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SUNDAY .. SEPTEMBER 20. 1SS5
CLATSOP COUNTY STATISTICS.
. Fkom county assessor J. F. War
ren it is learned that the number of
acres of improved land reported on
tlie assessment roll in the county is
8G,811, valued at $283,035; there are
397 horses, valued at $15,115; 2,892
cattle, valued at $12,257; 1,116 sheep,
valued at $1,171; 883 hogs, valued at
$2,71G. The value of town and city
lots is set down at $814,512; value of
improvements, $537,71-1; value of mer
chandise, $518,894; money rates and
accounts, $471,570; household furui
. ture, watches, jewelry, etc., $S0,720.
The total value of all property in
the county is set down at $2,767,710;
indebtedness. $765,751; exemption
$98,692; amount taxable as assessed
$1,916, 7S5; amount of taxable proper
ty as equalized by county board of
A copy of the county assessment
roll, of which the above is a compila
tion, will be sent to Salem as soon
as it is made out, after which it can
be determined how much tho levy for
state taxes shall be.
An examination of the lax roll, to
one even superficially acquainted
with the matter, mal;cs it question
able whether it is good financial pol
icy to put tho assessment so low, andiBte: ., ,.,. i
the tax rate so high. It would look
better, and certainly be better, to
assess property more in accordance
with ils recognized value, and make
a low tax rale. A man coming here
to locate and reading the foregoing
portion of this article, will say to
himself: ''Has this count' less than
$2,000,000 to assess?'' after further
inquiry, he finds that the taxes will
aggregate about four per cent, and
he may conclude to invest his cap
ital elsewhere, a very natural con
clusion. Tho auswer to Ihis is, "Well, all the
other counties do it!" It is, howev
er, poor logic lo argue that because
our sister counties make fools of
themselves that we must perchance
pile in along with them. The next
answer is usually a clincher. "We
don't want the county to pay more
than her share of the state taxation,
and if property is assessed high in
Clatsop county wo will be cinched."
It is bad to be cinched, but cinching
at home is even worse than abroad.
A casual inspection of the tax roll
and tho practical workings of the
ridiculous exemption for alleged
debt shows where tho worst "cinch"
comes in. As things are at present
the man is best off who gets in debt
and stays there.
Capt. Jon Beowk, of tho life sav
ing service of Shoalwaler bay, is with
out a crew to man his boat. In case
of necessity, says the Pacific Jour
nal, he would have to depend upon a
picked up crew. This is a matter
that should bo looked after by the
proper authorities. Almost any time
through the winter season Capt.
Brown might be called upon to go to
tho assistance of persons struggling
in the water at the mouth of tho
bay, and without drilled men to man
age the boat he would bo almost
powerless to render the necessary
aid. While, perhaps a crew consist
ing of a less number than are station
ed at Fort Canby under Capt. Harris
would be sufficient there has been
times, and probably will be again,
when the work of saving lives and
property at the mouth of the
bay will require a full comple
ment of men. Major Blakeny's at
tention was called to this matter last
summer when he was here, and prob
ably some action will bo taken in the
matter by tho department ero long,
as he approves of the measure. We
trust that something toward estab
lishing a crew at Ihis station for the
winter mouths at least, will be done.
The recent discovery of gold in
large quantities on the Chinese side
of the Amoor river, now officially
confirmed by Russian papers, is con
sidered a very important event It is
impossible to estimate what effect
this new discovery will have upon
the gold supply of the world. That
this discovery is genuine there seems
to bo no doubt. Thousands of
Siberian gold diggors have rushed
to tho spot Tho influx of
Chinese is said to be three
fold that of the Russians. Will the
Chinese tie up th'eir newly found
California, as the Russians have
done, or throw it open to Europe as
we did California? Tho question is
difficult to answer. At any rate,
China has it in its power to material
lyincreaso tho world's gold supply,
for tho newly discovered mines are
far greater than those of the Amoor
district in Russia.
