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"WEDNESDAY May 3, 1S7C.
Letter from the Samoan Minister -to
Vashington--Fears that the British
will take Possesion of the
. Tlie San Prancisco Chamber of Com
merce, have received the following commu
nication from Prank Piatt, Minister to
"Washington from the Samoan Islands :
Sax Phaxcisco, April 3. 1S7G.
Dear Sir : I mot respectfully request
tha.1 you will lay before the Chamber of
Commerce the following facts in i elation
to the Samoan Islands, feeling convinced
that with their endorsement our govern
ment will take such mea-ures as to prevent
those islands .being Liken po--e.-sion of by
the British government. Thc'e islands
are the central point of the Polynesian
group, and are the only islands in the
South Pacific that possess good and secure
harbors; one at Panga Panga, on the
Island of Tutulia; the other at Apia, on
the Island ol Upolu. The gioup is in
almost a straight line from New Zealand
to San Prancisco. A line oi steamers i&
now projecting to run from Sydnc3T via
Bay of Islands, 2s ew Zealand, to San
Prancisco, proposing to make the Samoan
Islands the central point of connection
with the Polynesian group, taking in the
Pijis. New Caladonia and Tahiti. They
nre situated about half way from New
Zealand and the Sandwich Islands, thus
dividing the vo3'age between San Prancisco
and Sydney into nearly four equal parts,
namely ; irst, Sydney toJJay of Islands ;
second, BaT of Islands to Samoa; third,
Samoa to Sandwich 1 -lands ; fourth, Sand
wich Islands to San Prancisco. If Samoa
should not be made a calling point, it will
leave a stretch of o,S00 miles, a distance
too great for the coal carrying capacity of
THE TOLICY OF THE BRITISH GOVERN
MENT. A pamphlet written a shoi t time since,
for piivate distribution, by an eminent
statesman in the colonies, foreshadowed
the policy of the British government in
the South Sea. Their de-ign is to take
possession ol all the i-lands in the South
Pacific that are now under foreign protec
tion, and :o control the tiade of the Poly
nesian group. The harbors of the Pijis.
aie not safe, hurricanes being of frequent
occurrence ; therefore they have determin
ed to take possession of the Samoan I-lands
for their secure harbors ; and from the
jact of their being the central point of
the Polynesian group they do not want
any other foieign government to have
control of them. 3Ir. Steinberger was
sent to Samoa by our government as a
special agent, to report upon the condition
of the group. He returned and wrote an
elaborate icport, which was printed by
the govei nment. On his return, he carried
with him a letter from the chief rulers of
Samoa to the President, asking that he be
sent back to assist them in organizing a
government. 3Ir. Steinberger returned
to Samoa, taking with him arms and
ammunition as presents from the Govern
ment of the United States to the Samoan
government, and set at woik organizing a
HE "WAS APPOINTED PREMIER,
And succeeded after great labor in organ
izing a stable government, which was ih
successful operation until the interference
of the n.ngh-11. The natives are unani
mous in their opposition to the English,
and beg that the United States will pro
tect them from their aggressions. Unless
our Government takes some action in this
matter, we will-lose the la-t oppoitunity
of obtaining a foothold in te South
Pacific for American commeice, and
directing the valuable trade of this region
to San Francisco. I tbeRfoie beg that
your honorable body will recommend an
investigation into this British outrage,
and, if nothing else can be done, warn the
British to keep hands off.
I have the honor to be, your obedient
servant. Prank Platt,
Minister to "Wa-hinton from Samoa.
To Isaac Fried lander, President San
Prancisco Chamber of Commerce.
Xofary Iul2ic ami Commissioner of
For California and Washington
OFFICE. Case's Building, corner Cass and
Chenamu streets. Astoria, Oregon.
"FIELD, FLOWER AND GARDEN
J- s-cud-, Oregon and California, in full
bupph-, f:"h and nice at I. "Y. Case's.
CRANG, Al. D.
At the solicitation of numerous friends, has
consented to practice medicine, and tenders
his services to the public. Br. Crang brings
many years experience in the practice of his
TiESil SUPPLY OF DOWNER'S &
JO Fratts Astral Coal Oil. These oils aro
perfectly safe and produce a magnificent light.
