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ASTORLY, OREGON :
-. C. IREt AXI EDITOR
WEDNESDAY May 17, 1S7C.
Under tlie above heading the San
Erancisco Bulletin of the Slli, after
reviewing the recent disaster in the
Straits of Dover, wherein the steam
ship Franconia bound to Brenham,
ran down and sunk the steamship
Strathclyde, bound to Bombay, and
giving a synopsis of the trial and con
viction of the master of theEranconia,
"But when was the master of anAmer
ican vessel ever convicted in our Courts
of a like offense? Theoretically, -ve
hold them to the strictest resx)onsibili
ty, but practically we do no such
thing. If death results from the care
lessness or mismanagement of a ship
master, or other persons engaged in
passenger transportation, that is man
slaughter, a felony, involving punish
ment in the penitentiary. The cap
tain of the steamship Pacific did not
survive. But had he been saved he
would have been put to a little more
inconvenience than that resulting from
the comments of the press.
"What responsibility do the. owners
of passenger ships really assume wlio
send them to sea in an unseaworthy
condition When the investi ration
was going on touching the seaworthi
ness of the lost Pacific, there was a
general expression of opinion quite un
favorable to the old steamship John L.
Stephens, then lying in the harbor.
Even those who thought the Pa
cific might have been in tolerable order
when she sailed, declared that they
would not risk their lives on the old
Stephens. Well, this vessel went on
to a small floating dry dock recently
for a few 'days, was tinkered little,
some of the barnacles were scraped
from her bottom, and she lias recently
been plying between this port and
Portland. Now, if a disaster overtakes
this ship, are we going to have the
usual amount of testimony conjured
up in favor of her sea-worthiness ?
The. winter storms are over, and this
ship may float during all the summer
months. But when this old hulk dis
appears, what sort of an inquLy will be
instituted respecting her ! We all re
jnember Capt. Bob Waterman's inves
tigation. Even in that case, while the
Pacific affair was patched and white
washed as much as possible, no one
had cheek enough to affirm that the
Stephens was a sound and seaworthy
ship, fit .for the transportation of pas
sengers. If the Stephens carries down
her passengers- as suddenly as did the
Pacific, with or without a collision,
will anybody be to blame I"
The steamship John L. Stevens, it
is true, is an old vessel. So is the
Beaver, now lying in Victoria harbor.
Yet we remember that bui recently
the hull of the Beaver, constructed
more than forty years ago, was prac
tically tested, and found to be as
sound and sea uorthv as any iron
vessel built in the past decade. So
also was the John L. Stephens, in
spected by the new Inspector Mr.
Ireeimm, at the time the Bulletin
speaks of her being in "a small
"floating dry dock for a few days,
u tinkered a Hide, some of the bar-
"nacles scraped off," etc. It was i
then found, after an examination
which lasted three clays, that the
John L. Stephens was as sound al
most as .on the day she was launched.
This was not " Capt. Bob Waterman's
" investigation, " nor was the affair
" patched and whitewashed," but the
inspection was made carefully with
an earnest desire on the part of the
steamship Company, no less than that
of the Inspectors, to ascertain the
'truth. AVe feel safe in saying, in
view of all the facts, that to-day the
Oregon Steamship Companys steam
ship John L. Stephens is as safe and
sja worthy as any vessel which leaves
San -Francisco. -The steamship Gus-
sie Telfair, plying in the line between
this port and Puget Sound ports and
British Columbia, was pronounced
worthless by public opinion prior to
the recent accident at Waterford,
which sent her to the dock for re
pairs. But, after undergoing thorough
inspection at Astoria, only a few
weeks ago, and being placed in good
repairs, it has been proven that she
is not only a safe and reliable steamer,
but is capable of making better time
than when under the ban of censure
akin to condemnation. In view of
all the circumstances it seemsstrange
to us that the Bulletin writers, or
other editors of reliable papers, will
persist in an on to Richmond cru
sade against a company that has a
reputation for carefulness, and as
certain security from disasters, as the
Oregon Steamship company isnoted for
possessing. The fact should be borne
in mind that the Oregon Steamship
Company is the only company send
ing steamers out of San Francisco
that has not met with disaster, and
consequent loss of life and property
for many years past. .
The City of Salem is the only
steamer on either the Columbia
or Willamette rivers that has a
piano on board.
Postage on the Weekly Astokiax
is two cents a paper to any part of
the United States, when sent by peo
ple i ot connected with the newspaper
oflice. We will will send four copies
(separate dates), equivalent to one
month, to one address, in one wrapper
(post-paid), on receipt of 25 cents.
