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T&tfftSftA Y, February 13. 1879
We are informed by telegraphic
dispatches, that in the river and
harbor bill, now before the house,
only fifty thousand dollars has
been stated as the amount needed
for the continuance of work at the
Cascades. VYe sincerely hope that
this is a mistake. The amount
recommended by the Chief of En
gineers was five hundred thousand
dollars, which is little enough.
Forty thousand dollars appears in
the bill for the lower Columbia.
That is a mistake sure! If forty
thousand dollars were needed for
the lower Columbia above the bar,
then certainly forty million is
xieoded for the locks, and the im
provement of the upper Columbia
and Snake rivers. "We shall await
wore reliable news; but God pity
the people of the Columbia river
basin, if that dispatch is true.
The New Pension Law.
The new pension bill slipped
through congress so quietly that
many diligent newspaper readers
do not understand precisely what
changes it proposes tefeffect. The
present or old law, provides that
ail the pensions granted for death,
wounds or diseases, in the service
since March 1, 1SG1, shall begin at
the date of the death or discharge
from, the service, provided the ap
plication for pension should be
filed within five years after the
right to such pension accrued.
The new law removes the five
. oars limitation clause. The new
hill, as the Call states it, opens the
way to person entitled to a pen
sion who failed to file his applica
tion within five rears from dis
charge, or, in case of the death of
the person to whom the pension
Tvas due, such delay on the part of
his heirs, to the same pension, and
for the same period of time as if
the application had been made in
accordance with the law. The
.present law limits in case of
delay in making application,
the pension granted to begin at
the date of filing the last evidence
necessary to establish it. The
now bill allows arrearages for the
period between the date of filing
the last necessary evidences and
tiio death or discharge of the person
on account of whose service the
pension was granted. The very
large number of pensions which have
"been recently granted, beginning
dtthe time of last filing of evidences,
"will now, if this bill become a law,
-draw arrearages for all the inter
miediate time. The back pensions
may range from one to seventeen
years, according to the date of
Sling application. The estimates
in regard to the amount that will
be taken out of the treasury on
this account vary from $30,000,000
to $100,000,000. It would seem
that the pension office ought to
have data to aiford basis for a close
estimate of the amount required
for pensions already granted.
There are, it is supposed, many
"thousands legally entitled to pen
sions who have not yet made ap
plications and filed the nccessary
In Portland on Monday night a
snow storm "prostrated" the telegraph
lines. ISiey were previously "prosti
tuted" to the Oregonian.
V m .
?GrOod advertisers find that .it
i jiays to. keep a full stock.
Plague and Qnaran time
How far the plague in Russia is
to be apprehended as a destructive
influence,-and what are the proba
bilities that it will advance west
ward, are points upon which it
would be scarcely possible to form
an intelligent judgment without a
fuller statement of the facts than
has yet been sent across the At
lantic. Russian journals deny the
existence in Russia of the plague
proper; and, as there is no doubt
that the word has been used very
often to describe malignant epi
demics of typhus fever, it is very
possible that it is so used again in
the present. It is, however, far
more likely that the disease devas
tating the valley of the Volca is
the true plague, and that the de
nials are made in that spirit of ig
norance or indifference in which,
in the early days of last summer,
it was strenuously denied that the
epidemic in the lower Mississippi
valley was yellow fever. So far as
the facts are known they answer
to what might be looked for in a
history of the transmission of the
plague. Soldiers returning from a
country in which the plague is
endemic, brought the disease with
them, and it was developed in the
warm weather in the autumn
months in the low, marshy, mias
matic districts at or near the mouth
of the Volga. Already Germany
is ready to mobilize an army for
defense against this insiduous
enemy; but we must not imagine
that we shall be made safe by the
arrest of the landward march of
the pest, especially since Menno
nites from the Sea of Azov, and
other districts of southern Russia,
have shown a disposition to travel
Propose Negro Territory.
