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Astoria, Oregon. Wednesday Morning, August 15, 1883.
TWO "GREAT SCHEMES.
Alleged Flans for the Annexation of
Chihuahua and the Purchase of
Cuba Midsummer Sensa
tion at Washington.
A Washington Sunda- paper
relieves the current dullness at the
capital by the following expose of
alleged sensational schemes now
under way: The state of Chihua
hua, in North Mexico, has now
about ten thousand Americans
within its borders. They are gen
erally men of nerve and courage,
and, in some way or other, two
thirds of them arc connected with
the various railroads now building
in that part of Mexico. Last
"Wednesday a meeting was held in
a stockbroker's office on Broad
street, New York, that may revo
lutionize Mexico. At it were some
of the large mine owners in Mex
ico, two capitalists, two gentlemen
who made some figuring in the
late war, a leading Texas journal
ists and other persons. The
scheme proposed and discussed
was this: "When congress gets
fairly under way, next winter, the
Americans in Chihuahua are to
"pronounce" in favor of dissolving
the relations between that state
and Mexico, establish a local state
government and send a delegation
to "Washington to ask to be ad
mitted to the Federal Union. An
estimate was made by the gentle
man present, of the probable ex
pense of establishing this new
government, and the capitalist said
the sum named could be had easily,
upon condition that the United
States assumed the debt of the
new state, as was done when
Texas came into the Union. One
of the military men present said
50,000' good men, well armed and
drilled, would hold the country,
and he would agree to raise 2,500.
The speaker was a general officer
of high reputation during the late
war, was badly wounded, and is
now on the retired list of the
United States army for disability.
The other was a Confederate Gen
eral, not so well known as his col
leagues, but a graduate of "West
Point, and served, I believe, in the
mounted rifles before the war, and
now lives in Mexico. He agreed
with the other officer as to the
forces required, and added that
two-thirds of the Mexicans of po
sition and education favored an
nexation to the United States, and
only the ignorant lower classes
would oppose it. The journalist,
who was a Confederate regimental
commander, said Texas would fur
nish all the force needed, and be
glad to do it, and that the public
sentiment in that state was over
whelming in favor of annexing the
whole of Mexico, if necessary, at
which there was much applause.
After some discussion, the meeting
adjourned to meet soon again.
The gentlemen in this scheme are
well known. One of the capitalists
used to live in San Francisco, and
was noted, while there, for opera
tions requiring nerve and pluck.
I believe the plan will be tried
and will succeed.
It is now conceded by sensible
Cubans that, if they had asked to
become one of the states of the
Union-when they rebelled against
Spain and Yara, on October 19,
1869, their cause would have suc
ceeded. This time they will not
make such a mistake. Everyono
who is familiar with the matter
knows we were on the eve of war
with Spain when the Yirginius
affair occurred; and the high com
mands were all arranged; Sheri
dan was to have had the chief
command, and Longstreet and
Forrest each a division. This may
happen yet, so far as Longstreet is
concerned. General Bonachea of
Cuba is now in New York. He
is a Cuban of some note, and his
purpose is to reorganize the Re
publican government of Cuba. I
He has had some important inter
views with leading capitalists on
the subject. One of them told
him that if General Grant would
favor the plan, and name some
military commander to take charge
of it, $5,000,000 could be had in a
fiiyihbrfttime focthe purpose of
freSirlgCaba. General Bonachea
has agreed to accept any plan that
may be necessary to accomplish
the purpose. The Spanish gov
ernment now obtains about $20,
000,000 revenue annually from
Cuba. The sum needed to free
that country would not be one-half
of that amount. I do not know
wTiat the result of General Bona
Cea's negotiations will be, but 1
suspect we arc on the eve of lively i
General Grant has always been
in favor of our getting Cuba, and j
this plan may strike him favorably,
if there is none better. Meantime
a better plan than any yet men-j
tioned has been quietly accepted.
Spain is hard up for money, and
she could not afford to go through
another long struggle such as that
of 18G5-7C was. The plan of Bon
achea may be part of a plan to
force Spain to sell Cuba. During
the last month a scheme, splendid
in its breadth, has been revived.
It is nothing more or ,ss than the
proposition of -a few American
merchants to buy from Spain the
island of Cuba for $100,000,000.
