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..NOVEMBER 18. 1B84
;1 BUREAU OF IMMIGRATION.
The Portland Board of Trade has
appropriated $175 a month "for the
successful operation of a society to
encourage immigration." The idea
is an excellent one and deserves co
operation on the part of the entire
state. Oregon's population is not in
creasing as fast as it should; as last
as its soil, climate and resources jus--tify.
Eastern Oregon is receiving an
accession of population (Umatilla
county cast the highest number of
votes outside of Multnomah at the
last election), but western and south
ern Oregon fill up very slowly. Apa
thy is the only reason why this state
of affairs should obtain.
The Portland organization seems
disposed to go to work the right way.
There is to be an immigration bureau,
which will furnish immigrants a list
of farms for sale, and send him direct
to the settler, the main object being
to receive and find homes for those
who come to the state. It is also in
tended that reliable information
regarding our state shall be widely
This last is a little liable to overdo
ing. It is so easy to sit down and
write a glowing account of what some
one unusually favored individual has
done and send that broadcast as an
example of "what any one can do if
he will only come to Oregon." That
part of the business can safely be
left to the railroad companies. They
will see that tho public will not lack
for information as to what Oregon
can do and how to get here, etc. The
main point is to work in the line pro
posed by the bureau of immigration
and look out for those who are here,
aid and direct them, furnish Ugpm
with reliable, common-sense informa
tion, and when an intending settler
gets comfortably fixed through tho
aid of that organization ho will be a
pretty good advertisement himself
for the friends and acquaintances he
left behind him.
Every man who comes hero uon
business" and with an intent to build
a home is welcome; ho adds to the
wealth of the state in a marked de
gree, no matter whether he bring
much or little Hero in our own
county of Clatsop is fine soil, good
advantages for transportation and
market and a future of great prom
ise. Two thousand sturdy immi
grants could make comfortable
homes here, and in a few years be
independent. They would add two
million dollars to our community
wealth. The county expenses would
be very little more than they are
now, and the burden of taxation
would be a great deal lighter on all
of us. This last is tacked on in an
swer to a question we are sometimes
asked: "What do you want to en
courage people to come here for?
Isn't there enough here now?'
OUR NATIONAL DEBT.
"A Natioxajj debt is a national
blessing," says England, and acting
on this premise she pays her debt
slowlj'. America has a different nol
icy, and has always been noted for
the prompt paymenl of its national
obligations. No country in the world
has such a brilliant record as a debt-
After the Kevolutionary war closed
Alexander Hamilton estimated its
cost at 3140,000,000. The Continen
tal congress recognized a total debt
of $70,000,000. The policy was then
promulgated and practiced of prompt
ly paying the public debt. By 1807
the United States was out of debt
In 1812 our country went to war
again. The war closed in 1815 with
a debt of S120,000,000. This was paid in
.twenty years. Prom 1835 to 1846 the
country didn't owe a dollar. Then
came the Mexican war which left a
.debt of 347,000,000. The thirtePn
years of peace that followed was not
very creditable to tho financial repu
tation of the statesmen that had con
trol of the government and when the
oivil war broke out the country was
in debt 390,000,000.
In 1861 the national credit was be
low par and high interest was asked
and received for a small loan.
With internecine strife came a new
spirit In direct defiance of the con
stitution, but with an intent that
was justified by tho circumstances
that occasioned it, the north bor
rowed nearly 32,500,000,000. In ad
dition to this nearly 3500,000,000 more
was obtaine'd by the issue of a frac
tional currency that was not redeem
able. In 1865 tho civil war closed and left
the United States with the heaviest
annual debt charge of any courftry in
the world. The exact figures of the
highest point touched by our na
tional debt are 32,794,161,728. The
interest on this was over 34 a year
for every man, woman and child in
In 1867 began a system of national
finance unequaled in the world's his
tory. 'Never before had such a debt
been so rapidly pilled up. Never be
fore was such a debt so rapidly di
minished. At the close of the fiscal
year of 1880 we had paid off nearly
3700,000,000; since then we have paid
nearly 3300,000,000 more. The debt
of this country is to-day less than
$1,500,000,000. Not the least among
the items worthy of admiration in
this grand financial showing is the
immense amount saved in interest by
such speedy payment If the present
rate of paying the debt 13 kept up the
last dollar will be paid several years
before it falls due.
