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THE DAILY ASTORIAJM, ASTOKIA, THURSDAY MORMNU, AUGUST 22, 1895.
Will Always Be the Princi
BRITISH METHOD OF PATRONAGE
Baltimore and Other Eastern Ports
Losing Ground, But New
York Is Gaining,
New York Tribune.
There arneared simultaneously In the
public nrlnls last Week it'hree Items of
newi relating to ocean chipping-. They
were brief Item, and -were probably
passed over Iby many readers as uncon
Idered trifles. They came from three
different countries ond relate to three
entirely different and distinct occurences,
Each, howevtr, was In Its way highly
significant ,and all Uken together were
harmoniously ugg-estlve of some of the
most Important considerations regarding
the American mtrcan'.lio marine.
One wjs a dlsp.ituh from Baltimore,
stating that the North German Lloyds
company has decided to suspend lis drift
class pssenger service from that port to
Bremen during tho coming fall end win
ter. Its four large vessels will probably
be transferred to the New York route.
and thre (freight and steerage boats of
another line will 'take their place. The
Change, It was added, Is to be made on
account of poor business at Baltimore,
Undoubtedly, that Is not pleasant for
Baltimore. It wlil hurt the city's pride,
and its b:lness Interests, too. But It was
practically Inevitable. Other things be
ing equal, travel will seeK the shortes.
and quickest routes; and northern routes
are of course shorter than southern ones.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have
been expended on a single ship, just to
Shorten Its time of transit by a few
hours. In such circumstances it Is not
to ibe expected that much passenger trave,
will be by Bal'ltanore, when the fastest
and best ships sail from New York, on a
much Shorter route, and the two cities
ar only four hours apart 'by two of
the finest railroads in the world. Ac
cordingly, It Is not surprising to Una
In tihe next of the lums, a dispatch from
London, a report that a new line ot
steamers Is to be established from Great
Britain to this country, landing, not at
Baltimore nor any other port, but New
This city. It is evident, is destined to
remain the commercial capital, as it Is
also the general busnesa and social capi
tal! of t'he United States. Other ports
have made and are making great efforts
to rival It, tout in vain. It Is greatly
Injured by neglect and abuse, but not
destroyed. In feplte of ail rivalry, ami
In Bplte of the Indifference of Us own
citizens, who have never half realized
their great opportunities. It still holds Its
place so far ahead of all would-bo com
petitors that "there Is no socond," Nor
Is It difficult to discover the reason.
New York ho a harbor unequalei by any
on the entire Atlantic coast. It has the
best railroad connections with all parts
of 't'he country; and it Is, of all ports
having adequate railroad service, the
nearest to Kurope. These facts alone
ensure lit supremacy, Nevertheless, It is
mlschevlous folly to resit Idly upon them.
The advantages t'hey afford should be
supplemented by generous and earnest
efforts' to add to them alt that lies within
the compass of human skill and power.
The deepening and preservation of the
harbor and approaches. Improvement and
extension of the water front, and the
enlargement and perfection of all ter
minal facilities, are works that should
be pressed as vigorously as though New
York were struggling for existence in
competition with powerful and successful
The llhlrd item was from Ottawa, and
told that the New ZtwJund government
has granted a yearly subsidy of $100,000
'to the Paelii? steamships for culling there
on Iboth Journeys between Canada and
Australia, for mat's to and from Great
Britain, the imalls being carried across
tihts continent by the Canndlam govern
ment free of chnrge. That Indicates the
only serious rivalry with which Mils city
and this country have to cope; and indl
caites, too, the source of Its strength.
It is by such a policy that Great Britain
end her colonies have built up the great
est mercantile marine In the world. There
Is scarcely one 'British trade route that
is not marked from end ito end1 with
postal subsidies or other 'forms of gov
ernment encouragement. There sire also
In this country lAnglomanlacs, too, by a
perverse Irony -who profess to have
an titter horror even of ithe word "sub.
sidy." If their salaries, or dlvldrnds, or
other Income, should be called subsidies,
they iwould probably refuse to TeceWi
them. Thty have other and better plans
for the extension of trade and develop
ment of commerce. If so, it would be
n sweet boon Tor tnem to untold in. 411.
