T; -. 2Tj ;gp rTfc j!- ' - i-;v.' -v -, P SC "iTVTry3 V' fflllil tartan t v h ;v y. Vol. xviii. Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, December 26, 1.88 No. 74. 'v 3r RUSSIA DISTAKCED BY THE UNITED STATES The late reports from Russia are calculated to dissipate any ap prehensions which may have been entertained that the United States could not successlully com pete with that country in the pro duct ol breadstuffs for European markets. Russia has in formef years sold wheat to other European countries to a large extent, but it does not follow that it reaped a profit on the cost of the produc tion, for it may have been, as it is asserted to be now, that producers were forced by their immediate necessities to realize. According to the St. Petersburg correspon dent of the New York Sun, Russia has "thrown up the sponge" in the contest as the granary of the world. t is stated that Russian farmers and grain dealers and the public at large are panic stricken. Millions of peasants have hastened to sell their grain in order to pay the arrears of taxes and sundry debts. But the prices have been exceedingly low, and now many of them are penniless, and have no provisions for the winter. It is even said that the minister of the interior has already admitted that he has not means enough to save the peasants from starvation and to provide them with seed for future crops. This is a sad state of affairs for the farming interest in Russia, but is conclusive evidence that the primitive methods of farming in Russia cannot compete with the modern and labor-saving appli ances of this country. The sulky plows and reapers of the United States are too much for the'hoe and sickle of Russia. But it is not the producers only who suffer, for it is stated that the Russian grain dealers have lost fully ten per cent, on their investments. Prob ably the cost of wheat in our country is much less than in Rus sia, and our transportation facili ties are so much better, that the difference in the cost at the sea board is much less here than there. A Russian grain merchant is re ported as saying: "The Ameri can cheap grain has completely undermined us. It is clear that we cannot compete with our trans- Atlantic friends. Do you think a man with a hoe can compete with a man with a steam nlow? That represents our respective condi tions. Our agriculture is in a primitive state and our transpor tation in its infancy. In spite of our dear labor, American grain costs the producer one-half as much as Russian grain, and be sides in America an acre of culti vated soil yields three times as much as we get from our soil, which as yet knows no manure." There are also complaints that although millions of roubles have been spent in boring for petroleum upon the shores of the Caspian sea, and that abundance of supplies have been found, still the Ameri can article is supplied so cheaply that it is impossible to compete with it in foreign markets, and even in Russia itself it is used more extensively than the home product. A square deal is one of the things which the Augusta New Age tvould have. Theiefore, if a newspaper editor is to be arrested for criticising the rulings of a judge, the New Age would have the judge "run in" when he criticises the editorial of the editor. If the lat ter is to be liable for contempt of court, why, it asks, should not the judge be liable for contempt of press? The question is now before the brethren and they are at lib erty to discuss it. Please not in dulge in swear words or unseemly personalities. Boston Pott. After Jan. 1st the emigrant rates v between San Francisco and the east "will be increased $12. The cause of this raise is that the astern roads complain that they do not make enough off the (thrpugh ticket. Ferlewe Back, Side or Cbest use hllpyt Paraaa .Piaster, Pro as Mats. Fir sate by w. ILD cat The Great northern Pacific IiandSale A Philadelphia dispatch of re cent date says that the great sale of lands by the Northern Pacific Railroad company is fully con firmed by officials of the company. Under the agreement, the pur chasers are to take 3,000,000 acres east of the Missouri river and pay for it in preferred