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ASTORIA, Wm JULY'3, M '
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TUESDAY, THURSDAY A1STD SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
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Arrived. The brig Orient, from this port for
San Francisco reached the latter port on
"Will Celebrate. The people of Clatsop
Plains will celebrate the national anniversary
Repairing. The sloop Mary H., Capt. Peel,
is undergoing thorough repars in this city for
the season's work.
Excursions. Otto Truer of Portland was in
this city on Monday arranging for a grand ex
cursion party which is to visit hero soon.
La Du's Strawberries. "We are indebted
to Dr. Kinsoy for a supply of delicious straw
berries from La Du's place on the Columbia
Logs. The Mcrrimac arrived yesterday
with a raft of 200,000 feet of logs Yor Perrell's
mill at this city. The logs were from the vicin
ity of Knappa.
A Carrier. Mr. John Ross will servo tho
Astorian to city readers from this date, in
timo for early breakfast reading. Orders re
ceived at this office will bo attended to.
Prom Knappa. Among tho passengers lost
ovening by tho Dixie Thompson came a largo
number from Knappa, ono of tho cosiest and
neatest nooks on tho lower Columbia,
Body Discovered. Just as tho Dixie was
leaving Oak Point yesterday a body was found
floating in tho Columbia, People at Oak
Point were informed of it. No paticulars.
Coming. The register at Arrigoni's in this
city and the passenger list by tho Dixie Thomp
son shows that pleasure seekers begin to hunt
for some of tho delights of our sea side, and
that more congenial air to be found hero than
any where else in Summer.
Knappton Mill. There is at Knappton,
just opposite Astoria, some of tho finest works
for lumbering on tho Pacific Coast Th'o pro
prietors are now turning out a spiondid quality
of lumber. "Wo shall bo able to give a full
description of tho w6rks at an early day.
Fruit and Plowers. A look through tho
gardens of Astoria at this season is a pleasure.
Fruits and flowers abundant greet you on
every side, and they are of the most superb
order and quality. That of Capt. M. M. Gii
inan, on Main Street is almost a paradise.
Delayed. Tho Ajax arrived at Astoria at 8
o'clock a. m. yesterday, drawing 14 feet of
water; and this being tho highest point on the
river that vessels of that draft can reach ex
cept at a favorable time of tho tide'; showas
necessarily dotained hero until 4 o'clock p. m.
Sudden iLLNEss.Harry Spedden of this
city was taken very suddenly ill of plourisy on
Saturday last, at his father's house in this city.
It proved to bo a very servo attack, but wo
aro glad to learn that ho is recovering. It is
seldom that a cose of this nature occurs in this
False Alarm. Night before last when
everybody was expocting the Ajax. somebody
exploded a charge of powder in a log or can
non that aroused tho people, who, on finding
themselves sold returned to their homes to
smother their disapprobation of such acts by
bottling thoir wrath. "What else could thejr
Bouquets, "We aro indebted to Mrs. "Welch
for an elegant bouquot, which was greatly ad
mired by several paties visiting our office yes
terday direct from tho East, some of whom
soeuicd to bo surprised to realize that flowers
grow in Oregon especially such beautiful
ones. A Philadelphia gentleman said ho
would give a big price fomt if he could get it
homo as fresh as he saw it here.
Common Council Proceedings.
Tho regular meeting of tho Common Council
was held at tho Council Chamber at 8 o'clock
Tuesday ovening. President L "W. Caso in the
'Present: Messrs. A Yan Dusen, John Badpl
lot, G "W "Warren, DK "Warren, I "W Caso Trus
tees; Recorder Charles Stevens and Street
Commissioner Wm Chance.
Petitions of Peter Mattison, J G Coo, and C
S Wright, were each granted.
The Astoria Chamber of Commerce present
ed a communication setting forth the fact that
that organization was now a body corporatct
under tho laws of tho State for tho purpose of
disseminating information concerning tho har
bor and advantages for shipping existing at
this port, and asking for a small appropriation
from tho city treasury to aid them
On motion tho sum of 5100 was appropriated
in aid of the object sought to bo attained
Street Commissioner Chance presented his
report for tho month of June 1873, showing
the amount of work done on the streets during
that period. Tho report shows tho sum of all
work, and tho proportionate part credited to
each person who had complied with the regu
lations of tho ordinance authorizing the work.
