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VOL. XX, NO. 69.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
DIDN'T SAY IT.
The following note of inquiry and
letter from General Sherman needs
Office of John Swixtok's Papeb,
21 Paek How, N. Y.,Nov. 29, '83. J
Gen. W. T. Sherman :
Dear Sie Here are some words
that within the past fortnight have
been attributed to you by hundreds
of papers all over the country:
"Only two weeks or so ago, General
Sherman, on Governor's Island, N, Y.,
made a little speech in which he said,
that there wotild soon come an armed
contest between capital and labor.
They will oppose each other,' said
Sherman, 'not with words or argu
ments or ballots, but with shot and
shell, gunpowder and cannon. The
belter classes are tired of these insane
bowlings of the lower strata, and
mean to stop them.'
I myself have been so often misre
Iorted that I am cautious as to what
reports I believe.
But did you ever use any such lan
guage? Could it bo used by the
American soldier whom I cheered
eighteen years ago, when I saw him
in Washington at the head of his tri
umphant army after "marching
I would not ask such questions if I
had not at other times heard language
of a surprising kind attributed to you
about the same subject
I take the liberty, General, as an
American editor, of thus addressing
you, and, if you think proper to an
swer this note it wouid give me pleas
ure to know your views upon the
question involved in the remarks at
tributed to you.
Furthermore, I should like to give
publicity to any reply you may bo
pleased to make.
Yours, in the memories of tho old
war. John Swixton.
912 Gabrison Ayexoe, )
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 2, 18S3. J
John Swinton, 21 Pari: How, New
York City :
Dear Sin Yours of Nov. 29 is re
ceived, embodying a printed slip from
some newspaper to the effect that
"General Sherman has recently pre
dicted that there would soon come an
armed contest between capital and
labor," and that "the better classes
are tired of these insane bowlings of
the lower strata, and mean to stop
I hardly know whether to treat
this seriously, or in jest. Of course
it is not true; but that you already
know, because the report on its face
carries its own contradiction. After
leaving "Washington I had occasion
to visit New York. As was my habit,
I visited Gen. Hancock on Governor's
Island, and timed my visit to be co
incident with the meeting of the
United Service Institution to hear a
paper on "Cavalry," by Col. Brach
lett of the army. The attendance
was quite large, and after the reading
of the paper, which was tho sole ob
ject of the meeting, the members
were asked to discuss the subject
generally. Gen. Crittenden, who pre
sided, noticed my presence, and es
pecially called on me. I acknowl
edged the compliment and spoke, it
may be, five minutes extempore, con
firming much which CoL Brachett,
had recorded, encouraged the mem
bers of the Institution in their laudi
ble object to profit by the present
period of profound peace to study,
improve their minds and be ready
for whatever the future might bring
forth. I doubtless said what has
been said a thousand times before:
"In peace, be prepared for war," and
"Bo ready, for no man can tell what
to-morrow may bring forth."
But I am sure the words Capital,
Labor, gunpowder and cannon never
I don't think the New York papers
of the day reported me as a prophet,
or so belligerent as the printed para
graph you send: but distance and
time swell a rumor, as Horace rec
ords, the flight of a rumor is like
that of an eagle, which ascends from
its perch straight for a time, and then
in circles, larger and larger, till its
original starting point is lost.
Our newspapers, it seems to me.
are utterly reckless in their wild
statements. I commend you for your
manly way of writing me direct, and
if you will sleep the sounder, I will
bo glad to impart to you my opinion
that at no epoch or period of our
National history has our country en
joyed a larger measure of .prosperity
than to-day, and never was there less
reason to apprehend danger from
without or within.
I am sure no friend of mine lms
been disquieted by this absurd bundle
of nonsense, and that contradiction
simply increases the vanity and self-
esteem of the smart boys of the press
whose imaginations aro better than
their judgment, and who claim the
noble privilege of invention, or what
used to be called "lying," leaving the
victim tho humiliating right of de
nial or explanation.
