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Astoria. Oregon, Sunday Morning October 15, 1882
ASTORIA. TKm LOWER COTjTTM- i
BIA AND TJTR WEct COAST. 1
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Two years ago, says the editor j He sa3's the catch will not fall
of the "Willamette Farmer, wcjsllort mori lhan 10,000 cases, or
wrote up the coast region and Iow-jlnck onb' two Per cent of equaling
er Columbiat homelength.but two j the ici and Peking business of
years.in a changing and growing re-1 38S1- Notwithstanding I he heavy
"gion iilec ours, works out pioblems jdra'n on t,H' fisl1 suPPb's t!,fi saln
of fate. We can safely again re- on lloIfl S1S wel1 as evcr- The
view Astoria and the country peater number of fishermen make
tributary the.eto, with confulenceit less profitable to each one; they
tlt.it if i.-Tll Jln ;,.fn.nf. T. ---
iinu in "in uciciuji iiiiriisi. ia5l 1
Sunday the steamer Columbia
headed for the ocean, but near ap
proach showed that breakers were
foaming on the bar, so the good
ship put about lor Astoria, and
while she waited for Monday
morning's tide, we found some
friends who gave facts relating to
the region that we have alluded
to that are worthy of beinp- worked
up in detail.
Astoria itself has impioved very
remarkably. The. place has a
summer population of ,000 in
habitants, 2,000 of whom were
there for the fisheries and canner
ies, but its reliable population is
about ."5,000, whirh makes it the
second town in the state. Dm in
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the year past the increase of houses!
in the town has been fifty percent, i
., p a , .
on the former number, and the
population iias increased thirty per
cent. It is noticeable that the new
buildings show more taste and are
more costly than the generality of
those built previously; the busi
ness streets are becoming solidly
built up with structures of a better
and more durable character. Some
of these are costly buildings that
will have permanent value.
The growth of the town is not
equal to its needs because lumber
cannot be had, though three mills
in the place turn off 70,000 feet
of lumber per day, and those of
Kuappton across the river, turn
out as much more. There is a
sreat demand for lumber, so srreat
that some buildings contracted for
cannot be put up this year, and
many are delayed for the same
reason. A contract for a lo,000
school house has been deferred un
til 1SS3 on this account. This re
minds me that Astoria has good
schools, a number of neat church
edifices, and on sightly locations
overlooking town, river and har
bor, there are man beautiful i evi
dences growing up.
The business part is over the
water, and is rapidly becoming
solid with buildings. Two years
has more than doubled the town.
There are more wharves and
warehouses, and far more canner
ies than then. It is evident that
the salmon trade will center here,
and will add to Astoria's import
ance. Its chief sources of profit
lie in lumber and salmon; it also
has Aork for many longshoremen
and stevedores, and is the natural
resort of sea-faring men. There
is no comparison to be made be
tween Astoria and other Oregon
towns, and it differs materially
from all others, and always will.
Five new canneries will be put
up this fall, to begin work next
season. Five new ones were put
up last year. Canneries from above
gradually remove here. There
were nineteen canneries at work
here in 1882, and there will be
twenty-four in 1SS3. Having seen
it staled that the salmon fisheries
are giving out, and that the catch
of S2 falls short one hundred
thousand cases that of 'SI, we ex
pressed surprise to our informant
on these matters, that so many new
canneries should be venturing to
try the canning of fish. 'He aston
ished us by asserting that there is
scarcely any diminution in the fish
supply. There were put up in
1 SSI about 540,000 cases of can
ned salmon in the Columbia river.
That was a large increase on form
er years. The report is current
that there is a rreat f:illinr ofT.
earn less money man tney utu
when the price was only twenty
five cents each; now it is seventy-
five cents a fish. Here is a fact of
no small importance slated in a
nutshell. So long as salmon abound
and the world's demand increases,
canneries will increase and mulli
ply. We climbed a hill that overlooks
a wide view of river, bay and bar,
with the growing cit' and itsiip
i ping in the foieground, and took
in at a glance the piosperity of
Astoria and the possibilities of its
future. Toward the ocean and
across Young's bay, is Clatsop and
its plains, a xindy region,
with light alluvial intermixed!
whose dairies produce butter and
cheese, and good pastures turn off
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IUUV. Ill" IIIHJ i UUI11I .1 !. ttlU 11.111
a dozen streams mat nave tme
lands for six or eight miles up, or
rich vine-maple bottoms, with
benches of timber land back from
the bottoms. This network of
slujfjrish streams forms a snlcndid
country for settlement, and the
best locations are already taken.
