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SATURDAY Makcii l.n 1879
President naves naving con-
jvened congress in extra session to
'meet on the 18th, for the purpose
of righting soiiig of the evils in
flicted upon the people 'through
-ultra partisanship of the Inst house,
comment by the press is in order.
Several of the most important ap
propriation bills were delayed, and
committees of 'conference failed to
reach agreements, by the abuse of
the legislative powers, in Joading
those measures down with political
amendments, in the interest of the
partisans constituting a working
majority of the house. So grossly
abusive of the power were some of
the measures proposed, that it was
hoped the president would not
call an extra session. We believe
"in the sentiments expressed by the
Oregonian, that if he were actuated
by proper spirit the President
would call no session. That
he would simply permit any branch
of the government, for support of
which congress had seen fit to make
no provision, to stop; and let the
country see that whatever incon
venience and loss might be the re
sult was due solely to the delinquen
cy of congress and the selfish and
uncrupiilous v partisan spirit that
dominates it. Jf there was no
money to pay for carrying the mails
let the postal service stop; and if
Tio provision had been made for
the ariny, let congress bear the re
sponsibility. The only way to deal
with this malignant spirit -of parti
san obduracy and baseness is to
pay it in kind. But there may be
reasonable fear that Mr. Hayes has
not the necessary firmness to do
An Immigration MoYcmeiit.
Without presuming- in the least
to be funny there can be no ques
tion but that we assert a fact, when
we say that the steamships Oregon
and Great Republic form the
finest immigration movement that
this state and the adjacent terri
tories of "Washington and Idaho
ever knew. Here they are again,
trip number two this year, with a
considerable number above 1000
persons on board; but of this 1000
persons how many bona fide set
tlers will Clatsop county gain?
'That is the rub: and it is to that
branch of the movement that we
visli once more to attract attention
from the public. We do so by
presenting to our readers the fol
lowing lette.r which speaks for
itself, and carries the conviction
with t that m order to ao some
ting, something must be dene:
Kxaiia, March 9th, 1S70.
C. 5. Wright, Esq. Asteria:
Dear Sir: Since my conversation
with you on the subject of the formation
of an emniigration society at Astoria,
"having for its object the settlement of
the vacant and unoccupied lands in
Clatsop county, I have given the sub
ject some further thought and atten
tion. Every citizen of Astoria, every citi-
r.en of Clatsop county, has a vital in
terest in the success of such an enter
prise; every acre of ground brought
under cultivation acids to the material
wealth of the county, and increases
the value of every other acre.
A-ak yourself these questions and
figure on the solutions : Supposing
one-half of the lands in Clatsop county
were cleared, put in grass and under
Cultivation, what would he the value
of the trade of the occupants of these
lands to the city of Astoria? How
muchwould the material wealth of the
county be increased thereby ? W mid
not these settlers, engaged in cleving
lands, making roads, building Iri I wis,
houses, churches, school-houses, sh ps,
.mills, etc., be indirectly engpge I in
making a city of Astoria? It is tiue, that
these men alone would not mate a
great city, yet their industiy would
-make an unvarying, helping, and per
manent element of growth.
Without enlarging an argument to
prove a truth that all are ready to ad
imit, let us consider the means, and
course to betaken, tojbring about the
It has been, suggested by some
that an organization be formed, hav
ing its leading officers at Astoria,
among whick shall bo a president,
secretary, and such other agents
as may be required. Among the
duties of such officers shall be
to make a plat or map of all sur
veyed lands in the county, such map
showing all lands vacant and unoc
cupied, to procure list of all lands
now entered which are for sale, and
price of such lands, to ascertain the
location of lands, character accessa
bility, etc., and to pilot emigrants to
them; to take steps to secure the sur
vey of the remaining unsurveyed lands
in the county; to have printed in
handbill or pamphlet form a full state
ment of the inducements offered for
emigrants to settle in this county,
and tokavesuch publications distribut
ed on all steamers at San Francisco
leaving that port for Oregon.
This statement published for emi
grants, should be prepared with care,
and fully set forth the many advant
ages of settlement on the timber lands
of the lower Columbia, over settle
ment on lands in the remote regions
east of the mountains.
