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"WEDNESDAY Sept. 19, 1S77
A SEA PORT?
Cou2ti not 5mu.iI i:t Portland.
The return of shipments made by
the Mountain. Laurel shows that even
little barks cannot load at Portland
this year. The Mountain Laurel car
ries array 38,G32 bushels of wheat,
valued at 40,331 74, but of this
amount she was compelled to receive
fully one fourth at Astoria. What a
pretty spectacle this presents for a sea
port situated as Portland is situated.
Here is a little British bark of G87
ions register compelled to come from
the big city of Portland-on-Wallamet
vith only about three fourths of lifir
cargo on board. Will Kro. Natorp
explain if the $1 25 bonus per ton in
this case, netting $1,125 00 was more
profitable to the grain ring than it
would have been to pay the same
amount io a few American citizens for
lighterage? Arc not all such transac
tions directly in violation of the laws
of Congress providing against foreign
vessels being employed in the coast
ing, domestic, local trade of the coun
try? Here is a fact established be
yond dispute that even the medium
and smaller class of deep water vessels
cannot go to Portland and obtain a
full cargo, yet, in order to bolster up
the pretended claims of that city,
foreigners pay foreigners a bonus
amounting to about $1.25 per ton to go
nj) to the wharves of that big city, and
take on as much ::? can be taken on,
and then return to Astoria to load for
sea. It is a coasting business in viola
tion of law, and should be stopped,
but instead of stopping it Congress as
sists the fraud by throwing away thou
sands of dollars every year in the pre
tense of deeping the channel, and here
we see that the channel is no better
now than it was ten years ago. Insur
ance is vitiated .by vessels getting
aground in the creek, the laws are set
at defiance, our own farmers .and citi
zens are robbed to build up a little
English colony at a point where nature
never intended a city should be built,
and none will ever be built, to out
live the present generation.
Wheat Laud Country.
Mr. Philip Ritz, an experienced
farmer of Walla Walla, writes from
Butte t crock, Wasco county, to the
Walla Walla Statesman as follews: "J
left Yalla Walla about a week ago on
a little horse back ride through the
bunch grass country southeast of our
beautiful valley, vw Pendleton, Kepp
ner, Lone Peck, Antelope, John Day's
y valley, Canyon City, Baker City,
Eagle Creek mountain, Grand Ponde
valley and home about 700 miles.
Wiiat an empire of bunch grass
there is in southeastern Oregon.
Wheat and wool will be the great sta
ples of this interior country. After
making this trip I will liave looked
this country over carefully from the
southern line of Oregon to the British
possessions on the north, 500 miles in
length ; and from the Cascade moun
tains on the west, to the Bitter Poot on
the east, 250 miles wide, and am fully
convinced that the capacity of this
country for wheat is fully 100,000,000
bushels per anniun. In this portion
of eastern Oregon, just as in Walla
Walla valley, land that was considered
only fit for bunch grass a few years
ago, is now growing from 25 to 40
bushels of wheat per acre. Several
years :igo the wool product of Califor
nia reached 11,000,000 pounds. It
was then thought that the state had
reached its maximum for wool. Last
year the product was 07,000,000
pounds, and now the board of trade
and the best informed people of the
state say that it has reached its limit,
as jnuch of the land is too valuable to
graze sheep on) and as thi3 'bunch
grass' country is being known, many
will drive their flocks up here where
there is a cheap range. After looking
California over carefully two winters
in succession, and this country over
from one end to the other, I am con
vinced that its capacity for wool is
fully twice that of California, but say
100,000,000 pounds, $25,000,000 per
annum, with the wheat interest, and
what a wealth country we must be
come in a short tunc, and Walla
Walla -will remain as it is, the geo
graphical and commercial, as the
political and social centre of a great
Some of the Irreconcilables.
