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FRIDAY-... .NOVEMBER 21, 18St
A PERCEPTIBLE IiEASON.
A correspondent of the New York
Bun says that the only question is
where the future great city of our
Pacific region is to be. Portland has
grown within the last twenty years
from a city of 8,000 to one of 40,000,
and as it is accessible by the largest
sea-going vessels, and as the general
government is improving the channel
through the bar at the mouth of the
Columbia, there is no perceptible rea
son why Portland should not maintain
its lead and ultimately become a rival
to San Francisco itself.
The above from the New York
Maritime Register, has been approv
ingly quoted by various journals un
accompanied by any comment bearing
on the true facts of the case. While
it is right and proper that Portland
Bhould have a good word spoken for
her, and perfectly natural that her
journals should copy those good
words and point to them as favorable
opinions, yet it is equally right and
proper that the exact truth be stated.
In the paragraph that heads this
article it says, "as it is accessible by
the largest sea-going vessels." But
it isn't. The statement is made as a
conceded fact, as an established prem
ise on which to base an argument
and draw a correct conclusion there
from. In all candor,we ask the Port
land journals can they give editorial
endorsement to that statement? Is
it not a fact that Portland is not "ac
cessible by the largest sea-goiBg ves
sels," and that its disadvantage
mis respect is one or tne prime
causes of the high rates of freight
from the Columbia river to the United
Turn to the list of "Vessels on the
"Way" on the fourth page of this
paper, and note the number of insig
nificant barks, from 500 to 1000 tons
burden, that are coming here from
South America. Does, that list speak
well for the Columbia river? Is it
not reasonable to suppose that if
Tessels of 1,600 and 1,800 tonB burden
could come here and load to
their full capacity that freights would
be far cheaper than they are? Is it
not a matter of notoriety that
these little vessels heading this way
will be subject to inconvenience and
vexatious and expensive delay in try
ing to go past Astoria to and from
this port that "is accessible by the
largest seagoing vessels?"
This is not written in any spirit of
antagonism to our friends in the in
terior; Astoria is always glad to know
of Portland's prosperity, for our in
terests in this state are so bound
together that what affects one affects
alL Portland cannot make $1,000
without Astoria making $10 of it,
and vice versa, but it is evident that
the statement in the above extract is
in direct opposition to the facts.
Reference is also made to the im
provement going on at the mouth of
the Columbia tending to make Port
land a rival to San Francisco.
Whenever the great commercial
oities of New York and San Francis
co are mentioned a few geographical
faots always obtrude themselves on
the mind. Above New York, a little
more than the distance from Astoria
to Portland, lies the beautiful inland
city of Albany; its size and relative
importance when compared with the
ciiy at the mouth of the Hudson is
not strikingly in favor of the capital
city. Above San Francisco. a little
less than the distance between Astoria
and Portland is the important inland
city of Sacramento. Comparison
however between that pleasant city
and the commercial metropolis that
lies nearer the sea would result un
favorably to the former. Geography
is, at times, an instructive science.
Owing to the faot that congress
convenes on the day heretofore an
nounced for the opening of the
World's Industrial and Cotton Cen
tennial Exposition at New Orleans,
the inauguration ceremonies have
been postponed until December 16th.
Arrangements have been perfected by
which President Diaz and the Mex
ican congress, the presidents of the
Central American republics and the
United States, together with the ex
ecutive officers, foreign represent
atives and the members of both
houses of congress, will be present
on the opening day. Additional ex
hibiting space, measuring 700,000
square feet, has been provided by the
management, and applications will
be received until November 25. Ex
'hiHitors are given until December 10
to place their goods in the positions
assigned. "President Arthur, who has
given the enterprise his most zealous
support, will inaugurate the expo
sition. GebiAK social Democrats have is
sued a manifesto in Berlin, announc
ing a programme of fierce opposition
4o Bismarck. Their first move in the
mebstag will be.for abolition of the
The latest member of the fleet of
racers which are trying to reduce the
time between New York and Queens
town to five days, is the Umbria of
the Cunard line. It is not so long
ago that twenty days between the
two ports was considered fair time,
but now a week is considered poor
time for any of the crack boats of the
Cunard, Inman, Anchor or White
Star Line, while even the National
Line, which used to bo noted for its
slow boats, has gone in for building
racers. The new Umbria, just arriv
ed at New York, is 520 feet long, 57
feet broad, 41 feet deep, with five
decks and a tonnage of 8,000 tons.
The dining room is 50 feet wide and
76 feet long, and the vessel will ac
commodate 720 first-class passengers.
