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Astoria, Oregon, Saturday Mormng, Dec. 27, 1873.
TL'ESDA Y,TIIUKSDAY AND SATURDAY
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L. P. "Fiskkk, 20 ami 21 New Merchants E
change, i-5.iutlion-.cd t net as Agent Fortiic
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.Any friend who feels xn interest in tho pros
perity of tins region, is authorised to net as
Agent for tins paper, in iiracuring subscribers.
" Come on, Mr.Grant," is the popular
theme at Hie Crystal.
8CS For froh Oys'crs, in every style, call -at
tho Pari:i:k lleusi: Kkst vui.N-.
A man could walk to the Farmers'
-wharf on Christinas clay, if duly straight
The steamer Governor
pected here to-da.y with a
3jrain ciicct from Albany
Grovcr is ex
full cargo of
Ifany body has lost a cold they can
find one at this office. We won't require
payment for this notice if they will take it
"We regret to hear that Prof Worth
"ington, of the Astoria Public Schools, has
"been very ill for several days, but are
pleased to state that he i recovering.
U2TA next, clean, coov place, for scrirlc
inen and ladies to enjoy a dish of fresh Oysters
is at the Pakkkr llois:: Uijtauk vst.
Eveiybody's. friend, Frank J. Taylor,
was decidedly in luck with presents at the
Grace Church Christmas tree; he now
sports a thimble, -and "those" slippers
and a pair of baby shoes adorn his bou
doir. Ir. C. B. Pari em an, of the Parker
House, on Tuesday last lead Miss Sarah
"Upton to the hymenial altar. Y7e ac
knowledge the compliments of the happy
-couple and send erecting our congratula-
tions and wishes of " much joy."
Beaver Lodge No :)3. I. O. O. F.
elected officers as follows, for the next
term, Thursday evening : I. W. Case, X.
G., C. H. Page, V, G-, Wm. P. Gray,
: Sec, John Hobson, Treasurer.
C. H. Dexter, mine host of the Seaside
Summer rcsort,and Hugh Stoop, the build
er thereof, have both absconded, but not
to parts unknown. Dexter is in Portland,
-and Stoop leaves hereto-day for Brookficld
to resume work on Eeglcr & Jewett's fish
ery. It was decided "certain" that the
river was open when the Ajax left here
Tuesday but it has since- been decided
' more certain'1 such is'nt the esse. Xine
vessels, betides the Ajax, were ice bound
.at St. Helens on Christmas day.
j3 Oysters in every style, at all hours of
day or niht, at tho P.v:ri:r IIeusj: Kkst.yu
kaxt, Main street, Astoria.
Captain kludge has quit falling over
board at the Farmers' wharf, and set his
son Walter at that business. The first
good plunge was made one day last week.
'The Captain didn't pull off his gloves,
throw his hammer away, grab a spile, and
go in after him because there was no oc
casion for it.
While the weather has been such as
to almost inspire our citizens to gardening
ninety miles above Astoria the temper
mature has been freezing cold, and we shall
not be surprised to hear of another geneial
cessation of business. It is fearful to con-
template a State like Oregon being wholly
shut off from the seaboard; all the grain, I ground there, sliding down ten ieet more ana Saturdays.
shipping, etc., at a stand still for want of j of wet frosty planking younder, with con- i or Skipanon, Seaside house, and Tilhi
sixtv miles of railway, and forty miles of siderable force, but though body, bones, I mook, luesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.
rin,vu Tf. wnuld von thnt fi mm- otuI nlntliino- tram .iennardizcd the bottle Forl'urts Steven and CapeDisappomt-
mnfTWt dictates of humanity, iffnorinsrall
matters of pnv
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caused these av
We wonder if there
on the face of the globe, two places situat
ed relatively as Portland and Astoria are
situatedjWherc the greater would noisome
time in the course of a quarter of a century,
have completed some sort of communica
tion to the le&ser through some impulse or
other as an act of chai ity, if nothing else.
