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(Die jPaUg Stefoviaw.
HDNISDAY J UNE
The people of a Texas town have
lately been much agitated with re
gard to their postoffice. As the time
for the former incumbent's commis
sion io expire drew near, the faithful
who were "willing to sacrifice them
selves in the interest o their country
became anxious, nervous and what
the women call "flurried." and peti
tions began to fly about the streets
like snowflakes at Christmas. So
zealous were the petitioners in the
eager hunt for signatures that to
ward the close of the race it was dis
covered that three or four of the
leading applicants for the office had
secured the hand and seal of almost
even' citizen of prominence to their
documents, and the prominent citi
zens aforesaid found themselves in
the somewhat peculiar position of
heartily indorsing several men for the
place of stamps and salary, each be
ing "the man of all others, best fitted
to administer the duties of the
office to the satisfaction of the com
munity.' At this juncture several appoint
ments were made by Mr. Cleveland
and his cabinet avowedly with the
purpose of rebuking the indiscrim
inate signing of petitions, the local
seekers after place became uneasy,
and lest they should all miss the ap
pointment, agreed to have an elec
tion indicating the popular choice for
postmaster, the successful candidate
to be unanimously presented for the
prize and the others to stand aside.
The scheme worked well, everybody
was satisfied except those who failed
to get enough votes, and the appoint
ment was duly made. Though the
plan is not entirely new, it has suffi
cient novelty about it to make it in
teresting nnd at the same time is fair
enough to all parties most deeply
concerned to commend it to tho at
tention of other communities under
tho same circumstances. The post
master of a town must by all means
be a man competent to perform
tho duties of his office, but as
these are seldom brain-wearing or
Mich as demand marked ability, there
arc always numbers of persons who
are entirely competent to do the work
m a most satisfactory way.
But a competent man, so far as
mere business qualifications go, will
frequently be extremely distasteful to
tho community in which he lives,
and as the government does not de
sire to force objectionable officials
upon the people, the effort has al
ways been to follow the expressed
wish of the local population by giv
ing respectful consideration to the
petitions which are supposed to indi
cate the preferences of those con
cerned. The petition has long since
proved a failure from the reasons al
reEdy given, and the popular election
of a candidate for the postoffice
seems to be the best substitute for it
that can ba found. It is, of course
open to objection, as also is any other
plan that can bo devised, bnt it has
the merit of designating, with reason
able fairnessthe choice of the people,
and this, of itself, is a point of no
If Democrats were not so badly in
need of offices, the adoption of some
plan of this kind would be reasonably
certain, but such is the intolerable
gnawing at Democratic vitals, that
while the consent of the administra
tion migut be given to some such in
formal designation of a desirable per
son for the place, the chances are
that the votes of Democrats only
would be allowed to determine the
choice, and this restriction would be
fatal to the end proposed. It the
votes of a community generally were
counted, a postmaster of the predom
inating political faith would be had
for each community, but as this
would involve tho appointment of
more Republican than Democratic
postmasters, it will not likely be en
tertained, oiGn for a moment, by the
powers that be. The offices to the
Damooratic party are what the blocd
is to a living body, and no measure or
policy that lends to take them from
under the party control would be tol
erated. CoinirssioxEK Spabks has issued
an order suspending final action in
the general land office, and by this
means he has got operations down to
a basis by which fraudulent claims
will be detected and canceled and
honest claims given to honest settlers.
In a word, if properly backed up and
carried onl his plan will save the
lands "for homes of honest settlers.
This plan has already met with the
violent opposition of all the tricksters
, and land . sharks in the country.
'JLhey are howling over it, because it
breaks up their business; but it saves
tb.3 public domain for men who pro
pose tojjd upon and honestly settle
and cultivate it. The land system
under the present auspices is showing
wonderful signs of brightening up,
and tho work already accomplished
is great. The jobbers are thoroughly
scared. In the past, when they have
been unable to either buy or scare
the commissioner, they have brought
influences to bear to cause him to
The chief postoffice inspector has
been informed that Postmaster L N.
Hibbs of Lewislon. Idaho, issued
money orders to the amount of $15,
000 or $20,000, payable to himself,
ordered banks in different cities to
collect them and forward the money
to him, and then absconded. He was
last heard from at Victoria.
ATTOBXEr GEKEBAIi GABIiAXD llBS
decided that an Indian is not eligible
to the office of postmaster. Indians
have heretofore been appointed to
many of the po3toffices in Indian ter
ritory but the practice is to be discon
Ik the old Testament revision the
familiar proverb, "Tho way of the
transgressor is hard," is made person
ally applicable to John P. St John
by a change to "The way of the treach
erous is ragged."
