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WEDNESDAY Ar j:ii.
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A Mighty E'.xoiIiin in
outbidding California. Knur and Sin-
for I he Wehloot staii'. The Orison
Male Itonrd oi Immigration i:i San
M'onniwroNDKNric okthk astorian.
Sax Fraxcisco, April 2. -A dance i
at the records of emigration for the i
past few months is enough to convince !
even the most unreflecting that there
is something radically wrmu with Hi '
' O " ..v
Lvery west-bound train and steam
boat was literally loaded down with
emigrants. The entire farming com
munity seemed to be on the move, or
preparing ior mgnt troni the hardships
ana misery, ana aesntution now .so.
prevalent in the worn-out tax-ridden,
and insalubrious Atlantic states.
Upon my arrival in San Franciaco,
curosit.y prompted me to ascertain j
what elforts were beim; put forth by
the Pacific slope to secure its due share
or tins immense immigration. 1 was
well aware that population
the one thing wanted to
sure prospent to the Occident; and
7 r i, i i ,i . I
J felt sure that the energetic enter- j
. - tn ii -c nP i
prise oi toe i ;iciu: wuuiu ue equal lo .
he task of securing it. 1 was only ,
about half right in my surmise. 1 !
older communities of the Atlanticsiope. . N,v '"" ""' .-a.m. inyy,., . d . h ixteeninch cylinders, was
The eastern, the middle, and many of Ati "dwt OI tof -aml c,UeS' nU laimckoil on the 4th at Ceiilo, and will
ihe so-called western states are becom- W1 V V I i ri r f ' randy to run uhenever her wheel is i
ing in a measure depopulated by the ! lot wr I h lllbor"f the iiisiifcciont j 3 fe f f . hfcj
immense exodus from their Wders. , ml l"1: JI!e ,mmn ltep- boat in low water, and it is quite
On the other haiid,K she will be idle until
Dakota and Colorado are being settled ! 1tt1 , W",C A1";1 "f September. Another new boat, not I
up with a rapidity unprecedented at "P-. 1"11 "7 &J ,, ' , ; 'V ' ! yet nainod, is stiil on the stocks, re
any period in their history, During a g last a,,p o bl.l fr ; Her
recent trip through the western stales, ' h' 'UHvcnslie4 - llppevorks will be similar to those of
wvwwu . V.IW.1IV, .,1 (.IIHKIftUUIl.
c 1 ,y , , , r i i ' xne uiai'Keis arc at ieasi as uikiu, niiv-
round that between live and six linn-1 . ,. , ... , Tr
, ,. . . i i c. hug direct communication w-uh JLurope.
tired immigrants arrive weekly in San . n- ., f . . , .. ,,. , .
x, i t i i i " r It is, therefore, m wonder that the
jbranciseo. but I looketl in vain fori. ' - ... ... i
any organized effort on the part of
Californians to give them any aid, di
rection or information. There is no
Immigrant Bureau, nor anj other
agency at work either to induce immi
gration to California, or to receive the
strangers who arrive adventitiously.
The utmost indifference is manifested
here in this respect, and until I had
further prosecuted my inquiries I
could not understand how it was that
so many settlers continued to come.
A visit to the
OREGON BOAltD OF IMMIGRATION.
In this city explained the matter.
