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ASTORIA, (mo, JULY 12, 1873;
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AXD SATURDAY,
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Wood. The schooner Adelaide
discharged a cargo of wood at Flavels'
-wharf from Lewis and Clake river
Lumber. The Varuna yesterday
took a large cargo of lumber for Cape
Disappointment from Terrell's mill
in this city.
-Ir. Spellmier is
fitting up a very neat, square iront
building on Main street, near Masonic
Hall, for the use ofOkliss Lizzie Sped
den in her millinery business.
Loaded Both Ways. The steamer
Varuna left for Fort Stevens and
Chinook Thursday, 'literally7 covered
all over with freight. On her return
Megler & Jewett had her about as
much crowded with cases and half
barrels of Chinook salmon.
Sailed. Capt. Gage got off in tow
of the tug boat Astoria early Thursday
morning, and judging from the runs
he usually makes must be very near
San Francisco to-day. The "VVebfoot
came in on the 23d, loaded for Port
land. Widowers. Our friends Rev. T. A.
Ilyland and Mr. A. Van Dusen both
are widowers. Their "better-halves"
are out of the city. Mrs. Hyland
will spend some two weeks at Clat
sop, and Mrs. Van Dusen has taken
a night to Eagle Cliff.
Repainting. Mr. Lewis Wilson
lias for some time past been employ
ed in repainting and refitting his
residence on Court street. Mr. Wil
son is one of our most enterprising
citizens, and desires to have every
thing Reat and ship shape about his
Club Meeting. It will be seen by
reference to notice elsewhere that a
special meeting of Winship Chowder
Club F. & F. is to be held at Captain
Kippen's office to-day. We are not
prepared to say whether the Oyster-
ville Yacht Club regatta has anything
to do with this meeting or not, but,
of course, it might be expected that
The First Wheat Vessel. About
four o'clock, p. m., Thursday, the
British ship Middlesex, Capt Massey,
arrived at this port in ballast from
San Francisco, 'to load with wheat
for Liverpool. The Middlesex is a
large ship with a capacity for carry
ing 1,700 or 1,800 tons, and will be
loaded by Messrs. Laidlaw & Gate, of
Portland. She is the first vessel in
the wheat fleet that has arrived this
A Good Bun. At precisely nine
oMoek Thursday morning the lines
were thrown on the wharf at this
2rt from the steamship California,
exactly four days from Sitka. The
California left Astoria on her outward
vovage at 5 o'clock, a Mon the 25th
of June,, and was, consequently, only
fifteen days making the round voyage
of about 2,400 miles, including a trip
up Puget Sound, and all the neces
sary stoppages. She brought no pas
sengers, but had a cargo of coal for
the Portland Gas 3!5glit4Sompany.t.
High and Low. We have had
very high and low tides this week.
Now if a sailor was" to fall overboard
we could report " high, low, Jack."
New Tide Gauge. Lewis Wilson
of this city, leaves to-day for Port
Townsend, the port of entry for the
Puget Sound district, for, the purpose
of assisting Capt. Lawson, of the TJ.
S. Coast Survey, in putting up a tide
gauge at that point.
Leather for Europe. Mr. C. Lien-
enweberof this city, having received
from Germany letters of inquiry con
cerning the manufacture of leather
at Astoria, and the probable chances
of purchasing large lots, has replied
favorably, and sent samples of hts
own work to the parties making the
inquiries. A direct leather business
between Astoria and Germany would
briiitf us thousands of dollars annu
ally and set Oregon on her pins.
A Chance to Lighter. The Mid
dlesex when loaded, will draw 21
feet depth of water. We are reliably
informed that she will not be able to
reach Astoria, on her outward voy
age for Liverpool from the "sea
port" up the Wallamet (Portland),
drawing over 17 feet. Here is a
chance for steamers to get a job of
lightering for the other four feet.
Any vessel can load and depart from
Astoria drawing her full depth.
The Gussie Telfair. Capt. Gard
ner came over on the California ar
riving here on the 10th. He informs
us that the favorite little propeller
Gussie Telfair has been handsomely
refitted, and expects that she has
been launched before this time at
Victoria. As soon as she is repaired
she will take her place in the Oregon
trade with Puget Sound and Sitka.
