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Astoria, Oregon, Friday Morning, May 23, 1879.
TELE RAP IIIC. I
THE DALLES FIRE.
The Business u:tricr.s of tlic
Clly Almost Entirely
TSic Flames Still ISnging at the
The following telegram was re
ceived in Portland Wednesday
evening by Capt. J. C. Ainsworth
at 10 o'cleck:
The Dalles, May 21. A heavy
fire is now raging at this place.
Nearly all the business part of the
town is consumed. The Oregon
Si earn Navigation company lose
the oilice here and eng'ne house.
Most all the rest of the property
was saved. The railroad track
through the town has been dam-a-ed.
We will commence to re
pair the track at day-light in the
Another dispatch furnishes ad- j
ditional particulars: The town is
almost burned down. We think
the lire is now under control. The
lire commenced in the hotel, and
swept everything before it on First
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and Moody's to the Umatilla house,
inctluclina-' that, and burned one
side of Second street clear, as far
as French & McFa land's. The
lire crossed o n and burned every
thing irom - corner opposite
Fred Derber's old stand down as
far as Michelbach's shop including
Hu mason's bick, occupied by Mr.
Newman, and burned up to Con
don's law offic, on the corner of
Third street. There is some dan
The precise hour the -fire broke
out is not known; bufr-ifc- -is--sup-'j
posed to have started between 8
and 9 o'clock "Wednesday evening.
After the telegraph office was de
stroyed the operator took his m
strunients down to the river below, !
attached them to the wire and en
deavored to get Portland. As no
one happened to be in the oliice
at Portland at the time, he failed
to get a responding signal. Fail
ing to obtain a response the oper
ator sent the news to Hood River,
situated about midway between
The Dalles and Cascades. The
operator at Hood River, after get
ting the news, began to call the
Portland office, and fortunately
some one being there the message
was sent through.
The exact majority of the new
constitution in California isnot3ret
ascertained, but it is between elev
en and twelve thousand, probably
nearer the former figure than the
It is stated that Secretary Mc
Crary has decided to accept the
position of United States circuit
judge for the 8th district, to be
made vacant bv the reservation of
Judge Dillon, but will not leave
the cabinet before the 1st of Sep
tember. The bark D. C. Murray, recent
ly arrived at San Francisco from
Honolulu, reports that to the west
ward of 140 degrees west longi
tude she passed through about 800
miles of Portuguese men-of-war
(acalophs), the water being cover
ed for miles around.
President C. B. Wright, of the
Northern Pacilic Railroad com
pany, has announced his intention
of resigning his position, that he
jnaj' be able to gain health and
strength to undergo a surgical op
oration for cataract. He will re
, tain his seat in the directory.
A newly built schooner, the
Champion, Capt. McAllmond, of
Dunginess, owner, left the Sound
on the 20th. The creditors ob
tained a writ for a debt due, sur
jmsiiip; that the intention of the
!nvner was to-escape to Bntishwa
The cutter vVolcott was dis -
P"ed with United States Mar-
shal Clinker, who siezecl the vessel
off Protection island, unci towed
her into port, pending further ac
tion. Mexican dollars continue a pre
ju'um of twenty-five per cent, over
Japanese puper money in Yokoha
ma, The premium is merely nom-
inal, there beinr no buyers or sell-
ers except, lor tnmng amounts.
Counterfeit treasury two "yen"
notes, larelv circulated, and are
believed to be executed abroad
and introduced through foreign
mails. Imperial residences in var
ious cities are undergoing prepar
ation for occupation by General
News of the veto of the anti
Chinese bill excites various and
conllicting comments in Yokoha
ma. Americans throughout China
express satisfaction of so summary
a plan at disposing of the question
at issue. Europeans merety eince
surprise, having, in most cases, an
ticipated different action. The
Chinese take contradictory views,
eve among themselves. In the
immediate neighborhood of Hong
kong, the port of emigration,
where the friends and relatives of
u"5 uinese now nwvmenca reside,
much ffnitification is shown. The
. i -.i i
idea seems to prevail that future
persecutions are impossible, but
there is no indication of inc-eased
departures. Around Shanghai the
populace are apparently indifferen
and officials are relicent.
