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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, November 6, 1883
The figures oi the estimated
product of this country's labor for
1SS3 makes one dizzy. Look at
them! Wheat, 420,000,000 bush
els; corn, 1,GOO,000,000 bushels;
oats, 500,000,000 bushels; barley,
50,000,000 bushels; cotton, 0,000,
000 bales. The wool, hay, butter,
beef, cheese, fruit and tobacco are
in proportion; the gold and silver
will hold their own. The lumber
yield will be equal in value to all
the commerce of the fathers. The
manufactories will turn off a prod
uct which would have been incom
prehensible a few years ago. Near
ly 32,000 miles of railroad, repre
senting $700,000,000, have been
constructed. The houses and
bridges constructed this vear will
aggregate a sum more than suffi
cient to found a slate. Probably
G00,000 immigrants have come
from abroad to make their homes
with us, and yet all has moved so
smoothly that no honest man has
fell the friction of the law, and
not one restraint has been placed
on any man's right to win for him
self any place or any part of this
wealth which he might honestly
acquire. The conquests of the
ancient world seem barren indeed
before this spectacle of our peo
ple moving on lo the full posses
sion of -this continent. There
have been triumphal marches in
the past; there" have been pa
geants which with pencil and pen
have been illustrated; but no such
sovereign picture as is daily pre
sented by the achievements of the
American nation has ever before
been sketched on canvas or in
voked to make history luminous.
And new voices are being awak
ened daily. The roar of the riv
ers is drowned by the roar of new
factories; the nights are lighted
by new fires where forge and furn
ace have been put in blast; the
drowsy bird of prey which went to
sleep dreaming that his eyrie was
secure is startled by the appari
tion of a new star which is the
headlight of the locomotive being
pushed into the wilds; in towns
which did not exist a
year ago the two hostages for
order and pence the deep re
spiration of the power press and
the songs of children, as with
swinging satchels, they go to and
return from school are heard; on
mountain crests, which a year ago
were but signal stations for the
eagle, the deep breath of the
hoisting engine and the roar of
stamps are heard; out on the
prairie, which, until this year,
waited through sun and rain and
through the processions of suc
ceeding seasons for a possessor,
now in comfortable homes mothers
are lulling tjjeir babies to sleep
with songs which will bind the
east and west together with new
ties. It is a winsome picture and
might be drawn out indefinitely,
but it is not necessarv. Wulht
Secretary Teller's annual re
port will, it is said, be freighted
with an idea. It is that congress
will subserve the public interests
by cutting down the Crow reser
vation, which now amounts to
about 3,000 acres for every In
dian concerned. Mr. Teller says
that while the government is ex
ercising its whole power to hinder
the white man from getling more
than 1G0 acres of land, although
he may speedily make it produc
tive, the Indian is permitted to
keep thousands of acres more than
he can use. The secretary would
cut down all the great reservations
to the actual needs of the Indians,
paying just what the surplus is
worth, and spending the money
in educating their children and in
furnishing the Indians with sup
plies and farming implements.
The annual report of the paymaster-general
of I ha army to the
secretary of war shows the receipts
for the last fiscal year to be $15,
.490,310; disbursements, 613,3S2,-1C-1.
The remainder was deposi
ted in the treasure. Since the last
report, five officers of the pay de
partment have retired, having at
tained the age of Gi, one died and
one was dismissed for misappro
priating public funds.
The First Printer on the Pacific
Died- At Falmouth, Maine,
September 19, 1S83, Hon. Edgar
Oscar Hall, of Honolulu, Hawaiian
Islands, in the seventy-third year
of his age.
Mr. Hall was the first printer on
this coast. He was born in "Wal
pole, New Hampshire, October 21,
1S10. In January, 1834, he made
a public profession of religion,
and feeling called to a special
service for his Master he offered
himself to the American Beard of
Commissioners for Foreign Mis
sions. Being a practical printer
of New York city, he was sent out
the next year, with his wife, Sarah
Lynn "Williams, of Elizabethtown,
New Jersey, to the Sandwich Is
lands, in company with Kev. Titus
Coan and others, as the sixth rein
forcement to that mission which
had been established fifteen years
before. He was commissioned as
assistant secular agent and printer.
