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i - 5 jf glxs gnilxj sttaimx. ASTORIA OllEGON ISSUED EVERY MORNING, Monday Excepted). D. C. IRELAND : : ITRI.ISIIER. Attoriaii Build'tn, Cass Street. i crms of Subscription : berved by Carrier, per week ....25 Cent5 Sent by mail, four months S3 00 Sent by mail, one year - 9 00 Free of I'ociaso to Subscribers. CB-Advertisements inserted by the year at tho rate of SI oil per square per month. Transient ndvortMns, by the day or week, fifty cents per square for each insertion. THE CITY. Tun Daila astowax will he sent hy mailat7 ccnta a month, free of postage. Iicaa rs who contemplate absence from the city can have Titk Astoiuax follow them. Datia vr Wekkta editions to any post-office with vt additional expense. Addresses may he cnanacd as iftcn as desired. Leave orders at 1ir countinq room. Steamer day. Ancon due from 'Frisco. Ilyers sisters will appear at 3retro politah hall. The Corientes sailed lumhia river on the 14th. from the Co- Dr. TCinsey carries his left arm in a slim; because of rheumatism in the shoulder. - The parish of Grace church present to the domestic mission fund, as an Eas ter offering, the sum of 880. The steamer Mannet made a special trio to the Walluslca yesterday afternoon, under charter to Alaj. C. II. Page. The schooner Trustee sailed for Shoal water bay instead of Astoria. She left San Francisco on Saturday. Kev. O. Parker, rector of this parish, desires to meet the class for confirmation at the vestry room at 2)4 o'clock this af ternoon. We understand thalMr. II. W.Scott, editor in chief of the Oregonian, antici pates the pleasure of a visit to Astoria, some time soon. Hereafter prayr meetings in the Baptist church will be held on Friday evenings, instead of Thursday evening, until further notice. The steamer Great Republic and Oregon sailed from San Francisco, for Astoria and Portland, with 1,800 passen gers, at 10 a. it. yesterday. m R, F. Caufield's clerk, killedjjleven rats in nine minutes with a poker,' one day this week, and he don't consider himself an expert terrier either. Mr. Ben Ilolladay has been very ill at Washington the past winter, but is steadily improving in health at present. He expects to spend the most part of the coming summer and fall m Oregon. Change of carrier makes it neces sary for us to request that if any .sub scriber fails to receive Tjie Astokiax regularly in the city the same be report ed to this office as soon as possible. Itt.lt cv. 15. Wistar Morris, Bishop of I me diocese oiuregon, arrived m A.siona night before last, and will officiate in Grace (Episcopal) church and administer the rite of confirmation on Sunday next The Valley Forge will be ready to clear this week. This will leave but a .slim showing of vessels in the port and rivers, which is as it should be. We like very much to see everybody "and the ships" busy. The Statesman heard a young lady of Salem remark that the reason she was always chewing gum was to show the gold filling in her jaw teeth. With all the fluctuations in jug-iron and axle irrease, chewing-gum-keeps up at the old figures. Having ioined the temperance ranks, and lectured successfully m Oakland on that subject, Calvin B. McDonald is about to leave for Oregon, where he will lee ture upon temperance, under an engage ment with Hon. Wm. It. Dunbar, Chief- templar of Oregon. A bank has occurred in the San Francisco mails again. Yesterday we got an emaciated and dilapidated lot of stuff by mail, overland in eight days, but so badly used up that we could not read more than half of it Please send our mail by steamer "if it takes all sum mer' The Bee is angry as a hornet at the people of Astoria because they pick over zhe clams sent to that market and keep :ill the b ones for their own use. Xow, "the Experiment says the Bee is not post ed on clams. The"smaller ones are best Clams eight inches in diameter on the Sound aie only eaten by Indians. The steamer Ord way will leave Hus tler's dock Sunday morning, April 20th, rtt 5 o'clock, with the livers Sisters com bination for Portland, returning Mon thly with the Primrose troupe, affording u good opportunity for parties wishing frimakesualeasure trip to the metropolis. Will leave Portland on return Monday at a a. m. Fare for the round trip $3 DO. A correspondent, writing from Tillamook says : "The coining of spring and consequent employment of all par ties that have work to do. have suspen ded operations on the Dockerty road, which" will not