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cnamjtd as often as desired. Lcatc 01 dors at
the counting room.
You can buy a binnacle for $15 00
rA Capt. J. H. D. -Gray.
The weather was considerable
colder at tins point last evening.
The clouds were scudding 'south
ward from all quarters last 'liiglit.
-Franklin" is always preparing for
death. He lias several coffins on Iiand
Alert' Hook and Ladder company
No.'i held'their regular monthly meet
ins last evening.
--The steamer City of Chester is to
fake the place of the Alaska, on Puget
'sound and Victoria.
Mr. Johnny Bozorth is pegging
away at the buoy depot. He don't
' get to town very often.
Mr. G. W. Weidler dispatched
the Ordway for As towa' yesterday with
s portion of the Sheoir's cargo.
Mr. Reynolds of the Union house,
has been elected steward of 'No. 1,
-iand the Engine looks "way up."
Privafce-Aiifpat&reE to Capfc. Iflavel
yesterday forenoon announced the safe
-arrival of the Oregon at Portland.
Lots of fioatuig-ice was met in. the
river between Astoria and Brookfield
by the party on board the Edith Sun
day. The lines were down to San Fran-
'cisco all day yesterday, and it'. is not
known whether the Idaho sailed for
The proposed canal, coimecting
-Shoalwater bay with the Columbia
river, or a narrow gauge line of rail-
way, is the only
salvation for that
companjr's steamer "Welcome arrived
at the dock in tliis city at"Y o'clock
last evening from the'frigid regions of
the great Wallaraet, bringing passen
gers and the lodged mails of twelve
-Judge C. C-Goodwin, of the Vir
ginia City Enterprise, visited our state
about a month ago. He was very
fovorably impressed with the -appearance
and .prospects of Oregon, and is
...giving his observations in regard to
Two cigars -end two drinks a day
costs-at least twenty cents. If a young
man commences at eighteen, this sum,
-&t-simple interest, when he is thirty,
amounts to .$1,225; at forty it reaches
"$2,774; at fifty $4,G23; at sity $7,-
03; at seventy9,90G.
But for the cool breeze that has
been blowing during tAie day, our
weather would resemble the earlybud-
vding spring, Tafcher ihaiMiiidwinter. A
clear sky has smiled upon us
clear sky nas smiiea upon us during
the entire day. The above item should
Jiave appeared last week.
Miss !Neal, teacher in the public
school at Astoria, telegraphed to Prof.
"Worthington yesterday from Portland,
that she would be here to-day, orjTOentiS" and about, $3,750 more than
resume her class to-day, in case that
rthe boat came through from Portland.
Miss Neal wont to Portland to spend
the holidays, and was detained in con
sequence of the ice blockade.
fruits and vegetables -a
Condition of the City Finsrrc.es.
The fdllowing copied frertiihe may
or's annual communication to the city
ctmntil, delivered on Monday evening,
the'Othinst, shows he condition of
the -city finances. The expense in
curred the pastjear by the city gov
ernment has been 29,179 32, consist
ing of the'fcllowmg items, to-wit:
Salary of Folice Judge to July 15,
ig7g c 459 OJ
Salary 'oTPoYiec Judge thence to
December 31, iSia............. 2i5 00
Salary of Chief of Police, the year
Salary "of -Tor'S policemen, at S75,
1878. 3, Sis 80
Board oTcUv'firLsoners, 1S78.. 25S 77
Medicine and bedding for prisoners
Fce&nald witnesses in roiice conn.
Cleaning beach of dead fish
Repairs of jail, stove, rent, etc
-Total 50,348 25
New hook and ladder truck............. $790 00
Repairs and unfiling No. 1 Lngine
fVt'e linncf .... 375 03
der Co .... -
Salary of Chief Engineer, 1 quarter.
Total $2,856 18
Lumber for strecr crossings and re-
paii s - S353 37
Hauling dirt, lumber, etc 183 20
Paid men for work CI 80
Salaiv of SiijKMUitendent 794 80
Repair of twls. powder, fuse, etc 29 13
Attorney fee. extra 73 uo
Cirv gurvevor and assistants -. 133 40'
Spike, nails, tools, etc 123 86
Oil. chimneys, wioking, etc 326 60
Lighting and care of lamps
New lamps, posts, etc
Total S"34 13
FINISHING AND FUKN1SHING CITF HALL.
