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About The Daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1876-1883 | View Entire Issue (June 5, 1879)
Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Mjorniiig, June 5, 1879.
Effects of Uie Sorni.
Omaha, May 3. Reports re
ceived by the Herald from the
southern part of the state, where
the storm of hist week was the
severest, show that although in a
few places there was slight damage
to crops, that on the whole the
rain did a very great amount of
good, and in some cases most
gratifying prospects of abundant
vield where before there had been
danger of doubt.
Washington, June 3. The
honse committee appropriation to
day agreed to report bills extend
ing the salaries of Representatives
Schleicher, of Texas, and Clark, of
Iowa, deceased, the same to be
paid to their respective widows.
The senate in executive session
to-day confirmed all the suspended
army nominations. Each and
every nomination sent to the sen
ate since the -Ath of March is now
The result of last night's meet
ing of democratic caucus commit
tees was the adoption of the pro
gramme sujrirested bv the sub-
committee. The democrats
both houses will consider the
port this afternoon.
Smallpox in Ottawa.
Ottawa, June 3. Smallpox
prevalent; thirty cases are reported
in the lower town.
Famine in Ca.shmerc.
Simla, June 3. The famine in
Cashmere is very serious. Great
distress prevails throughout the
country, arid many towns and vil
ages have been depopulated. Au
thorities are sending assistance.
The SwecdisU Arctic Party.
Malta, June 3. The steamer
A. E. Nordenskjold has sailed
hence for Behring's straits by way
of the Suez canal in quest of the
steamer Lega, containing the
Sweedish arctic explorer, Prof.
Nordenskjold, and party.
The Pope on Civil Marriages.
Rome, June 3. A letter written
by the pope has been published
deploring the new civil marriage
law, and denying that the church
desires to encroach upon the pre
rogative of the state; but declaring
that purely civil marriages are des
titute of honest or sacred bonds.
PACIFIC COAST NEWS.
Ilisli Mater Xortli.
Victoria, June 3. The Fraser
river has overleaped its banks in
many places and large tracts of
land are under water. The dyking
operations have proved a partial
San Francisco Bulletin.
Everybody says these are hard
times. Does anyone remember a
time when people said, uwhat
erood, soft times these are I" Some
how or other good times are always
spoken of in past or in future
tense. They were, or are coming,
but are rarely here. Men say in
the spring, "there won't be much
doing till fall," and when
fall comes we hear that, "there
won't be much movement till after
the first of the year," and so the
"iively times" keep moving around
the circle, always a season in ad
vance of the present. The truth
is that to some portion of the popu
lation times are never good. Al
ways there are many people urgent
ly wanting money, always some
people wanting mone7 that they
are unwilling to squarely earn.
The prosperous and industrious
are silent, the idle and discon
tent are loud in their complaints.
Men. who seek to do business on
itKor nnnnlc mmiov -nrViiMi tripv
other peoples 11101103 t men uiej
lind it diinciiit to borrow, ure ever
complaining of the lack of enter
prise in the community. A small
arm"- of unemployed clerks and
searchers after genteel employ
ment often march through the
streets finding- "nothing to do."
San Francisco is at all times sup-
porting a great
many idle men.
It was so even in
it that there are
lb-i'J. Wiry is
so many unem-
ploved? Is it because
get "nothing to do," or
Ccdarcillc Letter May SStlu
On Monday afternoon and night,
we had the hardest rain of the past
twelve months. The Chehalis river
rose about eight feet in eighteen
hours. I left Mr. ShotwelPs with
three men, having a raft of 10,000
feet of lumber for my farm, near
Cedarville, and at the mouth of
Black river stove the raft against
a drift and broke it all to pieces.
Thodore Ulman and myself ran a
very narrow escape with our lives.
I jumped and caught hold of a
bush and pulled myself ashore,
and Mr. Ulman jumped on a log.
The lumber is all scattered along
the river for thirty miles. The
high water will injure a great deal
of grain. The farmers have put ;n
large crops this spring. James
Smith has sown ISO bushels of
wheat, and 75 of oats. Our country
is settling up quite fast. Two
families went down to Elma to-day;
and they told me there were six
families more at Centreville o-oinr
to settle in Chehalis county. We
will have one of the largest settle
ments in Washington territory,
and it is one of the best valleys in
it. Mr. A. J. Gibson will put up
a flouring mill near Cedarville, and
we want some one to come in and
put up a store, as we have to go to
the railroad or Olympia to do our
trading, a distance of 20 and 30
miles. In the country, we have two
good grist mills, and a third going
up this summer; and three stores,
one atElma, and two at Montesano.
T. W. Laws.
A Book by Charles Dickons
Detroit Free Prcs.
A new book by Charles Dick
ens! This in the announcement
in a London literary journal.
There is a magic in the sentence,
and some years ago it would have
thrilled the reading public. But
now it sounds like a satire. If
young Dickens is a genius it is
a misfortune that his name is
Charles. The comparison is too
overwhelming. However, the
present Charles Dickens has hither
to carefully concealed his ability
from the public, if he possesses
any, and J hardly think that his
new book will add greatly to his
name. The book is a directory of
G-. W. PAKKEB,
GROCERIES AM IUO VISIONS.
