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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, May 6, 1879.
Duties of Postal Agent.
BANK1SG AND INSURANCE-
Freeman, th Adventistof Pocas-
set, who murdered his five year ;
old child in Boston on May 1st, '
was arraigned at Barnstable on
Snt.iirihiv with his wife, who is I
held as aeoesory. Both insist
mat boa win miiy jusuiy tneir ac-1
tion and relieve them from human I
penalties. A number of Advent
ist neighbors sustain Freeman in
Joaauin Miller the poet of the
Sierras, passed through. Omaha on
Sunday en route to Oregon, to
visit his parents who liave resided
there I hirty years, and will remain
on the Pacific coast during the
Godfrey's stable, and
between 30 and 40 horses
therein, on hs farm in Dodge j
county, burned in Omaha on Sat
The London and Westminster
bank in London, took five million
dollars of United States four per
cent, bonds at four and a half,
making in all 35,000,000 worth
of United States securities this
oank has recently purchased.
IaciI-e Coast Dispatches.
Th re is a great rush at the
Unite i States sub-treasury for the
new $10 certificates recently is
sued. The certificates bear 4- per
cent, interest and are convertible
into per cent, bonds. They
are sold for nold coin at par and
accrued interests. A long line, of
purchasers extend from tUe coun
ter to fclie street, and the "corking
element is laigely represented.
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Band of Thieves Catiturod.
IFor some time past it has been
known that there was a baad of
burglars and sneak thieves operat
ing in this city. On three nights
in succession residences were
broken into and valuable goods,
money, etc., taken J. D. Belt,
Dr. Jcssup, and J. C. Brown being
the occupants of the houses burg
larized. The matter was kept
quiet and Marshal Minto set to
work to discover the perpetrators.
He -was not long in making up his
mind .as to who the guilty ones
weni, but by this time they had
left the city. Discovering that
they had gone south the marshal
wiu ii T :
inlormatioii ol tnem at Albany,
but they had gone still further.
Accompanied by Sheriff Dickey, j
Mmto followed up the clue thus
obtained, and was not long in
tracking them to a house where
the party had stopped for the even
injr. The sheriff and marshal were
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refused admittance, but broke the
door in and found their
There were live of them, who gave
their names as follews: "Win. F.
Walters, George Bennett, AVilliam i
J3radshaw, Lottie Mao-uire and I
Thev were brought
tins city and examined beiore '
over to await the action
. ... i. i Aonn l.
sent to jail. A large amount of i
.stolen p-ooiis was found in their!
of which was
fully identified. J ney are un
doubtedly a hand of professionals,
and have plied their vocation suc
cessfully'. Marshal Minto and
Sherilf Dickev of Linn county are
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entitled to praise for the prompt
-manner in wmcii uicy ioiiucu up
aud captured these land pirates,
and it is to be hoped this may be
a lesson to other predatory bands
who may feel an inclination to "go
The new constitution of Califor
nia voted for yesterday allows females
the riyht to practice law in any state
court, and to follow any other trade,
ailing or business that men may ol
Iiw ju,u equal footing.
grand jury in imuwi couu eaca, j IMPORTER AND WHOLFSALR AND RE
iailing to give whieli they were I TAIL DEALER IN
There is a misapprehension in
the public mind in regard to the
power and duties of a postal agent,
Manv suppose that his authority
is supreme and that he is able, on
tL clinrtncf-. nnrwi in n.nrrnr.t all
shortcomings of mail contractors,
postmasters and others concereu
jn the transmission of mails with
in the bounds of jurisdiction. This
is a mistake. He is the confidental
ajjent of the iroverniiient, and it is
i i , i.n r
ins auiy to report aji uiuobiuus ui
duty, by those who are in the
postal service, over which he has
authority, to the post-oflice depart
ment at" Washington, and before
corrections can be made the regu
lar red tape proceedure has to be
gone through with from head
quarters down to the point where
complaint originates. A postal
agent is gencrdy held responsible
iur iiiucii nunc tuuu is ni siitiic ui.
responsibility in regard to irregu
larities in the mails.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
H. K. TAKKSU. ----- Proprietor.
THIS HOTEL is the largest most comfort
able ami best Kept hoi el in the city. Is
supplied with the he-st of spring water, hot
and cold baths, barbershop, and a first-class
saloon with best of liquors and cigars, and
fine billiard table. Free coach to and from
Ahe house ; charges reasonable, $1 00 to $2 50
per day, according to room occupied.
