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ASTORIA, OREGON :
I. C. IREK.AXD .EDITOR
SATURDAY 3Iat 13, 1S76.
Rewards for Incendiarism.
The National Convention of Under
writers, which recently met in Sew
York, brought out some interesting
facts touching the business of insur
ance, and some suggestions with respect
to incendiarism, which will be valuable
to the public.
There are" now 275 cities and towns
which have fire engines in use; seventy
eight have paid Fire Departments,
ninety have paid Fire Patrols; sixty
five have public water works; eighty
seven others are set down as having a
sufficient supply of water by gravita
tions. The premium receipts of the past
year were $64:, 900, 000, and the losses
amounted to $31,000,000 dividends
averaging 13 I cent. This is above
fi,nf fc ,i ; irt
any other business in the country, par
ticularly in the Atlantic States, show-
mgthat the business of fire underwrit
ing has been prosperous.
The Committee on Incendiarism and
Arson presented a report, -of which
the following are the important peints:
Your Committee have received J SI
reports from the circulars issued, em
bracing stock and mutual companies
from almost every State and the
Provinces, and while the entry re-
ports are not as definite as we could
wish, we have sufficient information
to conclude that at least thirty-five
per cent, of the number of fires for
1S75 originated from incendiaries
torch, fifty-five percent, of the whole
property destroyed is the result of
Now, with these startling facts be
fore us, that out of the total amount
of property burned in the United
States and Canada in 1875 amount
ing to $86,800,000, nearly $50,000,
000 of it was caused by the work of
incendiaries, you may well ask what
can be done to lessen this great evil.
The plan at present pursued of offer
ing rewards by the National Board
of convictions in specific cases, after
lire has occurred, has had its good ef
fect, and several arrests have been
But this does not seem to reach far
enough to check the growing evil.
Your Committee are of the opinion
that if a standing reward were offered
in every town and city for the arrest of
any and all incendiaries, it would in
crease the vigilance on the part of all
detectives, police and other officials
whose duty is to protect property and
t would seem to us that as soon as
it became notorious throughout the
land that any man instrumental in
arresting and convie.ing an incen
diary would be paid a reward of from
$300 to $1,000, property would be bet
ter watched and incendiary fires
would surely decrease.
It is our aim to impress the people
and officers in towns of the import
ance of offering rewards as above sta
ted; also to ask the National Board to
request the several local boards to do
all in their power to bring about the
o.Tering of standing rewards in 'their
respective towns and cities.
The negotiation between the
AVinnemucca Wagon Road Company,
and the Central Pacific Company to
convert the former in an iron rail
seems to have collapsed. The eoax-
ingof the elephant to put his foot
doivu here has ended in the decision
of Hercules to the wagoner. The
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i-itiiiujij mi iim, on u iivai power, nas
obtained terms which ougiit to have
been anticipated. Great corpora-
tions make no railroads at their own
oxpense. They w ill not aid Oregon
in whole or in part without the abso
lute control of the State, Thev want
iio rival hues, the mortgage must be hiqhet bidder therefor, in United States . If .von Iwvp a friend or a relative in that
iriven of an amount and weight to coin sale lo continue from dy to dav. section of this country, Bend him the pa
.. . ., , . J. W. II. TWILIGHT, Sheriff, and I per on trial, Qnly quo 4oU&r for four
insurance that the people Will not for inl Tax Cdlcftor or Clatsop Co., Oregon. Inoitfiis
r generations entertain an idea of
favoring any other route from Port
land to the Eastern States than by
the Central Pacific. This scheme
has had no effect heretofore, other
than to embarrass the efforts made
for a through line. Before the capi
talists and in Congress, Oregon has !
presented a divided front ; we have
divided against ourselves, on the only
possible plan that can give us the
great prize of direct commerce with
the Union will the result be a cordial
union among ourselves. Noics ver
rons. UxDKIt THE ROSE. Between you j
iuiu x, jl tuiijjv mis concern tne -
Board of Trade," have been fooling j
their time away, over a deplorable
scheme cooked up by the few pro
jectors of private enterprise, among
them. You will notice how miserably
they are flaxed out by Moris V. on a
question of courtesy and common
The First Piaxos. In a New
York paper printed on the 10th of
January, 1TS9, may be found the
first piano-forte advertisement
U1 pwunsiieu ui lu.il cib) . xu
reads: "I, Jacob Astor, at SI
Li- i.:i j. jK-1. !. Ti.
