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S&e gaiXxj Vsltorism
J. C. IRELAND Editor.
FRIDAY Oct. 20, 1S77
The announcement yesterday to the
- effect that the president of the Cuban
republic had been captured by the
-Spanish forces, is but another instance
-of the history of the past nine years
campaign against the ever faithful lit
Hq island repeating itself. It reminds
ns of the speech of Gen. Salamanca
in the Cortes early in August last,
"where he created something of an up
roar when he brought forth and un
rolled the long array of crimes and er
' rors which make up the attempt to
-crush the revolution in Cuba. During
nine years that attempt has weakened
the resources and exhausted the
strength of the Spanish nation, and
during the whole of that period there
lias been no time when the lying bul
letins of the butchers who succeeded
each other as Captain-General did not
announce the close of the insurrec
tion as near at hand. To lie about
Cuba has been a point of honor, and
-each request for fresh troops and
fresh advances of money has been
based on the direct and positive asser
tion that they would amply suffice for
the pacification of Cuba. And it was
:not until a fortnight ago that a man
was found bold enough and patriotic
-enough to rise up in his seat m the
'Corte3 and show how much blood and
treasure Spain has spent, how much
mismanagement has marked the con
duct of the war, and what base and
corrupt interests lay behind the whole
The policy of repression which
"fpam has maintained during its whole
existence, both in matters political
and m matters religious, has been a
costly policy to the nation, which now
iinds itself last among the nations of
Europe, where it was once first. A
nation which does nut know how to
tolerate freedom of opinion and free-
' doni of discussion injures itself more
'than any enemy "could do, and thehis
' tory of Sjjain's downfall might never
have been written if her people had
tbeen allowed to know the truth con
cerning public affairs. A strong illus
tration of this was shown in the re-
' jnarkable debate in the Cortes on the
Cuban question above referred to, -and
it seemed that the Spanish govem-
"inent and the Spanish people -tiken
".heard, for the first time, the truth
with regard to the waste, the loss, the
.Corruption, mismanagement and fail-
ure that have attended the attempt to
Since October, 1S68, Spain has sent
"rfco Cuba 204,875 soldiers, not counting
-the-officers. andhas juhtsent out 150,000
"more. Had such an army been set in
-tKe field all together, the enslavement
- ;of Cuba might have been accomplished;
but the armies were sent over piece-
-"jaeal, to die in the hospitals and to be
wasted in guerrilla warfare, and while'
"'Cuba has been ruined, she has not yet
' been subjected. Her plantations ha?e
vbeen devastated, her fabulous resotir-
' roes have been destroyed, her sons have
.' --been put in prison or killed, to save
"xfche -expense of keeping them as pris-
Aaaets, her credit is abused, her mer
chants are plundered by tax levies
4hat .amount to confiscation, and all is
ruin. -and desolation in -the garden
-'island of ike earth; but still the spirit
'-of freedem defied Spanish oppression,
rand still fresh levies are needed to
tiarry .on the strangle which disgraces
' "We do not say that Cuba can not be
f conquered. In fact, the eloquent
"" ''Deputy who exposed the blunders and
: falsehoods of the Spanish chiefs showed
thatiif a better pkn were followed, if
honesty were enforced and wisdom
iheeded, the struggle could easily be
4 ''brought to an end. The struggle is
'too uneven, and Cuba has been pro-
tectod less by her own divided strength
' -than by the miserable imbecility of her
Oregon has every advantage enjoyed in
civilize countries. Liberal laws. Good
chooN. Moderutc taxes. Only nominal
i'"j?35-jSewBpaper advertising 5s moor
ronizyJbuinessmen h&ving'faifn in
their own wafeF, a the most efftfdlive
eans for securing for their wares a wide
mcugnition of their merits.
NEWS OF THE SCORNING.
Kane's democratic majority for
mayor of Baltimore is 1,500.
The Sheriff of Dead wood is after
the highwaymen of Dakota, with fine
prospects of catching the leaders.
Byron It. Robb, of Cincinnati,
was indeicted, on the 23d, by the grand
jury for using the mails to carry on
fradulent schemes. Robb isinanag er
of the United States secret service
company, Monitor manufacturing com
pany and Queen City glass and lamp
According to news from the best
source at Constantinople the grand vi
zier cannot agree with Mamoud Da
mad Pasha on the questions of an ar
mistice. The Damad has urged an
armistice with all his influence. The
grand vizier recently tendered his res
ignation, but afterwards withdrew it.
