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VOL. XX, M).47.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
A Good Xauy Kind of Them
Yes, my son, a monopoly is a bad
tningr, and 1 am clad to see the peo
pie of this country organizing them
selves against the monopolies that
are crushing the life out of honest
and worthy competition. There are
several monopolies in this allhctcd
land. Some of them are -worth mill
ions. All of them -want to be worth
twice as much as that Vanderhill
and Gould are famous monopolists,
The "Western Union Telegraph Com
pany is a gigantic monopoly. And
there are several other monopolies.
"When you employ three hundred,
or thirty, or ten workmen and pay
them with your own money, and a
committee waits on you to tell you if
you do not discharge a certain work
man, a good mechanic, sober, quiet,
faithful, whose only fault is that ho
belongs to no labor organization, the
other two hundred and ninety-nine,
or twenty-nine, or nine, will quit work
in me miasc 01 your Dusy season;
you are in the clutches of a monop
oly a monopoly as grinding, grasp
ing and cruel in its way as the West
ern Union. It is called a trade union,
but it is a monopoly.
"When a committee of workmen
come to you and say that, as you have
a great many contracts half-finished,
and as men are scarce aud hard to
get, and as they have you on the hip,
they will strike in ten minutes, unless
you allow them to set their own pay
at the highest figures, then that is a
monopoly that acts just precisely as
the "Western Union does when it ab
sorbs a rival Hno and tells you that
as there is only one office in this
town they will raise the rate a little.
"When you tell your workman that
times are dull and the market is stag
nant, and that you don't need them
anyhow and they can work on half
time or none, then you are the mo
nopoly that is, you are the striker.
A monopoly is a chronic striker. It
is always watching a chance to pinch
you and squeeze just a little more
work or money out of you for its own
The tramp who airs his rags at
your kitchen door-while his breakfast
is preparing, is a monopolist He
knows that you hate him and- don't
want to feed him, but he knows that
you are afraid, if you don't feed him,
he will set fire to the stable some
night So ho makes you give him a
breakfast for nothing.
The honest farmer who holds back
his wheat until ho can squeeze SL40
per bushel out of you for it, not be
cause it is better wheat than you got
for 90 cents, but because wheat is so
scarce, is as mean a monopolist as
there is in the lot Jay Gould could
not give him any points.
The man who charges 40 cents a .
pound for very ordinary butter just
because the roads are so bad the peo
ple who are selling their butter in the
villages for 20 cents can't get to the
city with it, he, too, is a monopolist
"When you buy a jar of lard of him,
poke into it with a ramrod to see for
And the lady who burns steak and
chips china for you at $6 a week, is a
monopolist You spent six weeks
looking for her, she stays with you
two weeks, breaks $8 worth of china
and glass, loses S2 worth of spoons
and forks, collects $12 for wages and
goes off, with twenty-four hours'
warning, to a place that offers her
more china to smash and $6.50 a week
for smashing it
You see, my son, in looking about
for a monopoly to denounce or de
molish, our naturally envious dispo
sition leads us to assail the monopo
lies that are more fortunate than our
own. "We clamor against "Vanderbilt
and Jay Gould, and Western Union,
and fail to observe the smaller mono
polies, that differ from the great ones,
not in spirit, but only in wealth and
power. You are not a monopolist?
Oh no, because you are a clerk in a
store, and there are fifty young men
watching you for your place, eager to
do for $25 a month what you are
paid $10 for doing. There is no mo
nopoly in your business, but that isn't
your fault Let the merchant over
the way offer you $45, and in twenty
four hours you would leave the man
who took you in when yon were a
raw cub of a boy, doing more damage
than good to the business, who
taught you and trained yon and
made you worth $45 a month. You'd
do it too quick, my son; that's the
kind of a man you are.
A monopolist isn't necessarily a
millionaire. He is simply the man
who holds the whip handle. It is de
rived from two Xiatin words, mono
and pole, meaning the man at .the
pole, And the man with the pole,
you know, knocks the persimmons.
He may knock a million of them, or
he may knock only two, but while ho
ia knocking you don't get any.
