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ASTORIA, OKEGON :
1. C. IBEI.AOT .EDITOR
TUESDAY Mat 16, 1876.
Speech of Hon. Lafayette Lane.
We are in receipt of a copy of the
Speech of Hon. Lafayette Lane in the
House of Representatives on the 19th
nit., on the subject of the transfer of
the Indian Bureau to the War Depart
ment. We append a few extracts
worthy of thought, regretting that
fipace forbids the publication of the
"But it is urged that officers of the
Army by "training, education, taste
and life long habits are unfitted to en
ter heartily into the work of civiliza
tion by a personal interest in and su
pervision of the labors of teachers,
missionaries, farmers and mechanics. "
Now what is their training? It is obe
dience to the orders of a superior,
which in this instance, if this bill pre
vails, would result in compliance with
instructions from the Department
relative to their conduct toward the
Indian. And their education? It is
usually of a high order; they not
only excel in mathematics, but are
proficient in other branches of study,
in history, the polite languages, and
are by no means unfamiliar with the
prominent principals of the civil and
moral law. Are they not Christian
gentlemen? That is a delicate ques
tion, which I will not presume to dis
cuss. However it maybe with others,
I cannot feel myself sufficiently right
eous to dwell upon it. Those whose
religious status is better assured may
experience greater serenity and enjoy
greater liberty. They doubtless
know better the character of the struc
ture in which they live.
"How have the mighty fallen when
the officers of the Army, should be re
garded so unworthy? "One whose
training, education, taste, and life
long habits unfitted him for civ
ilizing labors" has led the Hepublican
party to important political victories,
and to-day presides as the Chief Mag
istrate of the Republic. And yet his
old companions in arms, of equal
learning, of equal merit and of equal
integrity are not deemed worthy to
preside over an Indian Agency. Per-
naps some zealous partizan, some
noisy blatant politician, who has
neither "training nor education, nor
life-long habits," except of getting all
he can and keeping all he gets, is just
fitted for so responsible a position.
Pardon me if I prefer the Army offi
cer, and regard the arguments against
his employment in this capacity un
worthy "serious consideration. I am
confident there are those, and many in
the Republican party, upon this floor
who have served with distinguished
gallantry in the Federal Arni3r that
will join with me in repelling these
covert imputations upon a class of
men who in war were heroes and in
peace are gentlemen.
"There is no disposition, Mr.
Chairman, I assure you, anywhere in
the west to exterminate the Indian
race; but if there was and that feel
ing was universal, the Indian need not
fear any so much as the border man.
"The wicked flee when no man pur
sueth." People very much mistake
the border men. They are not ruf
fians nor murderers. They are a noble,-brave,
gallant, enterprising peo
ple, equaling in intelligence even the
polite constituency of my genial friend
from New York; They are as mag
nanimous, as brave, as merciful, as
gallant. They respect the rights of
the Indians, and by the Indians are
far more respected than those who at
a remote and secure distance extol
their virtues, and from the extremest
height of some Mount Parnassus in
Algeria or elsewhere sing of those who,
driven by philanthropists and fate,
have sought refuge upon the summit
tf the Rocky Mountains and the
green slopes of the Pacific;
c 'Mr. Chairman, there is no design
in this bill to use force beyond what
now exists. It is not contemplated
by it or by any friend of it, that there
shall be stationed among the Indians
any more soldiers than are now with
them. In my humble judgment,
among the civilized tribes no agent is
necessary, and if one be required I
can see no reason why an honest offi
cer of the Army cannot conserve the
interests of the Indians as "well as a
politician of questionable antecedents
and doubtful or even fair reputation.
The Chicago Times Clinton, Iowa
special says : Millard D. Groat passed
here yesterday en route home from
the Black Hills, and tells a graphic
story of the dangers and privations of
life at Custer City. He says he and
four others dug faithfully for seven
teen days and got six dollars only
apiece. That was the average luck
in that vicinity. He says people are
coming away from the Hills, as the
Indians are getting more troublesome.
While returning, his party was at
tacked by Indians and lost their
horses and all their valuables. One
man was wounded and his comrades
carried him on their backs to Fort
Laramie. He believes there can be
no profitable mining until the country
gets settled, better transportation fa
cilities and the Indians quieter.
OCCIDENT HOTEL AERIVALS.
ASTORIA, May 15, 1S76.
Cant. J Williams R.LuneRNHolt. Ft Stevens
J D Holraan, Ilvraco G B Wright & wf, Port'd
JL Champlin. San Fran.H H Holmes, Colum.C'ty
R R Winter, Waterf ord H McCaurty, Glen Ella
MrsMBVirgil.BruceprtA H Collins. City
L M Goff. Ilwaco AV H Taff, St Charles
J Spencer, Oakland, Cal L A Loomis. Oysterville
P J McGowan, Chinook J G-Meclerd; vrl Brkfld
John Adair, Jr., Astoria Harry Smith,
J A Kicnardson, Uity,
FOI RTII OF JULY CELEBRATIOX.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIOX.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEKRATIOX.