It is announced that the Canadian
Pacific railway will bo opened for
carriage of freight and passengers to
British Columbia the 5th proximo.
Seobetabt IiAiiAE is reported as
having ordered the commissioner of
railroads, Gen. Joe Johnston, to send
a letter to Charles E. Adams, presi
dent of the Union Pacific, and O. P.
Huntington, president of the Central
Pacific, stating that the department
has beon informed that their com
panies had for years been paying a
subsidy of nearly $1,000,000 per an
num to the Pacific Mail Steamship
company, and instructing them to
forward to the commissioner a copy
of the contract between the compan
ies and the Pacific Mail company;
also to cease payment of any money
to the Pacific Mail company until the
matter could be thorongly investi
gated by the department
The Chinese consuls at San Fran
cisco and at New York, are at Rock
Springs, Wyoming territory, with a
Chinese interpreter to make a thor
ough investigation on behalf of tho
Chinese government of all the cir
cumstances connected with tho out
break wherein several Chinese labor
ers lost their lives. They are ordered
there by the Chinese legation at
The Gcnesta, outsailed by the
American yacht Puritan, won seven
successive races last spring and this
summer in English waters. Her
name, "a broom," was all right over
there, but when sho mot the Puritan
instead of sweeping sho was swopen
prepouderence in marine tonnago
over any other nation, but the United
States has so many vessels engaged
in the coastwise trade that it is second
in the list .
Notice of Dissolution.
NOTICE IS HEREIJYGIVENTHATTIIE
partnership heretofore existing be
tween John Stephanson and C. Carlson, un
der tho linn name of Stepliauson & Carlson,
is this day dissolved by mutual consent, J.
Stcnlianvm retires from the business and C.
Carlson remains, and all bills due the fin a
are to bo paid to C. Carlson and he will set
tle all claims against said firm. I will pay
no bills from thli date unless contractc I on
my personal or written order.
Astoria, Oregon, Sept. 19:h, lfiSi.
A Jeremy Diddler.
A LITTLE PUP THAT ANSWERS TO
the uamo of J. It. Frierson has been
keeping the mess house at Fort Stevens.
Ills capital to commence business with ap
pears to have been promises arid falsehoods,
lie succeeded in gcttliiK trusted for about a
thousand dollars and then he skipped. One
of his swindling james was to Rive orders on
the Engineer, and then go to the Engineer
and stop payment. The government Is very
kind to ollks. It gives him a job and pro
tects li'is pay from his creditors. I charge
him nothing for this notice. If I did he
would pay it in lies the same as he did the
other bills. Pass hi in around.
D.J. I XG ALLS.
A ALL PAKTIES OWING TIIE ESTATE
of M. I). Kant are hereby notified not
to make payments to anyone except the un
dersigned or authorized agent.
PHIL. A. STOKES.
Astoria, Or., Sept. 18th, 18S5.
TWO NEW MILCH COWS.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned was on the 12th day of
September, 18S5, duly appointed by the
County Court of the state of Oregon, county
of Clatsop, administratrix of the estat e of Eric
Meline deceased. All persons having claims
against said estate are hereby notified to
present the same properly verified to mc at
the ofllco of the I. X. I. Packing company
at Astoria, Oregon, within six mouth from
Mrs. NATIIALIA MELINE.
Astoiia. Oregon, Sept. 17th, 1SS5.
Carnahan & Co.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA ... OREGON
Holden's Auction Rooms
f Established January 1st, 1877.
E. C. HOLBEN,
Ileal Estate and General Auctioneer
and Commission Merchant,
Chenamus Street, - Astoria, Oregon.
Auction sale of Sundries every Saturday,
at 10 :S0 a. si., at my Auction Rooms.
Will conduct Auction Sales of Heal Estate,
Cattle, and Farming Stock wherever de
sired. Cash Returns Promptly made after Sales.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Commissioner of Deeds for Washington
Agent for Daily and Weekly Qregonlan.
Mrs. M. Woodficld.
