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ASTORIA, OREGON :
. C. IRE&A2H .EDITOIt
MONDAY - May 22. 1876.
Music and the Band.
On Saturday last referring to the
matter of music at Astoria, the fol
lowing paragraph occurs
About thb Band. Last evening
just as the A j ax landed at the Astoria
steamship dock from points above, the
public school bell was ringing to call a
meeting of the voters of the district, a
bonfire was lighted on the plaza, and
a boy sent out with a dinner bell to
whoop and halloa, "Independent mass
meeting at the Court-house !" etc.
The risibilities of passengers were
hightened by the scene, and a prom
inent gentleman connected with the
press of Pennsylvania, on a fraternal
visit to our sanctum inquired: "Have
you no Brass Band here?" On being
informed afiiri natively he expressed
surprise that a boy should be sent out
to ring in a crowd, when it could be
done so much more elegantly and
with such eclat by musicians, closing
with the remark 'that a band of mu
sicians was indispensable to success in
a growing city, and he hoped to learn
from our columns hereafter that the
services of the Astoria Brass Band
would be substituted for the boy and
the bell, on public occasions. It is
tructhat the Astoria Brass Band is not
appreciated, and we trust that the
suggestions of our visitor will hereaf
ter be heeded.
Inasmuch as numerous members of
the no party movement in this city
have taken decided exceptions to the
vemark expressive of the surprise of
our visitor "that a boy should be
sent out" with a bell we should have
stated, "to ring in a crowd," and
the intention and application of our
meaning ha3 both been misunder
stood, anti'the item greatly perverted,
it is due to ourself, and no more than
justice to the Independent voters of
this county, lo say that we had no
design whatever to belittle their ac
tions with the remark above quoted.
Our sole aim and purpose was to
make a point for the Astoria Brass
Band, and if we have set people to
thinking as to their duty with res
pect to employment of the band, "on
all public occasions hereafter," Our
aim has been gratified.
"With regard to " a boy ringing in a
a crowd," our words have been grossly
misconstrued. It has been charged
that we there refer ?i jicrsonal terms
to Capt. J II. D. Gray which is a
most absurd construction to put upon
the remark. Dipt Gray has the
right, as well as any other citizen,
to take intiatory steps in what he may
consider to be reforms in politics or
other matters for the improvement
of the town and the development of
the country, and in view of his past
services in behalf of Astoria, it would
seem ridiculous in us to class him as
"a boy ringing in a crowd." "We
respect Capt. Gray for what he has
done in aid of the development of
such important works as the building
'of the Astoria Farmers wharf, the
organization of the burse system of
transportation on the riveis, the re
duction cf freights and fares, and the
moulding of amendment which will
lead to the eventual construction of
the Cascade Canal and Locks, and
the opening of Eastern Oregon to the
sea, hence we can in no way be
characterised as ridiculing him,, in
his present political Gyrations, as a
boy ringing in a crowd."
Now, while on this subject, we
want to sar a few words in a general
sense. These are party times, and
politicians are decidedly too sensitive
(sometimes). "We are in no sense of
the term a political!. Having passed
vhrough the ordeal of politics, and
paid dearly for our schooling in that
respect, graduating in 1S73 with
,,.,., , " ' ' Utttinn'r. were M!lmg at n cent a dozen,
4ind a badly -damaged reputation, but! we could not make tin iirt payment1 on
with a knotvJedge which will serve ja Crtm,p- The lightninsr of p..V-riy ha
4, i it . r .i ' I struck tH ?quarp. and had it not heen for
through hfe to inform us that politics fi.j'o, llny whicll our dl.vil mnn.
