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SATUKDAY DECEMBER 1.
THK ASTORIA VIGILANTES.
O.vn of Hie most singular cases in
the annals of jurisprudence termi
nated last Wednesday in Portland. As
far as we are informed it is without
precedent The plaintnT was a man
who had for a brief period been a res
ident of this place. The defendants
were a number of well-known cjti-
seus. The charge was unlawful in
fringement of personal liberty and
illegal infliction of severe punish
meut on the plaintiff by the defen
daflts. It is the first instance, to our
knowledge, where a vigilance com
mittee was sued for damages by one
of those with wbom it had dealt
Usually, the summary nature of such
proceedings renders any appeal to
legal tribunals a matter of total im
possibility on the part of the injured.
Some extraordinary testimony was
elicited during the trial, and the de
fendants were mulcted in the snm of
Now that the trial is over, it would
be idle to deny that a vigilance com
mittee was in existence in this city
last July; that it seized and whipped
some, sent others awny peaceably but
forcibly, and did what most such or
ganizations do without going to the
dreadful length of taking human life,
Whether the committee was or was
not justified in its action is a question
that the Portland trial did not settle.
It is a matter that has been argued
here a thousand times, and it is to
day an open question. A great many
citizens say that after the fire there
was a lawless element here that could
not be controlled by the ordinary pro
cesses of municipal law: that that ele
ment was a menace of danger, and
that a due regard for the peace of the
cily and the safety of the citizens de
manded that a temporary organiza
tion be effected whose object was to
purge Astoria of those who threat
oned the peace of the city and whose
nature and occupation was in direct
opjwisition to quiet and security. On
the other hand there are a large num
ber of citizens who maintain that at
the time there was no more of that
class than there had been at any previ
oub time, that whatever of pillage, rob
bery or excess that had been commit
ted after the fire had been done bv
men who simply jseized the opportu
nity and who were in no way connect
ed with the class the committee
ostracised; that in seizing, imprison
ing and whipping certain parties, the
vigilance committee went beyond all
justice and took to itself powers that
the occasion in no way justified. In
other words a part of this commnni
ty sympathizes with those who
were sent away from here by the
vigilantes last July; another part of
the community say that the vigilan
tes did right
The unfortunate part of it is that
neither side is willing to concede that
the others have any reapon for their
It is not essential in a brief news
papor article that we go at length in
to the causes that produced the
effect They are far reaching in
their nature and can be more fairly
dealt with when they produce a fit
ting champion. It is but our
present purpose to say that
there can be nothing gained, there
cjin be no good rasult achieved by
further discussion concerning the
acts of last July. It is unwise to sug
gest "Next lime the committee will
hang, and that will avoid anv possi
bility of court trials." This is not the
right spirit, and deserves severe con
demnation from all right-thinking
men. There should bo no "next
time." There should be no suggestion
of the possibility of its recurrence.
There should be no suggestion of
imaginary circumstances wherein any
means of that sort figure. Vigilance
committees are not born of cool de
liberation, but of urgent necessity.
They are useful in proportion to their
infrequency. There are times when
vigilance committees are unavoidable.
Self-preservation is the first law of
nature, and a man will kill to
keep from being killed, but the occa
sions that demand the existence of a
power that takes the law in its own
hands are very rare. Let us hope
that, it may be long before the neces
sity arises in Astoria. The know!
edge that the spirit exists latent is
however, the most efficacious pre
ventative of any need for its active
Ox the 2Sth Secretary Teller ren
dered the following decision in the
case recently reported at the general
land ollice from Washington Tern
tory, in which one Basil was accused
of trespassing and cutting timber un
lawfully on the public lands: The
accused, although a squatter, is right
fully on the land if ho intends to
make a home on it and take it under
the settlement laws -when the land is
snrveyed, and he is allowed to do so,
Whether he is or is not a trespasser
docs not depend on how many trees
he cuts, but on the bona fide charac
ter of the settlement If lie takes up
laud in good faith he is the owner
thereof to all practical purposes, al
though the title may remain in the
government which occasionally suff
ers by the loss of timber cut on pre
tended homestead and pre-emption
Westebk Montana reports great
excitement over reported gold and
Bilver discoveries in the Coeur
Alene mountains. The mines are
at Eaele City in southern Idaho, and
the usual rush is taking place.
An iron ship has been chartered in
San Francisco to load wheat for
Liverpool at 27s Gd, the lowest figure
freights ever.reached at that port
Minneapolis, Minn., has more than
doubled its population since the last
Federal census was taken. In 1880 it
had 46,000; now it has 93,000.
Peesidexi Arthur has pardoned
Sergeant Mason who tried to shoot
TWrOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL
J-J whom It mav concern, that tue under
signed comprise the partnership Ann of Sue
Sing Lune&Co.. doing business as Import
ers ana wnoiesaie ana retail aeaiersin leas.
Sugar. Rice, Chinese Provisions etc at the
City of Astoria. County of Clatsop, and State
or Oregon, ana mat no otner person or per
sons have or own any interest whatever in
said una or me business tnereor.
WONG MING SHUCK
Dated at Astoria. Oregon, this 30ih Nov.
To Cannerymen and Fishermen.
J P. I,EATHERS. formerly over
Arndt& Ferchen's machine .shop lias
leased the shop on Concomlv street, one
block went of Hansen Bros.' mill, and after
the loth of Dec will bo prepaied to build
first-class boats at reasonable rates.
(Jive rae a call before going elsewhere.
OF THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE Co
lombia Catmint: Co. will be held at the
Company' office, on the 16th day of Decem
ber 1883, at 2 o'ceck r. at. sharp, for the pur
pose of electing a Board of Directors for the
ensuing year, and transacting such other
business as may propeily come before the
raeemg. uy. ortier
THOMAS DKALV, It. JOHNSON,
Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 A. M.
AT HOLDEN'S AUCTION ROOMS.
A LOT OF GOOD SECOND-HAND Fl'K
CHAIRS, TABLES, BE M STEAD 3,
1TASII STANDS. ETC., ETC.
Also, 1 Baby Carriage and one .second
hand Sewing Machine and lot of Sundries.
The Astoria Passenger Line
TTTILL AFTER THIS DATE HAVE ITS
Y T headquarters at its Stables next to B.
B. FnuiKIiirs. two doors below Thk Asto-
KiAJfolnce. First-class Livery service. Carts
witli horse lumished, for one dollar per
hour. Carriages on application
The Astoria Passenger Line Hacks will
leave for Upper Astoria from the stables.
Horses taken to board.
MRS. T. O'BRIEN.
Notice is hereby given that the
annual meeting o" the stockholders of
tfe M? .on c Lund am Liu'dins Association
xr', I ie held r. l ie office o' Ca'rt. Geo, Fla
vel. in Asloi'. Oregon, on Wedresday, Dec.
19th,lfSS.atUielouro:7P.3i.for the pur
pose o: electing five Urc?.ors simI transact
ing sue i oiher business as may legally come
before ihe meeting.
Astoria, Nov. 17tb, 1SS3. . d-td
Notice of Dissolution.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
partnership heretofore existing be.ween
Kuaoipn uarui nnu.Mic11ae1.Meyer3.1as been
this day dissolved by mutual consent. Mr.
Barth will continue i'ie business in his own
name and on his own account and will n av
ail debts and collect all accounts and notes
due the Ann.
Astoria, Nov. 2d, 183. d-nod
Notice of Dissolution.
J OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
-Li partnership heretofore existing between
Duck Fone under the firm name and style
of Lung Wing as pawnbroker in the city of
Astoria, is mis aay dissolved oy mutual con
sent. The business will be carried on bj'
the new firm name of Goon Wine Co.
Duck Fong will pay all the debts of Lung
GOON WING CO.
Bv LAM FAT.
LAM DUCK Manager.
TATE AND COUNTY TAXES A RE NOW
due and payable at my office.
A. 01. J. Vt U-UiiliY.,
tf Sheriff Clatsop Co.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
annual meeting of the stockholders of
tly Scandinavian PackingCo, will be held at
the Company's Office, on Thursday Dec. 13.
1883, at 9 o'clock A. M., for the purpose of
electing a uoaru 01 Directors tor tne ensuing
year aim tue transaction 01 sucn otner oust
ncss as may come before the meeting.
By order of the President.
Astoria, Nor. 29. 1853.
Notice to Stockholders.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTHE
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Pacific Union Pk'g Co. will be held on
Saturday Dec. 22 1883. at their office in As
toria for the purpose of electing a board of
Directors ana the transaction of such other
business as may come before the meeting.
J. R. GILSTR A P. J. A. CARLSON.
Astoria Nov. 23, 1883,
THE REGULAR ANNUALTUEETTNG OF
the stockholders of the Py tbbjm Land and
Building Association will be held in Pvthlan
Castle, on Wednesday December 5ut 1883.
immediately after the adjournment of Astor
Lodge No. c, K. of P., for tne election of offi
cers for theeusuingyear,andthe transaction
of such other business as may come before
Astoria, Nov. 9, 18S3. dtd
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET.
AT MRS. GEO. HILLER'S, NEXT DOOR
to Weston HoteL
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET
By tjke Xlght. Day, Week er Month,
WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD,
With use of Parlor, Library and all the com
forts of a home. Terms reasonable.
MRS. E. C. HOLDEN,
Cor. Main and Jefferson Sts.
TO CANNERYMEN !
I WILL MAKE BOXES NEXT SEASON
in any amoant required, and guarantee
to have them satisfactory In every respect.
My price for shooks will be 13 cents; for
nailed boxes 17 cents. Anyone wishing to
make a contract for cases can confer with
J. C. TRULLINGER.
oct4-3m Proprietor West Shore Mills.
Holiday Goods Just Received,
Rogers Bros. Platedware.
Willow and Rattan Goods.
Green River Cutlery.
I ECO RAT 11)
China Dinner and Tea Sets..
And a Full Lino of
Crockery i Glassware.
First-class COAL OIL a Specialty.
JORDAN & BOZORTH,
Cor. Chenamus and Genevieve Sts.
Astoria, Nov. 22nd, IS.
SMALL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
OF ALL KIXDS.
FINEST VIOLIN STRINGS,
Piano, and Organ Instructors.
STEGK & Mm PIANOS !
President of United States"
"Governor of Oregon'
Astoria Musical Society.
Mrs. J. W. Conn, of Astoria.
And other prominent iersons. Pianos and
Organs of many leading makes,
wholesale ami retail,
CELEBRATED TABER ORGANS.
. AND WONDKUFVI
LITTLE GIANT STECK PIANO
Largest House on This Coast.
165 First St., Portland, Oregon.
R. M. LEATHERS
Has reopened his boat shop, over Arndt
Ferchen's, foot of LaFavettt stuvt. Mini is
prepared to turn out
ALi work ;cakaxti:i:i
FOR LIVERPOOL DIRECT-
The splendid A 1 BritMi Iron
KILL 0 CHAN
Will be shortly on the berth for SALMON
in lots to suit shippers. Forfrekht and in
surance apply to
Messrs. BALFOUR, G GTH1ME& Co..
Or to P. L. CHERRY, Astoria.
To Hunters, Fishermen. Ranchers.
FF YOU WANT THE HIGHEST MAR
i ket price for your produce, go to
Delinquent City Taxes.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I.
the undersigned, Chief of Police, have
been furnished with a warrant from the
City Council requiring me to collect the tax
es assessed for the year 1CS3, and now delin
quent upon the l'st and make return of the
same within slxlv Gays. All parties so in
debted will therefore please take notice and
Rovern themselves accordingly.
C. W. LOUGHERY,
Chief of Police.
Astoria, Oregon, October 25th, 1SS3.
Brewery Beer Saloon.
The Best Beer 5 cts a Glass.
Hot Lunch every Day from 10 to 12 A. M
The best of Liquors and Cigars on hand.
A deservedly popular place of social resort.
FIFTY MINUTES DRIVE FROM SAN
Jose, Cat., on the Los Gatos Road.
AnewS-room dwelling house; between
5 and six acres of choice fruit land. Dwell
ing built for saloon and store .
The property will be sold at a bargain, as
I have too much other business to attend to
It. Terms SI, coo-Jialf cash; balance on
time with easy payments. Apply to
Astoria, Oregon. dtfi-lin
DAIRY FARM FOR SALE.
954 ACRES ON CLATSOP PLAINS
KNOWN AS THE P. GEAItHART FARM
together with thirty cows, seventeen
bead of young cattle, one horse, one wagon
and other farming Implements.
THls Is a rare chance for anyone to secure
a good dairy or stock farm.
For particulars Inquire of
d-wtf J. W. GEARHART
OUSE OF FIVE ROOMS. FtJRNI-
ture lor sale. Apply at Astorian Office
Tin' ptiMicnr.' imitfri to catl
sukk ot lloiuiav
Albums. Scrap Books.. Music Folios. Toilet Stands.
; Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames.
V.: THE VVx
STORE i J
W do not propose to invrixte the public either ly jj
false repri'i!t:iis or such pernicious ela-traj as the 2
purported purchase ol :tn Eastern IJiinkrupt slock at s
cents on the dolhr. AH our dealiims are legitimate and J
above bonrd. In proof of what we say anil chtiiu. we would 5
respectfully Migget to the public to examine and price the I
goods in Othfr Sloro." before coming to us. and thus
satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations.
3S.1I. STBUKT. ASTOiClA.
MARTIN OLSEN So. CO.
Corner IVIain ami .(( ncn:oiua Streets. AHtorin, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMM1HDS; WALL PAPER1 ETC
t iNutijiirle SlorJi.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
am. icirros f jTKsn rKi: css:sAisti-:i as vaumsissms
Wilmerding & CoSan Francisco,
Loeb & Co., Agents, Astoria.
Gr. A. ST1NS0N & CO..
At Capt. Rogers old stand, comer ol Cxs
anil Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing.
Wagons made and repaired. Gtod work
Finest fitted up DilHardland Sannilc ltooms
Everything first-class throughout.
At the entrance to the qiL&X. Doc-k.
L. K, G. SMITH,
Importer and wholesale dealer in
Clears anil Tobaccos, Smokers' Articles,
I'laj ins Curds, C'utlrrj. Sla
The largest aud finest stock ol MEER
SCHAUM and AMBElt GOODS in the city.
Particular attention paid to orders from
Chenamus Street, Astoria. Oregon.
NEAT, CHEAP AXD QUICK. UY
Main Street, opposite X. Loel'.s.
Steamer TOM MORRIS.
and. Favorite lioat
IS NOW READY FOR RUSIXESS AXD
can be chartered for excursions, special
parties, etc, at reasonable rates. A general
steamboatins business transacted.
The new Steamer
X. P. JOUAXSEX, - - - Master.
Will leave for TILLAMOOK, 011
IiOR SAILTXG DATES AXD PARTICU
? lars apply to J. G. HUSTLER, .Main
street Wharf, Astoria : ALLEX & LEWIS,
Portland ; J. L. STORY Tillamook.
ami fxaiisitu' our immense
.oods. roiiMstins of
A. JI. JOHXSO.V.
Astoria Bail Loft.
M AN I'FAtTl !t ERS OF
i SAILS. TENTS, AWNINGS,
And cvcrytliinjr else perlaiuin to our
; Lowes tPrice and Best Work
; Fr your Ifoiu-y,
I At the Old Stand.
Leaw your onlcrs ami ;et our work
! done atoucc.
.1. HESS & CO.
j HaFtta fflft SM) fM!SF
A. VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil. Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canyas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Inints ami Oils, CJrocories. etc
1 BANKING AND INSURAHGL
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
OFFICE nOUUS :
FROi 9 O'CLOCK A. 31. UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. M.
Home Mutual Insurance Co.,
J. F. HOUGIlTOX
GHAS. R. Storv...m.
Gko. 1. Stouv
..Agent for 0i;on
Capital paid up lu U. S. gohlj
coiti .. S 300 000 00
I. W. CASE, Agent,
Chcuamus street. Astoria, Oregou.
LIVERPOOL AND LOON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Kai.rMcnticcR capital of S67,000,00O.
A. VAX DUSEX. Asent.
TER apply to fie Captain, or to E. P. Parker,
S. F. STEVENS & Co.
CITY BOOK STORE.
IIAVS2 .5i:ST.ISKCEIVET- A MAIDIOTH STOCK OF BOOKS.
The youn and old, rich and
Agents for the Kranich & Bach
Vestern Cottage Organs.
Orders for all kinds of Music or Instruments will be promptly filled.
B. F. STEVENS fc CO..
City Book Store.
RE OPENING !
Fine Goods - ReducedPrices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
unequaled in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best.
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK
Two doors east of Occident Hotel.
jjiolm 1, Montgomery,
(SUCCESSOR TO JACKIXS & MONTGOMERY.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CJIFJfcAJirs STIUSEr, A'ext toC I. Parker's Store.
J&ST'QEa. " - ORESO
FUBNITURE S BEDDING
AND DEALER IN
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Picture Frames and Mouldings
WINDOW CORNICES AND C OBTAIN POLES
GERMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLE BEER DEPOT.
CiiKtAiins Street. Astoeia.
The Best- of Lager 5 Cts. a Glass
Orders for the
CelelrateS Columbia Brewery
Left at this place will be promptly attend
E2T"Xo cheap Sao Francisco Beer sold at
WAT. BOCK. Proprietor.
$ Vegetables . J
Eugens D. Btock, Master.
or TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR- -
II. II. ITiHSfeLttH.
poor can all be accommodated.
and Mandsfcidt & Noini Pianos and
RAXGE CAX BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E, B. BAWE9,
CALL AXD EXAMINE IT. YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. R. HAWES Is also agent for the
M patent CooMi Stove
And other first-class stoyes.
Fnrnaco Work, Steam Pit
tings, etc., a specialty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
A VV S3 S ,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A Geueral Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Eanges
The Best In the market.
I'liimblng goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
lomestic aud .Foreign Cigars or
the best Brands.
NATIONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Conconily between Benton and Lafa
lm GEORGE GOBUEB.