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VOL. XX, NO. 44.
For a consideration of $500,000 a!
year in money the Northern Pacific
Company has contracted with the
Union and Central Pacific, the
Southern Pacific and the Atchison
and Topeka to refrain from compe
tition with the latter for the trade of
this city and state. The meaning of
this is that' no passenger can buy a
ticket here or ship freight from here
by -way of the Northern Pacific to
points on the Missouri or east of that
river, without first paying the fare or
freight on a separate account from
here to Portland, and the rule -works
the same "way against persons coming
from or shipping goods from the East
to San Francisco or any point in Cal
ifornia by way of the Northern Pa
cific Tickets and freight -will only
be sold as far as Portland, and from
there down, u separate account is to
be kept and distinct charges made.
After the October meeting of trans
continental railway managershere it
was announced, as a point gained in
the interest of the Calif ornia public
and the merchants of San Francisco,
that the Villard system had resolute
ly declined a proposal on the part of
the Central and Union system to
adopt the latter's special contract
method for the punishment of those
who ship by any other than the Cali
fornia monopoly's route. This re
fusal was hastily interpreted to mean
that theYillard company intended
active competition, and, if necessary,
a cutting of rates to secnre a large
share of the San Francisco traffic
This last agreement leaves us quite
as much out in the cold as wc were
before the completion of the Northern
Pacific and to the extent of $500,000
a year still worse off. For nothing in
the future is more certain than that
the companies that pay this bribe to
Villard's company to keep hands off
will tax the transportation business
of this city and state to the extent of
the bribe As they own and control
the Board of Railroad Commission
ers, what is to hinder them? They
can easily make up the amount this
year by overcharges in the transpor
lation of the surplus grain crop of
"We now fully realize the truth of
the sometime paradoxical statement
that railroads combine, but do not as
a rule compete So far as this city
and state are interested we had been
$500,000 a year better off without the
Northern Pacific It was constructed
at a cost in land of $100,000,000 to the
people of the United States, to aid in
the development of lhe resources of
the country, and especially of the Pa
cific coast, and the very best mode of
carrvintr out this intent of the law
authorizing and endowing it so rich
ly is by active competition and reduc
tion of rates, whereby production is
stimulated. But by the scratch of the
company's pen we see this intent set
at naught and a bribe for combina
tion with other companies having a
monopoly of transportation for
two-thirds of this coast accepted as
a substitute for competition, the sum
of the bribe to be wrung from the
public bv extortionate rates. Every
dollar of the S500,000 paid by the
corporations whose roads terminate
here will be taxed against our busi
ness and production. And when the
Oregon Short-cut and the California
and Oregon are completed, the same
game will bo repeated.
It appears from all this that the
more transcontinental corporation
roads we get the more tightly we shall
be bound in the chains of the com
bination. The remedy of this evil is
in the hands of congress. It has the
choice of either of two plans, or it
may adopt and enforce both. The
first and easiest, but perhaps not the
most effective, is to enact a general
law for the regulation of the rates of
alf roads upon inter-state traffic
Such a law would have to be enforced
by federal commissioners, and we now
know by costly experience with the
railroad commission in this state that
the railway managers would be likely
to control any such commission and
render its object futile and its exist
ence an expensive nuisance The
second plan is for congress to author
ize tlie government to ouua or ony a
separate road, wmcu it snail own,
control and operate not to make
money for the treasury, but in the
interest of the people and as a grand
reerulntor of all the corporation roads.
There never has been, there never can
be, more than one objection urged
against this plan, which is that it
would enlarge the influence of the
party in power in the creation of new
offices and federal employes. The
answer to this is that the corporations
are now exerting a great deal more
political influence than the pos
session o one road, would give
the trovernment, and that the party
in power is always closely watched
and mercilessly criticised by a party
not in power but almost as strong as
tne party in power. xnere ib no con
stitutional prohibition of such
plan. That question was amply dis
cussed in reference to a national turn
pike road half a century ago, and af
terwards by Benton and others in the
Senate, when the scheme of a Pacific
railroad first entered Congress both
tunes m favor of the power of Con
gress to do such works and of the
government to manage them as its
own property. "We have about 170.
