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ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 7, 1876.
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ISSUED EV3RY EVENING,
b. IREL.1.VII, : : PUBLISHER.
Monitor Building, Cass Street.
Terms of Subscriptien:
Serrcd by Carrier, per week 25 Cents
Sent by mail, three months S2 50
JNiBt by mail six Months 4 00
ijeat by mail one jear - 7 00
Tree of Pottage to tho Subscribers.
xfST" Advcrf iscixents inserted by the year at
tie rate of $1 00 ier square per month.
Transient advertising, by the day or week,
fifty cents per square first insertion.
Heading notices, in City Items column, five
cents per line per day. No charge less than
When will the road leading to
the cemetery grounds be made pas
sable? The Beech wood arrived at Liv
erpool May 29th.
The Astoria telegraph line reach
ed Clifton yesterday. It is coming
sdong at the rate of about oae mile
.and a half in four days.
The steamer Beaver left Astoria
for stickeen river this morning. The
California for Sitka, and the John L.
Stephens for Portland.
The Edward James is out 45 days
from Hongkong for Astoria, and the
Annie Gray and Forward are also
out 06 days from the same port for
Our worthy friend C. H. Dexter
'was made happy hist evening, by the
airival of daughter and grand children
from California. They proceeded to
iAie Bay View house by the Canny.
The bark Rival; Gapi. Adnns, in
Simpson's )me of Oijon Packets,, left
"K.napnton at ore oVock ihis after
moon for San Frajci;co, ?r lea with
500,000 feet of lumber and 50.OC0
Sergeut Bigter stationed at Fort
Canby and of the 4th Artillery says
that should troubJe come from sea
ward for us, theyt the 4th, have the
range so nicely with Columbiads
that they could pick offa grasshopper.
So look out for signals if you come to
Astoria for war.
Sol. Ahrams exhibited some speci
mens of quartz at Boceburg last week
in which the Plain dealer says gold is
visible to to the naked eye in such
proportions that a party might acquire
it in paying quantities by a simple
hand mortar. The specimens are from
tfee Xucky Queen lode.
High water in the Columbia river
is earlier this year than ever before.
Merchants at The Dalles were mov
ing out to higher grounds on the 4th.
Baek water in the Wallamet is also
driving Portland merchants out,
along the lower portion of the city.
High water in the Columbia river
sever effects the river in this section.
It is barely perceptible at the highest
stage below Cathlamet to Knappa,
fourteen miles above Astoria.
On the night of May 24th, atrank
belonging to a lady of this city, Mrs.
JUhn Hobsoa, was left on the Oregon
Steamship Company's inside slip,
from the.Knappto boat, and by some
mistake was allowed to remain there
until the tide, which was unusually
high ttuUfafeht, washed it off the slip
aad it was carried aw-ay. All, seareu
for the missing trust proved unavail
ing, and was fiaaliy abandoned.
Yiesterdays Oregouiaa, however, re-
veals the missing property through
an extract from a letter written at
Neah bay, W. T., as follows : "An
Indian lias this day brought to my
office a small family bible, which he
picked up in the sea in a box which
he said was broken open before it
drifted to the beach, and contained
nothing of value. Some of the leaves
of the bible are detached from the
binding. He said they were floating
in the box, and he gathered them all
together and brought them to me.
The bible contains the family record
of Thomas J. and Anna Kate Reeves,
which is perfectly legible. They
were married at Astoria April 15,
1872. Their first child was born in
Knappton, Pacific county, W. T.,
March 2, 1873 ; their second in San
Francisco, March 7, 1S75. Thos. J.
Reeves was killed October 29, 1875,
in Marysville, near Sacramento, Cal
ifornia." No date is given to the
letter from which the above extract
was copied, hence we are unable to
stute the time consumed on the voy
age, but as the distance from Astoria
to Neah bay is nearly 200 miles, if the
trunk sailed the entire distance it
has made better proportionate time
than Jarrett fc Palmer fast train from
New York, across the continent.
Mr. Hobson has sent for the book.
The trunk contained woman's wear
ing apparel, when it left Astoria,
valuea at about seventy-five dollars.
Tide Table lor Astoria,
(From tables of United States Coast Survey.)
