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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, May 12, 1881.
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Tlic Star 3inil Service.
None know better than those
who have had experience as to the
benefits of the Star mail service.
Speaking from the standpoint of
tins class is the following from the
Laramie, "Wyoming, Boemerang:
What we want to get at more
particularly, is the fact that a
number of star routes in the west
are far more expensive institutions
to their operators than the philoso
phers of the east ever dreamed of.
For instance, the Rock creek stage
line, operated by A. S. Patrick, is
a route extending over 100 miles
of country, through which it is an
enormous expense to operate a
daily stage line. As a matter of
fact, the former contractor, who
only made weekly service at 12,
000 per year, busted up in busi
ness, and his stock was sold under
the sheriffs hammer. Now came
Patrick Brothers and said: "Here,
we cannot afford to operate the
Rock creek line as a weekly, but
make it a daily, with the increase
which as a rule long adhered to
3'ou allow in such a case, and we
will operate it for you.'" The rule
is, and has been, not only to in
crease the price paid in proportion
to the added number of trips, but
to add enough to cover the addi
tional wear and tear from the
increased speed. This latter is
something that the average reader
does not as a rule think of, but
every railroad or stage man knows
that it is a big item. Well, now,
if the 12,000 contractor failed
in business, and hasn't enough t
pay his debts and buy a. valise and
ticket out of the country, and Pat
rick Brothers increased the service
to a daily, which would be seven
times the above, or 8-1,000, with
0,000 added for the wear and
tear by the increased speed, we
don't see where the steal comes
in at this end of the line. Be
side all this, the past few years
in the history of staging to the
north of the Union Pacific have
been more prosperous to the road
agent and horse thief than to the
contractor who carries the mails.
We know of one contractor at
least in Wyoming, who, with ap
parently a big speculation on the
Black hills line, was floored com
pletely b the loss of a big amount
of monej which he had guaran
teed to deliver, and of which the
coach was robbed. When a man
takes one of these western routes,
and guarantees to make daily
service in the face of terrific
storms, Indians and road agents, he
has to be a man of sand, and with
Jiis mind fully made up to suffer
the loss of all he has. It is a big
chance acrainst him, too. Still,
while eastern railroads cheerfully
swallow live senators and officials
in the employ of the government,
a stage contractor, who is the pio
neer of civilization, to whom the
world is largely indebted, has to
come to the front about so often
and give an account of himself,
and tell the people what he means
by making money enough to pay
his board bill.
Hon. S. W. Downey wrote to
Washington in relation to the
matter of increasing the service on
the Northern Park route, and re
ceived the following reply from
Washington, D. C, April lo. I
havo the honor to inform you, in re
ply to your communication of the Sth
instant, recommending that the postal
service on route No. 37,125, Laramie
to Tyner, Wyoming territory, be in
creased to daily on that portion to
Teller, that the appropriation for star
service for the present fiscal year is
only sufficient to maintain the service
now in operation.
Your communication will be placed
on file for consideration after .Inly 1st,
next. Vory respectfully,
Thomas J. Jir.Anv.
It is very plain that a daily ser
vice between Laramie and the
rapidly increasing towns of North
park is an absolute necessity, and
the near future will enormously
increase the demand for at least a
service which will give the people
of North park a mail twenty-four
hours from Laramie. This route
is also a fair specimen of a moun
tain stage road which, to be op
erated daily, and the people al
ready demand it daily, and
throughout the, year, would in
volve enormous expense. With
good weather and good luck, the
contractor would make a little
meney: but with one big storm,
and bad luck with stock or with
the ill-fortune of loss by road
agents or horse thieves, the whole
contract could easily be turned
into a dead loss. Mr. Brady may
be doing a land office business, se
curing scads on the strength of
his official position, and from men
who are getting soft mail con
tracts, but the routes we speak of
afford about as many chances for
speedy wealth, compared with the
chances for speedy poverty, as
Pattee's lottery used to furnish.
The boat stoves made by M. C.
Crosby, with fire-brick bottoms, are
superior to all others in this market.
Calculation is often better than
If farmers put more thought and
less toil into their business the'
mijrht make agriculture more :it
tractive to their children.
