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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Morning, Oct. 4, 1873.
'TUESDAY, THURSDAY AXD SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
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One Copy three month
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Yearly udv'ts per month, per square
L. P. risinn, 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex
change, i authoried to act as Agent lor the
Asroitrvv in San Francisco.
An j' friend who feel an interest in the pros
perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for thh paper, in procuring Mibsciibcrs.
The Globe Oyster Saloon is now
ready for business. See Mr. Koe
foed's card in another column.
It is said Ben Holladay has pur
chased the schooner Hera, to ply
between San Francisco and Portland.
The schooner Bough 'and Ready,
Capt. Kehfield, arrived from Chinook
Thursday with all the Salmon in bar
rels she could carry.
The Silver and 'Copper-tipped
shoes for children, about which so
much has been said, have arrived at
Van Dusen's and Cases'. They area
Parties in want of teaming are
referred to the advertisement of J.
Win. Welch in another column to
day. During his absence to the State
Pair Mr. Gearhart will attend to
business for him.
T. Chapman, J. C. Mealy and J.
Kemp of Astoria were booked at the
Occidental, Portland, on the 30th.
Since Major Cook and W. II. Andrus
have taken charge of the Occidental
it is a favorite stopping place.
The Astoria Social Literary So
ciety gave a ball at Spiritual Hall
last Wednesday evening. Messrs.
Parleman & Lawson gave the supper,
and parties who attended report
themselves very highly pleased.
People affect to deride Spiritual
ism, many of whom themselves have
dealings with a familiar spirit. Shis
is the spirit known in many circles
as "Old Tom," who usually under
that name communicates by taps.
Mr. J. Wm. Welch of this city,
leaves to-day for the Wallamet valley
to be in attendance at the State Fair.
Mr. Welch will act as agent for the
Astoriax, and any farmer, or other
person who desires to keep posted,
regarding movements now being
made for the better shipment of grain
from Oregon, ean certainly afford to
take this paper.
The first five readers, and the
speller of the Pacific Coast series,
with Hopkins' Manual of Anlorican
Ideas have been adopted as the text
books in reading and spelling for the
State of Oregon during the next four j
years, commencing October 1st, 1873.
If purchased immediately these books
can be had at reduced rates. They
will be introduced at 33 per cent,
less than the price after three months.
Let all parents and guardians im
prove this offer.
Astoria will be well represented at the
State Pair, and corner stone laying at the
Capital next week. Col. Jawes Taylor
and A. S. Mercer, if in the valley, will be
there, Mr. Shuster has gone and will pho
tograph it bringing copies with him. To
day Mr. Morrison of Clatsop, Van Duen
of Astoria, and others, will start. We
hope our friends will all recollect the As
TORiAif, and that each will return with a
good Hit of jwbcribcrs, as a reward for our
remaining in thn office attending to buj
ewhilethey swing around the circlu.
Capt. Grenville Peed has remov
ed and re-opened his market at the
old stand on Chenamus street,
I. AY. Case has the patent broom
strengthener, and national yeast
cake for sale. Two articles in de
mand with housekeepers.
Capt. Flavel's new pile driver
commenced repairing the new wharf
where it was knocked to pieces by
the Ajax coming in Sunday evening.
II. B. Parker opened a new stock
of whiskies last Wednesday that he
has had on hand for over a year. It
is pronounced by judges an A no. 1
Work of pile driving for the
Astoria Farmer's Warehouse is pro
gressing as fast as possible, but the
bottom is so hard that piles ma' have
to be shod.
It is high time some measures
were adopted to bring water into As
toria for domestic uses. The wells
of the city, and even the springs, are
rapidly giving out, and until wet
weather comes the supply will be
Petrified blocks of fir wood, bark,
etc., were plentifully found on block
112, Olney's Astoria, by Mr. E. P.
Parker this week. Some of it .has
the true metallic ring, and at the
same time all appearances resembles
only wood or bark, the original sub
stance. Lot two, block forty-four, sold at
Sheriff sale last Wednesday, was bid
in by H. B. Parker at $1,400 coin.
