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D. C. IBEL1XD Ertitor.
SUN DAY February 23, 1879
ftcean Traffic via Astoria.
The steamship Oregon arrived
vesterday forenoon at 10 o'clock,
16 hours from San Francisco, with
a large and valuable cargo, US tons
of which was for Astoria. On the
passage up the Oregon encounter
ed the Dakota, one of the Pacific
.mail steamers for Puget-sound, and
one that has always been considered
among the fleetest of the iieet, but
the Oregon passed her very nicely
id easily. The -day must soon come
when passengers, and no doubt a
very considerable portion of the
freight for Puget-sound, will pass
through Astoria and Kalama.
.This would much sooner occur if
"the coal mines in this vicinity were
properly developed. There appeal's
to be nothing particularly inviting
to steamship traffic along the sound
further than the coal, lumber and
hops very much of the latter of
which now pass out of that region
by way of Kalama and Astoria
and the bulk of the lumber and
coal is carried by sail vesselss and
we believe that should the manage
ment of the routes at present
operated on the Columbia river
and by rail to the sound, arrange to
connect with the San Francisco
steamers at Astoria they would in
a short time control that entire
Return of 3Iajor 21. P. Berry.
Major M. P. Berry, whom we
consider to be one of natures no
'blemen, returned yesterday by the
steamship Oregon, en route to
Alaska. Major Berry has filled
onany important positions of trust
. under the government of the Uni
ted States, latterly collector at
the port of Sitka, and if men such
as ho were to fill the heads of
some of the departments at Wash
ington justice might be looked for,
to the poor as well as to the rk?h.
If he had been in position to do so
be would have saved America the
disgrace which now attaches to the
name all over the civilized world,
in consequence of that vassalage
in Washington which has permit
ted the course which affairs lhave
taken with reference to Alaska a
territory at once an empire in it
self greater,, and far richer in
every natural resource, than all
of New England put together,
but which has "been "surrendered
to primitive "baraTism and de
restation, as the New York
Times aptly remarks, by the
authorities at "Washington, who
&re but the simple tools of
two giant corporations clearing
annually $2,000,000 out of the
monopoly of fur-seal islands, etc.,
and not more than half a dozen
men in the whole outfit are Ameri
can citizens. Major Berry is return
ing to Alaska for the purpose of re
newing his explorations for miner
als, etc., and whenever he is ready
to make a report of his observa
tions all the gold of the com
mercial companies cannot prevent
Its truthful presentation to the
public, even "though John Sherman
&iould stand -in fhe way. We are
pleased to know tliat the Mjljot ds
in good health. He ogives apt
J. W White, of this icity, late
commander of the steamer Thomas
'Oorwin in the. XJnjJcd. States reve
nue marine, credit for attempting
to do his duty by AJaska, while he
fBeny) was collector at Sitka.
Harmed by -creditors, Mobile
iwiay,.sarrender. 'ke& charter .and
;ayoid payment of cjets
Welcome to Senator Mitchell.
Oregon City Enterprise.
Senater J. H. Mitchell, who is
soon to return to the walks of or
dinary citizenship, has, during his
term of office, done very much to
exalt him in the estimation of his
constituents, and upon whom
might appropriate!' fall the eulo
gium "well done, good and faith
ful servant." However much he
may have disappointed and frus
trated the baleful intentions of
monopolists and their minions, he
nevertheless has always been found
working earnestly in behalf of
every measure calculated to ad
vance the material interests of the
State and the monuments of his
creative genius are now uprearinr
to perpetuate his name long after
his detractors, having paid the
debt of nature, are gone and ut
terly forgotten. Senator Mitchell
was a part and parcel of an admin
istration that bestowed many larg
esses to the public, and he shower
ed our share on Oregon and "Wash
ington territory. It is the uni
versal testimony of those who vis
ited Washington that they found
him busy "looking after this inter
est or that," and never awav from
his post of duty. His enemies
may claim that this was only done
to ingratiate himself in the good
will of his constituents, and pro
cure his re-election, but even if
this was the only motive that act
uated him, it should have come to
such an appropriate conclusion,
for the "laborer is worthy of his
reward," and the bestowing of
office generally results in creating
an aristocrat who forgets that he
is the servant of the people, who
looks for acts of condescension
from his constituents, rather than
the doing of them. Clackamas
county at any rate spoke loudly in
commendation of the man, at the
Senator Mitchell will return to
the land of his adoption, and face
to face with his detractors, we feel
sure will controvert and turn back
tke tide of obloquy which swelled
to dimensions during his absence.
