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Vol. 2. ,
Astoria, Oregon,. Saturday Morning, Jan. 3, 1874
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'TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY
Monitor Building, A.toria, Oregon.
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L. P. Fisiikr, 20 and 21 Now Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agent for tho
Astokia.v in San Francisco.
Any friend who feel? an interest in tho pros
jpority of this region, is authorized to act as
.Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
Red uor No. 3 has been again
replaced by the tug Astoria.
Kolilrabbi is a vegetable for sale
at Grav and Donalson's.
County Court for Clatsop county,
Judge Moflitt presiding; convenes on
It is said the new tug Sedalia
behaved admirably on her trip to
'the Cape in a storm last Tuesday.
"When anything in the tinware
.and stove li :e is wanted, s"ee the
card of Jackins & Co.
nzr For fresh Oystors, in ovcry style, call at
the 1'akkkk Housk Ukstauhant.
At Westport the people pass the
.evenings very pleasantly attending
the debates of the local lvcetun.
On Tuesday there were ten ves
sels and seven steamers in Astoria
The last heard of our fellow
townsmen Messrs John Badollet and
Lyman Hall, they were at Westport
-a waiting a steamer for Astoria.
ttT Oysters in every stylo, at all hours of
day or night, at tho Pakkkk IIousk Rkstau
Iiaxt, Main street, Astoria.
The furnaces at the new bath
room in the new "Westport cannery
have been completed by Peter Run-
ey, and it is said to be a tip top job.
The brig Orient, and the tug
J. C. Brenham, are reported at Coos
baj. The Orient would next go to
Uinpqua, the Brenham to Astoria.
Charles Binder of the Oregon
Bakery, offers to board any man a
week, who will take his cold away.
That is a better propesition: than we
K2A neat, clean, coscy place, for gentle
men and ladies to enjoy a dish of fresh Uytters
is at tho Park kr lleusi: ItKST.vritAN'T.
The young men of Astoria have
adopted the name "Hermenian
Club," for their social association.
They give soirees semi-monthly.
The first four winged flying fish
we have ever seen, is on exhibition
at Gray & Donaldson's. It came
from South America in the bark Is
James W. "Welch has returned
from the valley with a pair of very
large, handsome work-horses, to
iake the place of the team lost re
cently by drowning.
Capt. Rogers has just completed
a metalic model of Spedden's inven
tion for a steamer propeller, which
shows the advantages of the princi
ple, and at once recommends itself.
The old year was rung out, and
1874 rung in, by all the bells of As
toria, midst a fearful storm of rain,
hail, lightning flashes and peals of
tthunder. It was a Happy New Year
to most folks, at any rate.
Several new fishing boats have
ibeen constructed, and others are
on the way, at Westport. The prin
cipal builders are Messrs. Sampson
.and Driscall. Messrs. Bell, Andrews
and Blondell are engaged in such'
Sheriff Twilight will meet the
tax-payers of this precinct at the
Court House to day from 9 a. m. un
til 4 p. m. for the purpose of collecting
taxes upon the assessment of 1S73.
Henry llewett and Co., of Port
land, are consignees of the Akbar,
Fluer de Lis, Toftcomb, Tongoy,
Mary E. Bay and Sidlaw , all foreign
vessels ready to receive cargoes for
the United Kingdom.
"When the Sedalia gets her life
preservers, Babcock fire extinguish
ers, and a hundred other useless
appendages to the equipment of a
passenger boat, she will be ready to
carry people wherever they may wish
In answer to a letter of inquiry
addressed to the Postmaster General,
we arc informed that subscribers
must pay postage on papers if deliv
ered through a post-office whether
the subscribers live on, a post route
"We have information from the
Oregonian, that the Free Trade
brought an assorted cargo. Yes, an
" assorted cargo" of sand and clay.
This is one of the vessels that will
not visit Portland. Her cargo has
been dumped out on Astoria's streets.
It is estimated that the wheat
crop of Linn county this year was I,
500,000 bushels; Lane, 700,000 ; Polk,
72G,000 ; and Benton, 3S1,000 bushels;
making the yield of the four counties
3,307,000. Of this it is thought about
2,500.000 bushels will be shipped.
