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ASTORIA -Jax. 31, 1874
Gen. Thomas B. Van Euren, United
States Commissioner to the Vienna
Exhibition, and suspended "for im
proper practices," has been nomi
nated Consul at Kanagawa, Japan.
A farmers' Grange, at Providence,
X. C, has adopted a resolution pledg
. ing each member to plant and culti
vate annually one acre of land, the
product of which shall be placed in
- a fund under control of the Grange.
"We are sorely grieved to see the
- Evening News go for "fee-bii" Sam
- Clarke Clerk, "Farmer," "States
man," etc., in tliG manner it does.
But Sam's " got a reputation as a
writer" in Oregon, and will make it
a" mighty hot for Bellinger, when he
- once gets that mad up. See if he
AVe are very glad to hear from the
Puget Sound Courier, of the 23d, that
the ship Panther got off the rocks
where she struck, and drifted fifteen
miles away, where she got into shal
low and safe water, and that all on
board will be saved. The vessel and
cargo will be lost.
" "Te are informed that the Port
Orford breakwater bill has no chance
of passage without a recommendation
from the Engineers' Department, and
very. llittle at present with one. -It is
presumed that in case this job be got
through Congress, Portland will try
rhat cs a sea-port for Oregor, in case
they tire of Tacoma.
Jeff. Davis called II. S. Foote
,l constitutionally a liar" in 1871, re
iterating the statement Nov. 2oth,
1873, and it was distributed (as Mart
Brown would say), from hell to
breakfast in the telegraphic dispatch
es of last Monday. "What Foote pro
poses to do about it, has not transpired,
lie was a member of tiie Confederate
Congress when Jeff was " President."
It is said that Nesmitli has secured
the passage by the House of a resolu
tion, calling for copies of all official
correspondence and military orders
relating to the recent Modoc war,
which, he asserts, will lead to the dis
closure of many speculative and
fraudulent operations carried on, or
attempted, by various parties in
California and Oregon.
Honolulu advices report King "Wil
liam sinking, and his early demise is
expected. 1'he claims of aspirants
to the succession are being canvassed.
The favorite with the people is David
Kalakau, and his most .powerful rival
is Mrs. Bishop, wife of Bishop, Min
ister of Foreign Aifairs, under the
present King. The latter is support
ed by the office-holders and the
That little unpleasant feeling
0 between the Interior Department
and the Indian Peace Commission at
"Washington, don't appear to heal up
one particle. AVe are told that the
Chairman of the Peace Commission
ers, has filed a letter of charges with.
President Grant, in which he alleges
the -existence of an Indian ring in
the Interior Department and great
corruption and fraud. The Interior
Department is prepared to deny all
these charges and will, on the other
hand, maintain that the Peace Com
missioners have constantly acted
-corruptly, let valuable contracts to
personal friends, etc. An investi
gation seems inevitable. A strong
effort will be made-to transfer the
Indian Bureau to the War Depart
2nenj:vand &?is question will he used
its .an argrumeht for tho change.
Wilson, of Indiana, introduced a
bill in the House making it obligato
ry for the Union Pacific Bailroad
Company to receive from any of its
branches any freight or passengers
dgstined for Any station on the line
of jtiiat road or -on the line of the
Cewtral Pacific Eailread, and to
(carry the same to its -destination
without any unnecessary -delay, and
to .charge therefore no more than is
(charged per mile for freight or paa
fiengen? cartl Igr aid. co.mpany
Any officers found to have violated
this law are to be deemed guilty of a
misdemeanor) and on conviction are
to be fined not exceeding $1,000 to
which may be added imprisonment
for a term not exceeding six months'!
Discriminations in favor of passengers
or freight are to be punished in like
manner. The bill was refered to
the Committee on Judiciary.
President Grant, we are informed
by telegraph, has recommended such
a modification of our treaty with the
Emperor of China as will put a stop
to Chinese immigration. It is not
stated that he has made this recom
mendation to the Senate officially.
