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AMU, QBEGOH, JULY 10, 1873.
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TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
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perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
The "Yeatiier. No country in
Christendom can- beat Astoria in the
magnificence of the weather as we
areliaving at present.
Parker House. The new Hotel in
this city, known at present as the
Parker House, because of its being
, w .
built for Mr. V. W. Parker, is rapid
ly nearing completion.
Improving. The friends of Harry
Spedden will be pleased to learn that
he is rapidly recovering from his re
cent very painful and prostrating at
tack of pleurisv.
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Wisship -Chowder Club F. "and I?"
The Constitution and 'By-laws of
"Winship Chowder Club, No. 1, Asto-.
ria, provide for a regular meeting on
the fourth Tuesday in July, at the
office of Commodore W. 1?. Kippen.
Personal. Among the arrivals at
Arrigoni's " y:esterdar we, note the
names of .Major Frank G, Smith and
Dr. Spaulding, of Cape Disap
Reacheed if is Port Our Shoalwater
correspondent informs us thatCapt.
Brown has completed his tjip from
Portland tq Oystcrville on the little
sloop "Strait" -Ticket It .was a most
remarkable trip. "We should prefer
the weather-beach, with one of John
Hunter's teams from Unity.
For Fort Stevens. Lieutenant P.
Lear';, Jr., of theUnited States Army,
and Major 'Canby, "we're passengers
by the John L. Stephens Tuedsay.
Lieut, Leary is of the Fourth Artii-!
lery, and we are informed will be sta-'
tioned at Fort Stevens on his return
from the interior. He is. expected
County Court-. The County Court
for Clatsop count', Judge Moffit pre;
siding,' commenced the- July term
Monday. Very little business was
transacted in 'the Probate and Jaw
line, but the regular business of the
county was being attended to yester
.Government Boat. The Custom
House officers at this port have just.
purcnascu oi tne uunuer., iur. ureorge
McEwan, a very nice, oak timbered
row boat, twenty-one feet in Jength,
six feet beam, toj9iisedi.in,;bparding
vesselsin the bay. It's a handy craft
and. will ;be very useful.
Astoria Brewery Yesterday we
paid -, the Astoria Brewery ?a r.-yiait jD'f
inspection, -air. myero iius uvciuuea
seldom eqalledifor carrying on a suc
cessful business, and the: orders -on
his books show his success. The
buildings are perfect in all appoint
ments, aricktlie Btrkde .cannot d6' bet
ter than to patronize him.
Tisu. A. J". Megler of Astoria, ac
companied bt Mrs. M., riaturnedirom;
a trip to Shoalwater Bit. Tuesday
evening, bringing with them some
tine fish from tlie Caje, caught by
3Ir. J. W. Munfion, to whom we are
indebted for a jfiupjply, $P very
short time fishing in the brinydeep
aWiWhe Ca'pe and off :tjib Bar will
Expected. The steamer Gussie
Telfair was expected from Victoria
last night,, in .command of Captain
Gardner.. She has been thoroughly
overhauled at Victoria.
Tin Wedding. Last Friday eyen
ing Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Parker of
.this city were made-the recipients of
numerous presents on the occasion of
their tin wedding, the tenth anniver
sary of their, niarriage. It was a
very pleasant event, and their new
stock of tin ware will last for many
years to come.
Death. A little child, six months
of age, of Masonic parents, from
southwestern Missouri, died on the.
passage of the John L. Stephens to
this place from San Francisco, and
was turied here by the" fraternity
Tuesday" morning. The grief strick
en parents, Mr. and Mrs. Montgom
ery, proceeded on their voyage in-1
landjal the conclusion of the sad cere
monial. The Nehalem -Road. We are not
acquainted with the circumstances
concerning matters spoken of by our
correspondent from "Nehalem Valley,
but as he is a truthful man we pub
lish the letter, remarking that Asto
ria has an interest in that road, and
if the confidence of the people is
being abused w,e propose to stand by
the people in the controversy. .
Serenade. The schooner Rough
and Ready, Capt. Rhefeld, of Grays
river, has been camped near the As
tqrian office several days, discharg
ing a cargo of wood for Dr. Kinsey.