A. J. MKGLKIt. V. S. WltlOHT.
MEULEK & WRIGHT. Proprietors.
mHE PROPRIETORS A HE HAPPY TO
X announce that the above Jiotcl has been
repainted and refurnished, adding greatly to
the comfort of iLsguestsandisnow the best
hotel nortU uf San Francisco.
D. L. TUTtPIN - Proprietor
Between Squemocqhe -and Jefferson
Board and lodging per week... $S oo
Board ner day .... 1 oo
I Single Meal.- - 25
Tnc table will be supplied at all times with
the best the market aflords.
THEO. BROEMSER, - - PROPRIETOR.
Fresh oysters, and other deli
cacies of "the se;ison, served in
nviirv tlo S
,VJ ..,.v. -
Opposite the Telegraph office, Siiueinoqhe
street, Astoria, Oregon.
ea-MUALS AT ALL HOURS-xTO.
Main street, near Hustler's "Wharf.
ASTORIA, - - - OltEOOX.
Mrs. Mary Camimikll, Proprietor.
Board and lodging by day jr week.
COllNEIl C AND FIRST STREETS,
Pm xortox. - -
(Formerly of ike Portland Hotel.)
millS HOUSE IR A FIRE-PROOF BRICK,
X just finished and newly furnished, with
l i.,. K.., r .-.......-t...'
I Tki:8 Per week From sr to -5G for board
; J"l '"Z-, Ver (I:iy"1 ; Shvlti incslls
2jcoiiK Ijdj-im; 2.i to .W cents,
i ssy-Frcc coach to and from the House.
Private Boardine House.
Will accommodate day boarders or accom
modate any with board and lodging.
Prices reasonable. In Iniralls buildinir.
.Tefferson street, opposite Wells, Fargo &Cos
I. "W. CASE
Comer Chcuamus and
Fish. Cteramissioners Notice.
"VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
JLl the undersigned will be in readiness
from and after this date, to issue licenses.
i at his office up stairs, corner of Cass an
j Sqcmocqhe streets, Astona. Oregon.
M h. b. Ferguson.
CLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY
Benton street, opposite Post-office. Astoria.
G5J3JS, iOCKS, ANH SKIVING
KEYS FITTED AND LOCKS ItEPAlRED.
SAWS FILED, ETC.. BY
F- W. WASS.
Main street, next door ta-Geo. Ross!,
BANKING AND INSURANCE.
X. W, CSE,
. ,,TnpT .
Exchange bought Mid sold fori all parts oi
the United States andfeurope.
OFFICE HOURS- From 8 o'clock A. m.
until 4 o'clock r.M.
ggg fl lSM CfL,
J. F. nouoHTOX- President
Ohak. R- Sronv - Secretary
GKO. L. Stouv. i AbCIlfcS 1K S0"
Offick Northcastcorner of Stark nd First
streets, Portland, Ojif.oon.
Net Cash received for Fire Prem
iums in 1877 $335,511 04
Assets, Jan. 1, 1878 578,065 85
Losses v.npaid $3,G3k 37
Dividends " L,X 00 5,505 37
Surplus for Property Holders.w.$r72.470 47
losses paid in Oregon in six years$H4,5lG 72
LIVERPOOL A"D LONDON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
'OLD CONNECTICUT? HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Iteprescntinsr a capital -of SG7,0OO,00O.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
Capital S 12,500,000.
MATT H. SIBSON, Agent,
ORGANIZED IN 1SG3.
Total Losscm Paid Since Organization.
E. C. HOLDKN. Agent.
MACHUS C. CROSBY.
Stoves, Tinware, and
House Furnishing Goods,
Hardware, Brass Goods,
Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings,
Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead. Iron;
Coppc, Brass, and Zinc.