KSVhat do Citizens of Astoria propose to
do about it?
COME TO THE COURT HOUSE,
SATURDAY Evening, Hay 80th, 1876.
And decido tho matter.
Signed, MANY CITIZENS.
B. WILLIAMS, of Multnomah.
For Difeiriet Atterney:
R. STOTT, of Multnomah.
W. VT. PARKER, of Clatsop.
J. P. RAN2StAjSt.
TV. H. TWILIGHT.
I. "W. CASE.
J. W. GEARHART.
Justice-of the Peace:
W. L. McEWAN.
BEN B. TURLAY.
"DOOM TO LET.
A larffG front room 2d slory. will bo let
at reasonable rates. Apply at
8tf . THIS OFFICE.
Carpenters Tools For Sale.
One Chest of Carpenters Tools will bo sold
cheap on application to m .
511tf MKS. DAGGETT. Astoria, Or.
VAN DUSEN HAS JUST RE
ceived a fine lot of PRINTS, which
ho is selling very cheap. 8tf
All faxoa on does running at largo with
in tho Corporate limits of the town of Astoria
wil bo duo and payable on or before Juno 1st,
187(5. - DAVID INGALLS,
Facts Worth Knowing.
A. W. Cone9 - - Astoria,
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN SHOE.
Cannot be beat in the Boot and Shoo line.
Call and see him.
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN SHOE,
J Iain Street, Astoria.
Flour, Grain and Feed Store.
Foot of Main street, one door from Holla
C. F. Parker,
LIME. BRICK, PLASTER and CEMENT,
TOBACCO. CIGARS, NUTS, CANDY, Etc.,
Constantly on hand and forsalo cheap for cash
or farm products.
UNITY, f . T.,
C. H. DEXTER,
Raleigh Stott and F. R. Strong, candi
dates for Prosecuting Attorney of tho Fourth
Judicial District will address tho voters of
this district in tho following places and fol
lowing times :
St. Helens May 15, at 10 a. m.
Astoria " 17,
Powells Valley 20.
Hillsboro " 22,
Forest Grove " 23,
Cornelius " 24.
Ames Chapel " 25,
Middleton , " 2G,
Eagle Creek " 29,
Upper Molalla 30,
Oregon City " 31,
East Portland Juno 1,
A special meeting of tho Legal voters of
School District No. 1, will bo held at tho
School House in Astoria, on Eriday evening
May 11). 1870, at 7 o'clock p. m., for tho pur
poso of levying a tax in said District to pay
off tho indebtedness duo on Block 74. purchas
ed for School purposes, also to take in consid
eration tho plans and specifications of school
house, and the ways and means to raise monoy
to build tho samo.
By Order of Board of Directors.
J. G. HUSTLER.
Astoria, May 9, 1876. mDtd Clerk.
Farm and Stock on Deep
River For Sale,
160 Acres, partly Improved, CSood Bnllil-
imgs. Cattle, Sail Boat, etc., etc.,
All of which Mill be Sold
Cheap for Cah.
ffS"For full particulars inquire at this OfHco
or on tho premises of C, M. STARK.
PROPERTY FOR SALE.
Corner of Jefferson and Main Streets,
TITLE PERFECT, LOTS 100 by 50.
The above premises will bo sold cheap for
cash. A nover-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.
"For further particulars apply at
&tf THIS OFFICE.
Ioflbr for salo nil inv roal osfnrn in Plntcnr.
County, consisting of my original Donation
claim, on Lewis and Clarke river, consisting
pf five hundred acres'? tide land meadow, ac
knowledged to bo tho best stock claim in tho
county. Also, a large interest in tho Upper
lown of Astoria, a portion of John Adair's do
nation claim. Enquiro of tho subscriber.
T. P. POWERS.
ONE HALLS FIRE PROOF SAFE,
with Combination Lock, in good or
der, for hale cheap, at I. "W. Case's.
FIELD, FLOWER AND GARDEN
seeds, Oregon and California, in full
supply, fresh and nice at I. W. Case's.
BILLS OF LADING, WAY BILLS,
Receipts, and all kinds of Commer
cial Printing, dono at tho Astonan affiee.
UAL.JJ, .EXAMINE, ORDER:
THE BEST ASSORTMENT OF
Crockery, Glass Ware, Lamps and
Lamp Chimneys in the Citr at CW
Tho Proprietors aro happy to announce that
tho above Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to the comfort of its guests
IS SOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. WRIGHT, Proprietors.
