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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, Oct. 7, 1873
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TUESDAY, THURSDAY AXD SATURDAY,
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change, i autnomcu to aei. us abbm "
Vstouia:? in San Francisco. .
Any friend who feels an interest in the pros
perity of this region, is authorized to act aa
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
A few days ago our friend Thad
Barr, killed a splendid elk. The
animal carried a fine set of six-prong-
Judging from the new patent
lanterns" at Case's and Van Dusen's,
n revolution is taking place in the
uses of Kerosene oil.
The advertisement of A. J. Don
aldson will he found in another col-
umn to-day. He has cnnsieneu mu
new place Washington market.
Mr. E. C. Crow of Knappa is the
possessor of one of the breech-loading
shot-guns so highly recommend
ed! It is one of the handiest things
for the use in duck shooting we have
Dr. Sparling of Cape Disappoint
ment is no longer to he considered a
novice in the art of navigation he
In r,1f nu -ivn shmvil bv his
nniioft tn Astoria, and return to tne
Cape, alone in the Katie, one of those
rough days, recently experienced.
Col. James Taylor was called to
Astoria last Friday in consequence of
the illness of one of his daughters,
who was attending school in Portland
lint, rntnrn fid with him. Hewillleavc
again for the valley- to-day, and will
be in attendance at Salem this week.
Five lots in Shively's Astoria
sold at sheriff's sale last Saturday af
ternoon by W. II. Twilight, at prices
The ship Puritan, hence for Hongkong,
reached her port of destination Sept. 1st.
The hark !Frec Trade will load stavebolts
on the Columbia river, for San Francisco.
The ship Victoria Cross, hence for Liv
erpool, reached her port of destination on
The Gemini, hence tor .uunivim mu
Queenstown, reached her port of destina
tion on the 9th ult.
Capt. Metzger, formerly of this city, is
now commander of the steamship Califor
nia, in the Mexican trade.
The bark Windward, now loading with
Capt Peed dressed one of the fi
nest mutton sheep last Saturday we
have seen for many a long day. It
weighed eighty-five pounds dressed.
TTnn. 8. C. Gibbs, United States
attorney for Oregon, who has been
in this city on official business since
Friday evening, returns to Portland
Mr. George Summers, an aged
and infirm citizen of this place, who
has for many years past been' en
gaged here in mercantile pursuits, is
now very m.
Persons in want of horse-shoeing
or general jobbing in the black
smithing line, are referred to our ad
vertising columns. Mr. G. W. Lamb
presents his card to the public to-day.
"Mr. E. C. Jefiers, of Prospect hill,
Lewis and Clarke river, has placed
us under obligation for a box of very
fine -fruit, and a demijohn of pure
sweet cider sample -products of his
While we of this region have
been having light frosts; just barely
enough to be discovered by early ri
sers; we learn that in portions of the
Wallamet valley pumps have been
Potatoes retail at this market at
1 cents per pound (90 cents per
.bushel), and large quantities chang
ed hands Saturday at 75 cents per
bushel. Who wouldn't be a farmer
in Oregon this year?
Capt. George Flavel has been con
fined to his room for a week past by
sickness resulting from a recent acci
dental fall. His friends will be pleas
ed to learn that he is recovering, and
was able to be down town yesterday.
rnncrincr from S75 to S100 per
Mr. C. II. Bain, Mr. E. Ferchin and
Captain Grav were the purchasers.
Now is the time to purchase property
in Astoria. It never will be cheaper.
lumber at Portland, will cany buu,uui
feet for Shanghai. She is being dispatch
ed by George W. Weidler.
The City of Paris, on the way to this port
from San Francisco, is a British ship. She
brought a cargo of coal and pig iron to the
latter port 132 days from Androssan.
The schooner Hera, hence for San Fran
cisco made the run in seven days. She is
understood to have changed owners, and
is now on the return voyage to remain in
Oregon interests hereafter.
The Shoal water bay schooner?, Three
ryjysyr" ''-1-' iu.gsgg
sail coasters that run to Portland for one
trip, and some for two, to carry his wheat
down to San Francisco, where lie will ex
port it. The coasters get 4 50 to 5 per
ton, about 1214 cents per bushel for carry
ing this wheat down to San Francisco.
This amount is withheld from the pro
ducers because deep draft, foreign-going
vessels cannot get to Portland. There is
no one thing within the power of the Pa
trons of Husbandry in this State so preg
nant with good as the adoption of such
means as will place the crops of Oregon at
such a point on the Columbia river as may
be reached readily by ocean vessels.
Another proof of the suicidal manner in
which the Columbia river commerce is
carried on was furnished by the last voy-
i--C of the .tcamer John L. Stephens.
