCIZ I
AT THEIR NEW "WAREHOUSE. Usual
latcs charged, S. D. ADAIR, Secretary.
Astoria, Dec. 4th, 1S7L. d4tf
There appears to be a very wide
ference of opinion, even among Kepubli- i "RY ORDER of tho Board of Directors a third
nans, respecting the proposition to amend j the capital stock of tho Astoria Farmers t'om
the Contitution of the United State soas to I Jjm is mnl ."j" rehired to bo paid to the
uwisuiki ul siuuv-uiuimui wnuin xmrcy uays
A. B. KICIT VKDSOX. 3. 1. X. GLULKO-
A, S. Richardson,
AECTJOXEER-Corner of Front and Oaks te.v
Portland, Oregon. Auction bales of Roat
iy-tate, Groceiies, Goneiai Merchandise aail
Horses, bales Wednesday and Satin day.
S""Larp;o absortment of Groceries, Liquors,
etc.. at Piivate Sals. Liberal aflvnnM imwfia
Charles S. Wright,
AUCTIONEER Cor of Main and Chenamss
Street, Astoria. Goods received on consign
ment and sold to tho highest biddor.
empower the President to veto such parts
of any act of Congre-s as lie may not ap
prove of, without vetoing the whole act.
Both the Bulletin and Oregonian,
loading paity organs, and at least
professedly Eepublican in their views,
though w believe the Oregonian bolted
! and bucked at the late Congressional elec
tion, have this to say respecting this
From tho Bulletin. IFrom tho Oregenian:
deep reasoning to en
from date. S. J).
Astoria, Dec. 2d, IbT.J.
miles), to have goncirom here toan a Constitutional A-
Franrisuo (647 miles). Tho same Ore- i mendm'nttoauthoi
, . , , , lze the executive to
gonian irom which we quote says sue
grounded below the mouth of the
AVallamet. She left Portland Thurs
day at four o'clock p. m., grounded,
of it, in case he may
see lit to do so, arises
and reached Astoria too i undoubtedly out of
t 1.1 t . I Zi.
late Saturday evening to take on tho JnWS.bte
freight here and get to sea before i matter put into ap
propriation and oth
er bills, at the end of
'resilient Vjrant'si at renin re no very
able one to see that
the amendment wo'd
augment the powers
approve parts ofanlof the President to
act of Congress, and, an extent which well
disaprove other parts. might alarm the na
tion. It is but j'ester
GOODS FOR THE SEASON
fireat EEMCTIOI in Prices !
Selling Less than Cost
THE EITlTE STOCK!
darky so she did not leave the Co
lumbia river till nearly noon Sunday.
Thursday till Sunday getting from
Portlaud to sea, drawing but seven- !
teen feet, when if she had been iully
loaded would have drawn nineteen
Again, the Oregonian Commercial
says that no vessel, in the last ten
years has loaded "at Astoria for the
United Kingdom or any other King
dom. If it is meant any other port
then he is greatly mistaken, though
no wonder for as it is 100 miles from
Astoria to Portland, a vessel can very
easily come into the mouth of the
Columbia get a cargo and sail foreign
without a Portlander hearing of it.
Several vessels have sailed foreign
with cargoes without going near
Portland. Other vessels have gone
to Portland, discharged what they
had and returned down the river
empty to some place nearer the sea
and taken on their cargo. lie cor
rectly states that the coast fleet of
sail generally load entirely at Port
land becaue as we stated above they
are lighters, small vessels that have
been running into Cocs bay and oth
er small ports, but have been put on
to the Wallamet river, in order to
load deep sea vessels at San Francis
co. "When the people of Oregon will
put on river boats from the interior
to the sea board these deep sea ves
sels will come into the Columbia
river but not many of them before.
True many vessels have gone direct
ly foreign this year but the majority
of them, have bsen small, and the
masters of the remainder declare
they never wish to go up the river
Two or three vessels have drawn
over 21 feet but the largest portion
of their cargoes was put on board at
Astoria. Only a few of these vessels
have been loaded at Portland. They
took in a portion of their cargo at
that city but the remainder was tak
en in below. Put seventeen feet has
not been the averaged depth v,ith
which vessels for the past four
months have been able to get away
from Portland. An interview with
the pilots would convince any one
that fifteen feet was the average.
Since the rains have swollen the
Wallamet they have been loading
to seventeen feet, but advantage of
the tide has to be taken at each
shoal, which requires several tides
before getting down, as a vessel can
not get from one shoal to another on
the same tide.
But there is only a portion of time
now in which a vessel with seven
teen feet draft can jome down.