Unless they do so, we are afraid a great
'many ucotple will continue to think that
if a inw'tlon wants a mercantile marine it
should use Us best ports, make them as
commodious possible, and then ex
tend to Its own enterprise tho reasonable
encouragement of its awn paitronago,
The Daily Astorian positively guaran
lees to advertisers a larger City, County
and State circulation than all other papers
published in Astoria combined.
BUYERS AND S1SLLKT13.
The following real estate transfers
weie filed for record yeaterdny:
J. J. Shaw to S. K. Jessup, lots &'
and 32, block 5, Hemlock il'atlc
S. K. Jesmip to J. J. Shnw, lots
6 and XI, block C, and lots b ami
S3, fcloek 7, Hemlock l'ark addi
tion Joseph Vlles and wlfft to 6. C.
Turner, lot 4, Mock 9, Warren-
ton Addition 123
C. R. lllggins to Mrs. Ktta I Ar
son, lot T and 8, block 5, War- '
ronton addition, contract fof
C. It. llfevlns to tUmon Mating, lot
12. block 3, Warrenton addition
contract for deed (0
C. It Hlgglns to John Limber,
lots 4, 6, ID and 13, block 2. War
ronton addition, contract for
C. . Hlgglns to Alex Manilla, lot
It, blolk B, Warrenton addition,
contract for deed
Some 8ampln of What Can Be Done In
Yesterday afternoon there nu placed
upon tho editor's desk tuttimc from
three cheeses made In May. l&M, by Mrs.
Dr. Adair, iwhlchj men fully appreciated
by the recipients. ' Much has been said
the press at different times to the
1 effect that good cheese could not bb
manufactured in Oregon, and particularly
in Clatsop county. The Astorlan has
taken the position that this county is one
of the best dairy farming communities
on the Pacific Coast.
The sample of cheese shown yesterday
fuMy demonstrates the fact that Clat
cop county can produce cheese with any
body. The cheese Is dry and of a very
rich and nutty flavor, equal to the im
ported article, and is n delicacy that
would be appreciated upon an epicure's
table. It Is to be regretted that this fine
article cannot be found In the market
as It would certainly meet with a ready
Bale at high prices.
The DailjAstorian positively guaran
tees to advertisers a larger City circulation
than all other papers published in A dolia
Frank Newcomi-, A Anderson, City
Baker City. N 8 Springer, Ptld
Geo M Home, Ptld Y M Williams, Cty
Chas Klpllnger, Sa- N Santiago, City
Icm Or. j Frank Larfbourne,
It S Lee, N. D. Montana.
E H Phillips, MontM!ss E McDonough,
V II Ledxewood, Iiwaco.
Van AlBtyne, Tex Miss A McDonough,
J M llogers, Van Kwaco.
Alstyne, Tex. LM Vanderberg, city
P Kallck and wlfe, A P Little, Portland
Portland. . B M Brapee, Pulp
Frank Belinke, j MU!.
Oneida, Wash. D M Shanks! ' Puip
Ii B Stone, Ilwaco Mills.
D J IrtgailsV Mel-W McCIure, city
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Odd Fellows' Land end Building
Association will be held at Odd Fellows'
Hall on Thursday, August 22d, at 2 o'clock
By order of the President.
A. J. MKGLER,
Buy a piano from a manufacturer who
AMrr nits Ills own Instruments and not
from one who won't warrant his own
oods, but depends on a local agent to
warrant them for hvin. Every Kimball
olano Is backed by the -Kimball Com
pany's live years' written guaranty.
The liaily Astorlan positively guaran
. to adieitixert a hnyer City and
Jounti circulation than all other papers
mblished in Astoria combined.
SETTLED THE BILL.
This Little Woman Worked a Shylock
ind Then Had a Good Cry.
Brooklyn people .ire just now enjoying
the clover manner in which a venerable
and rich but somewhat stingy Quaker
was outdone by a clever little woman
recently. The Quaker owns a great deal
of property In the City of Churches, in
cluding many dwellings. One of these I3
In Cambridge p'.ace, and has been occu
pied for a year or 'two by a purs.r on a
transatlantic liner, who was laid off two
or three years ago for Irregular habits.
