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About The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 9, 1890)
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Cttjra Chb(j OMcIal Paper.
IS IT FICTION?
Imraciwc Wealth Supposed To Be Bnried
on Hez Caples' Farm.
There is considerable consolation
a contemplating the state of affairs
ia this country, especially to the resi
dents of the Pacific coast, as illus
trated by a telegram on the first page
oaeeraing the decrease in our Chi
e population. In the last seven
ai a half years the
arrivals of Chinese have been 79,881
asd the departures 94,213, so that we
aavo lost 14,332. This is indeed grati
fying, as all here know full well how
detrimental to our industries and
isjurious to our population is
the presence of the "Mongoli
aae. Yet our friends beyond the
Rockies think we are cruel to oppose
Chinese immigration. Of late, how
ever, John is not quite so 'eftjonie to
iteem as formerly, for they are begin
ning to understand the evil, as the
aaoon-eyod heathen increase among
A tariff for revenue only is free
trade. No one understands that free
trade means essentially that no duty
at all be levied on any imports. That
for convenience is called extreme free
trade or absolute free trade. But
free trade against which protectionists
contend is a tariff that is not protec
tive. It is not correct to sav that a
manufacturer enjoys "some protec
tion' if the tariff is so low
as to give the foreign com
petitor an advantage. For instance,
if an article costs ten cents to manu
facture it in England and bring it to
our market, and the same article costs
twenty cents to manufacture and put
on the market here, a tariff of five
cents on that article affords no protec
tion whatever it is free trade to all in
tents and purposes, so fnr as the issue
between free trade and protection is
concerned. In the case supposed
it would require a tariff of
ten cents to enable the
home manufacturer to compete
with the foreigner on the merits of his
coods, and he would still have to share
the market with him unless ho could
reduce the wages of his employes or
otherwise lower the cost of his goods
ao as to undersell the foreign compet
itor. These simple and plain truths
are ignored or thrust out of sight by
the advocates of the Mills bill, who
talk about the "protection1' it leaves in
A WEAKNESS OF MANY 3IEN.
Tradition says that in the year 1841
a Spanish bark was riding at anchor
opposite the present townsito of Col
umbia City and near the farm now
owned by Hez Caples. There was a
large amount of treasure aboard the
vessel, and the crew conspired to ob
tain possession of it They mutinied,
assassinated the captain, and buried
the gold and silver in the vicinity of
Caples' farm, so at least is the report
The inconsistent shade of this tra
dition, however, is the burial of the
treasure when the mtirineers had un
swayed control of the bark. But as
the story is told a Telegram reporter,
some of the Spaniards subsequently
returned, endeavoring to recover the
money, yet without success.
Others who became acquainted with
the fact that a great fortune had been
buried on or near Caples' farm made
unsuccessful efforts to find it, but
always with serious consequences to
one or more of the searching parties.
At a spiritualistic meeting in this
city some five or six years ago a spir
itualist claimed to have had a revela
tion as to the identical spot where the
Spaniards had covered up their ill
gotten wealth which never gave them
a moment's happiness or enjoyment
Several of the spiritualists, reposing
confidence in revalation, visited Ca
ples' farm, and, after -arching sev
eral days, they discovered a large de
posit of small rocks at a depth of a
foot in the soil, and supposed the
money to be buried beneath it While
they were at work removing the rocks
one of the men dronneil dead. This
created such consternation among the
j rest that the p:irty abandoned their
2Sb fnrther efforts to secure the hid
den treasure were put forth till last
week, when another party went on this
evident wild goose chase. Among
them was one William Matthews, who
succeeded in locating the rock depost
While delving underneath it, in the
expectancy of unearthing a huge for
tune, he struck a mass of human bones.
