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.THUBSDAY.... ugiisx 21, JLS73
' IMPRESSIONS OF ASTORIA.
oerwkast Tuesday we-published a con
tribution from a friend upon subjects
suggested on his first visit to Astoria.
"Below we copy from a private letter
' -to one of our citizens, the impressions
. of a correspondent at Port Macon,
-North. Carolina, suggested on receiv
ing the Astobian. The writer spent
about eighteen months here, a few
years ago, and seems not to have for
jgotten his first impressiens:
"I was somewhat surprised at the
, isize, and appearance, and tri-weekly
' 'issue of the Astobian, and am glad
, the people of Astoria have the energy
to support it. The editor is no new
hand at the business, I surmise, and
,, if' properly sustained will make his
paper useful not only to Astoria but
to society at large in Oregon. The
more I think over the matter, the
surer I am that Astoria is bound to
, be one of the largest cities of the Pa-
. cific coast, and this without detriment
to the other coast cities. San Diego
will grow with the Southern Pacific
terminus there, for the trade of lower
i .California, the Islands, as well as
Southern California and Mexico, can
be centered there for shipment and
receipt. San Francisco, already large,
is safe with its excellent harbor and
the Sacramento valley behind it; and
Puget Sound will also liave its large
,-city. But do not imagine that one,
. two, or three large cities, will be all
that the coast can support. By no
. means. The population that must
k and will come to settle up that whole
, country, will need more large cities
than even you or I can imagine to-
, -day for ports and outlets on the Pacific
and we will live to see part of it.
"I know that at present there is
fear among some of the cities that
the growth of others will injure them.
. Portland, I imagine, is afraid of As
toria, but they do not .take the broad
and comprehensive view they ought
but are looking only to the present
narrow interests. Astoria will grow
faster than Portland in time, and
-will probably grow larger, but that
will not destroy Portland. It has its
inland trade and will have its ship
ments as before, but Astoria must be-
come the sea port city. The nature
J of things, and increasing population,
will demand it."
' t The Government, which made
- magnificent land grants to the Union
Pacific Railroad, refuses to issue pat
p cuts for the alternate sections donat
r ed to it, in Nebraska and the Territo
ries, on the ground that the road is
-. not finished in first-class style, as was
. required by the terms of 'its charter.
!A new Commissioner must first exam-
." iue and report upon" the road, and
pronounce it worthy of acceptance,
before the Government will recede
. "from its position. The Company
have already sold a large portion of
these lands, and given bonds to in-
' ' sure good title. . The way of the trans-
' gressorishard,"and the railroad mo-
' 'nopolies are beginning to find this out,
e- to their sorrow.
- t ' r The workingmen of London had
a strike against their employers, the
jfi guilders, for what, lii this country,
Tr would be deemed a very trifling mat
. liter. The workmen demanded an in-
.u. -crease of one halfpenny an hour,
b jWrhich would bring their wages up to
nine pence an hour. They also de
1 jinanded the , privilege of. stopping
m tiS01!-a 12 o' clock l , instea'd of 1 p. m.
on Saturday. The builders.stood out
. ast long as they could, and then yield
vlked both points. TheEnglish penny
flcj-jis equal to twocenfa il the work
men were employed ten hours for
gjfiv'.cdays, andfiveTTours for the sixth
utday, the increase in his wages would
,- amount to only 55 cents jJer week.
J. rjis wages for the weekwould thus
i jqjbe egual to about 9 ,901 .,
1 It is r eporJecTthaTthe .crew of the
fTfriDcerhound, seized by a Spanish man-
TOfof-ar, yijiie lanbUdgcarms--tor the
-Religious. Colonization. ,
i Nineteen families of? Melmonites,
100 persons in all,, arrived in .New
York last Saturday from Prussia,
bound for Kansas. At the present
time, colonization by sects appears,
much in vogue. The first arrivals
rorn Europe Qn this Continent were
of distinctive religious communities,
and the system seems to berSviving
again. The colonization of Utah by
the Mormons shows what can be
done on a large scale, but their colon
izing,' while valuable for its material
advantages, is socially objectionable.
The present most important system
of religious colonization is that of the
Mennonites or Russian Baptists.
These people who are immigrating
from Southern Russia are an indus
trious community. The cause of
their departure from the Czar's
dominions is the new regulation
which allows of no exception in lia
bility to military service. The Men
nonites have conscientious scruples
against bearing arms. These Men
nonites are not setting in a body, but
they have had agents in Canada,
Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and Da
kota, wThere they intend severally
colonizing large tracts of land. Eng
lish Congregationalists are forming a
settlement in Minnesota, along the
line of the Northern Pacific railroad.
