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NEWS OF THE MORNING.
. G.IRLiXD Editor.
SUNDAY Oct. 23, 1S77
Yesterday a gsntlemaii who has a
vote to record in Astoria by virtus of
a long residence here, and the la
ment of taxes- for .many years past,
but who is at present enumerated on
the roll as "temporarily absent on
business' approached us to interro
gate with respect to city affairs. He
informed us liat the mayor was ar
raigned for not bridging the yawning
abyss between Astoria and upper-town;
for not erecting a street lamp in every
man's front door-3Tard; for not "bury
ing the dead somewhere else besides
in the old burial grounds that have
been in use for a quarter of a century
and arc not yet one-tenth filled; etc.,
He informed us that the common
council were individually arraigned as
a gang of robbers. The specifications
wera incomplete in behalf of the rob
beries perpretrated by Messrs-. Hiram
Brown, Eerd. Fen-ell, Geo. Flavel, C.
H. Page, J. C. Trullinger, and D. K.
"Warren, (members of the common
council), but after a moment's hesita
tion we were compelled to admit that
these gentlemen, as members of the
common council, deserved to be brand
ed as a gang of the most remarkable'
robbers that ever went unpublished.
Just look at the acts they have per
petrated in the name of the people of
Astoria, when they have ordained that
such and such a street should be im
proved, because John Smith, John
Hoe, and Richard Dee simply petition
ed the common council to improve the
streets named in the ordinances afore
said. We have not the data at hand
to show the exact amounts these men
have literally stolen (from their own
pockets), to comply with the requests
made of them by the aforesaid Smith,
lloe, and Dee, who 3iad a lot or block
which the7 desired improved by grad
ing, planking, etc., but it is safe to say
that the sums amount to thousands
of dollars, and it is the first in
stance on record where men have
deliberately taxed themselves to
pay for improvements to such
extreme limits. All street crossings
have to be paid for out of the general
fund, and the present council in the
aggregate, probably pay six-tenths of
the actual taxes of the city. Yet they
have done this willingly, because the
charter provides that -when a certain
number of lineal feet along a proposed
street improvement is represented in
the bona fide apvriication of the owners,
such street shall be improved. The
taxing of themselves in the ratio the7
have to defray these expenses, besides
purchasing of the finest steam engine
on the coast, with hose and hose car
riages, etc., the purchase of land for an
engine house, the erection of an
engine house, city jail, council cham
ber, city officer's quarters, etc., has no
precedent that we know of in the his
tory of municipal corporations, and so
long as the individual members of the
council do not complain at the burden
of taxation -which the citizens them
selves have fixed upon members
through their petitions, .all of which
are on file in the office of the auditor,
we think that complaints from the pe
titioners (the mass of the public) come
with very bad grace, and are not worth
repeating but if any citizen of As
toria feels liimself agrieved at any ac
tion on the part of the council, and
will make valid complaint in a con
sistent manner he will find us ready at
all times to lay -the same before the
So far as the complaints against the
mayor are concerned we answer for
that ourself. The office is merely an
honorary one, no pay nor perquisites
being attached either to it nor to the
office of councilman, and we have en
deavored to fill thaposition to our own
satisfaction, at least, without fear or
favors for any single individual. We
are satisfied with the success which we
have attained in this respect, If any
body else is dissatisfied with the offi
cial course which we have pursued,
they are less fortunate, and we shall
nqt object in the least if; ail such will
manage to suit themselves in future
without asking us to.niake the trial at
our own expense of time and money.
The increase of bank circulation
amounts to $3,002,000 since last year.
. A m-tT-if m wmnnimi in fXirk tnT nf ' 0
LX. II llltVX t44111 LJtWt J1& Ulll . JJl
the cost is impossible. SFodder is now
scarce for ten days, at times.
The Ajax from Astoria, and the
schooner W. F. March, from South '
Bend, have reached San Francisco. !
Surgeons have probed the wound
in Miss Blaine's head, but have been ' i:
unable to find the ball. She suffers
terribly. Inflammation of the brain
is feared, but the surgeons give the
ramiiy some nopes or ner recovery.
The Times' Washington special
thinks the United States made a food '
i .... 0..,. -p, .,
bargain m the Sitting Bull matter.
We got rid of him, and will no longer
feed or fight him, while Canada is
bound to see that he does not violate
The whaling bark Dawn, from the
Arctic ocean, brings news that Septem
ber 11th the bark Three Brothers,
Capt. Owen of New Bedford, was
abandoned in the ice near Point Bar
row. The crew escaped and were dis
tributed on other vessels of the flee
September 11th, the- British bark "V
A. Farnsworth was crushed in the ice,
filled, capsized and sank in 20 minutes.
