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YOL. XX. i0. 106.
ASTORIA, OREGOX, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1884.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
THE POUNDER OP ASTOEIA.
The Great Grandchildren of the German
Butcher Boy Celebrating the Cen
tennial of His Arrival.
HOW JOHK JACOB ASTOR MADE MOSET.
The ball which Mrs. William Astor
?ave on January 21st to 900 New
'orkers commemorated the centen
nial landing in New York of. John
Jacob Astor, the founder of the fam
ily, and a wonderful man in some re
spects. He seems to have had many
faultb, this Baden butcher's appren
tice; he was ruled by his money bags;
he was avaricious, sordid, niean, and,
in later years, averse to giving away
one dollar of his vast fortune outside
of his own family. But he had a
genius for commercial speculation.
Since his day the Astors have been
steady-going, unimaginative, heavy
minded men, who have marched
alongside of the Vast snowball of
money which John Jacob Astor sent
rolling down hill, and this will prob
ably be the arduous duty of many
generations of Astors to come. But
this John Jacob Astor was made of
different stuff; a man of ideas, bold
ness, quick perceptions and extraor
dinary executive powers. To the end
of his life nothing interested him so
much as the price current of staple
goods in another country. He could
show on paper how a fortune could be
made by buying this and selling that,
and his calculations were so weli
founded that he used to boast that
not one of twenty of his commercial
A hundred years ago, in the poor
little village of Waldorf, in the Duchy
of Baden, lived a jovial butcher,
named Jacob Astor, who felt himselr
much more at home in the beer house
than at the fireside of his own house
in the principal street of the village.
This roystoring village butcher and
his much-enduring wife were the pro
genitors of our millionaire. They had
four sons George Peter Astor, born
in 1752; Henry Astor, born in 1754;
John Melchior Astor, born in 1759;
and John Jacob Astor, born July 17,
1763. Each of these sons made haste
to fly from the privations and conten
tions of their home as soon as they
were old enough; and, what is more
remarkable, each of them had a cast
of character precisely the opposite of
their thriftless father. Abandoned
thus by his three brothers, John
Jacob Astor had to endure for some
years a most cheerless and miserable
lot He lost his mother, too, from
whom he had derived all that was
good in his character and most of the
happiness of his childhood. A step
mother replaced her, "who loved not
Jacob," nor John Jacob. The father,
still devoted to pleasure, quarreled
so bitterly with his new wife, that his
son was often glad to escape to the
house of a school-fellow (living in
1854), where he would pass the night
in a garret or outhouse, thankfully
accepting for his supper a crust of dry
bread, and returning the next morn
ing to assist in the slaughter-house
or oarry out the meat. It was not
often that he had enough to eat; his
clothes were of the poorest descrip
tion; and as to money, he absolutely
had none of it. On Palm Sunday,
1777, when he was about 14 years of
age, John Jacob Astor was confirmed.
He then consulted his father upon
his future. Money to apprentice him
there was none in the paternal coff
ers. The trade of butcher he knew
and disliked. Nor was he inclined to
accept as his destiny for life the po
sition of servant or laborer. A deep
discontent settled upon him. The
tidings of the good fortune of his
brothers inflamed his desire to seek
his fortune in the new world. The news
of the revolutionary war, which drew
all -eyes upon America, and in which
the people of all lands sympathized
with the struggling colonies, had its
effect upon him. He began to long
for the "new land," as the Germans
then styled America; and it is be
lieved in Waldorf that soon after the
capture of Burgoyne had spread
abroad, a confidence in the final suc
cess of the colonists, the youth
formed a secret determination to emi
grate to America. With a small bun
dle of clothes hung over his shoulder
upon a stick, with a crown or two in
his pocket, he said the last farewell to
his father and his friends, and set
out on foot for the Bhine, a few miles
distant. Valentine Jeune, his old
schoolmaster, said, as the lad was lost
to view: "I am not afraid of Jacob;
he will get through the world. He
has a clear head and everything right
behind the ears." He was then a
stout, strong lad of seventeen, ex
ceedingly well made, though slight
ly undersized, and he had a clear,
composed, intelligent look in the
eyes, which seemed to ratify the pre
diction of the schoolmaster. On the
fourteenth day after leaving home
our youth found himself at a Dutch
seaport, with a larger sum of money
than he ever before possessed. He
took passage for London, where he
landed a few days after, in total ig
norance of the place and the lan
guage. His brother welcomed him
with German warmth, and assisted
Mm to procure employment proba
bly in the flute and piano manufac
tory of Aator (feiircaiwooa.