He may have only stated it as his
private opinion to private persons.
Be that as it may, it cannot be denied
that public opinion has in the last
two or three years undergone a
change upon the Chinese question.
It is now the almost unanimous wish
of the citizen class of the whole
Pacific coast, that the treaty be
changed as soon as practicable. To
what extent this wish obtains in the
Eastern States we do not know, says
the Sacramento "Union, but it is rea
sonable to suppose that the laboring
classes there, as here, are averse to
an unrestricted Mongolian immigra
tion. The treaty can only be modified
as we desire by the concurrence of the
contracting powers. If the Senate is
agreed to it by a two-thirds vote,
then the President will doubtless
propose the change to the Emperor
of China, and if he is agreed we
shall have an end to this class of immi
gration. It would deal a severe blow
to our Asiatic commerce, and might
cause the suspension of our line of
Yokohama and Hong Kong steamers,
that derives its main support from
the carrying of Chinese steerage
passengers, or at least make it neces
sary for the United States to increase
the pay for cairying the United
Mr. Mitchell has introduced a bill
to create an additional Land District
The Senate has confirmed C. A.
Huntington ag6nt for the Neah Day
Agency, AV. T.
The Postmaster General has direct
ed that all addressed to the Governor
of Texas be delivered to Gov. Cooke.
Chief Justice llinnon, of jftontana
denied the motion for change of
venue in the case of Wintermutc,
murderer of Secretary McCook.
There are fears of another revolu
tion in Hayti, and Her Majesty's
steamer "YVoodlark has been hurried
off there to protect British interests.
It is reported that the Insurgents
have defeated Gen. Portelles' column,
and that Portelles is coming to Ha
vana to confer with the Captain-General.
It is stated that the phsicians of
the principal cities of the United
States, have combined to secure the
bodies of the Simese twins for autop
sy, at any price.
The Republican State Central Com
mittee, of Louisiana, have adopted,
unanimously, a resolution protesting
against the recent election as likely
to result in bloodshed.
Voting for Tmstees and Commis
sioners in the Jay Cooke bankruptcy
case continued Until the 27th. Under
an assignee the estate would not
yield 20 cents on the dollar.
The steamboat Cudinga, intended
for navigation of the Magdalena river,
Colombia, has not been heard from
since she leit New Orleans, in No
vember last, for Barengujlla,
Joseph Hofilicker, who headed the
Tenth Ward Labor Union during the
recent demonstration of workingmen
in Thompkin's square, has been sent
to the penitentiary for throe months.
"William Orton, President of the
Western Union Tolograph Company,
has concluded his argument before
the Senato Committee on Post Qfiices
in opposition fo the postal telegraph
A dispatch from Ponang reports
that thp Aohinese continue to make
a desperate resistance to the occupa-.
tion of their country by the Dutch.
Thoy recently attacked" the principal
position of tho invaders, but were
repulsed, Tho Dutch army has been
The marriage of the Duko of Edin
hurg to the Grand Duchos of Maria,
was soleinnized a,t St. Petersburg "on
the afternoon of the 22d, The "day
was observed as a, holiday, and from
early morning, wjben salutes were
fired, tho 'streets weio crowded.
The festivities will continue SKvnml
:-dayTfee..city.Js gaily decorated,
W ? WWW1? Saturday and
Sunday nights. Monday there will
be a grand review in front of the
The greatest freshet that has been
known for' many years occurred in
the Thames river on the 23d. The
lower part of London was Hooded so
rapidly that occupants of houses
were rescued with difficulty. Avast
quantity of moveable property was
The death of Dr. Livingstone took
place in June last- The news, if true
would have been officially forwarded
long before the present date. The
last letter which reached his frienc
in England was dated August; 1S72,
from Unyanycmbe, on the eve of his
leaving for the interior.
