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Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, April 1881.
GENERAL EASTERN NEWS.
"BV MAIL AND TKUMXAVH.
Cumin:; lit Oregon.
Milwaukee April 5. President
Chas. L. Colby and General
Manager F. R. Finney-, of the
"Wisconsin Central railroad, and
their families leave for San Fran
cisco to-morrow morning1. Thoy
allege it is a plcjisurc -trip, but
in railroad circles it is rumor
ed the visit has to do with
the Northern Pacific and Ore
gon Steamship and Navigation
company. Colby and Finney havoJ
just organized a new railroad to
penetrate northwestern Wisconsin,
and it will be in some way con
nected with the effort of the
Northern Pacific to secure an
eastern outlet via Gaulte St. Marie
""Washington-, April 5th. The
president in conversation with
reference to the New York nomi
nations to-day said that he had
nothing whatever to reproach him
self with so far as Conkling was
concerned. The president holds
that Conkling has really no cause
of grievance against the adminis
tration. In a Sunday interview
between the president and Conk
ling the president was unreserved
in his acknowledgment of the obli
gations which he felt towards all
different factions of the republican
party in New York, for he realizes
very fully that unless they had all
pulled together in his behalf he
would not now be sitting in the
"White House; but he took par
ticular pains to impress upon the
senator that he could not for one
moment think in his public acts
of recognizing divisions of the
part- or of giving the patronage
of the government to any one of
the factions in such manner as to
be considered as taking sides with
either. Yesterday the president
had a long conference with a dis
tinguished republican senator,
during the course of which the
whole situation in the senate and
elsewhere was talked over. As a
result of this conference, the sena
tor was authorized to communicate
to his associates that the president
was of opinion that the subject was
one of the senate itself, and itself
1 alone, to dispose of; that the
executive had no rcsposibility for
what had been done, anJ thnt he
had no opinion whatever to express
in the matter.
If cities wouW only grow out
ward instead of upward it would
result in more frebh air, light,
health, happiness and comfort,
says professor F. L. Oswald in his
Popular Science Monthly article
on Indoor Life. This theory of
Dr. Oswald is to receive a practi
cal illustration through the enter
prise of the dry goods firm of S.
Mosgrove & Bros., of San Fran
cisco. It is not only those city
people who are compelled to work
in towering factories or shops and
live m many-storied tenement
houses who suffer from the lack of
those two elements most required
by city people fresh air and
natural light. Even those who
can best afford to pay arc frequent
ly made to suffer for the discom
fort or inconvenience of dark or
insufficiently -lighted rooms. Ladies
when engaged in that dearest de
light of the feminine heart, shop
ping, are.alv.ays under the posi
tive disadvantage of pursuing their
pleasant labor by that most un
natural light, gaslight in the day
time. Either that or -the "uncer
tain, straggling daylight which
finds its way to the interior of a
store through few and obstructed
windows. Mosgrove & Bro. are
preparing to construct an archi
tectural novelty a massive build
ing for their business purposes, to
entirely revolutionize the faults
Sam lira niKurs IJonnnz .
Sam Braniian, the well-known
MO-er, and the first man to put up
stone front buildings on Montgom
ery street, in San Francisco,
ejected to return to that city from
New York about the first of this
month. Wlien Mexico was strug
gling: hard to rid herself of tle
chains of monarchical government
thrust upon Iter by Maximilian,
liic unlucky tool of France,
Sam Bran nan ait'ed the Mexi
can republic with arms and
money, for he was then one
of the moneyed men of California.
The Mexican government has at
last in a substantial manner recog
nized the material assistance offer
ed her in tlc hour of distress.
Sam Braunan has received patent
letters to a grant of thousands of
acres in the state of Sonora, and
also a grant for railroads. The
line of this road is to extend from
the colony grant, from Hidalgo to
Guaymas, and from Hidalgo on
the Yaqui river to Tucson, or
rather the border line near Tuscon.
It is represented that a large
number of families now in differ
ent states in the east will come
to settle in the colony and try
their fortune anew in a foreign
country. Also many miners from
Virginia citv and surrounding
regions. It is authoritatively stat
ed that as mam" as 10,000 souls
have signified their willingness to
settle in the colony, although
it is not expected that every
one who has so promised will go.
All the necessary documents and
the land and railroad grants have
been signed by President Gonza
les and attested by the proper au
thorities. Upon the arrival of Mr.
Brannan a corps of engineers will
be sent out to locate and survey
the grant into lots and farms, and
all who will participate in the
scheme of colonization will also
have an interest as shareholders in
the projected railroads, which of
itself will materially enhance
the value of property in the
colony and will afford . easy
transportation of the products
and manufactures of the colonists.