The vast majority of the immigrants
landing in San Francisco are en route
to Oregon. If California shows
apathy, Oregon evinces the most un
tiring activity. At the office, oOi Bat
tery street, opposite the post-office. I
had an excellent opportunity to con
vince myself to this fact. There the
machinery of immigration is to be
seen in its perfection. 1 found the
agent, Mr. J. E. Shepherd at Lis post
and not only willing, but anxious,
V ! I
to give the fullest infor
Mr. Shepherd is an old re.si
Oregon, an affable, genial, intelligent
gentleman, and thoroughly informed
concerning the climate, soil and to
pography of the state he so ably rep
resents. The office is located in the
business center of the city and con
venient to the hotels usually patron
ized by immigrants. It is filled to
overflowing with the marvelous agri
cultural, mineral and mechanical prod
ucts of Oregon. Magnificent sheafs
of grain wheat, oats, barley, rye,
etc. , line the walls ; the shelves are
loaded down with manufactured, agri
cultural and animal products, consist
ing of dried fruit of all kinds, thresh
ed grain, compressed meats, cased sal--nion,
fish-guano, dog-fish oil, hops,
dour, wool and dozens of other arti
cles, all neatly arranged for exhibition
--and provided with plain labels giving
the locality of culture or manufacture,
-the 'yield, and other information, by
which the exposition may be intelli
gent studied. Fine specimens of
-Oregon wood maple, ash, myrtle, ce
dar, pine, oak, etc., beautifully pol
ished and in the rough, are shown as
evidences of Oregan's enormous and
"varied lumber resources. Of minerals
there xire specimens of coal, iron, gold
bearing quartz, building-stone, cop
per, silver, and other ores, sufficient
to prove that Oregon's products of
'this nature are second to none in
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tne worm, jll wumu ue im nibMun; w
enumerate the products displayed here
sufliccit to say that the office is a
complete epitome of Oregon enterprise
and industry, and that short of a
visit to the state, notiuiur can give
better idea of Oregon, than a
this bureau, and an hour's conversa
tion with Air. Shepherd.
The travel from tlii s port to Ore-
"t ' I
.-; r 4iof-iilll!nittrr Alt. S. 1 1 x I r 1 1
UU'd lllVyJ lOU WH.m ..J.. IIJ W UIH,ilOj
-hundred passengers went up last week. I
inKiiittiM mt Mi'il. Ill'iW
n uai wi unuili;
A fair proportion of thse were new- j
comers to the Paeilic coast, but the !
Jtnajority were dissatisficl Californians,
either old residents of this state, or!
settlers ot one or two years standing.
Just now California appears to be a
good place to get away from.
OUR WONDERFUL CLIMATE
:Has given us three years of short
cnps, and .ruined thousands of hard -
working agriculturists. Mercantile
failures are becoming so common, as
to elicit little or no interest, except in
those immediately concerned. In walk
ing up Market street the other day. I
noticed the ominous sheriffs lock on five
i stores, in two blocks. that is to sav from i
Kearney to Stockton, north side. The I
agricultural and mining disasters of
the oast three vears are culminating.
Prosperity cannot long be maintained
,, ,. -l,rr frviiiltnv i l tho.
mercy of a capricious climate, where
the most productive tracts of land are
held in enormous parcels under Span-
ish gnu its, where titles are insecure
, Iaim,n'r n'a e or cinrncc ior kick j
t r r t p .. l I-
i "V ,u'c "" Jwve . HlIor' I
mnn !or """ pursuits umi,
;WO"ifclur S l tlle lK'l,ulatlou of the
has Ion' since been "ohh'etl np by
j AVAItlClOUS ADVKNTL'KKKS.
j Ami probably no state now bidding
; for immigration has less sulstantial
inducements to offer the industrious
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j t le had for the asking, or to be pur- Inst, and that has necessitated the re
I chased from the railrond company at moval of the stoamcr Mountain Queen
a nominal price. mr. one nneru t
1 tells me that in eastern Oregon alone
there is room for two hundred thou
sand families on now vacant govorn-
meut land, and that the railroad com-
i pauy lias upwarasoi nve million acres
t i r . -ii- i
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he says, are assured, for ram falls at
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TAXATION IX OKBOoX
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Oregon immigration office Here is
over run with business, or that even
the niagnilicient accommodations of
eiCKGON STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Are taxed to their utmost to provide
transportation for the rush to the
Webfoot state. During the five years
of its establishment Mr. Shepherd
does not remember a period of greater
activity at his office than the present.
The advent of thousands of hard-fisted
toilers to Oregon must soon begin to
tell upon its material advancement.
Too long has Oregon been content to
hide its light under a bushel; but now
she evidently means business. Hun
dreds of thousands of circulars, maps,
pamphlets and other printed infonna
mation are distributed broadcast by
the State Board of Immigration, and
its branches in
SAN FRANCISCO, BOSTON AND NEW -YORK.