An importing and exporting compa
ny of Georgia, have each brought
suit against Hugh McCulloch, as
Secretary of the Treasury, to recov
er the value of 578 bales of upland
Cotton, which they allege was unlaw
fully seized and sold during the war.
On the 10th of January the Amer
ican brig Margaret, bound for New
Orleans, was boarded by a Spanish
gunboat. The officers of the gun
boat demanded a full account of the
cargo, where she was from, and
whither bound. Admiral Scott wrote
to the Spanish Admiral, inquiring
why the act was committed, and it is
reported that the Spanish Admiral
disavowed the proceedings of the.
commander and sent a suitable apoll
ogy to Commodore Scott.
The New York Tribune says that
meetings of Internationalists and
discontented workmen are held
nightly on the east side of the city
to listen to inflamatory speeches, and,
in some cases, companies are drilled
by competent officers. At one meet
ing the speaker said that they could
count on 15,000 well drilled men,
many of them being attached to
German regiments of the National
Geo. S. Valley, M. P., was before
Lord Chief-Justice Cochburn in Lon
don, on the 23d, and was found guilty
of contempt of court in writing to the
press, persisting in regard to the truth
fulness of the testimony ot Jean Luie
! on his examination as witness for
the defendant in the Tichborne case,
and was sentenced to pay 250, and
to be imprisoned till paid. He refus
ed to pay and left court in custody of
the officers amid great excitement.
Notice. The cheapest and just as
good. Is icholas Koefoed informs tho pub
lic that he has moved from the old Abtor-
ia riouse to the corner of Main and Con
comly streets, wbcre ho has fitted up a
very comfortable dining and sitting room
for guests, and the hou.c will be kopt to
biiit the times and custom, Booms with
good Spring and Feather beds can be had
terms reasonable. See adveitisement.
He has aUo good accommodation and is
ready to borve his. friends with his tasty
fancy lvoast and frys, and he defies any
one to get up a tastier stew than ever went
to a pair of lips. If you don't believe ask
KW Oysters in ovcry stylo, at all hours of
day or night, at tho L'vukkii Housk IIkstau
m.vr, JMain street, Astoria.
School Books. I have lately re
ceived all the (lhlerent kinds of New School
Books required to be used in this State, that
can now be toiind in San Francisco. Also,
Slate pencils, Plotting pads, a good as
sortment of Stationery, Drawing paper,
CAM) BOABD, Portorated board, Ink,
(Carmine, Purple and Black). likewise a
new stock of Crockery, Clocks and a large
assortment ot Lamp Chimneys, all of
which will he sold cheap for cah,
I, W. CASE,
oltf Chcnauuis st., Astoria,
2T For fresh Oysters, in every stylo, call at
tho 1kkkk JLIousk 1U:staU2.y;t.
ti&A neat, clean, cosoy place, for gentle
men and ladies to enjoy a dish of fresh Uysters
js at tho L'aukeu Housk JIkstavkant,
OUSEHOLD IMITURE !
Etc., Etc., Etc.
PROPERTY OF THE CROSBY ESTATE,
will bo sold at tho Masonic Building, on
.Main street, Astoria, Tuesday aftornoon at 1
o'clock, February Sd, lb74.
j12t CS. WltlGHT. Auctioneer.
Pioneer Historical Sqciety
TIIE ANNUAL MEETING OF TIIE PIO
noer Historical Socioty of Oregon, will do
held at tho Court House in Astoria, on tho 21st
day of .b obruary, 1&74, at 11 o'clock a. it.
' Addresses by Hon. . 1). Hare, and tho
PreaitTont, will bo given, with such other oxer-'
cfsos as is ho tied will interest all who aro cor
dially irivited to attend. Also tho reports, will
ho made, and officers oleeted for tho ensuing
year. ly order Of tho x roaidont.
jmu S. if. SMITH.