stock at par. The price of the land is $4 per acre, so that on the completion of the contract $12,000,000 of the pre ferred stock will bo retired. The whole amount of land owned by the Northern Pacific Railroad com pany east of the Missouri river is 3,350,000 acres, and the purchas ing syndicate have the right to select the land from them. The syndicate is composed of Baring Bros., London; Lee Higginson & Co., Boston; J. N. Endicott, Bos ton, and other capitalists of that city, New York and London. The Barings arc at the head of this great scheme and their great wealth and influence will make it a success. The syndicate will colon ize the lands with carefully selected English settlers as soon as possi ble, and if the scheme meets with the success its projectors expect, the population of Minnesota and Dakota will be largely increased in the next four years from these emigrants alone. The original amount ot the preferred stock was 151,000,000. Of this nearly $11, 000,000 has already been retired on account of sales of lands, or are in the treasury of the company. This will leave outstanding when the $12,000,000 presented by the syndicate is retired between fc2S,- 000,000 and 129,000,000 of pre ferred stock. The S3rndicate had the privilege of holding the stock until Dec. 9 th, when they were en titled to the dividend of 11 per cent, already declared on the stock, and which was payable on that date. If the stock can be sold at the present rate, which is thought possible, in view of the retirement of so large an amount, the syndicate will make about two par cent, by the transaction. This transaction is one of the largest that e er took place in this or any other country, and it must prove a great advantage to the Northern Pacific, not only in re tiring more than one-fourth of the preferred stock, but in bringing to the country through which the road passes a large population in the near future. S: P-I. The Banner State. Oregon is destined to become the banner state of the Pacific slope. This is not an idle boast, but the calm deduction of patient investigation. A state to become great, wealthy and powerful, must possess a genial climate, fertile soil and abundant resource. It must have easy access to central marts of trade. If it has broad agricultural privileges, it will be come strong; if in addition it pos sesses prolific manufacturing facilities, it will become powerful; and if coupled with these leading factors it can command a wide range of commercial intercourse, it will become mighty. Oregon has all these natural advantages in process of development. It has wealth of area. It has a mild and genial climate. It has a rich, rirgin soil. It is possessed of great agricultural, manufacturing and commercial privileges. Its latent resource is wondetful to contemplate. Its era of develop ment has but commenced. Trans Atlantic railroads are straining every nerve to reach its borders. Staunch steamships are being built to traffic in its commerce. These motors of civilization will bring immigration and immigra tion will bring rapid development and development will bring pros perity and prosperity will bring contentment. Our population will double, treble and quadruple. This will give us a stronger repre sentation at the seat of govern ment and lend additional facility to command subsidies for the improvement of our harbors, rivers and coasts. It has been demonstrated by experiment that our table and prairie lands are sus ceptible of producing all classes of cereals in the greatest abund ance. That our uplands and high lands, even to the summits of our mountain ranges, are natural pas tures for the propagation of all kinds of grasses. This leaves nought but our desert lands until lable, and even these to a great extent by the fostering hand of labor will be reclaimed and brought to swell the great, pul sating stream of unbounded re sources. Albany Herald. A Difficulty Settled The Northern Pacific and Mani toba roads which have long been antagonistic over the construction of new lines, seem to have arrived at an amicable bettlement. The arrangement is substantially as follews: The Northern Pacific turns over to the Manitoba 118 miles and receives in return 100 miles. It is agreed that neither company shall build in common territory, without first obtaining the consent of the other. In de tail the branch lines surrendered are these: The Northern Pacific gives up to the Manitoba the Cassclton branch 45 miles; Fergus Falls to Pelican Rapids, 22 miles; the Manitoba and Southwestern from "Winnipeg to Nelsonville,. 