Thpm are thousands of considerations, it
ppms to us that would have moved any
other people on God's earth, to open such
communication. And keep it open, uy
ate concern, should have Manfully did he cling to tnar, and id was ' -Luufcuii.y mm iimrsuays, m, , .oy A. al.
enues 10 oe opened and a gemai spectacle to see mm using x ikuuia. , vi aJ..1.., iv . ., ..cw ....,,
open, many years ago. I like (from the ashes of his pipe), and hear l loungs river, jewis ana uiarKe, jeii.-
i to be found anywhere his crleeful shouts ot victory as lie came to , Jem "V auey , etc., irregumr.
Eben Parker returned on Christmas
day from his effort to reach Forest Grove
with a letter mail on horse hack. He
found three feet depth of snow beyond
Nehalem. Got within fourteen miles of
Forest Grove, and'coul&have gone through
only for eight miles of impassable road.
"We hear from "Washington City that
Wm. Chance, present Assessor, of Clatsop
county, has been -appointed to the impor
tant but not very lucrative position of
Postmaster at As'coria. As Uncle Samuel
has been somewhat lavishly liberal in tit-
ting up the office it is hoped that he will
soon order .Brother Jonathan to add a
more reasonable compensation for the
services of the Postmaster, And while he
is about it he may a well give us an over
land mail to Portland, by way of Nehalem.
The bark Windward, Capt.-Stannard,
is still here, at Holladay's warf, awaiting
thebalanceofher cargo of lumber from
Portland for Shanghai. Capt Stannaid
is very easy over it, knowing full well
that it would -not load the vessel any sooner
if he were to lose that valuable gift
which gave Job such blessed consolation
in his aiitictions. Should the liver again
close speedily, as there was every prospect
la-t night would be the case, the Lord
onlv knows when the Windward will be
-Many a one was surprised in this city
Christinas eve. The trees at the Churches
were loaded with presents, and a meny
time indeed followed the distribution of the
gifts. Several tree were erected at pri
vate houses all productive of happy, mer
ry, gladsome hearts. From carry morn
till evening pre-onts and congratulations
were changed and interchanged, among
all ages, sexes and conditions. The ball
given by Astoria Engine Company Xo. 1,
was a most "appropriate and successful ter
mination of a right Merry Christmas in
During the late freeze, (prior to this
one), a very good story of The Death-iike
Grip of one of the leading merchants of
Astoria, was related to us: but we did not
consider it prudent at that time to mention
the matter to our readers, inasmuch as we
considered that we had all the " head on"
that ciicumstances would justify us in
packing around, so long as ships could
not ascend the river, and the majority ot
people had no particular business to en
gage their attention, and would, per force,
be given to gossip. But, now that we are
practically on the sick list, Van would n't
be mean enough to come around here
with malice aforethought, armed with pis
tols and bowic knives, to demand retract
ion a sick man nas mu, au vantage so
here goes for the incident.
ve 've never
inquired Van's fighting size; bulttiiswc
knew: through his generosity lat Thurs
day evening we were provided with a shirt
and belt from his wardrobe, in which to
make an appearance at the Fireman's
ball but, after we had harnessed up. and
our eldest Orcgonian " at home" failed to
recognize its father, because of the seeming
obesity, we retired to our chamber at an
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to sleep, perchance to dream
of the fate-s that always await the pioneer
newspaper publisher. Benjamin Franklin,
James Gordon Bennett, Artemus Ward,
all! all of them, had their bitter experien
ces; and, does not history repeat itself?
But to return from this rhapsody to that
story on Van. It was occasioned from his
living in this embryo city, where there is
seldom any snow; where folk make their
their gardens in Winter; and generally
speaking, "December is as pleasant as
May." But this season we have had snow
enough to admit of the boys sliding down
hill on the side walks. We don't mean to
say that the boys take up the side walks
and carry them to the tops of the hills and
then let loose as it old Bealzebub had bro
ken out in the vicinity, but that the walks
were the runways for the sleds. All know
without being told, that fucIi weather as j
this instills new lite ana animation m men
and boys, and is apt to make them frolic
some. It stimulates them to racing, j ump
ing up and down, clapping hands, and
feeling good generally. It so stimulated
Van; and atone of those stimulated scenes
lie was rather unceremoniously invited to
sit down on Court street grade, and at the
same time surrender an empty " vinegar"
bottle which he carried in his left hand. It
is rclatod that he tore around there at a
fearful rate, performing some creditable
ICaiS OI 2TIOUUU. ailU Jim-J lumuuug iui
y ihxxr minnrrv pnvnnninfr across ten feet of
, bnow iere darting over ten feet of frozen
was saved'.nor did he relax his grasp,
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th store and filled that bottle with vine
irar," relating the circumstance, and at
the same time praising the juveniles for
havinjr n-lnzed tho walk so elesantly. and
wishing he were a lioy again. When he
hears a person complain that the Council
do not pass an ordinance to prom oil ooys
from coasting on the walks, he turns away
j with the theught:
i fool of yourself,"
don't make a darn
that he enjoys that sort of sport.and woulS
not deprive another of it.
