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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, June 29, 1883
Tiie Oldest Steamship Afloat on the
From the 'Resources of British
Columbia, we take the following
description of an ancient lnari-i
Whilst strolling :ilo:ig the city
front, Hiiti gazing upon the many
objoots of interest that cluster in
and about the beautiful harbor of
Victoria, our attention was direct
i to a staunch old craft, moored
at SprattV rliarf, whose quaint
style of architecture and weather
worn prow proclaimed "a life on
the ocean wave' at once long and
evontfnl. Desiring to learn more
of the venerable steamer, her very
name a synoin in of industry, we
determined to search for facts, and
to tWe courtesy of one of our
most prominent citizens and busi
ness men, Henry Sanders, Esq., wo
are indebted for the loading
features of this article.
Nearly half a century ago, when
the great problem of steam marine
navigation wai et only in the
experimental stages of solution,
when the telephone ami electric
light were not dreamed of, a vast
concourse of people gathered on
the hanks of the Thames to wit
ness the launch of a brave little
steamship that was destined soon
to traverse the waters of two
oceans, one of which was known
to many only as being somewhere
in the region of the sunset, on the
far westshoies of tho western
world. The then ruling sovereign
William IV.. and 1GO,000 of his
subjects, including titled men and
women were present, watchful ob
servers of the novel and interest
ing event. One of England's
fairest daughters, bearing a coro
net on her noble brow, broke the
ixauuionai oottic ot snarkunsr
champagne, and like a priestess of
Juno invoking the smiles of "Old
Ocean," baptized this fair child of
the crested wave by the name of
Bea ccr. "
She was built for the Hudson
Bay company in 1835 and was de
stined to ply between their several
fur trading stations on the Pacific
coast. The two engines of 75
horse power and the boilers were
constructed by the firm of Bolton
x Watt5 the latter being a son
of the renowned inventor
and the excellent condition
of her engines to-dav bear
convincing testimony to the
great mechanical skill of the buil
ders. As it was not considered
.safe to use steam on the passage
out, she was rigged as a brig, and
furnished with six nine pound
guns. Thus equipped, accompa
nied by a bark in case of accident
and commanded by Capt. Home,
she sailed down thoThamcs greeted
by encouraging cheers from tne
thousands who watched her pro
gress from either shore, and which
were heartily acknowledged by
booming salvos from the brazen
throats of her own guns. Crossing
the Atlantic and being the Grst
steamer that ever doubled Cape
Horn she sailed up the broad Pa
cific, and leaving her companion
far behind arrived at the Colum
bia twenty-two days ahead. Af
ter calling at Astoria, then tho
chief town on the Pacific coast,
and so called in compliment lo
John Jacob Astor, th New York
millionaire, who was also exten
sively engaged in the fur trade,
she got up steam and sailed for
Nesqually, the principal station of
the H. B. Co. on tho Pacific and
for years was employed in collect
ing furs and carrying goods to and
from the company's various trad
ing posts on this coast. She next
passed into the hands of the im
perial hydrographers and a few
vcars since was purchased by the
British Columbia Towing aud
Transportation company of this
city, and .having been refitted for
that service, is to this dav regard
cd as a most seaworthy and pow
erfulTng steamer. In conjunc
tion with another tugboat this his
toric vessel had the ill fated
TArasfier in tow at the time of
tie accident which gave rise to
tfce Tery protracted litigation
fcWR in legal circles as 'The
Thrasher Case,' the merits of which
have been submitted for final ad
judication to the Supreme Court
Doubtless few are living to-day
i i .1
wno icoKeu on in auminng
wonder when the gallant Beaver
took her first plunge in the yield
ing element. The ruby lips that
opened to niter her name in bap
tism are forever closed, and the
gallant captain who proudly com
manded on her fir.-.: voyage, has
long since walked the rouuds of
his last watch and sleeps the sleep
that knows no waking. Still with
that tireless industry characteristic
of its prototype the Beacer works
Something in the way of a bo
nanza is now being developed in
the post-ofiice department. Claim
agents are greatly excited thereat,
and they have a right lo be, for
there is probably over b J, 000.000
wrapped up in this speculation.