A7arrants were ordered drawn on the treas
ury as follews: in favor of Wm Chance for tho
sum of SOU services as Street Commissioner;
also 57 53 as fees for. City Marshal, and $22 93
in favor of Charles Stovons as City Recorder.
On motion the City Recorder was authorized
to issue a warrant for tho collection of taxes
delinquent for street improvements on a cer
tain tract or parcel of land assessed to W P
Barns, a non resident.
Tho City Recorder was authorized to give
public notico by posting and advertising in
the Astorian ten days prior to the first Mon
day in August, 1873, that on that day a general
election would be hold for the selection of a
Mayor, city officers, and six members of tho
Common Council, as provided by tho charter
as amended by the last Legislative As?embly.
The Court and Wall street improvemontnot
appearing to move alon very briskly occasion
ed some inquiry, but it appearing that tho
parties have ono month yet to complete tho
work, tho Board decided to take no action at
presentin thopremises, butscemed tointimato
their purpose to do so, in case tho work is not
done, or commenced in proper timo.
Arrival of the Ajax.
Tho Oregon Steamship Company's stcJtmshjp
Ajax, Capt Fred Bolles Commandor, sailed
from San Francisco Juno 28th, with passengers
and merchandise to George W "WoidlerAgent,
and arrived at Astoria yesterday morning at
8 o'clock. After discharging freight for this
place she proceeded to Portland on tho first
favorable tide. Following is a list of the
Gen R H Milroy wife
ana three ch
Tide Table for Astoria.
, High Water. "Low Water.
4uly am pm A M p m
3 0 32 7 Oij 0 38 0 4S
4 7 31 7 51; I 35 1 37
5 8 33 8 42 1 2 37 2 28
9 43 9 32 3 43 3 22-
7 10 54 10 251 4 49......... 4: ,15
S....;....12 00 11 12 5 55 512
9 1 0U 5S 012
Grace Church, (Prot. Episcopal) Rev. T A
Ilyland Rector, Divine services every Sunday
at 10 a m and 7 p m; Sunday School at 1 i m
Congregational Church, Rov' A W Tenny
Pastor, Divine services every Sunday at 10
a m and 7 p m; Prayer Meeting every Thurs
day evening, Sunday School .meets at 12 m
Capt George Flavel
Miss L A Warren
Miss K Ward
N Bloomfield - '
J T Bonnestell
B F Low
C II Uphara
D Morgan, Jr
A li Cowles
J It Applewhite
C 11 Craven
J S Watson '
L C Smith
A A Cohn
W 11 Johnson
J Smith wife and inf
J M Hume wfe and eh
Gen Jamos Tilton
IV M Ladd
J S Lord
Mrs Kunklo and dtr
Harry Edwards &wifo
B C Lewis and wife
Wm Bair and wifo
Col E Evans. and sop
E Jungorman & -wfe
A M Adams
MrsH Williams & 2 ch
Mrs PC Newell & 3 ch
J Yeafcbr and wifo !
Mrs Eenshaw and inf
J Kinhov I
W Sponglo F H Lawlest and sixty others
Personal, (Sen. Milroy Superintendent of
Indian affairs for Oregon, called upon'utfyes-tordaj-.
He has been to San Francisco to meet
his family from Indiana
Capt. George Flavel is at home again, look
ing as if his trip of seven weeks to California
had done him no harm. Wo aro pleased to
Mr. George Summers, ono of our oldest es
tablished tradesmen, returned pn the .Ajax,
yesterday from San Francisco where he rhad
boon buying goods,
Bosco, and Capt George A. Pcasa como
over from Skipanon last evening and proceed
up tho river this inorning. Bosco lias been
"viewing" points of interest down at Clatsop
with his camera.
THE -LATEST NEWS.
