Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (June 5, 1879)
gftc g&iBj stxaimx.
ASTORIA. OREGON: .
I. G. IBELAXD Editor.
Jtxk ", 1879.
Bottom Dropped Out.
Salmon is abundant. We never
saw finer fish in- any climate. But
the market has continually dropped,
dropped, dropped; until the bottom of
the cans is entirely out. Who will
dispute now what The Astokian- said
five weeks ago; that with a dropping
market for the cased goods, and a rising
price for raw fish, who could tell
what day would be the da' of the
final burst up. A blind man cnn see
it now. The more fish you get this
season, after contracts are filled, the
poorer you become, unless jtou are a
fisherman in fact. The best price
that could be got two weeks ago was
$1 10 to $1 1284: 50 a case. Now
it is 1 0G to $1 07 per dozen SI 28
per case being the highest. Who can
fail to feel the consequences of this
thing. Save your money and go slow,
if you would not be hungry next win
tor, is our advice.
It is stated that the salmon disease
has appeared in the Tweed, and
thousands offish have died, so the
prosperity of the fishery is in
danger. The evil is caused 03'
a parasitic fungoid growth, which
generally attacks the head of the
fish first, gradually spreading'over
different parts of the body and
giving it a piebald appearance.
The fins and adjoining portions of
the body are especially liable to at
tack, the infected parts assuming
a white color. This parasite
belongs to a group of aquatic fungi.
These fungi are of rapid growth,
and though their life is short they
reproduce thmselves so quickly as
to render it difficult, if not impossi
ble, to check their spread. The
growth of the fungoid mass on the
skin of the fish is not in itself
fatal, but causes an intense irrita
tation, which forces the fish to rub
themselves violently against rocks,
stones, and other objects in the
hope of effecting its removal, and
so as to cause wounds from which
they eventually die.
That Terrible Storm.
That terrible hail and rain storm
which p;issed over Salem and other
parts of Oregon, passed over Kitti
tas valley on the 25th. A correspon
dent of the Oregonian. who was out in
all of it, says:
On our way we encountered the worst
storm of rain, hail, wind, thunder and
lightning known to the oldest inhabitant
in these parts. Never before has such a
furious storm visited this country since
its settlement. Men on horseback, men
with teams, in fact, every one was
forced to dismount and use all hi pow
ers to hold Ins frightened animals. Peal
on peal of thunder, stroke afler stroke
of lighting sent riderless horses pell
well over the plain, while the cattle on
a thousand hills ran to the valleys be
low, and bellowing, congregated in
thousands :is if to protect each other
from the raging elements.
Oil Vjjoii Troubled "Waters.
Since the d.iys when Franklin par
formed his well known experiment on
the tempest-tossed pond, stilling its
angry waves with a spoonful of salad
oil, producing a smooth, if uneaven
surface by the incredibly thin film thus
formed, accounts have been from time
to time published of vessels in danger
of the seas repeating this experiment
on a large seale. The last instance is
that of the Arda, bark, which in Oc
tober last mot with exceptionably
heavy weather on her voyage to Bay
onne. The captain, writing of the
We had the hardest passage I ever
made, without any exception. On Oc
tober lKth and 14th very bud weather
vith heavy gules: on the lsth a ! urri
cane from" X. X. EM and we had to run.
I think the vessel would have foundered
if we had hove to. I got two oil bags
over the stern, and found that they kept
the sea from breaking over the afterpart
of the vessel, but once or twice when she
got a shear so as to run out of the track
of the oil, she bnk it in on the forward
house and deck so heavily as to stagger
her, and fur a few moments 1 could
hardlvU'll whether we would float or
not. If 1 am ever caught again in such
a gale, and in the stream where the sea
is so bad, I shall, for running, put the
bags to each vard-arm. or tow from
them, so as to make a wider track of oil,
I think this will prevent it from break
ing over lorwurd.
The Snn Francisco Call says: The
Columbia and Wnllamet rivers are
both rising very rapidly, and it is
foarcd the usual spring freshet will be
very high this summer.
Northern Pacific Railroad Presi-
From the Portland Dee.