The crew was saved. No news of the
crews of the fleet abandoned last sea
son, with the exception of two Kana
kas named Barnes, who ma'dc their
way to land. All are supposed
An attempt was made in the Was
ington territory House of Represent
tives week before last to repeal the la
relative to disposing of liquors to mi
nors. It was defeated by a vote of
seventeen to eleven.
A traveling printer in Vermont,
says the Brandon Union, was jugged
in llutland on the oth of May for be
ing drunk. The law ker)t him there
five months, at an expense of 75 to
the state for board, and then he was
pardoned by the governor. That
liquor law appears to stand in the in
terest of jailors who want large board
fees, and a sentence for intoxication
is really a sentence for life, as the pris
oner cannot be released excel) t upon
pardon by the governor.
Grave doubts have arisen as to
the guilt of Joel Collins, recently
killed as one of the robbers of the
Union Pacific train. A law firm of j
Topeka will be retained by the father
of Collins to investigate the matter.
Enough has been learned to justify
the statement that Collins could not
have been present at the time. His
having a large amount of money on
his person at the time of his death is
accounted for by the statement that
he had just returned from the Black
hills where he had taken a drove of
cattle, which lie had sold, and was re
turning with the money, nearly 20,
000. His conduct when arrested is
accounted for on the hypothesis that
he supposed he had fallen "into tire
hands of robbers.
Several editions of the Astorian,
CDaily, "Weekly and Sunday), never
insert advertisements known to be of
an immoral or swindling character.
"We refuse many dollars offered for
such advertisements every year, but
always throw out advertisements sus
pected of being of this nature.
Nevertheless we cannot hold our
selves responsible for the good faith
of our advertisers, nor undertake to
relieve readers from the need of ex
ercising common prudence on their
own behalf. They must judge for
themselves whether the goock ad
vertised can in the nature of
things be furnished for the price
asked. They will find it a good rule
to be careful about extraordinary
bargains, and they can always find
safety in doubtful cases by paying for
goods only upon their delivery.
The British corvette Iris, now
being fitted out at Plymouth, is the
first steel-plated man-of-war ever built.
M. Blondin, the hero of Niagara,
after a long tour in Australia, New
Zealand, &c., has appeared in Eng
' Miss Emily Faithful has started
a penny.local newspaper in London,
which is meeiuig
In Astoria. Oct, "27, 1877. to the wife of John
Douglass; engineer of Rescue Co. No. 2, a
daughter, S pounds.
I - 7UT r J I
ein veu iiis iniior Miup
alnn, Concoinly street.
ton, opposite Astoria
VE3I15ER 2. IvS77.
ived at Kinney's cannery at
Passage 3 00.
AUG. 0. KINNEY.
copartnership heretofore existing
' P. Riehman ami Magnws C. Cros
Ulie lirui of J.. P. Kivliiunn & Co.. is
ltugtiu avill be e
bv mutual consent, l lie
ontinuod by Magnus C.
Authorized to settle all claims
fjijfctlof to receive all :
Kiltoire named firm.
amounts due the
LOUIS P. RICIIMAN,
MAGNUS C. CROSBY.
Astoria, Oreg.m, Oct. l7, 1S77.
velv given that on the'fith
mber, A. J).. 1S7, a leather
th;ng was sent from Astoria
T., addressed to
AG-AX. South Bcuil.
io such person at that place at
ties being unable to learn any
s whereabouts. Anv person
lisfti information regarding him.
e?tcniri;iesaiiie to me uuneisigneu.
' contains an
LSCHARGE, DATED AIT.. 12, 1872.
. . ... - . i ?
Which stated that he was a man 27 years
of age, T feet 7ls inches high, light complex
ion, blue eyes, brown hair nmPtliat he was
a xTgeant in companv M nth regiment of
cavalry. .JOHN R. UOULTEU.
Ovsterville. W.T. Oct. i"., 1877. 124-im
Gregmi Steamship Company.
or Saw Ifraii Cisco Direct,
,'ing tncjcmteu states luans ana
Wells, Hirgo & Co's Express.
rPrssQge at Reduced
.Connor. . LCommandir
Will leave AV. T. & L. CoJs dockLstoria for
above port on v
SUNDAY, October 28 1811.
At G o'clock, A. M. !
Por Freight or Passage, apply at tho office of
tho W. T. A: Locks comiany.