Astor brought to .London, accord
,5ng to our quaint Lutheran, "a pious,
true and godly spirit, a clear under
' standing, a sound youthful elbow
grease, and a wish to put it to good
use." During the two years of his
residence in the British metropolis,
he strove most assiduously for three
ebjects: First, to save money; sec
ond, to acquire the English language;
third, to get information respecting
America. In September, 1783, he
possessed a good suit of Sunday
clothes, in the English style, and
about fifteen English guineas the
total result of two years of unremit
ting toil and most pinching economy;
and here again charity requires the
remark that, if Astor, the million
jrire, carried the virtue of economy
to an extreme, it was Astor, the
struggling youth in a strange land,
rh.o learned tha value of money.
He paid five of his guineas
for a passage in the steerage
which entitled him to sailors'
fare of salt beef and biscuit He in
vested part of his remaining capital
in seven flutes, and carried the rest,
about five-pound s sterling, in the
form of money.
HIS ABBIVAIi IK AMEBICA.
America gave a cold welcome to
the young emigrant He arrived in
New York with little more than his
German flutes, and a long German
head full of available knowledge and
quiet determination. He went straight
to .the humble abode of his brother
Henry, a kindly, generous, joval soul,
who gave him a truly fraternal wel
come, and received with hospitable
warmth a friendly companion of his
voyage who had explained to young
Astor during the trip the advantages
of entering the fur business, and the
ease with whichtnoney could be made
in it During the first evening of his
brother's stay at his house the ques
tion was discussed. What should the
young man do in his new country?
The charms of the fur business were
duly portrayed by the friend of the
youth, who also expressed his prefer
ence for it So, the next day, the
brothers and their friend proceeded
together to the store of Bobert
Browne, an aged and benevolent
Quaker, long established in the busi
ness of buying, curing and exporting
peltries. It chanced that he needed
a hand. Pleased with the appeirance
and demeanor of the young man, he
employed him (as tradition reports)
at two dollars a week and his board.
Astor took up his abode in his
master's house, and was soon at work.
We can tell with certainty what was
the nature of the youth's first day's
work in his adopted countiy; for, in
his old age he was often heard to say
that the first thing he did for Mr.
Browne was to beat the furs, which,
indeed, was .his principal employ
ment during the whole of the follow
ing summer furs requiring to be fre
quently beaten to keep the moths
from destroying them. In those days
a considerable number of bear skins
and beaver skins were brought di
rectly to Browne's store by the In
dians and countrymen of the vicinity,
who Lai shot or. trapped the animals.
These men Astor questioned, and neg
lected no other opportunity of pro
curing the information ho desired. It
used to ba observed of Astor that he
absolutely loved a fine skin. In later
days he would have a superior fur
hung up in his counting room as
other men hang pictures and this,
apparently, for the mere pleasure of
feeling, showing and admiring it He
would pass his hand fondly over it,
extrolling its charms with an ap
proach to enthusiasm; not, however,
forgetting to mention that in Canton
it would bring him in $590. So heart
ily did be throw himself into his busi
ness. IX BUSIKES3 ON HIS OWK ACCOUNT.
John Jacob Astor remained not
long in the employment of Bobert
Browne. It was a peculiarity of the
business of a furrier at that day,
that, while it admtited of unlimited
extension, it could be begun on the
smallest scale, with a very insiguifi
cent capital. In a little shop in
Water street, with a back room, a
yard and a ched, the shop furnished
with only a few toys and trinkets,
Astor began business about the year
1786. In 1790, seven years after his
arrival in this city, ho was of suffi
cient importance to appear in the di
rectory thus: Astor, J. J.. Fur Trader.