During the few minutes consumed in
examining them, Matthews was trans
formed into a raving maniac. After
that his associates also abandoned the
Matthews was brought to this city
on the steamer Alarm, last Friday and
is now under the care of his friends,
who will cause his removal to the in
sane asylum should he not soon re
cover his reason Portland Tele
Win. Timmons, postmaster of Ida
villc. Ind., writes: "Electric Bitters
has done more for me than all other
medicines combined, for that bad feel
ing arising from Kidney and Liver
trouble.' John Leslie, fanner and
stockman of same place, says: "Find
Electric .Bitters to be the best Kidney
and Liver medicine; made me feel like
a now man. J. W. Gardner, hardware
merchant, same town, says: Electric
Bitters is lust the thing for a man who
is all run down and don't care whether
he lives or dies; he found new strength,
good appetite and felt just like lie had a
new lease on life. Only 50c. a bottle, at
J. W. Conn's Drug Store.
W. L. UHLENHART,
Real Estate Broker,
I have been a resident in Astoria since 1872, and handle only such properties as
will bear recommendation.
OFFICE ON THIRD ST..
0pp. Odd Fellow's Building
Look at the Bargains.
REAL ESTATE BROKER,
NOTARY PUBLIC FOB STATE OF OREGON.
City Lots and Acre Property, Ranches, Timber Lands, and Water
Frontage for Sale.
Cora'spoudcnce Solicited. 1. O. Box 3G3. Established 1SS3.
INVESTMENTS MADE FOIt OUTSIDE PARTIES.
Next "A. U. Telegraph Office. Third St. Astoria, Oregon.
Will buy 4 Lois on Street Car tA Kflfl Will buy a Cowl Ketideuce uir.
water tront- yr w ouximj u-.
" )Vvu Hne ana 50 feet
age, near U. I. Wharf.
Pple who Like to Sec Their Name
CQ (inf) "Will buy good Business Corner
po,AU on street Car line. 50x150.
CQ Onn Good Business Corner on Street
93,WU Car line, 50x150.
CQ nnn Good Business Lot on Street Car
C9 AM Will buy a Bock in WHliams-
C9 nnn Business Lot, One-Half Block
jVW from street Car, 50x150.
C9 inn Will buy 250 Acres of Laud with
?, I UU house.
(1 I (U Will buy ICO Acres of Land, Oni
$1 , 1 UU Quarter Mile from Columbia Klv
fcl finn "Wilt Buy SO Acres of Tide Lan J,
9 1 jlAAJ wua house.
&A(t Will buy SO Acres of Tide Land ;
0A.7E Will buy sood Comer Lot in Olnej's
Tl O Astoria, 50x100.
699K $25 W!" buy I'ot,i hi Block No.
yCCO -G, Shlvely s Astoria.
Qf 7C Will buy ro Acres of ood Tide I.ana,
For Particulars Call at the Office of
D. H. WELCH & CO.
KTEEP YOUR KVK OX
LOTS FOK SALE BY
The editorial pnff, says the Puux-
wtawney Spi ri f,is the gentlest, breez-
Mt thing about a newspaper. It en
eoftrees many n man who is contem
v4atsnff suicide to brace up and respect
himself, and Lurries others into un
tkacly graves. There are various
kinds" of puffs. Some resemble the
sephyr, that make the lily bow its
head like the modest girl; some are
like the breezes, perfumed with apple
bks6oms, that sway the hollyhocks;
others like the wind, that sweeps
cross the fields of grain and causes
gentle billows to arise and fall like
ocean waves; and still others like the
tempest that rives the knotty
oak and lashes the angry waves
against the beetling rocks. Modest
people like the mild variety. Busi
ness men the medium grade, and
actors and politicians the furious kind
filled with picturesque adjectives and
esperlatives. Before the advent of
MwEpapers, the knights and squires
of those queer old times must have
led a very unsatisfactory life. Think
of a man wearing out his old frame
and waiting around during all the
weary years of his profitless existence
without ever seeing liis "namo in the
paper." It must have been excruci
ating. Most peoplo sav they do not,
but nevertheless many people do like
to see their names in print A friend
of ours from Locust Lane canic in the
other day and said:
I thought "you would have my
same in the paper last week."
Oa what grounds?" we inquired.
"Because," he replied, "I was thrown
oat of a buggy and fractured my clav
icle." "Ah, ah," we answered, "that was
unfortunate for you, but the accident
was scarcely serious enough to merit
M Whatf exclaimed our friend in as
toaiahment, "does a man have to
break his neck before ho can get his
in the paper r"
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
there are funds In tlio city treasury to
pay all warrants endorsed prior to July 18th
18Si). J. G. nUSTLElt,
Astoria, Apul S, 1800, City Treasurer.
