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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (May 11, 1879)
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Astoria. Ore.o-oc. Sunday Morning, May 11 1879.
Hin Stafo. j
j ne w oociruu scienunc cxpem- Canada aud the German slates. To
fcion winch was to ina.kea tourofiJlU points Avh(.r;i thcn? are n0
the world, collapsed on the Stli, , moill,y.oniPr 0ifi -es, the registered
owing to want oi support. j(,u wjn nunwv ami valu-
TMn iu'. in rlfwwlo rlif smwri- I '
oritvuf the champion sciiWi-i-s of
Yaland Harvard, look place OII j
afche 0th at 'Lake Quinsnintmoiid.
More Indian trouble has taken
-place near Vimuhie and has r
suited in the killing of three In--dians
and woun.Iing of one white
fft!te new constitution has been
carried in California. It provides
that no corporation doing business
in the state shall employ Chinese
labor, and the legislature is re
quired to enact such laws as will
In limes like these people have a
good opportunity to appreciate the
iiccommodations of the post-ollice.
"When the railroads are all running
on time, vhen all the machinery
is smooth, and the mails come and
.go to the minute, people accept
fthe work of ihe post-oilicc without
stopping 'to think how much it
does or how well it does it. It
picks your letters up from the
front of your residence-, sends it to
its destination, gets the -answer in j
the same manner, brings it back
and d.jx)sits it iu vour own hand
in your own house. It .iias
not been necessary fonyou to step
out of doors, except so far as the
street letterbox iu depositing your
'.letter. With such exactness axid
certainty does it do this one may
calculate, if 'his correspondent is
prompt, the precise day and hour
when the cnrrierxwill appear at the
door with the answer, even though
the distance. Raveled isthousauds
of miles. But bow tAie storms are
oivthe,post-ofiice is in confusion.
No oneVfenows when the mail will
come, nor what they will contain
on arrival. The con trast with the
visual TS.nd ordinary regularity is
isharp and disagreeable. Anxiety
takes the place oi confidence. Busi-
.jriess 3S changed, social and family
matters are thrown into confusion.
We look at tlie postman afar ofi'
vwith eager eyes, ami watch his ap
proaching footstep with new in
terest. He con&es and goes, but
lie leaves nothing-behind. Tedium
and monotony reign. In a news
paper oilioe it is like the coming
of the eid if tlie world. The great
mountain of exchanges has melted
and gone, and nothing now stands
in its place. The editor is as
"helpless as an army cut off from
its base of supplies. He brandish
es his shears, but nowhere do-they
iind anything to cut. He looks
Into vacancy, scratches his head
and thinks. Nothing comes.'There
is no substitute for ample mail.
The paper is due in the morning.
Time refuses to wait,- and some
thing must be done. Rain or
shine, snow or frost, the paper
knows no cessation. In the ab
sence of somet&ing, it must be
made out of nothing. Three or
fonjxdaysian'be tide'd over, but
a week, or a month. .The result
would be fatal. Tlie 4postoIlice
owes much "to the press, and the
press is equally indebted to the
tfBut the post-office does much
"-besides transmitting letters with
regularity and bringing exchanges
-to-newspapers. It acts as an ex
change and banking office. It
will send i-y means of the money
ujrder system small sums of moncry
to all" tlie financial points in the
United4 States, including every city
.and nearly every village. It does
this at the merest trifle of expense,
:and with a certainty which is posi-1
tively absolute. The system is
- such that a money order can never
U)e Jost beyond redemption. It
Will not on Iv send monov in this
way tlirourrlxmr. tho United States,
but to all 'pianos in Enjrla. ..I, Ire ,
miia, ccoiimui, tnc juoiniiunii oi
aie uocumeiius wiin aunosi uquui
1.1 .1 , -.1 7 1
f - t is a.ssate tosenu money
"i a rerisu-rea ium-sis 11 is to go
and carrv it vourself. The rov
eminent does not guarantee the
mail against robbery, and it does
not miarantee vou from highway
men. It will pursue and punish
the criminals in either case, but it
does not make up the loss. That,
if any, the individual must suffer.