C. H. BAIN & CO,
BEING NOW PRKPATtED WITH gn-atly
increased facility to furnw'a the public
with all kinds of
Seasoned A No. 1 Lumber,
Boat Life, Boors, Windows,
And all kinds of hard wood at very low rates,
Asks an examination of heir prices and
larjre lot of goods which will be sold low for
Steam Mill ear yy.eston Hotel,
Cor. Genevive and Astor streets.
T. S. JEWETT. B. S. KIMBALL.
D raying & Trucking.
ASTORIA TRUCK & DRAY CO.,
Squeinccque st., between Cass and Main,
Contracts fur ins.rincmade and patfcfhction
CUnintoed. rders left at tho Occident no- J
tel or received by mail promptly tilled
JEWEXT & KLU BALL.
&. W, HUME
Corner of Water and Olney Streets,
WHOLESALE DEALER IN
AGENT FOR THE
Men City Chemical fork
B. W. PAYNE & SON'S
Tlie National, Hayward,
and Pore RuWber.
COTTON SEINE TWINE
AND NET LINES SOLD AT SAN
Blocks, Oakum, etc.
Star of the Columbia J
150 Fire Test Kerosene.
Turpentine and Varnish,
llado oxpressly for light sail becta.
For sale at
G. W. HUME'S,
D. K. Warukx. C. A. McGuisa
Astoria Market !
Corner of Chenamusaml Cassstreeta, '
WARREN & McGTJIRB, Proprietor
(Successors to IJebgunJ: Warren.
Wfaolesalo and Retail Dealers in all Kinaa a
P CpacU sm-I fimnrl RJIi-,5?
A full line of Family Groceries,
CANNED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, ETC.
is? Butter, Eggs, Cheese, etc. cunstanflp
5ST Ships supplied at the lowest rates.
Main Street, - - Astoria Oregon,
BEJIGMAN & BEIiBY
TESPSCTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN
JLVtion of the public to the fact that tho
ubovo Market will always be supplied with a
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS!
Which will be sold at lowest rates, wholesale
and retiul. Special attention given to supply -ne
Wcst-EIclith Street. nnr the O.
S. X. Co's Wharf.
JOHN W. WELCH PuorRlETO
A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF FAMI
ly Groceries, and the various kinds of
first-class Meats and Fish, furnished in best
of style at the market, or delivered to any
part of the city. Orders piveH to the messen
gers, or left at the market, will be promptly
My endeavor will he, by prompt attention
and fair dealing, to please niv patrons.
figfAU kinds of countrv produce taken lm
exchange for goods, and delivered topatrow
free. Es?"Give me a call.
Is M TMs Blowii Atatl
I HAVEUST RETUBNED
FROM TH5T' EAST AND WJXIi
SELL MY GOODS AS
AS ANY' HOUSE IN THE CITY
And am not going to say anything about It
A Square Deal Guaranteed
At the corner of Mam and Squemoqhe sta.,
ASTORIA, - OREGON.
It is no Use of Talking,
J. K. WIRT'S is the cheapest place to "buy
FRUITS OR VEGETABLES,
As he has direct from San Francisco by every
steamer, all kinds of vegetables, sucb
as is in the market.
Apples, Peas. Celery. Caulifower,
AsparnjruH, I'arsiiipa, Reets, Car
rots, Potatoes. Oraajjes,
And from Clatsop every day
EGGS, BUTTER, CHEESE. AND HONXT,
Also : keep the best of
CIGARS. TOBACCOS, AND LIQUORS.
OATS AND- POTATOES
FOE SEED !
At J. II. J). GRAY'S,
Having Just received a new stock, consisting
of a splendid assortment of
Hats, C:igs, Hoots ami Shoes
Groceries, Canned Fruits, etc
Tatciics. Jewelry and Cntlery,
Besides a choice lot of
TOBACCO, CHJARS AXI PIPES,
Wines and Liquors,
Stationery and Fancy Articles.
Which we are offering at the lowest living
prices. Very respectfnllv.
At McGee's new building on the roadway.
A IV. FERGITSOX,
Sontractor and Builder,
All kinds of Carpenters and .Tn:nrs T7ork
promptly and neatly executed.
PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, and BILLS
Yurnlshed on short notice at reduced rata.
Shop Next door east of Episcopal church.
J?! SA3LE C1IEA3P.
To close consignments
29 Jons Salt, in lots io Suit,
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