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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 8, 1881)
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-SATURDAY JAN. S. IBS
P. C. IBFLAMI Keillor.
A correspondent of the Herald
complains of the pigeon holei into
which every legislative project ad
vocated by the friends of free ships
has until now found an early grave.
Many bills, he says, have been of
fered, but none reported. When
referred to committees, the were
promptly consigned to oblivion as
-by some unknown influence. Up
on the si following piopositious
he declares that the free ship men
are generally united: 1. The ad
mission to American register of all
vessels over three thousand ton-,
subject to the same laws regarding
ownership that now prevails; 2.
The admission of all materials to
be used in the construction and
repairs of vessels of over three
thousand tons, duty free; 3. The
adoption of a new tonnage meas
urement, based on actual carrying
capacit', and excluding the space
occupied by engines and boilers
and accommodations for officers
and crews; 4. Exemption from
taxation, local and national, of all
vessels engaged in the foreign
trade for more than eight month
of the year; 3. Permission for all
American vessels in the foreign
trade to take their stores and ship
chandlery out of bond, duty free;
6. A general revision of our laws
relating to seamen, and also those
regulating the consular service, so
that the charges which now weigh
so heavily on American shipping
at home and in foreign ports may
be diminished and be made to ac
cord, as far as possible, with those
imposed under the English system.
This is a comprehensive plan, the
adoption of which would certainly
be followed by the reappearance
of our flag in all parts of the
-world, without interfering with
-what little ship-building we now
possess. The free admission of all
ship materials -would rather in
-itself be a great encouragement to
the development of this industry,
as the. surplus capital of the
country would find a new field of
The following straws regarding
fire insurance methods in New
York city are supplied by the
leading insurance journal there,
,vthe Spectater: "A story is told
of a verdant agent in this city who
was induced to sign a binding slip
insuring 5,000 in the London and
Liverpool, on a clothing store in
the Bowery while the property
was on fire. His humiliation a
"Tialf-hour later is said to have been
quite affecting. His principals
should be charmed with his dis
criminations in the selection of
risks. To secure a five days risk
in the New York Central elevator
'lately, the owner of the grain
agreed to a clause in the policy
that if the property was destroyed
before the end of five days, he
-would pay a full years premium.
'The shops and cars of the Metro-
-politau elevated railway were late
ly insured by a city company at a
rate for three years very low. We
re net permitted to menton the
-rate, but may say it was less than
one per cent. The company which
carried half the risks the previous
year actually received more for
the single annual policy than the
new company receives for three
years. It is about time, we think,
to agitate a tariff association."
The Chicago physicians are very
jnuch perplexed with the case of Wil
lie Crawford, aged fourteen, who has
for seven years been sweating blood
at intervals. His infirmity comes on
usually after taking cold. Great dark
patches appear on his body, from
which bloody drops, the size of a pin
bead, exnde. Blood flows from Ins
month, nose, eyes, stomach and kid
' neys, but no pain accompanies theso
discharges. Sndden fright or excite
ment will temporarily check tho flow.
He is mentally bright and his father,
mother, brothers and sisters are all
strong, healthy persons. The physi
cians being unable to understand the
case propose sending him to Edin
burgh and London for examination by
.ithe academy of surgeons.
The Great Question.
Although not properly speak
ing a controversy, the antagonis
tic opinions given by Judge Black
and Mr. George Ticknor Curtis in
relation to the power of a state to
regulate the rates of railroad traffic
have brought out the leading
points of difference between the
contending parties represented by
those authorities. Both arc em
phatic in the principals which they
advocate, but they start from
points so widely distant and follow
two lines so perfectly parallel in
contrary directions that they can
never meet. Between these two
champions the American people
will have to decide, or perhaps to
mark out a new line on ground
let accidented than that which
they are so resolutely traveling.
The problem must some day be
solved to the satisfaction of all in
terests. With a vast territory where
the steam engine isstill unknown we
could not afford to discourage rail
road enterprise, even if the power
necessarily possessed by gigantic
corporations were so arbitrarily ex
ercised as their opponents would
have us believe. Facts are more,
potent than law. Legislation
must accommodate itself to the
necessities of trade and industry.
