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ASTORI A. OREGON:
SUNDAY M ARCH 13, 1861
. C. IRCLAM .
"Washington, Feb. 2C The
dav for despisinir small things
should quickly pass with us of the
Pacific coast. To illustrator Pass
ing up The Avenue (Pa.) this fore
noon an Astorian was suddenly
left without his hat a gust of
'wind took it. As his weight might
"be considerable of an obstacle to
iwspeed, and chancing to spy a
colored boy near whose mouth was
watering for an opportunity to
earn a nickle (five cents) by giving
yur boots a shine, he started
"John" after the hat which was
speedily recovered, brushed, and
returned to the owner. Putting
ins hand into his pocket he drew
forth a quarter, the smallest piece
of coin he chanced to possess, and
handed it to the boy, remarking,
as he pursued his waj", that he had
paid just 400 per cent, more for
the service than it was worth
simply because he had a habit of
spending all his "nickles" for street
fares and newspapers. Hereafter
he will not be caught without a
nickle in his pocket.
The weather to-day is more
moderate, but still is too cold for
Vmnfnrt on the shadv sides of
streets. Our morning hour was
spent at the market taking a note
of how the 200,000 more or less
Washingtonians get their feed.
The picture is a novel one, but as
we described it last year pass on
to the museum building in course
of preparation for the inaugural
ball, then to Smithsonian institute,
then by way of the Botanical
gardens back to the capitol. For
fcome reason we had quite forgot
ten that an old-time acquaintance
in Oregon, Mr. Davenport, has
charsrc of the heating engines of
the house in the basement of the
i-outh wing, but this morning we
chanced to come in that way and
ran across our friend accidentally
the meeting was mutually agree
able, and we at once accepted the
invitation of Mr. D. to visit the
engines, the air ducts, etc., etc.,
which no person should ever think
of leaving Washington without
seeing. It would be impossible
for us to describe it, but it carries
onward the idea that the day is
not far distant when premises of
every kind in cities, from kitchens
-to places of business, will be warm
ed and utilized by hot air and
steam from grand central reser
voirs, like gas and water are now
served. The day is not far distant!
indeed it is now here in more than
one instance as is shown by the
works here, as well as those
of other parts of the country.
Among the "curiosities' shown
by this visit Mr. Davenport
illustrated to us how it is that
the capitol can be lighted in
stantly, so to speak; by the elec
trie spark. Substituting or fragile
frm for the delicate platinum
-wire which passes the slot in the
million gas burners, bade us step
Tipon a glass platform, taking in
one baud a small implement con
nected with a friction meter under
the engine belts. He then turned
the gas on at a burner within con
convenient reach, and pointing we
touched it with the fore fiinger of
our right hand when it was lighted
as if touched by a friction match.
Verily the Golden Age had but lit
tle t compare with the Age of
Gold in which we are living, light
ing gas with the tipsof our fingers!
heating whole acres of buildings
with artifical air heat; cooking for
thousands by steam, etc. d. c. i.
In a late number of "Old Letters
from the Editor" Don Piatt re
marks: I could fill ray letter with
illustrations to prove that honor
able men can commit assassination,
as Mark Antony said over the
feody of Cresar, but wliy waste
time and ink to demonstrate what
all thoughtful men can see so
clearly. All wicked men can be
respectable it they are only square
or the goose of politics. If this
disease was to break out m our!
penitentiaries the convicts would J
immediately have tlieir striped gar
ments covered with the glow of j
eminent respectability. When I
im dead and buried let it be en- j
graved upon my tomb J
Plw-, t; tlAfc hrmi)
Of one who diel resumed !
In heart and mind. i
IJut not rieelable.
Mils lunch at.xiid rociies xbHel hint:
Kuw did love and ninny hso(1 hint. '
Fw between, and bv lhice :is he
Later advices from Honolulu re- j
,ti 11 -j !
port that the smallpox epidemic it?
abating. Since it began 1,000 1
persons have been quarnintined in J
Creditors of ex-President of
Mexico Santa Anna have secured
$30,000 worth of diamonds to set
tle their claims.