It was iterrlbly mortifying to his spirited
ilttle nli'e, us they had no money laid
by and soon became destitute. They got
behind In 'their rent, and finally their
Quaker landlord, who had up to this time
personally called to collect his money
every mionth, ordered them out after hav
ing lost two months' rent. He then placed
the house In the agent's hands.
Threo days after the purser' family
were dispossessed a business-like ilttle
woman called ot tho olllce and rented
the Cambridge place house nit $0 less a
month than It had been bringing before,
and she moved In the same day. Bright
ml early on his regular rent day the
Jamaica Quaker called at the Cambridge
place house to get acquainted with his
new tenants. What was his astonishment
to hiivo his ring answered by the same
iiretty little woman whom he hud dis
possessed a week before. She cordially
Invited him in and told him that her
husband had been reinstated and that
they expected to occupy t'he houso right
along. She did not forget to express her
pleastire at the reduction in rent. Fin
ally, the old man suKgsted that he would
expect the $C0 for back rent, and asked
' she was going to pay It.
She went to tho mantel and brought
beck a sheet covered with figures, whl 'h
she handed to the Quaker. The fooling
That's what It cost us to move out
and In again," said she, "and here's 60
cents to balance th nccount for back
rent," and she produced a receipt all
filled In and ready for his signature. The
old man signed It, and rhen, swallowing
lump in his throat, said: "Verily, line
Is a diligent helpmeet." Tho clever little
woman bowed him out, closed t'he door
and sat down to have a good cry.
THE ORIGTN OF THE WORD DAGO.
The Times-Herald has recently had sev
eral inquiries as tj the meaning of iho
1. Is net an Indian word, nor a leultl
mute wol of any lunjruiitre. It Is derived
fim the Spnnlsh proper mam Diego.
pronounctM liyaKO. -which is the most
common Christian name of men In Spiln,
St. lHeiro or St. James betnR the tutelary
sitnt of that country. 'All Spanish moth
er name one eon after the salivt and the
r.sult Is 'that DWo is the Christian
name one oftcneat hears amonjr the
Spaniards and on the borders of the
Frm tills came the habit of the sailors
of all nationalities in tho Mediterranean
of callliiK every man employed on vessels
Whose nuins was unknown to them Vitgo
or lvwro, that Ibelns the .name t'hey most
frequently heard tmontr uoh employes.
Jup! ns nwtes and captains on our lakes
and rivers call the ;enera!lty of th?lr
roustabouts "John." that belns the nam
most usinlly heard nmonft us.
From this custom of the sailors the
transition was easy in this country to call
all foreigners Dagos that came from the
Mediterranean shore, and hence the
name is applied indiscriminately to
Italians. Greeks. Sicilians and Spaniards.
Tt Is a mere nickname, but it Is so deep
ly rooted in popular ppeech tha it will
always enuure. ic is line me worn
yunkee, which amonsr foreigners' Is con
sidered to be the name, of the n-hole
American people. thouKh amonj our
selves iwe discriminate largely J to its
"Don't you And it rather lonly here?"
sked Choliy, ''with nobody to talk tor
'Yes." she rcptte wk:l a vacant look
Into spire, "and 4tB retting worse -very
tul nut e."
This hot weather is ntvat drives the
bnartia ofttlmlsta to the bihe. tvnt
the genuine can work frt the optimist
trade wtth the mercury indicating;
In the shade three days In succession.
TO THE PUBLIC.
The foKowIng appeared In "The Budget
The Astoria Street Car Company have
many peculiar riles, or somo very Impu
dent and tingentlemanly conductors.
Yesterday the conductor on car No. 'i
made a great commotion because a lady
wanted to take her little dog on the car.
At the same time dirty, greasy China
men are permitted to ride in the same
cars and smoke pipes you could smell for
seventy-five yards. A good stiff compe
tition In the street car business would
no doubt be beneficial In the way of ser
vice to the people who have to patronize
I wish to say In answer that the un
derpinned was the conductor on the car
mentioned. The facts are as follows:
Mr. O. W. Dunbar and wife hailed Car
No. 2 and I assisted Mrs. Dunbar on
board. Then Dunbar told his dog to
get on, when, according to Instructions
received from my employers, I Informed
him that dogs were not allowed on the
cars and I offered to put the dog on the
front platform of the motor car. He
then called his wife off the car. As
soon as she had reached the ground 1
told the motor-man to go ahead, when
Dunbar In the presence of ladles, yelled
out, "Go to h 1 with your car; you had
better get men on it." I was born In this
city and have never been accused before
of being tingentlemanly or impudent. I
am doing the best I can to earn an
honest living and to obey tho Instructions
given me by my employers, and I feel
that It Is a little hard that my character
should be blackened Just because Dun
bar's dog could not get a ride on the car.