Several such streams head near
Saddle mountain, a notable feat me
on the landscape, and south of it
the North Xehalem river runs to
ward Tillamook to join the main
Nehalem. On Xehalem and its
tributaries are rich bottoms and
bench lands as yet unoccupied,
capable of making homes for 'a
thousand families. Its natural out
let is towards Astoria, but'tlns re
gion is too remote from transpor
tation to be available. Still fur
ther south is Tillamook bay, that
already furnishes considerable
1 trade to Astoria. All this region
has agricultural possibilities, that
will in time be realized to Asto
ria's advantage. The Nehalem
country, within twenty miles of
Astoria, has coal deposits that are
certain as to quantity, and has for
ests of spruce, fir and hemlock,
with occasional bodies of good ce
dar, that can be utilized whenever
a railroad is constructed, from For
est Grove, as is talked of. This
timber that is not surpassed in
quality is beyond calculation as to
On the Oregon side, above
Astoria and not far oil", other
streams come in from the uouth,
that oiler similar advantages. The
north side of the Columbia has a
number of streams that are naviga
ble for scows S or 10 miles up.
Some of these valleys already
have 100 families settled, and
bench lands yet unclaimed.
There are Gray's river, Deep river,
the Skamokwa, the Chinook, and
still another near the lower cape.
The land of all the valleys is ex
ceedingly fertile, but is more or
less obstructed with forest growth.
The vicinity to the great river and
the ocean must make all worth
clearing at no distant da'. On
the north coast Shoalwater bay
and Gray's harbor, with their
numerous tributaries, have tide
land bottoms that are only sparse
ly settled; they possess valuable
forests and have immense coal
deposits. Though slow to develop
and expensive to icclaim, this
country along the Columbia, and
extending from Tillamook bay to
the straits of Fuca, a distance of
over 200 miles, is naturally tribu
tary to Astoria, and possesses re
sources o greater intrinsic value
than most minds can appreciate.
When timeshall have accomplished
even a beginning of their future
they will make Astoria great.
Shoalwater bavwas once famous
for its oyster beds, and men grew
rich, shipping the little and deli
cate bivalves, native to its Hater,
to San Francisco. The oyster;
trade is again reviving, and, in the'
futuie, must be :i source of great!
profit to those who conduct oyster
planting properly. The streams
that enter the ocean and bays
have their own fish supply, and
canneries will be planted on all of
them. Salmon fisheries and deep
sea fisheries invite skilled men
from "down east' to come here,
and occupy a field that is equal
in value and extent to the fisher
ies of the north Atlantic.
This region we describe as
being tributary to Astoria, has
especial value for growth of hay, j
oats, and vegetables, and many
kinds of fruits. Dairying and
stock raising will be. the natural
occupation of many. The fogs
and damps of ocean will ward off
severe winters and keep pastures
green in summer. The destruc
tion and working up of our forests
goes on at a rate that is appalling.
Few Portlanders know that the
supply of logs for their local saw
mills comes in great 'part from
timber lands beyond Astoria.
Rafts arc actually towed from
Voting's bay to Weidler's mill. The
demand for lumber is constantly
increasing, and forest fires destroy
millions in value yearly. The
time is not distant when
ships will lead with lumber
on the north coast, and discharge
their cargoe at Atlantic or Euro
At the present time little is
known of the coal deposits along
the coast, but enough is under
stood ol the great prevalence of
coal in all the region we have de
scribed to justify the assurance
that it exists in unlimited supply.