MAG2TU8 0. CROSBY.
HARDfABE, IRON, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
Plumbers anil Steam Iters
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD,
SHEET IRON, TIH AHDCOPPER-
Gannery an! FistermBfls Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, Tit.', COP
PER, PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but Art class workmen cinirioya?.
A larpe assortment of
Constantly on hand
Special Auction Sale!
Stock in Trade, Tools, and House
hold Furniture of
A. W. CONE, ESQ.
SatMaj, Harp, at 11 II
I am instructed to sell, on account of de
parture, at the Hoot and Shoe Store of Mr. A.
W. Cone, all his slmemaking tools and im
plements, consisting In part of
1 KncIlNh Combined Arm Seirinz
1 Sole lieather Holler Crlrapinc
r.atK, Pes Jacks, and an Exten
Hive kit or Small Tools.
Also balance f stock of
X'ew Roots and Shoes. Shoe Leatli-
er. Trim mins. Threads, etc
1 Pine Show Case; Lamps. Stove
Fixture!, ana one
Salamander Fire-proof Safe.
One Cottage Bed-room Set complete, good as
new : Lounge. Center Table. Pantry Cup
board, Bedsteads. Spring Beds. Chairs.
Wash-stands. Tables, Stove, Crockery, etc
Also Mr. Cone's well known Velocipede.
Terms Cauh. Sale positive.
E. C. HOLDEN, Auctioneer.
A GIRL FOK GENERAL HOUSEWOKK ;
eiUier German or Scandinavian.
Applv at Pioneer Hotel and Restaurant of
Proposals for Fresh Beef, Xutton,
SulistcnceOEcr. Department of the Columbia,
Vancouver Birracke. W.T. March 1. Itnl.
SEALED PROPOSALS, in triilicate. sub
ject to the usual conditions, will be re
cehed at this office and at the offices of the
Acting Assistant Commissaries of Subsistence
at the following named inists, until 12 o'clock
noon, on Tuesday. April iah, 18S1. at which
time and place tuey win oe opened in iret
ence of bidders, for furnishing and delivery
ot Fresh ueei anu iunon, uunng tne year
commencing July l, ll and ending .Tune
Boise Barracks. I. T. : Fort Canbv. W. T. ;
FortCoeurd'Alene.I. T.: Fort Co ville. W.
T.: Canip iiow:trd. I. T.: Fort Klamath.
Oregon ; Fort Lapwai. I.T. ; CampSokaue,
W. r. : Fort Towneud. W. T.; Vancouver
Barracks. W. T. ; Fort Walla Walla. W. T.
Also for the delivery of the following
amounts ui rioui :
Boise Barracks, I. T.. 2953 peunds: Fort
Canby. W. T.. O40 peunds: Fort Coeur
d'Aleue, I T.. 4699 pounds ; Fort Colville,
W.T.. 59.437 peunds: Fort Klamath. Oreeou.
'A,Wi pounds; Fort lapwai. 1, T., 'J0X3
peunds: Camp Spokane. W. T.. 47JW0
Samules of the Flour nroDoed to ln fur.
wished must be submitted with the propo
sals. The Flour to be tested by bakint; be
fore acceptance. Iropoals for quantities of
Flour less than the whole required will be
received. The Government resen-es the
rifrhtto reject :uiy or all proposals.
lihuik tiroposals and printed circulars 4ut
ir Uie kind of Ret f. Mutton and Flour re
ouiredat each post, and gvnnzfull instruc
tions as to the manner of bidding, condi
tions to be observed by bidders, andtenns of
contract and payment, will be furnished on
application to this office or to the Acting As
sistant Commissaries of Subsistence at the
various posts named.
Envelopes containing proposals should le
marked "Proposals for . at ,"
and addressed to the undersigned, or to the
respective Acting Assistant Commissaries of
57-dtt Captain and C.S., U.S. A.
BANKLNG ANB IlsURANOE
BANKING AND IHSURANGE.
X- W. CASE,
NKUKANUt AUtN .
