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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, January 17, 1879.
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ROMANTIC AND TKAGICAL.
DESTRUCTION TO SHIPPING
ALONG THE OHIO.
PREPARING TO CARRY ON THE
WAR AGAINST POLYGAMY.
Ailsa Craig, Ont., Jan. 15. Yes
terday morning Miss Walker, residing
at Brecon Mills, suddenly expired.
Her betrothed, Edward Cousins, hear
ing of her death, cut his throat, and
Miss Walkers mother, on seeing the
corpse of her daughter, dropped dead.
Cincinnati, Jan. 15. Ice gorges
along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers
continue dangerous and destructive.
At Bettysville, Kentucky, the damage
to boats is $50,000. On the Cumber
land river at Elizabethtown the steam
er Stuhlman broke from her moorings
and is a complete wreck.
"Washington, Jan. 15. The United
States district attorney for Utah is
here arranging for the vigorous en
forcement of the law prohibiting po
Pacific Coast News.
Sailed Dawn far The Axtertam.
A SMARTIE WHO HAD WORKED
IN A 'POWDER MILL
San Francisco, Jan. 15. Joseph
Reagan, who had charge of mixing
acids at the powder works which blew
up yesterday, states that just before
the explosion Edward Morris, one of
the men killed, was employed with a
hammer and nails in repairing the
hopper in which he was making cart
ridges. Reagan warned him of the
danger, but Morris replied that he
had worked in a powder mill before,
and knew his business. Reagan left
the building with six chinamen, and
had gone but a short distance when
the explosion occurred. The total loss
is from 10,000 to $20,000.
What distinguishes a regis
tered, letter from any other, is a
question very often asked. The
difference is chat a registered let
ter does not go into the mail prop
er. It passes from hand to hand
outside the mail pouches, every
passes being required to sign a re
ceipt for it on receiving it, and se
cure a receipt for it on passing it
over to the next in transit. The
person holding the last receipt is
thus always able to show who is
accountable for the loss. The
responsibility rests on the man who
has signed a receipt for the regis-
tered package, and who is not able
to produce the package or a re
ceipt from somebody else for it.
The safest way to send money is
by money-order. Where it does
not go to the money-order office it
should always be sent in a regis
tered package. Money ought not
to be sent in an ordinary letter
under any circumstances. There
is no possible way of "tracking"
such a letter.
JZB Ml am doing a good enough
business without advertising." No doubt
you are 4oig well enough for your pres
ent needs, but do you forget the panics,
the exciting elections, the times of war
or pestilence, or any of those many
causes which create dull terms of busi
ness ? These must be calculated for and
discounted if . you -yfould. bridge them
over. 'One must make more than he
needs, to make a fortune, and advertis
ing is a powerful auxiliary m mroiicy-m&king.
Walla IValla Letters 111.
Walla Walla, Dec. 28.-The Walla
Walla Home guards are now an effect
ive institution. They had a drill and
target practice Chistmas day, to be re
peated New Years day, under the new
programme of "eyes open" when you
pull the trigger. There is a proposi
tion on foot to enlist one-half of our
population as Home guards, or minute
men, to exterminate the indians, and
the remaining half into an organiza
tion to be called Poor Lo Defenders,
whoso duty it shall be to act in con
formity with the present policy of the
war department, and Gen. Howard's
plan of operations, which will admit
of a further reduction of the army,
now so demoralized by the order to
defend and attack at the same time,
when our citizens might accomplish
the same results nearer a base of sup
plies, with no further inconvenience
than the loss of life and limb, and
much more satisfactory to the indian,
as he would then know which side Ids
bread was buttered on.
We have had more weather the past
few weeks than we are likely to have
again this year. With a light fall of
snow, fourteen-year-old boys without
hand-sleds feel the pangs of poverty
more than the Irishman that walked,
be-jazes, and bye the bye, judging by
your name, aint you an Irishman?
We have a man in our jail named
Dublin Centre Ireland, who says he is
Christmas trees and dissatisfied chil
dren were as plentiful this week as
opinions on the currency question.
Our worthy post-master has his sal
ary raised to a fair compensation, and
chronic growlers have discovered the
necessity for fault-finding, and are de
vising ways and means for substituting
.thatc-wives! relations-into- the-now-desirable
position, but the chances are
that there will be a man sent out here
from Ohio, as soon as the excitement
over the president's message shall sub
side a little.
The rush of emigration to this point
has moderated very considerably, and
it is now considered fashionable for
every man to paddle his own canoe,
provided he has a paddle; if not, he
has to get trusted, which is too com
mon a practice here to merit further
It has been variously reported that
we are having hard times. That the
stores are doing lots of business. Idle
men that are not smart enough to
make a living other ways are starting
newspapers. However, everything in
the way of necessaries of life are high
here except bread and meat and doc
tors bills, which are very abundant
and largely produced. But with im
proved facilities for reaching better
markets will no doubt improve in
value. A short crop next year of
either one would not cause distress in
this immmediate vicinity.