The first of this class c ame over last
year, and there have been three or
four arrivals of large bodies during
1873. A number of English Wes
leyans, which denomination corres
ponds to the Methodist Episcopal
Church of America, have purchased
a.large tract of land in South Caroli
na. These Wesleyans have brought
their pastor with them under an en
gagement to remain twelve months.
This system of organized colonization
is beneficial to the immigrants them
selves, and to the State in which they
locate. The immigrants continue
many of their old home associations
with all the material advantages at
tendant upon life in the New "World.
"We should be glad to welcome simi
larly organized colonization in the
unoccupied districts of this State.
Every house in Oysterville is oc
cupied. Several tourists from Portland
and Salem are stopping at Oysterville.
Mr. Gile has been very sick of
late, but is now gradually recovering.
Crellen Brothers have recently
replaced the doors to their store by
new ones of a substantial pattern.
It is said money is quite scarce
in Shoalwater bay at present, owing
to the competition in the oyster trade.
The numerous boats in the Bay,
have been receiving fresh coats of
paint, and undergoing thorough re
pairs, for their winter trade.
The Probate Court of Pacific
county met at Oysterville on Monday
last. J. B. Knapp applied for a final
settlement of the estate of Dr. Kelly,
deceased, which was granted.
The road from Oysterville to the
beach has lately undergone repairs,
and although the sand placed on
it is now quite soft, it will get harder
with travel, and will by another sea
son, be a good road.
A large buoy which 'broke away
from its mooring has lately been
brought around from the weather
beach to Oysterville, by Mr. Caruth
ers and Judge Barr, at an expense to
the government oi o.
Mr. Caruthers, proprietor of the
Pacific Hotel, has placed a new sign
board over his popular-house, so that
nereatter " the way taring man,
though a fool need not err " in find
ing a comfortable resting place.
Mr. Thomas Crelbn is building a
magnificent residence. It is rapidly
drawing to completion. "The plaster
ers are now at work. The whole
will be completed in a few weeks.
The house when finished will cost at
least 6,000; and will be the finest
in the town.
a The camp meeting at Goose Point,
eight miles from Oysterville, is the
first meeting of the kind ever held in
I Shoalwater bay. It began on Thurs
day last. On Sunday about 300 per
sons were present. The Methodist
preachers present and conducting
the meeting were the Be v. Mr. Chap
man, of Kalarua: Bev. ltr. Dennison,
o O vsterville, Bev. Mr. "Ward, of the
Chehalis county; and one other whose
name we did not learn.
J. B.Hnapp, of Knappton, for the
last" ten days lias been supervising
ii- i". i. -.-. j," c " -
&ue consurucuoii oi roau- irpnxicV; Uo3Knglifcli JMalt Vinegar; JXoble's &
Jfciapptoni foxthe .heaoai3wer3 ot
Shoalwater bay. The road will be
about ten miles long, seven of which
are already completed. Theremain
ing portion will be finished ingthe
course of a few months. Six miles of
this road lies-along the Naselle Rivet
which is settled up by an industrious
and thrifty people. "The Tand onthe
-Naselle-is said to he the.very.best.,
HOTEL ARRIVA3LS. ,
Occident, Astoki v, August 20.
Mrs Capt Connor San Francisco; B G White
house and family, "W L Halsey, Geo W Woid
ler, C A Backenstos, "WH Harris, GJE Wat
kins, C "W Knowles, Undo Jake Miller, Guata
vus Kerby, J Crazar, JM Linton, J J Allen,
Mrs Capt Strang, Mrs Ed F Albright, Dudley
Evans, Portland; Mrs Holland, Oak Point; A
S Hapgood and wife, Miss L H Winter Eagle
Cliff; Sam Oliver Schmojiuo; D F Fox, St
Holons; J Shepard, Chicago; S D Brastow San
In Portland, on the 18th inst., by Bov.Fathor
Fiorns, Mr. Joseph Corno, and Mi33 .Margaret
Brown, all of this city.
GEORGE H. DURHAM. H. Y. THOMPSON.
DURHAM & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law, , Portland.
Office 109 First Street, opposite Occidental
FOB REMOVING THE DIRT IN FRONT
of tho lots of Jacob Kamm, situated in
Shivoly's Astoria, opposite tho residonoo of
George W. Warren,
Will be received by the undersigned until
noon (12 o'clock), Friday, Aug. 22d.
For further particulars inquire of
al9 2t J. H. D. GRAY.
FARM FOR SALE.
ACRES GOOD FARMING LAND
on Jvlaskanine Crook is offored for
salo very cheap for cash. Tho location is line:
One and a half miles from the Lower
Landing on the Military Road, and
on the Railroad Survey.