3Ir. J. P. Saunders, of Po'rt Stevens,
is reported suffering from a stroke of palsy
received about ten days ago.
The holiday vacation in the Astoria
Public Schools will continue until theiirst
Monday in January.
One of our whilom friends, a federal
officer by the way, feasted on. goose stuff-
en with sauer kraut, at uystervme
Chrismas day .
Because there is a Humbug river in
Xehalem valley that does not signily the
land is humbug. Adams, can show a
patch of soil on which he r:igpd wheat last
season at the rate of 109 bushels to the acre.
Billy Euhlcnhart, whom every one in
Astoria respects as an industrious, sober,
lav abiding citizen, draw a razoi acro-s
Captain Stannard's face Christmas eve.,
cuttinar the beard off as smooth as a whis
tle. He will serve you. the same way, if
you call -around at the. Occident Shaving
Since St. Helens passed such a "Merry
Christmas, lS7o," with ten ocean vessels
in her harbor, we suggest that the town
authorities cstablis.li a newspaper office
and go after the seaport question again.
By this means they might be able to make
.-rime of the would-be conservators of
Oregon commerce believe that a mule had
suddenly elongated his a..er parts and
taken them ke-ilop where it makes the
breath short. Friend Merrill start your
paper let St. Helens be heaid.
There ha. been much research among
the young men members of- the Astoria
Social Club for an appropriate name.
Some favored Terpsichorean, some one
thng, some another but while all this
doiujt. and perplexity lasted the young
ladies hit upon a name, and the club at
leabt tor the present is known as the
Young Men's Christian Association. Pri
vate Soirees are to be given by the club
once a week during the Winter, at Mason
Last Slimmer we had the pleasure (?)
of pioneering on Grays river for a week,
and helped to break the trail that let the
working-men into what has since become
H. H. Jackson's orchard ! Yes sjr, that
unbroken wilderness of last spring has
since blossomed as the ro.-e," and some
of the fruits of the place are now on sale
at the various stoics of Astoria. From
Jackson's orchard aforesaid we have
cabbage heads 4 to the 100 pounds ; sugar
beets, parsnips carrots, turnips etc., etc.,
of very superior flavor and size. If the
Xorthern Pacific liailrond Company don't
ruin the country hy driving settlers out of
it, Grays river will be able to supply vege
tables and onions enough in a few years
to pay the animal interest on thcNational
debtr unless the debt contiune- to increase
at the present ratio nine million dollars
Exchllkxt Those Sugar Cured Hams, and
that Fresh Roll Butter, Fresh Buckwheat,
! (this year's crop), Corn Meal, Cracked Wheat,
Hominy, etc., at Cask's.
Ox for ftalc. One stout, heavy
built work Ox, eight years of age, gentle
and well broken, weighing between S00
and 900 pounds, is offered for sale on ap
plication at John Douglass'
d27?t School Books. I have lately re
ceived all the different kinds of Xew School
Books required to be ued in this State, that
i can now be found in San Francisco. Also,
blate pencils, Plotting pads a good as
sortment of Stationery, Drawing paper,
CAltD BOA11D, 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 cash.
I. W. CASE,
oltf Chenamus St., Astoria,
I'ost Office Notice.
The General Delivery at the Astoria
Postoffice will be open daily, (except Sun
days), from S o'clock "A. m. until 0 p. m.
