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WAR AXD TRADE.
The war cloud overhanging En
gland and Russia seems to be disap
Iearing. The war feeling in the two
countries is less intense and a more
pacific loners heard. "War prepara
tions, however, are not discontinued
and it is thought in many quarters that
until an actual settlement of pending
questions is made, hostilities are lia
ble to break out The effect that
such a war would have upon trade,
especially in this country, is receiv
ing a great deal of consideration.
Until the millennium men will always
consider what profit they can make
out of war. No one wants war, it is
said, because nothing can compen
sate for the human sacrifices that
accompany it But when war is im
minent or cannot be prevented it is
only hypocrisy to ignore the oppor
tunities that some people may have
to reap profit from its consequences.
That the United States would be
directly and immediately benefitted
by a European conflict is held by
many persons to be beyond question.
The chances of the United States
becoming involved in any way are
held to be ?u7. And the prospect of
the United States rurnishing for a
consideration most things needed
by combatants is considered almost
certain. No other reasons are given
to support this view, and yet in them
selves they are really insufficient to
warrant the supposition that we are
to benefit greatly by the misfortunes
of our neighbors. At first no doubt
great activity would spring up in
commercial circles upon the outbreak
of war. But the ultimate results to
our commerce and prosperity would
be bad, for the activity would not
spring from a demand that would be
healthy and prolonged.
A great deal is heard about the
good that would come to shipping
from a war. As pointed out before
in these columns, the United States,
when neutral, are precluded by the
treaty of "Washington from furnish
ing vessels and munitions of war to
belligerents. There would not, there
fore, be many orders for American
built vessels for cruising purposes.
In regard to munitions of war greater
opportunities for trade are open. It
is believed that the United States
would be called upon to supply a
varied and enormous quantity of ma
terial, and that, e ven if some of these
should be included in the list of con
traband, the chances of their capture
would be small. This would, it is
held, have a good effect on the freight
market But this is not so evident.
There exists to-day a larger supply of
shipping than the world needs. Of
course the necessities of Beveral mar
itime nations would withdraw from
the freight market many of the best
class of steamships for transport ser
vice. This would apply especially to
England and if war was prolonged
he r demand for this service would be
correspondingly larger. It is sup
posed that ther e would be in addi
tion the chances of destruction of
many vessels by cruisers. But the
loss from such a cause would not be
large. Bussian war ships for instance
would not be likely to inflict great
damage upon England's commerce,
owing to the smalln ess of the Bussian
navy, to protection afforded by the
number of British cruisers, and to
the, metaphorically speaking, hailing
distance of British ports from each
other, into which British ships
could run for safety. The extent o f
the Bnssian merchant marine is
mall, and any diminution
of it would not affect materially
the supply of tonnage necessary for
the world's carrying trade. Itmxist
be admitted that owiug to the changes
in regard to neutrals the chances of
war decreasing the amount of ton
nage afloat are much less than for
merly. Neutral goods in enemies'
Tessels are protected. Neutral ves
sels with enemies' goods on board aro
protected. Steamers of the commer
mercial marine are as fast, and often
faster than cruisers.
Improvement of business, there
fore, through a diminution of vessel
supply is not probable. Some ac
tivity, it is held, would come from
demand for goods for belligerents.
"War brooks no delays and goods are
wanted immediately. Neutrals would
supply these in abundance, and in
case of a European conflict, the
United States being the chief neu
trals, would take most of the trade.
This means of course that vessels
would be in demand again. But our
own supply is at the best smalt and
European powers at war would have
to furnish their own carriers, which
they could do almost with impunity.
We can furnish goods, provided or
ders came, of which there is no cer
t&inty, but we cannot furnish ships,
tb&nks to a system of navigation laws
which injure and do not protect
This may seem a heartless way of
considering the question, but it is the
practical one in these days, when
mammon is the ruling god, it is use
less to disguise the fact The com
mercial men of thi3 country are thus
viewing the matter, and they would
not be human if they did not con
sider the effect that war would have
upon their trade.
The announcement that John H.
Mitchell is coming to Portland in
June to take up his permanent resi
dence, and the fact that his election
to the U. S. senate was urged by tele
graph by leading Democrats in "Wash
ington during the last legislative
meeting, lead many politicians to im
agine, says the Welcome, that he is to
appear at the anticipated extra ses
sion of the legislature in the role of
a "Mugwump" candidate for the seat
formerly occupied by Senator Slater.
aTobmoxs all over Utah held meet
ings last Sunday, protesting against
the government prosecution now go
ing on. Such protests should be un
heeded; the work shonld be prose
cuted vigorously and the Mormon
leaders made to feel that there is a
God in Israel.
