VOL. XX, NO. 45.-
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1883.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
PP.AYEU FOR ADMISSION.
Fnll Text of the Caton Tentorial for the
Admi&rfon of Washington Terri
tory. Adopted by the Legisla
ture at Olympla Xor. 4th.
Council memorial, No. 4. In the
council by Mr, Caton, of AValla Wal
Praying an enabling act for ad
mission of the state of "Washington
into the Union.
To tbe Honorable, tho Senate and
House of Representatives of the Uni
ted Stales in Congress assembled:
The people of tho territory of
Washington by their legislative as
sembly but urgently protest against
the further continuance by congress
of the so-called territorial govern
ment amere creation of congress un
known to the constitution of tho
United States tho only -warrant for
.such a political anomaly in our insti
tutions being basetl upon a custom
sanctioned so long that it has grown
to be regarded as the necessary
method whereby territory of the na
tion can be prepared for future states
of tho federal -union. Earnestly this
people pray that congress will remove
their political disabilities, and that
they may enjoy the constitutional
guarantee of a government, republi
can in form, where the government
derives all its just powers from the
consent of the governed.
Tho settlers of this territory have
brought hither to establish a slate
the necessary intelligence, loyalty
and patriotic motive. It is conced
ed that they possess the necessary
qualifications, but still are they denied
the first and most essential element
of American citizenship. They dare
not participate in the selection of the
chief magistrate of tho nation; thoy
are denied tho right to elect their
own officers; they cannot sue a citi
zen of one of the states in the federal
courts because they are not recog
nized as citizens of a atale; they are
denied representation in the congress
of the United States; they cannot
make their own laws; they aro mere
dependents upon your honorable
body, who claim to adopt rules for
their government under an implied
power that you make rules and regu
lations as to the disposition of tho
territory and other property of the
government; In fact every relation
of such a government to the congress
of the United States exhibits a de
pendence as humiliating as that so
terribly denounced in the grandest of
indictments drafted by the immortal
Jefferson arraigning tho crown of
Great Britain for withholding popu
lar rights from our ancestors.
Our people are a commonwealth.
We are a state though denied such
name. As a state, as a people, as a
community, we are entitled to de
mand that tho congress of the United
States guarantee to us a republican
form of government. In urgency of
which we respectfully submit
First That the people are suffici
ent in numbers to successfully main
tain a state government; The popu
lation of Washington territory large
ly exceeds that of many of the states
when admitted. It is not less than
125,000 and well informed and ob
servant persons place it as high as
150,000. The immigration now and
for the past year has been unex
ampled in the his ton' of the growth
of American states and territories. It
is also worthy of remark that transi
tion from territorial vassalage to
statehood and sovereignity have al
ways been followed by renewed
growth, and surely the circumstances
and present surroundings of this
territory assure that increased pros
perity, importance and wealth. We
beg to refer to the admission of other
California was admitted with a pop
ulation of 93,597. Colorado at the
census preceding admission num
bered 39,3G1. Florida at the census
following admission had a population
of 87,445, while at the previous cen
sus it numbered 54.477. Kansas
came in with 107,200. Iowa at the
census before admission, 28,847; in
1860, 122,993. Nevada before admis
sion, GS57, subsequent, 42,491, and in
1830 boasted of a population of
62,666. Oregon was admitted in 1859,
and at the census of the subsequent
year had 52,455.
These statistics establish the fact
that our population greatly outnum
bers that of numerous other success
ful appplicants for statehood. By all
the precedents concluded upon this
proposition, Washington Territory
possesses the requisite population.
Our people are amply able to main
tain a state government This is
demonstrated by a comparison of tho
-valuation of taxnble property in this
territory with that in several other
states in the Federal union.