A. J. Donaldson was the recipi
ent of a handsome pair of marine
glasses, donated by the master of the
Island Belle, but some notorious
thief, without the fear of Heaven be
fore his eyes, appropriated them for
anew years present. Jack is in hopes
that the use of the glasses will make
the possessor cross cred.
That portion of Main street filled
with ballast from South America and
San Francisco, by Mr. Boelling, is a
sample of good stout work. "We un
derstand that Mr. B. contemplates
removing the old buildings on that
portion of the street, and filling the
lots also, preparatory to putting up a
very creditable building, on the site
at an early day, for market and store
Private advices from Washing
ing inform us that Astoria will soon
have a daily mail. The request for
this service was made dv Hon. John
II. Mitchell on the lGtlf ult., backed
on a statement of the matter made in
this paper, and the service has been
"We are informed that Hon. Ben
Underwood had reached "Washington
the IGth with the Nehalem valley
mail propositions in his pocket. He
was invited to call upon Mr. Mitch
ell that evening, with the documents
and we hope some definite action in
the matter will occur soon.
Dealers in linen aud other dry
goods, grain sacks, burlaps, liquors,
etc., should send to Jan ion and
Rhodes, of Portland, for their price
list. Messrs J. and R. have not so
many ships coming to Oregon as
some, but none of those that do come
arc in ballast.
The following officers of Beaver
Lodge, No. 35, I. 0. O. F. were in
stalled in office on new year's night:
T. A. Hyland, X. G.; C.'lT. Page, Y.
G.; Win. P. Gray, Secretary; Lewis
"Wilson, P. S.; John Hobson, T.; I.
"W. Case, P. S. X G.; Win. II. Twi
light, L. 55. X. G.; C. S. Wright, P.
S. V. G.; I. Stevens, L. S. Y. G.; C.
Bochau, R. S. S.; C. W. Hamblin, O.
G.; Lewis Wilson, was appointed
host for the ensuing term.
The prospect of the State open
ing the Astoria, Nehalem, Cornelius
Boad seems gloomy. Owing to the
depreciation of the bonds, nearly one
half of the appropriation of $20,000
was exhausted in the survey and location-.
And now comes the farmers
through whose farms and private
roads this public road has been laid,
and claim damages enough to about
take the remaining half of the ap
propriation. Hen ce the gloomy pros
pect as we see it. .
THE 1VESTJPORT TRAGEDY.
MivSIicpparJl Honorably Acquitted
of any Crime Tlie Killing done in
Our Westport correspondent fur
nishes the following report of the re
eent tragedy iin that vicinity. The
exaggerated statements previously
made will be quieted by this letter,
and Mrr Sheppard's friends can congratulate-themselves
at the happy se
qual. It appears that community
has only been deprived of a bad man.
Westport, Deci 26th 1873.
Editor Astoriax '
A shooting affray occurred yester
day at a place known as Lawsbn and
Olsons fishery. It is not a place
where fish are put up, but a place
occupied by men who make a busi
ness of catching fish. It is located
on the river between Watsons fish
ery and Westport.- It appears that
J. L. Morgan, Bobert Markle and
Byron Sheppard,, went deer hunting
in a small sized skiff and when near
Olson's fishery,- were hailed from the
wharf by some one to make a Christ
mas call. They did so, and found
that some of the parties at that place
who had been drinking rather freely,
were inclined to be quarrelsome.
One Charles Peterson attempted to
quarrel with Mr. Sheppard, when
Mr. Morgan placed himself between
them, to stop the row, saying that
they did not go there to quarrel, and
asked Sheppard and Markle to take
the guns and go to the boat and they
would proceed and have their hunt.
At this time Peterson pulled oil' his
shirt and again went in pursuit of
Sheppard, towards the boat Shep
pard being in the boat. Peterson
met Lawson on the wharf as he was
making for the boat and knocked or
shoved him over the wharf into the
water. Markle was also knocked or
shoved down the steps losing his gun
overboard. Morgan tried to hold
Peterson (who was swearing he
would drown Sheppard) to keep him
from getting in the boat, but as he
had no shirt on he could not hold
him, and Sheppard warned him not
to get in the boat or he would shoot
him. He still made for the boat,
however, and got parti' into it when
Sheppard fired, and Peterson fell over
the bow into the water and swam to
the steps and ran up on the wharf
where he lay down.