000 legal voters in this state; and if
the plan of a government railway
from this city to New York, with
branches to Portland, Or., and b3' way
of Arizona and New Mexico to St
Louis and New Orleans or Galveston,
were submitted to a vote here, we do
not exaggerate in saying that 150,000
of these 170,000 legal voters would
support it Oregon. Nevada, Utah,
Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana
every state and territory in the
country, would vote three to one the
same way. The whole opposition
would come from the railroad corpor
ations, ana cnieny irom tnose plund
ering ones which have been so liber
ally subsidized by the United States.
iS. Jf. utironicle.
A Maine woman offered her hus
band at auction and no one bid.
Thea she put up a billy-goat, and
912 was onered. xiver since in talk-
iag with the former, she puts this
aad that together.
NEWS OF THE SOUTHWEST.
Olympia is to have a daily news
paper. Seattle has five newspapers one in
the German language
"Whatcom county, AY. T., raised -10,-000
bushels of oatsjthis season.
The East Portland Vindicator is
one of the cleverest papeis on our ex
The Washington Territory legisla
ture has refused to pass any pilot bill
for Puget Sound.
The codfish catch on the Pacific
coast this year was 1,743,000, against
1,211,000 last year.
The sale of the Police Uazetlc and
like papers has been prohibited on the
Northern Pacific railroad.
Complaint comes from eastern and
southern Oregon that there has not
as yet been sufficient rain for plow
ing. It is said the pay-roll of the North
ern Pacific from its western terminus
to Helena, M. T., amounts to over
$400,000 per month.
Kinney Bros, have started a saw
mill up the Clackamas about twelve
miles, where they are turning out
9000 feet of lumber per day.
It Is estimated that 35,000 head of
cattle have been shipped over the
Northern Pacific this season, from
points in the Yellowstone valley.
The Occur d'Alcne mines are at
tracting general attention iu the
upper country. Travel and business
is rapidly lending in that course
Fifty thousand tons, a little over
one-lhird of the Walla Walla country
wheat product has been shipped
away, leaving between 75.000 ano?100,
The Taconia Lnhjer man says there
are sardines in Puget Sound. He
thinks that Sound herrings packed as
sardines should do jus well on the Pa
cific as the Atlantic coast
Under the recently passed game
law in Washington Territory it is. un
lawful to kill bucks letwcen Novem
ber 1st and July 1st; that it is unlaw
ful to kill does between January 1st
and August IbI; no deer can be killed
between the dates mentioned for any
purpose whatever- that during the
open season for killing there shall bo
no killing "unless the carcass of the
animal is used, preserved or sold for
food." It is unlawful to kill deer for
their hides or horns alone The pen
alty for violation of the law is a fine
of not less than $10 nor more than
What Womaii Cnn Do.
The Philadelphia Call enumerates
a few of the things which a woman
can do, and among them the follow
bhe can say "Ho and stick to it
for all time. i
She can also say "No" in such a
low, soft voice that it means "Yes."
She can sharpen a lead pencil if
you give ncr plenty or time ana
plenty of pencils.
She can dance all night m a pair of
shoes two sizes to small for her and
enjoy every minute of the time.
She can pass a display window of a
dry goods store without stopping if
she is running to catch the train.
She can walk half the night with a
coliclcy baby in her arms without
once expressing a desire to murder
She can appreciate a kiss from her
husband seventy-five years after the
marriage ceremony has taken place.
She can suffer abuse and neglect
for vears, which one touch of kind
ness or consideration will drive from
She can go to the theater even
evening and the matinee on Wednes
day and Saturday, and still posess
sufficient strength to attend a Sun
day night sacred concert.
She can go to church and after
ward tell you what every woman in
the congregation had on, and in
some rare instances can give a faiut
idea or what the text was.
She can look her husband square in
the eye vhen he tells her some cock-and-bull
story about being "detained
at the office," without betraying in
the least that she knows him to be a
She cau rumple up $17,000 worth
of dress goods and buy a spool of
thread, with an order to have it de
livered four miles away, in a style
that will transfix the proprietor of
the establishment with admiration.
She can -but what's the use! A
woman can do anything or every
thing, and do it well. She can do
more in a minute than a man can do
in an hour, and do it better. She
can make the alleged lords of crea
tion bow down to her own sweet will,
and they will never know it Yes, a
woman "can do everything, with but
one exception: she cannot climb a
A dignified gentleman was recently
examining an infantile class in the
primary department of one of our
schools on natural history. He was
catechising one bright little fellow
about the cat and made him describe
his idea of the familiar household
quadruped, but somehow the boy's
description was not complete enough.