Washington Territory (in
Colorado (in 1830) 43,072,648
Florida (in 18S0) 29,471,227
Nevada (in 1SS0) 29,564,672
Oregon (in 18S0) 46,422,817
In the support of an insane asylum,
a territorial penitentiary and a uni
versity the territory expends over
$00,000. With the exception of the
trifling contribution of the United
States for the trying of their causes,
and the salaries of tho judges, the
district attorney and marshal, tho
people pay the expenses of their
courts. The expenses of the legisla
ture are partially paid by tho United
States. The people elect the mem
bers, but their laws aro subject to
congressional approval Tho governor
and secretary aro paid by tho United
States, but how cordially would the
people pay their salaries for the dem
cratic privilege of electing their own
rulers. All these expenses are de
rived from taxation for territorial
purposes, in addition to our county,
school, road and municipal taxes.
The territory, devoid of sovereign
ty, owns no property and cannot hold
any from which an income can be de
rived, and thus it is the taxpayers are
called upon this burden to maintain
a government not of their own mak-
Third. Our great natural resources,
oar future wealth, demand such Tec
of&itioB. asd they aro entitled to con
gressional representation to secure
"With the requisite population in
numbers, who have demonstrated
their ability to maintain a govern
ment, we pray that our disabilities be
removed and we bo restored to those
rights which belong to American
birthright and citizenship, tho right
to select our own rulers, to make our
own laws. We ask for nothing that
is not your duty to confer; we pray
only to be allowed to consider our
selves citizens of the United States of
America, and as in right, duty and
good conspience we will ever pray.
We have been shown a letter writ
ten to a gentleman here, by Walter
Xiaidlaw, proprietor of the Mendo
cino lumber establLshmeut in San
Francisco, from wliich we are per
mitted to extract the following: 3Iy
friend and fellow-townsman, Hon. J.
R Glasscock, M. C, elect, leaves hero
for Washington to-morrow. I inter
viewed him yesterday for the purpose
of pointing out the necessity of es
tablishing a first-class light-house at
the entrance of Gray'jj Harbor. Ho
has promised to do all he can in
furthenmcc of the project, and the
purport of the present, is therefore,
to request you to bring such influence
to bear on your representative in
Congress as to cause him to do all ho
can in advancing the same object
This matter really belongs to your
representative, and Mr. Glasscock will
not infringe on his prerogative, but
the latter will be able to rely on the
fullest co-operation of Mr. Glasscock
in this matter."
Following is tho text of Mr. Good-
ell's memorial: 4Your memorialists,
the Legislative Assembly of tho Ter
ritory of Washington, would respect
fully represent that a lighthouse is
needed at the entrance of Gray's Har
bor, inasmuch as said Gray's Harbor
is one of the most important seaports
on ojir coast, having an entrance
scarcely one mile wide, with low and
dangerous sandbanks adjacent, and
has recently become the seat of ex
tensive commercial and manufactur
ing industry which is steadily and
rapidly growing in amount It is the
only natural outlet to Ihe markets of
the world for one of the most exten
sive and valuable timber districts in
the United Slates, also of a vast area
rich in agricultural resources, also
coal, metals and other elements of
wealth. Already a lino of steamers is
established between tho harbor and
Portland, the commercial metropolis
of Oregon, and a line of sailing ves
sels to San Francisco, the commercial
center of the Pacific coast Other
lines are projected and it is expected
that next year a line of standard
gauge railroad will connect the harbor
with the great commercial emporium
of Puget bound.
(It & s njpity Mr. Goodell saw lit to
ignore Astoria, and omit to mention
that the "line of steamers" termin
ated at Astoria, as far as direct ship
ments are concerned.) Ed. Astobian.
We, therefore, respectfully petition
your honorable bodies to make an ap
propriation for the purpose herein
stated, and as in duty bound your
memorialists will ever pray.
Last evening in conversation with
a gentleman from the west coast, we
gathered some interesting facts about
the sea-otter industry.
Along the ocean beach between
Gray's Harbor and the month of the
Quilleute, at intervals of about two
miles away may be seen high, raised
derricks with a seal at the top, which
is the outlook of the otter hunter.