I address you as the man, not as
the editor, and leave you free to do
what you think is proper in the
With great respect, yours truly,
W. T. Sherman.
Tennyson can take a worthless
sheet of paper, write a few words,
and make it worth fclUUU. Tins is
genius. Rothschild can write still
fewer words on a similar sheet and
make it worth S50.000. This is capi
taL The writer can take just such
a paper and write a check for $79,
205,000 on it, and not bo able to raise
a punched nickel. This is rough.
Mr. Joseph G. Walton, druggist at
Sherbrooke, Cana., says that the con
queror of pain, bt Jacobs Oil, is the
best selling article he ever handled in
Xost violent explosions of coughing
are stoppea ay hvxe's iioket of
liOHEHOUM) ASD TAB.
Pike's Toothache Drops cure in
Shiloli's Coagh ana Consumption
uure is -sow oy us on guarantee, it
fiiires consuapUon, Sold by W. E. De-
NEWS OF THE NORTHWEST.
Portland will spend $G,000to clean
Less fog and more rain is what the
Eastern Oregonians want.
The Washington Territory division
movement has died an unnatural
The mail service of the whole
Northwest is being cussed by the
Seattle, too. complains of the en
croachments of the Chinese on the
business portion of the Queen city.
A Glendive. Montana, jury hung
for two hours, but when the sheriff
told them there would be a horse race
out in the street in half an hour,
they agreed in seven minutes.
A correspondent of the Walla Wal
la Journal regrets that the remains
of the Eev. Marcus Whitman, than
whom no man did more for the North
west, sleeps in a nameless and unpro
tected grave on the open prairie.
Give us. says the Wasco Sun, the
million and a halt acres of land in
Wasco county, not locked up by
grants which have never been earned,
and allow us the use of the Columbia
river and our right-of-way out to sea,
and we will defy hard times.
The Walla Walla Union says: Gen.
Tannatt, the general agent of Yil
lard's Oregon Improvement company,
has received from the Fanners' Loan
and Trust company, of New York
City, the trustees for the bondhold
erss, six long documents, releasing
the claims of theoondholders to all
lands of the O. L C. Co. sold in Whit
man county, and all town lots in both
Prescolt and Endicott
Articles of incorporation of the
Northwestern Foundry have been
filed by J. Lowenberg, Louis Kuhn,
and SoL Oppenheimer, with a capital
of $200,000, with shares at $2,000
each. Tho object is to manufacture
stoves, ranges, castings, and all kinds
of manufactured tinware m Oregon,
California, Washington, Utah, Idaho
and Montana, and to do everything
else necessary to the interest of the
business. Principal office to be kept
There are certain papers in this
state, says the Silverton Appeal,
whose editors are owned and run in
the interests of banks, railways and
other corporations, and whose duty it
is, like that of a chained bull-dog, to
growl and menace the independent
press of tho state whenever uncom
plimentary allusions are made to their
Shylock masters. Whenever the
fanners find that they are contribut
ing money to a Hessian newspaper to
boomerang themselves, they should
drop ' on the scheme.
In New York they are finding out
what is tho matter with it Butterine,
a mixture of 40 percent hog's lard, 30
per cent cotton-seed meal and 30 per
cent first-class creamery butter, can
be and is sold at 22 cents, and there
is no end to the capacity for its man
ufacture. It retails at 33 cents, sold
not as butterine, but as butter, and is
sold to the retailers by the regular
butter dealers. Iowa Register.
And we might say that's what's the
matter in Oregon. Butterine is sold
in large quantities here. It retails at
$1 per2-ttroll, and the rolls are light
weight at that White clover (cream
er') butter, from Elgin, HI., retails at
583 cents a pound, or $1.75 for a 3-lb
box, full weight; while Oregon but
ter, unless from some favonte dairy.
retails at 90 cents per roll of 2-&.