Some have heard the report of disa
greements in Hayes' cabinet, or mere
mildly speaking, perhaps, of differ
ences of opinions upon his so-called
southern policy. It is known that
three of the cabinet, to-wit: McCrary,
Thompson and Sherman, declined to
make themselves part of the presiden
tial party at Marietta. The reason
assigned is that they oppose the presi
dent's ultra-southern policy; and the
idea is held forth that his visit to
Marietta and the performances there
were a parade over confederate mem
bers. Postmaster G eneral Key was the
principal speaker; but he said nothing
which should have offended any north
ern man, who favored the federal
cause. If any one should take offense
at what he said, it should be the con
federates of the south, who have not
yet become thoroughly reconstructed.
His speech claimed nothing for the
confederates which patriotic men
should deny them. He simply said
that they desire to retain slavery, and
thought themselves justified at the
time in doing so. If the three cabi
net officers name as having in advance
declined for tho reasons given, they
seem to have had no sufficient reason
for their action.
A large portion of the people of this
country have been of the impression
that the rebellion and the war are
over; that we arc one people again,
and that General Key only erqiresscd
the general idea, when he said as
much, that we henceforth had but one
country, one flag, one destiny; that
we are to live together, prosper or suf
fer together, to build and defend one
united country, and that in our feel
ings we are' to know no north, east,
west or south, as opposing sections,
but only as portions of a united
country. If Sherman, Thompson and
McCrary think otherwise, if such sen
timents from a southern man, who
bore arms in the war on the southern
side, aro unsatisfactory to them, they
must belong to the irreconcilables, and
should tender their resignations, and
leave an administratration which has
given them offense, because it holds
that the war is over and the union
restored. If the telegram means that
they were dissatisfied in advance with
the sentiments of the president and
the speech of General Key, we agree
with the Alta, they cannot get out of
the cabinet a day too soon.
It is seldom enough that anybody
learns by the experience of somebody
else. So that it is not surprising that
a woman is found who has learned
notliing from the weary, litigious life
of Sirs. Gaines, but now lays claim,
like her, to the 'ownership of a city,
and a property of many millions. It
is not likely that the city of Lexington
vail be more willing thin the city of
New Orleans was to becono the prop
erty of any one person, and however
good Mrs. Millers title may be, she is I
likely to grow as old as Mrs. Gaines
in the business of trying to establish
it. But it is strange that the size of
the job never seems to deter these
people. It was well said once that the
National debt would never be repudi
ated it was too big to be repudiated.
Rn Mrs. Miller rninlit rerlect about her
claim for sometliing like thirty mill-1
ions, jlt; is jjo uig a sum to oe re
covered. Gov. Wade Hampton, Postmaster
General Key, and secretary Schurz
were all at Louisville. Ivy., on Satur1
In Seattle, Sept, 3th. Bradley. W. Fisk
and Miss Clara I. Provost.
In Seattle. Sept. oth. David Anderson
and Mrs. Fanny Provost.
In Seattle, Sept. 5th, John Collins and
Angela B. C. Jackling.
In Port Townsend, Sept. 3d. Henry T.
Williams and Mrs. Caroline Howard.
In Walla Walla, Sept. 2d. M. C. Seeke
and Mrs. P. A. Clough.
In Waitsburg. Sept. 2d. M. J.IIarkness
and Miss Poxanna f JIampied.
In Seattle, Sept. Mli, W. P. Smith and
Miss Margaret it. Jenkins.
The Astorian has a
irgi'i' circulation on the
Columbia river than all other state papers
The co-partnership heretofore existing
uniler the Hrm name of dacn &Daviscourt,
Astoria, Oregon, is by mutual consent dis
solved. The undersigned will continue the
business as heretofore, at the Astoria Deer
Hall, and settle all bills.
Astoria. Oregon, Sept. 17, 1877 Sfl-3v
Oregon Steamship Company
For San Francisco IMrect,
Carrying the United States Mails and
Wells, Fargo & Co's Express.
Passaic, Cabin.. S7 50 Steerage.. SS
IrVeislit, per Ton S2
The Al Iron steamship, -$ A V-
Geo. W. Elder, r
Will leave W. T. Sc L. Co.'s dock Astoria for
abovo port on
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 1817.
