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Astoria, Oregou, Sunday Morning, October 7, 1883
THE FUTURE METROPOLIS..
On this Peninsula.
The future of Oregon is a study
of interest for any person who has
general knowledge of Oregon and
some idea of the needs of com
merce to be developed in the 'ears
to come. The jrreat region we
call the Pacific Northwest in its
unfolding and development will
enact immutable laws and tear
down and build up as inevitably
as the years come and go. Asto
ria stands where the trade of the
world must naturally touch when
it enters and leaves the Columbia
river. Already the seaport clothes
the hill side with homes aad resi
dences and its wharves and ware
houses stretch far along the river
shore, the wide flow olTering many
advantages for shipping. Tts
mills and canneries and transient
trade give it power to stay and to
grow, but the world is Astoria's
customer and looks to see it be
come a more important point as
the years pass by.
In the future Astoria will be
come a railroad center of magni
tude. The railroad from Forest
Grove, through the Nehalem val
ley will be a success in the course
of time, for its land grant possess-,
es value that will be appreciated
if it is not revoked. The exten
sion of the Northern Pacific from
opposite Kalama to Astoria is a
natural thing to be done and be
fore many years we may expect
to see that work completed.
Every railroad or other work must
add to Astoria: she is not in a
position to be injured by any con
nection ol the sort. In time a
railroad system may come to the
relief of the coast region north and
south of the Columbia river to
focus at Astoria. The rich Che-
halis dohntry and the Shoalwater
bay region on the north have im
mense capacity for production.
The resources of that country are
not known and of course are not
developed. South of the great
river is the Tillamook country of
which the world is learning some
thing. The Nehalem river and
valle' fill all the interval towards
the "Willamette valley and consti
tute a rich and pioductive region
that will be very valuable whem
reclaimed from forest conditions,
The rivers that pour into Young's
bay possess fertile bottoms that
will enrich whoever will properly
clear them. The trouble with all
this vine maple and alder valley
country is that a little of it is all a
man needs, whereas they all wish
to get it in extensive tracts; fort'
acres of such land, well cared for,
will produce with 320 acres ot the
best prairie soil of the AVillamettc,
if the owner will put it to the
right uses and give it throrough
In the not distant future Asto
ria will be indeed "a city by the
sea," and will possess its own pe
culiar connections with sea board
districts north and south of the
Columbia. A great railroad fer
ry can transport trains across
Young's bay. Trains that shall
cross the continent can come
down to Astoria and travel over
the coastwise railroads. That
coast reg-ion will produce heavily
of oats, potatoes, onions, hay, veg
etables of many kinds and many
varieties of fruits. Especially it
will ffrow and fatten beef and deal
heavily in all dairy products. The
moisture of the sea -winds will fa
vor all those staples while it will
prevent many other products rip
ening. Lumbering will find inexhaust
able means of supply in the Ne
halem region and the woodman's
axe -will help reclaim those rich
bench lands. Those forests abound
in fir, spruce, hemlock, cedar and
other species of great value and
they will require a railroad to
bring down logs or lumber to the
ships waiting for cargoes. All
that coast region abounds in such
forests. There is also coal under
lying all that region and certain
to be a means of prosperity at no
distant day. Coal and iron exist
through those coast districts and
are to become a means of wealth
to all that country.
"While outlying for Astoria a fu
ture based on the resources of the
coast counties surrounding the
mouth of the Columbia, reaching
northward to Puget Sound and
the Olympic mountains, south and
cast to Willamette and to Tilla-
mood's valleys, wc need not for
get that she sweeps the broad riv
er with her nets and gathers in
the rich harvest of Columbia
salmon, that all the treasures ol
the river fisheries and the fisher
ies of the open sea may be hers.
if she will. Our sketch has not
included the nautical trade that
naturally belongs to her. The
future will see agreatcr commerce
than we have ever had come to
the northern gateway of western
America and Astoria will benefit
by all that comes. "Whether in
time she will realize the great am
bition of her enterprising citizens
and contend for the chief commer
cial honors of the North Pacific
time alone can tell. New York has
Philadelphia within easy distance
and great cities span the Atlantic
shore at frequent intervals. The
future will plant commercial
marts on our rivers and bays as
they have been planted on the
eastern shore. Astoria will be
come a metropolis and hand down
to future ages in its commercial
greatness a magnificent monu
ment to the name of its early
founder. Willamette Fanner.
Neither Bull nor Bear.
