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FRIDAY FEttKUAttY 1. 18S4
BAR TOWAGE AND PILOTAGE.
This Ib a subject on which The
Astobian has had a good deal edi
torially and locally to say. It is a
topic that is always to be discussed,
whenever opportunity arises or occa
sion requires. It is a subject of
great importance to every resident of
the Columbia basin. Yesterday's
News has a column article concern
ing the matter which purports to be
in answer to an inquirer from this
city who wishes information.
The article starts out by asserting
that for the past four or Sva years
discussion of the subject is all that
has beeu accomplished, but corrects
itself a little further on by reference
to the law passod iit the last session
of the legislature uit this imporant
point That law reduced the price.
If it did anything else beside break
the backs of those who were most in
strumental in getting it passed, it
has not transpired up to date of pres
ent writing. The reported reason
that the Portland owners of the
Pioneer ceased opposition is that
they couldn't make it pay, and their
solicitude for the producer was not
sufficiently warm to justify them in
playing a losing game. The result of
financial Io on the part of the
owners of the Pbtivsr was the forma
tion of a sort of partnership in which
the Bi'tiiham, (Jolumbia and Pioneer
skate the profits and losses of the
towage business. As to local quar
rels or opposition between pilots,
The Astoriak, while always ready to
give facts and news does not feel
called upon to take sides in the mat
ter any more than in any other dis
pute of the kind. 'Two of a trade
never agree,'" whether it is in the
merchandise, boating, manufacturing
or other business.
x-Si'i:akbi Keifkb is still under
going a merciless persecution because
he dismissed a short-hand writer in
Washington when congress ad
journed, and gave his own nephew
the place during the recess, when
there is nothing to do except to draw
the comfortable salary of $3,600 a
year. The great Republican leader
should, in our opinion, be commended
for his thoughtful and tender con
sideration for his relative. It shows
that ha was a kind-hearted unole. To
prefer a stranger to one in whose
veins coursed a rieh, red stream of
Keifer blood would have been mon
strous. There is not a nephew in the
tounrn who will not exclaim, "Would
that all uncles were like unto him!"
A gentleman in Paris, who was re
cently an unsuccessful suitor in the
courts, took it into his head that his
lawyer wan responsible, and revenged
hmibelf for the loss of his case by
shooting him. This method would
certainly quicken the attention to
business of lawyers, but it would lead
to :t fearful amount of bloodshed.
One lawyer must die in every case,
and in such trials as the Beecher a
whole holocaust. The idea, might,
however, be popularized.
Russian writers have lately drawn
attention to the existence of various
poisonous species of fish in the
Japanese t?eas. The eating of a mod
erate size bit of the flesh of one of
them, known as the Fuku, is said to
be almost instantly followed by death.
Many fatalities a re caused by this fish
among the lower elates of Japanese,
who eat it, at the risk of being
poisoned, on account of certain mar
vellous properties which they find it
Moijkkn eulerpribe far surpasses
that of the palmy dayb of ancient
Babylon. American showmen are
now exhibiting three separate and
distinct skeletons of Guiieau his
skeleton when he was a boy, his skele
ton when he shot Garfield, and his
skeleton when he was hanged. The
man who securer the keleton of his
ghost will make a fortune.
Five hundred vessels at a time have
found protection in the harbor of
Portsmouth. X. H. The channel is
900 yards wide at the narrowest place,
and there is never less than seven
fathoms of water at an stage of the
tide. The harbor is never frozen, ko
swift is the current of the Piscataqua.
The lease of the Oregon Railway
and Navigation eoinp ny by the
Northern Pacific Railroad company
has been practically decided upon, but
the terms are still a matter of negotia
tion. A good many Northern Pacific
stockholders are opposed to a guar
antee of 6 per cent on the stock.
A Toronto special says that the
Canadian Pacific road threatens to
carry emigrants from Toronto and
Montreal to "Winnipeg for 17 on the
opening of navigation. The American
lines have made preparations to meet
The wife of a Wisconsin editor
brings her baby's cradle into her
husband's newspaper office every day.
"When that infant gets old enough to
talk he will be more embarrassing to
gat along with than a ship's parrot
It is estimated that at least 1700
men have been discharged from the
service of the railroad companies in
astern Washington and Oregon dur
ing the past two months.
