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D. C. IKEIiAXI Editor.
SUNDAY Sept. CO, 1S77
The Muldoon Theory.
A California correspondent not long
ago furnished a plausible theory res
pecting the genesis of the term ' 'hood
lum," that mysterious word which
has perplexed, yet fascinated, philolo
gists ever since it began to pass cur
rent. According to his argument, the
word was derived from the nsuno of
one Muldoon, who, if we remember
rightly, wrote a series of aggressive
articles for a San Francisco newspa
per, and for a signature adopted an
anagram reversing the letters of his
name thus: Noodlum. By a typo
graphical error an h was substituted
for the initial n. The liquid melody
of this novel combination of vowels
and consonants captivated the public
ear, and, deriving significance from
the character of the articles to which
it was originally attached, it gradually
came to be a synonyme for a certain
type of recklessness and depravity pe
culiar to the Pacific coast. The Mul
doon theory, we observe, like most
other theories involving important
philological considerations, does not
pass unquestioned. The Los Angeles
Express scouts it as far fetched, and
advances a theory of its own. This
newspaper professes to have authentic
information from a gentleman who
"now holds a responsible ofiicial posi
tion in the county," that many years
ago a gang of street Arabs m San
Francisco made a practice of stealing
grain from sacks piled upon the
wharves, and were in the habit of
warning each other of the approach of
a policeman by the cry, "Huddle 'em!
huddle 'em!" "By that title," says
the Express, "the young gamins of
the city front were thenceforward des
ignated and by some commonly al
lowed rule of phonetics the term was
contracted to the present word, hood
lum." The trouble with this expla
nation is that there is no commonly
allowed rule of phonetics by which
"huddle 'em!" can be contracted to
hoodlum. Max Muller says nothing
of such a rule, nor can we find men
tion of it in any of the many writing
of Richard Grant White. Hoodlum
might be contracted into huddle 'em,
but the converse is ridiculous. Until
something less improbable than this
is suggested, we must continue to re
gard the Muldoon theory as the best
now before the public.
Russell Jones, collector of cus
toms of the port of Chicago, received
news by telegraph recently, but had
no ofiicial notification of the fact, that
Mr. William Henry Smith had been
appointed to succeed him because of
his violation of the presidential order
forbidding government officers to take
an active part in politics. IIr. Jones
expressed his determination not to
resign the office, and did not see why
lie should be displaced before his term
had expired. He justifies his action
"by referring to Mr. Hayes' letter of
acceptance, in which he declared his
intention of following out the princi
ple laid down by the founders of the
government that public officers should
be secured in their tenure as long as
their personal character remained un
tarnished and the performance of their
duties was satisfactory. Mr. Jones
feels warranted in assuming that no
charges of official delinquency or
wrong doing have been made against
him, and says the records of the
treasury department will show tliat in
less than two years under his admin
istration, 37,000 have been saved to
In Paris, last month, there was
buried the porter of a house iii Rue
Yintimille whose life was a notable il
lustration of the uncertainty of human
affairs. He was by birth a Swede, and
while a boy served as page to King
Bernadette. Later he became the
privy councillor of King Oscar, and
one of the highest officials at Stock
holm. Leaving Sweden for private
reasons, he went to Paris, wliere lie
lost all his property and sank into such
abject poverty that, being too proud
to ask for charity, he must have
starved to death had not a number of
compassionate gentlemen socured t c
position of concierge for him.
Cropping" of the "Tlt-cr Bevel'
oped in IJEinlns: Suits
From the Mining and Scientific Tress.
Frank McCoppin has filed suit in
the Tliird District court against Mark
L. McDonald, and for cause of action
alleges that on the 5th of March, 1877,
the plaintiff placed 85,000 in the
hands of defendant to purchase cer
tain mining stocks, the defendant
agreeing to advance any stmi over and
above the 85,000 that might be re
quired, charging therefor reasonable
interest and broker's commission; that
the rriaintiff ordered the purchase of
the following stock, viz. ; 910 shares of
Exchequer, 200 shares of Eureka Con
solidated, and 500 shares of California;
that defendant rnirchased said stock,
advancing 89,000 of his own money;
said stock becoming the property of
plaintiff, subject to the lien of defen
dant for the sum advanced, together
with $500 interst and 70 commis
sions; that on the 12th instant the de
fendant disposed of the stock, which
was worth 20,000, and converted the
proceeds to his own use. Plaintiff
therefore claims that he was damaged
in the sum of 810,000, and asks judg
ment for that amount.