3 10 31
..10 301 4 4L 4 li
L. 11 12 11 11
5 12 08 11 471
(5 o oo 12 35
7. 0 20 1 42
8 0 53 2 241
... 8 34 7 4i
9 1 30 3 041 9 10 8 27
10. 2 0.5 3 40 9 40 !) 09
11- 2 4' 4 10 10 10 0 50
The height is reckoned from tho level of av
erage lowest water, to which tho soundings are
given on tho Coast Survey charts. When tho
time in the a. m. column is followed by p it is
afternoon, and when in the p. m. column by a
it is forenoon.
SS-The West Shore is the" only
illustrated paper m Oregon. L. Samuel,
Publisher, Portland. $1 SO per year.
Send ibr it.
,Miss Belle Welch having re
moved her stock of millinery goods to the
house of her father, corner of "Wall and
Eighth Streets, invites ladies to call.
The best Assortment of hats and trim
mings in the city. Orders from abroad
promptly attended to.
? The finder of a small passbook,
with letters in i:, addressed to Thomas E.
L. Logan and to Thomas and James Lo
gan, which was lost on Saturday last, be
tween Astoria and the unper town, will
conier a favor and be thankfully rewarded
on leaving tho same At this office, or at
the residence of Mr. Goslin, at upper
Shipping Port of Astoria.
CLEARANCES AND DEPARTURES.
California, ttr 674 teat, Hayec, for Sitka, Jae 7.
Shral.bk 299 teas, Adaas, for S. F., June 7.
Centaur, Get k MS tons Offarson.to Cork, June 6.
Gussie TelVr.str, 413 ton, Gardner, fr Pujet
Ajax, str 1354 teas, Bolles. to S F June Z.
Sea, W:f, bri , 273 tons, Hatoff, toS F June 3,
Orient, brig, 312 tons, Adamson, toS. F.Jane 2-
Sbabrtck, US steamer, w.ton, KorU, Northern
ARRIVALS FROM SEA.
John L. Stepheaa, as. 15 teas, Mackie, t.
Portland, bat, 494 tea, Gage.fmS. F
Dawn bk. 3S6 teas, for S. F. Hay 24.
Jane A. Falkiaburg, bkt., 900 tons, Hubbard, fax
Wave QueeBjBr bk, M3 tons, Aaderaon, fin New
castle,? St., April 17.
Caller Oa, Br. Ml,74 tons, Rea, fa IslJav. Apr 9.
VESSELS ON THE WAV.
Garibaldi, bk, 67 toss, Neyes, from Heagkoag,
Oregoaiaa, sen 274 tons, Pennell, fm 8F.
Asaaye, 13SI tens, Ritchie, f m Cardiff, via Rio.
CaaoBia, & ta, Roster, fm Glasgow via Heaelola.
Clita, Br bkt., 519 tctui, White, fnt Honolulu.
Daart Bar, akip. 936 Urn, tm. Europe, via Aastral-
Enid, Br bk,, 496 tops. Renouf fm Port Chalmers.
Edward Jamea, Forbes, fat Hongkong.
Forward.Br bit 744 tons, Strachan, fm Hongkong.
Hero of the Nile. Br bk 335 tons. Dyke, tm Mel
Otto. Br bk 465 tons, Carter, fat Liverpool Oct 14
Robert Bright. Br. bk. 39 tons HeaaiBgs from
Shields March 13.
Seat G. Reed, ah, M6 toaa, White, from Hongkong.
Trevelyaa. Br bk M42 toaa. Edwards, f m NewcAxtln
1 WoedtMe. Br bk, 7 tons Montgomery, 95 dsystsi
zauiv wf. Mnn.
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON.
Washington, D. C. 1
May 29th, 1876. J
No. 1. Yol. 1., of the Daily Asto
kian reached me a few days since.
Looking over it with the naked eye of
criticism, I found but little to con
demn and much to commend. Item
your modest pretensions in regard to
the health, wealth and wisdom of the
enterpri&e, were particularly refresh
ing and, I might say, orignal. It
is the hackneyed custom to puff out
the editorial cheek and blow hard,
about "our continued and growing i
prosperity," "our large and increas
ing circidation," "the public demand
which our daily edition will just an
swer," "the firm and permanent foun
dation upon wliich we build," &c, &c,
ad naseum. You see I know just how
empty such blowviations are, and
what a thin screen they generally are
over a pitfall of disappointment and
baukrurjtcy; and so you may readily
believe that I read with much satisfac
tion, your honest declarations of
doubts whether you could financially
manage so large an elophant as the
daily newspaper, and your announce
ment that vou would squelch it, if
you should find you couldn't make it
go respectfully. This sort of a stai
has the mint of honesty, at least, and
is in my judgment, more likely than
the other to secure public confidence.
