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VOL. XLVI. AST0K1A, (RK(;().N: SUNDAY MOUNINO, MAKCH 28, 18!7. , NO. 6'J
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- House Moving Tools for Rent
THE SMITH'S POINT
ROAD YET EXISTS
Wns Scut l.i(iilly YaiiiUd IJy the
Court anil IsStlll n County Komi.
cirv can now i.Mi'itovi: n
Voik da C't.aiaicaitd tadcr tkc Dircctioa
id tke Committee ua Street' and
1ty workmen, un.l-r th jdlrm tl-.n
f tlu o muni it i.f tln t'ounrli on
tr-i ami uMI' way are .repairing
thr wtr-t. or county r-.! t Hmliirii
Point. Ttw new ahlpyar.1 of tin- A
Prl. Iron Work, now being i.tith
llnhol at the olil rouiul hoiiw, .will tw
nmi'-iuhlr by t'xun. l th. milk
man ami formtmi from that aw'tion
ran I Un In iMy. Ttv wlirl
luil for th nmt.-ttuJ. r-
fi-rr1 to In th- civaMioilw.' folli.w
Ilia. cvrrl tiukt.-iiaj f'.r ihr work.
mt it.ut 100 planlca l tha Hinlth'a
1'iilnt fa1. 1'ndrr thr lm.r.-a"..ri that
It aa all f'.r that rwl. anl that It
a a r-m oHntinj.-tM o-pr prtvatr
prK1y. t)u waya ami iiM-aui fum.
inllt,. pinm ttw aJlonaiii'.-, aiid th.
pro.rrty uwrwra atopim tha work that
hiul Iran rmmnotl a fw dayaalmr.
It awiu that tlx opinion 'of thr cy
atioray, on hl-Jt Uiat iimiiiitt
aixl. waj, a wtiii.U niicaUw n-ply to
thr quratPm hthi-r in rlty ulil
k-irally 1ntn.ve & private nuJ. but
did nt att wlarttu thr road In
(juiwtkm priat r public. Tht
full trxi of Ui" Ivttrra 3nd opinion
brtow rt tha matur at rmf
Mr. F L. Tarkw. Chairman on Sttveta
and Tubllc Va,- City of Atorla
rnr (fir: Trt rulltlofi icrantlnir
you ovtr 30,000 fwt of lumlwr for th
Krmrh'a fwnt Itdnay la Hltcal and
without authority of the cluu-tr. and
will be rwbIAl by nip; and la not
In th InKTtwt if miinny i" Jiwlrv
to tho taJtpiiym. I huw a wrluon
ojilubm of thi lt y aitonmy In whl. h
hv aay th. linpriv-m.nt Ik without
authority f tho cluuinr anil rltiu-ly
illfiml. ( It wtll m--iltatr tlx- rxfi
tliuirv of aJKiut J.vm).
JAS. W. VKU"U.
MrmU-r of tl City Council.
AKt.lii, March ts'.'T.
OPINION OF CITY ATTOIINKY.
AataiK Or.. March 24. 1S7.
H'n. F. I.. I'urkor, Chairman Com
mitter m Ptreeta and rublli- Way:
In rrtly to your rtueat an to whether
there la a lefrol county tiil amund
Pmlth'a Point, on iroMrty owned by
the rondnaula Iml A Trust Company.
I bea: k1)! to atihmtt the followlnit
I have exnmln.il the rooortlii In the
offloa of the County Ckrk. ami tlnd
that In 1SSS a county roiul wax laid
out and located around Smith' Point.
The Mutwiuent proceeding lire Im
matcrlnl. aji the owner of the prop
erty romliel IrunJ oounty road,
a In lSS.t they petitioned the county
court to vacate the county nd. The
order of th county court recite th
fiu-ta aet f.M-th In the etltlon. and
far aa thrt re'onl ahowa. the county
road wa duly and legally vawted.
