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D. C. IRELAND Ertllor.
SUNDAY May 4, 1870.
Imprisoned by Thousands.
A Berlin diepatch says that thou
sands of political prisoners, most of
them arrested only on suspicion, are
being sent from St. Petersburg to jails
and penitentiaries in the centre and
eastern Empire. These are the meas
ures which despotisms usually resort
to when discontent appears among the
people. Russian history is full of in
cidents of persons, in official life and
otherwise, being hurried off to Siberia
with no other knowledge of the fate
awaiting them than surmises b;ised
tipon the fate of those who had gone
before. It has been 3aid that the
doors of the Bastile opened in two di
rections one for ingress toward the
city, and one for egress toward the
scaffold. The penal colony of Siberia
has but one door that of ingress,
which faces toward the Empire. Its
door of exit is into the earth. A gov
ernment exists and asks the support
of the people, who send political pris
oners to jail by the thousand, on the
barest suspicion, with Siberia in the
dim distance. It is quite natural that
a dynasty which has exercised des
potic power so long as the Romanoffs
should seek to penetrate itself by such
desperate measures, but the world
will breath freer when its power over
the lives of millions of human beings
is limited. The Czar of Russia is said
to be a well-meaning monarch, but he
is hampered by tradition he has not
the courage to defy. His methods
answered a good purpose a century
ago, but within the last hundred years
there has been signs visible of a grow
ing disinclination on the part of the
people to hold life, liberty, and prop
erty, subject to the will or the caprice
of one man, or of one woman.
A Singular Case at Law.
That has always been considered a
vise pi-o vi&ion of the constitution of
the United States which declares that
the life of no man shall be put twice
in jeopardy for the same offense, but
the application of the law, in a recent
case, produced a singular result. One
Orfield was tried in Livingston county,
Ills., on a charge of murder in the
first degree, and the jury found him
guilty of murder in the second degree.
A new trial was granted, for some rea
son or other, and when this came on
the court instructed the jury that, as
the defendant had already been tried
once for murder in the tirst degree
and not found guilty, if they believed
him guilty of that crime they must
acquit him. The jury did beliove him
guilty of murder in the first degree,
and therefore, under instructions, re
turned a verdict of not guilty. Thus,
by a strict construction of law, one
man, twice found guilty of taking
away the life of another, escaped pun
A View of Compotion.
As our readers generally know, the
improvements which .are being made
in the use of the electric light have
caused the price of gas stock to decline
all over the Union. In view of the
competition, many companies have
reduced the price of gas, some of
which a contemporary enumerates as
In Boston the price has been reduced
to S2 per thousand. Lowell lias the ar
ticle furnished at SI SO. At Hartford,
Connecticut, the price has been reduced
from 62 75 to $2. Vieksburg has put
down the prices from 4 50 to 4.
Cleveland citizens get their light at S2,
and public lamps and buildings are fur
nished at $1 25. iSu Paul lias reduced
the rate t $4, with liberal discounts,
according to size of bill. Montreal has
come down from 2 50 to $2.
Of course, reducing the price of gas
tends to keep out the electric light.
Br. Philips, a London physician
who was in lucrative practice in the
Vv'esfc End, has just recovered a ver
dict of 835,000 against the Southwest
ern railway company for injuries to
his spine received in a collision in De
cember, 1S77. He will never be able
to resume his practice, as partial para
lysis is coming on. For three years
previous to the accident his profession
al income averaged 32,500 a year.
English Paper Failures.
Twelve paper making- establish
ttients in England have become
bankrupt since the beginning- of
last December Scarcely any
American paper lactones have
been reported insolvent within
that period 'Much jaiper for writ
ing, for booksj and for newspapers
has of late been exported from this
country to South America, and
there is a growing demand from
Germany for coarse American pa
per. The Scotch have a reputation
for gravity, yet Punch received
more jokes from Scotland than
from any other part of the United
Kingdom The Scotch also do
more laughing at theatres than
either the English or the Irish.
The cattle plague is becoming
more and more formidable in Bo
hemia. Several hundred places
have been attacked by the disease.
They are surrounded by a military
cordon, and as far as possible pre
vented from carrying on inter
course beyond its boundaries. The
loss to the inhabitants of the dis
trict is very considerable, and is
not totally represented b that of
the cattle slaughtered. Agricul
ture in many places is at a stand
still, the cattle which serve as
beasts of burden being locked up
wherever the disease appears. The
plague is believed to have been in
troduced by several head of Rus
sian cattle imported by a Galician
Eastern trout do no thrive in
the waters of California. All the
coast streams have been stocked
with them, but they soon died out.
