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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (March 14, 1879)
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FRIDAY-.-. -.- MAKCH 14. 1H7SI
Calmed 'Salmon Season 1S78.79.
Iii the iVmoric&n Grocer, which
is standard 'authority in the United
States, respecting merchandise in
etock, valuations and probabilities
for future trade, we -find the fol
lowing well written "articles upon
canned salmon, and the season of
The total packing for the year reaches
625,090 cases of which 4.0.000 cases were
put up on the Columbia river and about
10.000 ca-cs iurfher north. Fntf.er river
contributed 10."i.0K)casfs.iheSacnuiHMilo i
:0,0(w cases, and -JO.(MX) cases were from i
Kogue. JSkeena. etc. The bulk of llu-
supply has been forwarded to the
ted Kingdem: from ( nluuibia river di-
rect.JlU,s:Wcaes: from .San Francisco,
10"i..tjs cases; and 70.:;'4 cases to A us-1
tralia. New Zealand. Xew York ami
other; point .The receipts of salmon in
tlic 1 nited Iviiigdoin exceed tin, for
ibn oy neariy ..hp.ouh eases, w which
was added a slock of 1.-..000 to LU0O0
eases carried over. The article has not J
been as much in favor as loriuerly with ,
consumers, due to a vanetvof ,-ajws. j
principalh hard times and poor slock ; 000 cases in IbS over eight hun
sent bv packers caivle.-s of their rejuita- , , , , J ,
tion. " dree I boats :id nets were used.
The English market is at present glut- iciuic a, number to the nroiior
ted. notwithstanding that prices are ev- n?auoL Ln nu,"ocl to u,c piopor
v.epthHially low. the last s)uCim prices tion of one and a half boats to
at hand quoting one pound tins at rs.kl. J
nor down against 7.-,. in 1K77 and 7s. :kl. the thousand cases, and only six
'nuVi'.vi.ifti,ttii.,f saiiiimi 1Mlf.vin.ri
'has been much niorenipid than ha.slHvnlJSi,cl. For the season of ISTO,
the growth oi the demand. If liK'l
isonsumers of the United States were! from the present outlook. w think
t.horoughiv acquainted with the merits , . . , . ,
of this tible luxurv. we are confident one boat to each thousand cases
that tlfiM-ounin would aborb the entire of last years oaiek say four liun-
catcii. If a sum of money equivalent to 7 J
thai which will be lost on criiikhI sal-1 dred boats on the river, would be
mon tins year in iuiroic couki ih spew i
in acquainting cousuiikts throughout
the I'iiiUhI Stales of the value of sjilmou
as an artieh' ofdiel ami its low eost 111
ompaiisJMi wilh fre.sh illi. a deuiaiul
would r'su It that wouhl ivpav the ex-
lKMHlhures muuv tims oer. Outside i
.of larire cities aiwl vilhme.s, its s'lle. is
greatly re-tricted. ami throuuhout farui
inj; eoiuniuititirs jM'onle are unaware
tlint sueh a eoumiodity is jiroeurable.
liet. it hi known thai one ioiiud of
eooked salmon ean lx' bought .if retail
for twenty eents or less, and iliat it is
die equivalent of two imnds of the fresh
fili rictintr frittii 1 win v-fivi tit llnrfv
oenLs ev pound, und we" believe tiic de-
maud will inere-tv r.ipidlv.
Until fiomthimj is done in this direc
tion it is folly to j;o on building new
canning establishments and enlarg
ing the cauicity of existing ones. Im-
proviMnents in the direction of improved
"machinery .nd facilities, in order to n
diice the cot of canning are. to Ik? com
mended. Each season adds to the
knowledge of the packers and reduces
the quantity of "swells" to a minimum.
Hereafter the catching offish in the Co
lumbia river is restricted to the time
between April 1 and August 1. including
' Sundays. This shortens the season
thirty days, and in the present condition
of tJ.i salni'Ui trad' will prove beneficial.
'The'largest packers upon tin Columbia
-'iuringlhe season of 1S7.S were as fid
lows : Booth & V')., 2i."l." cases : dcor-rc
"W. id nine, J7,1JT eass: .. (J. Megler &
-Co.. 'J7,cr4 cases ; Hadolett & Co.. J.rel
C4istw: Eureka Packing Co.. U-'i.'-'oT case:
Oregon Packinr (,)..2.;.01i cas-s: Devlin i
&(., !.0ss ca's: Cutting Packing Co.