JjST Births, marriages and deaths
will be inserted free of charge to sub
scribe s to either the Daily or the
Weekly AsToi:r.N, Births or marria
ges, when sent in by persons who are
not subscribers te the paper, si ould
be accompanied with one dollar,
w.hich will be placed to the credit of
the party and the paper will be sent
to the address for the full amount so
paid to us.
pS"A new skifl, 1G feet long, without
paint, was picked up at Upper Astoria
on Tuesday, which the owner can have
by proper course of application and pay
ment of charges. Apnlv to
'iVm. BOCK & Co.
In Knappa Clatsop county, Oregon,
May 15, to the wife of Joseph Canio, a
About tho first of June, tho undorsigned
Clatsop auicl Pacific Couiilics
"bringing with him from the famous stock of
Peters A: Severance. California., several
Thoroughbred Merino Clicks,
One year-old, which will bo sold cheap.
RUT SMITH, Portland. Ogn.
IICOLAI c0 BRO.,
Central Plainine Mills,
Gor. of North Second and E Streets, Portland.
RUSTIC, CEILING, MOULDINGS, SASH,
Doors, Blinds, Brackets, Urns,
Tanks, Fences, &c.
. .Fir flooring and ceiling and bevel-edged
Common sizo doors, sash and blinds at San
1 rancisco prices.
rpilE IXDEXDEXT VOTERS OF CLAT
JL sop County aro requested to meet
at the couirr house in as-
TOlUA, TO NOMINATE COUN
Turn out ard show tho Uinps vou arc no lon
ger their tool, and that ( latsop Countv will
be represented by those who will work for her
liy romest of MANY CITIZENS.
AND A EELL LINE OE
Fresh Oregon Vegetables,
E. & Lwrsen's
GROCERY STCRE, MAIN ST.,
T7"AN DUSEN HAS JUST RE
V ceived ft'fino. lot of PRINTS, whirh
he is selling very cheap.
5 sollinc rivrcvOifvm. Sff
OOM TO LET.
A large front room 2d sf ory. will be let
at reasonable rates. Apply at
Stf THIS OFFICE.
Facts Worth Knowing.
A. W. Cone, - - Astoria,
SIGX OF THE GOLDEN SHOE.
Cannot be beat in tho Boot and Shoe line.
Call and see him.
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN SIIOE,
Main Street, Astoria.
Flour, Grain and Feed Store.
Foot of lain street, one door from Holla
G. F- Parker,
LIME. BRICK, PLASTER and CEMENT,
TOBACCO, CIGARS. NUTS, CANDY, Etc.,
Constantly on hand and for sale cheap for cash
or farm products.
Raleigh Stott and F. R. Strong, candi
dates for Prosecuting Attorney of tho Fourth
Judicial District will address the voters of
this district in tho following places and fol
lowing times :
St. Helens May 15, at 10 a. m.
Rainier " 1(5, ' 2 p.m.
Astoria " 17," " S "
l'owells Vallcv ,. 21). " 1 "
llillsboro " 22, " S "
Forest Grove " 2-J, ' S "
Cornelius " 21. " S "
Ames Chapel " 2-"), 2 "
Middleton " 25, " 2 "
Eagle Creek " 2), 2 "
Upper .Molalla :'.0, 4 2 "
Oregon City. " :Jl, " S "
East -Portland June 1, 4t S "
A special meeting of lie Legal voters of
School District No. 1. will bo hold at the
School House in Astoria, on Friday evening
May li). ttTtl, at 7 o'clock p. m., for tho pur
pose of levying a tax in said District to pav
ofi" the indebtedness due on Block 71, purchas
ed for School purposes, tilso to take in consid
eration the plans and specilicationsof school
house, and tho ways and means to raise money
to build tho same.
By Order of Board of Directors.
J. G. HUSTLER.
Astoria, May .0, 1S70. miltd Clerk.
Farm and Stock on Deep
Rivr For Sale.
I( A errs, partly Improved. mm1 Ruiltl-
injss. .iHlr. Sail ISonl. rl, .,
AH ol vt Inch will I.c Sold
Cheap lor Cash.
flSTFor full particulars inquire at this Ofiico
or on the promises of C, M. STARK.
1 DESIRABLE RESIDENCE
U PROPERTY EOR SALE.
Corner of Jefferson and Main Streets,
TITLE PERFECT, LOTS 100 by 50.
