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ft.'c. IBELAlfB ---.Erfitor.
SUNDAY JAXUAKY 12, 1879
Pursing Deliberative Bodies.
The point has been raised that a
deliberative assembly cannot ex
pel any of its members for offenses
'committed before election. The
'point is not well taken. Ever'
'deliberative assembly is a judge of
the qualifications arid fitness of its
'own members. The more recent
case in. point, and a very striking
one, too, is that of a recent mem
ber of the Ohio legislature. "We
'do not recall his name. But at the
last session of that body it was
rumored that one df the members
had been convicted of felony, and
been imprisoned therefor in an
other state. A committee was
"raised to inquire into the matteV.
The facts were well established.
The offense had not been coiiimit
ted in Ohio, nor had it been com
mitted since the member had been
elected to the legislature. But
that body expelled the member on
the sole ground that he was a
scandulous and unfit person to be
xt member. The legislature exer
cised the right to judge of the
Qualifications of its own members.
Some years ago the federal sen
ate excelled Jesse D. Bright for
the offense of writing treasonable
letters, or such as would be dan
gerous to the" welfare of the coun
try. The letters, if we remember
rightty, were not written during
the session of congress. 35ut
the senate took cognizance of the
fact that the act committed, was xl
crime,-although the degree of moral
turpitude might have been less
than in some other notable in
stances. If a murderer or a horse
thief were erected a member of a
deliberative body it would be per
fectly competent for that body to
sjiv that he could not remain a
member; and it would make little
difference whether his constituents
did or did not know that he was a
horse-thief or a murderer whCn the1
The British parliament has on
many occasions refused to allow
'members tb'take their seats, on the
sole ground that they were unfit
for membership by reason of acts
' committed before the election.
Parliament became the sole judge
of the fitness of its members, and
it was never maintained that it went
beyond the powers which a delib
erative assembly might lawfully and
safely exercise. The French assem
bly recently expelled a member
for cheating at cards. A cofttinit
tee of the lower house of congress
is now inquiring into the acts of
one of its members (Adding com
mitted, if at all, outside of congress,
though possibly within the term
of which he was elected. The re
port will probably be adverse to
the member, and he will, in that
evenc, lose his scat.
In the case of O'Donnell, in the
Constitutional convention, the
' Ohio precedent is exactly in point, I
bub not more so than a number of
cases in Hhe British parliament.
. O'Donnell was elected a member
of the convention. It is not at all
likely that a majority of (hose who
voted for him knew what kind of a
man he was. But whether thev
did or not, ' the convention is the
"sole .judge of the qualifications of
iiis .members. . It may at all times
purge its own body of all scanda
lous persons, and in doing so it
does not make any uew precedent,
but simply conforms to tiie usages
of deliberative bodies- &r -at - least
The Ice Gorges
It will be seen by reference 'to the
dispatches this mofifing that the rivers
are probably clear of ice, 'by way of
Columbia slough, betweeli this city
and Portland, '"and the Oregon Steam
Navigation company will probably dis
patch, a boat from both ends of the
Capt. Brown, it will be noticed, has
reached Yahcouver, probably for the
purpose of availing himself of the ad
vantages of communication by tele
graph, and he reports that the steam
ship Oregon is surrounded by ice at
Willow bar. "Willow bar is above St.
Helens, the point reached by -Capt.
Kellogg with the steamer Da3'ton. If
the temperature of :the weather has
continued to increase, the 'chances are
favorable to the steamship reaching
Portland either to-dliybr to-morrow,
and the ice blockade for the winter of
1S7S-9 may virtually be considered
removed, on the lower Columbia.
?bll6wing is a list of the expenses
of fclatsop county, as per bills rendered
to ihe commissioners in session last
week, for four months ended Decem
ber 31st, 1878:
Clerk S7S7 10
Treasurer sc 00
Judge lfifi M
Commissioners 1." SO
Sheriff : SO
Coroner expenses . . .-. :1 70
.J. P. court, Tnrley 1'iTi 20
" " Johnson si 40
Bridges ;l:j ik
Circuit court 11 :w
Paupers 202 25
Board, prisoners 1SJI -18
Repairs 20 7.1
Insane 1(1 .".0
Printing, fuel, stationery 57 :o
Road supervisors . . 74
Supt. schools, to date
Total, four months . .