The Rough and Ready carries a band
of stringed. instruments, and the mu
sic, 'as it was wafted, through Qur
open window, those pleasant nttonft
light evenings, was highly Appre
ciated. Fire. About half past 12 o1 clock
yesterday, fire was discovered in dust
ancl shavings oh the floor, in the
1 joiner's rooni at. Parker's new. Hotel,;
foot of Main street, which was a for
tunate circumstance as the wind was
blowing ,fresh, and a ' few moments
only would have been required to gek
up a first-class destruction. The fire
was extinguished without a general
alarnij without damage.. "!; ; : 'i
Neat Stock. Colonel Peter Saxe,
brother to the ..famous JphnuG,,.paid
us a visit last Tuesday. 'Col. 8. visits
f Oregon with several head of fine
blooded, cattle and horses from Bour
bon,. Clarke and Fayette counties,
Kentucky. It was from Col. Saxe
that Gen. Adair, of this city, procur
ed his fine snort-horn Durham re
cently, and it wasGen. Adair who
persuaded him to come to Oregon
with this stock. We hope he will be
Inconvenient. Marshal W. Chance
met with a heavy customer a few
days ago in making an arrest, and' as
he lifted him up to step into the jail
the fellow swayed o'er on top remark
ing that it was the d st most incdn-.
venient ja.il he ever-attempted to en-.
ter, and he'd'been in most of 'em in
this country. It is true our city jail
sets .up rather, steep, but' tile filling of
the block.wjll-make;it-more on the
level soon. ' .- '
Street Ijlpiiovemekts. There is no
discounting thefact that at tho pres
ent time there is very much work
being done oh the streets and yacanjfc
blocks of Astoria. A considerable
force of men and teams are employ
ed in this business. .Court-house
Square, Benton, Jefferson and Main
streets are apparentlyeceivirig .the
'greatest attention at present, but in .JJlojise. at Unity, presided over by John llun
.i .4-h VVwo. . mrnmanfa ' tor and his ostimablo wife lato of Oysterville.
Viuici ai io kiici c i c iuu y C4.c. jj-ijing for gig und ,. joundcrs off the rooks
which WO" Will notice :at another! aidst the roll .of breakers, or Trout in tho
-, .. j- .. it .v- ..- t5rooH,?chggingtlamsontho weather bonuh.
time, Which indicate the thrifty en- Ueer hunting or duck shooting, serf bathing
-terprise that is to nuike
the lovliest cities that
such a beautiful site on
n. rioblft river' T Let 'the
spe"durthe day itMibrlng?'!
Columbia River Bar. We are in
formed by pilots on the Columbia
river bar, that there is a slight error
in the statement concerning the
depth of water on the bar. Or more
properly at the entrance to this har
bor. They say' that there is now two
bars in fact, and that while it is true
'there is a depth of even more water
than is accredited, it is nevertheless
true that thirty feet is the highest,
and twenty the lowest after crossing
to the inside in the vicinity of Clat
sop spit. We wish to be correct in
all our statements, and would invite
the attention of the Chamber of
Commerce to this matter, knowing
full well that they wish only to1 have
the truth said. The pilots are- con
stantly hunting for deep water, and
as thirty feet is enough, and they can
find no more, let it be given at that.
Another matter is that relating to
pilotage and towage on the bar. The
law provides that the charges shall
be $8 per foot for twelve, feet, and $10
per foot for all in excess of twelve
feet., Hence, a vessel drawing nine
teen feet, would be required to pay
$166 instead of $190 as stated, and on
23 feet, $206 instead of $230. A dif
ference in favor of Astoria.
Healthy Strawberries. Astorians
are just now in the midst of straw
berrying season. And suck fruit, as
was never seen elsewhere. Recor(l-r
er Charles. Stevens has left on our
table a lot which average over four
inches in circumferene. The largest,
measures inqhes.. They are of the
agriculturist varidty. . Twenty of
tneui mk a good, sized glass sauce
dish. . . .. ;.
Vessels on the Way, ..
Following & a list of vessels "orT tho way to
this port, and,areccord of tko arrivals and de
partures up to date : '
British bark Vesta, sailodfrom Liverpool,
April 12th. ,
Bark Rival, from San Francisco, Juno 20th.