The managers of the Oregon Steam
Navigation company will have an op
portunity after January 1st, to issue
passes and otherwise dead-head pas
sengers over their new purchase, the
Walla Walla and Columbia river rail
road, and to make their promised re
duction in the rates of freight to ship
pers. It is hoped they will not cripple
their resources by liberality to such an
extent as to force themselves into
bankruptcy, as one of their heavy
stockholders, D. S. Baker, is a man
that has received his full quota of
public abuse and criticism prior to
proving his railroad enterprise a
complete success, and now at his
zenith of fame does not hanker after
popular favor as it comes very natur
ally without hankering. His ambition
now is no doubt to see his bank ac
count strongly diluted with the base
lucre which tells us "In God we trust"
with yellow letters.
The good people of Dayton want
railroads; men with railroads to spare
want momey. We leave the result to
future history. Very respectfully,
Lock Box 350.
The Fruit Tree Fraud.
Our readers will remember that
some time since the Salem States
man called attention to the doings
of certain fruit three peddlers who
were bilking the people out of
considerable sums of money under
fraudulent pretenses. The parties
in question made considerable
bluster about the charges of fraud
and proposed to prove the honesty
of their dealings. With consider
able show of injured innocence
they gave out that suit would be
commenced against the parties con
tracting for trees in which full proof
would be forthcoming but when
the time came it brought not with
it the peddlers. We understand that
orders have been given to the
agent left in charge of the unsold
trees to sell them for whatever they
would bring, which amounts to an
acknowledgment of all that has
been charged against them. We
could write a long chapter on the
subject of imposters, and the folly
of being swindled by such trans
parent frauds, but the world will
move on as it has, and some will
always be found ready to fall a
prey to sharpers.
Plenty of Railway. I
Referring to the Springfield,
Rrownsville, Lebanon and Scio,
narrow gauge railway enterprise,
the Bee says:
If the time ever comes when
four railroads running parallel, two
on each side of the river, shall be
operated in this valley, which is on
an average not over, forty miles
wide, the country will most cer
tainly be well supplied with trans
portation facilities, especially, as
the river lies between, and the
most pertinent inquiry is to the
ability of the valley to sustain the
roads by giving freight and travel
to enable them to pay interest on
the cost. The road projected by
Mr. Pengra and others will do
much to deve loplands near the
mountains and will make the foot
hill region of the Cascades more
valuable if it is constructed, and if
it can be completed to the Nevada
line will give Oregon an outlet for
its commerce and ingress for immi
gration whether it pays the inter
est on the investment or not.
For the purpose of overcoming
the steep mountain grades that
are to be found in the way, that
are very formidable, the narrow
gauge is favorable.
The prosecutions for insults
to the German Emperorhave been,
in many instances, too ridiculous
for belief, but the convictions and
sentences have been shocking.
They show that the judges of Ger
many are the mere tools and slaves
of the government. Men and
women, against whom no word had
ever been uttered before, have
been condemned to long terms of
imprisonment for incautious and
hasfv Ynrp.SsionS of dislike to
kings, or sympathy for the masses
from whom the socialist agitation
proceeds. Men have been forced
to turn witnesses against close per
sonal friends, and to testify to hasty
words that had been allowed to
fall in moments of unguarded and
excited conversation. In one case
a gentleman was given the alterna
tive of testifying against a friend,
a person of excitable temper, and
prone to say things which he did
not really mean, or of being con
sidered, and perhaps prosecuted,
as a sympathizer with the would
be assassins of royalty.
J&-G00& advertisers find that it
pays to keep a full stock.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
T TV. CASE,
BROKER AND BANKER.
DEPOSITS RECEIVED IN COIN OR cur
rency subject to check at sight.
KSight checks issued on Portland, availa
ble In any part of Oregon and Washington
fi"Siglit checks issued on San Francisco,
available in any part of the State of Cali
fornia. asrSight checks issued on New York city,
available In any part of the Eastern States.
JfB-Approved bills discounted. Loans made
on available security. Collections made
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OP HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of S67.O00.0OO.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
Home Mutual Insurance Co.,
J. F. Houghton.. Presiden
Chas. R. Story. Secretary
HAMIIrOX BOYD, I. Ai'PnU for frpnn
Geo. L. Stoky. j Agents lor uregon
Office Northeast corner of Stark and First
streets, Portland, Oregon.
Net Cash received for Fire Prem
iums in 1S77 $335,511 04
Assets, Jan. 1, 1878 578,065 85
Losses xnpaid $3,G38 37
Dividends " 1.957 00 535 37
Surplus for Property Holders $572,470 47
Losses paid in Oregon in six yeare$U4,516 72
I. TV. CASE, Agent,
3-26tf Astoria, Oregon.
W. E. DEMENT,
f DBUGGIST. ft
Carries & fall Assortment of
Drugs, Patent Medicines,
PAINTS, OIL AND GLASS.
Prescriptions filled with cara Day or Night.
