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FRIDAY .... DECEMKEK 14. 1SS3
FR03I A FORMER RAILROAD PRESI
DENT. The following lettor to lliecbambor
of commerce of this city from the
former president of the Oregon Cen
tral Railroad company, will bo read
with interest by all. Mr. Gaslou in
the years 18GS, 18G9 and 1870 was nn
indefatigable worker to further the
interests he represented. It was his
influence that largely induced con
gress to make the land grant that
now, thirteen years after, the people
of this and adjoining counties seek to
have revert to its rightful owners.
In signing the petition for the for
feiture of the grant, Mr. Gaston writes
Gaston, Or., Dec. 4, 18S3.
I was president of the Oregon Cen
tral Railroad company at the time
congress made the grant referred to
in the above petition, and presented
the matter before committees of the
senate and house of representatives.
And while the lands were then needed
to secure the construction of the
road, the circumstances of this coun
try have been so changed since that the
grant is, in the hands of its present
owners, an obstruction to the con
struction of a railroad to Astoria and
the development of the country. For,
if the gr ant was forfeited, the coun
try would be at once rapidly settled
up, and other railroad companies
wonld build a narrow guage railroad,
if not a moro expensive line.
(Signed) JOSEPH GASTOX.
In the above Mr. Gaston strikes
at the gist of the matter where he
says, 'if the grant was forfeited the
country would be at once rapidly set
tled up." In this ho reiterates what
Tnu Astoriax has staled and repeat
edly demonstrated, viz : the necessity
of the removal of the grant to en
courage immigration by dispelling
the cloud that rests upon the title.
To make Astoria the city it should
be, to rid ourselves of the necessity
of importing what we want from Cali
fornia, to create a class of permanent
suppliers producers and purchasers,
to build up a great and prosperous
city at the mouth of the Columbia,
something more than territory is
needed. "Vo have a grand scope of
country to the south and oast; un
equaled in richwss of soil, multipli
city of resources, and contiguity to
an ever widening market, but of the
thousands that have during the past
twelve months entered the
Columbia gateway in search of
homos in this new northwest,
how many have remained? not one in
ten thousand. Not because we lack
the elements that go to make a home,
but because we could not demonstrate
it No man cares to labor unless
with reasonable assurance that his
toil shall be rewarded with success,
and if a vague and shadowy title cov
ers, like the tentacles of an octopus
the fairest portions of Clatsop and
Columbia counties, who can blame
the sturdy and the stalwart, the
sinewy founders of new homes to
press eastward from our shores, in
search of that heritage denied to
them at its entrance!
"We commend Mr. Gaston's letter to
the consideration of our readeVs, and
shall take fitting measures to give it
vide circulation. It is written with
consideration of the snbject, knowl
edge of its workings, aixd in the in
terests of his fellow dwellers in this
The Inter-Ocean of Nov. 20 said:
"Fifty years ago to-day the first
Chicago newspaper was issued. One
hundred and forty-seven copies were
worked off, the editor being also
printer and publisher, all combined.
Mr. John Calhoun was then the em
bodiment of the art of printing in all
its ramifications, so far as this town
was couccrnqd. To-day there are
more than 2,000 compositors in the
city whose entire time is devoted to
composition- That one newspaper,
the Democrat, has developed by a
natural process of evolution into 275
regular publications, dailies, weeklies,
The Oregon ian justly favors con
gressional aid to all Oregon coast
harbors, but omits a very important
part of the argument, viz: that suc
cess iu these matters requires con
centration, that a scaled list of appro
priations divided along an entire
coast line does no locality great ma
terial good, that the Columbia river
bar is the most important item in the
matter, that we must be just before
wo can be generous, and that a due
regard for the interests of the entire
state; demands sufficient appropria
tion from congress to render bar work
The postmaster general in his an
nual report estimates that the rove
Hues of the department during the
next fiscal year will be equal to the
expenditures; so that the post office
is self-sustaining, even on the reduced
scale of postages. This is a splendid
exhibit of the business of the country
for the post ofiioe is one of the most
accurate commercial barometers.
Of all who fought under the stars
nud bars twenty years ago, but three
have not been restored to the rights
of citizenship; those three are Jeff.
