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WEDNESDAY February 12, 1870
Ajn'etfcan Shipping in Congress.
f?he Maine and Pennsylvania
men who so vigorously oppose the
movement to grant American reg
istry to ships owned by American
citizens, no matter where they are
built, are striking for too much
They insist upon the total exclu
sion of foreign built ships of all
kinds, and on this, if the two
houses ever vote on it. will be
beaten; not only because they
claim a close monopoly, which has
become repugnant to the general
sense of justice, but also because a
n-ood many men who would like to
soe ocean subsidies granted have
discovered that the house will vote
no such aid without at the same
time giving free registry to all
ships owned by American citizens.
Ocean subsidies, under the pres
ent registry laws, are, as everybody
now well understands, not grants
tor the encouragement of com
merce, open to all citizens alike
who choose to perform the service,
but simply gifts to one or two
steamship builders, who, having a
monopoly under the law, put the
subsidy into their pockets just as
certainly as though their names
were in the bill. Having a close
monopoly, it is but natural that
these Philadelphia men do not
turn out as good ships as they
vrould have to if an American citi
zen were allowed to buy a steam
ship where he pleases. The Phila
delphia men argue that they can
and do build as cheaply as any
builder in Europe; in which case
it would be supposed that Ameri
,.can owners and buyers would not
complain, because it is undoubted
ly more convenient for a merchant
to have his step built here under
his eyes than across the Atlantic.
But the fact is that the American
monopolist does not build as good
and staunch a steamer. Having
the market exclusively to himself,
ho is not compelled to do Ins best.
"Hence frequent complaints that
vrfcere these home built steamers
run on the same iine and in com
petition with foreign lines, they are
found to eat up a large -share of
the profits in repairs. Sun Fran
ciscan reports assert that one of
the most celebrated and finest of
the China line cost so much in
money and time to repair, after her
first voyage, as to place her at
very serious -disadvantage as
against the foreign built ships of j
Those who demand free registry
for ships owned by Americans do
so, therefore, not because the'
want previously to buy their ships
?iabroad, but because tliey would
iike to see American -builders com
pelled by competition to build as
good and solid ships as foreigners.
Nobody doubts that American
ahip-builders can build as cheap
and as staunch steamers as foreign
ers; thoscnous complaint is that
they do iot; but they skimp their
work laecause they enjoy a monopo
ly under an antiquated law, and are
abld to say to an American -who
woild like to build up a steamship
line: "You must buy your steam
ers of us and take such vessels as
ijtq choose to sell you, or you .shall
not establish yur enterprise at
Gov. Thayer has sent a message
to Mrs. Chaplain Stubbs to the effect
that .brown aud .Johnson need enter--tain
no hope of further clemency than
-that granted in the reprieve; which is toriax, gentlemen; has the only reTia
the same as to say. they must die en: ble statements statements that it Trail
eJ4th day o March. i-dp.o -bet on. . , - .-.,.
The Wealth of Oregon Minerals.
The Inland Empire of a recent
date truthfully remarks that the
outside world is in blissful iffnor
ance of the importance of Oregon
as a bullion-producing section. If
you talk to a San Francisco opera
tor about Oregon, he at once tells
you all about it. "The' raise
pretty fair wheat, tolerable fine
apples, and excellent salmon."
But he ignores her mineral merits
for obvious reasons. First, it
would prevent San Francisco capi
tal from being stolen and squan
dered in the "holes in the ground"
of Arizona and Nevada; secon d, it
would assist in building up here a
rival of San Francisco; third, the
mines of Oregon would be con
trolled by Oregon men and run in
a style unknown to the Comstock
and the California street thieves,
who have taken five dollars from
the savings bank for every one
taken from the mines, would have
no sav in the matter. Oregon has
been bilked in Con. Virginia and
Ophir pretty heavily for the past
six years. Had the same amount
ef money been invested in Baker
and Grant counties, that Portland
people alone has squandered, Port
land could have been ten million
of dollars the better for it.