40 Little Dock street (now a part of
Water street), In 1800 he was worth
a quarter of a million dollars. In
1794 he appears in the directory as,
"Furrier, 149 Broadway." From 1796
to 1799 ho figures as, Fur Merchant,
149 Broadway." In 1800 he had a
storehouse at 141 Greenwich street,
and lived at 223 Broadway, on the
site of the present Astor house. In
1801, his store was at 71 Liberty
street, arid he had removed his resi
dence back to 149 Broadway. The
year following we find him again at
223 Broadway, where he continued to
reside for a quarter of a century. His
house was such as a fifth-rate mer
chant would now consider kmuch be
neath his dignity. Mr. Astor, indeed,
had a singular diBlike to living in a
large house. He had neither expen
sive tastes nor wasteful vices. His
luxuries were a pipe, a glass of beer,
a game of draughts, a ride on horse
back and the theatre. Of the theatre
he was particularly f.nd. He seldom
missed a good performance in the
palmy days of the "Old Park."
ASTOB OVEB BEACHED BY A SHIP
We have all heard much of the
closaness, or rather the meanness, of
this remarkable man. Truth com
pels us to admit, as we have before
intimated, that he was not generous,
except to his" own kindred. His lib
erality began and ended right in his
own family. It is a pleasure to know
that sometimes his extreme closeness
defeated his own object He once
lost 70,000 by committing a piece of
petty injustice toward his best Oan
tain. The gallant sailor, being noti
fied by an insurance office of the ne
cessity of having a chronometer on
board his ship, spoke tj Mr. Astor on
the subject, who advised the Captain
to buy one.
"But," said the Captain, "I have no
$500 to spare for such a purpose; the
chronometer ought to belong to the
Astor insisting on his own view of
the matter, the Captain was so pro
foundly disgusted that important as
the command of the ship was to him,
he resigned his post Another Cap
tain was soon found, and the ship
sailed for China. Another house,
which was then engaged in the China
trade, knowing the worth of this
"king of captains " as Astor himself
used to style him, bought him a ship
and dispatched him to Canton two
months after the departure of Aster's
vessel. Our Captain, put upon his
mettle, employed all his skill to ac
celerate the speed of his ship, and
had such success, that he reached
New York with, a full cargo of tea
just seven days after the arrival of
Mr. Aster's ship. Astor not expect
ing another snip for months, and,
therefore, sure of Monopolizing the
market, had notyet yet broken bulk,
nor even taken off the .hatchways.
Our Captain arrived on a Saturday.
Advertisements and hand bills were
immediately issued, and on the Wed
nesday morning following, as the
custom then was, the auction sale of
the tea began on the wharf, two bar
rels of punch contributing to the
eclat and hilarity of the occasion.
.The cargo was sold to good advin
tage, and the market was glutted,
Astor lost in consequence the entire
profits of the voyage, not less than
the sum named above. Meeting the
Captain some time after in Broadway,
"I had better-have paid for that
chronometer of yours." Without
ever acknowledging that he had
been in the' wrong, he was glad
enough to engage the Captain's fu
SEOBET OP THE SUCCESS OF ASTOB.
The reader may bo curious to
know by what means Mr. Astor be
came so preposterously rich. J?evr
successful men gain a single million
by legitimate commerce. A million
dollars is a most enormous sum of
money. It requires a considerable
effort of the mind to conceive it. But
this indomitable little German man
aged, in the course of sixty years, to
accumulate twenty millions, of which,
probably, not more than two millidns
was the fruit of his business as a fur
trader and China merchant A fair
profit on a voyage to China at that
day was thirty thousand dollars Mr.
Astor has been know to gain seventy
thousand, and to have his money in
his pocket within the year. He was
remarkably lucky in the war of 1812.
All his ships escaped capture, and
arriving at a time when foreign com
merce was almost annihilated and tea
had doubled in price, his gains were
immense. But it was neither his tea
trade nor his fur trade that gave As
tor twenty millions of dollars. It was
his sagacity in investing his profits
that made him the richest man in
America. When he first trod the
streets of New York, in 1784, the city
was a snug, leafy place of twenty-five
thousand inhabitants, situated at the
extremity of the island, mostly below
Courtland street In 1800, when he
began to have money to invest, the
city had more than double in popu
lation, and had advanced nearly a
mile up the island. Now, Astor was
a shrewd calculator of the future.
No reason appeared why New York
ahould not repeat this doubling game
and this mile of extension every fif
teen years. He acted upon the sup
position, and fell into the habit of
buying lauds and lots just beyond the
verge of the city.