The action brought by Mrs. Catha
rine Kenney to recover $2,000 from
E. J. Baldwin was tried by jury in the
15th District court. The story of the
plaintiff, ;is given from the witness
stand, is as follews: Two years ago
she kept a little store in Sacramento,
and by the industrious use of her
needle, and with the assistance of her
mother and sister, a small fortune of
some $2,000 was collected together.
A friend of hers, named Barton, being
aware what money she liad, suggested
that it might be greatly increased by
investing in mining stocks. He said
that he was anxious to obtain a loan
of monej7 from Baldwin, and if she
would put her money in the hands of
the latter it would facilitate his nego
tiations for the loan. She declined to
speculate in mining stocks, but had no
objections to allowing Baldwin to use
her money as his own for a time if he
would guarantee repayment of the
principal. The next day Barton
brought Baldwin to her storo and in
troduced him. She came to San Fran
cisco, and, according to agreement,
called at Baldwin's office, accompanied
by Barton. This was on the first
Tuesday of January, 1875. Baldwin
said it was a good time to invest money
and exhibited to her a list of mining
stocks either of which was a good in
vestment. Plaintiff positively declined
to take any canceB in atock, but said,
if he (Baldwin) would take the money
and use it as his own for sixty days,
he could have it; and if it made any
thing she would be thankful; if not,
she would take her money back at the
expiration of that time. Baldwin said
he had no doubt but that ho could re
turn her two dollars for one within 30
days and asked her to return at that
time. She called at the expiration of 30
days, when Baldwin said things had not
turned out as well as he expected and
she had better call thirty days hence.
She called as requested and was in
formed that Baldwin had gone to Vir
ginia City. Again she visited his
office and was told he was in the moun
tains; and on the third vuit she was
informed that he had gone east.
When the arrival of Baldwin from the
east was announced by the newspapers
she called at his office, accompanied
by her sister and father, who is about
S5 years of age. Baldwin did not at
first identify her, and she reminded
him of the 82,000 transaction, "Oh,
yes," he-remarked, "yes you owo me
four or five thousand dollars." '-'How
so?" was the reply. "Stocks have
gone down," said Baldwin, "But I
did nt invest in stocks. Tou took
my money to use as your own, agree
ing to return it in sixty days," said
the confiding woman. Some further
conversation followed and sha left the
office. On a subsequent occasion,
Baldwin told her she had better give
him a receipt in full and trust to his
generosity to reimburse her. She re
plied that she had trusted to his gen
erosity once and would not do so again.
Baldwin alleges in defense, that he
purchased 25 shares of Ophir on a
margin for the plaintiff at her request,
for S7,312, of which sun? he paid 5,-3-49
out of his own pocket; that the
stock depreciated greatly in value, and
that the plaintiff refused to pay him
the balance and broker's commission.
He claims that she is indebted to him
in the sum of $5,349, and asks judg
ment for that amount.
It came out in Mr. Baldwin's testi
mony that while Mrs. Kenney's Ophir
stock was going down so rapidly he
had several millions in the same stock
and was making about a million n.
I month on his investment. He also
testified that he is now worth between
$8,000,000 and $10,000,000. The ar
guments were concluded and the case
given to the jury. After an absence
of half an hour, the inrv rofnmnrl
verdict in favor of the plaintiff for
Oregon, the queen sate of the north
west holds in her right hand long lire and
unusual health, and in her left great
wealth and power, and invites the indus
trious from all parts of the world to come
i arc! partake of them.
The annual exports from Oregon repre
sent an average of three hundred and
eighteen dollars, gold, to every voter.
Abundance of good and cheap govern
ment, railroad, and private lands m Ore
gon. No land monopolies, as in Califor
nia. Variety ot timber in Oregon of ex
ceptional excellence for industrial purpo
ses. Oregon has great mineral resources,
especially coal, iron, lend, gold and silver.
Pine natural water system, vast water
powor. Oregon waters abound with fish.
The inhabitants of northwest and
western Oregon, including twelve coun
ties of the State, and embracing the gient
valley of the "Wallnmet and its forks,"
enjoy seven months of spring, summer
and autumn weather thatare almost equal
to southern or eastern Oregon for bright
and cheerful weather and a braeing and
healthy atmosphere. The five winter
months, from November to March, bring
a bountiful rain that produces,, in- due
season, unfailing crops. These rains re
tard, but tcarcely prevent, labor outride,
in any department, and of 150 days of
winter, at least a third of them aredry and
Eastern Okegox 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
ArlunrfioinrF i Tlie Astorlnn has a
naVertlSingil larger iruiilatimi on the
Columbia river than all other state papers
rAJU X ,
"Will be dispatched from
mooK u arrow days, ror
applyJEt Astoria to
le undersimied is fanilliar witli the
Russhjh, Norwegian. Swedish ami other
lnilgu&cs. and oilers his semees to the pub
lic as :pi interpreter insuitsit law. contracts,
etc., iii which foreignersMid citizens from
the north of Europe whox-aimot speak Eng
lish wcu, are interested:
CHARLES Jf ARRISON, Astoria
The undersimied wishes to sell lots 3
and 4, block li'j, Shively's Astoria ; one good
dwelling limine hard imi.-dicd, a large well
containing water enough to supply ships,
situated inside of the Farmers warehouse,
so-called, fronting on the Columbia river.
