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VOL. XXII, NO. 28.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1884.
PRICE, FIYE CENTS.
OP THE GREATEST IMPOETAtfOE.
The Opinion of a Representative Amer
ican. The Present Effort to Build an Isthmus
Sax Fhaxcisco, July 31, 1881.
To the Editor of the ClironirJe
SiR: Having been interested some
years ago in the canalization of the
American isthmus, and, indeed, per
sonally engaged in a survey for that
purpose, I naturally felt anxious to
visit the isthmus of Panama, -where,
as is well known, a canal has been
commenced under the auspices of M.
De Lesseps and a French company.
I spent two weeks upon that part
of the isthmus, gathering all the in
formation I could outside of purely
official sources for it will be readily
understood that information fur
nished to the world by parties direct
ly interested in the success of this
stupendous undertaking is more or
less tinged with paitiality.
The reports of Lieut llodgers and
Rear-Admiral Cooper of the United
States;navy, while the most reliable
yet published in the United States,
have apparently been compiled from
facts and figures furnished by the
officials of the canal company, while
their conclusions are mildly drawn
as perhaps they ought to be in an
But the inleroceanic canal question
is one of vital importance to the
United States, the people of which
have a right, as far as they may feel
an interest, to know the present con
dition of the work and its prospects
in the future.
In expressing my own opinion I do
so frankly, but without any desire to
reflect upon the character or ability
of those engaged in the undertaking.
As I understand it, M. De Lesseps,
after a very hurried and imperfect
study of the isthmus, formed a com
pany with a capital of $120,000,000, to
dig a through-cut canal across the
isthmus of Panama, and promised his
stockholders that it should be con
structed for that amount of money
and furnished by Januuary 1, 18SS.
He calculated the cost of excavation
at 50 cents per cubic meter aud of
labor at 80 cents per diem, and esti
mated the amount of excavation at
122,000,000 cubic meters; how much of
it was earth and how much, rock, he
apparently did not know then, nor
does he absolutely know now.
The work was commenced on the
1st day of February, 1831, and thus,
at the present moment, three years
and five months of the promised time
In this period contracts have been
made for the excavation of 25,000,000
cubic meters, out of the 122,000,000
cubic meters estimated, but only 5,
000,000 ,pubic meters have actually
been done. Thus it appears that on
ly one .fit th of one fifth of the work
has actually been performed, while
nearly one half of the time has been
consumed. And a more thorough
study of the work has developed the
fact that, as it progresses, it not on
ly becomes more difficult, but the
amount of excavation increases by
each succeeding estimate, until it is
now conceded that instead of 122,
000,000 cubic meters it will reach tho
startling figure of 200,000,000 cubic
meters, while the contract price at
many points reaches as high as $1.90
per cubic meter and labor has gone
from 80 cents per diem to $1.50 and
It is stated that $60,000,000 has al
ready been expended, or one-half of
the capital stock, and $10,000,000 is
asked for the expenditure of the pres
ent year. Under these circumstanc es
and without taking into considera
tion the many difficult problems
which 'present themselves from day to
day in the progress of the work, not
the least of which is the control of
that jmcontrollable river, the Cha
gres, it is very evident that neither
the estimated time nor the estimated
money will be adequate for the un
dertaking, and, Judging for the future
by the testimony of the past, five
tunes the amount of money and at
least twenty years' time will be ex
pended before we shall see even the
beginning of the end.
If it is true, as stated, that M. De
Lesseps has Tfut recently reiterated
his promise to complete the canal by
1888, or if it is expected to complete
it with the amount of money already
subscribed, then 1 consider there is
an imposition being practiced upon
the credulity of mankind, eqnaled
only4)y the Southsea bubble.
Tti "work already done is seen
more particularly at Aspinwall, where
the Fox river has been dredged out,
widened and" protected by a terre-plenej-aniil
it exhibits a capacity,
with more dredging, of becoming an
excellent harbor at the entrance of
The work performed by the Amer
ican Dredging Company of which
much has been said, has been the
digging through the morass of a
space 100 feetwide, eleven feet deap
and one and three quarters miles long.