None but it prosperous farmer
can be a happy farmer, and no
farmer can prosper without intel
ligence, order and diligence.
Spent tan bark has been plowed
into a compact clay soil with the
best results, as it rendered the soil
mellow and increased its warmth.
Nine-tenths of the fixed capital
of all the civilized people in the
world is embarked in agriculture,
which employs 200,000,000 of
A spirited horse under irrrita
ting influences may do, from down
right fear, what may be wrongly
charged to viciousness. Heavy
blows may fall upon the nervous
beast only to be followed by the
statistics irom asuingiun
o.. .' .' r - 1 ... 1
mnke it appear that Louisiana has
the largest avewire viekl in value
per acre, of all the tate-s, namely,
cxi-.o. ."LiwniKMs . " I
(M - A..! - .... .. ..,.,, I
-nO.GS; Texas next, $16.20, and j
Mississippi, $11. 4 7. .
Tt is not an uncommon occur-!
rence to find a sod turned under
in May thoroughly decomposed
before one turned under in Novem
ber previous. The one turned
under in May is well warmed,
decomposition of the grass com
The Grandm Brother, of Dako-
ta, are said to have raised last year
137,2S7 bushels of wheat, and that j
the odd ;J7,000 bushels paid all the
cost of cultivation and marketing,
leaving 100,000 bushels at seventy
five cents, for profit. William F.
Dalrymple, of the famous grain
farm in Dakota, says that the clean
profit for 1SS0 was over 250,000.
He raised more than half a million
bushels of wheat on 24.000 acres,
and disposed of if in Buffalo at a
profit of fifty cents a bushel.
"What Does it Mean.
Petaluma Cat Coarior.
Persecution of the Jews in Prus
sia, persecution oi the Jews in
Russia. Ost racism of wealthy Jews
from fashionable hotels at water
ing and other places in the eastern
states. What does it all mean?
Is our civilization advancing or
retrograding? Is this one of Gods
ways of forcing the attention of
his once favored people back to
Jerusalem and the land thereabout,
the home of their ancestors? If
the wealthy Jews of the world
would combine, they could pur
chase all the ancient inheritance of
their fathers in the laud of Pales
tine, and by gathering their peo
ple together from all parts of
the world again make the
desert place to blossom as
the rose and build up a pow
erful nation. If the .lews have a
history the Bible is true, and there
is no better verification of proph
ecy than in their case. So far it
has been fulfilled to the letter, and
it will not be complete until they
again possess their own land and
become a recognized, independent
nation of the world. We are op
posed to persecutions against any
nation or race of people, cither in
or out of the United States. But
the workings of an all-wise Provi
dence have always been mysteri
ous, particularly so in the history
of the Jewish people. These per
secutions may be Gods way of
making this peculiar and remark
able race desire again to possess
and occupy the homes of their an
cestors. Jf this is not true, why
these persecutions in this ago of
tolerance and civilization.
MoiherN ! Mothers ! ! Mothers ! ! I
Are you disturbed at night ami broken
of your re.t by a Mck child suffering
and crying with the excruciating pain
of cutting teeth ? If so, go at once and
get a bottle of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
.Svrui). it will relieve the noor littlw suf
ferer immediately depend upon It:
there is no mistake about it. There is
not a mother mi earth who has ever
used it, who will not ty-H jou at once
that it will reculate the bowels, and
give rest to the mother, and relief and
health to the child, operating like magic.
It is perfectly sate to use in all cases,
and pleasant to the taste, and is the pre
scription of one ot the oldest and best
female physicians and nurses in the
United States. Sold everywhere. 25
cents a bottle.
"Wharf Rate and Gram.
Pacific Kurul Press.
Although we have often re
marked the waste which we
thought criminal in the handling
of grain, as it is transferred from
cars to the wharves around the
bay, we have had little idea until
recently that there prevailed in
the wastage a method which is
akin to robbery. In our simple
mindedness we have thought the
loss to the grower was merely the
work of carelessness, and that per
haps the greed of the employes
for chicken feed was the depth of
the intentional wickedness in it.
