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ASTORIA, OREGON :
D. C. IREIiAXB Editor.
FRIDAY Sept. 2S, 1877
The Lackawana is yet at Port Town
send where everything is peace and
harmony, while up at Sitka, from all
accounts we have, quite the reverse in
the case. It is expected that a high
old time will occur before the Califor
nia can get back. Sitka Jack will
prove to be another Captain Jack, or
Joseph, as certain as the world. He
has destroyed more for the govern
ment already, since the departure of
the troops from Sitka, than his black
skin is worth, and his insolence is al
most unbearable. When the Corwin
went up to Sitka he wTent on board of
her, took a survey of the surroundings
and returned to shore informing "his
people" that they could take all such
ships as that was. The Lackawanna
has a crew of 153 men, and a marine
guard of eight, has a battery of two
11-inch pivots, eight 9-inch broadside
guns on spar-deck, and one GO-pound
rifle on forecastle. Length of ship,
257 feet; breadth, 38:6; tonnage 1030;
and engines, 1000 horse power, nomi
nal. She was built in 1861, and took
a leading jart during the war in the
attack on Mobile, and the conflict
there with the ram Tennessee. If she
was up at Sitka now, stationed there,
she would be the means of saving
many lives, and much treasure, by
nipping the plans of Sitka Jack in the
bud. There is little doubt but that
Sitka Jack had determined on a fight,
and set the day for it, before the Cali
fornia left on her return upon the
A JJote of Warning.
Under this caption the Bee of the
25th publishes a letter from a wide
awake citizen, who overhauls the board
of trade, gives their pedigree, and
other facts as follews:
I am not a little astonished to ob
serve that the Oregonian has taken up
the refrain ot the Portland board of
trade and is expending its energies in
the advancement of the interests of
the N orthern Pacific railroad manage
ment, a concern entirely inimical to
the interests of the city of Portland
and par consequence the state of Ore
gon. Our citizens have been zealously
working for years to secure congres
sional aid toward the construction of
the Portland, Dalles and Salt Lake
railroad a line that would intersect
the great Snake river valley and the
fine agricultural lands embraced with
in the section known as eastern Ore
gon. And now, just as we are about
to have all our hopes realized, the
transfer of the lands forfeited by the
Northern Pacific railroad to our favor
ite trunk line, this so-called Portland
board of trade resolves that the people
of Oregon are alone interested in the
success of the Northern Pacific line, and
with impudent effrontery asks our
senators and representatives to aid
Now, while it is true that this board
of trade numbers among its member
ship some of our leading merchants,
we hold that their voices are not heard
in its councils, and that it is only the
wooden-heads and the canine Shylocks
who thus boldly speak out against the
exrjressed will of the people. I liave
had enough of the Portland board of
trade's brayings, and publicly de
nounce it as an institution inimical to
the interests of our city, and one whose
fulminations are as bombastic and im
potent as those of a chamber of com
merce composed of peanut venders.
Portland, Sept. 25, 1S77.
"Vindex is a little tough on the pea
nut venders, but it is pretty well un
derstood' that the Portland board of
trade is, as an institution, not only
inimical to the interests of Portland,
but a direct injury to Oregon, and if
it be true, as Yindex says, the lead
ing merchants of Portland are not
heard in its councils, but take a back
seat for the wooden-heads and Shy
locks, it strikes us that it is pretty
near time for the sensible men of the
city to assert their claims to vindica
tion in some manner, because it they
do not, the day will soon arrive when
the bull dozed interior of Oregon and
Washington territory will stand no
mire foelishne: 6 from the Dundee sec
retary of the "Colonial Assembly"
wliich is about all that the board of
trade amounts to.
