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m She gaHjj torau. ASTOKIA, OREGON: SUNDAY AUGUSTS, 1SS5 X DISSECTION. Is an attempt to darken tlie -waters of debate by a cuttle-fish injection of confession'and avoidance the Orego nian begs the question and substi tutes som9 half-baked opinions rela tive to the ability of the article it apparently desire3 to criticise. Its remarks need dissection. "What is new in its article is not good, what is good is not new, and dodging the question at issue ..it resorts to the subterfuge of setting up a man of straw to knock down, It says its article was "designed to correct a mistaken impression." "Why then did it not confine itself to its muttons and not undertake to speak for the Columbia river? Even the possession of the dispatches and a wide list of exchanges from which to cull choice editorial utterances does not give our inland contemporary right presumptive or prescriptive to speak fortho river. It says "The Astorias finds a text for a long ti rade against this journal." The As toman looks for no text and desires no tirade against the Oregonian or any other respectable newspaper, but it would not be true to the commu nity that has long suffered from the workings of the system which has the Oregonian for its champion if it did not show the fallacy of its statements and challenge it, as it frequently has, to prove its assertions. It says The Astobias's remarks are "incoherent"' and "silly." This is purely a matter of opinion. The Oregonian's say ing so doesn't make it so. If in coherence or silliness be evinced in our utterances let our astute contem porary point out where it lies. Mere assertion of an alleged fact will not convince an incredulous public. True, it may evince silliness on our part to attempt to furnish the Oregon tan -with argument against its own position and presuppose the posses sion by our esteemed contemporary of wit enough to understand what every one else outside of the Oregon iarts editorial office cannot help see ing, but the evident kindness of the motive should impel the Oregonian to throw the broad mantle of charity over our generous impulse and credit us with a desire to aid our evidently bewildered contemporary to a proper realization of existing facts facts that would exist whether The Asto fiiAS commented on them or not "Fools are my theme, let satire be my song,," sang Byron, and from By ron to Bill Nye, was ever statement made more worthy of satire than the next gem that falls from the Orego niarts casket! It says that it speaks of "the Columbia river of commerce" as in contradistinction to the Columbia river of geography. Ac cording to our fresh-water friend the Columbia river "of commerce" rises in the Oregonian office at Portland. Beyond the junction of the "Willam ette and Columbia there is no Colutn bia river "of commerce." How do you of eastern Oregon, you dwellers in the inland empire, like this? "What a broad scope of view! "What an illim itable mental horizon is possessed by the journal that alleges this! How ever if eastern Oregon and "Washing ton can stand it we can, but it we know anything of the temper of the dwellers in that region they will de velop considerable "incoherence,' and "silliness," when they read the ukase issued by the arrogant journal that presumes that no one shall have a contrary opinion to the one it pleases to promulgate. "We are always will ing to concede to others the consist ency we claim for ourself ; the Orego nian has a right to be wrong if it wants to; that is its privilege but it shouldn't abuse tlio privilege. It quotes our statement that "Port land wants no ships to enter the Co lumbia that cannot go to Portland," and courteously styles it "rot." "We cite the files of the Oregonian for the last four years to prove the truth of what wo say in this regard. Dare the oregonian accept the challenge? It says "It is actually cheaper to car ry a cargo of grain down the "Willam ette and Columbia rivers (the Oregon ian's" river of commerce") in the hold of a ship than in barges." But, oh sapient Oregonian, there are ships, and ships. A ship that could load at Astoria could not get to Portland, and we have the OregoniaiVs own statement that the larger the vessel the cheaper proportionately she can carry freight But, says the Oregonian, "ships load here because they find it more profitable to load here." Oh, no; the ships don't; the shippers do. The Oregonian knows that under the pre vailing system the ship3 are com pelled to so to Portland for the great er part of their cargo; it knows that the matter is admirably organized, and the slightest effort made to divert the profitable business is promptly met It probably forgets that when the Astoria Transportation company three years ago proved by actual demonstration that wheat could be brought from Portland to Astoria for 31f cents a ton, instead of SL25, the figure at that time, that a delegation from the headwaters of the "Colum bia of commerce" visited Astoria and bought them off. It was too good to be let go out of the family. How surprised the Oregonian is to be re minded of this! And right here The Astoman desires to say that it doesn't stigmatize our esteemed con temporary's remarks as being "pas sionnte," nor "silly," nor "incoher ent." It makes certain statements and offers to prove them. The Ore gonian has demonstrated that it can not conduct an argument on ques tions of public importance without losing its temper, which no candid newspaper ever does. But we have hopes for the Oregonian even now. Time was when it pooh-poohed the idea of the locks at the Cascades: of late it softly coos its approbation. To explain how it has experienced such a change of heart is unnecessary to those who can understand it and use less to those who cannot. Again, the Oregonian is pleased to say: "The Astorias, assuming that we have 300,000 tons of wheat to send away this season, says that this wheat could be shipped from Astoria for 120,000 less than it can bo shipped from Portland. "We have not exam ined the figures, but imagine The Astorias is not far wrong.' "Well, well! "Examine the figures" and your imagination will give place to conviction that The Astorias is right "But" it goes on, "it is assumed that Portland and Astoria arc com mon points, which they are not." No, indeed; they are not "Who as sumed that? certainly not The As torias. "It is naturally," says the Oregonian, "more expensive to ship grain from Portland than from Asto ria, because tho situation is more re mole." Charming concession! If this be so'what becomes of your argu ment? It certainly is more expensive to tho producer but more profita bleto the shipper as matters are at present The Oregonian may smite the "Wil lamette journals till they sqneal; it may thunder over the heads of its inland contemporaries till they glad ly hunt their holes, but its assumed superiority or attempted sarcasm has little weight in this neck of woods. If it wants to silence The Astorias it would do well to let that contract out "What is here said is said so plainly that it not only can be under stood but it cannot be misunderstood, and whatever "incoherence" exists must be charged to the heat and ma laria so evidently afflicting to the Oregonian. Probably when the present heated term is over and cool breezes from the Pacific fan his heated brow, the gentleman whoso ire has been aroused will be more just and less ungenerous in his strictures toward those who have never been wanting in courtesy to him. Poor human nature at its best estate is sadly subject to tempo rary inconveniences, and with the thermometer 9G in the shade, it is hardly to be wondered at that the Oregonian should be warped. Port land's unfortunate climate has much to ans .ver for. Tun crop news from bolli Russia and Bombay is exceedingly gloomy. The drouth in both places is, and has been for some