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Tuesday ............r.-rjfertr, IS73
VISIT TO CiATSOP PfcAIXS.
Saturday afternoon we made a
hurried trip though from Astoria, to
ihe end of the route "of Summer
pleasure seekers on Clatsop Plains.
The preparation that have been
made for the accommodation of visi
tors cannot be excelled. At Skipa
lion we found Hr. Pease and Mr.
"Wirt both, well provided with teams
and .conveyances, besides the regular
home-Uke attractions at their res
pective houses of entertainment
Mr Pease is offering his place to
gether with the stock, for sale or
to rent, but Mr. Wirt appears to be
iixed for a life time, and in a wayto
prolong the life of any who may wish
to tarry with him.
The road through to Dc&ter's (Sea
side House), is in fine -condition, and
a lively pair of hdrse3 took us from
..Skipanon to the Seaside, a distance
of fifteen miles, in short order. Bark
er's teams leave the landing on the
arrival of 'the boat every Tuesday,
Thursday, and Saturday hiorning
but as we started in an "extra" from
Astoria a special team was required at
Skipanon, and without any notice
whatever "Wirt started us on our
journey in less than half an hour
after reaching his place. This shows
that there need be no' delay whether
connections are made with the stages
or not. To-day a four-horse Concord
Coach is to be placed on the route,
we understand for daily trips.
The Seaside House is a large fine
hotel, built at heavy expense, finish
ed and furnished in fine style, per
lect in all its appointments, by Ben
llolladay; The lessee C H, Dexter,
and Mrs. Dexter, appear to be well
adapted to keeping a house of this
order, and are succeeding admirably.
The grounds are handsomely laid
out, and the whole place is like an
oasis in a barren rocky spot Shell
roads, shady nooks, babbling brooks
and secluded re ti eats are invitingly
and temptingly arranged and pre
sented on all sides. Several parties
are there now, aiid Mr. Dexter in
forms us nearly all the rooms in his
house are engaged for the season.
Two neat villa-s have been construct
ed near the Seaside, one of which is
occupied is a country seat by Ben
llolladay and the other is being fin
ished. Mrs. Cloutrie, long and favorably
known as keeper of the Summer
House, has just completed and furn
ished a neat two story building, and
is prepared to accommodate ah in
creased number of visitors. 'The
Grimes House is also open on Clatsop
Beach, and Ir Grimes will b6 pleas
ed to see his old friends and as many
new ones as may wish to come.
.We found no better accommoda
tions any whe're than can be had in
Astoria; no more diversified or at
tractive sports than are found here;
but everything is in good order, and
to the thousands who are dying for
want of relaxation and recreation in
Oregon or California, we wish to say
t hat the small sum of money required
to be expended in the expenses of a
trip to Clatsoi) county at this season
of year could not be better invested.
There is not a spot on the Pacific
coast presenting greater inducements
to the classes of jeople needing rest,
and that diversion calculated to re
fresh and strengthen both mind and
Wo have not time to-day to speak
of the numerous fine farms along the
route, of the splendid crops being har
vested, the herds of neat fat cattle to be
seen, but will pay those subjects the
thoughtful attention they deserve in
the proper time. Suffice it for the
pesent to say that this, our first trip
lo Clatsop Plains, awakened new
and suggestive themes important to
this community, and of interest to
the general public.
The Modocs. We expect soon to
hear the last of the Modocs. 'The
trial of the prisoners has been con-
ie wis and Clarke Ki Ven.
iJomia correfcrKmcfenee to tfie '&&
govianhy femithlof gprt Clgj
clijp asjfollews: b
j- JC T-his -historic littleriverr -with its-
piacia waters emDosomeq in evei
preen' hills, forms one of the most
charming and romantic bite of land-;
scape to he seen in the State) and is,
destined at no distant day to be fre
quented by all pleasure seekers and
lovers of the beauties of nature..