If you do fail, you will at least have
the satisfactory reflection that you
have deceived neither yourself nor the
public in the premise?. But really I
don?t see why you should not succeed
with a small daily at Astoria. You
have my gratulations or my sympa
thies, just as the occasion may require.
CHANGES IN THE' CABINET.
We are all shakjii up again now.
The "old man" has given the coun
trjr another bona fide sensation, and
the quid nunas are almost insane
with excitement. Of course I am
speaking of the Cabinet changes
I which came upon us yesterday.
like a clap of thunder from a clear
sky. .You have long since heard of
it, by lightning. The. persons who
are most immediately and bread-and-butterly
interested in this re-organi
zation of things, are the several
hundred clerks and employes of the
two departments which are provided
with new heads. Every one of them
is in an ague of expectancy and ap
prehension. These changes in the
Cabinent are dreaded by the govern
ment clerk quite as intensely as are
the good healthy earthquakes of
Peru, for instance, by the lawful
subjects of his excellency the Gover
nador. It is true, we don't run oat
in the streets in our night costumes,
and tear our hair, but we sit in moral
terror lest in an instance we may see
our official heads fall, with wide
staring eyes and rampant hair, into
the basket at our feet. These new
comers into the Cabinet circle, fre
quently come at the head of an army
of new applicants for place, and they
always come with an idea that they
can run the machine, at a days no
tice, better than their predeces
sors did it. Hence, we generally see
a reorganization of the forces and the
modes of doing business. There are
favorites of the new minister to be
provided for, and somebody h?s to
step down and out to make room.
Nobody knows where the lightnings
are going to strike, and so everybody
hopes for the best and fears the
WHO WILL BE NOMINATED.
The quid nunc say that the ap
pointment of Don Cameron to the
Secretaryship of War, means that the
President and the Cameron's will do
their best to carry the Pennsylvania
delegation at Cincinnati, for Conk-
ling. I do not regard this as settling
the question of the nomination. In
the first place it is not certain that
Cameron can give Pennsylvania to
Conkling, or any other man. And
secondly, if he could, Conkling would
still be a long way from having votes
enough to secure the nomination.
By such an arrangement, the bulk of
the votes in the convention would be
pretty equally divided between Conk
ding, Morton and Blaine ; and it must
be remembered that both these latter
have very positive strength. Their
delegates go to Cincinnati to stand
by them till the last chance for a
nomination is exhausted. Blain ap
pears now to be ahead, but all three
are beginning to move their heaviest
artillery into position for the grand
onslaught at Cincinnati. If I may be
so bold as to prophesy, without a
prophets commission, I will say that
the contest between these three lead
ing men, is so positively strong that
neither will be nominated. The
average American convention has a
strong weakness for compromises in
such cases, and compromise generally
means a new man instead of either
of the principal contestants. In case
of a dead lock between Blaine, Conk
ling and Morton, the present chances
seem to be in. favor of Gov. Hays, of
Ohio. Hays and Hartranft, for in
stance, would make a strong ticket.
Bristow is talked of a good deal bat
he is really in less danger of being
struck by Cincinnati lightning, than
any prominent man I now of.
A BAD SPELL FOB FITZHUGH.
T. N. Fitzhugh, a noble Kentucky
Roman, from Texas, icas doorkeeper
of the ex-Confederate house, but he is
doorkeeper no more. He has put on
sackcloth and butted his head in the
ashes of adversity and now waileth his
own particular "lost cause." Neglect
of his early education is what
is the matter with Fitz. He spells
"bigger" with one g and "my ' with
and i, and his grammar is at least
open to the suspicion of being at
"outs" with all the well known rules
of syntax. In snort he is a murder
ous murderer of the King's English,
and a slayer of the innocents of orthog
raphy. Fitz was unduly inflated by
his accidental rise to the honorable
and responsible, and, withal, profita
ble office of doorkeeper in the tents of
the Democracy, and being a gabulous
man, he wrote what is now officially
pronounced a "foolish letter" to a
Texan friend, in which he so crowed
and bio wed, and spluttered and swelled
with his new born importance, as to
set the world into fits of cachination,
greatly to the scandal and dignity of
the House. It was the worst letter
Fitz ever wrote, for it cost him his
official life. The House, after due
deliberation, concluded, solemnly,
that such doubtful grammar and such
execrable spelling asFitz crammed into
that "foolish letter," proved him to be
an "unfit person" to hold the afore
said office of doorkeeper in the tents
&c. And now there is a vacant chair
at the capitol. It is sad but the sanc
tity of the grammar demanded the
sacrifice. Murray and Brown and
Smith and Webster and Worcester are
vindicated by act of Congress, halle
lujah! who shall say, hereafter, thai
Republics are ungrateful?