A telegram to the morning' pa-
pcrs announces the resignation of
Chas. B. "Wright as president of
the Northern Pacific railroad com-
,,T i , . . -
pany. AA e think that corporation
During that time the Northern i the establishment of a branch "dead
Pacific company, with a land grant I letter" office here. Great Britain has
nf tw-fliitv.fivp ilirv.ic-itiH v inn.
dreil acres per mile of
land in any of the tern tor
the United States, has not built a
single mile of road, except thirty
miles of coal road running north
of Tacoma. This coal road runs
hekl that produces no
coal. In the two vears it has been
opened it has not transported an
average of one car load per day to
While Wright, with a most valu
able franchise and land grant, has
done nothing, the Atchison, To
peka and Santa F( running from
Kansas into New Mexico and the
Southern Pacific, running from
California across Arizona, have al
most spanned a continent. Neither
of these roads, we believe, have a
land grant. It looks as if he had
been blinded to the best interests
of the Northern Pacific company,
or he would have resigned long
ago, and let a more capable man
takn the helm.
The history of the Northern Pa
cific is an illustration of how mis
management will bring to naught
the sanguine hopes of the friends
of the most magnificently-endowed
enterprise of the present day.
Congress gave it fifty millions of
acres of land; but before it was
fairly launched on the financial,
world the vultures had gathered
around and commenced to rend
the carcass. It has been bankrupt
and dishonored for the past five
years. It first president, S. Greg
ory bmitn, alter swamping tne
Northern Pacific, left it to give
the Vermont Central its quietus.
Its next president, Geo. W. Cass,
after doing an infinite deal of
nothing, has fled to Europe to
avoid his first liabilities; and now
Mr. C. B. "Wright announces that
he, too, is about to quit a post
where he has done nothing but
bring distrust upon the enterprise.
What Mr. Billings will do remains
to be seen.
Harbor of lErltmc
Office Board of Engineers for the Pacific Const. )
523 Kearney btreut. San Francisco. Cat., :
May SJd. tb'SJ. J
On and after the filli day of .June, 187!),
public sessions of the board or of a com
mittee of the same will be held at this
ollice. The object of these is to hear the
views and opinions of all persons inter
ested in the location of a harbor of
refuge on the Pacific ocean, between
San Francisco and the straits of Fuca.
Shipmasters familiar with the naviga
tion of the Pacific coast and all other
persons possessed of information on the
subject are invited to communicate with
the Doard, in person, or by letter.
V. SKAFOItTII Stewart,
Lt-Col. of Engineers, Pacific Senior Member
Dr. Mlntlc .Wphrctlrtnn .1 Compound
Extract or Itiiclut.
Dr. Min tie's Nephreticum works won
ders. In all cases of Dropsy, Bright's
Disease. Kidnej, Bladder and Urinary
Complaints, or Retention of Urine, these
troubles are entirely cured by the Ne
phretieum. FemaleWeakness, Gravel,
Diabetes, pain in the back, side and loin
are cured, when all other medicines
See what the druggists of Portland
and San Francisco say about Dr. Min
tie's Nephreticum and" English Dande
"We have sold a large amount of Dr.
3Iinties medicines; the English Dan
delion Pills: also the Nephreticum. and
in all wises they are highly spoken of
and give entire satisfaction'
John A.Chi Ids, druggist, Second street,
C. II. Woodward &Co., druggists, cor
ner First and Alder streets, Portland.
Abrams & Carroll, wholesale, drug
gists, :t and 5 Front street, San Francis
'We regard Nephreticum as the best
kidnev and bladder remedv before, the
For all derangements of the liver, use
Dr. Mintic's English Dandelion Pills.
1'or Billiousness and Dyspeisia, use Dr.
Mintie's Dandelion Pills. For Fever
and Ague. use. Dr. 3Iintie"s English
Eery family should keep the Eng
lish Dandelion Pills on hand.
Dr. Mintie's remedies will not "cure
all complaints,'' bur if taken according
to directions, give immediate relief and
perfect a cure in ail troubles for which
thev are recommended. For sale by
11. 1 . Canfield, druggist, Astoria. Oregon.
There have been more cures of semi
nal weakness, nervous debility and par
alysis made by the wonderful English
Kemedy. Sir Astley Coopers Vital Res
torative, than by all oilier remedies com
bined. Why w'ill vou suffer? Send to
A. E. Mintie. M.D.. No. 11 Kearny street,
Snn Francisco. Price, 3 per bottle;
four times the quantity, $10. Try a
Persons wishing to. prepare for
fishing on the Sound, or for small fish
will find a, quantity of suitable twine, at
.. U. D. Gray's. It is just the thing for
trout and herring nets.