" The whole length of the river is
lined with rich tide land and bottom
land, and luxuriant forests, which
are a mine of wealth to the industri
ous woodsmen and dairymen'
Referring to the beauties of the
location, and its historic reminis
censes, the writer says:
"And now about Fort Clatsop,
erected by Lewis and Clake nearly
three quarters of a century ago
Time has exerted its silent but de
structive influences upon them till
there now remains but the remnante
of a foundation log and some decay
ing fragments of elk horns to mark
the spot where these gallant explorers'
about thirty in number, spent the
" As one stands beneath a group of
stately firs, the only living witness of
the erection of this fort, -and gazes
upon the few mouldering relics at
his feet, a feeling of pleasurable sad
ness thrills the soul, and the thoughts
revert back across the vast trackless
wilderness through which the brave
little band passed, to the narrow
strip of settled country on the Atlan
tic seaboad which then constituted
the United States. Silence then
reigned supreme over the waters of
the world. But one solitary steam
boat was afloat, and the now omni
present steam whistle was unknown.
There were no railroads, no tele
graphs, and-the civilized world mov
ed slowly and silently on.
"But the infant nation begins to
expand, northward it comes to the
summit of the Rocky mountains,
down their western slope to the great
Pacific, till now, all is life and activ
ity, where silence and solitude then
"From where you stand .by these
decaying relics of patriotic enterprise,
the steam whistle is heard daily,
echoing through the forests, and a
mong the hills. Farm houses, vil
lages, cities and steamboats have
robbed the wilderness of its solitude.
Railroads and telegraph lines check
er the land-. A vast empire .grand
and mighty in its proportions has
arisen; and all this since these logs
were thrown together to give protec
tion to Lewis and Clarke, sixty-eight
" I wish to ay that I am carefully
preserving what few relics remain,
and it will aflbrd me much pleasure
to show and explain everything pos
sible to thoiie who may desire to see
for themselves the ite of this pioneer
American post on the Pacific coast.
"The road from Fort Clatsop to
the points, of intersection with the
road on the plains, is nearly three
miles in length, and it runs over one
of the most lovely and romantic re
gions in Oregon.
"All the grades are easy, and the
route is in every way attractive and
delightful, and when completed it
will be one of the most refreshing
and exhilarating drives in the coun
try. Parties from up-country can
take the boat at Portland with their
families and carriages; land at Fort
Clatsop at any stage of the tide, and
proceed on their way to the Summer
House without delay.
"Take the entire trip from Port
land to the beach down the majestic
waters of old Columbia, amid ever
green hills, overhanging clifis and
towering mountains, with scately
snow-clad peaks to the right, left and
rear, piercing the -blue ether; the
broad mirror like waters of Astoria
Bay set on emerald hiHs; Young;s
Bay, with its enchanting scenes; a
drive through deep forest shades,
among sparkling rills, around the
heads of precipitous canyons, richly
adorned with evergreens, and finally
terminating in the thunders of Old
Ocean on one of the most delightful
shores of America all combined con
stituteone of the happiest and most
charming excursions that could well
School Ship. Californians are ask
ing for a training ship (Reform), for
refractory boys. We hope they will
succeed. The suggestion of such a
thing came from Oregon, but for
want of proper steps to secure the
ship here, California has been allow
ed to press her claims. The ship
California will be asked for on the
recommendation of the San Francisco
Board of Supervisors and the mech
anics Deliberative Assembly. When
is that reform school to open in Port
land? Removed. Mr Tim Driscoli re
moves to Westport to-day. He has
chartered the sloop lone, Captain
Shively, to remove his koushold
gods to his nw home.
Mute ScHopjL.-re happened to be
present at thefclose of the x Mute
School in Salem, for the term' last
ght looksafter ltT""btrtMr: and
-Mrs..Smith, mutes,-formerly-of Michi
gan, are the teachers, .. It is astonish-.
ingftp see the progress, made byj the
school, and so many are jiow attend
ing we hope the State will keep it
Up. The next term begins' next
Do not be Deceived. On approach
ing Oregon from "the sea, and .going
interior from this point by the Co
lumbia river, the country has the ap
pearance of a dense forest from the
thick growth of evergreen trees near
the stream and on the distant moun
tains, but -a trip by land will show
some of the finest country the sun
ever shone upon. Go and look at it
before you leave the country.
Ochoco. The late flurry about the
mines of Ochoco it seems from later
accounts was rather premature.
Color is found in nearly all the creeks
and canyons, but no gold in paying
Special Election. Governor Grov
er has issued a call for q, special elec
tion to be held October 13th, for the
purpose. of selecting a 'man .to fill the
seat left vacant in Congress by the
death of Hon. Joseph G. Wilson.