55 miles total 118 miles. The Manitoba gives up to the North ern Pacific the Brown's Valley line, from Norris to Brown's Valley, 48 miles; from Breckcn bridge west 34 miles; and from Morris to a point east 12 miles total, 100 miles. The American ship Eldorado, while endeavoring to enter Esqui malt harbor, on the 20th, ran on the rocks, where she now lies. The steamship G. W. Elder offered to drag her off for $1000, but the captain declined the offer and the ship is still on the rocks, exposed to the full fury of a heavy south east gale. POWDER Absolutely Pure. Tills powder nerer Taries. A marvel ot purity, strength and wnolesomeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold In competition with the mul titude of low test, short weight, alum or phosphate powders. Sold only in com. RorALBAKIiiOroWDEBCO.. 103 "Wall-st, N Y. King of the Blood Ti not "eurr. nit " It a hlnn,l..nriK....j tonic Impurity of the blood poisons the sys tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In duces many disorders, known by different names to distinguish them according to ef fects, but being really branches or phases of tuai, Krcai, Kenenc uisoiuer, n Bieiw. aucu are uyrpt Mpcr Cnmnlninf. Ormatinn: nrdnt. Wrnrtnrhr Tlnrknr'hr nrm.l ir.,1. . Heart Dittos. Drojwy. KiUy P'vaac. Pile. Rhetunatiem, Catarrh, Sernftf KM Disorders, Pimple. Ulcers. Sicetffk MAe.. jtc. Kias; st the Ml 4. preveniW cuivs luese uy aimcKiuR me caute, impurity of the blood. Chemists and physicians agree iu uauiujf ib mo Hiusi. genuine ana emcient preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug- kuw, . per uuiue. oee testimonials, aireo tinns. &l. In namnhlptv "TiwaHaa nn ni....u lot tlm Blood' wrapped around each bottle. u. nAftixw, box & co..Prop Buttalo.if.yr I. W. CASE, IMPORTER AND WHOLESALE AND RE TAIL DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE vraer Ohmew aaa Caw strMte. ASTOftU - - OHMOV 'EsSl AKlN m gnu MftHEDY FOB RHEUMATISM, Miuraffft, Sciatica, Lumbago, Backache, S$rMs of th Chest, Gout, Quint, Sr Throat, Swull- ings mni Sprains, Burns and Scoff's, Gsntral Botfly Pahs, . Tooth, Ear ant" Haadacho, Frosted Foot and Ears, and alt othor Pains and Aches. Xe ftparUoaoa earth equmlj Sr. Jacobs Oil m a ft, mtre, tout(e utd cheap Xxternil BMnedy. A trial aatala bat the confantirely trtHec oatlay of M Cat, and arery ona raffer iof with pais caa bare aheap and paitire proof f itaeUim. Directioaa fa area Laagcagea, OLDlTALLDIUQ&HTSAJTDDEALEaa rjr KEDiorjTE. A. VOGEUBR fc CO., JMUtmirt, JM., XT. 8. JL. An effort ' is bting made by citizens of Independent creek to establish 4erry accross the Che balis river, about three miles above the Indian reservation. The ferry is much needed. An eccentric Boston man, aston ished by getting a pair of boots made just as he had ordered them, gavo the maker a commission for 263 pairs all he expected to need for the rest of his life Trenor "W. Park died on the steamer bound for Aspinwall, of paralysis, Dec. 15th. His body has been embalmed and Will be returned from Aspinwall on the steamer San Bias to New York. His estate is valued at 12,000, 000. SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LIVER. Pain In the right side, under et'c of ribs, Increasing on pressure; somuimcj the pain hi on the leftside; the patient Is rarelj able to lie on the left side; some times the pain is felt under the shoulder and Is sometimes taken for Rheumatism In the arm. The -stomach Ls affected with loss of appetite and sickness; the bowel in general are costive, sometimes alter nating with laxity ; the head is troubled with pain, accompanied with a dull, hea y sensation in the back part. There is gener ally a considerable loss of memory, accom panied with a painful sensation of lm Ing left undonu something which