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ASTORIA, OREGON :
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MONDAY May S, 1S7G.
The War in Samoa.
lief erring to the persecutions made
upon Col. Steinberger in Samoa, by
British subjects in that locality, we
are reminded of the stiii"rle of Dr.
Marcus Whitman in Oregon. Stein
berger's case is nearly parallel to that
of Dr. Whitman's. He is not so zeal
ously endeavoring to save Samoa to
the United States as was Dr. Whit
man to save Oregon, but he appears
to be tin objective point of influence
which ' the British wish to have re
moved, no matter how, in order that
Samoa may be saved to England.
The latest news from that quarter
of the globe was brought to San Fran
cisco on the 5th by a British steam
er of the Australia mail line. Anions
her passengers was Hon. A. W. Goe,
late American commercial agent of Sa
moa, and a brother of Col. Steinber
ger. They state that after the de
thronement of Malieto by the natives
n account of deposing Steinberger as
premier, Captain Stevens, command
ing the British steamer Barraconta,
landed a force of marines and went
to the council house when the le"isla
ture was assembled with intent to
enthrone Malietoe. The chiefs or
dered the native guard to take posi
tion in the vicinity of the council
house. Stevens ordered his marines
to disarm the natives. The iniard re
sisted, and a light ensued in which four
marines were killed and eight mor
tally wounded. Three natives were
killed and live slightly wounded. Q'he
natives were in sufficient force to have
exterminated the marines had they
wished, but were restrained by the
chiefs, who told Stevens they had no
desire to light, but would defend
their rights. Ste ens tookhis wound
ed on board the Barracouta, landed
with artillery, threw up breast works
and kept guard behind them 3-i days,
hut no further demonstrations were
made by the natives. The' then re
turned to the Barracouta taking three
chiefs as hostages. In the meantime
the British steamer Saphire arrived
and the chiefs were transferred to her
and the Barracouta sailed for the Fiji
fslands, taking Steinberger, his broth
er and Coe, who was carried away
simply for his loyality to the native
government. The prisoners landed at
Fiji, and the Barracouta ordered to
Auckland, presumably for the pur
pose of having the acts of her captain
investigated. Steinberger went .also
io confront him and demand, satisfac
tion for the. outrage perpetrated on
him. At the time of leaving Samoa
the Tuscarora would be due in ten
days. Foster, the American consul,
acted throughout the trouble in
harmony with the British. Coe and
Steinberger also reiterate the state
ment that the min trouble arises
from the machinations of the English
missionaries, whose profits were im
paired by tho regulations introduced
by Steinberger: also by the opposition
of Beach, Combers, Sidney. Ducks tt
Co., who disliked his interference with
their liquor selling and other pursuits.
We think it is a matter which de
mands prompt Congressional action,
and for the several insults ottered to
Col. Steinberger, suitable apology
should be made, and the ting of Amer
ica placed at Samoa in hands which
would compel respect from British
subjects. Foster has been j.ronrptly
removed from the office he lias thus
disgraced, which is an intimation that
the administration stands ready to
The Presidential Count. If
tliree rabits ivitli throe legs go so fast
over the ground that three dogs irizi.
72 legs cannot catch them, how fast
must the "elect" candidate go in or
der that public opinion may not over
take him? This is meant to be unprejudiced.
Continuation of Press Dispatches
I A Telegraphic Lie Taken
President Grant and Custer.
How Sargent's Chinese
Speech Set people to
"A Word to the Wise," Etc.
A "Washington dispatch snys :
. The story that President Grant
relieved Custer from his command
because he was a witness in the Belk
nap impeachment is officially denied.
On the contrary, it was the wish
of the President that Custer hav
ing been subpoenaed as a witness
sbonld remain until he had testified.
Neither the Secretary of "War nor
Sherman protested against relieving
Custer, nor did Sherman say Custer
was "not only the best, but the only
j man tit to lead the expedition," The
I army, Sherman says, is possessed of a
hundred who are as competent for the
command of such an expedition as
Sargent's speech on the Chinese
question made a good deal of impres
sion on Senators, and has since been
tbe subject of frequent reference, es
pecially his showing that the Chinese
do not come here for citizenship, and
and their corrupting influence on the
moraU of communitr ; but the ac
counts of violent expressions on this
subject 'coming by telegraph, are
tending to destroy the efforts made
here. It is very important that the
people of the Pacific coast should
restrain-all expression of mob passion,
so as to give their friends here a
chance to secure the relief from ex
A Liverpool dispatch of Saturday
says: Receipts of wheat during the
past three days amounted to 23,000
quarters, whereof 20,000 ;vere Ameri
can. I3readstn.fr easier. California
I white, 9s Gd9s lOd ; club, Gs lOd
A Madrid dispatch of the 5th
says : In the Courtes to-day Romero
Oitiz moved an amendment to article
11 of the Constitution in favor of the
extension of toleration. All objec
tions and attempts to alter the arti
cle, however, were fruitless, and. it
will pass exactly as it stands, not
withstanding the vagueness of the
wording. In the division by which
the amendment, supported by Al
varez, was defeated, 44 deputies ab
siained from voting and 59 were ab
sent. King Alfonso has written another
letter assuring the Pope that Spain is
Catholic, etc., and consequently Cath
olics need apprehend nothing from the
application of the clause in the new
Constitution upon religious liberty;
moreover that the clause in question
does pot contravene the spirit of the
Samuel "H. Harrington, the Palace
Hotel assassin, was sentenced to elev
en years in the State prison on Friday
last. Harrington, it will be recollec
ted, is the individual who enticed
young Ludlu-m, Clerk of a money bro
ker on Montgomery street, to his
room in the Palace hotel. He repre
sented that he wanted to purchase a
lot of greenbacks, and attempted to
-A very good impression of any !