S.e protxyvlInK" County Court, book
It la CMiteiull tlwit the petition wan
Inaufllclent. but a the petition and
all the palter fllel In the county court
ha.vo dUw.Mrit, I Vun unable to
baae an opinion thereon. Fulton Rroa.
hv prepared an oplnlnn for the As
toria Jron WiwkM, which acts f.nth
tho pmrmllnira, and In In effect that
tho procewllnirs viu-l.ln the county
Pind were null and void, and that the
county road irtlll exlata. The petitions
and papera nt belna: on file In the
office of the County Cl.Tk, I am un
able to pan upon that queotlon,
but If. aa stated In the opinion
of Fulton rtroa., the proceedings were
lllt'gaj, then there wan no k'gal va
cation of the county road and It still
exlHta an a oounty rond. Without these
pnpera I ant unable to give an opinion
aa to th legality of the proceedings,
or ail to whith-r thr I In fact a
ooutvty road around Smith's Point. So
far aa the nitird of the County Court
ahowa In the journal entry. If It states
facta the oounty rood ha Imvii vacat
ed. Put an the original papers are
not on file, I have no data from which
to form an opinion.
C. J. Cl'RTIS,
F. L. Parker. Chairman, Astoria,
Oregon: You requ.vte.1 an opln
lun aa to whether or not a county
road exkiU over What is srenerally
known and colled the Smith Point
rood, loading from the northooat cor
ner of the 8. C. Smith donation land
claim around, .to Huatler A Aiken'
Aatoria, alona; the Columbia river and
I have examined the record and
find that on September !9th, 1881, pur
suant to a peoltk-n oid olh.-r necee
aitry pmceedlnica, the County Court
laid I bin road out and b-'lHid It
In In a county r'nd, A pctltlim was
111. 1 asking Che tounly to open It
up. Viewer werv apxHntl Mid tlw
rd wa proHrly aurveyed and the
r")"rt t the vlewr was proiwrly
As to wh.'fh.T "r not ttw, statute
was atrirtly followixl n that proceed
ings la rerwlcni'd umircejumry by the
. On the H!h day of January, 1M.
Jiitn- Taylor and Bther Taylor. hl
wife, executed a rtred to Clataop coun
ty cnveylnf and de.Uca.tlng to the
county for rid puri""' a srlp of
land 40 feet ld running frm th
n.n'thenirt corner of the donation land
claim of 8. C. Hmlth.
Tlie d"M-riti'rn of this dedication Is
I'b-ntlcol , with the aurvey of the
Hmlth'a Point road b-adlng from the
nrthea( corner of the S. C. Smith
f I.. C.
tn th lUth day of Feliruary, lM.
tlie County Court accepted thla dedi
cation and the deed waa recaded on
that dau In toiik 12. page 247. rec
ord of dl.
Iter on the some parties appeared
bef.aie the court and executed another
deed, but It did not affect th deed ex
ecuted In January. ISM. above referred
to. ao for aa the legality of thla road
la concerned: It only mode aome alight
change In the location of It.
This road boa been used continuous
ly since It waa laid nut In 181.
On December 4. 1S9J. I 'And In book
. pare W2. County Court Journal,
that fhe County Court made an at
tempt to vacate thla road. The record
shows that the matter came on for
hearing on the pelhlon of twelve
houw-holdera who resided in the vicin
ity of the above named road, and also
upon the pet Ml on of the Penlntular
Iand A Trust Co. The record also
howa that notice that a. petition
would be filed on that day .had been
publl'brd four we.ka. as by law re
quired. I am of the opinion that thla pro
ceeding at tempting to vacate the road
In controversy la null and void.
It l the unlyersal holding of our
curt tl-at Jn tb matter of laying out.
vocittlnir ami otahllehluff county
roads, the county courts are of In
ferior and limited jurisdiction, and
their rworda must affllrmatlvely show;
1. That Jurisdiction was ol.tained
over th subject matter. The statute
requires. bef'.re any county road can
be vacated, there must first be filed
a -tltm slgn-d by twelve house
holilnrn residing In the vicinity of the
road to be vacated.
2. Accompanying that petition must
I legal proof that notice has been
given by advertisement posted at the
place of holding County Court, and
also In three public ploeea In the vicin
ity of Mild road, thirty days previous
to the presentation of such petition,
notifying all persons concerned, etc.,
that npicatlon will be 'made to the
ald court at Its next aeiwion for va
cation of eokl road.