This may be said to be the com
mencement, of the work itself but
when it is remembered that the ca
nal is to-be 200 feet wide and thirty
feet deep, we can readily see how in
significant tne worK accompiisnea is
in comparison with that remaining to
be done by these dredges, their con
tract being for seven miles of the ca
nal at its full width and depth,
, At the exit of the canal at Panama
nOtnmg ai " -"" ucc.u uuuc, uuu at
the divide at Culebro, where it will
be .necessary to cut down through
earth and rock.more than 500 feet, no
work of any consequence has been
Tt is said that $20,000,000 has been
expended upon the material and
plant now upon the Isthmus, and
that this must be regarded as part of
the assets of the company, but how
much of it may be utilized and how
much destroyed by the action of the
climate is impossible to say. At pres
ent much of it may be seen upon the
line of the canal entirely exposed to the
weather ana rapiaiy deteriorating.
There may be some slight mistakes
in these estimates, but the main facts
can be fully sustained. From these
and from other reasons I draw the
following conclusions, satisfactory to
my mind: First That the canal can
not possibly be built in the time
specified, nor for the amount estimat
ed. Second That the confidence of
capitalists will be exhausted before
the work can be finished, and in this
connection I btate again what I have
written before, that in my opinion no
canal can be made across any part of
the American isthmus without na
tional guaranties. Third That even
granting the possibility of controlling
the Chagres now and diverting its
channel, it is financially impossible
to dig a through-cut canal, not only
down to the sea level, but thirty feet
below it, across the isthmus of Pana
ma; while I believe a lock canal can
be so constructed as to accommodate
the commerce of the world, and ob
viate the necessity of a canal at any
My impression is that the present
company will exhaust itself in a very
few years, and that the time will then
be opportune for any country to pur
chfise the franchise, with the advan
tage of all the labor already expend
ed. Whether tho United States, in
the maintenance of its undoubted
right to exercise a controlling influ
ence upon this continent, will then
assert its prerogative remains, of
course, a question for the future.
THE MONROE DOCTRINE.
3ut there are other questions in
connection with tho isthmus of Pan
ama of interest to the people of the
United States. Our government, by
virtue of a treaty with that of Colom
bia, has guaranteed the isthmus
transit The Panama Railroad com
pany has virtually sold its franchise
to a company in Paris, identical in
point of fact with the canal company.
13' this transaction tho Panama rail
road comes under the control of the
Panama Canal company; indeed the
director general of the canal com-
pany has on more than one oocasion I
asserted his authority over the rail- J
road; aud, although at the present
moment it may be considered impolitic
to interfere with the transit of freight
and passengers across the isthmus, j
yet when the power is claimed,and the
emergency may arise, it can easily bo ,
seeu that the railroad will be subor
dinated to the canal. Should this
occur, the question arises as to the ;
duties of the United States govern- J
ment of Columbia m reference to the
treaty before mentioned. Shall we
quietly permit the treaty to be ig
nored and consent to !tlie ascendenoy
of an European company over that
pare or tue comment wuicii Ave nave
heretofore considered to be under!
our immediate protection? Increas
ing lawlessness upon the Isthmus,
originating in various causes - as tho
antagonism of races; the natural
tendencies ot tne laborers to the ex-1
cessive use of strong liquors iu that .
trying climate; the absence of any !
adequate police force to control so j
large a body of men will render
necessary, sooner or later, the inter-
vention of some foreign government, j
"Will it be considered tho duty of the
United States to accept this position
when in point of faot its citizens will '
have little or no interests to be pro
tected? If not, will the people of the
United States acquiesce in tho pos
session of this important point on the
Amerioan continent by an European
pow,er? This question must be an
swered at no distant day. Tho com
ing congressional and presidential
election may indicate the popular
will on this point Latterly we have
been prone to think tho mere busi
ness interests of the country para
mount to the other, imd, as I think,
greater problems of the day.
