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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1879)
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P. C. IRELAND Editor.
WEDNESDAY Apish. 30. l7 ;
The Snpcrilons &iiiislcrs.
The government is at a heavy ex
pense to support its foreign ministers,
tiie services of whom do not appear in
airy manner to be commensurate with
the outlay. It so happens, however,
with very little to do, that these min
isters complain of b.-ing poorly paid.
This gives rise to the question in some
minds, "Of what use are the minis
ters, anyhow?" To be sure, the gov
ernment must have representative
agents abroad, to- look after tin inter
ests of its absent citizens, but the con
suls are entirely competent to attend
to this business, and, indeed; m most
cases, it is the consuls who are ap
pealed to when airy occasion for
American official interference arises.
Ministers are simply diplomatic me
diums, to handle the correspondence
of the secretary of state, and deliver
or transmit the same to its projKjr des
tination, to receive visits of courtesy,
to give and attend state dinners; in
fact, to support a title, draw a salary,
and enjo' a term of elegant leisure.
This, in proef: Our Turkish minis
ter, Maynard, is now on a visit to his
relatives in Massachusetts; our Rus
sian minister. Stoughton, is trawling
for his health; our Spanish minister,
Lowell, has received a leave of absence
to come home; and Mr. Marsh, our
Italian minister, is in feeble health,
and unable to discharge his oilicial
duties that is, supposing he had any
duties to discharge. Thus, it will be
seen, that if the consular system were
revised, and some amendments made
to it, the ministerial oilice could bo
greatly modified. Perhaps it would
be sufficient to send ministers abroad
when great questions were pending.
Treaties to be entered into or modified,
Very Well Said-
Henry Borgh, the great friand of
the brute creation, has the proud satis
faction of knowing that thirty-four
states of the union have adopted laws
for the prevention of cruelty to animals
after the model of the statute he had
passed in New York fifteen years ago.
He delivered a lecture in the city of
Now York, in which he answered the
following question, "Why do you
take so much interest in the brute
creation?" by saying, "It was in the
interest of mankind as well, because,
in every department of life, we were
indebted to the brute for the pleasures
and necessities of life. Look,'' he
Raid, "at a beautiful woman. Her
shoes are furnished by the calf, her
gloves by the kid, her furs by the seal,
her dress 03' the silkworm, her shawl
by the camel, her comb by the tortoise,-her
whalebones by the whale,
and even the color of her cheek is
supplied by the insect cochineal." Mr.
licrcdi talks like a logician.
JLzl Unexpected Defeat.
Pittsburgh is terribly disappointed
at the refusal of the Pennsylvania
legislature to assume her debt, on ac
count of the riots a couple of 3Tears
ago. She had a strong lobbr present,
while the bill was under consideration,
to create an influence in its favor, and
it looked at one time as if the me:isure
would certainly become a law. The
press, however, everywhere outside of
Allegheiry county, kept up an unre
mitting warfare upon the bill, and the
assembly killed it. Now, there are
whispers that this result was brought j
abont by suspicious practices, and '
there is to be an investigation.
The San Francisco Call says that
Senator Grover's bill to extend the
time fr the completion of the North-1
era .Pacific railroad company, "com
prises portions of both the senate and
house lulls of last session, and is un
derstood to be satisfactory alike to
officers of the company and to the dis
tinctive local interests of the Pacific j
coast." As the bill does away with
the branch road over the Cascade
mountains, we earnestly protest
against it on behalf of Washington ter-
riNirw savs tilt Walla Walla Umnn
Let the branch road o with the main
line. 3 a.
nulla Walla Union.
A recent order to the reis
ter and receiver at the "Walhi
Walla hind office directs them to !
obtain from each claimant under!
the .net of June 3d, 1STS, the law
fort ho sale of timber lands, a non
mineral affidavit in addition to the
proof already Sor warded. The
reason for this order is obscure in I
the mists of red tape. The act of
June 31, ISTS, requires eacli ap
plicant when he applies for the
land to swear that it does not con
tain any "valuable deposit of p;o!d,
silve", cinnabar, copper or coal,"
and when he makes his proof and j
payment he is required to produce I
the affidavits ot two disinterested
persons that the land "apparently
contains no valuable deposits of
gold, silver, cinnabar, copper or
coal.,T The clerk who wrote the order
and the official wliosigfncd it must be
'loosing their grip," or they would
not have issued an order for merely
cumulative proof. If the order is
enforced it will entail additional
and useless expense on all appli
cants under the law. The order is
an outrage on common sense and
should be revoked at once.
