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TUESDAY MARCII IS. 1S81
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A careful investigation shows
that the American College of
Heraldry in University place, Netv
York, which is usini; the names of
many prominent citizens as regents
and life members, is a pretentious
sham. Albeit Welles, who seems
to be not only the president but
all the rest of the faculty also, hits
succeeded by ingenious devices in
getting: $50 each from these re
gent and life members, who have
no duties and no privileges of any
value- Inquiries have been made
among leading citizens whose
names Mr. Welles is using, and it
is found that they have either not
authorized him to do anything of
the kind, or have not investigated
the matter and kuow scarcely
anything about the su-ealled col
lege. The Tribune, referring to
the matter says:
We venture to say that theie
never was a College of Heraldry,
or any other college so peculiarly
constituted as the institution de-
friKf" in rnr lurvil rnlnmns. and I
L,,Wn tl.r Amriau Colle.o-e of I
Heraldry. Dotheboys Hali had
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a larger lacuity, aim tne onep
Jierd's Fold furnished more for the
money. Mr. Albert Welles, the
so-called president of this mythical
institution, plainly founded it for
his own benefit, and not with a
view to the resuscitation of the
ancestors of his fellow members,
or for the good of anybody's pos
terity but his own. His plan is in
two parts: First, to charge $50
for the privilege of life-membership
in an association which is
simply Mr. Welles under a corpo
rate name; second, to get a large
number of life-members. His suc
cess has been admirable. Mayor
This has been induced to join by
the statement that Governor That
was yearning to have him do so.
and Governor that was assured
that Mayor This was a pillar and a
light and a strong tower in the
institution. Many men of promi
nence, who are accustomed to
- being elected to membership to at
least one association on an average
every month, accepted their elec
tions and parted with their money
without looking twice into the
matter. The methods of bagging
life members were various and
A two-line cable dispatch an
nouncing that another violent
shock of earthquake has caused
fresh panic in Agram means very
little to the mass of the American
readers. But any one who has
seen the illustrious in Utbtr Land
und Meer of the mischief wrought
by the former shocks in the quaint
old Croatian capital well readily
understand and sympathize with
the terror of its people at this re
currence of the calamit'.
President Hapgood, of Emory
collejrc, meets the assertions of
politicians that Georgia is in a
state of decadenence with some
significant facts. He says that in
187C the improved lands in the
state amounted to 28,737,539 acres.
In 18S0 the aggregate had grown
to 29,815,581 acres, the increase
of four years being sufficient to
provide farms of 100 acres each
for nearly 11,000 families. The
colored people are buying farms
of from twenty to fifty acres, and
deriving profitable returns from
The Pacific Coast Steamship
company has contracted with Wm.
Cramp & Sons for another iron
steamship, which when finished
wiil excel in completeness of all de
tail anything now afloat in Pacific
waters. The dimensions of the
new vessel will be 330 feet over
all, 38 feet C inches beam and 22
feet depth of hold. She wiil have
45 and 9Q-inch cylinders, 45-inch
stroke, with all the latest improve
ments in machinery. She will be
three thousand horse power and
have a guaranteed speed of sixteen
knots. Accommodations for pas
sengers will be of the finest charac
ter and the machinery for handling
cargo of the latest style. The
contract calls for the completion of
ithe vessel in ten months.
California Oil Region.
It is a long time since Professor
Silli man, the noted geologist, pre
dicted that California would ulti
mately' become the largest oil
producing country in the world.
Great efforts have been made of
late to bring about the fulfillment
of this prediction. According to
the Scientific American the oil
rearion consists of a section of
coast range mountains covering
"200,OUU acres, and extending from
Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara, a
distance of o50 miles. During the
past four years the Pacific Coast
Oil company have got control of
the most of this territory' under
long leases, and within, the past
year they have sunk wells which
yield good results, built pumping
works and refineries, laid down
pipe lines, and established factories
for the production of casks and
barrels. Thc have now about a
score of wells, and hope soon to be
able to supply not oniy the mar
kets of Nevada, California and
Oregon, which require J,500,000
gallons yearly, but Japan, Java,
China, Australia and Mexico, which
require perhaps ten times as much
oil. This is a new industry which
is evidently destined to add im
mensely to the wealth of that state.