Finishing building, mechanic work 1,419 4t
Water pipes and fitting furniture 40 80
Furniture, carpets, etc 458 87
Total 1,918 50
Clearing off grounds 1) 75
Grading streets adjacent 234 78
Moving-remains from old cemetery 130 50
Services of sexton 50 00
Surveying :ind repairing fences 21 -58
Total .'777 53
i.EARY'OF CITY OFFICIALS, NOT GlVEK.
Auditor and Clerk, and Clerk of Po
lice Court 1.150 10
City Attorney and assistance G63 38
City Assessor. per diem...
Treasurer, per cent
Total .. 2,461 61
Printing, blanks, etc 661 76
Stationery 05 49
Fuel 23 38
Election, Dec. 11, 1878 26 OC
Total 776 63
Interest on city bonds 390 91
Past license'faVDarisconrt 25-00
Fees advanced by Daviscourt 33 90
ToM. Nowlen, tax on houses burned
in 1877 15 00
To Brown & McCabe. for rope "burn
ed in 1877 7650
rOLK STREET IMPROVEMENT.
Amount charged to lots .. 655 82
paid byiots .. 674 88
Balance 10 94
"West-9th street improvement . 977.18
Cedar street crossings, bonds- 1 ,000 0C
" " not in warrants 3,883-00
Salmon street, not in warrants 431 75
Hemloclrstreet. not in warrants 4,718 55
Certificates, posting notices, etc 1375
Totn!.. 29.504 36
This includes the expense of the
improvement on AVest-9th street,
while some 8745 of this may be col
lected from the adjacent lots. Also,
the amount paid for lot 1, block 19,
on Wcst-Oth -street, sold for -street as
sessment some $300, av.d bid in bT the
city. Also, the entire expense of the
roadway, while some $3,000 of that
expense, it is claimed should be paid
bjr the adjacent property, so that the
above sum of 29,50-1 30 maybe-reduced
by one or more of those several
amounts, viz: $745, $300, and4&,000,
j in all over $9,000, which, if collected,
reduces the actual expense current to
near $20,000 for the year.
From the city treasurer's report it
appears that the receipts for the year,
from all sources, were as follews:
Balance in treasury, Julv 1. 1S7S....
Icec'd for licenses to sell liquors
' ' teams
' dance house...
;; ;; " billiard table.
" " dogs at large...
u ' pawn brokers-
4 " " hotel runners.
" ' " sliovs,thcntres
" " wharfingers....
' " auctioneers....
" " norilArs
Fines in Polino rvnirt 1 joo ks
Received from Superintendent" of
Streets, taxes - 409 27
Received, board of county prisoners 70 10
l4 for cemeterv lots 1C2 51
on genwv-il tax. 5 mills 3.922 97
special rax, 10 mills 7,8-15 96
j pid and cancelled warrants $21,858 08
j c iD"tr " nta 2.132 90
Ttal 24,100 76
This sum is $5,503 GO less Than ex
penses of the city, including the road
way and West-ninth stroet improve -
j r n ' i
the expenses, exclusive of what it is
claimed should be collected from those
proprovements. Th indebtedness of
the, city Januarv 1. 1S7S, was about
Astoria Engine company
dll meet this evening".
Repairs of engines o. 1 aim z..
Monthly allowance company No. J
Monthlv allowance company o. 2
Monthly allowance Hook and Lad-
Newspapers as Eext-Beokg.
The west has made many discover
ies that have been adopted by other
parts of the country, and it has of ilate
been finding a .new use for newspa
pers. In many schools in Illinois,
Iowa, and elsewhere, teachers hear
reading lessons from newspapers in
stead of using the selections of miscel
laneous literature which are found in
school reading books. The advantage
of tlxis is that the pupils, while gain
ing accuracy and fluency as readers,
obtain a knowledge of the affairs of
the day which ihsy -would obtain in
no other way, and thus learn to
take an interest in subjects which
in their latter years, will practically
engage their attention as business
men and women. It has often
been remarked that our college
graduates know much more about
tiie history of .Rome and Greece;
than 'they do about the history of
their own country. One reason of
this has 'been the absence of any
work giving a concise and connected
historyef'tho United States from the
administration of Washington to that
of Buclianan during that time. "We
might go a step further and say that
the great number of the pupils in our
schools know much more about the
times treated of in their school history
than they do about the really serious
questions of their own day. Occa
sionally there is aparentwho makes
his children interested in 'contempo
rary history, but most children are
allowed to look onho news columns
of newspapers as devoid of entertain
ment to them if ndt beyond their
comprehension. They therefore have,
for instance, only the vaguest knowl-.
