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TUESDAY MAY 17. 18SJ
The .Reasons Wlir
"Work has commenced in earnest
on the improvements of the bar at
the mouth of Yaquina bay. About
twenty-five men are employed di
rectly b- the government but the
improvement furnishes employ
ment for from seventy-five to one
hundred persons. Six men are
working in the quarry, and they
have about one hundred tons of
stone -ready for shipment. Four
hundred cords of brush are cut and
press, it as a tair sample oi tne pueu up near me waier at wueua,
arguments advanced by the in- out of which will be built the
Pilotage and Towage.
The article which we give to-day
is from Portlands reputed com
mercial journal. We reproduce it
merely for the purpose of showing
the inconsistencies of the interior
terior press generally on this topic,
though some are worse exagger
ated. Not one of those editors
write of these things from person
al knowledge of the facts ; they
seem to treat the subject from
hearsay, or the report of designing
persons, who have :i chronic am
bition to scandalize, lie and black
mail. "We assert this with a full
understanding of what we are-say-in
In the first place, 'there is not
now, nor has there for a year been
a depth of water on the Columbia
river bar to entitle it to confi
dence. Neither is it equal now in
any respect to New York harbor.
Ignorance or stupidity causes the
Reporter to confound the terms,
possibly; but if he intended to say
that this entrance is now superior
to the New Yoik entrance, he
"We agiee that the bp,st interests
of Portland and Astoria require
needed improvement.-, etc., but it
it absurd to assume that what ship
masters denounce and expose to
be "ineflicient facilities,'" etc., are
such. In case that the pilot
bill " so carefully framed,'1 had be
come a law. it would have pioren
a cuise to the commerce of Ore
gon and "Washington. All this
has been time and again shown up
through Tin: A-ioriax; but there
is not one single journal in the in
terior that has yet commented
fairly upon the side of truth with
respect to it.
"We asseit that it is a slander in
round terms; to charge that any
member of the assembly from this
comity, representative or senator;
ever sided with anv "Astoria mo
nopolist," intimated in the Report
er article. But they did act hon
orable, and with a fall understand
ing of the situation, and it must be
admitted, in all fairness, that they
should at least be supposed to
know as much about the wants
and requirements of shipping, liv
ing right here where they can see
and understand its workings, as
any fresh water sucker who never
drew a breath of salt air or ever saw
anything afloat laiger than a Wil
lamet stern wheel steamer. In
this matter of the "Astoria monop
olist," we do not comprehend the
term. It cannot be Capt. Flavel
if so, we fail to see where the
monopoly part come in. The
present tug boat Mary Taylor,
which all the interior press hailed
with apparent delight, has been
here a long time; and for over two
years since the Rescue was put on,
there has been more or less oppo
sition. The Taylor now has a
schooner tender, "the very idea"
advocated by the cow counties;
and this schooner, the Cousins, is
considered first-class. Since this
is true, that these opposition crafts,
puffed into notoriety notably by
the press of Portland, have been
here so long, we fail to recognize
the force of anv remark about
airy supposed monopoly tyrant.
The talk of trading, buying and
selling votes in the assembly, the
legislature as he calls it; is becom
ing monotonous, and the scamps
who perpetually flaunt the lie
should be "given the benefit of
civil process to back their charges
or be compelled to choke to death
in swallowing their base insinua
tions. TVc know of no "d Irish
man, Englishman or Dutchman,"
such as the reporter man refers"to;
but we very distinctly recollect a
hoard of buzzards that hovered
around the capital in the efibit to
influence sensible members, who
opposed that bill, to turn to its sup
port. It was the third time the
vampires were incontinentally dis
persed. Now, once for all, it is the
basest slander to charge that any
person whatever, Capt. Geo. Flavel
or anybodj' else at Astoria; has
ever, in one single instance, placed
an obstacle of any kind in the Aray
of the growth and development of
Oregons commerce; and the soon
er honest people understand this
matter the sooner they will begin
to appreciate the candid and dis
interested spirit of Astoria, and
The Astoriax, in the work of
building up an empire in this great
and growing Pacific Northwest.
mattresses ior the building of the
jetties. Five hundred cords more
will be required. The work of
making the mattresses commenced
last week. There is a reason for
thus beginning one of the most un
important of all projected improve
ments in Oregon, at the cost and
exclusion of an improvement like
this at the mouth of the Columbia
river would be. An improvement
demanded by a commerce which
new annually reaches into the
millions, as against that of a bayi
with only a local trade, which
scarcely exceeds the sura of $100
per month, about $1,500 per year.
We say there is a reason for it,
however; and that reason is wholly
political. Clatsop, Columbia and
Tillamook counties jointly have
one representative in the assembly;
Columbia has another; Columbia
and Clatsop are jointly inter
ested in one senator. This po
litical influence is so small that
it amounts to nothing in the
selection of a senator to the
United States senate, when com
pared with the cow counties;"
and the cow counties get away
with the seuators then in order
to keep the position the senators
get away with the balance of the
Prcific Northwest by neglecting
to secure the aid needed for the
commerce of the Columbia, and
the u excessive charges " and " in
efficient facilities" dodges are then
resorted to, to prove to the cow
county man that he is taxed to
death to support an Astoria mo
nopoly. What barefaced cussed
ness and audacious lying wont
scheming political hounds adopt to
carry out their rotten purposes.