Morgan who was trying to keep
Peterson from getting into the boat
received a painful wound, one shot
striking him in the left hand. Law
son says his shoulder is out of joint
or dislocated and he is otherwise in
jured. Peterson died this morninsr
at two or three o'clock. An inquest I
was held, and a verdict rendered ac
cording to the facts.
Mr. Sheppard surrendered himself,
and witnesses were examined in the
Justice courr, resulting in an honora
ble acquittal, the evidence given,
was not sufficient to convict him of
any crime, it being proven that the
shooting was done in self defence;
and, also, that Peterson was a very
Prof. Condon's lectures on Geol
ogy, judging from reports, arc very
interesting. The State is fortunate
indeed in having such an able man
live here to devote so much time to
the subject for public good.
Advices from London state that
free passage is offered by the 2s ew
Zealand line of steamers for as many
laborers as wish to emigrate from
England to that colony, in which
there is said to be room for twenty
thousand families. This is the sur
est way to secure immigrants.
Ox for 8ale. One stout, heavy
built work Ox, eight years of age, gentle
and well broken, weighing between S0O
and 900 pounds, is offered for sale on ap
plication at John Douglass' ranch, Lewis
and Clarke river. di75t
Exckllkxt Thoso Sugar Cured Hams, and
that Fresh Roll Butter, Fresh Buckwheat,
(this year's crop), Corn ileal, Cracked Wheat,
Jlominy, etc, at Cask's. Vlti
iS'chool Books. I have lately re
ceived all the different kindsj of New School
Books required to be used in this State, that
can now be found in San Francisco. Also,
Slate pencils, Blotting pads, a good as
sortment of Stationery, Drawing paper,
CARD BOARD, Perforated board, Ink,
(Carmine, Purple and Black). Likewise a
new stock of Crockery, Clocks and a large
assortment ot Lamp Chimneys, all of
which will be sold cheap lbr cash.
., I. W. CASE,
oltf Chenaiuus st, Astoria,
HIXTS TO BERGSIIS.
Griswold, the "-Fat Contributor,"
who is spending a few days-in Erie,
contributes to the columns of the
Dispatch the following u Hints to
It seems to me your Society for the
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
although a good thing so far as it
goes, stops short of what it might ac
complish. I offer a, few suggestions
as to the enlargement of its sphere of
Eight hours should be a day's work
on a dog-churn, the dog to be allow
ed one day in the week to himself.
Let every dog have his day.
Life-preservers . for Newfoundland
dogsr to guard against sudden
A fine for imposing bogus watches
on watch-dogs. The watch-dog's
honest bark has often been raised
against the swindle.
Protection of ants from their neph
ews and nieces.
Cushioned toad-stools would be
highly appreciated by toads after a
Punish boys who frightens the
frogs and make them jump. Sudden
shocks are sometimes fatal to a ner
Encourage trout to write poetry. I
have seen some very beautiful trout
lines ere now.
Rostrums in the ocean for the
whales to " spout" from. This is a
want long felt, and the- whales pout
Abolish mosquito bars. They
make mosquitoes irregular about
Introduce the German language in
to our schools of fish.
Pocket handkerchiefs for crocodiles
to wipe away their tears on.
A school in accounts for adders,
who also multiply rapidly.
Encourage the cultivation of plum
trees for the comfort of that fastidi
ous epicure, the curculio, who can
feed upon nothing else. '
An inebriate asylum for "biled
owls," and others who get drunk as
Badges for hawks, so we can tell
one from a hernshaw.
Hon. Wm. Reid, American Vice
Consul at Dundee Scotland, writes to
the Oregonian as follows : I am
satisfied that at the present day nine
tenth of the British people do not
know where or what Oregon is, and,
unfortunately, your legislatures and
people do not seem dispose to enlight
en them. My attention was two
and a half years ago drawn to a des
cription of Oregon and "Washington
in the United States Statistical report.
I was thoroughly astonished at the
facts therein stated, and the advance
ment in railways, steamers and civili
zation which your coast was making.
Sometime ago I apprised the owners
of the City of Paris and Otago (which
lately took away cargoes of wheat
from your port,) of your wants in
shipping, and at the present time I
am endeavoring to get some ship
owners to promote a regular line of
twelve clipper ships to trade regu
larly between Oregon and Glasgow-on-the-Clyde.
