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TOL. XX, NO. J23."" ASTORIA, OREGON, WKOlTOjyfcY, FEBRUARY 27, 1884. PRICE, FIVE CENT&
NOTES OX RAILROADS.
The Burlinjrton and Missouri River
Railroad Company having obtained
274,000 acres of land in excess of
what it is entitled to. the coimnis
sioner of the general land office has
Sternly notified the directors to
General Manager A. N. Towne, of ' ould you? It looks big, but it is a
the Central Pacific, has been telling fflct Now take a pencil and figure it
a reporter about another railroad out- Fifty million people in this
"magnate" who is "bowing under the I country; they use on an average five
weight X)t a great bereavement," but , matches each per day; that is 250,000,
was prudently silent regarding the WO matches daily, or 2,500,000 boxes,
gentleman's rate per bow per ton of
bereavement Mr. Towne seems to
wish to create an impression that rail
road men have hearts.
Secretary Teller has made two
to lands 'that the corporation tried to
show that it wanted. The secretary
has evidently not been "icaved down
the bank." He may congratulate
himself that he doesn't lie doubled
up in the same sandpit with Pixley,
Fitch, Jackson, Johnson, and the
We are to have "a competing trans
continental" Chronicle) it appears:
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
is about to purchase the California
Southern from San Diego to Colton,
and that portion of the Southern Pa
cific from the Needles to Mojave. As
this project does not entail the con
struction of any new road, Califor
nia will be able to endure the com
petition; but if these lines can't bo
purchased there must be a parallel
line built, and that will make it come
expensive to us. Probably the whole
story is a canard invented for the
purpose of bearing real estate in San
The various subsidized companies
own about 100,000,000 acres of gifted
land, upon which they pay no state
taxes because they will not have it
surveyed and patented so that it can
be an object of interest to the asses
sor. A bill now in the congressional
committee on Pacific railroads pro
poses to make them do it, and it will
probably pass unless "solid reasons'
are adduced why it should not Solid
reasons have not, however, been so
successful in this congress as hereto
fore. The members are more honest
they take the bribe and do not per
form the expected service. This is
reform and reformation. Wasp.
The railroad commissions have
been hearing argument in the matter
of another "Pacific" road the San
Francisco and North Pacific, which
charges seven cents a mile for a pas
senger, and the bame for a ton of
merchandise. If you are intending
to visit Santa Rosa you can save
"money by sending a ton of merchan
dise instead. You pay out the same
money, but your profit lies in the
superior weight of the merchandise.
We believe the commissioners (Messrs.
"Carpenter and Humphreys dissent
ing) has resolved on an immediate
"material reduction" of the rate.
The meanest little"Pacific'of them
all is the North Pacific Coast road,
which, beginning at the penitentiary,
runs to the redwoods of Russian
river where it turns into a squirrel
track and goes up a tree. To save
trouble, this concern has taken a leaf
from the book of certain billiard
enterprises, and charges by the hour,
during which period it 3 lightning
express trains will sometimes dart as
many as seven miles. The rate for
passengers is one dollar an hour; for
freight the freight
Our delegation in congress does not
know what to do about tho bill to
forfeit the land grant to the Califor
nia fe Oregon and Oregon and Cali
fornia roads, that is, the 601,926 acres
of it that have not been earned. A
difference of opinion exists in this
state about the propriety of the meas
ure, many of our "commercial bodies"
haying "memorialized" against for
feiture, on the ground tLat we need a
railroad to Oregon "to compete with
the steamers.'' We seem to have
heard something of competition be
fore. Once we needed the Central
Pacific to compete with the Pacific
Mail Later we .needed the Southern
Pacific to compete with tho Pacific
Mail and the Central Pacific. After
ward we were languishing for the
Northern Pacific to compete with the
Pacific Mail, the Central Pacific and
the Southern Pacific. We have ob
tained everything wo need except
competition. By all -means let us
have a railroad to Oregon, to compete
with the Pacific Coast Steamship
C6mpany. California is little, but
rich; she is burning to pay interest
and profits on some more competing
lines. The only objection we can
think of to the lino that it is proposed
to reencourage is its double-title in
which the word "Pacific" does not
appear. We like to be swindled with
"Iadlans Troubles in the Northwest.
