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Astoria, Oregon, "Tuesday Morning, October 23, 1883
Ben Butler has written a letter
accepting the nomination for gov
ernor of the National Greenback
Labor party of Massachusetts.
Their action, lie says, affords him
much pleasure as a mark of their
appreciation of his labors in be
half ol the Greenback party, and
the laboring man. The green
back, he says, has become abso
lutely the currency of the United
States in the several different
forms in which the government is
sues its money. E very silver and
gold certificate and every postal
note is essentially greenback; that
is, naner currency based on a
guarantee of the natioirs goodj
faith. If all the gold and silver j
uselessly piled up in the vaults of
die treasury were taken away, still
the notes of the United States
will be just as good. Upon that
question the Greenbackcrs have
won their fight, after a long and j
severe struggle, commencing in
obliging and ending in victory,
lie attempted, he says, in what he
wrote to the officers of the con
vention of the Greenback party
last year, to pay this compliment.
But his and their enemies took ad
vantage of the language in which
it was couched, to twist it to their
nefarious purposes, lie trusts he
has now made plain what he
meant. The party still has a
higher and nobler mission before
it of establishing relations between
labor and capital which shall be
just and profitable to both, and of
restraining lawful monopolies,
such as the transportation of
freight and passengers with it
the purposes for which they re
ceived the sanction of law. Or
ganizations under the forms of
law which give any undue advant
age by which the rich are made
richer, and the poor poorer, ought
to be strongly dealt with. A few
years ago our currency and our
public debt were such contriv
ances. Let us abolish all other
contrivances, such as watering
stocks, bogus mortgages on rail
roads and fictitious valuation of
the property of incorporated com
panies, by which money, without
proper equivalent for it, is taken
from one and given to another.
We are not enemies of honest cap
ital we are its true friends; be
cause if capital suffers itself to
become the oppressor of an edu
cated, intelligent and true people,
such oppressor will be surely
swept away, and who shall say
that in such case it ought not to be?
The pacing record has been car
ried past the best trotting time for
the fourth time in the history of
the turf by a horse with the ro
mantic name of Johnston. Old
Pocahontas first put the pacers
ahead by distancing Tacony to
wagon in 2:17, and the first trot
ting horse to beat this time was
Dexter, who went to saddle in
2:17. Then Billy Boyce paced
to saddle in and he was in
turn outtrotted by Goldsmith
Maid, in 2:14. The trotting rec
ord then reverted to Rarus in
2:13, and afterward to St. Julien
in 2:12f, but these were soon
beaten by the pacer Sleepy Tom,
who lowered the fastest mile time
to 2:12 which was unbiokon un
til Maud S. trotted in 2:11 Now
the same mare's 2:10 is left be
hind by the pacer Johnston's 2:10,
and next season the great task for
Maud S. and Jay-Eye-See will not
be so much to win laurels from
each other as to bring the trotters
once more in the van by beating
Ax exchange says that "H. B.
Hayes is making pumpkin pies in
Ohio.5' Hayes Hayes; who is
Hayes, any how?
No Demand for American Wooden
Attention has already been
called to the fact that the ship
building industry on the Pacific
coast is not as prosperous as it has
been and that ship carpenters are
the only class of mechanics whose
services are not in good demand.
There is one cause connected with
this stagnation in the trade which
is both instructive and interesting,
because it shows how great the
preference is which is given to for
eign over American, and to iron
over wooden ships. The geueral
public is, perhaps, already aware
the present season has been and
continues to beau unprofitable one
for deep-water vessels, which has
forced many of them into idleness
at this port. It is not necessary
here to point out the effects of this
condition of things upon the ship
builders" and repairers trade. The
facts which are of more uicercst to
the reader concerned in the welfare
of the American merchant marine
are that there are in the port of
San Francisco at this moment 117
deep-water vessels, of which 45
arc under cnja;;ement and 72 are
disenjraired. Of the former num
ber 34 are iron vessels and 11 are
constructed of wood, 32 sail under
the British flag and only 9 under
the American flag. Of the disen-
rarrril Ilnnr nil tln nr.hflr liniifl. hilt
h"a , j
S are iron vessels .and 04 are wood
en ships, T)4 are. American and 1G
belong to Great Britain. Nothing
could more strikingly demonstrate
the preference which is given Eng
lish iron over American wooden
ships than theso figures concern
ing the California wheat fleet now
in the port of San Francisco. They
certainly are not encouraging to
American ship builders and own
ers. Some of these American
ships have been in port since De
cember last, and been a steady
drain upon the purses of their
owners. One of them has been
here for nearly two years, for the
owners are stubborn and refuse io
charter her below a rate which they
think she ought to bring. On the
other hand the earliest date of ar
rival of the disengaged iron ships
is August Gth. The difficulty is
not the American owners are more
unwilling to accept the prevailing
charter rates than the English iron
vessels. The latter are given the
preference by the exporter even as
the sailor will give vessels of that
nationality the preference, because
he receives better treatment when
sailing under the flag of Great
Britain. San Francisco l-Iiran-ivle.