There are some substantial improve
ments on the lot, and the purchaser
is understood to have made a bargain
at the price paid.
Mr. Job Boss' feline Thomas H.
Pussey cat, which lived in Astoria for
nineteen years, and had become a
great favorite in his famity, died on
Monday. Numerous are the sons and
daughters and grandchildren who
will cherish recollections of Old Tom.
Requics-cnt in pace.
Mr. II. J. Stevenson, of Portland,
has entered upon a contract to make
and plat a full and complete survey
of the habor of Astoria for use of the
Common Council. This survey will
embrace everything required to give
a perfect knowledge of the harbor,
as to dtfpth of water, frontage for
wharf improvements, etc. The work
has been under way for several davs
A writer in the Bulletin who
knew Mrs. Ben Holladay pays a mer
ited tribute to the memory of the
dead in a sketch of her virtues, her
goodness, and almost faultless excel
lence. Mr. Holladay had arranged .
for her to accompany him on his re
turn from the East next Spring to
Oregon, to pass the Summer together
at the charming seaside retreat at
Clatsop, near Tillamook Head, and '
he looked forward with intense glad
ness to that happy time when they
could again together dwell, she freed
from the immediate cares of her
children, and he enabled to enjoy
vacation from his vast business inter
ests, in the enjoyment of home and
each other's society. But obdurate
Fate has decreed this happy desire
ui his never snail be realized. nonoi enorr.
' .i I have wandered a little from the fair,
but will close by giving you the fact that
JSew bciiooL Books. I have just re- ' it is the geneial impression here that great
ceivedall the different kinds of New School ! numbers who are totfbusy to attend their
Books required to be used in this State, that mYn county fair will be ready for ret and
nnn i, r,j o -n a i relaxation by the commencement of the
can now be found in San Prancisco. Also, I Stote Fnip luld wiu nttend thnt
Slate pencils, Blotting pads, a good as- J01IX MIXTO.
sortment of Stationery, Drawing paper, I
CAKD BOARD, Perforated board, Ink, The political fight continues un
(Carmine, Purple-and Black). Likewise a abated in the valley towns. Happy
new stock of Crockery, Clocks and a" large , we of Clatsop, who are not bored by
.assortment of Lamp Chimney, all of, tie painful slanddrs made use ' of as
which wRl be -sold cnap ftr cash.. " a substitute for arguments, in this
' ' I. "YV, CASE. ' malicious raid for the sp 'ils of office
IiETTER FK03I A FAR3IER.
TJec Agriculturists Wnlcingr nptoa
Realizing Sense of the Situation
Albany, Sept, 27, 1S73.
As your local interests are becoming
more and more identified with the pro
ductive indiibtries of the interior, I pre
sume that a few words of description of
the fair which to-day closes at this point
will arrest the attention of your readers.
The. Fair as an exhibit of the industries
of this county may emphatically he pro
nounced a iftlure. The attendance so fa
ns numbers make a fair a financial suc
cess, may he said to he no less a failure.
I would -not be understood that articles,
or animals here on exhibition, were not of
a quality equal to the bet that can be
shown of their several kind., or that the
visitors who did attend were not such as
would grace anjr gathering of the kind
with their presence. In both cases the
quality was good "the lack being in quan
tity only. The reason for this failure is
also a good one, and that makes it less
A most bountiful harvest, even in a
district of uniform good harvests, is a sub
ject of congratulation under almost any
circumstance, and as such, the most of
the people I meet here accept it as good
reason for the slightness of the exhibit,
and paucity of visitors, at this fair.
The weather is clear and beautiful, and
consequently the roads are dusty, and
worn into holes in places by the constant
passage of heavy laden wagons, bearing
the rich crop to the various shipping points
of the county. It is estimated this county
will have a million of bushels of wheat
for shipment, and I think the. estimate
will very likely fall below the actuality.
I see Col. James Taylor and Mr. A. S.