Winnipeg, Feb. 25. Advices from
Beginal, in the. northwest territory,
gays the Indians at Crooked lake still
defy the mounted police, and allow no
one to enter the agency -building.
Gonher Tom, leader of the File Hill
Indians, is under arrest and a strong
detachment has been sent to arrest
others. No further trouble is antici-
Sated there. Trouble is still feared at
The report reaches here from In
dian Head, N. W. T., on the Canadian
Pacific, that Indians on the Crooked
lake reserve, led by Chief Yellow Calf,
have murdered twelve mounted police
sent to arrest them for breaking into
the agency on Tuesday and stealing
Salt Lake, Feb. 25. During the
pastffour days the Denver and Rio
Grande has brought over 300 people
from Colorado points. Their desti
nation is the Coeur d'Alene gold field.
On Friday 153 passengers left over
-the Utah" and Northern, Saturday
125, Sunday 163 and this morning
Sick. Headache, Pain in the Back and
Limbs, Biliousness, Blotches. Bolls and
Pimples entirely cured by Wm. Pf un
der's Oregon Blood Purifier.
The Little Match.
''That match vou are liehtinir vour
cigar with is a very small thing-, isn't
it?' said a passemier who had
bhared my seat for a few miles. "A
small tinner, but vou wouldn't be
lieve that the American people paid
out $27,000,000 last year for matches,
1 2l 1U0 matches m a box, every day.
Last year these boxes retailed at an
average of three cents each, making
$75,000 a day for matches or $27,375,
000 a year. And then to think that
three-fourths of all these matches
they don,t make $S,000,000 clear profit
on the sale of them they don't make
The harvest day of the match mo
nopoly is now at an end, as they no
longer have a government revenue
tax levied for their benefit But they
still control the trade, on account of
their superior manufacturing facili
ties, large capital, etc. They own
thousands of acres of timber laud
in Michigan, and the lumber is cut
by their own men and shipped on
their own boats. And then they
have contracted for nearly all the
world's supply of phosphorus for
years ahead, and the new manufac
turers starting into the business find
themselves overmatched in many ways
by the old monopoly, which can still
control the trade and make a fair
profit on its investments. They con
trol 22 factories, and one of them
has a capacity of 72,000,000 matches
A Weighty Reason.
One of tho reasons urged by the
Portland Board of Trade for the non
forfeiture of the land grant, is a very
broad one and ought certainly to ap
peal to the Oregon senators fhat is
if they are representing Portland es
pecially instead of the state of Ore- j
gon. The reason alleged, was, in sub-
stance, that some of the citizens of j
Portland were stockholders in the
Northern Pacific, and that if the
grant were forfeited it would be tho
cause of stocks declining, and the
stockholders of Portland would meet
with pecuniary loss; which, being in
terpreted, means, that because half-a-'
dozen soft shells in Portland wero
captured by Villard's conquering dis- j
play last fall, and were inveigled
into buying Northern Pacific shares
at fictitious figures, that they must
be protected from the dangers inci-
dent to stock gambling, at the ex
pense of the best interests of the
whole country. The question whether
Mr. Dolph and Mr. George are at
Washington to represent the interests
of the stockholders of the Northern
Pacific, or whether they are there to
represent tho interests of the people
of Oregon, will soon be determined.
Let the voters of Oregon wait and
watch. Sentinel. j
Recipe fok Scandal. Possibly
there are some people who do not '
know how to make scandal. For such
the following recipe will bo found to
be perfect: "Take a grain of false- i
hood, a handful of runabout, the j
same quantity of nimble-tongue, a '
sprig of the herb back-bite, a tea-'
spoonful of don't-you-tell-it, six drops '
of malice and a few drachms of envy.
Add a little discontent and jealousy,
and through a bag of misconstrue- J
tion pass, cork it up in a bag of ma- j
levolence, and hang it up on a skein
of street yarn; keep it in a good hot j
atmosphere, shake it occasionally fori
a few days, and it will be ready for '
use. Lot a few drops be taken before .
walking out, and the desired result
Near Halfmoon bay, in Coos coun- '
ty, while the farmers are plowing,
numbers of sea-gulls follow the plow,
and now and then swoop down and
catch a field-mouse, and, with a twist,
it is at once swallowed. In this way
thousands of vermin are destroyod. !
