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ghc jDU lij sAstoriun.
FRIDAY .. .?.. FEB. 18. 1S81
. C. IKELA.ND Lriitor.
Astoria's Direct Trade.
It is a gratifying fact that As
4oria is gradually breaking loose
from both Portland ami San Fran
cisco in getting her tin direct from
I.iiverpool and shipping her salmon
direct. The Ry ovale, now dis--ckarcrimr
Her eariro at FlavePs
harf, brings twelve thousand
3ioxes of tin to Astoria direct from
Jjiverpool. She will bi followed
hy other direct vessels whicli will
leave fourteen or fifteen thousand
loxes more. This is more than
has been brought direct in all
previous seasons combined. Our
coasters too, now find it to their
advantage to bring cargoes to As
toria and discharge without going
aip to Portland. In reporting the
salmon too, we are reliably in
formed that during the present
neason rates will be arranged to
eatly favor shipping from Astoria
-direct to Liverpool, rather than
from San Francisco or Portland.
Cotton in India.
The decline in the cultivation of
cotton in Imdia is a matter which
must naturally take place, since
neither the soil nor the climate is
-as favorable as in this and some
other countries, and consequently
it does not pay to produce it in
competition with the United States,
Egypt and Brazil. The cultiva
tion of cotton in India on a large
scale was promoted by the British
government so as to obtain a sup
ply independent of the United
States, when, owing to our civil
war, this country could not supply
the raw material required by the
British manufacturers. With the
Teturn of full crops in this country,
the British government has ne
glected its cotton fields in India,
And the result i that the acreage
kas decreased from 11,547,809 in
1875 to S,S7G,627 hi 1878, a de
cline of 23 per cent, in three years;
but this is not the worst of it.
The yield per acre has fallen from
111 pounds to .about 95 pounds,
and the price 15 per ceHt. lower,
o that there can be little, if any,
profit in the business. It would
,.eem that without government
aid the growth of cotton in India
siust be abandoned; and as any
agricultural product wliich has to
be subsidized is not worth its cost
in the long run, cotton growing in
India is doomed.
Crime and Hnmanrtarianism in
Mr. Levi Bishop has colleoted
ome of the criminal statistics of
Michigan. He says that in eleven
.months in 1S80 there were 104
murders and attempts to murder;
in one year from September 19,
1879, 50, and in 1879, 97; total in
the three years, 251. This in
crease he attributes to the abolition
of capital punishment. He says:
'Such is the abundant and melan
choly harvest gathered from the
ism in Michigan in three years on
the subject of capital punishment,
which, in the exercise of false a
sympathy for a heartless and fel
onious assassin, forgets and wholly
ignores the innocent but murdered
victim and the necessary safe
guards of society. And the num
ber of these crimes has increased
and is increasing, till they now
number on an average two for
each week." How long is this
feature of the criminal code to
continue? And if it does con
tinue, how JoBg will it be before
Judge Lynch and disguised exe
cutioners will take the place of a
mockery of law and justice, and
that for the necessary protection
A new use for alcohol has boon
found out in Chicago. The Astoeian'
editor, thinking perluiirt that Astoria
has gas works, sayb: "Always havo
in the house a bottle of alcohol for
nse in caso the gas pipes become
frozen. A portion of the alcohol
joured into the step-cock opening in
the main supply pipo will enablo you
to have gas light, whereas otherwise
jfou may be obliged to spend an entire
evening, as Moses did whoa the light
'went out in the dark.
Daurn rrv rowrrrmv r,.
the i-mou pacific
Tuaurl Work Between Portland aU .
The Ballc lo br rusbrd Xl-fat and j
Daj Thr Tmrk
The breaks in the Oregon Rail-'
way and Navigation road from i
Celilo to Blalock's and from Wal-1
ltili in TTnintillo nnvorl fit- rtmitf
floods, have been repaired and .
trains are now making regular
trips over both ends of the line.
Iron and ties sufficient to complete
the road from Blalock?s to Uma
tilla are now at the front, but there
is eighteen inches of snow on the,
ground and track laying cannot ;
commence until it disappears. Un-1
less the present cold spell con-j
tinues unexpectedly long, we may
look for all rail communication be- (
tween The Dalles and Walla-walla
by March 20th. or at the farthest
"Work on tunnels between The
Dalles and the Cascades will begin
within a month. They are direct
ly on the river bank and the work J
will be directed from large scows
now in course of construction.
