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x ASTORIA, OREGON.:
SATURDAY August 16, 1873
It seems after all that Gen. Yan
iTuren has not only brought shame
upon his name, but disgrace to Ameri
ca from his course of management at
Yiienna. "Will he be incontinentally
kicked out? is the question, now.
Now that it turns out the North
ern Pacific Railroad company have no
lot or part in Tacoma, we invite
that company to extend its operations
this way and envelope Astoria with
the iron bars.
It is said the schooner Superior,
of the Star line of packets, will be
placed on the line between this city
andPuget Sound ports as stJu as her
cargo is -discharged. T'ao. Superior
sailed for Astoria ten days ago. Other
vessels of this line will enter the
trade, which will no doubt prove a
source of profit, to the owners, as
they have reduced the rates of
freights, and therefore may anticipate
An overland traveler writes to a
Milwaukee paper long complaints of
the dangers incurred from gamblers,
thieves, and desperadoes thoughout
the entire journey. He says: :t Their
operations cover the whole field;
spotters dog the steps of persons
leaving San Francisco, and by means
of the telegraph and other agencies
only known to the initiated, the des
peradoes along the line are advised
of any 'game' that may be passing
over the road. One gang, number
ing from four to ten, usually rides on
ly from one station to another, when
they are relieved by others, one,
however, remaining quietly on board
all the time for observation."
The Tacoma bubble is about to
burst. A Seattle dispatch of the 13th
says: " A petition for injunction has
been filed by Penton, Smith cfc Co.,
of Port Blakehr, to stop work on the
new town plat of Tacoma, nowr being
surveyed and cleared for the termi
nal city of the Northern Pacific Bail
road. It appears from the papers
filed in this case, that the petitioners
have a lease of that land which has
sixteen months yet to run, with the
privilege of all the timber upon the
the same. The land was sold to Gen.
McCarver, subject to lease, and was
conveyed by McCarver to the Lake
Superior and Puget Sound Land Com
pany. An interesting fact developed
in this suit is that the Pail road Com
pany do not own a foot of land in or
about Tacoma. Mr. Kenton states
that on examining the records, in
order to ascertain the parties against
whom to bring suit, ho found the
title in the name of the Land Com
pany." All the Portland dailies since the
great fire of the second of August ,
have congratulated the city and
themselves, upon the -fact that the
fire spread .n the direction of the
residence property and small stores,
instead of the solid businnsa-nnrtinn
of the citv From onr sf-irul nninf tlii
(Ji tut uij . xirom ouisiana point tins
seems a selfish view. A large percent
age of the property destroyed was the
accumulation of years of industry and
saving, and the small house of one or
1 wo thousand dollars valuation was in
many cases all that the sufferer had
acquired, and by its destruction the
head of the family (male or female),
was left to a life of toil and penury,
with his or her declining vears? Had '
a million and a quarter's valuation of
the business centre been wiped out
at a single swoop of the fire fiend, the
.suffering would no have been a tithe,
and the power of recuperation in-'
comparably greater. The man of busi- '
ncss, who has established his char
acter as a safe operator, and acquired
a fortune, may loose all in a day by
accident, and still possess within
himself the means of moving on
"again in successful business. Ilis
credit is his capital. Tho poor man
has no such power over adverse con
ditions. His labor w Ms all. We
feol that Portland has .sustained- a
loss that will renuire vears .to-iO or
come, a lews greator .tliaaStatitifatr.
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Foot tlie Bill!
' "When before the ruth toward th e clos&of
the last session of Congress, the bill abol
ishing the franking privilege was passed,
there were certain political prophets who
maintained that Congressmen would make
up for it in some other way, and the in
crease of pay business verified their pre
dictions. A "Washington correspondent
of the New York Times has forwarded to
lib journal an estimate of what it will cost
a Congressman for postage to furnish his
constituents with public documents under
the present apportionment. He estimates
that it will cost at least 1,000 per annum,
bu t if the demands of constituents continue
as heretofore, the member will not -well
acquit himself who does not spend fully
2,000. This is, of course, supposing that
Congress continues as liberal m its orders
for printing, and that Congressmen are as
faithful in their distribution. It is stated
that up to the present time the records
show that fully three-fourths of the mem
bers attend as closely to these duties as ever.
