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FRIDAY .NOVEMBER 16, 1883
AX DIPORTAXT SUIUECT.
Ox the Atlantic and Pacific coasts
is a present movement in reference to
petitioning congress relative to legis
lation regarding tbe American ship
building industry. It has always
been a cardinal principle of the Re
publican party that American ships
should bo built in America. It is, in
the opinion of many, the only view of
the ca3C consonant "with the require
ments of our foreign trade. The
question of cost is the main one, and
until it is clearly demonstrated that a
vessel can be built as cheaply in the
United States as in England, Ameri
can purchasers of English vessels
will be in the majority. Capital rec
ognizes no sympathy, make3 no con
cession to patriotism, takes no ac
count of national needs. But cheap
ness is not by any means synonymous
with safety. There is a loud growl
on both sides of the Atlantic concern
ing certain practices of English firms.
Aincrictm newspapers may at times
publish distorted accounts, but no
one will object to evidence furnished
by the plaintiill Here is what the
Jiriti.s7t Jferc7ta.nl Service Journal
says upon the subject:
4,The despatch of unseaworthy and
overladen vessels, the confidence
trick, and the grinding down of sala
ries paid to those who navigate the
modarn ship denote the fact that
there are persons managing shipping
matters whose greed causes them to
ignore the safety of their servants''
lives, and to show no consideration
for public interests. The aim of the
manager is to secure masters and offi
cers at the lowest salaries. His ves
sels are Avell covered by insnrance,
even to the most trifling damage;
hence skillful navigators are not
sought after, and the manning and
officering of the mercantile marine is
effected by the employment of those
who are willing to risk, in addition to
their own lives, the money of their
friends. No matter how manv lives
may be lost by a casually, the com
pany lms not to pay compensation;
the shareholders receive their divi
dond and the ship-builder an order to
fill up the vacancy in the joint stock
fleet, Shipowning as it was under
stood some few yrars back, is rapidly
becoming an unprofitable investment
for private enterprise, and it is for
this reason that so many prospectuses
arc issncil notifying the conversion of
the firm of Brown, Jones & Bobinson
into a limited liability company. It
stands to reason if Mr. A. can make
his ten per cent on his money he will
not be so verdant as to take the pub
lic into partnership. This fact, how
ever, is frequently lost sight of bv the
gullible public. Can stronger evi
dence of the rotten state of shipping
be desired than is given in the follow
ing advertisements extracted from
the "pages of the Standard? Every
one acquainted with the mercantile
marine knows there is no need to ad
vertise for a commander in a mail
steamer, unless it be for the purpose
of practising 'the confidence trick,
nor is it necessary to tout shares in a
steamship company paying (!) 20 per
" 'Captain AVasxuj. ilnly qualified to
take command of mail steamer in Indian
Ocean: one who can invest a few hun
dreds in the company liberal!- treated
23 St. Bride st., London, E. C
"Salaey and Commission. Itesident
agent required for sale of new steamship
shares; steamers now running pay 20 per
Mm uiuum uitiuciiuM, uumircuon wjiii
tradesmen and small capitalists neces
sary. Address 8 Avon st., Aufield, Liver
Ik some places in Europe steel bars
are used in preference to bells, sup
planting them sometimes altogether
in church steeples, and producing
very pure, distinct and melodious
sounds. An English writer even ad
vocates their general use on the
ground that while in point of sonor
ousness they are equal to the common
lwll, in certain other respects they
are to beprcferred to it Their weight
will be light in comparison with the
ponderous objects they are to replaee;
they will not burden the steeple so
much, and, consequently, will give
more scope for architectural design;
their winding and hanging up will
not be difficult, dangerous or expen
sive, and they are not liable to crack,
as is the case with bells, and are,
therefore, adapted for use in any cli
mate; they can also be operated by a
single mechanical contrivance. They
are also much cheaper than bells.
The Archbishop of Ecuador has
addressed a pastoral letter to the
clergy, which he orders to be read in
the churches, in which he informs
the people that as the elections for
the conventions are about to take
place, and many are ignorant as to
who are fitting candidates to elect,
they must cast theirvotes as instruct
ed by the clergy.