IS TOE OAXAIi NEEDED
If the Panama railroad will lay a
double track and extend tho road to
islands in the bay of Panama, then
the completion of the canal may be
remanded to the distant future and
M. De Lesseps may eithor live to the
age of Methusaleh to see its comple
tion, or bo born again into a world
which will accept faith without works.
In the meanwhile the demands of
commerce will be measurably filled.
As with individuals." so with na
tions. It is not all of life merely to
live, and I shall regret to see the
time when our country shall become
so absorbed in the pursuit of gain as
to forget her responsibility to the
world at large and particularly to her
sister republics upon this continent
No nation can bo truly great which
fails to recognize the broad fact that
she belongs to the family of nations
and that she has duties to perform
and rights to protect beyond her own
If congress in its wisdom had
thought fit to complete the five dou-ble-turreted
monitors which for years
have been struggling, for completion
over all the abuse which couH be
heaped upon them, I should have' no
fears of European intervention in any
affair which pertains to the American
continent The Isthmus of Panama
has not yet passed out of American
Pu F. SnUTEIDT.
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
North British and Mercantile
t Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital or 807,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Agent,
PRANK H. LAIGHTON.
Fruits, Notions, Cigars
Water tsU between West 8U1
and West Dili,
Tropical and Domestic Fruits per every
steamer. Nuts, Candies, eta. at Lalgbton's.
Even-thing Fresh and First-class,
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Headache, Toothache,
Sore Tbroat, Swelling. Sprain. BraUc.
Bnrn. Scalds Frott Bite,
AND ALL OTUEE BODILY PAWS A5D A CUES.
Soil by Drstcliti "1 Deilert ertrywherc. Fifty CtnU a
bottle. Direction! Id 11 Lincucei.
TIIE CHARLES A. YOOELER. CO.
3atxrjtA.Y(WrLKCO) BtlUaor. S&, C.S. A.
iTom these sources arise three-fourths
oftho diseases oftho human race These
symptoms indicate their existence:
Xiosa of Appetite, Botvels costive,
Kick Headache, fullness after eat
ing, aversion to exertion of body or
mind, Eructation of food, Irritabil
of having neglected some duty,DIz
ziness,FluttcringatthcIIeart,Dota before the eyes, highly colored
Urine, COIVSTlPATIOIV.untl demand
the use of a remedy that acts directly on
the Liver. As aLivermetlicincTTJTT'S
MUCS have no equal. Tbciractionon
tbo Kidneys and Skin Is also prompt;
removing all impurities through these
three 4 scavengers of the system,"
producing appetite, sound digestion,
regular stools, a clear skin and a vig
orous body. TOTT'SPiritS cause no
nausea or griping nor interfere "With
daily -work und are a perfect
ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA.
bold everywhere255. Ottiee44 MurraySUN Y.
TUTTS HAIR DYE.
GratHair or "Whiskers changed in
stantly to a Glossi Slack by a single
application of this Dye. Sold by Drug
Sists.orscntbycxpressonreceiptofiL Office. 44 Murrav Street, New York.
mro niCTAL of rezruii sx;n?i3 rsss.
To SMOKERS of Blackwell's
Genuine Bull Durham
This Special Deposit Is to guarantee the
payment of the 25 premiums fully described
in our former announcements.
Tho premiums will be paid, no matter how
Email the number of bags returned may be.
'OJJice BlaeltrelfM Durham Trbarro d.,
Durham, .V. O, Hay 10, lSSt
, Caihxrr Bank of Durham, Durham, A'. C
Deaii Sib: We Inclose you 81U950.0U. which
rlcape place on Special Deposit to par premiums
lor our empty tobacco bapB to be returned Dec
IMu. Youro truly. J. S. CABB. President.
Qf.ee rif the Bank of Durhan,
Durham, if. C, May 10, 1S8U
J. . CAItl pq .
fm" BlaeJnrer Durham Tolxxeeo Co.
Dr-An Sib- I hae to acknowledge receipt of
SH.ftV) w from you. which we bae placed upon
bpecial Deporit for the object you rtate.
Yours truiy. 1. A. WILEY. Cashier.