Fourth on the Ajax. The steam
ship Ajax happened to be caught on
the Columbia river, at the fisheries,
loading for San Francisco, on the
Fourth, but chief engineer Van Du
ser, clerk Beed, and Col. West, Wells
Fargo fe Company's express messen
ger, were not caught without thenec
cessary articles to appropriately cele
brate. Capt. Hiram Brown, of this
city, took part in the celebration
which passed off in 'fine style at
Hapgood & Hume's. Sky rockets,
bombs, crackers, and cannon were
fired, streaming lines of fireworks
were set off in the rigging, and with
music, singing and a good time in
general, the passengers, some fifty in
number, seemed very much at home.
The festivities closed with a bird sup
per, at which all officiated'. Making
a joy of what would otherwise have
been a yery monotonous day.
Goodness. Mr. A. H. Sale tells us
of a lot of strawberries plucked from
his patch the other day that measur
ed from Z to 4 inches in circumfer
The beef killed by the Astoria
butchers, after fattening on tide lands
knocks the socks so far off from East
ern Oregon that there is no use to
talk. Portland chewers of tough
beefsteaks come down here to break
fast and get some.
Capt. M. Kogers' peas have grown
to about eight feet high this Sum
mer. When the seed came out from
the States three years ago they were
warranted to grow three feet. The
Oregon soil improves the height
S. W. Hill, of Deep river, has left
us an average sample of his grasses,
(timothy and orchard grass), which
was pastured up to the loth day of
May, less than two months ago.
When he drove the cattle off, this
grass "went up," and the sample left
,,.;.v. ,, ,voot,w r. c?v -rof i
nvflr civ 1oor. in 1
heiuht. The stalk is slender,
not a hit too rank for feed. He also
had volunteer oats six feet ill height
fllli of grain in the heads. j ate notice to the Health Officer In any viola-
: ' , ""tions of tho foregoing regulations the law will
Job Pvoss has hop-vines at his place 00 strictly enfurcd. F. W. DODD, M. D.. -in
this city 25 to 30ieet in height., p" .. . ' a Health.Oflicor, Astoria.
Spiritual Hall. This building is
being thoroughly renovated and
painted within and without.
Flavel's New Wharf. The work
on Capt. George Flavel's new- wharf
is progressing finely. We hope to
be able to chronicle its completion
in time for fall business.
FuRNisniNG. Judging from the
style of tables which are being made
at Stoll's, the apartments on the pilot
boat California are to be luxuriantly
fixed up. The California is now
nearlv as good as new.
Very III. Mr. J. H. Dyson, clerk
at Arrigoni's was taken suddenly
very ill at the dinner table a few
days ago and is yet unable to attend
to duties of his office.
Humor. There is a rumor on the
streets that the tug Astoria is about
to leave us. Guess she won't go
farther than about Shoalwater Bay,
on the 20th. That is to say, if she
Decorated. The hall of Beaver
Lodge No. 25 I. 0 O. F., wTas hand
somely decorated with flowers Thurs
day evening, on the occasion of the
installation of new officers. They
were placed there by Brother Lewis
Wilson, and the Lodge thanked-Mrs.
Wilson for the donation.
Wanted.-2-" A hen on" her nest.
A. J. Megler of this city, having pre
sented us with a double-yolk Bram ah
egg, weight 3 ounces, measurement
6 by S inches circumference. We
want a hen 'to hatch it. It vonrt do
to eat such eggs while the parent
stock sell for $10 a pair.
Graco Church, (Prot. Episcopal) Row T A
Hyland Hector, Divino services every Sunday
at wy2 a m anuv r m; ouncioy fccnooi at l 1 jf
Congregational Church, Rev A W Tenny
Pastor, Divine services every Sunday at 10
a Mand7 v m; Pray or Mooting overy Thurs
day evening, Sunday School moots at 12 u
Movement of Vessels.
Following is a list of vessels on tho way to
this port, and a record of tho arrivals and de
partures up to date:
The Oregon steamship will probably leave
San Francisco for this port to-day, arriving on
The Victoria Nyanza and Whittington from
Astoria last January with wheat for Liverpool
arrived Juno 18th.
The bark Edward James i3 said to bo com
ing to load with lumber for Molbourn.
British bark Vesta, sailed from Liverpool,
Bark Rival, from San Francisco, June 2ith.
British bark Shy let, Liverpool, via Victoria,
Schooner , from Melbourne,
Brig Koloa, from San Francisco.
American ship Confidence.
Barkenteer. Orogonian, from San Francisco.
British bark Oncata, fS6 tons, McDowell,
fromTyno via Molondo and Callao, arrived
from Molondo at Callao 22d.
British ship Loretta, 1,914 tona, from Tyne
via Callao. Sailed- March 0th.