He seemed to have no adequate idea
of the extraordinary quickness and
agility of the cat as compared with
poor humanity. Finally the exam
iner said: "Can you tell mo anything
the cat can do that I can't?' Oh,
yes, the boy could tell that easily
enough. "Well then, what can a cat
do that I can'tf "A cat can have
kittens and you can't," "was the child's
reply and the examiner let him alone
after that Puck.
The girls have an interesting time
of it in India. Yery often girls are
married at the age of three years,
and should the boy to "whom they
were "wedded die the next day the in
fant is declared a perpetual "widow,
and may not marry again though she
live to be sixty years of age. They
do not think very much of "women
over there anyway.
That Hacking Oougn can be so
quickly cured by Shiloti's Cure. "We
guarantee it. Sold by IV. K. Dement
ASTORIA, OREGON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1883.
This powder never varies. A marvel o
puritv. strength and whalesomeness. Jlore
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot he sold In competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phospliate powder. Soldonluin can. Kov
ai. JUkixg 1'owdkh Co.. 1W Wall-st. N. Y.
Thcro has ncror heen an instance in which
this Eterlincinvirornnt and anti-fobril medi-
cino has failed to ward off tho complaint,
when taken duly as & protection against
malaria. Hundreds or physicians nave aban
cloned nil tne olncmal specincj. and now ure
scribo this harmless regctablo tonic for chills
and fcrer, tr well as dyspepsia and norvous
affection. Jloitcttor's Bitters is the specific
Forfait? by all JDruprists and Dealers
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
FLOUR AJVD 2IXIIX, FEEIK
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capita Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Trices, hi Stock.
Ctsrner Chenanius and Hamilton Streets
LOEB & CO.
AGENTS FOtt THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
ESTAll goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite l'arker House, Astoria, Oregon,
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Leinenweber & Co.,
C. T.KIKENWKBEa. ti. IJROVJT
TAMERS ABB CUBMES;
Manufacturers and Importers of
LL KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
asBTHlzbestwwtt price paid for Hides and
A. V Allen,
Wholesale and Uetail Dealer iu
Glass and Plated Ware.
THOPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
Mrs. R. aiJINR,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Croclterj- ana wia.s.sware.
. ZFixUL Stools..
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED.
Northwest corner Souemonua and Main
New Store, New Stock,
Toys, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
Souemonua street, next door to the Empire
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WI1EELEK. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
goods In our line. Estimates glren and
Cass street, in rear of I O O F building,
next to Gas Co's ofllce.
The Astoria Passenger Line
WILL AFTER THIS DATE HAVE ITS
Iieadnuarters at Its Stables next to B.
B. Franklin s. two doors below Thk Asto-
niAiromce. First-class uvery service, carts
with horse furnlsld, for one dollar per
hour, carriages on application
The Astoria Passenirer Lim- Hacks will
leave for Upper Astoria from the stables.
Jjorses taxen to uoarn.
No. 4. First St, - - Portland, Oregon.
Clothing made at reasonable prices,
and satisfaction guaranteed.
Boarding and Lodging House.
r.has. Wallman has onened a boarding and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
me taoie is suppueu wuu me utrai mc
market affords : good food and clean beds
will be furnished at tne regular prices.
Give me a call ana satisry yourselves,
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic and Forelcn Clear of
the Iicst Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Benton and Lafa
lm GEORGE GORLIER.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All klads of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty saade of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
J R. THOMSOW,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room Xo. 6. over White House,
Attorney at Law. anil Xetary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
o. c. y ctTOX.
ATTORNEYS AT f?AW.
Rooms 5 and c.Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Cheuaraus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
Attorney at Law.
. White House.
ATT'Jf AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N.B Claims at Washington. D. C, and
PIKE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.F.LO F. PARK Kit.
Clatsop County, and City of Astoria
Office Chenamus street, Y. 31. C. A. hall
JIt. X. C. BOATMAN,
Physician and Surgeon.
llooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TBTTIiE. 31. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Oktick Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
Residexck Over J. E. Thomas' Drug
Kooms in Allen's building up stairs, corner
01 uassana bqemocqne strec .
J. E. LaFORCE,
Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
PROP. T. I. MEYER.
Graduate of Ueldelberg University.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part o1 Europe.
1 A3I AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
known and commodious steamship
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
tor iuu lmormauou as 10 rates ui inre
sailing days, etc, apply to
GEO. r. Vt'ITEHLEB.
