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D. G. IRELilXD i Eilitor.
Oct. 31, 1877
Wheat Alloat at Astoria.
For three years past there has been
standing at the head of our market
reports column, a statement that wheat
afloat or in storehouse at Abtoria is on
a par with wheat afloat or in store at
San Francisco. Thai statement is a
fact, and we defy any to prove to the
contrary. Oregon wheat in Liver
pool, or Queenstown, or Cork is above
the value of wheat from any other
state in the Union. So much for all
We iiad hoped that this statement
would elicit an inquiry on the part of
the press of Oregon, and lead the
farmers of the country to demand the
full value for their wheat, but none of
the papers, and but few farmers of the
valley took notice of it until we in
serted a supplemental paragraph as
"Whk.yt. Falcs on bills of la.iiiig on board
ships frcightoiT 2 305"2 percental
The original paragraph stands as fol
lows, just as it has stood month in and
out for three years:
"Wheat. Wheat alloat or wheat in si ore at
Astoria is always par with wheat alloat or in
store at San Francisco.
The object sought to be attained by
the supplemental paragraph, first
above quoted, was to awaken an in
terest among the farming community
by throwing a little of the mysterious
workings of the ring about our work.
The results show that we have accom
plished the purpose wliich we aimed
at, and the following from the Salem
Statesman of the 27th, is the first in
stallment of comments from the press
of the interior. We recommend a
careful perusal of the Statesman arti
cle. In the meantime wheat ajloat
or wheat in store at Astoria is always
par with wlicai afloat or in store at San
Francisco. The Statesman says:
With every day's Astoiuan we are
told that "wheat afloat or wheat in
store in Astoria is worth as much as
wheat afloat or in store in San Fran
cisco," and then in the next paragraph
we are given Astoria prices, 'freight
off." We desired to be informed as to
what is meant by "freight oft' J" We
do not see that phrase in the market
reports, given by any other of our ex
changes. It is not alone our curiosity,
that prompts us to seek this informa
tion. If it is true that wheat in As
toria is worth as much as wheat in San
Francisco, the farmers of Oregon want
to know it, and want to get the bene
fit of that price. We have long seen
the injustice, to the producers of Ore
gon, done by speculators m wheat.
There is no good reason for the great
difference in the prices between Port
land and San Francisco. At present
rates of freight from Portland to San
Francisco, there is a marginal differ
ence in favor of San Francisco of twen
ty cents on the one hundred, or twelve
cents per bushel. But then this dif
ference, great as it is, is less than the
actual expenses of transportation will
show. If it costs two dollars more
per ton to charter vessels for the Ore
gon trade, than for the California,
there is something wrong connected
with our shipping marts, which if true,
Astoria and Portland had better haul
in their signs, and no longer claim to
be anything but inland trading posts.
We have a better opinion of these
points, than to believe, without further
evidence that there is any good reason
for this difference, and are inclined to
the opinion that the difficulty lies in
the greed of our wheat buyers, rather
than in additional costs of transporta
tion. In either case we think the
Portland and Astoria papers sadly re
miss in duty, in not making known the
true cause. If the cause is a natural
one, made so by reason of the dilhcul
ties in transportation, no false pride
should prevent the papers from mak
ing known the facts, but, if it is
through the greed of speculators, they
are unworthy of a place among news
papers when they hold their peace and
surfer the producers of the State to be
made the victims of monopolies and
rings. It is this passive time "serving
policy that plaj's into the hands of the
rich, that makes it possible for the
rich to grind "the face of the poor,"
until "forbearance ceases to be a vir
tue," and the result is, uprising of the
laborers against capitalists.