Mice pcnnlne without picture of DULLoalho I
rSee sur other announccmccta.
S. B. CROW.
lew Rooms. New Material.
EVERYTHING FIRST CLASS.
&S- Mr. Wir. Ji. Bell, of i-an Francisco.
mill nf fllft HlilCt d.-illflll ttlmf tMn..l.l. .
ii . , : "' "' i'm!"si"i." I'll
the Coast, agists in the operating room.
h ine il ork a Specialty.
On the RO.HMVAY nearly opposite St.
Man 's Hospital.
- 5 AYS THERE WILL BE
NO INCREASE OF PRICES
IN HIS CHOP HOUSE
AND THAT HE IS DETERMINED TO
maintain his reputation for keenlnir the
best and che ipest Restaurant in town, even
at a loss to himself, while the dull times last
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Lumber, Salmon Trays,
OFFICE AND MILL, CORNER SAUIOX
AND CEDAR STREETS.
ASTORIA.. .- - - Oregon.
J. W. RUDDOCK,
Practical Plumbing in All Its
Steam and Gas Fixtures,
A Complete Stock of First-class Material.
AH Work Guaranteed.
Office and Shop in Hume's bulldinjr, rear
01 wneeier a uooos, .asiona, uregon.
IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL PERSONS
that I will not be responsible for any
debts contracted by my wife Sophia Olsen.
July 29, 18&.
f 11 Cftf!
Columbia Transportation Company.
FAST TIME! FAST TIME!
THE TOPUhAR STEAMER
Which has been refitted for the comfort of passengers unueaic
W ilson & Fisher's Dock every
Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 6 A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P.M.
Returning leaves Portland every
Tuesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. arriving-at Astoria at 1 P. M.
2-An additional trip v,ill be made on Kundny or Each WeeK. leaving Portland
at t O'clock hnnclny llnruin. Passengers bj this route connect at Kalaroa
for Sound ports.
1IOTKI.S AXD RESTAURANTS.
H, i:. r.istKKti. rror..
ArTOKIA, - - OREGON. !
First Class in all Respects.
fim:e coach to tiik house.
Figures lewlis !
OF -THE CHOP HOUSE
Can prow bj hi-, books that he is doint; the
bipptt butliit-s nf any
In the rit. r. d he will iniarantee to ghe
th. b"t nu-al for cash.
WASBIKOTOK 51 ARRET,
JinSn 1mcI, A-i(H:t, Oregon.
m:i:nn. v kkkky, rxorKiirroKS.
KESPECTFUI.LY CALL THE ATTEX
tion of the nubile to the fact that the
abo e Market w ill always be supplied with a
FULL VARIETY AND REST QUALITY
FRESH AfiD CURED HEATS 1 !
Which will be sold at lowest rates, whole
sale and retail.
tSrSivplal attention dcn to 5ii'.vini:
WVfiTT & THOMPSON.
I FRESH AND CURED MEATS,
Crockery and Glassware.
Mill exS., EJto,
furnish Provisions. Fresh and in Good
Condition. Dres-ed Chickens, Vegetables,
and Mai ket Froduce of all kinds in season.
A Ftnectock of Family Wines, Liquois,
Cig-irs and Tobaccos.
WHERRY & 00DIPAMY,
Fresh and Cured 3! cats,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEI.,
CHKXA3IUS Street. Astoria,
A General Banking and Exchange Busi
ness transacted. Every facility for prompt
and satisfactory business.
Drafts on the. leading cities of the United
States and Europe.
Deposits Ket-elved. .
CLATSOP COUNTY BRANCH
Room No. i, "White House building, Astoria.
Bills collected in any part of the United
States or Canadas.
Tliis association has overo.000 correspond
ents. LANGDON, STICKLES & CO.
U. B. SCOTT, President
5. AENDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A "peclalty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTF STREET.
ASTORIA IRON WORKS.
Bknto;- Stkekt, Nea, Parker Housk,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
. BOILER MAKERS.
LAM and MAEINE ENGINES
Boiler Work, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Of nit Descriptions made to Order
at Short Xotice.
