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About The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1890)
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.TANUAltY 23, 1630
City Cettnty OfHcial Paper.
PRniire and confidential.
"Without prejudice a few remarks
on the railroad question are in order.
Liess than a year ago Astoriaus
raked enough money to start the con
struction ol a road to the Seaside.
"While still in its incipiency a Portland
capitalist, a man experienced in rail
road transactions, became connected
with the matter. The original plan
"was merged into a broader policy, the
fruition ot the first plan being hast
ened. Since then the history of Mr. Eeid's
transactions is the history of the As
toria & South Coast Railway Co. He
is its president and controlling spirit
This is by way of preface.
With free use of names and discord
ing ambiguity the following is of pres
"When Ir. Reid was negotiating the
sale of the Portland and Willamette
Valley railroad to the Southern Pa
cific Railroad company, he discovered
that that company contemplated over
tures to the Astoria and South Coast
Railway company that would result in
giving the Southern Pacific Railway
company its much needed ocean port.
That is, Mr. Reid then found out that
the Southern Pacific's plan and policy
embraced the building of its line of
road by way of Hillsboro to Astoria.
Mr. Reid made instant and saga
cious use of his knowledge He im
mediately ojened negotiations, himself,
with the directors of the Astoria and
South Coast Railway company, the
details of which are familiar to Asto
rians. In a short time Mr. Reid was able
to go to C P. Huntington with the
Astoria and South Coast Road in his
pocket He had what the Southern
Pacific Railroad company wanted, an d
what they had intended to treat with
the Astoria and Sonlh Coast directors
Parenthetically it has been said
that Mr. Reid is virtually the Pacific
"When Mr. Reid went to interview
Mr. Huntington it was simply a ques
tion of bargaiu and sale. Mr. Reid
had the goods; what was Mr. Hnnt
ington willing to give for them? De
livery was absolute and certain. The
terms of sale constituted and
still constitute the question at issue.
Just now Mr. Huntington says to
Mr. Reid: -If I take half the bonds, T
waat fifty-five per cent of the steck:
if I take them all, I want GG23 per
cent of the stock."
The latter proposition is the one
most seriously entertained. The
other part of the proviso is the terms
of the contract The Pacific Con
struction company has a good contract
with the Astoria & South Coast rail
way company. That is, it is a good
contract for the Pacific coustrcntion
company, or Mr. Reid, if they are
considered the same by some.
Mr. Huntington thinks it is too
He wants a bigger slice of the pie;
to have the contract medified: he
wants that famous eighth section re
drawn, so that the Pacific Construc
tion company will get $2,000 a mile
less, and not get that $10,000 a mile in
Mr. Huntington and the Southern
Pacific railroad company have built a
good "many miles of railroad. They
are economical railroad builders, and
figure that they can or could build,
that piece of road for less than the
figures named in the contract between
the Pacific Construction company and
the Astoria and South Coast Railway
Co. Perhaps they are right
Mr. Huntington wauls a sis months'
option on the whole business. This
is to square existing railroad arrang
Bents and at the same time see how
the jetty work affects the entrance to
"When Mr. Reid was last hero and
had a conference and agreement with
the directors, he told The Astoiuan
there was little to give out, put a pad
lock on the tliectos, lips but imme
diately upon his arrival at Portland
published the whole thing; all he
wanted to have known.
The Astobiak takes pleasuro in
adding to the stock of information
and donates the above as an interest
ing contribution to current railroad
Since his connection with the Asto
ria and South Coast road, especially
since his assumption of the presidency
of that corporation, Mr. Reid and his
Movements regarding the road, are of
paramount importance to some of us
who are interested in the growth and
welfare of the city.
Mr. Reid occupies the position of
aa intermediary. He is able, truthful,
scrupulous and exact: is straight for
ward and open in all his dealings and
has the confidence of all the directors
of tho road.
He also has the centract: that is, the
Pacific Construction company has.
Xr. Reid would not take tho slight
est advantage of any opportunity.