Either wheat can be shipped from
Oregon as cheaply, or nearly so, as
from California, in which case the
prices ought to be as good as in San
Francisco, or nearly so, or else our
boasted sea-ports are a misnomer, and
our State doomed to play second fiddle
It is very evident that our prddu-
cers cannot get San Francisco prices
for wheat delivered in Astoria, and the
difference must be expressed in phrase
The Astoriax was never remiss in
duty, in not making known the true I
state of facts. We have in more than !
a hundred instances shown that the I
people were being fleeced by the Port- j
land wheat ring, and we shall main- j
tarn always the same position, that
- .- . i
there is not one obstacle in the way,
except the obstacles placed thre by
the speculators themselves, to prevent
the producer from obtaining the same
prices at Astoria as are paid in San
Francisco for wheat, every day in the
The Compta Case.
Remarking upon the late decision of
Judge Hoffmann in the Compta case,
in San Francisco, the News says:
"Though we do not lay claims to any
legal knowledge, it seems to us, look
ing at the matter strictly from a busi
ness standpoint, that the decision of
Judge Hoffmann in the case of the
British ship Compta must be consid
ered as one establishing a precedent
fraught with danger to the interests of
shipowners, and indefensible from any
view, except, perhaps, from the pro
verbially crooked manner in which the
law seems to view commercial transac
tions. Summarized, the case of the
Compta, as many of our readers know,
was :is follews: She was chartered
in Calcutta to load a general cargo to
San Francisco. Before the ship sailed
efforts were made to break the charter
on account of the alleged unseaworthi
ness of the vessel. The attempt failed,
thus proving that at the time she
loaded in Calcutta the Compta was in
good order and able to carry a dry.and
perishable cargo. The ship encoun
tered heavy weather on the passage,
(Will (UUOIUUIIIUIV Utlllltlls IMIO VIVS11W US I
ii 1 wiipwli 1-vi a li ii irrrk ino lttin 4rk I I
tlin nnyrrrx li vnopnn lnolro 71 lrt i
"' "SU J 1U""" "o "
deck. Judge Hoffmann decides that
,, , . ,. , , . ,, . ,
the ship is liable for this damage.
ignoring the fact that she was passed
on and acknowledged to be in good
order. If this ruling is to hold, all
vessels arriving at this port with dam
aged cargoes, from whatever cause,
will be held liable in the full amount
of the damage, and certificates of in
spectors and other official guarantees
of the seaworthiness of the vessel are
so much waste paper.
The Corvallis Gazette says if the
people of Benton will raise $35,000
they will secure the Yaquina road,
under the proposition made by Col.
Hogg. This money is to be used to
purchase iron for the first ten miles.
Dr. J. H. Bayley has been appointed
acrent to canvass for it.
Mr. Johnathan Riggs, of Polk
county, is desirous of obtaining infor
mation concerning the whereabouts of
his daughter, Mrs. Sophia Dixon, who
started for Oregon on the loth of last
April, from Clarksville, Jackson
county, Arkansas, in company with
Rev. James Marshall and others. The
party started overland with teams,
since when nothing has been heard
from them. Mr. Riggs is very anxious
to learn the whereabouts of his daugh
ter, and with a view to the desired in
formation, other papers are requested
to copy this notice.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co-
For San Francisco Direct,
DEBNEY .:V Commander.
Will Leave Astoria,. forSari
SUNDAY, November 4,1877,
At 6 o'clock A. M.
For freight or pas3ago apply to
J. G. HUSTLER,
ing house situated on comer of
irticulars call on
Mils. CHAS. BINDER,
upposite rarKer House.
TIJ5S0LUTI0N NOTICE. .
The copartnership heretofore existing
between L. 1 Richm:in and Magmts C. Cras
by. under the firm of L. P. Richman & Co., is
this day dissolved by mutual consent. The
business will be continued bv Magnus C
Crosby, who is authorized to settle afi claims
:igainst, or to receive all amounts due the
auovc namcu uniu
LOUIS P. HICHMAN,
Astoria, Oregon, Oct. 27, 1877. i
lianv ironi srcanicrs
everytlfnjr in the srnit and vegetable line
fresh frini the gardens and orchards of Cali-
it ii tilt tnu ii.'.viui. iiwu.iN.m vi'vtj tiaiAtitw
insr v.haihev want at this store at lowest
k) that there will he
A 3cctizi; ol the Flsliez'incn of the
At Spiritual Hall, Astoria, Oregon,
WS5XSIAY. Oetolier :?i. 1&77.