The bill before congress for the j
establishment of branches of the i
"dead-letter" office in the populous j
cities, meets with very general ap-
proval. They would be a great con- j
nince and accommodation to the .
?"bthc- is the ,e,ht Vr T.
that a letter sent from Astoria to .
plirtliind and infeairected should have
GOODS ARE COMPLETE.
"ver a nnnurca sucu uumuu uuuw,
.a'?bc.tJt"rttS."i,:0lJR CLOTHING AND
1 tones oi Are all of the Latent
At Kort Clark. Texas, on the 23l of April
lS7s), to the wife of Cant. J. I. Rodgers, a
! . ... .. i A- 1.,1 !. .......
si,i, t n wifi of Mnior Stewart.
----(-.--. --iw ..- --
01 rort Canny, a daugitter.
At Sea Side, June 2d. T. AV. AA'allis.an old
resident or this county, a native of Virginia,
aged 50 years.
Owing to a reduction ou Refined Sugar in
San Francisco, I take pleasure to
state that I will give
Half Pound More Sugar
FOR GIVE IWIXAIS,
Than heretofore, to strictly cash customers.
Other ttooris at Hud ItooU Price.
I.arj;c Invoices Just Opened.
Fresh Fruits a Specialty-
E. S. LARSEN.
General assortment of table stock constantly
on hand, such as
Canned Fruits and Jelly,
Bacon, Hams5 Shoulders, Lard,
EGGS. BUTTJJK, CHEESE.
Mi Fruits and Vegetals.
FISH. POULTRY AXJD) GA5IE
In the season.
CIGAKS A3TD TOBACCO.
Best of TTEVES USD X.IQUOKS.
All cheap for CASII. Goods sold on com
mission. Opposite I. W. Case's store.
Special Auction Sale.
Saturday, June 7, at 2 P. M.
Tnstmcted by Mr. C. A. McGuire. I will sell
at public auction, at his residence, to fore
close chattle mortgage, as per public notices,
ONE FIXE nKIGIIT
Rosewood Cottage Piano.
After which, at the same place, will dis
pose of alot of HOUSEHOLD FlMtNITUKE,
STOVES, etc., to be sold on account of re
MAGNUS C. CROSBY.
Stoves, Tinware, and
House Furnishing Goods.
Hardware, Brass Goods,
Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings,
Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead, Iron,
Copper, Brass, and Zinc.
0m 2 " '' S3
DISSOLUTION NOTICE. Tlie under
sijmcd hereby gives notice that the co
partnership heretofore existing between Mc
Clearv & C:irr in Astoria, in the business of
grading h:is been mutually dissolved. The
undersigned will continue the business hi his
own name, and asks for a share of the work
going on. confident of his ability to do it
satisfactorily, both ;is to price and work.
V. C. CAKE.
Astoria, ?.Iay 31, 1S70.
Wilson & Fisher
tt a :o.:p'V57-.a.:e3.:e3.
LUBRICATING OILS, COAL OIL.
PAINTS AND OILS.
Sheet, Round, and Square Prepared
PROVISIONS, MILL FEED,
GARDEN SEED, GRASS SEED.
Which will be exchanged for country pro
duce or sold at lowest prices.
Corner Clicnamus and Hamilton Streets
Best Stock &ni
To which we call
n Hosiery, Lace, White Goods and Embroidery,
WK ABE TSII-: BOSS.
neoner oxrra inducements this season to purchasers, ami although wo. are
iiotsehinjr Al COS I, we defy ain house in this eitv to compete with our prices.
e mean it! Come, give us a call and see for omself what we can do for vou.
HMIF SPRJNQ mi
A. VAN DUSEN & CO.
Have just received a full line of Spung ai.d Fui mcr.M oils of the ei finest quality, which
were bought during tie lecmt u n.l.'.e in Mciks. win. eas-li u n n ;iu s a mc mirin and
are therefore prepared to ill tle j-anie at Iis raws U n He sine r.ualiiv of
goods can be purchased el-twhcre. TUm gouts ruiiSiMt in part of
Clothing, Gent's Furnishing Goods,
!2ats and Caps. I.uli Brcss Goods. 3Zns5in.s. TVsais. Elosierr,,
I2oos ami S2:oes. ISu!I)cr ESoots. Oil Ctl:iu;.