There is a part of tho debt that
bears no interest It is payable on
demand; there is sufficient money in
the treasury to pay every dollar of
this debt This money is in the treas
ury for that purpose. The fact of its
being there worries a good many
statesmen who think it is too bad
to have so much national wealth
Los AnoeiiES county, Cal., increas
ed its population 31,619 in the last
four years. No other county in the
state advertised itself half so well
The result is increased population
and wealth, lighter taxes, more com
forts, better roads, more schools, etc.
Our commonwealth has many varied
attractions. Let them be known.
The eastern states are full of peo
ple who are just eking out a bare ex
istence. With proper assistance they
could do well in this seotion. Hon
est efibrt and good intent can always
succeed in Oregon. Clatsop county
presents inducements unsurpassed
by any other county in the state.
In Upper Astoria, November loth, II.
.1. Wiberg and Clara Nylen ; Rev. .). J
At Oysterville. Pacific comity. W. T.,
November 12, 1884. bv J. S. M. Van
Cleave, J. N. Stark to Sirs. Amv IJ. Rid
dell, both of Pacific county.
Notice of Application.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TIIE
undersipned will apply to the Common
Council, of tb'e City of Astoria, at its next
regular meeting lor a license to sell wine,
malt and spirituous liquors, in less quanti
ties than one quart, for a period of one year
from tho 4th day of December, 1SS4. in the
building situated on lot 4, IS K of block No.
Ill III tlio Pltr nf ictAvIn .in t.A st.if- ., ..a
corded by J. M, ShlTely,
Wednesday, November 19th, 84
The FLEETWOOD will carry vou
there and back for
U. B. SCOTT.
TWO NIGHTS ONLY!
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
November 18th and 19th.
AMERICA'S GREATEST ACTRESS,
Supported by a company of Exceptional
Wcdncs'Iay', 3fov. IO.
The Latest Union Square Success.
Or WOMAN'S LOVE.
Owing to tho great expense incurred dur
ing this engagement the prices of admission
$1.50 and $1.00.
No extra charge for Reserved Seals
Tickets for sale at New York Noveltv Store.
Tuesday, Noy. 18, 11 A.M.
Lotso, c. and 7 in Block 6, Adair's Astoria,
together with the residence and appurt
nances located thereon.
s1 a,il Instructed to sell the above men
nnnncif1,1EibleA P"Perty, on the premises,
WiVS6 Anglo-American Tacking Co.
to the highest bidders therefor.
,Jjfls' lf cash bal5ice on time. Title
perfect. Warranty deed.
E. C. nOLDEtf,
MRS. EVA WALL3IAN, - Proprietor.
FirMt Glass in Ercry Respect.
k ever j- Conven
Ue Comfort or
Fitted up vrlth. ever j- Conven
ience for tlie Comfort of
Transient and Permanent Guests.
Corner Squemoqua and West cth Streets.
Look Here !
IF YOU WANT
Wheeler & Kipp,
Ploita Gas and Steal Fitters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron and Lead Pipe, Bath Tubs,
Water Closets, and Gas
Chimney Pipe, Cheaper than Brick.
JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO
Corner Squemoqua and Hamilton Streets,
it. d. xr.wnwijT.
New toy k Stems
CITY HOOK STOItK,
Have Just received a mammoth stock of
Books. The young and old, nchand.poor
can au ue accommoaaiea.
AGENTS FOIt TIIE
Iranicli Sc Uncti and 3Inndsfeldt fc
Xotni PianoH anil Western
Orders for all kinds of Music orlustru
ments will be promptly Oiled.
Best BREAD in the City,
Best CAKES and PASTRY,
Finest Ornamental Work to Order.
ar. o. Ross..
Main St. Astoria. Oregon.
ASTORIA LIQUOR STORE,
Rebuilt and Refitted Throughout.
The Best of
WIXES. LIQUORS, AXD CIGARS,
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Comer West 9th and Water Streets, Astoria.
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE GEM SALOOX.
ALEX. CAMPBELL. - - PROPRIETOR
LOEB & CO.
AGENTS FOR THB
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon SimnllPK.
HiAll goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria. Oregon.
Notice to Pilots on The Columbia
River and Bar.
TVTOTICE IS TrRRPRV "n-nrrrw toit a
UOITlTnKInnnra frw Ua Mi..H.tt. -ni
Tbi lboheIdatIlwaco W T-t Dec. 4th.