Davis, Robert Toomb3 and Capt Ben
Robinson of the First Virginia Dragoons.
OUR EXEROETIC REPRESENTATIVE.
A Washington- special of the 12th
says: Representative George of Ore
gon introduced a big bundle of bills
and memorials in the house 'yester
day, among them many heretofore
introduced by Dolph and Slator in
the senate. Among George's memo
rials were the following: From the
legislature of Oregon for harbor of
refuge at Port Orford; for an appro
priation for a lighthouse at the mouth
of the Umpqua river; asking aid for
a railroad from Roseburg to Coos
bay; asking for an increase of rates
for government surveys; asking for
an appropriation for improvement of
the Coquille river; asking a forfeit
ure of the land grant to the Oregon
Central railway; asking aid for re
pairs of the military road from Cres
ent City to The Dalles; asking pay
and pensions for Oregon volunteers
who served in the Rogue river war;
asking for the payment of a balance
on the territory of Oregon, expended
in the Rogue river war, and for a
grant of lauds to soldiers of that and
succeeding Indian wars; a memorial
from the Astoria chamber of com
merce asking for a forfe'ture ni the
Oregon Central railroad land grant:
a petition from citizens of Oregon
asking an appropriation for the im
provement of Coquille river, aud from
citizens of Oregon asking for improve
ment of the Umpqua river. George
also introduced a score of reliof bills.
The gorgeous sunsets that have
been seen all over the United States
impel astronomers to the belief that
the earth is passing through the tail
of a comet. Returns from foreign
nations come in slowly.
Cablisle is the tenth Speaker of
the House that Kentucky has fur
nished. Enthusiastic Southern Dem
ocrats think he will 'make a capital
candidate for the presidency. So he
will to be beaten.
The Standard has discovered that
the New York Sun is not a Demo
cratic newspaper, and pathetically in
timates that Democracy is not respon
sible for that paper's utterance.
The Standard wants to know who
will be the next U. S. Senator from
Nevada. His name is Thomas "Wren,
he is a lawyer, he lives in Eureka,
and has a sack
TnE Republican National Commit
tee has decided to hold the. noxt
presidential nominating convention
at Chicago, on the 3d of June, 1881
Stop That Horse!
USE THE PATENT SHOE.
HAS JUST RECEIVED A TATENT
Horseshoe from the Patent Office, for
the purpose of preventing all classes of hors
es from slipping on plank, or steep roads.
Horses shoil with tills shoe WILL NOT
SL1 1. A trial will convince anyone.
I keep Two FirMf-rlnxK JSliocrH in
my shop. Try the NEW SHOE.
csB-CornH and Cnntrnctcd ItooTeure
No satisfaction no pav.
To the Citizens of Astoria.
HAVING KEEN liHOCGITT ntOMr
neiitly before you in the recent munici
pal campaign 1 take thelibcrty to return mv
thanks for the honor vou have conferred
upon me. The Issues, if such they niav be
culled, are well understood by the commu
nity, aud it shall be mv ambition and sole
aim to right! interpret during my term of
office as mayor, the wishes of the people as
expressed hy their votes.
.7. W. HUME.
Thursday, December. 20, 1883,
At 1 P. H on the Premises.
I WILL SELL TO THE HIGHEST 1JIU
ders without reserve, for casn, ICA acres
of land known as the J. Gearhart Farm, on
Also. 30 cows, 17 head young cattle, l horse
1 wagon, and other fanning implements.
J. W. GEARHAItT,
K. C, HOLDEX. Auctioneer.
Astoria, lice. 10, 18S3, w-ltd-tf
TN M)Td TO SUIT. FROM 5 ACRES TO
X 40 acre tract in S. W. corner of Chas.
Stevens' D. C. Title perfect. For particu
lars inquire at olUce of N. D. Raymond, City
Hall ; or on the premises of 0. 1). Young.
Astoria, Nov. 3d, 1883.
Delinquent City Taxes.
TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I,
1" the undersigned, Chief' of Police, have
been furnished with a warrant from the
City Council requiring me to collect the tax
es assessed for the year 1SS3, and now delin
quent upon the list and make return of the
same within sixty days. All parties so in
debted will therefore please lake notice aud
govern themselves accordinglv.