But, so long as Clatsop county is
foolish enough to pay her state
taxes, and put up with these dia
bolical outrages, we 've said
To make room for an immense stock of goods
that are arrh Ing by every steamer.
I will sell for the
NEXT THIRTY DATS
Greatly Reduced Prices !
My entire stock. comimMiis Hit Intent Mjles
Ladles and Child rens Shoes and Slippers
A COMPLKTE LINK OP
MENS AND YOUTHS
Dispatches yesterday contain
the usual amount of gush, bosh
and political slush.
It is said that the only obstacle
to a perfect and harmonious set
tlement of the Northern Pacific
railroad and Oregon Railway and
Navigation company difficulty is
the fraudulent issue of $1S,000,000
A WOKD OF WAEMNG!
Don't be Humbugged Again by Professed
Auction Sales, Gotten up with the
Express Purpose of Gain.
YRY BUY TRASH WHEN YOU CaN'
GET MUCH NEWER AND BETTER
GOODS AT LESS PRICE.
Is is not reasonable that should a person meaning a
square business desire to dispose of their stock at less';
than market price and without profit at Auction, would he'
not chose a much larger field than our city.?
You all have been taught a lesson a few months since .
by the man "mit a license." Now don't be misled again,
for reference to buyers of Auction Trash I will post them
in a few of my prices to compare.
110 ! FOR THE BEST MD CHEAPEST
M. I). KMT THE POPULAR MERCHANT TAILOR
AmeOm lre. f
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EIGHT YDS. PUKK LINEN CRASH X 0
TEN YDS. PUKE RUSSIA CRASH 1 W
PUKE LINEN TO WELb. EXTRA. J.AKGK sS -
NOMCH CtH)t DFKKKKD.
In Astoria, May 15th, 1881, at 223 a.
M..Ad(lie May Douglass, only child of
John and Abby A. Douglass, aged 3
years, i months and 17 dajs.
Sleep, sleep, sweet babe
And take thy l est.
God called thee home,
He thought 'twas bast
Notice to Fishermen.
-uL Tuesday. Mat
iVJEL BJjOlELD TlIIS
Y 171 188112 o'clock i: m .
at Liberty hall, Ayionh, totI5irthe price of
iish to CO cents. .4.11 ibhufncu areVequcsted
hoi io ko our lo-Higni. ana anena fins meet
ing tub cveAino. The fishermen of
the Scandinavian ami PWienmjns racking
companies were uqt oulxSunday night, and
are detenningU toquit nsWfljj rather than
continue their work at the present price of
fish. (Sisirf-d) 'HIE FISHERMEN OF
SCANDINAVIAN l'ACKIXu CO.
Astoria, May 1C, 1881.
ASTORIA RON WORKS.
RrntonStxkrt. Near Pa-ckei: House,
" ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
and Cannery Work a specialty.
A. D. Wass, President.
J. G. Hcstlzb, Secretary.
L W. Cask, Treasurer.
Johjt Fox, Superintendent
John Rogers, Central Market,
Has received a large Invoice of
BARRELS AND HALF BARRELS
of the best quality.
LAnd Is now ready to supply Butchers Can
nenes ana au omers, cnesp ior casa.
Before purchasing your goods eLse where
call in and examine my goods and prices, as
it HI pay you ell for your trouble.
WHITE HOUSE STORE,
Corner Main and Cheuamus streets,
G. W. HUWIE
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
ETC.. ETC., ETC.,
BLOCK TIN, PIG LEAD,
GUM BOOTS, RICE. ETC., ETC.,
. IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
MKS. H. A. DERBY,
MASONIC HALL. - ASTORIA. OREGON'.
"Will open her new stock
On Ttaflay, May 5fl, 1881.
A FINE ASSORTMENT OF
The Josephine Seamless Kid Gloves
Warranted to be the best In the market.
Also, a large assortment of
Infants Wear and Ladies Dres
A large variety of
NEW MILLINERY GOODS
rurchased by herself
Hats, Bonnets, Velvets,
Satins, Ribbons, Ruchinp,
Collars, Etc., Etc.,
MAIN STREET, - ASTORIA. OREGON.
For sale ex "Warehouse at Astoria orrortland
by B ALFOUR, G CTHRIE 4b Ce.
W-tf Portland , Oweon .
LARGE SIZE HONEY COMB TOWELS an
FOUR LARGE SIZE MORMIE TOWELS r
SIX LARGE SIZE MORMIE TOWELS 3
EXTRA LARGE TURKISH TOWELS S
EXTKA FINE UNBLEACHED TABLE LIXU.N
EXTRA FINE BLEACHED TABLE LINKS
TURKEY RED TABLE LINEN. PER 1 AK1....
(Warranted ftt cokr
MARSEILES RED SPREADS .". 1 2T.
