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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (March 29, 1879)
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FA.TORDAY Mahcii 20. 1870
The Black List.
The New York Sun some time
since published a list of ninet--six
names of persons -who were in
some way mixed up with the count
insr of the electoral votes in the
State of South Carolina, Florida
and Louisiana, and who now hold
official positions. The aggregate
of salaries paid to them is 250,115
a year. Some of these persons, how
ever, cannot possibly be suspected
of having performed any service
with a view to reward. Secretary
Ivarts, for instance, who is includ
ed because he was republican
counsel before the electoral com
mission, would hardly consider his
$S,000 office as a- bribe, since its
acceptance compelled him to give
up a law practice worth $50,000 a
year. Leaving out Mr. Seward's
name, and one or two others, the
black list is quite long enough. It
includes almost every person
known as contributing to the re
sults as declared, many of whom
are so insignificant that the public
never became familiar with their
names. The list, however, does
not include the notorious name of
Mrs. Jenks, for which omission the
thanks of the American people are
due. Her husband gets only a
trifling salary of $1,000 a. year as
A pamphlet recently issued
from the goverment printing office
at Washington has the following
extended title: "Letter of the
Commissioner of the general land
office to the secretary" of the interi
or relative to the condition of the
work in the generalland office and
the necessity of clerical assistance."
After perusing its eight pages of
literary frigidit3r the reader ascer
tains that Land Commissioner
Williamson wants authority .to hire
more clerics. Instead of stepping
across the block and telling Secre
Schurz so, he causes a formal pam
phlet to be written to this effect.
It is addressed to that gentleman;
is printed at considerable expense
and copies are circulated by mail
throughout the United States and
many may have possibly been sent
to Europe. Where clerical assis
tance was procured to perform
all this ridiculous and unnecessary
labor is a problem, but this is the
way that printing bills are run to
such colossal figures. It is to be
hoped that a copy or two of the
publication succeed in reaching
'L Chance for Hayes.
The Ohio friends cf the presi
dent are congratulating hiin onllie
opportunity a conflict between the
executive and congress will afford
him to recover his standing in the
party. The Cincinnati Times says:
The battle between the president
and the house will soon open. The
points the democrats made against the
appropriation bills in the Inst congress
will be renewed in the next. If the
president holds to the general opinion
of the republican part' as to the im
portance andvvital need of the -election
laws, he will make a stand against the
democrats with the whole republican
party at his back. The party cannot
.afford to do less thn stand by him,
giving cordial and earnest support.
It is certainly true that under
-the ap-GTessive lead of conp-ress the
divisions in the republican party
are fast disappearing. There "is
less talk about stalwarts, and more
stalwarts than there was a year
a""0. If the democrats now give
the president a chance to fight the
battle of the party by tacking upon
appropriation bills a clause re-
v.n,ilmi lir c4- rofli onH nlcfiz-kn
laws, he will pass as a pretty ood
The Columbia River and the
feor of Refuge.
Tinthl Ownrminn. "STnrrh 9 1R70
At a recent meeting of the As-
toria Lrhamber ot commerce that
body adopted a resolution declar
ing the mouth of the Columbia
river a suitable place for the con
struction of the harbor of refuge,
and directed that the view thus ex
pressed be laid before the board of
engineers having in charge the se
lection of a proper locality. There
are many arguments that might be
urged in support of this sugges
1. The Columbia river is and
will remain the principle channel
of commerce between San Fran
cisco and Puget-sound, and the
engineers say it is not a natural
harbor against southerly storms.
2. A stone wall or dyke can be
built from point Adams to Clatsop
spit for less money than a wall can
be built at any point south of there,
except perhaps at Foulweather.
3. The contracted channel would
so deepen itself as to afford safe en
trance at low tide and in all
weather for all classes of vessels.
4. The harbor inside is of suffi
cient depth, extent and securitr
for all the shipping of the Pacific
5. Such a wall would protect
Fort Stevens, which has been
yielding to encroachments from the
sea -and" must be kept up at much
expense from the government.
0. Of 34 storms reported by the
signal bureau, 24 started on the
coast of Oregon and Washington,
and only eleven on the California
coast. Therefore the Columbia
river would not be out of the way
for the harbor proposed.
7. All vessels from San Francisco
for Shoalwater bay, Puget-sound
and Alaska pass near the mouth
of the Columbia river.
8. All vessels coming to the Co
lumbia from the sea for trade come
direct to the mouth of the river;
and they vasth exceed in number
and value all the shipping together
to and from all ports between the
Columbia and San Francisco.