In a community like the United
States, where the forces at work
developing it in all directions are
so far beyond the control of any
human agency, it were idle to
speak of compelling them to fol
low a certain course. They will
not operate as the legislator in
tends if their nature is disregarded,
and they may be lst to progress
by those who would have them
serve only a certain purpose. This
great railroad question is not to be
studied or discussed in a law
school, but in the light of public
economy; by statesmen who under
stand their time and the general
march of civilization. Congress
has given an example of wisdom
by refusing to take any steps in
any direction before the greatest
possible amount of information had
been collected and so classified as
to afford a broad basis of intelli
A correspondent of a German
paper calls attention to the inju
dicious practice of blowing dust
off the watch work. He says that
the operation looks so harmless
that but few ever think of the de
structive consequences attendant
on the contact of humid breath
with polished steel surface and
springs. At lower temperatures
a kind of veil covers the parts at
once after blowing, which gradual
ly disappears again, but it is in
fact nothing else than a watery
deposit, or steam reduced to water.
Generally the deposit evaporates
as the object gets warmer, but this
is not always the case. Many
watchmakers must have observed
that polished steel surfaces are
sometimes dotted over, apparently
with particles of dust, which on
closer examination are found to be
rust. Perhaps many have been
puzzled to account for rust spots
between the coils of a spring, very
minute but still sufficient to render
the article useless. These serious
defects, says our authority, may in
many cases be put down to the
evil influence of warm breath,
microscopic particles of water, for
want of sufficient heat to evapo
rate, have remained on the sur
faces and done tile mischief de
scribed. A French writer, who claims to
know whereof he speaks, states
that the Egyptians conceal 20,-.
000,000 annually of the precious
metals; and the Empprorof Moroc
co has filled seventeen large cham
bers with gold and silver. The
solution of the problem of the dis
appearance of the precious metals
from the countries where they are
produced, is that the Orient is the
reservoir into which continually
flows the gold and silver of the
Occidental reservoir, from which
there is no ebb.
An exchange says: "There ap
pears to be a growing demand for coin.'
Any editor who doesn't know that
without taking anybody's "say so,"
ought to have his salary reduced.
TE W TO-DAY.
TCPI. IVUftX-iLKR. 21. IK
its--From 9 . M. to 11 A. 3t.
to 4 l. J.
Notice from Dr.
"fY FRIENDS AND PATIE
HA. tona. Mill kinillj excuse uie
tk-ine medicine for two months.
Aston. .Ian. ft. lsi
SHeecM- to IIUhmbvv 1-rc '
I hh trejarctl ti rvc4e onlrs fur
Copper Handles, Mallets, Etc.
I hae heist rntfaged in ULikiHSttoNt. etc..
for tbt 11 car, a ml m work has al
Ka. S n Mt"fiK-tMHi. I am prepared to
fill all orders pnimitl.jiiMl ihi sliort iMice
at the hme-t Hicc. alwaw iiitdprc)lin;;
oUier factor! arvntdlng to iunHt rf ikhU
On!ii left with
TRENCH KI & I'PSHClt,
Or atMroxiI t the nmU railed, will rv
cehe iwHupt atteiilkm. It. Y. 1U.OOD.
TREXGIIAIlll & &PSIHIR
PAINTS, OILS, ETC.
AOENCY OF THE
Imperial Mills Flour and Feed.
Chenamus Street, Near Olney,
VNTKl) 1-OK NEW
Samples postpaid. 25 cents. Sent from
THE ASTORIAN OFFICE.
General assortment of table iock constant!)
on hand, such as
Canned Fruits and Jelly,
Bacon, Hams, Shoulders, Lard,
E;;S. BUTTER. CHEESE.
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables,
FISH. POl'LTRY AXD OA3IE
In the season.
CIGA1ES XSU TOBACCO.
Brsl r wi:ves aad r.iiron$.
AH cheap for C.SII. Coods Mild on com
mission. Opposite I. V. Cases store.
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Only 3Iacliine Shop
And the bet
In the city.
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
MACHINE SHOP. NEAR KINNEY'S AS
Merrill & McGregor,
Blacksmiths and Machinists,
Capt. Roger's M uihI. AMorin. Oregon.
AH werk in our lino, bear? or Iwht.dono witi
neatness ami dbratchi
- ...w . ..
sAll woov warranted and at reasonable
nia.v be found on
IW at Geo. P.
KiWCU. & Co's
Xews paper AdvcrtUlnff Bureau (10 Spruce
be made for it In
i vrrrii njp-YTJfci
i bnce, CJire
:uid ifoj 2 Vm
ftv at ' I
I " f
1 HAH I"OUNDS RAGS OF all kinds.
JL U iJJJ clean and dry, at the Umbrela
shop. Mam street, by J. JOPLIN.