Pacific CoaLSteamship Co-
I?or San l-TOiirlsco IMrecf.
Will Leave Ast6naMor San
SUNDAY, October 28
At ( o'clock A.M.
For freight or passago apply to
J. U. HUSTLER.
"We the undersigned Coiiimissoners ap
pointed by Ordinance Xo. 22 1 and 22.1 to as
sess the benefits and damages caused by the
widening of Concoinly and Clieiiamus streets,
do hereby give public notice, that we shall
proceed to view said proposed widening and
to assess said damages and benefits on .the
2-lth dav of October. A. 1)., 1877 ; and that we
shall meet at the office of the City Attorney
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of said day. when
and where all parties interested will appear
C. A. McOUIKH.
Astoria. Oct. 12, 1877. lll-td
The Board stands adjourned to meet at the
Fame place on "Wednesday, the 3lst day of
October, 1S77, at ten o'clock a. in.
C. A. McGUIKK.
Astoria, Oct. 24, 1S77.
A row boat near the Dclmonico Ie.s
taunuit. which the owner can have by prov
ing property and paying chanics.
f apii aijarriie Slop.
Squemocqha street, botween Washington and
1IESJVZ iALX,OU. Proprietor.
C"RepairInu promptly attended to none,
but the best material used. All work war
ranted. ttSBlacksniithing and ship work promptly
D. K. Warhkx.
C. A. McGuirk.
Astoria Market !
Corner of Chenamus and Casstreets,
"WAREEN & McGUIRE, Proprietors,
(Succextors to Ilobson tfc Warren,)
Wholcsalo and Retail Dealers in all kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats!
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, ETC.
K3 Butter, Eggs, Cheese, otc. constantly
KT Ships supplied at tho lowostrates.
Uolladay's "VVharf, Main Streot, Astoria, Ogn.
J3READ, CAKES, PIES,
WILL BE .SERVED 'JCOPATROXS
of the Oregon Bakery of which C.
Binder deceased, was proprietor, tho samo as
usual, by Mrs. CHARLES BINUEU.
First Cla3 Baker employed, and perfect
satisfaction guaranteed. All orders, largo or
pmall, promptly filled on short notice Pat
ronage of tho public is respectfully solicited.
MRS. CUAS. BINDER.
mil vKinnu im:ii
1 ilJPar ii'pf
valise Hil " df(
ptfsent aW! ffcr
Jble to ffufe
m 111 liiv.m
m 111s aii
l l"Vf .'fT
i I ilii.u jj
1 "- '
Lbux zsozns but the answ
THE BEST -
For sale at the
City Book Store.
Astoria Brewery Saloons
AXD BOTTLED BEER DEPOT.
MAIN STItEET, ASTOIUA.
72 UDOLPH BAETir,
The BEST QUALITY LAGER BEElt
FIVE CENTS A GLASS.
tSS" The patronnsro of tho public is respect
fully solicited. Orders for Lnger, or Uottled
Beer, in any quantity, promptly, filled.
i" l'reo Lunch day and mslit.
n n nn At q it a U
Comer of Cass and Squemocqha street'.
FOE, THE XEXT THIRTY DAYS
I WILL SELL ALL 1MY
LARGE STOCK OP
MESS', BOYS', LADIES', MISSES
BOOTS AND SHOES
At a considerable reduction fron
previous prices, many kinds
C- JaSSWITH, Prop,
riuie undeksion'kd take pleasure to
x axoltxre to theiu patrons and
dealers ix general that tiiev have
lately largely inl'reased their fac
tory and ark now pkkparird .to fur
nish as oood an assortment jn th1-uu
link as any house on the coast.
Special inducements to cash custo
mers. ALISSY & 3EF.GEI.E,
P. O. Box 04.
105 First Street.
Factory on Alder Street, lictwecn First
ami Second Street, Fori land, Oreson.
F. A. FISIIKH.
Wilson & Fisher
Wharfage and Warehouse Storage.
Corner Clieiiamus and Hamilton Streets,
WHICH WILL RE SOLD AS LOW
ANY HOUSE IN OltEOON.
BAIN & FERGUSON,
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
BLACKSMITHS A2TO jIACHIKISTS
r-,g foot of Washington Street, xcr
ttf&f near Kinne s' lishery, fa&icV
HAVING SECURED AN ENGINE AND
Lathe, and tho best of workmanship, wo
aro now prepared to do
ALL KINDS OF CANNE1!Y"W0RK.