This is ascribed to the sandstone
formations through which the
streams run, and which make the
waters muddy. In some of the
clear mountain streams which run
through slate and granite forma
tions, the fish do well. The Cali
fornia fish commission corroborates
this theory by its experience with
eastern trout in San Leandro lake.
They had just distributed 20,000
of the fish, about three weeks old,
when heavy rains came and made
the waters muddy. The result
was that three-fourths of the trout
died, and the rest were saved only
by being removed to clear water.
G. Y. PAHKER,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
WHITK LEAD. PAINTS and COAL OILS,
Brooms, Brnshcn and AVootlen-wnre.
Tobacco, Cigars and Stationery,
Gent's Furnishing Goods, Etc.
Near the Corner
Main ami Concomly Sts., Astoria.
CLEANING and REVALUING PKOMPTLY
Benton street, opposite Post-office. Astoria.
GUNS, LOCKS, AND SE1VIXG
KEYS FITTED AND LOCKS REPAIRED,
SAWS FILED, ETC.. BY
F. W. AVASS,
Main street, next door to Geo. Ross.
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Wilson & Fisher
LUBRiCVTlNG OILS, COAL OIL.
PAINTS AND OILS.
Sheet, Round, and Square Prepared
PROVISIONS, MILL FEED.
GARDEN SEED, GRASS SEED.
Which will be exchanged for country pro
duce or sold at lowest prices.
Corner Chenamus and Hamilton Streets
HOUSE AWDS1CM PAINTER.
Shop on Cass street, Astoria, Oregon.
e?5" Paper hanging and Kalsomimlng a
aarAn -work guaranteed to give satisfaction.
E. S. Larson
Jobber and Dealer in
TABLE AND POCKET
Key West Havana
All the Leading Brands of
California and Oregon
Fruits I WssBtshkn
Foreign and Domestic
bs BEiH MqmrBi
I make Veg
etables one of my
.Snprvm ll.iPQ 7 S?n?T
riJUJULLUlUlUU a ,TTl'.
S3" Cannery and Mess House
men supplied and will profit "by
sending orders direct to me.
Having the only complete and
first-class stock of goods in As
toria, and not surpassed "by any
north of San Francisco. We also
have pleasure in saying, that with
our facilities of buying goods, we
CAN NOT nor WILL NOT he
undersold, taking the quality of
goods into consideration.
S3" All goods guaranteed as
represented, and delivered free
gratis, for nothing,' to any pur
chaser in the city that will come,
order, pay for the same.
E. S. LASSEN,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
250 Gallons Pure Cider Vinegar,
. in io, 25 and 45 Gallon Packages.
For sale by
33, S, LARSEjSF-
Another consignment just received.
PUItE CBlDEK VHtTEGAIT.
E. S. LARSEN,
Cor, Squcjxocqhe and Cass streets, Astoria.
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The l)et selected stock ever before carried in this city.
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, BOOTS AND 'SHOES, HATS, CAPS.
CROCKERY, GLASS WARE, CARPETS, MATTINGS,
A FULL LINE IN EACH DEPARTMENT.
We call especial atttentinn to our extra large invoice of
PRICES WAY DOWN.
WE SELL ONLY 1011 CAf II. NO CKEIHT. NO III 1E SHALL rXDERSJILL 3IE.
:o. sac u tis: :o xj jr. q- ies :ol,
MAIN STREET. ASTORIA, OREGON.
Solo .A sent for the Xoiv American Sewing IHaenine.
NEW &PRINQ nd
A. TAN DUSEN & CO.
Have just received a full line of Spunc and Summer s-oods oj the erv finest quality which
were bought dunn? the lecent tumble in stocks. u lien cash commands a premium and
are therefore prepared to sell the same at less rate than the same quality of
goods can be purchased elsewhere. These goods consist m part of
Clothing; Gents Furnishing Goods,
Hats nncl Caps. Cadics Bres fiootls. 3XH.sliiis. "Priji. IZosfcrr
Boots anl Shoes. Xluhhcr Hoots. Oil Clothing.