An old gentleman named Cran
dall, who lives -at The Dalles, is
one of the Argonauts of '49, who laid
down the commandments to the
sluicers and crevicers of the Lonp;
Tom era. Several years ago, while
prospecting for gold in Baker
count", came across a large body
of metal which he mistook for sil
ver. Accordingly, having got to
gether several hundred pounds of
the ore he roasted it. Out of the
ashes he raked a ball of metal so
hard that it took a knife to scratch
it. This at once settled the question
in his mind that it was not silver
so he threw it away. To the best
of our belief," it was'either tin, nic
kle, or platina. Of these three
substances, tin requires the great
est heat to fuse it and platina the
least. The value of these three
metals to the world of manufactur
ers, is not to be gainsayed. Cran
dall says he can find the spot
again without difficulty, and we
believe it will result in a valuable
discovery if some one will goclong
The San Francisco Call, of last
Saturday, discussing the Chinese
bill now pending in the United
No bill has perhaps ever been
before the United States senate
which has such deep significance
for California as that which has
passed the house of representa
tives -relative to Chinese immigra
tion should this bill become a law,
we do not doubt that such a com
mencement will have been made
on the settlement of the Chinese
question as will save this state
irom serious troubles in the future.
It is not possible, with continued
influx of the Chinese that we can
escape complications which will
impair the value of property; for,
say what we will, if the Chinese
continue to arrive in numbers, it
will not be long before they will
be authorized to become voters.
If the bill which has just passed
the house does not also pass the
senate, we predict that California,
Oregon and Nevada will at the
next election cast their votes for
the democratic party, for confi
dence in the republican members
oi congness and a republican ad
ministration will be weakened to
such an extent that the people
here will expect no arsUtance
against the Chinese plague from
j There seems to bo a good deal too
much talk about thi3 and that steam
er leaving San Francisco. The As-
From the Ortccgo(X. Y.) Palladium, Jan. IS.
On Wednesday last the following
associated press dispatch was printed
in the Palladium :
New York, Jan. 15.-The Metropoli
tan elevated railway is packing its rails
with sand, tar and cotton, ro lesson the
noise, having paid Mrs. Walton, the in
ventor, 10.000 for the invention. She is
a boarding house keeper in this city.
And thereby depend a tale. Mr.
Harry S. Davis, a native of this city,
but now engaged in business in New
York, hoards with Mrs. Walton. On
a lazy summer day last season Mrs.
Walton asked him if he didn't want to )
make a speculation, and proceeded to
unfold a plan for deadmng the noise
of the elevated railroad. She related
that when a little girl her father's
house was situated in the same block
with a blacksmith shop, which became
so great a nuisance that upon applica
tion of 'the residents in thit localhyhe
was ordered to remove his shop. Her
father went to the blacksmith and
told him that he could fix. him so he
needn't move. Thereupon he placed
the anvil in a box filled with sand
and other material, the blacksmith
closed up his doors, the noise ceased
and it was a couple of weeks before
the neighborhood knew,that the smith
had not moved out.
She then disclosed to Mr. Davis a
plan for enclosing the guard rail of the
elevated roads in a box filled with
sand, tar and cotton. Mr. Davis pro
cured a caveat, showed tke invention
to the Metropolitan elevated railroad
company and they applied it to a
ample of blocks of their track. A
short time later the company repre
sented that they had previously dis
covered the same method, -and it was
found that they had filed a caveat
subsequent to Mr. Davis. He there
upon filed a notice of interference.
Subsequently an arrangement was
reached whereby the company coven
anted to adopt the patent, protect it
from litigation, pay 1,000 rtown, an
other 1,000 when it should be applied
to a mile of their track, and another
when it should he applied on the en
tire line, and Mrs. Walton to have
half the income from its application to
other roads. Mr. Davis, we under
stand, is entitled to half of the moneys
derived from the introduction on the
Metropolitan and half of Mrs. Wal
ton's interest in the royalty. or a quar
ter of the royalty. The invention is
said to work like a charm, and will
probably be in demand for .ill elevated
roads. Edison experimented for some
time to devise a way to stop this kind
of noise hut gave it up.
PICKED UP. A fishing-boat sail, which
the owner can have on proof of property,
and payment of charges. "by applying at the
Star Billiard Saloon, on Main street.
Furniture for Sale.
AT AX EAltLY DATE THE FURNITURE
ol the late George Duncan of this city
will be sold at auction. This furniture is
nearly as good as new, and consists of
fc2F"For particulars, until further notice,
address J. W. Duncan, care of R. D. llumc
& Co., 221 Front street, San Francisco.
ONEY TO LO AN. In small sums, on
approved security. Apply at
dtf THIS OFFICE.
AUNDRY FOR SALE. Inquire at the
I Astoria Steam Laundrv.
J.T. BOECIIERS. Proprietor,
HOUSE TO LET. ATiice residence, new,
containing six rooms.'will "be ready for
a tenant any time'on short notice.