u.tiujy vl meiai iiavmg a nau ornamen
ted surface may be taken I33- wetting
some note paper with the tongue and
smokfng it over a gas flame. The ar
ticle is then pressed upon the smoked
part, when, if the operation is care
fully conducted, a clear impression
will appear. This can be made per
manent by drawing the paper through
milk and afterwards drying it.
The monster 81-ton gun now be
ing experimented on by the English
Ordnance Office, has been -somewhat
altered as to its bore. The previous
calibre having been fourteen and a
half inches, it has been enlarged to
fifteen inches. From the data obtain
ed this important result was deduced
that an enlarged calibre had a tenden
cy to reduce the pressure in the pow
der chamber, and to increase the ve
locity of the projectile. The behav
ior of the gun seemed even improved
by the enlargement of the calibre.
The probability is, then, that another
half inch will be given to the calibre,
making its diameter, fifteen and a half
TOll THE PEST AND THE LATEST
Ju styles of spring Hats go to Van Du son's
who has just received a line assortment, btf
VAX DUSEN HAS JUST RE
coived a fine lot of PRINTS, which
he is selling very cheap. Stf
"O OOISI TO LET.
A large front room 2d slory. wjjl ho let
at reasonablo rates. Apply at
Stf THIS OFFICE.
Notico is hereby given to all whom it
may concern, that tho partnership herotofore
existing between l. W. Rea and C. . Ful
ton under the Jinn name of Ilea & Fulton, has
been this day dissolved by mutual consent.
(Jko. W. RE A,
C. V. J-'ULTOX.
Astoria, Ogn., May 0th, 1S70. S.lw
Tp J. QU1GLEY
5r Is ready Jo do work of all Icinds, in a
satisfactory manner, in his line, when called
upon. Orders left at lr. O'lirion's Hotel
promptly attended to.
PROPERTY EOR SALE.
Corner of Jefferson and Main Streets,
TITLE PERFECT, LOTS 150 by 50.
Thc above premises w ill be sold cheap for
cash. A never-failing well of water, a barn,
hen-house, and other conveniences make it a
very desirable place for residence. Tho house
contains six rooms, besides the kitchen.
3TFor further particulars applv at
Uf THIS OFFICE.
TPRESII SUPPLY OF 2 and P PLY
-L' Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, Tabic Oil
Cloths, AVindow Shades, for sale at Port
land prices by I. W Case.
Demand that bills be rendered
ptly, and to do it nicely, get your 33111
paper an 1 Statement0 printed at
THE ASTORIAX Office.
N. KOEFCED Proprietor.
Cor. Concomly and Main Sts,
rniriS OLD AND AVELL KNOWN STAND
JL i one of the best and most convenient
Hotels for Mechanics, and has excellent farili
tics for the accommodation of the traveling
public. In connection with the Hotel is
A First Class Restaurant,
AVhcre moals can be had at all hours. Thcro
is abo a
BILLIARD AND BAR ROOM
Attached to tho Hotel, whero the choicest
qualities of Wines, Liquors and Cigars may bo
ri II. PAGE- CO.,
rt37"All kinds of country produce, wanted in
exchange for goods.
W. E. DEMENT,
CIIEXAMT'S STREET, ASTORIA.
XEXT DOOR TO 1. Y. CASK'S
DjSTS' ILS' VA
TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES.
Wines and Liquors
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
j 1 -j
The Proprietors are happy to announce that
the above Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to the comfort of its guests.
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. WRIGHT, Proprietors.
' S. KINSEY,
ON THE ROADWAY, NEAR HUME
& Co's. CANNERY,
OF EVERY KIND.
Nails of All Descriptions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS,
RUSTIC, FLOORING, BLINDS,
MOULDING, SASH, ETC.
Wines and Liquors
BY THE BOTTLE OR THE GALLON
Custom made boots and Shoes.
Tobacco of Fine Quality.
