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ASTORIA. OREGON :
D. G. IREI,AXI Elitor.
FRIDAY f Nov.2, 1877
Tiie Lick Estate Compromise.
The particulars of the compromise
made by the trustees of the Lick
estate have been published. The ar
rangememt was made to avoid pro
tracted and expensive litigation. All
the devisees of the estate agreed to
the compromise, except the Academy
of Sciences. As this body refused
assent, the trustees of the estate filed
a bill in equity, asking the court to con
firm the compromise. To this bill the
defendants demurred on the ground
that the trustees were not a legally
constituted body. This demurrer, Jud
ge "Wheeler has overruled. The
decision sustains the trustees as a legal
body, and foreshadows incidentally,
the deision on the main question
"Courts of equity are disposed to favor
compromises," says the Judge. It is
difficult for most people outside of the
Academy of Sciences to find any good
reasons for thus arresting the execution
of this trust But some of the mem
bers of that body think they have a
case, and its merits can now only be
determined in a court of equity. The
next decision will either ratify or an
nul the compromise wliich the trustees
Improvement of the Mississippi.
The Mississippi river inprovement
convention, assembled at St. Paul,
Minn. , recently, and was attended by
a large and influential body of delega
tes, about 100 m number, from cities
tn the Mississippi, from New Orleans
to St. Paul. The Hon. Joseph Brown,
of St. Louis, was chosen president,
and a vice-president from each state rep
resented was also chosen. The res
olution udopted urge upon congress the
pressing necessity of passing such acts
and. making such appropriations as will
in the shortest possible time, and in
the most economical manner in all
seasons of the year, secure a good
navigable stage of water from the
falls of St. Anthony to the gulf of
Mexico, and if practicable, give a
minimum of about five feot from St.
Paul to St. Louis, about eight feet
from St. Louis to Cairo, and about
ten feet from Cairo to New Orleans.
They urgently request congress to
adopt such legislation as will best and
most speedily secure the end in view;
and insist that in all acts providing for
the appropriation of money for internal-
improvements, the improvement
of the navigation of the Mississippi
river to be kept most prominent as a
distinctively national work.
Jokn Bright on Steam Navigation.
There is one public man in
land who never says anything which
is not worth putting in print and re ad
ing over many times. John Bright
always has something to say worth
hearing. He recently distributed the
prizes to the successful students of the
art and science classes at Hochedale,
when he recalled the first ocean steam
ship ventures in 182S, when two steam
ships" left England for tho United
When the Sirius came in there was
the greatest excitement to see her
come steaming in and the smoke from
her tunnel. They knew that she had
crossed the Atlantic, they knew it was
& great thing, and while the whole city
of New York was in excitement it was
announced next morning that another
huge steamer was also entering the
harbor; and thus these two vessels,
coming within a day of each other
from ports in England, at once forever
fcettled the question of the possibility
of free navigation of broad oceans by
steam power and from that time to
this the progress has been rapid even
beyond what could have been expect
ed by the must sanguine inventors of
that day. There is one company now
of which you have all heard the Cu
nard company-T-which has, I believe,
nat less than .fifty .steamships. I am
told the company has more than 1,
000,000 tons of tonnage, and that they
have -more than 15,000 horse-power in
their .fleet of steamers, and that after
traversing the Atlantic for thirty-five
years they cull say with, & just satisfac
tion th;& not a passenger nor a' .single
letter has l?oen.latv aiiy accident at
eea to,aay a:Waf &Sk,ys&ife( h.v."
There an average of one steam
ship a day now leaving NTew York for
Europe. The average departures of
steamships from San Francisco, coast
wise and foreign, exceed one a day.
Steamships which come into this port,
says the Bulletiu, from China and
Australia, having .performed voyages
of five and seven thousand miles with
out coaling, now attract very little at- j
tention. Forty years ago everybody
was talking about the voyage of the
Sirius across the Atlantic. Now the
arrival or departure of a five thousand
ton steamship excites no particular in
terest. But these last forty years
cover the whole period of ocean steam
ship development, and constitute one
of the most interesting epochs of mod
NEWS OF THE MORNING.
The funeral of General Forrest
took place in Memphis on the 31st.
The Turks are accused of luring
the Russians into fearful losses by dis
playing the white flag.
No more indiscriminate loaning
of money will be tolerated by the Ne
vada bank, San Francisco.