Hence, my son, a monopoly is a
prosperous combination of which you
are not one.
This makes it very wicked, avari
cious and dangerous.
"When wo get into it it ceases to be
a monopoly, and becomes a union, a
brotherhood, a firm, an association,
or corporation. This change of title
also involves a. great moral change,
and it becomes a mighty engine of
progress, a developer of our country's
resources, a factor in the national
prosperity, and all that sort of thing.
A monopoly is a thing which it is
hard to get into.
There is no monopolist so greedy
and dangerous as the Nihilist The
ordinary monopolist is content to
efcol one thing. The Nihilist wants
everything and a three-fifths share of
what is left
If you live to be 35 years old and
haven't been able to get into any
other monopoly by that time, I would
advise you to go to the north pole
and start n ice-cream saloon.
JUte&hfclag' thft CkImbi.
MAXZAXiLiiO. Cuba. The pharma
CMte, 3f seers. Pedro Ces pedes y Pons,
announce the remarkable cure of Sen
or IX Jose Bamirez Fornaris, Planter,
who Buffered from chronic rheuma
Usm, and who was cured by St Jac
obs Oil ia three days.
John Jacob Aistor.
It was somewhat about 1803 that
Astor planned a scheme that, carried
out, would have made him rich be
yond all conception or desire, and
would, indeed, have made him the
financial autocrat of the new world.
He proposed to lay out a transconti
nental highway from the Atlantic to
the Pacific, beginning at New York,
following the southern shores of the
great lakes, and then running on to
the northwestern seaboard by very
much the same route as that since
adopted by the Northern Pacific rail
road. Along this great road the
United States government was to es
tablish a series of forts in order to
prevent England or any other nation
obtaining foothold in the then unex
plored northwest, and he proposed
himself to dot the route with trading
posts, and thus organize a fur trade,
compared with which the operations
of the Hudson Bay company seem in
significant At the mouth of Ihe Columbia
river, on the Pacific coast he intend
ed to found a city where would be his
central trade depot and he proposed
to buy one of the Snndwich Islands,
to be a half-way stopping place for
his Chinese and East Indian com
The government agreed to this
project, and Astor threw into its ac
complishment all his untiring zeal
and enormous wealth. Under the
most romantic circumstances, but at J
the cost of great labor and expense, a
toVn was founded on the Columbia
and named after its author, Astoria.
But to-day it is tho only existing ves
tige of the great scheme. Ihe war of
1S12 came on. The British seized and
plundered ihe solitary settlement
The American government had other
things to look after. Astors own
agents and partners proved treacher
ous and unfaithful to his interests.
And at last the whole grand scheme
was abandoned, but not until it had
cost its originator more than S1.000.-
As I have already staled Mr. Astor
then devoted himself principally to
the Chinese trade, and earned vast
profits at such a startling pace that,
notwithstanding his heavy losses, the
close of the war found him worth be
tween $5,000,000 and $G,000,000.
.Disappointed in his dreams of a
northwestern empire, Mr. Astor now
sought another field for investment
He plainly saw that while the seat of
government was to be on the Poto
mac, New York was destined to re
main the metropolis of America.
Then he determined to become to that
city what tho Grosvenors have been
to London. He made his motto:
"Buy land and never solL" Already
he owned several plots of ground in
tne city. Ho now began buving
wherever he coiild. Block after block
along Broadway was added to his
estate. He bought freely on the
water front along tho Hudson xiver.
Then he crossed the ditches and
swamps that marked the bound ary of
tne city, where Uanal street is now.
and bought acres of wild land far up
toward Jb ort Washington. .Land that
he could not buy he leased for a long
term of years. And no matter what
offers were made he never sold a
Upon tho city propertv he erected
houses and other buildings, all in the
most substantial manner. "I want
my work to last," he used to say. In
1830 he tore down his house on
Broadway, cleared the whole block
from Vesey to Barclay street and put
up a huge hotel, built in themo3t
substantial -way, of dark Quincy
granite, and gave it his own name;
and it stands there to-day, the Astor
house, one of tho most notable land
marks in the city, and also one of the
best-paying pieces of property. Soon
alter it was hnished he and his oldest
son,"William, stood one day in Ihtf City
Hall park, where now the" great fed
eral building stands, and admired the
new hotel the finest in America then.
