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ASTORIA, OREGON :
B. C. IREIiAXB .EDITOR
FRIDAY .May 5, 1S7G.
A VAST UNDERTAKING.
The New Panama Transit Company and
From the Philadelphia North American.
The Panama Transit Company, the
formation of -which we recently an
nounced, is proving to be a substantial
reality, and threatens to inaugurate a
contest upon two oceans for the com
mand of a world-wide traffic. Of course
the point on which the whole affair
turns, is the Panama Railroad. When
the speculators concerned in the Union
and Central Pacific Railrod monopory
bought up the control of the Pacific
Mail steamship Company for the pur
pose of abolishing competition, they
neglected to buy the Panama Railroad,
fancying tljat with the withdrawal of
the steamships the "railroad would be
obtained when wanted at a mere song.
But instead of this, the railroad w;is
held firmly by shrewd men, who saw
that it was really the key of the whole
situation. When, at length, the mon
opolists saw tliis the'- took out an
injunction to prevent the railroad
company running a through line of
steamers between New York and San
Francisco. The injunction business
is a specialty of the New York courts.
But the consequence was the organ
ization of a new corporation called the
Panama Transit Company, against
which no injunction can work, and to
this company has been transferred all
the business of the companies connect
ing with the Panama Kailroad at Aspin
wall, as well as the local business of
the Isthmus, both hitherto monopolized
by the Pacific Mail steamers, to which
tlity will now be lost. The charter of
the company names so many ports to
be connected by steamers that it is
evident the contest is intended to be
a great one. The only ports named
in the Atlantic in the western hemis
phere arc Havana and Matanzas, in
the island of Cuba. But on the west
coast of South America are named
Callao, Pisco, Islay, Arica, Ico, in
Peru ; Cobiga, in Bolivia ; Copiapo,
Caldera, Coquimbo and Valparaiso, in
Chili, and some other ports which we
cannot fix, from which it is evident that
"the lines running from New York to
Havana, Matanzas and Aspinwall will
connect with lines running along the
'west coast south from Panama to Val
paraiso. No ports arc named in Mexico
or Central America, but San Luis
Obispo and Santa Barbara, in Califor
nia, are named, and Portland, in Ore
gon, Victoria, in British Columbia,
"Sitka, in Alaska, Honolulu, in the
Sandwich Islands, Melbourne and
Sidney, in Australia, Yokohama, Hiogo
and Nagasaki in Japan, the British
Islands of Hong Kong, Shanghai, in
China, Liverpool, London and South
ampton, in England, St. Nazaire and
Havre, in France, and Hamburg in
No statement is made as to how
"these lines are to be run. The European
Jines may be run either direct to and
-from Aspinwall or from New York,
and the Asiatic, Australia and Honol
'ulu lines either direct from Panama or
via San Francisco. To run them all
direct to end from the Isthmus would
require the command of great capital
and a much larger fleet of veseels'than
the Pacific Mail possesses. Neverthe
less such a project is an ultimate pos
sibility. The true basis of trade for
the Panama route does not seem to
have occurred to the projectors of the
Transit Company. We refer to the
business that might be gathered up at
Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore and
New Orleans. These cities all maintan
a regular trade with Havana and
Matanzas, to which ports the steamers
of the Transit Company will ply.
'They would also zealously co-operate
in any enterprise looking to the devel
opment -of the South American trade.
The Australian steamship business
--is in the hands of the Pacific Mail
Company, under a subsidy from the
Australian government, and also tlm
lines to Japan, China, Oregon, British
Columbia and Alaska. Nevertheless
the Transit Company has opened the
ball in earnest, the steamship South'
. Carolina having sailed from New York
forP'inama via the Straits of Magellan.
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.se j.u la rtimuuiiueu. uiau sue win go-
irther than Panama, wa infrvf!uif
lewill open -the line down the west
coast of South America. Steamers
'will be run -eemi-monthly from New
York to Aspinxrall.to connect with this
line, the first boat leaving New York
-April 7th. The South Carolina has a
-capacity of ilOO tons cargo, one hun
'dred cabin passengers and two hundred
steerage -passengers, and there will be
:five-uch ships on the -lme. JBut the
company is to build .within a year five
new steamers, of 4,000 tons burthen
each, and when they are ready the
trips will be weekly.
Thomas Clyde, of Philadelphia, is
President of the company, and William
P. Clyde, general manager. None of
the stock is for sale. It is idle to spec
ulate upon the probable result of a
contest upon so vast a scale and where
so much is at stake. If both companies
could become permanent and develop
American maritime enterprise as the
Peninsular and Oriental Steamship
Company of England has done,"it woidd
beagood thing for American commerce.