TnE statement of the public debt
shows that the decrease du ing May
was Sl,225,000, about $100 a minute.
To Mrs. Minnie G.M. Spexartli. wife
of A. G. Spexartli. at Astoria. Or.. Mon
day, June 1st, Itax, a daughter.
ROSS OPERA HOO:
!. XT. t K. A. Hots.... 1'roj.e. anil JIanacers.
GRAND OPENING NIGHT!
The Great Event of the Season!
CASINO OPERA COMPANY,
Under the Management of
A. S. GROSS.
Louise Lester, Louise Edgar,
Neville Courtney, Harry (Sales
Edwin Steven, Frank Yalcrga,
Ceo. "Wilkinson, Frank Blair.
Full Chorus aud Orrluistr.i.
W. H. KINROSS..
Poplar Prices. Popular Prieen.
Sl.OO, 75 els. and 50 eta.
Reserved Seats to be had at the New York
The following Operas will be preduced:
Tuesday Jane 9 -..The Mascot
Wcdnenday " 10Pirales of reuzaacc
Thursday ' 11.. .. Olivet
STREET WORK SOLICITED.
Having removed part of our Grading
Outfit from Portland to Astoria, we arc
now pre pared to do all kinds of
Grading and Filling,
At reasonable rates, either by day or job
A Portion of tbe Public Patrsnnse ii Solicited
Office at Elmo Hotel.
Hamilton & Cummings.
A Well Furnished Table
Witli the best and cooked in a neat and
wholesome way. can be found at Mis. G. W.
Rucker's Private Boarding House, over Eat
on & CarnahanVi, next to Odd Fellows Build
ing. Terms; $5 a "week. $22 per month,
$1 a day.
. Notice For Proposals.
Office or A. A. O. M.
Tout Caxbv, W. T.f JrsK 3d, i8. f
SEALED TROrOSALS IN TRIPLICATE
with copies of this advertisement annexed
will be received at this office until 12 o'clock
m. .Tune 13th. when they will be opened In
the presence of Udders.
For the protection of this port against Ihe
waters of Rakers Ray by a bulkhead of piles
and rip-rap. as follows ;
The piles to be driven five feet from cen
ters, capped with 4x13 inch plank doubled
aud breaking joints, well bolted to each pile,
and faced on the outside with 3 Inch plank
Tho rip-rap work to be laid up smooth on
tho outer face, well packed against the
bulkhead on botli sides, not less than three
feet thick at the top. and properly sloped.
The work is about 3.8U feet long and six
The government reserves the right to re
ject any or all bids.
Rids bhould state the price per cubic yard
for stone work and per pile for wood work.
Envelopes should oe marked Proposals for
Bulkhead, and addressed to
L. A. CHAMBER LIX.
1st Lt.. 1st Arty..
A. A. Q. M
Private Net Lost.
OF SO FATHOMS AT HUNGRY HARBOR
on the night of Mav Slst, 41 mesh deep,
of mixed brand lead line, corks p:ain. If
found please call at Lulgi berra and receive
A WDITE SKIFF PAINTED
-tX side, 13 or 14 feet lone.
Two oars and
oar locks. Owner can have same by paying
charges at Tongue Point Saloon.
Wpi Hois? fiii BBtrat.
No. (17 Water feU-Astoria.
Nice, new, clean Beds, and careful atten
tion to loders.
The Tahlc supplied w itli the best In season.
Is supplied with an extra iualil r lhjuur?
Than any o h
tify to Its supe
riority. It coes
Deep and Xrre r
A peats Aitoria.
FOR LIVERPOOL DIRECT
Tlis fine A 1 Iron Barque
1 119 Toils Register.
"Will be READY TO RECEIVE FREIGHT
AT ASTORIA about JUNE 1st
or earlier If required.
Will be taken at REASONABLE RATES.
For particulars nnplv to
.sinsox. CHURCH .1 Co.,
Or to A. W. KERRY. Astoii.L
The Fine Iron Bark
Will be placed on the berth at Astoria im
mediately, for Salmon loading l
Rate of insurance by this esel U the low
est quotable. For particulars apply to
MEYER, WILSON & CO.
Or to GEO. W. SANBORN, Astoria.
The ''Remonstrant' will be followed in
Meyer, Wilson & Go's, direct line of vesls
by the fine iron bark "llinnah." now en
route. Net Lost.
