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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, September 8, 1883.
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The Oldest Town In Waonington
When in 1S23 the Hudson's
Bay Company then the proprietor
of Astoria, determined to select a
new and moro favorable location
for its general headquarters on
this coast, the officers of that great
corporation looked carefully about
for a locality offering the three
advantages essential to the perma
nent headquarters of so extensive
a business. Tn the first place it
must have sufficient agricultural
country about it to raise the large
crops of grain and vegetables re
quired at all the company's forts
and to furnish pasturage for the
beef and dairy cattle; it must be
easy of access to the bands of
trappers coming in from the south,
cast and north; fiualh', it must
possess a good harbor and be ap
proachable by the large vessels of
the company that came at stated
periods to bring supplies and car
ry away the accumulated furs
The decision was not made hastily
nor without thoughtful considera
tion, and after the whole ground
had been carefully looked over
Vancouver was selected as the
most eligible location. It was
near the mouth of the "Willamette
and therefore the center and nat
ural converging point of trapping
parties coming down the Columbia
from the vast wilderness to the
east or with the overland express
from Montreal, from the rich trap
ping grounds of California via. the
"Willamette valley, or from the up
per coast and Puget Sound; agri
culturally, the surroundings were
all that could be desired; and, fin
ally, in addition to the fact that it
offered the finest natural town site
along the Columbia river, it was
easily approached by deep water
vessels of large draft, and pre
sented excellent natural facilities
for loading and discharging cargo.
In fact it possessed the finest site
and the most natural advantages for
a large inland commercial and dis
tributing city to be found on the
The question naturally arises,
why, then, did it not become the
metropolis instead of Portland?
The answer is plain. The actual
settlers of this region were chiefly
American, antagonistic in interest
and sentiment to the great English
corporation and its representa
tives. They nearly ail settled
south of the Columbia and in the
"Willamette valley, and naturally
sought to establish trade centers
of their own, ignoring Vancouver
as much as possible. Oregon City
was founded, then Milwaukie,
Portland and other towns on the
Willamette, the desire being to
find an eligible location as near as
possible to the settlements and
yet approachable by deep water
vessels. The efforts finally crys
talized in the city of Portland,
and long before Vancouvor was
redeemed from the hands of the
English comparry, Portland had
become the accepted metropolis,
and so remains to the present day,
though situated on a branch of the
Columbia several miles from the
main stream. Large vessels went
to Vancouver with full cargoes for
the Hudson's Bay Co., and for the
government after" the military
headquarters were established
there in 1S49. This continued
uutil the withdrawal of the fur
company in 1858, about which
time, also, the government began
shipping its supplies by the regu
lar line ol steamers plying be
tween San Francisco and Portland.
Since then it is but occasionally
that seafaring vessels of heavy
draft have visited Vancouver. Tn
the twenty years of disuse the
shifting currents have, changed
the channel of the river somewhat,
and small bars have formed which
would now impede the progress of
heavier vessels; but with half the
annual expense of keeping open
the "Willamette to Portland, a far
better and deeper channel could
be maintained to Vancouver, and
there is no reason so far as chan
nel and harbor are concerned,
wh v Vancouver should not become'
the great shipping and receiving
point she was designed by nature
to be. West Shore.
Governor Foster of Ohio, says
Foraker's majority will be about
The Nashville Batiner Pern.,
holds up both hands for Bayard
for president in 1884.
The Georgia legislature is con
sidering a bill creating the office
of lieutenant governor.
Maryland will on the Gth of
November next elect a full house
of delegates and half her state
Pennsylvanians are coming to
the conclusion that cholera will be
the only thing that can drive the
legislature to adjourn.
The Cincinnati Saloon Keeper's
Association has passed a resolu
tion directing its members to vote
the Democratic ticket.
The Philadelphia Times has as
certained that to pay Chandler's
trip, Uncle Sam has to shell out
$100 a day. N. Y. Graphic
"No man," said Judge Black,
"can be a jjrood Democrat who be
lieves in tariff for protection."
