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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (March 16, 1881)
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WEDNESDAY MARCH Hi, 1881
.C. IRELAM Kfllfor.
The Comstouk mines in twenty
jrears have yielded in bullion sHSn,
000,000, raised to the biirface 1,
750,000,000 tons of water, and
have hoibted 100,000,000 tens of
There remain unvested, by rea
son of non-construction of railroads
for which grants were made, the
following lands: Northern Pacific,
27,500,000 acres; California and
Oregon, 1,7S1,632; Atlantic and
Pacific, 15,SGS,150; Southern. Pa
cific, -4,757,824; Texas Pacific, 12,
t)00,000. The Atlantic and Pacific
and Texas Pacific are vigorously
Henry M. Stanley has been
Lcard from. Last November he
was well, and that courageous
French traveler, M. Sarorgman de
Brazza, had come up with him and
proposed to remain for some time
Vit his headquarters at Viva. Stan
ley's present programme is feuch
an extensive one that it ma' keep
him away from civliation for two
The price of lead in America is
steadily diminishing as the quan
tity produced is increasing. In
1872 lead cost $125 per ton and in
1870 only $80 per ton. The
amount of lead produced in Ameri
ca in 187G was 57,000 tons, and in
1878 was 81,000 tons. The pro
duction of Spain, Germany, and
England for the bame year was
respectively 100,000 tons, 00,000
tons, and 59,000 tons.
St. Louis is taking especial in
terest in the development of com
merce with Mexico. The south
western railroad systems, now
opening up Mexico, will make in
all nearly 3,000 miles of road, the
whole of which it is thought highly
probable, will -be consolidated with
St. Louis as the center of opera
tions. A meeting of various rail
road men has been recently held
there, as a preliminary to this end.
The trade in American clocks,
sotton goods, and kerosene in
China is rapidly increasing, but
-Swiss competition is injuring that
of watches. The Swiss advantage
in watches does not seem to
threaten the American market in
clocks, however; one dealer has
been selling one hundred pel
mouth, and his sales are increasing.
The demand for kerosene increases
.remarkably; while the market in
cotton is assured to America in
face of British com petition, pro
Tided only the integrity of the
American goods be maintained.
In the manufacture and use of
steel the Chinese appear to have
attained a very earlj and remark
ably proficiency. Before 1000 B.
C, in the Han dynasty, iron mas
ters were appointed in several dis
tricts to superintend the iron
-works. Steel continues to be
manufactured in China up to the
present day. Mr. James Hender
son, a commissioner of the gov
ernor general of Chili, states that
the steel which comes from the
upper Yangtse to Tein-tsin is high
ly prized, and bears much higher
prices than the Swedish steel im-1
ported into China.
An element in the increased
prosperity of this country that is,
on some accounts, peculiarly grati
fiying, is the unprecedented pros
perity of southern cities; it shows
that the are not only recovering
from the effects of the war, but
are entering upon a period of
growth and strength undreamed of
before their misfortunes. Savan
nah has never had so successful a
business season. Tbi tonnage ar
rived there since September has
been .320,171 tons the largest
ever known at that port. The
value of the exports from Septem
ber 1st to January of this year has
been $16,20S,000; it is estimated
that the value for the present year
-will come to $52,080,000.
The Oregon Wheat Speculator.
"We think it quite a mistake to
suppose the Oregon wheat specu
lator is a man whose operations
are hurtful to the farming in
terests. On the contrary, his oper
ations tend to equalize the price
and thus benefit the farmer. As a
rule their losses fully equal their
gain, as the failures of the most
sagacious and far-seeing ones will
attest. His legitimate profits out
side of speculation are the smallest.
In Iwlding grain lus speculative
profits are sometimes very large,
as are also his losses. He thinks
one year that wheat must advance
to a high price because the wheat
crop all over the world is short!
and consequently Great Britain
must draw heavily on the United'
States for bread. He sits down
after he invests and muses over
his prospects in this manner:
Jf the information I obtain is re
liable? If there are as many vessels on
the way to this Pacific coast to
load wheat as I am informed?
If other freights are not found
to load them besides wheat and
If they do not choose to lay in
port a few months in preference to
If the Columbia river does not
freeze over, m) that I can not get
my grain out or vessels in say in
reasonable time to get my grain to
Great Britain before their harvest?
If no panic occurs in the money
market to prevent me from getting
money on my wheat?
If the floods do not come to
destroy my wheat, against which I
can place "no insurance?
If the weevil do not eat up my
grain in store?
If 1 have no arbitration claims
If, in conclusion, all these things
happen, or do not happen, 1 will
make a large fortune and you will
never see mc in anything but
United States bonds and brick
But how often are his hopes
blasted and his fears realized.