Part of the machinery ordered in
San Francisco has already been
received here and the remainder!
)tU,eordorU.Tc b.v March'
1st. In order to facilitate matters
and have the tunnels completed
during the coming summer beyond
peradventure, the company has
purchased electric lights and with
two shifts of laborers, will push
the work night and day. Com
plete double set of machinery
having been secured, tunnels will
be bored simultaneously from both
ends, the two gangs meeting about
in the center. Telephones will
connect the engineer's headquar- j
tens on the scow with the scenes
of drilling and blasting, and blasts
will be let off by electricity.!
Scows are also being built for the j
accommodation of workmen. Bar-
ring accidents and unlooked for;
delays, the tunnel work will be I
completed within four months from j
the date of its commencement. j
The Union Pacific railroad has
deci ed to build a branch from'
Granocr. a station one hundred -
i -.,... ...:i, . ., r a, ,i ... t i '
and Sixty miles east of Ugden, fol-
lowing Ham's fork almost north-
west to Bear river; then via!
Makd, chy to Snake rivur and!
uuhh uuib aireaui luuiuiunouihu;.
thenoe to Baker city, Oregon
following with slight variations the !
original survey for a northwestern
terminus made by Gen. Dodge
about fourteeu years ago. The
announcement was publicly made
in New York a tow days ago, ami
had the effect of sending the Oregon 1
Railway and Navigation company's j
stock in two hours form $155 to
$172, and since theu it has been; AbnerKaiumiliar-it merchant
... . . j ..................Ir. E. Z. Ferguson
steadily advancing, the Union iCapt. Dandelion (a city flower)
1 aeinc will begin work without
delay, and will reach Baker citv
e .i i I
lruui vuo Mjuuieasi uuuui me same
time the Oregon Railway and
Navigation company's Hue from
Umatilla reaches that point from
the uorthwost the winter ol 1882.
This enterprise will give Portlaud
two routes to the east; one via the
Northern Pacific at Ainsworth and
the other via the route just de
scribed. Substituting Twine for "Wire.
Many manufacturers of reaping
machines are trying to substitute
twine for wire in binding sheaves
of wheat and other cereals. In ad
dition to the fact that a royalty
has to be paid on the patent for
biuding with wire automatically,
the ubc of wires is alleged to be
objectioual for the following rea rea
eons: When it gets into the thrasher
it breaks the teeth and renders
the machine useless; &mall pieces
of wire with needle-like points at
tach themselves to the straw and
have pierced the intestines of ani
mals who have eaten of the straw,
causing their death; several fires
in mills have been attributed to
sparks thrown off by the contract
of the millstone with the wire;
when the straw is used to make
paper the pulp has been
rendered useless by the presence
of particles of wire, and large
magnets have been required to
: eliminate them. It is estimated!
'.that fanners will require on an
average 200 pounds of hemp rlGtB'HI3- TYTTTCT tZ
flax twine, the COStof which would j
,, .., $4n n nnpUolf th n.t!
' of wire. To bind wheat would .
reouire three feet ot twine to a
require three feet of twine to a
sheaf. 1(10 feet to a bushel of trrain. I
or for the whole crop raised last j
year in the United States, 50.000 i
-.,.- .T lw.....i n-lii,1, ... .!! K.i mnrln
into s. cord long enough to girdle j
the earth ten titucs. ft is sug
gested that if twine came into
general use as a binder, the far
mers, especially in Kentucky and
Missouri, who have been raising
hemp and flax principally for the
seed, would be able to dispie of
the stocks also. There are now
ten factories in this country de
voted to the making of twine, but
their capacity is le.v than the
amount of twine that would be re
quired for the full crop of wheat.
SILyER g UDJ
TO UK .!LI AJ AlCTIOX
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19,
AT 1 P. jt..
At Holden's Auction Rooms.
The stock coiuustk f Middlctown. (uccet
ors m Rogers Bn.)
Quadruple Platsd Goods, in
Vases, Etc, Etc.
The torJc will u on exhibition all da
Saturday. Sale to nmtgarnre at ' v. .