ought to have been done. A slight, dry cough Ls sometimes attendant. The patient com plains of weariness and debility; he is easily startled ; his feet are cold or burn ing, and he compl tins of a prickly sensa tion of the skin; his spirits are low, and, although he is satisfied that exercise would be beneficial to him, yet be can scarcely summon up fortitude enough to try it. If you hae nnyof the aboe symptoms, you can certainly be cured by the use of the genuine DB. C. McLAES MVER PILLS. When you liuy McLane'i Fills, Insist on having DR. C. McLAXl?S CELE BRATED LIVER FILLS, made by Flem ing Itroa., Pittsburgh, Pa. If you can not get the genuine DR. C. McLANE'S LIVER PILLS, send us 25 cents by mail, and we will send them to you. FLEMING BROS., Pittsburgh, Pa. Health ii Wealth. Dr. E. C. West's Nerve and Brain Treat ment: a specific for Hysteria. Dizziness, Convulsions, Nervous Headache, Mental De- fression, Loss of Memory. Spermatorrhoea, rapotency. Involuntary Emissions. Prema ture Old Age, caused by over-exertion, self abuse, or over-indulgence, which leads to misery, decav and death. One box will cure .recent cases. Each box contains one months treatment. One dollar a box, or six boxes for five dollars ; sent by mail prepaid on re ceipt of price. We guarantee six boxes to cure any case. With each order received by us for six boxes, accompanied with Ihe dol lars, wen 111 send the purchaser our written guarantee to return the money if the treat ment docs not effect a cure. Guarantees is sued only by W. E. Dement, dnigjtfst, As toria. Oregon. Orders by mill at regular prices. MARTIN FOAKD. J. J. STOKES FOARD ft STOKES, Wholesale and retail dealers la Wood aad Willow-ware, GROCERIES, Tobacco, Cipro, Wint sand Liquors FOXIIGN AKD DOMESTIC Fruits and Vegetables. COUNTRY PRODUCE. AX OtoMral Mocthasts ABTOKIA, 0)BM0)X. Jftct t OMft BBwyfr.c's Dk. ROSCOFS FIRST CLASS Oyster Saloon, p CHCXAMUS SniKKT, ASTORIA. S ffllli: UXDKRSlGN'i:i IS PLEASE1 TO I X announce to the public that lie has op ened n FIKS4T CliASS And furnishes in flr.t-cliss stle OYSTEIM. HOT COFl'EE TEA. LTC. IT THE Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon. OIIKNAMUS STREET. 1'ler 2ive me a call. ROSCOKIDIXON, Proprietor . 3i..ionjNos. c. it. sticks v a A. M. JOHNSON & Co , Dealers in Ship Ciuuilery M Groceries, CROCKERY A CLASS WARE. AIo Whnle3.dc Dealers in Paint, Oils, Varnishes, Glas, Putty, Artists Oil and Water Colors, Paint and. Kalsa- mine BrHSHeq. Constantly on hand a full and choice stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries Only the Best Kept. Our stock of Crockery aad Glass War is the Largest and most Complete Stock ever opened in Astoria. Consisting of Tea and Dinner Sets. Toilet Sets. Glass, Fruit, and Water Sets. Bar Fixtures. Ale Mugs. Tonies, Rustic Bottles Goblets, Tum blers Lemonade Cups, &c., &e. Everything sold at Lowest Living Kate. Quality- Guaranteed. An Examination will more than repay you. WILLIAM EDGAB, Corner Main and Chtaaauu Strtete, ASTORIA OBEQON DSXLKR IX CIGARS AND TOBACCO. Tho Celebrated JOSEPH RODCERS it SONS GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLM aid other Knrliah Cutlery. 8TATZOHERTI FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS Geiraino Hoershanm Pipto , ate. A tine stock ot Watrken aad Jewelry, Xaxsle aa JBrceeh Loading Nht Oris aad Rifles, Revolvers, Pistols, anil AmaaHHltlen MARINE GLASSES ALSO A FIXK Assortment or fine SPECTACLES 3nd EYE GLASSES. B. B. FRANKLIN, UNDERTAKER, Corner Cass and Squemoqhe streets, ASTORIA, - - - OREGON DKALKR TX WALL PAPER AXD WINDOW SHADES AND UNDERTAKERS GOODS. J.E. TMOMAB, DRUGGIST -AND- PHARMACIST, Kinnej 's Building, opposite D. K. Warren's ASTORIA, OREGON. Drugs and Chemicals. , A FINE LINE OF HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES. Toilet and Fancy Articles. Prescriptions carefully compounded at all hours. Barbour's N0..40 12-Ply SALMON TWINE! CORK Mi) LEAD LINES, SEINE TWINES. A Full Stock Now on Hand. HENRY DOYLE & CO., SI1 Market 8treft, Wm ;as. nanananalaailnBiSt PgLrHIHJnnnnnnnjHf tgaEjjSjjSM "aalaBaRmT3aaaBVHICnffl!!3nBBnMinp oW ARMiii for tiM FmI1 CMt 2 nk A . 