The Strikes in Xow York.
New York, May 21. The ac
tion of the longshoremen, brick
layers and other trade unions on
strike, or threatening to strike, is
severely criticised by some of the
morning papers. At a meeting of
thebricklayerscfnifitttee ' perhiisP
sions was given their men to work
conditionally at specified places;
but would HGt allow them to work
on new buildinq-s on any terms,
save those which are authoritative-
ly prescribed. The Bulletin says:
We have it on good authority that
many long-shoremen who have been
going about idle on the wharves du
ring the lasi. forinight would be glad
to return to work on the steamship
companies' terms, but for the arbitrary
I decree of a similar cemmittee: and
there are evidences of like species of
dictation and terrorism at Pittsburg,
where the committee is busy organ
izing another stike among iron and
sieel industries. The steamship com
panies, unable to get laborers here,
are circulating printed hand bills in
adjacent rural districts offering em
ployment. G. W. PARKER,
GROCERIES AX1) PROVISIONS,
WHITE LEAD. PAINTS and COAL OILS,
Itraoius. Brushes and WooiIen-ware.
Tobacco, Cigars and Stationery,
Gent's Furnishing Goods, 12tc.
Near tlic Corner
Main nud Concouily Hts., Astoria
g 525 3
8 H B r '
H fe: 3
O g SB o
TT Jb VOSS,
Cement, Plasterer and Builder of any
kind of Brick Furnaces.
rieasc leave orders at Wilson & Fisher'?
store, Chenamus street, Astoria. 7-lni
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTER AND WHOLFSALR AND RE
TAIL DEALER IN
Corner Cheuamus nud
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BANKING AND INSURANCE.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
Exchange bought ami solil on all parts of
the United States and Europe.
OFFICE HOURS-From 8 o'clock A. M.
until 4 o'clock i m.
Home Mutual Insurance Co.,
J. F. Houghton.. President
On as. R. Stokv Secretary
Hamilton Bovi, i
Gko. L. Stoky. j
.Agents for Oregon
Office Northeast corner of Stark and First
streets, Poutland, Okkgox.
Net CjlsIi received for Fire Prem
iums in 1877 $335,511 04
Assets, .Ian. 1, 187S - S57S,0C5 S3
Losses v npaid $a.Cs 37
Dividends " l.a7 no
Surplus for Property Holders $572,470 47
Jx)sses paid in Oregon m six car&.SH4,ric 7J
I. IV. C SK. Agent,
LIVERPOOL ASD LONDON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OP LONDON AND
., . japmBUBG&A..
OLD CONNECTICUT OP HART
COMMERCIAL OP CALIFORNIA
EIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of SG7,000,000.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
Capital SI 2,500,000.
MATT II. SIBSOK, Ageilt,
ORGANIZED IN 1SG3.
Total Lossch Paid Since Organization.
E. C. HOLDEN. Agent.
MAGNUS C. CROSBY.
Stoves, Tinware, and
Houso Furnishing Coods.
Hardware, Brass Goods,
Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings,
Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead, Iron,
Copper Brass, and Zinc.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
BEING NOW PREPARED WITH greatlv
increased facility to furnish the public
with all kinds of
Seasoned A Ho. 1 Lumber,
Boat Lite, Doors, fiiows,
And all kinds of hard wood at very low rates,
Asks an examination of their prices and
large lot of goods which will be sold low for
Steam Mill Hear Weston Hotel,
Cor. Cienerive and Astor streets.
T. S. JEWKTT.
B. S. KIMBALL.
D raying & Trucking.