Profitable Grop. Mr. Job Ross has loft at
our office stalks of Timothy and orchard grass
measuring threo feet in length. Tho platfrom
which it comes has been twice cut over this
season, consequently this grass was the third
crop this year. ,
-Pic Nic Grounds. Th6 Grounds selected
for tho pic nic and celebration 'hor&to-morrow
have been very, nicely cleared off. tables fixed
swings erected, etc, to accomincvlato all who
Citizens Meeting. Tho citizens of Astoria
met at tho Court-houso last ovoning to take
into consideration tho projectt of building a
wharf and'waro-Tiouso at Astoria for the pur
port of storing grtiin. 62,500 was pledged, and
tho meeting adjourned to meet again at 2 o'
clock.?, m. to-day, u ' j
Notice to Pilots, (and Ship Masters).
Every Pilotor Ship Master who shall bring in
to tho port of Astoria any ship or vessel having
on board any persons or goods infected with
Small-pox, Cholera, Leprosy, or other conta
gious diseases, or which shall havo had on
board any such infections during tho voyage,
or which ho suspects, from tho bad sanitary
cbndition of the vessel may "bo capable of pro
pagating disoaso, shall anchor such ship or
vessel below Smith's Point, and give immedi
ate notico to the Health Officer In any viola
tions of tho foregoing regulations tho law will
be strictly enforced. S. W, DODD, M. D.t
Health Officer, Astoria.
Dedication. Several bottles of sparkling
champaign which havo quietly reposed in
Yan Dusen's celler in this city I together with
more), since bofore tho war, were brought forth
and opened by Mr. Yan Dusen, and Capt.-1
Hustler in the Sanctum at tho Astorian office
on tho night of tho first appearance of the
papor. If tho paper lives and flourishes ac
cording to tho sentiments and expressions of
our friends on that occasion., it will bo a healthy
1. - '
vTo Investors. Tho Northern Pacific
Railroad Company has now built, equipped
and put in operation, nearly 517 miles of its
main lino of road through an excellent coun
try and along what is known as tho Yalley
Route to tho Pacific. Tho finished portions
already enjoy a largo and fast increasing
traffic. The sections approaching completion
connect tho chain of Lakes with tho navigation
of tho Upper Missouri and Columbia, rivera
with Puget Sound, secure at once a largo and
profitable business and entitlo tho Company
to about 10,400,000 acres of excellent average
land in foo simple.
With these accomplished results, tho Com
pany offers, and is now rapidly selling, its
First Morgago Bonds, for completing tho
construction and equipment of its road across
the Continent After careful investigation,
wo recommend these bonds as a well -secured,
and unusually profitablo investment They
have 30 years to run; principal and interest
aro payablo infold; tho interest (seven and
three-tenths per cent) is oqual now to about
8 per cent in currency. Tho coupon and
registered bonds can bo exchanged for each
other, at the pleasure of th holder. Gold
checks for tho semi-annual interest on tho
registered bonds are mailed to tho post office
address of tho owner.
These securities havo tho following elomenis
of strength and safety: They. aro tho obliga
tion of a strong corporation ; thoy aro also a
mortgage on the Road, its right of way, equip
ments and franchises, and a first loan on its
net earnings. In addition to this usually suf
ficient security, there is pledged for the pay
ment of tho principal and interest a Grant of
Land, averaging about 23,000 Adres per Mile
for tho entire length of tho "Road. At tho
average price per aero at which other Land
Grants havo thus far been fold, this real estate
security will yield more than 3101,000 per
mile more than three times tho possible is
sue of "bonds.
Tho Company has alreadv begun tho pro
cess of redee'ming and cancelling its first mort
gage "bonds, as they aro now being received,
at 1.10 in payment ana oxunango lor tne uoin,-
Pile Driving. We have seen a
great many piles driven along -vater
fronts " in , Oregon, but haveobever
seen any work of thia kind more ef
fectively done than that now going
on here for Capt. FlaveFs new wharf
hy Mr. H.tGist superintendent,, an,d
T. J. Beeves engineer. The piles" are
of the best quality, and when that
old- 1800pound- 'hammer dronson-
them from ah elevation of nearly 40
feet it sends the timber to bed-rock
Departed. The sloop "Y. H. Twi
light sailed from Astoria at 1 p.m., for
Clatsop, via Cementville, for a load of
lumber, and will return to-morrow.
Arrived. The sloop Eliza from
Clatsop, with the TJ. S. Mail and produce.