But our eyes have been opened
by the indications of systematic
thievery, and the proof that the
grain falling by the way side in
storage or shipment was so great
that it left the wharf in ships, and
not in the lunch baskets of the
workmen. We are informed by a
gentleman who has been in a po
sition to know, of several facts
which are certainly startling. His
j observation covered the operations
t nn nr th( wilslP..fMS ,.r.llin,l tiir
bay, where the largest amounts of
tyrain are transferred from car to
warehouse and from warehouse to
. - ... .
shin. liit. it is customary to
hurl dow1 the sacks fromlh,.car
toor to tjlc lri,cc bdow, thus iriv-
ing the first sacks a drop of two
and one-half to three feet. This
drop bursts many sacks and sends
the grain in a shower from inter
stices of sacks which do not
burst, ll a sack shows a rent,
it is rudely jerked about
so as to dash as much grain as
possible from the opening, and
thus ensure a broken sack. All
grain thus spilled is called sweep-
SS' and when it is gathered up
it does not go to the farmers ac
count, but is put in great heaps in
the warehouse, and is regarded as
the warehouseman property. It
is often a large amount of the
finest grain in the state; and when
the amount thus shaken from the
sacks is added to the sweepings
from the cars it makes an aggre
gate of no mean proportions. For
tunately we are not in the dark as
i to its actual amount, for we have
evidence that the grain cleaning
machine attached to one of
our largest warehouses, actually
cleaned 3,000 sacks of sweepings
on account of the warehouseman,
between January 1, and February
25, 1881. Three thousand sacks
of good grain in less than two
months from sweepings. Some
thing like 5,000 worth of sweep
ings in less than two months; not
far from 50,000 worth of sweep
ings in the course of a year, and
in such a year as the present, when
full twelve months will be em
ployed in handling the crop. Our
informant assures us that ninety
eight sacks were swept up in two
days. And this is the plunder
from a single warehousing firm,
one of the largest it is true, but
still only one of many. We
imagine but few grain growers
know that such S3'stematic and re
munerative robbery is practiced
To Teachers and Pupils or Pub
The new school books published by
A. S. Barnes & Co., and adopted by
the superintendents of Oregon to be
introduced the present season, are
just received direct from the publish
ers, and are now for sale and exchange
at introductory prices 3et by the state
superintendents. Respectfully yours,
Carl Adler, dealer in books and sta
tionerv. Xntirc to the Public
The poor, unfortunate young man
that lost his leg last summer in tho
Fishcrmens cannery has now, with the
help of friends, started a small store,
where he keeps tobacco, cigars, pipes,
cutler', etc Ho is unable to do hard
wck, and must make out the best lie
can. Give him a call, boys, he kcep3
the best brands of tobacco and cigars.
Water street, opposite O. R. A- X.
Co. 'a Dock.
Coroalne for Lox
Chicago. Oct. 11, 1880. Three years
ago my hair was coining out very fast,
and 1 was nearly bald. I was also
troubled with dandruff. I began using
Burnett's cocoainc, and mv hair immedi
ately stopped coming out, and hascon-
Mantiy been getting thicker. Mv head
is now entirely free from dandruff. My
wife has used the cocoaine with equally
gratifying results. P. T. Piatt, with .
McVeagh & Co.
Burnett's extracts are the purest fruit
Have Wlstar's balsam of wild cherrv
always at hand. It cures coughs, colds,
uroncmus, wnoopmg cougn. croup, in
fluenza, consumption, and all throat and
luug complaints. 50 cents and 81 a bottle.
The .Vew sjdiool Xlookj.
Messrs. Chas.Stevens fc Son have a full
supply of text books latelv adopted by
the state, and which must be introduced
in the public schools by or before Octo
ber 1st. iasi.
The following hooks arc offered at in
troductory price or exchange:
Moutieths Elementary Geography.
Montieths Comprehensive Geography.
Brooks Primary. Elementary, Writ
ten and Higher Arithmetics.
The following will be sold at Intro
ductory rates, but not on exchange:
Watsons Chi Ids Speller.
Watsons Youths Speller.