About IS hours ascending the river from
Abtoria, with a part cargo, and 26 hours
descending to Astoria, attended by ligh
ters, diagged heavily across the hogs
back, and' received the balance of Port
land freight at Astoria from the steamer
On ,.rii;ri-i iori iMinwoddown. There
are two ocean steamers plying between
Portland and San Francisco, making one
round trip per week. They seldom cany
a full cargo, not from a lack of freight,
but on account of the river above Abtoria.
Sisters, Capt Lass, Carolita, Simpson, and They make the run from Astoria to San
Constable John W. Welch, and
Clark Laughery " served the papers"
on a pair of fine fat elk at Buckeye
Point, within two hundred yards of
Capt. Davis' house Sunday morning.
Tt, was not done " in the name of the
people of the State of Oregon," but Privateer io,-o
"ffirv Zonhvr. Winant, each made their
last trips to San Francisco in four days.
They are all on the way back to Oyster
ville. The three vessels mentioned below re
ceived a considerable part of their cargoes
at Astoria from lighters, as follews:
Ctls Portland. Ctls Astoria. Total.
Wetterhorn 1-1,378 G,931 21,309
Winrlfimm-G 14.274 10,445 24,719
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o.oukl not have been better done were
it so. AYe have proof of the fine quali
ty of the meat in a choice piece sent
to our office.
We understand that Capt. Bich,
of the American bark Wetterhorn,
has decided to return to the Columbia
river, upon reaching the home port
after the completion of his present
vovage to Europe, and will here en
gage in business on his own account,
being highly delighted with this re
gion, and observing the superior op
portunities which are here presented
for profitable investments.
Mr. John Crellin of Oysterville,
called upon us Friday evening, on
his way to Portland, and returned
last evening. He informs us that
the schooner Louisa Morrison, which
left the Bay on the 24th. with a cargo
of oysters for San Francisco, readied
her destination safely, and started on
the return trip last Friday. The
Carolita, Three Sisters and Mary
Zephyr are also on the way to Shoal
water bay from San Francisco.
Mr. Stephens of Westport in-
formes us that six men are to be plac
ed at work at once finishing the Ettio
May for service. He left here last
Saturday to make purchases of all
necessary rigging, and Mr. McGuire
left for San Francisco Sunday where
he will purchase the complete out
fit of sails. Her first trip will be to
San Francisco with a cargo of lum
ber from the Knappton mills.
The remains of A Bear, not one
of the Wall street Bears, however,
that had -committed suicide at upper
Astoria Friday evening, was brought
to this place Saturday and turnei
over to Dr. Kinsey, of the city drug
store. It may appear singular that
in these days "of general depreciation
in stocks, and financial collapses, one
of the famous bear fraternity should
suicide, more especially as he had the
boundless range of the prolific forests
in which to roam at pleasure feasting
and fattening, but such is literally
the' -fact. It happened in this way:
M T. P. Powers, of upper Astoria,
3ias suffered the loss of tree by tree
in his orchard, for some time past,
from nightly raids of bruin, and af
ter several ineffectual eftorts to catch
the monster in the act, loaded and
et his gun for destruction, baiting
the trail with a -choice lot of sweet
-iWes. Without any previous notice
theibear- came in Inday evening,
'?. ..i '.un 1i una nnrl mfrf. hfs rlOnm.
On the 25th there were 11 vessels subject
to chaiter in San Francisco, aggregating
10,000 tons. The largest of these were the
Bianca, 1,444 tons; Knight Commander,
1,434 tons; Emerald, 1,1S7 tons any one
of which could load at Astoria just as well
as at San Francisco.
The Pacific Mail Steamship Company's
Honolulu steamer Costa Pica, which ran
afchoro at Point Diablo in a fog, on her last
return trip to San Francisco, is now in dry
dock. Tho Honolulu line will be continued
by the company, who will also institute an
investigation of the disaster.
The steamship John L. Stephens loft
Portland for San Francisco Friday at two
o'clock p. M., reached Astoria at 12 o'clock
Saturday night, and left for sea Sunday
morning. She took on hoard two lighter
loads at Columbia city, and one at Astoria
which came down from Portland.
We understand that it is the intention of
George W. Weidler & Co., of Portland
to open a permanent trade between this
State and Australia, China, and Japan
and it is with this view that the purchase
of the sch. Hera was made. Three ves
sels in this trade have already been dis
patched, and all who favor the prosperity
of Oregon will hope for the success of this
Tonnage is now very reasonable in San
Francisco. The Cityf Paris, chartered
at dS4 10s to load in Portland witn wheat
for the United Kingdom. Engagements
to load in San Francisco range at from .-3
5s to 3 5s Cd, except as to charter prior
to arrival, in which case prices range from
4 5s to 5. This probably will account
for the recent action of Mr. Friedlander,
Francisco and back in about 120 hours.
