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ASTORIA, OREGON :
. C. IRELAND .EDITOR
TUESDAY May 9, 1876.
The Financial Problem.
The people of this country are tol
erably familiar "with depreciated mon
ey. The great mass of them have ha'd
nothing else for the last fourteen years.
We are accustomed to depreciated
Greenbacks, National Bank Notes,
Nickels and Silver, and there are those
living who can recall the time when
Gold was worth less than Silver. All
values are subject to fluctuation. The
world's standard is as steady as any
thing yet discovered. But it is folly to
suppose that Gold does not depreciate
in value by increased production, un
less the use for it increases in the
same proportion. "We note the steady
improvement in commercial values,
and attribute the same to augmented
demand; whereas, it is often the re
sult of depreciated money. It is a
very nice question to adjust the vol
ume of currency to the volume of bus
iness. The discovery of the pivotal
balance is entirely beyond the ken of
the wisest legislation. Notliing but
inexorable laws of trade can restore
the equilibrium when once disturbed.
The great stagnation of business in the
Atlantic States can be traced to a too
rajid increase In the volume of cur
rency. So long as the printing press
es were kept running on bank notes,
all departments of business appeared
to be prosperous and commercial val
ues and wages rose in proportion to
multiplication of -paper dollars. If
this thing could of have been kept up
indefinitely, there would probably
never have been any cry of hard times
and all would have gone on swimming
ly until the whole country had been
thrown into bankruntcv. The limit
of the volume of currency was reach
ed none to soon. TJie reckless prom
ises to pay came near bringing us to
ruin, and sowed the seeds of fast liv
ing and corruption which have lately
"been shedding their'fruits. After the
presses had stopped, it was hojed the
business might grow up so as to absorb
and utilitize the currency afloat. But
after waiting patiently and in vain for
this thing to bo brought about, there
was'only one alternative, and that was
to commence the work of contraction.
It was first attempted to do this by
legislation, but it signally failed. Peo
ple looked upon the effort as likely to
deprive them in some way of part of
their wealth, and of course would not
submit. But the work of contracting
goes on quite as effectively, only in an
other way. The National Banks are
calling in their bonds and retiring
their circulation. The tendency of
tliis movement is to bring down values
of merchandise and salaries, and in
crease the value of the purchasing
power. "While this jrocess is going
on, business stagnates and industries
flag. The remedy is a severe one, but
taken in moderate doses, it will not
kill, but relieve the patient, and the
country will come out of the ordeal
on a healthier basis than ever.
People want a daily paper for the
news. , News chiefly comes by tele
graph. That is the reason why peo
ple want a telegraph but we want
people to distinctly understand us.
The telegraphic news is none of our
get up. If it is false that it is not our
. look out. We give it just as it comes
The " Steinberger war in Samoa"
is developing some schemes for per
sonal profit which the public will not
indorse, if it is finally proven that
the Colon el entered into the projects
as charged, for "feathering the
nests" of favorites. "We await de
velopments, before accepting "'the
situation" as set down by the New
Melancthon has sailed for Coos
bay hence will not be here soon.
Among English scientific men
the "belief is gaining ground that
hydrophobia may, and sometimes
does, result from the bite of a per
fectly healthy dog. Instances of
this kind amongst dogs are cited,
but thus far no case has been ob
served of a human being exhibiting
the terrible disease, except as the
result of a bite from a rabid dog.
Births, marriages and deaths
will be inserted free of charge to sub
scribers to either the Daily or the
We. e ly A store an. Births or m arri a
ges, when sent in by persons who are
not subscribers to tne paper, should
be accompanied with one dollar,
which will be placed to the credit of
the party and the paper will be sent
to the acldress for the full amount so
paid to us.
SJ Everybody goes to the Novelty
Barbershop to get fixed up in style. Every
person may come, and more too, or I have
employed a first-class artist who will smil
ingly manipulate your chin, gracefully curl
your mustache, nicely puft your hair, and
lastof all, but not least, will perfume 3Tour
clothes with the most pupular perfumery in
use, "Patchouly" ifyou don't believe itjust
try it. Hair cutting, sbaving, and sham
pooing. Hair dying done and warranted
not to turn red, break or split. Parker
J. L. Campbell, Proprietor.
OCCIDENT HOTEL ARRIVALS.