His last cent is gone. Sad for
him, yet still not pitied by any.
Is There Anytliing New?
When the telephone was in
vented, the modern world imagined
it had something new, but the
claim, as in most other instances
of discovery, is disputed. The
New York Times has been review
ing the history of the past, and
presents us with this information.
The principle of talking machines
was known as far back as 1G67.
In that vcar Robert Hooke, of
England, published a description
of a mechanical telephone, by
which he transmitted speech a fur
long's distance. Sir Charles "Wheat-
stone in 1819 perfected the use of
the wire for carrying the voice.
The electric vibrators made by
Page, Fremont and others, in 1S47,
were telephones which responded
to the disturbance of a changed
circuit by the action of musical
reeds. In 1854, Boursal, a French
man, made a pair of telephones
which are owned in New York and
are very similar to the instruments
now in use. Ihere has been
scarcely a rear from that time to
this that has not produced tele
phones, each an improvement upon
its predecessor. No less than
eleven patents have been issued
in different countries, and there
are now six telephone companies
in this country alone.
If a person swallows any poison
whatever, or has fallen into con
vulsions from having overloaded
the stomach, an instantaneous
remedy, most eflicient and appli
cable in a large number of cases,
is a heaping teaspoonful of com
mon salt, and as much ground
mustard, stirred rapidly in a tea
cupful of water, warm or cold, and
swallow instantly. It is scarcely
down before it begins to come up,
bringing with it the remaining
contents of the stomach, and less
there be any remnant of the poison,
however small, let the white of an
egg or a teaspoonlul of strong
coffee be swallowed as soon as tlie
stomach is quiet, because these
very common articles nullify a
larje number of virulent poisons.
H. CARTWRIGHT & SON.
BOILER MAKERS AND SHEET
smoke stacks hade to order j
VatH IilncU and Other Cannery
All rejtalrs coniitlt-ted In the hel tIe on
MMirt notice. VdjohiiiigileUninMack-mitb
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tfcm of the OAV-e . s. Duties of the 1hWIc
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brief allit4on to the eariv nuMicatinii of the
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tron mi Department,
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Koom ; 5. Branch P.inderies.
Chaptkk V. l. The Machine and Carpen
ter Sheps: 3, The Vault for Sterotype
Plalc: X. P-iikt Warehousei 4. Warehouse
for Binders Material, etc.. etc.
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ploe at ilate of Publicatien: 3. All I-itvs
rriaUuic to Puldic riiitlng np to the cloe of
the 4h Congress.
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ter. anl will be published in a few weeks,
and will be SOLI) BY SUBSCRIPTION
ONLY. The manuscript has been prepared
with great care : tlie erv IkM sources of in
fonnuuon coiiMiltcd : the most Interesting
feature of tlie establishment described, and
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readable aiHl rclialde. Parties desiring
copies of this work should address without
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Oflice. Washington, 1). C. cS-cu-.lni
AOIKI. FOKr.KXKKALHOfSKWOKK ;
either 1 itnu on or Scandinat ian.
AHy at Pioneer Hotel and Kcstaiinuit of
ALL l'KKONS AUE IIKREKY nolilied
V. L llas is nut authorized to incur
debt." on aeeountof the Mtnr "Industry" or
on account of the undersigned.
J-dlH-wltr E. IS. MOFFITT
City Assessor's Notice.
CITY TAX PAYEIW AKE KEQl'EHTEI)
to Nil out their lilanks and hand them in
as soon as iovslle. Also, to he particular if
an indebtedness is claimed, to state 011 the
return the amount, and give the name or
unmesof tlH'imn or jwrtie to whom the
same is due. xs tlit law rfuulres.
E. C. HOI.DEN.
02-2r fit Assessor.
MAGNUS 0. CROSBY,
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings.
EmtenSM Steam Fitters
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD,
SHEET IRON, TIN ANDGOPPER
Cannery ani Fishermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware andJHouse
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER, PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness, and dispatch.
Noue but first class workmen euinloxed.
A large assortment of
Constantly 011 hand.
Special Auction Sale!
Stock in Trade, Tools, and House
hold Furniture of
A. W. CONE, ESQ.
Satnrflay, Marcy9, at 11 A.M.
I am instructed to sell, on account of de
parture, at the Iloot and Suoe Store of Mr. A.
W. Cone, all Ills shoeinakin? tools and m
plcuients, consisting In part of
1 Knslish Combined Arm .Sewius
1 Sole Leather Itoller Crlraplnjr
fjat. Fes: Jacks, and an Kxteu-
Hive kit of Small Tools.
Also balance of s-tock of
Xew Roots and Shoes. Shoe Leath
er. Trimmings. Threads, etc.