As an illustration,the Times correspondent
makes the quota of C50 copies, allowed to
each member of the Report on Agricul
ture. The average cost of postage on these
reports is 3S cents, which foots up a total
of 247 on this class of books alone. Upon
the census reports allowed, the postage is
S94 30, and upon the 24 sets of the Con
gressional Globe 137 28. A list of about
11)0 other books is given of which each
Congressman gets his quota, with the post
age attached to each and there is no doubt
but that to send the whole through the
mails will amount, with other printed re
ports, etc., to at least 20,000 per year.
But here comes in the question of continu
ing that reform of which the abolition of
the franking privilege was onty the initial
step. That there is no need of so much
money being expended upon printing all
these documents, and that presenting so
many copies to Congressmen for the ma
jor portion to iind their way into old junk
shops is a great waste of public 'money.
It is evident that the reform by the abolition
of the franking pralege is incomplete, till
followed up by a restriction upon the con
Mr. George Woodward real estate
dealer 100 Front Street Portland, is
in this city on a visit. When George
wants any stock in a terminus we
venture to assert that he will sub
scribe to Astoria as the place for safe
The breakwater at Cape Dis
appointment, and the wharf at Fort
Stevens, will both have to be repaired
before winter or the United States
will suffer loss. These matters have
been properly reported at headquar
ters we understand, and the work
j will probably be done.
A steamer from Freeport, one
day last week, took from the mill at
that lace to Tumwater, 55,000 feet
of lumber for "W. N. Horton, the water
pipe manufacturer. Horton will have
what he wants even though it may
seem like sending " coals to Newcas
tle.' ; They have mills at Tumwater,
but probably no such lumber as Hor
Governor Salomon is succeeding
with his Railroad project apparently.
A dispatch from San Francisco of the
The certificate of incorporation of
the Olympia Pailway Mining Com
pany was filed in the County Clerk's
office to-day. Objects, mining and
doina general transportation busi
ness in the States of California and
Oregon and "Washington Territory,
and constructing a railroad and elec-
tro-magnetic telegraph line in con
nection therewith, running from a
point at or near Tenino to Budd's
Inlet,, near Olympia, AV. T. 20 miles.
Trustees. Geonre S. Dodere. Charles
UN. Jbelton, IS. Gardner, I. Lawton
I :md John Goodwin, of San Fran-
A i.i.i.j o gi, r
.,'., "tir . '" "u . lu r
V ashington Territory. Capital stock,
SI. 000.000. of 10.000 shares.
Tj--y , i -
A letter addressed to the Society of Arts
Journal, says that by making a solution
of shellac with "borax in water and adding
a suitable proportion of lampblack, an ink
is produced which is indestructible by
time or chemical agents, and which on
drying presents a polished surface, as with
. ink found on Eo-vnrinn nntveri TTo moIn
f ink 5n the way described, and proved, if
not its identity with that of ancient Egypt,
yet the correctness of the formula.
A reporter for a Western paper, speak
ing of a certain fair creature, remarked
that the " profusion and color of her hair
would lead one to look upon it as though
it -was spun b' nimble fingers of tho ea. j
hours, as 'they glided through tho .bright i
June days, whose manv sunnv rav.s of
light kad been caught in the meshes, and
were contented to o on further T1,S
-j"'o " o1" "" a m
An old gentleman
boilffhthimfculf ft rosidnnpo no-ir thn
' burvinor-rrmnrl "Vr nc.fn liovn
quiet neighbors wlib'd m'ijid iheir
..... it...,; .,. -. it
iiuiii ii ini us4
ahead of anything in Macrum's obituary
scrap-book. It was got up by a pathetic
genius in Philadelphia, andfirat appeared
in the Public Ledger: & f
"The death angelsmoto Alexander McGlue,
And gave him protracted repese: ig jK
Ho wore a checked shirt and a number nine
Andhe had a pink wart on his noso.
No doubt he is happier dwelling in spaco ,
Over thero on the overgreea shoro.
His friends aro informed that his funeral takes
place , 4 r
Precisely at quartor-past-four!"
Like meeting an old friend is it
to tear the wrapper off a paper and
find encased a sheet from some favor
ed locality almost forgotten through
the lapse of time. The old St. Joseph
Valley Pegister of July 31st, published
in South Bend, Indiana, is here this
week to remind us of days gone by
the days when, with one of the Sticks
now in use m the Astorian office, we
set type to copy from the pen of
Schuyler Colfax, then its Editor and
Proprietor. "We are glad to see 'the
Pegister, and shall watch anxiously
for its coming regularly.
