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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (April 11, 1883)
Astoria, Oregon, Wednesday Morning, April 11, 1883
The Second City of Oregon.
Portland is not the only city in
Oregon to show progress. Asto
ria, though not so large nor so
rich as the commercial metropolis,
is still improving in appearance
and increasing in size and import
ance in an equal ratio. There are
buildings in all stages of progress
in all directions. New stores and
ncNY residences are equally as
numerous as in Portland in pro
portion to the size of the city.
The Odd Fellows' building asso
ciation have nearly completed a
fine three-story brick temple, 50
by 100 feet. It is the first brick
building in the city, but it will be
followed immediately by three or
four more, for which contracts are
already out. The only limit to
building this season will be the
capacity of the mills to furnish
Yet all seem to be unconscious
or even willing to acknowledge
the prophec3T of their own present
prosperity. It is rapidly accumu
lating capital and power which
portend a powerful rival to Port
laud's commercial supremacy.
"We are boxed up," they say, and
can do nothing as against Port
land in the trade of the coun
try;" yet they are actually in the
field and taking a share of it al
ready. Their mills supply the
lumber and their workshops supply
much of the machinery for the
canneries along the Columbia
river and along the coast. One
manufacturer exhibited a tele
graphic order for machinery from
a Sacramento river cannery. A
few years ago the little bunch of
buildings standing upon spiles at
the edge of the bay looked almost
ridiculous in pretending to th e
name of city. Now, the hills which
rose abruptly behiridth"e 'one' or
two streets on bridges are fast
coming down to fill the lower
land. The city has extended up
and down the waterfront till three
miles or more of it is occupied
with wharves, warehouses, mills
and canning establishments.
The latter are. the basis of the
city's prosperity. The salmon
canning business, which centers
here, was started some ten years
ago, and for several years the
whole profit of the industry went
to other places. Astoria received
comparatively little benefit from
the money paid cut for actual
labor in the canneries, as much of
it was performed by Chinamen,
and the fishermen came here for
the season, and when it was over
took the proceeds of their labor to
their homes in other places. Not
withstanding this, Astoria rose
from a village of a score or so of
houses to a city of 2000 or 3000
people. Six years ago some of
the fishermen who had homes in
Astoria undertook the canning
business on their own account,
formed a stock company and, with
their own capital, erected the
necessary buildings. The. venture
proved a success, and another was
put in operation the following
season. That was followed by
more the next year, and those by
others till there are now twelve
canning establishments at or near
the city controlled by Astoria
capital. The town made great
progress, while the bulk of the
profit of its greatest industry went
to enrich other cities. Now that
its people are in position to take
and keep fully one-half of this
profit at home the city has doubled
in population and is still increas
ing in a proportionate ratio. Stock
in these home canneries is owned
chiefly by men who catch
the fish, owning their nets and
boats. No business can be more
safe, and from present indications
the bulk of the business must
eventually fall into their hands.
The canneries controlled by for
eign capital must furnish boats and
nets to such fishermen as they can
get to work on shares. The nets
are expensive and must be renew
ed for every season at a large cash
outlay. A scarcity of fishermen or
of fish sad high prices will make
tfeeir 'capital unproductive and
cripple their business. The local
companies, made up as they are of
men who can prepare their own
nets during the close season, and
who have the same real profit in
the aggregate, whether the fish are
high or low in price for a season,
and the further advantage of car
ing for and protecting their own
property, have an advantage which
mere capital can in no way affect.
There is, however, another field
for enterprise and capital which is
much greater than the salmorTruij
of the Columbia, to which those
now interested in the latter may
turn with great advantage, name
ly, the sea fisheries of the coast.
Cod, hallibut and macherel may be
taken and cured for market in vast
quantities, and the most natural
outcome of the gradual falling off
in the quantity of salmon and in
crease in the number of fishing
establishments will be the exten
sion of the business to the deep
sea. Nor could anything more
desirable happen. It would prob
ably prove immediately profitable,
and at the same time would give
the Columbia river towns a mari
time power and imbue them with
a spirit of enterprise which would
lead to achievements vastly be
yond our conception.