"That's a mighty fine building, pop,"
said the youncr man: "I wished to
gracious I owned it' "Sol1" returned
the old man; "well, Billy, give me a I
dollar and you can have it' Out!
came the dollar a big silver ''dollar
of our daddies,' still preserved in tho
Astor family as a memento and
within an hour the deed of the prop-!
erty was made out and recorded. I
That was the old Astor's only sale of i
real estate m all his life. Eastern
Everybody knows Jim Patterson,
proprietor of the hotel at Kalama.
says the Tacoma Ledger, and every
mother's son of us can appreciate a
little episode which occurred down
his "way yesterday. Jim has five cows
from whoso lacteal glands ho extracts
the lact-albic fluid which makes your
coffee taste bad when you don't put
any in. Ho went to "Wadhams & El
liot, at Portland, the other daj to get
a ton of bran to feed his cows. In
due course of time it arrived, and
Jim sent his Chinaman out to bran
the cows. The heathen mixed up a
nice mash for each of them, but
strange to say, they did not take
kindly to the food. Some salt was
added, but still it would not go down,
and then the Chinaman made an in
vestigation as to tho cause, and re
ported to Jim as follows: "Mayke
him eat it and give alle same lumber
yard; but long high time no mUkee!
Klow no s;ibe slawdust." Tho fact
of the matter was that Wadhams fc
Elliot had sent Jim a ton of saw
dust instead of bran.
The Maine man who predicted his
own death, and then died at the ap
pointed time, apparently for the sako
of establishing-a reputation for ver
acity, is an interesting object for life
insurance companies to consider. If
his foresight should ever be shared
by any considerable number of per
sons, the life insurance business
would become precarious. If, with
or without tho aid of the soothsayers
and wise women, a man can fix tho
time of his death without taking the
trouble to kill himself, he could tako
out a life insurance policy on the day
before his death and escape years of
remiums. Even to persons of less
ongevity than Methuselah enjoyed,
the plan of the 3 aine man would be
a gTeat savins . y
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SUTHE GREAT GERMAN
BcUeres aad cores
tatsat. Cats, Sraisu,
Xni lU Mfcrr bodily izttt
nrrr cms i bothi
Roll by til DnsxctiM tnl
7i Ciir'i! j A.V:tU: Cs.
OHAS. A, MAY,
K"ew Store, New Stock,
Toys, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A TINE ASSORTMENT.
Squrmoqua slrvof .next door to tho Empire
LOEB & OO.
AGENTS VOR TIIE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblere Decanters, and All
Kinds of Salocn Supplies.
57a;1 goods sold nt San Francis so Prices.
Opposite Parker House. Astoria, Oregon
Sirs T.AV. Eaton. Miss Florence Carnnhan
Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Rovolvors and Cartridges.
Union India Uubber Co's
Pure Para Gum
11HWAKE OF IMITATIONS!
KRsjirctliP Hoots are stamped CRACK
PROOF an tin heels, and have the PURE
uv.m si'Miiaas ok the root and instep,
which prevent their cracking or breakfnp.
We are now making them with RUBBER
AFD ASUESTOS Soles which will make
tnem last more than twice as long as anv
1'uuher utMits made.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS.
au. kinds nriuiKir belting. pack-
1 . 15 . 1 i ) K. S VI i I IS GS. CLl )TH I XG,
1M JOTS AN!) SHOES. Etc.
GOODYEAR RUBBER CO.
If II Ptf.;V. .Ti- i A entire
S. M.'RUNYON. f San ErancLsco.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & WHEELER. AT
fair rates. ALso a complete stock of
sooas in onr line, tstunaies given and
Cass street, in rear of I O O F building,
est to Gas Co's olllce.