It seems that in ISOi, says an ex
change, a claim agent in Wash
ington, who knows the ins and
outs of tne postal department,
concluded that th fourth-class
post ofiices throughout the coun
try, viz.. those pajing 1,000 and
under, were not paid enough for
cancelling stamps, and iog rolled a
bill through congress to give the
postmastero of that grade 30 per
cent. more. No appropriation,
however, was made and nothing
came of it. In I8U6 the bill
passed again, but for some reason
it was not carried into effect. The
thing slept until 1S7G, when at
tention was once more called to
the matter and the appropriation
mado available for the settlement
of these claims; but, as before,
the matter dipd out. Last ses
sion it was once more pissed and
made retroactive from 3SG4- to
1S7G, and now the salary and al-,
lowance division of the post office
department is literally over
whelmed with claims arisinjr out of
this act. Every man who was
postmaster in those years has a .
just and valid claim against the
government of 10 per cent, in ad-1
dition to what he received if he
was of the fourth-class. Many of
these people are now out of office, ,
and probably never gave them
selves anjT further concern touch-,
ing the little grab. But it is now
made lawfu!,and the claim was just1
enough, for the postmasters of that
grade were not paid enough for.
the stomps they cancelled. Agents i
all over the country are writing the
department about the method of fil-
ing claims, aud low ot them imv .
already filed piles of claims of J
parties askinnr extra allowance. !
One ajjent in Waslunston has
1 , , , . ', , , ,
over f00 of these claims filed, and
is receiving piles of letters every j
day, while others have been for I
some tim flooding the country-
with circulars, hunting up every
body who wis a postmaster be
tween those years, and getting in
shape for buiness. This arrange
ment, which was overlooked and
forgotten when the present esti
mates were made up for the pos
tal service, will put the depart
ment in something of a fix, for
such an amount of money would
swamp the funds now in hand and!
leave a bigjdeficiency besides. It is.
going to be a big thing for thelto the balance ofthc net, after the latter
postmasters, and a fat thing for jihasliad a few weeks use. We think it
the claim agents as well. will be money in your packer to try it.
p , For prices and dimples apply to
A Navy for Sale. j A. .M. JOHNSON & CO.,
10 United States Navy is for J XeUlIe & C Sole AgenLs. uj
sale or rather, more ships than! WandsaCalironnaSl. frSanFnmcbco.
remain for eflective service. These
ships are a part of the history
the countr'. Some of them
never been put alloat. A few, '
like the Jfonndnocr, have the '
marlcs of shot and shell. Titeso
vessels tepresent tire transition of'
lreat dell of' monerJirrcrhas
been spent for no good purpose.)
To-day the United States does not
possess a first-class war ship, nor t
even a second-class one according
to the standards of Eurone.in nn-
,, .... , j
vies, x ncbu uiu ijmjjs iiuve very
little value. They are hardly
worth more than the cost of break
ing up. When the civil war
broke out there were no ships
which could make any headway
against ironclads. A few of the
latter were improvised. When
the war ended they were of little
further account. Tin ironclad
turret ship made a good recoid.
As soon as peace was declared
most of the ironclads were laid up.
There was not a single ironclad in
the navy fitted for a long cruise,
and there is not one to this day.
The federal government ap
p Dinted a commission to look into
the condition of these old ships.
That commission recommends that
30 of the 44. vessels named should
be sold and the rest should, be
broken up. Proposals will be ac
cepted until September loth. An
"Old Salt" savs that no one ever
yet made any money by buying a
government vessel that when it
has been refitted the cost is great
er than would be involved in the
construction of a far better ves
sel. Some of the old ships have
engines, but they are not of mod
ern construction. They have also;
many sound timbers. But when!
I.UC2U aic liim:ii wui .inn iiut iiiuj
other vessels, it has been found
that the cost left no margin for
profits. The United States Navy
is for sale. It will be sold in "job
lots." Old tubs, sailing vessel?,
vessels in frame, old hulks, old
steamers which cost a great deall
of money, can be bought, perhaps,
for a song. Whoever wants to
buy a navy can now h ivc an op
portunity. But among this entire
lot is not a single ship which could
be refitted for much less than the
cost ol a new vessel. Most of
them are wooden vessels, in every
tap;o Qc (ecay The oU1 navy js
disappearing1, and the new one has
not 3et made its appearance.