Time and resultant causes will
prove the motives that actuated
his senatorial career as having
been for the best interests of the
state, and we are confident the
day 'of his victory over malignant
enemies will come. The future is
stored with recompense for the
treachery of a few. In the mean
time Oregon welcomes Senator
Mitchell home. No zeal of indig
nation attaches to his name. He
returns as the true friend and ben
efactor o his state, which has
rapidly advanced on the road to
civil greatness under the help of
his guiding inspiration; there may
be stains on his escutcheon, but
they are forgotten or overcast in
the gild of worthy service with
which it shines.
Tke Snow Storza.
Dalles Mountaineer, !Fe"b. 3Dth.
The storm that lately visited this
section seems to have started down
fJboKi Los Angeles, raining in the
valleys and snowing in the moun
tains, jmd ocrmiRg -up anto Oregon
and across and along the Cascades
and con'rinurrrg cm north to British
Columbia. In the Ochooo valley
instead S.sr&w they got rain, and
last week; the farmers in that sec
tion of our country were engaged
in plowing. The storm seems to
have extended along tihe Columbia
river east ior a distance of about
one hundred miles for at Walla
Walla the tall was light, and at
Dayton, thirty miles further east,
there was no snow on the ground.
Forty ar fifty miles south of here,
and .-allog tfhe entire Canyon city
road, no snow has fallen of any
consequence, but mostly rain. The
loss m cattle and sheep in Wasco
anfl fUmatafia counties in Oregon,
ad Klickitat and Yakima counties
in Wasliingtea territory will fee
very larger ,r
Commertz and Condiihn of Oregon
San Francisco Examiner, Feb. 10th.
Mr. D.C. Ireland, editor of the
AsTORiAJand clerk of the board
of Pilot commissioners of Oregon,
for the Columbia and Willamette
rivers and Columpia bar, has sent
to this office a pamphlet copy of
the report of the commissioners to
the legislature of 187S, in which is
containedfull statistics of the pilot
age of the bar and rivers named,
the number and names of the ocean
vessels, steamships and sailers en
tered and departed, and the ton
nage and freight carried. It is in
these respects a report of much in
terest to those concerned in the
traffic with Oregon, but it is mainly
interesting irom its complete state
ment of the rich and growing com
merce of that most north-western
state of the union, whose great
substantial wealth, extraordinary
natural posssessions and resources,
and unequalled advantages for a
hardy and industrious immigration,
will in comparativ elyfew years ad
vance her to the front rank of pro
ducing and manufacturing states.
THIRTY YEARS AGO
The total wheat product of Oregon
was less than two hundred thous
sand bushels. It is now above ten
millions of bushels. Twenty years
since her salmon fisheries were too
insignificant for mention in trade
markets. For the last ten years
the salmon catch of the Columbia,
from Astoria to a point thirty miles
above, has netted above ten mil
lions of dollars. Good and fine
breeds of American horses and
cattle have been brought into Ore
gon from an early day, by the
sturdy emigrants who went there
from the west and south-western
states, to locate and found new
homes; and for the l?.st twenty
years much attention has been de
voted to wool and pork, so that
now the best Spanish merino,
Cottswold, and graded sheep are
bred in that state, and at the
great Centennial exposition, at
Philadelphia, the gold medal for
highest excellence was awarded to
an Oregon wool-grower, Mr. T. L.
Davidson of Salem, for the splen
did fleeces he had exhibited there,
TEE "WOOLEN FABRICS
Of Oregon are noted for their su
perior quality and durability, and
command preference over eastern
manufacturers in eastern markets.