A correspondent of the Buffalo
Courier has found out th.it there
is no place that can take the con
ceit out of a man simultaneously
with cleaning out his pocket
quicker than Wall street. lie
says: "The legend of the dabber
who found out what he really was
is apropos. After he had been
through the mill he was asked,
'Were you a bull?' No.' 'Were
you a bear?' No.' What in
thunder were you then?' lMy
friend T was an ass, that's what I
was, an ass.' And that's the con
clusion they nearly all come to at
last. After a tremendous decline
as a thousand millions it might be
supposed that prices would be
considered low. Perhaps they are.
A great many Wall street wise
acres say they are. And yet
hardly anyone wants to buy, ex
cept for a qeick turn. Most of
the stocks bought one day are
sold the next, if not sooner. A
profit of 1 per cent, or even iV of
1 per cent., turns the buyer into
a seller. Holdiug for a rise seems
to be a thing of the past. Two
thirds of the brokers have orders
to sell just as soon as any trifle
over commissions can be made.
It is the same on the other side of
the market the Bear side, The
orders are to cover shorts the mo
ment that even a small profit is
shown. All this means that there
is not confidence in the market.
Low as it is, no one can tell how
soon it may be lower. On the
other hand, the bottom may really
be touched, and it may not be
safe to go short for any length of
time. So the market goes see
saw, see-saw, day after day, and
has no snap in it at all. All the
brokers complain that the out
siders who were so badly fleeced
after the boom can't be coaxed
back. One reason for this is that
they have nothing to come back
with. It was mostl' their money
that went down the Niagara Rap
ids when the thousand millions
disappeared But the brokers
have hope. They feel it in their
bones that even if all the shorn
iambs stay away, another lot of
lambs, who will also be shorn, will
soon come along in their stead.
No doubt thev are right. It was
so, many times before, and will be
so ajram. wall street lessons
are srooil for onlv one lot of lambs
at a time."
There are now three or four
sawmills about to be constructed
in the lower Nehalem. The great
drawback to the Nehalem is its
mouth. A sand-spit rather blocks
the passage to the ocean, but a
passage caii be obtained to an
ocean outlet by building a tram
way to Garibaldi. The facilities
for running logs down the Neha
lem are unsurpassed.
This iHnvder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wliMesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the imd
titude of low test short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Soldvnluin cati. ltov
At. Bakixu Powdek Co.. 100 Wall-st. X. Y.
J and in enrome constipation and other uiseas
I cs, Hostetter's Stomach Hitters is beyond nil
I comparison the best rcmody that can be taken
As a moans of restoring the strength and vi
tal cnorcy of persons who aro finking under
j tho debilitation cfiects of painful disorders,
this standard vegetable invigornnt is confei-
I jn cuiuuic u(viMa ;iuu wvur cumiuiiini,
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OliEGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET"
Prescriptions carefully Compo unded
"Union India Rubber Co's
Ture Tara Gum
I5EWAUE OF IMITATIONS!
Besrrethe Boots are stamped GRACK
PROOF oi foe heels, and have the PURE
QUZlJiPRlXGS on the foot and Instep,
whicu prevent their cracking or breakinp.
We a e now making tliem with RUDDER
AND ASDESTOS Soles which will make
them last more than twice as long as any
Rubber boots made.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS.
ALL KINDS RUBBER BELTING. PACK
ING, HOSE SPRINGS. CLOTHING,
BOOTS AND SHOES. Etc.
COQDYEAR RUBBER CO.
R. H. PEASE, Jr. I ARents,
8.M.11UNY0N, f San Eranclsco.
A. . Allen
Wholesale and retail dealer tn
Glass and Plated Ware.!
TBOril'AL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, LiquorsJobacco.Cig'rs j
FOARD & STGKESj
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
la Ilmnc'sNew IStiiltliii
And are Eeady to Supply
the "Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
Scarf Pins. Chains, Watches, j
Or every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry in Astoria.
ESyAll yooris warnintedasrepresented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
SMALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
SPREADS AND STOOLS !
Piano, and Organ Instructors. ,
STICK k KKABS PIANOS i
"President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon'
And other prominent persons. Pianos am!
Organs of many leading make.
wnoUMaie ana retail,
CELEBRATED TABEP. ORGANS.
Largest House 6n This Coast,
Instruments of All Kinds Tuned;
165 First St.. Portland. Oregon.
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from in to 12 A. M
The best of Liquors and Cipiw mi hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C I.KIXKNWKIIRU. it. KNOWN
ESTABLISH KD 1605.
TAMERS MB GDRRRIES,
Manufacturers and Importer ot
LL KINDS OF
AND FIX DIN TO
IWholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
r Highest cash price -paid lor Hides and
s 1 OTELS AND RESTA TJKANTS.
II. 15. PARKER. Prop.,
j ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
: R. P. PARKER, - Manager and Agent.
Al. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk
BOWERS. - - Night Clerk.