But bolts and bars and safes and ;
vaults are pot more secure than
the post-office transmission -f
money when secured in any of the
w-iys which the post-ohice pro
vides. The post-office also acts as an
express -compauy. It will take
packages of merchandise, within
the limit of four pounds in weight,
to any part of the country Tor six
teen ccnte a pound, and in exactly
that ratio'lor fractions under. A
dhiuond'iiug, weighing one ounce,
will go to Alaska for one cent, and
for ten cents more will be re
ceipted for and registered. For
the 'limit of weight and for short
distances the express companies
arc cheaper, but for long distances,
k western or southern states, or
across 'the continent, the post-
office charge is so insignificant as
to be almost ridiculous. The new
system of registration for such
packages makes them absolutely
safe, and thev aw; handled with as
much care as letters. The time is
coming when the post-office will
build elevators for people and lift
them over mountains. Its accom
modations to-day, as compared
with what they were even ten
vcars ago, are wonderful.
Recently the tr;iin boys have ad
ded to the literary department of
their nomadic establishments, the
Police Gazette and the Police News,
which ure now sold openly on many
trains. They might just as well he
left off. The traveling public can get
along without them. They contain
no news, and less morals. The spec
tacle of two or three copies of those
profusely but not very carefully il
lustrated journals, displaying vivid
pictures of young ladiasan all sorts of
attitudes, but uivariaiIy.wearing more
stocking than drapery: the scene being
occasionally enlivenedoby the illustra-,
tion of a man cutting off his wife's,
head with an axe, is eitihcr instrtic-,
tive nor entertaining to a -car full of
mi&gd passengers. Women must
travel sometimes, and prVbJic senti
ment demands .that these things
should .not be thrust into their faces.
A Tennessee editor whose wife's
name was "Pica," named his first
three children "Brevier," '"Long
Primmer," "Small Pdca," and then
there came twins and he named them
I. "W. CASE,
UP0RTll AND WHOLESALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Chcnamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - OREGON.
Fish Commissioners Notice.
TT0TICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
J-l the undersigned will be in readiness
from :uid after this date, to issue licenses,
at Ids oflice up stairs, corner of -Cass nnd
Sucmoctihe streets, Astoria. Oregon.
IL B. FKIttJUSON,
Fish ComtnissioHcrs Notice.
HE UNDERSIGNED FISH COMMIS-
sioner for WasliuiKton territoiT. hcrebv
Kivcs notice that he will he at Brookfield
for the rest of the season.
Nokth Covk, W. T., Feb. 17; 1879.
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
Bcnton-street, opposite Post-officcsAsiotia.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
BANKING AND INSURAHSE.
x. w, CASE,
- - - 'OREGON.
Exchange bought and so'sl on all parts of
ftfie United States -anti Europe.
untH -J o'clock i m.
From 8 o'clock a. ji.
Intual Insurance Co.,
T. F. HouniiTON ..Vrcsidcnt
Ciias. II. Stokv Secretary
HAMILTON l) VIM
u ko. l. stouy. r
.Agents for Oregon
Offick Northeast comer of Stark nnd First
streets, Poj:ti.axi, Okkc.on.
Net Cash received for Fire Prem
iums in lfcTT.
Assets, .Van. y 1S7S
Losses npalil s.'t.rcw vrt
dividends " l,ai7 oo 5.50o 37
Surplus for Prope-tv Holders ST)72.470 47
lxsses paid in Oregon in six ycars?U4lG 72
I. Wr. C 1SR. Agent.
$67,000,000 CAf ITAL.
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND
NORTH Bltrosn AND IR CAN-
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OP HART-
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE .COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of S07,00O,O00.
A. VAN DtJSEN. 'Agent.
tSapitai S 12,560,000.
MATH II. SIRSON, Ajient,
ORGANIZED IN IS 63.
Total Losses PaII Since Or?nnl7ntlon.
E. C. 110LDEN, Afient.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY.
Stoves, Tinware, and
House Furnishing Coods.
Hardware, Brass Goods,
Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings,
Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead, ilron,
Coppc, Brass, and Zinc.
C. H. BAIH & CO.
OELXG NOW TREPARED WITH greatly
X) increased facility to furnllrti tne public
with all kinds of
Seasoned A No. 1 lumber,
Boat Lute, Doors, WMows,
And all kinds of hard wood-at YeryJow rates,
Asks an examination -rtf theirpVices and
larpe lot of goods which -will be sold lowfor
Steam Hill Near Yeston -Hotel,
Cor. Genevive and Ast or streets.
T. S. JEWKTT.
B. S. KIMBALL.
Draying & Trucking.