Money will be needed for this enter
prise, but there ought to be no diffi
culty in raising it among tradesmen,
speculators and real estate owners, by
subscription. Very Respectfully,
i. OUr Ol)t. SVt. A. 1 1. bTOXE.
People in Astoria would like to be
served as woll as people in Alameda,
California, are served by the city
fathers, and yet they are not happy
appurantly. The Encinal says:
If an individual, for rory service per
formed or for any articles furnished to
Alameda, acquires a demand against
the town, he must, under the char
ter, wait three weeks tor Ins paj
The modus operandi i3 as follews:
First, the bill or claim is presented to
the loard and referred to the auditing
and finance committee. This commit
tee report upon the same at the next
meeting; wlien, if found correct, a
motion is made to pay, which motion
hangs suspended in mid air for another
week, when it is taken up, or dewn:
and ordered paid, provided there be a
full quorum. One of the novelties in
legislation that owes its birth to the
nineteenth century; of the members
present (four of the live) who are ready
to vote aye upon the proposition. If
there be less than four present, or if
there be four present, and one of the
four objects to the payment of the
claim, it goes over again. Fortunately
for claimants against the town, the full
board is generally present, and gener
ally unanimous in its action. But, for
laying over, we will wager any valu
able commodity that we possess against
the most absurd thing we ever read,
save the town charter itself, that the
town law with which we are now
burdened "lays over" any similar docu
ment in the civilized world.
Conservatives are reported to
be acquiring voting qualifications
in Midlothian, Scotland, in order
to oppose Mr. Gladstone.
Mary Clenmier says that in a
certain circle of "Washington so
ciety the cry is: "The White House
is too stupid for me. Wait till the
Grants come baek. Then we shall
Leo XII. is an excellent
scholar, and lately produced some
charming stanzas in Latin on the
occasion or a well known photo
grapher visiting Rome to take
pictures of the Curia.
The site of the awful calamity
in Hungary. Szegedin, is upon the
right bank of the Tiheiss, a tribu
tary of the Danube, opposite the
Confluence of the Maros. The city
is located in a marsh, and was pro
tected by embankments, which
have broken away. The country
surrounding Szegedin is low and
subject to overflows. The city is
one of the oldest in Hungary, and
formerly was a place of much im
portance. S. D. Field, superintendent of
the Electric light company, of San
Francisco, lias combined the prin
ciples of electric machines so as to
work an electric light and tele
graph line at the same time. In
the Western Union telegraph office
at San Francisco on the 13th, one
of his machines worked 1? lines of
circuits varying from 100 to 4S0
miles, including a duplex oflLOS
miles. This is the first time an ex
periment lias succeeded in work-
i ing telegragh circuits.
One-third of Chicago's popu
lation is German, and a nearly
equal proportion of the public
school teaching is done in the
German language. The board of
education proposes to exclude all l
languages except English from the I
1 1 1 i 1.4- -irnlir 1C
aciiuuis, unless mugnu aiuij-Mj "
accomplishments, and the Ger
mans are holding public meetings
in opposition to the measure.
4 X ORGAN FOR SALE At Mr. Holden's
xJL auction rooms. In good order an almost
new. Apply at once.
Who is Elected?
Great Eastern Saloon,
C0NC03ILY ST., ASTORIA.
THIS FAVOR ITR RESORT TIAS JUST
been refitted and stocked with
ATjJj the best BliAX&S
Imported, anil Tomestic "Wines and
Xiiquors, Cisriirs and Tobacco.
S3T San Francisco Beer five cents a glass.
"WcAt-Eijrhtli Street, near tlic O.
S. X. C'o'fj lVlisirf.
JOHN W. "WELCH ruoritiKTOU
4 GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF
lv Groceries, and the various kinds of
first-class Meats and Fish, furnished in liest
of style at the market, or delivered to any
part "of the city. Orders given to the messen
gers, or left at the market, will be promptly
Aly endeavor will be. by prompt attention
and "fair dealing, to please my patrons.
v3?-All kinds of country produce taken in
exchange for goods, and delivered to patrons
free. E"(;ive me a call.
Astoria Steam Laundry.
J. T. BOUCHERS -Proprietor
No nibbing or scrubbing, and no thrarning
your clothes too pieces. Buttons sewed on
and clothes mended.
