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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, January 16, 1879.
Dispatckcs Boiled Dorrs, for Tkc As
torian. REPRIEVED, BUT TOO LATE.
ICE GORGE BROKEN ON THE
CARRYING STEALERS AWAY
AND SINKING VESSELS.
FLOODS REPORTED IN KEN
TUCKY AND TENNESSEE.
Mauch Chunk, Pa., Jan. 14 10:40
a. m. The drop has just fallen, and
it is thought that the necks of Sharpe
and McDonnell have been broken. A
telegraphic reprieve has just arrived,
but about one minute too late. A
scene that it would be hard to picture
followed, but there is no reasonable
doubt that they were both dead when
the repreive came. After the bodies
were cut down they were placed in
ooffins and given to their families,
whose cries could be heard for several
blocks, adding greatly to the prevail
Cincinnati, Jan. 13. At 2 p. m.
the ice gorge here started, but it soon
stopped until 4 p. m., when it again
broke loose, and has been running
strong ever since. A large number of
empty and loaded coal barges have
been carried away. About 9 o'clock
to-night the new steamer Guiding
Star, which had taken refuge below
Newport bridge, behind one of the
piers, on the Ohio side, was torn loose
and swept down stream with the ice
and nothing heard from her. The
ice now passing is said to be from the
gorge at Four Mile. Gazette specials
report breaking of the gorge in Kan
awha at 6 a. m. Several steamers and
wharf -boats harbored in the mouth of
Elk creek were thrust against Key
stone bridge and knocked it down.
The steamer Liberty No. 4 was so
badly damaged that she sunk in
twenty-four feet of water. Ice con
tinued running until 5 p. m. , when it
again gorged. Floods are reported in
Kentucky and Tennessee.
Washington, Jan. 14. By a vote
of yeas 115, nays 105, the Geneva
nward bill was postponed, and the
house went into committee of the
whole on the bill for payment of pen
sions to survivors of the Mexican and
other wars. The house in committee
of the whole amended the Mexican
-war bill, so as to include within its
provision all survivors of the union
army in the late war against the re
bellion. The committe rose without
final action, and the house adjourned
after making Willis' bill, to restrict
Chinese immigration, a special order
for the 28th.
Pacific Coast News.
Boiled Down for Tkc Ahtorian.
TERRIBLE EXPLOSION AT THE
SENATOR JONES RE-ELECTED
San Francisco, Jan. 15. The
giant powder works of Bandmann,
Mielsen & Co., situated about half a
mile south and west, of the Golden
Gate park, blew up with a terrific
explosion at -2:30 this afternoon.
The explosion occurred in the nitro
glycerine house, and the works are
completely destroyed. The superin
tendent's house in which he lived with
his family, was wrecked, but none of
the inmates were hurt. The names of
the men killed are not yet ascertained.
San Francisco, Jan. 14. The
Nevada legislature to-day elected
John P. Jones United States senator
by a vote of 60 to 14.
Boiled Dona for The Astoria.
SWOOPING DOWN UPON ADRI
ANOPLE. SHIP THOMAS W. REED LOST.
THE RUSSIAN PLAGUE.
London, Jan. 14. A Constantino
ple dispatch says eleven battallions of
Turkish troops have been ordered to
hold themselves in readiness to occupy
Adrianople as soon as the definite
treaty with Russia has been signed.
Liverpool, Jan. 14. The steamer
Bulgarian, from Boston, reports that
the ship Thos. W. Heed, from San
Francisco for this port, went ashore
on the coast of Wales and became a
total wreck. Three of the crew were
St. Pjjtebsbdrg, Jan. 14. Official
reports state that there have been 292
cases of the plague, of which 246 were
fatal, in the village of Wettinanke, up
to the 6th of January.
TVralla Walla Letters II.
THE BLIGHT OF THE UPPER
LACK OF CONFIDENCE ON THE
PART OF THE PEOPLE.
THE RASCALLY AND TREACH
EROUS FLOATING LIMITS.
INDUSTRIOUS CITIZENS DIS
COCJRAGED AND BECOME
IDLE AND THRIFT
LESS. LONG STANDING FRAUDS GET
TING MONOTONOUS AND
Walla Walla, Dec. 21. The many
advantages of soil and climate with
which we are blessed are attracting a
large immigration which is cursed by
that pet corporation, countenanced by
representatives that are uninformed as
to its detriments, and known as the
Northern Pacific Railroad company,
who have wiped across or fertile plains
their forked mark of desolation on
not only the million acres of land
held from the people, but the alter
nate sections joining it and making a
grand total of more than double the
amount of acres claimed by them,
supposed by the people when granted
to be negotiable at $2 50 per acre.