British bark Duncairn, Chambers, from
Tyno via Bombay, Arrivod at Bombay prior
to April 22d.
British bark George A.Holt, Norton, from
Wear via Now Zealand, Sailed Dot 20th, 1872
Passed the Lizard Foburary titb.
Bark Garibaldi, Hong Kong. Juno 20.
Bark Forward " ...Juno 23.
Bk Hermino Liverpool June 20 ...
S tr John L Stephens .. July 8th
Bkt Webfoot San Fzanciscd June 23 July 10
Str California, Sitka- July 10
Br ship Middlesex. London July 10 ..
Tide Table for Awtorla.
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Xotice to Pilots, (und Ship Masters).
Every Pilotor ShipMastcrVho shall bring in
to tho port of Astoria any ship or vessel having
on board any porsons or goods infected with
Small-pox, Cholera, Leprosy, or other conta-
' ?ious diseases, or which shall have had on
uuaruany sucn miecHons. uurwg ijio voyage
nr wlilfVi hn siwnnntc frnin flirt Vlflfl Snrntirv
w. ........ .. ..... J.VV-.t ..W.U WW ....... ,...,,
' nrmrlition nf fVin rnssnl mntr Vn on Mflhln Inf itvn.
' pagating disease, shall anchor such ship or
vessel below Smith's Point, and givo iinmcdi-
ww.iv.niis.1 i iiiu woui mu; wu ,A. wi uvi"
Personal. Mr. Anson Allen lias
entered into partnership with Mr.
Saunders at Fort Stevens.
Started up. The British ship
Middlesex left yesterday morning in
towr of the steamer Merrimac for Port
land. For Tillamook. The schooner
Katie Heron arrived yesterday from
Portland with a cargo for Tillamook
she sailed for her destination to-day.
Did Side It. A bucking mustang,
of the wall-eyed cayuse breed of cuit
an, was the cause of much excite
met on Chenamus street Thursday
evening. The " animile" refused to
be rode, but after throwing several
persons, it found its match in avoung
man with a motto. The motto was
in words to this effect, " ride it or
kill it," or something of that nature,
and he did ride it.
Arrived. The steamboat E. N.
Cooke arrived from Portland yester
day morning with a party on board
for Clatsop, including Judge O. N.
Denny, and Carl Bosco. Judge
Denny we believe was a guest of
Ben Holladay who was also a passen
ger, and Mr. Bosco goes over to com
plete a set of views of the elegant
scenery and things to be seen about
the Seaside house.
Installation. Thursday evening
at the usual hour Beaver Lodge No.
25, I. O. O. F., met and installed offi
cers for the current term as follows;
L. H. Hubbard, N. G.; T. A. Hyland
V. G.; C. H. Page, Secretary; Lewis
Wilson, P. S.; John Hobson'T.; A.
J. Megler. R. S. N. G.; C. S. "Wright,
L. S. N. G.; C. H. Bain E. S. V. G.;
P. Ferrell, L. S. V. G.; P. Johnson,
O. G-; Henry Jacobs, R. S. S.; A.
Fisher, L. S. S.; J. H. D. Gray, W.;
Horace Lewis, C.
Personal. The Dixie Thompson,
from Portland last evening, brought
about forty passengers. Among them
were Gov. Ferry and daughter, Judge
Green, and Hon. H- G. Struve of
Olympia; Lt. Leary, for Fori Stevens;
Capt. Merry man of this city; Con
ductor E. E. Root, of the Oregon and
California Railroad, with his family;
Capt. Crosby, of Turn Water; John
O'Neil vnd family, of Portland; Mr.
Barns and family, of Portland; and
several others seeking relaxation
from business and a resort for the
summer. U. S. Marshal Kearney, of
Washington territory yand Mr. Fletch
er of Vancouver, came also. Mar
shal Kearney is on his way to Oys
ter ville, with Judge Green and others
to attend a session of the District
Court for Paciiic county.
To-day the steamer Annie Stewart
will come down from Portland pre
pared to start the regular daily line
Tho Cris Mitchell sailed from San Francisco
forPortTownsendon the 10th, and the Orinet
for this Port on tho same day.
AiiTOKUM Okfick, July 11.
We havo nothing of special importance- to
noto in tho markets of Astoria, Supplies are
as a general thing ciusl to the demand and
trade is good. Wo hear few complaints on ac
count of tho scarcity of money. Shipping is
bettor than ut this time last season.