The butterine looks just as well as
the creamery, and as it sells cheaper,
customers who are not good judges
prefer to purchase it But any one
with a taste for good butter will at
once detect the difference in butterine
from the pure article. Butterine is
known ho e as Hlinois butter. North
CHAS. A. MAY,
New Store, New Stock
Toys, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A PINE ASSORTMENT.
Squemoqua street, next door to the Empire
Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss Florence Canuihan.
EATON & CABNAHAN,
Coar Street, next door to Odd Fellows
Call at MRS. E. A. HULL'S. A Choice selec
FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS,
Pictures and Mottoes of all Descriptions.
Card Beard. Sets, a Sheet.
Opposite the Astoria Candy Factor'.
R. M. LEATHERS
Has reoppned his boat shop, over Arndt &
Ferchcn's, foot of LaFayetie street, and Is
preparea to turn out
ALI WOItJfc GUARANTEED.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
"By the Xljelit,-Ijij Week er Month
WITH OR "WITHOUT BOARD,
With use of Parlor. Library nd all the com
forts of a home. Terms reasonable,
Apply to MRS. E. d HOLDEN,
- Cor. Main aud J eff erson Sts.
THE GREAT GERMAN
Kelieres aad carcj
&rttf Cits, Brcisa,
Xui an other boJilj salit
Fim C23I3 1 BOTH
ScMbf all DrnjfliU aal
Dealer.. Directions In 11
(Souomm U A.Ttekr ft C.)
milliaer, at, C.S.A.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Liquorsjobacco, Cigars
Pfc fc 8T03IACH
Though shaken in ovcry joint and fiber with
fever and ague, or bilious remittent, the sys
tem mav ret be freed from tho malicnant vi
rus with Hostettcr's Stomach Bitters. Pro
tect tho system against it with this beneficent
anti spasmodic, which is furthennoro a su
premo remedy for liver complaint, constipa
tion, dyspepsia, debility, rheumatism, kidnoy
troubles and other ailments.
For salo by all Druggists and Dealers
& ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
n I of
Boner anop z rp.
All kinds or
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
The Portland and Astoria
Is prepared to contract with inastcis and
consignees of vessels for the
Loading and Unloading of Vessels
AT EITHER PORT.
Promptness and satisfaction guaranteed
in all cases.
FOMffl & STOKES.
A FULL LINE OF
Fresh"" Fruits and Vegetables.
In Hurue's New Building
My for Business.
M, D. KANT,
Great Knock Down !
GIFT SALE M
mmense Success !
Remember this is no lottery,
nor have I any favorite
to draw the prizes, every
thing is fair and .qnnr
On New Year's Eve
I will put up for raflle three prizes.
i -Suit of Clothing, $25.
i Overcoat Worth $20.
I Hat. Worth $5.00.
To any person purchasing at my ptore
WORTH OF GOODS ! 3)2
OR MORE FOR CASH !
I will give a number for said raflle-. J olfer
my goods at the lowest marker i ices,
marked in plain figures.
I do this to ntlnce r.ir enormous Tall and
i inter stock of clothing :Iiul furnishing goods
M. D. KANT,.
The Bos JlerclinrdiorilhRHirfer !
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
(io to the GEM SALOON.
ALF.X.CAMFHELU - PROPRIETOR.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkxton-Street, Nkar Pahkkk Mocsr,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAM aiMABIE EMMS
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
Of nit ICHcriptions maitc to Order
at Short Xotlce.
A. D. Wass. President.
.1. (J. HUSTLER, Secretary,
I. V. Case, Treasurer.
0. H. BAIH" & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
C. II.BAIX & CO.
THE LATEST STYLES
,B. 5. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTOBIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
tyMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will ne louna convenum io my psironj.
HOTELS AND 11ESTATJRANTS.
13, B. PARKER. Prop.,
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON.
E. P. PARKER, - Manager and Agent.
Al. CROSBY, - - Day Clerk
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk,
.las. DUFFY lias the Bar and Billiard room.
First Clas3 in all Eespects.
FREE COACQ TO THE HOUSE.