There has been a wonderful
stretching out in length and width
of nets since my last trip among
the canneries three or four years
ago. Then the nets were about
1,000 feet in length and 15 in
width. Eighteen hundred feet is
now about the average, and I have
seen ropes lor new nets tnis vear
at least 2,500 feet long. A fisher
man whose information is reliable
estimated that over GOO- miles of
net of an average of 25 feet in
width has been prepared for fish
ing at the mouth of the Columbia
this season enough to make two
,-r- -i , .-r-frMritr""- "T " "" " '' ' '
unared. lences across the river.
How a single salmon can escape
to reach her spawning bed above is
Aside from the fishing business,
Astoria is becoming the commer
cial town for a large area of rapid
ly developing country around the
coast, bays and along the river.
Several small steamboats and nu
merous sailing crafts bring produce
from the smaller towns and the
farms, carrying away supplies and
machinery. The llwaco Steam
Navigation company have two
steamers which make regular trips
along the coast as far north as
Gray's harbor and occasional
trips as far south as Coos bay.
The country adjacent to the river
and around the bays is putting out
large quantities of logs and lum
ber. To supply the various log
ging camps is a large trade to As
toria. The usual seaside travel
during the summer months is no
small item in its resources. That
it is on the eve of far greater pro
gress than heretofore is very ap
parent. Oregonian Correspon
dence. Imparting Information.
What is a tinker's dam? "Why
should a tinker want a dam, and
of what use is a dam to a tinker,
in or out of his profession?
A tinker's dam is a dam of
dough or other suitable material,
constructed by a tinker to confine
his molten solder to the business
at hand; and that, inasmuch as
when a tinker's dam has once
served its purpose it possesses lit
tle .or no commercial valu, the
phrase has come to be frequently
used and almost universally un
derstood synonym for worthless
Mr. John Mall is cashier of the
famous Schnaider's Brewery and
Garden, St. Louis, MoM and he
states that for some time he suf
fered severely from rheumatism
which defied a number of remedies,
and was, apparently, becoming
chronic. Through advice of a friend
he tried St. Jacobs Oil, and after
applying it to the affected place
found immediate relief. In a
short time the alarming symptoms
had disappeared, and to-day he
considers himself completely free
from the painful complaint, with
out likelihood of its recurrence.
Yet he is never without a supply
of this valuable panacea, and has
It ready for use.
Who Should Come to This Country?!
i No one should think of emi-
grating without sufficient means
for self-support for at least a short t
time after reaching this section.
Labor is a scarce article here just;
now, but not all those who emi
grate care to do the rough sort of
work required; nor are all who
come mechanics, so that suitable
employment immediately upon ar-'
rival cuuriot always be relied up -
rn inl ttinfA te rintliltinr mntn MIC.
courairinr to the newcomer than
to become a subject of public or!
private charity. This caution ap-
nlies nartieularlv to heads oi lam-i
ilies, who would be cruelly derelict
in their duty to expose those de
pending upon them to the risk of
destitution or hardship on arrival
Generally speaking, persons ac
customed to ordiuary mechanical
labor, and who unite frugal habits
with persevering industry will run
no risk in coming here; but indivi
duals unwilling to work, or accus
tomed to live by their wits, are not
wanted except by the police
force of city and country Idlers
will only go from bad to worse,
and adventurers will not prosper.
This is the poorest country in the
world for wit-living representa
tives. It requires health, labor,
courage and persistence to succeed
here as elsewhere, and emigrants
must expect this. Capitalists ean-
not make a mistake by investing
their money here, either in real es
tate or manufactures. The entire
Pacific Northwest is now infused
with a new life, and possessed of
an activity in excess of anything
of the like heretofore seen. Its
population is being rapidly aug
mented, and its resources are be
ing developed in a more than a
corresponding manner. For all
mand, and probably more is pro
duced here per capita than by an
other equal population in the Uni
ted States. The most prudent aud
practical men in our midst have
never entertained the shadow of a
doubt in regard to the capacity of
the resources of this countrv to
support a population of 3,000,000
people, or of that number of people
locating here finally. These re
sources offer an unbounded field
for enterprise, and the attention
they deserve is being attracted
steadily. A man with a capital of
muscle aud courage need not wait
for something to turn up. He can
go to work and create opportu
nities. West Shore.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wlnlesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the mul
titude "ot low test short weight, alum or
phosphate jrowders. SoUlorilyin can. Roy
al 1JAKIXO l'OWDEK Co.. 1C3 Wall-St. . Y.
Most Complete Stock in Astoria
JY ov cities of all Kinds
Kralt Both Foreign and Doractttlr
Wines and Liquors
Of Superior Brand.