Senator Windom's proposition,
looking to assisting the colored
population of the south to migrate
to new homes in the west, is favor
able received by representative
colered men. A delegation from
six southern states, calling on the
senator last week, including Sena
tor Bruce and representatives Cain,
Smalls and Rainey, told him the
southern people are not satisfied
with their conditien: that thev
would be willing to move; and that
clubs have already begun to agi
tate the question. The delegation
thought that 100,000 able-bodied
colored men could be induced to
leave their homes if they could
have even moderate assurance fhat
they could improve their condi
tion. Windom assured the dele
gation that he was thoroughly in
earnest and had no political pur
pose to accomplish by his resolu
tion. The Tribune says :
Senator Windom's project seems
to be -growing. A delegation of
colored men, including Senator
Bruce, assures Windom that 100,
000 able-bodied blacks would seek
such a refuge. Such men are the
sinews of the south, and their with
drawal could not fail to be a seri
ous matter for that section.
The amendment to the feder
al constitution offered by Mr. Ed
munds is entirely correct in its
professed object ; but he cannot
expect that it will ever be ratified
by the states, or even that it will
be submitted to them for ratifica
tion bv this congress. The fail
ure of any ten states to ratify an
amendment insures its defeat, and
the legislatures of at least ten of
the southern states will take no
notice of this proposed amend
ment, even if it should pass both
houses of congress by the requisite
two-thirds majority. But there
are, nevertheless, good reasons for
hoping that Southern claims for
war damages will never be recofr
nized by congress. The vigorous
opposition to such claims recently
expressed in the house by Mr. Pot
ter of New York, and by Mr.
Bragg, of Wisconsin, will be strong
ly indorsed by the northern demo
crats, and this, combined with the
republican opposition, is a pretty
effectual security. The country
looks with dislike upon perpetual
attempts to tinker the constitution
for guarding against dangers which
are pretty certain to be warded off
by ordinary legislative action.
A Dublin corre'spondent of
the New York Herald relates that
while General Grant and party
were in that city, they were sus
pected of being American Fenian
emissaries, and their footsteps
dogged from place to place by a
detective, who expected to discover
them in the commission of some
act offensive to the English au
thorities. He ascertained this fact
from the detective himself, who,
having seen the correspondent
with General Grant, questioned
him closely concerning the distin
guished ex-President's movements.
Such a suspicion is amusing, in
view of the proceedings which
took place in the town council of
PURSUANT TO A RESOLUTION passed
at a meeting of Columbia river Usher
men, held in this city on Monday evening
Fast, a meeting will be hehl in Astoria on
BX0NDAY, MARCH 4th,
AT LIBERTY HALL,
To make arrangements to oppose the license
law passed at the hist legislature, and all
fishermen on the river are cordially invited
to be present. By order of the meeting.
J. G. ROBESON,
B. A. SEABORG.
Astoria, Oregon, Feb. 12, 1879. d&wtd
PICKED UP.-A fishing-boat sail, which
the owner can have on proof of property,
and payment of charges, by applying at the
Star Billiard Saloon, on Main street.
2-12t "Wm. B. ROSS.
Furniture for Sale.
AT AN EARLY DATE TnE FURNITURE
of the late George Duncan of this city
will be sold at auction. This furniture is
nearly as good as new, and consists of
C27For particulars, until further notice,
address J. W. Duncan, care, of R. D. Hume
& Co., 221 Front street, San Francisco.
MONEY TO LOAN. In small sums, on
approved security. Applvat
dtf TrUS OFFICE.
AUNDRY FOR SALE. Inquire at the
J.T. BORCI1ERS, Proprietor,
HOUSE TO LET. A nice residence, new.
containing six rooms, will be ready for
a tbiiaut any time on short notice.
For particulars inquire at
55tf THIS OFFICE.
The undcrsisned is prepared to furnish
a largo number of Spiles dnd Spurs at this
place'on short. notice, at reasonable rates,
Apply to, a G. CAl'LES.
TWINE AND ROPE.
fooitay Cotton Salmon Twine
6 to 36 Thread.
WOODBERRY COTTON ROPE,
1-4, 3-8, 5-16,
FOR SALE LOW BY
T. & P. N. BANNA,
308 & 310 Iavls tst San Francisco.
On the Roadway, - - Astoria, Oregon.
