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ATURD&::::::::!.TA2fUAitY 11, 1879
SIiere-Ali and Yakoob.
If the 'events which are now
" transpiring irh Afghanistan are ib
be regarded as real and genuine
history, Shere AH is not entitled
to rank high, either as a diplomat
or a soldier. He brought on the
conflict with the British, but ap
' pears to have made no defense of
his territory worthy of the name.
The force of the Khyber pass was
little better than a skirmish. No.
attempt whatever was made to
block any of the other passes.
Shere Aii himself, without striking
a blow, is said to be in flight. Jt
is certain that he has abandoned
Cabul, and that the son Yckoob,
whom he detests, is in power there.
There is not one of our indian
chiefs who could not make a bet
ter stand than the 'Ameer "of a
hardy and warlike race number
ing six or seven millions.' The
campaign of the Modocs in the
lava beds was brilliant and auda
cious in comparison with the fee
ble resistance in the Hidu-Koosh.
Sitting Bull looms up as a Napo
leon by the side, of this Afghan
potentate. The latter has done
little or nothing but run awav from
a field on which he threw down' the
' gauge of battle.
But there is one fact that should
not be forgotten in this connec
tion. It may not throw light upon
the subject, but it is at least sug
gestive. The English have always
found it easier to
Afghanistan than to get out of it.
' In caso of disaster the passes be-
- come a difficult line of retreat.
An English column, all but one
man, was massacred in its vain at
tempt to gain the other side. The
terrible blowr ivas inflicted when
the invaders -were full of "confi
dence, and believed that the coun
try had quietly submitted to their
" (Building Societies in England.
Building societies in England,
although probably developed from
the same idea or principle of co
operation as our Philadelphia so
cieties, carry on a different kind of
business. They have ordinary
stock, preferred shares, and accept
money on deposit from persons
who have no interest in the socie
ties as members. The money, as
Tith our societies, is lent chiefly to
'members, the loan being secured
by bo'nd and mortjjae. Like other
Schemes of co-operation, such as
stores and warehouses, they have
been very popular in the manufac
turing districts of Great Britain.
An imperfect board of trade return
shows . the existence in England
and AYales of 5G1 societies, having
224,427 members. Six hundred
and seventy-two societies (not1 all
included in the board of trade re
turns) hold securities or cash valued
at $115,000,000, of -vvMch forty
millions of dollars belong to depos
itors and other creditbas, and the
balance term embers, either as cap
ital stock or profits. The returns
hIjow that 533 societies have a bal
ance of unappropriated profit,
ameunting: nearly to three million
dollars, while 115 societies have
lost, or are deficient about forty
Jive thousand dollars. In Scotland
there are thirty-one societies, with
assets of about live and a half mil
Hon dollars, and yearly receipts of
four million. In Ireland there are
eio-hteen' societies, with three and
a half million dollars assets and
yearly receipts of nearly three mil
lions. There arc'iio exact returns
about Philadelphia societies, but
they compare very favorably with
those of Englandj since the num
ber of societies is about the same
and the aggregate assets have been
estimated at about one-half the
assets of the societies in all Enjr-
A Grain Firm Failed.
The unprofitable character of
the export grain business this sea
son, which has already lead to the
iailure of two houses engaged in
the trade, is shown in the failure
of Amnion, Caspari & Co., a firm
doing business in San Francisco,
with a branch at Liverpool under
the style of Caspari, Ammon & Co.
The liabilities of the firm are be
lieved to be small, and the trouble
arises in the Liverpool house, and
is said to be Sue to the non-fulfillment
of contracts on the part of
their customers. We shall be
most happy to chronicle the fact
of their recovery soon. They were
largely interested at Astoria.
Watkington Spscial to Botlon Journal.
The amount of bonds and m on 03"
lost by carelessness almost exceeds
the limits of belief. Repeated in
stances have been brought to the
attention of the treasury of large
losses of notes or bonds by fire and
other causes. Only recently a man
presented for redemption, bonds
that would amount to a number ot
thousands of dollars. He hid them
in the earth at the bottom of his
smoke-house for safe keeping, and
forgot where he had placed them.