In the growth of hardy fruits, of
apples, pears, plums and prunes,
the state has no equal on the con
tinent. Her dense forest of mag
nificent lumbering woods are in
themselves an almost inexhaustible
source of wealth. And in her
mines of gold and silver, quicksil
ver, iron, copper, and coal, there
are the means to furnish and yield
riches to thousands for incalcula
ble time. With all of these solid,
enduring, varied and steadily aug
menting elements of prosperity to
lead to a great future, Oregon is
singularly fortunate. In her form
and system of domestic govern
ment, by which proper safe-guards
are provided against extravagance,
indebtedness, and burdensome
Is altogether too sparse for the
development of the munificent
aggregation of the unparalleled
profusion ofnature"s choice gifts
to the farmer and the man of
patient toilamd active enterprise;
but this will be overcome by the
connection of the state with the
great railway system of California
and the east. And when Oregon
rall have a million or two millions
of inhabitants she will possess a
cowmeroe exceeded by ?nly two
or tferee of the states upon the
Atlantic sea-board, and in real
stealth rank with many that now
far exceed her. For the two years
ending August 31, 1878, the aggre
gate exports were$19,15,000,main
ly of wheat to Europe and salmon,
fruit, wool, lumber and other
staples to the Pacific ports and
abroad. In this lucrative traffic
there are employed
A DOZEN" STEAMSHIPS,
Which -weekly voyage between
this city and Astoria, or to Puget
sound and British Columbia; as
many sailers, -which carry lumber;
a few that sail to and from Sand
wich Islands, Japan and China;
and the n&eat fleet, nearly a hun
dred in jwmber, which convey that
chief priuct to the ports of Europe.
Against fcU very large export
trade, which brings moneyed
wealtJi4he people, the imports
are astonishingly small, and thus
they grow in riches and profit in
their commerce to an unusual
decree. With these benefits they
enjoy the blessings of a climate of
singularly even temperature and
healthfulness, and exemption from
drouths and crop failures. In the
essentials of life and comfort and
prosperity, the "web-foot nation"
is a happy land.
If we are to believe the Chi
cago Times the way of the trans
gressor is toward Europe,
Fish Commissioners Notice.
THE UNDERSIGNED FISH COMMIS
Mtmer for Washington territory, hereby
nves notice that he will visit all the canner
ies on the Washington territory side of the
river, from the first to the twentieth of
March, and after that will be at Erookficld
for the rest of the season.
ALU Kit. F. STREAM.
North Cove, W. IV, Feb. 17, 1S79.
XtflSS t. X.. AlLXESf,
(Late of California).
Offers her services to the people )f Astoria
and vicinity as a
Teacher of Music and Singing,
v3FMiss Allen is endorsed by the Episco
pal church, and may he found at Mrs. M.
Rogers boarding honse, Cass street.
JSSOLUTION NOTICE. The following
telegram is self-explanatory :
San Fkaxcisco. Feb. 21. 1S79.
To 1). C. Iretoiui, Attoria. Orcgun:
Advertise the firm of Leveridge & Prindle
dissolved, on account of serious misconduct
of Leeridge, bv order Thornton. Judge.
tilt 1L D. HUME.
OLD PAPERS. We have a valuable lot of
old uaier on hand, just the thing for
making erap-books, or what housewives
need for shell covers. Will be sold in lots to
suit purclmsers at 50 cents per 100, First
come, first scrved.
MEW TAILORING SHOP.
(In A. W. Cone's Building.)
Watki: Stkekt Astoria, Oregon.
(Late of Tacoma).
BEOS LEAVE TO INFORM TITE PCB
lic that he is now prepared to make all
kinds of clothing to order, or to renovate or
iRdJ laving had an experience of 2o years.
I defy completion in the art of making old
clothes look like new. My system is known
only to myself, by which I can lengthen
pantaloons without piecing, etc.
For particulars see small cards.
Tailor, steam-scourer and Repairer.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN. THAT
Wells, Fargo &, Cov's Express
Tor San Francises
Close Every Saturday Evening,
AT 7 O'CLOCK,
d-tf A, VAN DUSEN, Acont.
PURSUANT TO A RESOLUTION passed
at a meeting of Columbia river fisher
men, held in this city on Monday evening
last, a meeting will be held in Astoria on
TUESDAY, MARCH 4th,
AT LIBERTY HALL,
To make arrangements to oppose the license
law passed at the last legislature, and all
fishermen on the river are cordially invited
to be present. By order of the meeting.
J. G. ROBESON,
B. A. SEABORG.
Astoria, Oregon, Feb. 12, 1879. d&wtd
QIIA8. A. MAY,
Foreign and Domestic Fruits,
Nuts, Candies, Yankee Notions, Toys.
Finest brands of
CIGARS AND TOBACCO.
Clienamus street, - Astoria.
CARPENTER AKD J01N&
AND GENERAL JOBBER
KBHouses buttt to orSor, ami satisfaction
guaranteed. Shop on Squeinocqha street,
next door to the Episcopal church.
W. E. DEMENT,
If DRUGGIST, ff
ASTORIA, . . . OREGOX,
Cames a fall Awortmoat of
Drugs, Patent Medicines,
PAINTS, OIL AND GLASS.