That the result will be to break the
monopoly of the through business
between San Francisco imd New York
we think certain. If the new com pany
shall be conductedupon true mercantile
principles it will be a great aicl to
American commerce with South Amer
ica, Australia and Asia. South Amer
ican trade has been so largely controlled
by British steamship lines that any
effort at American competition is most
Continuation of Press Dispatches
Dom Pedro Detained by a
The Bull that bucked the
train off the track found
San Francisco News.
Chinese Quarters Destroyed
The Degraded race Removed J
Tne Chinese Abominetion "in
Doni Pedro -was stopped on
the route eastward at Promontory
point, C.P.R., by a mad bull that
had wrecken a freight train which
'blockad up the road. Two men
on me wrecked tram were killed.
The burning of Chinatown,
at Antioch California, on Monday
last, and the driving out of every
last Chinese inhabitant, was based
upon the fact several boys had vis
ited a Chinese house of prostitution
in the den-row, and were in conse
quence under medical treatment.
Not a Chinese tenement was left
standing, and Antioch is now free
from the degraded class.
The autorities at San Francis
co have at last lost faith in prom
ises oi tne Unmese companies, to
care for their paupers, and will
turn the heathens out of the -nest-
'house to-da3r, except where the dis
ease consists ol leprosy. These
will be forced to return to China,
as soon as possible.-
In the Victoria house, on the
2d a resolution was passed consid
ering the exi)ediency of taking
steps ior preventing the country TYEALER IN PAINTS, OILS, VAR
iroin being flooded with Chinese. I J nishes, Brushes,
It Was "ifchrmo-Tltr fhff. flin rmnuiln-n I .
must soon assume a serious form
in British Columbia. A large as
semblage of citizens at the Thea
tre, the Mayor presiding, consid
ered the question also, and endors
ed a petition to the legislature to I
impose a tax on each Chinaman!
entering the gold diggings. One
of the speakers was greetyd by
groaning and hicses for dof ending
An eminent French physi
cian thinks that tho decrease of
dyspepsia and'billious affections
in Paris is owing to the increased i
consumption of apples, which
fruit, he maintains, Js admirably .
prophylactic and tonic, as well as '
a very nourishing and easily digest !
ed article of food. ;
"White Pine has turned out 2,607,000
billion the past four years;
1872 S7:i8,5061874 $508,000
. 1873 4U3,fe(M)lb75 SiS.liOO
B. HAMBURGER MERCHANDISE
1876. spring 1876.
Received ex-Steamer a larre
Hats and Caps,
Boots and Shoes.
All -of the Latest Styles and
Call and see.
Main street, Astoria, Oregon.
N. KOEFCED Proprietor.
Cor. Concomly and Alain Sts,
TIIS OLD AND WELL KNOWN STAND
is ono of tho best and most convenient
llotels for .Mechanics, and has excellent facili
ties for tho accommodation of tho traveling
public, in connection with tho Hotel is
A First Class Restaurant,
.Where meals can -bo had at all hours. There
'is also a
MILLIARD AND BAR ROOaE
Attached to the Hotel, whore tho choicest
qualities of Wines, Liquors and Cigars may bo
Farm for Sale.
320 Acres Partly Under Cultiva
tion, about half of the tract
SITUATED IN .PACIFIC COUNTY,
Will bo sold cheap fortjasb, with or without
stock. Good houso and out buildings and
orchard, Eor full description and. further par
ticulars apply to or address
.JOHN lllLXTER. Unity, W, T.
p II. PAGE --CO.,
iW All kinds of country produce, wanted ic
exchange for goods.
W. E. DEMENT,
CIIEXAIMX'S STREET, ASTORIA.
NEXT DOOR TO 1. W. CASE'S
TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES.
Wines and Liquors SSal
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
I offer for sale all my real etatin Clatsop
Lonnty,'Consitinsdf my original Donation
claim, on Lewis and Clarke river,-consisting
pf live hundred acres tid eland meadow, ac
knowledged'to be the'-faest stock claim in tho
county. Also, a .largo interest -in tho- Upper
lown of Astoria, a portion of John Adair's do
nation claim. inquire of tho subscriber.
T. 1 POWERS.
BILLS OF LADING, WAY BILLS,
FIELD, -FLOWER -AND GARDEN
seedy, Oregon ana California, in :full
supply, fresh and nice-ftt WVtCase1.
Printinc dono sif. fh AcHrlun nmnn
CALL, EXAMINE, ORDER
Tho Proprietors aro happy to announce that
tho above Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its guests-
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
A. J. MEGLER, C. S". WEIGHT, Proprietors.
ONTHE ROADWAY, NEAR HUME
& Co's. CANNERY,
OF EVERY KIND.
Nails of All' Descriptions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS,
RUSTIC, FLOORING, BLINDS,
MOULDING, SASH, ETC.
Wines and Liquors
BY THE BOTTLE OR THE GALLON
Custom made boots and Shoes.
i . t
Tobacco of Fine Quality.
X3j This stock is in every respect Al, and
will be sold at the lowest prices for cash, Give
rao a call at tho new store, on tho Roadway.