Thoneb shaken in ererr joint and fiber with
fever and ague, or bilious remittent, tho sys
tem mav yet bo frcod from tho malisnaat ri
ms with llostetter'ii Stomach Bitters. Pro
tect tho system against it with this beneficent
anti spasmodic, which is furthermore a su
premo remedy for liver complaint, constipa
tion, dyspepsia, dobility, rheumatism, kidney
troubles aud other ailments.
Per f ale by all Drurcists and Dealers
ShHohTs Catarrh Remedy a posl
live cure for Catarrh, Dipiheria and
Canker Houih. Sold by W..DemenL
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
FJLourc .Ufi iwai.i. Fs:;n
Agents for Salem Fkimr.g Mills,
and Caoica) Flour.
AH slzos, at Portland Prices, In fituck.
Corner Cbenain us :i:id Haiailtoi: .Stii-et
J. EL D. GrKAT.
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Gats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Ber ton street. Astoria
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
1VooJ Delivered to Order.
Draying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CJCARS.
SMALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
OF ALL KIXDS.
FINEST VIOLIN STRINGS,
Slieet ZRLTiisio ,
Piano, and Organ Instructors.
STEGK & MABE PIANOS !
President of United States''
"Governor of Oregon,"
Astoria Musical Society,
Mrs. J. V. Conn, of Astoria,
And otber prominent person, pianos and
uransoi many leauing luaKes,
wholesale and retail,
CELEBRATED TAJER ORGANS.
LITTLE GIANT STECK PIANO
Largest House on This Coast.
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Ohas. AVallman lias rmr-nort rt Imnrilincml
Iodirinsrliou.se south of O'ltrien's hntM. nnp
the gas works.
ine lame is supplied with the best the
innrUct :ifTnnl-i i.rwvl fruu in,l lnin hHi
will be furnished at the regular prices.
uive ine a-caii ana saiisiy vourseivw.
S. ARNDT & JPEEOHEN,
ASTOItlA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Boiler Shop -SOI
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
Aspeclrdty made of repairing
FOOT OF IiAifAYETTE STREET.
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. SI
The beet of Honors and Clears on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
(J K. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over "White House.
Attorney at Law, and 3fetary
Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon,
C. W. FULTON-. Q. a FtfKTOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
KooinsSand 0. Odd Fellows Building.
y i.A. UOfVLBY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Cheuanuu trret. - - ASTORIA, OBEtiOS
Attorney at Lhtt.
Room 4, White Ilousu.
Q J. CUHTI,
ATTT AT LAW.
Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeda for
uaniornia, iew xorc ana vrasmngioa xer
Rooms .1 aud 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
N. 11 Claims at Washington. D. C. and
collections a specialty.
V. ALICES .
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. 1IOL.DKX.
AUCTIONEER, COMJUSSION AND IN
Q.E!iO F. PARK HE.
ClatKop Connty.and City of Astoria
Office :TChenamus street, T. If. C. A. hall
jyn. 7i. C BO ATM AS,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and to. Odd Fellows Building,
JAY' TUTTLE. 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Eooraa 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
Rksidkxck Orer J. E. Thomas' Drug
-p V. HICKS,
ASTORIA, - -
itooms in Allen's building up stairs, comer
ui imanu aqemocqne sires .
JT. E. LnFOROE,
Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
PROP. T. F. MEYEK.
Graduate of Heidelberg UnlTorslty.
CEHERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
JL well known and commodious stenmihin
STATE LINE, RED STAR.
. IIA JIB URG -AMERICAN,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full Information as to rates of faro,
nailing cays, eic, apply 10
GEO. P. WHEELER.
TV. I BOBB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Seal Estate S InsnranGe Aeents.
"Ve have Tery desirable property In As
toria and Uoner Astoria for safe. Also, fin
iarms inrougnout tne county.
Accounts careiuuy aujustea ana collec
AVe represent the
iteyal. Norwich Unioa aad JLaBca.
Hhlrc insurance Ce's.,
Willi a combined capital of 835,609,000.
Travelers Life and Accident Insur
ance Co , or Hartford, andthe Maa.
hattaa lilf Insaraace Ce.,
of New York.
We are acents for the Dallu and Wccklu
XorUivxslXcm, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
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 refit unora ueaar.