There is iron ore on the. Columbia
and the Sound, limestone also, and
in this combination of undeveloped
resources we sec the elements that
have combined to make nations
great, and to build up the wealth
Lieut. Parke, who was recently
at Fort Klamath on court martial
duty, went out to the lava beds
and erected a new cross to mark
the spot where General Canby
was killed by tho Modocs. The
old mark was nearly destroyed by
One ol the most popular and
clever letter-carriers of Indianapo
lis, Ind., Mr. J. H. Mattern, was
cured by St. Jacobs Oil of a severe
ly stubborn sprain that had afilict
ed him since the war. The Great
German Remedy is very popular
in the Indianapolis postoflice.
No Indian ever had his pony
shod, and the Norristonn Herald
inquisitively asks why the Indian
Department was charged with
$180,000 worth of horseshoes last
"I was confined to mv" lied for
four months," says Mr. Charles
Lowe, 50S East Eighteenth street,
New York, "with the rheumatism,
and can say that the use of three
bottles of St. Jacobs Oil inado. me
a sound man. It is the greatest
remedy of the age."
Lush of hair and jraynea'i, which of
ten mar the prettiest face, are pre
vented by Parker's Hair Balsam.
or Chest use
Pnc't 2.1 cents.
Will you suffer with Dispepaia aud
Liver Complaint? Shiloh's V italizer is
guaranteed: to cure you. Sold by V. E.
'Hie Peruvian syrup has cured thou
sands who wcresuiTenns from tlvspep
sia,dcbilirj liver coinplaint,vboil.s lm
mors, female complaints, etc. Pamph
lets free to any address. SetU W. Fowl
Meuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbaqo.
Backacht, Soreness of the 'Chost,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throaf, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
Ko Preparation on earth equals Sr.J'Coa Oil
as aafo, sutre, simple and cheap External
ItemeOr. A trial entails but the cojf-arativelj
trifling" outlay cf 0 Cents, and erery one inher
ing with pain can Lave cheap and iwitiTe preof
of it claims.
Directions in Elsren Langcagcs.
BOLD BY ALLDRUGGIST3 AND DE ALEE3
A. VOGXXER & CO.,
Baltimore, 32d., U.S.A.
Fremont, in 1S12, reported, as
one of the results of his scientific
explorations, that much of which
is now Nebraska, was a vast arid
desetr, impicgnnted with salt? and
alkalies, and too seldom visited
with rain to make farmimg proGt
ahle; and to-day in the same
Platte valley, the iand produces
sixty bushels of corn and twenty
bushels of wheat to the acre and
cattle farming pays from thiity io
fifty per cent on the amount in
vested. MOTHERS, READ.
Gi:nt: About nine years ago I h:.l a
child two years old mid almost !c:ui. The
doctor I had attending lu-r ttnilcl not tell
whut ailed her. 1 nsked him if he did iiot
think it was worms. He said no. How
ever, this did not satisfy me, :i I ie' mi
vinccd in nivown mind that die It id. r
obtained a bottle or 1K. l .McI.Aa : '-,
I ga her a tenspoonful in the imtrnins
seventy-two worms and was a !! -h.M.
.Since then I have never been itln ut it
In niy tamily. The health of ni eh i.'retx
remained m cood that I had n ::l. .-led
watching their actions until alx.nt three,
weeks no, when two of them jm eiittst
the same .siel:lyajiK-amnee.th:t I miiiy
did nine years ao. .So I tliouht it imx-t
ho worms and vent to work at one with
a iKittle of IK. C. SleLANT-rs I,m:i
FL'fii: between tour of my children. il t
ups beltiK as follow?: A1I e, t: year ; l.ar-Iey,-lyears;
Kmma.Cyears; .Tohn.fi ears.
Now comes the result: Alice and Kiniua
cauieoutiillriKht,hul Charley ci?elfert
Jlve and Johnny nltoutixty worms, fbe
result was mi snitiiyinr: that 1 -ient two
days in .shouine, tin- woudi rud'ellec! of
jour VcrtniftiKi around t'tlca. and now
have the worm! on cvhihitiou in mvstoie.
outs truly, JoHX 1'11'EU.