edge of such a war as :has just been,
fought between Turkey and Russia,
or of such a diplomatic "contest as is
now taking place in Berlin. But the
plea of no text book will not hold
good in such cases so long as news-l
papers maintain their present enter
prise; and any teacher who hears his
pupils reading lessons out of a good
newspaper, -supplementing them with
necessary explanations, can give those
pupils information 'which will cost
them little study and be nf invaluable
advantage to them ail their lives.
A Chinese Jcttr.
Manyjrcrsons have entertained ex
travagant ideas concerning Chinese
doctors. A case in point may tend to
eool the ardor of such' people. A
Chinaman died lately, at ."San Jose,
under circumstances whichs caused the
coroner to hold an inquest. At the
examination, Dr.-Gog Fly (ShooT?ly,
hereafter,) stated that he haH treated
the patient for lung disease. ' Ongoing
questioned in regard to his knowledge
of human physiology, ho asserted "a
man had seven lungs." He also in
formed the "JMelican" barbariar.s that
there were five holec in the human
heart, and that the principle function
of that organ is to "catch air in." But
the laugh comes in best when it is
stated that Dr. Cog Fly has hada large
and lucrative business among the
white citizens of San Jose.
AROUND THE CITY.
Call -at Mrs. Derby's whet
wish anv article in the millinery
Trimmed hats selling at cost.
Call and see, stereoscopic view of
Cascade canal, and photographic copy
of LS7S chare of thc&nlitnibia river liar,
at II. S. Sluibtcr's art gallery. Photog
raphy is truly a science.
Get your baskotsnlled for a.4ittle
money at Bailey's.
...Fresh oysters in every style at
Schmeers'. See advertisement.
Xew invoice ot those Mecfcllion
Ranges at Magnus C: Crosby's.
Fresh ovsters in every style and
at all-hours-afthe Pioneer restaurant.
....Shipmasters wishing to secure
seamen can have their wants supplied
by 'calling at the Chicago house, Main
... Wood of all kinds, and a splendid
lot of pitch wood, at Gray's wharf, for
sale.in lots to suit purchasers.
P.M. Goodman, on Main street. has
just received the latest and most fash
ionable style of gent and ladies boots,
Peter Kunev Is still in the market
with all kinds of "building materials in
liislhie. Jlasjnst received -100,000 lath,
2.000 bushels ot sand, and a large stock
of first quality of brick at his warehouse
foot of Benton street.
Mr. J. Stewart, stone and marble
! cr.tfcr of 'Astoria vill guarantee satis-
faction to all ordering wor 01 nnn. and
wMi ilo n hi'tiiT iob for less money than
anv outside workman. His work in the
cemetery here should besufticienl reeom
nu-ndation. Before you let , your con
tracts for work of this kind it would be.
well to call upon Mr. Stewart.
Lopoing House Persons requiring
furnished or unfurnished rooms can be
accommodated at reasonable rates at
JdxOIuusuirs Chenamus-sL, Astoria.
I. W. CASE, JMERCHADISE.
FUL1 SF9CK OF GENERAL
Christmas and New Year
.IN ENDLESS VARIETT.
A Splendid Assortment of
M -Line -of Gents Sals ai
Met Cillery Toilel M,
HC, ETC., ETC.
I, . CASE
Has now to tfffer to thcpeople of Astoria
andivicinity the finest display of
USEFUL SND FANCY 'GOODS,
.FOR THE H0LHMYS,
Every Ofeer Bay "in the !?aar
Yt shown to the Citizens of
A splendid assortment of Iautcrjung's In
dia Steel and Electric
IVORY HANDLED PLATED
KNIVES AND FCHKS-
These are the finest goods manufactured.
We Defy Competition.
33TANo. 1 Cedar Shingles on hand,
for sale in iots to suit purchasers.
I. W. CASE,
Corner Chenamus and Cass Streets.
rYiAGNL'S C. CROSBY-
Stoves, Tinware, and
House Furnishing Goods.