Immense Importance of the Colony
Its Exports, ob Paper
Strangers reading the following
would say at once that Portland must
be an immense city for 15,000 inhabit
ants. We extract from the published
report of the committee of the Port
land board of trade (the colonial as
sembly), appointed to draft a memo
rial to congress, recommending the
extension of the land grant and the
time for the completion of the North
ern Pacific railroad. The report in
full is as follews:
Whereas, The Northern Pacific
Railroad company is now applying for
an extension of its land grant and the
time for the completion of its road;
Whereas, The interests of the state
of Oregon and the territories of Wash
ington, Idaho and Montana impera
tively demand that such an extension
be granted, and
Whereas, Portland, in the state of
Oregon,is now a city of 15,000 inhabit
ants, with an assessed property of
12,113,255, a port which during the
year 1876, 215 sea-going vessels, with
a registered tonnage of 167,662 tons
entered, from which during the same
period canned salmon, wheat, flour,
wool, hops, etc., valued at over 10,
000,000 were exported, where two
lines of ocean steamers, nine large and
commodious sliips from and to San
Francisco, and a line running to Pu
get Sound, British Columbia and
Alaska, fine, constant and ever in
creasing business, where the Oregon
and California Pailroad and the Ore
gon Central Pailroad company have
their terminus, and where sixty-two
steamboats with a tonnage of 29,226
tons are hardly sufficient to transact
the inland river trade, and
Whereas, The south side of the
Columbia river has been reported by
experienced and competent engineers
as not only practicable, but possessing
many and great advantages over the
country to the north of that river for
the building of a railroad; and as the
laws of commerce demand that the
road should be located upon that side
to transport the products of the rich
est agricultural districts on the Pacific
coast, viz: the counties of Stevens,
Whitman, Columbia and Walla Walla
in the territory of Washington, and
the counties of Baker, Grant, Union,
Umatilla and Wasco in the state of
Oregon, to tide water, and because the
conipany itself would be greatly bene
fited by such location as the most
steady and ample supply of freight and
general traffic would be insured.
Tlicrefore, The board of trade of the
city of Portland would respectfully
and earnestly recommend to the con
gress of the United States that the ex
tension of the land grant, and the
time for the completion of the road of
the Northern Pacific Railroad, as ask
ed by that company, be granted; but
that the Act granting such extension
should require the said Northern Pa
cific Railroad company to build its
main line on the south side of the Col
umbia river to the city of Portland, in
the state of Oregon, and thence to Ka
lama, there to connect with their road
The claim that Portland is entitled
to credit for everything raised in this
state and the adjacent territory of
Washington, besides all that is "fished
up" out of the Columbia river is pre
posterous, and its recommendation
that the line cross to Kalama, thence
to Puget Sound, thus leaving the ter
minus and sea-port to Puget Sound, is
conclusive proof, isn't it, Bro. Nolt
ner, that "Portland is as much inter
ested in building up Astoria as As
We wish again to call the attention
of Astorians to the necessity which
exists for some united action at home
this fall. Col. McCraken introduced
a resolution which was adopted by the
board of trade, as follews:
That the secretary be, and is hereby
instructed to print and forward a copy
of this board's resolution in favor of
the extension of the Northern Pacific
Railroad land grant to every board of
trade and chamber of commerce in the
e:istern states, and ask them in the
name of this board to pass similar res
olutions to congress favoring the ex
tension of said land grant.
That resolution expressly shows the
value of concerted action. Notwith
standing that people "at home" under
stand fully that the Portland board of
trade "is an institution inimical to the
interests of that city" and the state at
large, it has been recognized by the
national board of trade which met in
Milwaukie Lost month, and its influ
ence will be felt abroad. It has the
power (and the inclination) to do mis-
I chief, and unless something is done to
counteract this influence, the whole
country, dejending upon a railroad
tcrmiiLUS and a sea-port in Oregon will
be defeated in their purposes and dis
appointed in their desires.
Judicious advertising always pays
If you have a good thing, advertise it.
If vou haven't, don't.
If you don't mean to mind your own
business, it will not pay to advertise.
Never ran down your opponent's goods
in public. Let him do his own advertising.
No one can censure a man in business
who does not advertise, if he has nothing
It's a true of advertising as of anything
else in this world. If it is worth doing at
all. it is worth doing well.
You can't eat enough in one week to
last a whole year, and 3Tou can't advertise
on that plan either.
A large advertisement once, and then
discontinued, creates the impression that
the man has failed.
Injudicious advertising is like fiVhing
where there's no fish. You need to let
the lines fall in the right place.
If you can arouse curiosity by an adver
tisement, it is a great point gained. The
fair sex don't hold all the curiosity in the
Eastern Okegox The Astorian is
doing more for the interests of Eastern
Oregon than any other paper in the State.