Born. On Gray's River Juno 28th 1873, to
tho wife of Henry H. Jackson, a daughter.'
's lands. JA1 uuuiiJi x uu.t
f 1'hilRdelphia, I ew 1 orK sc v asnington,
Financial A gents X. P. R. li.Co.
It is a little singular how much
valuable time a man wilitakeupin
studying the postmark of a letter to
see where it comes from, when he
can open the letter and' find it out at
London has now forty six regular
theaters, and one now in course of
erection. Thisds exclusive of music
halls, concert rooms, and entertain-J
ment galleries which - number over
It is understood General Phil Sher
idan intends personally to take com
mand of the troops on the line of the
Northern Pacific surveys this sum
mer, if hostilities are manifested by
the Indians, Piiil will warm them up
plenty if he gets in the saddle.
One of the common sailors on the
Atlantic, was a woman about twenty
five years old, who lost her life try
ing to save lives. Her sex was not
known till she waaprepared for burial.
The Annie Stewart is to run on the
There is again a scarcity 'of sea
men in San Francisco. '
The steamer Constitution has 'been
quarantined at San Francisco.-
The Steamer California is to sail
for the north again on the 14th. .
Five boats have entered for the
Yacht race on the 4th at Portland.
A case of Asiatic clolera .was re
ported at Passaic, New Jersey, on the
The Ajax is to leave Portland for
San Francisco to-morrow evening at
Jay Cooke & Co, will establish a
Banking House at the terminus on
The trial of young Walworth, for
tlie murder of his father, is progress
ing in New York.
The commission appointed to ap
praise Willowa Valley -have complet
ed the work.
The 1S73 Atlantic Cable has been
succesfullylaid. ThelS65 cable will
soon be resurrected. ,
Henry Gaston has been appointed
to take charge of a new Post-office
at Coos city, Oregon.
. Jesse Grant, father of the Presi
dent, died on the evening of the 2Sth,
at Covington, Kentuck) r v
Young "Winship, who was reported
as a suicide in San Francisco recent
ly, has since turned up.
Cyrille Dion has challenged Gar
nier to play billiards for $1,000 aside,
the championship and the' cue.
Mr. "W. B. Blackwell of Kalama, a
tip -top host will open a first-class
pioneer hotel at the terminus on
Heavy shocks . of an earth quake
were felt in Northern Italy at 5,oV
.clock a', m. June 29th. A panic ensu
ed but only slight damages resulted.
The Beacon, which is authority,
says the terminus has not been lo
cated, but it is limited to Tacoma or
Seattle: The chan ces are Seattle wi1 1
Ex-JudgelVmil. Cooley, of New
Orleans, 'wad killed in a duel on Mon
day morning by Ki,B. Khetfy Jr., of j
the Jrtcay une. itnett was tlie cnai
le'nging party ,Fand he was not touqh
eel. They fought ''with doublerbar
relled shot guns loaded with ball j
A terible glycerine Explosion oc
curred in Virginia city a few days.
Ten persons were killed and many
were wounded. Maj. Gen.eral Jacob
P. Van Bokkalan was among the
killed; He leaves relatives in Pdrt
Townsend. The disaster occured by
the explosion of six cans of nitro-gly-cerine,
the concussion from 'which
set off 200 pounds of black blasting
powder and 150 pounds of giant poyd?
er, shattering several buildings. t .
Rare Book. In the nrivate library
of. a Mr. Perkins, a rich Xondqn
brewer, which was sold last month,
there was a vellum copy of the Maz
arine Bible, the first book eyer print
ed with movable metal types, print
ed by Guttenberg and Faust between
1445 and 1455, probably in 1450 it
has no date. It is in two large folio
volume, each containing 641 pages,
and in clearness and beauty will
compare favorably with the best
specimens of modern printing. The
margins are illuminated with figures
and devices, all done by hand, with
immense labor, and of exquisite
beauty. There are but eighteen cop-'
ies of this work now known to be in
existance, four on vellum and four
teen on paper, and, nearly all are
hfildbv institutions, and are out of
the market. Mr. Perkins'. Tellum
copy was bought from the University
of Mentz, in 1825, for 525 pounds
sterling, or about $2,600, but it prob
ably sold for four or five times that
sum last month.