THE POUNDINO OF ASTOKIA.
The crowning glory of Mr. Aslor's
mercantile career was that vast and
brilliant enterprise which Washington .
Irving has commemorated in "Asto-
na." No other siugle individual has
ever set on foot a scheme so extensive,
so difficult, and so costly as this; nor
has any such enterprise been carried
out with such sustained energy and
perseverance. To establish a line of
trading-posts from St Louis to the
Pacific, a four months journey in a
land of wilderness, prairie, mountain
and desort, inhabited by treacherous
or hostile savaged to found a perma
nent settlement on the Pacific coast
as the grand depot of furs and sup
pliesto arrange a plan by which the
furs collected should be regularly
transported to China, and the ships
return to New York laden with tea
and silks, and then proceed once more
to the Pacific coast to repeat the cir
cuitto maintain all the parts of this
c?l,n,-nl .Tlf lirtll4 f llii OTnonfflfrnTl nf
any but a remote profit, sending ship
alter snip oeiore any certain intelli
gence of the first ventures had ar
rived this was an enterprise which
had been memorable if it had been
undertaken by a wealthy corporation
or a powerful government, instead of
a private merchant unaided by any re-1
auurces out nis own. At every mo-1
ment in the conduct of this magnifi
cent attempt, Mr. Astor appears the
great man. His parting instructions
to the captain of his first ship call to
mind those of General Washington to
St. Clair on a similar occasion. "All I
the accidents that have yet hap-
peued," said the merchant, "arose i
from too much confidence in the In- j
dians." The ship was lost, a yean
after, by the disregard of this last!
warning. When the news reached
New York of the massacre of the
crew and the blowing up of the ship,
the man who flew into a passion at
seeing a little boy drop a wine glass,
behaved with a composure that was
the theme of general admiration.
He attended the theatre the same
evening, and entered heartily into the I
play. Mr. Irving relates that a friend J
having expressed surprise at this, Mr. j
"What vould you have me do? J
Would you have me stay at home and j
weep for what I cannot help?" The
war of 1812 foiled the enterprise.
"But for that war," Mr. Astor used to
say, T should have been the richest
man that ever lived." He expected
to fro on exoendin" money for several
years, and then to g in a steady an
nual profit of millions.
He was an active business man in
the city for about forty-six years
from his twenty-firat to his sixty
seventh year, Toward the year 1830
he began to withdraw from business
and undertook no new enterprises
except such as the investment of his
income involved. His three daugh
ters were married. His sou and heir
was a man of thirty. Having re
tired from business, Mr. Astor deter
mined to fulfill a vow of his youth
and build in Broadway a house lar
ger and costlier than any it could
then boast, Behold the result in
the Astor House, which remains to
this day one of our most soliJ, im
posing and respectable structures.
The ground on which tho hotel
stands was covered with substantial
three-story brick houses, one of which
Astor himself occupied, and it was
thought at the time a wasteful and
rash proceeding to -destroy them. It
was at this time he removed to a wide
two-story brick house opposite Nib
lo's, the front door of whioh boro a
large silver plate, exhibiting to awe
struck passers-by the werds: "Mr.
Astor." Soon after the hotel was
finished he made a present of it to
his oldest son, or, in legal language,
he sold it to him for the sum of one
dollar, "to him in hand paid." On
the 29th of March, 1S, of old age
merely, in the presence of his famUy
and friends, without pain or disquiet,
this remarkable man breathed his
last He was buried in a vault in the
church of St Thomas in Broadway.
Though he expressly declared in his
will that he was a member of the Re
forme 1 German Congregation, no
clergyman of that church took part
in the services of his funeraL The
unusual .number of six Episcopal
Doctors of Divinity assisted nt the
cerenoar. A bishop could have
scarcely "expected a more distin
guished funeral homage. Such a
thins it is in a commercial city to die
worth twenty millions. The pall
bearers were Washington Irving,
Philip Hone, Sylvauus Miller, James
cr. King, Isaac Bell, David B. Ogden,
Thomas J. Oakley. Ramsey Crooks
and Jacob B. Taylor.
THE ASTOBS OF TO-DAT.
John Jacob left money for two pub
lic institutions S400.000 to found the
Astor library, which now contains the
most valuable collection of books in
America, rni S50.000 for an orphan
age in his native village of Waldorf.