Montieths Eay Lessons in Popular
Lytes ttook Keeping.
Wctlakes Common School Literature.
City .Hook Stoi:::,
The Count Cinchon was the Spanish
Viceroy in Peru in H5TO. Tho Counters,
his wife, was pros'rated by an intermit
tent fever, from which she was freed by
the use of the native remedy, the Peru
vian hark. or. as it ias called In the
language of the country, "Quinquina.'
Grateful for her recovery, on her return
to Europe In l2, she introduced the
remedy in Spain, where it was known
under various names, until Liuuums
called it Cinchona, iu honor of the lady
who had brought them that which was
more precious than the gold of thelncas.
To this day. after a lapse of two hun
dred and fifty years, science lias given
us nothing to take its place. It effectu
ally eurcs a morbid appetite for .timu
lants, by restoring the natural tone of
the stomach. It attacks excessive love
of liquor as it doc a fever, and destroys
loth alike. The powerful tonic virtue
of the Cinchona is prc?crvcd in the
Peruvian Bitters, which are :u effective
against malarial fever to-day a.s tltcv
were in the daj.s of the old Spanish
Viceroys. We guarantee the ingredi
ents of these bitters to he ahohitely
purc, and of the bet known qualit.
A trial will .-atisfy you that this is tlie
best bitter in the world. "The proof of
the pudding is in the eating." autl we
willingly abide this test. For sale by
all druggi.-ts-. grocers ami liquor dealer:.
Geo. Hill, proprietor and manager.
Fred Gere, .stage manager. A. Ostrander,
leader of orchestra, Geo. Lambert, leader
of brass band. An entirely new first
part by our male and female minstrels,
with NIckersoii and Cook as the cum
medians. Gere interlocutor. Finale,
"Our Circus. New olio, new acts,
songs, dances, etc. Do not fail to see
"The Three Hunters. and that other
funny act. "An Echo." Miss Lou Cock
appears nightly in new songs and
dances. Mr. Jno. Cook and Mr. Charles
Nickerou also in the funniest of funny
fun; Mr. .lames Morice in new voca'l
gems, and Gere iu Dutchisms. Look
out for a new thing, entitled uTcn Pins,
or Set 'Em Up on the Other Alley.'
Mr. Hill is making active prepar
ations for more amusements with
which to please those of the public who
arc fond of popular amusements. New
orchestral selections by our efficient
orchestra, and new music by our excel
lent brass band on the grand stand at
precisely 7 i. m. Curtain rises at ex
actly 8 p.m. Entrance on Benton street;
entrance to private boxes, on Cheuamus
Since the Chinese started to brew
"cheap San Francisco beer" there is
little or no demand for that article
any more. Call for tho Columbia
brewery beer, if you want something
LOST Muv -1th 1G3 fathom or 50 meMj net.
Harbours Xo. 12, 11 ply ami No. s, 10 plv,
old cork and lead linr. uo mark, at tlie
Great itepublic. Finder will please notlfv
H. D. ADAlIt, and receh e reward. &-lw'
LOST. Slav 7tU, about flftv fathoms net
made ot harbours 40-11 pfv. Corks and
leads marked .!. t . H & Co. finder will bz
Miltably rewarded b
J. O. HAXTHOUX & CO.
May Sth, liSl.
A CAW). Astoria. May y. lsi. I desire
lo ulve notice to the nMiermen on the
Columbia river that the "Argonaut." owned
by J. W. & V. Cook of Clifton, reacts no
righK that fishermen have in common on
said nver; where the liilieniicn refuse to
work for Hie price that the Memrs. Cook set
on fLsh. Tlie said boat has destroyed for me
aimrtof three nets, aud the owner of It re
fues to make any restitution to ipe what
ever, although 1 have requested them to do
so. He saves other nets when he tlouK
them, mine he cuts and destrovs, shnplv be
cause I refused to furnish fhh for him at the
price he wished.
AXTOIXE X AI1AMSAITI.K.
Signature witnessed. sd&wl
rrK HAVE XOAV PIVCF.I) THIS FlltST
TT class vessel on the berth fur salmon
loading to Liverpool. Fur particulars regard
ing rates of freight and Insurance, apply to
koix;f.ils, mcyki: & co ,
Notice to Consignees.