Her horse power is 12,500 and her
engine is about twice the size of
the great "Corliss engine shown at
the Centennial Exhibition. She
has seventy-two furnaces which heat
nine boilers, and twenty-eight men
are employed night and day in shov
eling in the coaL The owners will
be much disappointed if she does not
make the trip across in six days.
Then a man can leave the United
States on Monday morning and go to
church in London the following
Thebk is nothing mealy-mouthed
about the Portland Standard. In
yesterday's issue it says: "To the
victors belong the spoils," is as good
solid Democratic doctrine now as it
was in the days of Andrew Jackson
and Gov. Marcy. who first enunciated
it, and the Democrats would be fools,
worse than idiots, if they would per
mit the Republicans to hold on to the
offices which by right belong to the
Democratic party, and in which the
people bave declared they want a
Mike De Young, proprietor of the
San Francisco Chronicle, was shot at
three times in his office last Wednes
day evening by Adolph Spreckle3, son
of Claus Spreckles the "sugar king."
Articles in the Chronicle regarding
Spreckles transactions are the al
leged cause. De Young had a nar
row escape from death.
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Southeen negroes are greatly ex
cited over the result of the presiden
tial election. It is thought that all
who can get away will go north.
Notice of Stockholders' Meeting.
THE REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING OF
the stockholders of the Pythian Land
and Building Association will be held on
Wednesday evening. Dec 31. Immediately
alt-r the closing of Astor Lodge, for the
purpose of electing a board ol five directors
for the ensuing ear, and transacting such
other business as shall legally come uefore
it. Transfer books will close November ."Wth.
E. A. NOYKS,
The Matchless Orator,
AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Wednesday and Thursday Even'gs,
November 26 and 27.
"Seven Modern Wonders
of the World.'
To Both Lectures
- $1 50
The Oreaonlan of the 7th Inst., said : "No
report cau give any idea of tho beauty of
language, grandeur of thought and oratori
cal pow er displaj ed by Mr. Cook'"
No ltcserred Scats.
Tickets for sale at all the Book and Dme
Stores, aleo at Carnaban & Co.'s, and at E.
C. Hohlen's auction rooms.
The Weekly Astorian
In Wrappers ready for Mailing.
Price, - - - Ten Cents.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
CORNER MAIN AND CHENAMUS STS.
GERMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLED BEEE DEPOT,
Chenamus Street, Astoria.
The Best of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass.
Orders for tlie Celebrated
Columbia Brewery Beer
Left at this place will be promptly
aarNo cheap San Francisco Beer sold at
I flflk HfWft I
IF YOU WANT
Wheeler & KipR
Plmta Gas ail Stem Fitters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron ami tend Pipe, Bnili Tabs,
"Wo tor Closets, and as
Chimney Pipe, Cheaper than Brick.
JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Corner Squemoqua and Hamilton Streets,
ii. n. snwBURT.
CITY BOOK STORE,
Have just received a mammoth stock of
Books. The joiing and old, rich and poor
can au ue accommouaieu.
AGENTS FOR THE
Itranlch & Bach aud 31anrtsfeldt &.
Xotnl Pianos and "Western
Orders for all kinds of Music or Instru
ments trill be promptly filled.
Best BREin iu the City.
Best CAKK3 and PASTRY,
Best ICE CREA.tI,
Fincnt Ornamental Work to Order.
a, o. noss.
3Iaiu St. Astoria. Oregon.
Rebuilt aud Befitted Throughout
The Best of
WINES. IilQTTORg.AXD CIGARS,
For a Good Cigar, call for one of
Comer West 0th and Water Streets. Astoria.
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE GEM SALOON.
ALEX. CA3IPBELL, - - PROPRIETOR
LOEB & OO.
AGENTS FOR TILE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
E"A11 goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
Notice to Pilots on The Columbia
River and Bar.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A
meeting of the W. T. Board or Pilot
Commissioners for the Columbia River and
BarwUlbeheldatllwaco, W. T., Dec 4th,
By order of the Chairman,
Attest: 0.A.BEED. i-I-ST0UT-
Carpets! Oarpefsl Garpets!
We be to call Ihe attention of the public to our latest impoit.Uton. direct from
Eastern manufacturer of the largest invoice of OA ItPETS ever offered
for sale iu this city, comprising all grades, from the.
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
t na lmmct Y,rinr rr.na in this line. "We
Carpets within the next four vreota, and to that
las possiuinrj ol Xiolnz usuersuiu uj
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show oil the cry BEST GOODS at
10 receivo a call lor inspection wiieiuerjuu yuitiuuc m hoi.
.g -.t;t ti. a .
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURMTURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamu3 and Hamilton Sts. II. Dv BUISSOX, Manager.
LARGEST AND FINEST
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY
In "Western Oregon.
