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Astoria, Oregon, Friday MorniM, February 21, 1879.
Pacific Csast Dispatches.
Boiled Down for Tkc Astorian.
COLLISION OF FERRY STEAMERS !
BETWEEN OAKLAND AND
THE EL. CAPITAN SUNK TO THE
PROBABLY NO LIVES LOST BUT
A GREAT SCARE.
San Francisco, Feb. 9. At about
three o'clock this afternoon tbe ferry
steamers El Capilan and Alameda, i
ptying between this city and Oak'and
points collided in a dense fog. The
port bow of the El Capitan v,as crush
ed in, and she filled and sank rap:dly.
The greatest terror and confusion
prevailed. Some of the passengers
jumped on board the Alameda, olhors
sprang into the water. The tug Gov
ernor Irvin piloted by cr'es, and
whistles, steamed to the rescue and
picked up those struggling in the
water. Both were ferryboats of the
first class. It is not yet definitely
ascertained whether any loss of life
occurred. The Alameda, which was
lower in the water than the El Cap
itan, ran head on under theuartls of
the latter. The El Capitan sank to
the hurricajie deck in twenty minutes.
Boiled Down for The Asforian.
IF CONNECTICUT "WANTS ALL
THE JOSHES LET HER HAVE"
UNCLE SAMUEL BUTTONS TJP
HIS WAIST-COAT, STRETCHES
HIS LEGS AND SAYS ALASKA
MUST AND SHALL BE PRO
TECTED. THE OLIVER AVALCOTT AND A
FEW POP-GUNS MAY DO THE
SOCIETY' GETS A NIBBLE
FROM AEASHION ABLE QUAR
TER IN BALTIMORE.
THE CANADIAN RAILWAY TO
BEGUN ON FRAZER RIVER SO
FAR AS A MOTION GOES.
Hertford, Feb". 10. The senate
unanimously .passed the resolution
condemning the action of congres3 on
the Chinese question.
Washington, Feb. 18. Secretary
Sherman has ordered the revenue cut
ter Oliver Walcott, now at Port
Townsend, to Sitka to preserve peace.
Washington, Feb. 39. Baltimore
papers to-day contain an account of
the elopement of Lieut. Fletcher of
the navy, aged forty years, and a
married man with wife and two child
ren, and a MissBaiely, a society bel'e,
aed eighteen. The affair creates
muck excitement in society circles.
Lieut. Fletcher is a citizen of Washing
ton, and his wife belongs to one of
the best of families here.
Ottawa, Ont., Feb. 19. In the
house of commons yesterday, Mi.
Bunster moved for the removal of
steel rails from Nanaimo and Esqir
malt to Frazer river. The rails were
landed at Nanaimo to build the rail
road, making Esquimalt the terminus.
The motion was agreed to.
vasWe are always ready to publish
H;ath notices if the friends of the de
ceased will send in the. particulars, such
as'-name, date of death, age, etc This
isve think, as little as they can do. and
as much as can be expected of us. Long
obituary notices must be paid for.
Queer "Incidental" Expenses.
Seta York Daily Herald.
The incidental expenses of
members of congress, as charged
to the contingent fund, are ex
tremely suggestive. The funeral
of a member costs the house to
which he belongs nearly a thou
sand dollars. The house bill for
attending the funeral of a senator
was S957. Among the items was
$419 10 paid a well known saloon
keeper in Washington, and it is not
known that he rendered any ser
vice or furnished any supplies that
were not in the strict line of busi
ness. Items in the contingent fund
expense account arc as follews: One
pack of cards, for John Goode of
Virginia, 1; one family bible for
Jesse J. Yeates, of North Carolina,
20; one hymn-book for Jesse J.
Yeates, of North Carolina, $4;
' Songs of the Sanctuary'5 for Y
J. Bacon, of New York 3; one
opera-glass for V. S. Stenger, of
These are the sample of a ve
long list. It may be some com
pensation to the public to know
that one gentleman from North
Carolina wanted a family bible,
even at the publicexpense but what
can be said in defense of
the gentleman from Virginia
who made the people pay for his
playing cards? Opera-glasses are
well in their way, but men who do
not happen to be members of con
gress pay for their own. It may be
considered a small matter to criti
cise these little expenses, but it is
the practice, not the amount, which
calls for censure. A member of
congress should pay his own ex
penses, as other men do. He should
buy his own penknives,hisown play
ing cards, his family bibles, his songs
and opera-glasses. Ilis should be
held as covering all expenses,
including stationery, postage
stamps, clerk hire, etc. The only
exception should be when he is
sent to a distance to attend to
public business, and then his rail
road tickets and ordinary hotel
bills might be allowed. It is not
so much the money that is squan
dered in these trivialities, but the
demoralization that, grows out of
the practice of appropriating the
public moneys to private uses with
out service or compensation.