This orphanage, called the Astor
house, was opened in 1854. Of his
twenty millions in money and real
estate,' four-fifths went to his son,
William B., his other son not being of
sound mind. m William B. Astor died
in 1875 and loft two sons, John Jacob
and William B. Astor. John Jacob is
the present head of the family a
portly, red faced man of fifty, very
much like an Englishman in appear
ance, who may be seen walking down
to business and back every day. He
never goe3 into bocioty, or to tne
opera, devoting himself body and
soul to the increase of that big for
tune for which his grandfather
toiled. His only child is Wil
liam Waldorf Astor. a young man of
thirty, and our present minister to
Borne. William B. Astor is a inau of
the world, a yatchsman, and hi wife
and many daughters lead the ultra
fashionable and conservative set of
the city. He does not concern him
self much with businos3, leaving that
to his brother. Among the persons
who have married daughters of the
Astor family and have become rich in
consequence, are the Langdons,
Boosevelts, Drdytons, Boreels, Chan
lers, Bristeds, "Careys and other well
known New Yorkers.
AX INCOME OF MILLIONS.
In 1875, when William B. Astor
died, he had 72G houses on his rent
roll The present number of the
Astor houses exceeds 1,200. the whole
estate being valued at about fifty mil
lions, producing au income of three
millions a ear.
Lumbaaa. Backache. Headache,Toothache,
Sore Throat, SwclIInc. flprnlnn. BrubM,
Uarna. 8caM. fcrot Itilcs.
ASD ALL 0T11EK BODILY TUNS XSD ICBTS.
Sold by Drnsplt nl I)elrn erf rrwbtre. Fifty CtaU a
bottl. Direction In 11 I.nro?t.
TIIF. CIIARI.E A. YOfiEI.EK CO.
C9utnuX.VIUialV) lUlUaurv, iL,CB.A.
They who work arly :unl Lite the year
round need. ore isnm.d.y. the healthful slim,
u in iniiKi'tel hy n w o eomi tonic
like IIo-ti t.e 's Stnnuich Itinera To all, lis
mirl v .iii.l i flic enev a .i le m Iv and ore
veiiilveofdls a-e commend .t. Ir cn-cxs
1 1 t ... ..t.. t ....1 ... .t
inc pit ut rln urn uw ami ui.ii .n;u -yiii.-tonis.
relieves c ill tip itlon. dyspepsia. :um
Id I uMies. arfMsp.vmuiuvdfaiy of tin
pliysic d fiienr'cs, mitijj.i the mtinnti
of ae and liasti i convalescence, r'orbdli
b all UruUU and Dealers generally.
Hay, Oats," Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered to Order,
Orcytngt Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINE?, LIOUORS AND CIGARS
XX T)TS TO Sl'ir, FK M 5 ACRES TO
40 acre trict In S. W. corner of Ch:is.
Stevens' n. C Tlrie netfeit. Kor particu
lars Inquire at office oi N. I . Raymond. City
Hall ; or on tht premises oX O. U. Young.
Astoria, Ksr. yd. 1883.
J 1 CELEBRATED l X
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
II, B. PAItKKIt. Jrop.
ASTORIA. - -. - OREGON.
Al. CROSBY. - - DayCleric
rwi. BOWERd, - - Nlpht Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard robta.
First Class in- all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP" HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
lie Iuim AlwajTH ob ITund FRESH
ShonI Water Hay aitd Kauri
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
tlr lia been Proprietor f the "Aurora
Hotel" la Uuapptoa eveajear.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
AND OYSTERS AT
Mrs. Powell's Coffee House,
On Jl.ln Street next to Oregon Bakery.
SV.W AND WKIL F.qt'lPl'ED
' Til R'OCGIIOUT.
L.Serra has rebuilt his establishment and
is im-pared to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of the
d.iv ir night.
lie fl est Liquors and Cigars at the bar.
Two doors wet of Dee b rater's.
n Cm LU1GI SEREA.
Boarding and Lodging House.
nins. Wallmau has opened a bearding: and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
the gas works.
The tablp is supplied with the brst the
ma'ket afford; j:o d food and clean b-da
will be furnihed at the regular prices.