A Full Stock on Hand and
Made Up to Order.
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
Of Best Material.
Bid3 Furnished Contractors, Carpenters
All hills due and payable at the end of the
mouth, unless otherwise agreed upon.
Wm. HOWE, Proprietor.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Lumber, Salmon Trays,
OFFICE AND MILL, CORNER SALMON
AND CEDAR STREETS.
ASTORIA. - Oregon.
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Flouring Mills,
Portland Roller Mills,
Capital Flour and
Street Grade Notice.
NOTICE is hereby clven that the
Common Council of the City of Astoria
propose ro establish the jrrade of that
portion of Seventh street in the City of
Astoria as laid out and rnnrripi hv
section with Genevieve street, 83 feet;
at its intersection with OIney street
80 feet; at its eastern end 89 feet above
the base of grades.
And unless a remonstrance signed by
the owner.- of two-thirds of the proper
ty trpntinc on said portion of said
street be filed with the Auditor and
Clerk within ten days of the final pub
lication of this notice, viz: Tuesday,
Derember 2, 18S4. the Common Council
will establish said grade.
By order of the Common Council.
. i , Auditor and Clark.
Ajtoria, ovsmbv if, issfc
At "iuiij.ihu exieimea oy uvrus
Olncy. as follews: At its intersection
With Cass hUvet. 100 fnet? nr ire intor.
ure determined to dlsuose of our stock of
end offer special Inducements, precluding
uxij w - vuiuiicmui.',
BOTTOM FIGURES, tnd shall be pleased
ass fa; ac: -
$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 $67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Asent.
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured hy 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 to Give Satisfaction.
WYATT & THOMPSON
Solo Agents for Astoria.
Another Reduction to Suit Hard
TTNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ASTO-
U riaWood Yard. Gray's Dock, foot of
Benton street, will sell wood at the follow
ing prices and deliver wherever the streets
are piauKea, oetween Trullingers Mill and
O'Brien's Hotel, back to Astor street :
(Ireen Alder, 2-cut St 25 per cord, lonjr S3 50
ury ao ao
Green Fir do
Dry Fir do
and S. limbs do
aud S. limbs dc
Wood of All Kinds
By the Scow load at REDUCED BATES.
J. H. D. GltAY
Astoria, Juno 1st, 1881.
Street Improvement Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Common Council of the City of Astoria
propose to order the improvement of
limb iiuriiun ul XjObu orv uuui suuet, iu
the Citv of Astoria as laid out and re
corded by J. M. Shively, between Hem-
iock anu Jrine siree's oy piling, capping
and planking and grading and filling
the same to the established erade. to a
width of sixteen feet in the center there
of- , .
And unless a remonstrance signed by
the owners of two-thirds of the proper
ty fronting on said portion of said
street be filed with the Auditor and
Clerk within ten days of the final pub
lication of this notice, viz: Tuesday.
December 2, 18S4, the Common Council
will order said improvements made.
Bv order of the Common Council.
Attest: T.S. Jewett,
Auditor and Clerk.
Astoria, November 14, 1884.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boats of Every Description Built.
iuop over Arndt Ferchen'd.
II. M . EJLTHBBS.
The Finest Groceries.
The Freshest Vegetables,
The Most Complete Assortment,
In Filling and Delivering AU Orders.
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House
GKSlgiPii CU1U PARKER
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 patrons,
under the able leadership of the invincible General Cash, to whom wc
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 refnnded.
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment or
Magee Stoves and Ranges
The Best in the market.
Piumblng goods of all kinds on hand. .Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING. AND CANNERY
Attended to Promptly
Cbennmus Street. Next
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE 25 BEDDING
Corner Slain and Hauemoqna Streets. Astoria, Orcson.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNGS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stock.
PEICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY "WILL AFEOED.
AIX KSISDS OF FWRSITCRE BEPA1KFD AM VAKXIMIKD.
FOARD & STOKES.
4, FULL LINE OF
Jut tlafcfceftia Rwr tf f Nw.
' 1 MT.'f KV. ,-,Maaaay.
Eben P. Parker,M aster.
ror TOWING. FREIGHT or GIIA ti
ll. Ii. PARKER.
on Reasonable Terms.
Ii. Parker's Store.
RAN'GE CAN BE IIAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E. E. BAWES,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. Y
WILL BE TLEASED.
E. R. HAWES Is .ilso agent for t e
Ml gated Coiiiiof Sioie
And other flret-cla S537C3.
Furnaca Work. Steam Fit
tings etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
:jj.'j: ..!. lacscssoaa
Hardware anil Slip Cnaitllerj
VAN DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnisli,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Fai&i aud Oil,isri9, tc,