1S4.) eases ; Warren I'aeKin l-o.. J1,-
u eases:. j. v est v i o ih.i.t; cas-:
.1. ILunie, Hi.0:2 cases; Fishermen's I'aek--inirCn.,
lJi.OiX) cas's : ll.inthorn fc (..
V.yi(, eaM's: anl twentv smaller factir-
"ies. tnrii'nii out frou r.WMUt l.".xi0 eases
iae!i. .Most of i he i- raser river tish went
to England, the iualii oi" which is re
ported hy authorities tiieie to he excel
lent The. outlook at present is far from
encouraging to the jwkers. and thus
far we hear of no contracts for IS7!
packing. The future, course of the
foreign markets will he watched with
interest. Prices must of necessity rut
very low. Fully live sixths of the 1K7.S
packing was put up in one oumi tins,
in cases of lour d.zen each, the balance
in two and a half pound tins, two dozen
mi ;; c-fibt'. m a imai oj ;i.ki,(p cans.
In January nl one ihjiukI tins sold
here at .1 W er dozen, the market
ruling dull and weak through the
month, elnsinir nt Pi 7.V nt. which fi'nin
it remained until the last of ?darch. j
when it touched Sl 70. In April prices
fell off lo S . About the midlle of
May the markets stiffened, rising to
Sl 7." by the 1st of .June, at which figure
it ruled steady. In. Inly and August it
-is str.mg at ?l 7i. Towards the
close of the latter month spot slK:k
became very scarce, as the demand up to
that tune had boen supplied from stock
This being heavy at the time that ship-1
laenis oi new were usually made, it, de
terred shipments of new catch from the
Pacific coast. The result was that stock
became exha'ised, and prices Ivegan to
rise tiie latter part of August. Through
out September s:lmnn was .scarce at
SI 80-Sl 8', and in Wetohcr sp't gorHls
sold ;is high as?-2 0!, with sjiles at Sl 8T
to arrive- For most of November it sold
at Sl 80, becoming we-.ik towards the
close of that month, ruling so in Decem
ber, and selling at th close of the year
at 51 70. The present price is Si m,
with the stock here about one-third
what it was a year ag
We 'urge upon packers that quality be
the first consideration, and Unit everv
effort be made to stop the canning of j
T) or tish and snort weights. Let new
be oiicncd up at home ami
abroad, and a cleinand crcatcil sufficient
tiininlrn the luK-khifr of salmon a v.-rv
We believe the facts above to
i r ,ik- .! tfLfniu.
ie more carefully and trutliftilh
profitable i ldustry. There is a heavy ;r'""Y7 tIj.V; i , V "V Ti .
st.)i'k on the Pacific c mst ami abroad. 5 U, r lal ll wo,l,fi hl) a,lllVst
and unlessthciwckiiiKforlWyisKrently 1 ftv il, f10;"". 1sl,;it,M7j.v. Wuf
reduced is little jiroinTse of a successful . 1J "ft l. lKtW0
ton uic wusl coasu i.r r..ri i :.";,. r :.;":::
stated than we could have done it.
Every person agrees that the con
dition of things, the future outlook
generally, is anything but en
couraging. In this matter we feel
vitally interested; it is the life or
death of our whole business, and
at the request of men deeply inter
ested, we should like to offer a
suggestion. Probably of all the
canneries employed last year, eight
or ten will not be employed this
year, which, will reduce the num
ber of boats in the river, now were
the balance of the canneries to still
further reduce the number of boats,
thev would be able to make u sav-
ing of from 15,000 to $18,000 ;
each, to apply on the credit side
ol the deficiencv account
SupjKing that the number of I
Uiii-h)nats be reduced proixrtionatc to
the .pack of last vear. it has been
.. , , ,," ,' L . r ,
estimated, by those best informed,
(j t f j tiinusjuia cases offish
ipti t up last year mc proportion oi
j J l 1
ooais m use was more man two. I
i Krtl. ....,,ic. ,.,, 1ir t-iwjnn '
hundred lx)ats and nets would be!
ample. By thus rcdm-ino:, enn
ncrynien cchiIiI secure tle fish for
loss monev. as the number of
boats now on the river
-the fishermen scarcely average
wages at fifty cents a fish. Take
off half the boats, and fishermen
r i, rni. Q ni, ..l.:.,-
Chn "sl1 lQ1 less Pei lls,1 making
in0re monov for themselves, save
tlie loss, and wear and tear of nets.
secure better men, etc. Cannery
men would save money also, and
if the pack should turn out less it
will be so much "better for the
market. Should the four hun
dred boats catch nearly as much as
eight hundred boats, fish would be
obtained so much cheaper that
canneries could afford to sell at
present rates, and thereby make
the business profitable. We hope
that the cannerymen will get to
gether and talk this matter over.
in union mere is srrensrui. mm
the same number of boats or more
than were run last year, put up all
that ean be put up, and what will
be done with them? Where will
a market be found at anything
like reasonable prices? A nv pack
er reading the above extract from
the American Grocer must certain
ly S2e the necessity for reducing
the pack of the coming season.