British bark Shy lot, Liverpool, via Victoria,
Schooner , from Melbourne,
British ship Middlesex,. 1,15)1 tons, from San
Francisco. ' ,
-Brig Koloa, from San Francisco. ;
American ship Confidence. . ',
Bn'rkentoer. Oregonian, from SanFranciscp; .
British bark Oneata, 588 tons, McDowoll,
from Tyne via Molendo and Callao, arrived
from Molendo at Callao 22d.
.British ship Loretta, 1,5M4 tons, from .Tyno
via Callao. Bailed March Oth.
British bark 'Duncairn, Chambers, from
Tyno via Bombay, Arrivod at Bombay prior
to April d.
British bark George A. Hol, Norton, from
Wear via Now ZQaland,Bailcd Dec. .20th, 187:2
Passed tho Lizard Foburary u'th.
Bark Garibaldi, Hong Kong Juno 20.
Barklorward . V Juno23.,.i
Bkt Webfoot San Frahcjscp .....Juno 23....
Bk Hermlno Llyorppol...,.. Juno 29..
Str AjaxPortland forS F. July Uth
Str John L Stephens S F for P.. July fctli...'.'
Tlcte Table for Astoria, r
7. 10 54 10 2-51 4 4H.
&...i.M12 Ui....;...ll 12 5 53
J. i. l oti; ... zs
UL 0 07... ;l 551 7 51
11. f.-Ootii 2S-WI S 87....
12.. 145 8.1JII
.. ii-20 .'. 8 4$
13 ..2 Si 8 55..
Notice to Pilots, (and Ship' Masters).
Every Pilotor Ship Mastor who shall bring in
to tho port of Astoria any shipior vo-ssol having
on board any persons or goods infectod with
Small-pox, Cholera, Leprosy, pr other conta-
gious dioascs, or which shall havo had on
board any such infections during tho voyage,
or which ho suspects, from tho bad sanitary
condition of. tho vessel may bo capablo of pro-
pag&ung uiscaso, suau ancnor sucu su;p er:
ato notico to tho Health Officer In" an"v viola-
tions of tho foroiroimr regulations tho law will
bo strictly enforced. S. W.'1)01)D,M. I).,
Health Officer, Astoria.
; Bat Vikw Housf. Ono among tho finest
'rotreats un tho Pacific Coast for Summer Yisi-
i'tnra w fViiii riirn niirrnuniltnrr flin Itni' TtAir
tliiu nno nf ur 'u'-'i'u uriving; on.a twenty, iue iroccn, isupplies. wnicn were pioiwjseu.UkyAHe.uinur- urr) ,v,- v .,,4 i v ,a v .. i:::i
this one ot Rr , mo of tHo SI)0rts bo found there. It. f.p.1 .J''' ;i "Ta .think that ; I should, Jsaybwn
dyer graced J n bythb advprti.ementofr. VJ ? ?? w- r ,.?;& imnosed. unon ;atB mv tinmof J?fe
., ; - . , - iiw,uor uoiumn, wai, pasaongors ana visii- 1 n reachineineaetimclWUiMJiw'WPiJUeat u.J rrs - -r ilt' --r---.-
the banks of ors are to bo well-provided for tins seasons -Is9 W1-' ' 77 . " "7 I teJLypu,. mandoitno chn.to;,?
woffc'.co'bli :'.J ' .r- ,r'; -'r S : .V 7??"." tnMWlTOesTh&(
yAtli(MIay Prowfimrcan aSrii of 'a' sitiiatioVbv atvi ..; ? . , :,iYHv..f. rLj.s:K L AvA..n-i!..w FS:.ic- .Jifi
Letters from the People-
From OystrvilleIlemarlable Trip
at gea--Othcr Items.
Oystebvii.le, July 5, 1873.
Thinking you miglit wish to hear some
thing from this corner of' Uncle Samuel's
moral vineyard I will address you a. few
jottings.. The new Inspector of Customs
was duly installed in office on the 2d inst.
and took charge of affairs in (oriental) style.