NEW A I) VKRTISEMENTS.
BOATS AND NETS.
LOST AND rorNI) should be promptly
advert ixd in Tiik Astokian. to secure
sKtly restoration of property to the right
Si:W LOST. Broke adrift in the Co
lumbia, with a cargo of ash wood, cedar
bolts ami fir bark. Suitable reward to any
one picking lier up. Address :
('.. X. FISHER.
4-30-0 Mt. Coffln, W. T.
NKT IjOST. On Friday night, April
i'.jh. new net. of about 1JW fit bonis;
Harbour's No. n, 0-plv thread : hungoneot
tm lines; floats branded V. H. A suitable
reward will be paid on returning the same
or giving information where it niav Ikj found
-l-.TO-f) Astoria, Oregon.
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Having just received a new stock, consisting
of a splendid assortment of
IXal.s. Caps. Hoots anrt Shoes,
Groceries, Canned Fruits, etc.
Wats'laes, Jewelry axstl Cutlery,
Resides a choice iot of
TOI5ACCO. CIUA51S AX1 II2K.
Vines and Liquors,
Stationery and Fancy Articles.
Which w are olf'-rin at the lowest living
prices. Verv respeclfullv.
At MefJee's new building on the roadwav.
"POK SAff-K CIIEAI.
To close consignments
20 Tons Salt, in lots to Suit.
E. C. HOLDEX. Auctioneer.
To Whom it May Concern.
5KOM AND AFTKU TIIIS DATE. I here
. by appoint F. M. liartholow as my duly
authorized 3 gent for the transaction of my
business in Oregon and Washington territory.
It. Jj. IIUM1S.
Astoria, April 17. 1S70.
Who is Elected?
Great Eastern Saloon,
COXCOMLY ST., ASTORIA,
rruus favouitk kksoiit has just
A. been refitted and .stocked with
ALL THE BEST BRANDS
Imported and domestic "IVines and
Ijiquoi'M. Cisirs and Tobacco.
3& San J''rancisco Ueer five cents a glass
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
Benton street, opposite Post-office. Astoria.
Wilson & Fisher
tt a :o.:p"vs7'.a,:e.:e5.
LUBRICATING OILS, COAL OIL
PAINTS AND OILS.
Sheet, Round, and Square Prepared
PROVISIONS, MILL PEED.
GARDEN SEED, GRASS SEED.
Winch will be exchanged for country pro
duce or sold at lowest prices.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
ih. J; h ,o-5nnr&
Jobber and Dealer h
'H yiJiiL W a
TABLE AND POCKET
Kej West Havana j
All the Leading Brands of
California and Oregon
Fmiis I VogotublBi
Foreign and Domestic
m&B md hxqusm
1 make Veg
etables one of 11137
S3Canneiy and Mess House
men supplied and will pi'c-iit by
sending orders direct to me.
Having the only complete and
first-class stock of goods in As
toria, and not surpassed, by any
north of San Francisco. W e also
have pleasure in saying, that with
our facilities of buying goods, we
CANT NOT nor WILL NOT be
undersold, taking the quality of
goods into consideration.
5" All goods guaranteed as'-
represented, and delivered frek
gratis, for nothing, to any pur
chaser in the city that will come,
order, and pay for the same.
E. S. LARSEN,
250 Gallons Pure Cider Vinegar,
in io, 25 and 45 Gallon packages.
For sale by
Another consignment just received.
PURE CITXER VIHEGAR.
E. S. LARSEN,
Cor", Squcmocqhe ana Cass streets, Astoria.
JSi9 KJq JU&&JL OJlil
'&C&r &$s t i wlSr rN''"" SF-KF
Tlii- best .selected stock cut
DBY GOODS, CLOTHIKO, BOOTS
CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, CARPETS, MATTINGS,
A FULL LINE IN EC1I DEPARTMENT.
We call especial atttentli n to our extra l.ue imoiee f
1MUCKS WAY DOWN.
AVE SELL ONLY FOR CASH. .NO CISEIHT. No Hi 1E ILM. UNDERSELL i!E-
IS- 331 J&. TNyT ;b XX jES. Gr S3 E5. ,
MAIN STREET. ------ ASTORIA, OREGON.
tfoi- Acent frev flu XPW American Mcirin" 3SaeIi5no.
A. VAN DUSEN & CO.
are therefore irepared to sell the same at 1ks rates than the same quality of
gM)Is can be pureuased elsewhere. These goods consist in part of
Hals and Caps. Hs Ia-N Gooils. JliisSiais. IVinH. SlovZerr
Boots niMl Slioos. Su!bor 3;ui.s. n Cloiialiiff.