Stevens' battery has not been sold
to any one, the World says. How for
tunate, yet how very unfortunate.
Senator Morton's condition re
mains about as previously reported.
A dispatch of yesterday states that he
might not live till this morning.
The house refused to table E
ing's motion for reconsideration of the
vote to repeal the resumption act on
the 31st. The committee on banking
and currency have decided to recom
mend the passage of Ewing's bill.
In reference to a successor for
Senator Morton the Sun's Washington
special says: "A conference of promi
nent democratic senators and repre
sentatives, from both east and west,
was held yesterday in anticipation of
Senator Morton's death. Gov. Wil
liams, of Indiana, being present, indi
cated liis readiness to be guided by
the sentiment expressed at the confer
ence relative to Morton's successor in
the senate, and it was determined that
the vacancy, when it occurs, shall be
tendered to Thomas A. Hendricks,
who, it is said, will accept. Dan Yoor
hees' name was presented, but Wil
liams is understood to be pledged now
to Hendricks." It will be funny if
Morton dies knowing who is to become
On Friday last the secretary of
the interior heard the argument of the
Northern Pacific railroad company for
permission to change the route of
their branch line so as to make it
leave the main line at Wallula and run
thence to Tacoma instead of the pres
ent location by way of Pen d'Oreille
lake. Col. Gray, attorney for the
company, advocated the proposition,
and delegate Jacobs of Washington
territory opposed it. It appears from
statistics furnished by the commission
ers of the general land office that
there are some five and a half million
acres of land withdrawn by the gov
ernment along the present branch
route and that only two would have to
be withdrawn for the benefit of the
company along the proposed new
route if the change of the route is
authorized. The lands now with
drawn would be restored, and would
be public domain.
As the society for the prevention
of cruelty to children, in New York,
was started by individuals wno were
very much in earnest in the matter, it
is not surprising to find success follow
ing their efforts. During the past six
months, according to the secretary's
report, three hundred and sixty-one
complaints have been investigated,
one hundred and fifty-four cases of
cruelty prosecuted, and about two
hundred children have been sent to
homes of institutions. The cases tried
have brought out many sad experi
ences children beaten by their par
ents, starved in attics,' begging for
shiftless fathers,1' or thrown out into the
street altogether. The society has
only just entered upon its career, lout
if the good work is well supported,
as no doubt it will be, "many a wretch
ed chUd will findin thitf most' benov-
Jen.t MRfetntioii tiic -powciwii or
.Wich it lias boen'ghixfe
JL I I'MPUMW
r San Francisco Direct,
Carrinir the United states Mails and
kYells, Fargo & Co's Express.
Freight and Passage at Reduced
A 1 Steamship
Will Ieavo W. T. fc 1. Co.'s dock Astoria for
above port on
SUNDAY, November 4 1877.
At l o'clock, A. M.
For Freight or Passage, apply at the office of
tho W. T. & Locks company.
C. P. UPSHUR. Agent
Pacific&oast Steamship Co-
Far San Francisco Direct.
DEBXEY jr. Commander.
Will Leavestoria for San
. Francisco, on
SUNDAY, November 4, 1S77,
At 6 o'clock A. M.
For freight or passago apply to
J. G. HUSTLER,
Arsons knowinir themselves in-
e Astoria Laundry,
A STR., ASTORIA. OREGON.
icsted to aill anil settle the same.
jnts make lone friends.
; J. T. BORCHEKS. Proprietor.
Astoria, Nov, 1, 1877.
tielc for Sale XiOiv.
md particulars inquire at
ur'a or at Sibbon, ilnnui-
THESE PUMPS ARE RECOM
mendrd to farmers and nil others in
want of a cheap and durable article.
war For sale by
JACK1NS & HAWKS.
Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Tobacco,
Corner of Maine and Sqiienioeqha streets,
1ST Receives regularly from steamers
everything in the fruit and vegetable line
fresh from the gardens and orchards of Cali
fornia and Oregon. Housekeepers willllnd
just what they want at this store at lowest
AUCTION & COMMISSION
Office, on Main
street opposite Washington
From 7 to 9 o'clock P. M.
Regular Sales Day,
Saturdnj', ut lO O'ClocIc A. HI.
Will purcbaso and sell real estate, merchan
dise, furniture, etc.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Diagrams and terms to no had on application
to tho Auctionoor. B, S. WORSLEY
Saturday Afternoon at two o'clock.