EsPNeat work at reasonable prices. ve
us a call.
"Want a cook.
Want a clerk,
. - Want a partner,
"Want a situation,
Want to hire a man,
"Want to hire a woman.
"Want to dispone of a farm
"Want to purchase a farm.
"Want to buy or sell a house.
"Want to borrow orloan money.
"Want to buy or soil city property
"Want to lease or let houses or lots,
"Want to buy or sell goods of any kind,
"U ant to charter a steambont or pluncor.
Want to sail a craft of any kind anywhere.
Want to rccovor any lost or stolon proporty,
ADVERTISE" IX TI1E ASTOEIAN,
Advertising secure .permanent 'customers,
Advertising retains your o!d customers.
Advertising makes a busines a success,
Advertising: is ovidonce of -confidence.
Advertising helps the town and city
Advert ing directs people- aright,
Advertising is the road to wealth.
Advertising evidences energy.
Advertising brings a reward.
Aflvcrti-ing deserves much
Advertising gains much,
Advertising is a profit,
Advertising is pluck.
Advertising is biz,
On trial for a
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
OYSTERS, by the SACK,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
NEW TAILORING SHOP.
(In A. "W. Cone's Building.)
Water Stkkkt astokia, Okkgox.
(Late of Tacoina).
BEGS LKaVK TO INFOKM TIIK VUK
11c that he is now prepared to make all
kinds of clothing to order, or to renovate or
tO"IIaving had an experience of 21 vears.
T defy couipetion in the art of making old
clothes look like new. Mv system Is known
only to myself, by which I can lengthen
pantaloons without piecing, eta
For particulars sec small cards.
Tailor, steam-scourer and Hepairen.
THE ASTORIA BREWERY
RUDOLPH BARTH & MICHAEL MEYER,
Corner of Olney and "Water streets,
Best quality of LAGER BEERr, via. per glass
Choice Wines, Liquors, and Cigars always
3TThe patronage of the public is-respoct-fullv
solicited. Orders for Lager or Battled
IXht in any quantity promptly filled.
GFThe best lunch the e:ison will afford
furnished day and niuht FilKE.
GTTjXS, IOCKS, AJiD yFAYlXG
KEYS FITTED AND LOCKS REPAIRED,
SAWS FILED, ETC.. BY
F. W. TTASS.
Main street, next door to Geo.. Ross'.
Ladies Attention !
1874 SPRING SEASON! 1879.
The best selected stock ever
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, HATS, GAPS.
CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, CARPETS, MATTINGS,
A FULL LINE IX EACH DEPARTMENT.
Wc call especial atttention to onr extra large invoice of
PRICES WAY DOWN.
WE SELL ONLY FOR CASH, NO CREDIT. NO HOUSE SHALL UNDERSELL 3IE.
MAIN STREET. ---. ASTORIA, OREGON.
Sole Assent for the Xew American Seivin? llachinc.
ATTORNEY AT LA"V.
Offick. Rases now building, Suuemoqhe
street, Astoria, Oregon.
TE. F. CRANG,
Office Room io. 7 over C. L. Tarker's
store, Opposite Demeiit's drag store.
R. J. TV. OLIVER,
Office. In Slmster's Dnguerrean build
ing. Entrance Second door above that of
the Daily Astouiak. Cass street.
Residence on Jefferson street, corner of
Successfully treats all Chronic Diseases.
AND DISEASES OF "WOMEN AND
Cancer cured by a new and painless method.
Office Chenamus street, comer of Mam
CTRKS RILLJOUS AND INTERMITTENT
With from one to three doses of his harm
Also, Private diseases successfully treated.
Okkick O'Brien's hotel. Astoria". Oregon.
O. K. 1:KMj. A. 31EACHKX.
35EJEi ,& 3HBACH33X.
Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public.
Commissioner of Deeds for California and
Offick Comer of Suuemoenhe and Cass
streets, up stairs, over E. S. "Larseii's store.
U. F. DKNXISOX. F. J. TAYLOR
DENNISON & TAYLOR,
ATTOKXEYS AT TjAIV.
Office Up stairs in Tarker's building,
comer Chenamus and Benton streets.