To Investors. Tho Northern Pacific
Railroad Company has now built, equipped
and put in operation, hoarly 317 miles of its
main line of road through an excellent coun
try and along what is known as tho Valley
Route to thoPa'cific. The finished portions
already enjoy a largo and fast increasing
traffic The sections approaching completion
connect the chain of Lakes with the navigation
of tho Upper Missouri and Columbia rivers
with Paget Sound, securb at once a largo and
piofitablo business and entitle tho Company
to about 10,400,000 acres of excellent average
land in fee simple.
With these accomplished results, tho Com
pany offers, and is now rapidly selling, its
First Morgage Bonds, for completing tho
construction and equipment, of its road across
tho Continent After careful investigation,
wo recommend these bonds as a well secured
and unusually profitable investment. They
havo CO years to run; principal and interest
ard payable in gold; the interest (seven and
three-tenths per cent) is eiual now to about
8)4 por cent in curroncy. The coupon and
registered bonds can be exchanged for each
other, at the pleasuro of tho holder. Gold
checks for the semi-annual interest on the
registered bonds are mailed, to the post office
address of the owner. ,
These securities havo the following elemonts
of strength and safety: Thoyarethe obliga
tion of it strong corporation; they are also a
mortgage on the Road, its right of way, equip
ments and franchises, ajid a first lean on its
not earnings. In addition to this usually suf
ficient security, there is pledged for tho pay
ment of the principal and interest a Grant of
Land, averaging about 23,000 Acres per Milo
for tho entire length of tho , Road. At the
average price per aero at which bther Land
Grants havo thus far been sold, this real estate
security will yield more than $161,000 per
mile 'more than throe times tho possible is
sue of1 bonds.
The Company has alreadv begun the pro
cess of redeeming and cancelling its first mort
gage bonds, as they are now being received,
at 1.10 in payment and exchange for tho Com
pany's lands. JAY COOKE & CO., '
Philadelphia, Now York & Washington,
financial Agents N. P. IV R. Co.
Come to the Fountain. One of the most at
tractive establishments in Portland is the
drug and perfumery store of our old friend
Samuel M. Smith, corner of Ash and First
streets. Mr. Smith was for many years senior
Eartner of tho firm of Smith & Davis. And,
elides being a thorpughly practical druggist
and chemist' is, withal, as genial a gentleman
as over grasped a hand in friendship. His
store is fitted up and stocked in a magnificent
manner with everything usually found in a
complete stock of drugs, chemicals, perfum
eries, etc, Rut tho feature par excellence i3
the soda fountain, ono of tho faracms Arctic
patent, an immense affair, a monument roared
in marble and silver to the health of tho
thirsty. It has deliveries, on opposite sidles,
and can accommodate a rush. It is stocked
with Kissongon, Qongress, Yichy, Seltzer and
different kinds of syrups. Tho cooling appar
atus is tho most perfect in use, and tho pro
duct of that fountain a draught that surpasses
"tho nectar of the gods."
Bay Yikw House. Ono among the finest
rotroats on the Pacific Coast for Summer visi
tors is that region surrounding tho Ray Yiow
House, at Unity, presided over by John Hun
ter and his estimable wife late of Oysterville.
Fishing for Pogios and i loundors off the rock" s
amidst tho roll of breakers, or Trout in tho
brooks, digging Clams on tho weather beach,
deer hunting or duck shooting, serf bathing
or beach driving, on a twenty mile stretch,
are some of tho sports to bo found thoro. It
will be seen by the advertisement of Mr. H.,
in anothor column, that passengers and visit
ors are to bo well provided for this season.
Beaver Lodge No. 35, I. O. O.Jp.
szz&i'. Meet every Thursday evening,
gS at 8 o'clock, in tho Odd Fellows'
r?'Hall, corner of Cass and Joffeivon
"wi streets, Astoria. Members of the
Order aro invited lo attend. By order, X. tf.
'ANTED-A SCHOOL TEACHER FOR
two children, at the house of the Princi
pal Light keeper, at Capo Disappointment;
Address, J. W. MUNSON,
July 12th, lb7;5. Cape.
NIKS M. Rogers,
PRIVATE BOARDING HOUSE,
orner of Cass and Jefferson stroeK
. 8T ' 3e?
JaW is&k idlv Boms i
i' n V j V v i
kJn L-juI 1 1 -J
and the very best quality,
a at reasonable prices.