A bill for the relief of Mr.
Ben Holl'aday was taken up, and
considered, in the senate on the
Senator Mitchell addressed
the senate on the 7th upon the
subject of a lfarbor of refuge for
the Pacific coast.
A bill for the relief of Hon.
A. B. Meacharh, was reported upon
favorably'iii the house of repre
sentatives on the 20th.
JPSWe desire it to he distinctly
understood that those who send us ad
vertisements from abroad, must send
the cash v.ith the advertisements, if they
would liavc them appear. We have
numbers of advertisements sent us from
strangers saving, ''Please insert and
send li 1 1."" This we cannot de: the cash
must accomp any thecopy and the order.
TIIEO. BKOEMSEli, - - l'ltoVniETOR.
Fresh oysters, and other deli-
caeu's of me season, scned in
Opposite the Tt-ic-jaiMi office, Stiueuioiilie
street , Astoria, Ort;on.
ncarMKAl AT ALL IIOrilStPB.
Hie A 1, New Schooner
TllOItXSEN Master. 26&Se2
"Will leave Astoria for Tillamook direct on
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1S79.
For freight or passage apply to
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
Y S T 12 K S A li O X'.
HAVrNG KNLARGHn MY STORE I
haeiovou hand lli(k largest ami best
assortinent of plain and French candies in
town, aUci. all kinds of
CAKES, CKACiiERS AND BISCUITS,
All of whieh I offer for sale at the lowest
wish 1 rice, wholesale and retail at '
SCH PEER'S CO?FEC7!0?JERY.
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy from 25 to 75 cents per pound.
iTCSll KjlSteni Hint Slm:)vafpr& I ?-
bay oysters served in every style. 55
HOl-SKTO LIT. A nice residence, new.
eonijUning six rooms, will be readv for
a ti nant any tune on short notice.
For particulars inquire at
" THIS OFFICE.
I IXKcrroiIS NOTICE. The Count v court
Li oi i iatop coitutv. OrejiiMi, Having ap
lMMiitPfl the uiiflrrslmHMl cxfcutorof the last
will and ustaineiit of F. FeiTell, ileccasMMl.
all iieiMins having claims :tg:tmst said estate
are rcpifstMl to presmr ;hesame with the
proper voucheis at inv office in Astoria, with
in six months from this date.
January C. 1S7J. 3-wsc I:xecutor.
ihe undersigned is p'spared to furni?h
a lare niuubor of rfpilas and Spurs at this
place on short notieo,at riasonablo rates.
Apply to c. U. OA VL KS.
Columbia City. "
I. W. CASE, MERCHANDISE.
FULL STOCK DF GftiERAl
Christmas and New Year
IN ENDLESS VARIETY.
A Splendid Assortment of
Line of Cti
ETC., ETC., ETC.
I. W. CASE
lias now to offer to the people of Astoria
and vicinity the finest display 6f
USEFUL AMD -FANGY GOODS
FOR THE HOIil'DAYS,
Every l)lhe'r Day in the Year
Yet shown to the Citizens of
A splendid assortinent of l,auterjungs In
dia Steel and Electric
1V01IY HANDLED PLATED
KWSVES AND rORKS.
These are the finest goods mauufactured.
We Befy tompetition.
ii?"A io.l Cedar Shinples on hand,
for sale in lots to suit purchasers.
I. W. CASE,
C6rner Chenamus and Cass Streets,
MAGNUS C. CROSBY.
Stoves, Tinware, and
House Furnishing Cooc.'s.
Hardware, Brass Goods,
Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings,
Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead. Iron,
Copper, Brass, and Zinc.