AJ5T0RLA "TRUCK & DRAY CO.,
Squctuucqot5t., between Cass and JIain,
Contracts fur u ravine mudo and satisfaction
Lcurnnteed. (teder? left at tho Occident ilo-;
icME.receivca Dy man prompuy nnea
JBWEOnC Jt KLMRA1L.
Corner of Water and OIncy Streets,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
AGENT -FOR THE
tiiuii Cut 'Chemical "f oris.
B. W. PJJOTJB & sc?s
Tlie National, Hayward,
and 'Pure Rubber-
GOTTON SEINE TWINE
'AND NET LINES 60LD AT'SAtf
Blocks, Oakum, etc.
Star of 'the Columbia,
150 Fir Test Kerosene.
Turpentine and 'Varnish,
Madecexpresejy for liit-siil boats.
VFor sale at
G. W. H-IIME-'S,
-ASTORIA, - - -OREGON
L "JL k k20 Tons Salt in ,ots to "Suit,
S! M M M E. C. HOLDEN, AucUoncex.
. K. U.RRKX. C A. McGUIBB
Astoria Market !
Corner of -Ghenamus ami Cassstreets,
WARREN & McGUIRB, Proprietor
(Successors to tLuozvn ( Warrc.
bolc?alo nnd llctni! Iolurs in all Kinds o
Fresh and Cured Meats!
A full iwii'ol -Family Gnu'fries,
CANNED FKJ1T. VEGETABLES, ETC.
xtarnuttor, EgpK, Cheese, etc. constantly
t&& tJhips supplied at the lowest rates.
Malv Street, - - Astoria Oregon,
B Eli GMA X C Ji EliU Y
RESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN-t-;on
of tho puolie to the fact thatvthe
nlrave .Martet will always he supplied with a
FULL'V&RIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS!
Which will bo sold .at lowest rates, wholesale
and retail. Special attention siven to supply -ns
TCcst-13ir1itIi Street, near the O.
S. X. Co's lVlinrf.
JOHN W. ELCir TUOPRIETOR
a GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF FAln
jlSl ly Groceries, and the various. kinds of
first-class Meats anil Fish, furnished in best
of style at the market, or. delivered to any
part of tlie city. Orders eiven to the messen
gers, or left at the market, will he promptly
My endeavor will be. hv prompt attention
and fair dealing, to please my patrons.
Ge?"A11 kinds of countrv produce taken In
exchange for goods, and dwivered to patron
free. E-Glve me a call.
Is 'All lis Blowing AM'!
I HAVEJUST EETURNED
FROM THE EAST AND
SELL MY 'GOOBS AS
AS ANY nOTJSEIN' THE-CITY
And am not going to say anything about It
A Square Deal Guaranteed
At the corner of Main and Squemoqhe sts.,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
It is mo iUse of ' IcilKing,
'J. K. WIRT'S is the cheapest place ttf buy
As he has direct from SaufFranrlsco by every
steamer, all kinds of vegetables, such
as is iu the market.
Apples. Ich, Celoy. Cauliftowe,
AparaB, l'arjp8. Keetsy:Cur-
rets. Potatoes, Orange,
AiuVJTrom Clatso every day
EGGS..BUTTEReiIEE5E. AND HOSBY.
Also. :' keep the best of
CIGARS. TOBACCOS, AND LIQUORS.
C.tll and examine before
J. K. WIRT.
OATS AND POTATOES
At J.1H.D. GRAYJ8,
Having just received a-new stock, eonsistlnj
C-itsplendid assortment of
Hat$, Cps, !I(qts and Shoes,
Greceries, Caafledf Fruits, etc.
rlYnteltea, Hemelry and Cutlerj
Besides a choice lot of
TOBACCO, 'CIOARS AND PIPES,
Wines and Liquors,
Stationexy and Fancy Articles,
Wliicli we are. offerinxatttheilowest' living
prices. Very respectfuHv.
At'McGee's new buildhig on the roadway.
.A W. FERCUS9X.
Contractor and BiiiWer,
AR'Wnds of Canenters and Joiners "Work
promptly and neatly executed.
i3Ix&SSs3PELIFICATI0NSt end BIU.S
Tarnished' on short notice at reduced rates.
Shop Next diior east of Episcopal church.
"POR SAX13 CUB&JK.
To close consignments
E. C. HOLDEN, .Auctioncex