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J. t. IRELAND EDITOR
THURSDAY.-... ..-.v. June 15 1876.
Puget Sound Talk.
pie, blessed with, mcire railroads tfiUL'
the owners and managers know what
to do with and only eight miles of
wagon road. Contemplate the scene !
Isn't it enough to restrain all possible
combination of powers who would ope
rate more ample channels than are
now provided. Oregon is better jro
vided with railroads than any, com
monwealth in the whole world. Three
hundred thousand people here could
not expect better facilities than those
Give us railroad connection direct now provided, ana yet we are not sat
to the wheatefields of the Willamette isfied. Must we continue on in our
Valley, and if Puget Sound shipping iieadlong course, crying more, without
don't have the wheat carrying trade in stoppmg to consider what advan-
less than two years, you may write us x ,., , . e
down a false prophet. taSes would be hkel to accrue froni
The above item is clipped from an some well directed efforts in behalf of
Olympia paper: "Give us railroad j gon roads. A turn-pike toll road
-connection direct to the wheat-fields j from Astoria to Albany would be a
of the Willamette Valley, and if Puget I better investment for the people than
Sound shipping don't have the wheat a connection of the railroads between
carrying trade in less than two years, Kalaina and Portland. Peal estate is
vou mav write us down a false j depreciating in 'the towns, and freight
prophet." We admire the right kind
1776. astoria! 1876.
of pluck and spirit in a community
and we admit that Puget Sound is
"the finest .body of water in the
'world," but railroad connection with
the wheat fields of the Wallamet
Valley will never build up an exten- the middle men, and this extra lesson
;miinmm.afni.Aiii. frmn nn tlio will cost the vallev thousands of dol-
Dill WiUJUUiVW V. VUi uuuuu v. w m
on the rivers advancing, because of the
recent combination of capitalists in
the various lines of boats on the Wal
lamet and Columbia rivers, and the
poor farmer will get fearfull3r sinched
between the private corporations and
This : Is Intended
Fourth of July Celebration.
basis proposed.- The wheat carrying
trade of Oregon will be done on Ore
gon waters so long as grass grows and
fruit ripens. Puget Sound, by the
nearest route from the Columbia river
is 115 miles distant by railroad. The
Columbia river forms an important
highway of commerce for nearly 1,000
miles interior. It was by this route
that, in 1802-1806 Lewis and Clarke
found their way to the Pacific Ocean
near the point now known as Astoria.
It was the wish of the founders of this
Republic that this great natural water
route be preserved, and to make it a
permanent means of communication
between the extensive and fertile re
gioni of Eastern Oregon, Washington,
Idaho, Utah, and Montana Territories,
as well -as the undeveloped mines of
the Sritisli Possessions, Congress is
now about to make a liberal appropri
ation from the Federal Treasury.
One of the most important problems
demanding solution at the hands of
the American Statesman, is: "by
what means shall cheap and ample fa
cilities be provided for the interchange
of commodities between the different
sections of our widely extended coun
try?" and in the course of researches
upon this subject, running through
years of patient application, by many
of the wisest men of the nation, it has
beeri clearly demonstrated that water
routes not only afford the best and
cheapest known means of transporta
tion, but that railway competition is
always unreliable and inefficient,
and invariably ends in what? com
binations ! Very well, here is the no
ble old Columbia, one of the grandest,
most majestic streams, that ever
floated a vessel now, then; wrill any
one pretend to say that this river will
eveY be forsaken by the shipper for a
railroad combination of ll5 miles to
the sea-board from Kalama, when the
distance by water to the fiea at Astoria
is less than sixty milesi It would be
assuming a position that cannot be
maintained, and there will certainly
be found a false prophet at Olympia.
lars more than it would cost to pro
vide a remedy but no remedy will be
provided without effectual effort. It
may be that the canal and locks can
be purchased by the State, but that
is now a matter of doubt. The propo
sition was made at a time when the
company were anxious to get out of
the work. Now that they control
everything connected with transpor
tation from and to the valley, perhaps
they will not want to sell, but the peo
ple can build good wagon roads, and
be less dependent, if the' wish to do
so. We offer them this much by way
of suggesting a method for careful consideration.
OWING TO THE DILATORY AC
tion of our Solid Men, concerning
the great National holiday, I iel compell
ed to tell citizens generally, through the
Adrian that through the instrumentality
of some of our citizens, new timber, I am
enabled to offur the following as a part of
1st. A Regatta by
the Fishermen who
roprcMjntour hcav- ;
iot fctay, showing's
tliannrvoanil miK. M
cle which is our pride, in J
A GRAND FLEET 5
Two Hundred Boats, 3gfegfe
Perhaps 250 of them!
of the fin&.t build that
ri '.j . J, i ever cam o
WfJaLJiMBM from a
gSnna best 5
sailing qualities in the o
Geo. W. Hume's .Portland
our own ?
OFFICE OF LIGHT-HOUSE EN
giner, Thirtenth District, Port
land, Oregon, June 6th, 187G.