A SKIFF OFF SMITH'S POINT, painted
IrfHek two pair ours, ami sails lashed in
MUe. The on ner fc. requeued to call at Clias.
Tinle, just boe .Worm Ikinp com
iwny. . idlw
Rooms for Rent.
SIX rXFPRNIMIEI) ROOMS ON MAIN
Street, Astori.u pllj to
P. II. FOX.
13.13.titd .IiMK-e of the Peace.
House and Lot for Sale.
DESIRABLE RESIDENCE PROPERTY
!mh ; and will vimhi bepxtd IwivJitws
lrjvrij. i ir KinH'Rixrs ajHH at
milK I'VDEItSICNKI) WILL RE PRE
X (mfiiI to fnriiHi to onler. in hH. to suit,
and keit eotitiitl mi hand. t'KDAli
FLOATS. MAl'LS. IIAXDLES. etc, Tor
afc at lowest pnee..
Adtln., ir ealfHiiKHi
PETERSON & ANDERON.
Oak Point. W.T.
Guitar, Banjo and Violin.
CHAS. E. P.ARNES, IVTE OF Portland,
wiHild like a few jHiiK h: eith-r of the
above iiiMmnieiit. Teni. bie dolai jht
iiKHith. Two Iihmhu per week. Orders felt
at Adler" Bok Store.
Steamer Magnet Notice.
HAVING WITHDRAWN FROM THE
MeatnhoiU Ihimih-vs all bills apiinst tle
steamer Magnet must la? presented to A. .1.
Metier. Occident lwtel, who will m- the
same. All jrrties imlebted to MeaiiKrMiti:
net will make iKtnueitt. t A..I. Metier at
t heir earilestt con emotive.
dw--Iin J. W.Ml'NSON.
School Tax Notice.
TIIO THE TAX PAYERS OF SCHOOL
A District No. i. Clat-sop ctHintj. Oregon.
Yon an hereby notinVil that the a.sesment
nll for the school ta in district No. 1. for
the car 18JH). is coinileted and Is now in in
hantLs Tor cidlectimt at mv offlce mljnhilnt;
I'iipt. FIhm'Ps warelMHis,.vii)ria. I"a oHr
;aes in time :mdve cost.
.!.:. II CSTLER.
tlerk of ScIhmiI IMstrict No. 1.
Scow. Stove. Etc.. for Sale.
milE I'NDERSICNEI). ADMINISTRA
JL tor of the estate of .lolui Cropiicr, de
ceased. otfei for sab a small scow, together
with stoe. cooking utensils, ami personal
effects. The scow mav be seen on the bank
near the residence of ,Mr. Bain, above West
sth street. For iwrticulars applv at the
(Kcident hotel C. S. WRKJHT,
Astona. Ans. 20. 1R0. d&w tf
11HE CO-PAirrNERSHIP HERETOFORE
. exLsting iK-twecii the umiersiKiied, under
the firm name of A. Booth ,t Co.. was. dls
sohtl on the sth da of October. lsiO.
The luckiness will liectHitiniieil by A. Booth
under the Ann naiiK of . Booth ,"t Co.. with
Charles T. Tliomes as acti'it; manager.
Asrm. Dei-.'-T. ItM).
THE STATE, COUNTY. AND STATE
TAXES FOR 1880
Are now due and can Ik- paid at the sheriffs
office without extra charge.
Sheriff and Ta Collector.
Astoria. Nov. 6th, 1P0. tf
w. l. mVai'.f,
.1. A. BROWN
BROWX A. MrlABE,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS.
Astoria offlce At E. C. Holden's Auction
store. Portland offlce 24 B street. 13-tf
AN ELEGANT LOT OF
SCITABLE FOR THE
A Great Variety of Articles Suitable
for Presents, at
Mr. Lob has made arrangements to pay
the highest cash i1ce for an kinds of furs-.
ieltst hides, f tc.
Main Street, Astona.
Oregon and California Railroad
.gHk Ferryboat "No. 1."
ii C. IintlerM. Uo Inclier. Diameter
by 33 Inch Streke:
3 Tubular lioiler. 1G Feet Long-.
53 Incite Diameter, nith 21
Tubes. 3-4 Inches Diameter,
and 5 Tubes 3 3-4 Inches Di
ameter in Karh:
Mud Drumr20 Inches Diameterby
14 Feet IjOuk:
Steam Drum Connecting the Iloil-
prs: Engine 130 Horse Power.
Address : .f. BRANDT.
tJeneral Supt. O. & C. R. Co.
