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" D. C. IREIiAXD Editor.
SUNDAY Oct. 14, 1877
A Case of '-Biter Bit."
A very ingenious swindle "was re
cently attempted in England, and ap
pears to have been in some measure
successful. At Christmas time, when
everybody was giving or expecting
presents, there went to hundreds of
country parsonages hampers of wine,
accompanied by no indications of the
name of the generous giver, and the
recipients were of course placed in de
lightful uncertainty as to which of
their relatives they ought to thank for
the gift. The mystery, however, did
not last long. In due course there
came out a circular letter, which pur
ported to have been sent out before
the wine was dispatched, and stated
that the hamper was a sample, to be re
turned if not wanted, and to be charged,
for if not returned by a specified date,
which date, of course, had passed by
before the disagreeable announcement
came. How many clergymen Mr. A.
Fielding took in by this procedure
cannot be said, but he did not take in
the Yicar of Epping, the Rev. E. Win
slow, for when in due course as honest
readers will be glad to 3aiow Mr. A.
Eielding failed for 6s. 8d. in the pound
and the assignee dunned the clergy
man, the clergyman replied "irlxus: "As
you are the manager and receiver of
the estate, I shall be obliged by your
putting my name down as ? creditor
for the amount of 7s. 8d., "vLrchis due
to me according to the subjoined state
ment: Warehousing a case of wine for
six months, 2; porterage, 3s.; legal
expenses, (consulting a solicitor as to
my liabilities, etc.), 6, 3d.; 2 9s. 8d.
Less one dozen of wine (Burgundy),
2 2s.; due to Rev. E. Winslow, 7s.
8L Being a teetotaler, I ha ve not had
the pleasure of testing Mr. Fielding's
wine and so can give no opinion as to
its quality. I accept your estimate of
its value. I must, however, express
my very warm indignation at the
sharp practice to which, in conjunction
with so many of my brother clergy, I
have been subjected. As far as I am
concerned in this matter, I must own
to a slight feeling of consolation that
is a case of 'biter bit.' "
Mabtiai. Valor. Eort Yuma is
not very heavily garrisoned. It con
tains one soldier and one prisoner; but
from all accounts what it lacks in nu
merical strength is made up in the
heroism of its interior composition.
There has been some difficulty at that
point between the Government and
the Southern Pacific railroad company
as to the right of the latter to cross
the Yuma bridge and run their con
struction trains along, the opposite
shore. A military order was recei7ed
at the fort to prevent the train from
crossing; and when the solitary sol
dier saw the smoke of the approach
ing locomotive and heard its whistle,
he rushed out with drawn sword and
forbade the passage. It is perhaps
proper to say that he exercised more
discretion than a certain liistorical
member of the bovine family, which
placed itself directly on the track,
shaking its horns, and was tossed by
the cow-catcher in the air. The sol
dier stood prudently to one side, and
the train passed on. On accent of
the government's interference, we un
derstand that work will remain sus
pended on the Southern Pacific road
beyond the bridge until there has been
some legislation on the subject.
The Seal Skin Monopoly. "On
he 18lh of April last the treasury de
partment prohibited the killing of fur
bearing animals in Alaska territory,
except the taking of skins by the na
tives and those taken by the Alaska
Commercial company on the islands of
St. Paul and St. George, which are
leased to that companj. Under date
of September 20th the Secretary of
the Treasury addressed a communica
tion to the Collector of San Erancisco
directing him not to issue clearances for
vessels destined for Alaska territory
which are fitted out for killing fur
bearing animals. This order does not
affect clearances of vessels not armed
and those mearly going to those ports
The Patent Office Eire. The
board of inquiry appointed by secre
tary Sclmrz to investigate the cause of
the fire in the interior department
building on the 26th ult., have sub
mitted a report in which they state
that there is no foundation whatever
for the supposition that the fire was
caused by incendiarism or spontaneous
combustion. They find that a fire was
built of pine boards and a blower
placed over the grate in the ladies'
copying room in the Ninth-street base
ment on the morning of the day on
which the fire occurred; that the roar
ing of fire attracted the attention of
the persons in the room, and was a
subject of comment by them at the
time. The board, in conclusion, call
the attention of the Secretary to the
condition of several of the flues under
the roof on the Seventh and E-street
wings of the building, which appear
from personal inspection to have been
defective and unsafe for a long time,
and which, if not speedily repaired,
may be the cause ef further disaster.