. . K. c. holdks. Auctioneer.
nRAMAT c ASSOCIATION
Will tfve their art entertainment in
0n Monday Evening, February 21st,
For the licnetit ot firaw Church Parish
School, to ai.t In paying lor their new
cats, iifoJcsand other furniture.
The entertainment will commence uiib
RaKer" popular drama "Down oy thr Sea,"
in two acin, to conclude with Raker's laugh
able farce. Thirty Minutes for Kelrrtsh
meMts," with the foflOHii Rcat of characters:
DOWN BY THE SEA.
A drama m two acts.
JohHGal (a iNhi-nwui) .3!r. Win. R. Adair I
irrh;ai ' ,- r. : of .TohniMe
Mr. J. E Thomas Mr. F. L. 1'arker
Jean ;rapeau (an 1.1 French IVdJIeri
Mr. L. A. Allen
Kate Kaymond (a city belle)
MiM Clara I- Ilewett
Mrs. Gale (John Gales wife) Z.
MIvj Nellie .M. Hummer
Kitty Gale (John Gales daughter)
Miss Loretta I. Allen
Thirty Minutes for Refreshments.
John Ilownuy (a bachelor)
. .Mr. Win. B. Adair
Clarence Fitts(hi$ro!orcri ervRM
. , 31r.J. HThomns
John Foxton (;v young married gentleman)
. . Mr. F.U. Elbtrson
Major I'epper (I', h. A.) M r. A. V. Anderon
Mr.FiUiit MUsLoretta L. Allen
Miss Arabella IVpper Mi. Nellie llutniner
Folly (wailing maid at Highland station)
Mls I-iura K. WorsJe.j
The music w ill be fnniKhed by the Young
Mens Western ojumI. under the leadership of
Mr. 1. A. Mackintosh.
Tickets. - - SO cu
No cliarge for reserved .vents. v,hch cm
be fcecured :u Dement N onig store.
Notice to Subscribers to Morning
IIUIM AND AFTKIi THIS DATE Mil.
JL liug-H'-1 TlMtrp will deliver and collect
for the Oresoni.ui in thU ity. AV. bills dm
mtitt lw rMd ! t him or to the under
i'sned. K. ( HOLDKX.
2h Agent for tlie Oregomau.
MHu;blwveh 'be umlersigsed U Uiis
ly dk-oJved bv mutual consent. All debt
due Di mu Smtvtill be jxMi to A.Giudcr.
h h K alone atittfMlt! V ellevt and rrceipf
fr the Kun: . GINDKU,
A-tona. reli. Nth. 11.
Assignee's Auction Sale.
On Monday, February 21st, 1881.
I am inneted to S4lt at Iub.M Auction
that TWO-STORY FKAMK BUILDING
21x50. on Water street, atljoiniug Hume's
Lumberyard, and now occupied as n Chinese
stow by yim Yee Gee & Co. llie building
must be rcmoreil from the lot on which it is
ltuat)d o r b-rfore the first day of March
next. ToraisC&xb. Sale on thepreraIse.Rt
It A. M. K. C. HOLDEN.
m. ,., , .,.
wooiesaie ana neiaii jjeaier
(-- P ( ) ( )FC T",T 11 S
BLOCK TIN. PIG LEAD,
GUM BOOTS, RICE, ETC., ETC.,
! IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTOBIA, - - OKE(iO.
SELLING HER ENTIRE STOCK
Or. Warner's Health
,n only be purchased in
M.-wnleIIall Building, cor-
oi Mam anu rNqumoqhe
HUSH FLAX TUREJBS
Salmon Net Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines,
-Cotton Netting, ail sizes.
Seines Made to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, etc
311 Xturket HtreU Kan Kraacbo
HEHRY DOYLE & Co..Manaer
Chas. Stevens & Son,
CITY ROOK STORE.
In room latel c'upiel by
Largest M M Assortment
Of nuieltim in the .stationary line usually
found lu a Srrt-ckws book store, consisting of
BOOKS. FINE 8TATI0NEEY.
GOLD 1EN GOODS. ALBUMS.
All of which A-iU be sold at priced whioli
1. a. The latest Eastern and California
periodicals constantly on hand.
CHAS. STEVENS & BON .
Corner Main and Chaaunna Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM
and other Bnglun Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Eleershaum Pipes, etc.