Mercer, of Astoria, are here, and I notice
that wherever they stop on the grounds a
few minutes the subject of thegetting of
grain to market easily and cheaply is al
most sure to become the topic of conversa
tion, and the reason is obvious, for the
few farmers who have got their crops
threshed, and hauled to the most conve
nient depot or warehouses, are not more
convinced that they haul fifty bushels to
market under present weather and over
dry roads, easier than they can haul twen
ty bushels under heavy rains and through
deep mud, than they are that still another
point of economy in moving their pro
duce would be gained by conveying grain
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ing points to deep water navigation for
final shipment. Consequently, those who
T i have finished haulins, those who are busy
hauling, and those who have not yet got
! through threshing, are all alike imnvessed
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w ith the fact that as it is bad economy to
haul half loads over deep mud so it must
be juntas had to continue to float one-third
or one-half loads over shallow river beds,
making unnecessary stoppages, by the,
way, as we have been doing, in the mode
of moving our crops. Perceiving this, it
is not strange that around the camp fires
on these fair grounds at the threshing
floor, at the warehouse, or at the Grange
meeting, the improvement of our roads
and rivers for the most economical move
ment of produce is one of the moat serious
subjects of discussion and the subject is
viewed with that degree of earnestness as
to make it safe to prophesj' that the States
man or Commercially who will not dis
cern this as a sign of "coming events"
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his ledger, (as the case may be), while the
record majr be closed with honor, or the
ledger balanced with credit, as I am per
suaded that the near future will inaugu
rate a movement that will not cease until
all obstructions to the industrial interests
of the valley of the Columbia (whether of
men or things) is removed that ean be re
'moved by just perception and reasonable,
The Price or Gold.
Poktlasd, Oct. 3d. Gold in Kew
York to-day, 112.; Portland Legal
Tender rates, S7A buying, and SS
A telegram from Boston, Sept 29th
says Admiral Winslow, U. S. N., who
commanded the Kearsage when she
sunk the Alabama, died at his resi
dence, at Boston Highlands, that
It is currently reported that Be
nicia will be made a permanent
military depot. If true, it will make
a large difference in the general ac
tivity of the town. An arsenal and
new officers quarters are being con
structed at an expense of $60,000.
There being no American war
vessel at Honolulu at present, and
the Kearsarge not being ready for
sea, the Saranac will be dispatched.
It is stated also that the British gun
boat Tenedos will sail for the same
New York Sept. 29. A Washing
ton dispatch says an officer of the
United States Navy, lately attached
to the Asiatic squadron, arrived yes
terday from Yokohama, Japan. He
makes the announcement that an
English company have completed ar
rangements and will at an early day
establish a line of steamers to run
opposition to the Pacific Mail Steam
ship Company's line, between San
Francisco, China and Japan. They
promise to make the run between
the ports in seventeen days, thus
making a saving of time of between
five and six davs.
Siirevepoht, La., Sept. 29. Within
the last four days several of the most
prominent and respectable citizens
of Shreveport have fallen viciims to
j the epidemic. The population has
been fearfully thinned out by sick
ness and death. "We have no longer
single funerals. A hearse followed
by one or two carriages dashes
through the street like a section of
artillery in battle seeking a position;
then a few more bodies are drummed
up, shoved in the hearse, and the
collection is driven rapidly to the
cemetery. This is the case even
with the most prominent citizens.
The Howard Association have open
ed an orphan asylum and are feeding
about two-thirds of the resident pop
ulation. There are fewer deaths and
new cases, because there are fewer
lost Oilice Notice.
The General Delivery at the Astoria
Poatoffice will be open daily, (except Sun
days), from 8 o'clock A. m:. until 7 p. m.
On Sundays from 1 to 2 o'clock p. M.
Money Orders issued from 8 a. m. to 4.
Por Portland and intermediate offices,
at 5 o'clock A. m. daily.
Por SkipanQii, Seaside house, and Tilla
mook, daily on arrival of the mail from
Por Ports Stevens and Cape Disappoint
ment, "Unity, Oysterville, and Olympia
Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7:30 a. v.