Ax Italian statistician has just made
a discovery that every human being
at present living upon the face of the
globe has the undoubted right
claim descent from no fewer than one
hundred and thirty-nine thousand
two hundred and forty-five billions of
ancestors, only as far back as the com
mencement of the Christian era.
Thehe are two colored female law
yers in the United States, Mary A. S.
Cary of Michigan, and Louise V.
Bryant of Colorado.
"WANT TO KNOW, YOU KNOW.
The recent decline in the Villard
stocks says the Sun has directed
public attention to one point which
ought to be ventilated thoroughly.
Is the president of a company . ap
pointed as a trustee of the stockhold
ers or as the speculative nominee of
a few Wall street operators? Of
course everyone knows that a man
like Mr. Bussell Sage becomes, a di
rector in a railroad company or a
bank merely to have his information
six months ahead of every one else,
and to be uble to make out his puts
and calls accordingly. But it seems
as if a president of a railroad, at' all
events, if not the directors, should
have other aims than "these. He is
the trustee of the stockholders and
should feel bound to ignore all pri
vate money-making schemes in his
management of the road. One would
think that the very last thing the
present of a railroad should do
would be to get up a company to
speculate in shares of his corporation,
yet this is the very thing Mr. Villard
has done. No man can serve' two
masters, and it would be good for
Mr. Villard to consider whether he
can attend to the interests of the
Northern Pacific and of the Oregon
Transcontinental at the same time.
The shareholders in the Northern
Pacific have a right to the undivided
attention of Mr. Villard to their
affairs, and if it be true, as is being
said, that Mr. Villard had suits
.against the Northern Pacific which
he subsequently compromised 'for a
large amount of the stock of that
company, he cannot and must not
complain that the public refuse to
believe in the future of the enter
prise intrusted to his charge. In any
case, if the money which has been
spent in "blowing off" Mr. Villard's
German friends had been applied to
paying salaries, the present "instruc
tions to curtail expenses in every de
partment" would not have been
necessary, at least for some time to
B. Gbatz Bbown, immortalized by
Nast in that everlasting tag appended
to all the pictures of Greeley during
the presidential campaign of 1872,
and once very wealthy, is now earn
ing his daily bread practicing law in
Mas. A. T. Stewart .has decided to
devote 84,000,000 of her private for
tune to the establishment of a non
sectarian college. This is to be the
finest edifice of the kind in the world,
and tuition-to accepted pupils will be
The cause of woman suffrage goes
marching along. The "Washington
Territory legislature has given woman
Judge Tourgee has made a fortune
writing novels, and has lost it trying
to rim a magazine in Philadelphia.
In Astoria, Nov. 14, 1885, the infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Elberson.
NEITHER CAPTAIN SINCLAIR NOR
the undersigned consignees ot the Brit
ish Rarquo Harry Bailev, lrom Buenos
Ayres, will be responsible lor any debts con
tracted by the crew In this port.
TAYLOR VOTING & CO.
Astoria Nov. 14, 1883.
Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Carnahan.
Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
Shaving EiipriM ai Baths.
OPENED TO-DAY !
Everything new and clean, the finest In
Call and see Butler at his shop, first door
In the rear of Adler's Crystal Palace.
Drugs and Chemicals
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or NIgfet.j
Finest fitted up lliardand,Sarnple Rooms
in the City.
'Evprvfhlns' fi rt.l aw ttim.ntin.nt
ai me entrance to tne u.it,sn, hock.
Pharmacist, ji ,
TWO NIGHTS ONLY.
TAKEN FROM LIFE.
TUESDAY, November iiOth,
TICKET OF LEAVE MAN.
Twe Great Companies ConoHdnt(i:
The European Company
After an extended tour through England.
Ireland and Scotland, having Just returned
and consolidated with ME, BIAL'S AMER
ICAN Company, will travel during the
seaoas of 16&3-4, supporting
Appearing lh a carefully arranged
Winning supreme recognition by seven
seasons of cre, circumspection and dili
gence. Reserved Seats at tli? New Y.irk Novelty
Store. Prices as usual.