Some years ago this was seriously
attempted, but failed. Now the
conditions are changed. King
Alfonso is young and needs money,
lie believes that if he does not sell
the island the Americans would
soon try to take it for nothing. To
sell it would save a long campaign
and would put into the royal
coffers 500,000,000 pesetas. So
far along has the plan progressed
that T hear General Sickles will
soon go to Spain to see what can
be done. I am told the thing
greatly pleases Mr. Yanderbilr,
who sees an enormous profit in the
sale. The island would be govern
ed as the East India company
governed India before England
took it. All the plans have been
so closely kept that I cannot give
any of them; but 1 hear that Mr.
Forbes, of Boston, is one of the
leaders in the movement, and that
Augustus Schell, Cyrus Field, Mr.
Yanderbilt, C. J. Osborne, Mr.
Cammack, General Grant and a
prominent Spanish firm of Broad
street will comprise the syndicate,
General Grant to be a kind of
viceroy. This would be the most
brilliant scheme of this half
century, if it can be carried out.
The Chicago Trihtmr says:
The conflict between the Union
Pacific and Denver jand Rio Gran
de regarding the California pas
senger business is becoming more
serious every day, and it is gener
ally believed that an open rate
war between the two roads will
break out before many days have
passed. A few weeks ago the
Denver and Rio Grande jrave
notice that passengers from Cali
fornia over its line would have the
privilege of visiting Denver and
Leadville free of charge. This, it!
was learned, was done in retaliation
for the Union Pacific running
fast trains between Omaha and
Ogden and allowing passengers to
visit Salt Lake City free of extra
charge. Now the Union Pacific
hits back by announcing that
passengers for California over . its
line will be accorded the privilege
of going to Denver and Leadville
and return free of charge. This
action will, of course, give the
Union Pacific again an advantage,
and there is now no other way for
the Denver and Rio Grande to
get even except to make a large
reduction iu its rates, which, of
course, will compel all other lines
to do likewise.
W. W. Johnson, of Worcester,
Massachusetts, left Yreka, Cali
fornia, in June of last year, with a
horse and wagon and A3'rshire
cow. He wintered at Ogden,
Utah, and is now following the
Rock Island road to Chicago.
R. II. Cameron, 23 Park Row.
2sTew York City, Publisher of Busi
ness uirectory, oi Aiercnants in
Mexico. Cuba. Porto Rico. W. I.
says: "I, myself, have suffered a
great deal lrom rheumatic gout,
and about six months ago, was in
duced by a friend to try St. Jacobs
Oil. I used two bottles and haven't
had a twinge since; previous to
that I hare generally had an at
tack about once a month.
At a county convention in
Georgia, the clerk, with an enve
lope in his hand, stepped down to
the edge of the platform and
called out: "Here is a dispatch
for Colonel .v Just then a
locomotive whistle blew, drowning
the speaker's voice. Instantly
the convention rose unanimously
and proceeded in a body to the
platform to receive the dispatch.
Prof. Harris, of the Concord
School of Philosophy says: "That
which should be continued bv its
environment might be still finite
if it could arrive at an environ
ment of a different kind, which
did not continue it.' And right
in the face of this .statement the
telegraph .operators struck.
Although the smoke for the
past month has been sJghtly un
pleasant, it nevertheless was the
means of saving many a thousand
bushels of grain to this country.
Had it not been for the smoke the
sun would have ruined many a
piece of grain that is now tulrning
out well. Yamhill ltejortcr.
Two thousand five hundred and
thirty-two claims of all kinds,
covering 318,290 acres, were
entered at the La Grande land
office for the year ending June
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity. Mreugth and wlolcsomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot, be sold in coninetitlon with the mul
titude ot low test short weight, alum or
phosphate owders. Soldonluln earn, Rov-
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," it Is a blood-purifier and
tonic Impurity of the blood poisons thesv.-.-
ii-iii, ui i.iuno tut; circulation, ami iiiils in
duces many disorders, known bv difierent
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, hut being really branches or phases of
that great generic disorder. Impurity or
jxiiuii. aucu are uytpcpxui, tmumixncM,
Liter Complaint, OtrwUpalion, i'errM -onlcr.
Headache, Backache, General Weak
ncx. Heart Dlscasc,Dropgy, Kidney Disease,
Pile, rtheuinalitm. Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
Dlortlcr, Pimple. Ulcer. Siccllliuj, Ac,
d-c. ILins ot the Blood prevents and
cures these by attacking the cawe. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and phvsicians agree
in calliug It "the most genuine" and efllcient
preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug
gists, SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tions, &c, iu pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol the IUood." wrapped around each bottle.