PURCHASEI'S OF TIX PLATES AXD
consignees of merchandise bv the Clan
Grant," will pleae take notice that tills ves
sel commences discharging at Hustlers old
dock, Monday, uth inst. All merchamlis.e
left on the dock after ft o'clock p.m. of the
day of Its discharge, will le at owners risk.
KOOEILS. MEYEK & CO..
sd-flt Consignees of vessel.
BKITISII ll.VKQl'K CLAN OUAXT.
Xcither the Captain nnr the agents,
Messrs. I'odeer. Meier & Co.. will be res
ponsible for any debts contracted by the
crew of said vessel while at Astoria.
lw Master liritish bark Clan Grant.
City Auditors Notice.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN" THAT the
City Assessment Kollofthc city of As
toria, Oregon, as returned by the City Asses
sor for the year 1SS1. is now on file In the
office of the Auditor and Clerk of said city
where It will remain o-ien for inspection
until the l.'th day of May. l&l. All applica
tions for corrections or rcvLslons of the same
must be filed with said Auditor and Clerk
prior to said 15th day or Ma v. li?81.
Auditor ami Clerk.
Astonu, May 2, 1&5I. td.d&w
Proposal for Building Wharf at
Ilwaco, W. T.
BIDS FOK EXTEXDIXG THE WHARF
and roadway of the Ilwaco "Wharf
company, at Ilwaco, "W. T., from the pres
ent wharf In a southeasterly direction, from
iM to 600 feet, will be received at the office
of the company until 11a.m. May 2). ISsl.
Bids should state the price per lineal foot for
the roadway ; also for constructing the main
wharf and slip, in accordance with plans and
specifications to be seen at the office of J. II.
1). Gray. Astoria, Oregon, until Tuesday,
May 17, 1881. after which time they will be In
the hands of the secretary otthe company at
Ilwaco, W. T. The company reserve the
right to reject any or all bids.
L. A. LOOms,
President L AV. Co.
nwaco.-'W. T., May ?, 18J1.
I THE NEWS! I
"WELCOME TO ALL !
THE FISHING SEASON' HAS OPENED AND SO HAS THE POPULAR
I CLOTHING STORE!
j opened the largest and best :
selected stock of
o i w
Gents Furnishing Goods,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
TETJNKS AND VALISES, HATS AND GAPS,
AND THE BEST-
RUBBER BOOTS, ETC.,
WHICn WILL BE SOLD AT SAX FRANCISCO WHOLESALE PRICES.
REMEMBER .THIS IS NO HUMBUG.
HAVING MADE ARRANGEMENTS IN NEW YORK AND SAN FRAN-
CISCO FOR THE PURCHASE OF ALL MY GOODS, MY
FACILITIES FOR BUYING ABE SUCH
AS TO ENABLE ME TO
Undersell all Others. I Defy Competition.
GREAT SURPRISE AT THE ;
I San Francisco Store ! !
UERE ARE PRICES OF GOODS THAT WILL SURPRISE ALL.
MENS AND BOYS
CASIMERE SUITS FROM S 8 00 TO 15 00
EXTRA BEST SUITS 12 00 20 00
FINE BLACK SUITS IS 00 25 00
DIAGONALSriTS 15 00 " 22 00
CASIME HE PANTS " 2 50 "4 00
EXTRA BEST PANTS" 4 00 "5 50
BOYS SUITS, ALL SORTS, FROM GOO "12 00
OVERALLS FROM 60 CTS. TO Si 00
JUMPERS " 60 " "1 Wr
ALL WOOL SOCKS 20 " 25
CHECKER SOCKS. SIX PxUR FOR 1 00
COTTON SOCKS, THREE PAIR FOR 25
WHITE SHIRTS FROM- 90 " " 175
COLORED " 75 " " I 50
CASDiERE" SI 50 u u 0 00
FLxVNNEL - 1 00 " " 1 75
BLUE NAVY 2 00 " 2 50
FLANNEL UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS FROM 125
COTTON FLANNEL SHIRTS AND DRAWERS 60
MARINO SHIRTS AND DRAWERS 50
LONG OIL COATS FROM
BOOTS AND SHOES.