When the practiced eye of tho pa
tient watcher detects from his lofty
perch the head of ono' of these am
phibians bobbing about tho surface
of the water, not beyond the inner
breakers, he blazes away at it with
his Sharpe's, or Winchester rifle, and
generally kills his game. The dead
otter floats about in the current for a
while and at last is washed up on tho
beach by the surf and is secured by
The sea-otlor skin affords one of
the most valuable furs of commerce,
but the animals are becoming very
scarce. Tho hunter considers him
self in luck who captures on an aver
ago one a month. It must be a lonely
life he leads away on that wild ocean
beach, sentineled on his high eyrie,
day in and out in vain, like another
Saint Simon Stylites on his pillar, or
a real impersonation of "Patience on
a monument, smiling at grief."
One of the most successful and
notable of the sea otter hunters is a
young Canadian named Wetherill,
who has planted a little cabin on a
small rock out in the breakers, known
as Copolis Bock. This rock stands
about 400 yards out in the ocean, and
is 50 feet high and less than 100 feet
square. When tho sea is loud the
swash of tho breakers beats high
above and over tho hunter's cabin.
To keep himself from drowning or
being swept off on such occasions, he
has made his cabin taut and
tight as a sea boat's dock, and
screwed it to its foundation with
bolts drilled into the rocks, and ce
mented with sulphur. Here he
keeps watch and ward for months at
a stretch, without leaving the rock.
Ho has two Indian assistants station
ed on shore, to whom ho signals
when he has shot an otter, who watch
for the jetsam and secure the fur.
Mr. Witherell secured last year 21
furs. He has one, of the silver-tipped
variety, now on hand, which ho
says is worth $150. When it is prop
erly prepared and worked up into
articles it will bring in tho stores an
aggregate sum cf $700. For ordinary
furs ho obtains $75. He sells them
to Mr. Emerson, at the Hoquiam
mills, who ships them thence by lum
ber vessel to San Francisco.
When the season's hunt is ovor the
hunter brings his catch down to tho
trading post It is tho usual course
of trade, in such cases, generally.
The trapper swaps at the mill store
for an6ther season's supplies. Then
with the surplus, -usually, a glorious
spree, a little bucking at the tiger in
some club room until the money is
all gone, then off to the coast for an
other year's vigil.- Corr. Seattle
. y -
Tliis powder never varies. A marvel o
purity, strength and whjlesomeuoss. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot bo sold In competition with the mul
titude of low test snort weight, alum or
phosphaie powders. Saldonluin cam. Kov
Ar. Uakixg Powdkk Co.. 1M Y'all-t. N. Y.
King of the Blood
Is not a "cure all," it Is a blood-puriflcr and
tonic Imnuritv of the hi noil nnivmn thi svs.
tern, deranges the circulation, and thus In
duces many disorders, known by different
names to distinguish them according to ef
fects, but being really branches or phases of
mat great generic uisoraer, imparity oi
Illood. Such are Dyfpejvtia, lMllnusnes,
Liver Complaint, Cfmstipatton, Nervous Dis
order , Headache, Backache, General Weak
ncM. Heart DUcac,DropeUi Kidney Dltease,
Piles, Rheumatism, Catarrh, Scrofula, Skin
DUordcr, Pimples. Ulcer. Swellings, dec.
ic Kins; of the Blood, prevents and
cures these by attacking tho cawc. Impurity
of the blood. Chemists and physicians acree
in calling it "the most genuine and efficient
preparation lor tne purpose." sold oy Drug
gists, SI per bottle. Sec testimonials, direc
tions. &c. In pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases
ol tbft Blood' wranppd around each bottle.
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Buffalo. N. Y.
Wilson & Fisher,
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TAR, PITCH, OAKUM,
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Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils
FJLOUR AITO 3111,1. FEED.
Agents for Salem Flouring Mills,
and Capital Flour.
All sizes, at Portland Prices, In Stock.
Corner Chenamns and Hamilton Streets
LOEB & OO.
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
J3AH goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House. Astoria, Oregon.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartridges.
Leinenweber & Co.,
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LL KINDS OF
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HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
II, B. PARKKR. Prop.,
E.P. PACKER. - Manager and Agent.
AJ. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
Jas. DUFFY has Uie flarand Billiard room.
First Class in all Respects.
FREE COACECTO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A PACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
He lias Always on Hand FRESH
Shoal Water Bay ami East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
lie ha bees Proprietor of the "Aurora
Hotel" la Kuapplon kerrnjear.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A New Departure.