ASTORIA, May S, 1S7G.
A V Allen, Ft. Canby J HWhitcomb. Oysvlle
J A Sladen, U S APott'dJacob Kahn, 'Portland
Gilbert Gaylord, " RD Hume, Bay View
Jas Miller, Oak Point Luke .Taylor, Youngs riv
J M Smith, Clear creek A H Collins, City
E M Grimes. Clatsop John Crawford "
Capt C C Offersen.uer J A Richardson, City
EO. W. REA,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Examining and perfecting titles made a spe
cialty. All accounts left with mo will re
cive prompt attention. Office in Warren &
McGuiro's Building, Chenamus street, corner
J. AV. ROBB. C. W. FULTON.
ROBB cfc FULTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
BS5- Office in Warren & McGuirc's building,
opposite Occident Hotel, Chenamus street.
A special mooting of the Legal votors of
School District No. 1. will bo held at the
School House in Astoria, on Friday evening
May 19. 187G, at 7 o'clock p. m., for the pur
pose of levying a tax in said District to pay
off the indebtedness duo on Block 74. purchas
ed for School purposes, also to take in consid
eration tho plans and specifications of school
house, and tho ways and means to raiso money
to build tho same.
By Order of Board of Directors.
J. G. HUSTLER.
Astoria, May 9, 1S76. m'Jtd Clork.
SPIRITUAL HALL, ASTORIA
FRIDAY EVKXING, MAY 12, 1876,
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
The Most Successful Entertainmont over giv
en in Oregon, Tub
SEW SPECIALITIES. NEW SONGS,
NEW DANCES. NEW RECITATIONS,
J5t the Charming and Talented Skiers
and IRENE W OJililjJLX' !
Tho Groat Living Eccentric and Dutch
GEORGE S. KNIGHT.
The Vorsatilo Genius known as tho Musical
The Comical Commodian, Vocalist and Dancer
' GEORGE RICHARDS.
Specivl Notick. Tho management would
rospectfully announco to the citizens of Asto
ria that this entertainment is in every respect
first class, and should not bo confoundoa with
itinerant shows of no merit that at times. in;
flict themselves upon the public.
"The gcnoral verdict was thnt tho manager's
promises had been completely fulfilled." San
"Tho performance was of tho charpctcr in
dicated by tho name of tho Troupe light,
mirth provoking, and in many particulars
reaching to use tho language of tho Manager
the highest standard of Rofincd art' Port
land Evening Journal.
m Last evening tho celebrated Worell Sisters
appeared to excellent advantage and their
Songs, Dancing and Sketch actins pleased
immensely, judging from tho hearty applause
they won. It is needloss to mention tho songs
andDutchisms of Geo. Knight Ho never
fails to mako a "palpable hit" whenever ho
appears. To hear him in his f imous speech
affords enough fun alone to pay for tho price
of admission. Geo. iichard3. tho India Rub
ber man, who is as elastic and litho as a steel
spring, contributed in no small measure to tbo
enjoyment of tbo entertainment by his clown
ish antics. Jn hi3 speciality of "Flowy.
i'lewy," he is certainly inimitable. Oregon
tan, May 6, JS7U,
SHEKIIMN CORBYX, Manager.
VAN BUSES HAS JUST RE
cpived a Sue lot of PRINTS, which
ho is selling very cheap. Stf
FIELD, FLOWER AND GARDEN
seeds, Oregon and California, irr full
supply,. froth and nice at I. W. Case's.
FOR THE BEST AND THE LATEST
styles of spring Hats go to Van Dusen's
who has just received a fine assortment. 8tf
"DOOM TO LET.
A large front room 2d story, will be let
Qat reasonable rates. Apply at
8 tf . THIS OFFICE.
Demand that bills be rendered
promptly, and to do it nicely, get your Bill
paper anl Statements printed at
THE ASTORIAN Office.