In connection with this it is
proper to state that some persons
have without any color of authority
gone about 'Frisco and induced
credulous persons to pay them
money to allow them to enter into
the scheme of colonization.
On tle 2tli of Fclwtmry lion.
G6o. Aiiislie predentin! lo the
ltousr of representatives a memori
al of the legislative assembly of
tie territory of Idaho, praying that
the Ncz Perce Indian reservation
be thrown open lo settlement bj
location under the general land
laws; which having been read at
length ujwMi the demand of Mr.
Conger, of Michigan, was referred
to the committee on Indian affairs.
Also a memorial praying for an in
crease in tlio number of justices of
of the supreme court of the terri
tory, to increase the salaries of
said justice and to empower the
assembly to district the territory
and assign the justices, which was
referred to the committee on ter
ritories. An anti-vivisection prayer meet
ing is the most novel style of re
ligious effort. Such agatherin"
was recently held in Glasgow.
The prayers and praises were cut
short by the irreverent conduct of
some medical students, who disap
proved of the object of the meetin"-.
and made a great uproar in order
to bring the service to a close. Bv
their efforts thev evinced their
faith in prayer.
Most of the ship-builders in
English yards are too fully occu
pied to accept auy orders.
Gen. Joseph Lane.
Tlie name of Gen. Joseph Lane
has been more intimately identi
fied with the pioneer and political
history of Oregon than that of any
other in our annals'. He is now
quietly resting on his death-bed,
full conscious that in a few short
liours, or (13'S at most, his soul
will pass into eternity. The time
has not come to write his obituary.
A noted man in his life, his dying
eyes arc no less remarkable. From
one w!k was recently at his bed
side we learn that the General is
making complete arrangements
for his expected demise,' even to the
preparation of a family vault in
the cemetery at Roseburg, where
shall repose the weary dust until
the morn of resurrection. Gen.
Lane talks freely of his expected
departure, takes as deep interest
as ever in his life, in all public af
fairs, and is specially interested in
his beloved Oregon, the child of
his manhood's prime, whom he
loves with all the devotion of a
doting father. He is in full pos
session of all his faculties, though
nearly an octogenarian. He is
glad to see his personal and politi
cal friends, and is the same vigor
ous and interesting conversational
ist he was a score of years ago.
His kindly eye will kindle and his
face light up as he relates some of
the incidents of his eventful life.
The kind friend and neighbor, the
brave warrior and pioneer and
true statesman is passing away
amid universal grief. All the
strife of party or the mistakes of a
long public career, are already
forgotten. The memory of his
useful life will live forever.
The Columbian, St. Helens pa
per, fully agrees with Yaquina bay
and Puget sound that the city of
Portland has n future. It talks
at length abor 'thc weakness of
Portland and ts precarious posi
tion," and says that in certain
contingencies very likely to hap
pen "Portland will be dealt a blow
which will prostrate her as com
pletely as David prostrated Goliah."
But the Columbian dissents from
the views of all its esteemed con
temporaries both north and south
of the Columbia river, on one very
imjMJiUnt point. It holds when
the cormorant and the bittern shall
possess Portland, and when the
owl also and the raven shall dwell
in it, 6t. Helen will succeed to its
inheritance, leaving ail other am
bitious but less favorably situated
places, as the towns of Yaquina
bay, Puget sound, etc.. further in
the chill sequestered vale of fading
hopes than ever.
Au appropriation was made by
congress, at its last session, for
sinking artesian wells on the
plains, in order to test what can
be done to benefit locations where
surfacu water is lacking. There is
no doubt whatever that in nearly
every portion of the vast country
situated between the Mississippi
river and the Pacific ocean, water
can be obtained by this means;
and in vast tracts which are now
considered desert, water may be
obtained very near the surface.
Millions of acres of sandy land,
which have, until quite recently,
been deemed worthless, will, in
the near future, be brought under
cultivation. A sample of such
lands may be seen on the line of
the Central Pacific railroad, near
Humboldt river, which, when the
road was completed, were barren
sand. Theae are now green and
beautiful with vegetation, and in
some instances, fruit and shade
trees are growing luxuriantly upon
The Corner in Sailors.
Somothing in the nature of a sailors'
strike is in progress in San Francisco,
and in consequence no less than ten
gram laden ships are lying in the
stream, cleared and ready to sail, but
dotained, owing to the impossibility
of obtaining crews. The wages offered
are higher than have prevailed since
1872. A similar difficulty occurred in
that year, and was overcome in a
manner which might be repeated suc
cessfully now. Then the late Isaac
Friedlander called a number of ship
ownore and agents together, stated tho
case, which was exactly that which
exists now, and suggested that
saliors be telegraphed for to New York.