WANTS, LOST, FOUND, ETC.
G1IRI, WANTED. To act as nurse and
K perform light house work in a family at
Fort Canby. Inquire at THIS OFFICE.
ITIO LOAN. $1,000 on approve! real estate
JL security. Apply to
BELL & MKACHEX.
d-tf Attorneys-at-Law, Astoria.
ONKY TO LOAN. In small sums, on
annroved securilv. Aimlvni.
dtf THIS OFFICE.
AUNDUY FOR SALE.-Imniire at the
i Astoria Steam Iaundrv.
J.T. UOKCHEKS. Proprietor,
HOUSE TO LET. A nice residence, new,
containing six rooms will be ready for
a tenant any time on short notice.
For particulars inquire at -55tf
The undersized is pr spared to furnish
a largo number of Spiles and Spars at this
placo on short notice, at roasonnblo rates.
Apply to O.G. CAPLKS.
"WARRANT LOST.-In this cltv, on or
TT about the 14th of February," a City
Warrant. No KM, drawn in favor of Alert
Hook and ladder to. No. 1, for the sum of
S2." 00. All pe sons are cautioned against
purchasing he same :is notice has been given
and payment stopped. .I.E. THOMAS
Astoria. Feb. is, 1873. d&w-tOd
Fish. Commissioners Notice.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
the undersigned, having been dulv ap
pointed deputy for Clatsop county, by C
Licnenweber, Fish Commissioner, under the
laws of the State of Oregon, will be in readi
ness from and after this date, to issue li
censes, at his oflice up stairs, corner of Cass
aud Sqemocqhe streets. Astoria. Oregon
Persons sending in applications for licenses
will please send No. of boat and the name of
the fisherman or captain of the boat.
H. B. FERGUSON,
, , , deputy Fish Commissioner.
January, 14, 1879.
rpo WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.
Xoticp Is hereby given that all persons
are forbid tresspassing upon, or in any wav
occupying anvnorUon of the land or beach
surrounding 'TONGUE POINT, or upon any
part of the Henry Marlin land claim in Clat
sop county. State of Oregon, without permis
sion from the undersigned ; and also rrom
setting out fires upon said claim, whereby the
standing timber may in anv wav be injured.
VATDUSEN & BROWX
. -i - TerA.VAKDusEN.
Astoria, Oct. 3, 1877. tf
HAVING JUST RECEFV1D, A hew stock
consisting of a splendldtfssortmeut of
Dress Goods, Fa&qf Articles,
Gents' FUMISHM GOODS,
Hats, Caps, Boots aad Shoes,
Queensware, Jewelrjr,jeEtcM Etc.
"We respectfully invite the pbllc to call and
inspect the same?
We have also receved a largeistock of fine
CIGARS - TOBACCO
"Which we are offering at San Francisco
wholesale prices. Very repectfully.
A. VAN DUSENJCo.f
Cor Cass & Jefferson sts., - iAsroitiA. Ogn
HAVE A SPLENDIDpiOCK OF
Consisting of a great variepttpt goods for
both ladies and gentlemen.
If You Want to Select:- Suit of
From the very best stock itfctlte city call at
Are Agents in Astoria for tneJsD? GER and
Large stock constantly onthand.
Notice to All Concerned.
Men and Boys Must be
As well as to have toys.fdjrohrisrmas.
And now invites the attention of every
body to his
Full and Complete Stock,
Consisting In part of
A FULL pi OTUIiin FOR MEN
LLNEOF uLUInlnU AND BOYS.
Gents Fnrnisliing Goeds:
Large Stock of Family Groceries;
Canned Fruits, Etc.;
Watches, Jewelry, Marise and Opera
Besides a choice lot ot
TOBACCO AND CIGARS,
"Wholesale and Retail. Gill and see.
MAIN ST., - - - ASTORIA, OGN.