Hardware j 5rass .Goods3
Lead and Iron Pipe, .Pipe Fittings,
Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead, lion,
Copper, Brass, and Zinc.
COAL LAND FOR SALE.
ACRES of iron and ooal lands for
sale, situated near Columbia city,
Oregon. 1'rice somi cju:i itown.
For ourticulars inquire at
17-tf 'Ins .-tsTORiA' office.
(Notary 'Public for the State of Qregon.
Seal Erftatc Aseat and Conwyascer.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FCXD INSTZR
AXCE COMPANY ol San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGENT and AUCTIONEER.
Scuts anil Account Collected, and re
turns promptly made.
Regular sales day,
SATURDAYS at 2 P. BE.
N.T. Parties having real estate, inrni
tureor any other goods to dispose of either
at auction or private sale should nottfyme as
soon -as convenient Defore 'the day of sale.
No storage charged on goods sdld -at Auc
tion. E. C.flOLDEX.
Dancing- & Academy.
rage's'buildnig-next door to E. S. Larsen.
GENTS'CLASS-'On Monday and Thursday
evenings, at 7 :30.
Ladfks Class-Oh Monday and Thursday
afternoons, at 2 :30.
Boys Class On Tuesday and Friday
evenings, at77 :30.
xMissesCl.ss Wednesday and Saturday
at 4 i m.
We'dnesday evening for the entire school.
None .admitted except .schohicr
Satimhiy evening SOntEHT
Terms TiUies and gents class per
Month 5 oo
Boys and Misses clats per Month 2 5u
HOTELS A$D RESTAURANTS.
THEO. BROEMSER, - - Protjiietok.
Fresh ovsters. and other doli-
cacies of the season, served in.
every style. 3
Onnosite the Teleirmtih officr S(iufinnnh
street, Astoria, Oregon.
&3-MEALS AT ALL H0UJIS-S.
ASTORIA GANBY FACTORY
TTAVING ENLVRGED MY STORE I
XL have now on hand the largest and best
assortment of plain and French -candies in
town, also, all kinds of
CAKES, CRACKERS AND JBISCUITS,
All of which I offer for sale at the lowest
cash price, wb.olesaJe.and retail at
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy "Tronic toT75 eertts perpouird.
"PtwvIj "EViafprn mV! HlMvolitoi-
bay oysters served in every style.
d. FL. ruitriN - - niopiuETQp.
Between "Sojiemocilhe and -Jefferson,
Board and'lodging per week $6 50
Boardper.day '1 00
Single Meal , 25
Tne table will be supplied at all times witli
the best the market affords.
H. B. FARKER, - Proprietor.
THIS HOTEL is the largest, most comfort
able and'btst kept hotel in the city. 'T
supplied with the best of spring water, hot
and cold baths, barbershop, and a first-class
saloon with best of liquors and cigars, and
Tme billr.ini table. Free coach to and from
the house ; charges reasonable, SI 00 to $2 50
per day. according to-room occupied.
Astoria, July 15, 1S78.
A. J. MEGLEil, C.S. WRIGHT.
The Proprietor? are happy to announce tha
the abovo Hotel has been
REPAINTED AND REFURNISHED
Adding greatly to -U10 cemfort ofiits jruosta
IS NOW TOE BEST HOTELNORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
RS.rS. N. ARRIGONI
Has re-opened the Pioneer Restaurant. on
Main street, 'Asforra.
FOR THE RECEPTION OF BOARDERS.
by the weekday or single meals.
resrFresb. oysters in every style at all hours.
T)A'LACE LODGING HOUSE.
( Alisky & Ilegele's new building)
Comer of Morrison and Third streets,
Esr"Fnrnished rooms in suits, or singte,'lj
the day, week or month.
Miss n. MENEFEE, Lessee.
Tlirjc Sclooner for Sale.
TWO schooners, with center boards, 12
tons each, and one without center boaid.
bve tons, tlfi-'lly -equipped and in good or-'
der, will be sold cheap for caIi.
A pply to VTA rSOJT'BROS..
The undersigned i- pr spared to furnish,
a larjre number of Spiles and Spurs at tluaj
piuce on short notice, at reasonable ratci,
A piily-to O. U. OA l' L HS.
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