COAL LAKD FOR SALE.
-6 ff ACKES of iron and coal lands for
XOu sale, situated near Columbia city,
Oregon. Price S900 tsisli down.
For particulars inquire at
. 17-tf -The astoki ax office.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Notary Public and CommisoncYof Deeds for
California and Washington Territory.
Office Corner of Snuemocqhe and Cass
'ctrnntc itr. efnire nvnr K. S. XarSdl'S Store.
ovi.ww, ! .ji....vj, .....
j. iv. iioiiu. cw.fultox.
robb & ftoto:,
Attorney s-at-Laiu, Collecting and Real
Eooms Xos. 1 and 2, Dr. "Welch's new buiM
g, Sqiicmocnhn street. Astoria.
T D. YflNTON,
ATTORNEY -'AT -LAW.
Office in City Hall Building.
It. IV. J. KATvEH.
(Late Surgeon U. S. ArmyJ)
Office Corner Chenamus and Main sts..
;er "White House store, Hrtiwn s miliums
TR. I. M. SEVERN.
Graduate University f Pennsylvania.
PHYSICIAN A&"I tftoRGEOs.
EXAMINING SURGEON OF PENSIONS.
Ollice. Larson's lmildin?.
Oilier Hour. S A. M. to 10 A. M". anil 6 P
r. to S i m. At night ean be found at Tur
pi n House. Astoiua. Oirer.oy.
TvE. F. CHANG,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Oflice Room io. 7 over C. L. Parker's
store. Opposite Denienfs drug store.
K. F. DKXXISOX. F. J. TAYLOlt
DENNISON & TAYLOR,
ATTORXEYS AT I. AW.
Offick tTp stairs in Tarker's mllding,
corner Chenamus and Kenton streets.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
31 VS KESIOVED TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTOKIA, - - - - OKEG0N.-
Stone and Marble Cutter,
ASTORIA, ----- OREGON.
All kinds of building work, and monumen
tal work attended to promptly and to order.
U. J. W. OLIVER,
Having permanently loeafed in Astoria,
tenders his services to the citizens of this
OFFiri?. For the present at his residence
in Col. Taylor's houseCedar street.
Notice to All Concerned.
f&en and Boys Must be
As well as to have toys for Christmas.
Christmas is Over !
IT TflFD . CI
And now invites the attention of every
body to his
Full and Complete Stock,
Consisting in part of
LINE OF CLOTHING ANDIJOYS.
Gents Furnishing Goeds:
Large Stock of Family Groceries;
Canned Fruits, Etc.;
"VFtticaevt, .Jcwclrs', .Marine and Opera
i lasses, etc.:
IUiles a choice lot of
TOBACCO AMD CIGARS,
"Wholesale and Retail. Call and see.
MAIN ST., - - - ASTORIA, OGN.
gr rAXTFACTUPvEPv OP
fi And Dealer in
AUSO I.MPORTEK OK
CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS. "WALL
PAPER, SHADES, ktc.
C-All -kinds of repairing promptly at
tended to. ami tiiriuture made to order
S3?-A full line of picture nu)ulding"s and
tiaih.s. brackets, window contices etc
Car-Full stock ami lowest prices! J'orher of
bqucmoccha and ilam street. Astoria.
CITY BOOK "STORE,
MAIN ST., ASTOKIA.
CflAS. STB3VJEXS & SOX
Invite the attention of iurch:WeK t ficir
stock, just laid in
1 he Finest Selection !
The Cheapest Prices !
The Greatest Worth'
LADIES' Dr ARIES ASf D PURSES
COall AND BRr-RH POCKETS.
LADIES-'fAXCY HOARD ETP . .