time, excessive, and unless rain falls speedily the event will bo disastrous in the extreme. The great and rich plains of little and south Russia, all the provinces drained by the Dniester, the Dnieper and tho Bug, are familiarly known as the granary of Europe, the trade centering at Odessa, whence every year many millions of bushels of wheat and other cereals aro shipped, principally to Great Britain. The extent and value of this trade can be appreciated when it is stated that out of a total of exports from Russia of all kiudB for 1582, amounting to 273,000,000 rubles, 131,000,000, or nearly one-half, was repre seated by grain; and the direc tion of tho trade will appear in the fact that 143,000,000 rubles went to Great Britain. A disaster, therefore, to the crops of Russia would signify the shutting off of a constant and very large source of supply for all those countries that depend upon im ports to eke out their home-grown crops, and this would be especially felt if western and northern British India, where tho cultivation of wheat has had a largo development during the last few years, should also en counter a drouth. The season is so far advanced that rain in the latter provinces could hardly now be of any appreciable benefit, while if the drouth continue another week or so in Russia the same -may be said of that district Officers of the corps of engineers in charge of improvements upon the fortifications of the country have made their annual report to the'ehief of engineers. On account of the small appropriation made last year but little work has been done during tho past season. Funds available were used in putting in order the platforms and parapets of the various forts. Twenty-six years ago next mouth Judge Terry of California shot and killed David S. Broderick in a duel. Last Friday the same Judge Terry drew a revolver on one Kowalsky, who had previously drawn his. Kowalsky had a memory and was ev idently possessed of discretion, for he prudently skipped. I. N. Hibbs, tho forging Lewiston postmaster, was surrendered at Vic toria last Friday to the United States authorities, and started for Idaho yesterday. TnERB is estimated to have been a decrease of about S7,000,000 in the public debt during July. NEW TO-DAY. EXCURSION! TO Gras's River and Deep Eivsr. Tho Steamer Clara Parker, "Will make an oxcuislon to Ora s Kiver and Deep Kiver co- THIS MORNING.-sti leave Main itreet dock at 10 A. M. FARE FOR ROUND TRIP 50CTS. Tillamook Rock and llwaco! The Steamer GEX. 3IILES Will leave Gray's Dock for Tillamook Hock la llwaco, on SLWI,VY. AUGUST Suil. at C A.'l. Returning via llwaco arrie at Astoria at C 1 M. FARE : round trip to llwaco $1 2."5. Astoria to Tillamook Rock, round trip, Gentlemen, S2.00; Indies, it 00. Iluaco to Tillamook Kock, round trip. Gentle men, $l 50 ; I jidies, SI CO. The SteaiiierGEN."CANBY Will leave for Fort Stevens, Foit Canby, and llwaco with regul-ir excursion at 9 a. m. Returning leaTc llwaco at C r. si. Fare for round trip Sl.O j. J. II. IX GRAY, Agei.t. Special Auction Sale -OF- Household Furniture! I WILL SELL at the residence ox Kenton street next to Frank 1 Parker's store. 3Ionday, Attentat 3, at 2 I 3I tho ent re Furniture of cottn;re. consisting of 3 Bed-room Suits complete, Spring and Wool top Mattresses, Blankets, Feather Pillows, etc. Also, Hires and Two ply Carpets, Chairs, Rockers. Sofa, Tables, Crockery, Cook Sto e and Kitchen Furniture. E. C. HOLD BY, Auclicneer. Election Notice. A N ELECTION WILL RE HELD ON ix. Monday. August loth. IbS5. in Rescue No 2 building, commencing at 9 o'clock a. m. and closing at c i ai. of sai.l day, for the purpose of electiug one Chief Engineer, one 1st Assistant and one 2nd Assistant, to sei vc for one vear. Ed. Dl Curtis, O. II. Stockton and C. .). Curtis. Judges of Election. W. E. Warren and Thos. Roelling. Clerks. C. J. CUHTIS. President. C. BROWN. Secy. A. F. 1). Astoria, Oregon. August 1st, ISii. Notice of