With its mineral tesources,
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fertile soil, ami glorious climate, it
would seem as if California should
3'ield the palm to no region on the
lace of the earth.
A lively writer in one of the
Paris journals describes the play
ful tricks with which the occupants
of omnibuses while away the ledi
ousness of a long drive. One will
sot the others all yawning by
means of a series of yawns on his
part. Another will secretly bring
into the vehicle a small bagful of
vivacious snails, which are fur-
ively allowed to make their way
to the garments of the unsuspect
ing passengers. The third joke is
taking the silver piece which is
passed by a lady to be handed to
the conductor, and in a pretended
fit of abstraction to carefully insert
it in the operators purse, from
which it is released after some dis
cussion with an air of incredulity
that the claim made by the other
is unfounded. Or when a passen
ger of anything like suspicious
aspect enters the omnibus one will
begin by staring very hard at him,
and then, when he is not looking,
pull out a note-book and pencil
and take notes of him with great
assiduity. The other passengers
straightway suppose that the note
taker is a detective, and that the
other individual is a criminal of
some sort, the consequence being
that he is regarded with suspicion
and repugnance, not only during
ing the rest of the journey, but on
any other occasion when he may
happen again to be encountered.
At San Francisco on the night
of the 10th inst. a remarkable feat
in telegraphing was performed in
the Western Union office. Through
connection was made from San
Francisco to New York, a distance
of 3,250 miles, and over this mes
sages were sent each way simul
taneously without a break.
Advices from Melbourne fully
confirm the report that the much
dreaded phylloxera has made its
appearance m the vineyards oi
Australia. A select committee of
the Victorian assembly recentl'
paid a visit to the vineyards which
are planted on the Barrabool hills,
near Geelong. The' found that one
of the vineyards was unmistakably
smitten with the 'disease, the in
sects being visible even without
the aid of a magnifying glass.
Illogical,unquict extremists who,
claiming to be temperance people,
think that there will be no more
cakes and ale if the demijohn is
never permitted to enter the White
house, should cease their noggin"
of Mr. Garfield. His table in the
White house, or out of it, is his
own. Mr. Gorfield has something
to think of just now other than the
question, impertinently thrust un
der his nose, whether or not he
will have a cellnr.
E L Has
authorized to incur
debt7 OH HCCOUIIt
cow -Industry" or
on aecotmt of
CITY TAX PAYERS ARE'RKOUESTKD
to nil (Hit their itankyaiiQ liaml Humu in
s mmu ; imvsmMc. A!t be particular if
am indebtedness is elainiil. to state on the
return the amount, ail liw tile namr or
Hamooi the part ihikiIkn toHliom the
te i- due. a- the tyA n JMlriW .. ,...
-r Clt Assessor.
MAGMS C. CROSBY,
Dealer m i
HARDWARE, IRflN, STEEL,
Iron Pipe and Fittings.
Mr anil Steal Fitters
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD,
SHEET IRON, TIH AND COPPER,
CaBisry anrl Fishermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET- IRON, TIN,
PER, PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None bit HiM Hhss workmen einirtojed.
A large xMHlment "i"
Constantly m Itainl.
Special Auction Sale!
Stock in Trade. Tools, and House
hold Furniture of
A. W. CONE, ESQ.
iMorfoy JIarM, at 11 A J.
I xtn iic-trix t il tu'U.iHi :imnint of de
iiaitiire.Ht liic Boot and Shoe Store of Mr. A.
V. tiii. all his slioouiakm? tools and im
plements, eonsistin;: In part of
I Kuslihh Combluett Arm Srwtnz
I Sole Leather Holler Crimp ins
Iat. fee .tack, ami ait Kxtcu
ttve kit or Small Tools.
1o balance of stock of
Xeu- Rontxaud Shoe. Shoe Leath
er. Trim ml njf. Thread, etc.
1 Fine Show Case: LarapM. Stove
Fixture, and one
Salamander Fire-proof Safe.
One Cottage Bed-nwrit Set complete, good as
new : J-ohiikc Center Table. lantry Cup
board, Bedsteads, Spring Beds. Chairs,
Wash-stands. Tables, Stwe. Crockery, etc.
Also Mr. Cone well known Velocipede.
TerxnK Cash. Sale positive.