Cor. Concomly and Main Sts,
THIS OLD AND WELL KNOWN STAND
is ono of the best and most convenient
Hotels for Mechanics, and has excellent facili
ties for tho accommodation of tho traveling
public In connection with the Hotel is
A First Class Restaurant,
Whore meals can be had at all hours. There
is also a
BILLIARD AND BAR ROOM
Attached to tho Hotel, where the choicest
qualities of WinestLiquors and Cigars may be
THE MOST EXTENSIVE
x?r JKv "Rcf- A ccrtoA Qr-L-
. fjjiK Cam be flaamd at
A CiW E-S. LARSEN'S
$ Jrm Main street
P Betweon Chenamus and
k ASTORIA, OREGON.
A Large Invoice
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W. E. DEMENT,
CIIEXAMUS STREET, ASTOKIA.
NEXT DOOR TO 1. W. CASE'S
TVEALER IN PAINTS, OILS, VAR-J-
TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES.
Wines and Liquors
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
ON THE ROADWAY, NEAR HUME
& Co's. CANNERY,
Astoria, Oregon, .
DEALER IN Afi&L-
OF EVERY KIND.
Nails of AH Descriptions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS,
RUSTIC, FIOORING, BLINDS,
MOULDING, SASH, ETC,
Wines and Liquors
BY THE BOTTLE OR THE GALLON
Custom made boots and Shoes.
Tobacco of Fine Quality.
BS This stock is in every respect Al, and
will bo sold at tho lowest prices for cash. Give
me a call at tho new store, on tho Roadway.
Cor. of Chenamus and Polk Sts.
J. T. BORCHERS, Proprietor.
KS"Washing andlroninj?, Fluiting.ic.,done
at this Laundry by clean, white labor.
Jft&rJ T.Borchers still manufactures and fcas
for sale at tho above place of business, the
fiST Ifighest cash price paid Fishermen for
J. T. BORCHERS,
DO NOT SEND AWAY
For Printing of uny kind) until
you have tried THE ASTORLAN Office
THRESH SUPPLY OF DOWNER'S
JL rratts Astral uoai un. inese oils are
perfectly .safe and produce a nragnificent light.
. Cu Wfe
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GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Having Concluded to
Remain in Business
HAVE LAID IN
SPRING S TJMMER
DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR:
THE ASTORIA TRADE.
A complete assortment
. "Tho puhlic in general are respectfully
invited to call at the old stand, on Co.vcomly"
bTREET, next door to Parker House.
O. F. BELL,
Xetary Fabllc and CunimLsHloBer or
For California and Washington
Territory. OFFICRCase's Building, corner Cass and.
Chenamus streets, Astoria, Oregon.
CRANG, M. D.
At tho solicitation of numerous frionds. has
consented to practice medicine, and tenders
his services to tho public. Dr. Crang brings
many years experience in tho practice of his
J. VT, BOBB. C. W. FULTOX.
ROBE & FULTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
sr Office in Warren & McGuiro's huilding,
opposite Occident Hotel, Chenamus street.
QEO. W. REA,
Attorney and CoHnsellornt law.
Examining and perfecting titles made a spe
cialty. All accounts left with me will ro
cive prompt attention. Offico in Warren &
McGuiro's Building, Chenamus street, corner
ri H. PAGE & CO.,
" All kinds of country produce, wanted in
exchange for goods.
NEW MILLINERY STORE.
Mrs. E. A. Derby,
(Late of CLEVELAND, OHIO,)
WISHES TO ANNOUNCE TO THE PUB
lic of Astoiia and surrounding country,
that sho has just received a full and complete
And all kinds of
At the stand recently occupied by Mis Mor
riaon on MAIS STREET, Astoria,
And will bo prepared to fill all orders for
first class goods in this line at reasonable prices.
iJI?ew goods will bo received every month.
W A$D ELEGANT STOCK
Latest Styles of Millinery Goods,
BY THE LAST STEAMER,
At tho Rooms of
Mrs.' A.. J), WASS,
(Up Stairs, Brown's- Building,)
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets, Astoria
Bar This stock consists of tho latest stylo
Hats, for Ladies and Children; Dress Trim
mings and Fancy Goods for Ladies, which will
be sold at Very low prices.
DRESS AND CLOAK SSarmptly attendC(5
Masonic Hall Building, Astoria,
Fancy Goods, Ladies Dresa and Cloak
Trimmings of the Lastesfc Style.
WILL ATTEND to ORDERS for DRESS
and Cloak making. Work will be dono
in a satisfactory manner.
Agent for tho sale of Dr.TYarner's Sani
tary Corsets, and also Children's Waists with
patent elastic buckles.
f Tho very hnest Photographs at Shuster
Davidsons, corner of 1'irst and Yamhill
streets. Portland, Oregon.
For fine and Artistic PhotoCTanhs. o to
tel & Stolte, 91 and 93 First street, Port-
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