If you have a friend or a relative in that
section of this country, send him the pa
per on trial. Only one dollar for four
Arhortieinrr , The Astorian has a
nil Vol Llolllgil larger circulation on the
Columbia river than all other state iajers
.tched from Astoria to Tllla-
lays. For freight or
freight or passage
AV. S. KINNEY.
osite all the Railroad and
kiss the House every five Minutes
Coach In ami from the House.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co-
For San Francisco Direct
Will Leave Astoria for San
Priday Morning, Sept. 28, 1877.
Freight ami Pn.vsjigc cheaper thaw any
For freight or passage apply to
J. G. HUSTLER.
On account of forming a
new Partnership, all those in
debted to us will please come
forward and settle their ac
counts; otherwise it will be
Sfiven for collection.
MENDELS0N & BRO.
") EQUAL TO THE BEST, AND
Chcap as tno Cncapest, at
Tim Astorian Office.
NEW GOODS! NEW PRICES!
GEORGE W. CORNART,
Is constantly receiving the finest assortment
BLANK BOOKS. STATIONERY. OFFICE
FIXTURES AND NOTIONS.
ALL THE LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL
Agent for Sherman fc Hyde's Pianos and
Organs sold on Installments.
ALSO FINK IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
NortKside of Chenannw street, between Cass
and Mam Astoria, Orkoox.
The co-partnership heretofore existing
under the firm name of Classen &I)aviscourt,
Astoria, Oregon, is iy iiuuuai coii-scui. un
solved. The undersigned will continue the
business as heretofore, at the Astoria Beer
M., un,l .settle aU bills.
Astoria, Oregon, Sept. 17. 1877 Sa-3w
f apa aayarriap Shop.
Snuemocqha street, betvroen "Washington and
HEXRV GAIiIiOU, Proprietor.
rpHE PROPRrETORBRINGS WITI! HIM
1 an expenenco 01 : yeur? hi im uushiw,
and having constructed vehicles of all dis
A Uusgy of 12-" Pounds Weight
An 8.50O Pound. TVason,
Is propared to guarantee satisfaction to any
who may patronize him. Ho wilL uso none
but tho best materials, and wiH mako wagons
and carriages equal to any shop in the country.
oas-Pcrsons in want of work will savo nioney
by finding this shop.
nS-Rlacksinithing and ship work promptly
"DILLS OF LADING, WAY BILLS,
J ICeceipts, nnu nu Kinnsoi ijommer-
eial Printing, dono at tho Astorian office
CALL, EXA31INE, ORDER:
BUY 0?HG BUT THE STEW
Till BEST - - WORLD
For sale at the
CITY BOOK STORE.
J. H. B. GRAY,
"Wholesale and retail dealerjin.
FLOUR, FEED, OATS, HAY,
STRAW, WOOI, etc.,
Also wholesale dealer in
Shoaiwater Bay OYSTERS,
Received fresh from the hed four times a
week. On the wharf foot of Benton street,
F. S. MEADE,
Dealer in Gents Fine Furnishing
CIIENAMUS ST., - - ASTORIA, OREGON
CONSTANTLY OH HAND.
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
BLACKSMITHS AND MACHINISTS
X7E3- Foot of Washington Street, ck;
tMifV nearKinnos' Fishery, tiwiV
S ASTORIA. OREGON.
HAVING SECURED AN ENGINE AND
Lathe, and tho beat of workmanship, wo
aro now prepared to do
ALL KINDS OF CANNERY "WORK,
ENGINE AND STEAMBOAT
WORK OF ANY DES
CRIPTION. Xt33i"IIorsc-shoeing, repairing, and all kinds
of blacksmithing promptly attendod to at rea
tiieutersig'ed take pleasure to
announce to their patrons and
dealers in general that they have
lately largely increased their fac
tory and are now prepared to fur
nish as good an assortment in their
line as any house on the coast,
Special inducements to cash custo
mers. AI.ISKY & JIEGEM5,
P. O. Box G4.
1& First Street.
Factory on Alder Street, between First
and Second. Street, 1'ortluiMi, Oregon
Astoria Brewery Saloon,
And Bottled Beer Depot !
MAIN STREET, ASTORIA.
B UJDOLPH BARTH,
The Best Quality Lager Beer,
FIVE CENTS A GLASS.
tsr Tho patroaago of tho public is respect"
fully solicited. Orders for Lager, or Bottlci
Beer, in any quantity, promptly filled.
t&r Free Lunch day and nfeht.