Senators Sargent, and Mitchell of
Oregon, have opened the ball in good
style against the fearful evil of Chi
nese immigration to the United States.
They have both made very able speech
es in favor of a radical modification of
the Burlingame treaty, and earnestly
asking Congress to intervene for the
protection of the white population of
the Pacific coast, which, of course, is
the section most seriously threatened-.
It is not certain that anything definite
will be accomplished during the pres
ent session, (though I believe there
will be,) but the Republican Senators
from the Pacific coast are entitled to
the credit of taking the first practical
measures to abate the terrible irrup
tionof the "Heathen Chinee." Pi
per made a good speech in the house
the other day, in the same direction.
Thus far, however, Kelly and Lane
and the other California members of
the Senate and the House, have not
opened their mouths on the subject.
The speeches f Sargent and Mitchell
presented to the eastern Senators a
revolting picture whose salient fea
tures, had never before been held so
prominently up to public view, and
I think a very strong impression was
made in favor of an immediate inves
tigation of the question in all its rela
tions wich a view to affording such re
lief as may be fond to be demanded
by public policy. CAPITAL.
A Great Curiosity.
Grays River, W. T.
June 3, 1876. J
Editor Astorian :
I have one of the greatest curiosi
ties of the day, I came across it out
in the wild woods, it runs but can't
walk, it has a tongue but can't talk
It don't suck eggs, yet it is large
enough in the body, to take in sev
eral dozen. I had a pair of trained
hounds that become so much attached
to it, they went with it every where
it went, so they became useless to me
and I had to separate them, I have
since disposed of the pair and now
have no dog at all. There are hun
dreds, yes thousands of men who
would give freely one hundred dol
lars to see it, you have many wealthy
men in Astoriar some that I know
would pay a hundred dollars in gold
to see this thing, it mignt be useful
in a museum.
I will send it to any man in Astoria
and land it on Flavel's wharf on re
ceipt of twenty dollarsv I have not
exagerated at all, every word is
strictly true. Respectfully,
FINANCE AttD TRADE.
Gold Bars 800 par.
Gold in N ew York. 1 1 2.
Legal Tenders in Astoria buying 89; sell
Coin exchange on San Francisco percent,
Currency exchange n San Francisco per
Coin exchange on New York per cent, pro
mium. Tolegraphic transfers on New York 1 per
Currency exchange on New York 3 percent,
Trade Dehors. 92 buying; 9394 selling;
half dollar. W buying; Wt;1. selling.
San Franico Markets.
Flour. Extra. SS50A6 00.
Wheat Shippers will give SI 70 for choico
lots alongside vessels; millers are paying
BarleyLight brewing. SI 20; choicef. 8137
feed. SI 20I fci; Bright Cheralier, SI 40 145.
Flour,Oregon City, AXX, bbl
" Ex Family
" Willamette superior,-" .-..
Middlings. Q ton
Corn Meal. l cental .-.
Ground Barley, 31 ton 420044 00
Bran & Shorts. u .- 27 004000
Onions, 3 Bushel .-.
Butter, eastern, in take, "& tt
'- Choico roll "
Cured Meats, Hams. " .........
Shoulders, .. .
Breakfast Baon "
Corned Beef " ....-.
Cormed Pork. . " .....
ifiggs, ty aozea... - amget
Chickens, " - -...-....- 4 005 07
Hide Diy, $U -.-... 07
Tallow, '" -..-. 7&S
Beef " .-. -.-. 5Ci
Muttosv ,k 67
Vealr " -- 5i
Com Beef; - bbl 11 0013 00
Sheep, V kea - - 2 W
Apples, green, box 1 UOgjl 50
Peaches, - " WA
Ceffee. green . 2425
. prepaTedVJTa,$lb &537