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FOOD AND GATLING GUNS.
Gek. Grant's partner in the bank
ing business appears to be an extra
ordinary young man. A New York
Ferdinand Ward continued bis
testimony before the referee yester
day; and many times "while speaking
almost took away the breath of the
lawyers and spectators. Bangs, of
nrmiisei for the receiver of Grant &
Ward, conducted the examination
Ward admitted -that lie never had a
contract of any kind, and that he and
his business were frauds from begin
ning to end. Bangs cross-examined
him as follews:
Q. How do you draw money, on
your own check? A. No sir; I draw
money from Grant & Ward by their
check, getting the money at banks.
Q. How do you do it? A. WolL
CoL Grant might give me a check for
$50,000, and I would get tho money.
Q. Then how wonld you pay Col.
Grant? A. T would give him my
Q. How could you pay it? A.
From what he and other people put
Q. So the real naturo of the busi
ness consisted in discounting a fanciful-prospect
of imaginary profits to
bo derived from, fictitious contracts
founded on manufactured and arti
ficial contributions of altogether im
aginary money? A. I cannot an
swer.it Q. You made a banking business
by imagining you were making
profits? A. Perhaps so.
Q.Ypu credited Mr. Grant -with
isu imaginary portion of imaginary
profits, and then ho would get it out
by means of a check to your order,
which j on wonld deposit to your
own credit? A. 1 think that was
Q. And then jou would get tho
check of tho firm to your order,
which you would depost in a bank as
cash? A. Yes, sir.
Q. Having thus got credit for po
many dollars, you would givo tho
firm of Grant fc Ward your owu
check and deposit it in bank? A.
Q. And did you practico all this
art and deceive all those people with
out the assistance of a single confed
erate? A. I did; no one was in with
Q. How can you find out what
you did with tho 8379,000 you had
drawn out of tho concern? A. Per-
haps by comffnrilp; the ledger account I
with my check-book.
It is expected that Ward will bo
criminally prosecuted find go to state
prison for a long term.
A stout is going the rounds con
cerning a quartermaster at a frontier
reservation post who, it is said, after
many fruitless applications for ad
ditional food for the Indians at the
agency, at last put in a requisition for
a Gatling gun. The commanding of
ficer forwarded the application with
this endersement: "In my opinion
the Indians at this agency are starv
ing to death and I recommend that a
Gatling gun be sent to compel them
to starve peaceably." The gun was
sent, so the story goes, and the In
dians are now starving quietly.
The whole "Indian policy" of the
United States is summed up in this
anecdote. It is in the natural and
inevitable course of events that the
Indian must disappear, but we do not
even allow him the miserable privi
lege of looking out for himself. We
have taken his hunting grounds, de
stroyed his game and confined him
in reservations where it is impossible
for him to find his own living in his
own way; in short we compel him to
starve and when he rebels against
this, we shoot him.
If it is necessary to hasten the; in
evitable extermination of the Indians
it would be much more humane to turn
the Gatling guns upon them and kill
them off outright and so put them out
of their misery. Starvation is the!
most cruel mode of death wo could
I inflict and it is either that or war
that we offer. Left to himself the
Indian might get along; but we can
not leave him to himself. The white
men want the best lands and it has
become neoessarj to confine the In
dians to reservations where they
must either starve or bo fed by the
government and it is a disgraceful
fact that our machinery of govern
ment is uot adequate to supply them
with sufficient food.
While we are disputing over the
best ''policy" for the Indians the poor
creatures are starving to death or
else making desperate efforts to as
sert their right to live at tho expense
of tho lives of our own people. The
poor Indian is doomed. He can
never do us any harm again. At
least we might try to make him com
fortable in his declining years. Wo
have taken from him everything that
was his; is it a great matter that he
should ask us for food.
B1NGER HERMAN, of Douglas Co.
Foe Judge op obe Supreme Coubt.
Judge L. FLINN", of Linn Co.
Fob Presidential Electors.
D. P. THOMPSON, of Multnomah.
J. C. LEASUKE, of Umatilla,
WARREN TRUITT, of Polk.
Fob Judge, Fifth Judicial Dist.
F. J. TAYLOR, of Clatsop.
For Pros. Att'y. Fifth Judicial
T. A. McBRIDE, of Clackamas.
Clatsop Co. Republican Ticket.
For Joint Representative,
(From Clatsop and Tillamook Counties)
J. H. D. GRAY.
GEO. P. WHEELER.
Fob County Clerk,
For County- Treasurer,
A. W. BERRY.
Foe Countt Commmissioners,
D. K. WARREN
J. F. WARREN.
GELO F. PARKER.
For .School Superintendent.
J. C. ROSS.
REMOVAL ' 1 REMOVAL ! 1
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wmmm II I 1 IkalJl mm ill 3 E23
BRANCH OF THE"
LEADING SUIT, CLOAK
Por The Finest Groceries.
Por The Presiiest Vegetables,
For The Most Comp et ) Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction,
In Fllllnpr and Delivering All Orders.
C .11 it
Has removed to the store formerly occupied by A. M. Johnsou & Co.,
second door trom Cooper's.
"We have, now, an entire store, with more elbow room. The en
couragement we have received from tho Ladies of Astoria so far, war
rants us in becoming a PERMANENT FIXTURE.
"We will carry a Large and Complete Stock of Ladies1 and Children's
Suits, Dresses, Cloais, Wraps, Dolmans, -Ulsters, Peilises, Etc.
FBAHE L. PARKER'S
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
rmwrrmr-r-r-t t Tnrr- -"MrMM " -. -rTnar rr i Wm
Comer Benton and Chenamus Streets,
Opposite Custom House
SlgliPiP CLARA PARKER
TEE apply to the Captain, or to
Bben P. Parker,Uaater,
For TOWING, FBEIGHT orCHAE
II. B. PAMHL
The Republican presidential can
didate will be chosen ou the 3d
pros.; the following month tho Dem
ocratic candidate will be selected,
and these two will, from their nomin
ation to election day, bo the two most
unfortunate men in fho country.
Tho two reservoira of malediction
are gradually filling np, gallon above
gallon, hogsheadful after hogshead
ful, and about midsummer the two
reservoirs will be brimming full, and
a hose will be attached to each of
those two reservoirs, and they will
begin to play ou the two nominees,
and Ihoy will Lave to stand and take
it the falsehood, tho sarcasm, tho
caricature, the veuom, the caterwaul
ing, tho anathema, the filth; and they
will be thrown down into it and roll
ed over and choked and submerged
and strangled, and at every sign of
returning animation barked at by all
tho hounds of political party from
the St Lawrence to Mobile bay. To
win the great privilege a hundred
candidates to-day with their thous
ands of friends are struggling. And
this is " politics."
A LITTLE book of political recol
lections, just published in Kentucky,
contributes a new story of President
Lincoln, which is worth quoting. To
a political opponent, who had taunted
Lincoln with his youth, he replied:
"Live long, or die young, I would
rather die now than, like tho gentle
man, change my politics, and simul
taneously with the change receive an
office worth three thousand dollars
per year, and then have to erect a
lightning-rod over my house to pro
tect a guilty conscience from an
Our Stvles will Lead: our facilities for manufacturinjr and
porting- New Stylo Garments being unsurpassed.
OUR PRICES we are DETERMINED will be -LOWER than
Portland or San Francisco ; our expenses being much lower. We come
to ESTABLISH A BUSINESS and retain your confidenc.
For Justice of the Peace.
J. R. CHRISTIE.
For Justice of the Peace,
J. W. WELCH.
Ouk enterprising friends at Gray's
harbor seem to be the only folks that
have an adjacent boom this season,
or maybe this is but tho last west
ward manifestation of the "own and
only North Pacific boom" that took
so many off their feet in '83.
Wk noto a cbauge in the Northern
Pacific mops issued this spring.
They, one and all, with cheerful in
tent to be truthful, locate the city of
Astoria, and the name of K-a-l-a-m-a
no longer begins half way to
James Stephens declares that Ire
land shall be an independent repub
lic before he dies. He used to make
some promises of this kind away
back in the "sixties."
The country is all right. What if
there is a small panic in "Wall street?
The wheat fields of tho west are
blooming. The juicy salmon are
crossing merrily the Columbia bar.
The cotton, the rice and the sugar
are growing in all the southern states.
The peanut vines are covering North
Carolina. Tho peach trees are in
blossom in the Delaware and on the
eastern Maryland shore. The tobacco
crop in Virginia and Connecticut
promises to be larger than ever. The
cranberries look well in New Jersey
and Pacific county, and there is not
tho most remote prospect of a failure
in applejack. The prosperity of the
country does not depend upon the
rise or the fall of half a dozen AVall I
street bulls and bears. There is no
occasion whatever to be discouraged.
The groat majority of the banks are
sound. The whole thing is an April
financial shower in May.
THE"tlelegates from the southern
states will in all probability decide
the nomination at Chicago. Mr. Ar
thur has a largo number of them at
the present time, but tho question is,
will they continue loyal to him to tho
last? Should tho first ballot show
that Mr. Blaine is ahead in the race,
will they have the Spartan firmness
of the famous S06 and stand by their
colors? Or, if Mr. Arthur shonld
desire to transfer them to Mr. Ed
munds, or any one else Arhom ho may
select, will they consent to tho ar-j
rangement? Earnest efforts are, it is
said, making to induce them to think
thatiMr. Edmunds is entirely too
'good a man to remove from the
Special Auction Sale
Saturday, May 24, 10:30 a. m.
"For Goodnew 8kt, Don't Say I Told Ton."
arGBAND FASHIONABLE EVENT IS
1-0NE NIGHT 0NLY--1
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 lit.
Engagement of the
RICE'S SURPRISE PARTY
And ihe Charming California Favorite
Hiss Kate Castleton!
Appearing In the greatest or all successes
Replete with New Music, Situations and
Reserved Scats - - $1.00
Now on sale at tho New Yonc Novelty Store
In the order department a complete line of samples of OUR
EINTIKE STOCK, OF PORTLAND, will be shown, to select trom;
in Silks, velvets, Dress Goods, Satins, Cloths, of lae inportation.
Orders will be takon and Made to Measure by MRS. PIL6ER. For
SUITS, CLOAKS, WRAPS or any GARMENT desired, FIT IN
ALL CASES GUARANTEED.
Our stock, in Portland, of fine French DRESS GOODS, SILKS,
VELVETS, CLOTHS, is nnequalled and unsurpassed. You will
have a soloction equal to any leading San Francisco House. Late
novelties as they arrive will be immediately added to our stock; and
an equal chance given to the LADIES of ASTORIA, to purchase new
and FASHIONABLE GOODS at a low and propor price.
An Iaspeetlon Solicited., Courteous and Polito Attention.
CJsods Cheerfully Shown.
153 First and 28 Morrison Sts , Portland.
Next to Empire Store, Astoria, 1st Door Below Rescue Engine House.
LEO. I. STOCK, Manager Astoria Branch.
Drugs and Chemicals
A J. E. THOMAS,
V A2JD Kg
Carpets! Carpets! Carpets!
We bes to call the attention of tho public to our latest Importation, direct from
Eastern manufacturers, of tho
X.ABtGrEST INVOKE OF
Fine Goods ReducedPrices
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
uneualed in Style and Finish will
take pleasure in examining our
SILKS, SATINS and DRESS GOODS.
GENTS' FTJKNISHING DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the best
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
ilagee Stoves and JRanges -sg
Tlio Ueat 1 tho-snarkC "
Piumblng goods of nil kinds ou. band. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
a a !
Prescriptions carefully compounded
Day or Night.
JLt Holdea'.s Auction Itooiaa.
HAVE KECELVED INSTliUCTIONS TO
. sell to the highest bidder therefor,
About 100 tons burthen, Co feet long, 40 feet
wide, as she now lays on Sand Island.
Tor turther particulars apply to
E. C. HOLDK.V,
I HEREBY ANNOUNCE MYSELF AS AN
anil-ring candidate for bbcriff of Clatsop
comity, and solicit the support of tho rote is
Saturday, May 24. 10:30 a. m.
THE AEW YORK
Opposite the Parker House.
New York Novelty
STORE I r
Ever offered for sale in this city, cornprblng all grades, from the
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lowest priced article in this line. TVe are determined to dispose of our stock of
Carpets vrlthlu the next four wetks, and to that ond offer special inducements, precluding
the possibility of Meiaff UmlernolO. by unyofour Competitor-).
' IN THi:
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can showvou the very BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall be plea3cd
to receive a call for inspection whether you purchase or not.
PLUMBING. GAS FITTING. AND CANNERY
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Chenamus Street. BToxt to C. Tu. Parker's Store.
ASTORIA. - - ORXOQlt,
THE NEW MODEL
AT HOLDEN'S AUCTION ROOMS.
New and Second-hand Furniture,
1 Ash Bedroom Set, complete.
Bedsteads, Chairs, Spring Mattress
es, Uitclien Cupboard, Tables,
Crockcrr, stores, Etc.
1 Good Second-hand. Fire Proof
Weight, 1400 pounds.
All of which will be sold without reserve
to the highest bidder for cash.
E. C. HOLDER.
Headquarters for the Young
and the Old.
Hooks Musical Instruments. Toys Sta
tionery and Novelties of Every
All tho teading Publications
of fko Bar
Ask to be shown the Clariona, the latest
novel of mechanical Ingenuity.
For Gray's Harbor
A. 6. FIELD,
Chartered by the
Astoria and Coast Trans
L Will sail for OKAY'S HABBOE oa
SATURDAY, MAY 24, I884.
arFor Freight or Passage apply to J. Q.
I.T. Coleman &Co.'s
A General Banking and Exohaugt? Busi
ness transacted. Every facility for prompt
and satisfactory business.
Drafts on tho leading cities of the United
States and Europe.
FOR LONDON DIRECT.
Tlia Splcadid 100 Al Iron Ship
-B. ftAKKIS Master
nui iu;iu lur mc aoove uonica pon., una
SalmoB "Kill bo tattan in lots to suit shippers
ob rttMaabla terac
INSURANCE at minimum rales.
For particulars apply to
8IBSON, CnUBCH & CO.,
or to P. L. CHERRY, Astoria.
For Liverpool Direct.
The fine British iron ship
1220 Tons Keglster. 100 Al.
Trn above vessel goes on the berth fo
LIVERPOOL direct, and will take salmon in
lots to suit shippers.
For rates of freight and insurance apply to
BALFOUB, GUTHKIE & CO..
WaterJ Water! Water!
Plnmliers,&as, anfl Steam Fitters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron and tend Pipe, Batli Tubs
Water Closets, and Gas
Jobbing Promptly Attended to.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
E. B. BAWB9,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
K. K. HAWES is also ageat lot the
Sod paten! Ceolior Stire
And other first-class store.
Formaoe Work Steam Fit
tings, etc. a peeialty
A FULI. STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND.
Two doors east of Occident Hotel. A8TOBIA, OREGON
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
I'EALEES IN Ep
FURNITURE Sb BEDDING.
Corner Slain and Squcmoqna Streets. Astoria, Oreca
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFOBD,
ATX KTO'ttS OF FITRKIT5TWR REPAIRED AW1 VAHHISHEI.
A SPECIALTY Is made of Tap
ping Water Mains and Running
Water Pipes, as We have Supe
rior Facilities for doing this work
Corner 8quoraoqua and Hamilton Strcots,
For County Treasurer.
I HEREBY ANNOUNCE lYSELF AS AN
Independent Candidate for
MAGNUS C. CBOSBY,
Astoria, May 9. 18M.
QTATE AND COUNTY TAXES AEENOW
O de and payable ating 6
tf Sheriff Clatsop Co.
Columbia Transportation Company.
THE POPULAB STEAMEB
FAST TIMI I
T5"hlch has been refitted for the comfort of passengers will leave
"Wilson & Fisher's Dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 PJN.
Eeturnlng leaves Portland every
Tuesday and Thursday at 6 A. M. arriving at Astoria at 1 P.'M.
tSVAn additional trip will ba made on Sunday of Each Week, laavine Foitttt
at 9 O'clock SOMtlay Xoralas;. Passengers b this route oobnct t KifMM
for 8ound ports. V. S. MOlT, rnHUm