Having received a Large Assortment of
FALL MILLIXEKY AND NOVELTIES.
lias Commenced Business
At Eaton & Carnahan's old stand, next to
Furniture and Upholstering,
Mattresses Made and Repaired.
Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed
jjfe and Laid.
F " ilture Sold on Commission.
Shop, corner Main and Jefferson Streets.
FBOH TIIE 5EIIALra.
SomethlBR Worthy of Prompt aad FaTorable
Consideration an the Part of Pro-
Nehalesi, Or., Sept. lutb, 1SS5.
I find an artiole iu your issuo of tho
5th inst., entitled, "lload to Nebaleni,"
to which with your permission, I wish to
add a little information for the benefit of
your many readers. Although we are
right at jour bock door, yet I haTO found
that wo were strangers to your business
men and that they had little knowledge
of our Taller and its undeveloped re
sources. Your advice to tho merchants
to roach out and secure trade was well
given, especially as touching this little
valley. We do not claim to be more than
a drop in tho bucket now but whoever
secures the drop will by fair dealing, reap
the full harvest by and by. You said
also that our trado went by the sray of
Garibaldi at present; and you might
have added, much of it by the way of
Lincoln, which moans Portland. Our
little valley is fertile and capable of con
taining a population of about 1,000, en
gaged in agriculture, dairying and stock
raising; besides an indefinite number in
mining and lumbering.
Our mines are undeveloped; we know
absolutely nothing of their value; but
wo do "know that wo have huge
forests of the finest timber on the coast;
and that the day is not far distant when
somebody will reach out for it. Besides
this valley, the road as proposed will give
a good outlet for settlers on tho Nokani
cum, Foley crook and Miami, and draw
much trade from iulchis, and in tact all
of the Tillamook country.
Tbo scheme is not only to run a road
from Seaside into this valley, but to ox-
tond it on to Lincoln, thus connecting
the lattor town with the city of Astoria;
multiplying tho trado of a large section
of country by opening it to settlement
and pouring it into Astoria's lap. The
distance between these two towns is 55 or
CO miles; but about 30 miles of road now
exist, leaving less than 33 to make. We
admit there are some difficulties to sur
mount, but nothing that should stand in
the way of accomplishing so valuable an
improvement to the country. Tho routo
is cood from tho Nehalem north, but on
its south fork wo find difficult hills and
crossings, lucre is nothing worthy to
be called a mountain on tho route.
The summits between Nekanicum and
north Xebalem, and that between Foley
creek and Miami aro both low and
reached by easy grades.
Having prospected almost tho entire
routo last spring, I know it to be feasible,
and it can be made by tho two counties
jointly and tho burden not be felt. Thcro
is now a road reaching up the north fork
of Nehalem from tide water into Clatsop
county; and parties hero stand ready to
extend it to Lalta croek or Seaside if
they can receive proportionate aid! from
Clatsop county or its citizens. There
is much good, vacant land for home
steaders and prcemptors all along this
routo from near Seaside to Tillamook
bay; and settlors will come as soon as
they are sure of an outlet.
In conclusien: The principal reason
why Astoria and Clatsop county in gen
eral, should be interested in the develop
ment of this section of country is, that a
portion of the valley, a principal part of
tho coal field and much of tho finest tim
ber lies in Clatsop county, and its devel
opment will add to her wealth.
TAKE KOTICE ALL WHOM THIS MAY
concern, that I the undersigned have
and do claim the NW U of section 28, town-
suip js, range a w, ico acres, i request an
parties not tarespass on the above-mentioned
kind oTlts effects, as 1 have given
sutllcicnt proofs of my rights through the
Dinted Suites Land Ofllce in WashTneton
City. District of Columbia,
d-w JOHN ROGERS.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL
noon on the 2lst day of September for
the burial of county poor. All Rids to be
directed to tho County Clerk.
By order of the County Court.
Astoria, Oregon, September 7th, 18S5.