For further particulars inquire at the Asto
Juan ollice or to the owner on the place.
September 28, 1877. 21-im
PORTLAND 0 KEG ON .
Zieber & Knowles, Prop'rs.
Situated opposite all the Railroad and
Street Can pass the House every five Minutes
Free Coach to awl from the JTouve.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co-
For Snn Francisco Direct.
Will Leave Astoria for San
Friday Morning:, Sept. 28. 1877.
Freight and Passage cheaper than anj
For freight or paago apply to
J. U. HUSTLER.
NEW GOODS! NEW PRICES!
GEORGE W. CORNART,
Is constantly receiving the finest assortment
BLANK BOOKS. STATIONERY. OFFICE
FIXTURES AND NOTIONS.
ALL THE LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL
Agont for Sherman & Hyde's Pianos and
Organs sold on Installments.
ALSO FINE IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
North side of Chenamus street, between Cass
and Mam - - - Astokia, Okkgox.
The co-partnership heretofore existing
under the firm name of Classen &: Daviscoun,
Astoria, Oregon, is by mutual consent dis
solved. The undersigned will continue the
business as heretofore, at the Astoria Leer
Hall, nndsottlcal. WHs. )vyiscoukt
Astoria, Oregon, Sept. 17, 18 so-3v
ap aijarriaie Slop.
Squoinocqha street, between "Washington and
1IJBXII V GALLOU, I'roprictor.
rpiIE PROPrJETORimiNCiS WITH HIM
A. an oxperienco of 25 years in this business,
and having constructed vehicles of all di3
A Hussy of 12." Pounds lVeislit
Ail 8,500 Pound. 11 ajson.
Is prepared to guarantee satisfaction to any
who may patronize him. Ho will uso nono
but the best materials, and wiU mako wagons
and carriages equal to any shop in tho country.
K7Teions in want of work will save money
by finding this shop.
K3-Blacksmithing and ship work promptly
BILLS OF LADING, WAY BILLS,
Receipts, and all kinds of Commer
cial Printing, done at tho Astorian ofiico.
CALL; EXAMINE, ORDER.-Q
IWMMMWiWaHtWWL'MIWl.lH.'JI.W 1 HM ayBryqjViyvwyx.irj
BUY XOXK BUT THE JSE1V
THE BEST -- WORLD
For sale at the-
CITY BOOK STORE,
J. H. D. GRAY,
"Wholesale and retail dcaluriin.
FLOUR,. FEED, QATS, HAY,
STRAW. lVGOI. etc..
Also wholesale dealer in
Shoalwater Bay OYSTERS,
Received fresh from the- bed four times a
week. On the wharf foot of Benton street,
F. S. MEADE,
Iealer in fientx Fimr Inrnishiiis:
CHENAMUS ST., - - ASTORIArOREGON
M A& and AMERICAN
3 Ww3W y
CONSTANTLY ON HAND,
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
BLACKSMITHS AND MACHINISTS
rf 1'oot of Washington Street, x-,3r
wir?. near Kinno s' Fishery, fc?f
i2 ASTORIA, OliEUOX.-fcS
HAYING SECUKEI) AN ENGINE AND
Latho, and tho best of workmanship, wo
aro now prepared to do
ALL KIN DS OF CANNERY WORK,
ENGINE AND STEAMBOAT
"WORK OP ANY DES
CRIPTION. it3 Horse-shoeing, repairing, and all kinds
of blacksmithing promptly attonded to at rea
THE unikrsicsn:d take plkasukk to
ANNOUNCE TO THKIlt 1'ATlCONS AND
IiKALKllS IN KKXP.UAL. THAT THKY HAVK
LATELY LAIlfiELYINl'nEASEOTHKin FAC
tory and ake now prepared to "fur
nish as good an assortment in their
line as any house on the coast.
Special inducements to cash custo
mers. AlISKY & IIEGELE,
1. O. IIOX G4.
105 First Street.
Factory on Alder Street, lietwecn First
and Second Street, 1'ortland, Oregon.
Astoria Brewery Saloon,
And Bottled Beer Depot !
MAIN STREET, ASTORIA.
The Best (Duality Lager Beer,
FIVECENTS A GLASS.