"aved from hell by a hack driver,' '
is.the caption of a local item in, the
Sioux City Journal. It was vL girl
who could not get work, and sent for
a hack driver to take her and her
fmir.lr. -to a house of ill fame. The
OUR IROX INBrSTRX,
The "United States may be said to be
fast assuming entire independence,
excepting in particular instances, tof
foreign countries for railroad con
struction. Sixteen or more of the
States now have railroad iron manu
factories, while the quantities of iron
ores available are positively inex
haustible. The American Iron and
Steel Association reports, that th,ere
were 941,992 tons of railroad rails
rhanufactured during 1S72, an" in
crease of 166,259 tons over the pro
duct of the previous year. Pennsyl
vania was the heaviest producer, her
manu'a tuie of rails amounting to
419, 529 Ions. Ohio came next, with
121,928 tons; Illinois third, 106,916
tons, New York, fourth, S2,457 tons.
These were the largest manufactiires
of rails, twelve other States produc
ing smaller amounts. Maine and
Massachusetts produce small amounts
and Kentucky, Tennessee and Geer-
gia: are-, also small producers in the
South. Michigan, "Wisconsin, Indi
ana, Illinois and Missouri are makers
of considerable amounts of railroad
iron in the "West. The bulk of the
manufacture, however, is- conducted
by Pennsylvania and her immediate
neighbors, New York, New Jersey,
Ohio, "West Virginia and Maryland.
More Sheep "Wanted. Statistics
show that there were in 1871 about
32,000,000 sheep in the United States,
yielding: an everage of four pounds.of
wool each, or 128,000,000 pounds in
the aggregate In addition to this pro
duct the annual importation of wpol
amounts to abom 70,000,000 pounds.,,
at a cost of nearly 10,000,000.. In
addition to this importation the Unit
ed States imports woolen goods to the
amount of nearly $44,000,000 per an
num. There is room therefore for
an increase of 17,000,000 more sheep
in the country to supply the home
demand for wool and for about 12,
000,000 to displace the importation of i
woolen goods. .
in the world is Joseph MartiniCour
thing, a resident of Cape Fnos, in
the province of Rio Janerio, Brazil.
Mark Twain's.brother, "Orion,"' is
about to establish the Globe
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hank-driver was man enough to dis
suade her from her' purpose
jit. T?n- I snpppAflfidin finding a woman- wlic
1 was woman enough to hndi hen work;
He was born May twenty, sixteen
hundred and ninety four, and Ut
therefore nearly one hundred and
sevnty nine years, old.
Ole Bull is-sixty two years of age
gray haired but Jiale, and with one
of the kindest oi laces. . . ,
Mothers. Some one has said that
a young mother is the most beautiful
thing in nature. Why qualify it, why
young? are not all mpthers beautiful?
The sentimental out side beholder
may prefer youth in the pretty pic
ture, but I am inclined to think that
sons and daughters, who are most
intimately concerned in the matter,
love and admire their mothers most
when they are olJ. How suggestive
of something holy and venerable it is
when a person talks of his " dear
mother." Away with mincing ma
mas, suggestive only of a fine lady,
who deputises her clutY to a nurse,
a drawing-room maternal parent, who
is afraid to handle her offspring for
fear of soiling her new gown. .Give
us the homely mother, the arms of
whose love are all embracing, who is
beautiful always, whether arrayed in
satin, -or modestly arrayed in calico.
The aear old mothers I Heaven bless
A Paris correspondent of the New
York! Times writes Cora Pearl has
just had a suit about the famous cup
of which I wrote you and which, M.
Duval refused to give up. The lower
part is a model of Cora's hand holding
the stem of the bowl, which is a
model of her bust, cut off at the base
of the throat. A cast of her bust was"
taken, and also of the hand,, and the
cup was an exquisite piece of work
manship. The model came to three
thousand francs, which Cora said a
certain gentleman who ordered the
cup had to pay. As it was impossible
to get the money out of him the
Court decided that Cora must nay the
bill, which, by the by, she is perfect
ly able' to do, her property bein
valued at something above a million.
The oldest man known to be living
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