GRANT VERSUS LOGAN
The present debate on the Fitz
John Porter case in Washington has
not thuB far thrown an additional
ray of light on the question, nor is it
likely to do to if it were to last for
the .next twelve months. In the
opinion of all unprejudiced men who
have studied the point in contro
versy a great wrong was done to Gen
eral Porter; and it will not be to the
credit of the nation if it is not re
paired. The information that has
been made public since the close of
the war with respect to the position
of the Confederate forces in front of
"Porter's command shows that "he was
unjustly condemned. The opposition,
to him now assumes the shape of a
vindictive, personal assault in which
small army jealousies and animosities
play a prominent part General
Logan is the centre of that opposi
tion. General Grant, who has studied
the case, declares Porter to be inno
cent. His opinion should outweigh
that of ten thousand Logans.
Os Christmas Day a London bride
groom was not forthcoming, and it
was found that be had committed
suicide. It is presumed that after
the wedding day was set ho saw an
Somk of our exchanges are discuss
ing an alleged "snow flea." They
can't imagine how a snow ilea is made;
but an old-fashioned Chinook rain
will make the snow flee about as quick
Soup kitchens aie being started in
Walla Walla to relieve the immediate
wants of hungry men discharged by
the Oregon Construction company.
Gen. Gkant denies that he has the
slightest interest in 3Iexico except
that he holds some stock in a railroad
with a very gloomy outlook.
Patti has been guaranteed $63,000
and will sing in San Francisco. Let
us make up $30,003 more and have her
warble in Astoria.
The London Daily Tcltyraph
claims an average circulation of 241,
000 copies a day; the largest of any
newspaper in the world.
"Does death end all?" is the title
of Joseph Cook's latest lecture. If it
doesn't end it, it adjourns it .some
The Leadville, Colorado, banks are
failing. The directors, will only save
their necks by divvying with the
Gen. Shkhmax keeps right on re
fusing the presidency. They'll get to
believe the old fellow after awhile.
Wages of all kinds are being re
duced in the east. They were low
enough in all conscience already.
The Mississippi annually carries
312,501,000,000 pounds of mud into
the Gulf of Mexico.
Life is a tiresome journey, and
when a man arrives at the end he is
all out of breath.
The ex-Yillard stocks are still see
sawing. At last ac(J0nnts they were
going up again.
There is altogether in this country
Sl,637,750.000 insurance on 661,453
- m mm m
FoBxr American companies have
paid $407,979,795 life insurance since
Njnkty-xine women voted at a re
cent Olympia city election.
In Astoria, January 28th, 18S4, to the
wife of Edward D. O'Neil. a dautihter
9 pounds, and the tenth grandchild of
Judge P. !L Fox.
In Astoria. Jan. :u, Alice A. Brodie,
aped 9 years and 8 months.
Funeral at l :ty p. m. to-day, from pa
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE AbTO
rhtWood Yard. Gray's Dock, foot of
Benton street, w ill .sell wood at the follow
ing prices ana deliver wherever the streets
arepl&uked, between 'Jrulliiiger'i Mill and
O'Brien's Hotel, .bae. to Astor .street :
Ureeu Alder, 2-cut $J 50 per cord, long $3 75
Drv do do
Wood of All Kinds
By the Scow load at REDUCED RATES.
J. H I. GRAY
Astoria, February 1st. ism
TO THE DELINQ UENT TaX PAYERS OF
Wahkiakum County. Tne Tax Roll for
the year 1883 is now In my hands for collec
tion. Delinquents wM puvse oal. at my ol
flce nCa'hlamet aim ettie ti:e am and
save sheriff's tnileaue and increased costs.
8. F. ALBERT.
S-4t Sheriff of Wahkiakum Co W. T.
JORDAN & BOZORTH,
A FULL LINE OK
Crockery and Glassware.
Notice of Sale.
("1HEN SING LUNG & I'O. HAVE SOLD
J their goo is and business to vonp Fat
of San Kranclsco, who will dt uustaess un
der the firm .name of Walt Hiug Jan
Wone Fat will not be responsible for any
debts incurrrd by Chen Sine Lung & Oq,
All kinds of Chinese Good for sale. I
jti torla, Oregon, Ju. nth, 1884.
AiOMMt Extraorflinary !
The Champion's Triumphal Tour
Across the Continent.
Will Exhibit at OCCIDENTAL HALL
On FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1.
