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-JANUARY 22, 1S85
AMENDMENTS TO THE '.CHARTER.
Readers of The Astobiak learned
yesterday morning that an act amend
ing the Astoria city charter had
passed the senate and was sent to the
house. In the house yesterday it was
read for the first time. The publica
tion of the full text of the act and
the news that it had passed so quick
ly through one house of the legisla
ture was the sensation of the day.
About a month ago The Astorian
began the agitation of the question,
'"Shall the city charter bo amended?"
It opened its columns to discussion
of the subject and had considerable
to say about it itself. The city coun
cil drew up a plan of amendment
which possessed some excellent feat
ures, and in response to a request tho
chamber .of commerce appointed a
committee of prominent citizens to
draft a bill containing what appeared
to them to be needed amendments.
The salient points as fast as broached
in the sub committees were published
in thi3 paper. From present appear
ances it would seem that the bill
drafted by the chamber is about to
become a law. It makes some strik
ing innovations. Tho principal one
is the requiring that a man to bo al
lowed to vote must pay a tax on at
This arouses dis3cussion and con
siderable opposition. Tho question
of disfranchisement is a serious one.
The possession of property, acci
dental or otherwise, is a good thing;
it is tho reward of thrift, industry,
self-denial; but it is questionable if
it gives tho possessor superior rights
when it comes to casting a vote. Tho
possession of property is not prima
facie evidence of intellect, of discrim
ination, of business judgment. It is
thought by many to be irrational.that
to take two men, A and B, one own
ing 81,000 worth of property assessed
at $500, both of equal intelligence
and presumable good intent, "and say
to the house owner "you can vote,"
and to the other "you can not vole,"
is not wholly fair. Tho question is
asked: "who votes, the man or tho
If this measure be adopted Astoria,
at tho next city election will poll 207
votes provided each ono pays his
taxes. This bill disfranchises several
hundred residents of Astoria. Does
this look just? Is it right? Wo do
not discuss the question of constitu
tionality; It is thought by many
who have given the subject some at
tention that no municipality nor leg
islature can take away from the citi
zens of a stale any privilege they al
ready enjoy. It may increase,
but it is questionable, at least,
can it curtail. The right to exercise
the elective franchise is ono of tho
rights guaranteed to a citizen by tho
commonwealth. But it is not our in
tention to argue this matter, simply
to present a fe.v ideas relative to tho
advisability of the measure.
The theory of the thing is all right:
It is a characteristic of most all theo
ries that they aro "all right," but
when the theory is brought down to
practice it sometimes fails to work
satisfactorily. One of the principal
arguments that may bo adduced in
its favor is that only those who are
directly concerned, only those who
have to supply tho money should
have a voico in saying how that mon
ey shall bo expended. At first blush
that looks fair enough, but if 500 is
to be the standard, then the man
that pays on 250 could with justice
claim half a vote; the man who pays
on 1,000, two votes; tho man who
pays on 10,000, twenty votes, and so
"But," says some reader, "you for
get that this property qualification
law works well in- Ehodo Island." It
is in force there but the constitution
of the state of Rhode Island provides
for such procedure. Our state con
stitution does not. We stated at the
time tho jdea was broached that the
chief argument in its favor was based
on the plea of self-preservation. Such
plea is a strong one, bnt it is ques
tionable if it prevail.
Numerous state legislatures are
electing United States senators. Ex
Governor Stanford gets the prize in
California; ex-Secretary Teller in Col
orado; ex-Secretary Evarts, in New
York; Senator Piatt, in Connecticut;
Jonathan Chase, in Rhode Island;
Senator Yoorhees, in Indiana; Sena
tor Call in Florida. The last two are
Democrats, the others Republicans.
In our own state a blunder has de
layed the election ono week. Who
ho will be is still doubtful. It looks
now as though the Republican mem
bers would hold something that has
close resemblance to a caucus.
Demociutto congressmen get ap
plications for office, it is said, at the
rote of 4,000 a day..