WHITE LEAD. PAINTS and COAL OILS,
Brooms, Ilrushos and Wooilcn-ware,
Tobacco, Cigars and Stationery,
Gout's Furnishing Goods, Etc.
Near the Corner
3Iiiin mid Coucomly Sis.. Astoria
Astoria Wood Yard.
Foot of Iafayette street, Astoria, Oregon.
DUSIIARM & CO., - PROPRIETORS.
All kinds of wood delivered to any part of
the city. sawed or unsawed. dim
15 KICK LAYER,
Cement, Plasterer and Builder of any
kind of Brick Furnaces.
Tlcase leave orders at Wilson & Fisher's
store, Chenamus street, Astoria. 7-im
T. s. JEWETT.
B. S. KIMBALL.
Draying & Trucking.
ASTORIA TKUCK & DRAY CO.,
S(iuuuiuciiu st., between Cass and Main,
Contracts fur is ravin cr made nnd satisfaction
guaranteed Orders loft at the Uccid
or roceJ. )dby mail proinptly filled
wraers lottat me uccinonc 110-
jkwett Jc KIMBALL.
G. W. HUME
Comer of Water andfOiney Streets,
JSTWgent for the Golden, Gity Chemical
Works. I. V. Payne & Son'steam Engines.
Fay's Wood Working Machinery
CSJPTishcrmen's and Cannery Supplies a
specialty. Cotton Seine Twine and .Net Lines
sold at San Francisco prices.
S3yOars. Cordage, Blecks: Oakum, etc.
Star of the Columbia. 130 fire test Kerosene.
Turpentine and Varnish. Sail cloth made
expressly for light boats. t
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
BROKER, BANKER '
Exchange hought and. sold on all parts of
the United States and Europe.
OFFICE nOURS From 8 o'clock A. m.
until 4 o'clock p. m.
Home Mutual Insurance Co.,
J. F. Houghton'.. President
Chas. R. Stokv .. Secretary
Hamilton IJovd, 1 , .,... r r ..
ko. L. Stokv. j Agents for Oregon
Office Northeast corner of Stark and First
streets, Por.tl.axd, Oregon.
Net C;ish received for Fire Prem
iums in 1877 $335,511 04
Assets, Jan. 1, 1S7S 578,003 So
Losses npaid $3.65S 37
Dividends " 1,957 00 5.505 37
Surplus for Primely Holders ....$572,470 47
losses paid iu Oregon In sLx years$il4,riG 72
I. W. CASK. Agent,
LIVERPOOL AKD LONDON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of SG7,00O,OOO.
A. VAN DUSEX. Agent.
Capital Si 2,500,000.'
MATT II. SIBSON, Agent,
ORGANIZED IX IS 03.
Total Lows Paid Since Organization.
E. C. 1I0LPEN", Agent.
BILL HEAD PAPER,
OF EVERY GRADE AND COLOR, PRLN"
ted or piuin, at lowest rates, at
Thk Agroitux oSce
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
RS. S. X. AltRIGOXI,
The Pioneer Restaurant.
Main Street, - Astokia. Orkgox.
Has constantly on hand a full supply of
"Which will he served In any style desired.
Strawberries and Cream
and Ice Cream in season.
Mcnls, 2." cents; at nil Honrs.
MRS. HOUSEMAN, - - Proprietor.
Will accommodate hoarders,
WITH OR WITHOUT ItOOMS.
Next door to Metropolitan Hall,
A. J. MEflLKR. C. S. WRIGHT.
MEGLEIl & WRIGHT. Proprietors.
THE PROPRIETORS ARE HAPPY TO
announce that the above hotel has been
repainted and refurnished, adding greatly to
the comfort of its guests nnd is now the Oest
hotel north of San Francisco.
C. KNOWLES. AU ZIKBER.
PORTLAND. - - - - OREGON.
ZIEBER & KNOYLES, Proprietors.
CSTFree coach to and from the house"?.
II. P.. PARKEK. - Proprietor.
THIS TIOTEL is the largest, most comfort
able and best kept hotel in the city. Is
supplied with the best of spring water, hot
and cold baths, barbershop, and a first-class-saloon
with best of liquors and cigars, and a
line billiard table. Free coach to the house ;
charges reasonable, $1 25 to $2 50 per day, ac
cording to room occupied
Just opened, newly furnished and first class.
S. BAMICO & CO., - morns.
Comer Lafayette and Second sts., Astoria.
Meals served in Italian, French and Ameri
can styles to order.
The table will be supplied at all times with
the best the market atlords. The well known
and gentlemanly steward, V. A. CookLwill
always be on hand "with a first class Italian
cook, pleased to see his friends. Come, and
satisfy yourself. Private moms for ladies.
Meals at all hours. The best wines and ci
gars always on hand.