For the nurpose of taking into considera
tion mean for the protection of Salmon and
Sainton Fishm? in the waters of the Colum
bia river, and the purpose of submitting suit
able laws to the United States Congress at iJs
next regular meeting, and for other business
connected with the Salmon business. All
Fishermen are invited to attend.
AUCTION & COMMISSION MERCHANT.
Office, on Main street opposite Washingto
From 7 to !1 o'clock P. M.
Regular Sales Day,
Saiurclnj-. ni 10 O'CJocii A. 31.
Will purchaso and sell real otatc, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and terms to be had on application
to the Auctioneer. B, S. WORSLEY
Saturday Afternoon at two o'clock.
1 Rlack "Walnut bed-room set; 1 Marble
toj) Maple bed-room set : l choice Library of
Books. 300 volumes, at Urumser's new store
room, next door to 1. 1. Richmnu & Co.'s.
li. S. WORSEIA', Auctioneer.
II. roiILhns removed his Tailor shop
to the German Flag saloon, Coneomly street,
between Main and Benton, opposite Astoria
undersigned Commissoners an-
irdinance No. 224 and -2.3 tons-
fits and damages caused by the
oncomlv and Cheiininus streets.
t4 i'ti"v 1II11., HUH' nv .1111111
yJewsaid proposed widening and
lirt. damages ami benefits oil the
October. A. D., 1S77 : and that we
Vih lllTfklff tllllif, llltt li wlt'lll
the olhce of the Citv Attorney
at 100 clonk in the forenoon of saiil day. when
and wheredl parlies interested will appear
c. A. McG r IKK.
A LAIAKIX MONTC'iOMEKY
Astoria. Oct. 12, 1877. lll-td
Xllb IJHiUll i?lfUlltl lUIJlMllilll IW Willi ,14 LIU f
same place on Wednesday, the 3Lst clay oft
Oitnhir 1R77 jit. ton n'elni-k :i 111
n'iai l?ii.l crf.trwli? ii irtiitww? tt nwmt it t1in
C. A. MeCrUIKK.
Astoria, Oct. 24, 1S77.
"VTOTICK is hereby given that on the Gth
1 day of November, A. I).. 1S7. a leather
valise lull of clothing was sent from A.stor3a
to Oysterville, . 1., addressed to
JOIEX JIAjGAX. South Bend.
There being no such person at that p'aceat
present and parties hemic unable to learn any
imrtfruhiTS of his whereabouts. Anv dim-sou
able to furnish information regarding 1pm,
will please send thes:unetothe undersigned.
His valise contains an i
AKMY D1.SCIIAKCJK, DATED AUG. 12.J1872.
Which stated that he was a man 27 years
of age, 5 feet 74 inches high, light complex
ion, ldue eyes, brown hair and that he, was
a sergeant in company M nth regiment of
cavalry. .JOHN It. GOl'LTEK.
Oysterville, W.T. Oct. 25, 1877. . 124-1 m
Wilson & Fisher
TT A X1.Z'VW-A.3EL3.
Wharfage and Warhouse Storage.
Corner Clicnamus and Hamilton Streets,
"1HE UN'DBriKIGXED TAKE PLEAHURR TO
DE.M.KILS IX GENERAL THAT T1IEV HAVE
LATELYJAUGELY INCREASED THEIR FAC
TORY AND ARE XOW PREPARED TO FUR
NISH VfS GOOD AN ASSORTMENT IN THEIR
lAXK'AS ANY HOUSE ON THE COAST.
KPECIA1. INDUCEMENTS TO CASH CUSTO
AtlSKY & IIF.GEIiE,
P. O. Box OS.
105 First Street.
Factory on Alder Street, between First
and Second Street, Portland, Oregon.
F. S. MEADE,
JDcaler in Gents Fine Fnrnisliiiis
CHENAMUS ST., - - ASTOKLV, OHEGON
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
MONEY KEPT AT HOME IS A
profit saved. Patronize Afctorians.
