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.OCTOBER 30. 1881
SMUGGLING ON THE SOUND.
Advices from British Columbia
stato that in defiance of the customs
laws, smuggling is being carried on
between that province and the United
State3 on a gigantic scale. The most
profitable part of the trade is found
in smuggling opium, tobacco and
fancy goods into Washington ter
ritory from Victoria. This is done
at a large profit, as in the item of
opium alone the duty is $10 per
pound, and the Chinese will readily
take all that can be run in. The cap
tain of a steamer plying on Puget
Sound, who appears to be well ac
quainted with the habits of the
smugglers, states that those engaged
in the business find no difficulty in
running goods from Victoria into
Washington territory. He says that
the oustoms officers are few and far
between, and that there is little to
hinder a boat from loading opium or
anything else in any port of Puget
Sound. He reports that there is a
regularly organized business in
smuggling being carried on in whioh
the United States are the great
losers. He describes the mode of
operation as follews: ''Goods intend
ed to be smuggled into the United
Statea are taken from Victoria to one
of the San Juan islands, which is
under the British flag. Within a
stone's throw of Puget Sound are
several small islands which belong to
the United States. The goods are
removed during the night to one of
these islands, and when an American
steamer arrives are put on board, and
go to the United States ports as
American goods, and no questions are
are asked." The same course is pur
sued with goods to be smuggled from
Washington territory into British
Columbia, only that the goods are
first taken to the American islands
and thence to one of the San Juan
islands, and from there to Victoria.
The smugglers keep themselves thor
oughly posted in regard to the move
ments of the revenue cutters, and in
this way generally manage to escape.
It is said that to-day a large number
of citizens of Victoria are engaged in
this business, many of them having
done nothing else for years, during
which time they have made them
selves comparatively independent.
The -steamboat captain who has de
tected the secrets of the smugglers
states that at night when steaming
along the Sound he frequently sees
two boats meet near the islands and
exchange cargoes and then separate
to run their goods ashore before day
light. The following, says the News, pre
sents the ludicrous side of the cam
paign, and illustrates how a good
joke will escape the eagle eye of a
newspaper man: James D. Warren,
editor of the Buffalo Commercial,
who is making a vigorous campaign
in behalf of Blaine for the presi
dency, received a poem, which upon
its face was full of praise for the Be
publican candidate, aud was accepted
and printed in that journal. Special
attention was also called by the edi
tor to the beautiful tribute. Upon a
careful reading of the same after it
was in print, it was discovered that it
was nothing else than an acrostic,
which those who read might under
stand that it wa3 their bounden duty
to "vote for Cleveland." The editor's
consternation and indignation upon
the unearthing of the fraud may be
better imagined than described.
Hobatio Seymour comes forth
from the drift of the alluvial period
to tell us that if we go on protecting
our industries against foreign capital
and pauper labor,- the European gov
ernments will soon begin to retaliate
by putting a high tariff on our bread
stuffs. There might be something
in this if Europe were buying our
breadstuffs as a mere matter of ac
commodation to us; but the truth is
that she buys them only because she
is obliged to, and would quit it to
morrow if she could get them any
where else for any less money. And
furthermore, if it be true, as Mr. Sey
mour and Democrats in general con
tend, that a tariff is simply a tax on
the consumer, then Europe could
only put a retaliatory duty on Amer
ican breadstuffs by making food more
costly to her own people and Eu
rope could not do that without caus
ing a general rebellion.
The immense odds in favor of the
Democrats in next Tuesday's contest
will be seen in the faot that they only
need to carry New York and Indiana
to give a Democratic majority to the
electoral college. Of course no men
tion is necessary regarding the elec
toral votes of the south that is "solid."
The fact exists of the states in which
political discussion and free speech
are allowed, the Democrats only need
the states from which hail their can
didates for president and vice-president.
A statistician has just published
the findings of a twenty-five years'
commercial retrospect, from which it
appears that in 1860 we imported
Tialf the woolen goods consumed in
cloth and in wooL Now we produce
about four-fifths of the consumption,
and the small proportion imported is
largely carpet wools of too Iowa
grade for civilized agriculture to
Pbofessob H. W. WiiiBT, chemist
of the United States Agricultural
Bureau, asserts that the consumption
of sugar in this country last year
amounted to 2,475,000 pounds, or forty-five
pounds per capita. Estimat
ing the last or retail price at eight
cents a pound and it will average
this to the oonsumer it will be seen
that there is paid in the United
States for sugar $198,000,000, or $3,60
for every man, woman and child.