Have just received .a new Invoice of
Groceries! Queensware, Lamps
"vThich I ofTer at a bargain for cash
Comer of mam and Squemoqhe sts.,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
(IK THE ASTORIAX BUJLDIKG)
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LOT OF NEW
goods, consisting of
MEN'S AND BOYS
CALF tAtfD KIP BOOTS'.
Buckle and Congress Gaiters,
"Women, Misses and Children's
Which will be sold at the very lowest prices
MAGNUS C. CROSBY-
Stoves, Tinware, and
House Furnishing Coods.
Hardware, Brass Goods,
Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings,
Engineers Supplies, Sheet lead, Iron,
' " Copper, Brass, and Zinc.
BANKING ANJD INSURANCE.
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of SC7,0OO,00O.
Capital S! 2,500,000.
MATT IT. SIBSON, Agent,
ORGANIZED IN 1SG3.
Total Losses Pahl Since Organization.
E. C. IIOLDEN, Agent.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
Exchange bought and sold on all parts of
f .the United States and Europe.
OFFICE HOURS-From 8 o'clock a. m.
until 4 o'clock r. jr.
Fire and Marine Insurance.
I3IFERIAX. .OF IOXI0.
IOXDOX OF LOMOX,
XOllTKERX OF IOXDOX,
qUEEX OF LIVEEPOOL.
FIRE AND MARINE INSUR
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON.
Hone Mutual Insurance Co,
J. F. JlOUOHTON...,
Ciias. R. Stokv ,
Geo. L. Stokv. j"
Agents for Oregon
Ofkici: Northeast corner of Stark and First
streets, Poiitlakd, Oiiecox.
Net Cash received for Fire Prem
iums in 1S77.
... $335,511 04
Assets, Jan. 1, 1878
, S578.0C5 S3
Losses xnpald $3,w 37
Dividends " UBS! 00 5.595 37
Surplus for Propertv Holders S572.470 47
Losses paid in Oregon in six yearsSll4.516 72
I. TV. CASK. Agent,
GrXS, LOCKS, AXD SETVIXG
KEYS FITTED AND LOCKS REPAIRED,
SAWS FILED, ETC.. BY
F. TV. AVASS,
Main street, next door to Geo. Ross'.
E. S. LAESEN
Wholesale and Retail Grocer.
AND DEALER IX
AND PLATED WARE,
Flour and Feed!
?" I am now prepared to furnish the
choicest and best goods in my line, at the.
West cash prices. Patronage Is respectf nlfy
solicited, References: My patrons.
E. S. LAESEN,
Wholesale and Retail Groeer. Astoria.
250 Gallons Pure Cider Vinegar,
in 25 Gallon Packages.
For sale by
CThis is the best quality of vinegar that
is made ; it is warranted pure cider vinegar,
put up by an Oregon factor, and persons in
want of a good article, wholesale or retail,
are invited to call on
E. S. LAESEN, f
Cor, Squemocqhe and Cass streets, Astoria.
Main Street, Astoria Or eg on ,
BERGMAN S JBERRY
RESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEND
tion oTthe public to tho fact that tbfe
abovo Market will always bo supplied with a
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH ANDCURED MEATS !
Which will bo sold at lowest rates, wholesale
and retail. Special attention given to supply'
D. K. Warrex.
C. A. McGuiek
Astoria Market !
Corner of Chenamus and Cass streets,
WARREN & McGUIRE, Proprietor .
(Successors to Hobsun Jbarrc.
Wbolcsalo and Retail Doalors in all kinds d-
Fresh and Cured Meats!
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT. VEGETABLES, ETC
ftfS" Butter, Eggs, Choese, etc. constantly
&T Ships supplied at tho lowest rates. ' "
NEW ORLEANS SUG
Alt AND MOLASSEC
CRYSTAL I)R1P SYR
BOILED CIDER,- ' " '
AND DRIED GRAPES
WHICH ARE BET-'
T.ER THAN ANY.
RAISINS IN TITO
Importer and "Wholesale Dealer" in "
WINES AXD LIQUORS,
A A A OLD VALLEY WHISKY,
OLD KENTUCKY BOURBON, . '
GRAPE BRANDY, S
HOLLAND GIN AND RUM,
ANGELICA, PORT, SHERRY AND
PORTER, ALE, AND ST. LOUIS
BOTTLE BEER. f
These goods will only be sold at wholesale,
and at lowest figures. Come and sample
them before purchasing elsewhere.
ASTORIA, .... OREGON-.