Give nie a call .and satisfy yourselves,
Figures Never Lie !
OP THE CHOP HOUSE
Can piove by Ills book-) that he Is doing the
bij;j;rt business of any
Sn the city, and he will puarantee to give
the leit meal for cash.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bkktox Strket, Nkak Pakkf.b House,
ASTOKIA. - ORF.GON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND and MARINE ENGINES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. O. STUSTG-S ,
or all Dearriptiuut nade t Order
at Hhort Notice.
JL D. Wahs, President.
1 . W. Gas , Treasurer.
S. ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of '
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing-
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
Patronize Home Manufacture.
All my CANDIES are of the
A full assortment
NUTS FOREIGN FRUITS, ETC.
TRANSPORT A.TIO tf LIN i.
OreQon Railway ANavigatior
During the month of January, 1884, Ocean
Steamers will sail from t'o'rtland or San
Francisco, and from San Franclseo for Port
land eTery 5 day, leaTlng AlnsworthDoeic,
Portland; at Midnight, and Spear aireei
Wharf, San Francbco, at 10 a. 2C
Taraach Tickets sold lo all principal
citlesr in End United States, Cauada ami
Europe. ' .
Passenger Train leave Portland for East
enLpoluta, at 7 :39 P. M. dully.
K1VER BIYISI0 (Middle Co1hhi!1jO.
Boats lea Ye Portland for Dal lea at 7 :Oi
EeaveTort-l i I I I I
land for 1 MToqI Tu. I We.lThu.1 Fn. I S n
4.torU And I
Iambi.. ..IA AM 8 AM
RAM 6AM kAM hAV
mrton. ur .7AH
,7AM,' 17 AMJ
Vic ton .BO
Le&rea totori for Prtlcd at t a. m. dalli ei
Pullman Placa Cr rnnnlax between Por -land,
tod St. Paul.
C.il PKHMKLT. JOHN XIOIR,
A. L. STOKES, F-. P. KMElt,
Aealit. ap't. General Afteiit
of traffia. Pnzer Dep't
Oregon & California R. R
OREGON & TRANSCON'TTNENTAL
On and after Dec 2d, 18S3, trains will ran as
follows : DAILY (Except .-undajs).
Iftwtci POKTLAB and CR WTA PASS
Portland 7 :T0a.m Grant's Passl 2o a. m.
Gntni'araas lO:tOP. M Portland ..... ita v. m.
Albany exprcSs traiis.
Portland. 4 -00 P. M. Lebanon ... 9 2j p. u
Jbtuon......i :45 a.m. I'oitland... lu :U5 a. m
The Oregon and Califonil.i Kailroad FVrry
makes connection with all Regular Trains
oa Kastside Division.
Kctweea t.rit..u. uuu Corvnlti
Portland....9 :C0 A. x. Corvalli 4 -jsu p M.
Coivallis S :30 . m. Portland 3 M p. it.
Portland 5 :00 p M McMInnvllle 8 .-oo pm
McMianvlUe5:t5 au Poitland 8:3Uam
Close co'iuec Ions made at Grant's Pass
with the sttages of the Orecon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
3"Ticke'9 for sale at all the principal
points In California, at Company's Office,
Corner f and Front &ts., .'ortland, Or
. Freight will-not be received, for shipment
alter jro'cloct p.m. on either the tast or
West side Dl viiion.
B. KOEHLhB, JOHN' MUIB.
Qtn'l. Mft. im;. nup't. of Traflc.
A. L. aTOKKH, P EOOtBt,
At Sup't. Genera) x't
of Traffics. Pksjenger Dep'U
Hwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Steu-ins. Fjrt Car by,
and tlwa o.
Connecting by stages and boats for
Oysterville, Montesano and Olympia
Until further notice the Ihvaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s ste.uner
G-GX3L. 3VT1 1 est,
A ill leave Astoria
On Monday Thursdays, and Saturdays
(Oysterville and Montesano mall days.
at 7 A. U.
Ft. Stevens, Ft. Canby and Hwaco
Tuesdays, Wednesiays, and Friday
The deamerwill leave Astoria at 9 A. 31..
as formerly, not beiuc conn tud strictly t
Fare to Fort Canby and Hwaco,......75 cK
iy Hwaco frel-'ht, by the ton. In lots of
one ton or over, 82 per ton,
jaT"For Tickets, I owage or Charter ap
ply at the office of the company, Gray'?
wharf, foot or Bentou str- et.