Immigrants arriving in San Francisco
are received by Mr. Shepherd and
gien-such advice and information as
may be necessary to assist them in lo-
catni' While in the cit3" the are
to speak, under his guidance and pi
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tection. He sees that they are not
imposed npvii-; he procures them tick
ets to Oregon, and gives them tickets
entitling them to half-fare transporta
tion to their destination. He does
many other good offices for them, and
his position is by no means a sinecure;
but his heart seems to be in the work
and his success is in proportion to his
restless activity. No doubt the read
era of The Astorian will rejoice to
hear that the interests of Oregon are
so ably looked after.
YOUR MAGNIFICENT PORT
Is the gateway of the northwest, and
will reap lasting and substantial bene
fits from this marvelous movement of !
population. Your articles on u The
Future of Astoria" are as hopeful as
they are instructive. I trust the
grand destiiry which the' predict will
soon be realized in all their fullness.
Oregon lnis become
THE MECCA OF THE IMMIGRANT
The one place
J " where a man is a man if lie's villiir to toil.
And the humblest may jrauw Hie fruits of
A visit to the Oregon State Board s
oflicehere, a viewof Oregon's inagiiif -
icent productions, a careful reading of
Thk AsroiiiAN, on file here, and other
ii:ir :nwl ii'iiimlil.-f nul n infiir-
view with Air Sheoherd have deter-
mov wiui iu. oncpiiciu, ii.uo utter
in man me. I have ueculud. to cast mv
! lot with the vouiiff community of the
,i . w i i ii r
new nortnwest, ana snail leave tor
(Jregou as soon as lean put my house
in order. .losei'ii Caukoll.
If the business men
n ; ,. . . . .
ijiiiLt'ii uir, s wt'ru lskuu lo ;m-
i i 4 i iA.-.!. -. -i .1 j
point a tune for the
! would be
l.ii- .1 ft-nt nni'iK Vnfliinn- 1C lllAI'n
UM-lo ,.f f.n.',,"'. CHHVJ IIVIW. AWUUIIIU " lW
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Till 1 11 I
dreaded by the commercial classes .
tiian the coming togetner oe tne
law-makers of the nation; and
with good reason. After the sen-
ate and the house have sot in full
swinjr nobody knows what a d;wr
may bring lortli. erv surely,
toward the end of the session, no
man can guess what the night will
! result in.
fc'fcCON AND WASHINGTON
EAST OF TIIE MOCSTAiyS.
The steamers R. R. Thompson
and Monntain Queen will both be put '
in commission whenever the supply of
freight exceeds 300 tons per day, be-
tween The Dalles and Cascades.
At last the frame of the new
steam ferry boat at The Dalles is in
iiositinn. and work is going on with
! rapidity. Her completion will be a
convenience to the Yakima and Dalles
i rfnnln Ih will have the effect of rc-
,iIIpmr rprr..lirft to better living rate.
aml the teams which nowgo to Uolum-
bus for freight will be apt to go to The
Dalles, the Empire thinks.
The steamer Spokane, having re
ceived a new boiler and having been
At The Dalles the Columbia be
gins to feel the effects of the recent
ri.o in Snake river, and was, on the
oth. cominir nn at the rate of two
fuet d The tt.hnrf.b,it now lies
at t.l.. amn lsieo as it did in Mav
uiiifuuiiu;Nim;i iu i .mn
quarters where they lay aunng the
hard freoRC of last Jan nary. Owing
to this condition of affairs, and the j
rapid increase of Snake river freight, I
the splendid new steamer Harvest
Queen has started in the trade for;
Lewiston. She is the largest boat, by J
o feet, that ever went up Snake river,
and the good people of Lewiston will
see a floating palace when she moors
on the bar at the mouth of the Clear
water. The Pendleton Independent truth
fully saj-s that there is no rural part
of the Pacific slope that shows more
substantial and permanently tangible
evidence of the inarch of progress
than Umatilla comity. Its popula
tion, numbering, as it does, quite 8,000
souls, have chosen the two first avoca
tions vouchsafed to man agriculture
and stock-raising. A country adapted
to these pursuits has til ways been the
most prosperous and permanently
j happy, as witness the lands of ancient
beauty and strength, the valleys of
the lile and the Po, as well as the
beautiful hills of Palestine. To read
of the splendors of those lands, and
not see in the climate and immeasur
ably rich and fortile lands of this sec
tion of Oregon a permanent, prosper
ous, and we might add brilliant fu
ture, is to evince an inexcusable
short-sightedness into the future.
Many men of undoubted integrity,
who have resided in this county for
years, have informed ns, says the
Walla Walla "Union, upon return
from a visit to their old homes in Kan
sas, and other parts of the east, that
their relatives and friends looked and
acted as though they were being lied
to when the Walla Walla man related
his own farming experiences in this
valley. There is -no country on the
face of the earth where the farmer
can -raise more grain to the acre than
in cistern Washington and Oregon.
There are hundreds of thousands of
acres of virgin land in this country,
which only require to be tickled with
a gang plow and trotted over with a
header, to yield annually from 25 to
50 bushels of wheat per acre. This
land cm be had for taking. Remote
ness from market is the only draw
back to the cminby. That draw-back
will be remedied in a few short years.
Fisiiermeii A&tention !!
J ATA MEETING HELD AT UPPER AS-
xjl tona on April sth. at '2 ::;o i m., it was
j lnovcd tlmt :l mwtinS be called at Astoria on
l Apnii qjii ATT.Qfl D M
HrillL ullij Ml I .OU l. 11.
. ToctfblMi tho price for which we will
. take Salmon from the Columbia river and its
I trihutnrins nmi suHi othiriniiiivu -, i......
be nmght up. J. . UOUESOX.
To Vhom it Wlay Concern.
JOTICE IS IIEREIIY GlVEX TO ALT,
" persons, that S. W. Tallman's wharf i
ur tl,c steamers use only, and all other per-
i soin :iro ffifhifl i-nrnili" nn In tli wli-it-r .r.i.
.:.,."- .-r:. .: "- ....m.iui-i
i Tiitriif nt imiifMiiir iitvic gt iiia iu ..-.i.i
I nbiht or buiMintr fires on t
nearer than 100 feet of the wharf, or treimv
"""" .uu,,,"" o ... M.,. viv.ucu
meetino- ofis'n J,is wn' woed: and no ropes at-
; tached to rafts to be hitched to the .spiles.
h. W. TALLMAN.
"WiiSTronT, April 3th, lS7y. .
CUFF 1'IX. Ametlivst set
finder will he liber.illv re-
warded hv leaving the same at
FIXE JFAR3I1XG LAXI) for SALE
AT OVEItX3IEXT PItlfJES.
The homestead elaiin of Hayden Oearhart,
on Lewis and Clark's river, eontainimc
j 160 ..CIFLjEaJS.
GO Acres of which Is creek bottom in
one Dotiy balance goou up land.
Vi. R. SPEDDEN.
tkd fl&V HufB Jsf"rsOe; I? Ht
k,lMML, r&TS&, JJsL, JPi tai
The best .selected stock ccr before carried in this city.
DRY GOODS, CLOTHIKC, BOOTS AMD SHOES, HATS, CAPS.
CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, CARPETS, MATTIHGS,
A FULL LINE IX EACH DEPAETMEXT.
We call especial atttcnt'on to our extra larj;e invoice of
PRICES WAY DOWN.
WE SELL ONLY EOll CAt II. XO CREDIT. X() Ilnl'si: SHALL rXDERSELL 3135.
IS - 2 u. 3J IB ID "EL G "E2 3L ,
MAIN STREET, --------. ASTORIA, OREGON.
Soli AarMir for the Xriv American Seivinjr alacliiirc.
EASTER Ea&B I EASTER EG8S
SOMETHING ENTIRELY NEW.
RECEIVED DIRECT FROM TIIE EAST PER STEAMER OREGON A
BEAUTIFUL AND VARIED LOT, SOME COXTAIXIXG
KICELY COLORED PANORAMIC VIEWS.
OTHERS ORNAMENTED WITH
OUPIBS, VARIOUS 3SVI0ES; Alse: BRIBES A3TD GRC0MS;
GODDESS OF LU3EKTY; CUPIDS AND WKEATIIS,
And other larire. liaml.-onii and newest style cake ornaments. ALso : Nice fresh can
dies, eakes. and all kinds of ronfertionerv
OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE,
OPPOSITE TIIE DELL TOWER.
Old Stand, Near the
xniim. rUn-ct.-. nr.
S&1L J2 X-'sillO SblEOS?e
IS XOW OPEN AND HEADY TO SUPPLY FISHEKMEX. AND MECHANICS
GENERALLY WITH THE BEST QUALITY OF
dUO.irSOr,. BOO.TS. ABT3DI SHOES,
Gent's Fui'iiishing Goods. Etc.
3?"This is the only place in the eit of Astoria here you can buy the Genuino
barters Caps km Oil Skins, anil all KMs of Eiier Boots.
S'CSonils will be sold at the very lowest market rates, but for CAM I ONLY.
S. I)AXKIEK. Proprietor.
11. F. DKXNISOX. F. J. TAYI.OIl
DENNISON & TAYLOlt,
ATTOKSEYS AT I. AW.
OFFirE Up stairs in Parker's building,
comer Clienainns and Jienroii streets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office. rages new building, Squemoqlie
street, Astoria, Oregon.
"!TK. J. Y. OLIYEK,
Office. In Sliuster's n.ijmerrean build
ing. Entntnee Second door above tlmt of
the 1)aii,v Astokiax. Cass street.
Ilesidence on Jefferson -street, corner of
Successfully treats all Chronic Diseases.
AND DISEASES OF WOMEN AND
Cancer cured by a new and painless method.
Oflice Chenamus street, comer of JMam
. J. O'lIRIEX.
CURES BILLIOUS AD INTEUMTTTENT
With from one to tlrree doses of his harm
Also. Private diseases successfiillv treated.
Office O'Jirien's hotel. Astoria. Oregon.
WATCIBIAIvER AND JEVELER.
ii -s removp:d to
Main street, Parker's building.
Boots -and Shoes.
All kinds of repairing neatly and i
promptly attended to x.
MAIN ST.. - ASTORIA, OUEOON
J. H. D. QUAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
OYSTERS, by the SACK-
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER.
Shop on Cass street. Astoria. Oregon.
K3r Paper hanging and Kalsoniiming a
xtd'All work guaranteed to give satisfac
tion. TEN ACRES OF TjAXD.
On Youngs Ray, cleared, will be suitable
for dairv, or a chicken ranch, or for garden
ing purposes. Within one mile of the As
toria Post-uflice by land.
Covered with Hemlock timber, suitable for
tannery purposes. Leases will be made for
a term of years as may be arranged.
f2r-Apply.to - .J. II. D.GRAY,
ammw jfasigj; jiaruiu jiagaBa
Bivi? N rst-bi EHS 43
Walla Walla Restaurant.
TIIE - -
Notary Public for the State of Oreqon.
Ileal Estate Agent and Conveyancer.
Agent for the FIROrEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COJIPAXY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGENT and AUCTIONEER.
Rents and Accounts Collected, and re
turns promptly made.
Regular sales day.
SATURDAYS at JJ P. M.
N. Pi. Parties having real estate. Innit
turowniiy other goods to dispose of either
at auction' or private sale should notify me
soon as convenient befor" the ilav of sale.
No storage charged on goods sole" at Auo-
timi. e. c nor;b j:n.
Grand Auction Sale 1
I am instructed to sell on
Thursday, April 10, 1879,
Costly and lIerant Fnrnitnro.
Of Mrs. E. Arrigoni, of the Arrigoni Hotel.
This furniture was made bv tho celebrated
Oregon Furniture Manufacturing Companr
of Torfland. and is of the best material ana
new. The furniture will le on exhibition av
the premises live days before the sale.
For particulars jee large posters.
II. S. WOIISLEV. Auctioneer.
Corner Main and Chenamus Street'.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other En$:K?h Cutlory.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Heershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
TTateTies and .TiivIry. lilitzxlo and
Etrech feadiiis: SUnt ;uhk.
Ro vol vers. Pistols. lrlor ISiiles,
Astoria Liquor Store,
AUG. DANIELSON. Troprietor.
Water st. Roadway, - Astohia. Okeooit.
Importer and dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOJIESTIC CIGAlJB.
Sole agent for the celebrated
GSRALlNIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
Chknamus Strkkt. Astoria.
The public are invited to oil and leave
thoir ordnrs. Splendid Lager 5 cents a glai.
Raie. Lunch every nisht.
WAl. BtJUIv- Go..rroprietoac