On Sundays from 1 to 2 o'clock p. m.
Money Orders issued from S" a. m. to 4.
For Portland and intermediate offices,
- at 5M o'clock a. m. Tuesdays, Thursdays
i ment, "Unity, , Oysteryillc, and Olympia
1. Anv person who takes a paper regu-
i larly from the pot-othce whether direct
' ed to his name or another's.
or wneuier die
has subscribed or not is responsible for
2. If any person orders his paper discon
tinued, he must pay all arrearages, or the
rmblisher mav continue to send it, until
4 fM... .rA... .rw ,1 tiU.-... ji.-t,.r. -- .'Hl a w
payment is made " a collie tl eV olo I "to en tli e possession of the dam- heaite. Work not an afcair ot pPr
IKlwhS the mner IftakenTm Used goods. Let tho Plaindealer ed- sonal sympathy; it consists or dollars
J amount whether thepaper.is takeuirom
the office or not.
An Ottawa editor was "telescoped"
by a collision with a goat the other
Incompatibility of temperament of
the wife's relatives is recognized by
the California courts.
Ohio has graduated another female
lawyer, and the papers say she steps
feet six inches in her morning walk.
"Poor Jim Waynel" remarks an
Indiana paper, " he has gone where
bar-tenders don't scowl when a man
fills the glass up."
In a letter to & friend, a Springfield
young lady states that she is not en
gaged, but she .sees a cloud above
the horizon about as large as a man's
The " cast of countenance" of an
English tragedian, at present in
Paris, is described by a French critic
as that of " Don Quixote giving away
Seventy-one umbrellas were stolen
from the Baptist Church in Oswego
one rainy night last week. They
pretend to say that the victims went
The Xew Y'ork Tribune blushes at
th 'j cowardly moderation of the Con
necticut tax-collector, who appropri
ated to his own use the beggarly sum
It is thought that when the mem
bers of the Evangelical Alliance get
in front, of Niagara, they will be bet
ter able to form an ida of human na
ture before the Fall.
A Dagger of cast steel, thrust under
the hat-band, or through the bow
that fastens down a long plume, is
the ornament of the fashionable Eng-
lish walking hats of this season.
A reporter who "interviewed" a
prominent Xew York broker learned
that the broker didn't know where
prices were going to stop, but would
give 100,000 for the information.
Joaquin Miller, in a poem on Moth
er Earth, expresses the opinion that
" It were best that we should rest,
that she should rest." Well, Joa
quin, give us a rest.
Boston merchants have expanded
the idea of answering certain ques
tions by handing a printed card to
the querist. Thus a well known
firm in that city, now in temporary
quarters, but expecting at an early
day to return to its old stand, chokes
off all inquiries by a card inscribed
as follews: "We don't know when
we shall move. AVe don't think'
about it. AVe have not rented this
store. It is to rent. Price $4,000.
Lease of four years. This fully tells
all we know."
Tho Oil City Derrick, speaking of
" petroleum peculiarities," says:
" JJon't say
'bawrl' ior barrel. 11
accumulate the value
of one of them full of oil at present
prices don't pronounce it so. Xo
man can permanently prosper in life
who says 'bawrl.' If you were on
your death-bed you feel like saying
'bawrl?' Then dry up on it and say
Xew Bedford can claim the cham
pionship in modesty. An art deal
er, among the other goods, placed
in his window copies of antique stat
uary, such as are to be found in all
the old world galleries, when a crim
inal prosecution was entered against
him, and the valiant marshal seized
the statues. The matter was taken
into the Police Court, and the justice
decided that the exhibition of the
statue of XarcisGtis " manifestly tend
ed to corrupt the morals of youth."
Goldwin Smith doubts " whether
a more active or a more virulent
poison was ever infused into the
veins of a Nation than that which is
infused into the veins of the Ameri
can Xation by such school histories
as are used in the United States,"
.and wants to know " what can be ex
pected if people are fed through their
childhood on such stimulants of Na
tional vanity and malignity." Smith
should stop writing temporarily, and
call in liis family physican.