A. D. Wass, President.
J. G. Hustler, Secretary,
T. W. Case, Treasurer.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer In
Glass and Plated' Ware,
TROPICAL AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
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 Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds of boat material on hand.
C. II. BAIV &. CO.
The Str. GLEANER,
B. F.STEVENS, - -. - Master.
Will leave Wilson & Fisher's Dock
Every Monday, at 9 A. 31.
For Deep River and Way Landings, and
Every Saturday, at 9 A. 3T,
Pnp.lnhn nav's RIVQr.
On other days will do general work. A
steamer, and Lumber, TVood, etc., promptly
Oregon Railway & Navigation
During the month of July, 1881, Ocean
Steamers will sail from Portland to San
Francisco, and from San Francisco to Port
land, as follows, leaving Ainsworth Dock,
Portland, at Midnight, and Spear Street
harf, San Francisco, at 10 A. it, :
From Portland. I From San FrancIco.
Oreton Mon 5
Mate of Cal....Sat S
Columbia Thnr 14
Oregon Tues 19
State of Cal....Sun 21
Columbia Frl 29
Stain of nl Ka
Columbia .Thar 7
Oregon .Tues 12
State ofCal... .Nun 17
Columbia Fn 22
Oregon Wei 27
Oregon ..Wed 3
---..... wm uuiti;uiiU,...aiU
State of Cal....Mon 1
aiatn ozual....Mon SlOolumbia Sat C
Throush Tickets sold to all principal
cities In the United States, Canada and
Passenger Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at 11 :40 A. M. dallr. .
Pullman Palace Cars running between Port-
RIVEK DIVISION (Middle Columbia).
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :00
land for IMonl Tu: We.lThu. Fn. I S.U
lower Co. I
6 AM k AM
Tacomaand Seattle, daily at 10 pji
ictoria Steamers do not run Sundays.
Leaves Aitoria for Portland at 6 a. m. daily es
t c-, C.H. PRESCOTT,
A. L. STOKES, Manager.
Oregon & California R. R.
On and after June 28. 18S4, trains will run as
follows : DAILY (Except Sundays).
Bclwcea PORTLAND and ASHLAND
Portland 7 -JO a. 3i Ashland 5:40 A. m.
Ashland 6:20 p. m Portland 4:25 r. m.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Tortland 4 :00 t. 3t.Lehanon 9 0 p. at
Lebanon. 4 :45 A. m. I Portland.-10 :03 A. zi
Pullman Palace Sleeping Car leaves Port
land Mondays and Thurbdays. Returning
leaves Ashland Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Oregon and California Railroad Ferry
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastslde Division, from the foot of F St.
BotweeH .Portland and Corvnllls
. LEAVE. ARRIVE.
Portland. 9 :00 A. ai.CorvallK4 :30 p. at.
Corvallls 8 :30 A. M.PortIand 3 :20 p.ar.
KXEKKf 3 TRAIN
Portland 5O0 p MMcMInnvllIe-8 :00 pji
iuuiniuuviiieo:io a. atiroruana.... 8 mu a ji
Close connections made at Ashland
with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
Local tickets for sale, and hag:agc checked
at Company's up town olllce, corner Stark
and Second strrets.
ssTIckets to all the principal points in Cal
ifornia, can only he procured, and baggage
checked, at the Company's office
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
T?FPlf7lfc TO Ul nnf lift rflnnltrol ffv onmmanf
after 5 o'clock r. ai. on either the Eastside
or Westside Divisions
R. KOEHLER, K. P. ROGERS,
.manager. u. tr & P. Act
llwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Canby,
Connecting by stages aud boats for
Oysterville, Montesano and Olympia
Until further notice the Dwaco
Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer
"Will leave Astoria
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
(Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays being
ujsierrme auu tuoniesano mail aays.)
at 7 A.M.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and llwaco
Wednesdays, and Fridays
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a. at.,
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
"Oh Tnesdaj'S and Thursdays
A.SECOXD TRIP will be made, leaving As
toria at 1 P.M., connecting with steamer
TFfde West, from Fortland.