Tim powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, Mri'iijnh and whjle&omencss. Moi
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
t.miiui ui- avui in cuuiucuuuu Willi uie moi-
Utmie of low test short weight. alum or
phosphate ponders. Sold otily in canst. Ko-
-w.Bakixo Powder c.. mm Wali-sr. n. y.
NEVILLE & CO.
Pacific Net and Twine Co.
San FitANrisfo, April Htli,lSS3.
For general convenience,
we hae sent a supply of No. 30, 12
ply enuincNcotcIi Snltuou Net
Twine, to the care of A. M. JOHNSON
& CO Astoria, which will be sold at
low enough figures to make it an object
for all net menders to use it for repairs,
in plaeo of tho more costly No.0, 1-2-ply.
Fishermen who have heretofore used
j this grade of twine for repairs, claim
that the dttrabilitv of the natch is tnnal
i rn tr
dTo Merciiants and.
Tho Circulation of
! TllC DaUV ulu f BBHV AStOllail
Is ('onstantly Increasing.
If Your Advertisement
Jf "gL aldi "Knr. c SUS-
ge.-t ntat you consult your owr
interests and increase your sales bv nut
ting a notice of your business where it
will do the most cood. Nearlv every
one in Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook,
Pacific and Wahkiakum counties takes
The Astokiax. Those that do not,
borrow it, so that your advertisement
. ... :. &&
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago,
Backache, Soreness of the Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Sore Throat, Swell"
ings and Sprains, Burns and
Scalds, General Bodily
Tooth, Ear and Headache, Frosted
Feet and Ears, end all other
Pains and Aches.
Ko Preparation on cartb equals Sr. Jacoej Oil.
es a safe, sure, simple tnl cheap External
Remedy. A trial a tails bet the coiparaUrely
triflios outlay of 60 Cents, and every 010 suffer
ing Kith pain cm haTo cheap tail podtlvo proof
of its claims.
Direction In Eleven Lansuyjcs.
A. VGG-EIiER & CO.,
Baltimore, ZZd., V. S.JL.
The Canadian Go eminent has
decided to make no further grants
to colonization of railway compa
nies in the Northwest for the pres
ent and until the present charter
ed railways are completed there
can be no further sale of lauds.
If however, it is found necessary
in the interest of the country to
make a further grant, tho price
will be raised oO cents per acre.
This conclusion is arrived at ow
ing.to the rapid increase of immi
gration into tho.Xorthwot. ,
j MOTHERS, READ.
Gents: Alout nine years ntjo I had a
i child two years old nnd almost dead. The
i dot-tor I had attending htr could not tell
vrliat alletl Her. I asked him If he did :t
think it was worms. He .said no. ilov.
cver, tills did not satisfy inc,;u I fit ron
vluced In my own mind that the li-.d. I
obtained u bottle of Dlt. C. aicLANHS
' Crr.VTlIt ATVtl TK"TT'tTT-l11'n....l..rv
I cavo her a tensnoonful hi the morulas
! and another at nlgutncrwlilehhlicjiaeu
seventy-two worms and was a well rh'M.
bince men 1 nave never hcen without it
in my Cunilv. The health of mvch'idrtm
I remained s-o cood that I had r.O;i-ted
vau:nx lnelr actions until about ttree
voeius uro, when two or llieni rt ci ted
th' same sickly appearance that ra:ny
did nine years uko. So I thought it mnst
be v.onns, and M'ent to work at nm e with
a lxttle of Dtt. C. 3Icl.AirS IIIK.III.
1'CCJK between four of my children, their
asc being as follews: Alice, S years; Phar
Icj, Ijcars; r.inma,fiycarsj JoIin.it years
Now comes the resuit : Alice and Kmmu
cnmeoutall riyht.butCSiarlcy isns-ed forly
fi o and Johnny about Ixty worms, 'f l.e
r ilt was so uraUf.Niiis that I spent two
dns in showing the wonderful cflect of
your Verml'tige around Vtlca, and now
h w fie. wormson exhibition in invstore.
Yomv,truI, JOHN PITER.
Tin' por.tilne IR. C MriAXK'S VK1U
311 Ti Oli is manumcit.re'i only by
Fleming Broa., Pittsburgh, Pa.,
an lcar the signatures of C. 3IcXauo
an ! Fleming Bros. It i never made in
t I.m:is or Wheeling.