Tho HarlborJ of Refttre.
An appropriation has been made
for commencing the construction of
a harbor of refuge on the Pacific
coast, one account says $2o0,000
ad another 150,000. The latter
is, we fhink, the correct sum. Of
course it is not expected that this
amount of moncY "will do more
make a beginning. One of
the telegrams to California journ
als on the subject states that the
report of the engineers, made last
winter, leads to the belief that the
harbor will be constructed at Trini
dad, to which the Oregonian of
the 12lh, says:
We cannot credit or accent fin?, since
thai point is too far south to be of real
utility a a Imrhor of reusjc Califor
nia would, of course, like to secure this
.trrcat work within her own borders, ami
her delegation will work tor that result
without much renard to the real inter
ests' of the commerce of the northen
cwist. But our deleuation should mal '
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V )'. "UIi lo lMiiuus. i no iiartxu
lt V" ", i. ' ', "" Vi -" c .S
l aaihll)k point, so that it WOllld
north of that nomt. Now it. semns to be
settled that such habor is to be construc-
l tcd, every exertion should beuuadu both
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I A ll V Vlllllll. ill II Wlllllll ll( I1MII1' HVdll
"T " ""
hy our representatives at "Washington
ana y our citizens at Home to nave u
K'Kb of rSuSAvh such i,arbor is
most needed on the northern coast. It
would be better for our Board of Trade to
make representations on this subject to .
the office of engineers at Washington.
and for the Chamber of Commerce at
Astoria to take similar action.
That this nation is becoming too
massive for fair legislation on the
part of congress, is partly shown
by the following which we find in
the East Portland Call oc the Sth:
The bill in aid of the Portland bridge
failed in the senate as was expected, and
it now remains to be seen whether the
opinion of one man. and he a resident of
the state of New York, shall Ik the
cause of depriving the comity of Mult
I lWiiti.tli mw 4lw ctnin rf fri.irmi if i lirt !
benefits' to be der'hed from":', bridge
across the Wnllamet river, at this place, t
Ti fiil nnnfiilnnf in in?iL-inr tli; sissr-i
tion. from the fact that we are creditably
informed that Col. Gillespie. United
.State engineer, resident at Portland.
t Send your subscription for the
Astoisiax another year. Help us, that
we may continue to help vou.
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For Sale or Rent.
JTisrnisIictl or VKfiirsixicd.
ON WATER STREET.
This house is in the lcst location in the
city for the -Restaurant luhnss. Immiu; fnr
nislietlin fust-clas style with every modern
improvement, inclmlhitr a
FINE FRENCH RANGE.
For terms anplv immediately to
It. S. 'WOIISEY,
Rent listate -Agent and Auctioneer, at his
auction rooms, next door to Uailev's store,
Main stroot. X
Special Auction Sale.
T WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION ON
. Friday, Harcli 14, 1879, .
0NT WATER STREET,
A choice lot of household furniture consist
One IirIor Set: 200 Yards ISrns
sela Carpet: Two iyiiat-not: 5
Choice Pictures ; 1 Iarsc Ficncli
"ked noo-ii so. i.
1 7iEarbIe Top Set; I JlarLle Top
Tabic: I China Set.
ked i:oom NO. II. '
I Cott:re I5el Stoart; I Spriiis: Mat
tress; 1 OBiireau; 1 YsIi Stantl.
KED KOOSI XO. lCi.
1 Cottajrc Beil-room Set; -Carpets;
1 Spring Hcil.
And a complete assortment of household
poods. coiiFlstinjr of Fiftcpn Tluvc-quartiT
and Single Tied Steads with Sprint; ami Hair
Mattresses, riot ures. Tables. Curtains. Chairs,
and a general assortment of uiiell;inoiis
jioods. Sale to cmnnunencc at 10 :30 A. m.
Sale ositivc. Tonus cash.
3td B. S. WOKSLEY. Auelioneer.