C. W. ,LOUGHERY,
. . . , Chief of Police.
Astoria, Oregon, October 25th, 16S3.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
15y the Xisht. Day, Week or Month
WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD,
With use of Tarlor, Library and all the com
forts of a home. Terms reasonable.
SIRS. E. C. HOLDEN.
Cor. Main aud Jefferson Sts.
THERE WILL BE A MEETING OF THE
Stockholder of the Seaside Packing
company, next Saturday eveninc, the 15th
Inst, at 7:30 o'clock, at the office of F. J.
Taylor, for the transaction of such business
as may come before it.
ASSIGNEE OF T. BAILY.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I
will apply at the next term of the Cir
cuit Court of the State of Oregon, for the
County of Clatsop, to be discharged from
urt her trust as assignee of T. Bally.
L W. CASE.
Astoria, Ogn., Nov. 2G. 1833. d-lw
Notice of Dissolution.
7VT0TJCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
JLl partnership heretofore existing between
Duck Pong under the firm-name and style
of Lung Wing as pawnbroker in the city of
Astoria, is this day dissolved by mutual con
sent. The business will be carried on by
the new firm name of Goon Wing Co.
Duck Fong will pay all the debts of Lung
GOON WING CO.
By LAM FAT. . "
LAM DUCK Manager.
MRS. A. MALCOLM'S.
no cjse orx w inter stock i will
JL sell for the next HO Aayn all goods at
a reduction of 20 to 40 per cent against
former prices. Now Is your opportunity,
Ladies, to smite bargains.
IiOok ut tin; Following Prices.
Ladles' Fur Beaver Hats, now $2.00. for
Girls' tf oscow Beavers, new 75 cents for
meriv SI 25.
Boys' Caps, now 75c to SI.25, formerly Si
to St .50.
Misses' Hoods, now 1.75. formerly S2iJ5.
Infants' Hoods, now SI. formerly S1J.
Hosiery, now 5Cc, formerly 75c
Lace Collars ana Flchu. now23cto$L50,
formerly o0c to Si
Ladies and Children' Linen Collars, now
15 to 20c, formerly 25 to 35c.
Infants' Wool Sacque ami Hots at a re
duction of -So percent.
ei t a i a s z& a
Proprietor of the Leading
Boot and Shoe Store !
Mtikes announcement that his large stock of
goods Is offered for sale for the
next two weeks
This Is to make room for a large
stock for the Holidays.
Men's Heavy Boots,
Men's Fine Boots,
Ladies' and Children's Shoes
IN EVERY VARIETY.
Now is :i chance to get cheap boots aud
X. W. CASE,
FROM 9 O'CLOCK A. SL UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. M-
LIVERPOOL AND LOvnoN AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES,
'tiirefentins a capital of SC7.000.O00.
A. VAX DUSKX. Acent,
Hardware anfl SMp CHery
A. VAH DUSEH & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil. Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil. Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine.
Cotton Sail Twine.
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Pniiite and Oils, Groceries, etc.
AVON (J SAM GEE.
STTN SING CO.
HAVE OPENED A CIHNESK STORE OX
Chcnamiu street opposite the Astoria
Bakery, where they will Keep on hand
Ten. Snsar, Kicc. Chinese
And I'RUITS and VEGETABLES.
Astoria, December 1st, 18S3.
Gas and Steam Fitting
DONE BY RUDDOCK & "WHEELER. AT
fair rates. Also a complete stock of
t;oods In onr line. Estimates given and
Cass street. In rear of I O O F building,
next to Gas Co's ofllce.
To Cannerymen and Fishermen.
J P. IElTIIEUS, formerly over
Arndt & Ferchen's machine shop -has
leased the shop on Concomlv street, one
block wct of Hansen Bros.' mill, and after
the 10th of Dec. will be prepared to build
first-class boats at reasonable rates.
Give me a call before going elsewhere.
FOR SALE. .
FIFTV MINUTES DRIVE FROM SAX
Jose, Cal.. on the Los Gatos Road.
AnewS-room dwelling house: between
5 and six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell
ing bullt-for saloon and store.