In addition to the above hae laitl in a full stock of
Rnr.IKS 35AT3-:5J3.1I. arAILS. PAl'XTS. II.. ETC.
The quality of our
CKCCREKY AXE GJ,ASSWA15:. L.lSPS. ETC..
Cannot he xcellcd and our prices defy competition.
Family Groceries ai:d I'roision a Special ty. Oregon City Im
perial ILvtra TJotir at S3 50 per Ilarrel.
WARDS CLATSOP BUTTER ALWAYS IN STORE.
3rAgoney for Singer and AVhite Sewing ilachincs. Wells, Fargo & Co.'s Eprc
oRjce. comer of Cass and Jefferson street.
I3T SEEX.I3TG OOOBS
We have since replaced our Ladies'
And all goods that were lost on the Republic.
ALSO, A FULL LINE OF LADIES'
LIKTEKT XJ3KT 33 353 R-WEI l. IEL.
Come, give its a trial, and satisfy yourself that we sell cheaper than any othei
house in town. "We do not give any price list, as we have but one price, and sell
COHEN & COOPER.
I X L STOKE.
T M. SEVERN. M. D.
PHYSICIAN AX1) SURGEON.
Examining Surgeon of Pensions.
Kinscy's Ihiilding, on the Itoadway,
J. V. OLIVKU,
KOHI KG PATMIST.
Office. In Shuster's Daguerrean build
ing. Kntrance ecoiul door above that of
the Daily Astokiax. C:iis street.
Itcsidcnce on JelTerson sticet, corner of
Successfully treats all Chronic Diseases.
AND DISEASES OF "WOMEN AND
Cancer cured lv a new and painless method.
Olncc Cheiianuis street, corner ol Maui
R. .1. O'SICIEX.
CUKES BILLIOUS AND INTERMITTENT
With from one to three doses of his harm
Also. Private diseases successfully treated.
Office O'Brien's hotel. Astoria. Oregon.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
II S lil5MOKD TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTOKIA, - - - - OKECJON.
soots ana anoes-g
All kinds of renairinp neatly uiul 3
tiromntlv attended to ls2
MAIN ST.. - ASTOHIA. OREGON.
Iat'iat for S:al.
Tlie right to niaiiufacturo and sell
J02IX ii. BKK3ISERS PATlvST
(No. 1S9,!MK). April 24, 1S77).
ImproTcsnonl in 85F.IX53 8IiAT
In the States of California and Oregon.
asrFor part'.culars and description, which
cannot be given in a brief advertisement,
call upon or address. T. BROEMSEK.
"Walla Walla Restaurant, Astoria, Oregon
if -& All f ?
.styles and Designs.
S VMM. EM STQ6K
BOSS F TEE VBWN
Tp C. HOLDEK,
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Heal Kstatc Agent and Conveyancer.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Rents and Accounts Collected, and re
turns promptly made.
Regular sales day,
SATFBDAYR at 2 P. M.
N. B. Parties having real estate, lumi
ture or any other goods to dispose of either
at auction or private sale should notif' me
soon as convenient befor the (lav of sale.
No storage charged on goods sole' at Auc
tion. E. C. IIOLb JN.
Corner Main and Chemunus Street?,
ASTORIA .'. OREGON.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Bleershaum Pipes, etc.
A line stock of
IVatolies and .Cewelry. lltixzle aiS
JJreecli Ijoadinjr S2:t Ciins.
Kcvolvcrs. Ii!toIs. I'ai-lor ISilles.
THE ASTORIA BREWERY
RUDOLPH 3ARTH & MICHAEL MEYER,
Corner of Olney and "SVater streets,
Rest quality of LA GKli liKEJt r cts. per glass
Choice AVines, Liquors, and Cigars ahvay.i
nsrThe patronage of the public is respect
fully solicited. Orders for Lager or Bottled
Reer in any quantity promptly filled.
SS-Tlie best lunch the season will afford
furnished dav and ni;lit FREE .