Fitzgerald & Carney,
Lots in Case's Astoria Are Now on Sale
AT THE OFFICE OF THE
Astoria Eeal Estate Co.
PRICES PROM $150 TO 8250 EACH.
TERMS-One-Half Cash; the Balance in Six and Twelve Months.
Great Slaughter Sale
To-Day-Fine Ice Cream Soda-To-Day
Also Handle None but the Finest Key West und Imported
lIeae Cnll and Give me a Trial. THIRD STKF.ET. Next V. V. Telegraph Ofllce
No Time Like the Present.
Stationery, Musical Goods and.
Notions, for the Next
Ravel's Brick Building, 0pp. Occident Hotel.
LOTS JOINING THE CITY LIMITS IN
BERRY'S ASTORrAANnHANTHORN'S ASTORIA
Cheaper to-d:iy than at any future time. This property is advancing Terms easy.
Stockton & Welch,
AND EMPLOYMENT OFFICE.
Extension : to : Railway : Addition
THESE ARE THE I1EST BUYS OX THE MARKET.
CALL OK WHITE
(INCORPORATED.) CAPITAL, $50,000.
President, L. P. W. QU1MBY. Vice-President. C. W. WILLIAMS.
Secretary, W. H. EDWARDS.
Hustlei & Aiken's Addition
Has been subdivided and U uovr on the market.
VAN DUSEN CO.
THIS DESIRABLE BLOCK Is entirely clear. Is situated, on the propose Cable oad
route between Genevieve and Alain streets, and within oaa street
of. Taylor's proposed Motor route.
The Oregon Land Go.
Room 16, N. E. Cor. First and Alder, Portland, Or.
ROBB & PARKER, Agents, - - Astoria, Orepi
C. R. SORENSOX.
C. S. ('UXDERSON.
City, Suburban and Acreage Property For Sale.
MAIN ST., ASTORIA, OR.. P. 0. Box 511.
No curbstone brokers employed here
SILVERMAN & THORNBURG,
THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE ASTO
ria Building and Loan Association are
hereby notified that the annual meeting ol
said association will be held at their office on
Tuesday, May 13th. 1S30, for the purpose ot
electing nine dliectors for the ensuing year
and to transact any other business that may
come before the meeting. The election of
directors will be by ballot f rom 2 o'clork r.
m, until 8 o'clock r. m. By order of the
Attest : V. L. ROBB, Secretary.
Special No. 2.
SECOND SATURDAY SURPRISE SALE
at Herman Wise's will be 100 dozen
woolen .socks at FIVE CENTS A PAIR.
This price good for Saturday only.
Notice to Builders.
BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL
April 14. lK), at, two o'clock r. M.f
for the erection of a bulldingon Third street,
fiOxPOfeet. Plans and specifications can be
seen at P.J. (loodman's store. Privilege re
son ed to reject any and all bids. Address
bids to bo' 91, Astoria, or leave at P. J.
A SPECIALTY MADE OF COUNTRY PRODUCE.
"Wc pay the highest cash price for country produce, and guarantee square dealin
Will receive oracrs ur potatoes, ouiier sum ugiw at ioneat imirKvi raies
Orders from any quarter will receive prompt attention
SKAMOKAWA, - - - WASHINGTON
Saddles and Harness
A LARGE STOCK TO SELECT FROM.
GOODS AT SAN FRANCISCO PRICES.
I make a specialty of good work and guarantee satisfaction. At the Old Stand, Wes
Side Oluey Street, Near Wilson & Fisher's.
ALL PERSONS ARE HEREBY CAU
tioned against bujing apromlssory note
for $50, by Is. A.Eberman, m favor of the
undersigned, said note having been lost on
the steamer Ronita" on March 3lst. 1890.
C. A. McGUIHE.
L MEETING OF
xJL holders ot Progressive Land and Build
ing a,-soc'at!on for t!ie election of onicers
will beheld in tliNollv at the house of Job
Ro-s, on TiteMlay, April ictli, 1890. at 7
o'clock i. m V. Ji. ROSS.
