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II h. Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, February 27, 1879. No. 48. Vol. viii. TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. Pacific Coast Dispatches. The United States revenue cutter, Oliver "Wolcott, has sailed for Sitka. The ship Belvidere made the run from San Francisco to Victoria in six days, arriving on the 21st. Another foul murder has oc curred near San Francisco. De tectives have been detailed to work up the case. A letter from Yale on the 16th says that the snow storm had been of the most terrible description. The roads everywhere are blocked, fences invisible and landmarks hidden. In Stockton on the 24th, the funerals of most of the victims of the late explosion occurred. Banks, public schools, saloons and all business houses were closed, in conformity with the mayor's proc lamation. The county and district courts adjourned also. Geo. C. Perkins, president of the San Francisco chamber of com merce , addressed a communication to Mayor Bryant, notifying him that at a meeting of the chamber a resolution was adopted request ing him to call a mass meeting of citizens for the purpose of petition ing the president of the United States to approve the bill restrict ing the immigration of Chinese. The board resolved to act as a whole in conjunction with the may .or to call a mass meeting and im mediate action will be taken. Sacramento, Oakland, and other cities speak out in the matter also. Eastern Slates. David Pender, who garroted Mrs. De Bary., on Fifth avenue, New York, and tore her diamonds from her ears, was sentenced to prison for 30 years on the 25th. -Capt. Tyson, the Arctic navi gator, has sued Capt. Howgate, claiming 35000 damages for the loss of a position in the navy yard, Gapt. Howgate failing to secure the place for Tyson according to promise. On the 25th the Cincinnati Volks-freund, the German Catho lic orjran, demands a statement of the affairs of Archbishop Purcell, which it has reason to fear may be worse than represented. German Catholics charge that the money, much of which is their own, lias gone to build Irish churches. Among the incidents in the house of representatives on Tues day was a charge preferred by McMahon, against the appropri ation committee, which he said had exceeded its power and deceived the house by legislating upon the payment of arrears of pensions to the disadvantage of certain classes of soldiers. This brought members bv groups into the area before the speakers desk, and the ex citement was intense. The enrolled bill for the re striction of Chinese immigration was signed by the presiding offi cers on Monday afternoon as soon after it was read' for their signa tures as they could respectfully find opportunities, the rules requir ing that their signatures shall be affixed and announced in open session. The bill was then placed in the hands of Rainey, of South Carolina, member of the house. The committee on enrolled bills were to convey it to President Hayes at the commencement of business hours on Tuesday morn ing. The president's intention in regard to it, if formed, are still diplomatically guarded by himself and the members of his cabinet. Foreign XSTcivs. The committee appointed to superintend the burning of infect ed houses in plague districts of Russia has begun operations. It is thought that Lord Duffer in's appointment as ambassador to St. Petersburg may lead to a re newel ol the zone dividing the spheres of the two powers in Asia. Queen Victoria will visit the continent this spring, going first to Italy, where she will spend some time at Bavens, and afterwards visitinir Cobur? and Darmstadt. A dam burst on the 25th, above Warsaw, in Poland, owing to drift ice. Vistula river banks have been broken by ice and there is a great inundation and vast des truction of property. The state of Oregon is a great state. It is about 350 miles long, east and west, and 275 wide, north and south; bein? nearly square and quite regular in its outline. It con taming in round numbers about 95,000 square miles a little over, and conse quently, about 60,000,000 acres. Is greater area than New York and Pennsylvania combined. It is the third state in extent, ranking next to California, the latter beinej the second, ranking next to Texas, the greatest. WANTS, LOST, FOUND, ETC. GIRL WANTED. To act as nurse and perform light honse work in a family at Fort Canby. Inquire at THIS OFFICE. TO LOAN. SI, 000 on approved real estate security. Apply to HELL & MEACHEX. d-tf Attorncys-at-Law, Astoria. "TOTICE. All persons are hereby notified JL not to pay It. F. Wickhain any lax due the city, he having been dismisse'd from the office of Superintendent of streets of the city of Astoria, and not authorized to collect taxes. J. H. 1). GRAY. Acting Mavor. OLD PAPERS We have a valuable lot of old papers on hand, just the thing for making scrap-books, or what housewives need for shelf covers. "Will be sold in lots to suit purchasers at 50 cents per loo, First come, first served. ASTORIA OFFICE. MYSTERIOUS MYSTERY.