The Scientific American gives a
description of an English freight
steamer lately built which will fur
ther tend to drive sailing vessels from
the long voyage carrying trade. The
steamer Burgos, which was especially
built to carry cargo cheaply, at a slow
rate of speed, left England for China
with a cargo of 2,800 short tons or
about 5,600,000 pounds. Dnring the
first part of the voyage, from Ply
mouth to Alexandria, the consumption
of coal was 282,510 pounds, tho dis
tance being 3,3S0 miles. Tho con
sumption per mile was, therefore, only
83.5 pounds, and the consumption per
ton of cargo per mile 0.028 pounds.
In other words, half an ounce of coal
propelled one ton of cargo one mile.
Assuming that paper is as efficient a
fuel as coal, we have, says the Rail
road Qazette, commenting on this
fact, only "to burn a letter onboard
this Bteamer to generate and utilize
enough energy to transport one ton of
freight a mile. Tho engines of the
Burgos aro on what is termed the
triple compound system, expanding
in three cylinders in succession. Tho
boiler pressure is 1C0 pounds per
square inch. The average speed at
sea in all weather is very nearly ten
miles per hour.
A peep into Grover Cleveland's
letter bags has been granted to the
Albany correspondent of the Chicago
Times. Nearly ono hundred parents
have notified the president-elect that
babies have received his name, to
each of whom a photograph was in
closed. Ono pasteboard box is filled
with enthusiastic political poems. A
lady school teacher in Michigan reg
ularly sends earnest advice, in schol
arly sentences. Three letters froml
Washington threaten assassination,
and there are several cautionary epis
tles from Democratic friends. A pe
tition for an Illinois postoffice was
addressed to "His Majesty."
A fbw days sinco a cable message
was sent from Melbourne, Australia,
to London and delivered in twenly
threo minutes. Tho distance by land
and sea is 13,393 miles, and tho mes
sage was "repeated" eleven times.
Ik little more than two years Mr.
Cleveland has resigned two elective
offices, each time to accept a higher
one. To tins rapid, promotion or a
public man there is no parallel in the
history of tho country.
Tub second prize for butter at the
Calcutta exhibition was awarded for
a fine sample of American oleomar
garine. Some one spoiled a good
joke, and tho judges reconsidered
Ax exchange says that "Mr. Cleve
land has to shako three thousand
hands a week." That's nothing, how
ever, comparod with tho number of
office-seekers he has to "shake."
This is a sample of a new kind of
item which begins to go around- An
old lady of 8G living in Lewis county,
"W. T., cast her maiden vote at tho
FOR YAQUINA, AND COOS BAY.
The New and Fast-Sailing
LAWLESS, - Commander
Will sail for Yaqulna Bay, Coos Bay, way
ports xnd Sun Francisco, leaving
Oh Friday, January 23, at noou.
WATSON, WRIGHT & CO.
THERE WILL BE A
At the Skating Rink, next
Saturday Evening:, January 2-1.
The First Prlro to bo Fifty Dollar
Second, Tnety-flre Dollars.
In which the following persons will enter :
J. It. Clinton, H. W. Sherman, L. L. Levlngs,
F. A. Crosbv. F. A- Hall,
W. C. Logan. J. R. Hall. F. W. l'rael. It. V.
Mouteith, Jr., aud M. H. Higglns.
Skating from 7 to 9. Race begins prompt
ly at nine o'clock.
Prices of AdmUsIen, at nsnal: Ladles hIib
or without SLates, 25 cent.
G. W. and A, E. EOSS, Managers.
liEA-TIIERS HAS RETURNED
nul is readv to turn out some fine fish
ing boats for the river. Shop on the beach
between Kinney's and Elmore's canneries.
Furnished Rooms to Let,
"WITH OR WITHOUT BOARD.
TT Enquire of Mrs. E. C. HOLDEN.
TflEE TO P. A. M. BftsUfsl Zttgnxitit cTrt.
ic of SrmboU & r.ccllr dltcoruxl In A&e'rct
. VkrfMor.nJiln Illinois ud Sooth America: AUo ti
iiintu-ti! cauiocv 01 JkluabK Dvokt and
with bottom price. Alto an rFtrrf fint-cltu
to F. A. M. nEDUI.NO CO.
Masonic Pnblshers and Manufacturers 734 Broad
tray, Jf ew York,
FINE NINE-ROOMED DWELL1NG
house with two lots, corner Main and
Seventh streets. For further particulars
apply at Thk Astoria office.
Notice to Pilots.
OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
there will be a meetlnc of the
Board Of Mot Commissioners for the Colum
bia River and Bar. at Ilwaco, W. T., on Jan.
23rd. 18S3. at 10 o'clock, a. m.
By order of the Board.
"Will bo allowed
On Time Deposits.
Drafts on all the Leading Cille.i.
Wm. T. Coleman &Co.
Manager Nanking Department,
IIIIMUI ItAlBB. IVV9UWI
Oregon improvement Co.
&reatReanctioninPrice of Coal.
On and after December 1st until further
notice the price at the bunkers will be as
Clean Domestic per ton. 2210 lb?. $7.00
Average Steam " " ... . COO
Screening? " " 4.00
On hand a constant supply, at market
rates, of first-class
K.A. NO YES. Agent.
Shortest, Quickest and
Reliable Route between
ASTORIA AND ALL POINTS.
If vnu linvft Antliiii!f to Soiitl hv Kinross.
Xorlltern Pacific Express Co.
Order your Exnres3 packages sent to you
NORTHERN PACIFIC EX I'll ESS CO.
Prompt Delivery. Low Hates. Satisfaction
S. KMIOItK. A.storin Agent.
The Beautiful and Favorably Located
BAY VIEW RESTAURANT
Is for sale at a liansilu. on account of the
proprietor's desire to io eat to .see her par
ents Inquiro at the restaurant or at this
Wheeler & Kipp,
PliBita Gas aii Steam Iters
All work warranted and estimates given
Full stock Iron and Lead l'ipc. Bath Tubs,
Water Closets and Gas Fixtures. Chimney
I'ipe, cheaper than Brick.
Jobbing promptly attended to.
Comer Squemoqua and Hamilton Streets,
TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY ACRES
on Gray's River: tine timber and bottom
land : three miles from steamboat landing.
Fifty acres improved : stables, outhouses,
etc.. fruit. A splendid chance for a man
with a little monev.
Apply to FERDINAND HANSEL on the
Notice of Application.
-JVTOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN THATTIIE
ll undersigned will aptly to the Common
Council of the city of Astoria, at its next
regular meeting for a license to ell wine,
malt or spirituous liquors in less quantities
than one quart, for the period of one vear.
In the building situated on Lot No. 5, Block
No. 10, in the city of Astoria as laid out and
recorded by John MeClure.
Aittoria, Janu .ry 20th, 1SS3.
milE PROGRESSIVE LAND AND
X Building Association will hold its regu
lar annual meeting en the sccoud Saturday,
the l-sth day of Februarv, 1SS5. at 7 o'clock
I. M., in Liberty Hall.
Wm. L. M'EWAN.
Astoria, Clatsop Co., Oregon. January U'th,
T. G. RAWLINGS.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
.NUTS. CANDIES, DRIED MEATS, ETC.
Fine Clears anil Tobacco.
Next door to I.J. Arvold's, Squemoqua St.
One E. W. BLISS, Latest Improved
HOWE SOLDERiNG MACHINE,
Willi West's Crimper attached.
This Machine Is Nearly Xew and I Sold for
Want of Use.
GEO. W. DUNBAR'S SONS.
New Orleans, La.
Notice to Water Consumers.
T WOULD RESPECTFULLY REQUEST
that all persons having their waier pipes
paired-have tuem nxeu properly so they
will not freeze and burst, as I will make no
deduction on rates in the future, on account
of burst ed or frozen pipes. Any information
m regard to the manner of fixing pipes will
be cheerfully given by request.
JA8. W. WELCH.
House to Rent.
JIXE ROOMS :
W, B. HEADINGTON.
GUHARD STEAMSHIP LINE.
WE BEG LEAVE TO ANNOUNCE A
great reduction in rate? over the above
well known line. Parties desiring to go to
Europe, or wishing to send for friends in
the old country will find it to their advan
tage to purchase tickets over the Cunard
line. Tickets Issued by us good from any
part of Europe to Astoria.
A LARGE, FINK STORE ROOM: ALSO
the second aud third floors in the cor
ner building on Olney and Squemoqua
Inquire of RUDOLPJ I B ARTH.
iarpets! Carpets! Carpets.