But he is much in want of a boat, a$ his
predecessor failed to pass over his four
legged craft claiming it ashis own private
property so the new in'cumbnt is at a loss
how to preform his duty, unless he buys a
beef, and would be very greatly pleased if
Uncle Sam would make a small appropri
ation in that direction, (under the head Of
supplies.) . ' " - '
The Fourth passed off very .quietly, the
day was delightM and ere the morning
sun had cast its radience towards the West
the booming of cannons, and the ringing
of the school bell awoke the village slum
bers to behold the ushering in of the glori
ous ninty-seventk aniversiary of National
The sloop " Straits-ticket, Capt. 'John
Brown, left'Cape Disappointment Wednes
day, 7 o'clock p. m., and arrived at Shoal
water Bay Thursday, 7 P. m. The 'boat is
under five fons burthen and had no one on
board but Capt. Brown; a feat unknown ihr
the annals of the past, and probably will
not be tf-epeated by. any one fdr years to
come. In making the entrance to Shoal
water Bay, an ebb tide and the wind
blowing .a gale t'i'oin the Northwest
caused a very heavy sea,. ( bub the Cap
tain plowedVhis lttle craft .through to sale,
anchorage, within thebay. t ' ,
The Washington Oyster company will
have a schooner from San Francises some
time'in August with a full cargo. i
There was a ball on the evening of the
Fourth at Espy & Go.'shalh AU'wliopar
ticapated - enjoyed themselves' hugely thb
floor having been waxed- for thj occasion'
in .scientific order by Prof, flolborg, who
knows how" tq do such things. Astoria,
Unity, and Cape Disappointment were
represented on the floor, the Cape furnish
ing the music. 4 ,' .!' i
' There are two hotels in Oysterille with
ve'iy accommodating proprietors,wno keep
their tables well furnished wifch the ;ood
tnings of this world, and who, in antici
pation of a bright future, play Yankee
Doodle, on the triangle'ih tne night time.
More Anon, Omega:'
3TeIiaXeiii Valley Correspoitdeiice,-
. Nehalku, Vallky, J,uly-2, lt7a. ,
Editor Astekian: . v
Elnowing that you and a great ijumber
of your readers are deeply interested An the
Washington county, Kehaleni valley and
Astoria Wagon Boad company, and the
manner in which the appropriation made
by the last Legislature is being expended,
.1 would say, that the settlers of this valley
are convinced tliitt the management as
conducted by the chairman of "the Itoacl
Company will result in the appropriation
being .expended .without anyroad being
built. Since the Commissioners nave
taken their oath of office1 and thedJoard'
nrtrfmivWl hv filpp.Hn "Wftltnr fhfiirm-ftTs '
j they liave forced the boqds of the road
upon the market which is now down, to
thirty cents on the dollar 7,0OOor 8,000 of
thesebonds have been issued and sold at
this sacrifice br the chairman of the board
and were the money thus secured by sac
rificing the bouds at this low rate, appro
priated to conduct the survey going on at
the present time, we would not complain,
but wo learn that this money is used to
I purchase wheat and in other speculations
j in the town of Cornelius whore the chair-'
man h":vs located his 6ffice, and is1 drawing
his five dollars per day for every day iri the
I m.0lUh, although the bill expressly states,
' that he is torcceive this comiensftti6n only
for the days actually employed Tlie oth
er commissioners who are. engaged" in the
j survey nave Deen very muea ueiuyeu oy
not receiving their supplies from theehair
I man (who no doubt has then-joney invest,-
j ed in other, speculations), nnd'have beeni
! compelled from time to tinle to. leave their
work and come into the, settbinerits for.
j?iowt , ujemr .na woumTOtoersaiiiiaujie afivuryj-p1''.0i ii';-
chairmainiof the board fulfilled his promise
fhe road would at the present time be locat
ed the entire distance fromi ,Cornelius to
The settlers of this valley would most
respectfully call the attention of his excell
ency Governor L. P. Grover, :to the man
agement of these funds, appropriated to
construct said road as expended by the
chairman. . Many Settleks.
Compliments to the historian.
July 5th, 1873.
Editor Asteriak: t . .
Your excellent Tri-Weekly Astprian of the
1st inst lies beforo me. Success; wo say, to
you and to your select sheet!