At 6 o'clock, A. M.
Eor Freight or Passage, apply at tho ofiico of
tho W. T. A: Locks company.
0. P. UPSHUR, Agent.
BUY R'Oa'E B5JT TI03 SHEW
m BEST - - W01
For sale a.t the
CITY BOOK STORE.
J. H. B. GRAY,
"Wholesale and retail dealciiin.
FLOUR, FEED, OATS, HAY,
STKA1V, WO3. etc.,
Also wholesale dealer in
Shoalwater Bay OYSTERS,
Received fresh from tlie bed four times a
week. On the wharf foot of Benton street,
tiie undersigned take pleasure to
announck to their patrons and
dealers in general that tiiev have
lately larcelv increased th kir fac
tory and are now prepared to fur
nish as oood an assortment in tjieir
line as any house on the coast.
Special inducements to cash cubto-
AX.ZSKY & IEF.GEIiE,
P. O. Box CL
105 First Street.
Factory on Alder Street, between First
and Second Street, Portland, Oregon.
"Root & s5oE
Corner of Cass and Squemocoha streets.
FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL IY
LARGE STOCK OF
Mens', Boys', Ladies', Miss
es and Children's
BOOTS AND SHOES
At a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
G. J. SM5TH, Prop.
"D ATHS, BATHS,
Hot. Cold. Shower.
Occident Hotel Shaving Saloon,
2STIEDERAU:Er. tfc UlILENlIAKT,
K-iTSpecial attention paid to LADIES' and
CHILDREN'S HAIR CUTTING
iFj5" Private Entrancefor Ladies'Oi
J. K. Sl'EWlKP.
Lnte of Corva!l:s.
c K. stoc kto:;.
L&te 01 kd.!A!as.
SHEPPARD & STGGKTG8.
HOUSE, SIGN. CARRIAGE. AND 011NA-
GRAINING A Specialty. KALSOMLNING,
MARBLING AND GLAZING
done to order with neatness and dispatch.
iJ-sTLcavc your orders at tho N EV SLLUP,
on Main street, Astoria, Oregon.
WHICH WILL BE SOID AS LOW
ANY HOUSE IN OREGON.
BAIN & FERGUSON.
SEavw-r MANUFACTURER OF
ytZ And dealer in
also isireKTEi: or
CARPETS OH, CLOTHS. "WALL
PAPER, SHADES, ktc.
J2?"A11 Kinds f repairing promptly at
temlen to. ar.il furniture made to order.
sA full line of picture mouldings and
frames, brackets, window eorniees, etc.
fiyFull stock and lowest prices, comer of
Squemocqiia ami Main street, Astoria,
F. S. MEADE,
Iealer in Gents 5-Mne Furxisking
C1IENAMUS ST., - - ASTORIA, OREGON
CONSTANTLY OU HARD.
WEST SHORE MILLS,
CON COM LY
J. C. TRULLINGER, - - Proprietor.
of tho abovo Mill
Is now prepared to fill all order?, largo and
small, for every kind of
On satisfactory" terms.
" NIL DESPERAErBUM,
Lime, Brick, Sand
J&JCLCa. IiATE:; Alio
Plaster anfl la Bust
AS CHEAP AS CAN BE
LADSD II ASTORIA.
Can be Lad in any quantity at my
CS"Ajjent for ealo of San Juan Lime.
E. C. IIOLDES".
HOLDEN & LAUGHERY,
At tho old stand-HOLIEXJS AUCTION
ROOMS on Chonanius street.
All kinds of upholstcty and cabinet work done
to order. Manufacturers of
Lounges, Spring Beds,
Of any sizo and quality.
Picture Frames and Furniture Manufac
tured or Repaired by Experienced
CSSccond hand Furniture bonsai and. jsli.