Thcabovo premises will bo sold cheap for
cash. A never-failing well of water, a barn,
hen-house, and other conveniences make it a
very desirable place for residence Tho houso
contains six rooms, besides the kitchen.
U"For lurthcr particulars apply at
Uf THIS OFFICE.
For Profitablejn vestment
IofTer for sale all my real estate in Clatsop
County, consisting of my original Donation
claim, on Lewis and Clarke river, consisting
pf five hundred acres tide land meadow, ac
knowledged to be the best stock claim in tho
counts'. Also, a largo interest -in tho Upper
lown of Astoria. a portion of John Adair's do
nation claim. Enquire of the subscriber.
T. 1. 1'OWEKS.
ON THE ROADWAY, NEAR HUME
& Co's. CANNERY,
OE EVERY KIND.
Nails of All Descriptions.
DOORS AND WINDOWS,
RUSTIC, FLOORING, BLINDS,
MOULDING, SASH, ETC.
Wines and Liquors
BY THE BOTTLE OR TOE GALLON
Custom made "boots and Slioes.
Tobacco of Fine Oualitv.
tt This stock is in every respect Al, and
will be sold at the lo-.vest prices for cash , fove
mc-acall at the neir store, on the Uoadirav.
ONE HALLS EIRE PROOF SAFE,
with Combination Lock, in good or
der, for sale cheap, at I. W. Case's.
THE BEST ASSORTAIENT OF
Crockeiy, Glass Ware, Lamps and
Lam Chimneys in the City at -Case's.
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Having Concluded to
Remain in Business
SPRING S UMMEB
DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR
THE ASTORIA TRADE.
A cojnplete assortment
rtSTTho public in general are respectfully
invited to call at the old stand, on Coxcomly
bTKKET, next door to Park or House.
.Votary Public ami Commissioner of
For Calijornia and Washington
OFFTCE. Caso's Uuilding. corner Cass and
Chenamus streets, Astoria, Oregon.
CRANG, M. D.
At tho solicitation of numerous friends, has
consented to practico medicine, and tenders
his services to the public. Dr. Crang brings
many years experienco in tho practice of his
J. V. noun.
C. W. FULTON.
ROBB c0 FULTON,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
2T Office in Warren & McGuiro's "building,
opposite Occident Hotel, Chenamus street.
pEO. W. REA,
Attorney and Counsellor at laiv.
Examining and perfecting titles made a spe
cialty. All accounts left with mo will re
el ve prompt attention. Ollico in Warren &
Mcb mre's Ruikling, Chenamus street, corner
p H. PAGE & CO.,
ttST All kinds of country produce, wanted in
Masonic Hall Building, Astofki,
Fancy Goods, Dailies Dress and Ooak
Trimmings of the Last est -Style.
Wn'!' EXD to ORDERS for DRESS
. J and Cloak making. Work will be done
m a satisfactory manner.
ilS" Agent for tho salcof DrAVarner's Sani
tary Corsets, and also Children's Waists with
patent elastic buckles.
NEW MILLINERY STORE.
Mrs. B. A. Derby,
(Late of CLEVELAND, OHIO,)
WISHES TO ANNOUNCE TO THE PTJE
.i . i c,of Astonn a"d surrounding country,
that she has just received a full and complete
And all kinds of
At the stand rero) tli occupied by JL'ts Mor
rison on MAIS STliEET, Astoria,
And will bo prepared to fill all orders for
liret class goods in this line at rea-onable prices.
fcS-New goods will be received every month.
JEW AND ELEGANT STOCK
Latest Styles of Millinery Goods,
BY THE LAST STEAMER,
At the Rooms of
Mrs. A. D. W4.88,
(Up Stairs, Bjiomw's Euildi.no,)
Corner Main and Chenamus Streets, Astoria.
xnr This stock consist-- of tho latest stvlc
Hats for Ladies and Children; Dress Trim
mings and I'jincy Goods for adies, which will
be sold at very low prices.
DRESS MO CLOAK -rA " vmar attend
Carpenters Tools For Sale.
One Chest of Carpenters Tools will bo sold
cheap on application to
5-11 tf IV1KS. DAGGETT. Astoria, Or.
. , All taxes on dogs running atlr.rge with
m-i u Sorporatc Hm its of the town of Astoria
wij be due and payable on or beforo June 1st,
1S'0;, DAVID IMG ALLS,
, . Th, .Engine belonging to
For further particulars imiui're -
of tho Committee on 1'ublie "-
By order of tho Common Council.