At' The Old stand of
'TAKE NOTICE. This is an oxtonsivo stock
of well selected goods, in great variety, which
I am now opening. Old Patrons, Friends and
the community in general, aro invited to call
and inspect both Goods and Prices.
" G. SUMMERS,
Cbenamus btreet, 4-fatorin,
A. SMITH, "
LATE OF LA PORTE, INDIANA.
BSJ-Having commonced business in Astoria
I am prepared to do nil kinds of Painting,
Graining, Paper Hpnging. Glazing, etc., in a;
workmanlike and satisfactory manner. Satis
faction guaranteed, both usto prices and work.
Having been purchased by the undersignod,
will horoafter bo in readiness to carry freight
to any accessible point. Tho Hector has good'
accommodations for keeping freight dry and.
can carry 20,UU0 feet of lumber. For purticu
lars, inquire of P. JOHNSON , Astoria.
ONLY REGULAR PACKET BETWEEN
ASTORIA AND CLATSOP.
Carrying the U. S. Mail!
. The well known sloop J.
MA&Y H., k
L W POOLE-...-, -...-.-...Master
Leaves Clatsop every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, on arrival of Stages, conneecting
at Astoria with the steamer Dixie Thompson.
Returning, leaves Astoria- every Tuesday,
Thursday an,d Saturday yonnecxing with the
Coaches for tho Reach. Extra trips made to
accommodate tho traveling public.
skipanen: landing, f,
A. C. WIRT,-ftOPRIEr'OR.
, , -
Is prepared to entertain tho public 'Horses
and Coach, with Raggago agon, -and careful
drivers to convoy parties to any point.
MRS, CLOUTRIE WISHES TO INFORM
tho public, that she has completed her
largo now two-story house, which is hard
finished throughout, and is now prepared to
receive visitors at this woll known report;
GRIMES HOUSE, ,,,
VISITORS WILL FIND THE ABOVE
named House open for tho ontort'alnniont
of guests during tho season, as usual
POR SALE, OPv RENT.
THE WELL KNOWN SKIANUN HOUSE,
Together .with Horses, Qaniases, and sqmo
Fpr Sale or Re.ntJ-
on reasonable terras Said House is situated
at tho Landing of Clatsop Plains. For further
particulars inquire of the undersigned.
Skipanon, Jane 80, 1S73. D. E. PEASE.
COME AND SEE
my FANCYJPonltry !
A J MEGLER, Cbenamus ttreet
Tho iast sailing Sloop 33i
W. H. TWILIGHT, jgfeg.
R M LOWE Master
Is now in readiness to Charter for Pleasure
Parties, Freight or Passengers. Headquarter
Corner Main and Jefferson streets, Astoria.
Main Street - - Astoria, Oregon.
N.KOEPOED, PROPRIETOR. ,
This House has been refitted and newly fur
nished in tho neatest manner, and gue3tij will
find all their comforts well attended to. The
Table always supplied with 'tho best of tho
season that tho market affoids.
J3a5Thoso who desire to have a good square
meal go to tho Globe. Terms moderate.
For Sale Cheap for Cash I
G00DSURSTANTIAE DWELLING Houso
containing seven rooms. Lower rooms
hard finished, togother with three acres ot
good Garden Land, all under good fence. Or
chard, Ram and Stable, Store-rooms, Wood
house and other buildings, situated at Skipa
non Landing For furthor particulars, apply to
Ferry. Woodward & Co, Portland or to
RICHARD HORSON, Astoria,
HENRY BERENDES, '
Chenamw street Astoria Oregoni
.3-Manufactures to order tho2 bos t quality
of Roots and Shoes Repairing of all kinds'
-Qscaf4 Kil bourn.
AUCTIONEER-dfnco 40 Firstst, Portland.
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AUCTION EER-Cornor of Front and Oakste..
Portland, Oregon. Auction Sales roE flteal
Instate, Groceries, General Morchandi?o and
Horses, bales Wednesday and SuWday.
etc., at Private &alo. Liberal advances made
un consignment. 1 A) BriUCHARDSON
Charles 8. Wright, "
AUCXIOEER-Cor of Main and Chenamua
Streets, Astoria. - Goods received on consigrt
inunt and sold toho Jiigkest biddor.'