Tk directors of tho road are sagacious
ad prudent men who need no advice
ad who are not 'likely to make a
It mvtai also be borne in mind that
Xr. Reid has not tho slightest connec
tm ldik the Pacific Construction
mmpnnj; hr. himself, has said se: all
ifck beiBg without prejudice. The
is interesting and instructive.
lk cm irwteni farm lands
aMteXtMTtttipried: It is no doubt
irw tirt'Mtentapital owns a raort-
ih & large per cent of farms this
rf be IGmHsppt. Oregon and
"Washington, however, are better off
than such states as the Dakotas, Ne
abraska,'and Kansas. Let the north
west keep this characteristic, and
when the law that is now before con
gress is put into effect our Javored sec
tion will make a remarkably creditable
Chicago has taken a novel method
to advertise herself for the "World's
fair. It is a book entitled "Looking
Forward," the name being a parody
on Bellamy's "Looking Backward?"
It contains a mixture of local puffs,
humorous articles by Bill Nye, and
clever illustrations by good artists.
There is nothing slow about Chicago.
A Lokdok association has been
formed which provides lady couriers
.or maids to accompany well to do
women who do not wish to travel
alone. It has proved a success, and a
like society is to be started in New
Majob J. W. Powelii intimates
that there are 120,000,000 acres of arid
land that can be irrigated by available
water. It will cost $10 per acre to re
deem this land, while it will surely bo
worth $39 an acre under irrigation.
The most popular drama ever
writtenby an American is "Shenan
doah" by Bronson Howard. Its suc
ess is unprecedented and is it described
as a military comedy.
The Boston public library contains
over 400,000 volumes and is the finest
all-round library in Amorica. That at
Washington does not yet equal it in
The growth "of Melbourne, Aus
tralia, has been almost phenomenal.
In 1850 it was comparatively nothing;
to-day it is larger than San Francisco.
Thebe were nearly 5,000 bills in
troduced in the senate and house pre
vious to the holiday adjournment of
which 2,500,000 copies were printed.
Mr. Hei.ver of New York, is con
vinced that he has an air ship that
will defy wind, storm, sea, and will
cross the Atlantic in two days.
The tonnage of vessels constructed
in Great Britain for 1889 amounts to
1,272,000 tons, or more than all the
rest of the world put together.
Calttokxia shipped during the last
year, 820,020 boxes of oranges, which
loaded about three thousand cars.
The best estimates of the coming
census place the population of the
United States at Gl,761,500.
Mrs. BuuLEr-MABTrx will try to
capture New York society by spending
$50,000 in a single balL
Russia has recently bought 15,000,
090 new small caliber rifles from
It takes 15 minutes only, to send a
short message from San Francisco, via
New York, to Hong Kong.
There are 17,107 periodical publi
cations of all kinds in the United
States and Canada.
The amount of the embezzlements
in the United States in 1889 is put at
Four messages can be transmitted
over a wire at one time by the qnad
It is estimated that 30,000 elephants
were killed in Africa in 188S, for their
The business of electricity employs
250,000 people throughout the United
SakFbancisco saving banks have
deposits to the amount of $79,083,012
SaiiMOX fishing is active at present
near Martinez, California.
ELECTRICITY IS THE LIFE
When properly applied and thorough
ly diffused in the human system; but
this, when artificially applied, must
be done under the direction and able
guidance of those who are by practice
experienced in its use and applicabuitj'
to the various diseases incident to na
ture and with a careful provision as to
the constitutional condition of tho
patient Heuce the wonderful success
Dr. Darrin litis over disease -with tho
use of electricity and medicine, as the
following almost miraculous cures will
show. If they were not people -well
known in this community it would
be hard to believe such cures possible.
George Smith, Astoria, deafness,
Rev. J. E. Coenour, Portland, Or.,
skin disease, cured. ,
Miss Maggie Synhoest, La Grande,
Or., cross-eyed, cured.
Isaac Thompson. La Center, "W. T.f
deafness, cured in five minutes.
"W. T. Binkley, Centralia,"W.,T. sci
atic rheumatism, restored.
J. T. George, GlenSden, W. T.,
chronic rheumatism, five years, cured.
Mrs. Mary A. Johnson, McMinn
ville, Or., deafness many years, re
stored. O. F. Mayhew, 183 D street, Port
land, rheumatism in its worst form,
Henry Van Helms, Sandy, Or.,
cancer of the nose and catarrh, cured.
Mrs. O. Sandstone, cor. Water and
Curry, sts., South Portlantl, deafness.
Mrs. J. Ellis, 323 Clay st, Portland,
Or., deafness and diseases peculiar to
her sex, cured.
Dr. Darrin's New Place of BhiImm.