For, sale by 1. V. CASE
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets,
DEALER IN THE CHOICEST 15RANDS OV
Tobacco aiicl Cigars3 and the
and other English Cutlery.
Fairchilds Gold Pens.
. And all sorts of
STATIONERY, NOTIONS ETC.
Drifts and Tow Heads 1876.
Upper Astoria, Clatsop county, Oregon.
April 24, 187(5. J
At a Special meeting of the Colum
bia River Pishennens Beneficial Aid
Society, the following regulations for
the government of all concerned
were adopted. That, the following
drifts and tow heads be established
for the fishing season of 1S76.
First Drift. From Woody Island
to Brown's point.
Second Drift. From Brown's Poi n t
inside of Snag Island to the 12th red
Third Drift. From tne loth buoy
to Tongue Point.
Fourth Drift. From Tongue Point
to a point a little west of Booth's
Cannery, at a place to be designated
by a spile or some permanent mark.
Fifth Drift. . From the termina
tion of the 4th drift to Smith's Point.
Sixth Drift. From Smith's Point
to the Pacific Ocean.
Seventh Drift. From the red buoy
in the Prairie channel to Tongue
Point up or down.
Eighth Drift. The big snag in
Chinook shoot will be considered a
The fishermen in Astoria, in coun
cil have mutually agreed to bind
themselves to he governed by the
foregoing drifts, and it is expected
from boats outside of the Society that
they will also conform to the same.
Any fisherman who is not fortunate
enough to be a member of this Society
luis still another opportunity to join
this Society, by applying before the
10th clay of May, 1S76, in accordance
with the notice published elsewhere
in the Astokiax. After which time
the initiation fees will be raised to
By order of the Society,
TJIOaPAS BEALEY, Sec.
ri II. PAGE fc CO.,
xt5 All kinds of country produce, wanted in
exchange tor goods.
W. E. DEMENT,
CIIEXAtf VK STREET, ASTORIA.
NEXT IrOOIt TO 1. W. CASE'S
EALER IX PAINTS, OILS, YAR-
TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES.
Wines and Liquors- S"1
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
ON THE ROADWAY, NEAR HUME
& Co's. CANNERY,
DEALER IN 1 A!
OF EVERY KIND.
Nails of All Descriptions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS,
RUSTIC, FLOORING, BLINDS,
MOULDING, SASH, ETC.
Wines and Liquors
BY THE BOTTLE OR TOE GALLON
Custom made "boots and Shoes.
Tobacco of Fine Oualitv.
io This stock is in every respect Al, and
will be" soldat tho lowestpriccs for cash, Givo
mo a call at tho new store, on the Ilondwav.
For Profitab!eIn vestment.
I offer for sale all my real estato 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 bo tho best stock claim in the
county. Also, a large interest in the Upper
iown of Astoria, a portion of John Adair's do
nation claim. Enquire of tho subscriber.
T. P. i'OWEUS.
BILLS OF4.ADING, WAY BILLS,
Receipts, and all kinds of Commer
cial Printing, done at tho Astorian office.
CALL, EXAMINE, ORDER.1
TR. S. W. DODD.
"PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Astoria, Oregon, opposite Custom House.
Q. A. BOWLBY.
ATTORXFT AT LAW,
ATTOJIXFY AT LAW,
Room No. 5, Brown's Building.
ASTORIA, 0 REG OX.
NOTARY PUBLIC, ASTORIA.
Agent Wells, Fargo & Co.
G. KEA. C. V. l'CLTOX.
REA cfc FULTON,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELORS AT
Law,Convcyancers and Real Estate Agents
Special attention given to perfecting Titles,
paving taxes for non-residents, and all col
lections promptly attended to. Ofiice in
Building, Chenamus street, corner of Cass,
Astoria, Oregon. A
Alain street, Astoria Oregon.
"WATCHES and CLOCKS cleaned and re
paired in the best manner.
CHARLES S. WRIGHT.
Corner of Main and Chenamus street. Goods
received on consignment and sold to the high
pETEll H. EOX.