At Frank Fabre's, Is dally set a
TABLE D'HOTE from 6 to 7:30 PM
A FINE FRENCH DINNER,
With Half a Bottle Wine
Will bo fornlHhed. for 30 cents.
Hoard by tho Month, - S5 to 830
Lodgings can be procured by tho day.
week or month. My establishment Is fitted
newly throughout, and everything main
tained in the best style.
jb'KAXK FAB 1IC
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. POWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS
ter stand and Coffee Houso on Slain
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention-paid to patrons.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
3IoalH 23 cents and upwnrdH,
G. BOTLLAItn, -
MAW STREET, - - -
Announces to tho public that be has located
in the rooms formerly occupied by tho City
Book Store, where he will keep a
Restaurant and Chop House
Furnishing meal to order at all hours.
His patrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the best newspapers.
His reputation as former proprietor of the
New England Restaurant is a sufficient
recommendation for his new house.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. 'Wallnian has opened a boarding and
lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near
the gas works.
The table is supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
Give me a call and satlsiy yourselves,
CHAS, A. MAY
New Store, New Stock,
Toys, Fancy Goods;
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A PINE ASSORTMENT.
Squemoquastrect.nextdoor to the Empire
S. ARNDT & EERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
All kinds of
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A specialty made of repairing
fOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Croup, Whooping Cough and Bron
chitis immediately relieved by Shiloh'a
Cure. SoldbyW.K. Dement
Q K. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. C, over White House,
Attorney at Law, and 5Totary
Odd Fellows Eulldlni;, Astoria, Oregon,
C. TT. FUIXO.Y. O. C. TUVTOX.
FULTOS B BOTHERS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
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ATTORNEY AT LAW.
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Attorney at Hair.
Room 4. White House.
Q J. CUfiTIS,
ATT'Y AT LAW.
Notary Fublic, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New Yorlc and Washington Ter
ritory. Rooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building, As
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Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms 9 and 10. Odd Fellows Building,
JAY TCTTIiK, 31. I).
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. Pythian Build
Residence Orer J. E. Thomas' Drug
"P F. MICKS,
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
Rooms in Alien's building up stairs, comer
ot uass anu sqemocqne sires .
JTU. J. II. LaFOItCE,
Room 11. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas admlniitered for painless extraction
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Graduate of Heidelberg University.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGEHGY.
Bills of Exchange on any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamship
STATE ONE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets (b or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
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TT. L. HOBB.
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Seal Estate Insurance Agents.
We haTe Tery desirable property in As
toria and Upper Astoria for safe. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
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hire Iasaraaeo Ce's
With a combined capital of 836,000,000.
Travelers .Life aad Accident laaar
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Oak, Asb, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
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All kinds of boat material oa hand.
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Arm Chair, Family Story Paper, Boys of New York, Week3 Doings,
Texas Sittings, S. F. Chronicle, Call, Oregonian, News and Astorlln,
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Police Gazette, Police News, Illustrated Times, Puck, Wasp, and
Judge, Harper's Bazaar and Weekly, Leslie's Weekly and Chimney
Corner, Argonaut, and many others.
I have printed tickets for those papers to make exact change.
Back numbers always on hand.
OR r'ckTl'fc Leslie's Popular Monthly,
U Wlitb. Young Ladies Journal, etc.
30 CeiltS. Harper's Monthly, etc. .
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Harper's Weekly, per year $3.75 not $1 00
" Bazaarj " 3.75 " 4.00
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All three for 10.00 " 12.00
Leslie's Weekly, per year 3.75 " 4.00
Leslie's Chimney Corner, per year.. . 3.75 " 4.00
" Popular Monthly " 2.85 " 3.G0
Fireside Companion . , 2.75 " 3.00
New York Ledger 2.75 " 3.00
Saturday Night 2.75 ts 3.00
Family Story Paper 2.75 " 3.00
Arm Chair 2.75 " 3.00
S. F. Argonant 3.75 4.00
Puck r 4.50 " 5.00
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