Astoria Steam Laundry.
J. T. 130HCinn:S Proprietor
No rnhhing or scruhhing. and no thm ning
your clothes too pieces, r.uttons sewed on
and clothes mended.
r"Ncat work at reasonable pnc.es. ve
us a call.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
OYSTERS, by Uic SACK,
Kay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on icasou
&EW TAILORSQ SHOP.
(In A. W. Cone's Utiiidinir.)
WATElt STHEKT ASTOUIA. OlZKCOX.
BT5GS LEAVE TO INFOKM THE Tl-18-lic
that he is now prepared to make all
kinds of clothing to order, or to renovate or
iMriravim; liad an experien-e of 2-1 vear.
1 defv comiietviu in the art of mnkinsr ild
clothes look like new. My system is kiiewi:
onlv to mvself, by which I ean lengthen
pantaloons wilhoiit pieelnjr.etc.
For particulars sec small can's.
Tailor, steam-sconrer and Itenairer.
THE ASTORIA BREWERY
RUDOLPH 8ARTH & MICHAEL MEYER,
Corner of Olney and "Water streets,
Best quality of LAGllIi RKKItr cts. .per glass
Choice Wines, Liquors, and Cigars hvavs
z-The patronage of the public is respect
fully solicited. OnleiT? forljigeror Bottled
Beer in nnv quantity promptly lilletl.
E-Thc best lunch the season will afford
furnished day and nisht FllKK.
GUN'S. I.OCKS, AXD SKWIXG-
KEYS FITTED AXP LOCKS RKPAIRED.
SAWS FILED, ETC.. HY
F. T'. WASS.
Main, jstrcet, nejit dour to Geo. KossL
nolds that he, as a representative of the
United States, has no right to interfere
with rights granted bv the state legisla
JAJ - kJX JAXL T J
The best selected stock ever before canied in this city
DRY GOODS, CLffTHIHC, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, GAPS.
CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, CARPETS, IBATTIKGS,
A FULL LINE IX EACH DEPARTMENT.
Wc call especial atttentlon to our etm larjre invoice of
PRICES WAY DOWN. 5
WE SELL ONLY 1'Olt CAM!, Xi) CHEIUT. No UuE ILLL UNDERSELL 3IE.
:s0 :b: - m e iet ir. q. S3 aa ,
MAIN STREET, --- STOKIA, 0REG0N-
Sol1 Ajrent for ho "Xrxr Amcriraa Stiviiij 31ael:s;te.
ATTOKXEY AT LAAV.
Okkick. Tages new building, Squemoqlie
street, Astoria. Oregon.
PHYSJCIAM AKD SURQEO?3,
Ofllee Room io. 7 over C. L. rarker's
store. OpiHMte Dement s drug store.
J. AV. OLIYKIt.
Ofi'ici:. In Shuster's Dasjuerrcan buihl
inp. Kntranee eeond door above that of
the Daily .stoujax, Cass sti eel.
Residence on Jefferson sircet. corner ol"
Successfully treats all Chronic Diseases.
AND DISEASES OF WOMEN AXD
Cancer cured by new ami jasnless inetltod.
Otnce Chenamus strcet. corner of Alain
K. ,3. C'BKIKX.
CCRKS 1IILL10US AND iNTEKAUTTENT
With from one to three doses of his harm
Also. Private diseases sueeefully treated.
Okkh'K O'Brien's hotel, Astoria. Oregon.
O. V. 1CKI.U A. MKACIIEN.
Attorneys at Law anil Notaries Public.
Cninini:ioiier of lecds for Oxlifornia and
Okpick Corner of Squcmocqhe and C:iss
streets, up stairs, over K. S. Larsen's store.
1J. F. DKXNISON. F. .1. TAYLOi:
DENyiSOK" & TAYLOJt,
ATTKSEYS AT LAff.
Office Xrp stairs in r.-orker's building,
corner Chenamus and Benton streets.
Tp D. WINTON,
ATTORNEY AT LAV.
Offlce in City Hall Building.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER
HAS KKMOVKD TO
Main street, Parker's building.
ASTOUIA, - - - OKEGOX
nd Marble Cutter,
- - - orkgo:.
All kinds of building work, and monumen
tal work attended to promptly ami to order.
Boots and Shoes
All kinds of repairing neatly and 0
proinpuy aiienueii to s.
MAIN ST.. - ASTOUIA. OUECOX.
Comer of Front and A streets.
POKTLAND - - OiiKGOX
xwrUute butcher in the Central Market.