To Whom it May Concern
NOTICE IS IIEREBY GIVEN TO THOSE
knowing themselves indebted to the
estate of M. D. Kant to make Immediate set
tlement to the undersigned, at the assignors
late place of business and save costs. AH ac
counts not paid by September 25th will be
placed in the hands of a collector.
PniL. A. STOKES,
NOTICE IS IIEREBY GIVEN THAT
the partnership heretofore existing be
tween Herman itieppe and L. Granpe under
the firm name of RIeppe & Grappe is this day
disolved by mutual consent, the business to
be hereof tcr conducted by Herman RIeppe,
to whom all bills due arc to be paid and who
will liquidate all claims due by the lato firm.
Astoria, Oregon. September 3rd, 1SS5.
THE TAX LIST AND ASSESSMENT
roll of school district No. l, Astoria,
Clatsop county, Oregon, Is now In my hands
for collection, and will remain with me for
sixty days fronr date, after which time said
taxes will be delinquent. Parties interested
please take notice.
J. G. HUSTLER,
Clerk Dist. No. l.
Astoria, August 13th, 18S5.
THE SALOON KNOWN AS "THE COL
orado," on Chenamus, between Benton
and Main. Saloon fixtures for sale or to
let. Apply to
TVfRS. E. C. nOLDEN HAS A FEW NICE
JLtX Jy furnished rooms to rent at fire dol
lars per month and upward, and by the week
or night. Enquire corner Main and Jeffer
Abstracts of Title.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS COMPILED
a set of Abstract Books from the records
of Clatsop County and Is now prepared to
fumlsh complete and correct Abstracts of
Title to any Real Estate In the County, at
C. K. THOMSON,
Attorney at Law. Astoria. Oregon.
Office, Room 5. over 8Ity Book Store.
PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED
from teachers, stating salaries desired
as principal and assistant, to teach in Dis
trict No. 9 ; school to commence some time
Mas. C. LEINENWBBER,
Clerk District No. 9.
Notice of Application.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned intends to apply to the
Common Council of the city of Astoria, at
Its next regular meeting, for a license to sell
wine, malt and spirituous liquors in less
quantities than ono quart for a period of one
year, in the building fronting on Mam street
and situated on lot 4 block 9 In the city of
Astoria as laid out and recorded by John
Astoria, Oregon, September 18th, 1885.
Empire Store totlie Front
Wc beg io direct special attention to our- LATEST IM
PORTATIONS of NOVELTIES
Fine Dress Goods, Lawns,
Hoopskirts, Etc., Etc.
Which wc are setting according to our motte:
'The Best Goods at the Lowest Possible Prices."
Dealer at Wholesale and Retail in
Oil Clotii, Wall Paper,
Window Shades, Mouldings, Etc.
Astoria Furniture Co.,
MoiMiDi, Carpets, Matting, Picture Frames, Window 8Mb, etc.
Cur. Chenamus and Hamilton SLs.
Invites the public
to inspect his new
Ud by I
the IT. . '
tmt: In IT.1
doctors and other
Uoilurar men. Tlicy
AT ADLER'S CRYSTAL PALACE.
THIS IS NO HUMBUG!
GOODS AT YOUR OWN FIGURES.
AT IYI. D. KANT'S.
Gents Furnishing Goods,
Are Now Being Sacrificed.
THE GOODS MUST BE SOLD.
Biffgest Banains Ever Seen in Astoria!
THE FINE AMERICAN SHIP
v "JOHN T. BERRY,"
Now enroiite from San Fran
cisco and due here, will follow the Dinnah
in our direct llneof Salmon Vessels
From Astoria. to Liverpool.
MEYER, WILSON & CO..
Annual Stock Holders' Meeting.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF TIIE
Stock Holders or llie O. F. L. & B asso
ciation will be held In Odd Fellows' Jlall on
Monday, October 5tU, at 2 o'clock r. it., pur
suant to adjournment this day.
Attest; A. J. MEGLER. Secy.
Astoria. August 34tli. 1SS3.
A GOOD DWELLING HOUSE AND LOT
for sale Beautifully located. Apply
at Astorlan offlce.