But how do they hold it; looking at
the land along their (so-called) com
pleted divisions we find the settlers
that went on the land in good faith
and improved it up to such times as a
final survey should determine their
boundaries, were asked an exorbitant
price on unreasonable conditons, such
as right of way for an indefinite time
for 600 feet, etc., making that class,
(and they are the bone and sinew
for our future development), re
tract all plans for further develop
ments, and waiting with a hungry de
termination for some event to repair
the injustice, and give them some kind
of a right or title to their improve
ment already made, and upon which
they are so promptly assessed for
taxes, and hoping at some not far dis
tant day to get justice done them,
they have no intention to help their
more fortunate neighbors on the ad
joining government lands to make the
many internal improvements neces
sary in a new country. Their more
fortunate neighbors will not do it all;
so that public roads, division fences,
etc., are neglected and whole com
munities become infected with that
negligence and lack of thrift to which
rule exception is very rare.
Along the line of the two or three
(25 mile) completed divisions of the
road, or in their .rascally, treacherous,
floating limits, that take them to the
seaboard, further is not valuable, is
taken in thrifty, industrious citizens
and made them discouraged, idle,
and thriftless with but one apparent
ambition to wait for justice to give
them their land and improvements.
Along the line of uncompleted divis
ions of the road we find emigrants
very wary from the experience of
others before them. The offers to give
a preference when the land is offered
in the market at a fair price has but
little inducement for the family seek
ing a home, and they drive further
on. The alternate sections are very
good, but they do not want to live
Next comes perhaps one of their un
principled agents, offering to the spec
ulator in large tracts on the same
terms as to a man seeking a home. As
there is little or no money to be paid
down, (the railroad company having
no title to give), the speculator holds
a large tract of land, his indebtedness
being deducted when paying taxes,
and the railroad company only paying
taxes in such counties as have called
upon them through the courts, why
we see no revenue or advantage to
come to anybody, except the agent,
who reports large and very satisfactory
transfers of land along the line of the
proposed road. Speculators are pa
tiently awaiting the time when such
influences as the Oregonian, or any
other journal devoted to the interests
of monopolists, and ignoring every in
terest of the miisses, or working and
producing classes, shalU-prockice- re
sults compatible to their present policy.
Another dodge now being perpe
trated by the Northern Pacific railroad
company is "the disinterested citizen"
dodge. A man in whom the people
have more confidence than in the com
pany's agent, is employed, apparently
without pay, to circulate a petition for
an extension of time, to make frequent
trips to Washington city, and to com
promise with popular sentiment so far
Wiry not give this corporation
called the Northern Pacific railroad
a cash subsidy, and let the public do
main revert back to the people, to
whom it properly belongs? Then our
territory will be relieved of an im
mense incubus to its further growth
and development. The people want
railroads; are so anxious for that kind
of communication with the sea-board
as to be easily led into any mercenary
propositions offered. By a popular
vote; liberal donations would be given
to aid the completion of any road,
but long-standing frauds are getting
monotonous and unpopular.
Lock Box 350.
A Wallamet Icicle.
PORTLAND WARMED UP BY A
THE "SUPREMACY OF PORT
LAND" FROM ITS "MO
"BUTHExv YEARS OF GREATNESS
WHERE DOES IT ALL COME IN?
WHEN THE ASTORIA AND
SALEM NARROW GAUGE
RAILROAD IS BUILT?
Published ana Hatter for Record, from the
Origonian, Jan. ISth.
Portland. On Puget Sound
there are several smart towns
whose growth 'dn progress we are
pleased to note. So one of them
is making extraordinary strides,
but they are, without exoeption,
we think, exhibiting a steady and
healthy growth. Each thinks itself
the coming metropolis, a claim
which no body ought to find fault,
albeit they dispute the point some
what vigorously with each other.
Occasionally their newspapers
forget the rivalries of their respec
tive towns long enough to join in
an attack on the supremacy of
Portland, a city which they are
quite sure has no right to be so
large and prosperous as it is. The
Tacoma Herald speaks of this as
"the city that was and is, but
should not be so great;" adding
that, "Portland to-day has a popu
lation of about 20,000 iuhabitants.
She is possessed of unusual wealth;
is a beautifully located inland city;
has a few natural and many ac
quired advantages; controls the
commerce of the Pacific northwest,
and essays to make her lease of
supremacy and power perpetual.
She has the advantage of capital,
influence and present supremacy.
But her years of greatness are
numbered." The Seattle Intelli
gencer attempts a comparison of
the business of Seattle with that
of Portland, and reaches the con
clusion that "Portland must either,
by direct railroad connection, be
come a factor to some port on
Puget Sound, open at all seasons
of the year, or surrender all pre
tensions as a commercial town."