i a dangerous business, ve l swore ; aged to steal iiom a hlind mule, our
off" politics when we. w-ens kicked
out of -the office -of the how defunct
liulletin in Portland. AV-e have since
regarded the bollot-box, the horde of
poJiicd uumipuJators., and A-audi-
dates for liigti offices, very much in
the same light as we regard the jury
box, with keen lawyers, and a
wealthy client. Both need re
generating. For the time we have ;
been at Astoria we have filled the ,
position we hold amply to our own
satisfaction, and judging from the
liberal support which has been ex
tended to us, the public generally
has also become satisfied that our
course as editor is at one and the
same time just and proper. "We hold
that no man should claim special
praise for doing what he may con
sider to be right, and if every man
in the community, everywhere, will
act in accordance with the dictations
of a clear sense of his duty, he is
bound to do right. "We have not
been actuated with any purpose to
rewaixl friends or punish enemies
since we came to Astoria, on the con
trary we have striven, to the utmost
of our ability, to keep foremost in
view, publif3r and privately, those
enterprises most calculated to result
in the advancement of the country,
and we admire ail men actuated with
similar purposes, whether in private
life they be friendly to us individually
or sternly opposed to us; and when
this campaign is over, and the people
again settle down to their usual avo
cations without the gusts of political
strife to i utile their usually mild
temperaments, we feel confident they
will accord to us the principles of
fairness, on ?.ll subjects, which we I
claim for the Tin: Astokiax, and will
forget some very ridiculous motives
attributed to us in our capacity as an
honest, fair-minded, independent
journalist. "We have claimed inde
pendence in our expressions upon all
topics, since the beginning of our en
terprise here, and shall still continue
to claim it. "When people can no
longer -sustain us, in a living manner,
with the principles which now con
trol lis, we shall modestly surrender
to the more retired walks of life, and
when we cannot accord to every
other man the same principles of
honor, we hope thatpublicsentiment
will set us afloat. If this is free
America, let all men be freemen, in
ever' laudable action in lite.
The Journal says: "A San Fran
cisco iron foundry sent a smoke stack
to the?e 'wilds' directed to 'George
Flavel, Astoria, Oregon Territory."
No "wonder that San Francisco busi
ness men refuse to advertise in Ore
gon j ournals. They don't realize what
Oregon is, and as a result some of
them have confounded the State with
orfjilO believing that on goods sent
here there is no restitution, but we
will wager a counterfeit five dollar bill
that San Francisco has no better ray
ing customers than those from Ore
gon. She floods our State with drum
mers and bummers, hunting trade to
steal away the business of these same
Oregon merchants, too; which is ad
ding insult to injury. The next As
sembly ought to put a stop to it.
Si'Kciai. Notici:. Wo shall not. cannot, in
future, answer letters of inquiry written to us
by parties desirous of settling in Oregon, un
less such letters of inquiry contain at least the
amount of stamps neecsary 10 pay postage on
the return letter. For 2 cents we will for
ward four copies of Tiik Astokivn, of separ
ate dates, to any address in tho United States,
"A new skiff, 16 feet lone, without
paint, was picked up at Upper Astoria
on Tuesday, which the owner can have
by proper course of application and pay
ment of charges. Applvto
Win. BOCK & Co.
3Breath there a man with a soul
so dead, who never to himself hath
"Oli, what a brute I have been!
For man long years my poor wife
Has been Pitching away her life,
For want of a sewing machine."
To alleviate the wretchndnes of such
self ac-cu.-ers, go to Van Diuen's and buy
her one. to-day.
Ax Editor's Apieai As the report
that we are veiy wvalthy ha? gone abroad
among our sub-ci ibcr, and has madfc
Ihem awful slow about paving up, think
ing, dnubtlc?, we do not want the money,
w ha-ten to say the report of our wealth
amu3T muw ie without a moutnmi
ia rni si uiij IMU-I'lll niUlTltHll. Ja
not this a sad picture, and can you de
llnquent subscriber look upon it without
teeling the coin r.Utle with indignxtion in
yourjiockets. "We do not like to dun 3Tou
hit wfi rauat ifycu foal to take i&e hint.
Eastern Oregon The Astorian is
doing more for the interests of Eastern
Oregon than any other paper in the State.
If "you have a friend or a relative in that
section of this country, send him the pa
per on trial. Only one, dollar for four
House and Sign Painter,
AND PAPER HANGER.
Corner Court and Hamilton Streets,
T OOK HERE, WEARY WOMAN
THERE IS REST FOR YOU.
STEAM WILL DO YOUR WORK.
The STEAM WASHER, Or Womans Friend.
Tho latest, thochoapest, the best no rubbing,
no pounding, no turning or tearing, no
clumsy cylinder, and no twenty or thir
ty dollars expense. Steain does it all.
For sale at tho ASTORIA LAUNDRY, cor
ner of Chcnamu5 and Polk streets, or at C. E
Jackins, corner Main and Jefferson streets.