Fall came and he commenced to
smoke hams. A fire had been
burning a number of days before
he remembered that he had placed
his bonds there. He extinguished
I the fire and found the bonds had
been completely baked. They
could, however, be identified, 'and
new ones issued for them. In-
stances have been reported where
bonds and notes have been stored
for safe keeping in old stoves in
the summer, and forgotten until
after fires had been kindled in
the fall. .Recently there was
presented 'for payment at the
treasury, ari'old obligation for the
District of Columbia for SI 00, the
accumulated interest upon which
amounted to 112. It had been
fourd in an old trunk here. The
treasury officials remembera great
number of instances which have
conic within their observation, and
estimate, therefore, that the actual
loss of-greenbacks by fire and care
lessness amounts to 20,000,000.
T4ic station house and platform
at Tcnino have been neatly and
substantially fitted up -br the two
railroad companies. The waiting
room is "well finished and painted
and kept warm and Comfortable.
A shed roof exntends from one
train to the other, so that freight
and passengers can be transferred
without exposure to the rain.
The United States had her
smash, and England watched and
waited. The believers in "free
trade"' had a standing finger point
ing wondrous prosperity, and the
solidity of everything financial in
the kingdom. Recent events have
in some measure, crooked ihe fin
ger, and spoiled many of the 'finest
calculations of the free-trade math
ematicians. It is rather audacious1 on the
part of so thin-legged a man as
Carl Schurz to tackle a little "war
rior like Phil. Sheridan, but at -his
desk Carl was ever the most valiant
of swash-bucklers. The skill, gal
lautry, and endurance displayed
by Carl Schurz, when a Major
genero, in sitting on court-martial
and boards of survey alia inquiries
tof one kind stud another, put down
the rebellion. Give Carl a pen
and'lie will charge risrht into the
jaws of death, right into the gates
of hell. Give him a sword and his
legs will become so entangled
therewith that -martial progress is
The Oos&n is a Cemetery.
WRrrffex FOR THE ASTORIA
"The Ocean is & Cemetery."
0 surging, ceaseless, melancholy swell,
Thy tones are funeral tones! thy Travel a colli
A seuulcher of countless sheeted dead!
Whileo'er thy coral od, undulating bod
Thy billows beat a bitter, solemn knell
For souls in heaven and spirits damned in hell.
Thou canst not opo thy ravenous jaws and
Tho petrified remains thy waters shield ;
The' Eternal hand must first unbar tho tomb,
And penotrato tho doop, unlighted gloom!
Thy darksomo cavern and thy ragced bed
Shall hide tho whitened bones of myriad dead;
Thy unrelenting, terriblo embraco
Vast, silent armies of tho human raco
Infold, and strong t3 now shall wield its power.
Till Gabriel's trumpet proclaims tho final
When rattling bones enrobed in forraor clay.
Shall leave thy caverns and behold tho day!
And till that timo, in undisturbed reposo.
Thy storms shall lull, thy billows o'er them
Could but thy" over gloomy prison halls
Unloose thy slimy pris'nors watery thralls,
Set free tho forms incarcerated there.
Put sight within the floshloss socket's staro,
Thoe idle tenements with lifo rarest.
Give locomotion for their palsied res,
"Whatmass nonliving could outcount the hosts
Of those renewed, reanimated ghosts?
But palsied still that lifeless clay shall bo,
And unmolested till eternity
Succeeds to timo, asunder tears tho chains.
And resurrection freo thoo dead romains!
Then rock them, ocean, in thy briny arms,
And sing their oudlcss dirge in frequent
Yos! rock those slcepors, from their deep
Thou canst not roose them by thy mightiest
Ah! cradle, heavo them in thy lengthened
Employing for their lullaby, their knell!
jFS-A wealthy Pittsburg merchant
is reported as having said: 1 always
feel hanpy when 1 am advertisingfor
then 1 know, that waking or sleeping I
have a strong, though silent orator work
ing for me; one who never tires. never
sleeps, never makes mistakes and who
is certain to enter the households from
which, if at all, my trtfclo fi.ust eome."
EXECUTOItS NOTICE. die County court
of ClKtsop county, Oregon, having ap
pointed the undersigned executor of the last
will and tfcstament of F. Ferrell, deceased,
all persons having claims agaiit said estate
are requested to present the same with the
proper vouchers at my oltice in Astoi ia, with
in six months from this date.
January G. 1579 3-w3t Executor.
