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ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1883. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. MONOPOLISTS. A Good Xauy Kind of Them Oat. Pointed Yes, my son, a monopoly is a bad tningr, and 1 am clad to see the peo pie of this country organizing them selves against the monopolies that are crushing the life out of honest and worthy competition. There are several monopolies in this allhctcd land. Some of them are -worth mill ions. All of them -want to be worth twice as much as that Vanderhill and Gould are famous monopolists, The "Western Union Telegraph Com pany is a gigantic monopoly. And there are several other monopolies. "When you employ three hundred, or thirty, or ten workmen and pay them with your own money, and a committee waits on you to tell you if you do not discharge a certain work man, a good mechanic, sober, quiet, faithful, whose only fault is that ho belongs to no labor organization, the other two hundred and ninety-nine, or twenty-nine, or nine, will quit work in me miasc 01 your Dusy season; you are in the clutches of a monop oly a monopoly as grinding, grasp ing and cruel in its way as the West ern Union. It is called a trade union, but it is a monopoly. "When a committee of workmen come to you and say that, as you have a great many contracts half-finished, and as men are scarce aud hard to get, and as they have you on the hip, they will strike in ten minutes, unless you allow them to set their own pay at the highest figures, then that is a monopoly that acts just precisely as the "Western Union does when it ab sorbs a rival Hno and tells you that as there is only one office in this town they will raise the rate a little. "When you tell your workman that times are dull and the market is stag nant, and that you don't need them anyhow and they can work on half time or none, then you are the mo nopoly that is, you are the striker. A monopoly is a chronic striker. It is always watching a chance to pinch you and squeeze just a little more work or money out of you for its own benefit. The tramp who airs his rags at your kitchen door-while his breakfast is preparing, is a monopolist He knows that you hate him and- don't want to feed him, but he knows that you are afraid, if you don't feed him, he will set fire to the stable some night So ho makes you give him a breakfast for nothing. The honest farmer who holds back his wheat until ho can squeeze SL40 per bushel out of you for it, not be cause it is better wheat than you got for 90 cents, but because wheat is so scarce, is as mean a monopolist as there is in the lot Jay Gould could not give him any points. The man who charges 40 cents a . pound for very ordinary butter just because the roads are so bad the peo ple who are selling their butter in the villages for 20 cents can't get to the city with it, he, too, is a monopolist "When you buy a jar of lard of him, poke into it with a ramrod to see for a boulder. And the lady who burns steak and chips china for you at $6 a week, is a monopolist You spent six weeks looking for her, she stays with you two weeks, breaks $8 worth of china and glass, loses S2 worth of spoons and forks, collects $12 for wages and goes off, with twenty-four hours' warning, to a place that offers her more china to smash and $6.50 a week for smashing it You see, my son, in looking about for a monopoly to denounce or de molish, our naturally envious dispo sition leads us to assail the monopo lies that are more fortunate than our own. "We clamor against "Vanderbilt and Jay Gould, and Western Union, and fail to observe the smaller mono polies, that differ from the great ones, not in spirit, but only in wealth and power. You are not a monopolist? Oh no, because you are a clerk in a store, and there are fifty young men watching you for your place, eager to do for $25 a month what you are paid $10 for doing. There is no mo nopoly in your business, but that isn't your fault Let the merchant over the way offer you $45, and in twenty four hours you would leave the man who took you in when yon were a raw cub of a boy, doing more damage than good to the business, who taught you and trained yon and made you worth $45 a month. You'd do it too quick, my son; that's the kind of a man you are. A monopolist isn't necessarily a millionaire. He is simply the man who holds the whip handle. It is de rived from two Xiatin words, mono and pole, meaning the man at .the pole, And the man with the pole, you know, knocks the persimmons. He may knock a million of them, or he may knock only two, but while ho ia knocking you don't get any. Hence, my son, a monopoly is a prosperous combination of which you are not one. This makes it very wicked, avari cious and dangerous. "When wo get into it it ceases to be a monopoly, and becomes a union, a brotherhood, a firm, an association, or corporation. This change of title also involves a. great moral change, and it becomes a mighty engine of progress, a developer of our country's resources, a factor in the national prosperity, and all that sort of thing. A monopoly is a thing which it is hard to get into. There is no monopolist so greedy and dangerous as the Nihilist The ordinary monopolist is content to efcol one thing. The Nihilist wants everything and a three-fifths share of what is left If you live to be 35 years old and haven't been able to get into any other monopoly by that time, I would advise you to go to the north pole and start n ice-cream saloon. Burdette. JUte&hfclag' thft CkImbi. MAXZAXiLiiO. Cuba. The pharma CMte, 3f seers. Pedro Ces pedes y Pons, announce the remarkable cure of Sen or IX Jose Bamirez Fornaris, Planter, who Buffered from chronic rheuma Usm, and who was cured by St Jac obs Oil ia three days. John Jacob Aistor. It was somewhat about 1803 that Astor planned a scheme that, carried out, would have made him rich be yond all conception or desire, and would, indeed, have made him the financial autocrat of the new world. He proposed to lay out a transconti nental highway from the Atlantic to the Pacific, beginning