KS" The patronage of tho public is rospoct
fully solicited. Orders for Lagor, or Bottled
Beer, in any quantity, promptly filled.
f&5 Free- Lunch day and night
S. aiERRILL & CO.,
Blacksmiths and Machinists.
Capt. ROGERS' OLD STAND
a car .hxprcss Umce,
ASTORIA, - OREGUN.
All work in our lino, heavy orlight, dono with
neatness and dtepatch.
HOKSESHOEIKG, WAGON, AND
Farm Work a Specially.
HAVING SECURED THE SERVICES OF
Mr. S. A. Gaines of Ky., an experienced
Farrier of 25 years in tho business, and well
known to Astoria horsemen, wo aro prepared to
do shoeing in a manner to euro lameness or pre
vent it in horses cntrustod to our care.
Mtfi"AU work warranted and at reasonablo
"Boot & s55E
Corner of Cass and Squemocoha fctreet.
FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL MY
LARGE STOCK OF
Mens', Boys', Ladies', Miss
es and Children's
BOOTS AND SHOES
At a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
Tp C. HOLDEN,
AUCTIONEER and COM MISSION AGENT
CHEAMUS ST. ASTORIA. OREGON.
Consignments respectfully soliitodr bills col
lected and returns promptly made.
Regular Sales 3)ay. Satuvrtny,
Itefer by permission to
Hon. J. Q. A. BOW LIS Y
A. VAX DUSEN.
T.. C. 2TOX.DKX. AweUoiicci.
yl UCTWN & COMMISSION MERCHANT..
Office, on 31am street opposite Washihgto
From 7 to D o'clock P. M
Regular Sales Day,
SnCurti:!-, sit iO O'CIool; A. 31.
Will purchase nnd soil real estate, raorcha3
Consignments respectfully solfeited.
Diagrams and terms to be had on-applicatiou
to the Auetioncer. BrS, WORSLEY
HOTELS AiJ RESTAURANTS.
Cor-Squemocqlia anil Lafa. ette Streets,.
THIS- HOUSE HATIXG BEEN
new!- re-pafnted awf furnisiiods
throughout i now open to the acconimoda
tinnjii tin' public.
iTy Tho honse oeing irv iihv: Uam$ now
can gu:jantett satisfaction.
3Jo:snI nail ijMljriitfr per TTeelc ..,$5 OfV
Uuavd p:v Wcdi- ,....,. . 4 IHH
MUS. it. E. TURXER, Proprietress.
Private Lodging House.
Mrs, J. W,-MUNSON, Proprietress.
CHEXAMTJS ST., ASTORIA,-
Choice Rooms (furnished) to- let b?7
the Month, Day or "Week, at
A. J. MEGLER, C. 3. VTSLimV,
Tho Proprietors aro happy to anneiniaclh'sfl
tho above Hotel has boon
Repainted and Refurnished
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its guests;
IS SOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTIT
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
R. H. CARDWKLIi.
Farlier House Hotel,
Cornor Main and Coneomly streets,
Car dwell & Porldns, Proprietors.
aHIS IS TnELARtiiir HOTEL IN AS
. torin. new and now furniture, furnished
in first olass stylo.
The table will bo supplied with tho best tho
markot afford?. Accomodations to suit tho
times, from SI 15 to S25U per day.
Steamers and sail boats leave tho wharvou
and slips near tho Hotel, daily for Port StQ
venSj tort Canby, Skipanon, Eort Clatsop
Soa aido. Ocean Beach, Knappton, Chinook,
Unity, Oysterville and other pieces of resorz
in this vicinity.
c53""Thero aro now fivo large salmon can
neries in Astoria, which employ over 1200 per
sons in tho various branches of tho business,
making Astoria as it now is, a point of interest
to visitors, independent of its cool invigorating
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
All kinds of French, German and American
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest eash price.
"Wedding cakes made to order on short notice.
The patronage of the public Is respectfully
Coneomly st., between Benton and Lafayette,
THOMAS nioFARfcASro, JProp.
VTATER STREET ROADAVAY.
Opposite Oregon Steam Navigation Company's
Tho above new Restaurant will bo open
from and after to-morrow, Sunday. January
7th, lbTti. 1). BUSANICti J: CO.
. C. IIOLDEX.
HOLDEN & LAUGHERY,
UPHOLSTERERS AX1 FUKXI
At the old stand IIOLDEX'5 AUCTION
ROOMS on Chenamus street
All kinds of upholstcty and cabinet work done
to order. Manufacturers of
Lounges, Spring Beds,
Of any size and quality.
Picture Frames and Furniture Manufac-.
tured or Repaired by Experienced
fiSTSccond hand Furniture bought and soldv