Drs. Darrin can be consulted free
at the Washington building, corner
of Washington and Fourth streets,
Portland. Booms 16, 17,22 and 23,
second floor. Ask the elevator boy
for roam 1G. Office hours, from 11) to
4 o'clock days: evenings, 7 to 8; San
days, 10 to 12. All cnrable chronic
diseases, loss of manhood, blood
taints, syphilis, gleet, gonorrhoea
stricture, spermatorrhoea, seminal
weakness, or loss of desire of sexual
power, in man or woman, catarrh and
deafness, are confidentially aod
successfully treated. Cures of pri
vate diseases guaranteed, and never
published in the papers. Most cases
can receive hoaae treatment after a
visit "to the doctor's office. Inquiries
answered and circulars seat free.
(Parties writing will please mention
They Carried Their rolat
Two young and pretty women en
tered a street car yesterday evening,
each carrying in her arms a little par
cel in the most tender and motherly
fashion. So solicitous were they over
their respective parcels that a lullaby
seemed 'almost bursting from their
lips. They were not nurse girts, so
they must be mothers, although it
was apparent they were joung moth
ers, and very handsome ones withaL
Half a dozen men jumped up to offer
their seats. The girls giggled as they
sat down and no wonder, for the
bundles they earned in such a moth
erly fashion had been deftly impro
vised, under a sudden inspiration, to
represent babies. There was lirtle oi
them except a crook of the arm and a
lace handkerchief to cover a supposi
tious babe, but enough to deceive
poor, trustful man. The -circle was
general, for the -girls had obtained
seats on a new.and-original plan.
Chronic Fault Finder.
Some men are never satisfied. If
you give them an. open winter with
little snow, they become alarmed at a
possibility of drouth. If the snow
comes down until" it goes over the
tops of their seven-leagued boots,
they kick about business stagnation.
But they can not help their pessimis
tic disposition. They are built that
Best Beds in town. Booms per night
50 and 25 cts., per week 31.50. New and
clean. Private entrance.
Do Yeu JLikc a Geed Cigar?
Call at Charley Olsen's, east of C. II.
Cooper's, lie will suit vou. A fine
stock of cigars to select from.
Coffee and cake, tn wiits. at the
All the patent medicines advertised
in this p.iper, together with the choicest
terfumery, and loilet articles etc can
e bought at the lowest prices at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
ADVICE TO MOTHERS.
Mns. Wixslow's Sootiiino Syrup
should always be used for children
teething. It soothes the child, oi tens
the cuius, allays all pain, cures wind
chohcandis the best remedy fordiar-
rhoea.Twenty-u.VH cents a bottle.
"Jeff" wishes his friends and the pub
lic to know that he has positively sold
out his old restaurant and is in no way
responsible for the way it is now run,
or for any debts contracted by it.
P. S. Look out for the new restau
rant to be opened by Jeff at an early
For Flue Phetftsrapks,
Go to Misses Carrutliers' photograph
gallery: Third street opposite Mor
gan & Sherman's.
Ludlow's Ladies' SLOO Fine Shoes;
also Flexible Hand turned French Kids,
at P. J. Goodman's.
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Bcdactluu in Stcamskip Fares.
Martin Olsen is agent for several Eu
ropean steamship lines. If you want a
ticket to or from Europe he can supply
you at greatly reduced rates this week.
THE CO-PARTNERSHIP HERETOFORE
existing between Hodg Fitzgerald &
Co. is tills day mutually dissolved. L F.
Hod ,?e retiring. ,
HODGE. FITZGERALD & CO.
Astoria. January 2jUi, 1890.
Notice to Shippers.
milE WELL-KNOWN A 1 BRITISH SHIP
A l'atterdale" will be shortly on the
berth for Ll ernool direct. For particulars
of freight apply to Messrs. llalfour; Guthrie
Co.. Portland, or to P. H. CHERRY,
milE UNDERSIGNED HAVING BEEN
JL appointed administratrix of the estate
of W. W. Belcher, deceased, all claims
against said ctate, with the proper vouch
ers, are hereby required to be presented to
the undersigned at the office of F. D. Win
ton. In the city of Astori.i, within six montlis
from tilts date. BARABRA A. BELCHER,
Astoria, Clatsop county, Or., Jan. 25, 1800.
The Oregon Land Co.
HAS AN ASTORIA OFFICE
S. W. COR. THIRD
Buy and Sell Property on Commission.