1 Black Walnut bed-room set; 1 Marble
top Maple bed-room set ; 1 choice Library of
Books, 300 volumes, at Brumscr's new store
room, next door to L. P. Richman & Co.'s.
B. S. WORSELY, Auctioneer.
HEW GOODS, NEW GOODS.
Prices Lower Than Ever.
GEORGE W. CORNART,
Is constantly receiving the finest assortment
BLANK BOOKS. STATIONERY. OFFIGE
FIXTURES AND NOTIONS.
ALL THE LATEST PUBLICATIONS
SHEET MUSIC AND MUSICAL
Agent for Sherman fc Hyde's Pianos and
Organs sold on Installments.
ALSO FIXE IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
North side of Chenamus street, between Cass
and Mam - - - Astoria, Oiikgox.
F. A. KISIIEK.
Wilson & Fisher
HAY, FEED, GROCERIES,
Wharfage and Warehouse Storage.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets,
J. R. SPHPFAIW.
Late of Corral I is.
C H, STOCKTON.
Late of Kalama.
SHEPPARD & STOCKTON.
HOUSE, SIGN, CARRIAGE. AND ORNA
ASTORIA .". OREGON.
GRAINING A Specialty. KALS0M1NING,
MARBLING AND GLAZING "
f done to ordor with ndfdness and' .dispatch.
ferj&enve your orders W the 2Jw SlWiW
on Muin.iire&t, ilstorlnV&ctfuo ' "
N f x
A Iterfly Fine At
Triili:inl .fc IMisfti
ton a Hieeins. At
COMMERCIAL AND SHIPPING.
"Will leave for Tillamook,
XOVJSXBER 3t 1877.
Freight received at Kinney's cannery at
SG oo per toiw Passage 3 oo.
Apply to AUG. C. KINNEY .
Ilwaco Steam STav. Co,
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
THE ILWACO STEAM NAY.
CO.'S STEAM Ell
Will leave Astoria on
32 on days, Tuesdays, Friilajs A Saturdays
Atb.oO A.M., sharp, for
Fort Steven;, Tort C'aiiby, ninl Ilwnco.
AVITEK KATES :
Fare to Fort Stevens- COcts
Canby and Ilwaco $1 50
Connecting with L. A. Looniis' stages for Oys
tcrville. FOR TICKETS, TOWAGE, OR CHARTER,
Apply either at the office of tho Company,
Gray.'s wharf, foot of Benton street, or to tho
Captain on board.
J. II. D.GRAY, Agent,
By order of tho President,
L. A. 1.UU.M1S.
ROWN tfc McCABE,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS, $&
Portland and Astoria, Oregon.
pST On all buir.eb entrusted to our
care, satisfaction guaranteed.
T G. FAIRFOWL & SOX,
STEVEDORES AND RIGGERS
Refer by permission to Hogers.Meyers.fc Co,,
Allen & Lewis. Corbitt & Macleay,
IKSON, HAMILTON & HIGGLES.
Provision and General
Cor. Concomly and Benton streets.
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
TRENCHED & IfPSHBR
Successors to Capt. Geo. Flauel
IROtf, STEEL, COAL,
Builders' and General Hard
ware, SASH AND. DOORS.
Well known Stand
For Port Townsend, Victoria, Nan
airao, Fort Wrangle and Sitka. "
CIIAS.THOR : Commander.
Will leave tho Oregon Steamship Com
pany's Wharf at foot of E street, for tho above
THURSDAY, Nov. 1. 1811.
At 5 o'clock, P. AI.
For Freight or Passago apply at the Office
of tho Company, corner of F and i ront streets.
GEO. W. WEIDLEK. Agent.
THE STEAM TUG
V ji. B0C11AU Master
Will attend to all kinds of Towing on tho Co
lumbia river and tr b'utarics.
i.0ftice in Portland at Corbitt & Macleay 's
at Astoria, Gem Salo.n. or on board.
For Passengers, and Towage.
The Now Tag
BIP VAX WINKIiE,
W. H. Whitcomb Master.
Having accommodations for passengers, and
capacity for first class towing, is ottered for
business to all point on the Columbia river
and bay, at reasonable rates.
tsFor particulars apply to Allen k. Lewis,
Portland, or to Trenchard & Upshur, Astoria,
or on board. U7tf
Astoria, Clatsop, Youngs River and
Until further notice tno
A. C. FISHER".
m., returning same day.