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON 5
OFFICE HOI lib:
FROM S O'CLOCK A. 31. UM'IL. -1
O'CLOCK P. .M.
Hue Mutual Insurance Co.,
j. p. Houghton.
ClIAA K. STOKV...
gko. L. Stokv.. .
Asent lor 0-;on
OHlttNl pUfct MJ IB U. S. ?W
win 3 AX) WO IX)
I. W. CASK. Aeent,
CfeeHhtMtK Uh?i, Astoria. Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OK HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Kepresentin? capital of SC7.0OO.00O.
A. VAN DUSEN. Ascent.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
A.J.MKT51.KB. C.S. WKIHHT
MEGLER & WRIGHT. Proprietors.
THE PROPRIETORS AKK IlArPY TO
xHiHiiince that the above hotel has been
repainted ami refurnished, adding greatly to
the comfort of itsjmest-sandisnow the best
hotel north of San r"rancico.
C. W. KNOWLES. At- ZIKltKK.
PORTLAND. - - - - OREGON
ZIEBER & KNOWLES, Proprietors.
Free coach to and from the house.
cTiik Daily Aj-tokian Is on file at the
Clarendon Hotel reading room.
Pioneer Restaurant Hotel.
Mrs. S. X. Arrisoiii.
milE TRAVELING PUBLIC WILL KIND
JL the Pioiirer first class in all resH-cts.and
a share of their patronage is resjectfully
t 2-Board and lodging by the day or week.
The New York Oyster Saloon
Will verve to their customers from this
ate as follows :
TEA. COFFEE, CHOCOLATE.
Kasteru Ojsters Always on Hand.
And will he kept asu firt class O.Wer Sa
loon, in riM ciass m le.
DANIEL GRANT. Manager.
Fair Wind Cofiee Saloon
WATER STREET, ASTOKIA.
Next door to Dr. Kinsey"..
Coffee. Tea and Chocolate, with
Cake. lO Cents.
Chops Cooked to Order.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Of the best brands.
Having just opened the above establish
ment we cordially invite our friends and the
public generally to give us a trial.
bc-li FOARD & EVANSON.
ROSCOPS FIRST CLASS
MAIN STREET. ASTORIA.
THE UNDERSIGNED IS PLEASED TO
announce to Ute
Ladies7 and Gentlemen of this City
That he is now prepared to furnish for them.
in niM class siyie, ana every Myie,
OYSTERS, HOT; .COFFEE. TEA, ETC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
Pleae cive me a calL
EOSCOE DIXON, Proprietor,
For sale ex Warehouse at Astoria or Portland
BALIOUR, GCTHKIP, & Co..
C. H. STOCKTON.
PAPER HANGING AND VALL COLORING
GLAZING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
SSSho next door to Astorian Office, in
TWENTY DOLLARS WILL BE PAID
for the recovery of each of the bodies
of four Chinamen drowned in Columbia river
near Brookfield oti Wednevlav last, while
goiitg from Pillar rock to Brookfield. One
was twenty-one years of :ige.and had ou
his person at the time a check of S"J and
seven dollars in siler. The second was
twenty-three years old and had a pistol and
seven dollars in silver. The third was twenty
four ears old aud bad three twenty dollar
Sild pieces, a twenty-five cent piece, and a
silver watch. The fourth was twenty-eight
yean, old and had 5155 in gold. The above
rewards will be paid by the undersigned.
At "West Coast Packing Co., Astoria, Oregon.
PRINTED AND BOUND TO AN i SIZ,
nd ruled to any order, at
Tax Astobms cSeo.
G. W. HUME
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
UU 111 1U2 11
ETC., ETC., ETC.,
BLOCK TIN, PIG LEAD,
GUM BOOTS, RICE, ETC., ETC.,
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTOKIA. - - OREGON.
:Sa Dr. Warner's Health
IC'JLcCaU only be punrliased in
;mw$ ..i; ":...
"M f M-iiMil.. Tl'ill Itnililimr mr.
' ner of Main and Squeru'oqhe
IRISH FLAX THREADS
Salmon Net Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines.