This was done, and the railroad com
pany agreed to bring any number of
sailors through at reduced .rates on
a special train. The ship-agent tele
graphed to in JN'cw York answered
that any number of men wore ready
to be forwarded at a moment's notice.
The New York papers got hold of tho
item and published it, and it wastsent
back as a news item by the associated
press, a no lesult was magical. The
sailors offered themselves at shipping
offices by scores where none conld be
obtained before, and sailor boarding
house keepers cten threatened per
sonal violence to any sailors who
might be imported. The scheme
worked so well then that it was sug
gested as an encore, by a shipper on
the water front at San Francisco last
The explanation of the apparent
paradox that a country can grow
rich while it imports more than it
exports is a complex one. In Eng
land it is that the interest on
mouey lent to foreign countries is
practically paid in large measure
in kind; and also that a large por
tion of the world's freightage
comes into the pockets of British
shipowners, and should so be ad
ded to the value of exports.
The American Hook Exclianse.
The headquarters' of The Literary
Revolution, in the New York Tribune
buildiug since January, 18S0, having
become very much too small for the
vastly increased business, are removed
to, and now occupy entire tho mag
nificent six-story iron and brick build
ing, No. TGI Broadway. Retail sales
room will be continued in the Tribune
building. The manufacturing depart
ments will; for a short time longer, be
confined to the large buildings. IS
Spruce street, 2G Bcekman street, 33
and 35 Vesey street, S Church street
and G2 and G4 Duauc street, until Mr.
Aldcn is able to erect factories and
concentrate in one nlace the largest
book manufacturing enterprise in the
world. One of the places visited by
The Astokian editor when in New
York was the American Book Ex
uhitnge. Cunningham Curtis & Welch.
San Francisco, arts soneral agents for
the Pacific coast.
Kills Dandruff. Allays Irritation, and
Promotes the Growth of the Ilxir.
Gentlemen. Few over two years I haw
suffered terribly with 'vcald liead" in its
worst form. A few weeks ago 1 tried a
bottle or your Cocoamc. lac nrat ii
nlication jmve me relief, and now the
disease is effectually cured. Yours re-
soctfulIv. X. C. Stevens, Deputy Slieriff,
JJurnett's Flowering Extracts are per
A cough, cold or sore throat should be'
stooped. Nesleet frequently result in
an incurable lung disease or consump
tion, iirown's ISronchial troches do not
disorder the stomach like coush synins
and balsams, but act directly on the iu-
Uatnetl parts, allaying irritation, give
relief in asthma, bronchitis, coiudts,
catarrh, aim the throat troubles which
singers and public speakers are. subject
to. Forthim years IJrownV. broncnial
troches have been recommended by
physicians, and always give perfect
satisfaction. Havimr been tested In-
; constant iue for nearly an on-
ration, they have attnihed well-
rank aindnj; the few staple
remedies of the age. Sold at i" cents a
Have Wistar's balsam of wild cherry
always at hand. It cures coughs, colds,
bronchitis, whooping cough, croup, in
fluenza, consumption, and all throat and
lung complaints. 50 cents amlSl a bot
tle. WELCH HILL
Pi pes and general
water fixtures con
stantly on hand.
-5 Plumbing at rea
Office on est-
Eightu slrect near O. R. & N. Co's wharf.
JAS. W. "WELCH. Agent,
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
- - - OREGON
FRO.US O'CLOCK A. IT. UNTIL 4
O'CLOCK P. M.
Hug Mil iBsnrance Co.,
T. F. IIOUGHTOJf-
..Agent for Ogon
Chas. K. Stouv...
liKO. J. bTOKV.. ..
Capital ptikl up in U. S. gold
win . . aw ooo w
I. IV. CASH, Agent,
Chetuinuts street, Astoria, Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of SO7,0OO,O0O.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
A. J. MKCLKK. C. S. WRIGHT
MEGLER & WRIGHT. Proprietors.
The proprietors are happy to
announce that the above hotel has been
repainted and refurnished, aildinir creatlv to
the comfort of Us guests and is now the best
hotel north of San Francisco.
C. W. KNOWLE3.
PORTLAND, - -
- - OREGON
ZIEBER & KN0WLES, Proprietors.
Free coach to and from the house.
cs-TiiB Daily Astouiax is on file at the
Clarendon Hotel reading mom.
Pioneer Restaurant Hotel.
MAIN STREET. - - - ASTORIA
JIr. S. A". Arrlsoni, Proprietor
THE TRAVELING PUBLIC WILL FIND
the Pioneer first class in all respects, and
a share of their patronage Is respectfully
ESr-Roard and lodging by the day or week.