WFF PEACOCK SPIT ON THE MOEN-
J ing of the 28th inst., about V03 fathoms
net old and new. old in two pieces, -to Bar
bour's twine, oorksjmarked C. V. & Co. Leave
with W. McAllister at Cook's Station. Sand
Xrs. Mftlcolni'-s Millinery Parlors
SPRING AND SUMMER HATS.
?eaiul well-selected stock on hand,
JOODS being secured every day.
A complete line of Ladles' READY-MADE
UNDERWHAJt, with prices to snit the
times. CHEAP CORSETS a specialty: aio
a large assortment of the Best Grade of
CORSETS. Children's SUXHONNKTS, Just
All the LATEST NOVELTIES, in SILK
SCARFS. GOLD and SILVER LACES and
ORNAMENTS are kept at this.
Mllliiiery Honsn in Aitorin.
No charge for trimming w hen material is
purchased at the establishment.
For London Direct.
The Fine A 1 lion Barque
75C Tons Register.
Will be READY TO RECEIVE FREIGHT
AT ASTORIA about JUNE 1st,
or eat Her if required.
s .a Xj ivh o 3sr
Will be taken at REASONABLE KATES.
For particulars apply to
SIBSOX, CHURCH & Co.
Or to A. W. BERRV, Astoria.
Holdeii's Auction Rooms
Established January 1st, 1877. j
E. C. HOLDEN.
Ileal Estate aud General Auctioneer
and Commission Merchant,
Chcnamus Street. - Astoria, Oregon.
Auuction sale of Sundries e ery Saturday,
at 10 :30 a. m., at mv Auction Rooms.
"Will conduct Auction Sales of Real Estate,
Cattle, and Farming Flock w hero it de
sired. Cash Returns Promptly lasde After Salr.
Consignments respectfully solicited.
Notary Public for the State of Oregon.
Commissioner of Deeds for Washington
Agent for Dally and Weekly Orcuonian.
San Francisco and Astoria
freight; runn'.nj; cpj
Tlie ".IXO. . XOKTH" will leacFan Fran
Cisco on the 30th insr.
S. H. HAIIMOX.
SIC Stiurt St., San Francisco, Cal.,
CI. VTSOP MILL CO.. Astoria.
Bids for Building Pilot Schooner.
WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL .TUNE 10th.
time having been extended until that
date to give all sufficient time to prepare
aud put In their bids. By order
BOARD PILOT COMMISSIONERS.
G. W. LOUNSBERRV, Sectv.
We !)('. to direct special attention to our LATEST
PORTATIONS of NOVELTIES
- Which we are selling
The Best Goods at the
k?- Bi75? 4?" BStei H M ifd K3S M Hto
idtk tKx & dta&e : kKE9 JxaJF .&. VS. y g q
Comcncui" to-dav and until after the Tournament wooflVr to
sell our Entire .Stock of Dry (Joorts nnd Clothing
At greatly reduced prices. Xot mere talk: we Imv for Ua-h
and are determined to lead in
We have been selling Coods right along cheaper than
any other store in town, hut we want Io show our visiting
cousins that we lake no hack seat from Salem or even Port
land as regards
All ye who are in need of Dry (looiN or Clothing for little
hoys or lug boy up to 100 year oi age. an invited to n irt-al.
"Whatfll you have?
The Low P
Dealer at Wlmie -
Oil Cloth., Wall Paper,
Window Shades, Mouldings, Etc.
Astoria Furniture Co.,
Furniture, Bedding, Wail Paper, Mirrors,
loilnt, Carpets, Mattii, Picture frames, finiow Sba das, etc.
Cor. Chenamns ami Hamilton Sts. II. Du UUISSOX, Slanager.
r L' '-'- i - ' .. ... i i i ii in ii in m--'-'"-m
Boat Building-, ijhe Seaside Bakery
THE BEST J
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP I FKESH BREAD
ouAitAXTnED. j Delivered in any Part ot ihe City.
Boats of Every Description Built. FINE CAKS A SPEC1ALTY.
Shop over Arndt & rerclicn's.
,-. ,r T,M-rrrr-oc i Home-Mado Candy Made Daily:
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER.
Shop on Concomly Street, opposite Kinney ,
SASHES. BOORS, MOULDINGS,
ETC, ON HAND.
intimates yiven and all work wan anted to
Private Boarding House.
riAHE UNDESIGNED KESPECTFULLY ,
JL announres that she Ls prepared to fur-.
nisu jiiueiorucmieincn witn uoaruoniy.
or with Board and Furnished Kooms at very
reasonable rate. No extra charse foru.e
of Parlor or Bath room, and ocry effort
w 111 he made to make her guests feel com
loriauic mm ai uome.
IMnnrr Screed from 5:30 to G;30 P. JI.