1). RANSOM. SOX & Co.. Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
Hardware anl Slip Clanilery
A. VAH DUSEH & 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.
Agricultural Impleni en ts,
Paints and Oil. Groceries, etc.
GER.ALANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DKFOT.
Oactiurs Stbekt. Astoku.
The licst or Lager 5 Cts. a Glass,
Celeljratefl Colirtia Brewery
Left at this place will be promptly attend
53-No cheap Saa Francisco Ueersold at
WM. BOCK. Proprietor.
SB fe; I
f)teh 7HEGBEAT BfjM,
liERMAN REMEU 1. 1
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, and all other
Fains and Aches.
No Preparation on firth equals Sr. Jacobs Oil
&s & safe, sure, simple and cheap External
Hemtdy. A trial enUila but the croparatirelj
trifling outlir of CO Cente, and trerj ons suffer
ing with p&in con h&To cheap and podtiTe proof
Directions in Seres Laoguxgcs.
OLD BY ALL DRUG GIST8 A3D DEALERS
A. VOGEIiER CO.,
Baltimore, 210., V. H. A.
England will desist from "assist
ing" emigrants when she finds
that they are like bread east upon
A LETTER FROM GERMANY.
M- t:;.s January !, 18S2.
Very osttvuml sirs:
The praise your Liver I'ills htiwiiilli-ti
forth here Is wonderful. After taking ne
and a half boxes of your eisuino UK. V.
McLAXE'S l.IVKIt PILLS, I haw on
tlrelyreoovercd from iny four years' suffic
ing. All who kw me wonder how I,
who, for so many years, had no niix-tiU
and could not sleep for backache, stitch
in my (Ode, and general stomach com
plaints, could hnvoTeoorcred.
An old lady In our city, who hasMitfcred
for many years from kidney disctiM. and
the doctors hail given her up. took two of
your PilLv. and pot more relief than -Iic
has from ail the doctors. Yom- :rn'.
.1. VON DKIi lil iu;.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The t,renuine arc never sugar-coated.
Every Ikix has u red wax seal on the lid,
with the impression: McLam'. Liver
The genuine aicLANEVS LIVI'K
1'ILLS lear the signature of C. Metallic
and Fleming IJro. on tlte wrapjKT.
Insist upon having the genuine 1U. (.
McXAXK'S I.IVEK PILLS, prepared bv
Fleming Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., tie
market being full of imitations or the
name MeLane. spelled differently, but u
If your storekeeper docs not have ihe
gen ui no IK. C. McLANK'S CULIJ
JtKATKD LIVER PILLS, Kend us
cents, and we will send you a Ikx bv hikII,
and a set of our advertising cards.
FLEMING imOS., Pilislinrg!!, Pa.
(SlJt.UKSSOIL TO I'AHB Sc AI.I.K.V.)
Wholesale and r.-ijul ilrj-.ler tn
Glass and Plated Ware.
TKOPIOAL AND OOMKSTIO
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Liquorsjobacco, Cigars
J. H. D. GKRAY.
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Ioutof Benton streeu Astoria
Election of Officers.
AT THE ANNUAL .MEETTXfi OF THE
Stockholders of the Union Tacking Co.
held on the cth ot August, 1SS3, the follow
ing officers were elected :
P. F. JOHNSON, President pro tnn,
H. JONES, Secretary.
J. C. ST1NSEN, Treasurer.
HOARD OF DlRECTOHS.
P. F. Johnson, II. Jones. J. C.
JacoD Gustation, T. imiikouen, A
NKAT, CHKAF AND QUICK. HY
Main Street, opposite N. JmVs.
Hess Farm for Sale.
THIS VALUABLE FARM, ON CLATSOP
rialtts. consisting of CW acres of dalrv
and farm land, together with stock and farm
tools, for sale on reasonable terms. For
particulars apply to C. N. HESS, in Astoria.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
A. ASSKLL, Manager.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
?UIST CLASS HOTEL.
A 1.1. MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.
HOT AM) CO&D BATHS.
None But White Help Employed.
M-FtfEK COA'CH TO TIIE HOUSE.-WI
1 IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
Hi- hus Ally ays on Hand FRESH
Nhmil Water Hay anil East
4-JEFFv IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie hat urt-u Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" iu Knnppton seven years.
! OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Kefitled throughout : thefTaule .supplied
witli the best : the beds clean and comfort
able. A First:class IXoiinc.
Hoard by the week. - S5.00
Meals to order.
J. G, HOSS, Proprietor.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
IHcalM .4ceuts aud upwards.
;. isouIjAKD. -
U.4IV sTitr.yrr. - -
. - - ASTORIA.
NEVILLE & CO.
Pacific Het and. Twine Co.
Sax FitAxrisoo, April llth,18S5.
For general convenience,
we have sent a supply of No. 30, 12
ply -fiiiiIiic Scotch Salmon Net
Tw inc. to the care of A. 3L JOHNSON
& CO., Astoria, which will be sold at
low cnon.gh figures to make it an object
for all not menders to use it for repairs,
in place of the more costly No. 40, 12
Pl.v. Fishermen who have heretofore used
this grade of twine for repairs, claim
that the durability of the patch is equal
to the balance of the net, after the latter
has had a few weeks use. We think it
will be money in your pocket to try it.
For prices ami samples apply to
Neville & Co. Sole Agents, lcot vmnckwi
rtlaudmCalifondiTsi. f San Francisco.
A.M. Johnson &Co.
A FULL LINE OF
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Voot Delivered to Order,
D raying t Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
n BALER IX
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
CANNERY SITE FOR SALE.
THE PKOPEKTY KNOWN AS A. P. CO.'S
Net lfcicks. adjoining Fort Canby. 20 23K
foot boats, good for Baker's Bay or up river
fishing ; h net racks complete ; frontage 200
feet running to deep water; ono block on
shore with mess house.
Tim Is the most convenient place for
salmon nets, traps and seines and decidedly
the best location on the Columbia river for a
Will sell for cash or will take stock with
satisfactory Fishermen's Packing Co.
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
OAK LUMBER, A
Boat Materia . ttc. seseass' a specialty.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order.
J3?Orders from a distance promptly attended to. and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
S. AKNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty niadeot repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bejjtox Stbeet, Neak Pakkeu T1ou.sk.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND ana MABfflEEMES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Ofal! Descriptions made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D.TVass, President.
J. G.JIusTUJn, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
JOHN" Fox, Superintendent.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR TIIE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
t3TA goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, OreKon.
BUY THE BEST !
Salmon If et Threads
Woodberry. and Needle Brands.
CORK AND LEAD LIKES,
Flnh Poands, Seines, and Nets
Imported, to Order. A.
Larce Stoctof KBttint, FishLines
AND FISH HOOKS.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
ISFAgents for the Pacific Coast.
FOARD & STOEES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In nume's New Building,
And are Eeady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and c. Odd Fellows Building.
!j CJ. HOLDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
TUTTIiE, 31. 1).
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Rksidknck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
Clatsop County, and. City of Astoria
Oitlce :-Chenamu3 street, Y. yi. O. A. haU
Room Xo. 8.
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus-i'treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J J. JOXES,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner,
JR. J. E. LaFOItCE,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Ons administered for painless extraction
q jr. ciruTis,
ATT'Y" AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
N. B.-Ciaims at Washington. 1). C, and
collections a specialty.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Biils of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONA L, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing clays, etc, apply to
I. W. CASE. .
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
ASTQKIA. ... Oregon.
WE WRITE POLICIES IN TIIE TVEST
ern. State Investment, Hamburg. Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travellers' Lire
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N.Y.
We have the only complete set of township
maps in the county, and have made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
flnal proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions.
Timber Lands, etc.. having all the official
blanks therefor. Our maps can be exam
ined In the office, upon the payment of a
We also have for sale city property in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Rents, and other collections made, and
BOZORTH & JOHNS,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Grace Church Parish School.
Rear of Church Building.
THIS SCHOOL WILL RE-OPEN MON
day. September 3.1883. The moral train
ing of the children will be carefully watched,
and made a special point. In addition to
the ordinary course of study there will be
instruction in the elements of Vocal 2Iu
Hlc. Draivins: and CallsthenlrH. If
found desirable or expedient, classes will be
formed In Higher Mathematics, Botany, As
tronomy, Advanced Music and Drawing,
for which light extra charges will be made.
Terms Si a month, strictly in advance.
REV. M. D.WILSON. - - Rector
MISS ANNIE W. CURTIS, - .-i Principal
MISS M. C. TREN CHARD, - Assistant
For f uither particulars apply to
REV. M. D. WILSON.