We Deal in Real Estate and are Successful in
Now is Your Time to Buy
Tongue Point Addition
Finely Sjltuaed Back of Tongue Point
and Within TWO MILES of the
Centre of Astoria, Lota Will
be sold for a Limited Time at
$50 ad $00
THIRD STREET, -,
Slakes many peoplo miserable, and often
leads to self-destruction. Distress af cr
eating, sour stomach, sick headache, heart
burn, loss of appetite, a faint, "all goie"
feeling, bad taste, coated tongue, and Irreg
ularity of the Dowels, arc
DlStrCSS the more coiumoa sjmp-
Affer toms. Dyspepsia docMiot
, get well of Itself. It rc-
EatlFIg quires careful, jicrsktent
attention, aad r. remedy l'fce Hood's Srrr.-
parilla, which acts gently yet cfflcienlly.
It tones the stomach and other organs,
regulates ll.c digestion, creates a good ap-.
appetite, and, l.y thus Sick
overcoming ll.c local ,.,, ,
symptoms, cures theiQSfl
headache, zxA refreshes the tired mind.
"1 !ise Ivn troubled with dysrepsla
1 Lid bLt Utile sjpetlte, aud wLat. X did!
Uckartm tat. distressed me, "or did
u me little good. After cat-t
bum iag I would experience a
fctlntncs, or lind, ui!-gin.e feeling, as
though I hd in l eaten anylhhig. My
trout !c, 1 Lii:, a -s arrr.-.ated 1y my
LuMuc-j, paining .d fruia bc-Lg more or
Ichskh'jtupinarcoM with SOUT
fresh pal:.u L -t spring .
Itook UuaVs h ..sa ariila StOmaCfl
and It did i:.c an hamcre amount of gwd.
It gavu iA.' en r.j pt-tite, aud is.y f- d :.!
Ishcdaud s-.tiCc J ti.o cravl:.;-; I I -l l r?
viously experienced-" GEor.cs A. I'age,
Watertown, Jlals ,
N. B. If y on decide to take flood's Sr.r.
saparilladonot L-c induced to buy any ollu.r.
Sold by drutti. Fl ; s!x for f .- Prepared bj
C I. HOOD JC CO.,AjothecMlei.'Low ell, .Suns
fOO Doses One Dollar
AN ENERGETIC MAN WANTED TO
push our manufactures on this ground.
One of our agents earned $5,200 In V9. Ad
dress, P. O. Uox 1371, New York.
ALL COUNTY ROAD SUPERVISORS
are requested to have their reports in
by Monday, January 27, By order of tho
First Appearance of
John S. Lindsay,
The CELEBRATED TRAGEDIAN, and an
Excellent Dramatic Company.
. HAZEL KIRKE
.LADY OF LYONS
Mr. Lindsay Is supported by an excellent
company and the public may expect the
rarest entertainment ever given In the place,
aud the first of the kind in 1690.
Prices Beserved Seats, 75 and 50 Ots
Gallkry 25 Cents
Reserved Scats at the New York Novelty
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Ail kinds of
Promptly attended to.
Aipeclalty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
AND 0LNEY STREETS,
- EAST OF 0LNEY.
J. H. MANSELL,
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
NOTARY PUBLIC FOE STATE OF OREGON.
City Lots and Acre Property, Ranches, Timber Lands, and Water
Frontage for Sale.
Investments made for Outside Partis.
Established, 1SS& Correspondence Solicited.
Next W. U. Telegraph Office. Third St, Astoria, Oregon.
P. O. BOX 863.
Real Estate and Trust Co.
(INCORPORATED.) CAPITA!,, S50,000.
President, L. P. W. QUIMBY.
The above Company Placed the.
TO ASTORIA, on the market December ISth, 1889. More than
300 lots have been already sold. Other additions will be
placed on the market shortly, but at :i great
advance in present prices.
Get in now while the price is low-
General Office, Rooms 16 and 17, N. E. Cor. First ami Aider,
FRAM SPITTLE, Apt
Warren & Wright,
Real Estate Dealers
Manseir.s Building, Water Street.
City Property, Seaside Property, Tide Lands;
Timber Lands, Farms, Etc., Bonght and Sold.
Astoria's most delightful suburb. Lots 520 to $35 cash or Installments.
Loans negotiated and a general commission business transacted. Invest:
ments for non-residents a specialty.
COKREsrOX DEXCE SOLICITED.