Application. TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE LI uudersigned will apply to the Common Council, of tho City of Astoria, at its next regular meeting for a license to sell wine, malt and spirituous liquors, in less quanti ties than one quart, in the building fronting on Chenamus street and situated ou lot No. 1, block No. 23. in the city of Astoria as laid out and recorded by John McClure. J. T. BROWN. Private Boarding House. THE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY announces that she is prepared to fur nish Ladies or Gentlemen with Board only, or i ilh Board and Furnished Rooms at very reasonable rates. No extra charge for use of Parlor or Bath room, and ctery effort will be made to mako her guests feel com loriaoie ami ai nome. Dinner Served from 5 to G-.r,3 V. 31. 3IKS. E. C. HOLDWX, SE Cor. Main and Jefl"cnon slreeLs. To Rent. FINE BUSINESS OFFICE.CENTRAL ly located. Apply at this Office. A. 0401 The rortland Business College, Portland, Oregon, offers superior private and class In struction to the young and middle acd of uoui sexes wnoucsire to obtain a practical education, in the .shortest time consistent wi h thorough work, and the least expense. Day and evening sessions throughout the year. Students admitted any time. Cata logue on applicathn. A. P. Akmsthoxo. Fmclp.il. Notice to taxpayers. LL PERSONS WISHING A CORRECT iX. representation of their taxable proper ty on the county assessment r. 1 should hand in their statements immediately to the assessor. He will be found at his ofllce in the court house from c a. m. to s r. m. All a&sesimcnt blanks mast be in by August 1st. J. F. WARREN. County Assessor. Notice. milE ASSESSMENT ROLL OF DISTRICT A No. t. Astoria, Clatsop county. Oregon, Is completed, and now in the hands of the Directors of said district. Ihcsamo can be seen at the ofllce of the clerk. Parties Inter ested oan examine the same and file objec tions if they have any thereto, until the 7th day or August. 1SS5, on which day tho Di rectors will sit as a board of equalization to consider the same. By order of the Board of Directors. J. G. HUSTLER, Clerk. Astoria, July 27th, 1683. mpire Stor We licg- to direct special attention to our LATEST IM PORTATIONS of NOVELTIES Fine Dress Goods, Parasols, Hoopskirts, Which we are selling The Best Goods at the Dealer at Wholea'e and Retail in urnitum, Bedding, OU Cloth., Wall Paper, Window Shades, Mouldings, Etc. Astoria Furniture Co., Dealers Furniture, Bedding, Wall Paper, Mirrors, PICTURES, lonli, Carets, Matting;, Picture Frames, f Mow Sliafles, etc. Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts. WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, Thirty Professors and Instructors. 336 Students! Departments of Lllrrntnrc. Lnu-.32nllrinr. JXmlcand Art. Elocullon a specialty. Board and home for ladies in the Woman's College, $3JM per week. Airs. W. fc. Harring ton, Dean. Gentlemen board In clubs for $2J0 to $3.03 per week. Many boanl themselves for SI.CO to SI.CO per week. The best moral government is maintained. Tuition halt price to children of ministers and those preparing fgr the minhtry. First term begins September 7tli Law Department opens Sept. ICth. Medical Department opens in rortland December 2nd, 18S5, Dr. E. I. Frasor, Dean. Send for catalogue and Information to THOS. VAN SCOT, President, Salem, Or J. P. AUSTIN, Seaiitle .... Oregon DEALER IN Groceries, Wines, Liquors, TOBACCO AXD CIGARS. E-A FINE BILLIARD TABLE. J. A. WILSOST. (Late of San Francisco.) PAINTER, PAPER .HANGER AND 3D EOOHA TOH. Has located in Astoria and solicits a share eftlie patronage. All work Mriclly llrst class. Terms moderate. Order box at Van DuscnV. NOTICE. PUESII FRUITS, Candy and Notions, Good Cigars and Tobacco, at C. P. WItSOX'S K-COME AND SEE ME. . TllEASUIJY DEl'AttTMEXT l. i. Lifk Saying Skkyice. Washington. D. C. July c. 1SS3, , QEALED FItOl'O.SALS WILL J5U JCE- O ceived at thLs ofllce untll2 