Tin- gt-miine im. c ;Xt:l.ANKs. vi:n
MII'UCK is limnufa-ihiied only hy
Fjeming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
utid hear the sinnttues of C. McLmie
and rteiniinr Kroi. It Is never made In
-:. Louis or Vheelinj:.
IV Mire you t;ct the centime. Trice, 9.T.
FL13IIXG ltKOS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If" CELEBRATED HA
h STOMACH mW
Tho truo nntlSoto totlio ciTecbof i:ii:unm
is ilnstcttcr'a Stomach Jlitter?. Ihis medi
cine is one or tho inott opular remedies of
nn ago of Fticcessful nro)rietnr" specifics,
and is in immenso demand wherever on
this Continent fever and ojrne exist. A
irincglossful three times a day is tho best
possible preparntivo fcr encountering n ma
larious atmosphere, reyulntins tho liver, and
inriaorating tho stomach.
For sale by all Drusjrists and Dealers
w - --w ag-jp
iROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
rm:s mis srui.irr. Astoria.
rime t;'ii:usinxr.i is pleased to
JL annouiif to lli-puMic that lie lias op
3ESetti3.s House ,
nd Uir'iilt'N m Ilrst-fl.tvistjlf
ev.vrn: ijh coitee tea. etc.
Ladies" and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
I'le im m iin n eall.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
U111JJ UliUUUllUU UUU UlUUUlli.
Jopex mid t)r3:s ofnll liintls.
i;ioel-. liitiii :tiul MeUuliiicor
Tl:4 ;euni!ie Lccton's Seoteli
Salmon tifi Twines.
Iflrrmsiiil Tiriifes: Canvas, all
IVo'h; 'opjor Tipped Oat-.
"I he brst aortinent of
Tlte Ilest COFEEES antl TEAS.
Try onr Ulelro.sc' Balling IowIor
ToMth ely the 1est e er made.
of all kinds imt up by hot Tackers.
l:ifIi.inlsons and Kohhtn's Canned (!ood.
Terms 'ah. Profits Small.
Wt:iVK lS A CALT.5i
J. B. FRANKLIN,
Corner Cass and Stiuenioqlte streets.
ASTORIA, ... - ORKnoX
A. Van Dusen & Oo.
WOl'I.Ii RUSl'lHTFl'LLY CALL THK
at lent Inn or tiie I'liblle to tlie"faet that
lliey :m Agents Tor tlie following sew Ins;
n.aeiilne-J. 1 :
Tli ImpmitMl Singer.
Wliii !nhe aie M-llin fiom 35. to S.IO.
each and defy Competition.
I'it-xiiis wishing to jiarclni-e iu;ieliiiies
-Imuld ill and m-iu-r! our. stock before nur-
j ilia-iiiu elsewlien, as we guarantee, to give
li- ji-vi -;iii.ii-iiihi ;ii ii-iiiu iiiiuik isuu
Delmqusnt City Taxes.
vetici: is u::i:i:i;y (iivr.x that i,
Lt tin undersigned. Chief of Tolice. hato
been fnrnilieil witli a warrant from the citv
council icmiiringine to collect the taxes as
.sevsed for the year iw.. and now delinquent
upon the list, and make leturn or the same
within mi da.s. All parties so indebted
wilt therefore plea-e take notice and govern
Cliief of Toliee.
Astoria. Oregon. September ill. 162.
NO FOOLISHNESS !
MUST MAKE ROOM !
t I am about to!eac for S.in Francisco with
the intention of bringing up the
finest stork of
Solid CSoId nnl Sihcrwarc,
liver offered to the A-storia public, and offer
for sale at etr'nielv low prices the whole of
my preejit tot k. Tliis is a bona fide offer.
Solitl !mM WattJns. Chains, Kracelets, Ear
King. li its. rtr.. at inanufaeturers tirices.
u. r. stf r.N's.
c. s. mtows
Where ni: will tiud all the standard works
d the day.and a constantly changum
-lock ofnoelties aud lanej
articles: we keep the
best assortment of
Sheet Music. Bijou
terie, & Celluloid
Goods, etc., etc.
w -h r aR r "n
r ' , 2ffl- ,
r" - i - RkBv. w i
0 i i o o iBr j w o
-s rn m XS -
h - m r"
I WILLI AM HOWE,
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material. Etc.
i Boats of all XSinds Made to Order. :
fcgOnlers from a distance promptly attended to, and sutiifaction guaranteed ia all cases. .