A COMPLETE" ASSORTMENT OF FRESH
Field, oardon, and Flower Seeds, Trees,
.-urubbory, i Jants, Bulbf, Pruning Implements
and all tho popular varieties of rotuioes, otc.
iWSeed a specialty. Ordors from & dis
tance promptly attonded to; at tho SoetJ Dopot
Central Market, Portland. Afdros
KM lUtfSON 4 AIKEN,
WELL ASSORTED Pure Drugs,
Chemical?, Perfumery, and Toilet
Article, at tho Now Drug Storo and
Apothecary Shop of W illiam
kFUNDEE, Cor.FIBST and OAK
Streets, Portland, O. Prescriptions a
Specialty. Orders from tho Country at
tended to with care and dispatch. j24 tf
Irlock River Paper Cornp'ys
prT ON FOR EIGHT DOLLABS
JL and fifty cts per Square, in Portland.
Prepared JPlastcrinfj JBoardj
Sheathing, and Carpet Paper.
For sale by K. C. MORUICE.
Masonic Temple, Portland.
Regalia and Tri mm a rags I
Only llegalia House in tho State.
MASOXIC HOOKS AND BLANKS, GOLD
and Silver Laces, Fringes, Spangles, Stars
Bullion, etc. 11. C. MOiUUCE,
ntftf Masonic Temple, Portland.
Practical Boot and Shoe Maker,
Chenamuss Street, Astoria.
Perfect Fits Guaranteed I
All work "Warranted. Give me Trial.
WdShop, next door to tho Summers Storo,
where orders aro promptly iilled. j'iOtf
Corner of Alain and Concomley Streets,
KEPT 0 TIIE EUROPEAN RESTAU
rantPlan, by N. KOEFOED, Proprietor.
Board by the day 1 DO
' week .") 00
Board and Lodging. 0 00
Single Meals 2o to 50 cents
Lodging 2."j to oO cents
JACKIKS & Co.,
Corner of MVin and Jefferhon Streets,
-TvEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF STOVES,
Tin and Sheet Iron Ware!
"iS. Jobbing, of every style, done to
order. Give us atrial. jGtf
rniJE UNDERSIGNED IS PREPARED
JL to furnish, from tho Vancouver Nursery
of S. W. Bron-n,
Actually one of the 33obt Xurserics on the
All kinds of Fruit Tree?, Ornamental Trees,
Vines, Berry Shrubs, etc., etc., at Reduced
(Catalogue) Prices. Orders may bo left at the
Astouiax Oflice. A. 11. SALE,
J 10 tf Astoria, Oregon.
JUtANK FABRE, at the Central Market,
J Portland, hns enlarged his COFFEE stall.
and added s.uch impiovomcnts as will enable
him to provide Epicures with the beat in tho
Market. Parties furnished with Hot Coifcoon
short notice. Give the Central Market Coffee
Stand a trial ocltf
Buchtel Si Sto!te,
PlIOTOtiltAPIIERS-ni First street Port
land, iCorbett's Building). Viows of Socn
ery taken to order. Largo and small Photo
graphs, Plain or Colored, in Water or Oil, or
Retouched in India Ink. Negatives preserved.
A N INSTITUTION OF REAL MERIT,
JrX. Instructive, A musing, Entertaining. Tho
plaeo to visit, of all others. .Open from U a. m.
to 10 r. .m., 'Si cents admission.
T. A. WOOD, Proprietor
JlOtf First and Ash sts., Portland.
'CONNOR & MALARKEY HAVE RE-
L moved to $t Front streot, corner of Wash
ington, i'oitianu, wjioro, with increased facili
ties, wo shall endeavor to retain our old cus
tomers and obtain now ones by selling goods
that aro reliable, and full value for tho money
tusked. Wholcsalo and retail Grocers, Ship
Stores, foreign and domestic Fruits, Garden
and Gra5s Seeds. JOHN O'CUN'NOK,
DAN. J. MAL ARRET,
Portland, Jan. 1, 1874. tf
The Now Market.