In this city, October 1st, 1877, to the wile of
1. 1. Mui-phy, a Daughter.
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE AF-
Dr. J. 3
of the National Sur
ra a enmnetent corns
will viiite Portland, Oregon
L'narJte Hotel, uctc oer msui.
I877r inclusive. 2s o
ilie ivorld has suc
manv cases of Sni-
isease c.l the Joints,
"asal Catarrh, etc. Pa
ost ever county in the
ve appiieu ij iu ior rc
hom mrtitute at In-
rimnnnnlis. Indiana, or to one of its irrand
divisions at Philadelphia, Pa., Atlanta,
Ga., or San Francisco, Cal. The afflicted
cannof affcid to iniss this opportunity of
being cured at home. The Doctor makes
no charge for consultation and examina
tion, arid his terms for teatment are
within the reach of every one.
irsigned Commissoners ap-
re -o. K ana 22a to as-
damages caused by the
ConcoMiy f nd Chenamus streets,
ini: notice, that we shall
Id tnmo.ied widening anJ
aire, and benefits on tlu?
r. A. D 1377 : and that we
office ot.ie City Attorney
f forenoon cf said da v. when
parties inte'estcd will appear
U. A. AlCliUlUE.
Astoria, Oct 12, 1S77. 111-td
ONE NIGHT 0KLY.
MONDAY, October 15, 1877.
Carl Steele Musical Director
"Wash Norton Manager
ONE PERF0RMACE ONLY.
everything New and Brilliant!
scam of Prices.
Reserved Seats SI 00
Reserved seats can be procured at Cau
field's Diug Store without extra charge.
Wilson & Fisher
(SAY, FEED, GROCERIES,
7T A &Ll&'y&SrjLEUEl.
Wharfage and Warehouse Storage,
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets,
TlifrA 1q mnnpv in Hi a tronsnrv nf Plot-
sop county to pay all orders presented prior
m -Tnlv Rtn 1R77 Siifh nrrlr urHl ooncn
draw Interest from and after tins 10th day of
J. W. GEARHART,
Treasurer of Clatsop county.
Astoria, Oct. 10, 1877. d3t-wlt
WHICH WILL BE SOLD AS LOW AS
ANY HOUSE IN OREGON.
- BAIN & FERGUSON,
cmi irive mw
;a to vipw sim
slftjvS s:ihJ i:m
av of Orto Jr
wneet at tli
Life Insurance Company
J. C. CARROIiH. ."President
Geo. A. 3IOOKJE Vice President
ASSETS GOLD CQ1H BASIS - $1,300,000
Total Death claims paid, oyer - - 700,000
HOME OFFICE, 41 SECOND STREET,
I.W. CASE President
C. S. WRIGHT Vice President
C. I3R0 VN Secretary
J. Q. A. BO WLBY Attorney
M.D. JENNINGS... Medical Examiner
R. R. SPEDDEN, C. J. TREXCIIARD,
D. K. WARREX. J.W. GEARIIART,
I. W. CASE, C. S. WRIGITT,
C. BROW X, J. W. GEARHART,
R. ALEXAXDER, It R. SPEDDEX,
C..T.TREXCHARD M. D. JENNINGS,
C. P. UPSHUR, TV. H. TWILIGHT,
D. K. WARREX, J. Q. A. BO WLBY,
E. D. WIXTOX. II. P. GEARHART,
C. A. McGUIRE,
Applications foi Insurance may be made to
any member of the Bo?rd.
Ait receipts of this office leaned In Astoria.
No provision for our hers is adeanate that
is not immediate, for death may be imme
diate. Life Insurance tends to reduce taxation by
its reduction of pauperism and possibility of
crime. It is a national blessing and will at
no distant day be universally adopte I.
The Life Insurance companies of the coun
try disbursed over S76.000.000 to their patrons
in 1876. Death Claims, Dividends and M:i
Policies issued by the Pacific Mtjtuai.
are fiee from the usual rertrictions on travel.
. BroWN, Resident Agsnt.
G. M tUREY, General Agent, Silem, Ogn.
A. p. COYAIiT. rortland. Oregon. General
Astoria, October 2, 1877. .Tra
Corner of Cass and Squemocqha streets.
FOR THE XEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL MY
LARGE STOCK OF
Mens', Boys', Ladies', Miss
es and Children's
BOOT AND SHOES
At -a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
J. H. D. GrEAY,
Wholesale and retail dealerim.
FLOUR, FEED, OATS, HAY,
STRAW, WOOI, etc..