The U. S. Light Station at Yaqufna
Point, Oregon, with he sold at Public
Auction to the highest bidder in front ol
the Occidental Hotel at Albany, Oregon,
at 10 o'clock u. m., Thiifedny, July 13,
1876. The Station includes a dwelling,
outhouses, and about thirty-six acres of
land. The right ib reserved towithdiaw
the property if it is deemed advisable. For
tpeeificatiops and lurther information ap
ply at this office..
By order of the Light-house Board.
JOHN M. WILSON.
Maj. of Engineers, Bvt. Col. U. S. A'L. IIEnj?
A Prescription for W. H. Smith,
Parker & Co.
Astoria, June 14, 1876.
Editor A store an:
My attention was called to a lengthy
article in to-days daily from W. H. Smith
of Lewis and Clarke river, hardly worthy
of notice but contains so many faUeboods,
that ifany one is interested enough in the
matter and wis.h to know the truth, I refer
them to our old and truthful citizen on
Lewis and Clarke river, Mr. Frank Ear
rows and Elijah C. Jetfi iet.
Respectfully, J. H. D. Gray.
1776. CENTENNIAL 1876.
Oregon Roads Railroads.
In the discussion of existing and pro
posed channels of commerce in Oregon,
people too often forget the principal and
most practicable improvement needed.
Did it ever occur to you that, not
withstanding all the aids and appro
priations that have been made by Con
gress and the Assembly, for the bene
fit of transportation routes in this
Sta,te. there is but one short waaon
7 . ..0-
road in Oregon Only eight miles at -j
best, and that was built for a pleasure j
drive? We allude to the Portland
and Milwaukee McAdamized roadi
That is all there is in all of Oregon
that can be classed as passable for
teams twelve months in the year.
The last census gives the State a
oojiafidc population'of 100,000 people.
JButerprising, prosperous, happy peo
The Undersigned beef leave
to call the attention of
the public to his re
cent arrival of
STAPLE AND FANCY DRY GOODS
GENTS AND YOUTHS
CIOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hats and Caps,
A special invoice of Centen
nial Flag Called just received call
Mam street Astonnj Oregon;
For a Prize of $1,000
MASONIC, AND ALL
To Join Procession !
"Who may be
Sojourning in the
city to come
and sit with ua
at the Centen
nial Dinner ta
ble, and enjoy
the luxury of
Prepared by the People!
3If necessary and
Requisite to Success!
Secondly, Let us get up a display of fire
works, for which we have the fund:?.
Third, Literary Exercises by our learn
ed and eloquent men including a Poem,
by a gentleman known to be fully compe
tent. Fair greeting and kindly remem
brance of our children.
Eourth, A National Salute, which I
propose to tire, and other exercises to be
defined by a meeting ot our citizens, which
we now call, lor
June 17, 1876, at 8 o'clock,
At Spiritual Hall,
Como all Societies, all Lodges, Chapters,
Creeds and Nationalities, (excepting
alwayt the Chinnmcn), and make
of this an affair equal to our
Pretentious would-be Monitor up in the
gSi" To a stranger what a sad commen
tary upon the pride in their native heath'
of the people of Astoria, is their very ready
with to shake its dut from their feet upon
the Great National Holiday, and fly lo
Portland! "Where is your boasted self-
renance oi me commercial Community
of Astoria? that a stranger is lead to infer
from general conversations, that the
Great Centennial Day will pass here no
ticed only by your children? for upon my
word Young America will celebrate, and
thereby bring a repronch to his progeni
tors a thousand time sharper than the
serpent's tooth. I notice hand bills about
town telling of great expectations in tar
interior out of way communities where
their opportunities must Qi a necessity be
small, will then our people let the day
pass unnoticed? I hope not. No; for man
hood. No; for patriotism. No; lnstly,
for the God-given prerogative of the
American to honor his own Home.
Dr. J. O'BRIEN,
for the Volunteer Com.
"We have concluded, to make an
effort to double the circulation of the
Weekly Astorian in Oregon and
Washington Territory within the
next six weeks, and instead of offer
ing trashy pictures and books as
premiwns, make a proposition to our
friends direct, as follows :
SEND US ONE
New subscriber at 1 75 for the next
ymir, and we will send you the
one year at the same rate, when
your present subscription expires.
. SEND US FIVE
New subscribers at SI 75 for the next
year, and we will send you the
free for one year, when your pres
ent subscription expires.
SEND US TEN
New subscribers at $1 75 for the next
year, and we will send you the
j FREE for one year, when your pres
ent subscription expires, and will
allow you $2 50 for your trouble.
Ten names and fifteen dollars.
SEND THE NAMES AND THE
MONEY as you receive them Sub
scriptions may begin at any time.
Tell us what list you are working
up whether for one, five, or ten
Money may be sent at our risk
when registered, but we prefer Post
office orders 87 cents.
No. paper will be sent, under this
arrangement, unless the money ac
companies the order.