SELECT MASQUERADE BALL.
H, Rescue JileeTroije JL
Fifth Annua! Masquerade Sail,
Tkurjcdajr "Ercnln. Nov. 2Dtli,
At the Skating Bink.
Capt. Geo. Flavel, Hon. N in. Chance.
Col. 11. 1L Spedden, non. A. J. Megler,
lion. John Hahn. i Hon. J. W.Huuie.
MAX A O Kit KNT COMMITTER.
N. Clinton; F. L. Parker.
C. H. Stockton.
F. C. Blake.
MEMBERS OF THE TROUPE.
C. H. Stockton, J. W. Hare.
T. W. Brown.
F. L. Parker. N. Clinton.
J. Hepburn, J. D. Hare.
A. A. Cleveland.
Prices of Admission.
Lady Maskers, ' - - - - frrk.
(lent Maskers. - . - - - ?1 &0
lady Spectators, - 50
Gent Spectator, - 1 Co
TlckcUinay be procured of memhrrs of
Maskers Tickets an he procured only at
the store of F. L. Parker.
Two elegant prizes will imj awarded to host
sustained lady and gentleman character.
THE REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING OF
the stockholders of th" Pythian Land and
Building Association will be held In Pythian
Castle, on Wednesday December 5th iSSt.
Immediately after the adjournment of As tor
Lodge No. c. K. of P., for tne election of offi
cers for the ensuing year, and the transaction
of such other business as may come before
Astoria, Nov. 9, 18S3. dtd
The Astoria Passenger Line
TTCTTLL AFTER THIS DATE HAVE ITS
f Y headquarters at its StaDlcs next to B.
B. Franklin, two doors below Tub Asto
riax office. First-class I J very service. Carts
with horse furnished, for one dollar per
hour. Carriages on application
The Astoria Passenger Line Hacks will
leave for Upper Astoria from the stables.
Horses taken to board.
MRS. T. O'BHIEN.
FBOil 9 O'CLOCK A. M. UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. M.
Hue Mutual Insnrance Co,,
J. F. Houohtox-
.Agent for Oregon
Chas. R. Story...
Geo. L. Stoev.
Capital paid up in U, S. gold
coin .. aw wiw
X. W. CASE, Agent,
Chcnamus street. Astoria, Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of 807,000,000.
A. VANDUSEN. Asent.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry Iu Stock,
DRUCS, CHEMICALS, TOILET"
v FANCY ARTICLES.
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY,
AND PLAjNTNXx MIT L.
AJull stock of home manufacture goods
co&stantly on h,and.
Special Attention given to Orders.
All work guaranteed. Your patronage so
ffajr, Oats, Straw.
L,rBrick Cement and Sand
WeiWjjBsllvered te Order.
Dr&yinefi flaming eutd 'Express Business.
Horses aha Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
i New York
Has opened to lite imblie a full line of
Toys, Velocipedes, Boiler "Skates, Jewelry,
Silver and Plated Ware,
Baby Carriages.. Bird Cages. Japanese Goods, Accordeons. Violins,
Sheet Music. Stationery, Cutlery. Notions., and other
Novelties too numerous to mention.
"Onlvone urice for all" Is our watohwoid. aiid we are wlliin to "stand .or fall" by
Our Record. "Honesty is the brt jkiIIcv.'" and
Ovvhis lo our larxc increase of b:Lsie
quarters. We invite the public to sive us a
is misrepresented, as we iaK greai pleasure in .snowing mir goous
We make a specialty of
Baby Carriages, Accordeons.
A comulete line of ZI02.s:A.V JMIN unsurpassed an v where will be opened
siiomy. uur prices oejy compeii'icii. t an
Main Street, - -
irn iiiiumiii ii
Fine Goods Reduced Prices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Pinisli will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT,-
Everything is Complete
and of the hest.