The SAM yan. be chartered for freight or
xi jrv-'r purriculars puy ou hoard, v,,,
iuff.' rr - r tmssi isxGsssstaBm
AUCTWNEER and COMMISSION AGENT
CffAIUS ST. ASTORIA. OKEUUN.
Conaignittents respectfully solisitotl, bills coif
ittrfod and return? promptly mace.
RcTnlnr Sales liny. SritayrfHy,
Refer y permission to
WARREN , JVrffrUIRE
JIon. .J. Q. a:iwujy
A. VAX lFSEN.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANT.
Pavlier Hous& Hotel,
Coner Slain and ConcomV ."treets",
H. B. Parker, Proprietor-
nIIIS IS THE LARGEST HOTEL IN AS
A toria. nevr anu nor furniture, furnished
in firit class stylo.
Tho table will bo supplied with the best tho
market afford;". Accomodations to suit the
times, from SI 21 to i'l'M pur day.
Steamers and sail boats leavo tho wharve.i
and slips near tho Hotel, daily for Fort Ste
vens, Fort Canby, Skipanon, Fort (Jlatsop
SeaSide, Ocean Bench, Knappton, Chinook,
Unity, Oysterville and other p!accs of resorS
in this vicinity.
iHJ'Thero aro now five lartye salmon can
neries in Astoria, which employ over 12UD per
sons in the various branches of tho business,
making Astoria as it now is n point of interest
to visitors, independent of its cool invigorating
Cor. Sqiicmocqlm and Lafa. ettct Streets,
rilHIS HOUSE HAYING BEEK
JL newly re-painti'il and furnishetf.'
throughout is now open to the accommoda
tion of the public.
JS-The house being in new liandsnow
can guarantee satisfaction.
ISonrrf ami Lodjjinjr per Day. $1 oo.
Single Meal 'ic-
MRS. M. E. TURNER, rroprietre-vs.
A. J. MEGLEU, C. S. "WRIGHT,
The Proprietbrs aro happy to announce tba
tho above Hotel has been
REPAINTED ATD REFURNISHED
Adding greatly to. the comfort of its guests
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
SERVED IN EVERY STYLE AT
All kiwis of French. German and. American
Cundfrs constantly on hand,, wholesale
aial retail at the lowest casa price.
"Wedding cakes m.-wle to order orashort notice..
The patronage of the public is respectfully
WATER STREET' ROADWAY.
Opposite Oregon Steam Navigation Company's
The above new Restaurant Trill bo open,
from and after to-morrow, Sunday. January
7th, lSTii, D. BUb'AXJLCli & CO.
lap anyarriap Slop,
Squomocqha street, between Washington and?
HENRY GALLOU, Proprietor-
ERepaIring promptly attended to nono;.
but the best material used. All wod&a
teS-Blacksmithine and ship- worlt pAjmpttJ
GEORGE MACLEAN, .
Water Staect Roadway,
Kear Hume's CannosyAstorra, Orogon.
and all kinder
ing- done to or-
Siip &: Ehgfire "Wrk a Specialty,
ARNDT & FERCHEK, r
BLACKSMITHS AlSTD M ACBISISTSJ
g-jgr root oi asumgton street.
pPoPx near JVKnes' jrisaerv, '
HAVING SECURED AN ENGINE ANC
Iiatho. and the best of workmanship, we
are now propared to do
ALL KIN DS OF CANNEKT "WOKK,
ENGINE AND STEAM BOAT
"WORK OF ANY DES
CRIPTION. KB Horse-shoeing, repairing, and all kinds
of blacksmithing promptly attended to at rea
S. MERRILL d- CO.,
Blacksmiths and machinists.
Capt. ROGERS' OLD STAND
riear Exjiross Ouico;
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
AU work in our line, heavy or light, done with.
, iiuuuios una aispaicn.
HORSESHOEING, "WAGON:, AjND;
Farm "Work ft Specialty ,t
HAVING SECURED THES.RYICESx-OKi
JSlr. S. A. Gaines of Ky.an erperiencbd;
i'arrierof 25 years in tho business. an:d well:
known to Astoria horsemen, wqAr.eprepared tpc
vent ic in norses entrusted. tq qur
iT-jvll work Tvarr.mted and a
"s ' pryf-yr, -viS nrtt? rjST ANlS
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