The San Francisco Chronicle of
the 21st saj-s: "San Erancisco is in
debted to Al. Zieber, of Portland,
Oregon, for a valuable acquisition to
the attractions of our park, in the shape
of a line bevy of Oregon valley quail,
which have just been placed with the
superintendent, Mr. Pritchard, to be
turned loose as soon as they become
accustomed to the place. This is an
extremely beautiful bird, much larger
than our native variety, and it is to be
hoped the experiment of introducing
them here may prove a success."
The Inter Ocean says it is pain
fully apparent that the president's
nominations are not received with
great cordiality by the senate, and
there is a growing doubt of confirma
tion of many of the most important of
them. This is especially the case with
those which have been referred to the
judiciary committee, whose members
are generally opposed or indifferent
to the xresident. Every nomination
of democrats will, it is safe to say, he
sent back to him. Members say in
defense of refusal to confirm them
that southern negroes and republicans
have lost every means of defense and
protection except federal courts and
they intend to insist that officers to
those courts be men whose loyalty to
the cause of human freedom cannot be
questioned. The names of a number
of such bad appointments in the south
are at hand. Members of the cabinet
say the reason the president did not
advise with members of the senate on
appointments was that senators were
Apples and peaches, melons and
beef, pork and potatoes, and sundry
other of the products of American soil
are finding their way in vast quantities
to Europe, and the demand for them
is much greater than the supply.
American tomatoes sell from 30 to CO ;
cents per dozen in London, American
salmon are high in favor with John
Bull and his big family.
From the San Francisco Morning CalL
Greenbacks are now at a discount of
less than three per cent, and are rap
idly improving. They have gained
steadily on gold during last year, and
the same influences are at work to
keep them on the upward path. Yet
with this practical progress toward re
sumption, a certain class of New York
and Boston papers are constantly talk
ing about resumption, as if it were a
kind of independent legislative move
ment, bearing no relation to the laws
of trade. "When the greenbacks ad
vance to par, practical resumption will
have taken place, whether the gov
ernment announces its readiness to
call in the whole volume of currency
and pay coin for it or not. There is
no present necessity to accumulate a
large amount of gold in he treasury
to resume with as there will be very
little call for gold if currency is per
mitted to rise quietly to v. gold b;isis.
The appreciation of currency cannot be
attributed to any considerable degree
to the anticipation on the part of the
business public that resumption will
take place in 1879, as there is very
little hope that resumption would take
place that year unless it approximates
very closely Lefore this date comes.
Tf there should be any considerable
difference between gold and currency
on the first .of January, 1879, govern
ment will fee unable io redeem in gold.
It cannot possibly feoar-d a sum equal
to the volume of greenbacks, and if
the latter are at a discount, every hol
der of a note will deazaand gold. If
greenbacks drift up to gold, so as to be
interchangeable with it, very little
gold will bo wanted. Instead of tak
ing aneasures to -accumulate gold, the
governinentshould shape-legislation so
as to cause the steady ppreciati6n of
sS-TVho wants to know about the
great Slate wherollhe erporLs equal In
value S37S per head or the entire popula
tion, tend $1 00 to D. C. Ireland for Thk
Astoria, the only Oregon pnper, pub
lished wholly in the intert of Oregon.
yyr wood pumps.
3UMPS ARE RECOMjJ
vao farmers ana an timers in
heap and durable article.
"Fori sale by
JACKINS & HA WES.
tl&wtf Astoria, Oregon.
To tii-: LAnii:s of Astoria. At some
it at t ne unm nouse in ourcuv.
U "rentier .sex lost a switch of
zTlie switsh afore.siid was nicked
nil iiiiii iiuug ii in iu uuid-,
hamrs. The owner of the lost
aeiuc.sted 10 call and .secure it at
onvenience. as its presence ne-
iie answerinir of too many mies-
ed bv gentlemen who Kill at the of
iMiiess. Ed. IX Cl'KTIS.
THE 'ONYiVJOUS LETTER!
m tin Greenback Club.
:ting of the national
jR club, held in the Court house
of Oct. 20. 1S77. the following
tmunittec appointed to mvesti
viim!i li'lii'rs written to the
on the dteiii
nof this eitv was adonted and
ordered pyllisfred in the Daily Astokiax.
$ vouroifcmittee beg leave to Mibmit
Ftonlvcd, We denounce all anonymous let
ters or threats to intimidate capitalists or
anv persons doing business.