Proof, the bark Alloa, a week since
lay several days in Cathlametj bay
waiting for higher tides to enable her
to cross the hogs-back with seven
teen feet three inches.
"We have given the amounts taken
wo' a nave ruled ana
ruined this Republic
in the interests of the
Kuklux of the south,
instead o f finding
himself driven to the
utmost extremities to
avoid the political and
social death of a suc
"' We believe that
if Congress should by
any means bo led to
I forward the views pro-
a whole act without jccttit will inevitably
his approval to Con-i bring disaster upon tho
srress tor amendment! country sooner or later
In th'h way the back nl?ss, mdeod, rop-
my scheme i v,as got in tho br0ftd 0 lnr
through. Objection sens0 in which it is ac
will probably be cented in the Unitod !
A T THE ST011E OP THE LATE GEORGE
L SUMMERS, deceased, Astoria Oregon,
HAS TO BS SOLD;
And in order to settlo un tho affairs of tho es-
iioii. xLiboubjebusi-ltat0f th0 undevsignea, "administrator, is now
day we had a Pre?i- j offering the entire line, embracing a very de-
ueiiL who, wun uus ! siraoic quality oi goons at prices below actual
power m ins nanus,
Call and Examine for 1 oursclvcs.'Txtt
a session. This is a
habit with legislative
jobbers. They man
age it adroitly, so as
to get their schemes
into bills which must
pass, and then there
is not time for the
Executive to return1
scar Kl bourn,
AUCTIONEER Office 40 First st., Portland.
J. V'X. WFLCi:. FRANK IIOESQJf,
JA3IE& W. WELCH & Co.
Office at J. TT. Gearhart's Store, Aatorfe.
ORDERS LEFT WITH MR. GEAHHABT
for any kind of Teaming, will bo promptly
attended to. ood of all kinds constantly on
hand. Orders solicited. oe4tf
qPIFE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY, bclon
JL ing to the estate of A- Crosby deceased, is
for rent, i or particulars apply to
11. i. AIKEN, Administrator
Astoria, Aov. :20th, IbT.Mf of said Estate.
tftTAll persons having bills against tho es
tate will plcaso present tho same, with proper
vouchers for payment. And all persons owing
tho estate will plcaso come forward and settlo,
or m ale o arrangements to settlo the same, and
savo costs. C. S. "WRIGHT,
made i:o siich an a
mendment t o the
Constitution; but it
would possess a good
deal of merit.
OUH, 19 .111 Ut 11 LU uu
got rid of quietly, sinco
it cannot be over
thrown forcibly ;a view
we trust tho country is
not yet ready to adopt.
Xcltn&cni on 5imiicrs.
IClaskaxi Farm, Dec. 7th,
As items are scarce I will give you one i
that deserves a note. Mr. "Wherry and ,
his son came through from the iNehalem,
with two horses, and two jumpers, sleighs,
(one to each horse), to take back supplies. ;
They found the snow over a foot deep in ' 5
At this place (Klaskani Farm), snow is
four inches deep. 'We are feeding 48 head
of cattle, and 13 Southdown sheep.
Yours, etc., w. h. G.
A TO. X fcvarl hVV' M ft i'J
i mWM liwm
K Sh'.fJ lKUdSU
i3.?Cv.l 'S-r HMH! 5
1 W&m BRQasS'
George A. Peaser
Pacific Boot and Shoe Store,
Is now prepared to wait on his customer,
At The Id Stand Again I
S. "V. Corner First and Morrison Streets,
OREGON BOOT AND SHOE STORE!
s. si. BARR, j. c. JcmGBJrcr?..
BAKU & KIXGSIjET,
PRIXCffAL RETAILERS OF THE STA
plo brands of Eastern, California and Out
gon Root' and Shoes', No. l-o First stroet Qp?
nor Yamhill, Portlund Oregon.
its W ith our long experience and small cs
ponso we aro enabled to sell cheaper than any
other hous'o in the city of Portland. Aa tab
proverb goes $1 00 saved is $2 00 made: CEt
and see and give us your trado.
BARK & KINGSLEY..
S. Gr. Skidmore?
Druggist and Apothecary
Has Romoved to his
27J3W AND ELEGANT STOUE
111 First st., noxt to L. C. Honrichsen'a,
Portland, Oregon. na7.
KEGUTAH MONTHLY MEETING
Membei-s of Ahtoria Plre Co., No. 1,
will tako notice that tho regular monthly
mooting will bo held at tho Engine house, this
(TUESDAY), evening, at 7 o'clock.
By order of tiio PRESIDENT.