o'clock r. si. of Thursday, the 13th day of August, 1S85. for the construction of a frame cottsige at the Shoalwater Lay Life-Saving station, near the light-house. Each bid must bo ac companied by a certified check for one hun dred dollars (S1C0) drawn to the order of the Secretary of iheTreasury,a.s security thatthc bidder will enter into contract without de lay, and give such bonds for the faithful per formance thereof as may bo required If his bid be accented. Specifications and plans. forms of proposals and full information can be obtained of the Collector of Customs. As toria. Oregon ; thcKccperof the Shoalwater Bay Life-Saving Station. North Cove, Pacific count j, Washington territory ; and the Su perintendent ol the l2tn J.ue-s.ivmg iiLsi r'.ct. room 2-1. Appraiser's building, San Francisco, California. All proposals must bo endorsed, Proposals for constructing a cot tatrc at Shoalwater Bay Life-Saving Sta tion," and addressed U. S. Life-Saving Ser vice, Washington, D. O. The right to reject any or all bids, or to waive defects, is re served. S. J. KIMBALL. General Superintendent. For Rent. milEIIALL OVER D.L.BECK& SON'S X can ba rented for Public gatherings. Application may be made to the executive committee of the Astoria Ladies ' CofTee Club. Mrs. BERttMAN. MRS. PRAEL. Mrs. CHARTERS. Executrix' Notice. "JVJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT JL having been appointed executrix of the last will and testament of Conrad Boelllng, deceased, all persons having claims against the estate of deceased should present the same properly verified to me at m3 resi dence In Astoria, Oregon, within six months from this. date. PflrLIPPENA BOELLING. Executrix. Astoria, Clatsop County, Oregon, March 28, 18S5. Lawns, Corsets, Etc, Etc, according to our motte: Lowest Possible Prices. EN, Carpels, Mailing, in II. I)u UUISSOX, Manager. r 1 WILL JJIJPXEX Cut Faster rATzmTDALCjaonsi. E A S 1 E R J.C.Trullinger i Than any o'h- er axe made. Hundreds of . woodmen tes- tify to Its supe- yfev riority. Iti;ocs -i m Deep and Sever V Stick. 25?f CARNAIIAX v 3anaama" J & CO., A cents Astoria. Trice, $1. SO. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. Benton Stuket, Near Paiikek House, ASTOKIA. - OREGON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LAND anfl MARfflE ENGINES BoilerWork, Steamboat Work and Cannery Work a spe cialty. Ofall IescrIptioDB made to Order at Short Xoticc. A. D. Wass, Prosident. J. G. IIostlku, Secretary, I. W. Cask, Treasurer. Jon' Fox.Supcrintendcnt. Notice. BE IT KNOWN THAT I, GEO. W. PAR dce, of Astoria. Oregon, have tills day pureased of M. C. Hutchlngs the right of the saidM. C. Hutchinzs patent process for test ing scaled cans in the state of Oregon and territory of Washington, for tho term of 17 years from the nth day of March, 18S5, ex cept one riht sold to M. J. Kinney and one right sold to the Aberdeen Packing Co., at liwaco. w. i. GEO. W. PARDEE. County Treasurer's Notice. milERK IS MONEY IN THE COUNTY JL Treasury to pay all county orders pre sented prior to January 1st, 184. All such orders will cease to craw interoit after this date. ISAAC BERGMAN, Treasurer Clatsop County. Astoria, Or, July 24th, 1885. G. A. STINSON & CO.. BLACKSM1THING, A Capt. Rogers old stand, corner of Cass and Courj Streets. Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing. Wagons made and repaired. Good work guaranteed. From and After GOODS WILL BE SOLD -T it.ir4 JSnkvW J53?3 vSL DF.AIEU 1JT Hay, Oats, ail Straw, Lime.. BricX Cement, Sana and Plaster Wood Delivered to Order. Drayin;, Teaming and Express Business. gy i '"i a U ri SBfeg TER -:pply to i he Captain, or to II. B. IAKKKU. u imcitBM inn in11 '--i.iv jji itgsn-Bcqisgsrir-iinymj int m i Fnnaaacaom jowmm THEWEW MODEL mW sssSS A FULL STOCK 'i''if;s::-i mmmlwmm John A. B!S!tgome3?y, DEALER IJ Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware. A General Assortment of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents for Magee Stoves and Ranges The Kest In tho market. rmmhlng goods of all kinds on hand. Job work done In a workmanlike inauuer PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms. Chenamus Street, Xext toC L Parker's Store. ASTORIA. - ORBGOZOr. Carnahan & Co. SUCCESSORS to I. "W. CASE, IMI'ORTKKS AND iVHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS TN GEMBAL MERCHANDISE Corner Chenamus and Czs streets. ASTORIA ..