3IKS. K. C, IIOIjDKS.
SE Cor. llaln and Jefferson streets.
Wood, Wood, Wood..
. Onler it now v. Idle It is dry and cheap or
GRA06 & CO.,
Or FRANK L TAKKER,
Telepltone No. So.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO SHIPPERS.
OREGON RAILWAY AND NAVIGA
Overland freight for all points East will
not be received after 5 i. sr. Shipping or
ders or bills of lading mnst be presented at
the offlcc not later than that hour. Over
land bills or lading will not do signed after
that hour. Local freight received until Cr.M.
E. A. NOTES, Agent.
Astoria May 22, 1SS3,
according to onr motte:
Lowest Possible Prices.
alp and Retail in
The Trade Supplied:
A First Class Establishment,
.suit the time.
F. B. ELBERS0N, Prop'r.
T0RIA IRON WORKS.
Bentox Stukkt, Nkak Taekeb House,
ASTOUIA. - OREGON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
UANDai MARIE EMES
BoiierVYork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery Work a spe
cialty. Ofall npsoriptlons made to Order
at Short Notice.
A. D. "Wass, Prosldent.
.1. G. HusTi.KR,SecretarT,
I. W. Cask, Treasurer.
Watches, Jewelry, Clocks,
ASTORIA, .... Oregon.
All Goods Best Quality, and-Low Prices.
iik &r in
a ip a I & a Q b.
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables
Corner Benton and
Hay, Oats, aid Straw, Lite. BrM, Ceisit, Santl and Plaster
Wood Delhered to Order.
A FTJIili STOCK
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A Genenil Assortment or
Magee Stoves and Kangis
The Best in the market.
Piumblna eoods of all kinds oa hand. Job
work done lu a workmanlike manner
gpgyn j i li a it ii
eJimm EPS! p . 1- r-gvH j
SmmmWTr- rf'i tSSSl-iil I
IlllzfS9giSgSSr ' - : For TOWING, FKl'.IUUT orOHAK-
rETi apnlv to ilie Ctptain. or to
the Tew model
SCggSS?? KANfJE CAN BE IIAD IN A-
"25ra TOItrA ONLY OF
fe 0, fi. HAWBe,
1 1 iai m lJSMiilttHFga3" ' "'' AND EXAilDfE IT, V
tmSMKSmW? WILL W. PLRASED.
KSmSmtmS'1'. i S It. HA WES 1 alo agent r.r !
m&&m tsacK u
PLUMBING. GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY
Attended to Promptly
' Cbonnmus Street. Xert
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
FUKISriTTJKE Sa BEDDING
Corner 2Iuln and. Squemoqna Streets. Astoria. Orejjon.
SHADES AND TRIMMNG6; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stoclc.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL APF0RD.
A1X KII?DS OF FUKMTURK REPAIBEI ASD YAKHnSIIEB.
Change of Agency.
We have appointed !
MR. O. F. MORTON j
Our Selling and Collectlns Agent at Astoria.
All those wishing to purclm.se a first-class
SEWING MACHINE, or to make pay
ments due us will please call on Sir. Morton.
Headquarters at B. S. 'WORSLF.Y'S Sales
The Singer Mfg Co..
32 Morrison Street, Portland, Or.
Garnalian & Co.
i. w. case, ;
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE ANI
K5TAIL DEALERS Hi
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA - - - - OlOSOON
FOR LIVERPOOL DIRECT!
The Splendid Iron Barque
100 A 1. 89S Tons Register.
Will he at Astoria shortly and wllltaku
IN LOTS TO SUIT SHI1PPERS.
For rate of freight and Insurance apply to
BALFOUR GUTHRIE & CO.,
Or to L. RUSSEL, Astoria.
lay, Teaming cad Eir?ss Ilut.Iiie-.x.
I UOOKlBf mv
And other first-class Stores.
Furnaco Work. Stoam Fit
risgs. oto., a apociaity
AI.7AYS ON HAND.
kx :s""ii WT.i'-u;-.
on Reasonable Terms.
toC 1. Parker's Store.
Eartae and SUp CtaJlerj
VAN DUSEH & GO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pnrc Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binaclc Oil, Cotton Canvas.
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
AnytMng to Sell?
IX THE MATTER OF
Rags, Bottles, Old Metal,
or Junk of Any Sort,
ill & STOKES
Will give you the hest price for lt.
Do You Want to Buy
From a Belaying Pin to a Ilawser ; from
Block to an Anchor.
You Can Get what You Want
at POAUDfe STOKES.
Headquarters at building, east end of