at New York, following the southern shores of the great lakes, and then running on to the northwestern seaboard by very much the same route as that since adopted by the Northern Pacific rail road. Along this great road the United States government was to es tablish a series of forts in order to prevent England or any other nation obtaining foothold in the then unex plored northwest, and he proposed himself to dot the route with trading posts, and thus organize a fur trade, compared with which the operations of the Hudson Bay company seem in significant At the mouth of Ihe Columbia river, on the Pacific coast he intend ed to found a city where would be his central trade depot and he proposed to buy one of the Snndwich Islands, to be a half-way stopping place for his Chinese and East Indian com merce. The government agreed to this project, and Astor threw into its ac complishment all his untiring zeal and enormous wealth. Under the most romantic circumstances, but at J the cost of great labor and expense, a toVn was founded on the Columbia and named after its author, Astoria. But to-day it is tho only existing ves tige of the great scheme. Ihe war of 1S12 came on. The British seized and plundered ihe solitary settlement The American government had other things to look after. Astors own agents and partners proved treacher ous and unfaithful to his interests. And at last the whole grand scheme was abandoned, but not until it had cost its originator more than S1.000.- 000. As I have already staled Mr. Astor then devoted himself principally to the Chinese trade, and earned vast profits at such a startling pace that, notwithstanding his heavy losses, the close of the war found him worth be tween $5,000,000 and $G,000,000. .Disappointed in his dreams of a northwestern empire, Mr. Astor now sought another field for investment He plainly saw that while the seat of government was to be on the Poto mac, New York was destined to re main the metropolis of America. Then he determined to become to that city what tho Grosvenors have been to London. He made his motto: "Buy land and never solL" Already he owned several plots of ground in tne city. Ho now began buving wherever he coiild. Block after block along Broadway was added to his estate. He bought freely on the water front along tho Hudson xiver. Then he crossed the ditches and swamps that marked the bound ary of tne city, where Uanal street is now. and bought acres of wild land far up toward Jb ort Washington. .Land that he could not buy he leased for a long term of years. And no matter what offers were made he never sold a oquare yard. Upon tho city propertv he erected houses and other buildings, all in the most substantial manner. "I want my work to last," he used to say. In 1830 he tore down his house on Broadway, cleared the whole block from Vesey to Barclay street and put up a huge hotel, built in themo3t substantial -way, of dark Quincy granite, and gave it his own name; and it stands there to-day, the Astor house, one of tho most notable land marks in the city, and also one of the best-paying pieces of property. Soon alter it was hnished he and his oldest son,"William, stood one day in Ihtf City Hall park, where now the" great fed eral building stands, and admired the new hotel the finest in America then. "That's a mighty fine building, pop," said the youncr man: "I wished to gracious I owned it' "Sol1" returned the old man; "well, Billy, give me a I dollar and you can have it' Out! came the dollar a big silver ''dollar of our daddies,' still preserved in tho Astor family as a memento and within an hour the deed of the prop-! erty was made out and recorded. I That was the old Astor's only sale of i real estate m all his life. Eastern Corr. Everybody knows Jim Patterson, proprietor of the hotel at Kalama. says the Tacoma Ledger, and every mother's son of us can appreciate a little episode which occurred down his "way yesterday. Jim has five cows from whoso lacteal glands ho extracts the lact-albic fluid which makes your coffee taste bad when you don't put any in. Ho went to "Wadhams & El liot, at Portland, the other daj to get a ton of bran to feed his cows. In due course of time it arrived, and Jim sent his Chinaman out to bran the cows. The heathen mixed up a nice mash for each of them, but strange to say, they did not take kindly to the food. Some salt was added, but still it would not go down, and then the Chinaman made an in vestigation as to tho cause, and re ported to Jim as follows: "Mayke him eat it and give alle same lumber yard; but long high time no mUkee! Klow no s;ibe slawdust." Tho fact of the matter was that Wadhams fc Elliot had sent Jim a ton of saw dust instead of bran. The Maine man who predicted his own death, and then died at the ap pointed time, apparently for the sako of establishing-a reputation for ver acity, is an interesting object for life insurance companies to consider. If his foresight should ever be shared by any considerable number of per sons, the life insurance business would become precarious. If, with or without tho aid of the soothsayers and wise women, a man can fix tho time of his death without taking the trouble to kill himself, he could tako out a life insurance policy on the day before his death and escape years of remiums. Even to persons of less ongevity than Methuselah enjoyed, the plan of the 3 aine man would be a gTeat savins . y ' ' - f - '--v SUTHE GREAT GERMAN REMEDY FOR PAIN. BcUeres aad cores RHEOIATISir, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lombzijs, EACITACIIX, EIlBiCEE, TO0TE1C22, SORE THROAT, QClKSr. swrmxes, sprtAXNS, tatsat. Cats, Sraisu, FROSTBITES, urnxs, scalds, Xni lU Mfcrr bodily izttt nrrr cms i bothi Roll by til DnsxctiM tnl 7i Ciir'i! j A.V:tU: Cs. (SmwaltJLTacdalCi.) UilUacir, C.S.JU OHAS. A, MAY, K"ew Store, New Stock, Toys, Fancy Goods, Tobacco and Cigars. FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC PHUITS A TINE ASSORTMENT. Squrmoqua slrvof .next door to tho Empire Slur?. nlT-T.in LOEB & OO. 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