be renewed again proba blv before next winter, when it rains so hard that we can't do anything but build roads through the mountains on paper. But our Tillamook poet says: The Dockerty road must go. And so in accordance with the tradi tional poet's license I have no doubt but f bat it will go, nut where. I don't say. Salmon Season Opened. AH the Astoria canneries "but one, and nearly all the canneries along the river, are now engaged in putting up fish, but just what the prospects are for the future it is impossible to state. News from abroad is that a price can not be fixed upon canned salmon until some estimate can be made of the quan tity of salmon in the river. If th& salmon run is to be comparatively small, prices may hold up, but if fish will be abundant the market will be apt to droop. The average number of fish to the boat is thus far small. One boat which returned eigthty-seven one night, the next night caught but two fish. They seem to run in schools this year. Common Council Proceedings. The common council met in regular session at the usual hour luesuav evening. Councilman Gray, President, presiding in the chair. Present Coiincihnen Gray, Hahn, McCann, McGuire, Runey and Shive- Officers present R. H. Cardwell auditor and clerk, W. J. Barry chief of Police. The decree of the circuit court re instating Mr. W. W. Parker as mayor of the city, was read and filed. A resolution was then read, and unanimously adopted, reseating Mr. Parker as mayor, whereupon a com mittee was appointed to conduct him to the seat which was then filled by him and business was proceeded with. A petition from Mr. John Hume asking the right to build a fence on O.lney street, at the terminus of Che namiiB street, was referred. A petition from Mr. Geo. W. Hume asking the appointment of S. !M. Coffin bury as a special policeman without compensation from the cit3T, was read, the petition granted and Mr. Coffin bur3T duly appointed. REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. Committee on fire and water report ed on the heater, etc., for No. 2, and bills were ordered paid. Committee on rules and regulations reported on the opinion of Judge Shat tuck concerning the Olney case, and asked for further time to make final report, which was granted. Committee on health and police re ported on the matter of appointing police on the roadway. Time was given to seek co-operation from upper Astoria. Committee on streets and public ways reported on lamp for Polk street. Laid over. REPORTS OF OFFICERS: City treasurer Ingalls report was read and referred. City Assessor Worsley asked for fur ther time. Granted. Chief Police Barry recommending A. Ginder as special policeman vice Rucker, removed from the city, was adoptcd-and Mr. Ginder appointed. I ORDINANCES PASSED. To amend liquor-license ordinance, making the keeper or agent responsi ble. To provide for the appointment of special police officers. To legalize the action of the council during the late unpleasantness. Defining the duties of superintend ent of streets. ORDINANCES REFERRED. An ordinance to change the names of certain streets passed to the second reading and was referred. An ordinance providing for epxenses of litigation was read second time and referred. TAKING AN APPEAL. A resolution providing for taking steps to appeal from the late decision of the Circuit court relative to the late, unpleasantness, was adopted. COMMUNICATION FROM THE MAYOR. Mayor Parker submitted the follow ing communication respecting city finances, which was referred to the committee on ways and means: To thememhersof the common council of the city of Astoria in regular session, con vened. Gi:xtli:men: The present-indebtedness of the city is about ($20,000) twenty thousand dollars, includingall outstand ing warrants and bonds issued for the. construction of the roadway on "Cedar'5 "East second"' and Hemlock .streets, and for opening West-ninth street and pur chase of lot thereon, and for steam fire engine and lire department apparatus, the purchase of lot for city hall and for the erection of the public building there on. This debt was all, or nearly all. cre ated during the two years immediately preceedingthe current year. In each of those two years the city has levied a special tax of one per cent in addition to the five mill tax author ized by the charter for general purposes. The question will soon come before you of what rate of tax shall be levied for the current year. I think the general judgment and