SNAGGED IX YODNGS KAY, MAY 1st,
fifteen or twenty fathoms of fishing net,
corks marked J L. Owner can hare same
by paj Ing charges.
W.J. ING ALLS.
T. G. RftWLlNGS,
Wholesale and I'etall Dealer In
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
. MJTS. CANDIES, DRIED MEATS, ETC.
Flue Cigars anil Tobacco.
Next door to T. J. Arvold's. Squemoqua St.
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER.
Shop on Concoinly Street, opposite Kinney's
SASHES. DOORS. MOULDINGS.
ETC, ON HAND.
EM I mates given and all work u art an ted to
Suitable for Sociables and Parties.
Apply to N. CLINTON.
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS,
Plajlng Card. Cutlery, Stationery.; Etc A
fine stock of Merschaum and Brier ripe,,
Amber Goods, Etc.
Two doors of cor. Water and West-nth Sts.,
Delivered at Your Door.
This Ice is cut on I.akc Cocollala and Is
AH orders left at Post & Hansen's Astoria
Soda Works will be promptly attended to.
Gum Boots, Overalls, Shirts, Etc.
Phil. A. Stokes,
Next door to Foard & Stokes' store, Ls head
Clothing at Bottom Figures.
Everything bought here guaranteed to be
Just as represented. No old stock ; every
thing fresh, and NEW GOODS on eery
Steamer. Remember the place.
F1II. A. STOKES.
3-A full line of GENTS' FURNISHING
GOODS for sale at
Prices that Defy Competition.
SINGLE UPRIGHT MARINE ENGINE
and boilers, built by Delaniater & Co.,
New "iork, iMO horse pewer: Steam
Donkey Pumps; Surf ace Condenser ; Inde
pendent air, circulating and feed pumps ;
tools and connections complete. For price
and particulars applv to
Cor. First and A sts.. Portland.
SMALL. WHITE SKIFF.
. Inquire at H. GRUBE.
Junk store, near N. Johaasen's.
ON AND AFTER THIS DATE WE WILL
not be responsible for any bills or debts
contracted in our name unless accompanied
by a written order from us.
HArGOOD & CO
Waterford, W. T.. April 29th. 1885. lw
House to Let.
BOZORTH & JOHNS.
THE FINE BUSINESS STORE FORME Il
ly occupied by J. Pilger. A desirable
location. Apply to
C. S. GUNDERSON.
Fifteen Cows 1or Sale.
K. OSBUKItf, Skipanon.
A FINE HOUSE AND LOT .SITUATED
on Benton street ; will be sold for 800.
Apply to this office.
THERE FINE BOOMS IN BUILDING
recently occupied by J. Pilger. Suitable
for offices, etc Apply to
0. S. GUNDERSON.
Steer Yourself to My Estab
lishment. I am selling UNE-FITTING SUITS of
Best Quality anil Designs
At Remarkable Low Prices.
Do you know thai I can giv j ou a Nobby
Suit of good material at
J4IO, $12, $15. $18, $20.
See Our New Hats,
Latest Styles at $2.50, $3, S3.50
A Fine Assortment of Straw Hats.
IT WILL PAY YOU TO TRADE WITH ME
And I herewith respectfully solclt a call.
Merchant Tailor anil Clothier.
Xrs. Malcolm's Milliner j Parlors
SPRING AND SUMMER HATS.
A large and well -selected stock on hand.
NEW GOODS being secured every day.
A complete line of Ladies' READY-MADE
UNDERWKAR, withprices to suit the
times. CHEAP CORSETS a specialty: also
a large assortment of the Best Grade of
CORSETS. Children's SUNI10NNETS, just
All the LATEST NOVELTIES. In SILK
SCARFS. GOLD and SILVER LACES and
ORNAMENTS arc kept at this.
Millinery HonHC In Astorin.
No charge for trimming when material is
purchased at the establishment.
A VERY LARGE STOCK OF
Fine Boots and Shoes
TO BE SOLD AT
EXTREMELY LOW PRICES,
FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY.
Come and Get Rare Bargains
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN SHOE.
I. J. ABVOLD, Agt.
I Than any oih-
tify to its sune-
4 riorlty. Itgow
utep sou aerer
ff Agents Astorii.
Auditor and Clerk's Notice.
NOTICE is hereby ptven that the
city assessment roll of the city of As
toria, in Clatsop county, Oregon, as re
turned by the citv assessor for the year
18S5, is now on file in the office of the
Auditor and Clerk of said city, where it
is open and will remain open for inspec
tion until the 15th day of May. 1883.
All applications for corrections or re
visions of the same must be filed "with
the Anditor and Clerk piior to said l.'ith
day of 3Iay, 18S5.
By order of the common council.
Auditor and Clerk.