I'pon presentation of auch petition
and proof that notice has been given,
the county court 1s then required to
appoint three disinterested house
holder a viewers, who are required
to vfw the roivd and make their re
port at the next term of the court
At the next term of the court all
persons Interested have a right to re
iinstrnte. The record In this case wholly falls
to show that the petition for the va
cation of the road was signed by
twelve householder. It fails to show
that notice was Riven thirty days pre
vious to the presentation of said peti
tion. No viewers were appointed; no
report was mode by them; the repwt
was not publicly read on two different
days of the court.
There are a number of other objec
tions equally fatal, but the 'above, rn
my Judgment. Is entirely sufficient to
render the proceedings vacating said
road null and void, and the same Is
still a county road.
Very Respectfully Submitted,
O. C. FCLTON.
There are other streets which need
repairing, to save the city damage
suits, such as Itoiul street, between
Sixth and Twelfth and Commercial
between Sixth and Eleventh, and It
is understood that 'us a mere matter
of safety neossary reixilra will be
undertaken at once.
WATER FALLS AT MR.MPHIS.
M.imphis, March 27. The gauge here
tonight register) 36.4 feet, a fall of
two-tenth of a foot. The condition
is all the more favorable because the
river Is falling aove. The serious
phase of the situation has been trans
ferred to Greenville, Helena and points
couth, aa the river Is slowly rising
at thewe place and great' alarm la
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.-opy of the "Medical Adviser."
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40 and 150. F. L. Parker, aeent.
"WHO PAID THE
TAX ON JIN PLATE"
Lively Exchange of Personalities Be
tween Grow and Vamlier in House.
VERY LITTLE I'ROCREStf MADE
Tarill Dill Will Have to tt Coanidercd I
Niijht Stsii. Raaktag lad Cirrcacy
Other Capital St
Waemlngton, March 27. The progTtMi
of tlx- house on the tariff Mil today
was vn slower than ytTday. Only
live nwwe page of the U2 pages of
the bill were disposed of, making 14
page In all. In two out of the five
days allowed for consideration under
the flve-mlnute rule. At thla rate
only 31 pages of the Mil will be dla
pt.d of before the bill comes to a
final vote. Only a few amendments
were adopted today, each being an
arrx'ndrrwnt of the way and mean
ounamlttee. All qumtiona Involved on
the tariff, with occasional excursions
Into the reaima of financial theories,
furnished fruitful topVsi for the mem
bers. Fully two hours were, spent
In the dicusskm of whether the for
eigrmr or lite consumer paid the tax.
This quest l.m bids fair to consume
much more time before the debate
Italley. leader of the opposition, was
absent almost all day, and Richardson
and McMillan bore the brunt of the
hard fighting. The democratic policy,
o far as it has been disclosed, seems
to be to attack at every point, making
trusts the especial object of assault.
Republican are trying to advance the
consideration by refraining from de
bate, but they are forced by the ot
tocka of the opposition to defend their
mr,nrw. If more progress Is not made
night session may be held next week.
Pnring the dlscussl.m concerning the
duty on hide Hopkins said there waa
no demand for such a duty. Walker
explained that there wore few hides
Imported except those used for sole
leather, also that the duty on hides
would be itt little benefit to the farm
ers. If the duty on hides would in
crease their prxiuctlon In this coun
try, he said, the republican eide would
be unanimously in favor of such a
duty. There was a sharp exchange
of personalities between Grow and
Vandlver. The former was explain
ing how duty on tlnplate had estab
lished that Industry In this country,
and he and Vandlver became Involved
In a personal controversy over th
question of who paid the tax arising
from an Increased tlnplato duty.
Simpson, after remarking the con
spicuous port played by Crow during
the stirring days of the. wtit. said
that " It was sod to see him now
defending trusts and combines whose
purpose was to enslave the American
people' Simpson, referring to the
questkm of free hides, said that the
duty on hlh would be of more im
portance to the farmer than all other
duties In the agricultural schedule. It
would mean on Increase of $1 apiece
on every one of 5.442.000 hides taken
from the cattle Slaughtered lost year.