Taking the last trip of the John L. Steph
ens for example, they make the run from
Astoria to Portland and back in 54 hours.
That is one-third the running time between
Portland and San Francisco is spent in
eotting over the shoals of the Columbia
and Wallamet rivers above Astoria. One
of these can do as much between Astoria
and San Francisco as both between Port
land and San Francisco. Two river
steamers, at an aggregate cost of $75,000,
with crews of 12 men each, would do the
same amount of carrying up and down
the river. Thib would dispense with one
vessel costing 300,000 to 500,000, and
carrying a crew of 55 men, and reduce
the price of freight materially. But not
until t.hn. most ooonomical and systematic
methods of carriage have been adopted,
can the producers of Oregon expect to get
their imports on equal terms with their
brethren of California, or depose of their
crops on like equal terms
T2se 1'rice of ft old.
Portland, Oct. 4th. Gold in New
York to-day, 1111; Portland Legal
Tender rates, S3 buying, and SD
Sew York, Oct. 2. There was -'a
better feeling in financial circles to
day. Private advices report an im
provement in some leading cities' of
the Union. Some bankers have re
ceived telegrams from Western cities
to stop sending currency. The Loan
Committee arc now so well satisfied
with the situation that' they will not
only not issue more certificates but
will begin to-morrow a grao. ial re
duction of the amount outstanding.
The National Trust Company will re
stime on Monday. A. M. Kidder c
Co. have settled for 20 cents-; on the
dollar, and have resumed.
Galveston, Oct. 2. The town of
Lampasas was inundated on Saturday
by a sudden rise of the creek that
flows through the place. Tho water
ran so swiftly that some twenty
houses were carried away, including
the postoflicc and contents. Six per
sons are known to have been drown' d.
Kcal !EstatG Sales.
Following is a list of deeds recorded in
the office of the Clerk of Clatsop county,
for the month of September, 1873.
J. M. Shively to Sarah Jane Adams,
lot 1, block 111, Shivelys Astoria 100.
, James Welch and wife to J. Wm.
Welch, lots, 1 and 2, block 118, Shively's
T. "W. Wallace to Susan M. Wirt, lot
9 block 7, Lexington 50.
Wrm. Lattie and wife to n. B. Parker,
7 acres, T, jB jSt ., K. 10 west-20.
John Aflair and wife to Gertrude B.
Boss, block 46, Adair's Astoria 150.
United States to M. P. Hubbard and
wife, patent for G29.84 acres, sec., 1. ,
N., 11. 9 W.
D. Iv. Warren to A, Knapp, jr., 4.71
acres, T, 8 2ST E. 7 W-HJo00.
A. Knapp, jr., and wife to Charlotte B.
Spear, same tract of lancV-500,
John Davis to James Steel and C. W.
Bun-age, 120 acres, T 8 N Ji. 7 W 800.
State of Oregon to Philip Johnson,
30.58 acres school 'land 195 87)4.
Memphis, Oct. 2. There were 41
interments to-day 27 from yellow
fever. The citizen's Committee have
issued an appeal to the charitable
people of the country for aid to hire
nurses, bury the dead and shelter or
phans. Contributions may be sent
by telegraph to Jno. Johnson, Mayor
of the city.
Washington', Oct. 2. The finan
cial situation is most encouraging.
A petition was filed in the Supreme
Court of the district of Columbia, in
the name of Clifford Merrick, against
Jay Cooke and other members of the
firm, to force.them into involuntary
bankruptcy. The sentence of Sloluch
and Boncho, Modoc Indians, is com-
muted to imprisonment for life on
Alcatraz Island, by President Grant.
The pardons were granted for the
reason that these men -acted merely
as instruments of Captain Jack in the
murder of the Peace Commissio :ers.
Yanderbilt's brokers, George B.
Grinnell & Co., suspended on Tues
day, and is enjoined from disposing
of its property, and its creditors are
enjoined from selling securities of
Kw School Books. I have just re
ceived all the different kindb of New School
13,-.-J- vnnniivirl frk i llirtI in flue Rtfltfk tVint.
cannowbefoundinSanFranclco. AHo, who has Aarteed every vcitel in the Orr , gtatc of Oregon to W. H. Twilight,
. , -. . o.n onl Son TiVnnmseo trade, to carrv his 160 acres school land -iu.
Sla e pene, S ottmg pas a gooa - Oreson hcat to San Franco for export, a P. Power's and wife to. AVm.ATad
SOruiUJiiu ux oiiiuuiieij', "i'5 ynyoij . ,, czi -n. , TT
1 ti- paving ine average oi tfwyi l""
CABD BOARD, Perforated board, Ink,
(Carmine, Purple and Black). Likewise a
new stock of Crockery, Clocks and a large
assortment of Lamp Chimneys, all of
which will be sold cheap for cah.