Wilson & Fisher
LUBRICATING OILS, COAL OIL,
PAINTS AND OILS.
Sheet, Round, and Square Prepared
PROVISIONS, MILL PEED,
GARDEN "SEED, GRASS SEED.
Which will be exchanged for country pro
duce or sold at lowest prices.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
Notice to All Concerned.
I!en and Boys Must be
As well as to have tojs for Christmas.
: Christmas is Over !
1 LOEB ss Snrrsnflerefl !
And now invites the attention of every
body to his
Full and Complete Stock,
Consisting in part of
LINE OF ULU I II I f1U AND HOYS.
Large Stock of Family Groceries;
Canned Fruits, Etc.;
"Watches JiMVolry. Marine and Opera
Resides a eIioiie lot of
TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
"Wholesale and Retail. Call and see.
MAIN ST., - ASTORIA, OC.N.
CITY BOOK STORE,
MAIX ST., ASTOKIA.
CHAS. STJEVJESS & SOX
Invite the attention of pmvhasers to their
stock, jnst laid in
The Finest Selection !
The Cheapest Prices'1
The Greatest Worth !
LADIES' T4IAHLES A'D PLRSES
COMB ANl BPvl'Sn POCKETS:
CUTLEKY,- JEWEL11Y, CHAllATS,
COLD PENS AND PENCILS;
PAINT PENCILS, GUTTAPEPvCTIA
EXCELSIOK DIAPvTES. BLANK
BOOKS, STATIONERY, ETC.
JSSTAII goods sold at lowest wish prices.
CIIAS. STEVENS & SON.
Citv Book Store to Main streettwo doors
from the Pioneer Bestaiimnr. ofttajte the
balTery of Mrs C. Biml-r. -
r F. BELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Notary Public and Commissioner feeds fr
California and Washington Territory.
OFFiCE-Corner of Squemocqhe anil Cass
streets, up stairs, over E. S. Lnrsen 3 store.
KOBB & FITXTOSf,
Attorneys-at-Laiu, Collecting and Real
Itooms Nos. l and 2, Dr. Welch's new lraild
ug, Squemocqha street. Astoria.
Tp D. AVINlOiS",
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office in "City Hall Quitting.
TV. W. I. BAKER.
(Late Surgeon U. S. Army.)
Oflico Corner Glienanuis and Main "sts.,
over "White House store, Brown's builiimsr
R. I. 31. SEVERN,
Graduate University f Pennsylvania.
PHYSICIAN AND SUItGEOX.
EXAMINING SURGEON OF PENSIONS.
ill cc. Larsen's building. .
Oilier Hoiir.-S A. 51. to 10 A.M. and 6 p
3T. to S i m. At night can lie found at Tur-
pin House. Astokia. urm-o-
TYR. F. CPvAXG,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
O flice "Room io. 7 over C. ! Parker's
store, Opposite Dement's drug store.
B. F. DEXNISOX. F. J. TAYiOK
DENNISOK" & TAYLOR,
ATTORNEYS AT 1A1V.
Ofpick Up stairs in Parker's building,
corner Chenamus and Denton streets.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
II S KKMOVED TO
Alain street, Parker's building,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
Stone and Marble Cutter,
ASTORIA. ----- OREGON.
All kinds of lmildin? work, and monumen
tal work attended to promptly and to order.
U. J. AV. OLIVER,
llavimr pennanentlv located in Astoria,
tendors his services to the citizens of this
Ohfick. For the present at his residence
in Col. Taylors house. Cedar street.
CA'RPiNTER AND JOINER,
ATsD GENERAL JOBBER
"X3IJouso3 built to order, and satisfaction
cuararitued. Shop on Squemocqha stieet,
next door to the Episcopal church.
Special Holiday Notice!
E. S. LASSEN
Wholesale and Retail Grocer.
I will sell for cash for the next two weeks
any article in my line at
GREATLY REDUCED TRICES.
Thl.s I propose to do in order toj-iveevcry-
body a iTi.uiee to eelelinite Chi ktmas and
New Year for very little money.
Mv stock uf
Fresh and oesirable.aild not excelled by anv
hoiLse in the state for
PRICKS, 'QUALITY OR QUANTITY.
The largest and most complete stock of
and YELLOW WARE,
A choice assortment of
CI1INA TEA SETS.