Paine insisted that Simpson entirely
misunderstood the question. The hide
Imported did not come ,lnto competi
tion with American hides. The former
were used almost exclusively for sole
The debate then branched off to the
Iron schedule. Wheeler and Cox as
serted, that tlv southern Iron industry
did not wont any protection. Dalzell
asserted that Iron ore was being made
and coal was boing mined In Tennes
se by convict labor. The store sys
tem prevailed also In Tennessee. Mc
Millan denkxl that the scrip system
prevailed In Tenner. All the protec
tion Pennsylvania couli pile up. he
sold, would not save the Pennsylvania
Industry. It was the South which
was driving Pennsylvania out of the
"We have only Just begun," ho said.
"We propose to make it hot for you,
not only in dron, but in cotton man
ufacture, and we wxm't ask the gov
ernment's aid. either." .(Democratic
applause.) Newlands, after delivering
aome remarks 1n favor of increases
on several articles, warned the "allied
forces" of silver, as he termed them,
that they must allow the widest diver
gence of views on the tariff and other
questions If they were to live In har
mony. "Once we can organize the
friends of silver." he soiil, "nlne
tentha of the people of the United
States will be with us."
DANKINC. AND CURRENCY.
Washington. March 27. Representa
tive Walker, of Massachusetts, today
introduced two bills relating to bank
ing and curency. The first bill pro
vides that hereafter no national bank
shall be required to deposit bonds to
secure circulation, and the circulating
notes ore to be issued up to the
amount of the unimpaired capital of
the bank. The same reserve 1 re
quired for circulating note aa for
Individual deposit. The cash reserve
shall be In specie and at least nne
holf of It In gold. The other bill pro
vldc for the laue of I75O.0O0.OOO of
bond under the act of January 19.
175, running from two to ten year
and drawing two and a half per cent
Interest. The proceeds ore to be used
In redeeming and cancelling outstand
ing United States legal tender notes,
treasury not- and allver certificates.
The bill further authorise the sale of
silver bullion and silver dollars In
the treasury at the market value when
ever) such silver dollars cannot be
kept In circulation as money. The
proceeds of the sale of the silver
shall reduce the Issue of bond to
Washington. March 27. Representa
tive Hlayd-n, the Texas democrat who
will vote for the tariff bill, sold today:
"The district convention, upon the
platform of which I made my race
for congress, demanded a tariff upon
Imported cattle, bide and wool. I
promised the people of the district
that If they elected me I would vote
for free silver and against free wool
and hides, and I shall cast both votes
when the opportunity presents Itself."
APPLICANTS FOR OFFICES.
Washington. March 27. Sine the
change of administration over 80.000
applications for postofflcee have been
filed In the postofflce department The
number is said to be somewhat smaller
than four yean ago.
Up to the dose 'of buslnes today the
appointment division of the Interior
department has recorded l.OOf. appli
cations for presidential positiors un
der the Interior department.
Helena, Ark., March 27. Water la
rushing through a large crevasse a
mile and a half north of Modoc, with
tremendous force, tearing up trees and
hurling them as if but small sticks.
The river here has risen two inches
today, and tonight stands at SO feet,
Ave feet above danger line. ......... .
CHEERFUL NEWS FROM ASTORIA
Salem Statesman. ,
"It is most satisfactory to the on
looker, a well as to the citizens and
property owners of Astoria, to see the
promptness with Which the city coun
cil Is meeting the railroad company in
the movement for the development and
establishment of future business in
thl9 comunlty. The Introduction In the
council Friday night of an ordinance
providing for the improvement of
Twentieth street from Exchange to
CVnunercial. and the approval of the
engineer's plans for the extension of
Commercial street from Seventeenth,
means that as soon as the railroad
has finished the depot and depot
grounds, and the track la laid In to
It from the present terminus at the
O. R. & X. dock, ample facilities will
be afforded the public for reaching
the de.Hit. Not only this, but on every
hand, both in Astoria proper and the
outlying suburbs, new building are
either In course of construction or
under contract; numerous exchanges
of property have taken place, and oth.
era are In prospect; manufacturing
enterprises of various kinds are under
consideration: the new shipyards of
the Astoria Iron Works are well un
der way; transcontinental railroad con
nections have already been made by
the new road, and if ,'the people of
the city push the good work along
and work together In harmony.through
rain and shine, heat amdi cold, for
the one great object to make Astoria
a port nothing short of a cyclone
can prevent a good start being made
this season and the ultimate, accom
plishment of every old resident' life
It give us much pleasure to copy
the above from the Astorlan of last
Sunday. We are glad, indeed, to hear
of the helpful outlook for that cdty.