Astoria. Mav 1, 1885.
Oh! I Say!
GOOD BOAUD and LODGING
$4,50 per Week,
New York Restaurant.
If . FIISCII, - - Proprietor.
TO BE SOLD AT PRICES LOWER THAX TnE LOWEST.
THE EMPIRE STORE.
CH AS HEILBORN,
Dealer at Wholesale an J Iteta:! id
SH,m,H,u) wuuwmuj vuipuivy if.umns,
Oil Clotk, Wall Paper,
Astoria Furniture Co.
Monliliii, Carpets, Mattii, Picture ?rames, Moi Skies, etc.
Cor. Chenaraus and Hamilton Sts.
Per Steamer Oregon
Fine Brocaded Velvets at $1.20 a yard,
The first installment sold like hot-cakes, and ladles who
were unable to secure some of that Velvet will please call
j immediately, as we only have a limited amount and may not
have a chance again to buy those goods
j QUITE AS CHEAP.
ALSO SOME MORE
Boys' Suits at 60 cents on the Doll
AND A FINE LINE OF
Feathers ITery Cheap,
OPPOSITE COLEMAN'S BANK
LOW PRICE STORE,
SoM Gold Jewelry,'
Scarf Pins, Chains, latches,
Pianos and Organs or llio Best
iiinlcc at the Eoirest Prices.
The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
J3?"AI1 goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
"Watches, Jewelry, Clocks,
OPTICAL GOODS. j
ASTORIA, .... Oregon, j
AH Goods Best Quality, and Low Prices.
Oyster and Chop House.
The Beat Cooked to Order In First
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF
rF"iix Ice C2j?&q,tjol
Alex McCrea & Co.,
Genevieve street, rcaof Adlert Crystal
Palace. OpeB Hay sad Sight.
Wall Paper, Mirrors,
II. I)u BUISSOX, Manager.
The Seaside Bakery
I Delivered in any Part ot ihe City.
FINE CAKES A SPECIALTY.
Home-Made Candy Made Daily:
, The Trade Supplied:
, Fine Pastry:
A Flist Class Establishment. Prices to
' sun me times.
F. B. ELBERS0N, Prop'r.
SEE THAT YOU 6ET
" PORTLAND v
For Sale in lofs to Suit.
By WILSON &. FISHER.
Or 8IIISO.V, CHURCH fc CO.,
Will be allowed
On Time Deposits.
Drafts on all the Leading Cities.
Wm. T. Coleman & Co.
Manager Banking Department.
FINE BUSINESS OFFICE. CENTRAL
ly located. Apply at this Office.
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables.
Low Down Prices I I
Corner Benion and Chenamus Streets.
Opposite Custom House Square.
Hay, Oats, and Straw, Lime, Brick, Cement, Sanfl ai Plaster
Wood Dellrcred to Order. Dra)ln?, Teiulc?a.nd Express Busing.
TEK apply to the Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
A FUIiI. STOCK
Jolin JL, Montgomery
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment ot
Magee Stoves and flanges
The Best in the market.
Piumblng goods 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, Xext teC L Parker's Store.
M.OLSEX. J. QUSTAFSON. A. .70ITNSOX.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FUBJNTTUKE Ss bedding
Corner 2Xaln and Squemoqaa Street. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMNGS; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stoclr.
PEICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AI.X. KINDS OF FURKITURE KEPAIKEI AUTD YABSISHED.
Change of Agency.
We hare appointed
MR. O. F. MORTON
Our Selling and Collecting Agent at Astoria.
All those wishing to purchase a flrst-class
SEWIXa MACHINE, or to make pay
ments due us w 111 please call on Mr. Morton.
Headquarters at B. S.WORSLEY'S Sales
room. The Singer Mfg Co.r
Ji2 Morrison Street, Portland, Or.
Carnaliaxi & Co.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA .... OREGON
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. Agent.
vr 1113113 IS
ill, ASA PARKER
t ben P. Parker.Master.
For TOWING. FK EIGHT orCHAK-
II. 15. I'AUKKQ.
KANGK CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
B, B. BAWBB,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. Y f
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. It. HAWKS Is also agent tor Hi-
I Cooiii Store
And other first-class S537e3.
Furnace "Work. Steam Fit
tlng. etc.. a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Hardware ai SMb toiler?
VAN DUSEN & GO.
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Yarnisli,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
Anyffii to Sell?
IN TIIE MATTER OF
Rags, Bottles, Old Metal,
or Junk of Any Sort,
FOARD I STOKES
Will give you the best price for It.
Do You Want to Buy
From a Belaying Pin to a Hawser; from a
Block to an Anchor.
You Can Get what You Want
Headquarters at buildin?, east end ot
g'rt?f I . L ,
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