Tills crcjit combination embrace the best
kuownand most famous boxers and atu tes
living:, anions whom arc, first:
JOHN 7.. SULLIVAX, Champion t the
HERBERT A. SLADE, the great Maml
STEVE TAYLOR. ex-chnipIoti litavv-
trftehr of the Cmted Slat d.
PETE McCOV, coumplon Ughi weigh' i:
MIKE GILLESPIE. U.it.n fi.vo ite
FRANK MORAN. in istui of cer. iuonlr.
J. AlUNZINGCi:. and other elebritx '
Scenes of the lainous ilarthon .juan'.
New York contest, r--a jcti J ril, .-!-VAN
special attention wl 1 hr zIvkh
ladle. - -,,.,
At3IlSfO.V - - .I.5t
No extra charge loi r-crjl v;al, at lite
New York Novelty St.re.
A!. K. Smith. Mananer ol Combination.
F. "Vv". Stechhan. Manaser Omnui. Wash-'
InKton and British Columbia.
A N AD.10UI.NKI Mh. UN - U i'JIE
k. stockholders of Cape I o. I ckin..iii
pany will be held at the company's tifllce In
Astoria. Fehniaty 29th. 1881.
W. 1". McGRF.fiOR,
Jauuary 30th. 1851.
THIS 18 TO INFORM ALL WHOM IT
mav -oncern that this business formerly
known as Sun Shins: Co.. In the e't of As
.oria Oregon, on Cheiiauiui Mieet pio-.lU'
the I'ost office, and owned l Hon Fanjr.
WonffChu. and Hliik Yin. Iia bi::ii bought
bv Homr l-'am: who will a.vume all the lt::-
bilitieof tut Sun Slug ft., and will ii!irci
all debts due the same. Horn; Fong will
keep Chinese grocfcrii... teas, fruits, etc.
Astoria Jan. -th. liBl.
jl COOK BY PROFESSION. 1 WANTED
Jol. at Fihlierton C uuiory.
Tacoma Isdgrr please oopj.
HAYING CLOSED OUT MY ULSINKSS
In Astoria all panics Indebted to me
are requested tomakeimmediatese'tlcment
of the same at the ofllet of I). L. Rck .v M)it-
In this city. All parties having claims
against me will prfsenr the same at tb
nDo e office. G EO. . iiU M E.
0. L. BECK & SONS.
,Succe.voi- to Geo. W Hume)
DEALERS IN GROCERIES AND CAN
nery supplies, corner Skamoqua and
Oluey streets. Astoria.
On retinue from the above business, 1
take great pleasure in leconimendlng my
succevsors to my friends, and bespeak for
Messrs. D. I. Beck & Sons, a liberal shan- of
their patron-ige. G.W.HUME.
milE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEM
X bers of tin P. L. & B. Association of As
toria, will be held In Liberty Hall t e even
ing of t ho 9th dav of Februarv. 18S1. at"
'clock i. m. WM. L McEWA".
TITHE COUNTY COURT OF CLATSOP
JL County. Oregon, having appointed the
undersigned executors of the hist will and
testament oi Iranian v. Powers, deceased,
all persons having claims against said state
are requested to present ihesami with the
proper vouchers, at tne office of C. Leinen
weber. Upper Astoria, within six. months
from this date.
Astoria, December 14. lSSt.
Notice of Dissolution.
I HAVE TniS DAY SOLD OUT MY HALF
interest in the Astoria Sail Loft to C. J.
Johnson, who. in connection with Mr- A. M.
Johnson will carrv on the business, at the
old stand. J. I5KS.
Mr. A M. Johnson will collect al- bids and
settle all accounts of the late firm f J. Ile-3
& Co. J. HES.
per A. M-.J.
Astoria, Jan. 14th, lt$3l.
IJy the Sight. Dny, Week or Month
WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD.
With use of Parlbr. Librarv and all the com
forts of a home. Terms ren.soM.ible
Apply to MRS. K. C. IIOLDEN.
Cor. Main and Jiffer?on Sts.
HALF GALLON TINS.
At WILSON & FISHER'S.
ctTA Liberal Discount to the Trau.-S
JOS P. LEATHERS
Formerly orer Arndt A Fsrcheas Machine Sho
S BUILDING FIRST-CLAS BOATS IN
thehop formerly occupied by M. John
sou on Concomlv street, one block west of
Hansen Bros Mill. Modrl. Material anil
Presli and Cared Meats.
SAUSAGE A SPECIALTY.
Next Door to John Rogers Central .Market.