'it.'i l JC4 JW1r -FVC TOB
'J I I K'iEtSVfciXiviV 4tV Actnnn n.nxnn
Vl kjrji t ,r-i
AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CHENAMUS ST. AbfOKrA. ORKGOX.
Consignments respectfully solicited, bills cl-
lcctod and returns promptly made.
Itttswlnr Sales Sir.y. Snturtlay,
Eofe.r by porniission to
C S. AVUIGIIT.
lies. J. Q. A. BOWLBY
A. VAX JJUSEX.
AUCTION & COMMISSION MERCHANT.
OiFco, on Main street opposite Wasbinstc
From 7 to J) o'clock P. M.
Regular Salts Day,
SattsrAay. at IO 0"'lrti A. Iff.
Will purcbase and sell real ca tat e, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and tonus to be had on application
to the Auctioneer. R, S. A OllSLEY
HOTELS A'D .RESTAURANTS.
Cor. Squeinocqlia and Lafayette Streets,
' ASTORIA, OREGON.
rriHIS HOUSE HAYING BEE2T
X newly re-painted and fnniisiied
thro'ufiliont is now oien to the aeconmnKia,
iM.n of the public
Z3T The hoiLse beiny in new hands now
can guarantee satisfaction.
Rourl mul I.ok5S ler Wep?c i;
Koari prv Wci'K ". . m
MRS. JI. E. TURNER, rroprhstrca.
Private Lodging House,.
Mrs. J. W. MUNS0N, Proprietress.
CIIEXAMUS ST., ASTORIA.
Choice Booms (furnislied) to let 'qy
the Month, Day or Week, at
tnrThis is a new, hard finishod house, in
quiet locality, on the 2d block below tho Uus-tom-housc;
it is all newly furnished, ami hav
been built rat and mouse proof.
Apply at tho small house next door. Nono
hut respectable persons need apply .
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. WEIGHT,
Tho Proprietors are happy to announce tha
the abovo llotol has boon
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its gaesfe?
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
K. II. CARD WELL.
Farher Souse Iloi&l,
Corner Main and Concomly streets,
Cardtvell & Perlrius, Proprietors-
rpiIIS IS TIIE LARGEST nOTEL IN AS
X toria. now and now furniture, fursishcti
in first clas3 style.
The tablo will bo-supplied with tho best the
market affords- Accomodations to suit the
times, from Si 25 to ?2 50 per day.
Steamers and sail boats leave tho wharvcfr
and slips near the llotel. daily for Ert Ste
vens, Fort Canby, Skipancn, Fort Clatsop
Sea Sido, Ocean Roach, Knappton, Chinook,.
Unity, Oystcrvilie and other p!ace3 of resore
in thi3 vicinity.
tt" There aro now fivo large salmon can
norios in Astoria, which employ over 1200 per
sons hi tho various branches of the business,
making Astoria as itnowus, a point of intcrcss
to visitors, independent of its cool invigorating,
"7ATER STREET ROADAVAY.
OpposiJo Oregon Steam Navigation Company's
Tho abovo now Restaurant Avill be opera
from and after to-morrow, Sundii'. January
7th, lKo, D.BUSANICU & CO.
Oregon City Brewery Depot
Jl". IIUCSEti &, URO, Proprietors
On tho roadway, opposito 0. S. N- wharf.
Bosides the cclobxated Oregon City Roer.
will keep constantly on hand all kinds of thef
finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars, at whole-
sale and retail. v
Ordors proraptfy filled and satisfaction guar
anteed. Reer fivo cents a glass and a goodi
AStOrla Brewery Saloon,
And Bottled Beer Depot!
MAIN STREET, ASTORIA.
TheBest Qnality Lapeer Beer.
FIVE CENTS A GLASS.
K3" The patronage of tho public is respect
fully solicited. Orders for Lager, or Bottled
Beer, in any quantity, promptly tilled.
JS5 Erce Lunch, day and night.
Denrnr.a that bills berenderea
promptly, and to do it nicely, get your Bill
paper an J Statements printed at . -"
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