Jt Maine ana
COMMERCIAL AND SKIPPING.
rDROWN cfc McCABE,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS,
Portland and Astoria, Oregon.
fflTUn nil bu-ir.n entrusted to our
c:ire,' - ! - at!fjictiiin guaranteed.
T GiFAIiSFOWL & SON.
J t. "5r
STEVEDGRES AND RIGGERS
'r Portland, Oregon.
Refer bypcrmkion to Rogers. Movers & Co,,
Alltin Lewis. CorbituvMacleav,
i Portland, Oregon.
IBSON, HAMILTON & HIGGINS.
Ship Chandlers. d
"O- J:i- -jn. N-"!2
iiuviaiyji emu. jeii3rii rMSr:.
Lor. boncomiy and Ucnton streets.
rVSTORlk, - - - - OREGON.
TflliiLli ft BPSflUI
Successors to Cant. Geo. Fauel
IWf, STEEL, GOAL,
Builders' and General Hard
SASH AND BOOBS.
At tlic OII Esi:itlislaccl
Well knoion Stand
For Port Tovnsend, Victoria, Nan
aimo, Fort Wrangle and Sitka.
CIIAS. THORN Commander.
Will leave tho Orojron Steamship Com
pany's harf at foot of 1?' street, for the abovo
THURSDAY, Hov. 1. 1817.
At 5 o'clock, P. JM.
Tor Froipht or Passage- apply at the Ofiico
of tho Company, corner of F and 1- ront streets.
GEO. W. WEIDLEK. Agent.
Will leave for Tillamook
XOVE3IBER 1, 1877.
Freight received at Kinney's cannery at
$G 00 per ton. l':s:uce c3 00.
TUE STEAM TUG
si. B0C11AU Master
"Will attend to nil kinds of Towing on tho Co
lumbia river nnd tr butnrics.
nunico in Portland nt Corbitt & Muclcay'a
nt Astoria, lieiu Sulof.n. or on board,
For Passengers and Towage,
Tho Now Tug n
RIP VAX WINKIE, fS-2-VT.
1L Whitcomb " .....Master.
Having accommodations for passcngors. and
capacity for first class towing, is offered for
business to all points on the Columbia river
and bay, nt reasonable rates.
tSr'k'oT particulars apply to Allon & Lewis,
1'ortlnnd, or to Trenchard & Upshur, Astoria,
or on board. U7tf
Astoria, Clatsop, Youngs River and
Until further notice me
A.C. FISHER Muster.
"Will lcjivc Fisher's wharf, foot of Hamilton
street. Astoria, daily except Sundays,
FOHSKIPANON LANDING at S o'clock a.
m., returning same day.
The SAM can he chartered for freight or
towing to any part of the bay.
22T"For particulars apply on board.
Ilwaco Steam Hay. Co.
TJNTII FURTHER NOTICE.
THE ILWACO STEAM NAY.
CO.'S STEAM Ell
m 1 rv 1 aim. -v 1 v -,
----. - -a -r-x-w-r-S-V-rJ
"Will leave Astoria on
Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays fc Saturdays
AtS.30 A. M., sharp, for
Fort Stevens, Fort Canby, and Ilwaco.
Connecting with L. A. Loomis' stages for Oys
FOR TICKETS, TOWAGE, OR CHARTER,
Apply oither at tho office of tho Company,
Gray') wharf, foot of Benton street, or to tho
Captain on board. . .
J. n. D.GRAY, Agent,
By order of the Prcsidont,
b. A. LC0JIIS.
AUCTIONEER end COMMISSION AGEN7
CHEXAMUS ST. ASTORIA. OKESu.N".
Consignments re3pcctftdly solicited, bills col
lected and returns pronti-tSy tn.-.de.
KeuInr.Salojt liny. Snttivtlny,
Ilefcr by permission to
vaki:kn a- McfiuntF.
II ox. J. Q. A. WVLV
A. VAN M'SK.W
HOTELS AND i:ESTAUKANTS.