Fare to Fort Canby and llwaco, ?1 00
"Tickets can be bought at the olllce for
55y-Ilwaco freight, by the ton. In lots of
one ton or over, $2 per ton,
E-For Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at the office of the company, Gray's
wnari, loot oi isemon street.
J. II. D.GRAY,
Westport and Astoria
THE FAVORITE STEAMER
"Which has been thoroughly refitted for the
comfort of Passengers will run this season
Detween westport ana Astoria
As follows :
Leave Westport at 7 :30 A.M.
Arriving In Astoria at 10 30 A. at.
Leave Astoria at 2 P. M.
Arrive In Westport at 6 p. ax.
Will touch at all way landings.
For freight or passage apply on board or
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
County School Superintendent
Office at Badollet & Co.'s Cannery, Upper
T FRANK PAGE. 31. 1.
Phj'slclnn and Surgeou.
Olllce opposite the Johansen building.
ASTORIA .... OREGON.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Abstracts f Title a Specialty.
Rooms 11 and 12, Knights of Pythian CutIo
Budding. Telephone Jtfe. 40,
Q F. 3ICCORMAC,
Attorney ami Counsellor nt Jmvt
Room 12, Odd Fellow3 Building.
ASTORIA, - - - ' - Oregon.
OEO. A. DOItRIS, GEO. NOI.AND
NOASI fc IM)RR1S,
ATTORNEYS AT LA"W.
Office In Kinney's Block, opposite City
Hall, Astoria, Oregon.
Q R. TH03ISOIV,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. C, over "White House,
a W. FOLTOX. G. C FULTOV.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6, Odd Fellows Bulldhig.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
JOSEPH A. GILJj,
JS-Office with J. Q- A. Bonlhy,
ASTORIA, - - - - . oregou.
"EJ C. HOLDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
ARCHITECT AND DRAUGHTSMAN.
Scholars received for Course of Draughting
"Office over "White House Store.
rTEf.O V. P1REEB.
Clatsop Conn t j nnd City of Astoria
Office : nhfinnmnq ttrff V T n lioll
Room No. 8.
pi 1SEXSO 31ARTiar, 31, !.,
Fhj-Hician and Snrgjeon.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
OFFicE-Room 12, Odd Fellows Building.
Residence Hume's building, up stairs.
TAY TUTTIiE, 31. I.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office Rooms 1. 2. and 3 Pvthian Bull.l-
Residence On Cedar Street. b.ipk of
St. Mary's Hospital.
F. P. HICKS. A. E. SHAW.
HICKS & SIIAW.
Rooms In Allen's Bulldinjr. un stairs, cor
ner Cass and Squcmoqua streets. Astoria.
Bozorth. & Johns,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents,
ASTORLV, - Oregon.
Buy and sell all kinds of Real Estate and
represent tne louowmg tire
Insurance Conpanies :
Scottish Union and Na- .
tlonal, assets $33,000,000
rhcenlx of Hartford " 4.500,000
Home of New York, 7,ooo,0oo
Hamburg and Bremen, " 2.000,000
"Western, " 3oo,co0
Phenlxof Brooklyn, " 4,000,000
Oakland Home, " 300,000
Policies written by as in the Phoenix and
Home and ScotUsh Union and National at
BANKING AND INSURANCE!
I. W. CASE,
Broker, Banker, and Insur
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
OFFICE HOURS :
From 9 o'clock A. M. until 3 o'elo.!. 1. M.
B. S. Worsley,
KT'Ofllce and Ware Rooms on Squemoqua
Street, next door to corner of Olney.
Advancements made on Consignments
No Charses for Storage of Good.n
Tailoring Cleaning, Repairinff,
NEAT, CHEAP AND QUICK.
Main St., opposite X. Loco's, Astoria, Or.
BARRELS AND HALF-BARRELS
AH Kinds of Cooperage Done.
"Leavfl orders with .TfYHV l?rf:T?T?
Superintendent, at Central Market.