Attiest : President.
F. L. PARKER. Secretary.
Republican County Convention.
milE REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVEN
JL t ion heretofore called to meet at Asto
ria. Oregon, on Wednesday, April 9th, 1890.
will meet at the Ross opera house at 2
o'eloeic v. M. of said clav. V. L. ROBB,
Chairman Republican County Com.
El Ml m
NEW ASTORIA has the best deep water frontage
and anchorage of any town on the Pacific Coast and is the
point -where the Astoria and South Coast Railway Com
pany and the Albany and Astoria R. R. Company have
selected locations for their terminal shipping docks.
A lot bought in NEW ASTORIA to-day will net
the buyer a fortune in the near future. The chance to get
in at the present low prices will hold good for only a short
The terminus of the Ihvaco anil Shoahvater Hav ttailroad. THE GHEAT
EST SUMMER RESORT OX THE NORTHWEST COAST. Lies at the head
of the Ray, at deen water, and only twelve miles from the bar. The coming
County Seat and Commercial Metropolis of Pacific county. Now laid out. Lots
on the market from $50, and upwards.
For particulars and full information, call on or address
B. A. SEABORC,
Sorenson & Co.,
Real Estate Agents!
and Suburban Property, Choice Acreage Suitable
for Platting, Also Earms for Sale. Agents
for '-NEW ASTORIA'
Office on Olnuy Street,
Between Second and Third.
Wholesale Wine House.
Fine Wines, Choice Brands.
I havo completed arrangements for supplying any brand of Wino in any quantity
at lowest cash figures.
The Trade Supplied,
ALL ORDERS DELIVERED FBEE IN ASTORIA.
Yonr patronage in City or Country solicited.
A. W. UTZINGER. Cosmopolitan Saloon.
HAS AN ASTORIA OFFICE
S. W. COR. THIRD AND 0LNEY STREETS,
Buy and Sell Property on Commission,
in Real Estate and are Successful in
-s BUY YOUR LOTS IN s-
Sunny Mead Addition!
TO ASTORIA. This Hne property has been put on the market by Mrs. Owens Adair, M.
1)., and is situated near the Astoria and South Coast Ballroad.
PRICES, S50 AND S60.
FOR SALE BY
McGOWAN BROS. & TUTTLE, Third St., East of Olnty.
FLYNN, The Tailor,
KEEl'S LN STOCK THE
Finest Woolen Goods for Suitings. All the Latest Styles
He buys for Cash at Eastern Prices. Uq Guarantees the 1'cat 'VorkinaiiMhlp on a
Garments. Call and sec lor yourscir.&l).uUi Block, ASTOH1 A, OR.
"The Xieading Tailors.
Fiedler : & : McDonald.
Call and Sec Our Nobby Stock of Spring Goods
It comprises the latest goods in the market, and we offer theru at prices never
before heard of in Astoria, and guarantee the best and most
comfortable fitting suits in the eit3
Next to C. H. Cooper's
fl&gf BAY f $&,,, ;6&81&F&& Jr3
a a Zbr : aLKO fsr l;"'feSW
7. CRINMK gS
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER TN
Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest aaaortawnt of
Frosh. Fruitc and TTf mMBB.
Received fresh errerv Steamer.
Ii. A. Gn anoeh. W. L. IIaixosquibt
GKANGEK & HALLONQUIST,
Civil : Engineers : and : Surveyors
Accuracy Guaranteed at Standard Rata.
Oftlce with McGowan Bros. & Tuttle,
Hansen's New Building.
P.O. BOX 731.
A3TOEIA, - OREGON
NEW ASTORIA is laid out upon a high, dry and
level location It? surroundings are splendid and it is ft
Natural Place for a City. Large lots, wide streets, broad
avenues, grand boulevards.
Every lot bought in NEW ASTORIA atth preaen
low figures -will bring its owner a fortune.
The sale has begun. NOW BUY.
E. J. FORD & CO., Agents.
E, J. FORD & CO., Agents.