This is sugar only, and does not in
clude molasseB, of which the United
States imported 80,000,000 gallons
last year, and the home production
of which was upwards of 17,000,000
gallons. Even this is not all, for be
sides the cane sugar and mol&ssea
there is produced and consumed in
this country 20,000,000 gallons of syr
up and molasses made from corn
starch, and 15,000,000 gallons made
from sorghum. What might proper
ly be added for glucose it is impossi
ble to say. The retail value of the
whole sugar product is put at $218,
000,000 a year.
Thb relation between Gladstone
and the Parnellites have become dan
gerously strained by the tone of the
debate on the execution of Miles
Joyce. It ia now known that Lord
Spencer distinctly threatened to re
sign if the inquiry was granted, and
that the government, afraid of hav
ing an Irish crisis, in addition to all
of their other troubles, had to prom
ise to stubbornly refuse all commis
sions. Trevelyan made a bitter
speech last night, with the result that
the feeling among the Parnellites,
whioh is in favor of voting against
the government on the franchise bill,
becomes much stronger.
Govebnob Bunn, of Idaho, in his
annual report to the secretary of the
interior says: "The population is
88,000, enough to qualify for admis
sion into the Union. The assessed
valuation is $9,380,000, an increase of
fifty per cent in the last year."
The most polite man the country
has produced has been found hang
ing from the limb of a tree in a Con
necticut town, one of his shoes con
taining a noto begging pardon for
trespassing on the land where the
body was found.
The babies of 1863 will decide next
Tuesday's fight They know nothing
about the war, except by hearsay.
This fact is worth a buBhel of argu
ments against holding post mortem
examinations on dead issues.
Sib Moses Montefiobe received
hundreds of telegrams congratulating
him on attaining his hundredth
birthday. They came from all parts
of the world and many from America.
Wateb is fifty cents a barrel in
some parts of Pennsylvania on ac
count of the drought.
Mb. Cleveland is now defined as
"a man of great moral requirements."
Mb. BiiAiwe seems to have "cast an
anchor to windward" in Ndw York.
New York city consumes 250,000,
000 clams every year.
House to Rent.
INE BOOMS :
W. B. HEADINGTON.
11HE STORE ON MAIN STREET, FORM
. erly occupied by N. Loeb.
Inquire of C. BOELLINO.
DWELLING HOQSE AND TWO LOTS
Lots graded House In good repair.
Inquire ol BOZORTH&JOIINS.
THE DELINQUENT TAX LIST OF
property In Astoria School District No.
One has been placed in my hands and a
warrant issued for its collection. All par
ties knowing themselves delinquent are no
Ifled that the same is now due and pay
able at my office without further notice.
W. G. ROSS.
Ex-ofBcio Tax Collector.
Astoria, Oct. 2Tth, 1681.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At C&pt. Rogers old stand, corner of Casa
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, Horseshoelnp.
Wagons made and repaired. Gcod work
Another Reduction to Suit Hard
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ASTO
riaWood Yard. Gray's Dock, foot of
Benton street, will sell wood at the follow
ing prices and deliver wherever the streets
are planked, between Trulllnger's Mill and
O'Brien's Hotel, back to Astor street :
Green Alder, 2-cut $4 25 per cord, long $3 50
Dry do do 4 M do do 3 75
GrnHemloTc do i 25 do do 3 M
Dry do do 4 50 do do 3 75
Green Fir do 4 60 do do 3 75
Dry Fir do 4 75 do do 4 00
and S. limbs do 5 50 d
do 5 00
do 4 75
and S. limbs do
6 25 do
Wood of All Kinds
By the Scow load, at REDUCED RATES.
J. H. D. GKA1"
Astoria, June 1st, 18S4.
Ofifin BOUNDS BARBOUR'S BEST
MJJJ web, 45-mesh, for sale at aliberal
Apply to Astoria Packing Co.