Portland. Oregon, Dec 14. 10. 31-lm
PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL
J Xj-S T 3ES 3EL3E3 3Ei
Orders left at the Occident Hote. or at my
Warehoase. foot of Benton Street, promptly
LIME, SAND, BRICK. PLASTER, LATH,
Cement, and all materials in my line,
furnished to order.
ttfl-Speclal attention paid to Furna e work
and Ranges. Cistern w ork warranted good
or no pay.
3Auent San Juan and N ew Tacoma Lime.
THE GOLDEN CENSER,
One of the best and and cheapest
FAMILY RELIGIOUS PAPERS PUBLISHED.
It is a weekly eight-page, five-column each, paper, with no advertisements, but devoted
entirely to pure readlug matter, embracing the following departments :
Contributed Articles, Home and Fireside, Temperance, Editorials, la
dles Department. The Yeuus: Folks, and The Sunday School.
each ot which is strictly what its heading? implies.
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The Home of "Bro. Gardner," and ';His Honor and Bijah,
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CHENAMUS STREET, - ASTORIA, OREGON.
QrOnlers left at the C.ERMANIA BEER HALL will be promptly attended to.-Sn
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FASTEST AJSTD BEST PRESSES,
AND TYPE OF THE LATEST STYLES.
3s We purchase Paper, Cards. Ink, and other materials of the manufacturers
AT LOWEST OVIN KATES,
And can therefore afford to use, as we alv.ajs do. the beM articles, while enarging
Cards, Envelopes, Circulars, Bill Heads and Letter Heads.
THE EVERY DAY WANTS OF THE COUNTING ROOM AND THE
WORK SHOP ARE SUPPLIED AT PRICES WHICH CAN
NOT BUT GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
Notary Public for the State of Oreqon.
Real Etatr Agent anil Coin cj anccr.
Ajjent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COM PANY yr San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGENT and AUCTIONEER.
Keats anil Accounts Collected, nnil re
tHrnft promptly Bindc.
Regular sales day,
SATURDAYS at 10:30 A. M.
N. B. Parties having real estate, lurni
tureorany other goods to dispose of eithei
at auction or private sale .should notify me
soon as convenient before the day of sale.
No storage charged on goods sell at Auc
tion. E. C.HOLtEN.
CASS STBEET, - - ASTOKIA.
Has just openen a tine stock of
SILVER WARE, ETC.,
The finest in the market.
Mr. Hansen doenotwsh to be understood
as having articles In his ;tock too numerous
to mention." but he has
A Fine Selected Stock, and Will
Guarantee Every Article to
be as Represented.
PrlccH are Xothinsrwlien the Qual
ity of the Goods is Coimldercd.
J3BT-I fully understand my business, and
cannot be swindled In buying, and having
made personal selection of every article 1
have forsalc, have no hesitation in guarantee
ing It to be as represented. Call and inspect
this stcck. ( L HANSEN.
Cass Street, Astoria.
tlie Popular Monthlies or other Journals at
r. f. 15KUW KK, Agent. Astoria. Oregon.
D. K. Washes.
Astoria Market !
OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTF,
ASTORIA. ---- Ofl-T
WAKREN L F.ATO.Y,PropritUl..
(Successor in B'arren McGuire
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Fresh and Cured Meats
A full line of
FAMILY GROCERIES, FLOUR, FEED
HAY, CANNED FRUIT. VEGE
t&r Butter, Eggs. Cheese, etc. constantly
B Ships supplied at tho lowest rates.
Nanaimo, Fort Wrangle and Sitka.
Carrying U. S. 3IaUH.
JAMES CARROLL Commander
Will leave McCraken'b Vbarf. foot of D sir.
for the above ports.
At 3 o'clock A. si.
For Freight or Passage apply to
Ed. C. IIUOIIES. Parser.
E. K. HAWES,
CHENAMUS STREET, ASTORIA,
IS NOW PREPARED TO DO
ALL KINDS OF PLUMBING
AND PIPE WORK.
Bath Tub., Closets, Etc. Sheet
Iron and Tin Work.
New Toy and Variefy S-$ret
Next door to the rioneeYStove and Tin stor?.
Mrs.E. M. PowellileslrVs t call the atten
tion of citizens of AMon.fciuil icinitv to hi r
stock at theabove rilace. $pflsistinj; or
TOYS, FAXCpT WDS, CHIIi
DltKNS STOCKfXGS. Etc.,
All of which $ be sold as low as can be
found anywhere in the cliy,and.sht respect
fully asks a share of public patronage.