ES-The very best quality of wines, liquors
kand cigars at wholesale or retal.
a Billiard Room
The only Billiard Boom in the city whine
no liquors are sold.
-fcTEW TABLE JUST TUT UP. GEOKUJi
JL has a cosv place and keeps on hand tne
Lest brand o'f Cigars. Also, soda, canuy.
nuts, etc Opposite AJtona Chop House.
O.-5-tf GEO. BOSS, Propriu
nnnmim ) EQT'AL TO THE BEST, AND
rnlallilu fChcap as t&e cheapest, at
Ta: Astobiax OrwcE.
B. F. DEXIS02". F. J. TAYLOR
DENNISON" & TAYLOR,
ATTOltXEYS AT IAW.
Office Up stairs in Farker's building,
corner Chenamns and Benton streets.
O. F. BELL. A. MEACHEX.
BEI.li & ZtlEACHEX,
Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public.
Commissioner of Deeds for California and
Office Corner of Snuemocqhe and Cass
streets, up stairs, over E. S. Larsen's store.
j. vr. Konn. c. w. fultox.
kobb & mrroar.
Attorney s-at-Law, Collecting and Real
Rooms Nos. 1 and 2. Dr. "Welch's pew build
ng, Squemoeqha street. Astoria.
ATTORNEY AT LAY.
Office in City Hall Building.
I. M. SEVERN.
Graduate University f Pennsylvania.
PIIYSK'IAX A'D SUROEOM.
EXAMINING SURGEON OF PENSIONS.
(lire Larsen's building.
Oilier Hours. R A. M. to 10 A.M. and C P
m. to S i m. At night can be foimdat Tnr
pin House. Astoria. Oregon.
TR. F. CRAKG,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office Boom no. 7 over C. L. Parker's
store. Opposite Demcnt's drug store.
J. V. OLIVE It,
Having permanently located in Astoria,
tendoTs his services to the citizens, of tin?
Office. For the nrescnt at nis residence
corner of Main and Jefferson streets.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
HAS REMOVED TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTOBIA, - - - - OREGON.
Stone and Marble Cutter,
All kinds of building work, and monumen
tal work attended to promptly and to order.
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
Benton street, opposite Post-office, Astoria,
HARNESS, SADDLES, BRIDLES,
fi"Oarsleathered,and leather for sale.'
Astoria Steam Laundry.
J. T. EORCIIERS Proprietor.
No rubbing or scrubbing, and no thrashing
your clothes too pieces. Buttons sewed on
and clothes mended.
CS'"Neat work at reasonable prices. Give
us a call.
CARPENTER AND JOINER,
AND GENERAL JOBBER
K3-IJou.-03 built to order, and satisfaction
puarantced. Shop on Squemoeqha streot,
next door to the Episcopal church.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
VYSTJEBS, by the SACK,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
Ordinance No. 311.
rnn?DJlNAC? Pfflo for Special
mrpf0rt,,mcity,,n tho matter of the last
will of Cyrus Olney, deceased.
'inii1!!? .1 verted that Cyrus Olncv.
9J?-fAE,?rra oased. left a will under
S.ll,t..clain04d. Clty has larG Pecuni-
E?n?nf.tS:?n;l,t 13 ported on tho other
?waHa,,d uPn?ed will is invalid and
S;?D f - a1c,crued, to the city thereunder.
v? lnV,?iirabIo.to havo moro certain ad
vice about tho matter.
yow Uit city of Astoria does ordain asfollaic?:
i . - ; hlvcly aro hereby constituted
hniPn ? id- InP"rerd-and directed on be-
ShitHPk n"i WnlVn contract with E. D.
inn i S' Uo-v-aWaw, to investigate he
Kftv nin,SMr reVtivo to tho w" of tbe
eLoFthoSn.eC?dt0-tU0ri8t? and inter
fn -!, H?aC'ty-,?f A t0.r,.a thereunder, and to
?e7itattr-fte,? OD,rnion thereon, at an ex
hfSo 1 ifeiclty thHroor of not exceedirg two
nn? lfn-?.. a d furt,,eJ to retain him in
SHiminrViin nat "jayarfeo eonc-rain the
fio fifr n S?,C-ty under Faid will ata further
dcciSon on nCtinp, nn action oruit to final
(JeciMon on appeal not exceeding ($r,0 one
JeiSonllfonn?' d0llar3' eortofn. and roch
rLayon.iblc contingent feo as may be agreed
htfiiTVaroJIvif ord'ance shall take effect and
mayor? Und aUor itd aPPval by the
Passed tho Council. Jan. 29 1S79
Attest: it. II. c A RDWEIL.