1 Fine Show Case: Lamps, Stave
Fixture, and one
Salamander Fire-proof Safe.
One Cottage Bed-room Set complete, good as
new ; Ixunse. Center Table, t antrr Cup
board, BeiKteads, Spring Beds. Chairs.
Wash-stauds. Tables, Stove, Crockery, etc.
Also Mr. Cone's well known Velocipede.
Term Cash. SaleposUhre.
K. C IIOLDKX, Auctioneer.
6. W. HUME
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
BLOCK 1TIIS', PIG LEAD,
GUM BOOTS, RICE, ETC., ETC.,
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTORIA, - - OIIECSOX.
Or. Warner's Health
tfCu only be purchased 111
. Astoria at
Maonie Hall Kuilding. cor
ner of Maitt and Squeiaixihe
IRISH FLAX THREADS
Salmon Net Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork .and Lead Lines,
Cotton Netting, all sizes.
Seines Made to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, .etc.
511 5arket Street. Man Frauelhce
HENRY DOYLE & Co.. Managers.
Chas. Stevens & Son,
CITY BOOK STOKE.
In room lately occupied by
Largest anil Best Assortment
or novelties in the stationary line usually
found in a flrst-cJ&ss book store, counting of
BOOKS, FIXE STATIONERY,
GOLD PEN GOODS. ALBUMS.
All of which will be sold at prices which
P. S. The latest Eastern and California
periodicals constantly on hand.
CH AS. STEVENS & SON.
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
JOSEPH RODCRS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE VOSTENHOLM
and other Engluh Cutlery.
SL1&.XXQ ECEJECST I
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Heershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine .stock of
Watches and Jewelry. Muzzle and
Breech Loading Shot Guhh and
Rifle, Revolvers. PIstelH,
ALSO A F1XK
Assortment of fine STECTACLESIand EYE
THE DAILY AND WEEKLY
ASTORIA. , KjpSjL ! OREGON.
T ESPECTED AND COMMENDED BY ALL FOR ITS
Impartiality, Ability, Fairness and Reliability.
THE PAPER POR THE COMMERCIAL MAN,
FOR THE FARMER, FOR THE MECHANIC,
FOR THE MERCHANT, FOR EVERY PERSON.
TER3IS: BY 31 All,.
(I'OsTAOK FRFK TO ALL SUKSCKIKKltS.)
DAILY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR $9 00
DAILY. ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS 3 00
WEEKLY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE
"WEEKLY, ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS
x-rostinasters are autnorued to act as agents for Thk Astokiax
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE
FASTEST AJrJ) BEST PRESSES,
AND TYPE OF THE LATES1 STYLES.
r We piirehast-il'aper, Cards, Ink, and other uiatenalrof the manufacturers
AT LOWEST XJYIfftt RATES.
And ean tlierefore afford to use. as we alnajs do. the btst articles, while ciiargiufc
03STTa"S" 1tiLOXEZFLj&.wS?J51 PRICES.
Cards, Envelopes, Circulars, Bill Heads and Letter Heads.
THE EVERY DAT WANTS OF TIIE COUNTING ROOM AND TEE
WORK SHOP ARE SUPPLIED AT PRICES WHICH CAN
NOT BUT GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
E. R, H
E, R, HA WES,
TWO DOORS EAST ;OF OCCIDENT, - - ASTORIA. OREGON,
8 HIP 6 BANS LEX f
Builders General j
PAINTS. OILS, ETC.
AGENCY OF THE
Imperial Mills Flour and Feed.
Chenamus Street, Near OIney,
PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL
Orders left at tlie Occident Hotel, or at niv
Warehouse, foot of Benton Street, promptly
T.IMK. SAND, BRICK. PLASTER. LATH,
- Cement, and all materials in ray line,
furnished to order.
B"SpecJal attention paid to Furnace work
and K.uiges. eastern work warranted good
WAEJentSan Juda aad New Tacoina Lime.
I " i p QKfcjiJifc
Cannery Supplies of all Kinds.
Agent for the celebrated
Hish Closetn. Low Closets, and
IKON PIPES AND FITTINGS OF
Brass Goods, Hose, Etc.,
Water Closets, Bath Tufas, Etc.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
VARNISHES MD JiPiNS
THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR
.Nale on hand and to arrive direct from
English Lustre Black Varnish,
Turpentine Aspheltum Varnish,
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 Ahmiiiiate Paint,
FOR LKON AND WOOD WORK.
JAKES LAIDLAW & CO.,
16 X Front Mtreet, Frtland.
ARKDT & EEECHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Only Machine Shop
And the bestj
In the city.
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
MACHINE SHOP, NEAR KINNEY'S AS
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
ALL KINDS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terras. Foot of Benton street. Astoria',