A firbt class location for a Hotel, Summer
Resort, or Dairy Ranch.
Forty acres of this ground borders on Klas
kanino creek. There is an orchard of a00 trees
on tho place A bargain is offered. For par
ticulars inquire of D. C. IRELAND,
aul9 lin Astorian Office.
Fishel & Roberts,
Corner Pirst and "Wabhington "Streets,
THE BEST VALUE
FOB THE LEAST MONEY.
JANION, ItTTODPS & CO.,
Victoria, B. C.
Janioii & Rhodes,
Importers and Commission Merchants
Front Stroot, Portland.
d's Agents for Oregon
THE PIONEER ENGLISH HOUSE IN
tho city, and tho founders of a direct lino
of Clipper Ships between Liverpool and Port
land, offer for salo tho largest assortment of
T?Appointecl Agents for J & R Ten
nent's Celebrated brand of Ale and Stout;
Wm Younger & Co's Celebrated Edin
burg ale; Gilroy Brothers & Co.'s Dundee
Gram Sacks, "Wool Sacks and Burlaps,
pSSoe Agents for Blood, Wolfe &
Co's Celebrated brand of ale and Stout;
Ind, Coope & Co.'s Celebrated Burton
ale; "Wm AtcEwan's Celebrated Edinburg
ale; "Worthington's Liverpool Salt; Hock
in, "Wilson & Co's Celebrated London
Pickles and Sauces; J & J Armibtead's
Celebrated Durham Mubtard. J & H D
Grimond's Celebrated Dundee fiempIMat
ting and Carpeting; George Curling & Cos
Citrates and Drugs:Dunville's Irish "Whis
ky; Stewart's Scotch Whisky; Hill, Evans
' v ' w' "z zv. . m z.w'.-r -"
Hoare's London Yarnishss; John. Eowler
& C63 Celebrated 'Steam PlotfiV"" aul2
1 BSACKskrrHfiNTG :
1? CYCAHHiS hapy'ceo inform his
J? i old fridrtfla and customers, and all others
-who wish to p&ttonizo him, that ho has - -
At th Old Stand,
Aad is again prepared toido all kinds of Elackr;
n.:it, i. r i.j i T't x
auiiiu uuitv, lium milking mi iiiuuur x iuu, tu
a Plow Shear. Maia street, Astoria. aulQ.
Bagger's Music Store
r Sole Agency for the
leading Instruments of tho World
HALLETT, DAYIS & COS
POWERFULLY CONSTRUCTED. Highly
finished and ologantly dosignod. Acknowl
edged by the greatest living Pianists Liszt,
Rubonstoin and Loutnor to bo the most re
markable Pianos in oxistanco for Power,
Sweotnoss, Durability, Brilliancy and Perfec
tion of JLouch.
GEORGE WOOD'S- MIL'S
The most important invention of tho day ca
pable of producing immenso power, as well as.
overy shade of delicato musical expression.
fl" Call and examine boforo purchasing."S
' TP". K. BAD GEE,
No. 113 Third Stroot, (near tho Postoffice),
Established Twenty-two Years.
S. J. McCorniick,
Franklin Book Store!
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER,
19 First Street, Portland, Oregon.
Constantly on Hand, a full Stook of
STANDARD SCHOOL BOOKS,
And Staple Stationery
J. Kraemer & Co.?
Importers of and
"Wholesale Dealers in
BOOTS AND SHOES,
47 Front Street, Portland, Oregon.
OFFER TO THE TRADE FULL LINES
of Mens', Boys', and Youths' French Calf
and Kip BootgjuLadics', Misses and Childrens
Shoes of all grades, and also a full lino of
St. HELENS HALL,
Will Ro-opon in Portland, on
MOS AY,, SEPTEMBER ist, 1873.
J. K. Gill & Co.,
(Successors to G. A. Stool &, Co.,)
"WHOLESALE AND KETATL DEALERS IN
BOOKS AND STATIONERY.
No. 75 First street, betl Washington and Stark
PORTLAND, OREGON. '
WASHINGTON WATER PIPE
Or OLYMPIA, W. T.
VTE ARE PREPARED TO MANUFACTURE
WATER OR GAS PIPEr '
TWOEOUR and SIX INCH BORE, at tho
shortest notice, either in tho rough, with tho
bark on the Pipe, or banded and coated with
Asphaltuni and Coal Tar, so as to stand any
Pressure required forWator works. Tho Pipe
is warranted to give- satisfaction, Crdors are
solioted, and will ho filled at tho shortest
For list of pricos, apply to -Che undersigned.