Notice is hereby given to all whom it
may concern, that the partnership heretofore
existing between 6. W. Kea and C. W. Ful
ton under the firm name of Kea & Fulton, has
been this day dissolved by mutual consent.
Gko. W. RE A,
- C. W. FULTON.
Astoria, Ogn., May 6th, 1S76. 8.1w
PROPERTY FOR SALE.
Corner of Jefferson and Main Streets,
TITLE PERFECT, LOTS 150 by 50.
Thoabovo premises will be sold cheap for
cash. A never-failing well of water, a barn,
hon-house, and othor conveniences make it a
very desirable place for residence. The house
contains six rooms, b abides the kitchen.
S5"For further particulars apply at
S.tf THIS OFFICE.
p H. PAGE fc CO.,
55" All kinds of country produce, wanted in
exchange for goods.
N. KOEFCED Proprietor.
Cor. Concoraly and Main Sts,
THIS OLD AND WELL KNOWN STAND
is ono of the best and most convenient
Hotels for Mechanics, and has excellent facili
ties for tho accommodation of tho traveling
public. In connection with tho Hotel is
A First Class Restaurant,
Where moals can bo had at all hours. There
is also a
BILLIARD AND BAR ROOM
Attached to tho Hotel, where tho choicest
qualities of Wines, Liquors and Cigars maybe
W. E. DEMENT,
CIEXA3f US STREET, ASTORIA.
NEXT DOOR TO 1. W. CASE'S
DEALER IN PAINTS, OILS, VAR
, Latent medicines,
toilet and fancy articles.
Wines' and Liquors SST
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
Farm for Sale.
320 Acres Partly Under Cultiva
tion, about half of the trat
SITUATED IX PACIFIC COUNTY,
Will bo sold cheap for cash, with or without
stock. Good houso and out buildings and
orchard. For full description and further par
ticulars apply to or address
JOHN HUNTER. Unity, W. T.
TPRESH SUPPLY OF 2 and 3 PLY
J- Carpets, Floor Oil Cloths, Table Oil
Cloths, Window Shades, for snl at Port
land priets by I. "YV. Oase.
Having completed ray shop (between.
Tallman's landing and Westport on tho Co
lumlia river,) 1 am now prepared to build
FISHING BOATS, BOW BOATS,
SKIFFS, ETC., ETC.,
everything in tho lino of boats. " Copper fas
tened boats a speciality."
My motto is ; first class work for a fair re
muneration. P. 0. Address.
T.DR1SC0LL. Westport Ogn.
N. F. MUDGE,
Contractor and Builder.
ALL KINDS OF CARPENTER
WORIv AND CONTRACTING
promptly attended to.
-" Special attention given to wharf and
mill construction. Address:
N. F. MUDGE, Contractor,
BUSINESS CARDS PRINTED
Very eheao, at
THE ASTORIAN Office.
The Proprietors are happy' to announco that
the above Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to the comfort of its guests
IS NOW THE BEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. WRIGHT, Proprietors.
ON THE ROADWAY, NEAR HUME
& Co's. CANNERY,
Astoria, Oregon f
DEALER IN liSiLT'L
OF EVERY KIND.
Nails of All Descriptions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS,
RUSTIC, FLOORING, BLINDS,
MOULDING, SASH, ETC.
Wines and Liquors
BY THE BOTTLE OR THE GALLON
Custom made boots and Shoes.
Tobacco of Fine Quality.
B This stock is in every respect Al, and
will be sold at tho lowest prices for cash, Giro
mo a call at tho new store, on the Roadway.
THE MOST EXTENSIVE
t Best Assorted Stock
Can Jbe found at
E. S. LARSEN'S
1 .Between Chenamus and
m ASTORIA, OREG ON.
A Large Invoice
V y L S
And Plain and
Orders left at the Occident Hotel
Promptly Attended to.
J. B. Knapp Knappton ; Capt. J. West, West
port; H. li. Parker, S. 2V. Arrigoni, Uobson Jk
Warren, J. Badollet & Co. Axtoria; J W. cfc V.