Wc beg to call the attention of the public to our latest importation, direct fi
Eastern manufacturers, of the largest invoice of CAKFETS ever offered
for sale in this city, comprising all grades, from tho
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades,
To the lowest priced article in this Hue. We are determined lo dlsposo of our stock pf
Carpets w ithin the next four weeks, and to that end offer special inducements, precluding
the possibility of Ileitis Undersold by any or oar Competitor.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
We can show you the very BEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES, and shall be pleased
to receive a call for lnsiectlon whether you purcuas or not.
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts.
Of either bgx admitted to tho
PORTLAND BUSINESS COLLEGE
On any week-day of llio vea.
The CoIIcro Journal, containing in
formation of the course of study, rates
of tuition, board, examination, etc., and
cuts of plain and ornamental penman
ship, free. Address,
A. P. ARMSTRONG,
Lock Box 104.- Poutlakd, On.
tisr In icrlting, please mention thlt paper.
Notice of Application.
VT OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
L undersigned will apply to the Common
Council, of the City of Astoria, at its next
regular meeting for a license in sell wine,
malt and .spirituous liquors, in less quanti
ties than one quart, for a ponod of one year
in tht building known as the Anchor Saloon
.situated on Benton street, between Benton
and Lafayette. streets on Lot No. 23, Block
No. 10. in the city of Astoria, as laid out and
recorded by John McClure.
Astoria. January 13th, 1SS.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
pursuant to a unanimous vote of the
stockholders of the Fishermen's Packing
Co., the directors of said company, did on
the 17th day of Jan. 1S3.", cxecuto and file
supplementary articles of incorporation,
whereby such company Is authorized to
purchase aud hold, sell and convey real es
tate. By order Board of Directors,
LOEB & GO.
AGENTS FOR THE
Best San Francisco Houses and
Tumblers Decanters, and All
Kinds of Saloon Supplies.
jayAll goods sold at San Francisco Prices.
Opposite Parker House, Astoria, Oregon.
Carnahan & Co.
I. W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
'"orner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - OREGON
THE STOCKHOLDERS OF THE GARI
baldi Packing Co. will hold the annual
meeting "Wednesday, the 2Sth of January,
1885, at tho residence of John T. Sands, As
By order of CILS. "WICKSTROM.
"ftTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
lH undersigned has been appointed assign
ee of the estate of D. Hart, an Insolvent
debtor. All creditors of said estate are no
tified to present their claims against said es
tate, under oath, to me, within three months
at the office of F. D. Winton, In the city of
Astoria, Clatsop county, Oregon.
Dec. 27th, 16W,
. awi. ww.
II. Dv BUISSOX, Manager.
THE HENLEY CLUB SKATE
Nickie Plated, Spring Steel Bottom and
The HENLEY CHALLENGE SKATE,
u oouen uouont ana ieainer straps.
The best and only practically scientific
skates. Elegant in finish. Will turn a throe
foot circle and all tho wheels rest square
on the lloor. "Wheels with babbit metal
boxes. The leading skates In all the prin
cipal itinKS. Bicycles nnu Tricycles.
OSBORN & ALEXANDER.
Mechanics' Tools, Hardware and Machinery,
G23 Market St., opp. Palace hotel.
Send for free catalogue and price list
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned has been appointed admin
istrator oi me estate oi cnaries wauman,
deceased, and all persons havinc claims
against said establishment must present the
same, uuiyvenneu, toner at ner nome, in
the city of Astoria, Oregon, within six
months from this date.
November 8tb, 18SL
TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
JLi undersigned has been appointed the as
signee oi me estate or juanger a: jounson.
and all persons having claims against said
Arm are hereby notified to present the same
duly certified to the undersigned, at his of
fice, in Astoria, Oregon, within three months
from this date, Dec. 27th, 18SL
J. H. D. GRAY.
JVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
JLi firm of J. E. Thomas has assigned all
their property to the undersigned for the
benefit of their creditors and all persons
having claims against said estate must pre
sent the same duly verified to the assignee
at ins omce in Astoria, Oregon, witmn three
months from tins date.
November Cth. 1SS4.
F. P. HICKS.
HAVING BEEN APPOINTED BY THE
County Court of Clatsop County. Ore-
gnu, executrix of the last win and testament
oi -11105. uooawin, aeceaseu. all persons
having claims against said estate
sent them duly verified and with procer
vouchers to the undersigned at her rest
dence on Clatsop Plains, Clatsop County,
Oregon, within six months from this date.