FOSTER'S CORNER, 0 It &ND0CK
Board and Lodging.
BOARDERS AND LODGERS CAN FIND
excellent accommodations npstairsorer
Mrs. E. 8. Waruex's.
Board per week, - - - ' S3 Oa
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago.
Backache, Soreness of iho Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, and all other
Pains and Aches.
No Preparation on earth equals Sr. Jacobs Oil.
as a safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Brmedjr. A tritl entails but the c&rjparatiTtly
trifling outlay of CO Cents, and tJtty one suffer
ing With rain can haro cheap and poriitiTe proof
of it claims.
Directions in Eleven T.-.ngsasta.
BOLD BY ALLDBUGGISTS AND DEALBE3
A.TTOGEIBR, Sc CO,,
The receipts of wheat :it San
Francisco from July 1 to April 9,
show a falling off of three and a
half million centals compared with
the corresponding period of last
year, lhe figures are: July J,
1881, to April 8, 1882, 17,500,000
centals, July 1, 1S82, to April 7,
1882, 14,000,000 centals. Flour
receipts show an increase for the
same period ot JZU.UUU quarter
A letter from Michael Davitt
was published m London last
Monday, in which Ii further ex
presses his opposition to the dyna
mite policy on the part of Irish
men. He declares that such poli
cy is insane, idiotic and criminal.
SYrWTQrVIS OF WORMS.
The countenance Is pale and leaden
colored, with occasional flushes of a dr
cuuiMribed spot on one or lxtli checks;
the eyes itecmna dull; the pupils dilate;
an azure ?miclh'Ie runs along the lower
eyc-Ud; the iicksc is irritated, swells, aud
sometimes bleeds; a swcllins of the upper
lip; occasional headache, with humming
or ihrohbltm of the cars; an unusual se
cretion of saliva; slimy or furred tongue;
brunlli very foul, imrticularly In the morn
ln; npiietilc variable, sometimes vora
cious, with a gnawing sensation of the
stomach; at others, entirely gone; fleeting
1-ains in the stoma-h; occasional nausea
iil vomiting; violent pains throughout
the abdomen; bowels Irregular, at times
costive; stints slimy, not unfrequently
tinged with blood ; belly .swollen and hard ;
in i..e turbid ; respiration occasionally diffi
cult and accompanied by hiccough ; cough
sometimes dry and convulsive; uneasy aud
disturbed sleep, with grinding of the teeth ;
temper variable, but generally irritable.
Whenever the above symptoms aro
found to exist,
DR. C. XcLASE'S VERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a cure.
In buvlng Yermifugo be sure you cot
the genuine IK. C. aicLANK'S VKIC2II.
FUGK, manufactured by Fleming IJros.,
21 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, Pa. The
market Is full of counterfeits. Yon will
bo riuht If It has the signature of Flem
ing ISros. and C. McLane.
If your storekeeper does not havo the
genuine, please report to us.
Send tw a three cent stamp for A hand
some advertising cards.
FLE3IIXG BROS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
J.l CELEBRATED 1 X
W . STOMACH
What the great restorative, Ilostetter's
Stomach Bitters, will do. must be gathered
from what It has done. It has effected rad
ical cures In thousands of cases of d jspopsla.
bullous disorders. Intermittent fever,nervous
affections, general debilitv, constipation ick
headache, mental despontlencv. and the pe
culiar complaints and disabilities to which
the feeble are so subject.
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers gen
erally. BOZOBTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate Dealers.
A general agency business transacted.
Have Colombia City. Alderbrcok, Astoria
aad Staslde property for sale.
1 I 9m ' fkm 9 ' ' i mw
C. H. STTCKEL3.
A. M. JOHNSON & Co.,
CROCKERY & CLASS WARE.
Also Wholesale Dealers In
) I'alnto. Oils. Yurnislies, GIusm.
Ytitty. Artists' Oil and IVntcr
Colors. laiut and Kalso-
Cin-laiitly on hand a full and choice stock
or Staple anil Fancy Croceries Only tho
Our s-ocK of. Crockery and Glass
Ware W the IjiirseKt ami most Complete
Stock ever opeued in Astoria.
Tea and Dinner Set-!. Toilet Sew. Glass.
Fruit. :uti! Water SfLs. Bar Fixtures. Ale
Mugs. Ponies, Rustic Bottles Goblets. Tum
blers L"i ouade Cups, &c . &c.