From Springfield, Md., Ir. Chas.
G. Addison writes as follows ''I
had a severe sprain in my right knee
compelling me to use crutches for
several weeks. I found no relief in
other remedies and finally tried St.
Jacobs OiL In a short time I could
bend my knee and before using a bot
tle I laid aside my crutches and was
able to walk as well as ever."
J. W. RUDDOCK,
Practical Plumbing in AH Its
Steam and Gas Fixtures,
A Complete Stock of First-clss Material.
All Work Guaranteed.
Office and Shop on Ciss Street, rear or
Cage's bank, Astoria, Oregon.
Tailorii Gleaning, Eepairi&i,
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK.
Main St.. opposite X. Loeb'a, Astoria, Or.
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
Itohnlltand Refitted Thrntxchout.
The Hest of
WIXRS.IilQVOItsi, AXD CIGARS
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Corner "West 0th and Water Streets. Astoria.
Notice to the Public.
HAVING SOLD MY ENTIRE INTEREST
in the Market and Grocery business to
J. B. Wvatt, ol Portland, I Jake this method
of exnresMntf thanks for the uniform court
esy and liberal patronage of the citizens of
Astoria fur the past fouiteen j'ears. and I
checrfullv recommend the Arm of Vatt&
Thompson to the confidence and liberal pat
ronage of the public, including especially
the friends of the old firm.
81 THE GREAT GERMAN
Ralisrei tad cart
SatsBU, Catt, Srais,
And til Mbcr boil! b
Bold by tl Dreed cti ul
Dealer. SlnctUaj la U
2k Charles A.VseT Co,
(wacuui U A. Tccwr )
IUIUaan, Xd, C. 8. A.
Is not :i "cure nil," It Is a blood-purifier aud
tonic. Impurity of the blood poisons thesys-
due- ninny disorders, known by different
iciii.-uf rdiij;es uie circulation, ana uius in-
names to distiiiguhih them according to ef
fecf. but lieiuu really branches or phases of
that ;:reat generic disorder. Impurity ol
Itloori. Such are Dtincnia. Itillimume.
Liver Complaint. Cfnipawm,Ncmnu Di
onltrit. Headache, llaehaehe. General Weah
ie.v. lb-art Ditcarc. Dmpy. Kidney Dieae,
Pile. Ithcumatltm, Catarrh, Scrftda, Skin
Dirdet, Pint pic. Ulcer. Svylliug, Jx..
frc. Kin or the Hloort prevents ana
cures these by attacking the caw. Impurity
of the blood. Chenustsand nhvslchuis agree
in calling it "the most genuine and eflli-imt
preparation fur the purpose." Sold by Drug
givLs.SI per bottle. See testimonials, direc
tion. &r.,iu pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol the Blood." wrapped around each bottle.
D. RANSOM. SOX & Co., Props
Buffalo. N. Y.
FOAM & STOKES.
A FUM, LINE OF
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
In Welch's New Building
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and lti-tull Dealer In
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGErABLES.
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
Patronize Home Manufacture.
All ii. y CANDIES art of the
A full assortment
NUTS, FOREIGN FRUITS, ETC.
JOH P. CL.AS8E.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ASTO
ria Wood Yard. Gray's Dock, foot of
Benion street, will sell wood at the follow
ing pners and deliver wherever ihe streets
are planked, between Trulllnger's Mill and
O'Brien's Hotel. bac- to Astor street :
ilreeu Alder, 2-cut L 50 per cord, lone $3 75
Dry do do
Dry do do
Green Beach do
Green Fir do
Dry Fir do
and S. hinds do
6 00 do
do 5 23
do 5 00
auaS. limbs do
5 73 do
Wood of All Kinds
By the Scow load at REDUCED RATES.
. - t, J. H. D. GRAY
Astoria, February 1st, 18S4.
Owing to severe weather and Increased
expense, an additional charge of 25 cents a
cord on sawed wood will be made till further
Fresh and Cured Meats.
SAUSAGE A SPECIALTY.
Next Door to John Eoge' Cental Madset.
- " r
a. van pencil
Hardware aiSln Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Var nish,
Cotton Sail" Twines
Lard Oil, tv.
Paints nnd OilO jQreceriea. ic.
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, OafjpA! Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand
Wood Delivered te Order.
