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VOLUME X. NO. 51.
1XRTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY,- SEITEMBER I. IW1.. '
PEU YEA II $3 00.
AT THE E ASIDE AND AU)NO siIOR
i AS'KXCVKRIOX ON fHOAjVATFK IlAVTHK WIL
I.APA KIVKIt KIC1HTH, FACTS, pKOSPKOTH .
- AXI POSSIBILITIES KN'APPA.V . '
POKTIiAXryAugust 31, 1881.
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At ten o'clock on the morning of the i!2d, the
General Garfleld got steam up w hile lying in the
Shoalwater Bay channel, -a ml waited until several
-wagon-loads of excursionists were taken through
i, the mud flats atTlow tide anl dumped into a bat
' teau adjacent, from. which they were transferred
to a "dinky," and from thin to the steamer, upon
-and through which we swarmed all day like the
-" far-famed old woman's "children in a shoe." The
""General Garfield Is "a stanch and trim liffle prof-
peller, built by the llwaco- Steam Navigation
Company for the-Shoal water, and Willapa trade,
and for carrying the United States mails,' for
"wblcirjIrrLoomis, proprietor of the llwaco stage
line, is also contractor. i . ' ' . ,
From the steamer'sjeck we readily obtained a
weeping view of the almost deserted town of
. Oytiterville. Grass-grows In its utreetx, aud pigs
and cattle roam at will within its borders.-Jul
new anl fine chool-lioue is ernjity, and itscourtr
house was unoccupied at the time of our visit nave
by a solitary crazy man, whose ravings smote the
drowsy ear of desolation! like a blast front the
trumnetof doom. The Steamer had awakened
the dormant life yet reinaiuing in the place, aud
11 were on board for a day of pleasure, forgetful
r the nonce of "ttnTBomnolent business that was
oncjnjoctlyetuat tne name 01 uysierviue was
iyqiymousvith success. The cauWof7ttltade--clineNand
deejay is the result of a disease among
LllcioyBierH, which uuiii v iiiiiii a ich wric
in excellent growingcondition, but are now scarce
y and poor their erewhlle beds covered with tnud
and tdimein which a new and long and tough
and fibrous grass has taken root and is flourishing
z with a pertinacity of purpose that pot only smoth-
' ers the -oysters, but grows so rank!asto- lmpeie'
the current in tlie channel in some places. The
. whole forms an aitractlve tuly ma well prac
tical example of the manner of lamf formktitm
that builded'up the deltas Cf the, Nile and the
Mississippi upon seas of-mitd '
"In the primeval .ayNNvi Karth wu joiiiid.".
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- We hear many conflicting opfuions about the
wuntry Is remarkably healthy ; so' muclso that a
small-iox rumor, Which has alarmetl the ttiK'tors,
proluces no'lisible scare ami very little concern
among the peojle, who havfi named it "confluent
chicken-pox."."' Ihitr let It be what it may, we
haven't hwt it, aihl don't care to prospect forjt, so
li'Ople together for lectures, though" we" frankly,
admit that so many importunities to advance our
nllslonare decliknlly inducing.
--It' was almost six l' M. when our party reachel
Wixxlward's Landing, where our captain made,
fast to a log for the purpose of puttingsomefrelght
ahore, and in a few minutes after informed us
with. a disappointed air that the .steamer w-as
aground and wejnust wait for tle turn of tlietjde.
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pleasure-seekers, whose only propyi 01 supjver
was ti be founi at Oystervllle, thirty-two mile?
u;av Wnuclit Hlior Riiil un th muddv banks.
ami found "oamlves uporTakoperrplatea
houses, barns and orchards, and were met by Mr
J. W. Whltcomb,jiio asked the underslgne) to
walk overiohis house, where we Joundlhlawlfe
a "former Astoria acquaintance, languishing In a
slow declines-hut glad to see us, and as enthusias
tic over our mission of eiual rights as though no
fell disease had XaMtentHl its fangs uixon her lungs
tfor-ilie; purpose , of feasting uj6u her life blooiir
We lingered for a while at the bedside, and then
the welcome sound of. the' steamer's whittle pro-
f Hainw-ih--mtHl-ltlfekailleiiiwl,'ninl ilw erwil4-Htr Friday-fYrtting- we were itmted-4y-M.rr-T?
rushed-back ell mell to Iter floating boily, and
climbed updu tlie decks like rats.