J. T. BOUCHERS.
INDEPENDENT COUNTY CON-
The Central Committee of the Inde
pendent part3r of ClaUop county rebpect
full.v suggest that the different Precincts
send each one Delegate, nd that Astoria
Precinct send ten, to meet at the Court
House in Astoria on Tuesday, .Mivy 2od,at
S o'clock p. in., to nominato County offi
cers. J. H. D. GRAY,
Astoria, May 10, 1870.
T7"AN BUSES HAS JUST RE-
V ceived a fine lot of PRINTS, which
he is selling very cheap. Stf
THE BEST ASSORTMENT OF
Crockeiy, Glass "Ware, Lamps and
Lamp Chimneys in the City at Case's.
I701t THE REST AND THE LATEST
. styles of spring Hats go to Van Dusen's
who has just received a line assortment, btf
All taxes on dogs running at largo with
in the Corporate limits of the town of Astoria
wil be due and payable on or betoro June 1st,
1&70. DAVID IX GALLS,
The Engine belonging to
Astoria rire Company iNo. 1 ,.
For further particulars inquire
St tho Committee on Public
By order of the Common Council.
Fit AN K J. TAYLOR, Recorder.
Farm for Sale.
320 Acres -Partly Under Cultiva
tion, abont naif of the tract
SITUATED IX PACIFIC COUNTY,
Will bo sold cheap for cash, with or without
stock. Good houso and out buildings and
orchard. .For full description and further par
ticulars apply to or address
JOHN HUNTER. Unity, W, T,
Astoria and Knappton,
TJEGULAR DAILY MAIL BOAT.
OIOOp "1VM11JC, -5$
J. A. RICHARDSON - - - Mastek.
Will leave Astoria,
FOR KNAPPTON AND RETURN
i5" For freight or passage, at living rates,
apply on board, or at I. W. Case's store.
N. F. MUDGE,
Contractor and Builder.
all kinds of carpenter
work and contracting
promptly attended to.
K3T Special attention given to wharf and
mill construction. Address:
N. F. MUDGE, Contractor,
And Plain and
Orders left at the Occident Hotel
Promptly Attended to.
J. B. Knapp, Knapptun ; Capt. J. IVcti, West-
purti 11. 11. 1'atkcr, S X. Arrigoni, I lob f on ct
Warren, J. Badnllet A Co. A steria: J. W. A- V.
Cook, Clifton ; Jo-. Hume, Eureka; Jt. Watson
.fc Co. Manhattan; J. L. Hep Aim, Glen Ella;
J. G. Jlegler L- Co. lirookjleld, and numerous
otheibor vchout-1 have
Built Furnaces, set Ranges,
and Kettles, and
"Spread the Mort!"
During my 12 years Residence
LIME, SAND, BRICK, PLASTER,
Lath, Cement, nnd all materials in
my line, furnished to order.
R" Special attention paid to Furnace work
and Ranges. Cistern work warranted good,
or no pay. JPTR KUXJEY,
TOOM TO LET.
A laree front room 2d story, will be :let
at reasonable rates. Apply at
8tf THIS OFFICE.
Facts Worth Knowing.
A. W. Cone, - - Astoria,
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN SHOE.
Cannot bo beat in the Bontnnrl Shnn line.
Call and see him.
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN SHOE,
Jfct'n Street, Astoria.
Flour, Grain and Feed Store,
Toot of Main street, one door from Holla"
G. F. Parker,
LIME. BRICK, PLASTER and CEMENT,
TOBACCO, CIGARS. NUTS, CANDY. Etc.,
Constantly on hand and for sale cheap forcash
or farm products.
About tho first of June, the undersigned
Clatsop and Pacific Counties
bringing with him from tho famous stock of
Peters te Severance. California, several
Thoroughbred Merino Bucks,
One year old. which will be sold cheap.
PUT SMITH, Portland, Ogn
A special meeting of the Legal voters of
School District No. 1. will bo held at tho
School House in Astoria, on Friday evening
May 2U. 187;, at 7 o'clock p. m.t for tho pur
pose of levying a tax in said District 10 pay
off the indebtedness due on Block 74t purchas
ed for School purposes, also to take in consid
eration the plans and specifications of school
house, and tho waysVmd means to raise money
to build tho same.
By Order of Board of Directors,
J. G. HUSTLER.
Astoria, May 9, 1S70. m9td Clork.