The property will be sold at a bargain, as
I have too much other business to attend to
It. Terras Sl,coo-Jialf cash; balance on
time wltli easy payments. Apply to
. . n B- YOUNG.
Astoria, Oregon. d46-im
Notice to Stockholders.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Pacific Union Pk'g Co. will be held on
Saturday Dec22i883,at their office Jn As
toria for the purpose of electing a board of
Directors and the transaction of such other
business as may come before the meetlnjr.
J. R. GILSXRAP, J. A. CARLSON,
AStOria NOV, 23, 1883,
HAVE FOUND II
ONE PRICE ONLY !
The public art invited to call and examine our innnen-t
stock of Holiday Goods, consisting of
Albums, Scrap Books. Music Folios. Toilet Stands.
Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames.
Oil Paintings. Chromes. Etc.
' THH b
y' NEW YORK
NV STORE ! Jf
We do not proposo to inveigle the pub'lic either ly
false representations or such pernicious clap-trap as the
purported purchase r an Eastern Iiankrupt stock at
cents on the dollar. All our dealings arc legitimate and
nbovajboard. In proof of what w say and claim, we would
respectfully suggest to the public Ut examine and price the
goods in "Oilier Stores" before coming to ns. and thus
satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations.
Tiie XTew ITorls SToi?elty Store
aiAIX STREET. ASTORIA.
You Are Sure
Halij Office, library, Parior, Chamber
and DINING ROOM, in
WALNUT, CHERRY, ASH, AND MAPLE.
We are without a doubt showing the Largest and Most Complete
line of CHAMBER SUITS in this city, jtnequaled in Design, Work
manship and Finish.
We Carry an IMMENSE STOCK OF CARPETS of All Designs
and Colors in
Body, Roxlmry, and Tapestry Brussels, Three Plys,
Are not excelled by any
north of San Francisco.
Nothing but the best
dispensed, and. every
convenience for the com
fort of guests.
Imported Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
The Most Complete Establishment in Astoria,
AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE 0. E. & N. DOCK.
to "be Suited
IP CLARA PARKER
TEli apply to the Captain, or to E. P. Parker,
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and 3?inish will
take pleasure in examining our
!, BATIMS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FUEHISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best.
GITY BOOK STOHE.
II.1YZ3 JUST RECEIVED A STOCK OF BOOKS.
The young and old, rich and poor can all be accommodated.
Agents for the Kranich & Bach and P!andsfe!dt & Notni Pianos and
Western Cottage Organs.
Orders for all kimls or Mnsir or Instruments will be promptly filled.
IS. P. STJ3TJEXS & CO.,
City Book Store.
THE NEW MODEL
IL FUIL STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
S3- 3EL- TT A WES,
Two doors east of Occident Ilotel. ASTORIA, OREGON,
ar. OLSKX. J. OUSTAFSON. A.jonxsox.
MARTIN OLSEN So CO.
FURNITURE 55 BEDDING.
Corner 3Iain and Mqucmoqua Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WIHDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER' ETC
- A Complete Stoclr.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
AX.T. KINDS OF FUItWITUKE REPAIRED AUTD VABISISHED.
ISCCCESSOR TO JACK
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CILEAAJIIJS STREET, Xcxt to C T,. Parker's Store.
GERatANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
CmcTAurs Strekt. AaTonu.
The Best of JLager 5 Cts. a Glass
Orders for the
CelBlratefl CoInMa Brewery
Left at this place will be promptly attend
BF-No cheap San Francisco Beer sold at
WM, BOCK, Proprietor..
Euqen? D. Bsock, Master.
or TOWING, FREIGHT or CIIAR
U. it. PABKJBK.
TEVENS & Co.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OP
E. B, BAWE8,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOl1
WILL BE PLEASED.
K. It. HAWES Is also agent for the
JM jabot CooiiBf Stoye
And other flrst-clas3 stovea.
Furxmco Work. Steam Tit
j.inCs. etc.. a specialty
INS & MONTGOMERY.)
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Kanges
The Best In the market.
1'iumblng Roods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done in a workmanlike manner.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic anil Foreign Cigars or
the best Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Benton and Lafa
lra GEORGE GORLTER,