The New York Oyster Saloon
"Will serve to their customers from this
ate as follows :
TEA, COFFEE, CHOCOLATE.
Eastern Oysters Alwas's on Hand.
And will be kept as a first class Oyster Sa
loon, in Jlrst class style.
DANIEL GRANT. Manager.
Fair Wind Coffee Saloon
WATER STREET, ASTORIA.
Next door to Dr. Kiiue V.
Coffee. Tea and Cfroeolatc, with
Calte. lO Cents.
'Itois Cooked to Order.
ri'iise Wine. Lliinors and Cizars
Of the bel brand.
I taring just opened the alme establbh
iiH'Mt we conliafty invite our friends and the
lHiblhr generally to give i a trial.
5S-U FOARD & EVANSON.
ROSCOFS FIRST CLASS
MAIN STREET. ASTORIA.
rnHE CNDEItSIONED IS TLEASED TO
JL announce to the
Ladies' and Gentlemen of this City
Tlutt he is now prepared to fiimiMi for them,
in first el style, and eery btyle,
OYSrERS, HOT COFFEE. TEA, ETC.
Ladies and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
J . l-A1
tOSCOE DIXON, Proprietor
C. H. STOCKTON.
PAPER HANGING AND WALL COLORING
GLAZING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
eo-Shop next door to Astorian, OSlce, in
For sale ex "Warehouse at Astoria or Portland
BAXFOUK, GUTHRIE Co.
Q. A. EOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus Street. - ASTOUIA. OREGOH
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTORIA ... OREGON
Ofttee over Page & Allen's store, Cass street
T IV. KOIIIt,
ATTORNEY AT' LAW,
ASTOELV - - - - OREGON
Office over "Warren & Eaton's Astoria liar
ket, opposite the Occident Hotol.
Tji c. iioix:r.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Chenamus Street, near Occident Hotel,
Agent Wells, Fargo & Co.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGOIR
Rooms in Allen's building up stairs, come
ol Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
It. 31. D. JEXXIXUS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Graduate University of Virginia, 1S68.'
Physician to Bay View hospital, Baltimora
Office In rage & Allen's building, up
TAY TUTTIiE, 31. 1.
PHYSICIAN A3SD SUEGEON;
Office Over the White Ilouse Store.
Residen'ck Next door to Mrs. Munson's
boarding house, Chenamus street, Astari
T C. OKCIIAItD,
Q H. BAI2V tfc CO.,
Doors, "Windows, .Blind, TraK
soniH, .Lumber, FAc
All kinds of Oak Lumber, Glass, Boat Ma
Steam Mill near "Weston hotel. Cor. Gen'
crivc and Astor streets.
J G. FAIRFOWL & SON,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS
Portland and Astoria. Orecon.
Refor by permission to RoKers.Moyora&Ce.
Alien ic Lewis, Corbitt & Macleay,
Occident Hotel Hair Dressing Saloon
'ASTORIA - OREGON.
Hot, Cold, Shower,
titcani and Sulphur
Sr-Special attention given toladies'and
t hildren's hair cutting.
Private Entrance for Ladies.
KOOT A3T1 MXOE
Chkxami's Stkkkt. opposite Adler's Boole
store, - Astoiua, Ouki.on.
3r-Perfect fits guaranteed. All work
warranted. Give me a trial. AH ordera
T. F. CULLEN and C E. BARNES1
VIOLIN, PIANO, GUITAR, COR
NET AND BANJO,
Would like a few pupils on either of the
Terms Eight lessons for five dollars.
J3r-0rder3 left at Stevens & Sons boek:
store will be promptly attended to-
J. T. BOUCHERS,
CONCOjELY STREET. ASTORIA.
Manufacturer and Packer of
CAVIAR, SMOKED SALMON.
Cash paid for fresh
BLACK STURGEON SPAWN.
Smoked Sturgeon, and smoked Salmon put
up in tins to ship to any part of the world.
Ako, trout bait (salmon eggs) put up in cans
and warranted to keep any length of time.
Depot at lingers Central Market, corner
Cass and Chciuuuus streets. Astoria.
. GRAND BALL,
AT MUSIC HALL,
" THIS EVENING.
3E3. .A.. CTJIKTJKT-
NATLS, ItirLX. FEED AIWI HAY
Cash paid for country produce. SmaJt
profits on cash sales. Astoria, Oregon, 000
ner of Main and Squemocqhe streets.
The undersigned is prepared to furakfc.
a large number of Spiles and Spars at Mk
place on short notice, at reasonable rates.
Apply to ' C.G.CAPLES,