For fifteen vears he labored in the
work, having charge of the mission
press, and translating and print
ing bibles, hymn books, books of
theoloiry, mathematics, geography,
history, science and the like in the
In 1839 the Hawaiian church at
Honolulu donated to the Oregon
mission of the American Board
among the Indians a printing press,
a small font of type, with paper
and other thinjrs valued at four
hundred and fifty dollars. The
health of Mrs. Hall being poor it
was hoped that a trip to Oregon
would benefit her, and as none of
the members of the Oregon mis
sion were printers, if was deci
ded that Mr. and Mrs. Hal!
should come with the press, set it
up, begin the printing and teach
others the art. Accordingly they
left the Sandwich Islands, March
2d, 1839, and came to Oregon.
The press was taken to Lapwai,
now in Idaho, and during the sum-
s er, the first printing west of the
Rock' mountains, as far as known,
was done thero by Mr. Hall, the
first work done, being a small
elementary book in the Nez
Perccs language. Mr. Hall taught
others, both whites and Indians,
how to print, so that when he re
turned to the Sandwich Islands
the next year, probably, those
vho remained were able in a small
way to carry on the work. I he
press remained at Lapwai until
1847, when it was taken to the
Tualatin plains, near Hillsboro,
and the Oregon Amcriacti and
JZixintclkal (fjihmist, the second
newspaper of Oregon, was printed
on it, under the proprietorship of
Rev. J. S. Grifiin. The press is
now at Snlem, in the Historical
rooms of Oregon. Posl-IntcUi-(fencer.
There is a striking passage in
which a great philosopher, the
famous Bishop Berkeley, describes
the thought whioh occurred to him
of the inscrutable schemes of
Providence as he saw, in Saint
Paul's cathedral, a fly moving on
one of the pillars. ult requires,"
he says, "some comprehension in
the eye of an intelligent specta
tor to take in at one view the va
rious parts of the building, in
order to observe their symmetry
and design. But to the fly, whose
prospect was confined to a little
part of one of the stones of a sin
gle pillar, the joint beauty of the
whole or the distinct use of its
parts, was inconspicuous. To that
limited view the small irregulari
ties on the surface of the hewn
stone seemed to be so many de
formed rocks and precipices."
That fly on the pillar of which the
philosopher spoke, is the likeness
of each human being as he creeps
along the vast pillars which sup
port the universe. The sorrow
which appears to us nothing but a
yawning chasm or hideous preci
pice ma' turn out to be but the
joining or cement which binds to
gether the fragments of our exist
ence into a solid whole! That
dark and crooked path in which
we have to grope our way in doubt
and fear may be but the curve
which, in the full daylight of a
brighter world, will appear to be
the necessary finish of some choice
ornament, the inevitable span of
some majestic arch! Dean Stan
While the new world is busy
with canal projects, from Chagres
to Chootank and Choptank "to
Cape Cod, no less interest in this
sort of engineering enterprise is
felt in Europe. Among the lately
revived undertakings is the old
one for connecting the North Sea
and the Baltic The first pra -tied
steps toward severing the Dan
ish peninsula was taken just a
century ago. The Eider empties
into the North Sea below Ten;
nington, and the deepening of that
stream in 17S4 went far toward
opening a waterway from Kiel, on
the Baltic. During the past fifty
years the project of a regular ship
canal has from time to time been
broached; and now Germany, hav
ing possessed herself of Holstein,
is in a position to build it within
her own domains. The canal, of
course, would have military as well
as commercial aims, as it would en
able the Baltic and North Sea
squadrons of Germany to promptly
re-enforce each other. '
This powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and wlnlcsomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kind, and
cannot be sold In competition with the mul
titude of low test short weight, alum or
phosphate powders. Soldonlu in cans, itov
al Baking Powdek Co.. 106 Wall-st. N. Y.
There has never been an instance in which
this sterling inviporant and nnti febril medi
cino has failed to ward off the complaint,
when token duly as a protection against
malaria- Hundreds of physicians haro aban
doned all the officinal specifics, and now pre
scribe this harmless vegetable tonic for chills
and fever, a? ell as dyspepsia and nervous
affections, Jlostettei'a Litters is the speciGc
For sale by all Druggists and Dealers
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTOKIA, - - - OKECiON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
THE LATEST STYLES
B. S. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
tSTMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
in uv jounu convenient to my patrons.
L. K. G. SMITH,
Tmnnrf r nnil wlinlncnlA Ynnin l
jajMflLnntl Tebacens, Smokers' Articles,
(Virgin IS.lt... c.
The lanrcst and finest stnrfr nf rvirrt.
SCllAUM and AMBER GOODS in the city.