Prank Hamilton, an enterprising
farmer of Santa Clara county, has ex
perimented with the California wild
oat until he has succeeded in getting
2,000 sacks which weigh 100 pounds
per sack, which is about one fourth
heavier than the ordinary oat.
Frank H. Day, a Deputy Tax
Collector of Butte county California,
while attempting to collect a road tax
from a company of Chinese was set
upon, badly beaten by them, and left
lying unconscious on the ground,
lie was found to be in a very critical
condition, although there are strong
hopes of his recovery. Five Celesti
als were lodged in jail.
Dr Sterling has taken the post of
Army Surgeon at Fort Stevens.
To Investors. Tho Northern Pacific
Railroad Company has now built, equipped
and put in operation, nearly 517 miles of its
main line of road through an excellent coun
try and along what 5s known as tho Valley
Route to tho Pacific. Tho finished portions
already enjoy a largo and fast increasing
traffic. The sections approaching completion
connect tho chain of Lakes with tho navigation
of the Upper Missouri and Columbia rivers
with Pugot Sound, securo at once a largo and
profitable businoss and entitle the Company
to about 10,400,000 acres of excellent average
land m foe simple.
With these accomplished results, tho Com
pany offers, and is now rapidly selling, its
First Morgago lionds. for completing tho
construction and oquipment of its road across
tho Continent After careful investigation,
wo recommend theso bonds as a woll secured
and unusually profitable investment. They
have 30 years to run; principal and interest
aro payable in gold; tho interest (seven and
three-tenths per cent) is oqual now to about
SJ4 per cent in currency. Tho coupon and
registered bonds can bo exchanged for each
other, at tho plcasuro of tho holder. Gold
checks for tho semi-annual interest on tho
registered bonds aro mailed to the post offico
address or tho owner.
Theso securities have tho following elements
of strength and safety: They aro tho obliga
tion of a strong corporation; they aro also a
mortgage on the Road, its right of way, equip
ments and franchises, and a first lean on its
net earnings. In addition to this usually suf
ficient security, there is pledged for tho pay
mont of tho principal and interest a Grant of
Land, averaging about 23,000 Acres per Milo
for the entire longth of tho Road. At tho
average price per aero at which other Land
Grants have thus far been sold, this real ostato
security will yield more than lil,(HH) per
mile more than threo times tho possiblo is
sue of bonds.
Tho Company has already begun tho pro
cess of redoeming and cancelling its first mort
gage bonds, as they aro now being received,
at 1.10 in paymcRt and exchango for tho Com
pany's lands. J AY COOKE & CO.,
Philadelphia, New York & Washington,
Financial Agonts N. P. R. It. Co.
Comk to the FoUNTAix. Ono of tlio mpst at
tractive establishments in Portland is tho
I drug and perfumery storo of our old fnond
Samuel 31. bmith, corner ot Ash and irst
streets. Mr. Smith was for many years senior
partner of the firm of Smith & Davis. And,
oe-idos being a thoroughly practical druggist
and chemist is, withal, as genial a gontleman
as ever crrasned a hand in friendship. Ills
store is fittd UP and stocked in a magnificent
' manner with everything usually found in a
complete stock of drugs, chemicals, pcrfum-
j cries, etc, But tho feature par excellence i?
! the soda fountain, one of tho famous Arctic
patent, an immonso affair, a monument reared
I in marble and silver to tho health of tho
thirsty. It has deliveries, on opposite sides.
and can accommodate a rusn. it is stocked
with Khsongon, Congress, Vichy, Seltzer and
differont Kinds of syrups. The cooling appar
atus is the most perfect in uso, and tho pro
duct of that fountain a draught that surpasses
"the nectar of the gods."
Beaver Lodge No. 35, I, O. O.F,
VesssL' Meet every Thursday evening.
vsat 8 o'clock, in tho Udd Fellow's
"-rv.j5Hall, corner of Cass and Jefferson
'""kXv stroets, Astoria. .Members of tho
Order aro invited to attend. By order, N. lx,
Sleeve Sutton Xost,
The finder of a gold (Bolivia) coin SLEEVE
BUTTON , with two fastenings for the Sloevo,
marked with tho initials " S. N. A.," will ro
oeivo a reward of $10 for it on presentation to
tho undersignod. S. N. ARR1UON1,
au" tf Occident Hotel.