As to Chinamen riding, I consider that
a nickel Is as good as a pass.
, H. M. SNOW,
WORK ON THE PIPE LINE.
Italn Interfered With Trenching Some
A trip over the pipe line can now be
made to Bear Creek, and a gentleman
who drove out yesterday reports that
t'hey are laying pipe at the rate of 1060
feet per day which Is very rapid work.
The trenchers were compelled to lay off
becauso of the heavy rainfall In that
section. There was so Ilttle rain in town
yesterday that It seems strange that so
short a distance away so much water
should fail. The tires which hava been
raging for several days have been ef
fectually stopped, and the timely rain
did much good even at the cost of
slight delay to the work.
The work on tho pipe line, prosecuted
under difficulties by reason of the heavy
grading, bridging and slashing, has been
one of the best executed public works
ever undertaken in this community und
the contractors deserve much credit.
The man who regrets having done a
generous action Is not likely to get much
credit for it upstairs.
The Astorian it an established institution.
It wis liere jmttrtlay, and Inst week, and
tivnty years a?o. It will l here tomorrow,
and next year, and twenty years a Tier that. It
h of known eirriilation-lnire an great an all
(lie oilier paper in lliis ri'y rouibined and
your iiiliei'iistiiinit is always read. Our ad
vertiser aie not fools. Tliey advertise in the
Astorian liberally and well bemuse it pays.
Th8 Wiley B. Allen Co.
Branch, 710 Commercial Street.
Tarrantl & Votcy Organs
All Instruments Warranted
Palace Dining Room and Sleeping Cars.
Luxurious Dining Cars.
Elegant Day Coaches.
Observation Cars, allowing Unbroken
Views of the Wonderful Mount
$5.00 and $10.00
Saved on nil tickets Kal. Tourist cfr thi
boat on whrrW. I quipuii'iitf ol Itiu very flues',
BOWL Mill STEAMSHIP UK
China and Japan.
China steamers leave Vancouver, B. C:
L:mprts$ of lndl
fcmpress of Japan
(impress of China
iimpms of Injia
Hmpresi of Jran
Lmprrss of Chiiu
Australian steantrr leave Vancouver, B. C
loth el every month.
For ticket rates and information call
on or address
JAS. FINLAYSON, Agent,
W. F. Carson, Traveling Pass. Agt,
Tacoma, W ash.
Geo. McL. Brown, Dist. Pass. Agt.,
Vancouver, B. C.
Is it the masses buy their
He carries the mont complete assortment and the best
Of clothing havo simply
Clothes from $10.00 to $15
Youths' Clothing in the same
With the idea of thinking that you don't want a New Dress or a Cloak for the coming
fall, for as sure as youjook at the New and Stylish Goods in these departments and the ex
tremely low prices, you will select,
Goes the prices and out goes the goods. We have teen
and we arc determined to give our patrons the very best
quality of goods and at the very lowest prices.
Dry Goods and Clothing House
First National Bank, Astoria, Or.
Astoria Savings Bank, " "
Astoria National Bank, " "
LaiU & Tilton, Bankers, Portland, Or.
Citizen's National Bank, Tacoma, Wn.
Dextor Ilorton it Co., Bunkers, Seattle.
Capital National Bank, Olympia, "Yn.
First National Bank, South Bend, AVn.
470 cSs 472 Coro-inercial St.,
Clothing and Dry Goods at
been cut in two. Today you
00 that formerly used to cost
C. H. COOPER,
We handle more Property than
any other Firm in the City, and
are Sole Agents for the Astoria Ad
dition to Warrenton.
C. H. COOPER'S?
values for the least amount
can buy a nice Suit of Mens'
$20.00 to $30.00. Boys' and
very busy during the past week
value by selling only the best