S. JIERKILL & CO.,
Blacksmiths and Machinists.
Capt. ROGERS' OLD STAND
a ear .Express Uwce.
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
All work in our line, heavy or light, dono with
neatness and dispatch.
HORSESHOEING, WAGON, AND
Farm "Work n Specialty.
HAVING SECURED THE SERVICES OF
Mr. S. A. Gaines of Ky.r an experienced
Farrier of 25 years in Iho businos?. and well
known to Astoria horsemen, woaro propared to
do shoeing in a manner to curelamcnoss or pre
vent it in horses entrusted to our cure.
3A11 work warranted and at roasonablo
"Roof & shqR
Corner of Cass and Squemocqha street.
FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL MY
LARGE STOCK OF
Mens', Boys', Ladies', Miss
es and Children's
BOOTS AND SHOES
Afc a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CHEXAMUS ST. ASTORIA. ORKGOX.
Consignments respectfully solicited, bills col
lected and returns promptly made.
Regular Sales Day. Satnrrtay,
Refer by permission to
WARREN & McGUIRB
JIo.v. J. Q. A. ROWLBY
A. VAN UUSEN,
E. C. IIOLDEX. Auctioneer
AUCTION & COMMISSION
Office, on Main
street opposite Washingtb
From 7 to 9 o'clock P. M.
Regular Sales Day,
Saturday, ait 10 O'clock A. 31.
Will purchaso and sell real estate, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and terms to be had on application
to tho Auctioneer. B, S. WOKSLhY
HOTELS AKD EESTATJEAKTS.
Cor. Squemocqlia and Lafayette Streets
T1HIS HOUSE HAVING BEEN"
JL newly re-painted and furnished,
throughout Ls now open to the accommoda
tion of the public.
Eg""" The house being in new hands now
can guarantee satisfaction.
Koaril ami Iol2in per
Koanl per "Week..
Week .$." M
..w. 4 WX
MRS. M. E. TURNER, Proprietress.
Private Lodging House?
Mrs. J. W, MUNS0N, Proprietress.
CIIENAMUS ST., ASTORIA.
Choice Rooms (furnished) to let by
the Month, Day or Week, at
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. WRIGHT,
Tho Proprietors aro happy to announco tho
tho aboYe Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its gucst3
IS NOW THE BEST HOTELNORTB
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
R.R,CARDVISLL. C.tf. PERKINS
Earlier House Hotels
Corner Main and Concoraly stroots,
Card-well fc PcrMns. Prapriotors.
THIS IS THE LARGEST HOTEL IN AS
toria. now and now furniture-furnished
in first class stylo.
The tablo will bo supplied with tHo best tho
market afford?. Ascomodntions to suit tho
times, from SI 2-1 to $2 ) per day.
Steamers and saif boats leavo tho wharves
f and slips near tho Hotel, daily for Fort Ste
vens, bort Uanby, bkipanon, tort Ulatsop
Sea Side, Ocean Roach, Knapptoa Chinook,
Uni&, Oysterville and othor places of resort
in this vicinity.
tf35"Thore aro now fivo largo salmon can
neries in Astoria, which employ over 1200 per
sons in tho various branches of tho business,
making Astoria as it now is, a point of interest
t to visitors, independent of its cool invigorating
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
All kinds of French, German and American
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest cjush price,
"Wedding cakes made to order on short notice.
The patronage of the public Is respectfnlly
Concomly st., between llenton and Lafayette,
THOMAS McFAlULAXD, Prop,
WATER STREET ROADWAY.
Opposite Oregon Stonui Navigation Company '3
The abovo now Restaurant will bo open
from andaftor to-morrow Sunday. Jancary
7th. lhTii. D. DUSANICli Jfc CO.
E C. HOLDEX.
HOLDEN & LAUGHERY,
UPKOIiSTERERS ANI FUKXT
, TURE IEAMBRS,
At the old stand-IIOLDEN'3 AUCTION
ROOMS on Chcnamus street
All kinds of upholstery and cabinet work dono
to order. Manufacturers of
Lounges, Spring Beds,
Of any sizo and quality.
Picture Frames and Furniture Manufac
tured or Repaired by Experienced
BS5SieoB.& handFurnitura bought and sold,