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Rrnto.v Stbkkt. Nr.vi: rAi:K:t: IIousk,
ASTOKIA. - OHEOOX.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work,
and Cannery Work a specialty.
lf all IeKerIptlOHH made to Order
at Short Xotire.
A. D. AVass, President.
.1. (J. IIustlfk, Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
Jonx Pox. Sitjierinteiulpnt.
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTOKIA. - OUKCON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty inadeot rcpaliins
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Cornsr Mnin and Chenainus Stroeta,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
JOSEPH RODCERS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
ar4 other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershauin Pipes, etc,
A flue stock of
Wateke and Jewelry. 3f nzxle aud
Breech Leading: Kho Ouuk Hd
Itlrlen, Kevolverx. IMnIoIm.
AI-SO A KINK
Assortment or line SPECTACLES and EYE
ACRES TLMBER LAXD in T. 0 N,
K. 7 West. Title pond nrto mi.
sonabie ; terms cash.
J. O. BOZORTH.
Eeal Estate Asnt
S2 3 9
p V. UOLDK.V,
AUCTIO.VKhK, COMMISSION ANO
SL' RANCH AGEN1.
TK. J. V. SHAFTKK,
l'HlMriA. amd SCSCK9N.
Ofllce oter Conn's Drug Store.
T O. BOKORTH, '
I. H. CouamlMlsaer, tifrj TuktU, awl
Aent lor the irnmburfr-Bma Flrela&O.
of llamburc, (Jertaany, aad ot toe 'if4&
elers' Life :uid Aeeldent Iaa. Co., ot utt
VOAlcftin I'ythlan Bulldlnx. Swrnil,!?.
ClntHop CoHuty.aad Gltyr AatsrUi
Olllec :-Clienanuis street, Y.M.C. A. aH
Koont No. S.
TCT . WIXT03T,
Attorney and Counselor mt Law.
BOnlce in Pythian Building. .Jtaotasll, 12.
ASTOKfA, ... - OBKQOX.
AY TUTTfiE. M- Ik.
PHYSICIAN AND SUBOKOS
Office Over the "White House Store.
KFsniENfK OverElberson's Bakery. o-
I polte Itai-tU & 51 vers' Saloon.
4 li. rriTOX. M. D.
fhyiriaa aad iwsMa.
j OFFICE Over A. V. Allea's grocery tor.
Itootns. at the Parker Hoast?,
T P. HICKS,
ASTOKIA. ... - OKKUttt
Rooms (n Allen's building up alaln, eoraei
of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets.
T K. I aFORCE.
Dental Koeia ever &e' Itttrr
Chenainus Street. -
'I Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Clieiuunus Street. - ASTORIA, OBKtUK
G. A. STJLNSON & CO
At Capt. Rogers old stand, comer ol Cavi
and;Court Streets. ,
Ship aud Cannery work. Horsesboetnji.
Wagons nude and repaired. Good wwk
j Cleaning Repairing.
NEAT. CHEAr. AND QUICK. BY
Maui Street, opposite N. Loeb
i "We w ill nay the above reward for any caa
t of liver Complaint. Dyspepsia, Sick Bead-
ness we cannot euie mth West's YegetaMa
Liver I'llW, when the directions are strictly
complied with. They are purely VeaetaMe,
and never fall to give satisfaction. Sacar
coated. Large boxes, containing as PiUa, 3&
cents. ForsalebyallDrueslsts. Beware ot
I countetreits and imitations. The gesaine
niaiiiiLveiurcu oiuy oyjOHXU. WnTICO..
"The Fill Maker," 181 and mw.Madtoon
St.. Chicago. Free trial package 'sent 'by
mail prepaid on receipt of a 3 cent stamp,
w. E. Dement, agent.