-Disappeared from my cattle, on the 18th inst., a two year om nener, inosuy reu. aiiv one giving information concerning the whereabouts of the same, will be liberallv rewarded bv JOHN WILLIAMSON, Sen., Near the cemetery. Astoria. Oregon, Feb. 20. 187i. TTOTICE. The annual meeting of the legal Xi voters of school district No. 1, Clatsop cuuui, wii-Kuii. win uc iieiu at me sunool house, on Main street, in Astoria, on Mon day, March 3. Ib7i)at7 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electing one Director for three years ; one Clerk for one year, and to lew a tax to support aschool in said district for the ensuing year, and to transact such other business as may come before the meeting By order of Board of Directors. 0-10d j. . HUSTLER, Clerk. NOTICh. Notice is hereby given that the common council of the citv of Astoria propose passing an ordinance providing for iuu AMuuuuig 01 an. sine wanes Hereafter con structed on each .side of Water street in Shivelys Astoria, between the west end of said street and West-sixth street, and unless a remonstrance signed by persons owning two-thirds of the property along the line of said street be tiled with the Auditor and Clerk, within ten days from the date hereof the Common Council will pass an ordinance providing for the widening of the side walics on the above mentioned street. By order of the Common Council. R. H. CARDWELL, . t Ti . Auditor and Clerk. Astoria, Feb. 19, 187D. jod Fish Commissioners Xotice. THE UNDERSIGNED FISH COMMIS sioner for Washington territory, hereby gives notice that he will visit all the canner ies on the Washington territory side of the river, from the lirst to the twentieth of March, and after that will be at Rrookficld for the rest of the season. rAIJERT F- STREAM. North Cove, W. T., Feb. 17, 1879. FiRli Commissioners Xotice. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the undersigned, having been dulv an notated denutv for Pl:itonn nmmtv k.. i Lienenweber. Fish Commissioner, un'der the J liiwa ui mo ouue w. uregon, win oe in readi ness from and after this date, to issue li censes, at his office up stairs, corner of Cass and Sqemocqhe streets, Astoria, Oregon Persons sending In applications for licenses will please seud No. of boat and the name of the fisherman or captain of the boat. H. B. FERGUSON, Deputy Fish Commissioner GENERAL MERCHANDISE. w HAVING JUST RECEIVED A new stock consisting of a splendid assortment of Dress Goods, Fancy Articles, AND- Gents' FUMHW GOODS, Hats, Caps, Boots aid Shoes, Queensware, Jewelry, Etc., Etc. We respectfully invite the public to call and inspect the sain- We have also receved a large'stock of fine CIGARS TOBACCO "Winch we are offering at San Francisco wholesale prices. Very repectfully, A. VAN DUSEN Co., Cor Cass & Jefferson sts., - astohia. Ogn VAN DUSEN &7C0. HAVE A SPLENDID STOCK OF Consisting of a great variety 'of goods for hoth ladies and gentlemen. If You Want to Select a Suit of From the very best stock in the city call at A.VANDUSEN&Co.'s. VAN DUSEN &Co., Are Agents in Astoria for the'iSIXGER and the WHITE SETOG MACHINES. Large stock constantly oa hand. Notice to All Concerned. i Men and Boys Must be As TvelL as to iave toys foKCteistBiasS Cliristmas is Over ! BUT 1 LOEB ? SnraileM! And now invites the attention of every body to his Full and Complete Stock, Consisting in part of A FULL 0 1 fJT U ! U 0 FOR MEN LINE OF uLUlnINU AND BOYS. Gents Euriiisliiug Goods; ALSO : Large Stock of Family Groceries; Canned Fruits, Etc.; also : Watches, Jewelry, Marine and Opera I:i.scs, etc.; Besides a choice lot of TOBACCO AND CIGARS, "Wholesale and Retail. Call and see. MAIN ST., - - - ASTOHIA, OGN. CASH STORE! T1.. ZOXXaZESTST Ilave just received a new invoice of Groceries, Queensware, Lamps