7U D. WmTOiST, . ,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office m City Hall Building.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
II IS REMOVED TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTOliLA, - - - - OKEfiON
Stone and Marble Cutter,
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON.
All kinds of building work, and monumen
tal work attended to promptly and to order.
Boots and Shoes.
All kinds of repairing neatly :in&
promptly attended to
MAIX ST., - ASTOIUA. OREfiOX.
r T. JKKII.
Comer of Front and A streets.
PORTLAND - - - - OREGON
KS-Lnte butcher in the Central Market.
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
Benton street, opposite rost-office. Astoria.
CARPENTER AND JOINER,
AND GENERAL JOBBER
KS-IIou?e3 built to order, and satisfaction
Guaranteed. Shop on Squemocqha street,
next door to the Episcopal church.
MKS. J. KELLY,
Lately of Portland, has set up a
Millinery and Fancy Goods
STORE IN ASTORIA.
All kinds of
liace. Fringe. Velvets, and Dress
All kinds of
A nice assortment of
Woolen and Cotton Canvases and
Zephyrs, Silks, Ruchings, -
A large rarlety of
Of the latest style.
NECKTIES AND BOWS.
Come one and all, and examine my stock of
oods. Next door to ,the Asioiua Office.
t f y i
before carried in this citv.
"P C. HOLDEK,
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Real Elale Agent and ('nnvejaiircr.
Agent for the FIUEMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Kent ami Accounts Collected, ami tv-
turns promptly made.
Regular sales day.
SATURDAYS at tl P. X.
N. R. Parties having real estate, lurnl
ture or any other goods to dispose of either
at auction or. private sale should notifv me
soon as convenient befor' t?e dav of sale.
No storage charged ou goods soli1 at Auc-
"". r. r rirn.K ;v
I. "W. CASE,
IMl'OllTEK AND WIWLrSA7,E AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON.
ASTQRiA CANOV FACTORY
HAVING ENLARGED MY STORE
have now on hand the largest and best
assortment of plain and Fiemh candies m
town, also, all kinds of
CAKES, CRACKERS AND HISCUITS.
All of which 1 offer for sale at the hmesi
cash price, wholesale and retail at
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy from 25 to 73 cents per pound.
Fresh Eastern and Shoalwater
bay oysters served in every style.
"jMTAimX & 3IAYXES,
On the .Roadway, - - Astoria1, Oregon,
J5?"The very best quality of wines, iquons
and cigars at wholesale or retal.
Astoria Liquor Store,
AUG. DAXIEIjSOX, Proprietor.
Water st. Roadway, - Astokia. Ouegox,
Importer and dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CIGaKS.
Sole agent for the celebrated
GERMAN1A EEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
Chenamus Street. Astoki.4.
The nublic are invited to cm and leara
their orders. Splendid. Lager 3 conts a glaw.
Froe Lunch every uikIit.
Wil. BOCK, i Co.. Proprietors.
i$ Billiard Room.
The only Billiard Room in the city wheio
no liquors are sold.
NEW TABLE JUST PUT lTI CEOKli
has a cosy place and keeps on hand tiio
Lest hnmd of Cigars. A1m. soda. canuT.
nuts. etc. Opposite Altona Chop House.
J)5-tf GEO. ROSS, 1'rupnett.r.
O. J". SMITH,
(IX THE ASTOKJAX r.UILIIG)
HAS JVST RECEIVED A LOTi OF HHVT
goods, consisting of
MEN'S AND BOYS
CALE AND KIP BOOTS
Buckle and Gongress Gaiters,
"Women, Misses and Children's
Which will he sold at the very lowestp rice
IT IS A POSITIVE TRUTH
That housekeepers can do better hv den lit p
with J. K. WIRT, on Main stree't, as
he keeps the best of
futjits, candies, nuts.
liqtjoes and CIOAES.
JERKED ELK MEAT.
Ami also from Clatsop every other dav
FKESH BUTTER, EGGS, CHEESE,
CLAMS, DUCKS, CHICKENS.
And everything that is needed in the eook-.
inir line at the lowest living prices.
tCall and examine before purchasing else
where. J. J. J'lHT.
5Y f O J