OLD PENS AND PEKCIlS- "'
PAINT PENCILS, GUTTA PERCH V
EXCELSIOR DIARIES, RLANK
BOOKS, STATIONERY, ETC
ISTA11 goods sold at lowest cash nriccs
CIIAS. STEVENS & SON
City Book Store to Main street two ,innN
from the Pioneer Jiestaurant. QDuSritS ? p
hakery'6: Airs. C. Binder uPI)0felte txie
Malv Xtrect, Astoria Oregon,
BEJiGMAN & KERRY
TESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN-
XX tion of tho public 'to tbo fad that tbo
aoovo Market XiM alvrays be supplied with a
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
wWFStffcftBP ?JRED MEATS !
which vn behold at lowest rates, wholesale
and retail. Special attention given to suppiv
D. K. Warrkx.
C. A. McGuirk
Astoria Market !
Corircr of ChenamGsaiid CasssteetK.
ASTORIA. 0 KEG ON.
WARREN & McGUlRE, Proprietor-
'(Successors to Ilobsnn A Warmr
Wholesale and Retail Dealors in all Jctnas o
Fresh and Cured Meats!
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, ETC.
JK5 Butter, EiZS. Choose M xonil
f on hand.
3T Ships supplied at thelowcst-ratea.
IT IS A POSITIVE TRUTH
That hoiisekeepers can do better bv dealing
with J. lv. WI R r. on Main street, as
he keeps the best of
FRUITS, CADrKS, SUTS.
LIQtJOvS AND CIGARS,
JERKED ELK MEAT,
And also from Clatsop every other day
FRESH BtJTTER, EGGS, CHEESE,
CLAMS, DUCKS, CHICKENS,
. And Everything that is needed in the coolc
mghne at the lowest living prices.
Call and examine before purchasing else
where, j. i. wmT.
Arncit & Ferchen,
Machine Shop ' '.FllS
All kinds df ti
EIl5rin, 7anricry and Stenmbont
"Work promptly attiMidcd to.
Water Street Roadway,
Near Hume's Cannery. Astoria, OregCa.
Ilorsoshoeing V an a 'nt3
of Blacksmith jkTlf ms done to or
der. Satisfact wj in fevarantoea
ALL SHIP AND ENGINE WORK A
S. MERRILL d- CO.,
Blacksmiths and machinists.
Capt. ROGERS' OLD STAND Noar Expros
Offico, ASTOIUA, - OREGON.
All work in our lino, heavy or lirfht, done with
neatness and dispatch.
Horseshoeing, Wag- &?
nY STif! Farm sb,5?'S
TVO'RK A SPECIALTY.
HAVING SECURKP THE SERVICES Or
IIr. S. A. Gainos of Ky.. an 'experienced
Farrierof 2-" j'ears in tbo business. -snd well
known to Astoria horsemen, we are prepared W
dosheolnj: in a manner to euro lameness or pre
vent it in horses entrusted to our care.
rtiTAll work warranted and at reasonable
AGI11L "WaNTKD.-To do genend house
work In a small family.
Address : V. O. BOX 7.',.
I-tf Astoria. Oregon
Astoria Steam Laundry.
J. T. I30KCUEKS ., I'voprietor
Noruhhingorscrubbinjr.and no thrashing
your clothes too pieces. Uuttons sewed on
and clothes mended.
J2Xeat work at reasonable prices. Give
as a call.
T. S. JEWETT.
1$. S. KIM CALL.
D raying & Tracking.
ASTORIA TRUCK & DRAY CO.,
Squemucqiiu St., between Cass and Main,
Contracts fur jTuylnj; made and satisfaction
giMptncecd. Orders left at the (eeident :lo
tel or received by mail promptly fdled.
0 J K W ETT .t K LM B A LL.
O- 3Tm SMITEC,
(IX THE ASTOKIAN UL'ILblNC)
HAS JUST -RECEIVED A LOT OF NOT
goods, consisting of
MEN'S AND BOYS
CALF A3SD KIF BOOTS
Buckle and Congress Gaiters,
Women, Misses and Children's
WhicliAvill he sold at the very lowest pricrs.
Wliolc.-ale and retail dealer in.
OYSTEES, by Hi SACK,
Kay, Gats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
Rener-al storage and Wharfage on-icasou-able