Cook, Clifton; Jos. Hume, Eureka; R. Watson
fc Co Manhattan; J. L. Hepburn, Glen Ella;
J. G. Megler cfc Co. Brookfield, and numerous
othersor ichom 1 have
Built Furnaces, set Ranges,
and Kettles, and
"Spread the Mort!"
During my 12 years Rosidenco
LIME, SANDBRICK, PLASTER,
Lath, Cement, and all materials in
my line, furnished to order.
B37" Special attention paid to Furnace work
and Ranges. Cistorn work warranted stood.
or no pay.
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Corner Main and Chenamus Streets,
DKALER IN THE CHOIGKST BRANDS OK
Tobacco and Cigars, and the
Genuine Wo st enholm,
and other English Cutlory.
Fairchilds Gold Pens.
And all sorts of
STATIONERY, NOTIONS ETC.
Cor. of Chenamus and Polk St?.
J. T. BORCHERS, Proprietor. .
Kw" Washing and Ironing, Fluiting.&e.fdono
at this Laundry by clean, white labor.
tffSJ T.Borchers still manufactures and has
for salo at the above placo of business, tho
Highest cash price paid Fishermen for
J. T. BORCHERS,
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS.
Having Concluded to
Remain in Busin ess
HAVE LAID IN
DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR
THE ASTORIA TRADE.
A complete assortment
The public in general aro respectfully
invited to call at tho old stand, on Concomlv
bTREET, next door to Parker House.
otnry Public and Conunil.ssioaer or
For California and Washinatrm.
OFFICE. Case's Building, comorCass and.
Chenamus streets, Astoria, Oregon.
Tjl CRANG, M. D.
At tho solicitation of numerous friends, has
consented to practice medicine, and tenders
his services to tho public. Dr. Crang .brings
many years experience in tho practice of his
"P J. QUIGLEY
B Is ready to do work of all kinds, in a
satisfactory mannor, in his lino, when called
upon. Orders left at Dr. O'Brien's Hotel
promptly attended to.
- Mrs. Pangburn,
Masonic Hall Building, Astoria,,
Fancy Goods, Ladies Dress and Cloak
Trimmings of the Lastest Style.
TILL ATTEND to ORDERS for DRESS
TT and Cloak making. Work will be dono
in a satisfactory manner.
J8ST Agent for tho sale of Dr.Warner's Sani
tary Corsets, and also Qhildren'3 Waist3 with
patent elastic buckles.
EW AKD ELEGANT STOCK
Latest Styles of Millinery Goods,,
BY THE LAST STEAMER,.
At tho Rooms of
Mrs. A. D.. WASS,
(Up Staibs, Brown's Building,)
Corner Main and. Chenamus Streets, Astoria
This stock consists of tho latest stylo
Hats, for Ladies and Children; Dress Trim
mings and Fancy Goods for Ladies, which wili
bo sold at very low prices.
DRESS AND CLOAK armptIy attendc
NEW MILLINERY STORE.
Mrs. H. A. Derhy,
(Late of CLEVELAND, OHIO,)
WISHES TO ANNOUNCE TO THE PUB
lie of Astoria and surrounding country
that she has just received a full and complete
And all kinds of
At the stand recently occupied by Miss Mor
rison on MAIN STREET, Astoria,
And will bo prepared to fill all orders for
first class goods in this line at reasonable pricos..
03Now goods will bo received every month.
VEW FURNITURE STORE.
Cor. Main and ChemocqhaSt3.,
(Successor tc Gist & Stoll,)
ASTORIA . OREGON.
OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC.,
BST Of tho very best quality, supplied to
order at prices that will justify tho patronago
of this homo institution. Persons wishing any
article in the-furniture lino will find it to their-
advantage to give mo a call, and inspect my
stock and prices before purchasing elsewhere
S" Undertaker's Work promptly attendee!
to, at reasonable rates.
ONE HALLS FIRE PROOF SAFE,
with Combination Lock, in good or
der, for sale cheap, at I. yf. Case's.
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