Also wholesale dealer in
Shoalwater Bay OYSTERS,
Keceived fresh from the bed four times a
v'eek. On the wharf foot of Benton street,
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
BLACKSMITHS AXD MACHINISTS
,g3f Foot of Washington Stroot, xzzr
K&3& nearKinnos'l;iher't Mmm?
rPVr ASTORIA , OREGON. rWfr
HAVING SECURED AN ENGINE AND
Lathe, and tho best of workmanship, we
nro nor prepared to do
ALL KIN DS OF CANNERY WORK,
ENGINE AND STEAMBOAT
"WORK OF ANY DES
CRIPTION. XK5" Ilorse-shooing, repairing, and all kinds
of blacksinithing promptly attended to at rea
Tp S. MERRILL & CO.,
Blacksmiths and Machinists.
Capt ROGERS' OLD STAND
iS ear Express Urace,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
All work in our lino, heavy or light, done with
neatness ana m.paicn.
HORSESHOEING, WAGON, AND
Farm "Work a Specialty.
HAVING SECURED THE SERVICES OF
Mr. S. A. Gaines of Ky., an experienced
Farriorof25 years in tho business, and well
known to Astoria horsemen, wo are prepared to
do shoeing in a manner to cure lameness or pre
vent it in horses entrusted to our care.
RS"AU work warranted and at reasonable
AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CHENAMUS ST. ASTORIA. OREGOX.
Consignments respectfully solicited, bills col
lected and returns promptly made.
Rsnlar Sales Daj. Saturday,
Refer by permission to
C S. WHIGHT,
WARREN & McGUIRE
Ho. J. Q. A. JBOWLBY
A. VAN UUSEN.
J.W. GEAR HART.
X. C. ITOIjDEN. Auctioneer.
AUCTION & COMMISSION MERCHANT.
Offico, on Main street opposito Washingto
From 7 to 9 o'clock P. M.
Regular Sales Day,
Saturday, at 10 O'clock A. JII.
Will purchaso ami sell real estate, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and terms to bo had on application.
to the Auctioneer. U. S. WOKSLEx
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
R. H. CARD WELL.
Barker Souse Hotel,
Uorner Mam and Uoncoraly streets,
Card-well & Perkins, Proprietors.
THIS IS TIIE LARGEST HOTEL IN AS
toria, new and new furniture, furnishod
in first class style.
The table will be supplied with tho best the
market affords. Accomodations to suit the
times, from SI 25 to $250 per day.
Steamers and sail boats leave tho wharves
and slips near tho Hotel, daily for Fort Ste
vens, Fort Canby, Skipanon, Fort Clatsop
SoaSido, Ocean Reach, Knnppton, Chinook,
Unity, Oysterville and other places of resort
in this vicinity.
BS"Thore are now fivo large salmon can
neries in Astoria, which employ over 1200 per
rons in tho various branches of the business,
making Astoria as it now i, a point of interest
to visitors, independent of its cool invigorating
Cor. Squemocqha and Lafa. ette Streets,
THIS HOUSE HAYING BEEN
newly re-painted and furnished
throughout is now open to the accommoda
tion of the puhlic.
$" The house being in new hands now
can guarantee satisfaction.
Board and Iodsing pcr Week $3 OO
Board per Week. 4 00
MRS. M. E. TURNER, Proprietress.
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. WRIGHT,
Tho Proprietors are happy to announce tha
the above Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its guests
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
All kinds of French. German and American
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest cash price.
"Wedding calces made to order on short notice.
The patronage of the public is respectfully
WATER STREET ROADWAY.
Opposito Oregon Steam Navigation Company's
. Tho above new Restaurant will bo open
frcm and after to-morrow, Sunday. 'January
7th, 1S7U, H.BUSANICH & CO.
EQUAL TO THE BEST. AND
Cheap as tho Cheapest, at
THK astoriax OmcE.
E. C. HOLDEN.
HOLDEN k LAUGHERY,
UFHOXSTERER8 AXI FUJRXI-
At tho old stand-HOLDEN'S AUCTION
ROOMS on Chenamus street.
AH kinds of upholsteiy and cabinet work done
to ordor. Manufacturers of
Lounges, Spring Beds,
Of any sizo and quality.
Picture Frames and Furniture Manufac
tured or Repaired by Experienced
ESTSecond hand Furnifuro bought and sold.
Holladay's Wharf, Main Streot, Astoria, Ogn.