J. H. D. GRAY.
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympia,
Krt Stevens. Fort Cauhy. Ilwac
aferth Beach. Oyiuervll 1. JVorth
Cve. Peterii6 S'olnt. Uu-
And all points ou Shoalwater Bay. w Cm
Strs. or V On Columbia Rifi
. - GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater Ba
M MONTESANO " Gm '. Har'.o
Connecting with Stages over Portages.
Leave Astoria for Olympia, at - - 7 A. M
On Mond ys, Thursday and Satumaxs
arriving at Montesai.o the dav after It-awu.
Astoria through tri in rto hour..
Leave Olympia for Astoria on same days
Columbia Transportation Co.
The popular steamer
Which has been reflttedfor the comfort o
passengers wlU leave WiKon and
Fisher's dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A.M. arriuing at Portland at 7 P. M.
Returning leavas Portland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A. M.
Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
An additional trip will be made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland at e'cleok
Passengers by this route connect at Kalaraa
ier souaa pons. u. j. ihajil.
Q B. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Lav,'.
Room No. 6, over "White House,
O. W. FUXTON". O. a FCXTOX.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and C, odd Fe'lows Building.
r Q.A. HONJL.BY.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus tr et, ASIORIA, OREGON
r J. CL'UTIM, .
ATTY AT LAW.
Notary Pub Ic, Cnunlsin'ier of Deeds for
fail -or.. la, :ev orkaud Washington Ter
ritory Rooms 3 and 4, Odd Fellows Uollding, As
tor a ir-gon
N B -Claims at Washington. D. C, and
rollet-tious .ispecin t.
FIRE INSURA.VCK COMPANIES.
L" C. 1IOI.OK.V
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
ARCHITECT AND DRAUGHTSMAN.
Scholars received for Course . I Draughting.
fcOfllcu owr h".te House Store.
VUIhO V. lMJtKKIt.
'latop County. mid io f nlori.i
Oillce: ClieiniiiuD.nlieel, V. .U. C. A. hall
Uoom Sn. 8.
I U. S. O. ilOAHlAX,
Ph.sician and Su-geon.
Kooms 9 and 10. Odd Fellows .Building.
I A V Tl'TTLE. Jl. 1.
PHYSICIAN A.ND 6URUEOS
Okkick Rooms 1, 2, aud 3. lythlaii Duild-
RKsiDK2.CE Over J. E. Thomas Dru,
P P. filC MLS,
ASTORIA, ... - OREGON
Rooms In Allen's bnililinp up stairs, corner
of Cvssaud Sueiiiocqhe stret .
On Genevieve itieet, bpp site Itozorth &
THE THINGVALLA LINE.
Is the only
Between NEW YO .K aud SC VNDIVAVIA.
Firit class Steamers aud good usage.
TicUi U Tor alr nt I. 31. J till O.VS.
Aent, Astinia, Oiegon.
CENERAL STEAMSHIP ACEKCY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGhNr FOR TIIK FOLLOWING
w't-i: known uud commodious aiemhip
STATE LINE. RF.O STAR.
n.vMUUKG-AM ER ICAN.
I) MINI' N LINE,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tick ts to or mmi any European
For full Informntli'n as to rat-s or fare,
aillnir days, etc, ppll to
OKO P. WIIEKI.Klt.
w. L. i:ouc
WHEELER & EOBB.
Real Estate I Insurance Apt.
We have very deIrahle property m As
toria and Upper Astoria for s.i e. Alio, Hue
farms thnuin'iont the O'Uiitv.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Hoyal. Norwich Union nnl rnnca
Hhire IiiMuranrt '.'..,
With a combined capital of S3C.O00.OOO.
Traveler Life nmt Acrid! Insnr-
uwr- Co , of Ha tford. and the lai.-
liut.au I. f iu-niice Co..
f N w York.
W- are a'"nt for tjn Da'ly awl iTeeklu
XnrthKeai Kctcn, ami th Onuwt Vidette.
All iiiisiurs u lust d to our care wi.l re
ceive prompt atiftiiiou.
Advances made on Consignments.