It Is gratifying to learn of the dispo
sition of the people of the Gateway
City to unite and pull together for
their common good, and thus to work 1
out the great destiny their situation
and surroundings make possible.
The people of Salem expect to hear
from the porjectors of the Astoria rail
road, Messrs. Bonner and Hammond,
as soon as the transcontinental con.
nectlon is completed.
We bespeak for them a) splendid
welcome and substantial help In the
work of conectlng their Oregon Cen
tral property with their Astoria-Sea-side-Goble
line, and securing their
share of the rade of the Wllamette
principal towns. Salem will surely
valley through branch roods to the
get a branch, and porbably the main
Parker House E. E. Rothrick, W.
L, Montgomery. Mrs... Benham, Tom
Kerrick. Portland; Jos. Slater, Taco
ma; Thos. McFarland, Hoqutam; Geo,
J.. McDowell, San Francisco; Cthaa.
Howard. Ilwaco: Capt. Chaa. Bharp,
Walluskl; A. L. Parker, John Day's.
Occident A. Kenvslndter. Chicago;
Martin White, New York; W. H. Low
den, San Francisco; J. I Gorman, Portland.
WAR IN CRETE
But the Prospects of Sohlng the Dif
ficulty By the Towers Are Good.
SALISBURY AND 1IANOTAUX
Coafer ia fari till Hue Import! Br
lag Oa Easter Situtio and Rclitioaa
Deuce Esylatd and Traace.
Athens, March 27. By order of the
government the Greek onnmrnandef at
the Piraeus, port of Athens, today pro
hibited the departure of the steamer
Heraklla and confiscated ber cargo,
whioh cone ft ed of provisions Intended
for the Mussulman on the island of
Crete. The commanders In Thessaly
have adopted stringent measure to
prevent the spread of smallpox, which
la raging among a portion of the '
troops. A dispatch from Canes say
that since morning cannon firing has
been proceeding near AlUclanon, wher
Colonel Vassoa, commander of th
Greek army In Crete, is encamped.
Advices from the interior of Crete
Indicate that the Inhabitants are al
ready feeling the pinch of famine.
ENGLAND AND FRANCE CONFER.
London, March 27. A conference
wihch the Marquis of Salisbury bad
in Pari yesterday with M. Hanotaux.
Frenoh minister of foreign .affair, la
regarded a most important, not only
with reference to the Eastern question,
but as bearing upon the general re
lations between Great Britain and
France. What actually passed I not
known, but the Figaro believe that
Lord Salisbury suggested that the Isl
and of Crete be occupied by two pow
ers, one of them being Great Britain
and the other France or Russia.
In spite of the warlike preparation
the prospects in the Levant have cer
tainly not become darker during the
past week, and there are indications
that the difficulty may be solved by
the powers Inducing the sultan tea
withdraw the "Turkish trop from
Crete. The reason fcr Cretan resist
ance to the decision of the power ap
pears to be the vagueness of the so
called aijtonomy scheme. The am
bassador, at Constantinople have tel
egraphed their respective government
urging that the details be now de
termined upon and that a practical
scheme of government be presented
to the Cretans. It Is stated from
Kissamo that the Cretan leader there
want annexation to Greece, under the
impression that autonomy will not re
pay thorn for the loeees of their prop
erty, wihlle Greece would pay them
an Indemnity In full. This Idea ahowa
that the money question lies at the
root of the whole complication.
THE FIGHT IN KENTUCKY.
Frankfort, Ky.. March 27. The rea
son why no ballot was taken for sen
ator today was because of the rumor
which gained currency shortly before
the hour for the joint session to the
effect that the Hunter men were des
perate over the failure to elect their
man, and had deliberately entered Into
pairs with a number of democrats
with the avowed Intention of breaking
them when the ballot was taken. To
prevent any such action the opposition
declined to answer. There were a
number of Hunter ;men present who
were paired. It was rumored that
Mark Hanna'a man here. Secretary of
State Taylor of Ohio, has advised the
withdrawal of Hunter and the nomi
nation of the attorney general, W. 8.
Taylor, who t a staunch guporter of
the present nominee.
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to decide from personal experlenoe that
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