BREAD, CAKES, PIES,
WILL RESERVED TO PATRONS
of the Oregon Bakery of which C.
Binder deceased, was proprietor, tho same as
usual, by Mrs. CHARLES BINDEh.
First Class Baker employed, and perfect
satisfaction guaranteed. All orders, largo or
small, promptly filled on short notice Pat
ronage of tho public is respectfully solicited.
MRS. CHAS. BINDER.
T) ATHS, BATHS,
Hot, Cold, Shower,
Occident Hotel Shaving Saloon.
Nledkraukk & Uhlexhart,
r5-Special attSion paid to LADIES' and
CHILDREN'S imil CUTTING
CST Private Entrancefor Ladies
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Vn
Notary Public and Commissioner of Deeds for
California and Washington Territory.
Office Over Wells, Fargo Jc Coa Express
Office in Van Dusen's building, cor. Cass and
Tp D. WINTON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in "Wajren & McGuire's Building,
R. I. M. SEVERN,
Graduate University t f Pennsj-lvania.
Office, Rooms No. 7 and 2
LARSEX'S BUILDING, CASS STREET
R. F. CHANG,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office Room No. 7 Brown's Imilding cor
ner of Main and Chenamus streets.
Dr. CrangwiH in future devote his whole
time to the practice of his profession.
M. DALLAS JENNINGS,
Physician, Surgeon and Obstetrician,.
OFFICE ON CASS STREET, ASTORIA,
Next door to Capt Rogers.
ALL CALLS PROMPTLY ATTENDED
to day or night.
The undersijmed is famfiar with the
Russian, Norwegian. Swedish and other
languages, and otters his services to the pub
lie as an interpreter In suits at law. contracts,,
etc., hi which foreigners and citfrens from
the north of Europe who cannot speak Eng
lish well, are interested,
CHARLES HARRISON, Astoria.
rpo WHOM IT3LVY CONCERN.
Notice is hereby given that all persons
are forbid tresspassing upon, or in auy way
occupying anv portion ot the land or be;icii
surrounding TONGUE POINT, or upon any
part of the Henry M:irlin land claim in Clat
sop couurj , State of Oregoir, without permis
sion from the undersigned ; and also from
setting out fires upon said claim, whcieby the
standing timber may in anv way be injured
VAX DUSEN & BROWN.
Per A, Va2Duskx.
Astoria, Oct. 5, T87T. tr
A Keally Fine Article Tor Sale Iw..
Capt. Narbettv Ihvaco..
tForsaniples and particulars inquire at
Trenchard & Upshur's or at Si bon Hamil
ton & Higgins, Astoria.
GERMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT,
Chenamus Street. Astoeia.
Tho public are invited to call and leavo
their orders. Splendid Lager 3 cent3 a glass
Free Lunch every night-
WM. BOCK & Co.. Proprietors.
And Dealer in
ALSO IMPOKTKU OF
CARPETS. OIL CLOTHS, "WALL
PAPER, SHADES, etc.
S5A11 kinds of repairing promptly at
tenden to, and furniture made to order.
EsA full line of picture mouldings and
frames, brackets, window cornices, etc.
tSFull stock and lowest prices, comer of
Squemocqha and Main street, Astoria,
J. R. SPEPPARO.
Late of Corvallia.
C H. STOCKTON.
Late of Kalams.
SHEPPARD & STOCKTON.
HOUSE, SIGN, CARRIAGE. AND ORNA
GRAINING A Specialty. KALS0M1NIN6.
MARBLING AND GLAZING
done to order with neatness and dispatch
SLeave your orders at the NEWSHOIV
on Main street, Astoria, Oregon.
Having all the necessary machinery fox first
class work, skillful Brewers, and using nono
but tho best quality of materials, the Proprie
tor is prepared to manufacture LAGER 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. MEYER. Proprietor.
Oregon City Brewery Depot
If.IIU3IBEI, - - Proprietor-
On the roadway, opposito 0. S. N. wharf.
Besides tho celebrated' Oregon City Beer,
will keop constantly on hand all kinds of tho
finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars, at whole
sale and retail.
Orders promptly filled andsatisfirction guar
anteed. Beer five cents a glass and a good
WEST SHORE MILLS.
CON COM LY
J. C. TRULLLNGER, - - Proprietor.
of tho above Mill
Is now prepared to fill all orders, large ani
small, for every kind of
On satisfactory terms.
ONEY KEPT AT HOME IS A
profit fcaved. Patronize Aitorians.
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