.rWe made rapid tinve 6n the homeward trip
The cniluren were nungry anu me grown iqikm
iuiuse orthlfl-djangeJu-theJiaylhe xnt plaulU
belbg the assertion that the great sand-spit at the
mouth of the inlet has for a number of years been
shifting :it position, until now it almost shelters
the bay from the rude sea breezes that formerly
swept over the waters, tearing up the beach as the
tides came In aud sweeping it clean, as the tides
rushed out. While the shores of the bay were
thus kept clean by -storms and washing; the oys
ters grew" fat; but this being no longer (KMslbje,
they are generally unfit formarket now. . Aud
yet, we know bf no place where thers is as good
wealthy owners have abandoned the field, and
. would sell for a song; the o6r would be glad to
ell their little possessions for ai trifle and get
away; and the parties who will buy them out and
wait a few years for the- umihU to again shift 'their
pcMtloh will have a fortune; ready made., Oyster-
- vllle Is sure to come up again at no very distant
day, and we predict thut those, who hold on to
their. itossessions. here will lind themselves in
luck. In thetneantlnleiwe would suggest to
- speculators, who are able and willing to Tail the
risk, the propriety ofj.aylng the place a vi.alt.
While we are bucy witli these cogitation-., tlie
little steamer is tugging away at the waves, and
grasses witli her stanch propelIertcarryinguspast
Diamond City, another deserted' vlllagel past
ditto, and a boiuf plums wrought direfuUliavoc.
one lady falling 111, and many other persfnis being
on the verge.'of sickness. AtSoutli Bend the re
turning party w as treated to an excellent string
band concert on the dock and at Toke's Point we
were greetetl by a magnificent bon-fl re, built by
Messrs. Wyatt ami Sheldon, of Port j and, whoju
our steamer had dropped. Iiere in the moriipg fyr
a day's hunting and fishing. There was no place
at the point to purchaso game, so they were
obllgrd I Jo confess an iguomiulous failure, a? the
trophies of tlieif prowes were missing. . . '-
We must. not omit to mention Dr." Ilalch, a
noted physician bf the Willapa, who met lis iii his
"plunger, and InvIUnl the undeniignelr with Mr.
and Mrs. Ioomis, to visit his home an invitation
nox rumors. Which hurritHl us on.' The Doctor Is
a reader and thinker of the freest type, familiar
with a,ll tlie rcnglPUijtiitjii.e4iiciuai scnooisoi tne
world, and accepting what he conceives to. be
truths from each, while rejecting the great mass
of the whole., ft was a treat to talk with him, Ks
It Is to" talk with anyone who has the moral cour
age to Investigate and the not very common bou
We were comelIed to Mstorie a visit to North
bays on the coast towanl the mouth of the Wil
lapa, a river as largo at Its mouth as the Clear
water, and as tortuous In Its course as the Hnake.
It Is navigable at present only to" Wood wail's
landing, about thirty mUcs from OystervllteT
but If paying business require! the use of-sultable
boats for the purpose, It could tm navigated for at
least a hundred miles Inland, through an alluvial
district abounding In grass, game, prairie, water
and Mrnbr -Te enough for a large ew England
Btate. mTheonly export at . the present time U
lumber, the mill at t-Vuth Iieud tielng the only
place where It Is nwle. The monthly shipment
is one million feet - Schooners of 200 tons carriage
spruce lumber It supplies being In constant de
maud in the Bay City, and bringing good prices
Theioyster- business l not-eTitlrely"ibahd6ned7
and, we learn, Is noticeably Improving In many
localities, strengthening the hope that the bivalves
will soon become plenty as of yore. The bay and
UUlWtvfreophi I i yqn44w4iayfMls'Ti r i sf thtyMrre ttif
banks. Every man's team Is a boat a plunger
or a "dinky," acoruing to taste or means.