Particular attention paid to orders from
Theo. BR ACKER, Manager.
vjucuoiuus aireei, Asrona. uregon.
j 0 CEIEBRATED
X. W C&SE,
ASTOKIA, - - - OREGON
FROM 9 O'CLOOK A. M. UNTIL .1
O'CLOCK P hi.
Home Mutual Insnrance Go.
J. K. Houohto.v ....President
Chas. K. Stokv.............. . Secretary
Geo. L. Stokv . .A?ent for 0-on
Capital paid up tu U. S. gold
coin 3 200 000 9
r. W. CASE, Agent,
Chenanui3 street.. Vstoria, Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
. COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FERE INSURANCE COMPANIES
Representing a capital of 807,000,000.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
NORTHERN PACIFIC EXPRESS
Are Now Ready For Business.
oOmce with Bozorth & Johns.
S. ARNDT & EEROHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop t
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STKEET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bexton Stkret, Nkak Pai:kkh I To us k,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND anfl MAEIHE EEirlMS
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. OTal I Description made to Order
at Hliort Xotirc.
A. 1). Wss, President.
J. . Hustluk, Secretary.
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN &
Doors. Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
Sliop w orli
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber; Ore
ion and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
C. II. BAIX & CO.
Astoria Oil Works.
J. 1L DkFORCE. Proprietor, V. O. Kox
JlnnHftrcturcr anil Dealer in
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find my Skid Grease to be
goou ana cueap.
NEAT, CHEAr AND QUICK. BY
Main Street,, opposite N. Loch's.
No. 4. First St, - - Portland. Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Q It. TH03ISOA',
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. C, over White Ilousc,
Attorney nt Law.anil Xoiary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon.
c. v.. foxtox. o. c FULTON.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C, Odd Fellows Bnildlnp.
J . A. ISO tVLIi v
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
ClienaiMHS twet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Attorney at 7.n"vr.
UiHMH A. White Rottse.
Q J. CSTttTiS.
ATT-Y AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. ' Rooms 3 ami A, Odd Fellows Building, As
N.B.-Ciaiins at Washington. D. C, and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C JIOIlKr'.
AFCTIONElSlt, COMMISSION ANH IN
Clntop Comity, and City ofAstorin
Oruce :-Cheuamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JJK. X. C. IJOATJIAA.
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms o and 10, Odd Fellows Building.
JAY TUTTIjS. 21. 1).
PHYSICIAN xVSD SUPvGEON
Okfick Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
ing Rksiuksch Over J. E. Thwiias Druj
V. MICKS. - . . . .
- - - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's building un stairs, corner
of Cass and Siiemoeuhe stret .
JH. J. K. LaFOKtii;
Room 11. Odd Ft-lhiws Building, Astoria, Or.
litis riilminktorVrt for Tini:it(j ftxtnietlon
piror. T. I-
Graduate of Heidftlberg University.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
.i. wi-i: known Hiui mmiiMMlknut steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
NATIONAL. and AMERICAN LINE.
Prenakl ticket? to or from any European
For Hdl informiitidn as to rates of fare,
MtilinK days, etc, apply to
O KO. I. WIIKKLKK. W. I- KOIM!.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Eeal Estate 1 Insnrance Agents.
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, tine
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Royal. Xorwicli "Union anl Iinca
shire iiiHiirancc Co'tf.,
With a combined capital or S3G,000,000.
Travelers iife and Accident Insur
ance Co, or Hartford, and the Man
hattan litfc Insurance Co.,
of New York.
We arc agents for the Bally and lVtcklu
Xorlhicctt Xeics, and the Oregon Vldetle.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
ATTENTION SOLDIERS !
101,000,000 Appropriated in
1883 for Pensions.
AN ACT to relieve soldiers from the charpe
of desertion and gr.ut all such soldiers their
full dues, and to grant soldiers marked as
DESERTERS honorable discharge paicrs.
AN ACT to extend the arrears of the pen
sion act and continue It In force so faras
widows and children are concerned. AN
ACT allowing pay Tor horses and equipments
lost lu service, etc. Nearly every person Ls
eutitled to an increase.
Pensions, Counties, Xiantl CIaiin.9
and Patents attended to.
For particulars call or address
C. J. CURTIS.
Attorney ami Counselor at Law, Solicitor of
Claims ana l-aienis.
Rooms 3 and 4 Odd Fellows bnlldin'. As
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET.
AT MDP5. GEO. HILLER'S, NEXT DOOR
to Weston Hotel.
Is herewith declared. -From and after the 1st or November all News
papers and Periodic.tls will be sold at the following prices:
5 Gents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York, Weeks Doings,
Texas Siftings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and AsTOBtAir,
8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $1.00.
Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, Wasp, an
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and Chimney
Corner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for those papers to make exact change.
Back numbers always on hand.
2pr (Pcm o Leslie's Popular Monthly,
O Ufcill&. young Ladies Journal, etc.
SO OeiltS. Harper's Monthly, 'etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled t
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have alse
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's Weekly, per year $3.75 not 0
" Bazaar " 3.75 " 4.09
'; Monthly ; 3.50 " 4.0
AlLthreefor . 10.00 " 13.G
Leslie's Weekly, per year . '. .Z . 3.75 " 4.0
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per 3'ear 3.75 " 4.0
Popular Monthly 2.85 " 3.01
Fireside Companion 2.75 " 8.0
New York Ledger 2.75 " 8.0
Saturdav Nisrht 2.75 " 3.06
Family Story Paper 2.75 " 3.0
Arm Chair 2.75 8.09
S. F. Argonaut 3.75 " 4.0
Puck ..y. - 4.50 " 5.0
And all others too numerous to mention at the same rates. Now is
-our time to subscribe for the coming year. Remember Carl Adler'i
Subscription News Depot.
ABLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT !
3Loo3s at T&is I
All Uso foWowjws ilite cloth IkhiiuI lJooks dlt ode, lied Line edition, formerly Sl.5 aS
75 cents. S'OK.ttsi Itntwer Lvtton. Cnmoboll. Snencer Ilemans. Tennvson. Hood!
Tlloore, .Twin Inicvlmr, Cralib, Po;-t Sliake.pearf, Goldsmith, Cliaucer. Coleridge, Luoila,
j)rv en..Aiaiiay.co:t. inner. Milton, Keats. Kirk, white. Uoss.Thomp-on, Herbert,
Avion, Wood worth. lNigMlow, Iloline. liavani Taylor, Mielby, itodgera, Buru3, Cooper,
and many, Many more.
I me line of ovoLsaiul Gift Books, rich' v bound, formerly S1.50 now only 7.1 oeats.
Tom llrown's eJmol Dnys, Tour of the WorldThe FnrCountr-. Five "Weeks in a Ballooa,
Anderson's Fairy Tales, Arabian Rights. Yonnt; Crusoe, Tales from Shakespeare, Don
Quixote. Hems Ilouseliold -Stories, Diek Uodncv. Aesops Fables, Last Days of Pompeii,
l:oMii-;on Crusoe, ltob Koy. The Iidb!dpiunn. Darinc Deeds. French Fancy Taios, xk
rrivatrersinan, Youiir Forester, l'eter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Kvery article ot my w; fine selected stock vi!l be sold at prices that will DBF Y
lfook?, Stationary, aiul Notions In endless
AVathcs. Clocks and Jewelry. Jtodper Bro..
r, Cups. Tea Sets, ete., eic. will be sold
PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best makers very Lo-.v for Cash, or on Easjr
MUSICAL IXBTUUM5NTS of every description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
of the latest publications. 100 new Mnsle Books just received from the Kast.
nurAy" i . 1 he rtnest assortment or Toys, "Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby CarriasQs.
A J JL k3 i etc. vte., can only bo f onnd at Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Enabled by many years of exnorkmee I succeeded lu selecting a stock of roads rrbJefc
will suit young and olu.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving fSI value for every dime recelred.
Polite clerks will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
KK7SE3iKEir I Wlltl. ISOT 21 S U.VDEKSOIjO.
BOZOETH & JOHHS.
Real Estate and General Insurance
WE WItlTK POLICIES IN THE "WEST
ern. Slate Investment, Hamburg Bre
men and North German Fire Insurance Com
panies, and represent the Travelleis' Life
and Accident of Hartford, and the New
York Life, of N.Y.
Wo have the only complete set of township
maps in the county, and have made arrange
ments to receive applications. Gling3. and
final proofs on Homesteads, Preemptions.
Timber Lands, etc. having all the official
blanks therefor. Our niuscan be exam
ined in the oflice, upon the payment of a
We also have Jor sale city property in As
toria and additions, and farms and tide land
Bents, and other collections made, and
BOZORTJI & JOHNS,
FIVE HUNDRED COB.DS DItY IIEM
lock Wood, which I will deliver at the
houses of customers for St a cord.
Draylng or all kinds done at reasonable
rates. " IL R. MARION.
variety. A fine display of Gold and Sdrar
Silverware, as Knives, Forks and Spoohj.
cheaper tiian anywhere else.
Advances made on Consignment.