E. C. HOLDEN. Auctioneer.
(ff ACHES OK LAND IN CLATSOP
vJvAJ Couut, Irontiu; on the Columbia
ri.cr, most of .said land composed of No. 1
timber land, some will make excellent farms,
and a little is .suitable for u tirst class frog
ranch. For tcrnts and etc.. iuuutre of
tf. . A. M. TWOMBLY.
TWENTY DOLLA11S WILL BE PAID
for the recovery of each of the bodies
of four Chinamen drowned in Columbia river
near Broo'Klield ou Wednesday last, while
going from Pillar rock to Brookfield. One
was twenty-one jears of ajje.and had on
his person at the time a check of SjODand
seven dollars in silver. The second wis
twenty-three tcar. old and had a pistol and
seven dollars hi Ml er. The third was tw enty
fourjears old and had three tneut) dollar
pold pieces, a twent -five cent piece, and a
silver watch. The fourth was twenty-eisht
ears old and had SI'S In gold. The aboc
rewards will he paid by the undcrsiKned.
At West Coast I'ackin; Co.. Astoria, Oregon.
PropoMalx for Fresh Beef, r!uttoB.
SuViisteoce Office. Depirtcienl of the Columbia.
Vtacourer iiamcl. W.T. March I. ihjI.
SEALED PHOPOSAI-S. in triplicate, sub
ject to the usual conditions wilt be re
ceived at this office and at the offices of the
Acting Assistant Commissaries of Subsistence
at ineieunwim: nameu posts, until VI o'clock
noon, on Tuesday. April lab, 181, at which
time and place tney will be opened in pres
ence of bidders, for furnishing and delivery
of Froli Beef and Mutton, during the vear
commencing .luly I, 1881 and ending .lime
Boise Barracks, I.T. : Fort Canbv. W.T. ;
FortCa'urd'AIene. I. T.: Fort Colville, W.
T. : Camp Howard, I. T.: Fort Klamath,
Oregon : Fort I-apwal. I.T. : CampS'Ktkuue,
W. T. : Fort Tow nseud. W. T. : Vancouver
Barracks, W. T. ; Fort Walla Walla. W. T.
Also for the deluery of the following
amounts of Flour :
Boise Barracks, I. T.. 29.3 toiuids : Fort J
Canby, . T.. -iJUu peunds: Fort Caur
d'Alene. 1. T..A&H& pounds; Fort CoHille,
W.T.,ie,7pouuds: Fort Klamath. Oregon.
IKOS pounds; Fort I-apwai. I. T.. 'M22
pounds; Camp Spokane. W. T., 7.'HO
pounds ; Fort Tomisend. W.T.. 3.920 pouuds ;
Vaiicomer Barracks, W . T., 11.700 pounds;
Fort Walla Walla. W. T..44J5!;i pounds.
Sarnies of the Flour proposed to be fur
nished must be submitted with the propo
sals. The Flour to be tested by bakhg be
fore acceptance. Proposals for quantities, of
Flour less than tin whole required will be
received. The Cowmment reenes the
fright to reject au or all proposals.
iiuuiK ttroposus ami lmntett circulars stat
ing the kind of Be-f. Mutton ami Flour re
quired at each iost, :uid giving full instruc
tions as to the manner of bidding, condi
tions to Ik observed by bidders, ana tenns of
contract and payment, will be furnished on
application to this office, or to the Acting As
sistant Commissaries of Sulisistence at the
various posts named.
Envelopes containing proposals should be
marked "Proposals for . at- ,
and addressed to the undersigned, or to the
respective Acting Assistant Commissaries of
Subsistence. SAM'LT. GUSHING.
57-ct Captain and C. S., U. S. A.
1 nor :
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
ETC.. ETC.. ETC.,
BLOCK .Tl PIG LEAD,
GUM BOOTS, RICE, ETC., ETC.,
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTORIA. - - OREttOX.
Or. Warner's Health
rl "HCrtii oub" e purchased m
.11 RS. DERIS VS.
twtfyt I MaMiiuellal
t'lSi I uer of Mam :i
VtJ; 1 1 A streets.
all Building, eor-
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.
511 Market Street. San Franclwco
HENRY DOYLE Jc Co.. Manasers.
Chas. Stevens & Son,
CITY BOOK STORK.