AlLaBOXfe 3M ,
'll)'JMJMillllH.liJLL-J-WII nuijmviijjiijj m;
Wail Paper, Mirrors,
II. Du JJUISSON, Manager.
Short notice bj a
First Class Work'
Jewelers), with a
Neat and cheap
i Than any oth
er axe maue.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
will not be responsible for any debt
contracted by any person unless it be on my
MINNIE G. M. SPEXABTII.
Astoria, August 2Cth, 1685.
oo ffhoon fn
Ijo IJilOoll ill
Yomt Xai?ing EspQnsss
CAN BE REDUCED
' BY TRADING AT MY STORE,
VTIierc Business I 3on im a Strict
1 Have Reduced My Expenses ly Selling for
CASH, and Consequently
I CAN SELL CHEAPER TO YOU.
SjL Us XLt.IjESK
Hay, Oats, ani Straw, Lime, Brie!;, Cent, Sani and Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. Praying, Teaming anil Express Business.
rr.lt ..pply to (he Captain, orto
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK AI.WAYS ON HAND.
Tin, Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Goods.
3IAGEE STOVES AS1 RANGES, THE BEST Iff TnE KlItKET.
Plumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job work dona in a workmanlike manner.
Plumbing, Cas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On 1'easouable Tcnn9.
Cliennmus Street, Seict to C I,. PnrUer'n Store, AHtoria, Oregea.
HOTELS AND llESTAUKAXTS.
TITO. AMVEi, Frop'r.
First Class in Ever? Eespect.
Free Conelt to the House.
Corner Third and V. Streets,
PORTLAND, - - - OEEGON.
Our facilities are such that wo defy
compctition. This Ls the largest
and most respectably kept
Hotel In tho Northwest.
Board and Lodqlng $ 1 .00 per day
MEALS.25 cenU. LODGING. 23 anil 50 cents
Free Buss to and from ihe House.
fBNo Chinese Umployet!.-5U
E. Levrlston, (Late of Minnesota IlouseJProp
O. CLA1IK. AGENT.
a TT. KXOWLE3.
I D. SHOUTS'.
St. Charles Hotel,
BROWN & KNOWLES - - Proprietors
First Class kt Evkky Kespect,
Good Restaurant Connected with tho House
Fire-proof Brick Building. ISO Rooms,
la the Canter or the Git-.
Cor. Front and Morrison Sts., Portland. Or
713 Howard St. Near Third, San
A first-class Lodging Hotel, containing 190
rooms ; water and gas In each room ; no het
ter beds In tho world; no guest allowed to
use the linen once used by another; a large
reading room ; hot and cold water ; baths
free, rricoof rooms Pernight.COc and 75c;
per week, from 2 upward. Open all night.
R. HUGHES, Proprietor.
At Market street Ferrv, take Omnibus line
ofstreet cars tocornerof Third andHoward.
B. B. Franklin,
NEXT TO THE ASTORIAN BUILDING.
A11 work done in a skillful manner on
short notice at reasonable rates.
Mertaier anS CaMnet Mer,
Eben P. Parker,AJaster.
For TOWING, FKEIGHT orCIIAK
11. B. PAllKKlt.
KAXGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TOllIA ONLY OF
& a. BAWES,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL HE PLEASED.
E. It. UAW'ES Is also agent for tbo
Bit latent GooliDf Stove
And other flrst-clasa Stoves.
Fnrnaoe Work. Steam Fit
tings, etc., a specialty.
Hardware aifl Slip (Mlery
VAN DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
Scarf Pins, Chains, f atones,
Piaiios and Organs or the Best
make at the lowest Prices.
The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
-A11 goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
THE TRADE SUPPLIED,
Leare orders at
Astoria Bakery, Ed. Jackson. Prop.
TO PORTLAND AND RETURN
ON THE "TELEPHONE,"
This holds good until September SOtli, 1885
(Late Cutter with M. D. Kant.)
A Cood Fit Guaranteed.
Shop opposite Bozorth & Johns.