- - OREGON INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, Corner Thlrtl anil E Streets, PORTLAND, - - - OEEGON. Our facilities are such that we drfy coinpetltlon. This Is the largest and most respectably kept Hotel in tho Northwest. Board and Lodging $ 1 .00 per day MKALS.25 cents. LODGING, 25 and SOcerus Free Buss to and from the House. es-fo Chinese Eniploycc!.-5w E. Leniston, (Late of Minnesota Housejl'rop. O. CLAKK. AGENT. Stockholders Meeting. TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT J- there will be a meeting of the stock holders of the Odd Fellows Land and Build ing association in the lodge room of Beaver Lodse No, 33. 1. 0. 0. ., on Monday. August 21th, ISSa.attwop. m. A full attendance is requested. A.J.3IEGLER, Socretary. Astoria, Oregon, July 22, 1SS5. FOR NEW YORK, DIRECT, THE FINE A1BAKK W. II. BESSE, This well known and favorite Clipper will go on berth in July at Portland and Astoria. The attention of SALMON and "WOOL SHIPPERS Is especially called to tills opportunity of shipping to New York at low rates of f retsht. For particulars apply to TAYLOK, YOUNG & CO, Shin Brokers, 3 1 Front St., rortland, or to A. W. BKKKY, Astoria. Commemoration Services. Hrad QoAUTEnaCusinxoPosTNo. H, ST No. 14,) J.A.U. y y 9, 18S5. J AKrAKTilKNT OF UKKGOX li. Astokia, Okegon', July Orders No. 3. IN OBEDIENCE TO GENERAL OBDET.S No. 4, Department of Oregon, G. A. li , Jnly 21ih, 18S4. The ofllcers and comrades of dishing Post No. 14, G. A. It. will assemble for special memorial service In honor of our late com mander and comrade Gen. U. S. Grant, at their Post Hall on Saturday, August the 8th, lS85.at!2M. And to also participate with such associations as may Join tho municipal authorities in rendering honor to the illust rious dead. It.V.MONTEITn. Post Commander. W-.B.ROS3, Adjutant. ONLY! JLm Hi ABA PARKBR Eben P. Parker, Aiastei. or TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR uangj: can be had in a- toria only of vm a a. $psia AGENT f IV.1,1, AND EXAMINE IT, V WILL BE PLEASED. K. 1C HAWES Is also agent rn it.. Buck pteit Cooiim Siif- AuiUother first-class S37es. Furnace 'Work. Steam Fit tinZRt etc., n. specialty- ALWAYS ON HAND. Hardware anil Slip ClianSlerj VAN DUSEH & CO.. DEALERS IX Hardware and Ship Chandlery Pure Oil, Bright Varnish, Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas. Hemp Sail Twine, Cotton Sail Twine, Lard Oil, Wrought Iron Spikes, Galvanized Cut Nails, Agricultural Implements Sciying illacliincs, Paints anil Oils. Groceries, etc. Sol EiJBWiliy, Scarf Pins, Chains, latches, Piano antl Organs of ilc Best malic at llictoTrcst Prlecs. The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria. JTAH goods warranted as represented. GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER FOU KENT. Four Rooms. Centrally Located AND SUITABLE FOR HOUSEKEEPING. APPLY AT ASTORIAN OFFICE. City Taxes. TWTPTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE 11 Tax list of the city of Astoria, Clatsop, county. Oregon, Is now in my hands for the collection of said taxes, and will remain with me for thirty day?. J. G. HUSTI.ER. City Treasurerand Tax Collector. Astoria. July 1st, 1835. Abstracts of Title. THE UNDERSIGNED HAS COMPILED a set of Abstract Books from the records of Clatsop County and Is now prepared to furnish complete and correct Abstracts of Title to any Real Estate in the Coanty, at reasonable rate. ,, O.K. THOMSON, Attorney at Law. Astoria. Oregon. Omes, X6m 5, ovtr f itj Book Store.