Onpmi sf.vprif Tiovf. rlnov Lnv. rvnf f.n
the Friend's meeting-house, has
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an assortment of i)iano-
fortes of the newest construction
made .bp the best makers in Lon
don, which, he will sell on reason
able terms. He jrives cash for all
kinds Of fui'S, arid has for Sale a j
quantity of Canada beaver, and
beaver coating, raccoon skins and
raccoon blankets, muskrat skins,
etc. , etc."
$3TSplendid assortment wall pa
per and window blinds just received
&" Everybody gois to the Novelty
Barbershop to cot fixed up in blyle. Every
person may come, nnd more too, fori have
emiilovod u lirt-clus nrtist who will sni il-
yourmubtache, nicely puff your hair, and I J!n tho following places and fol
lntnf nil, but not least, will perfume your i gt nicns '. May 1.1, at 10 a. in.
clothe- with the most pupular pertumery in
n?e, "Patchouly" if you don't believe itjust
liy it. II air cutting, shaving, and bhnin-
poomg. Hair dying done and warranted
not to turn red, break or split. Parker j
House, A&tori.i. i
J.L. Campbell, Proprietor, i
In Riverside, Pacific County, "W. T.
"May 1st, to the wile of J. II. King, a
O OUENT TAXES
Ly virtue of a V arrant issued out of tue
County Court of the State of Oregon for
the county of Clatsop, to me directed com
manding me to levy on the goods and
chatlk'd of t he delhiouent tax-Da vers nam- I
od in tfic delinquent lax-ioll for the3ear
lS7o, thereto attached, and if none bo found
ihennpon the real property bet forth and
described in .aid tax-lU.orso much there-
ol' as bhall sati-sly the amount of taxes to
chargid, together with cotand expenses,
I have thi lHtli d-iv of ACav 1S7G for
j. nae, unN mm u.u or .uaj, iou. ioi
want oi personal property, levieu upon me
following described pieces or parcels of
laud as set forth in said tax lit lying and
being in Clatsop County, Oregon, known
nnd described and asested to the follow
ing parties, to-wit:
15u-h, A. K.
lilliott, II. A.
Sedgle3T, Mrs I
OlnovsxVst. ODD 15
do 3 o2 In
do 1 142 20
do 2 142 15
do 7 142 15
do S 14220
Adairs At. :34 100
Shivclys " 4 2 25
OlncvsAst. I 30 15
do 2 3i 15
do 4 lfi7 20
F S S 2
Dcscriptn g s 3 f"
Driscoll, J J.otl..
PMilQ Lot 7..
Etn Noel, ct.al lots -',4
same lot 1.
Julian. J BswliofseK
samo swi of mvq
same lots-5. li
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a jK !
Lowe. ThoseM c-
samo ( ?Viv:,m Dn
I fiiiiio J Claim
I atrous. Aatnan
And on Tuesday, the 13tli day of
Uctwpcn tho bonis of nine o'clock a.m.
and four oVioi-k p. M- of wiKl (lay, in front
oi mi! isOurL-noiiM. uoor, in mi hi oiaio ana
County, I will soli tho tamo, or so much
thereof a shall be npcpssary to satiety said
ftiYPK nnrl nfit- nt nnhlin miction, to tlm
22 :i,;i -17
2-i !' 7 40
:K S ( 40
10 ! i
2 0 7J 112
5 S (i 40
S'.S ii :)2 5
4 S ti 80
J t o bO
8 9 2S0
.Ti S ii 40
10'.") 10 lXJ
MITT, w. i, m
C. H. DEXTER,
"DOOItf TO LET.
A large front room 2d story, will bo let
m reasonauio raies. -rippiy ut
Carpenters Tools For Sale.
Ono Chest of Carpenters Tools will bo sold
cheap on application to
oiltf JUKS. DAGGETT. Astoria, Or.