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' dissolution of Co-Partnership.
, WQT1CE IS HEREBY GIVET THAT THE
; j Co-rartnership heretofore oxisung be-
iniSSoffSStk5Sr- Grimond's Celebrated Dundee Hemp Mat
dissolved, and tho undersignod ting and Carpeting; George Curling As Cos
noss, has been
i : T,. i YL -- I ,r a r Dnn.l.l
lulling puii;uii;u IUU iiiLVJiwci.vi -w.
son theroin, will continuo tho business as bo-
' fnrn of ilia -.1.1 atanrl nrt fnin otrrtnf All
obts duo the firm wl?tliti0rne,illriic0
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versa, lilUS. YJLbi M&&U.
Astoria? Auguatl-ISTS. ' smlo-,lw
, ju SolegenQyjibrJhe
K K XL tf 9
icmliiiirSlnstrumcuts of tlio World'
POWERFULLY CONSTRUCTED, Highly
finished and elegantly designed. Acknowl
edged bv the createst livinir Pianists Tizt.
Rubonstein and Loutnor to be the most re
markable Pianos in oxistanco for Power,
Swootness Durability, Brilliancy and Perfec
tion of Touch
GEORGE WOOD'S & CO.'S
Tho most important invention of tho day ca
pable of producing fmmenso power, as well as,
every shade of delicate musical expression.
B5S Call and examine before purchasing."
W. K. BADGER,
No. 113 Third Stroet, (near thoPostoffico)!
Established Twenty-two Years.
S. J. McCorniick,
Franklin Book Store !
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
19 First Streot, Portland, Oregon.
Constantly on Hand, a full Stook of
STANDARD SCHOOL BOOKS,
And Staple Stationery.
J. Rraemer & Co.,
Importers of and
BOOTS AND SHOES,
47 Front Streot, Portland, Orogon.
OFFEfw TO THE TRADE FULL LINES
of Mens', Boys', and Youths' French Calf
and Kip Roots; Ladies', Misses and Children
Shoos of all grados, and also a full lino of
Slippers. aul4 tf
St. HELENS HALL,
Bishop Scott Grammar School,
"Will Rc-opcn in Portland, on
MOXBAT, SEPTEMBER 1st, 1873.
FOR SALE-FOUR PAIRS OF
fiST Fowls four months old, full blooded, and
of the Uoylo Strain 313 (X) per pair.
Address, THOMAS L. lilllNIE,
WASHINGTON WATER PIPE
lannfactiirii ai later Co.,
OF OLYMPIA, W. T.
WE ABE PREPARED TO MANUFACTURE
WATER OR GAS PIPE.
TWO, FOUR and SIX INCH BORE, at tho
shortost notico, either in tho rough, with tho
bark on tho Pipe, or banded and coated with
Asphaltum and Coal Tar, so as to stand any
Prossuro required for "Water works. Tho Pipe
is warranted to givo satisfaction, Orders are
policted, and will bo filled at tho shortest
For list of prices, apply to the undersigned.
.V. D. jTxOWE, Secretary.
R. C. JANION. JA.XI0X, RHODKS CO.,
Liverpool. Victoria, B. C.
JANIOX & RHODES,
Importors and Commission Merchants
Front Stroot, Portland.
Lloyd's Agents for Orogon.
THE PIONEER ENGLISH HOUSE IN
the city, and tho founders of a direct line
of Clipper Ships between Liverpool and Port
land, offer for salo tho largest assortment of
General Merchandise in Portland.
"Appointed Agents for J & R Ten
nent'a Celebrated brand of "Ale and Stout;
"W"m Younger & Co's Celebrated Edin
burg ale; Gilroy Brothers & Co.'s Dundee
Gram Sacks, "Wool Sacks and Burlaps,
rSole Agents for Blood, Wolfe &
Co's Celebrated T)rand of ale and Steut:
Ind, Coodo & Co.!s Celebrated Burton i
ale; "Ym McEwan'a Celebrated Edinburg
ale; "Worthington'a Liverpool Salt; Hock
in, "Wilson & Co's "Celebrated London
Pickles and Sauces; J & J Armiatead's
Celebated Durham "Miihtard: J & II D
I'ltrates ana urugbunvnie's insn nis-
& Cos Celebrated SteanV2'lows.
ky; Stewart' Scotch Whisky; Hill. Ev
& Cos English .Malt Vinegar; Noble?