Approved. Jan. 30. 1870. AUdUX and Clerk'
J- II. D. UR AT; Acting Mayor.
TP C. HOLDEN,
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Real Estate Ascot and Conveyancer.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGENT and AUCTIONEER.
Rents anil Acconnt.s Collected, and re
turns promptly made.
Regular sales dav.
SATURDAYS at 2 P. M.
tiiS.,oiirtf,iCS ,iav,n r(at estate. lurni
;Vo r any other jroods to dispose of either
at auction or private sale should notify me
soon as convenient before the dav of sa!f.
o storage charged on goods sole' at Ane-tlon,-
r. C. II0L1N.
Dancing H Academy.
Fage's buildinjrnext door to E.S. Larscn.
aflernoons0;;?0" Md' d Thins
enin.C;,rrV;0n TllCSday and Frid:'
aArpS5S CLAS5Wcdnesday and Saturday
"Vednpslny evening for the entire school,
ne admitted rcopt scholars.
Saturday evening SOIREE.
TER-MP-Ladies and gents class per
Month l r, M
Roys and Misses class per Month!"!!!"! &
pARKER HOUSE "
n. R. PARKER. Proprietor.
THIS nOTEL is the largest, most comfort
able an,l best kept hotel hi the city. I
supiiliecl with the best of sprimr water, hot
and cold baths, barbershop, and 'a first-class
saloon with best of linuorr.and cigars, and
fine billiard table. Free conch to and from
tne house ; charges reasonable. SI 00 to $25
per day. according to room occupied.
Astoria. July 15, 187S.
D. L.TURPIN - Proprietor
Between Squemocqhe and Jefferson,
Roard and lodging per week .$6
Board per day ....7.
Single Meal !!!7"!V1
The table will be supplied at all times with
the best the market affords.
A. J. MEGLER. C. S. WXSIGH X.
MEGLER & "V7RIGHT. Proprietors.
THE PROPRIETORS ARE HAPPY TO
announce that the above hotel has been
repainted and refurnished, adding greatly t
the comfort of its guests and isnow-the-besfc.
hotel north of San Francisco.
pALACE LODGING HOUSE.
( AlLsky & Ilegele's new building)
Corner of Morrison and Third streets.
SSjFiirnished rooms in suits, or single, b
the day. week or month.
Miss n. MENEFEE, Lessee.
THEO. BROEMSER, - - PROriiiETOK.
Fresh oysters, and other deli- &
cacies of "the season, served in r3?&a&.
every style. BlpSsSRig
Opposite the Telegraph office, Squemoqho
street, Astoria, Oregon.
KS-MEALS AT ALL HOURS-SB.
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
HAVING ENLARGED MY STORE T
have now on hand the largest and best
assortment of plain and French candies n
town, also, all kinds of
CAKES, CRACKERS AND BISCUITS.
All of which I offer for sale at the lowest
cash price, wholesale and retail at
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy from 25 to 75 cents per pound.
Fresh Eastern and SlioalwaterL I &
bay oysters served in every style. gsf
All sizes and shapes from Plate or 20 o-x
Sash, Weights. Etc.
Address all orders
(Successor to Jason, Springer & Co.)
FK03I A SlIFFEIiEK.
Do not fail, if bad health you'r afraid of.
of knowing exactly what you'r bread is
Now allow me to tell you, for experience I'yo
had I'm sure.
Nothings worei for the stomach than when
You'r veast powder's not pure.
Oh, then b'e careful in future, you know
what's at stake.
I,et me advise you (for I know now) what
brand to take.
Jet your grocer give you no other kind for
this is guaranteed.
You use Donnolly's Yeast Powder and o
good health pure andlljjht bread you're.
suic. " - "