Astoria, Sept. 1st, 1884.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTHE
annual meetlne of the Stockholders of
luv viaamuKioii racKing uo. win oe neia at
Asttta Clatsop County, Oregon, on Wednes
day, the 5th dayof November, 1834, at one
o'clock p. x., lor the parpose of electing
five directors, and transacting such other
buslnest u may legally come before tht
.By order of the board of directors.
J. W. GKARHART.
Artoria, Oetobw rd, 14. scr"Urjr-
Wheeler & Kipp,
Plimta Gas aii Steam Fitters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron aud toiul Pipe, Bath Tubs,
"Water Closets, aud Gas
Chimney Pipe, Cheaper than Brick.
JO BBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Corner Sq.uemoq.ua and Hamilton Streets,
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Carry In Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
Best BREAD iu the City,
Best CAKES and PASTRY,
Best ICE CREAM,
Finest Ornamental Work to Order.
Carnahan & Go.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
liKTAIL DEALERS IN
'oruer Cnonamus and Cass-streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE GEM JALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL. - - TROrRIKTOR
B B ER
Babber HbbUbs Boots, Coats. Hats,
Caps, Cossamcrs, etc.
Rubber, Leather and Cotton Relllnz,
Packing, Ilosr. etc.
PRESTON, NOTT & CO.,
164, First Street, Portland, Or.
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
Rebuilt and Refitted Throughout.
The Best of
WIXKS.IiiqUORji, AND CIGARS,
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Corner West 9th and Water Streets, Astoria.
FRANK FAB RE'S.
Oyttters to Order, - - 25 cents
Fried Oj&tcrs, ... 35 cents
FRANK FABRE, PROPRIETOR.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
CORNER MAIN AND CHENAMUS STS.
n. D. SKWBUBY.
CITY BOOK STORE.
Have Just reeelved a mammoth stock of
Books. The young and old, nch and poor
can all be accommodated.
AGENTS FOR THE
Kranleh A. Back and 3IandBfeldt &.
Xotnl Pianos and Western
Orders for all kinds of Music or Instru
ments will be promptly filled.
BARRELS AND HALF-BARRELS
All Kinds of Cooperage Done.
-Leave orders with JOHN ROGERS,
Superintendent, at Central Market.
Good Building Lots
For Sale at Low Rates.
Apply to JLYMAN C. KIXXEY,
At office of Clatsop Mill Company,
on the Roadway.
NEITHER THE UNDERSIGNED CON
slraees, nor Cant. Morrison will be re
sponsible for any debts contracted bv the
officers or crew of the Br. ship CITY OF
ATHENS, from Newcastle, N. B. W., now
lu this port
BALFOUR, GUTHRDC & CO.
Astoria, October 8th, 1884.
Furnished Rooms to Let,
U1TH OR "WITHOUT BOARD.
if Esquire of
Carpets! Carpets! Carpets!
We bpjc to call the attention of the public to our latest importation, tlirect fiom
Eastern manufacturer, of tin largest invoice of UA KPETS ever offered
for sale in this city, comprising all graces, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lowest prlcod article in this line. "VVc are determined to dispose of our stook of
Carpets within the nt four weeks, and to that end oiler special Inducements, precluding
the posilblllty of Bolus Undersold by any of oar Competitor.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the verv BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, aud shall be pleased
to reeeive a call for Inspection whether you purchase or nut.
u the verv BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, aud s
tor Inspection whether you purchase or nut.
FURNITURE, FURNISHING GOODS,
Carpets, Matting, Pictures, Mirrors,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS. ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Cheuamus and Hamilton Sts. H. Du BTJISSOX, Manager.
LARGEST AND FINEST
AND DOOR FACTORY
In "Western Oregon.
A Full Stock on Hand and
Made Up to Order.
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Sashes, Doors, Windows,
. Mouldings, Etc.,
Of Best Material.
Bida Purnished Contractors, Carpenters
All bills duo and payable at the end of the
month, unless other a ise agreed upon.
Wm. HOWE, Proprietor.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Lumber, Salmon Trays,
OFFICE AND MILL, CORNER SALMON
AND CEDAR STREETS.
ASTORIA. - Oregon.