D. L. TURPIN - Proprietor
Between Squemocqhe and Jefferson,
Board and lodging per week ?8 00
Board per day ....T 1 00
Single Meal 2r
Tne table will be sumilied at all times with
the best the market affords.
TIIEO. BROEMSER, - - PhoPKiCTOK.
Fresh oysters, and other deli
cacies of the season, served in
Opposite the Telegraph office, Suuemoqhe
street, Astoria, Oregon.
CSTMEALS AT ALL HOURS-R.
Mam street, near Hustler's Wharf,
ASTORIA, --- - OREGON.
Mits. Mary Campbell, Proprietor.
Board and lodging by day or week.
CORNER C AND FIRST STREETS,
P. XOItTOX, - - - - Proprietor.
(Formerly of tite Portland Hotel.)
TniS HOUSE IS A FIRE-PROOF BRICK,
hist finished and newly furnished, with
the fest of spring beds.
Tniois Per week From Sfl to SG for board
and lodging. Per day SI 00. Single meals
2." cents. lodging 25 to SO cents.
ESFree coach to and from the House.
Private Boarding House.
MRS. QU1NN- PROPRIETOR.
Will accommodate day boarders or accom
modate anv with hoard and lodging.
Prices reasonable. In Ingalls' building.
Jefferson street, opposite Wells, Fargo &Co's
Keep Your Honey Safe.
Ex steamship Orrgon T have received an
other consignment of
TUCKER'S PAT EST ALAB3I
Counter Alarm Money Drawer
Is proof ntr.iinst Petty Thieves.
PKICiS $ OO.
E. C. HOLDEN,
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTER AN I) WHOLFSALE AND RE
TAIL DEALER TN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
jASTOltlA - -. -, OREGON.
Ilaving just received a new stock, consisting
of a splendid assortment of
Hals, Caps, Boots and Shoes,
Groceries, Canned Fruits, etc.
Wnielies. Jewelry and Cutlery,
Besides a choice lot of
TOBACCO, CIAS AXD PIPES.
Wines and Liquors,
Stationery ainl Fancy Articles,
Which we are offering at the lowest living
prices. Very respectfullv.
At McGee's new building on the roadway.
It is no Use of Talking,
J. K. "WIRTS is the cheapest place to buy
FKUXTS Oil VEGETABIES,
As he has direct from San Francisco by every
steamer, all kinds of vegetables, such
as is in the market.
Apples. Peas, Celery. Caulifower,
Asparagus. Parsnips, Beets, Car
rots, Potatoes, Oranges,
And from Clatsop every day
EGGS, BUTTER. CHEESE. AXD HONEY,
Also : keep the best of
CIGARS. TOBACCOS, AND LIQUORS.
Call and examine before piirchasins else
where. J. 3v. WIRT.
W H8, AI?
Is All TMs BI011 AW !
I HAVE JUST RETURNED
FROM THE EAST AND WILL
SELL MY GOODS AS
oiiibL jh: af
AS ANY HOUSE IN THE CITY
And am not going to say anything about Jt
A Square Deal Guaranteed
At the corner of Mam and Squemoqhe st?.,
astoria, - oregon.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
OYSTJZBS, by the SACK,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on reason
D. K. Warrkn.
C. A. McGuiKkl
Astoria Market !
Corner of Chenamus anil Cass streets.
WARREN & McGTJIRE, Proprietor
(Successors to Uobbon tfc Warrcr..
Wbolesalo nnd Retail Dealers in all Kin as u .
Fresh and Cured Meats!
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, ETC.
fcS5 Rutter, Eggs, Chouse, etc. constantly
S" Ships supplied at the lowest rates.
Alain Street - - Astoria Oregon
BEJiGMAN 0 JBEIiJlY
T ESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN'
ii t:on of the public to the fact that tl o
above Market will always bo supplied with
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS!
Which will be sold at lowest rates, wholesnlo
and retail. Special attention givon to supply
IVcst-EiKlith Street, near tlie O. .
S. K. Ccs Wharf.
JOHN W. V.'EI.CII ....PnoPiUETOR
A GENERAL ASSOimiKNT OF FAMF- -j.x
ly Groceries. and the various kinds of
first-class r.teat and Fish, furnished in hei-t
of style at tin market, or delivered to any
1art of the city. Orders given totlieimwscp- .
gers. or left at the market, will be promptly
My endeavor will Hie. by prompt attention
and fair dealing, to please my patrons.
STWH kinds of country produce taken In
exchange for goods, and delivered to patrons ,
free. ESGive me a call.
4 ir. IEIMJITSOX.
Contractor and Builder,
All kinds of Carpenters and Joiners "Work1
proinptly and neatly executed.
PLANS. SPKriFICATIOXS, and BILLS .
Furnished on short notice at rrdvecil rates.
Shop Next door east of Episcopal church.
rj t. jieii).
Corner of Front and A streets.
TORTLAND .... OREGOr
?-Late butcher iu the Ccntra Maic..