"Manufacturer of Fiahorraen's Relief.
A sure preventative of Chappod Hands, and
euro for Fish Wounds.
TIIE UNDERSIGNED HEPvEBY CATJ
tions everybody and elves notice that he
will not be responsible for any debts con
tracted by any other person than himself, for
or on his account, without his written order,
after this date.
Also that all moneys due the undersigned
on current accounts must be settled and paid
within ten days, otherwise they will 1 put
in the hands of an attorney for collection.
Astoria, Oregon, Jan. 1. 1878. l-2w
CHARCOAL ! CHARCOAL. !
THE UNDERSIGNED. WELL KNOWN
to the Columbia river cannery men. wishes
to say that he is now prepared to deliver
promptly, to order within 14 days, charcoals
of the best quality In quantities from 500 to
2 ),000 bushels at the lowest living rates, to
anv point on the river between Rainier and
Astoria. TETEIt .TOILN.
tj-17 Cathlamet, W. T.
PLUM PUDDI1SG, IN" CANS;
CODFISH BALLS, IN CANS;
PORK AND BEANS, IN CANS;
ORANGES AND LIMES,
tho finest ever bought in tho mnrlcet;
CRYSTAL DRIPS, GALLON CANS;
NEW ORLEANS 'MOLASSES.
PICKLED HERRING IN KEGS.
JUMBLES, ETC., ETC.
MUSCATED RAISINS. 2-ft PACK
AGES, VERY FINE;
PIGS FEET, l-tt AND 2-E TINS;
CHICKENS AND TURKEYS, IN
EASTERN AND OREGON HAMS,
best qunlity. Also, a. fino nssortmontof
BREAKFAST BACON AND OTHER
J. W. GEABHART'S.
A RARE CHANCE.
I WILL SELL ANY Oil ALL OF THE
following described property, tIz :
1M Acre. ce. , T. 8, Jf. rK, rrtiU
Also, in Olneys Astoria
Lt 1, ?, 3, amd 4, 1b Black Tt;
Let 3, 4. 5, and la BIsclc ltt
Let 2 aa 4, J Black 1SJ ad let 8,
la Blsek 13?;
Xartk aalfaf Black 8, 3 l-J acre.
ylstoria, Oregoa.Dec. 10, 1878.
Titr unAT i-ii-ritAiiif J
v inc muoi cAitnoivti
yAV CAM BE FOUXD AT
E. S. LAESEN'S
CV k Corner of CASS ud
i OB . JC
BY EVXHY I
HAVING JUST RECEIVED A new stock
consisting of a splendid assortment of
Dress Goods, Fancy Articles,
Gents' FDENISMU GOODS,
Hats, Gaps, Boots and Shoes,
Queensware, Jewelry, Etc., Etc-
We respectfully invite the publlo to call" and'
inspect the same.
We have also receved a large stock of fine"
Which we are offering at San Francises
wholesale prices. Very repectf ully,
A. VAN DUSEN Co.,
Cor Cass & Jefferson sts., - Astoria. Ogjt
If You Want to Select a Suit of"
From the very best stock in the city call &
Are Agents in Astoria for the SINGER aaT
Large stock constantly on band.
VAN DUSEN & CO,,
HAVE, A SPLENDID STOCK OP '
Consisting of a great variety of goods far",
both ladies and gentlemen.
rpo WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
STnticp is hereby given that all person
are forbid tresspassing upon, or in any why
occupying anv portion of the land or beacu
surroumlias "TONGUE POINT, or upon any
part of th Henry Marlin land claim In Clat
sop county. State of Oregon, witliQUt pemi-r
slon from the undersigned : and also rroa
setting out fires upon sid claim, whereby thtf
standing umber may m any way dc mjureu.-
VAN DUSEN & BROWN.
Per A. VakDuskk.
Astoria. Oct. 5. 1877.
A. L. Bancroft & Co.,
MAKE A SrECIALTT OP DOING ALU
kinds fine printing, sucfr as
FRUIT LABELS, ETiE,
And Engraving and Printing by
Anything to order will be received' by W.
B. Bancroft, room 10 Occident Hotel. ,or
after he leaves by D. C. Ireland, Astorlan,
OAK, ASH, HICKORY,
Carrine t Wagon lafefi
Orders foi lumber for boat or shfr Work
promptly attended to. Address all ftrdere
E. J. HORTHRUP ft CO.,
Cor. First and Main streets. Portland. Q&t,
Oregon Brass Works
D st. betFront & First - - Pobtland; O'onv
a-Brass Castings of eyerv descrTptJno
made to order. Cocks and Valves of aR
kinds made and repaired.
srStenin Whistles. Oil Globes, Hydraulic
Pipes and Nozzles, and babbif t mefa'
ipes ana Nozzles. an babDHt metal.
3PartIcuiar attention pftfd to all khls of
Shin Work. Cj
I Le?d and Zinc.
1 ?snip won?, uasn pain ior 01a uraw, yopaer.
V. St. MOOKE, SUpT.
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