Hoare's London Varnishs; John
-Offico 40 Pirst st.
a. u.juijuardsox. s. t. v. nriAtJi-.
A. B. Richardson,
AUCTIONEER Corner of Front and'OakrtF
Portland. Oregon. Auction Sales of Real
Estate, Groceries, Conoral Merchandise ad
Horses, tales Wednesday andSaturday.
C3 Largo assortment of Groceries, Liquors',
Bts.,fat Private Bale, liiboral advaneosnado
on consignments. A.B.RlCHAKDSON
unar es . wny
4, . I xt m. Et
AUCTIONEER Cor of Main and Chonamus
Stroets, Astoria, t JooIs received on consign
ment and sold to tho highest bidder.
O. P. MASON,
ATTORNEY AT LAf,
JHT Land Cases and Titles a specialty .i&n
DR. S. TV. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AO SURGEON,
Dr. A. D. ELLIS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Offico on Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
WM. L. McEWAN,
RESIDENT ATTORNEY, -Astoria,
H. B. PARKER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
txnr" Always Ready for Business."?a
A. VAN DTJSEN, '
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(Register in Bankruptcy),
Office In Holmes' Building, Portland.
Croo's Building Portland, Oregon;
tf5-Tho Best Counsol; tho Best Drauphs
men; the Best Model Workmen, and best
Patent Agent at Washington; the only relia bio
placo to got your intentions put through in
"M. CHURCH & SON, Merchant Tailors.
havoromoved to tho OLD POSTOFF1CK
Room, oppesito Odd Fellow's Temple, First st
Portland, Oregon Call and solect your Cloth
ing for tho season j81 tf
STEAMERS, STAGES AND SLOOPS
U. S. MAIL AND EXPRESS.
From Astoria to Clatsop Beach !
Past HORSES! Good CARRIAGE!
EAVES ASTORIA EVERY TUESDAY .-
Thursday and Saturday Mornings.
Arrivo Samo Mornings at tho
And SEA SIDE HOUSE.
RETURNING Leaves those Houses every
Monday, "Wednesday and Friday, connecting;
with steamer to Portland each way.
i$W Distance twenty-four miles, faro SI .r0.
H. B. PARKER, Proprietor.
The Steam Tug Varuna
"Will loavo Astoria every
TUESDAY and SATURDAY
- CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT,
Carrying Mails, Passengers and Freight.
Baa, Other days of tlio weok she will bo ready
to go anywhere that businoss may justify. Js
prepared to lighter cargoes, freight, hay, cattlo
and wood. J . H. D. GRAY Agent, Astoria.
Oregon Steam Nav. Co.
1T0TICE Boats of tho 0. S.
JL1 N . Company will leave As
toria as follows :
FOR PORTLAND, and intermediate points
Daily, every Morning (Sundays excepted),
at u o'clock. Returning, leave Pertland:
FOR ASTORIA, and intermediate points On
Daily, every Morning (Sundays excepted),
at 0 o'clock. J. O. A1NS WORTH , Pres
ONLY REGULAR PACKET BETWEEN
ASTORIA AND CLATSOP.
Carrying the U. S. Mail I
Tho well known slsop rv
MARY H., a.
L W POOLE Master
Leavos Clatsop every Monday, "Wednesday
and Friday, on arrival of Stages, conneecting
at Astoria with tho steamer Dixie Thompson.
Roturning, leaves Astoria every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, connecting with tho
Coaches for tho Reach. Extra trips made to
accommodate tho -traveling public.
FOPv SKIPANON LANDING.
N AND AFTER THIS DATE. 1'NTIL
further notico, the sido wheel steamer
J. N. FISHER ..MASTER
"Will leave Astoria, daily
On tho arrival of steamers from Portland car
rying PASSENGERS and BAG(AUK to lh
Skipanon Landing, connecting with, STAGES
FOR THE SEASIDE HOUSE I
. and all point? oa Clatecp PJaini Rfiturnfa,
will loavo Skipanon saa evening.'
Jfc- i'orfcfireight or passage apply on bomrd. or
o -. 1. C. fe'ONDON, -
- Actoria, Ju)y 14th, 1S73. ITorei'e Wberi
KRUMBIEN & GILBERT,
ARCHITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN,