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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1879)
ASTORIA. OREGON :
l.C. IRELAND Em tor.
Therer-isuat at this momon-bn'grent
dsalr" of railroad " talk pprtaining to
Oregon-and WashingtpnMterritory in
terests. . Ifr&ll looks hopeful for 'the
development of-ilie interior, with but
littlevforwA&toriac to expect, however.
Wfe.ppesume we must go on hoping,
as- Astorians have hoped t for., the past
It is reported in pRvstot-cipcles that
Mi. Jay Gould hns -pwrchased a con-,
controlling interest im the Oregon
Steamshipompany, and the Oregon.
Central, and thfe Oregan. and Califor
nia railroads. That he-is pushing iite
Utah-Northern from.Oijden oiii to. tho
Columbia i river as fast, as possible;
that narrow gauge iron es afloafat with
?.4iich to begin work at soma poinbionj
the Columbia, and build eastward to
intersect the Utah" Northern, in the
vicinity of the boundary between
Oregon, and Idahe: that the Trillion
dollars" raised in New York, is for the
Portland, Dalleaand Salt Lake rail
road, and that The Balles-Celilo por
tage will be built at once.
ln.ihts connection we are informed
that tha Walla Walla and Columbia
riverroad will not be extended this
year towards Dayton but will divert
from Whitman station in the- direc
tion, of. Grand i Rsinde, . viisi Weston.
-Vurio vAili. be commenced on the
"torthern Pacific also, from the Colurn"
a river eastward, somewhere in the
vicinity of the mouth of Snakes river.
We are at the same time given to
mderstand that mani of wealth' tin
California have taken hold of the
battle and Walla AValla road, or' are
sJjoiifcio do so; and that road will bo
carried oi. several miles further to
wards eastern.'- Washington territory.
(In this side, . aflclt further south, the
Ctentral Pifcifio'ftKO looking upon Ore-
n wistfully for a terminus.
Putting.'ali of this and that together
st far as poor mortal who havo not
the handlingof the numey. is- nBleto
d&eern,.tho d.iwniiig;of.ra:4iiQWvera is
GrtaLrciy seen for Oregon t from
an Astoria stand-point we cannot feel
that gratification whichuPortland must
I eel, as ttifc tendency is to give her at
least one, ic not more termini, at no
very distant day.
The Oregon Central will be com
pleted to Corvallis; as per previous ar
rangements. Woric must also pro
ceed upon the Yaqimu bay, branch;
sod should Foul weather Idb selected
as4rhb point for the harbor of refuge, J
we siuill see the general government
engaged in the construction of an
"artificial port," to compete with the
Golumbia river and Puget sound.
It matters vcrydittle to Astoria how
many railroads are built; how much
the general government mny-.cxpend in
the construction of harbors; how vast
copulation may increase; we still have
the noble old Columbia and its tribu
taries -passing our very doors from all
points,- front! remote Lewiston-, Col
ville, etc. , as well as the valley of the
Wallamet, and "sooner or later,"
very much sooner, .we should presume,,
with all the developments talked of,
3. railroad outlet from the interior
must seek this cityr
Still, in view of alithe circumstan
ces surrounding us; this combination
of capital and this enevgy displayed to
build up the interior; may we in
cue if it is not, at least, time that
Astoriatake her light from uisder the
lAishelwi-dere it has been htd&hi aU
these years): and let.it so skine thatnll
may see th5e advr.raages wfiis&i we
Iftvve to oiT&ias an-uTcducemeni for fcUe
investment of capital in our midst?'!
2& it not time that Astoria publish 4.o
l-hfi world some of the- pages written 1
ic behalf -of her interests, andlbycon-i
ecrfced action on the- part of this
pubtr lay open a full and J covin
cing. statement before men who con
trol th means to relieve us? This
part ofv Oregon j and Washington, is
an- Empire ifti all tli natural re
sources that pso&fcce-' weal tit? We
need population'' tii d&velop if, we
Deed capital. Population and capital
seek investment alike rpon the basis
o:iuformation furnished. That infor
mation ia all' ike csqutUl we have at
ooi disposal, let- tiSMise it. "West
ward the star of- empire" haaT?een
marching, until Illinois, Wisconsin,
IdVn? Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado
and Utah, nowfunaish the supplies to
keep tJp..thB.-rankKand file. Idaho,
Oregon and Washington are this year
fueling more sensibly the push of that
grand army, but the coast counties are
not receiving their percentage. Shall we
wait until history repeats itself for a
benefit, or shall Astoria andu Clatsop
county, join with . Pad nop Tillamook,
etc. rio make thaeffditoiow?
With?evclopnrenfc-'of the interior,
a&forecast by the present movements,
the steamship passenger trade will be
so far diminished as to render it cer
tain thaiiblit few people will travel
this way seeking -homos They will
come in by rail from the mother side
it will their -he seen that Astoria ne
glected its golden opportunity, and
we will still bo found l wondering,
waitingjor-a revival of"trade";;an ex
ample of 'hopes deferred..
El S. larseix
Jobbeiv anch Deaka- in
Xacf ies iif teixtion !
In Jr.a day and generation George
D. Prentice, of the Louisville Journal,
was noted among the leading editor
of the United States-. Hi could write
sustained articles of great, power,-and
occupied.! a respectablo- position ias a
poet,, but was better known as a
satirist, unsparing in his lampoons on
those vfko incurred his displeasure,
and witty to a-remarkable degree in
his -terse and epigrammatic comments
r.non current events.- During the ex
citing times leading up to tho war of
the rebellion .Ms. Pfentice remained a
staunch friend of- tho TJnion.i He ex
erted great infiuonoerwith his -paper in
preventing the withdrawal of Ken
tucky from -the family of statas-.(more
influence, perhaps,- than any other one
man in Kentucky), on -.which i account
it was very desirable by secessionists
that he should be wn over to their
way of thinking. As southern feeling
became, intensified,! however, Mr.
Prentice was. overslaughed J. Sdme
person, raking.; among tha - reminis
cences of the 'past, affects to have dis
covered that Mr. Prentice accepted a
bribe of $25,000 to advocate the. se
cession cause. Two or three names
-are used to endorse the rumor, which
the surviving friends of Sir. Prentice
pronounce a shameful libel.
The previous life of Mr. Prentice
had beeu above all suspicion as a
bribe-taker, in his-editorial or any
other capneityindtlifc iawvithno small
amount oft indication that his ad
mirers find there is occasion .when it
becomes necessary for them to defe'nd i
his good name. The issue has, how
ever, been forced", before the public,
and like all scandals involving the
reputation of public men, has become
a topic of animated discussion through
out the breadth of the land. All fair
minds will admit that there is wore
pleasure in establishing than- tearing
a reputation to pieces, for which
reason, having a kindly remembrance
for Mr. Prentice, and his brilliant
journalistic labors, we bring forward
a scrap of..vindicatory testimony which
soems to bo worthy of some respect..
Col. J. Stoddard Johnson, secretary
of state of Kentucky, writes a lengthy
letter, in which hi, admits that Mr.
Prentice was offered 1 $23,000 by G.
W. Juhn&oii. if he would iro over to
the confederate side. Sir. Prentico
discussed the secession subject in all
its bearings, but could nob be moved
from his union sentiments Soon
a&terward he made the following dec
If at any future time I'cooctacTc that
there is no eartlilv chance ofrthesoutlfs
coming back in "war, I slaili advocate
the recognition of southern liiutepenrt
eiuie; but in doing this I shall Iftfel little
else than despair for what I have ever
regarded as the most blessed coiiiilry on
Mir.Johnson realized thafc.Prentice
wns-uxin in his convictions and says
"rebel as I was, I write this letter in.
his defciuje." It cannot be.scen, evert
if. Mr. Prentice, had beea bought, J
which we do nwfc' believe,, what good
can be subservedbrnaging the mat
ter before the public at this late day.
1TABLE Mil) POCKET
SPRING" SEASON! 1879).
HAS OPENED AT
The best selected stock ever before carried in this city.
DffiT COOIBi, 8UDTHIHB,. BOOTS AND SRQES, HATS, CAPS..
crockery;- glass ware, carpets, mattings,
A FULL LINE IN EAC1I DEPARTMENT.
We call especial atttention to our extra large invoice of
prices way down,
"wsj sell; only for cash, no credit, no house shall undersell mz. .
main street. - -. -. astoria? oregon.
Sole Agent for the Xew America Sewing:!Rahine.
NEW SPBIN mi
A. VAN DTJSEN & CO.
Have jrs&reeeived a fnlPHneof Spntfg and Summer coeiS of the very finejtquality;$vhleh
1 were buoht during the lecent tumble in stocks, when cash commands a prtniiumuand
are therefore prepared to srfl the same at less rates than the same-quality ei
goods can bCrpurchaseFiehevhere. These goods consist in parSof
Clotliing, Gents Fumisliing Gootls,
llnt. al Caps, Jjiwlies Dross So4xl, IHnsliiiSi Trints Dlosivj,
Doot.s anil SIiKis. ISiihber Hoots. Oil Clothing.
In addition to the above have laid in a full stock of
BUILDERS UIATERIALS. BAILS', PAIXTftf, OILS,JETC.
The quality of our
CROCILEKY AM) fiOSSWAKE, TllIPS, ETC.,
Cannot be excelled and our prices defy competition.
Family CJrocerios ami Iroision a Sjoeialj-. Orogon City Isk-
perial Extra Elour at $ 50 por Uarrel.
WARDS CUNTSOP BUTTER? ALWAYS IN STORE.
t5y-Agcney for Singer and "White Sewing Machines. Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Expre
onice. comer of Cass and Jefferson street.
Key.- West Havana
All the Heading; Brands? of
AT T EC JE2 DEL 3E3 -L OT
Saliforma and Oregon
Foreign and Domestic
Wines- sarf Liqnsps
Laifist stjios. Soltllat prices lower than the material can lie bought for.
ASO : AfliARGE I.IXJB OF CIOTM AJilX I1EA.VES
L O A K S .
Black Oloih Cloaks - $4 50
Biack Cloth. Cloaks - $7 50
Idtak Flesm Mn&i Besver
SOMETHING NEW, $14 00.
SpeciaK attention is called to our
" 10 00
1 make Veg-J
etables one of
Specialties ! ig&
S3T Cannery and Mess House
zii supplied and will profit by
sending orders direct to me.
Having the only compete and
first-class stock of goods in As
toria, and not surpassed by any
north of San Francisco. We also
have pleasure-in saying, that with
our facilities o'buying goods, "we
CAN NOT nor WILL NOT be
undersold, taking- the quality oi
goods into consideration.
Full suite for S7 00 and upward
The public will do well to .give us a trial before going elsewheze, for w--
COHEN & COOEER.
"TVK. I. M. SSVERX.
LAItSKX'S BUILKf, - ASTOIUA, OllEGOX.
Ofllre IIoiiaracr-From 9 to 12 A. m., and
from 3 to 8 P- its
B. Ft JJENN IS ON. F. J. TAYLOR
DENNISON & TAYLOR,
A'TTORSEYS AT IAW.
Office Up stairs in Tarkcr's buildlug,
corner Clionamus and Uenton streets.
1 pt YK. FUIiTOX,
ATTORNEY AT JA-W..
Offibe. rages new building, Squemoqhe
street fc Astoria, Oregon.
5-All goods guaranteed as
represented, and delivered free
gratis, for nothing, to any pur
chaser in the city that will1 come,
order, 2aid -pajyior the same..
E. S. LAESEN,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
Ji Yy. oliyek,
Offigfj-. In Shustcr's Daguerrean builds
.- C. HOLDEN,
Notary Public for the State i of Oregon.
Heal Estate Asest anil Convrjaiiccr.
Agent for the FIItEMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMFANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER. .
RcbIh and Accounts Collected.-. sad re-
tarns promptly Hiadc.
Eegtriar sales day.
SATURDAYS at 2 P. M.
N. H. Parties having real estate, lurnJ
tnre or any other good to dispose of either?'
at auction or private sale should notify me
Miomas convenient tiefor" the dav of sale.-.
No storage charged on goods .sole' at Auc
tion. E. C.HOLbJN.
td " Auctioneer.
Seventy I oil jits Kewarel;.
NKT IiQST. on the morning of the 20th
opposite Barneys Point. F0 fathom. No.
12 thre:ul. 40-plv. cotton lines. 3S meshes
deep, floats branded W'B. Supposed to
have heen .stolen, as tlie lines were cut off.
Twenty dollars i be paid for the reooyery
of the het-aud $50 for the conviction pf the
thief. . WATSON BROS..
250 Gallons Pure Cider Vinesurj
in 1025 and 45 Gallon PackagesR.
For sale by
Another consignment just received."
PURE CIDER TISnEGAI:.
E. S.. IIARSEN,
ODr,.SquAocqhe aniOass titsr Astoria.
ing. Entnmeesecond door above that of .0 ' ' OKESON.
the )aw ASTQitiAX. Cstvs street. A&TOUlA ":;: J -
lSp&Idence on-Jefferson street, corner of . . " .
fIGMiS AN D5 IUBAUUU;.
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENH0LM'
and other Engljpii Cntlory.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS-
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, eto
A fine stock of
Watclie and .Tewelrr. Inzjclcanrt
Blreecli Tioadincr Mi CJuiih,
Rcvol-rer, listl. Prlr Klflew..
Suecessfiillv treats all Chronic T)isensr.
AND "DISEASES OF "WOMEN AND
Cancer cured bv a new and painless method.
Otlice Chena'mus street, corner of JMam
OURESILLIOUS AND INTERMITTENT
Wlth'from oae to three doses of his harm
Alsot.Jiivate diseases successfully treated.
OFi'i?K-0,Brien,s hotel. Astorid.- Oregon.
WATOffiMAKER AND JEWELER.
HAS HKMOVED TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGONV
Boots" and Shoes.
All kinds of repairing neatly and
promptly attended to
r T. JREID,
Corner of Front andA streets-
PORTLAND - - - - OREGO
s-Late butcher in the Central Market.
Hot, Cold, Shower,
Steam and SULPHUR Bath
Occident Hotel Shaving Saloon. .
Nijcderauek & Uhlk;nhast,
39Special attention given to ladies'. Qnrf
children's hair cutting.
private Entrance for Ladies.-,