J. F. NOWLAX. Chairman Com.
V. Y. 1'AllKElt. 122dlt-Wlt
pointed by O
,224 and 22T. to as-
sess tne uem
;es caused by the
that we shall
propeaL'd wulening and
to :icss s:
24th dav o
.neneuts on tne
and that we
forenoon olsaid day. when
arties niteresad will appear
to meet at the
same place i
the aist day of
Astoria, Oct. 24, 1S77.
A row boat near the Belnionico Res
taurant, which the owner can have by prov
ing property and paying charges.
A. F. and A. 31.
Members of Temple Lodge No. 7. will con
vene at a special meeting to be held on Sat
urday evening, 27th hist., at 7 o'clock, for the
purpose of considering a propositon from the
order of the Knights of Pythias to rent the
hall for their meetings, anil to transact such
other business as may legally come before it.
Uy order of the W. M.
121 -yt E. C. IIOLDEN, Secretary.
Pacific Coast Steamship Co-
For Sim Francisco Direct.
Will Leave Astoria for San
SATURDAY, October 27.
At (5 o'clock A. M.
For frescht or passage apply to
J. G. HUSTLER.
New Grocery House
SOUTH SIDE OF CHENAMUS STKEET.
'S NOW FULLY OPEN FOlt BUSINESS.
The finest assortment of
And all other staple goods of the best quality
and at the cheapest cash prices.
All the various Foreign and Domestic fancy
Preserves, Fruits, Jellies, Wines
CIGARS AND TOBACCOS.
Also, a nice stock of
Crockery, GInswnrc. Table and
tSf-Give me a call and inspect my stock of
goods. J. STltAUSS.
E. C. HOLDEN.
HOLDEN & LAUGHERY,
UPHOLSTERERS ASD FUXRI
At tho old stond-HOLDEN'S AUCTION
ROOMS on Chenninus street
All kinds of upholstery and cabinet work done
to ordor. Manufacturers of
Of any she and quality.
Picture Frames.and Furniture Manufac
- lured or Repaired by Experienced
,' ' .-' t - Workmen-r .' J
3"Sccond band Furniture feeugbt and Bold.
warn, of :i
fits and (iainn;
ve punuc iuimi
l ilninnires :mifc
October. A. 1).. ifT
tt llwollice of tb
cp in the
I C. A. MrKl'K
lm. 12. 1877.
-... ..... ..?..! A. I
l,L IU1I l -IJR
BUY NOXE BUT .THE iVEW
BEST - - WORLD
For sale at the
City Book Store.
Astoria Brewery Saloon
A2vD BOTTLED BEER DEPOT.
MAIN ST11EET, ASTORIA.
The BEST QUALITY LAGER BEER
FIVE CENTS A GLASS.
KS" The pntronnpe of the public is respect
fully solicited. Orders for Lager, or Bottled
Leer, in any quantity, promptly tilled.
i5trir Free Lunch day and nfaht.
Corner of Cass and Squcmocqha street.
FOR THE NEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL MY
LARGE STOCK OF
MENS', BOYS', LADIES', MISSES
BOOTS AND SHOES
At a considerable reduction from
previous prices, many kinds
G.J. SMITH, Prop.
THE UNDKUSIOXKI) TAKE PLEASUKE TO
ANNOUNCE TO THEIU PATRONS AND
DEALERS IN GENERAL THAT TIIEV HAVE
LATELY LARGELY INCREASED THEIR FAC
TORY AND ARE NOW PREPARED TO FUR
NISH AS GOOD AN ASSORTMENT IN THKIK
LINE AS ANY HOUSE ON THE COAST.
AUSKY & Iir.GELC,
r. o. itox &i.
105 First Street.
Fnctorj- on Alder Street, 1c1wcch First
ami Second Street, Portland, Oregon.
F. A. FISHER.
Wilson & Fisher
HAY, FEEO, GROCERIES,
Vharfage and Warehouse Storage.
Corner Clienamus and Hamilton Streets,
WHICH WILL RE SOLD AS LOW
ANY HOUSE IN OREGON.
BAIN & FERGUSON,
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
BLACKSMITHS AND MACHINISTS
x-,c3? foot of Washington Streot, gg
McS. near Kinnojs' Fishery. KKrSSk
vftr ASTORIA . UKEUON, W-r
Tl AVING SECURED AN ENGINE AND
JUL Lathe, and the best of workmanship, we
uru nun iirupHrcu iu uu
iHjljAUMOUJ? ii.XlJ?! SU J i tyuijiiv.
ENGINE AND STEAMBOAT
"WORK OF ANY DES
3 Horse-shoeing, ropairing, and all kinds
of blacksinithing promptly attended toiit rea
S. MERRILL & CO,,
Blacksmiths and machinists.