In addition to the above hae laid in a full stock of
BlILDEKS MATKKULS. X1IL5. PAOTS. OILS'. ETC.
The quality of our
CltOCKTO&X AXDr GLiSWAKE". Tilll. T?TC
Cannot be ijcelled ami our prices defy competition.
Family Groceries ami Irovisio23 a Specialty.. Oregon City Im
perial Xxtra Flour at 85 ."JO per Barrel.
WARDS CLATSOP BUTTER ALWAYS IN STORE.
EF-ARency for Singer and "White Sewing Machines. Wells, Faiso & Co.' Kxnre
otliee. comer of Cass ami Jefferson street. '
Cohen & coopeE
WQE LINE fT7
Latest styles. Sold at prices lower than the material can be bousht for.
AX.SO: A IiARGK ItlXJG OF CIiOTII ASD IJEAVJEIt
Black Cloth Cloaks - $4- 50
" " " -5 00
" " - 6 00
Mlawk FIbB'SQ Meb Besvsr BImms,
SOMETHING NEW, $14 00.
Full suits for $7 00 and upwards.
The public will do well to give us a trial before goimc elsewhere, for we
COHEN & COOPER.
11. I. M. SEVERN.
PHYSICIAN AND SITKGEON.
Larskn's Building, - astokia, Oregon.
Ofilce Hoar?,. From 9 to 12 A. M., and
from :i to 8 i i.
I". F. DENNIPON. Y. J. TAYiOR
DENNISON & TAYLOR,
ATTOKXEYS AT X. A W.
Office T'p stairs in Parker's building,
comer Chenamus anil Benton streets.
ATTORNEY AT LATV
Oftii-e. Pages new buililing, Squercoqhc
street, Astoria, Oregon.
"TKK. J. AY. OLIYJSi:,
Office. In Shunter's Daguerrean hull fl
ing. Entrance Second door ahove that of
the Daily Astorian. Cass street.
llesidence on JeTc-ion ntreet. corner of
I Suer ':sf sill v treats all Chron Disease-.
AND DISEASES OE "WOMEN AND
I Caneer eured by a new ami painless methml.
oiiice ciienaimis reet. corner oi v.iain
Tl. .7. O'lIKIHT.
CURES BILLIOXJS AND IKTF.RMITTEKT
With frem one to three doses of Ids harm
Also. Priva! d'aes fueeefully treated.
Off'oe O'Brien's hotel. A .storia. Oregon.
WATCfLIiVKER AND JEWELEH.
US RF'OVED TO
Main street, Parker's building,
ASTOBIA, - - - - OKERON.
All kinds nl repairing neatly and X&&
promptly attended to 2L1
i 3IAIN ST., - ASTORIA, OP.EGOX.
Ji ajiisf fcfes',
Black Cloth Cloaks - $7 50
" " " - 9 00
" " " - 10 00"
is called to our
Notary Public for the State of Oregon,
Real Estate Agcut anil Conveyancer.
Agent for the FIBEMEX'S FUXD INSBir-
ANCE C03IPAXY of .San Francisco.
COMMISSION AGEN1 and AUCTIONEER.
Rents anJ Acronal Cnlleeteil. and rc-
fnrns pvoHiptly made.
Begular sales day,
SATIRBAYS at 2 3. M.
N. B. Parties having real estate lnrr.V
tureorany othergiMKl to dispo.se of either
at auction or private sale sliontd notify me
soon as convenient be for the dav of sal.
No storage charged on gwds selt at Auc
tion. E. c. iroLr.x.
Corner Main and Chenamus titreets.
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
AND THE GENUINE W0STENH0LM
and other English Cutlery.
FAIR CHILD'S GOLD PENS
Genuine Sleershanni Pipes, etc.
A tine stock of
IVatelie aiI IeeIy. ItCnzzIc anc!
ISreeeh Joadijig Siml CJujis.
Revolvers. I'istolK. l:rlcr Killex.
"" CALEDONIA SALOON.
Corner of Front and A streets.
PORTLAND - - - - OP.EGO
fiWLate butcher in the Central Market.
D ATIIS, BATHS,
Hot, Cold, Shower, 'QATtis
Steam and SULPHUR Bath;,
Occident Hotel Shaving Saloon.
NiEDXP.AUKn t Uhlkxhart.
CSSpecial attention given to ladies' anA
children's hair cutting.
Private Entrance for Ladles.