Following is a correct list of pricea ruling in
this markot to-day:
Sugars Crushed $ lb r
San Francisco Golden 13
Sandwich island 12
Coffeo Costa Kica 2j
Fresh Ground 'Yz
Chocolate , -:7J$
Teas Young Hyson SI
Japan . .w
Flour Salem Mills sack -... .1 o0
Meal t suck I 0
Crackers lt 10
Candles - 20
Salt f pwt. I u
Vinegar Y galfon -W
Golden Syrup gallon.. a0 00
Hams ? lb
Bacon "t lb -.
Lard f lb
Butter fi in
Eggs t doon
Cheese "fl lb )
Apples Green bushel
Peaches diiod $ U.
, 51 00
Honey i lb - -...--
. VEGJ-.TA1JLKS ASD FEED.
Potatoes e tt -. Old lc, New 2lc
Oil eakel'civt ....-...-...-.. ...1
Letters from the People-
The Butter Maker's Pnrartisc.
Clatsop Plains, July 10, 1873.
You were correct in classing Clatsop
county as the " Butter Maker's Paradise."
You cannot say too much in praise of this?
region as a place adapted to the dairying
business. The climate is peculiarly favor
able to profitable dairy products. Our
cool nights in Summer, and the abundance
of cool spring water, and freedom from .
sultry, wet weather and thunder stormb all
add to the ihcilities of making good butter
and cheese, and the perpetually green pas
tures, Summer and "Winter, render a su
perior quality of pure milk double certain.
"We are pleased with the Astokian, and
all in this vicinity, will support it to a man.
Wishing you all possible success, lam "
Yours, with respect,
Celebration at Catlilamet.
Cj.thl.vmkt, July 111873.-
Really I ask your pardon for not furnish
ing this copy sooner, hut a press of business
made me miss one boat, and you know
how it is yourself. However, next week -a
daily boat, and up to time will be. the
The pic nic and celebration at Cathlamet
on the Fourth, under the management of
Horace Hallett, was the moat imposing
and brilliant attair ever witnessed in that
part of "Washington territory.
In a beautiful shady grove, in the imme
diate vicinity, nature has provided a mag
nificent cool resort for a hot day; and there,
a large dancing floor, music stand, and re
freshment saloons were erected and adorn
ed in appropriate manner for the occasion
A band of music, and everything being
in readiness, ataboutten 6'clock a. m. the
beauty and iashion of the surrounding
country began to assemble, and very soon
thereafter amidst cheers and the booming
of fire crackers, the reader of the immor
tal Declaration of Independence, James
Birnie, esq., made his appearance and in
an eloquent manner, loud and distmctTread
the document to the assembled people. It
is a soul-inspiring, patriotic paper, and
should be read in every hamlet, town and
city in this- universe of ours, annuafly on
the Fourth of July,
At the conclusion of the reading the band
played "Star Spangled Banner," when.
Mr. Hallett made a few remarks and then
introduced the Orator of the Day from
Deep river, who came forth majestically
clad for the occasion in his long linen dus
ter, with the American flag in one hand
and a Greeley hat in the other. A roll of
parchment ornamented his left arm.
The Orator was greeted with round after
round of applause and it was some time
before he could spread himself; but Mr
Editor, when he did so, when his stentori
an notes reached the ears of those people,
at the termination of every sentence you
could hear a pin drop any where in the
woods. "When he struck that part alluding
to the incidents of Brandywine and where
our forefathers had fought, bled and died,
and when the great American Eagle, with
one foot upon Mount Hood and the other
upon Chemoque Peak was supposed to be
flapping his wings over the enthusiastic as
semblage here gathered on this- occasion to
honor the 97th anniversary of our glori
ous Independence, the audience became
perfectly spell bound, at which point the
Oratortookdvantage of thesituation and
retired in good order.
The hand then struck up a Polka, and
some one sungeut: tl Take partners for the
dance," and everything moved along vory
nicely Sack racing, swinging and other
innocent amusements were eanid on har
moniously during, the balance of the day
and evening. Everything went oil vcrv
quiet. A grand display of fireworks in the
evening, and a Balloon ascension, winding
up with a dance at the Clarendon, wheie
they danced all night till broftd day light
and then went home with' tho girls in the
morning; every one convinced thoroughly
that Horace can gt up these pic hies, in
good style. Ropectfully yours,
CRAPED AND. POINTED. The tllg
Astoria was all right side up Thurs- ,
day ev.eing,. .having been j.uu
through, acourse of patent scrapers
and copper paint. Her first joh after;
fthis rovcw to. take Fettfxrfuto
tti Nea. '-