best sense of the city is that the taxation of the past two years is too high to be continued; and "that an effort should be made to get along with the five mill tax authorized by the charter for general purposes. The expenditures and im provements made in the city on ac count of the same, during the said two years, have nearly all been of a perma nent character, such as will last for ten to twenty years; and therefore 1 think it but just and proper that the further judgment for the permanent improve ments aforesaid be extended over sever al years, say five or ten years. In order to do that and at the same time to do full justice to the holders of the citv indebtedness, that indebted ness should be put in a shape to entitle the holders thereof to receive interest at reasonable rate and at stated period, un til the same is fully paid. . 1 therefore recommend that the proper steps be taken for ascertaining the exact amount of the debt of the city,, with a view of putting all that portion now outstanding in warrants at least, into bonds, drawing ten percent perannum, or some other proper rate of interest, running five or ten years, interest pay able every three or six months. I think all holders of warrants will readily ex change them for the bonds. Then pro bably a five mill tax this year will meet the current expenses, and interest on the debt, and give an overplus of two or three thousand dollars to be used in fur ther improving the efficiency of the fire department Respectfully submitted, W. W. Parker, Mayor. Astoria, April 15, 1879. TUSSLE FOR A TOLICEMAN. Councilman Runey moved that the Chief of Police nominate a suitable person for day policeman. Carried. Mr. Barry then nominated Mr. John W. Olsen, whereupon Council man Shively objected, and nominated Mr. J. W. Weber. Vote was taken on Mr. Weber, and was lost. Vote, was then tiken on Mr. Olsen, and lost. Three to three. BILLS ORDERED PAID. Warrants were ordered in payment of claims against the city as follows : Trenchard & Upshur, merchandisers 75 Cris Bell, witness fee 1 Chas. biowerke, Thus. Nelson, Mrs. O'Forth, .las. Brown, Frank Brain. do. 1 do. do. do. . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 .10. . 4 . 4 . 4 do. Carl Adler, merchandise. C. II. Bain & Co.. do A. Van D uscn & Co., do Jackson & llawes. work on lamps V.. S. I.nrsiMi. tni'rehandise o 1 II. B. Parker, board of prisoners.... 28 40 On motion of Councilman Runey ; the council adjourned. Xctfults of tho Festival. Tho ice-cream festival, given in aid of the Catholic church of this city, by the ladies of the church, at Metropolitan hall, was quite well attended, and netted a verv handsome sum for the purpose for which it was intended. The ladies having it in charge desire to publicly thank the partici pants who so liberally aided them in making it a success, and particularly Air. C. II. Stockton, for the free uso of the hall, and Lambert's brass band for their attendance and music furnished. The netproeeeds amount to overSGO 00. We think the lady managers also deserve a vote of thanks for the kind manner in which visitors were entertained, but they do not wish us to make special mention in their behalf. About the Expenses. Astoria, April IGlh. Some time since the inquiry was made as to where the expenses of the council's impeach ment would fall and one o the council-1 men repueti uirougn uie papers umi cit izen need not be alarmed, as no bills had been presented. At the last meeting of the council four of the members voted to saddle onto the taxpayers of Astoria S50 to pay the attorneys of the council men in the impeachment case, although the court decided that they had no au thority in the premises. It would seem Citizen didn't err much "when he inti mated that the councilmen were very full of public spirit when they could pay with other people's money. Citizen. A Pamphlet Free The Murray Hill Publishing com pany, 129 E;ist Twenty-eighth street, New York city, will send by mail a large pamphlet entitled Evidences of Dr. Footk's success as a writer and practi tioner of medicine, and a catalogue of all their publications reading enough for several weeks if you will but en close one stamp to their address. A magnificent stock of jewelry at Adler's. Baby carriages of the best styles, and at low prices, at Loeb's. Baby carriages from 7 00 up wards at Adler's. : Call at Adler's and secure a cro quet set. Cheaper than ever. See late specimens lightning pro cess of photographs, at H. S. Shuster's