For .particulsrs inquire at
55tf THIS OFFICE.
TWINE AND ROPE.
itay Mi Salmon Twine
35 to 36 Thread.
WOGDBERRY COTTON ROPE,
1-4, 3-8, 5H6,
FOR SALE LOW BY
T. & P. N. HANNA,
30S & 310 D&vIh tit-, San Francisco.
I On the Roadway,
EE?"The very "best quality of wines, liquors
and clears at wholesale orTetal.
S? .Billiard uoom. VT7
The only Billiard Room In the city wheit.
no liquors arc sold.
NEW TABLE JUST PUT UP. OEOKUJe,
has n. cosv nlace and keeps on hand tnc
hivjt hnh'd ieff '-Clears. Also. soda, canuy.
1 nuts', etc- Opposite AUona Chop House.
05-tf ' if . - GEO. EOSSPropne o
B. F. DENNISON. ". J. TAYLOR
DENKESOjS; & TAYLOR,
ATTORNEYS AT IAW.
Offich Up stairs in Parker's building,
comer Clienamus and Benton streets.
O. F. BELL. A. MEACHE.Y.
REIL. & 3II3ACHEX,
Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public.
Commissioner of Deeds for California and
Office Comer of Snucmoeqhe and Cass
streets, up stairs, over E. S. Larsen's store.
J. W. KOBR. C. W. FULTON.
KOBB it FUTTOiV.
Attorney s-at-Laiu. Collecting and Real
Rooms Nos. l and 2. Dr. Welch's new build
g. Squpmocqha street. Astoria.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Oflice in City Hall Building.
"TVK. I. M. SEVERN.
Graduate University f Pennsylvania.
PIIYSICIAX AS!) srafiKos.
EXAMINING SURGEON OF PENSIONS.
Oilier. Larsen's building.
Office Himp..-!5 a. ai. to 10 a.m. and 0 i
.M. to S r. 3i. At night can be found at Tur
pin House. Astoria, Oiskgox.
TJ. F. CHANG,
PHYSICIAN AND SURCEQN,
Office Boom no. 7 over C. L. Farker's
store. Opposite Demenfs drug store.
"Ty I. J. W. OLIVER,
Having permanently located in Astoria,
tenders his services to the citizens of this
Offick. For ihe present at his residence
in Col.Tavlors house. Cedar street.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
HAS EK3IOVED TO
Main street, Parker's building, ,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
Stone and Marble Cutter,
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON.
All kinds ol building work, and monumen
tal work attended to promptly and to order.
CLEANING ami REPAIRING PROMPTLY
Renton street, opposite Post-office. Astoria.
HARNESS, SADDLES, BRIDLES,
jfcS-Oars leathered, and leather for sale.
Astoria Steam Laundry.
J. T. BOUCHERS Proprietor.
No nibbing or scrubbing, and no thrashing
your clothes too pieces. Buttons sewed -on
and clothes mended.
ESNeat work at reasonable prices. Give
us a call.
CARPENTER AMD JOINER,
AND GENERAL JOBBER
KBMJouses "brfilt to ordor, and satisfaction
'miararfteed. Shop on Squemocqha street,
next door to the Episcopal church.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
OYSTERS, by tlie SACK,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
Ordinance No. 311.
AN ORDINANCE to prorido for special
connsol for tho city in the matter of the last
will of Cyrus Olney, deceased.
Uhkrkas, It is asserted thatCmw Olney.
of Astoria deceased, loa a will undor
which it is clamed tho city has largo peenni-
ir?sU,snA ,l " sorted on tho other
hand that Haid supposed will is invalid and
that no nchts accruod to tho city thereunder.
S?.de?iirabloi bavo moro cer'ain ad"
vico about the matter.
Xow the city of Astoria docs ordain ax follews:
umTc'1 wHk-'S11' ' y- J "aim
Snd innnTn'tnn1 S? .constituted
i,;.V.i Uj ""u"' Vi tuucity anu are au
iSSPSlKi;??"?"1? directed on bo-
:j " ". T- If - '" lts namo, to employ
Sitni?r Y?to Wntten contract with E. D.