After the 31st day of July, 1876,
this special offer will cease to be in
force, and the usual rate of S3 00 per
year will be. charged.
D. C. IRELAND,
VESSELS IN THE ABOVE
line will leave
San Francisco regularly every seven days
for tho Columbia iuver :
Brig SEA WAIF 273 tons.
will be followed by the 4
Bark DAWN 250 tons.
Sch. HERA 380 tons.
Brig HAZARD 39G ions.
2T For freight or passngc apply to
G. W. IHJr.lifTV,
31S Front ?t. San Francisco.
GEO. H. IT, ANDEilS. Agent,
1 COMPANY, .
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE '
Gen. CANBY, jL K
WILL BE IN READINESS TO DO
all kinds of towing at iva-onablo
rates. Either tho Canby or Varuna will
mane trips overy
FRIDAY A1SD SATURDAY,
EOR ILWACO (TTnitv),
$3 CALLING AT WAY P0RTS,-$3;.
And return the same flay. Leaving
thn usual hour. 8 o'clock, A. jI.
KS" The reputation of these steamers guar
aetocs safe and apcedy'ti ansit to any point
fir" For charter, freight, pasago, or tow
age, apply on board, or at tho ollico of tho
Company in Caso's Building, Astoiia, or to
J. il. D. GRAY, Agent.
Bv order of L. . LOOMIS. President
(j;C ff REWARD.-LOST.
33- Eive Dollars Reward will he
paid to the finder of a small pass hook,
with letters in it, addressed to Thomas E.
L. Logan and Thomas and James-Loejan,
which was lost on Saturday June 3d, be
tween Ahtoriaand upper town,Tewatd paid
on leaving the book jit this office, or at
the residence of Mr."Goslin, at upper
Columbia Bar Saloon
Jas. M. Lynch Proprietor,
J. H. Cutter's and Miller's
Extra Old Bourbon
J. W. Bridges & Son's LONDON PORTER,
McEwans ALE,Hollandand Geneva GINS.
A new Phclan & Collendar American Car
om Billiard Table with patent cushions and a
And a choice linn of imported WINES and
L1QUOKS to which I invito the attention of
my customers and tho public generally.
Unity anil Oystervllle Stages I
Loom Is A Carrutliers - - Proprietors
STAGES IS THE ABOVE LIKE
will leave TJnKy Tuesdays and Satur
dayson the arrival of tho
STEAM IH, COMPANY'S STEAMER
From Astoria, and will leave Oystcrvillo Men
days and Fridays, connecting with the Ilwaco
Steam Navigation Company's steamer for
ttttf" Passengers Tickoted through; also, thro
bills of ladinsr givon for freight.
FROM AND AFTER THIS DATE
charges and advance on freight land
ed at tho 0. S. S. Co.'s "Wharf, Astoria, must
be paid before the freight leaver the ware
house. J. G. HUSTLER,
COLUMBIA RIVER PILOTS.
Office at tho
OCCIDENT HOTEL, 1
B. A. SNOW,
P. E. FEKCHlsN.
C.S. WRIGHT, Agent.
There will he a meeting of the An-li-chinese
club at the Court Hoube on S
urday, 17th, at S o'clock sharp. Only
members and thoe wishing to become
members will be admitted. Business important.
By order A. H. SALE, Pres.
MENDLESON & BRO.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
COXCOMLY St.. ASTORIA.
For Freight or Charter.
THE Al NEW SLOOP,
FRED WASS Master.
Is now in readiness for business, and offers
superior accommodation to tourists on tho bay.
9T Will carry freight or passengers to any
point at reasonable rates. Apply onboard.
New Pleasure Yacht.
rpHE NEW SLOOP
R. C. SHIVELY, Master.
Is noir ready for freight or charter to any
point on tho bay. Having-fine accommoda
tions for pleasure seekers, and a record for
fast sailing, offers suporior accommodations
For freight or chartor. at reasonable rates,
apply at tno restaurant of is. U. H olden.
K. C. SIIIVELY, Astoria.
HAVE JUST LAID IN
A If Supply of Select (Ms
FOR THE -FOURTH OF JULY.
In Great Variety,, at
Russell's Variety Store.
Astoria and Knappton.
TDEGULAR DAILY MAIL BOAT.
J. A. RICHARDSON - - - M.srat.
Will leave Astoria,
FOR KNAPPTON AND RETURN
9T For freight or passage, at living rates,
apply on board, or at I. Y. Case's storo.
Astoria Sail Loft,
STOW READY FOR BUSINESS.
Patronize Home Manufactures Keep the Monej'Here
L to inform tho public in
fishermen particularly, that lie is now prep;
ed to make sails of overy descriptioo on sh
notice, ana at reasonable rates.
Address: A. M. JOHNSON ,
BILLS OF LADING, WAY BILLS,
Receipts, and all kinds of Commer
cial Printing, done at the Astorian office.
CALL, EXAMINE, ORDER
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