I RANK J. TAYLOR, Recorder.
iSS STREET IMPROVEMENT.
Notice is hereby given that sealed pro
posals will be received by the undoi
bigned, under instructions irom the Com
mon Council ol the town of Ahtorin, ior
the improvement of that portion of CASS
Street, lying between Chenamus btreet
and As )r ttreet, by wharfing, grading
and planking, according to plans and
specilieiilion.s to i seen at the otHce of p.
J. Taylor, Recorder, until noon of Satur
day May 20th, S7G, sard improvement to
be completed by September 1-t, 1S76, as
provid d by ordinance No. 121, passed
the Council May 1st, 1S7(. The right to
reject any or all bids is hereby reserved.
Astoria, Oregon May 2d, 187G.
ONCOMLY' STREET 1MPEOVE
MENT. Noice is hereby given that sealed
proposals will be received by the under
signed, under instructions from the Com
mon Council of the town of Astoria, for
the improvement of CONCOMLY Street
in -aid town, by grading and planking
said street, from Main street to the weit
line of the t wn plat, according to
plans and specifications to be seen at tbo
oTce of Era ik J . Taylor, Recorder, until
roonofMay 20th, 1S7(5, said improve
me it to be completed by Sept. 1st, 1S7C,
as provided by Ordinance No. 121, passed
the Council May 1st, 187(. The right to
leject any or all bids U hereby reserved.
Astoria, Oregon, May 2d, 1S7A.
CHENAMUS STREET IMPROVE
MENT Notice is hereby given that sealed pro
posals will be received by the under
signt d under i structions from the Com
mon Councilor .the lown of Astoria for
the impiovement of that part of CHE
NAMUS Street, lying between Main and
Spr 'ce streets, by grading to conlbrm as
near as practicable to the crosings as al
ibadj constructed on said street and also
ly the building of a sidewalk on the
south side of said street Irom Jackson to
Mdison streets, according to plans and
specifications to be seen at the oilice of E.
J. Taylor, Recorder, until noon of Satur
day May 20th, 1S7G, said improvement to
be completed by September 1st, 1876, as
provided by ordinance No. 121, passed
the Council May 1st, 1870.
The right to reject any or all bids is
Astoria, Oregon. May 2d, 1S76.
QUEMOQIIA STREET IM
PROVEMENT. Notice is hereby given that sealed pro
posals will be received by the undersignrd
under instructions from the Common
Council of tho town of Astoria, for, the
improvement of SQUEMOOHA Street
b' grading and planking said street from
C::ss stieet to Main street, and by the
b-iilding of a sidewalk on the south side of
said SQUEMOQHA street from thfr east
line ot lot No. two (2) in block No. twen-tj'-seven
(27) to Polk street, according to
pi .rsund specifications to be seen.at the
oJce of E. J. Taylor, Recorder, until
noon of May 20th, 187G, said improve
meits to be completed by the 1st day of
Jrne 187G, as provided by ordinance No.
121, passed the Council Mav 1st, 1S7G.
Astoria, Oregon, May 2d, 1S7G.
AIN STREET IMPROVE
Notice "Is "hereby given that sealed pro
posals will be received by the under
signed, under instructions Irom the Com
rron Council of the town of Astoria, for
the improvement of that part of MAIN
SLeet, lying between Concomly and
Cou t streets, by grading and planking
tres.me and also to have; the sidewalks
in sad .street constructed to conform to
the grades, according to plans and spec
ific itions to be seen at the oilice of E. J.
T. ylor, Recoider, until noon of Satnr
d: v May 20th, .1S7(, said improvement
to be completed by September 1st, 187b
as provided by ordinance No. 120, passed
the Council May 1st, 1870. The right to
reject any or all bids i- hereby reserved.
Astoria, Oregon, Mav 2d, 1S7G.
BENTON STREET IMPROVE
MENT. Notice is hereby given that sealed pro
posals will be received by the undersigned
ruder in.-tructiuns of the Common Coun
cil of the town of Astoria, for the con
st! uction of a sewer on the cast side of
Benton sLreet, from Court street to tin
Columbia river, according to plans and
specif cat'ons to b seen at the otHce of E.
J. Taylor, Recorder, until noon of Satur
day May. 20, 1S7G. said improvement to
be completed by September lt. 187G, as
provided bj7 ordinance No. 121, passed
the Council May lt, 1S7G.
The right to reject any or all bids is
Astoria, Oregon., May .2d, I8.7G.