FUE.jSTITUE.E 5S BEDDING
AND DEALER IN
Carpets, Oil Cloth,
Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Picture Frames and Mouldings
"WINDOW CORNICES AND CURTAIN POLES
Complete In every branch.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLES ALB ANI UK
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Cnenamua and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - OREGON
Astoria Oil Works.
J.n. DEFORCE, Proprietor, r. O. Box 23J,
Slanufactnrcr and Dealer in
FISH OIL and SKID GREASE.
Loggers will find my Skid Grease to be
good and cheap.
ATTENTION SOLDIERS !
$101,000,000 Appropriated in
1883 Tor Pensions.
AX ACT to relieve soldiers fromthe charge
or desertion and grant all such soldiers their
full dues,and. to grant soldiers marked as
DESEKTEKS honorable discharge papers.
AN ACT to extend the arrears of the pen
sion act and continue it in force so far as
widows and children arc concerned. AN
ACT allowing pay for horses and equipments
lost In service, etc Nearly every person Is
entitled to an increase.
Pensions, JBonatieH, laml Claims
and Patents attended to.
For particulars call or address
C. J. CUIiTIS.
Attorney and Counselor at Law, Solicitor of
uiaims ana raients.
Booms 3 and 4 Odd Fellows building. As
ASTORIA LIPOR STORE,
AUG. DANIELSON, - - Proprietor.
Sebailtaad Befltted Throughout.
The Best of
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Corner "West Oth and Water Streets. Astoria.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET.
AT MBS. GEO. KILLER'S, NEXT DOOP.
to NYeston Hotel.
our past actions art? a guarantee for our
. Imve had u o:en in more commodious
call and thus satisfy themselves that nothing
all kinds of Reading Matter.
aim oe convinces
I. X. L. Store,
- Astoria, Oregon.
.i in a
Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Harif are ani Ship Chanfllery
A. VAN DUSEN & GO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Faints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
Wilmerding & Co., San Francisco.
Loeb & Co., Agents, Astoria.
TEU apply to the Captain, or to E. P. Parker,
B. F. STEVENS & Co.
CITY 3E50OS. STORE.
SIAVi: J:ST ItKCKIVEI) A ITIAItOIOTH STOCK OF BOOKS.
The young ami old, rich anil
Agents for the Kranich & Bach
Western Cottage Organs.
Orders for all kinds of Music or Instruments will be promptly filled.
31. F. STEVENS & CO.,
City Book Store.
Jordan & 8ozorth
Have a Full Line of
Corner Ctaaiis art Gerae?e Si
(srcCESSOK TO JACKIKS & JIONTGOMERY.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CILBNAMCS STJRJBET, Xest to C Iu Parker's Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
S3- DEL- 33Z."V7'3E2S,
Two doors east ot Occident Hotel. ASTOBIA, OREGON.
M. OLSEX. J. OUSTAFSOX. A. JOHXSOX.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE S BEDDING.
Corner 3Inln and Scinemoqua Streets. Astoria, Orcson.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPERi ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AX.T. KINDS OF FURNITURE REPAIRED AND VARNISHED.
GEKMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT,
Chet Aires Stbkkt. Astokia.
The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass
Orders for the
Celebrates. ColmMa Brewery
Left at this place will be promptly attend
E&No cheap Sao Francisco Beer sold at
Wil. BOCK. Proprietor.
J. H. D. SEAT,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Cats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street, Astoria
Eugene D. Biock, Master.
orTO WING, FREIGHT or CHAR-
II. B. PARKER.
poor can all be accommodated.
and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment ol
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Best in the market.
Piumbing good3 of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
IL Mm BAWB&s
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE FIEASED.
E. It. IIAWES Is also agent for the
Back patent Cooiif Stove
And other first-class stoves.
Furnace Worlr, Stoaxa Fit
tinCSi oto., a specialty.
J. II ESS.
A. M. JOHNSON.
Astoria Sail Loft.
SAILS, TENTS, AWNINGS,
Ami everything else pertaining to our
Lowes tPrice and Best "Work
For your Money,
At the Old Stand,
Leave your orders and get your work
done at once.
J. HESS & CO.