9. Witli the exception of per
haps one place, the improvement
of any port south would constitute
only a harbor of refuge. Those
points generally are not accessible
by land. Were the improvement
made at the mouth of the Colum
bia river it would otherwise facili
tate and be auxiliary to a com
merce only second to that of San
Francisco. It would deepen and
strengthen the channel, render it
smoother in heavy weather, lessen
the need of towage and diminish
the danger of ships getting aground
by missing their course.
10. From the first the improve
ment would be of benefit to com
merce. The first year's work
would produce important results.
If undertaken elsewhere the im
mediate results would not be ap
parent, and unless steadily contin
ued would amount to nothingatalL
And congress mav not readily be
induced to continue the work if it
cost millions and requires from ten
to twenty years.
It will be seen from these state
ments, which are given merely in
outline, and might be elaborated at.
length, that the recommendation
intuit- by the Astoria Chamber -of
Commerce has some very substan
tial argument behind it. The Co
lumbia river is and alwsiys will re
main the channel of the greater
part of the commerce of Oregon, as
well as of a large .share of that
or Washington .territory; and it
the proposed improvement were
made at tlie entrance of this river,
it ccrtsirav would be a
to ireneral commerce, be
sides affording a harbor of refuge,
in accoru witn the plan proposed.
S2fA newspaper is a window
through which men look out upon the
world. Without a newspaper a man is
shut up in a small room, and knows lit
tle or nothing of what is happening out
side of himself. In our day the news
paper will keep a sensible man in syni
pathy with the world's current history.
It is an unfolding encyclopedia and hand
book, forever issuingand never finished.
FRESH A3fl TKUK TO NAME.
TTTE WILL SEND THE FOLLOWING
i t seeds, pot-paid. on receipt of price. Re
mit by post-ollice order or postage stamps:
Reels, per oz loc Parsnips, per oz,..10c
Carrot, peroz loc Radish, per oz 10c
Cabbage, per oz....25o Spinach, per oz...10c
1Jttuce. per oz 15c Turnip, per oz 10c
Onion, per oz 15c I Tomato, per oz 25c
i Vegetables, Flower and Tree Seeds. Send for
pncelist. THOMAS A. COX & CO.,
I 10i7 Howard street, San FrauclscQ.
&. W, HUME
Comer o 'Water and Olney Streets,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
AGENT FOR THE
Golflen City Meal foils.
B. TV. PAKHE & S03TS
lay's fooi forMiiff lacMuery
Tire National, Hayward,
and Pure Rubber.
COTTON SEINE TWINE
AND NET LINES SOLD AT SAN
Blocks, Oakum, etc.
Star of the Columbia,
ISO Fire Test Kerosene.
Turpentine and Varnish,
Made expressly for light sail boats.
For sale at
G. W. HUME'S,
SF m. WTT3TI
The best selected stock ever before carried in tins city.
DRY GOODS, CLOTKIKG, BOOTS AHD SHOES, KATS, CAPS.
CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, CARPETS, BATTINGS,
A FULL LINE IX EACH DEPARTMENT.
We call especial atttention to our extra large invoice of
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PRICES WAY DOWN.
WE SELL ONLY FOR CASH, NO CREDIT. SO-HOUSE SHALL UNDERSELL HE:
MAIN STREET, - - - ASTORIA, OREGON.
Sole Ajrent for the Xew American Sewing: Haoliine.
15. J. "WEIiCII,
Squemoqhk St., - - Astoria, Oregon",
mar Rooms up stairs next door to the law
office of Mr. C, W. Fulton.
0. 1. 15ELU A. 3IEACHEN".
ISETjIj i& 3IEAC1IEX,
Attorneys at Law and Notaries Public.
Commissioner of Deeds for California and
Office Comer of Squemoeqhe and Cass
streets, up stairs, over h. S. Larsen's store.
II. F. DKN'NISON". F. J. TAYLOR
DENNISON & TAYLOR,
AT T O It X E YS AT X, A YT.
Office Up stairs in Parker's building,
comer Chenamus and Ronton strcots.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office m City Hall Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office. Pages new building, Squemoqlie
street, Astoria. Oregon.
TR. F. CJRANG,
PHYSICIAN AMD SURGEON,
Office Room io. 7 over C. L. Farker's
store, Opposite Dement's drug store.
Xyi. J. YV. OLIVER,
Office. In Shustcr's Dagucrrean build
ing. Entrance Second door above fliat of
the Daily Astoriax. 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, corner of Main
i. j. o'jsnrasr.