N 4 THE MOST EXTENSIVE
.p . AND
n Best Assorted Stock
. "fWv 'an Ic foimrt at
LJ Main Street,
Q iC Between Chenamus and
0 3Pifc Squomoqha streets,
Mls ASTORIA, OREG ON.
NSiSt Large Invoice
. i just rece'ved
f t Ex-Steamer.
? & an
BHICK LAYER, jiL-
And Plain and
Orders left at the Occident Hotel
Promptly Attended to.
J. Ii. Knapp, Knapptmi ; Capt. J. West, West
Prt;ll. JJ. Parker, S. X. Arrigoni, Ilobum ,fc
awn, J. Budollet t Co. Axtoria; J. jr. fc T'.
Conk, Clifton; Jo. II time. Eureka; Ii. Watson
tfc Co. Manhattan; J. L. Hep mm, Glen Ella;
J. G. Majler ,t- Co. Lrookfield, and numerous
others for xchoin I have
Built Furnaces, set Ranees,
and Kettles, and
"Spread the Mort!"
During my 12 years Residence
LIME, SAXD, BRICK, :PLASTER,
Lath, Cement, and all materials in
my line, furnished to order.
'"Special attention paid to Furnaco work
and Ranges. Cistern vrork warranted pood,
or no pay. 1ETJEB KUNJEl",
. rS&JPCT Main and Chenamus StreotK,
DEALER IX THE CHOICEST BRANDS OF
Tobacco and Cigars, and the
G-eiMrine Wo s ten holm,
and other English Cutlery.
Fairchilds Gold Pens.
And all sort" of
STATIONERY, NOTIONS ETC.
Cor. of Chenamus and'Polkts.
T m T.T-&T0iA OREGON.
J. T. EORCHERS, Proprietor.
Nusnin,sr and Ironing,. Fluiting.ic.,dono
ai mis xiaunuri' oy clean, wiiito libor.
,- f3J T.Borchors still manufactures and has
for sale -gg place rtfffitfb
If. T. BOBCHKRS,
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS.
Having Concluded to
Remain in Business
HAVE LAID IN -
SPBIjYG ; s UMMER
DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR
THE ASTORIA TRADE.
A complete assortment
E&"Tho nilblm In fnnrnl rt-rn -rnmnnffn'Mr.
invited to call at tho old stand, on Coxcoaily
oniKET, next door to I'nrkcr House.
Xotnry Pnblic and Coniini.ssiouer r
For California and Washington
OFFICE. Case's Building, comer Cass and
Chenamus streets, Astoria, Oregon.
CRANG, M. D.
At tho solicitation of numerous friends, has
consented to practico medicine, and tenders
his services to tho public. Dr. Crang brings
many years experience in the practice of his
T W. ROBB,
Attorney at Law, "
KSOffico in Warren & McGuiro'a building,
opposite Occident Hotel, Chenamus street.
Masonic Hall Building, Astoria,
Fancy -Goods, Ladies Dress and Cloak
Trimmings of the Lastest Style.
WILL ATTEND to ORDERS for DRESS
and Cloak matting. ork will bo done
in a satisfactory manner.
i!57 Agent for tho sale of Dr."VarnerTs Sani
tary Corsets, andvilso Children's Waists with
patent elastic buckles.
!W AND ELEGANT STOCK
Latest Styles of Millinery Goods,
BY THE LAST STEAMER,
At tho Rooms of
Mrs. A. D. WASS,
(Up Stairs, Brown's Building,)
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets, Astoria,
JRST This stock consists of tho latest style
Hats, for Ladies and Children; Dress Trim
mings and Fancy Goods for Ladio3, which will
be sold at very low prices.
DRESS UD CLOAK ualrom,,tly attcnded
NEW MILLINERY STORE.
Mrs. H. A. Derby,
(Late of CLEVELAND, OHIO,')
WISHES TO ANNOUNCE TO THE PUB
lic of Astoria and surrounding country,
thutsho hasiust received a full and rnumlntf
And all kinds of
At the stand recently occupied by Miss Mor
rison on MAIN STREET, Astoria,
And will bo prepared to fill all orders for
first class goods'in this lino atrca-onablo prices.
KSNew goods will borecoived overy month.
"jyEAV FURNITURE STORE.
Cor. Main and Chemocqha Sts.,
(Successor tc Gist & StolJ
OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC.,
BSr Of the very best quality, supplied to
order at prices that will justify the patronago
of this home institution. Persons wishing any
article in the furniture lino will find itto their
advantage to give mo a call, and inspect my
stock and prices before purchasing elsewhere.
B55 Undertaker's Work promptly attended
to, at reasonable rates.
ONE HALLS FTRE PROOF SAFE,
with Combination Lock, in good o
tier, for saleeheap, at I. "WvJpa&e,i. -