KrNnhfctiinioy,l,t'1?,rto investigate tho
Sf?rv.ni Iaflr,reie to the will of tho
S;i S?-c,ty-.?f A t0.ria thereunder, and to
nr.nn,K r-Vte? OP"1" thereor , at an ex
hSrS iiC,ty tho,re;r of not exceodiretwo
aS?lSlSn rt,aVd furthor to retain him in
Jffimi 5rft nnt "jayariio conc-rninp tho
fin ?nr nnS?,CJ-ty Under MM will ata further
dQrfflon nd2ct,nsi an action or8uit to "nal
hundrod nSPJ&alJ,tt 0ceedinr &Wi ono
reiolS,lnnf-fty d0J,ars' coj-tain. and such
upon. contingent fee as may bo agreed
bnwJIv ord'Mce snail tako offect and
mayor? and after its approval by the
Passed tho Council. Jan. 29 1670
Attest: H. H. CIA RDWET.L.
Approved, Jan. SO. 1879. AudUr ad CIerk
J- II. D. GRA r. Acting Mayor.
j C HOLDEN,
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Seal Estate Ajrcnt and Conveyancer.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY or San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Rents and Accounts ColIn-tcd. and rt-
tnrns promptly mmlc.
Regular sales day.
SATURDAYS at 2 P. HI.
timJH; ?? havnur real estate, lwrn-V,?.Ky!)tl,er-00(lst
disposo of either
?n,ii! n JF ,n.vate sal1 should notifv nun
0 storage charged on good snh1 at Auc-
U(?l- r. c.iiolt.:n.
.mi iiuuct;j .
Page's buildinsriicxt door to E.S. Larson.
euhS.ffe0" iIontJatl Thursday-
Ladiks Class-Ou Monday and Thursdav
cvlCin:6n Tuosd:ty and FrUln-r
aMr'T CLASSWe(,nesd:iy and Saturday
AW-dnosdav evening for thp entire school.
iNouc admitted pvciit 'lii:iis
Saturday evening SOIREE.
TEni;-Ladies and gents class per
Month ' $5 r
Ioys and Misos class per Montii!!!!!!Z 2 &
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
II- B. PAKKEK. Proprietor.
THIS HOTEL is the l;;rp.t. most comfort
aH and best kcjd ln?. in the citv. T
supplied with the lw-;t of sMiinsr water, hot
and cold bat lis. barber simp, and a first-c.lns
aloon i with liest of honors and cigars, and
fine billiard table. Free conch to and from
tbe house : chr.i-ges reasonable. ?i ort to $2 5)
perdav. accerdins: to room occupied.
Astoria. July 15. 1STS.
D. L.TUP.PIN - rnoPRiETOit
Between Squemocqhe and Jefferson,
Board and lodging per week...,
io;iru per uay
Single Meal .""" ."".""."
Tne table will be supiilied at all times wiife
the best the market affords.
A. J. MEGLKR. C. S. WKIOII T.
MEGLER & WRIGHT. Proprietor?,
THE PROPRIETORS ARE JIAPPY TO
announce that the above hotel has been
repainted and refurnished, adding greatly t
the comfort of its guests and is now the best
hotelnorth of San Francisco.
pALACE LODGING HOUSE.
( Alisky & Ilegele's new building)
Corner of Morrison and Third streets.
E"FurnIshed rooms in suits, or single, t
the day, week or month.
Miss n. MENEFEE. Lessee.
THEO. BROEMSER, - - PROrciETOR..
Fresh oysters, and other deli
cacies of the season, served in,
Opposite the Telegraph oflice, biuemoht
street, Astoria, Oregon.
CSTMEALS AT ALL IIOURSTfO.
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
HAVING ENLARGED MY STORE X
have now on hand the "largest and bet
assortment of plain and French candies ia.
town, also, all kinds of
CAKES, CRACKERS AND BISCUITS.
All of which I offer for sale at the lowest
cash price, -wholesale and retail at
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy from 2f to 75 cents per ponnd.
Fresh Eastern and Shoalwater
bay oysters served m every style.
All sizes and shapes from Plate or 26 ox,
Sash, Weights. Etc.
Address all orders
(Successor to Jason. Springer & Co.)
FHOM A SUFFERER.
Do not fail, if bad health you'r afraid of.
of knowing exactly what yeu'r bread Is
Xow allow me to tell you, for experience I've
had I'm sure.
Nothings worse for the stomach than whva
vou'r yeast powder's not pure.
Oh, then be careful in future, you know
what's at stake.
Xet me advise you (for I know now) what
brand to take.
Iiet your grocer give you no other kind for
this is guaranteed.
Tou use Donnolly's Yeast Powder and of
good health pure and light brp ad joufet
sure. . : v