Fancy Poultry I Sale.
THE UXDERSIGNED. ABOUT TO RE
move from Astoria, offers his stock of fan
cy Poultry for sale, at tho following reduced
Silver Spangled Hamburg $7 .10 per pair
Buff Cochins 5 00 "
Light Brahmas 5 00 "
Duck-Wing Game 3 00
&v-All Chickens are warranted to bo Pure
blooded. A. J. MEGLER,
n2itf Astoria, Oregon.
PARM TOR SAIiE.
rnUE DONATION LAND CLAIM of ALVA
i. COXD1T, on Clatsop Plains,
One of the Finest Situated placea in Clat
Consisting of Six Hundred and Forty Acres,
nearly all under fence, with a nice Orchard,
together with Stock, Plows, and other Agri
cultural Implements, including a new Wagon,
team of Horses,, harness, otc, is now offered
for salo on very'favorablo terms, For particu
lars, address, ALA' A COND1T,
n'2'i 'm Skipanon, Clatsop Co., Ogn.
jP. J, Benitz, Manager,
Odd Fellows1 Temple, Portland,
Uqvj and Second-hand Furniture
Spring, Hair, Feather,
3foss, "Wool, and Pulu Beds,
Hlankets, Spreads, Sheets,
Pillows, Pillow Cases, etc.
BLACKSMITH AND TOOL MAKER r-od.
manufacturer of of all kinds of
Plaining, Mouldings and Turning Tools,
Saws of all kinds Straightened and Repaired.,
and all kinds of Saw'Ieeth made and ropairecL
and saws turned and straightened. Orders at
tended to promptly. 11. TREN JvllANN,
aulbtf -10 Eront st, PortlRcd,.
e- -a i Price Paid for
ilgiieSt FURNITURE I
Corner of First and Taylor Streets,
Portland, Oregon. slO
TUNER & REGULATOR,
From the House of IMattjjjas Gray,
(523 and (2o Clay street, San Trancisco, Cal.,
and Odd Fellow's Tomple, Portland.
THE ONLY TUNER, WITH ONE EXCEP
tion, to whom Wlw Gray Jias oyer given a
i ritten recommendation.
Main Street, Astoria Oregon,
(Near Holladay's V.'harf.)
RESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN
tion of tho public to tho fact that tho
above Market will always bo supplied with a
FULL VARIETY PEST QUALITY
FRESH AWD CURED WHEATS !
"Which will be sold at lowest rates, vholesalo
and retail, fopecial attention given to supply
MONEY SAVED BUYING THE " HOME"
Sewing M chino RECENTLY patented.
Combines all IMPROVEMENTS
of other Machines. A CHILD can
RUN and UNDERSTAND it. 1th
tho BEST, because tho SIMPLEST
and NOT liable to get out of order,
Eurnished in fivo different styles.
Prices from OO to HO Siallixra.
llommer and Feller, Braider,Ruf
fler, Gauge, ljuiltcr, extra 'J hroat
plate. Shuttlo, .ix Bobbins, twelve
Needles, etc., FREE AVJLT1I EACH
ikW Guarantor? Pornctual."?
Fishel & Boberts,
Corner First and "Wabhington rcofe
Wo also continue to sell the favorite HOME
SHUTTLE. Pricos REDUCED No. 1, $28;
No. 2, $10; No. 3, (half caso), d5. Orders for
EITHER Machine promptly tilled and forwar
ded, on receipt of price.
iiv ACTIVE AGENTS WANTED. Oil and
OS-Mr. Schoen will soon visit Astoria, and ail KjnU3 ot sowing lacnino r eeaies lor sale.
i i k 7 i V r -iii GEO. W. 'IRA VJSK, Uen'l Agent,
ortlers left at tho Astoria OmcE will Io p w cor Mcrriion and Third streets.
promptly attended te n28tf ' :2ni Portland, Orfrxon.
2!ZZE BE&T YALVB
FOB THE LEAST MOZffiX
P. J. MAKTI5. EDW. MARTIN. D. T. B. VSZKBSS..
E. MABOT & Ck
And San Eixmcisco, Califo&tftt.
Importers and Dealers in
Brandies, Wines, Liqrors !
Proprietors of the Celebrate
' MILLER'S EXTRA 0L1 IBURBOS BUffiM"
Sole Agents for the
J. E. CUTTEIt IHIISKY
nENNESSY AND MARTEL BRASOiES.
In Bulk and Case, (bonded or duty usftft.
All Goods Pertaining to the l!side.
0. S. N. Co.'s Block, Portland,
ouSJtf 40S Front bV, Sao ?).