Prescriptions filled with care Day or Night.
" Manufacture of Fftfcormen'B Relief.
A sure preventative of Chafed Hands, and
euro for Fish Wound.
And Dealer in
ALSO IMPORTER OF
CAEPETS, OIL CLOTHS, WALL
PAPER, SHADES, etc.
r JSjVI kin,df of , repairing promptly at
tended to and furniture made to order?
f.ToVul Ime ,f Pture mouldings aad
limnes l brackets, window cornices, etc.
"mSJi?100?1051?1. comer of
iquemooaha and ISsJn street. Jjdoria.
"P C. HOLDEN,
Notary Public for the State of Oregon,
Ken! Estate Ajrcnt and Con vryancrr.
Agent for the FITCEUEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Bents anil Accounts Collected, and re
turns promptly ciude.
Regular sales day.
SATURDAYS at 2 I Iff.
N. 7. Parties having real estate. inrn
tnre or any other poods to dispose of either
at auction or private sale should notlfvnie
soon as convenient hefor the dav of sale.
.no storage charged on goods soli1 at Auc-tI"!-
r. C. HOUJN.
i m-niiuri'i m
Furniture for S
A TA EA-RIA DATETmSFTP.XrTUIJK
-ni tf l i !att: Genie Duncan of this citr
v-m he sold at auction. This furniture
nearly as good as new, and consists of
B?"For particulars, until further notice.
i f,Slcsl;rvw- P"c;m. r i. a iium
.V Co., i2i Front street. San Francisco.
T WILT. SELL ANY Oil ALL OF THC
A following described propertj. v,z :
UW i Acres, See. 2,T.S, X.ors. 9 -wekt,
Also, in Olneys Astoria
Lots 1, i, ,1, and 4, in Block TO;
Lots ,;, 4. H, and G, in illoi-Ii 100;
Lots a and" 4, in Block 120; and Lot K.
In IJIock l'.Vi;
Xorlh hair or IJIock 8,-2 !' acres.
, 4 . n I) VVID ING ALLS
Astoria. Oregon, Dee 1878. 8-1-Ora
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
OYSTERS, by the SACK,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
fiener.il storage and Wharfage on reason
ASTORIA GANDY FACTORY
OYSTElt S AJj OX.
HAVING ENLARGED MY STOUT,
have now on hand the largest and bett
assortment of plain and French candies hx
town, also, all kinds of
CAKES, CRACKERS AND BISCUITS,
All of uliich I offer for sale at the lowest
casli price, wholesale and retail at
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy from 23 to 75 cents perpoundl
Fresh Eastern and Shoalwater
bay oysters served in every style.
OCCIDENT SHAVING SALOON.
On the Roadway, - - A&tokia, Oreoo.
JS'The very bast quality of whies, iquora
and cigars at wholesale or retal-
p T. JKEII,
Corner of Front and A streets.
PORTLAND - - - - OREGON
BfS-Late butcher In the Central Market.
Astoria Liquor Store,
AUG. DANIELSON, Proprietor.
Water st. Roadway, - Astoria. Osbgo.
Importer and dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CIGARS.
Sole agent for the celebrated
Branch of MARX & JORGENSEN, Portlaa.
GERMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
Chkxajius Strkrt. As-row1
The publio are Ttivlted to cnii and leT
their ordors. Splendid Lngor 5 centa a gla?s.
Freo Lunoh -every nJght.
Wil. BOCK & C..PToprioiora.
113 A TB T33SSsia
Stfi JDlillCUU XXUUIU, 9
The only Billiard Room in the city wlieiw
no liquors are sold.
NEW TABLE JUST PUT UP. GEOH
has a cosy place and keeps on hand i
Leht brand of Cigars. Also, soda, canuj,
nuts. etc. Opposite Altona Chop House.
t5-tf GEO. ROSS. Propriety.
THE ASTORIA BREWERY
RUDOLPH BARTH & MICHAEL MEYfff?
Comer of Olney and "Water streets,
Best quality of LA GER BEER 5 cts. per gfe&
Choice Wines, Liquors, and Cigars abeaj
tprHha patronage of the public Is respect
fully solicited. Orders for Lager or Boiti64
Beer In any quantity promptly filled.
My-The best Iukcii the season will &flk?p
Iun3sb4Uyatf okte.F.itt;. .