In addition to tl:e aboe
BUIT.1KI5S 5IATK35IAT.S. 7A5S,S. 1M2STS, OILS. ETC.
Tiie qual.ty of our
C205va:iSo: A?T& LASS WARE. I..A3XPM. ETC.,
CSiiincit be x-(lleil and our prices c!fy competition.
ITamilj' Grocorios aanH PntrLsion a Sjweial . Onon City Im
perial Kxtra lSour sit S.l .30 pir Bnrr3.
WARDS CLATSOP BUTTER ALWAYS IN STORR
I jS-Aseney for .Singer :v.u White Sew ins
; oluce. corner of 1'a.ss an:! .letTers-oiisircet.
ib,B?r?3 k?5??? ep?s Fn
U( HEN OOOPEK
hAMME LIME OF IMEN BRE8SBS
Latest stylos. Sold at prices lower than the material can he hoiuiht for
ALS: A liAItttE J.IXE OF CI.OT5I AXD 151-LWKlt
Biack Cloth Cloaks - $4 50
" " - 5 GO
" " " - 6 00
BJmk Fleece Lined Benver Balmnns
SOMETHING- NEW, $14 00,
Special attention is called to our
Full suits for 67 00 and upwards.
The public will do well to give us a trial before going elsewhere, for we
COHEN & COOPER.
U. I. M. SEVERN.
JPIIYSXCIAX A9TJD SVBGEOK.
LARSKX'S HUILDING, - ASTORIA, CRIMSON".
Ofllc-c Hours. From D to 12 A. m., and
from u to 8 i. 3i.
U. K. DENNISON. V. .1. TAYLOR
DEN.N1SON & TAYLOR,
ATTOnXEYS AT 3L A Xl
Offick ITj) stairs in Talker's building,
corner Chonanjus and JJonton strcots.
ATTORNEY AT LAV.
Offior. P.'irps new building, Squemoqhe
street, Astoria. Oregon.
K. J. W. OLIVEK,
Oftigi:. In Sliuster's Daguerrean build
ing. Entnuice second door above tliat of
the Daily Astoiiian. Cass street.
Kesidence on Jeflerso:: street, corner of
Succe'ssfiillv treats all Chronio Disease.
AND DISEASES OF "WOM.EN AND
Cancer cured by a new and painless method.
Oftice Chenamus street, corner of Mam
It. .J. O'BKIEN.
CURES P.ILLIOUS AND INTERMITTENT
With.from one to three doses of his harm
Also, Private diseases successfully treated.
Offick O'Brien's hotel, Astoria". Oregon.
WATCHjMAKER AND JETSLER.
1IA.S UE3IOVEI) TO
Main street, Parker's building.
Boots and Shoes.
All kinds of 'repairing neatly and
promptly attended to
MAIN ST., - ASTORIA, OREGON.
"tT" CFHOTi t-Ji1' qay ?it&Xi
before cartful in this eitv.
AKD SHOES, HATS, GAPS.
Iiavi - laid in a full twk of
Machines. Wells, Fargo & C'o.'s Exprew?.
Black Cloth Cloaks - $7 5S
11 " " - 9 00
" " " - 10 00
Notary Public for the State of Oregon
Real Estate Ajicai anil ('iiyoy.inccr.
Agent for the FHIEJIEN'S 1-TXD INSUR
ANCE COMPANY of San rnmctsco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Rents mid Accounts '!Irittd. and n
liirns promptly made.
Eegalar sales day,
SATFRDAYS nt S 2. M.
N. B. Parties having rem estate, lurni
tureorany other goods to disiio.se of either
at auction or private sale should notify iiie
soon as eonvenient befor the dav oisale
No storage charged on geods soh' at Auc
tion. E. C. HOLbJIN.
Corner Main and Chenamus Street?,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE WOSTENHOLliT
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine ISeerchaum Pipes, etc
A fine stock of
TVatPlie mid .IcAvoIr.r. fitzzle an
Krceoh JiOading: Mint ;uii.s,
Itcvolvcrs. IistoIs. Parlor Jtillcx
f T. HELD.
Corner of Front and A streets.
TORTLAND - - - - OREGON
iisrLate butcher in the Central Market.
Hot, Cold, Shower,
Steam and SULPHUR Baths
Occident Eotel Shaving Saloon,
NlKDERAUEK & UlILENHART,
jSSpecial attention given to ladies' and
children's hair cutting.
Private Entrance for Ladies.