Judge Black was a strict construc
tionist. A state convention of the
Workmen of New York will be
held at Rochester on the 17th
of September, to devise ways and
means to abolish the convict labor
The opposition to the present
ring in Baltimore is talking of
nominating Christian Ax for
Mayor. The name is suggestive,
to say the least, in connection with
the breaking down of a political
"The Michigan prohibitionists
have resolved to raise a state cam
paign fund of 100,000." says the.
Norfolk Virginian, "and use it
in beating the Republican party.
They have the money raised al
readyall but tf9,975."
The Kalamazoo, Mich., Gazette
is out for Tilden and Hendricks
for 1884, declaring that "jus
tice demands that the crime of
1S70 be wiped out." This is one
of the earliest symptoms of a re
vivication of the "literary bu
reau." A Washington correspondent
writes to the Philadelphia T'imes:
"It is becoming more and more
apparent that Mr. Blaine has not
impressed his former supporters
with the understanding that he
does not intend to be in the next
The Richmond Dispatch (Bour
bon) says that there is an universal
activity among the negro voters of
Virginia, and expresses the opin
ion that 100,000 of the wiiole
number of them in the state (which
it places at 12S,000) will vote the
Mahome ticket this fall. It add
that ''Democrats of Virginia may
as well look this matter in the
The Republicans of Iowa that
the Democrats ol that state think
they are going to catch and hold
this year, and the style in which
they are to be caught and held,
reminds the Iowa State Kcyister
of the story of the small boy and
his first fish: "Oh, father," he
screamed, rushing in in ecstacy, "I
caught the biggest fish ever was.
He bit right on to my hook." "But
where is the fish, my child?" "Oh,
pa, he just unbit again and div!"
A gray-eyed Tennessee girl is
said to have discovered that she
can make her eyes look blue by
wearing a dark blue velvet lining
to her hat and eating loaf sugar
slightly flavored with cologne wa
ter. Gray-eyed young men make
their eyes look red by taking an
other kind of flavoring with or
"I did have the rheumatism,"
said Mr. Robert Fletcher, of the
Chicago Irish Tribune, "and was
cured by St. Jacobs Oil. I think
it a wonderful, never-failing rem
edy." Shiloii's Cure will immediately
relieve Croup, whooping cough and
Bronchitis. Sold by W. E. Dement.
Within the last two or three
years, well-to-do Englishmen, or
those who claim to belong to fam
ilies of distinction, have been seek
ing large landed properties in the
northwest along the line of the
Northern Pacific railroad, some
going orer the line into the Brit
ish possessions. These invest
ments are probably desirable from
a business point of view. There
is to be an extraordinary indus
trial development in the north
west. But this will be, to a large
extent, confined to the territor)'
wttuin our own limits. v nat mo
Canadian Pacific railroad may do
for the extreme northwest hardly
affects the present interest in the
purchase of lands. The consum
mation of that interest is remote,
not to say problematical. More
over, the growth of the British
northwest has been very slow
with all the advantages which are
known to exist. British Colum
bia, lor instance, is not growing
as fast as Washington Territor)',
nor as fast as any of the other ter
ritories of the northwest. The
Englishman might prefer to own
nronertv witnin tne limits oi a
government of his own nationali
ty. But presumably he prefers to
own land which will be enhanced
in value, and from which he can
derive a solid revenue. He buys
extensively in the great territories
iutersected by the Northern Pa
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength ami whalesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the ninl-
tltudc of. low test short weight, alum or
pho$hftie powders. Soldonlyin cans. Kov-
AIj 1JAKINO 1'OWDEU UO.. IOC Wall-it. N. Y.
In Cover and A Rue districts, in tropical and
other rczions visited bv eDidemics. and in
deed in all localities where tho conditions aro
unfavorable tn health, this famous vegetable
mvigorant and alterative, 11 ost otters Stom
ach Hitters, has been found a potent safepiard
even to feeble constitutions and frnril frmno.
white as a euro for indigestion, biliouno3s
ana kindred complmnts, it is without a rival.