ASTORIA TRUCK & DSAy CO.,
Sqatn&ucniitt-fit., between Cass sndMain,
CoBiraLfwr iniyin&made aad Jatisfaetioa
cumnted. Order loft at the Occident ilo
tlor.feirwdby wall preuptly- filled.
5 W. HUME
Corner of Water and OIney Streets,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
y mi. -hit i m i ! am Mmm iitro'
AGENT FOR THE
Golflen City Meal forls.
B. V. IAYJE & SOX'S
Tlie National, Hayward,
and Pure EuLLer.
COTTON SEINE TWINE
AND NET LINES SOLD AT SAN
Blocks, Oakum, etc.
Star of the Columbia,
150 Fire Test Kerosene,
Turpentine and Varnish,
Made expressly for light soil boste.
For sale at
G. "W. HUME'S,
D. K. Warrkn. C A. McGuiaKl
Astoria Market !
Corner of Chenamus and Cass streets,
WARREN & McGUIRE, Proprietor
(Successors to IJobsuii J: Warren.
Wbolesnlo and Retail Dealers in all kinds v
Fresh and Cured Meats!
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT. VEGETABLES, ETC.
jfcB" Butter, Eggs, Cbeeso, etc. constantly
ifciJ Ships supplied at the lowest rates.
Aialr street, - - Astoria Oregon,
BEKGMAN G BEBRT
P ESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEX
XXtion of the public to tho fact that the
nhovo Market will always bo supplied with
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH ANCURED MEATS!
Which will be Fold at lowest rates, wholesale
and retail. Special attention given to suppij
West-Eirhth Street, near the O.
8. :'. Co IVJinrf.
JOHN W. WELCH ruorRTETOU
fJEXERAL ASSORTMENT OF FAMI-
xSL ly Groceries, :md the various kinds of
first-elnss Meats and Fish, furnished in best
ot style at the market, or delivered to any
part of the city. Ordersfiiven to the messen
gers, or left at the market, will be promptly
My endeavor will be. bv prompt attention
and fair dealing, to please' my patrons.
2TA11 kinds of country produce taken in
exchange for goods, and delivered to patrons
free. Ear(!ive me a call.
Is All This Blowii AM!
"BrH'A V-E- JUST" RETURNED?'
FROAt THE EAST AND WML .
SELL MY GOODS AS
AS ANY HOUSE IX THE CITY
And am not going to say anything abont.it
A Square Deal Guaranteed r
At the corner of Main and Sqnemoqhe atfi.,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
It is no Use of Talking,
J. K. "WIRT'S is the cheapest place to buy
ltUITS OR VEGETABLES,
As he has dircet from San Fnmelsco by every
steamer, all kinds of vegetables, such
as is in the market.
Apples. PenR, Celery, Caulifofcer,
AwparaKUM. Parsnips, ICeeia, Cat
rots, 1'otntoew. OranpoH,
And from Clatsop every day
EGGS. BUTTER, CHEESE. AND HONEY.
Ako : keep the 1 est of
CIGARS. TOBACCOS, AND LIQUORS.
Call and examine before
J. K. WHIT.
OATS AND POTATOES
FOR SEED !
Having just received a new stock, ennsistiug
of a splendid asiortment of
flats. Caps, IJoots and 8Iioc,
Groceries, Canned Fruits, etc.
Watches, Jewelry anl Cutlery,
Besides a choice lot of
TOBACCO, CIAHS AX PIPES.
Wines and Liquors,
Stationery and fancy Articles,
Which we are offering at the lowest living
prices. Very reipectnilly.
At McGee's new building on the roadway.
A W. fKHGUSOX,
Contractor and Builder,
All kinds of Carpenters and Joiners "Work
promptly and neatly executed.
PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, and BILLS
Furnished on short notice at reduced rates.
Shop Next dcor east of Episcopal church,
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Q. Tt HEII, .
Corner of Front uo JL ttreete;-
PORTLAND .-- - 0HMQ.M.
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