Wilson & Fisher,
Iron. Steel, Coal, Anchors, Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils f
(TO(7R AND .TOIX FEED.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capita Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Trices, In Stock.
Cornpr Chenamus and Hamilton Strepfci
Fast Sailing Schooner
ia? tons register, will leave Astoria, on or
FEBRUARY 18th, 18&1
. She will take freight at Portland, and on
her return from Portland will leave Astoria.
For fuither particulars applv to
J. H. D. GK AY. Astoria, Oregon.
You Are Sure
iH I a g fs Pill p b-
a ill iSELily rJ
lall, OlficSs Library,
and DINING ROOM, in
WALNUT, CHEEHY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
"We mp without n-Joubt showing the Largest and ilost Completo
line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, nn.iqualed in Design, Work
We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs
and Colors in
Body, lioxbury,. and Tapestry Brussels, Three Plys,
1 Extra Supers and Ingrains.
Are not excelled by any
north of San Francisco.
Nothing but the best
dispensed, and every
convenience for the com
1 fort of guests.
Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
The Most Complete Establishment in Astoria.
AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE 0. R. & N. DOCK.
ITa1usu received DIE ECT from tlie EAST,
tlie IA.EUESr and FINEST st'.ck of
Sentinienuil and Comic VALENTi ES
that have ever been displayed here.
Besides Belling them CiiEAPEU
than any oiher house In On-gon
we alto furnish ST A MI'S and
ENVELOPES with each
Remember the Place
Ife tr York Novelty Store
Opposite Parker House.
3Ialu Streit, Astoria. - - - Oregon.
y THE "
V, ..... .w s
N. STOIM2X d
to be Suited
and Olyb Rooms
SMALL MUSICAL 1NSTEUME
OF ALL KINDS.
FINEST VIOLIN STRINGS
Piano, and Organ Instructor -
President of United States"
''Governor of Oregon,"
Astoria Musical Society,
Mrs. J. W. Conn, of Astoria,
And other prominent persons. Pianos and
Organs of many leading makes,
ii'nn'ajila nnH uioll m
'CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
i AM) WO.VDEBFVL
LITTLE GIANT STECK PIANO
Largest House on This Coast.
1 165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
The Portland and Astoria
Is prepared to contract with masters and
consignees of vessels for the
Loading and Unloading of Vessels
AT EITHEE TOET.
Promptness and satisfaction guaranteed
in all cases.
My for Bus
TER apply to :he Cai)tain. oi to
Fine Goods Reduced Prices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the heBt
John A. Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron
A General Assortment of
ftlagee Stoves and Ranges
The Best lu the market.
Piumblng goods of all Kinds on hand. Jot
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAb FITTING, AND CANNERY
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CbenamiiH Street, Xext to C IV. Parker's Stere.
THE NEW MODEL
A rULIi STOCK
Two doors east of Ocddent notel.
1 LmtmWKMr-r cu.
M. OL3EX. J. GUSTAFSON. A. JOHNSON.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
KALERS IN jQ7
FURNITURE Ss BEDDING.
Corner aiuin aud Mquemoqna Streets. Astoria, Orejcea.
WINDOW 6HADES AHD TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
ATJT. KINDS OF FIIKKITIIRK TIKPAIRFI AW1 VARNISHED.
TAKE THE CAKE!
F. B. ELBERSON'S
You will be sure that
It is worth taking.
Every Variety of
Fine Cakes and Confectionery
For the Holiday Trade.
Candies, Christmas Tree Trim
The Best Quality of
Delivered every Morning
F. B.ELBERMOX, Proprietor,
Croup, Whooping Cough and Bron
chitls immediately relieved by Shiloh's
Cure. Sold by W. E. Dement.
Eben P. Parker.Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAK
B. U. PABKK1,
and Copper Ware.
RANGE OAK BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOD
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. K. HA WES is also agent tot tac
M patent Mof Store
And other flrst-clafls store.
Foraaoa "Wark. SUaa Kt.
tiaSx. to.. a spalmlt7.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
ASTOBIA, OESGON .
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic aad. Fereljr Clgtau mt
the best Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Conconily between Benton and Lafa
lm GEORGE G0SLUB8
I. "W. CASE, '
IiLPORTER AND WH0LE3AL1 AND-JLS
TAIL DEALER IN
ftaet Ohenamus and Cms streets.
ASTORIA. .... OB1GON