the InterroittenLlight flashed far and w ide over
the bay on the home-stretch; as hi full sight of
the roaring- surf our steamer- plowed her back
ward track towarifoystcrville, Tlie night settled
down in darkness, tlie rhildreii rrie the grown
folks laiiglutl kndiang,"and everybody "wanted
togojiome." A pilot stood at the prow , with a
Bounding line, his sonorous Cry of "three fathom,"
"deep," "two fathom,'' "two-an'-a-'a If," "Unep."
"Mhwil f" regulating the ' revolutions of the
obedient wheel as though it were a thing of. life
and sense; '.""''
Not a light to be seen at Oystervllle. The cap
tain knows the town 1 somewhere along shore,
and he trusts to luck and steams ahead. By ami
by a Mtlltary g'.eatii Trom smheb.oily's wlnd'iw arc
prisej him of the locality of the deserted town.
The tide Is full now, ami we have little trouble,
though much delay, In the transfer from-the
steamer to the batteau. But we're "all aboard"
at last. 'and ire" patiently '"poled", ashore by a
Jollv fellow w;liose quaintremarks awaken shouts
of merry laughter, In the mid'st-ot whkdi we step
to terra frma, and by dint of a. sharp lookout
follow a single lantern across the lawn to, the
hotel, where what we read of as "tired nature's
sweet restorer" takes us all In charge and hies us
away to dreamland, from which we are recalled In
the morning by the breakfast tall and a welcome
summons from the llwaco stage.
The drive along the beach Is the finest In the
world." The JUifacateafoal is ss nam as an 1
asphaltura bed, aud the rolling breakers play at
hide and seek among each other like giants In
gIeeypon-0UT leftts long Hnf tlrlf t woo a
ifsll "" atw Ukw' aiwi1 ww
forests. which so attracthe Waltons and 2flmrods
of the cities In the Summer months.
We restel for a day at the sea-slde-4ome of Sir.
ami Mrs. IxKmis, and then went on to llwaco,
where, an appointment was out ior'an .evening
lecture, and where, after a. pleasant day In the'
company of Mrs. Pike and the Whealdons, we
met.In the hotel 'dtiiing-room a ,goalty company
of . resixftf ul - listcuers, - to - w horn - w d 1hmu rsel
up the "Wo,nia'u'V(Juestlon.""'1Nressr. Tomeroy,
& Grant, who freejjr 'ceordtV tlA? use of the
hotel for the lecture, are a success in the landlord
line. Their house Is clean and comfortable, aud
their table is well , supplied with the best the
market atrords. llwaco Is a charming Hummer
resort, aud will become more and more opular as
the country gets older. Mr J. D. Holman, the
to-n proprietor and moving spirit 'of the place,
has great antielatUHH for-lta-futurei Tltere are
several little stores alreadyhere7 and one or two
restaurants. The new church will command a
flue view of the bay and the river, and, Jlke the
t MAHItlAHE INSURANCE.
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,J- - IN)BTLAXn,, August 27, iKHl.
To tii it Kiit4h or tiik Nrw Xohtiwkst: ,
We are certainly living In ah age of pngres.'
New Schemes arocontlnuolisly concocted to wring
from the unsupeetliig, the avaricious, and the, un
sophisticated .their eah. The bunko sharp-al
most dally have a new device. New feature are
btdng added to businesses and new buinee insti
tuted. Those that are legitimate and proper en
terprises should le encouraged ; but those which
have been gotten up for the purjtose of public
plunder ought to be immeitlately put down by
public sentiment, lie fore anylsxly invests In a
new scheme, he should investigate thoroughly for
himself; not take agents' J'say-so," but go to the
bottom of It and discover Its principles, the mo
tives of its projectors, its workings, its prospects
bf permanency and success, the persona most likely
to be benefited by it, and1 last, though not least,
the chances a person' takes upon the Investment.