Jhs. DPFKY has the Car and Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
KB EE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
IFFF'S P.HflP HflllSF
tin has Always on Hand FKESII
Shoal "Water Bay and IZast-
" JEFFV IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lias been Troyrlclor or the "Aurora
Hole!" in Knnnptoa seven jean.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Meals ." cciitH and. upwards.
CJ. SOULAltD, - - Proprietor.
MASS STKEET, ASTORIA.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. roWELL WILL OPEN AN OYS
ter stand on next Monday, on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
She hope? careful attention will secure her
a share of patronage at usual prices. l-lm
2E. B. PARKE JEfc.
Haj', Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
VooI Delivered to Order,
Drr.ying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
I. W. CASE,
IMm.pK AM) W1I0LE8ALBAND re-
j f,inwr Clienanms and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OKEGON
No. J. First SL, - - Portland. Oregon.
i -I Imi made at reasonable prices,
! and ntlsfuctinn guaranteed.
Astoria Oil Works.
.1. II. DkFOKCE. Proprietor. P. O. Box
llaimfacturer ami Dealer m
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find my Skid Grease to be
good and cheap.
ESTAlSMSIIKn IK 1852.
ASMES & DALLAM,
Manufacturers and Importers of
Wooden and Willow Ware
Twine", Brooms, Brushes, Baskets,
Talis, Tub. Char us, IVashboardH, Hope
Cordage Wrapping Papers, Paper
lings, Uulhllug Papers, Matches,
Haud.es, Clothes Wringers, Car
pet Swceprrs, Feather Dust
ers, Stationery, &c.
230 and 232, Front Street,
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
-Shiloh's Cough ana Consumption
Cure is sold by us on jmarantee. It
cures consumption, Sold by W. E. De-
S. AENBT & EEROHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer-Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of- repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Bextox Sxbeet, Neas Pahkkb House,
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions Bade te Order
at Short Notice. .
A. D. "WA8S, .President.
J. G. HU8TI.KR, Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms'
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all -work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds ol boat material on hand.
C.2. BA1X &. CO.
LOEB & CO.,
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters,, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
rAll cood3 sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria. Oregon.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AUENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part "ol 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,
sailing, days, etc, apply to
BOZOBTH & JOHNS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
ASTORIA, - Oregon.
WE WRITE POLICIES IN THE "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 nave made arrange
ments tb receive applications, filings, and
tinai p roots on nomesteaas, .preemptions.
Timber Lands, etc., having all the official
blanks therefor. Our mans can be exam
ined in the office, upon the payment of a
"We also have for sale city property in As
toria ana auditions, anajiarms ana nae iana
Bents, and other collections made, and
Atiornty n& Counselor at Law.
Boonr No. 6, OTfiTVMte House,
Attorney at Xaw. &4 Xetary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoda, Oregoa,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C, Odd Fellows Building.
j q. A. BOW18Y,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Chenamus treat, - - ASTORIA. OREGON
Q J. CUBTI8,
ATT'Y AT LAW.
Notary Publics-Commissioner ot Deeds for
California, New xork and" Wasnlngtou Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and r. Odd Fellows Building, As
N.B.-Clalms at -WasMntfon. D. C, and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. HOJLDEBf,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
JJB. X. C BOATMAV,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms o and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TUTTXiJE, M. .
-PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms l, 2, and 3, Pythian Build
ing. Residence Oyer J. E. Thomas' Drug
Rooms In Allen's bull din? un stain, corner
JQS. JT. E. aFOBC,
Room u. Odd Fellows Building, Aitorla, Or.
Gas administered for nalnleas extraction
QEIiO F. PAKJS.j
Clatsop CaHBty,aad. City efAatftrla
O nice -.-Chenamus street, Y. M. O. A. hall
Room No. 8.
Ship and Stsamloat Jolntr,
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
3-Offic8 wit Bozorth St Johns.
GEO. P. WHEELEB.
VT. T BOBB.
WHEELSR & ROBB.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE, AND
Real Estate bouzht and sold on Commis
Accounts adjusted and Bills collected.
Correspondence from abroad solicited.
ty Office in Hume's new building, on Saue
moqua street, next door to Foard & Stokes.
Xi. X. T olhiFioii,
Has re-opened his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Roadway, near his old location. He
will keep the stock of the choicest Clears,
and Tobaccos, and a full line of smokers' ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
pipes. He will bo pleased to see his old
friends at his new stand.
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK. BY
Main Street, opposite N. Loeb's.
IttBS. T. IS. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mrs. E. S. "W'arren.)
Dealer in Millinery and Faney Goods.
Squjmoqna street, next door to Odd Fellows
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods In our line. Estimates given and
Cass street, in rear of I O O F building,
next to Gas CVs office.