MENS CALF BOOTS FROM
MENS KIP BOOTS u
ELASTIC GAITERS "
I HAVE THIS SPRING STRAINED EVERY NERVE AND USED MY
ENTIRE ENERGY AND BEST JUDGMENT IN PLACING IN OUR AS
TORIA HOUSE THE LARGEST AND MOST COMPLETE ASSORTMENT
OF THE ABOVE LINE OF GOODS.
CALL AND INSPECT FOR YOURSELF. YOU ARE WELCOME.
I WILL GLADLY SHOW MY GOODS, NO MATTER WHETHER YOU
BUY OR NOT. NEW GOODS BY EVERY STEAMER.
.-San Francisco Store. Squeraocqhe street,
Walla-walla Kcstaurant. Astoria Oregon.
-1 '- -,---; .. .'-.'..'.r.jLxj.j j-
h liar & I
..... S3 50
..... 2 75
next. door to Pas &'AllPn'3 utorc, north oi
TAY tijttXe, aL I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Ofpick Over the "White House Store.
Residence Next door to Mrs. Mnnson'i
boarding house, Chenainus street, Astori
I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY" AT LAW.
Chenainus Street. - ASTOKIA. OREGON
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ASTORIA ... OREGON
Office over Page & Allen's store, Cass street
TL1 C. HOL,IEZ,l
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN-
. VAN DUSEN.
Chpiwmus Srreot, near Occident Hotel,
Agent Write, Farco & Co.
Xfl P. HICKS.
ASTORIA, - - .
Rooms In Allen's liullillny nn .fain ramr
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
7"K. . D. j-R-raiXGs,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Gradunte Univpreitv nt YlnHni .
Physician to Rav VIpu- linnitnf ni'tinin
Okfii'e In Tase & Allen's building, up
T A. McIXTOSIF.
Occident Hot'! Building,
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
Q H. BAKV & CO.,
Doom, Windows. Blinds, Tran
somti. Lumber. Etc
All kinds of Oak Lumber, Glas, Boat Ma
Steam Mill near Weston hotel. Cor. Gj.
evlve and Astor streets.
UHIiEXIIART JL 8CHOEXE.
Occident Hotel Hair Dressing Saloon
AiJTOKIA - OREGON.
Hot, Cold, Shower,
Steam and Salphar
SySDedal attention tlvn tn InHloa'nn
children's hair cutting.
rnvate entrance tor Ladies.
BOOT AJTD SIIOK
Chexamus Street, opposite Adler'a Book
store, - Astoria, Oregon-.
E- Perfect fits guaranteed! All work
warranted. Give me a trial. All orders
W. V. M'CABE,
J. A. BROWK
BEOWX dk. McCABE,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS.
Astoria office At E. C. Holden's Auction
store. Portland offlce24 B street. 13-tf
AT MUSIC HALL,
33. -A.. TJX3-3Sr.
NAIUS, niII.L FEED AND HAY
Cash paid for country produce. Small
profits on cash sales. Astoria, Oregon, cor
ner of Main and Squemocohe strepts.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenanuu and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON.
Wm. Houseman of Portland
BEOS LEAVE TO NOTIFY HIS friends
and customers that he has opened
A FISHERMAN'S GL0THIN6
AND FURNISHING GOODS STORE
Next to G. "W". Hume's grocery store.
F. HO USEMAN, Agent
Contractors and Builders,
CORNER ASTOR AND CASS STREETS.
Near Congregational Church.
And are now muly to receive orders for all
Contract taken to build and repair
SHIPS, HOUSES, BOATS, ETC..
AT LOWEST RATES.
"a7Doors and Window Frames made to
I. T. BARCLAY. T. It. HATCH.
HATCH & BARCLAY,
No. 20 California St., San Francisco, Cat.
C. H. STOCKTON,
HOUSE, SXGrET j-
PAPER HANGING AND WALL COLORING
QLAZING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
. avShop next door to Astorl&nj Office, in
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