CITY MARKET COFFEE STAND. You
aro wanted to call and try our Coffee,
Chocolato, and Tea. We can provide you with
Soups, Moats, Poultry, Gaino, Fish, etc,
jlOtf M, 11. SllEPPARD.
Sparkling Oregon Cider.
ARRINGTON'S SPARKLING Orogon
Cider, is now ready and forsnjo by
1), jj. llAKliliN'GTO.X,
Sixth st between I) and. E stroots,
JlOtf Portland, Oregon.
T FRED. MILLER, BULLETIN BUILD
tf ing, Portland, Bqok-Bindor, Paper-Ruling
and Blank-Buok Manufacturer. Binding done
in ovory style, Tho place to got your County
Records. All work receives my porsonal at
tention. Orders solicited. jiutf
Oregon Idvery and Hack Staples.
TMNEST STOCK IN THE CITY, HORSES
L Bought and bold and Boarded, at Reason
able rates. U neks on call, day and. niglit.
L. A. GO I) A t) lr.u.rntnr
.... rt -i r ----,, . vj'Iit.tWll
Lor Morrison and 2d sts, Portland.
TIIE ASTORIA FARMERS' COMPANY
is now ready to storo.
Wlieab and other FJRQUTICE !
AT-TIIEnt NEW WAREHOUSE Usual
latescnargoa, S, 1, AJMXK,' getfelary.
AjJtOria.AiUO. UM. 1S73.
. .1 , v . ; .'
GOODS FOR THE SEASON!
M BJUCHQN in Prices L
THE ENTIRE STOCK!;
A TrSfP?1? 01?TIIE LATE GEORGE,
T3l bLMMEKb, deceased, Astoria Oregon,.,
HAS TO BE SOLD;
And in order to settle up tho affairs of tho es
tate, tho undersigned, admini?trator, is now
otienng the entiro lino, embracing a vorv de
sirable quality of goods at prices below actual
tfS'Call and Examino for Yourselves.'Tm
fiAll persons having bills against tho es
tate will pi easo present tho same, with proper
vouchers for payment. And all persons owing
the estate will pleaso come- forward and settle,
or make arrangements to settle tho same, and
savo costs. c. S. WRIGHT,
n'-'tf . Administrator..
Estjsllislicrt-in Astoria in 1S49.
STEW GOODS. CHEAP GOODS..
A. YAM BUSEH,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Corner of Main and Chenamus strocts,
IS XOW OEFERIXG FOR SALE ONE OF
tho largest and most complete assortments;
of General Meichandiso ever before brought
to tho country, and to buyers
For Cash will offer the Most Flattering Inducements
In tho lino of
HATS, AND CAPS,
POOTS AND SHOES
LADIES' DPESS GOODS,
A oni3lelc Sioclc of Every Article,
TOO 2TUMEROTJS TO MENTION.
flGivo mo a call, and bo convinced that
my goods aro of the hot quality, and as cheap
as can bo bought of any houso in tho State.
A. VAN DUSEN.
Headquarters ! Kea&qiiarters t
I. W. C
Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon,
"Wholcsalo and lletail Dealer in
Dry Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Provisions, Notions,
And General Merchandise,
HATS AND CAPS,
POOTS AND SHOES,
PLANKETS, PLANNELS, &c,
"Which is being ofTored
Cheap TOR CASH or PROBTJCE !
g-All the Now School Books, that can
be had, and a great variety of Stationery
jiibt received. jyi tf
Millinery and Fancy Goods.
WE "WISH TO CALL TIIE A'l'TEXTION
T T of tho Ladies of Astoria and vicinity to
our now stock of
Millinery and Fancy Goods!
"Which wo offer at reasonable prices. Ladies
living at a distance, favoring us with their or
ders, will iind them promptly attended to.
Miss H. Wl. N10RRISON,ropr.
4tfain streot, Astoria, Oregon. s25
Fishel & Roberts,
Comer First and "Washington Streets,
THE BEST yAZUE 4
FOJi $2IE LEAST MOXEYi