The Roseburg Plaindealer, with
extraordinary keenness of vision,
Jbrsees, in the appointment of Judge
lAVilliams to the Chief Justiceship,
Innrrnr tn thr " llhm'tlP.S Of the llfiO-
i n n...n onxrc fim i;vnvfira rf
pie. V.icumauoavo n,o wwcw
the American people are tne mnsti"''V.iiuiCiu..i;v-, . -remarkable
articles in the world, j do much toward Temo aite o
Theyhavc been "assailed," "tram- stacles by proving themselves the
pled upon," " in danger," " destroy- best workmen. " Women, like prin
ed" etc., etc., day in and day out, ces, find few real fnends,"-espcr-.ever
sinceil776; and yet, the people ! ially m competition of sex iorlabo..
manage to make them answer a to!- . Tliey must appeal to empleyers:
ni,w frnnri nnrmsp. ond snnm rnf.h- heads, and pay little heed t) their
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FREE TRADE ASKED FOR,
On Tuesday we intended to say
that Congress was expected to pass
an Act at the present session admit
ting grain-bag materials free of duty.
The San Francisco Bulletin has this
to say on the subject.
Simultaneously, in the California
Legislature and in Congress, the
voice has been raised on the subject
of bags, bagging and jute. When
the frame work of the tariff which is
now in operation was laid, very little
attention was paid to California or
her interests. Probably California
herself had not made up her mind
clearly upon the subject. Pennsyl
vania was on hand, thoroughly con
versant with all the facts of the case
and in a deep loud yoice made known
her wants. Xew England mustered
all her representatives and secured
the measure of protection which she
considered that she needed. Other
sections of the country which had
specialties to foster were alive and
active. There was a dim idea abroad
at the time that possibly California
had an interest in preventing the
competition of foreign wool growers,
but her representatives were either
too inert or too feeble to effect any
thing. The result is that the tariff,
as it stands at present, inflicts rela
tively more injury upon California
than any other State in the Union.
It compels her to buy domestic, arti
cles of an inferior character at a high
er price than she would have to pay
for the foreign, and superior article.
And this wThile the greater portion of
her trade is with foreign ports.
California, in an industrial and
commercial point of view, is an ap
pendage of Xew England, a province
of Pennsylvania, and a dependency
of Xew York. It is not our purpose,
at this time, to wander off into any
discussion on the respective merits of
free trade and protection. If we
have not obtained all that we may
have a right to by-the latter, proba
bly an indulgent Congress will stretch
a point for us with reference to the
former. If there be no rival interest
at the powerful East, the presump
tion is that no very serious difficulty
will be encountered. But even if
there is not, no measure can be car
ried in Congress without persever
ance and energy. Alley went to
Congress a few yfears ago, from the
shoe-manufactnring district of Mas
sachusetts to raise the tariff on shoe
findings. He delivered himself on
all occasions in season and out of
season on the claims that shoe-findings
had upon the attention of a pat
riotic Congress. Alley was laughed
at for his devotion to a single scheme
and for his parliamentary gaucherie,
but Alley won. A good-natured and
boisterous Congress gave him all he
asked, in the closing hour of its ses
son. This bagging question is a very
serious one for us. AVe have built
up in a few years an enormous trade
in breadstuffs. An immense fleet is
required annually to convey our sur
plus wheat to Europe. We cannot
ship it as they do at the East by
means of elevators, for the voyage is
too long. AATe must have bags and
upon bag?, bagging and jute, there is
a heavy duty. AVe send out a large
quantity of" bags every year, and
viien they come back we have to
pay duty on them over again. AVe
propose simply to request Congress to
make a reduction. The Legislature
is about to ask our Congressmen to
move in the matter. One of our
Congressmen without being asked,
has already presented the subject.
AVill our petition be heard with fa
vor? Thev must do things with a rush
in Philadelphia. The Gazette tells
of " Cavalry church" in that city.
One of the toughest and healthiest
men in Sioux city, according to -the
Journal, eats but one meal a day, '
and that is just before going to bed.
It is a universal rule in labor,
which no accident, or social tradi
tion, or clannishnessof sex, can over
throw, that skill wins. So long a
there are more workmen than can
find work, women have accidental as;
as natural obstacles to meet.
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