In room lately occupied by
Lamest ail Best Assortat
Of novelties in the stationary line usually
found in a first-class book store, consisting of
BOOKS. FIXE STATIONERY,
GOLD PEN GOODS, ALBUMS.
All of ivhicii will be sold at prices a hieh
P. S. The latest Eastern and California
periodicals constantlv on hand.
CHAS.STBVENS & SON.
WILLIAM ED GAB,
Corner Main and Chenamus Street',
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
JOSEPH RODCRS & SONS
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
and other Enrfbh Cutlery.
FAIRCHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Meershaum Pipes, etc.
A fine stock of
lVntolipx and Jewelry. Muzzle and
Ilreech I.oadinr Shot Guns auil
Kltles, Kevolver-. PIstolH,
ALSO A F1XK
Assortment of fine SPECTACLESland EYE
THE DAILY AND WEEKLY
z ru: : -- 4
ASTORIA. ; 'jHyffl.L OR EG OX.
"DESPECTED AND COMMENDED
THE PAPER FOR THE
FOR THE FARMER,
FOR THE MERCHANT,
TERMS: BY MAIL.
U'OsTAOK HtKK TO ALL SUnKIHHRS.)
DAILY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR ! S9 00
DAILY, ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS .. 3 00
WEEKLY, ONE COPY ONE YEAR IN ADVANCE 2 00
WEEKLY, ONE COPY FOUR MONTHS 1 00
orf" Post masters are ant Homed to act as agents for Tiik AbroKiAX
STEAM PRINTING HOUSE
FASTEST AJV1) BEST PRESSES,
AND TYPE OF TJIE LATES1 STYLES.
tfier "We purchajPaiHT, Cards Ink, and oilier materials of the manufacturers
AT LOWEST MVIXf; KATES.
And can therefore afford to use. as we always do. the bt article-, while etiarging
only M:o:DjE2:o..a?:E2 :e:o.io:e!s.
Cards, Envelopes, Circulars, Bill Heads and Letter Heads.
THE EVERY DAY WANTS OF THE COUNTING KOOM AJSD THE
WORK SHOP ARE SUPPLIED AT PRICES WHICH 'CAN
NOT BUT GIVE SATISFACTION TO ALL.
E. R. HAWES,
xtLs XX jESl irV jSS S?
TWO DOORS EAST OF OCCIDENT, - - ASTORIA. OREGON.
TRENCHARD & UPSHUR
PAINTS. OILS, ETC.
AGENCY OF THK1
Imperial Hills Flour and Feed.
Chenamus Street, Near Olney,
PLAIN AND ORNA3IENTAL
X L j.S T 3E3 DEL3ES IE.
Onlers left at the Occident Hotel, or at mv
Warehouse, foot of Benton Street, promptly
T IME. SAND, BRICK. PLASTER, LATH,
Cement, and all materials in my line,
furnished to order.
wSpecial attention paid to Furnaee work
and Ranges. Cistern w ork warranted good
or no pay.
A!ent San Juan and New Tacoma Lime.
ALL FOR ITS
Fairness and Reliability.
FOR THE MECHANIC,
FOR EVERY PERSON.
Cannery Supplies of all Kinds.
Agent for the celebrated
HisJh Mosets. Low Closets, and.
IRON riPES AND FITTINGS OF
Brass Goods, Hose, Etc.,
Water Closets, Bath Tubs, Etc.
ALL WORK WARRANTED
THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR
sale on hand and to arrive direct from
English Lustre Black Varnish,
Turpentine Aspheltum Varnish,
Benzine Aspheltum Varnish.
rN BARRELS' .
No. 1 Turpentine, in Barrels,
Brown Japan, in Barrels,
No. 1 Coach, in Barrels,
White Damar, in Barrels,
Coach Varnishes, in Cases.
Silicic Aluniiiiate Paint,
FOR IRON AND WOOD WORK.
JAMES LALDLAW & CO.,
16 X Front Mtreet, Portland.
AENDT & FERCBEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Only Machine Shop
And the best J
In the city.
AH kinds of
Promptly attended to. (
A specialty made of repairing
machine shop. nearkinney'S as
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
ALL KINDS OF FEED,
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
General storage and Wharfage on teasoc
able terms. Foot of Benton street. -Astoria,