,9. D JiOWE, Secretary.
RBV7ARD OSTERED. "
HUNG LEE OF ASTORIA WILL PAY' A
reward of Thirty Dollars
To any'person who willHecover the Body
of Charley, the Chinese-Cook,
Who was drowned from tho stoamboat Mary
Bell, near Tonguo Point, abovo Astoria, on
Saturday, August Kith, 1873, whilo m tho act
oT dipping rt tucket of wator. Tho probability
is that tho body will drift out to sea and bo
thrown unon tho Uoncheithor at Clat30Dor"to
thonorth of th'o Capo. Dolivor tokHung'Iee-'si
Yash houso, Astoria. amvim
- Oscar Kilbourn,
AUCTIONEER-M)ffico 40 first st., Portland.
A. B. BIGIIARDSOX. S. I. K. OILMAN
A. B. Richardson,-
AUCTI&NEEll-Corner of Eront and Oak st?.,
Portland, Oregon Auction SaleSof Real
Estate, Groceries, Goueral Merchandise aad
Horses. SalesWednesday Hhd Saturday.
JKSLarge assortmonFof GroconosTLiquora,
etc.. at Pnvato Sale. Liberal advances mado
'onfconsignaonts. A. B. RICH ARDSON
Charles S. Wrightr,
AtrCTiONEER-Cor of Main anichenamu
Streets, Astoria. Goods received nn consign
ment and sold to the highest bidder.
. O. P. ITA'SOtf,
3"Land Casos and Titles a specialty ."5
DR. S. W. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SUR.GJSON
Dit. A. D. ELLIS,
PHYSICIAN. AND STJRG-EON
Offico on Stark Street, Portland, Orogon
WM. L. McEWAN,
. H. B. PARKER .
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
g?S-u Always Ready for Business. '"T
Astoria r Oregon.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(Register in Bankruptcy),
SFriCE In Holmos' Building, Portland.
ARCUITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN,
Croo's Building Portland, Oregon.
S"Tho Bost Ceunsel: tho Best Draughs
men; the Best Model Workmon, and bebt
Patpnt Agent at "Washington; tho only xella bio
placo to got your intentions put through in
STEAMERS, STAGES AND SLOOPS
IT. S. MAIL AND EXPRESS.
From Astoria to Clatsop Beaci !
Past HOESES! Good CAKHIAGE!
EAVES ASTORIA EVERY TUESDAY
I Thursday and Saturday Mprnings.
Arrive Same Mornings at tho
And SEA SIDE HOUSE,
RETURNING Leaves those Houses every
Monday, "Wednesday and. Eriday, connecting
with stoamor to Portland each way.
USS" Distance twenty-four niHes, faro Si 50.
H. B. PARKER, Proprietor.
The Steam Tug Varuna
Will leave Astoria overy
TUESDAY and SATURDAY
Carrying Mails, Passengors and Freight.
TGSU Other days of.tho weekshe will bo ready
to go anywhere that business mriy- justify. Is
prepared to lighter cargoesvfroight, hay, cattle
and wood. J. H. D. GRAY Agent, Astoria.
Oregon Steam Nav. Co,
1T0TICE Boats of tho 0. S.
JW N. Company will leave As
toria as follows :
FOR PORTLAND, and intermediate -tfointe
Daily, oyery Morning (Sundays excoptod),
at 0 o'clock. Returning, loavo Pertland:
FOR ASTORIA, and intermediate points Or
Daily? overy Morning (Sundays excepted),,
at 6 o'clock. J. C. AJNS WORTH, Pros
ONLY REGULAR PACKET BETWEEN
ASTORIA AND CLATSOP.
Carrying the U. S. Mail!
Tho well known sleop
L WLP00LE .'. Master
Leaves Clatsop overy Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, on arrival of Stages.'conneccting
at Astoria, with the steamer Dixie Thompson.
Returning, leaves Astoria, every Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, connecting with tho
Coaches for tho Boachv Extra'trijps made to
accommodate the traveling public.
POR SEZPANON LANDING.
NAND AFTER THIS 'DATE, UNTIL.
f urthor notice, the side wheel steamer
"W ill leavo Astoria dailyt .
On the arrival of sf canters' from Pdrtland carrying-
PASSENGERS jmd BAGGAGE to tho.
Skipanon Landing connecting with STAGES
FOR THE SEASIDE HOUSE !
and all point9 on Clatsop Plains. .Returning,
will leavo Skipanon same evening;.'
i&8" For freight or passage'applyon'boord. or
)ii wsTa K.i -io. u. -it sGbaufcUNUON,
Astoria, July 14th, 1873. Havel's Wharf.