UeC. O, 185!
A LL PERSONS ARE HEREBY CAU
X&. tioned against purchasing a note and
mortgage on personal property, given bvMr.
Alexander Corno to Ed. Taylor for $230.00, as
the same will be contested on the ground of
irauu, or misrepresentation in oniaimng tne
same, ouierwise want oi consiueranon.
Astoria, Oregon, Nov. 18th. 18&.
mms fVwrrriri'Tnv rrvni?!? r tt? nn
A the Sisters of Charity, Is now ready lor
the reception of patients.
Private rooms for the accommodation ot
any desiring tnem.
Patients admitted at all houis, day or night,
No physician nas exclusive right, every
patient Is free to and has the privilege of
employing any pnysician tney preier.
United States Maria e
Seamen who pay Hospital Dues, are enti
tled to Free cara and attendance at this Hos
pital during sickness. Permits must be ob
tained for United States Marines at the Cus
Sisters of Chabxtt
School Tax Notice.
SCHOOLTAXES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT
No. 9, are now due and payable to J. E
Higgms, at office of Badollet &Co.
MRS. MARY LEINErfWEBER,
School Clerk District No.9.
Upper Astoria, Dec. n, 1884.
foi -aw mmw
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables,
Corner Benton and
TER apply to the Captain, or to
FRANK L PARKER'S
THE NEW MODEL
A FULL STOCK
John JL. Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
. Agents for
Magee Stores and Eanges
The Best In the market.
Piumblng goods of all kinds on band. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CbennmnH Street, Sent to C . Parker's Store.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FURNITURE 25 BEDDING
Corner 31aln and. Hquemoqaa Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMHGS; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS aiTALITY WILL AITORD.
AJX KINDS OF FUKSITUItE REPAIRED AUTD VARNISHED.
Builders J Carpenters
SASH DOORS AND MOULDING.
First Class Work at Prices to
Suit the Times.
PLANS AND ESTIMATES FURNISHED.
C. H. Bain & Co.'s
Steam Planing Mill and Sa3li Factory
Boat Buililliijr u Specialty.
THE FINE STOCK OF D. HART IS NOW
offered at private sale at cost price. It
comprises ladles and gents' furnishing
goods, clothing, etc. A good chance for bar
gains. I. BERGMAN,
Notice of Application.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned intends to apply to the
common council of the city of Astoria at its
next regular meeting, for a license to sell
wine, malt and spirituous liquors In less
quantities than one quart, for a period of
one year. In the building fronting on Che
namus street and situated on Lot No. 6.
Block No. 63, in the City of Astoria as laid
out and recorded by John McClnrp.
R. L. JE1TFERY.
of Oregon, for Clatsop County, in the
matter of the assignment of Win. House
man, Insolvent :
Notice Is Jiereby given that the under
signed has been appointed assignee of tho
estate of said "Wm. Houseman, an insolvent
person, and all persons having claims
against said estato are hereby notified to
present the same to the undersigned at his
place of business. In Astoria, Oregon, duly
verified as required by law, within three
months from the first publishing of this no
tice. ISAAC BERGMAN,
Assignee of the estate of
Astoria, Or., Dec. 18,1884.
THE ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR THE
year 1884 is now In my hands for collec
tion. All who are delinquent on said roll
will save sheriff's costs by calling at my of
fice in Cathlamet and settling the same, or
sending by registered letter.
Sheriff of Wahkiakum Co., W, T.
Datod at Cathlamet, Jan. Htb, 18S5,
ben P. Parker,Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAR-
II. it. PACKElt.
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
Sm Mm BAWMSf
CALL AND EXAMINE IT. Y.l
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. R. HA WES Is also agent for t!
ML patent CooMdj Stove
And other first-class Sfcnes.
Furnaco "Work. Steam Fit
tings, oto., a specialty
ALWAYS ON HAND.
FOABD & STOKES.
A. FULL LINE OF
Just Finished In'Rear of Store.
Hardware anfl Slip Clailery
VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paints and Oils. Groceries, etc.
Notice To The Public.
JLJi will not be responsible for any
contracted by my wire.
Astoria Dec. 3lst,18S4. -