Draulng, Teaming. aridExpreB Business
Horses ana Carriaaefof-Hire.
l)KAI3fi - .
WINES, LIQUORS AND,cfcARS
Wilson fc Fisher,
Iron, Steel, Coal, Anchors. Chains,
TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
NAILS AND SPIKES,
Shelf Hardware, Faints and Oils
FLOUR AXD MUX FEE1.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capital Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Prices, in Stock.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
ASTOKI A.. OREGON.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors, Windows, Blinds, Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
A specialty, and all work guaranteed.
Oak, Asb, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
fton and Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of bo.it material on band.
C. H.BA1X A CO.
B. F. STEVENS & CO..
CITY BOOK HTOBE.
Have Just received a mammoth stock or
Books. The jounk and old, neb and poor
can all be accommodated.
AGEhTd FOE THE
Kranlrh & Bach and Mandgfeldt A
Xotnl Piano and Wenterm
Orders for all kinds of Music or Instru
ments will be promptly filled.
B. F. STEVENS & CO.
JOS P. LEATHERS
Formerly oxer Arndt & Frchea's Machine Sho
18 BUILDING FIRST-CLAS BOATS IN
the hop formerly occupied by M. John
son on C -ncomlv street, one block wcit of
Hansen BroV Mill. Model, Material and
R. M. LEATHERS
Haa reopened his boat shop, over Arndt &
Ferchen's. foot of LaFayettf! street, and is
prepared to turn out
AXJL WOtK CWAKASTKBD.
STOME & DAVIDSOH
Bed Crown Flour.
Guaranteed a Superior Article.
Country Produce, Etc..
"Consignments Solicited, and Advances
made on same.
S. ARNDT & FERCBEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine iShop
All kinds or
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
Agents for Oregon, Washington Territory,
ana Aiasxa ior
E. W. BLISS
Special Cannery Machinery !
Engines. Soldering Machines,
Improved Acid Bath and Crimping
Power Presses, Foot Presses,
And all other machinery used in canneries.
Including the new
Working without .mall springs, constantly
We respectfully invite all cannerymen to
call and examines the ab ve machinery as It
is greatly superior to any heretofore intro
duced on this coast. Orders solicited.
ARX1T A. FEItCHEX,
Foot of Lafayette Street,
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bentox Stbert, Near Parker House,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. O-A. STIHSTG-S ,
Of all Description! made to Order
at Mhort A'otlre.
A. D. Was3, President.
J. G. Huhtleh, Secretary,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
HAVE NO EQUAL.
The London Fisheries Exhibition
HAVE AWARDED THE
The Barter Brothers Company
FLAX NET THREADS.
Union India Bubber Co's
Pure Para Gum
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS !
Be sure the 'Boots are stamped CRACK
PROOF on the heels, and have the PURE
GUM SPRINGS on the foot and instep,
which prevent their cracking or breaking.
We are now making tliem with RUBBER
AND ASBESTOS Holes which will make
thera last more than twice as long aa any
Rubber boots made.
FOR SALE BY ALL DEALERS.
ALL KINDS RUBBER BELTING, PACK
ING, HOSE. SPRINGS, CLOTHING,
BOOTS AND SHOES Etc
B, H.TEASEVJr. t Aleuts,
8.M.KUNYON. J SaarraMtoeo.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
a, B. PARKER. Prop..
ASTORrA, - - - OREGON
Al. CROSBY, -. - Day'Clerk.
PhlL BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY has the Bar and Billiard room.
First Glass in all Respects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT ISA FACT!!
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
On Concomly Street
That he hns always on baud
FRESH SHOALWATER SAY AND
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He ha bren Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" la Knappton hcrenjean.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
AND OYSTERS AT
Mrs. Powell's Coffee House,
On Main Street next to Oregon Bakery.
XKW AXD WELL EQUIPPED
L. Serra has rebuilt his establishment ard
Is prepared to accommodate the traveling
A tcood meal furnished at an v hour of the
uay or nigiu.
'ihe fl-.est Liquors and Cigars at the bar.
Two doors west or Ike Foster's.
n28-6m LUIGI SERRA.
Fipres Mer Lie !
OF THE CHOP HOUSE
Can prove by his books that he is doing the
biggest business of any
In the city, and he will guarantee to give
the best meal for cash.