PorKnappton, Grays river, Ivlaskanine,
Youngs river, Lewis "and Clarke, Neha- j
lem valley, etc., irregular.
Tcauplo Iiodgre Xo. 7 A. F. k A. M.
Regular Communication first and third
Saturdays in each month, at 7 o'clock
i m., at the Hall in Astoria. Members
of the Order in good standing are invited to at
tend. By ordci of the W. M.
Beaver Lodge No. 35, I.O.O.F.
28fc. Meot over-v Thursday evening.
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C J-Lillli IUIUVJ.1 VI VIVU UUUVCUUMJU
streets, Astoria. Members of the
Ordcr are invited to attend. By order, N. G,
Grace Church. (Prot. Episcopal) T!ov. T A
Hyland Hector, Divine services every Sunday
at iWi x m and7 m; Sunduy richouUt 1 1- i
Consrcgptjonal Church, Rev A W Tsnay
Pastor. Ijivmo services, every, Sunfoy t 10J
jl m and i r a; Prayer .Meeting rery XiiBra-
day evening, Sunday SclwoJ ewfcfc i(Z'u.
Work of completing the North
ern Pacific Eailroad to Tacoma has
When Adam and Eve partook of
the tree of knowledge did thev study
the higher branches?
A scapegrace remarked that the
principal branch of education, in lite
school was a willow branch. ,
Mrs. Snidkins says her husband
is a three-handed man right hand,
left hand, and behind hand.
Chloroform will remove paint
from a garment or elsewhere, when
benzol or bisulphide of carbon fails.
You an tin articles ofiron by first
dipping them into dilute
clean 'their surfaces
a bath of melted tin.
The man who said two porcu
pines make one prickly pair, is a
knight of the quill, and not a profes
sor of the high mathematics..
Stephen Pearl Andrews states
clearly enough that "the absolu
toid and abstractoid Elementismus of
Being echoes or reappears by analo
gy within the relatoid and concretoid
elaborismus." We really don' t know
-whether to agree with him or not.
Every person should be acquaint
ed with the organization, structure,
and functions of his own body the
house in which he lives; he should
know the conditions of health, and
the causes of the numerous diseases
that flesh is heir to, in order to avoid
them, prolonging his life, and mul
tiply his means of usefulness. If
these things are not otherwise learn
ed, they should be taught the ele
ments of them at least in our pri
Orton says that no familiarity
with earthquakes enables one to
laugh during the shock, or even at
the subterranean thunders, which
sound like the clanking of chains in
the realm of Pluto. All animal na
ture is terror-stricken. The horse
trembles in his stall. The cow moans
a low, melancholy tune. The dog
sends forth an unearthly howl. Spar
rows drop from the trees as if dead.
Crocodiles leavfc the trembling bed of
the river, and run with loud cries
into the forest. "A moment," says
Humboldt, ll destroys the illusion of
a whole life." "We realize an utter
insignificance in the presence of.thatr
mysterious Power that guides tlio
forces of Nature.
The Chicago Inter-Ocean says:
"The agriculturists number almost
half of all the persons engaged in in
dustrial pursuits in the United States
It is safe to say that they do not oc
cupy one-tenth of the ofiices. As a
general thing they" do not occupy
them because they do not want or
seek such positions; but now let them
come or be brought to the fronts
One of the greatest evils afflicting
the country is the growing prodigal
ity of the people, both it private and
public life. The farmers have well
j high escaped this demoralization.
They are frugal and economical i.i
their own expenditures and it is fair
; to presume will be no less careful of
the money of the public. "We .have
before referred to.that fact that they
have not interested themselves in
the primary work of the party politics.
-to the extent desired. Let them lonk
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Uuity, and the success of a Pepubli-
can organization is largely in their
Nanus j. Jiey buuuiu sje to it tnat ic
docs noifil in any mission because
rtr A-t-tnrWffomnflo owrl f l,., .,.,.
of their indifference, and thaj unwor-
thy men are not chosen to 'fill im-
; portant public Stations cthrbugh their
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