TT. I ROBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Seal Estate I In$nr Agents
We have verr desirable oroDerty In As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, line
larms uirougnoui ine coumy.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Reyal, Xorwlcli UbIor rhiI .Laaca
Htiire uHnraace tje-s.,
With a combined capital of 830,000,000,
Travelers lilfe and Accident Ihshi-
ance Ce , or mraord, and tne Jlaa
hattau IJfe iRXHraace Co.,
of New York.
Wa nro nrrnnta fnr th Tbiflil rtrnl TVerMit
Northicest Xcurs, and the Oregon Vidette.
AH business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
C. H. BAIN & CO
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
SiLOp W !3?3dC
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Fort Orford Cedar.
All kinds ol boat material oa'hand.
C. XX. AIX CO.
Till I Return.
TILL MY RETURN FROM SAN FRANCISCO
The Following Prices Hold Good:
5 Cents Each.
Firesido Companion, N. Y. "Weekly Ledger, Saturday Night,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper,
Texas Siftings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astorian,
8 Cts., 3 for 25
Police Gazette, Police News,
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.
fenrfe Leslie's Popular Monthly,
AO VUlLLd. Young Ladies Journal, etc.
30 CeiitS. Harper's Monthly, etc.
Having made arrangements with all publishers I am enabled to
give the public a benefit of the above named reductions 1 have also
REDUCED the price for Subscriptions, which will be as follows:
Harper's Weekly, per year
" Monthly "
All three for
Leslie's Weekly, per year
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year
" Popular Monthly
New York Ledger
Family Story Paper
S. F. Argon ant
And all others too numerous to mention at the same rates. Now is
your time to subscribe for the coming year. Remembar Carl Adler's
Subscription News Depot.
ADLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT !
X-ools at This !
All the following fine cloth bound Books Kilt edge. Red Lino edition, formerly 81.60 at
75 cents. POGHss Bulvrer Lytton, Campbell, Spencer, Hemans, Tennyson, Hood,
Moore, Jean Ingelow. Crabb, Pope, Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Chaucer. Coleridge, Lucile,
Dryaen, Macaulay, Scott, Schiller. Milton, Keats, Kirk, "White, Goss. Thompson, Herbert,
Ayton, "woodworth. Longfellow, Holmes. Bayard Taylor, Shelby, JRodgerg, Burns, Cooper,
and many, many more.
Fine line of Novels and Gift Books, richly bound, formerly S1.50 now only 75 cents.
Tom Brown'c School Days, Tour of the "World,
Anaerson's rairy laies, Aruoian jnikhis. ioung urusoe, xaics irom snaKespeare, Jjon
Quixote, Gems, Household Stories, Dick Itodney. Aesops Fables, Last Days of Fompell,
Kobinson Crusoe, Bob Boy, The Midshipman, Daring Deeds, French Fancy Tales, Tho
Prlvateersman, Young Forester, Peter the Whaler, and hundreds more.
Everv article of my new. fine selected
Books, Stationery, andXotious in endless variety. A flne display of Gold and Silver
Watches. Clocks and Jewelry, Jtodger Bros. Silverware, as Knives, Forks and Spoons,
Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc., etc., will be sold cheaper than anywhere else.
PIANOS AND ORGANS of the best
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of everv
of the latest publications. 100 new Music Books just received from the East.
m"Y7CJ 1 The finest assortment of Toys, "Wagons, Velocipedes, Baby Carriages,
JL J JL 5 : etc, etc., can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Enabled bv manv vears of experience I
will suit young and old.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving full value for every dime received.
Polite clerks will be found in attendance and no trouble to show goods.
RCZUEUBEIt X WITjIi XOT BE TJXIEKS01il.
The Crystal Palace.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkktox Stbset, Near Paukek House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAUD ani MAKE EHGIES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. oastiktg-s ,
Of all Descriptions made te Order
st Skert Xetlce.
A. D. "Wass. President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
L W. Cabs, Treasurer.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
Boys of New York, Weeks Doings,
Cts., 13 for $1.00,
Illustrated Times, Puck, "Wasp, and
not 84 00
The Fur Country, Five "Weeks in a Balloon,
stock will be sold at prices that will DEFY
makers very .Low for Cash, or on Easy
description. Sheet Music and Music Instructors
succeeded in seleCtinc a stock of eoods which
Advances made on Consignments.
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