VAN DUSEN HAS JUST RE
ceived a fine lot of PRINTS, which
he is selling very cheap. - Stf
Flour, Grain and Feed Store.
Foot of Alain street, one door from Holla
C- F. Parker,
LIME. BRICK, PLASTER and CEMENT,
TOBACCO, CIGARS, NUTS, CANDY, Etc.,
Constantly on hand and for sale cheap for cash
or farm products.
j. noun. c. w. fultox.
ROBB cfc FULTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
ttTT" Office in "Warren & McGuiro's building,
")05it0 QMont Hotel, Chenalnus street.
OEO. W. RE A,
Attorney nnd tounseUornt Law.
Examining and perfecting titles made a spe
cialty. All accounts left with mc will re
cive prompt attention. Ofliee in Warren it
AIcG aire's Duilding, Chcnamus street, corner
Raleigh Stott and P. R. Strong, candi-
dates for Prosecuting Attorney of tho Fourth
Judicial District will address tho voters of
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East Portland June 1,
A special meeting of tho Legal voters of
School district No. 1. will he held at tho
School House in Astoria, on Friday evening
May 1!. Ifc7i, at 7 o'clock p. in., for tho pur
pose of levying a tax in said District to pay
off the indebtedness due on llock7J, purchas
ed for School purposes, also to tako in consid-
lloIlsn nml thn wnvs Jin(1 Illo:ins to rftiso inoncv
to build tho same.
Jiy Order of Uoard of Directors.
J. G. HUSTLER.
Astoria, May !), 1S7(J. mJtd Clerk.
-r i c. i Tv
i r arm and b tOCK Oil JJeep
j "D iT7far Trr nl
lvnu x Ui 0cllc'
. & Acres, partly inumivtMl, Ciood RuIM-
' i,,!:s' ' !' Sail lEoaf, etc., etc.,
.11! of which will lie Sold
Cheap for Cash.
iTirVor full particulars inquire at this OITico
or on the premises of C, M. STARK.
PllOPEHTY EOR SALE.
Corner of Jefferson and Main Streets,
TITLE PEPvEECT, LOTS 100 by 50.
The abovo premi?es will bo sold cheap for
caslK A never failing avcII of water, a barn,
' hen-house, and other conveniences mako it a
i very desirable place for residence. Tho houso
contains six rooms, besides tho kitchen.
I J5"For further particulars apply at
J I Notice i5 hereby given to all whom it
2.--0 ! luay '""urn. that tho partnership heretofore
's . o.i?tin between G. W. Itcaund 0. W Eul
2.21 ' ion "ulcr the lirm namoof l!csi & Fulton, has
o'.") been this day dissolved by mutual consent.
I (Jko. v. KEA,
7 40 C. W'.FULTOX.
l!48 Astoria, Ogn., May 0th, 1S70. S.lw
o .r -
Corner Main and Chcnamus Streets.
DKAI.KR IX THC CHOICEST ISR.vNDS OF
Tobacco and Cigars, and the
G- o n u i n o AY o s t o n h o 1 m,
and other English Cutlory.
Fairchilds Gold Pens.
And all sorts of
S T A T I O 2s E R Y, NOTIONS ETC.
! Eastern Ohkgon The Astorian is
J tloinjT more for the interests of Eastern
! Onron than ftnv ntlio.r nni-vnr in tho Stntp.
The Proprietors are happy to announce that
the above Hotel has been
Repainted and Refurnished,
Adding greatly to the comfort of its guests
IS NOW THE PEST HOTEL NORTH
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
A. J. MEGLER, C. S. WRIGHT, Proprietors.
ST. KOEFCED . . t 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 the accommodation of tho traveling
public. In connection with tho Hotel is
A First Class Restaurant,
Where meals can bo had at all hours. Thoro
is also a
BILLIARD AND BAR ROOM
Attached to the Hotel, whore tho choicost
qualities of Wines, Liquors and Cigars may bo
. v THE MOST EXTENSIVE
vj3K Can lie found at
fE. S. LARSEN'S
$ Main Street,
0r Between Chcnamus and
v Squemoqha streets,
LcE ASTORIA , OKEG ON.
T & Large invoice
isx just received'
L Lx Ex-Steamer.
&i xOfe Call
? ink and
- V' W
W. E. DEMENT,
CIIEXAfliS STREET, ASTORIA.
XEXT DOOR TO 1. W. CASE'S
DEALER IX PAINTS, OILS, VAR
TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES.
Wines and Liquors Sf1
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
ON THE ROADWAY, NEAR HUME
& Co's. CANNERY,
OF EVERY KIND.
Nails of All Descriptions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS,
RUSTIC, FLOORING, BLINDS,
MOULDING, SASH, ETC.
Wines and Liquors
BY THE 130TTLE OR THE GALLON
Custom made boots and Shoes.
Tobacco of Fine Quality.
xrsr 'Jhis stock i? in every respect Al, and
will be .old ut tho lowest prices for cash, Give
mo a call at tho new store, on tho lloatlway.
Cor. of Chcnamus and Polk Sts.
J. T. BOUCHERS, Proprietor.
rc-rTWashinsr and Ironing, Fluiting.&cdono
at this Laundry by clean, white labor.
rtSM T.Tjorchcrs still manufactures and has
for sale at the above place of business, tho
fXTT Highest cash prico raid Fishermen for
STUllUElOJ SPAWN. m
J. T. I30RCHERS
DO NOT SEND AWAY
Eor Printing of any kind, until
you hnvo tried THE ASTOR1AN Office.
RESil SUPPLY OF DOWNER'S &
PrnHa Astrnl Pnal Oil. These oils are
nnrfonfl v safrt und nroduco a. macrnincent lieht.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Having Concluded to
Jiemaiii hi, Business
HAVE LAID IN
SPBlJVa S UMMER
DESIGNED ESPECIALLY EOR
THE ASTORIA TRADE.
A complete assortment
ttSTTho public in general are respectfullv
invited to call ut tho old stand, on Coxcomly
fcTKKCT, next door to Parker House.
Ok F. BELL,
Notary Public and Cosiiiiu.vsionvi of
For Calijomia artel Washington
OFFICE. Case's Building, comer Cass and
Chcnamus streets, Astoria, Oregon.
"P CRAXG, m. d.
At the 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
r H. PAGE CO.,
S5A11 kinds of country produce, wanted in
oxchange for goods. " "
NEW 3IILLINERY STORE.
Mrs. H. A. Derby,
Late of CLEVELAND, OHIO,)
IS1IES TO ANNOUNCE TO THE PUB
lic of AstOlia and Surrounrlin' fimntnv
that she has just received a full and completo
And all kinds of
A t tha xtand recently occupied by jlfi'w Mor
rison on MAIN STREET, Astoria,
And will bo prepared to fill all orders for
first class goods in this lino at rea-onablc prices.
ftTNow goods will bo received every month.
EW AND ELEGANT STOCK
Latest Styles of Millinery Goods,
BY THE LAST STEAMER,
At tho Rooins of
Mrs. A. D. WJLSS,
(Up Stairs, Rrow.n's Building,)
Corner Main and Chcnamus Streets, Astoria.
KW This stock consisLs of tho latest stylo
Hats, for Ladies and Children; Dress Tiim
inings and Fancy Goods for Ladies, which will
bo sold at very low prices.
ORGS 1110 CLOAK Jm attendca
Masonic Hall Building, Astoria,
Fancy Goods, Ladies Dress and Cloak
'Trimmings of the Last est Style.
f ILL ATTEN?) to ORDERS for DRESS
M and Cloak making. Work will bo dono
in a satisfactory mannor.
Sjrcnt for tho sale of Dr.V.'arner's Sani
tary Corsets, and also Children's Waists with
patent elastic buckles.
jEW FURNITURE STORE.
Cor. Main and Chemocqba Sts.,
( Successor tc Gist & Stoi,)
OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC.,
JEST Of Jhe very best quality, supplied to
order at prices that will justify tho patronage
of this home institution. Persons wishing any
article in the furniture line will find itto their
advantage to give mo a call, and inspect my
stock and prices beforo purchasing elsewhere,
fi Undertaker's Work promptly attended
to, at reasonable rates. - - .
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