These thoughts have ieen suggested by noticing
that a corporation has In'en-formetl for the pur
pose of assuring certain sums of money to persons
who may marry within certain periods. Now, it
Is very desirable If a means Is or can be devised
by which we can give to every young married
couple commencing the battle of life a nice out
fit, say from -two to ten thousand dollars. Of
course such a start in the world at a lime so jieed-
vd. will btuexctTuUhgJfJuejicllclaJ and greatly
slst to lighten life's heavy cares.
. If this association proposes to give you back at
the time' you enter into the'marriage state ten
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taken. Mr, )f. 1L l'ju-ktif-thtrhJg-gJi" J"u im jruur
icy- vis., your jMMynirwii--, m wuu enougu lur
pjisitlon to the village Vheu completeil.
We rcturiuil to Astoria on Thursday, to find that
the Robeson trial was ended, or rather continued,
as we had expected, and that Mr. Ireland had sold
the Aalorian, m we did not exjHft. But, sorry as
everyboilyis to lose so gins! an eilitor as the. re
tiring, proprietor has been, everybinly welcmes
his successor, Mr. Pitman Parkct,'of the Monitor
(C&.)ArgtiM, who, we learn, has purchased the
laper and will carry.iUM-4 the future,
P; Powers to a ride upon the planken roadway to
UpH,r,Town;"atwo-mlIe drive along the river's
margin. -No visit to Astoria W complete unless
this drive Is
Parker House, furiiishes(a horse and buggy for
thedrve whenever desired, and a 'bus goes over
the road"aTsiiort Intervals, The Upper Town has
been qui te rapidly built .Up wlthifc the past two
years. Property commands lilgh figures and ls.iu
brisk demand. The location, like the lower town,
is as rough, as the sUpiH'8 of Switzerland;' but
piles in the water, andgrades and fills on the lai)d,
are slowly conquerl ng the natural difllculties, and
she' will some dayi.be. a city passing beautiful. ,
.Kijturday morning and off" for.lv napjia, a dozen
miles up the river.- We had Intended to 'go ly
the "Magnet,' Captain Hamlin's little steamer,
but found her laid up for repairs, and there lelng
no direct boat for the Oregon side on Saturdays,
we went aboard the. Emma I lay ward at six A.
where w.e stopped for an hoar"tltr"The Ilonlta
came along from Portland, In which we returned
to Knappa, , having traveled ten hours by
steam to compass au air line of a very few in lies;
The rain was falling in torrents when we landed
at the wharf, bu that did not prevent an admir
ing glance at tlie flower-bordered lawn of Mrs.
Knapp's Iteautiful home site, nor did it prevent a
esty to admlVlUsconvJctW from the lady, who m (tustmaster
and telegraph ojerator, as. well as housekeeper,
ami a trusty ami trusted business partner of her
husband,-M r. AKhajp7wh6 Is prdud'ot Tils
capable Wife, and, like herself) o Woman HutlYi
gist. It-was raining too hard for a lecture but
not too hard for a ride In an ojn farm wagon to
the charming home of Mr. and Mrs, Wheeler, a
mile, away overthe rolling "uplahdw Iiere we
I awaited he cessaljoii'oflthr storm In the seretie
enjoyment of genial hospital i'ty.. " -
Tlie next morning was the Sabbath, and it arose.
clear and beautiful like a vision of Paradise.
After a dinner-fit for a presidelijt, ai the teaullful
home of Mr. and Mrs. ik-ndcr, we all went down
to the wharf, to Knapu's Hall, where the under
signed met a fine" audience' at two-o'chn-k; and
again at eight 1VM.; to whom the gospel of n-ace
on earth and good will to men and women was
jirjglJS&h VYhU Lnca ptan:r. .