IT TS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
Hit bus Always on Hand FKESH
Slionl Water Bay and 'East
JEFF:? IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie has beea Proprietor ef the "Anrara
Hotel" In KaapptoR ictch years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Gup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED ANOYS
ter stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention paid to patrons.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
3Iea!s US couts and apwards.
G. EOULARD, -
3IAI.V STIiEET, - -
XEU' AXD 1VI3LI. EqUIPPED
L.Serra has rebuilt his establishment and
Is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of the
dav or night. " v
-i re-nuest-uquors ana meats at ine iar.
Two doors west of Ike Foster's.
n2S-Cm LUIGI SERRA.
Aunounces to the public that he has located
In the rooms formerly occupied by the City
Book Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant anil Chop House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
His patrons will And the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of tho best newspapers.
His remitation as former nronrietor of the
New England Restaurant Is a sufficient
recominenaation lor nis new nouse.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. WalhnanJias opened a boarding and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
ine gas woncs.
The table Is supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
win oe iurnisuea at tne regular prices.
Give me a call and satisfy yourselves,
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Weed Delivered te Order,
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. H. D. GRAY.
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wofldj Etc
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General storage and Wharf&ga on reason
able terms, foot ot Becton street. Astoria
RE&TJLAR STEAM PACKET
"Daisy " and-Barge.
Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock,
Knr Olnev. and Head of Younes Hirer.
Dally, at 8 a. sr., (except "Wednesdays -and
Returning same day.
For Landings on Lewis & Clark's Elver,
On WedBestlayg, at 8 A. 3CM
Returning same day.
tnrVnr Krlpht or Pnssare. aoDlv.Ofi board
or at Gray's IocJc, whereJFreighwfllber
tcalvert'and'gtoreu,- irnc goagnry.'"; ,
J. H. D. GRAY.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
OCEAIE DIVISION .
Durliur the month of January. 1884. Ocean
Steamers will sail from Portland for San
Francisco: and from San Francisco for Port
land every 5 days, leaving JJnawbrtb Dock,
roruana, at Jiianiguc. ana spear aireei
Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 A. X.
TliroHjcIi Tickets sold to all principal
cities -la the United States, Canada and
Passenger Trains leave Portland for "East
ern points, at 7:30 P.M. dally.
RITES BlYISief (Middle Celfcm&Ia).
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :00
iwoniTu. lwe.lThu.lpri. I&
Astoria, audi I I .
lorrar Uo-I I I
lmnhla IS AM IS AM I ft A V
Drton. Or.!7 AM ',7AM
Victori.BC6 AH6 AM I BAM
LiT8S Attorii for Portland at 6 ft. m. daibr ex
cept Sao day.
Pnllman Palaoa Oin ranaiaff batwaen Port
land, and. St. Paul,
E. P. ROGERS,
General A sent.
A. L. STOKES,
Oregon & California R. R.
OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL
On and after Dec. 2d. 1SS3, trains will ran as
follows : DAlLx (liicept Sundays.
Ketareca PORTLAND and GKXST'A PASS
31 AIL TRAI.
Portland 7 :30A.3ClGrant'sPass-10A.M.
Grant'sPass 10:C0p.mI Portland .4S5 1. m.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portland . 4 :00 p. ir. Lebanon 9 o p. 31
Lebanon 4 :45 a. m.' Portland 10 :03 a. m
The Oreeon and California Railroad Ferrv
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastslde Division.
Between Portland aad CorVHlIla
Portland .9 :00 a. MJCorvaluN 4 13Q p. m.
Corvallis 8 -J20 a. m. Portland 3 :20 p.m.
Portland 5 -.CO p MlMcMInnvllIe.8 sopm
McMlnnvlUe5:15 AMlPortland 8 :30 am
Close connections made at Grant's Pass
with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
a&Tickets for sale at all the principal
points In California, at Company's Office,
Corner F and Front Sts., fortland, Or.
Freleht will not be received for shipment
after 5 o'clock p.m. on either the East or
"West side Division.