AND A FGLL LINE OF
Fresh Oregon Vegetables,
E. S Larsen's
GROCERY STORE, MAIN ST.,
ICOLAI fc BRO.,
Central Plaining Mills,
Cor. of North Second and E Streets, Portland,
RUSTIC, CEILING, MOULDINGS, SASH,
Doors, Blinds, Brackets, Urns,
Tanks, Fences, &c.
KSTFir flooring and ceiling and bevel-edged
Common size doors, sash and blinds at San
Farm and Stock on Deep
River For Sale.
ICO Aeros, partly Improved, ttoort Ruilrt-
iit. Cattle, Sail Boat, etc., etc.,
Allot hlch Mill be gold
Cheap for Cash.
T3TFor full particulars inquire at this Office
or on the premises of C, M. STARK.
EW FURNITURE STORE.
Cor. Main and CheraocqhaSts.,
(Successor to Cist & Stoll,)
ASTORIA : OREGON
OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC.,
Of tho very bet quality, supplied to
order at prices that will justify tho patronage
of this home institution. Persons wishing any
article in the furniture line will find itto their
advantage to gtvo mo a call, and inspect my
stock and prices befopc purchasing el'ewhere.
635 Undertaker's Work promptly attended
to. at reasonable rates.
For Profitablejn vestment,
I offer for sale all my real estate in Clatsop
County, consisting of my original Donation
claim, on Lewis and Clarke river, consisting
of live hundred acres' tide land meadow, ac
knowledged to be the host stock claim in the
county. Al-o, a. large interest in the Upper
Townof Astoria, a portion ot John Adair's do
nation elaiia Enquire of the subscriber.
T. 1 POWERS.
Having completed my shop (between
Tallman's landing and Westport on the Co
lumbia river,; 1 am now prepared to build
FISHING BOATS, RQW BOATS,
SKIFFS, ETC., fcTC.,-
everything in the lino of boats. ' Copper fas
tenod boats a speciality."
31y motto isi first class work for a fair remuneration-
P. 0. Address.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Having Concluded' to
Remain in Business
HAVE LAID IN
SJPBlJVa S UMMEB
DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOB
THE ASTOR I A TRADE.
A complete assortment
KjTTho public in general are respectfully
invited to call at tbo old stand, on CoxiomlY
bTRKLT, next door to Parker House.
Notary Public and Commissioner of
For California and Washington
OFFICE. Case's Building, corner Cass and
Chonainus streets, Astoria, Oregon.
CRANG, M. D.
At the solicitation of numerous friends, has
consented to practico medicine, and tender?
his services to tho public. Dr. Crang brings
many years experience in tho practice of hi-
J. W. ROBB. C. W. FULTOX.
ROBB & FULTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
KSTOffico in "Warren & McGuire's building,
opposite Occidont Jlotel, Cbenamus street.
riEO. W. REA,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
Examining and perfecting titles made a spe
cialty. All accounts left with me will re
civo prompt attention. Office in Warren &
.McGuire's Jjiiilding, Chenamus street, corner
r n. page & co.,
nSr All kinds of country produce, wanted in
evchanee for goods.
Masonic Hall Building, Astoria,
Fancy Goods, Ladies Dress and Cloak
Trimmings of the Lastest Style.
lriLL ATTEND to ORDERS for DRESS
Tt and Cloak making. Work will be done
in a satisfactory manner.
i&7" Agent for tho sale of Dr."Varnerrs Sani
tary Cornets, and alo Children's Waists with
patent elastic buckles.
NEW MILLINERY STORE.
Mrs. H. A. Derby,
(Late of CLEVELAND, OHIO,)
WISHES TO ANNOUNCE TO THE PUB
lic of Astoiiu and Surrounding country,
thatsho has just received a full and complete
And all kinds of
At the stand rccentbj occupied by Minn Mor
rison on MAIN STREET, Astoria,
And will bo prepared to fill all orders for
first class goods in this lino at rea-onable prices.
SNow goods will ho received orery month.
"jVTEW AND ELEGANT STOCK
Latest Styles of Millinery Goods,
BY THE LAST STEAMER,
At the Rooms of
Mrs. A. D. WASS,
(Up Staibs, Brown's Building,)
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets, Astoria.
K3t This stock consists of tho latest frtylo
Hats, for Ladies and Children; Dres Trim
mings and Fancy Goods for Ladies, which will
be sold at very low prices.
DHESS UNO CLOAK E mptIy attended
AGENCY FOR THE SALE OF
tho Domestic Sewing Machine, at I.
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