ENGINE AND STEAMBOAT '
"WORK OF ANY DES
a?5 Horse-shoeing, repairing, and all kinds
of blacksmithing promptly attended to at rea
S. MERRILL & CO.,
Blacksmiths and Machinists.
Capt. ROGERS' OLD STAND
N car Express Office,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
All work in our line, heavy or light, done with
neatness and dispatch.
HORSESHOEING, WAGON, AND
Farm "Work a Specialty.
HAVING SECURED THE SERVICES OF
Mr. S. A. Gaines of Ivy., an experienced
Earner of 25 years in tho business, and well
known to Astoria horsemen, wo aro prepared to
do shoeing in a manner to cure lameness or pre
vont it in horses entrusted to our care.
S?"AU work warranted and at reasonable;
AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CI1EXAMUS ST. ASTOUIA. URSGON.
Co35isnment respectfully folititol. Wlls col"
locted and ruturiu pronutly made.
Kfulnr Sales Bay. Saturday,
Refer by permission to
VARKEN A .MrfiUITlV
F.6S. J. Q. .. ISOWLUY.
Y.. V. IZ&IAiV.VS Aiifliouonr,,
AUCTION & COMMISSION MEP.CHANt.
Olfice, on Alain street opoMte Wiichiaetv
From 7 to U o'clock 1'. 31.
Regular Fnles Iay,
:sial:i3-. :tt 30 OaCSiHIc A. 31.
"Will purchase and sell renl estate, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignment? respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and terms to be had on applies tiaa'
to tho Auctioneer. Ii, t. WUKSLbY
HOTELS AND KESTAURAOTS.
II. II. CARD WELL. C. II. PKRKUN?
Farker House Hotel,
Corner Alain and Coneomlv ?trcets,
Cardxcell & Peririiis, Proprictorx.
riIIS IS THE LARGEST HOTEL Df AS
X toria. new and now furniture, furmshod
in first el ass ?tyle.
The table will be supplied with tho bo?t the
market a fiords. .Accomodations to suit th
lime;?, from il 2j to S2 "i0 yicr day.
Steamers and sail boats leave the wharves
and slips near tho Hotel, daily for FortStc-
vens. Fort Canby, SKipanon, Ton ClaLop
Sen. Side, Ocean Beach, Knappiun, Chinook.
Unity, (Jystcrvillo and other places of reaor?
in thi vicinity.
xf' There aro now five large salmon can
neries in Astoria, which employ over 12j0 per-"
sons in the various branches of the business,
making Astoria a itnow is. a point of interest
to visitors, independent of its cool invigorating
Cor. JSf jueinocqha and La fax ette streets.
AS rcXKiA. OK Ed OX.
TIHIS HOUSE HAVING BEE2
JL newly vt-painted and tnimished
throughout 'fs now open to the accumnioda--tion
i-The house bcum in new hands now
can guarantee satbfactfou.
.UoartI and li;ljilnjc per
I Say $1 X?
MRS. M. E. TUKXEU, rropnetress.
QCCIDENT HOTEL, .
A. J. MEG-LEU, C. S. TVRIGHTy
Astoria f Oregon.
Tho Proprietors are hnppy to announce th
the above If otel has beon
EEPAINTED A2T-D 11EE011XISHEI
Adding greatly try the- comfort of it3 guesti
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NOHTL?
OF SAN EKANCISCO.
. OYSTERS t
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 cakes made to order on short notfec.
The patronage of the public is respectfully
WATER STREET ROADWAY,
Opposite Oregon Steam Navigation Company's
Tho abovo new Restaurant will bo open
from and after to-morrow, Sunday. J anuary
7th, lfcTti, D. BUS.AJS ICU Jc CO.
I . EQUAL TO THE BEST, AND
f-Choap as tho Cheapest, at
J Tiir Astorian Okfick.
Lime; Brick, Sand
-a.33.ca. LATH5 .AliO
Plaster anfl MarWe W
AS CHEAP AS CAN BE
LA1ED IN ASTORIA.
Can be bad in any quantity at my
BSTA gent for sale of San Juan Lime.
HEW GOODS, HEW GOODS.
P rices Lower Than Ever.
GEORGE W. GQRNART,
Is constantly receiving the finest assortment
BLANK ROOKS. STATIONERY. OFFICE
FIXTURES AND NOTIONS.
ALL THE LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL
Agent for Sherman & Hyde's Piano3 and
Organs sold on Installments.
ALSO FINE 13IPORTEI AND DOMESTIC
CiGARS AND TOBACCO,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
North side of Chenamus street, between Cass;
ajd. 3fam AsroitiA, Oeego;