Mnp't. of Traffic.
ASSt SUP t-
Ilwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Cat hy,
Connecting by stages and boats for
Oysterville, Montesano and Olympia
Until further notice the Ilwaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer
Will leave Astoria
On Mondays Thursdays, and Saturdays
(Oysterville and Montesano mail days.
at 7 A. M.
Ft.SteVens, Ft. Canby and Ilwaco
rTvesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 A.M.,
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Canby and Ilwaco,.... .75 cts.
tir-IIwaco freleht. bv the ton. In lots of
one ton or over, $2 per ton,
QrFor Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at the office of the company, Gray's
wharf, foot ol Benton street.
J. 11. U.U1U.I,
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co,
Astoria to Olympia,
J?srt Steveas. Fort Canby, Ilwaco
Jfertk Beach, Oysterville. Xerth
Cove, .Petersons feint, ilo
And all points on Shoalwater Bay, and Gray
Strs. or V On Columbia Hlvei
GEN. CANBY. j
- GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater Ha
" - MONTESANO " Gray's Harboi
Connecting with Stages over Portages.
Leave Astoria for Olympia, at - - 7 A. 31.
- On Mondays, Thursdays aud Saturdays,
arriving at Montesano the day after leaving
Astoria through trip in 60 hours.
Leave Olympia for Astoria-on same days.
Columbia Transportation Co.
The popular steamer
Which has been refitted, for the comfort o
passengers will leave Wilson and.
Fisher's -dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P. M.
Returning leaves Fortland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 A. M.
Arriving Astoria atl P. M,
An additional In, llbe made on
Sunday of Each We&,
XcavingPortlaad al 9 e'cleck
Shu day MeraiBx.
P&MeBgers by this- rout connect at Ealama
roT! smsa parts. - u.js. own,
" "' " ... ' Prsfideat.
Q B. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. 6, over White House,
a w. raxTOK. o. c .rtmox.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms S and 6, Odd- Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Checamus treet, - - ASTORIA,: OREGON
ATT' X AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, Now York and Washington. Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Building, As
N.B. Claims at Washington. D. C, and
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES,
g C. nOLDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Q.EI.O F. PADEEB.
Clatsop Ceaaty, and City of Astoria
Office :-Chenamus street, Y.M.C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JB. X. C. SO ATM AX,
Physician and Snrgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10, Odd Fellows Building,
TAY TCTTLE, X. 1. -
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms t. 2. and a Pvthlan UnlM.
RESIDEXCE Ov J. !? Thnmn' Tlrtur
-p r. hicks.
ASTORIA, - OREGON
Rooms in Allen's bnildln? ud stairs, coraw
jy' J". E- IiaFOBCJE,
Room U, Odtf Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for nalnlesa extraction
Late of Fort Stevens, has c6meTtoAstoria
for the purpose of practicing
MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
Will vLsit patients in the country and city.
Office in Odd. Fellows Building. Residence
aDove uamoiic (jnurcii.
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 tiekets to Or from any Europeaa
u or iuii imormauon as io rates oi iarc,
sailing days, etc, apply to
i. rt oil.
OF.O. P. WHEELEB.
WHEELER & ROBB.
Real Estate i Insurance Apnts.
We have very desirable property In As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Jteyal, Xorwlch Union aad Jjaaea
shire Insoraace Co's.,
With a combined capital of 836,000,060.
Travelers JLlfe aad Aeeldeat lasar
aace Co, of Hartford, and the Man.
iiattsn lilfe Iasaraaee Cm.,
of New York.
We are asents for the Daily and Weekly
Northwest A'etw, ana tke Oregon Vidette,
All business entrusted to our care will re
ceive prompt attention.
Advances made on Consignments.
Steamer TOM MORRIS,
r n TH1S EW
SBBSbEESL Favorite Seat
IS NOW READY FOR' BUSINESS AND
can be chartered' for excursions," special
psrttesvetc., at reasonable rates. . - A central
steaaiboatlBsr business transacted..