A lino stock of
lVntrhen and .Tewelrjr. 3f tuudc and
lircech Iioadine; Shut Gunn and
Itilles, Revolvern. I'intolH,
ALSO A FINK
Avsortmpnt of fine SI'ECTAf LKS an I EYE
rnHS BEST QUALITY. WILL BR SOLD
JL by the hundred, or by tlve bor, printed or
plain, to ruit caJtonier. at
Taa AsroRtis oCce.
Vt '"i ' ner
-11 ' r Mre
THE DAILT AND WEEKLY
"OESPECTED AND COMMENDED
Impartiality. Ability, Fairness and Reliability.
THE PAPER FOR THE COM31KRCIAL 31 AN,
FOR TOE FARMER, FOR THE MECHANIC,
FOR THE MERCHANT, F0R EVERY PERSON.
TEK3IS: BY MAIL.
IPOiT.K KKKK TO ALt. SUIIM'ltlllKlW.
DAILY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR 9 w
DAILY. ONE COPY FOUR .MONTHS ....17.. !!!......... V3 eo
"WEEKLY. ONE COPY ONE YEArTn ADVANCE 2 00
"WEEKLY, ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS i oo
gg-l'otm&st;rs are autnomed to act as axi-ntM for Thk AoroiMAj
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE
HAS THE t
FASTEST AND liEST PRESSES,
AND TYPE OF TUL LATES1 STYLES.
cr We purchase Faptr, Cards, Ink, anu other umti-nals of the nnnlactiirerH
AT LOWEST LITIXi; RATEN.
And can therefore afford to use, as we always do. Ue r$t nrrlclt . hlh- ctiarinp
OH3"Tj3T 3MCOI3E3DEt-aLT,3E3 PRICES.
Cards, Envelopes, Circulars, Bill Heads and Letter Heads.
THE EVERY DAY WANTS OF Tni COUNTING ROOM AND THE
WORK SHOP ARE SUPPLIED AT PRICES "WHICH CA-
NOT BUT GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
E. R. H AWES,
Ul in I'm i METgrarF -1-J-f'ii
wn HBnNri 'jsKi u wK
B31 ieM tLinBi
XS. R. HA WES,
TWO DOORS EAST OF OCCIDENT,
TRBNGUARD & UPSHUR
SB IP UANBLW
Builders g General j
PAINTS. OILS, ETC.
AGENCY OK THK
Imperial Mills Flour and Feed.
Chenamus Street, Near Olney,
PI.AIV a vn mtvunrvT.. i
T"T K JE T "TT! "S 'WD
" " -' - --- ..
Onlrs left at the Occident Hotel, or at niv
Warehouse, foot of Benton Street, promptly
T IME. SAND, BRICK. PLASTER, LATH.
J Cement, and all materials In my line,
furnished to order.
s-Sp?clal attention paid to Furnace work
and Kongo?. Cutern v, ork warranted good
or no pay.
2"AJt Saa Juan aad New Taooma Lime.
BY ALL FOR ITS
Cannery Supplies of all Kinds.
Axent fur the oelebraU'd
MEDAfJJ()N' R A Mitt
iitfii ri t . .... .
IRON PIPES ANDFITONGS OF
. Brass Goods, Hose, Etc.,
- Water Closets. Bath Tubs. Etc.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR
-. SiHe ,on hand and to arrive direct fnun
English Lustre Black Varnish,
Turpentine Aspheltura Varaish,
Benzine Aspheltum Varnish,
No. 1 Turpentine, in Barrels.
Brown Japan, in Barrels. ''
No. 1 Coach, in Barrels,
White Damar, in Barrels.
Coach Varnishes, in Cases.
Silicic Alumiiiiite Paint,
FOR IRON AND WOOD WORK.
JAMES LAIDLAW & CO.,
1 3? Front Mtreet, Portlasil.
ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTOIUA. - OIU:ON.
The Only Machine Shop
And the heat
In the city.
AH kinds of
Pronintlj- attended to.
A siMjcialty male of repairing
-.m..ba,iUr, . e.ak m.tra .--
- ,-. . . . . ,
J. iri. JJ. VxJKAl,
Wljolesale and retail dealer in.
ALL KINDS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
Goneral storaee and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street. Astoria.