Cotton Netting, all sizes.
Seines Made to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, etc.
51 1 Market Street. Saa Franclaee
HENRY QOYLE& Co.. Managers.
Chas. Stevens & Son,
CITY BOOK STORE.
In room lately occupied by
. Largest ai M kmMi
Of novelties in the stationary line usually
found in a first-class book store, consisting of
BOOKS. FINE STATIONERY,
All of which will be sold at prices which
. S. The latest Eastern and California
periodicals constantly on hand.
Corner Main and Chenamns Streets,
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
JOSEPH RODCRS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LU
and other English Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
"Watches and .Jewelry. Muxele aad
Iireeeh Loading; Shot Guuh and
Rlflen. RevolverH. Plhtols,
ALSO A FJTS
Assoraneat of fine SPECTAC LEFJand BYE
THE DAILY AND WEEKLY
ASTORIA, , 7jMfflL OREGON.
T) ESPECTED AND COMMENDED BY ALL FOR ITS
Impartiality, Ability, Fairness and Reliability.
THE PAPER FOR THE. COMMERCIAL 31 AN,
FOR THE FARMER,
FOR THE MERCHANT,
TERMS: BY 3IAIL.
(IMSTAGE KBKK TO AU. dUBSCKlBKK.)
DA1L.Y, OXE COPY ONE YEAR SO 00
DAILY. ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS ,. 3 00
"WEEKLY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE 2 00
"WEEKLY, ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS :. 1 00
aPostinasters are authorized to act as agents for The Astoriax
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE
FASTEST AJSTJ) BEST PRESSES,
AND TYPE OF THE LATES1 STYLES.
?- We purcliaejPaperf Cards, Ink, and other materials of the manufacturers
AT LOWEST UVIIfCS KATKS,
Aud can therefore afford to iise. as e always do. the best articles, while charging
OXLT 3tOXE.3Etr3?E3 PH.IOES.
Cards, Envelopes, Circulars, Bill Heads and Letter Heads.
THE EVERY DAY WANTS OF THE COUNTING ROOM AND THE
WORK SHOP ARE SUPPLIED AT PRICES "WHICH CAN-
NOT BUT GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
E. R. HAWES,
E. .R. PI
TWO DOORS EAST OF OCCIDENT,
TRENCHARR & UPSHUR
paints, oils, etc.
AGENCY OF THE!
Imperial Mills Flour and Feed.
Chenamns Street, Near Olney,
PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL
DP Xa-S T 353 JELtt XL
Orders left at tlie Occident Hotel, or at my
Warehouse, foot of Benton Street, promptly
T IME, SAND, BRICK. PLASTER, LATH,
x-i Cement, and all materials in my line,
furnished to order.
Special attention paid to Furnaee work
and Ranges. Cistern work Tarranted good
vi uv pa
49"Aent San jHanaad New Taeoma Lime.
) i j Kcprfir
FOR THE MECHANIC,
FOR EVERY PERSON.
Cannery Supplies of all Kinds.
Agent for the celebrated
1 MEDALLION RANGE,
Uish CloKets. Low ClosetH. and
IRON PIPES AND FITTINGS OF
Brass Goods, Hose, Etc.,
Water Closets, Bath Tubs, Etc.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
A VST ES,
THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR
sale on hand and to arrive direct from
English Lustre Black Varnish!
Turpentine Aspheitum Varnish,
Benzine Aspheitum Varnish,
No. 1 Turpentine, in Barrels,
Brown Japan, in Barrels,
No. 1 Coach, in Barrels,
White Damar, in Barrels,
Coach Varnishes, in Cases.
jSiicic Aiuniiliate pailt)
FOR IRON AND WOOD WORK.
JAMES LALDLAW & CO.,
IS X Freat Mtreet, Pertlaxd.
ARNDT & FERCHEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Only Machine Shop
In the city.
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
MACHINE SHOP, NEAR KINNEY'S AS
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer In.
ALL EIKDS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfaee on rwiir.-
able terms, loot of Benton street. Astoriai