New Slio:, Main Street, Astoria. Clothing
of all kind cut and made to order. Cleaning
Til HUM f
C. Lkixenwebku and IT. Brown, Props.,
Manufacture all kinds of Leather.
Corner Court and and Hamilton Street, A's
toiia, Oregon, Sign and Ornamental fainter
and Paper Hanger.
Orders left at Minder's Oregon Bakery will
be promptly filled and at reasonablo rates.
A class of children from eight to fifteen
years of ago will be taught free hand drawing.
pEIOIANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT,
Chenamus Street. Astoria.
The public ore' invited to cill and leave
their orders. Splendid Lager 5 cent a. glass.
Ireo Lunch every night.
"V.M. BOCK & CO., Proprietors.
ALBERT ROEDER & CO..
Machinists", Gunsmiths, and
Corner Concomly and Lafayette Streets,
"Will pay Special Attention to Blacksmith
"Work and general repairing.
RODGEKS' OLI STAND,
Cass St., Astoria, Orkgox.
All kinds of Blacksmithing
done to order. Satisfaction
guarantod. Ship and engine
work a p 'cialify.
Having all thenecessary machinery for Srst
clas work, skillful Jirewcrs. and using nono
but the best quality of materials, tho Proprie
tor i prepared to manufacture LA UER BEER
in any quantity, from a single bottle to a bar
rel, and put it up in good condition for ship
ment or immediate use. Families and keep
ers of public houses promptly and regularly
supplied. M.-MYEKS, Proprietor.
W. B. HEAD1NGTON,
ARCHITECT AND BUILDER,
Plan" and specifications
for buildings of any kind,
and contracts (Inren or
small) filled with dispatch as
iinu in iuu unsi manner
BAIN & FERGUSON,
Contractors and Builders,
-- AllE PREPATtED TO
ia furnish material and
erSifrrHi erect huildlings of every
ffT disenption : execute any -and
all .kind of Carpen-
in tho most approved styles, with .X eatness and
Plans and Specifications,
BILLS OF 3IATEBIAL
Furnished on Short Xotice.
Seasoned Lumber Always on Hand.
CS- Orders left at I. W. CASE'S STORE will
bo promptly attended to.
F. S. MEADE,
114? JSH ,uli,oli'
M AKD A3IERICAN
Constantly on lt;mu.
teST' Garments made in tlic most
Draying & Trucking.
cat of the
Astoria Truck & Dray Co.,
Including Teams, Vehcclcs. etc., respectfully
announces that ho is prepared to
FILL ALL ORDERS "WITII
PROMPTNESS, IN A CA KEFUL MANNER
from this date.
i&T Orders may bo left at tho Occident
Hotel. T. S. JEWETT.
Astoria Truck & Dray Co.
&. THE MOST EXTENSIVE
tBest Assorted Stock
Can lc fouml at
Between Chenamus and
Wv Squemoqha street',
Vmv ASTORIA , OREG ON.
$ dv !S& Large invoice
Sw just received,
yf $ ' Ljflk Ex-Steamer.
BRICK LAYER, . jLt-Vk,
And Plain and
Orders left at ,tlie Occident Hotel
Promptly Attended to.
J. B. Knapp, Knapptmi ; Co)t. J. Went, West
port; H. 1. Parker, S. AT. Arritjoni, iolWu
Warren, J. Badollet t- Co. Astoria; J. W. C- V.
Cook; Clifton; Jos. Hume. Eureka; Ji. Watton
tC- Co. Manhattan; J. L. Hep. urn t Glen Ella;
J. G. Mcgler it Co. Lrookjield, and numerous
outers j or icnoni i nave
Built Furnaces, set Ranges,
and Kettles, and
"Spread the Mort!"
During my 12 years Residonco
LIME, SAND, BRICK, PLASTER,
Lath, Cement, and all materials in
my lino, furnished to order. .
tXsT" Special attention paid to Furnace work
and Ranges. Cistern work warranted stood,
or no pay. JPETJBK ItUXKY,
New Stock Now . Opened
At N. LOEB'S,
Ono door South of Globe Hotel, Astoria.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAYING
jubt received and opened a new and
complete Stock of
Groceries artd Provisions,
Invites tho attention of tho puhlic. These
Goods will be sold at Low Figures. Call be
foro purchasing elsewhere.