IV ureyou got thc-venninc Price, SC
cents 1 Kittle.
FLOrniG BROS., Pittsliurgli, Pa.
Hostetter StBiaach Bitters meets tho re
quirements of 9io rational medical phil)so
phy which at present prevail. It is a ixsr
fectly jiuro vegetablo rcmctly, erabracinc tho
three important properties of a prevonUve, a
tonic and an altcrativo ItfortiCes tho body
against dUeaso, invigorates and roviUliies the
torpid stomach and lirer, and effects a salu
tary chanpo in tho entire system.
For sale by all Draprists nnd Dealer
ASTORIA STEAftl LAUNDRY
Is now ready for business.
Is most respectfully .solicited.
ALL WORK DONK IX A SATISF.VC
tory manner at living rates.
All reasonable repairs made free of charge.
Garments of all kinds will be repaired
at fair prices. If so requested,
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
H. II. PA31KER, Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
FIRST CLASS HOTEL.
ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.
HOT AKD COIVD BATHS.
tired Billiard Table, and First Class Sa
loon ctccked with Fine Liquors.
s-KRKE rOAOir TO THE HOUSE.-
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
22 has Aluuj.s oh Hand FRESH
Shoal Water Bay and. East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
JSr b:s bec-n Proprietor of Ike "Aurora
IJotct" In KunpptuB MCYCHjear.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
ROSCOFS FIRST CLASS
Oyster Saloon, j
GHKXAMUS STREET, ASTORIA.
7T1HE UNDERSIGNED IS TLEASEDTO
JL announce to the public that he has op
And furnishes in first-class stylo
OYSTERS, ROT COFFEE TEA, ETC
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
I CHENAMUS STREET.
lTfease give me a call.
RObCOE DIXON, Proprietor
CIlAl;. AVA LILIAN. - - - Proprietor.
It! AYR TAKEN CHARGE OF THIS POP
u&rjlotel and can guarantee satisfaction
TO A LI.
Permanent and Transient Boarders
The choicest brands of Wines, Liquors,
aud CIjsus, at the Jlar.
Opposite O. R. &N. Dock, Astorli. Oregon
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
UJor.If 5 ccritH and npwardw.
Ia V.'IiiKKO.V & G.sCOUIiAllD,
31.1I.V STKEET, - - . . - ASTOltlA.
Refitted throuchout : the3Tahle supplied
with the bet : tlie beds clean and comfort
able. A Firs :class House.
Board bv the week.
Meals to order.
J. G, ROSS, Proprietor.
ASTORIA, ... OREGON.
7ISITORS TO THE BEACH VrTLL FIND
T ;:ood accommodations at Centennial,
aud the table wll compare favorably with
any lu town. ItLs near the steamer land
ing AH travelers will do well to give us &
N. B. Sieclal rates to families.
A. M. Johiisoii &Co.
A FULL LINE OF
W. S. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Cam in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefnlly Compounded,
General assortment ot table stock constantly
on hand, such as
Canned Fruits and Jelly,
Bacon, Hams, Shoulders, Lard,
EGGS, BUTTER, CHEESE,
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables,
nsn, poultry Arn coie
In Uie season.
CIGARS AXI TOBACCO.
Best oC WESES AIO IJQUORS.
AH cheap for CASH. Goods sold on com
mission. Opposite I. W. Case's store.
Main Street - - Astoria Oregov
BERGMAN & BERRY
RESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTE.N
tion of tho public to tho fact that the
abovo Market Trill always be supplied with a
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS I
Which will be sold at lowest rates, wholesale
and retail. Special attention riven to suppla
LOOK HERE !
"We respectfoUv inform the public that we
will always keep on hand the best quality of
Presh. and Cured Meats
Choice Family Groceries,
Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Crockery and
Ships, Hotels and Boarding Houses sup
plied on liberal terms.
A share of the public patronage Is respect
dtf, T7AP.REN & THOMPSON.
WHERRY & COMPANY,
Fresli and Cured Meats,
FRUTS, BUTTER, and GGS.
CIIE.YAHTJS Street, Astoria, Or
GEO. V,'. HUME SAW MILL.