Tub Astoriax complains of
California packing establishments
using Columbia river brands on
inferior packages of salmon, and
recommends as a ; matter of self
preservation that some steps be
taken to prevent this dishonesty.
It is well known that Columbia
river salmon is the very best in
the world, and the packers on the
Columbia have an honorable pride
in putting up the Gsh in the very
best manner, whether it be salted
or canned. Mr. Schwatka, when
in Baltimore, years ago, saw some
fine Columbia salmon as he was
walking through a market build
ing and glad we suppose to see
anything to remind him of Oregon
said to the man in charge, "Fine
fish 'that?' "Yes its California
salmon, caught in the Columbia
river." So with our best flour, it
has been found re-labled with
California brands. "Willamette
The Washington Territorial leg
islature has divided Spokane coun
ty. The new county has been
named Sprague, and Assotin is
designated as the county seat,
A Washington dispatch says:
Commissioner MoFarland, of
ithe general land oflice, is continu
ing the vigorous crusade inaugu
rated against what are known as
land cruisers. Upon the report
of special agents thirteen entries
of public lands in Washington
Territory were yesterday held for
cancellation. The commissioner
says all the parties in these cases
appear to have combined in the
commission of the frauds, the com
bination even extending to the
notary who witnessed the papers.
All the entries upon confirmation
were transferred to one individual.
A I'osC Washington dispatch
says on good authority that Gen
eral Hancock favors the nomina
tion of an old Democratic presi
dential ticket, but does not want
the ticket to be too old; in fact,
he would be really be glad to have
j Hancock and English renomina
ted. This may account for the re
cent anxious and reiterated denials
of his reported serious illness,
which have come from Governors
r..:i r...:.. i,;. ....... ;..
Washington, always lived in a1
second-class hotel, and was beyond
doubt the closest man ever in pub-
! lie life. It is said that he would
dispute with the applewoman in
the senate hall over the price of
"William Smith, who with seven
oilier convicts escaped from the
Salem penitentiary last Juty, but
was recaptured, has been on trial
for using a deadly weapon upon
the prison warden, and found
guilty. The penalty is death.
Tills powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot he .sold in competition with the mul
titude or low test snort weight, alum or
phosphate powders. SnUltmluin can. Rov
ai. Hakim; Towiiku Co.. IOC Wall-st. N. Y.
Pfcfc STOMACH 0
In chronic dyspepsia and liver complaint,
and in chronic constipation and other diseas
es, IloEtctter'8 Stomach Bitters is beyond all
comonrison tho best remedy that can betaken
As a means of restoring tho strength add vi
tal encrcy of persons who aro sinking under
tho debilitating effects of painful disorders,
this standard vegetable invigorant is confess
ON LAST THURSDAY. A CHECK ON'
the First National Bank of Portland,
for $51. 25, drawn In favor ot "Wm. Kelly.
Payment of the above has been stopped.
A reward of $5 will be paid for its return.
Astoria, Or. Oct. icth, 1SS3. lwk
f 0 CaATED
HOTELS AND RESTAUKANTS.
II. II. PAKKER. Proi...
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER, - .Maimserand Agent.
Al. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk.
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY ha the BarandlJJlllanlrooin.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
He lias Always on IIuiul FKIISII
Shoal "Wafer Bay ami "East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He lias been Proprietor ot tue "Aurora
note!" In Knanpton seven 3 car.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A NQW Departure.
At Frank Fabre's, is daily .-ct a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7 :30 P M
A FINE FRENCH DINNER.
With Half a Bottle Wine
"Will be furnlNhcil for oO rents.
Board by the 3IontIi, - S2." to S30
Idj;ings cm be procured by the day.
week or month. My establishment is fitted
newly throughout. "and everything main
tained In the best st vie.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
.Tleals cents and upwards.