Art Gallery. Boat sponges, wholesale and retail at Dements drug store, Astoria. Eive thousand just received. - Warren & McGuire have the early rse potatoes for seed. Farmers, please remember this. Wall-receivers, brackets, and a splendid lot of picture-frames, at Ad ler's, almost at your owmprice. - -To make room for a large invoice of baby carriages on the way, Adler has reduced the prices considerably on what he has now. C. H. Bain & Co. will, from this date, discount ten per cent,-Jtor cash, on former prices on sales of mould ings, sash and doors. - -Best Salem Hour is sold in this city at 5 50 per barrel by Warren & McGuire. -fc The .lacksonville Sentinel hopes that Crescent city will be selected as the proposed harbor of refuge, because, as it says: "that is our only hope for an outlet to the sea. Geographically, we ! belong to California. Our business con nections are with San Francisco. We have nothing in common with northern I Oregon except our liability to pay state taxes, and we do not derive & dollar benefit from our traffic with the north." AROUND THE CITY. Get your baskets filled for a little money at Bailey's. JSew invoice of those Medallion Ranges at Magnus C. Crosby's. Five thousand yards Embroideries from 5 cents upwards, at Hamburger's. Twelve yards Chinese Grass Cloth. .'Mi inches wide, for one dollar at Ham burger's. P. J. Goodman, on Main street, has just received the latest and most fash ionable style of gent and ladies boots, shoes, etc. Parties in want of good Ci'dar Shingles will do well to apply to II. C. Comegys, Kalama, W. T. A new lot of full bound blank.aud receipt books, special! v for use in can neries, at the City Book store. The proprietor of the Chicago house.whoni everybody knows as a popu lar caterer, has fixed his hotel vvp in splended style. It is all newly paintc.1 and furnished, and is one of the most attractive places on Main street Call around; every luxury of she season at the Chicago house. Mr. J. Stewart, stone and marble cutter of Astoria will miarantee satis faction to all ordering work of him, and will do a better job for less money than any outside workman. His work in. the cemetery here should besufticientrecom mendation. Before you let vour con tracts for work of this kind it "would be. well to call upon Mr. Stewart. Fresh fruits and vegetables at Bailey's. The cheapest ever offered is Ham burger's Embroidery. Oysters served in every style at tne alia alia lCestaurant. Fresh oysters in every style at Schmeers". See advertisement. Fresh oysters ii every style and at all hours at'tlu; Pioneer restaurant. Buy vour domestic goods at Ham burger's. You can do better than at any other house. Just received nor Elder 2,000 pounds, 8-pound sheet lead, for sale at lowest rates at Magnus C. Crosby's. Xow that building is reviving in Astoria, bear in mind the fact that Peter Runey is well supplied with all kinds of building materials which he is prepared to dispuse of to all at very lowest rates. The Weekly Astorlnn. One of the best papers published on the Pacific coast, is mailed to subscri bers every Friday, postage paid to any part of the United States, at the follow ing rates, in advance: One Year .1 00 Four Months 100 Single Copy 10 ?"A limited number of small adver tisements will be inserted at the usual rates. Apply at thr office, or address D. C. Ireland, Publisher. Fashionable DrosOInKlHg. Miss M. J. Kelley having made ar rangements with Miss E. C. Benedict to do cuttine and fitting in her shop, and feeling fully competent to offer herself as a first-class trimmer, would be pleas ed to havo the ladies of Astoria give her a call, as she will hold herself responsi able for all work done. Terms reason able. Xext door to The Astorian office. Miss E. O. Benedict wishes, to inform the Ladies, that she. will still continue instructing all those who wish to learn Airs. C. K. linker's system of Dress-cutting, having taken rooms with Miss M. J. Kelley. The Best Family Sewing machine is tho New Ameri can, sold in Astoria by Chas, Stevens & Son at the City Book store. It Is a light running self-threading machine, in fact it is the only sewing machine which has a self-threading shuttle and self-setting needle. It never breaks the thread; never skips stitehes; is the lightest run ning, and is in every respect the best family sewing machine. Chas. Stevens & Son, agents, Astoria, Oregon. Lodging HgrsE Persons requiring furnished or unfurnished rooms can be accommodated at reasonable rates at Mrs.Munson's Chenamus st, Astoria. Single copies of the Weekly Astori an neatly done up. with s-tamps to pre-pay postage affixed, for sale at thu office. Send a copy to your friends in other parts of the world. Priee, 10 centt a copy. Fisli Commissioner Xoticc. -&TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN" THAT 1 the undersisnied will be in readiness from and after this date, to issue licenses, at his office up stairs, corner of Cass and Sncmocqhe streets, Astoria. Orosron. 