and Fixtures, "Which I offer at a bargain for CAsn &xaTjEtL $m feed. Corner of mam and Squemoqhe sts., ASTORIA, - - OREGON. (IX TUB ASTORIA' BUILDING) HAS JUST RECEIVED A LOT OF raw goods, consisting of MEN'S ASD BOYS CALF AND KIP BOOTS! Buckle and Congress Gaiters, "Women, Misses and Children's BTJTTOS? BOOTS, Which will he sold at the very lowest prices MACNUS C. CROSBY. DEALEtt IK Stoves, Tinware, and House Furnishing Goods. Hardware, Brass Goods, Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings, Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead, Iron, Copper, Brass, and Zinc, .1 BACKING AND INSURANCE. $67,000,000 CAPITAL. LIVERPOOL AND LONDON AND GLOBE, NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN TILE OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH. OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART FORD, AND COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES. Representing a capital of SG7,000,000. A. VAX DUSEX. Agent. C03IMEKCIAI. lTOX ASSURANCE COMPANY Capital S 12,500,000. aiATT H. SIBSOX, Agent, Astoria, Oregon. INSURANCE COMPANY OF CAT.IFORHXA. ORGANIZED IN 1SG3. ' Tofal Losses Pali! Since Organization. $3,630,4:35 OS. E. C. HOLDEX, Agent. Astoria Oregon. BANKING AND INSURANCE. X. W. C3ikSE BROKER, BANKER, AND IHSURANGE AGENT. ASTORIA, OREGON. Exchange bought and sold on all parts of " ' tKePTTnlteS "States ahdiirepe: OFFICE HOURS From 8 o'clock A. M. until 4 o'clock r. jr. Fire and Marine insurance. AGGREGATE CAPITAL $40,000,000, IMPERIAIi OF IOXDOX. IODOX OF LOXDOX, XOItTIQSRX OF I.OXIOX, qiJEEX OF MVERPOOI.. FIRE AND MARINE INSUR- ANCE COMPANIES. AGENT. ASTOKIA, - - - - OHEGON. lie Mutual Insurance Co., OF CALIFORNIA, J. V. Houghton.. ....President Chas. It. Stoky Secretary Geo"LTStok"- - AKents f0r 0reS0 Office Northeast corner of Stark and First streets, Portland, Oregon. Net Cash received for Fire Prem- iums in 1S77 $335.oll 04 Assets, Jan. 1,1878 578,065 85 Liabilities Losses xnpafd $3,638 37 Dividends" 1.S3700 Surplus for Property Holders 5o'2,40 47 Losses paid in Oregon 111 six years?114,516 2 I. W. CASK. Apent. Astoria, Oregon. GUXS, LOCKS, AX SEWIXG 3IACIDDTES KEPAIKKD. KEYS FITTED AND LOCKS BEP AIRED, SAWS FILED, ETC.. BY F. W. WASS, Main street, next door to Geo. Ross'. MISCELLANEOUS. E. S LAKSEN "Wholesale 4 and Retail Grocer, AND DEALER IX CROCKERY, CLASS, AND PLATED WARE, Flour and Feed! w5?"I am now prepared to furnish the choicest and hest goods in my line, at the lowest cash prices. Patronage Is respectfully solicited, References : My patrons. E. S. LARSEN, "Wholesale and Retail Grocer. Astoria. JPURJE CEDER 250 Gallons Pure Cider Vinegar, in 25 Gallon Packages. For sale by 3S. S. XuSLtSEBTa y-Tliis is the best quality of vinegar that is made ; it is warranted pure cider vinegar, put up by an Oregon factor, and persons in want of a good article, wholesale or retail, are invited to call on E. S. LARSEN, Cor, Squemocqhe and Cass streets, Astoria. SOMETHING fl CHESTNUTS, NEW ORLEANS SUG AR AND MOLASSES, CRYSTAL DRip SYR UP, PICKLED HERRINGS, BQIIDapER: .: 'CALIFORNIA FIGS, ' H AND DREED GRAPES w WHICH ARE BET TER THAN ANY RAISINS IN THE MARKET. AT GEARHART'S Washington Market, Main Street, Astoria Oregon, BEItGATAK BEBRJT RESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN tion of the public to tho fact that the above Market will always bo supplied with a FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY FRESH AND CURED MEATS! "Which will bo sold at lowest rates, wholesale and retail. Special attention given to supply ns ships. D. K. Warrex. C. A. McGuirk Astoria Market ! Corner of Chenamus and Cass streets, ASTORIA. OllEGON. WARREN & McGTJIRE, Proprietor (Successors to Jlobion k Warren, "Wholesalo and Retail Dealers in all klnas u Fresh and Cured Me at si A full line of Family Groceries, CANNED FRUIT, VEGETABLES, ETC. fiButtor, Eggs, Choose, etc. constantly on hand. &35 Ships supplied at tho lowest rates. J. STRAUSS, Importer and "Wholesale Dealer In WINES AND LIQUOKS, CONSISTING OF AAA OLD VALLEY WHISKY, CUTTEE WHISKY, OLD KETCUCKY BOURBON, MARTEL BRANDY, HENNESIE BRANDY, GRAPE BRANDY, HOLLAND GIN AND RDM, ANGELICA, PORT, SHERRY AND- CLARET WINES, PORTER, ALE, AND ST. LOUIS BOTTLE BEER. These goods will only be sold at wholesale, and at lowest figures. Come and sample them before purchasing elsewhere. J. STRAUSS ASTORIA, -.-. OREGON. m- r j ' fe- iJ&J&x Jfcn-.- tt.