CapU ROGERS' OLD STAND Jr,
Near .Express UJBice,
ASTORIA, - OREGON,
All work in our lino, heavy .or ligfc done with
neatness and di?patcn.
HORSESHOEING, WAGON, AND
Farm "Work a Specially.
HAVING SECURED THESERVK3ES OF
Mr. S. A. Gainos of Ky an osperiencod
tarnerof 25 years in tho business, and well
known to Astoria horsemen. Ke are Dceoared to
.do shoeing in a manner to cure laments or pro
vent itin-hones cntru?teb!to ourcwyJ."
BAil K)jJc wiyated and at oasonaifo
AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CHEXAMUS ST. ASTORIA. OREliOX.
Consignments respectfully solicited, bills col
lected and returns promptly made.
Kcpiilnr Sales Day. hntiirrtay.
Refer by permission to
C S. WRIGHT,
Hon. J. Q. A. 130WLUY
A. VAN DUSKX,
E. C. KOX.DEX. Auctioneer.
AUCTION & COMMISSION
Office, on Main street opposite Wnhint
From 7 to 0 o'clock P. M,
Regular Sale P:
Saturday. :ii O'ClooIr A. 3.
Wiir purchase ami sell rel estate, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Diagram? and terms to be had n application
to tho Auctioneer. B.t. WultSLliY
HOTELS AKD KESTATJKAXTS.
E. 11. CARDWEL1,. C. II. FKRKIXS
F curlier Hoibse Hotel,
Corner Main and Coneomly streets,
Cartlweli & Perkins, Proprietors-
qMIIS IS THE LARGEST HOTEL Ki AS
JL toria. new anit noy fiirnituFO, furnisheu
in first class style.
The table will bo supplied with- the best tho
market affords. Accomodations to suit the
times, from $1 2-5 to S2oU por day.
Steamers and sail boats leavo the wharves
and slips near the Hotel, daily for 1'ortStc
vens, Fort Canby, Skipanon, Fort Clatsop
Sen Side, Ocean Reach, Knappton, Chinook,
Unity, Oysterville and other piaces of rcser:
in this vicinity.
tt-J" There are noiv five large salmon can
nericsin Astoria, which employ over 12U0 per
sons in tho various branches of the business,
making Astoria as it now is, a point of interest
to visitors, independent of its' cool invigorating
Cor. Squemocqlia and Lata, ette Streets
nnms norsE having been
X lieAvly repainted and furnishi'tt.
tlirnnliout is now open to the accommoda
tion of the public.
srThe house being in new hands now
can guarantee satisfaction.
E.oaril and Lodin per Iay $1 OO
Mn-Ic JSeal 25k
MRS. M. E. TURNER, 1-ropnetress. .
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. "WRIGHT,.
Tho Proprietors are happy to announce tBa
thenboro Hotel has beon
EEPAIXTED AND EEFURNIi3HEI
Adding greatly to tho comfort of its guest3
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FKANCISCO.
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
AH kinds of French, German and American
Candies constantly on hand, wholesale
and retail at the lowest cash price.
"Wedding cakes made to order onshort notice.
The patronage of the public is respectfully
WATER STREET ROADWAY.
Opposite Oregon Steam Navigation Company's
Tho above new Restaurant ttF$ bo open
from and after to-morrow, Sunday. January
Tth.lbTo, D.BUSANICH C0.
nniUTiuP 1 EQT'AL TO THE RESTrANI
minima ?-Chcap a thoChoapest, at
Thk Astoria Ukjici!.
NIL DESPERANDUH. ""
Lime, Brick, Sand!
AT1C3. TiATEC; -AIiO
Plaster M Marl Dust
AS CHEAP AS CAN BE
LANDED IN ASHBIL
Can be had in any quantit at my
J8"Agont for sale of San Juan Lime.
NEW GOODS, HEW GOODS.
Prices Lower Than Ever.
GEORGE W. CORNART,
Is constantly receiving the finest assertment:
BLANK ROOKS. STATIONERY. OFFICE
FIXTURES AND NOTIONS.
ALL TILE LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL
Agent for Skermaa. &-Hydoa Fisnoa and!
Organs- sold on Ixutqllinenta.
AI.SO FINE IMPORTED ANI JX)MESTJCT
GiGARS AN& TOBACCO,
CONSTANTLYON. HADt. .
North side-of Chenamus-street..betwceijjCas8;
and Mam. Astoklv,.Obkq?;.