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, of crusade fanny live
near Knapja, adjacent to several of their sons and
daughters. The old couple jare quite innrmjoind
feeble, but In their way are as public-spirited., as
ever. ,Tlie aged mother of Mr. J. B. Knapp, of
Portland, arid. Mr. A. Knapp, of this place, lalso
living .here,, near: tier dutiful-' daughter-in-law,
'serene In the sweet assurance that Heaven is very
near to her waiting spirit, .1,
We remalneil over night at the wharf, the
guest of Mrs. A. Knapp", and early on the morrow
4etartexI.for-Portlamir carry lug wtU-m happy
recollections of a 'profitable visit and leaving
behihd . aj promise to repeat the same at some
future time. ' " " A. M. D.
Sojourner Truth Ja living In ralFIiealth at Bat-
tie Creek, Mich. It Is sahf her hair", which for
years was white, Is turning dark, again, and her
AccordliTgTolhe lst In-
formation her age is ion, though she thinks she Is
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stark and white aud desolate as trie gtiost of a-i
dead ambition. Beyond this, and above the tide
u.1 rit la a. Inn rr nirmw unlaiid. dotted with
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you to Inquire where the money Is comlngjtrom.
Are those gentlemen who have organised this
scheme public philanthropists and benefactors,
who are intending, for the benefit of the commun
ity, to go down Into their pockets to assist the poor
jMron getting married T Or are they going Into
the enterprise for their individual benefit? In
other words, do they eeet tamake anything by.
the operation, or do they expect to make up the
dlfierence between the amount you pay in and the
amount you draw nut ? (you extett to draw on
your marrlageahout one thousand dollars for every
two hundred you put In, ami that In a brief period.)
Onto these gentlemen expect to Invest your little,
payments so Judiciously that in four years they
will-be able to return you your prfm4ja with flv
huudreil per cent;?; Or do they expect that nine
out of every ten of you who entrust in them your
little earnings will forfeit it to them Neither by
death, failure to" keep up assessments, or other
rnfxlu operandi, known only to the Initiated ? In
either cnseAlt seems to me like a desperate piece
of gambling worse than stock gambling; atep
further down the road to crime. ' "
I n plal njB'orda I ask r Ho w can theeompany payJ
each one that insuressuch enormous profits? Pos- '
slbly Its members are like the oh) man's boys, whoP .
heleelart!, ouId belocketfln a room together for ri
twenty-four hours, and every one of -them would
make five dollars apiece olT of tlie others swapping
j Who will make money out of this insurance
Company? Everybody? WelJ, poHdtbly they may,
Hut I cannot see it In that light. But I believe
the Institution Is a k$ thing for the managers.
The managers of all such Institutions are keen,
shrewd business men men w ho know well how
to handle money to advantage. They will make
money; they always make money ; they scarcely
ever engage In anything , wherein. theylo not
make money.' Mtyiey naturally sticks tovtheIr
hands as It pannes through tli,em. f do not mean
dishonestly; I mean legitimately. They go In to
make money ; they stand In the backgrini u J. JUtlX
their. vfry names make money for them. ejtjL
the cansasslng agent makes mojy out of it that
olly-ton'guUpllant, acconim'sbitlng Individual
who of course Is only working for your Interest;
who' is always ready -) th advice good advice;,
the. man who knows better what you should do
than you know yourself ; the inan who has always
got "a good thing for you," "the best thing out," .
f 'something that you rati make a fortune.from."
That mian. will make money out of It. Of course
for hint It Is "a good thing." He will make sorae
Ihlug Jlke forty per cent of what you pay lnt the
eompany. l or him such an in-Ut itlon Is one of
the finest things out. ;
I will give you. more anon, and in the mean
time the wise will look". cantiouly lefor Invest
Ing In any new scheme whatever,
O. P. Mahox;
TTie California State lncorjxirstel Woman
m . . ' a lit . . .
iragc Association win meet in r-an iranclyb on
next Tumlay, September Cth. - All fiiehU-of
i ' Si
Iivsdafcsttwyw4iWw4sw p.J.Mwphy feHWWftrfrfrttrt'
master at Hawaii, acts as Jtegent of the Kingdom
In her brother's absence."
to the fact Uiat there are ISH'OTiffrtrwromen than
I men In the "hub.". . , j - - s' '"',
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