I. W. CASE.
Jacksonville, Oct. 3. The Modoc
execution took place to-day at Fort
Klamath. Two of them, Boncho and
Sloluch, were reprieved last night, to
be imprisoned for life. Capt. Jack,
Sconchin, 'Boston Charley and Black
Jim were buns;.
Xews has been received ar' Yal-,
paraiso that the steamer Hooper, has
arrived at Pernambuco with 1,400
sels like the Bianca, Knight Commander,
or Emerald, could be sent to Astoria now
to take their full cargoes, at 3 5s to 4,
a fact which further proves the folly of the
present style of doing business in Oregon.
On Satuiday the brig Orient, drawing
only nine feet of water, grounded on the
hogs-back in going from Astoria to Port
land. After some delay, and waiting for
hams, block 3, Adair's Astoria 200.
A. J. Mogler and wife to Ernst Pap
mahl and "Win. Uhlenhardt, lot 1, block
57, Oiney's Astoria 250.
C. W.- Hamlin to J. G. Hustler, 70
acres, T.S 2ST., B. 9 W. S500.
Thomas "Newton to T. H. Lienenweber
i and Mary L. Lienenweber, 14 undivided
1 block 95, Adair's Astoria 1.
John M. Shively to Quincy L. Adams,'
lot 2, block 111, Shively's Astoria S100.
James Welch and wife to J. M. Shively
Drt Edwin Lankester delivered a
lecture at the Crystal Palace, in Lon
don, rccontly, ori the subject of " Fish
as Food." Naturalists, he said, ac
knowledge no fish without a back
bone, but he would for purposes of
his remarks class fishes as shell fish,
and true fish. Foremost among the
shell fish was the oyster, which was
one of the prettiest of creatures .when
in the ll cherub" state. The oyster
led a lazy life, troubled himself about
nothing, and consequently every part
of his body become soft aid highly
difroArihlp. even when raw. There
was no harm in eating raw food if
our digestion was strong enough, and
for that reason the oyster requires no
cooking. The scollops and cockles
were also good food, but required
cooking; and the razor fish, which
was very muscular, was indigestible
in proportion to the amount of muscle-
it possessed.'" Iii 'the matftr of
fish, the edibility depended verv
reatly indeed on the cooking anil
?uSri -Hip 'lines and met his doom, arrive
The shot took effect in his vitals and-- miles of the cable for the line to Ja
he only lived to retreat for the dis- maica, and it is. expected that corn
tan ce! of -about seventy-five yards. . m h . ptates
The carcass wenjuuu o-x-j iwuup. i.
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i.rt i,ir tlm brier nased over. What nnd wife, and James (Taylor and wue,
kind of a Miiport is Port and when vessel , deeds of donations oflots to the Astoria
Uina oi a stapoio is Farmers' Company, for construction ot a
of 300 tons must drag on the shoals and j
take the advantage of high tide to reach i ' f n . H; Smith. 160
there. It is a buiden on the business of acre:s ci100i lfd in T. 8N B-10 W
Oreon. Everv farmer, or other person 240,
who readb,can see that wh eat is not worm i vm. air mu aim w . u .nr.iii.uH-
. c.L 1 .1, . if. ,- in nniifMrni. lenliart and Eribt Hapmahi;blocks.22 and
in ou.ee " - -7 -"-"-. , Oiney's Astoria-575
Allien was saiu uuuut j.-uciihh.i . ,
fim K-uipn. As Air. llrooke saici ro
Sam Weller, " it's the seasoning as
does it." As food they possessed
natritive qualities, sometimes eve.i
superior to meat in flesh-forming
matter, although in consequence of
their deficiency in oil they were not
boat and 'force forming. They con
tained more creatine and creatinine
than meat; however; and as this w;.
ohe'of the most vamunie constituents
ln pn-rpass weigheu o-io pouna?. .ur. , .,,,.. n- i i rnt mul shin from roit and. it is report,- Kinds oi
inse? WlU'?je ."CK chaiter.d nearly A theUo,.
avid-tract the oil. . ' ' Uttobcr., m ..,' '
wheat in the Wallamet valley, but he did I n 0fliTitl statement shows that
not give what it is really wnth he could , tbe amount of U. S. currency -oi all
not and ship from Poitland. It i- report,- j kinds outstanding at this date hr?40,-.
of food, because it partly 'formed the
j brain matter,, Prof. Apibsiz,h:i right
ly mum tiiat iirtii was tne ioou lor pin-osoprera.
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