1 H. B. FERGUSON, Deputy Fish Commissioner. Fish Commissioners Xotice. THE UNDERSIGNED FISH COMMIS sioncr for "Washington territory, hereby gives notice that he will be at Brookllcld for the rest of the season. ALBERT T. STREAM, NORTH Cove, W. T., Feb. 17, 1879. FOR SALE. MRS. STEERS HAS LOANED the Chapel of the Holv Innocents an ortran (during the repairs of its own), which she oilers for sale at quite a low llgure. The Instrument Is Konlly a qoeI Ono, Fine toned and in excellent order. It may be seen at the Chapel of the Holy Innocents, Upper Astoria. Hall of Beavki: Loner. No. 33. i. o. O.K., Astoria, Oregon. April 10. 1S7!. f To the Officers and Members of Beaver Lodge. Xo.Xi.l.O.O.F.: YOU AEE REQUESTED TO RE PRES ent at the regular meeting on thei'4th Inst., for the purpose of deciding upon aja r.ule on the 2fith day of April, the .sixtieth annlveiary of Odd I'ellowslnp In Anierica. s Jas. W. WELCH, N. G. 1 1ZL J Ed. D. Curtis, R. S. PFUNDER, PORTLAND, Has just received direct from the manufac turers, the largest and best assortment of Cannery Thermometers Ever imported to this State. Send In your orders early. Address : Wm. PFUNDER & CO. Lock box 213, Portland, Oregon, AMUSEMENTS'- Metropolitan BML Commeitcing Thursday. APRIL 17th. JOnX MAGI IKE. arANAGER.. Grand Musical Event ! The llcdpath Lyceum Bureau, of Boston,, have the plcaMire of announcing an engage ment for the fourth year with the renowned H. ri?Dvn ciTCimrnr o iuaii!iltC COSIBIXATIOX. N- The Only Colored Burlesque Troupe in the World, Assisted by the SIXERS' SISTERS QUARTETTE. "Whoso fame has extended from Ocean to. Ocean. Alse: BSLLY KERSANDS,. The geatest living Colored Comedian, and" WILLIE E. LYLE, Female Impersonator. "Who will appear in their OrERA EOUFEE: EXTRAVAGANZA. The African Princess- Admission Gallery sioo 50ctM Reserved seats can be secured at Caufield's dnig store, three days in advance, without extra charge. GRAND OPENING OF Hill's M Variety Itatre,. Containing six XEW AND ELEGANT BOXES,. SITTING ROOMS, ETC. The Decorations of the New Theatre wera executed by Mr. F. Holt. NEW AND ELABORATE SCENERY. Painted by Mr. "Win. "West. Architect and Builder Mr. Kemble. On and after this date will be given a First Class Entertainment Which for Refinement and Novelty cannot be equalled on this coast. Our Per formance Commences with oar First Part of Male and Female: C RAND OLIO, Consisting of Singing, Dancing, Acrobatic Feaisy Negro Sketches, Trapeze Performers,. Pantomimists and Jugglers. HOUSE CROWDED KICHTL1T To see our Refined and Unequalled enter tainment. New Acts, New Song's and com plete change of Programme twice a week.. GEO. IHIX, JProprictor ' Entrance to Boxes and Circle on Chena mus Street. Performance to commence at eight o'clock precise. City E32sz.3P37ss Two Trips lnily to "I'pper Towiw MR. F. SHERMAN takes pleasure in an nouncing the fact that he has perfected arrangements for making two regular trips daily to Upper Astoria and back, regular street car style, for passengers and snndl packages. ear will Iravo J. "W. Cearharts. the Parker House, and the Occident, daily at 11 a. m. and .1 v. m. Returning will leave Van Dn sen's upper town store. Fare for the round trip 2.1 cents. STEWART. Stone and Marble Cutter, ASTORIA. - - - , OREGON All kind'? of building work, and monumen tal work attended to promptly and to order. Satisfaction guaranteed. MAGNUS C. CROSBY. PEAL.KK IN" Stoves, Tinware, and House Furnishing Goods Hardware, Brass Goods Lead and Iron Pipe, Pipe Fittings Engineers Supplies, Sheet Lead, lrone Copper, Brass, and Zinc. O- 3Tm SMITH, (IN" TIIK ASTORIAN" BUILDING) HAS JUST RECEIVED A LOT OF NEW goods, consisting of MEN'S AND BOYS CALF ANiy KIP BOOTS Buckle and Congress Gaiters, Women, Misses and Children's ssxiirxosr ooxsv Whioh will be sold at the very lowestpriee, pEO. "LOVETT, T-A-XIjOIO.. GLEANING and REPAIRING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. Benton street, opposite Post-office, Astoria. SJcERgttej 4C