- - - ASTOKIA.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MKS. POWELL WILL OPEN AN" OYS
ter stand on next Monday, 011 Main I
street next to the Oregon Bakery. I
Slip limio5 rartiful Mttintlnii will iviir hnr i
a share of patronage at usual prices. i-im I
FOARD & STOKES,
WE HAVE OPENED AGAIN
In IIuuu'sNev Duildin
And are Ready to Supply
the Wants of Our
A FULL STOCK
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and retail dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TUOP1CAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines. LiquorsTobacco, Cigars
J. H. D. GRAY
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, root of Becton street. Astoria
ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTOKIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
DT 4 f-M.-CTAf TTTT
UIiVUiJ.Ul J aa
Ail kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A sjHvmlty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bknto.v Sti:ket, Nkar Pakker House,
ASTOKIA. - 0 KEG ON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work. Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe- :
Ofal I Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D. Wass, President.
.1. (J. 1 1 ustleb. Secretary,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, ami all work guaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Kay. and Walnut lumber ; Ore
oti and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds ol boat material 011 hand.
c. ir. BAI &. CO.
I. W. CASE,
LMPOUTKlt AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
''oroer Chenanms and Cass streets.,
ASTOKIA - - - OREGON
No! 4. First St., - - Portland, Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Astoria Oil Works.
.1. II. DkPOKCE. Proprietor. P.O.Box 2M,
3luunfUctiirer and Dealer ib
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find my Skid Grease to be
good ami cheap.
Xj- X- JoTi son,
lias re-opened his
CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE,
On the Hoadwav. near his old location. He
will keep the Ntoek of the choicest Cigars,
:ind Toliamw. :ind :i full line of smokers' ar
ticles, including the finest meerschaum
pipes. He wilPhe pleased to see lite old
r nornls at his new stand.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET'
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
I Lead but Never Follow !
MAGNIFICENT NEW STORE I
Finest Jewelry Store.
Beautiful Steele of Solid
Gold Jewelry, Watches.
Clock, and Solid Silver
and Plated Ware. All
Fine "Watch repairing by
I Buy Cheap
Largest Book Store.
Fall stock ef Blank
JBookH and Stationery ef
ail description. School
JBonkM; Books of all Cele
brated Authors: Miscel
Subscription Xewa Depot.
Will not be
QJELO F. FIKKEK,
Clatsop Connty.and City ef Aster la
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. Jr. C. A. fca
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
i-Oftlee with Bozorth & Johns.
K. A. NO YES,
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, anil 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 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 oflice, 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
GEO. P. WHEKLKR.
TV. I- Bonn.
WHEELER & EOBB.
Seal Estate I Insurance Aeents.
We have very desirable property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
"We represent the .
Royal, Xorwleh Union arid Jjanca
Hhlre Innnranee Co's.,
With a combined eapltal of 38,O0O,000.
Traveler Life and Accident Insur
ance Co , or Hartford, and the Man
liattaa Life InMarance C..
of New York.
We are acents for the Daily and Weekly
Northicat Neics, and the Oregon Yideiie.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
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
L W. CA SE.
of New Good
Leading Music Store.
Asentfer Decker Brai,
Bear Bras.. Fisher anc
Eaenei Pianas. ICatejr.
Cnaae, Palace, an Masan
4t Hantlin Organs.
Sheat Maile and Mnsle
for CASH !
Oldest Tey and Variety
Baby Carriages Veloci
pedes, Bird. Cages, and
Fine Teys, at JSsstera
q n, TEOMsorr,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. c, over "White House,
J XAT. HUDSOX,
Attorney at aw,and ATetary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oxesoa,
C. VT. FULTON. O. a FULTOIf.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Buiidlas.
J q.A. BOWIiHY,
ATTORNEY. AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
J. CUfiTIS ,
A.TTT AT. LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Bulldlnc, As
toria.Orecon. N.B.-Clalms at Washington. D. C, and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
jg C. HOliDES,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AXH IN
8 USANCE AGENT.
JQR. X. C. SO ATM AX,
Physician aad Surgeea.
Rooms 9 and le. Odd Bellows BnnatBg.
JAY TCTTXE. XL .
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Oyyici Eooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
In?. Residxxcje Over J. E. Thomas rug
J4I P. BIOK8,
ASTORIA, .... OREGON
Rooms In Alien's bnildlh? up stabs, comer
of Cass aad 8qemoeqbe stre$; .
JK. J. E. IFKC,
Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extract Job
MBS. T. S. JEWETT,
(Successor to Mo. K S. Warren.)
Dealer In Millinery and Faney Goods.
Squemoqua street, next door to OddFeHoKs