For Mile Oy all Dnunrists nnd Dealers
ALL PERSONS are HEREBY
Not to Trespass upon the follow
ing described property, to wit:
The NW 1-4 of Sec. 28, T. 8 N.,
R. 8 V., Clatsop County, Oregon.
The said property being the property
of the undersigned.
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY,
AND PLANING MILL.
A full stock of home manufactured goods
constantly on hand.
Special Attention given to Orders.
All work guaranteed. Your patronage so
ff 0 CELEBRATED
IsLRMANliEIIEU I. !
Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbaqo,
Backache, Soreness of ihe Chest,
Gout, Quinsy, Soro 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 exrth eqatls Sr. Jacobs Oil
u & Mttfe, sure, simple and cheap External
BranJjr. A trial entails but the conparaUrely
triCing outlay of 50 Cents, and erery one luffer
ing with pain can haTe cheap and pocitire proof
of its claims.
Directions in Zlerea Languages.
BOLD BY ALLDBUGGET2 A2H) SEALERS
A. VOGKELER &, CO.,
Ualtlmorc, 3T(L, V. 8. A.
A biuff old farmer in Mecklen
burg had a son at the university
who ran through more money than
his father liked, while at the same
time neglecting his studies. The
latter, on inquiring, got to hear
that his son showed little aptitude
for learning, and decided to send
for him home, in order to make a
farmer of him. The student was
highly displeased at this turn of
affairs, and when his father took
him into the field for the first
time he gave vent to his dissatis
faction in a string of Latin phrases
and quotations. After awhile his
father said to him: "I say, Au
gustus, here is a pitchfork, and
yonder is the manure in the cart
what do vou call them in Latin?"
"Forkus manuribus, cartibus," re
plied the son, with an air of proud
satisfaction. "Very well, then,"
said the farmer, ,;if vou don't at
once take the forkus and unload
tle cartibus of manuribus I'll
b" sak every bouibus in your body
SYMPTOMS QF A DISEASED LIVER.
Fain In the right side, undrr r-d;e of
ribs, Increasing on pre-ure; soiiiftinuH
the pain is on the leftsido; the pillion" i.;
rarely able to He on tho left side; .NOine
thnes the pain is felt under the shonltter
and is sometimes taken for Rheumatism
In the arm. Tho stomach is affected with
loss of appetite ami sickness; the ImweN
In general are coMivc, sometimes alter
nating vrlth laxity; the head Is troubled
with pain, accompanied with n dull, heavy
sensation in tiie back part. There is gener
ally a considerable loss of memory, accom
panied with a painful sensation of having
left undone .something -which ought to
have leen done. A slight, dry cough Is
.sometimes attendant. The patient com
plains of weariness and debility; he In
easily startled ; his feet are cold "or burn
ing, and he complains of n prickly sensa
tion of tho skin; his spirits are low, nnd.
although he is sallstled that exerch-o would
be bcncllcial to him, yet he can scarcely
summon up fortitude enough to try It.
If you have any of the above symptoms,
you can certainty be cured by tho use of
the genuine 1)11. C. McLAJiE'S LIVKK
When you buy McLaue'H Pills, insist
on having HIS. C. 3rcLAXES CKLIS
1SISATEX) LIVKItPILLS, madcbyFIem
iiie IJro., Pittsburgh, Pa.
If you cam not cot the genuine JIt.
C. McLANK'S LIVER, PILLS, send us
25 cents by mall, ami wcwill send them
FLE3IIXG BKOS., Pittsburgh, Pa.
A. M. .10I1XSOX.
Astoria Sail Loft.
9 MANUFACTURERS OF
SAILS, TENTS, AWNINGS,
And everything else pertainiuc; to our
LowestPrice and Best Work
For your Money,
At the Old Stand.
Leave your orders and get your work
done at once.