C LEANING and KEPAIRING PK0MPTLY
Denton street, opposite TosC-office. Astoria.
CARPENTER AND J0WER,
AND GEXE15AL JOBBER
ftIIou'cs built to order, nnd satisfaction
stniRinteed. Shop on h'(iiencqh:t street,
next door to the Kpiscopal church.
'MRS. J. KELLY,
Lately of Portland, has set up a
Millinery and Fancy Goods
STORE !N ASTORIA.
All kinds of
Iace. l'riire. Velvets, and Dress
All kinds of
A nice assortment of
Woolen and Cotton Canvases and
Zephyrs, Silks, Ruchings,
A large variety of
Of the latest style.
HECICTIES AWD BOWS.
Come one and all. and examine my stock of
ijuods. Kext dour ao Uie AtToiiiAN Ullice.
nr. rmi -v iami u. :jrtj "jLajuitj?a i u.u-..w mm
S R A SON
kJ LUrl kJKJLi i
Lj" . hULDEn,
Notary Public fer the State of Oregon.
Real Estate Aacnt :isd 'wnquKctr.
i Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of Am Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Rent ami A crouds 'iiiifclccl, and rv
Ihi-hs ;uT.njj)tlj- sj;uie.
Ttegirtar sales d.ny.
I SATrSBAYN nt 2 P. Jff.
N. 1. Parties h:ivmr real estate, litmi
tureorany other goods to (iLsnme of eiilier
at auction or private snle sJimia wolifv me
soon :is couvcmcitt Ih'for" U't i.iy hi sale.
No storage charged on semis fhx at Aiw-t'-
u Ant tkeer.
m-J"'-u -" '"'- Tn-TtTrmirri:
I. "W. CASE,
LMPOHTElt AND WII01.1 SALE A.D RE
TAIL IjEAI Kit IN
Corner Cheiiamus and
ASTORIA GAUDY FACTORY
OYST K IS K A L .
TJAVlNt; KM.AKCKl) 51 Y STOUF.
j.JL !i:ninmviii! ham I the lar::eM and best
asortment of plain and 1-rvnch candies !u
town. also, all kinds o
CAKliJ, CMJACKKKS AND BISCUITS.
All of which I offer for sale at the lowest
cash price, whoh .-ale and reuui at
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy from S to 75 cents ierponn.
Fresh Eastern and Shoahv:iter5sNL I o
nay oysters served in every style.
f A1BTIX & JIAY5ES,
OntheliOadway, - - astoiua, Oregol
The verj' best quality of wines, iquorc
and-cijnirs at wholesale or retal.
Astoria Liquor Store,
ATG. DANIELSON, Troprietor.
Water st. Koad way, - Atokia. Onncox.
Importer and dealer in
li'OUEIGN AND DOMESTIC CIGaUS-
Sole agent for the celebrated
v-J " AXD
BOTTiE BEER DEPOT
ClIXXAMUS STRKKT. ASTMCl.l.
Tke public are invited to cut an learn
their orders. Splendid L:igr 3 cents agliu-s.
Fr Lunch every nipMt.
WM. KOCIC & C..?roprietorfc.
The only J'.illiard lioom in Use city wbtve
no liquor arc s!d.
ftTEW TAi:LK .ITST VVT VV. CEOlU.a.
il has a easy place and kees on hand inv
Lest bnind of (igars. Also, soc'a. caiivo.
nuts. etc. Opposite Allona ( hop House.
5-tf GEt). i:ot-s. 1'ropiicu.r.
(IN TIIK ASTOICIAN UUILlJlNG)-
AS J i'ST RECEIVED A LOT OF XEW
goods, consisting ot
MEN'S AXD V.QYS
CALE AID EIP EOGTS;
Buckle and Congress Gaiters,
Women, Misses and Children's
Which will be sold at the very lowestp rices
IT IS A POSITIVE TRUTH"
That housekeepers can do better bv deaMns
with ,1. K. WIRT, on Main street, as
he keeps the best of
FJIU1TS, CANDIES, NUTS.
LIQUOES AND CIGABS.
JERKED ELK MEAT.
And also from Clatsop every other dav
FBESH BUTTER, EGGS CDEESE,
CLAMS, DUCKS, CHICKENS,
And everything that is needed in the eook
injcline at the lowest living prices.
uau anu xaiuiue ueiore purehasinir ewt
liirc- .! 3i iviTvrp
J. K. WiliT,
pT.-t-i j,. .-jgJSV