Tho best quality of goods for tho
Fishing and Sailors
Trade constantly on hand.
C3T Highest Price Paid for Furs. &&
ear New Goods by every Steamer-
N. LOEU, Astoria, Oregon.
RUTTER & McKENZlE,
HAYING LEASED TIIE PREMISES FOR
a term of years, at tho foot of Wash
ington street, ro beg leave to annunco to tho
public that we arc now prepared for
SPAE MAKING, CAULKING,
and General Kepairiug of
VESSELS, BOATS, ETC., ETC.
tsr Boats of all descriptions, first class in
every respect, built to order. Yard foot of
Washington street, Astoria, Oregon.
The undersigned hav- vrVty.
g nuienascu tne inter- n - v vivVJ'r
Cft -- i - ,SJ-i.ijgS.
BOOK AND JOB PRINTING.
DDIimup 1 EQT'AL TO TILE BEST, ASD
rn'flllRb -Cheap us the Cheapest, at
1 J Thk Aktouiax Oki-'ICK.
Daily and Weekly
B. .P. iRI J$L
Job Printing OMce !
IS NOW AVELL SUPPLIED WITH
Nev Material and Stock,
And prepared to execute orders for
POSTERS, BILLS OE FARE,
PROGRAMMES, Bl LL-IIEA J)S,
And any other Idnd of Printing,
Neatly and Pronvptly
The Lowest Living Price lire Charscd.
Printing by hand,
Printing by steam,
Printing from type,
Or from blocks by the ream.
Printing in black,
Printing in white.
Printing in colors,
Ot sombre or bright
Printing for merchants,
And land-agents, too ;
Printing for any
Who've rrinting to do ;
Printing for bankers,
Printing for druggists,
For dealers in wares.
Printing for drapers
For grocers, for all,
Who will send in their jobs
Or give us a call.
Printing of pamphlets,
Or bigger books, too ;
In fact there are few things
J3ut what we can do.
Printing of placards,
Printing of bills,
Printing of car-notes
For stores or for mills ;
Printing of labels,
All colors we use, sirs,
Especially fit for
Our salmon producers.
Prirting of forms
All sorts you can get
Or houses to let.
Printing done quickly,
Bold, stylish or neat.
At the Astokiax Office,
On Squemocqha street.
THE DAILY ASTORIAN
NOW IX ITS FOURTH YEAR
Affords SUPEISIOR "Facilities to
JGSTGIVE US A CALL.-8
HENRY JACOBS PROPRIETOR,
Cor. of Main and Schemocqna Sts.,
TAKES PLEASURE IN AXXOUXCDCG
to tho public son orally that he is again
prepared, at the above well known stand to
supply orders for i'ilESii liltEAD and all
kinds of pastry.
VST Uno of the best Bakers on the coast
employed. Satisfaction guaranteed. A share
of the public patronago respectfully solicted.
TTANTED - - BUSINESS MEN,
To engage in tho sale of a Business Book.
ntOF. I'AltSOXS' XTAV LAW BOOK
THE PERSONAL AND PROPERTY
Of a Citizen of the United States ;
How to exercise and how to persorve them.
THK WORK IS ESSKNTIAL TO
Every Voter in the Union; 1o every Tax Payer
and Magistrate; to every JMan who Buys,
Sells, or Exchanges property ; to every Justice
of the Peaco, Sheriff, Commissioner, or Select
man ; to every Landlord and every Tenant ;
to every Notary. Clerk or Book-keeper ; to
every Executor, Heir-at-Law, or Legatee ; ti
every 3Ian who Kcceives or Paj-j? Interest : to
every one who has Proporty to take care of, or
business to transact. Civil Duties to perform,
or Bights to maintain.
Send for circulars, giving terras, etc.
S. S. SCKAXTOX, t Co., Hertford, Conn.
Demand that bills be rendered
promptly, and to do-it nicely, get your Bill
paper an J Statements printed at
THE ASTORIAN Office