; . '
KB This stock is in every respect Al, and
will bo sold at the lowest prices for cash, Givo
mo a call at tho now store, on tho Roadway.
t.i THE MOST EXTENSIVE
Best Assorted Stock
ifii le found at
. Main Street,
fti fc? Between Chcnamus and
r. Squemoqha stroets
t V ASTORIA , OREG OX.
X rtv xPvJW, A Large Invoice
rf. y$ -, x-Steamer.
.VA. "Ck Call
. ASTORIA, OREGON,
And Huin and
I IffZ&ii 8
Orders left at the Occident Hotel
Promptly Attended to.
J. R Knapp, Knappton ; Capt. J. West, West
jtnrt; II. 11. Parker, S. X. Arrignni, Ifobon (
Warren, J. liadollct t Co. Abtoria; J. W. A V.
Cool-,-CI if ton;, on. Hume. Eureka; 11. Watson
C- Co. Manhattan; J. L. Hcpnirn, Glen Ella;
J.G. MeylerA: Co. lirookjiehl, and numerous
others for ichdml hate
Built Furnaces, set Ranees,
and Kettles, and
"Spread the Mort!"
During my 12 years Residence
T IME, SAXD, BRICK, PLASTER,
-Li Lalh, Cemont, and all materials in
my line, furnished to order.
KSpccial attention paid to Furnace work
and Ranges. Cistern work warranted jrood,
or no pay. 1'JBTER Kl'XEY.
Corner Main and Chcnamus Streets,
DK.Yf.EK IX THE CHOICEST BK.YXDP OP
Tobacco and Cigars, and the
Genuine W o s t e n h o 1 m,
and other English Cutlory.
Fairchilds Gold Pens.
And all sorts of
S T A T 1 0 X E R Y, JS'OTIOXS ETC.
Cor, of Chenamus and Polk Sts.
, m ASTORIA OREGON.
J. T. BORCHEES, Proprietor.
xT-Washing and Jroning. l'luiting.&c, dono
at this Laundry by clean, white labor.
ttcTJ T.Eorchers still manufactures and has
for salo at the above place of business, tho
-mS,1.shSP?!?.Prico l,aid JFiahormon for
J. T. BOR'CHERS, r
GENT'S FURNISHING. GOODS.
Having Concluded to
Mem a in in Husin ess
. - AT
HAVE LAID IN
SPRING S UMMEB
DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR
THE ASTORIA TRADE.
A complete assortment
. l?rTho public in general are respcctfullv
invited to call at the old stani. on Coxlumly
mkket, next door to Parker I!ouc.
3IEXftIES4X I? It OS.
Xolary Public ami foaiinivsionoi r
For California and Washington
OFFICE. Case's Building, corner Cass and
Chcnamus streets, Astoria, Oregon.
"p CRANG, M. D.
At the solicitation of numerous friend, has
consented to practice medicine, and tenders
his services to tho public. Dr. Crang brings
many years experienco in tho practice of his
T W. ROBE,
Attorney at Lav,
BSrOflico in "Warren & McGuire's building,
opposite Occident Hotel, Chenamus street.
Masonic Hall Building, Astoria,
Fanny Goods, Ladies Dress and Cloak
Trimmings of the Last est Style.
"TILL ATTEND to ORDERS for DRESS
,TT and Cloak making. Work will bo done
in a satisfactory manner.
3P" Agent for tho sale of Dr. Warner's Sani
tary Corsets, and also Children's Waists with
patont elastic buckles.
EW AND ELEGANT STOCK
Lrvtest Styles of Millinery Goods,
JUST RECEIVED ,.
BY THE LAST STEAMER,
At tho Rooms of
Mrs. A. D. WASS,
(Up Stairs, Brown's Building,)
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets, Astoria.
i&T This stock consists of tho latest style
Hats, for Ladies and Children: Dress Trim
mings and Fancy Good5? for Ladies, which wil
bo sold at very low prices.
DRESS HID CLOAK arm,)tly attcndC(1
NEW MILLINER Y "SI ORE.
Mrs. U. Jl. Derby,
(Late ofCLEVELAXD, OHIO,)
WISHES TO ANNOUNCE TO THE PUB
lic of Astoiia and surrounding country
that she has just received a full and complete
And alt kinds of
At the stand recently occupied bu Miss Mor
rison on MAIX STliEET, Attoria,
And will be prepared to fill all orders for
first class goods in this line at rea-onable prices.
tfJNew goods will bo received every month.
j-tfEW FURNITURE STORE.
Cor. Main and Chemocqha, Sts.,
(Successor tc Gist & StolIJ
OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC.,
VST" Of the very bet quality, supplied to
order at prices that will justify the patronage
of this home institution. Persons wishing any
article in the furniture line will find it to their
advantage to give me a call, and inspect my
stock and prices beforo purchasing.olsewhere.
KST Undertaker's Work promptly attended
to, at reasonable rates.
ONE HALLS FIRE PROOF SAFE,
with Combination Lock, in good or
der, for sale cheap, at I. SV. Case's.