CURES BLLLIOUS AND INTERMITTENT
"Wltli from one to three doses of his harm
Also, Private diseases successfully treated.
Office O'Brien's hotel, Astoria. Oregon.
Stone and Marble Cutter,
ASTORIA. --- OREGON.
All kinds of building work, and monumen
tal work attended to promptly and to order.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER.
HAS REMOVED TO
" Main street, Parker's building,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
TAIIj O 3E2L.
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
Renton street, opposite Tost-office. Astoria.
Boots and Shoes-
AH kinds nf ronfiirinn- nivitlv ;irwl fi
tiroinntlv :itttinl(i to" 5l
MAIN ST., - ASTORIA, OREGON.
CARPENTER AND JOINER,
AND GENERAL JOBBER
BIIousog built to ojvlcr, and stisfnctn
eunrantecd. Shop on Squeinocqha street,
uext door to the Episcopal church.
Astoria Steam Laundry.
.. T. BORCXIERS .Proprietor
No rubbing or scrubbing, and no thrarning
your clothes too pieces. Buttons seweI on
and clothes mended.
3Neativork at reasonable prices. ve
us a call.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
OXSTJZIiS, by the SACK,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
HOUSE AND S5CN PAINTER.
Shop on Cass street, Astoria, Oregon.
k Paper hanging and Kalsomiming a
lfBATl work fninmntnil tn frlrp Rnti;fn.c-
K m .TSP
ip C. HOLDEN,
Notary Public for the State of Oreqon.
Krai Estate Azrnt and Conveyancer.
Agent for the FIREMEN'S FUND INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Kent ami Account Collected, ami rv-
tiirus promptly made.
Regular sales day.
SATURDAYS at t P. M.
N. R. Parties having real estate, lurm
ture or any other goods to dispose of either
at auction or private sale should notifvme
soon as convenient befor the dav of sale
No storage charged on sjonds col at Aue-
l'- r. C.IIOLl.:X.
Special Auction Sate.
I will sell at public auction at thf residence
on Mam Street
Saturday, March 29, 8 879
At 10 :.S0 a. M.. the
OP MRS. J. L. TANGRIRN,
JBetl-Rooni. Parlor. IHuiiigr-Room
and. Kitchen Fnraiture.
THREE SHWIIVU JIACUTXJRS.
Two Singers and one Cabinet G rover and
These goods are almost new and in good
order, and areold on account of departure
Sale positive : term, cash.
R. S. WORSLEYT, Auctioneer.
Grand Auction Sale!
I am instructed to sell on
Monday, April 10, 1879.
Costly and Elegant Fnrniiure.
Of Mrs. E. Arrigoni, of the Arrigoni TIotcL
This furniture was made by the celebrated
Oregon Furniture Manufacturing Company
of Portland, and is of the best material anti
new. The furniture will be on exhibition at
the premises five days before the sale.
For particulars see larire posters.
R. S. WOKSLEY, Auctioneer.
IMPORTER AND "WHOLFSALK AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chenamus and
ASTOKIA - -
ASTORIA CANDY FACTORY
OYSTEK SAT, O OX.
HAVING ENLARGED MY STORE
have now on hand the largest and bebfc
assortment of plain and French candies in
town, also, all kinds of
CAKES, CRACKERS AND BISCUITS.
All of which I offer for salp at the lowi-s
cash price, wholesale and retail at
Opposite the bell tower.
Retail candy from 2i to 75 cents per pound.
FroOi "Rnstern and Shoalwatersk
bay oysters served in cery style.
j"ATlX A JIA1XES,
On the Roadway, - - Astukia, OitEoy.
JS-The very best quality Of wines, iquorx
and cigars at wholesale or retal.
Astoria Liquor Store,
AUG. DANIELSON, Proprietor.
Water st. Roadway, - Astoria, Oueccot.
Importer and dealer in
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC CIGARS
Sole agent for the celebrated
EKMAN1A BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
CHK.tA)ius Strret. Astoria.
Tho public ore invited to cm and Rjrt
their erders. Splendid Lager 3 cents a glaw.
Free Lunch every nipht.
WM. ROCK & Co.. Proprietors.
3? Billiard Room.
'The only Billiard Room in the city wlwrw
no liquors are soiu.
NEW TABLE JUST PUT UP. GEORtiiS
has a cosy place and keeps on hand tuj
best brand ot cigars. Also, scda, eanuj.
OnDOsite Altona Chop House.
GEO. ROSS, rropnetvr.