"What, however, dis
appoints ine, is the apathy which the
Legislatures of Oregon and Washing
ton seem to have in not circulating
information to these countries, not
attending to immigration thereto,
which all the Australian and New
Zealand colonial governments are
"up and doing," and have not only
each a resident Commission on Emi
gration in this country, but actually
give all agricultural and domestic
servants free passage to their respec
tive colonies, aud thus draw all the
emigration they can from this coun
try. You possess, a country with
advantages not equaled by any
British colony, and still you make no
effort to tell the world so. Party
politics, and not the development of
your coast, seem the all-engrossing
topics of your people, and your coun
try, with all its vast resources, are
(outside 3'our State) almost unknown.
Why is this? If your Legislature
will not act, cannot the various
Farmers' Granges, or the Commis
sioners in each county, meet together
and adjust statistical and other in
formation for publication and circula
tion, relating to each county ? Can
the Farmers' Granges not agitate for
immigration by the State Government
of Baitish agricultural and domestic
servants, which I see your country
so much needs at present? Failing
to have this accomplished, let them
organize private associations for the
importation of this class of labor. A
well formed scheme of immigration,.
either public or private, and the
distribution in this country of the
various-samples of Oregon and "Wash
ington! productions, with reliable
information thereon-, would make
the nort& Pacific coast a popular field
of emigration by the Brstish people,
to whom it is peculiarly suited in
climate and resources. Your citizens
know not the prize they possess in
proudly saying, " We are a gold-paying
State," and the value of that
statement abroad. Let your Legisla
tures and people, then, hold fast to
specie payments, and they will there
by not only prevent internal financial
disorders, but draw into them foreign
capital for permanent investment on
your shores. I propose making an
extended tour through Oregon and
Washington Territory next year. A
Scotch gentleman of 16 years experi
ence of emigration, andof the various
British emigration fields, proposes
acompanying me. If his report is
satisfactory, he intends and has the
ability to direct a large emigration to
the North Pacific coast.
President Orton, of the Western
Union Telegraph Company, disposes
of Postmaster General Creswell' ideas
of a Postal telegraph, in a genteel
way,, showing, by statistics, that so
far from increasing telegraph facili
ties the Government control of tele
grapli must inevitably be more
expensive than existing arrange
ments,, and willthus either deteriorate
service or cheapen it at a great loss,
in which case the masses must be
taxed to- my the expenses of tele
graphic service for the small per
centage of people that employ it.
A railroad strike is up on the Pan
Handle, because of the ten per cent
reduction in wages on the first of
Jay Cooke thinks the Pacific
Division of the North Pacific Rail
road, from Kalama to Tacoma, will be
profitable aud that the company will
be able to carry the road and eventu
ally complete it.
The President has appointed
Caleb 'Cushing Minister to Madrid.
The nomination will be sent to the
Senate immediatly on reassembling.
The resignation of Sickles, has been
The growing conviction that the
President will nominate Pierrepoint
if Williams is rejected is strengthen
ing the latter and will secure his
confirmation if, as his friends claim,
he is exonerated from charges affect
ing his personal character.
Estimates in the Postoffice De
partment have already been so-much
reduced that no further extention of
railroad postal service can be made
during the fiscal year v
The Court at Havana, has con-
denied the Virginhts as a lawful
-As there is no absolute necessity
for heavy appropriations for the im
provement of harbors, rivers and
fortifications under the Engineer's
Bureau of the War Department, the
estimates for such improvements,
amounting to $20,00000, will proba
bly be reduced to $3,000,000.
Scarlet fever prevails in all the
Eastern "cities, rbut in none is tho
disease as fatal as it was in San Fran
cisco during the month of November.
The were 20 fatal cases in Buffalo.
Scarlatina continues abundant in
San Farn cisco during the past week.
Fifteen death are reported from this
cause, making 70 deaths so far this
month against 59 last month.
Already we hear of the glowing
prospects of the next years crops in
Oregon. David Newsome, of Marion
county, in a letter to the Bulletin,
discourages the idea of devoting so
much acreage to wheat, and favors
a rotation in crops. He would have
the soil preserved -a good idea.
Summer fallowing and very deep
sub-soil plowing will rest, cleanse and
renew our fields. There are very
profitable crops here besides wheat."