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to the GEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL, - PROPRIETOIt.
CHAS, A. MAY
New Store, "New Stcck
Toys, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco, and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A FINE ASSOETMENT.
Squemoqua street, next door to the Empire
GERMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLED BEER DEPOT,
Chenamus Street, Astoria,
The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass.
Orders for the Celebrated
Columbia Brewery Beer
Left at this place will be promptly
3"No chean San Fraucisco Beer sold at
wm. buuiv, iroprieior.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
Window curtains made to order.
TMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be lound convenient to my patrons.
Astoria Shooting Gallery
Next Door to A. G. Sppxarth's
Chenamus stteet, uear Main.
As a Marksman, and win a
First-class Guns : Charges Moderate.
ODen till in ?3n P. M.
Xf. VT. .TK - Proprietor.
GEO. A. DOKBIS, TT Tltj tTt,
IfOEAKB dfc DM'Mg;-
ATTORNEYS AT LA.it.
.v : .
Office in Kinney's Block, cfMJUjQttr
Hall, Astori3, Oregon.
Q U. THOMSON,
Attorney and CowiHtirifcfniv.
Room No. e, over White ITdaii,'
ASTOKIA, OBgtiOjiL ,
,,,,. i'., .,,;.; ,
o. vr. fulton-. &r& frWHfrg.
ATTORNEYS A.T LA.W.
Rooms 6 and C, Odd Fellow i
r Q.A. BOWJLBY. "
ATTORNEY AT LA.
Chenamus treet, - - A3TOBU..0liKXMI
. . .'l ) Pi i
teseph: a. gill,
ea-Offlce with J. 0 A. Bowlbjr,
ASTORIA, ..... OYetM.
1 J. CUilTIS,
ATT5T AT LAW.
Notary Public, CommlssIoBf at Vitiijk
Calliomts, ev York and WaihiatMl'Wt
Rooms 3 aud 4. Odd Fellows BafliHMfc A.
N.B -Claims at Washington. D. O, WMk
collections a specialty.
A V. ALLEX,
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANI
jLJ C. HOLDKSI,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AMD f
Q VF. L.E1-K,
ARCHITECT AND DEAUQHTJltlJ
Scholars received for Course of Drttglflfif
EST-OGlce over White House Stor.
Q.ELO F. PAJlSLt-K.
ClatHop County, aa4 City mt Amimi
Ottlce :-Chenamus street, Y. M. O. A. M
Room No. 8.
"rR. ar. c boatmax,
Physician an'd SarM.
Rooms 9 and 10. Odd Fellows
TAY TUTTIiE. .. c
PHYSICIAN AND SURGJK
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3 Pythias Bi-C ,
Eksidkxrk On Cedar Street, back t
St. Maiy'3 Hospital.
f. p. it icks. . x. sarir .
HICKS & SHAW,
Rooms In Allen's Building, np stain, eat
ner Ca a and Squem. qua streets. AstocU.
On Geuevieve stteet, opposite Botortk,
GEO. P. wnEELEK.
WHEELER & KOBB.
Eeal Estate 1 InsnrancB Aientt.
We have very desirable property la As
toria and Upper Astoria for sa.e. Also. 1
farms throughout the county..
Accounts carefully adjusted aad coBec
We represent th
Koyal. Xorwlch UbIoh aatl ;
Mia re inMurance uv't,
With a combined capital of 99
Traveler Life and Accldrnt Imsmr-
anre Co, of Haitford. andthaM-
hattan Lf InxursBM
of New York.
We are aeents for the Daily od WmXSv
Northwest Neias, and the'Oregon FUMIt.
All business entrusted to our care" will Re
ceive prompt attention.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on tiy
Part ol Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR THE FOLLOTaKl
well known and commodious st ip
STATE LINE. RED STAR.
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINX.
Prepaid tickets to or from any TwrwpMH
For full information as to rates of tar.
Muling days, etc, apply to '
Oregon Paint and Varnish Wtrkt,
Paints, Yarnisl ancL Laipr.
Any shade mixed and ground to ordr.
C. F. PJBARSOIf .,
P.O. Box 148. Frtl-a,r.
HALF GALLON TINS.
At WILSON & FISHEXVr
rx Liberal DLkqqX to t&t Trwk.--