Half a century ago, when I was a school boy
in my. native, valley village in tlentral Now
York, in tho Northwost corner of my School
Atlas, near tho mouth of tho Columbia riv.er,
on its Southern banks, in tho then unexplored
Indian territory, was dotted your Astoria!
which to my seven-year old eyes looked to bo
at tho jumping oil placo of North America, so
faraway that I never oxpecfed to be able to
see it, thought might livo to be a Centenarian.
But fifty years time and Yankee ibrains and
enterprise have worked, wonders, and most
marvolous. matter:, so.that to-day you are tho
proprietor xf tho Tri-Weekly Astorian, a.twen
ty column, neat sheet, with a tip-top start on
tho Now3paperBuco .Course, dressedup m tho"
neategt stylo of Typographic Art,-, of whqsp
origin, rise. and progress tho Foot has so well
'" Th' Inventor of this noblo Art toltnd, ' ' "'
TTas lonjr engaged tho Anti mary's mind:
To ouestion dates on books, and records poro,
To draw tho .veil obscurity's cast o'er. v .
Vain are his bfforts, 'tis beyond hismight
To fix in 'trutli on. man: or placo tho right ; r
Doubts still exist to whom the palm is duo, . .(
Tartisans for each their claims pursue,
But metal types th.o honor all confer , -
On both tho Guttqmbcrgs, Faust and Schoffer."'
- Success, wo repeat, attend Oregon's' Ocean'
Gatoway,";AsTOEiA! and its live- 'arid wido
awako proprietor. Truly, yours,
r- - , '- . .
Boat Cap.$ized-2lecue of the Parties
s ".' , .Columbia Rivut, Jub3, l!b7o.
Bony f,Graham, and another "man while'
ploughing.tho raging 'Columbia to-'day tfpsot -i
near Jjickson's Fishery, ab3utsix;miles;bolow
Westport. IJony Bays jLhoy; wero hanging, to.
th6 boat in tho water about two hours, anL
theat he was nehrly strangled hawked' up
soyeral ropy kinds of stuff, and" was just on
tho point of s handingdn his checks," when '
ho felt something liko asotf fingorsl) " kind a
winding in his hair." It was a couple of fisher
men who-had como to'tKe rescue and sot (hem
right side up with c.srol Their oars andisomo i
clothing waslost, no, othor morions, damngo qx.-1
cej)t an uncomfoi tabid bath, and a, big scare., .
Yours tr.uly, Annkx.
t : :
Visitors. Tho Disio arrivedironi.Poftland
at -1:80 p.m. yestorday, among, tho visitors, foe
summer resorts we noticed. Gen Babbitt and.,
family ,-and 11. L. Hoy t and family. ' '
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Omitted. The name of Miss Magr .
gie Hustler spopld! hiave feeen, insert- t
ediii the roll o'f tHose who passed
creditaTile examination at the Astoria; t
public school. The name, was inad-:r
vertantly left out, and the error, just,
been detected by us. t, ,.IP
Yaluable, GAitGO.--The . value' fV)f'
the salmon part' of the cargo' of tlie1-
Ajax, w,hich went out from here! last!
Sunjday morning, w $40,166. Of,!
thia amount 5,760 cases, valued atr'
$39,320,, was for parties5 who will re-r
ship it , direct to Europe from San
Fnmcis.cOi " MiI
The MctE Pu'zzlr. Yah Dusen has
it. Yes, sir"; he can by a simple pro-
cess transmogrify a black, homely'
looking, vert long eared mule, into
the symmetrical proportions of a
beautiful white 'horse Every sub- r
seriber to the Astokian; who has paid
his money in advance, is; entitled'to f
call -and get one of these neat'parldf.v1
entertaining puzzles. A' .
Tlie Webfoot completed her cari ..
ox muiuer jor oan- xa an Cisco, aii,
IOiappton yesterday ' ,
SnocKEDi--The worst shoUked mim1'
I we have seen iiisom&trihowas aucitifr
zeniwho made the'di?kkvery, FridiuV4 A
that the neighbor frombtom he h:Vd
borrowed! ac.papei? ibr- tthe past four' ''
years? had ndia$dfoiit. HeleaHied
th.facfirfrOBQ an -agent 6f the pub-i; .
I16K0.H. riVl.:?f:Mr.iiviwT''hihn T-Ta .7lJ.Il
IWMVli AilVll il JiJ B t V A..I..C JJl r'lllM .
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