DR. S. "VV, DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
.DjL.A. D. 'ELLIS,
Office dn Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
war. L. mi-ewan,
JUSTICE QF THE PEACE,
KS"1 Always Ready'for Rnsinesg.",lPa
A.-VANDUSEN,. ' T
. Astoria, Oregon?
ATTORNEY AT LATT,
Office In Holmes' Ruilding, Portland.
' KROMBIENA GILBERT,
Croo's Ruildiug....i Portland, Oregon
. ffThe Rest Counsel; tho, Rest Draughs
men; the Rest Model 'Wbfkmin, and best
Patent Agent nt Washington; tho only, reliable
place to got your intentions put through in
The SEASIDE HOUSE,
MR. C. II. DEXTER , Formerly of tho " Cliff
House." San Irnncisco, announces to his
fnendsand tho public that bo has leased tho
new and elegant Hotel recently erected by
JJen llolladay, Esq., upon tho sito of tho old
Summer Houso, at Clatsop Reach. The houso
is elegantly furnished, and possessos all mod-
orn improvements. A largo and spacious Din
ing Room, Rilliard Room, extensive Parlors,
Rath Rooms, Rooms dn suite, etc., etc., all
woll arranged for tho comfort of Guests. Tho
Grounds are beautifully laid out A half-milo
Raco. Track, with Shell drive; Croquet Ground
Children's Play Ground, 'Swings, etc.. etc.
Roats upon tho creok; plontyof Trout Fishing;
a splendid btable, with Saddle Horsos for
those who wish for Equestrian rides over tho
Reach; Bathing Houses, for Salt, Water Rath
mg and. in fautx everything necessary for tho
Plensuro Kphkor. thn Tnnnsfm' )ir Tnirnlwl
Ocean, Mountain, Fore3t and Riyor Scenory,
comoined, mako this tho finest Place of Resort
in tho World. Tho climate is oquablc never
subject) jto extremes of heatpr cold and ono of
tho liealthiest places upon tho Globq. Tho
Tablo'will bff unexcelled, and the subscriber
pledges himself that nothing will be loft un
donofortheideasuro and comfort of his Pat
rons. Terms moderate and satisfactory. .
. CHARLES H. DEXTER.
-r (Fifteen Miles Northwest'6f Astoria.)
, , At Unity, Raker's Ray, W. T.,
T HE UNDERSIGNED HAS PURCHASED
tho above house .atE this favorite resort.
Having thoroughly renovated and furnished
tho same with new material, it will bo kopt in
Tho table will be furnished with the best tho
market affords. Fresh Fish, Oystors and
Clams in ovory stylo. No panswill bo spared
to mako guests comfortable.
Tho ahovo houso is only ono and a half miles
from the Ocean Reach, whero anglers may en
joy rare sport Roats, carrying passengers,
wiU ply between Unity and Astoria, connect
ing with Columbia River boats. Tri-weekly
stages .will run between Unity and Shoal
water Ray. J OHN HUNTER. Proprietor.
GHEMEKETA nOTELS.VLEM. Orecox.
m t WESLEY GRAVES. , Pkopkiktor,
fiSTThe cheapest and best Hotel in tho State.
Free Coach to tho House.
G. B. COOK. VT. H. AXDRUS.
(Kept on tho European Plan,)
COOK & ANDRUS .I..1.PROPRIETORS
Corner Firs t and Morrison stects, Portland.
(Kept on tho Europoan Plan,)
ZIEDER & HOLTON..t...'....PROPRIETORS
Cornor Stark and Front streets. Portland.
American Exchange Hotel
Cor. Front and Washington streets.
QUIMRY & PERKINS.... PROPRIETORS
Free Coach to the House,
St. Charles Hotel.
Corner Front and; Morrison streets
J. B. SPRENGER PROPRIETOR
THE BEST HOTEL IN THE STATE,
and the only one niadeofbrickin Portland,
ibtf house is superbly furnished, and supplied
with all the modern conveniences.
ISK HOUSE-JACOB KErX Proprietor,
-l-pi, au, uuu ium snuiuftuison, Portland.
.inrr hmirrhf inid urall Irvmum U.
snectfully-sk thb patronage of citizens and of
tho traveling public Good m,eals furnished.
Tr jTr-n 's . -"vi. BUU coia oatns.
oard,fc40 a week. Board, with Lodging,
2 ' M-0?1-8' a5 con iodginl; Is ,
cents. Those wuhinf a good quiet plact to
board, please caU.
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