All kinds of boat material oa haad.
C. a. MAIS A Q9.
T I Return
TILL MY RETURN FROM SAN FRANCISCO
The Following Prices Hold Good:
5 Cents Each.
Fireside Companion, N. Y. Weekly Ledger, Saturday Nighf,
Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York, "Weeks Doings,
Texas Siftings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astoeiax,
. 8 Cts., 3 for 25 Cts., 13 for $1.00.
Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, "Wasp, aud
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and Chimney
Corner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for those papers to mako exact change.
Back numbers always on hand.
OK f1cm4a Leslie's Popular Monthly,
irCllU). young Ladies Journal, eto.
30 CeiltS. 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 $3.75 not $4 00
" Bazaar, " 3.75 A.09
" Monthly " 3.50 " 4.00
All three for 10.00 12.00
Leslie's Weekly, per year 3.75 " 4.00
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year 3.75 " 4.00
" Popular Monthly " '. 2.85 " 3.00
Fireside Companion 91. 2.75 " 3.00
New York Ledger 2.75 " 3.00
Saturday Night 2.75 " 3.00
Family Story Paper 2.75 " 3.00
Arm Chair 2.75 " 3.00
S. F. Argonaut 3.75 4.0O
Puck 4.50 " 5.00
And all others too numerous to mention at the same rates. Now is
your time.to subscribe for the coming year. Remembor Carl Adler's
Subscription News Depot.
ADLER STILL HOLDS THE FORT !
Xiools at This I
All the following line cloth hound Books gilt ed?e. Red Line edition, formerly $1.50 at
u uu. xiuMvcr iijiion, uanipueu, apenrcr, liemans, xennyson, -Hood.
Moore, Jean Ingelow. Crabb. Pope, Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Chaucer. Coleridge, Luclle.
Dryflcn.ilacauTay, Scott. Schiller. Jlllton, Keats. Kirk, White, (joss. Thompson, kerbert.
Ayton, Woodworth. Longfellow, Holmes, Bayard Taylor, Shelby. Kodtrers, Burns, Cooper,
and many, many more. ,
Fine line of Novels and Gift Books, richly bound, formerly 51.50 now only 75 cents.
Tom Brown's school Days, Tour of the AVorld.The Fur Country, FIvo Weeks in a Balloon.
Quixote, Gem, Household Stories, Dick
.ui.jvii viujut.nuu nui, me .uiiuiiiuiiiiiii. uuntiaveeus. j?rencn ranor xaies. xna
PrlTatsergman, Young Forester, Peter tho Whaler, and hundreds more.
Everr article of mv new. fine selected stock will be sold at mlao that win nsuv
Books. Stationery, and Notions In endless
Watches. Clocks and Jewelry, Kodger Bros. Silvenvare, as Knives, Forks and Spoons.
Castors, Cups, Tea Sets, etc., etc, will be sold cheaper than auywhere else.
PLANOS AND ORGANS of the best makers very Low for Cash, or an Easy
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS of everv descrlntion. Sheet Music and Music Tnstmrtn
of the latest publications. 100 new Music Books just received from tho East.
nHflXTQ f The finest assortment of Toys, Wagons. Velocipedes, Baby Carriages.
AvXO 1 etc., etc, can only be found at Adler's well known Crystal Palace.
Enabled by many years of experlenco I succeeded In selecting a stock of goods which
will suit young and old.
I mean to do a square, honest business, giving fnll valua for every dime received.
Polite clerks wilTbe found In attendance and no trouble to show goods.
ItEMEHBEK J WILL 2VOT BE UNDERSOLD.
The Crystal Palace.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Betton- Stkkkt, Near Pakkxk Hocsb,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of all Descriptions made"to Order
at Hhert Notice.
A. D. Wass. President.
J. G. Hu8iiSK,Secretar7,
I. W. Case, Treasurer.
J era Jox,8Bparinttadant.
Itodney. Aesops Fables, Last Days of Pompeii
varietv. A fine dbnlav of nnM nnrt snr.
STONE & BAVESOH
Advances made on Consignments.