Flynn. the Tailor,
Finest Woolen Goods for Suitings;
ALL THE LATEST STYLES.
He buys for Cash, at Eastern Prices. lie Guarantees tlie Best Workmanship
on all garments. Call and see for yourselves.
Barth's Block, Astoria
City Book Store.
THE LARGEST STOCK IN THE CITY!
Blank Books, Office Supplies,'
School Books and Fine,
The Best Goods for
All Goods Guaranteed as Represented.
it if li i
Astoria Real Estate Go.
Office First Door South ol tho Odd Fellows Building 5
The Best Bargains Yet Offered
In Blocks 21 , 23 and 28.
HUSTLER & AIKEN'S ADDITION. Less than 1 Mile
From the Tostoffice.
SIXTY of these Lots sold within the past 8 days. Therice of thta.Choice
Property is going up daily, and may be taken off the market at any time.
Prlc of Lots, tf 25 to 120O, according to Location.
Vice-President.. J. W. BARNES.
the Lowest Prices !
a m$i u
Wholesale Wine House.
Fine Wines, Choice Brands.
I have completed arrangements for supplying any brand of "Wine in any quantity
at lowest cash figures.
The Trade Supplied,
ALL ORDEltS DELIVERED FREE IN ASTORIA.
Your patronage in City or Country solicited.
A. W. UTZINGER, Cosmopolitan, Saloon.
y", "ZBU J TTT 11 GKI.O h 1MKKKR, CAHL A. HANSON
.St rCKSOKs TO
Mm & Stokes jc. l. barker,
TV P dkali:r? in
Groceries and Provision. i
Everything 1 a First-class Stnnj
Extremely Low- Figures.
Gocls Delivered al! over Town.
The. Highest Price Paid tor Junk.
FOARD & STOKES
Prospect Park Addition!
One and Two Acre Tracts;.
On Proposed MOTOR LIX&to SEASIDE. Call at once at the Office of
THE CLATS0P LAND COMPAOT,
And secure some of tills property before the advance.
Stockton & Welch,
Real Estate Brokers,
City, Snlmrban and Acreage Property For Sale.
MAIN ST ASTORIA; OR., V. 0. Box 51 1. No curbstone brokers employed here
J. O. ROSS
First Class Undertaking
New Styles, Caskets and funeral material
Next to Astoiuak office.
Magnus G. Crosby
HAMAEE, IRON, STEEL.
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
TjLtL and Copper.
fc i fr ?',. , - ,v
The New Model Range
CAN BE HAD IN ASTORIA, ONLY OF
E. R. HAWES,
Agent. Call and Examine It ; You Will be Pleased. E. R. Hawes Is also Agent for the
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Han.
WHOLESALE AND EETADL DEALER Df
Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
Received fresh everr Steamer.
ii hw iikiarinmTO
These SEINES are made trne taper and from an actual scale, and will hang true
and draw when hung in to lines, and from the
Gold Modal 1-2 Patent Twlno.
RIGHT AND LEFT HAND LAID PATENT ROPE,
9 thread and larger, soft and free from kinking.
SALMON TRAP NETS knit from the Gold .Medal
1-2 Patent Twine, superior to- the mediunn.laid-
stronger, more durable and Holds Tar Longer.
Letters or Telegraph shall have our Prompt and Careful Attention
American Net & Twine Co
KitaMlshed 1842. Beetw, Xws. CsfltolU
N.B. We have the largest Netting and Twine plant. New sad. roily; hhh
has lately been added for knitting heavy Traps foe the ColambriftKi aiii
Highest awards at Boston, 1869, Philadelphia. 187C London Fisheries Exposition, 1S63,
New Goods Arriving Every Steame
The Old Stand - Astoria Oiykuu.
John G. Dement.
Successor to W. E. Dement & Co.
Carries Complete Stocks of
Drugs and Druggists' Sundries.
rrracrlplleas Carefally Capu4e4.
Mexican Salvo and
Norwegian Pile- -Cars
E. P. N00NAN fc CO.,
J. P. HYNES,
Water Street, Astoria, Oregon.
TELEPHONE NO. 7. P. O. NXtM.
LIDDICOAT & CKIBB.
Carpenters and Builders.
Holt & McCurtrie's old stand, hare orer SM
plates and drawings of all kinds and styles
of dwelling-houses, ranging from fooo to
S1.20O. Call and see them.
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