LUMBER, SALMON TRAYS, BOXES, E7C.
Office and Mill
CORXEK OF TVTRST 9TH AND WATER STh
FOABD & STOKES,
AjSTCHORS. rope anb
HARNESS AT SAN FRANCISCO
A Full Line of House
AT THE O. R. &. X. DOCK.
No. 40 I2-Ply
SALMON TWINE !
COM MD LEAD LINES
A Full Stock Now on Hand.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
511 Market Street, San Francisco.
Solo Agents for tiie Pacific Coast.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. 31
The best of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
"Hackmatack." a lasting and fra
erant perfume. Price 25 and B0 cents.
Sold by W. E. Dement.
NEW Y0EK LIFE.
Asels...... ..:.......... .....
8HrplH.........w................... - ............ -
Paid lieataJLoHseXunHltieH, EadewiaeatB, etc. lm 1NW- ,,J?45K2
Increase In Insurance . ............... . .... '
jsyror further particulars, apply for Annual report at the office, WMUtMT
STIti:ii VOllThXXD, OK.
General Agent for Oregon and Washington Territory.
We. the undersigned, take pleasure In declaring our unqnalifled confidence ia the flaw
BOZORXH & JOHNS, Agents for Astoria,
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
An unds or jfty Ttxarxirc
CLASS, wKKBS BraCket Wrk
Boat Material, Etc. IISBMB a specialty.
1 Soats of aH Kinds lLada "to Order, j
Orders from a distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed la all ea
S. AUNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTOULV.. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
m u r
Boiler Shop '&S.
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made o repairing
FOOT OF IuVFAYETTE STREET
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
e;ektox STiiEirr, Neab Paekeb Housk,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OASTI3S"GrS ,
Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotioe.
A. D. Was3, Prosedent.
J. G. IIustlek, Secretary,
I. W. Casf, Treasurer.
A. V. Allen,
(S0CCK3SOR TO PAOE & ALTEST.)
Wnolesaleand retail dealer tn
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Hardware aii Ship Clanfllery.
A. VAN DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Faintu and Oils, Groceries, ete,
JW Aniiitni a
to whom all applications should bo:SMaa.
"CI C. HOIiDKJI,
AUCTIONEKB, COMMISSION ND IN
Q.EJLO F. P1KKEK.
Clatsop Coaaty.aud CItrrAt9rl
Office : Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Boom No. 8.
TAX TUTTIiK, HL .
PHYSICIAN AND STJKGEON
Office Booms 1, 2, and S.PythlaaBaild-
KE3iDEiCK OTer J. E. Theraas' Drag
XJ P. MIClUi
Booms in Allen' bi
of Cass and Sqemocqa
T J. .JOXE
Ship and Steam'
T)S. J. E. JLaFOXCf,
Room 11. Odd Fellows BuIIdinr. Astorii
Gas administered for painless extraction
wm. b. grenell;
heajl estate agehcy.
CITY- AND SDBUBBAN3BOPEETY, TIM
BER AND FABM LAND.
EP-Offlce next to P. L. Parker's Store, Cor.
Chenamus and Benton St?.
General Commission Brokin.
Office on GeneYlere street, in tho net jot
E, B. Hawes' buildinK.
A General Agency business transacted.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP ACEKCY.
Bills of Exchange - on any
Part ol Europe.
1AM AGENT FOB TEK FOLLOWING"
well known and commodious ateastsfelp
STATE LINE, BED STAB,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information a? to ratos of ax,
sallinjr dajs. etc, apply to .
B0Z0ETH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
Agents. ; -
ASTORIA, - Oregon
WE WBITE POLICIES IN THE 1VE&T
ern. State Investment Hamburg, fere-"
men and North German i ire Insurance Co
panles, and repre'wnt tlip Travellers' tiii
and Accident of Hartford, asd tho Npw
we have tne oniy complete set oi towiisein
maps in the county, and nave madearruare
ments to receive applications, filings, aa4 '
nnal proofs on Homteads, Preeraptkms,
Timber Lands, etc;, havlnR. an the Cd1!
blanks therefor. Oar apscan be exam
ined in the office, upon the payment oio,
"Waalso have for sale city property IrAa
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Bents, and other collections raade, aa
loans negotiated, j
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