3 5 r f f-M COS H $ CD CJ I I -m . -i : t. miaaav m en -. m -r ... ----- ti o L Q CaVw'1 J 3hri qX c r g zi imp s ; fgr&g l S M a 2 !"H a 3 It, g,-g 9 -s rn m XJ e P U' I j? r- Z. p-g - 8 J4 9 .5 P i WILLIAM HOWE -DEALER IX- Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber. All kinds of OAK LUMBER, GLASS, Boat Material, Etc. aaaBaaaaalBBaaiBaBal j Boats of all Zinds ICada to Ordar. i : g m Mttltl MMt ! 0TOnlers from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed la all cases. MISCELLANEOUS. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. BkxtoxStbkkt, Nkak Parjckr Houax, ASTORIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER HWAKERS. LMDlNARINEENWS Sailer Wark, Staamaaat Wark, mni Cannery Wark a specialty. Or all DcHcrlatlaaa made te Order at Saart Xatice. A. D. "Wass, President. J. G. Hustler, Secretary. LTV. Cask, Treasurer. JobxFox, Superintendent S. ARNDT & EERCHEN, ASTORIA. - OREGON. The Pioneer Machine Shop BLACKSMITO SHOP and Boiler I.Shee x All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, AXD STEAJEBOAT WORE Promptly attended t. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, f OCT OF LAFAYETTE STREET. Wilson & Fisher, SHIP CHANDLERS. DEAXKnS IK Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains, TAR, PITCH, OAKUM, WROUGHT AND COT GALVANIZED SPIKES, Halls, Ctpaer Nails and Burrs, Shelf Hardware, Paiats and Oils Rubber and Hemp Packing of all Kinds. PROVISIONS. FLOUR AND MUX FEED. Agents for Salem Flouring Mills. Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets ASTORTA.. OREGON. M. WERTHEIMER & BR0. MANUFACTURERS OF FINE Havana and Domestic Cigars X. SlS.Fraat St. Sam Fraxei&ea A. Yan Dusen & Co. WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL THE W atteattoB o the rubUc to the fact that they are Agents for the following sewing atacRiae9.TU: Tie aampraTe Steser, TMts WMlte, TkeCrtwa Am TImEMtMcc, Which they are selling from ftt. ft. eaea. mm4. etr Caaaaetitlaa. Femoas wtohlag to perchaae arachlaes ahCBldcsUawtitustet aw gteefc. before pur- aawag eaewwe, ag.we imaiee logiTe paaafii atWa.rttaa s waarai aaiiHy aat (JBPSA w. n AND Bracket Work A SPECIALTY. BUSINESS CARDS. P C. ROLDISt, NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEKB, COMMISSION AND SUSANCK AGENT. J. r. I. CaaiaihiUaar, ITalavy PaaMc, aaH aanHnplvQ JaPaaAa Agent lor the Hanhwrg'Bceawa Fire Ins. O. of Hamburg, Germany, and of the Trav elers' Life aad Acddeat las. Co., of Hart ford. Cohh. a-Qfice over Wells, Fargo Co's Exprees Office. Cr MIi F. fABKKBL SURVEY OH Of Clataaa Caaatx City af Aataria Offlce :-Chenamai street, Y.M.O. A. hall Room No. 8. vrr .miiLAJtD, Atteraey at Law. OFFICE AT ST. HELENS, OREGON. WiU attend terns of Court at Astoria, Kahuna aud Portland, Tci m. vnni, Attorney and Cevnaeter at Law. aarofflce in Pythian Bwildiag. Reema 11, 13. ASTORIA, - - - OREGON. JAY TUTTIiE, X. 1. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Officb Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythlaa Build inpr. Rksidkxck OrerElbersoa's Bakery, op posite Earth St Myers' Saloon. A L,. 1JI.Tlf , M. J. f kyslelaa aad Sarveaa. OFFICE Oyer A.V.AUea's groeery store. Rooms, at the Parker House. "El T. MGKCKS. P1NTIST, ASTORIA. - - - J - OREGON Rooms in Allen's haildiag ap stairs, eoraer of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets. J E. IaWMCM. DENTIST Beatal BeaaM arer Case's tttt Chenamus Street, - - Astoria, Oregon. J, Q. A. BOWLBY. ATTORNEY AT LA"W. Chenamus Street. - ASTORIA, OREGOft G.A.STINSON & CO., BLACKSMITHING, At Capt. Rogers old staad, corBer of Cam and Court Streets. Ship and Cannery work, HorseahoelBf. Wagons made and repaired. Goad work guaranteed. NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP. John Feely , OPPOSITE KINNEY'S CANNERY BlacksmiiMflf, lailar Wark, ana Cannery Reaaira All Werk: Warranted. LEATHEH MIS. BAT BVIKSJBatSI UaaHaara Ter,Arat A FacclMB's Hka. Call and examine the work we are 4eicg and see the wood we axe aaag, hefete auk lng a trade elsewhere. FIRST-CLASS WORE A SP1CIALTY. For Sale. X OT G. BLOCK 1M. SHIVELY'S ASTOEIA Ai oceaptoi by Jaasea MeGee, wtta aM the hBUdiafs aad Inv WTtanaH tawoa. Tenas easy. Zaaalre w j J.J iS M t -N -J -c :.