K. H. CAKDWCLL. C. II. PEflKI-'o
Favliw House Hotel,
Comer Main and Concmi v streets,
Cr-rd-o-ell & Porkif &, Pro?vttoiG.
r"HIS ISTllKLAllJlESTlIOTEIi I. AS
JL toria. new aim uevv furniture, furnished
in first elass style.
The t;:lle will bo supplied with the best tho
market, affords. Accomodations to suit tho
times, from "rl 2" te 'JL-A) per day.
Steamers and sail boats leave the wharves
and Ii;.s near the Hotel, dnily for iert Ste
vens, I'ort Can by, kipallon, Fort Claisop
cs MUo, ucean licaeu, uuappton, Litio.,
Unity, Dystcivillo and other places ofresoit
in this vicinity.
ftf'Ihero are now five larqc salmon can
neries in Astoria, wiiich employ over I2i)0 per
sons in the various branches of tho business.,
inakintr Astoria a it now is, a point of interest,
to vi.-itors. independent of its cool iiivigorating.
Cor. iSuuemocnJia and Lata, otte JStrcets,.
qnHIS HOUSE HAVING BEBF
J. newly re-painted and furnished"
throughout is inw open to the accommoda
tion 01 the I'lihlic.
ZT The house being in new hands now
can guarantee satisfaction.
Koarcl :imi Lodging per 3aj .'til W
Sin.',Ic 3ic.il 25c
ailSS. M. E. TURNER, Proprietress.
A. J. MEGLEll, C. S. WRIGHT,
The l'roprietor? are happy to announco tha
tho above ilotol lias been
REPAINTED AND REFURNISHED-
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its guests
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
OYSTERS ! CMO
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
SCHJIEJEKS CO"fFI2CTSOEZY '
All kinds of French. German and Aiuericaifc
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest csish price.
"Wcddinir cakes made to order on sliort notice...
The patronage of the public is respectfully r
WATER STREET ROADWAY.
Opposito Oregon Steam Navigation Company's?
Tho abovo new Kes?taurant will bo opon
from and. after to-morrow, Sundav. Jamiaryr
7th,lS7d, D.RUSAN1C11 fe CO.
f api aMJaraap Shop.
Squomocqha street, between AVashington anck
IIESTJl UALLOU, Proprietor.
t3?RepaIrIng jiromptly attended to none,,
but the best material used. All work war
ranted. rlBlacksmithing and ship work promptly
Water Street Roadway,
Near Humo's Cannery, Astoria, Oregon.
and all kinda
ing done to or .
Skip & Engine "Work a Specialty..
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
BLACKSMITHS AND 3IACHINISTS:
g Foot of Washington Street, ,xgr
K??. near Kinnojs' Fishery, !5x
ii ASTORIA, OREGON.:.
HAVING SECURED AN ENGINE ANI
Latho, and tho best of workmanship, wo
aro now prepared to do
ALL KIN DS OF CANNERY WORK,
ENGINE AND STEAMBOAT
"WORK OF ANY DES
CRIPTION. KS3- Horse-shoeing, repairing, and all kinds
of blacksmithing promptly attended to at rea-.
S. MERRILL & CO.,
Blacksmiths and KadiinistSt,
Cupt ROGERS' OLD STAND jtj
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
All work in our lino, heavy or lutht, done with?
, neatness anu dispatch.
HORSESHOEING, NVAGON, AND,
Farm Vork a Specially.
known to Astoria horsemon, we are prepared to
do shoeing in a mannen to cure lameness or pre
vent it in horses entrusted, to our etire.
"AU work warcuntoil ami aX reasonable-,
BILLS OF LADING, WAY BILLS,
Receipts aud nil kinds of Co'mmer.
cial Printing, done at the AstoVian AflTco.
CALL, EV,iiiTE 0RDEE'rSL,
HAVING SECURED THE SERVICES OF
Mr. S. A. Gaines of Ky sn.experionccdi
lamer of 25 years in tho busin. nmi ifii