REAL BOHEMIAN VASES,
And a complete stock of
Latest designs and he-tinake in the country.
Alo a great reduction in
COFFEES AND SUGAIt.
Also, a gieat variety ol
WOOD AND "WILLOWY "YAPtE.
AH of which I will respect fnlh offer for vour
inspection and purchase. Yours trulv "
. r, ,f- S J-AKSEN,
Astoria, Oregon. Dee. 17. 1S7S.
Corner Main and Chenamus Street',
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLK
and other English Cutlory.
FAH?CHILD'S "GOLD PENS I
Genuine iffeershanm Pipes, etc,
A line stock of
IVatolie zuul .Tewclry. UluzrZc iii
ISreeelL &oadinS Shut Guns
.BcvolverM. Pistols. 1-nrlor H;iaes
Main Street Astoria Oregon,
BERGMAN a BEBBY
RESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN
t;on of tho public to the fact that tho
aboyo Market will always be supplied with a
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH ANDCURED MEATS!
men will bo sold at lowest rates, wholesa to
nd retail. Special attention given to suppiy
D. K. Warkex. c.A. McGuirjc
Corner of Chenaniusaml fnsssfrpra.
WARKEN & McGUIRE, Proprietor"
(Sttcccsiors to IlobSon t Warren,
Wholesalo and Retail Dealers in all Kind? a
Freehand Cured Meats:
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, ETC.
G5" Butter, Egs, Cheese, etc. constantly
S- Ships supplied at the lowest rates.
IT IS A -POSITIVE TRUTH
That housekeepers can do hotter In dealin
with J. K. WIRT, on Main street, as "
he keeps the best of
FIUJITS, CANDIES, NUTS.
LIQUOKS AND CIGABS
JEKKED ELK MEAT,
And also from Clatsop every other day
TRESfr BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE,
CLAMS, DUCKS, CU1CKENS,
. And everything that is needed in the eook
uigline at the lowest livinjc prices.
Call and examine before purchasimr cbc
where. j. k. yriRT.
Arndt & Ferchen,
in the citr.
All kinds of ' - U
Enjjinc, Cannery and Steamboat
"Work promptlv attended to.
1 --,-.:; . rk
Water Street Roadway,
Near Hume's Cannery. Astoria, Oregon.
and all kimb
ing done to 6T-
ALL SHIP AND ENGINE WORK 'A
S. MERRILL & CO.,
Blacksmiths and HachinistsT
Capt. ROGERS' OLD STAND Near Express
Office, ASTORIA, - OREGON.
All work in our line, heavv or lfcht, done with
neatness and dispatch.
. . 1 ti 1 iMf
on and Farm
WORK A SPECIALTY.
ffTAVrXG SECURED THE SEH VICES OF
Ai Mr. S. A. Gaines of Kv an eyperienccd
Farrier of i years in the business, and well
kno-vn to Astoria horsomen. wo are prepared to
doohoeln-: in a manner to cure lameness orpie-
Tvent it in horses en trusted to our care.
i--fAll work warranted and at rcasanabia
A GIRL WaXTKP.-To do general house
Xjl. uork In a small family
r. O. BOX 7.',.
Astoria Ste2ni taundry.
J. T. IfOllCIIERS Propiiet-or.
No rubbing or scnibbmg. and no thiashing
vour clothes too pieces. Buttons sewed on
and rlothes mended
"Sgr-Neat work at leasonable prices. Give
us a call.
T. S. JE"VETT.
B. S. KIMBALL.
Drayirtg & Trucking.
ASTOKIA TEUCIC & DRAY CO.,
Sq.iumucqhe St., hetvoen Cass and Main,
Contracts for x-rxyinj: made and ?af i-faction
Biirtnintertd. Order left at tho Occident :lo
tcl or rucuivcdby mail promptlj idled.
(IX THK ASTOKIAN' IJL'ILUIJfG)
AS JUST RECEIVED A LOT OF NEW
goods, consisting ot
MEN'S AND ROYS
GALE 'AND KIT BOOTS
Buckle and Congress Gaiters,
"Women, Mses and Children's
Which will be sold at the very lowest prices.
Wiolesale and retail dealer in.
OYSTERS, by the SACK,
Hay, Uats, Straw, Wood, Etc,
General storage and Wharfage oa reason-.,
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