By order of the Chairman,
Attest: C. A. REED. V'L'TOlJT-
between Kinney's and Elmore's annexes.
tt e beg to call the attention of. Hie public to our latest importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of tho largest invoice of CA RPETS ever offered
for sale in this city, comprising all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades.
To the lowest priced article in this line. We are determined to dispose of our stoek. of
Carpets within the next four weeks, and to that end offer special inducements, precluding
the possibility of Being? Undersold by any ofonr Competitors.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall be pleased
to recolve a call for inspection whether you purchase or not.
FURNITURE, FURNISHING GOODS,
Carpets, Matting, Pictures, Mirrors,
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts. U. Du BTJJSSON, Manager.
LARGEST AND FINEST
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY
In Western Oregon.
A Full Stock on Hand and
Made Up to Order.
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Sashes, Doors, Windows,
Of Best Material.
Bids Purnished Contractors, Carpenters
All hills due and payable at the end of the
month, unless otherwise 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 I5Y THE
Baltimore Twine and Net Company.
wm. J. HUUrtK & SON,
.Vo. C, SoHth Calvert St., Baltimore, Md,
PSPSend for Price List, nam in i mm- rmmh.
and State, tleask sientiox this tapek.
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Flouring Mills,
Portland Roller Mills
Capital Flour and
NSEEJStHSRBY G1VE THAT THE
thlirSLSlJ' ?-TI?om:w has assigned alt
having claims against said estate raustpre
Sfea",'e JJM io the Ke
month?? mm thEVTii Vre0n' UUQ tDI
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
North British and Mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital of 867,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Auent.
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Is of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by all who use It.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior Rising Quality.
Guaranteed io Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Sole Agents for Astoria.
At the well-known Restaurant of
On and after tbb date Oysters in every
style will be senred at 25 Cents.
ancy itoasts ana Fried Oysters 85 Cents
Wood Yard. x
Another Reduction io Suit Hard
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ASTO
riaVTood 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 JIill and
O'Brien's Hotel, back to Astor street :
Green Alder, 2-cut S4 23 per cord, long S3 50
Dry do do 4 50 do do 3 75
GrnllemloTc do 4 25 do do 3 so
Dry do do 4 60 do do 3 75
Green Fir do 4 50 do do 3 75
Dry Fir do 4 75 do do 4 00
and S. limbs do 5 50 do
do 5 00
and S. limbs do
5 23 do
do 4 75
Wood of All Kinds
By the Scow load at REDUCED BATES.
J. H. D. GKAY'
Astoria, June 1st, 18S4.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boats of Every Description Built.
Shop over Arndt & Ferchen'a.
It. Itf. LEATHERS.
FIVB HUNDRED CORDS DRY HEM
lock Wood, which I will deliver at the
houses of customers for $4 a cord.
Draylnz of all kinds done at reasonable
rate. iu iu IIAW.QX,
For The Finest Groceries.
For The Freshest Vegetables,
For The Most Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction,
In Filling and Delivering All Orders,
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Fall and Winter
Having mustered all our forces for the coming event we are fully
prepared to present in splendid array, an almost irresistible army of
New and Stylish Goods in all our Departments,
Anxiously awaiting a fearless onslaught on the part of our patroB,
under the able leadership of the invincible General Cash, to whom w
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 respeat,
and the privilege of wearing a corset for three weeks on trial; if found
defioient the purchase money will be refunded.
John j9l. XKEoafgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Best In the market.
Pmmblng good3 of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chenamus Street. Kext toC L Parker's Store.
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK
M. OI.SEN. J. QUSTAFSOX. A. JOUXSOX.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE Sh BEDDING
Corner Slain and Squemoqua streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TR1MMNCS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFPORD.
ALL KINDS OF FUBWITCBE
FOARD 4 STOKES.
Js Fiaiak4 la R.ar f Stere . j
Eben P. Parker,Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR
II. B. PARKEC
KANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. Y 'I
. 'WTLL BE FlEASED.
K. K. HAWES Is also agent for tue
Ml patent Cooilnsr Stow
And other first-class 837es.
Fnrnaoe "Work. Steam Fit
tinSSt eta., n. uTmnlnlfc-r.
ALWAYS OX HAND.
- a-- i ,
REPAIRED AlfD VARNISHED.
Hardware and SMj Chandlery
VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure 00, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Falat aa OiI,irof cries, tc,