We should be glad, indeed, if the
remainder of the road between
Portland and Puget Sound were
built, since it would facilitate an
intercourse which would be benefi
ciaPto the country at large, and not
less so to Portland than to "some
port on Puget sound." But our
neighbors are in error in the sup
position that this city could, through
any system of railways, be trans
ferred to Puget sound, or lose the
commercial position it has ac
quired. Portland has now reached
such a 'a state of growth that any
development of the country will
add to her wealth, population and
importance. One or more cities
will grow up at Puget sound, and
Portland will grow too. It is an
idle notion thfit ono place cannot
grow without injuring another.
Every year for a quarter of a cen
tury we have read in some paper
published at this place or that,
that Portland was sure to decline,
that the days of her greatness
were numbered, and all that sort
or thing. Observation has taught
that thoso who are speculating in
town sites in other localities on
this supposition should be a little
careful about it. Other towns will
grow, of course, but not at the ex
pense of Portland. That Seattle,
Tacoma, Olympia, -Astoria and
other places are prosperous we are
glad to know. But Portland is
prosperous too, and never had such
prospects as now. It may be
doubted whether all the towns in
Oregon and Washington taken
together could show so many im
provements and so large growth as
Portland can exhibit for 187S; and
for 1879 there will be equal or
greater progress. Portland has
wealth and energy which will as
sure her future, and while she is
glad to hear of the progress of
other places and to witness the
confidence with which they speak
of their future, she fears no rival
and thinks of none.
W. E. DEMENT,
Carries a full Assortment of
Drugs, Patent Medicines,
PAINTS, OIL AND GLASS.
Prescriptions filled with care Day or Night.
fiST Manufacturer of Fishermen's belief.
A sure preventative of Chapped Hands, and
euro for Fish Wound.
THE UNDERSIGNED HEREBY CAU
tions everybody and gives notice that he
will not he responsible for any debts con
tracted bv any other person thau himself, for
or on his account, without his written order,
after this date.
Also that all moneys duo the undersigned
on current accounts must be settled and paid
within ten davs, otherwise they will be put
in the hands of an attorney for collection.
If. B. FAltKEK.
Astoria, Oregon, Jan. l, 1878. l-2w
BA3STKTNG AND INSURANCE.
T W. CASE.
BROKER AND BANKER.
DEPOSITS RECEIVED IN COIN OR cur
rency subject to check at sight.
B3Sight cheeks issued on Portland, availa
ble in any part of Oregon, and Washington
sSight checks issuefl on San Francisco,
available in any part of the State of Cali
fornia. sSight checks issued on New York citv,
available In any part of the Eastern States."
S"Approved bills discounted. Loans made
on available security. Collections made
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OP HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of 67,000,600.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
Home Mutual Insurance Co.,.
J. P. Houohtox.. Presiden
Chas. R. Storv Secretary
"IX t "- rw-.- Tf-v
GEO. L. STORY. ) AgentS fr 0re2n
Office Northeast corner of Stark and First
streets, Portland, Oregon.
Net Cash received for Fire Prem
iums in 1877 835,511 04
Assets, Jan. 1,1878 5578,065 85
Losses unpaid $3,638 37
Dividends " 1.H57 00 5,505 37
Surplus for Property Holders $572,470 47
Losses paid in Oregon in six years..$ll4,5lG 72
I. TV. CASE. Agent.
3-26tf Astoria. Oregon.
THE MOST EXTENSIVE!
Only First-class Stock, !
CAN BE FOUND AT i
E. S. LASSEN'S
Comer of CASS and
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AVrNG JUST RECEIVED A new stock
consisting oi a splendid assortment of
Dress Goods, Fancy Articles,
Geils' FUEISHfflG GOODS,
Hats, Gaps, Boots and Shoes,
Queensware, Jewelry, Etc., Etc.
We respectfully invite the public to call and1
inspect the same.
AVe have also receved a large stock of fine
Which we are offering at San Francisco'
wholesale prices. Very repectfully.
A. VAN DUSEN A Co.,
Cor Cass & Jefferson sts.. - Astoria. Ocx
If You Want to Select a Suit o?
From the very hest stock in the city call a
VAN DUSEN &Co.r
Are Agents in Astoria for the SINGER anil
Large stock constantly on hand.
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Notice is hereby given that all persons
are forbid tresspassing upon, or in any wav
occupying any portion of the land or beach
surrounding TONGUE POINT, or upon any
part of the Henry Mariin land claim in Clat
sop county. State of Oregon, without ppnnU
sinn from the undersigned ; and aisu xnuu
setting out fires upon said claim, whereby tht
standing timber may in anv w siv he In juied.
VAN DUStiN & 'IJIJOWN.
Astoria, Oct. 5, 1877, a
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