HONEY COMB BED SPREADS, LARGE SIZES.- im
nONEY COMB BED SPRExVDS, EXTRA SIZE... I r.
3 CT. KACH r
I .-u PER DOZEN i
57 CKNTS '
LADIES SOLID COLOR HOSIERY 1
LADIES RIBBED HOSIERY 12S
LADIES PLAIN HOSIERY' It)
LADIES BROWN BALBKIG.YN HOSIERY
LADIES EMBROIDERED HOSIERY
MISSES MERINO. STRIPED. I PAIR
MISSES ENGLISH SEAM, 2 PAIR
MISSES FANCY HOSE. EXTRA QUALITY.
TWO PAIR :.
LADIES HEMMED HANDKERCHIEFS COL
ORED BORDERS, 3 PAIR FOR
LADIES LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS. 2 PAIR
LADIES IMITATION SILK, ALL COLORS
LADIES PURE SILK, ALL COLORS
(And finer lines in proportion)
GENTS CANTON FLANNEL UNDERWEAR...-
GENTS MERINO EXTRA HEAVY UNDERWEAR
GENTS BLUE AND RED FLANNEL UNDER
WEAR, ALL WOOL 1 50
GENTS BLUE OVERSHIRTS I 25
GENTS OVERALLS AND JUMPERS 50
GENTS BLUE OVERSHIRTS 1 25
GENTS WHITE SHIRTS 1 00
GENTS PERCALE SHIRTS - t 00
GENTS FULL REGULAR MADE HOSE 12&
BOOTS AND SHOES LOWER THAN THE LOWEST.
l GVS. IfACII
"Vx. vawfw? s"
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A Fine Slock ol Foreign aixl Domestic Cloths, Casslmeres and
Tnoeds. A Fill! lane ol'Tnilor Triminings, Etc.
I The Hcst ntlcr ami Tnilor Aiill sialic up his Goods with a
Full CSuaiiinlj as to Fit ami Finish.
Itememberthcmarealliln.t class regular Roods and t-an be bought atanj tnni and in I HHMngtlwotih tirttla.s MKrthMwor all mm ol men's apparel, etc.. I liope that th
any quantity. You matt not Imagine because tio man "nilt a IIltiuc" offers on tlZfii nunun thTftofore nt oit of town will hi"p'iit with,
they must bi cheap. Look at prices marked In my window, then if on nmtKit .uie- Ywirs Trulv. M. D. KAXT
iiou you win ai least oe posiea. l na aiso anions m skhk nw.t r.u nuir.u n.ihr.
guaranteed not to tarnish in 21 hons.
oTlu lowft market pruts tnarKfd nut at plain ligitre
THE COLUMBIA BREWERY
ON THIS COAST
0JN Jii i RluJii u I (J KJi ,s m,,kbiok r mo- vn, ,s i:xtTun m xose
IN ASTORIA. JOHN HAHK, - - PROPKIETORr
Xb oOTBISSIKr, OHENAHUS STREET, - ASTORIA, OREGON.
CORNER OPPOSITE TIIE POST OFFICE.' oarOnh'is u.ft .:t the UKRMANLV i:i:Ki: HALL will be promptly attended to.-s
ANOTHER WORD OF WARNING!
I see you Isaac
As it is customary this season -with merchants to quote prices in advertising", I will1 show the public that I CaNj
not be Undersold, and would draw attention to the following '
OE IEL X O 3S LIST.
Nine yards pure linen crash SI 00
Eleven yards Russia crash 1 00
Extra large linen towels 20
Extra large honey-comb towels 15
Five mormie towels for "
Extra large Turkish towels 25
Extra fine unbleached table linen, per yard 45
Turkey red table linen, warranted fast colore, per yard 75
Large size honey-comb bed spreads . 75
Extra size honey-comb bed spreads 1 15
Gents good suspenders, and upwards 25
Ladies brown or bleached bnlbrignn hose, per pair $ 20
All other hosiery in porportion.
Gents Canton llannel undershirts and drawers, each 40
Gents good Merino undershirts and drawers, each 40
Gents good, all wool, red or blue llannel undershirts and
drawers, each 1 25
Ten pairs gents cotton socks (not wan-anted full regular)
Gouts bine shirts
All other goods in proportion.
Great Bargains in Clothing,
Great Bargains in Boots and Shoes.
Great Bargains in Dress Goods,
Great Bargains in Laces,
Great Bargains in Hosiery,
Great Bargains in Buttons,
Great Bargains in Hats,
Great Bargains in Furnishing Goods,
Great Bargains in Dress Trimmings,
Great Bargains in Embroideries,
Great Bargains in gloves,
Great Bargains in House Furnishing Goods,
Great Bargains in all Departments.
My Embroideries, Laces, Corsets, and Kid Gloves were all bought direct from importers and manufacturers in
New York, and prices are fully 20 per cent cheaper than similar goods are selling elsewhere.
This is no advertising dodge, as I have each and every article advertised, and will sell them at prices quoted.
G. XI. COOPER,
Corner of Main and Concomly Streets, - ASTORIA, OREGON.
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