J. II ESS i CO.
Astoria, ... Oregon.
Notice to the Public.
ALL PARTIES INDEBTED TO ME AP.E
notified that I have placed my accounts
in the hands of Shcltuan E. Morton, for col
Any account remaining unpaid alter the
20th of this month will be handed to my at
torney for legal action thereon.
huTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
II. B. PARKER. Prop.,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER, - Manager and Agent.
Al. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk.
riilL BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Jas. DCFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects,
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
Ic has Always on Hand FRESH
Slionl "Waier Bay and. "Kasl
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He has brcu Proprietor or the "Aurora
Hotel" In Knapptoa seven year.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
31enls - 5 ccntH and. upwards.
MAIN STKECT. -
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
IVootl Delivered to Order,
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
1. W. CASE,
nil'OUTKU AND WHOLESALE AND K&
TAlf. DKALEK IN
onir Chenamns and Caas streets.
A STOW A - - OREGON
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
CxTOftice with Itozorth & Johns.
NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD,
Oivyon Railway & Navigation Co,
Oregon & California Itallroad Co.
Grani Celebration at Portland,
On ScptcmbcrlOth and lltli.
Account completion of the Northern Pa
cine K. It,
Konn;l Trip Tickets have heen placed on
sale at all ticket stations at -io per cent, re
duction. Tickets good from Sept. 6th to 13th, both
JOHN1IUIR K.P.KOGEItS A. L. STOCKS
Snpt of TrSc Gea'IJls'l. Aist bnptTrifis
A. V. Men,
r- KSSSoi 2. 03.2 ri
p li l 6
Wholesale and retail dealer' In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIO
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms, Lumber.
All kinds of
Boat Material, Etc.
j Boats of all Kinds Made to Order, j
"Orders from a- distance promptly attended to, and satisfaction guaranteed In all cases
S.AENDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bestok Sthkkt, Near Parkek IIodsk,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
BoIIerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D.Wass, President.
J. G. Hostlkr, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds ofSaioon Supplies.
jyAll goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker Ilouse, Astoria, OreRon.
BUY THE BEST !
Salmon Net Threads
Woodberry, and Needle Brands,
CORK AND LEAD LINES,
Flsli PaHHdH, HelneH, and Xets
Imported to Order. A
Large Stockof Netting, KsbLlDes
AND Pi SH HOOKS.
CONSTANl LY ON HAND.
HENRY iLYLE & CO...
517 and 519, MARKET STREET
EtFAgenta for the Pacific Coast
FOARD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In Hume's New Building,
And are Beady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Q W. 1TLTO.V,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 0, Odd Fellows Building.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. IIOliDEX,,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JA.Y TXJTTXiE, 31. 1.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms l, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing. Residkxce Over J. E. Thomas Drug
QJBr.O F. PARKER,
Clatsop County, nnd City or Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's building up stairs, corner
f Cass and Sqemocqhe stret .
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J .T. JOT.S,
Ship and Steamboat Joiner.
JQR. J. E. laFOROE,
Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Qt J. CURTIS,
ATT'Y AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California. New York nml "Wimhlnctnn Tpi--
Rooms 3 and -1, Odd Fellows Building, As
.B.-Clalms at "Washington. D. C, and
collections a specialty.
GEO. P. WHEELER. VT. L. ROBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
ltfi.il Kst.ltrt linnt'lit nrut cnM nn rmnmla.
Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
inoqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Pari oJ Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known nnd cnmmniUrma stanmshln
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
I. TV. CASE:
BQZOBTH & JOHNS.
Real Esiaie and Genera! Insurance
WE WRITE POLICIES IN TIIE WEST
ern. State Investment, Hamburg, Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travellers' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N. Y.
We have tho only complete set of township
maps in the county, and have made arrange
ments to receive applications, filings, and
final 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 mado, and
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of3"
goods In our line. Estimates given and
Cass street. In rear of I O O F buildlDir,
next to Gas Co's office. '