Twines and Netting.
MANUFACTURED BY TUB
Baltimore Twine and Net Company.
WM. J. HOOPER & SON,
Xo. C, South Culvert St., Baltimore, Jill.
arSend for Trice List, naming your County
and State, pleask mention Tins rAPH.
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Flouring Mills.
Portland Roller Mills,
Capital Flour and
House To Let.
FIVE BOOMS; NEW; GOOD LOCAL
lty. Inquire atE. C. HOLDEN'S.
eOOD DWELLING HOnSE.
Apply at Astoriax Office.
THE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF SCHOOL
District No. 18, Clatsop County. Orecon
Is now equalized and the Hon. Board of
School Directors for said district have Issued
warrauts for the undersigned to collect the
school tax now due said district. Taxpayers
will save cost by paying the same to the
School Clerk or hisdeputy who will bo found
at all times at his office on West Cth street,
one homo south of Wall street.
, , Clerk School District No. 18.
Dated at the City of Astoria, Clatsop Co.
Oregon, Augurtiofb, 18H '
BOATS AND TENTS
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P o r
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FLAGS, ETC, ETC.
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
Worth British and Mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford.
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Eeprcsenting a Capital or $67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Acent.
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Is of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by all who use iti
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior Blsing Quality.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Sole Agents for Astoria.
At the well-known Restaurant of
On and after this date Oysters in every
style will be served at 25 Cents.
Fancy Koasts and Fried Oysters 33 Cents
NOTICE IS HERFB Y GIVEN THAT THE
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the West Coast Packlnp Co. will bo held at
the company's offlce. on Thursday, October
23rd, 184. to elect officers for tho ensuing
year, and for the transaction of such other
business as may come before the meeting.
By order of the president.
S. E. MORTON.
A LL . PERSONS HAYING
Yi herry who alono Is authorized to receipt
for the same and carry on the business of
Wherry & Co.
. , WM.D. SMITH.
Astoria, October 1st, 1884.
IS NOW OPEN,
Well fitted up throughout.
Open on TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS, and
SATURDAYS, and SATURDAY
tyXo DlirepaUble Chaneten admitted.
G.W. andA.fi ROSS,
For The Finest Groceries.
For The Freshest Vegetables,
For The Most Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction,
t In Filling and Dellvennj; All Orders,
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and
Opposite Custom House
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Fall and Winter
Having mustered all our forces tor the ooming event we are fully
prepared to presont iu splendid array, an almost irresistible array of
New and Stylish Goods in all our Departments,
Anxiously awaiting a fearless onslaught on the part of our patroni,
under the able leadership of the invincible General Cash, to whom we
shall gracefully and unconditionally surrender.
Among our latest novelties we direct attention to our
New Ball's Coiled Spring Elastic, Section Corset,
Having secured the sole agency in this city for this famous brand.
We guarantee to the purchaser perfect satisfaction in every respeot,
and the privilege of wearing a corset for three weeks on trial; if found
deficient the purchase money will be refunded.
John A. XKE&nfgomery,
Tii, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Best In the market.
Fmmblng goods of all kinds on hand. .lob
work dono In a workmanlike manner
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chenamns Strcot. Next to C I.. Parker's Store.
ASTORIA, - OBEQOIT.
A FULL STOCK
FURNITURE S BEDDING
Corner Slain and Mquemoqua Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMHGS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL ATFORD.
AI,L KINDS OF FURXITURE KEPAIRFD AND TARNISHED.
FOARD & STOKES.
A FULL LINE OF
Just Finished In Eear of Store.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boats of Every Description Built.
Shop over Arndt & Ferchan's.
R. I. CSATB02B.
Eben P. Parker, Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR
il. It. PABKES.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
?. B. BAWBB,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, Y..f
WlLL BE PLEASED.
B. K. HAWES la also agent for U-
Ml patent Mn Store
Ana other first-class 3i07es.
.Furnace Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc, a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOItTO ASTOEIAN OFFICE.
A very largo Stock from whfch to seleet.
Window curtains made to order.
My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will he lound convenient to my patrons.
Hardware and SMj Chandlery
VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varaisfc,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikea,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Pateta aacl tilf ,Mfwl, Ctt,