Everything sold at Lowest living Kates.
An Examination will more than repay you.
W. E. DEMENT & Ca
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded,
LOEB & GO.,
AGENTS FOP. THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
3rAIl goods sold r.t San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House. Astoria, Oregon.
MAGMS C. 0R0SBY;
HAMABE, IRON, STEEL,
- - Iron Pipe and Fittings;
PLTJ MBERS AND STEAM FITTER?
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON TIH AHD COPPER,
CaBnersJanfl Flshermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN. COP
PER PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but tlnt class workmen employed.
A large assortment of
Constantly on hand
Just received at
A. M. JOHNSON & GO'S
Another large shipment of
ninnrr and Tea Sets, Glass Sets,
Mater Sets, Toilet Sets
Rar Classes and Bottles of all kinds.
Clsar Llsutcr.s. Table Cutlery.
Plain aud PJatcd Castors,
Ornamental Unad Lamps,
rnteat Seir-rxtlnzuisblns .Lamp
LaUastcr Lump Chimneys, all sizes.
Lamp Rrdtieer, LniupShades. paper
mid porcelain and Illuminators,
Rcmt Pots and riovrer Pots, Stone
Jars, all Sizes.
Of all kinds and descriptions. It Anil pay
you to call and examine.
The largest stock of CROCKERY In town.
EA YE BEMO VED !
From their old quarters to their
AND FACTORY NEAR KINNEY'S CAN
NEAT, CnEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb3.
JVTOTICEIS HEREBY GIVEN THAT there
J-i will bo a special meeting oi the legal
voters of Dist, No. u. to be held at the district
school home in said district, on Monday,
April ICth, at 7J o'clock r. at., for tho pur
pose of electing one director for the unex
pired term, caused by the resignation ot Mr.
B. Young, and such other business r.s may
be properly brought before the meeting.
By order of the Directors.
Upper Astoria, April 4, 18S3. Clerk.
CLEAR THE TRACK!
I TEEMENDOUS SPEING STOCK! i
: Ma's Wearing JLpparel. 1
S iiisiiaiEiiiaismsiiasaiBsisiaaiEiaBiiiaaaaiiiuaiiBisiaiuisiiiiniiiHi a
2 Without a doubt he will be 1
Men's, Youths, Boys'
uems rurnisning uooas,
Gum Boots, fr . ''THE BOSS"
BLANKET SHIRTS. rr LTcSpSTstraw, and" Fdt
and w HATS
Flannel Wear. In Fine Styles.
THE BOSS TAILOK.
Immense Stock of Cloths, Cassimeres, Tweeds.
THREE FACTS TO THE PUBLIC.
He will mako you Prices Lower than any other house in the
You can pick from tho Largest Variety of goods in this city,
lie will give you better value for your money than any othor
store in this city.
Don't fail to call on
"THE BOSS" M. D. KANT.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
A1Ikiud:J0f . TURNIXfQ
OAK LUMBER, jSJgjgB
glass, sBBBK Bract:e Work
Boat Material, Etc. a specialty.
. - i
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, j
"Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
S. AUNDT & EEROEEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly" attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bmttox Stkeet, Near Tarrer House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAI anfl MARK ENGINES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Or all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. Wabs, Prosedent.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
Notice to Settle.
OEING DESIROUS OF CLOSINU UP AC-J-f
counts all parties indebted to D. K.War-rks-wIH
pleaso call at an arly date and
Who is Cumins
Sefore the Public
As usual, with n
IE Tine Neckwear,
Tl sh'rs Collars and Cuffs,
"White and Colored.
n R . c. e . -..
Tp C. HOE'DKX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.KI.O P. PAKBLEK.
Clatsop County, and. City of Astoria
Olflce : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
TJ1 D. WIXTON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
8"0fflce in Pythian Building. Booms 11, 12
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
TAY TUTTIiE. 31. .
PHYSICIAN Atf D SUEGEON
Office Rooms 1,2, and 3. Pythian Bui Id
Inp. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drue
"CI P. IIICK8,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
oi Cass and Sqemocqhe strets.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus Street, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGEHGY.
Bilis of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information as to rates of fare,
sailinR days, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE.
For Iarao Back, Side or Chest use
Shiloh's Porous Plaster, PnceJa cents.
For sale by W. E. Dement. .