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ASTORIA, OREGOfl, THURSDAY I0MM, JULY 24, 1813.
TUESDAY, TITORSD AY AND SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
. IRELAND Proprietor
One Copy onoyean-. 3
One Copy six months - , -0
One Copy three raonths..........-""r
-Single Number, Ten Cents. 14.
One Insertion per square. 10 linos or lcss...2 .0
E eh additional Inertion, per square 2 00
Yeaily adv'ts per month, per square 1 o0
L. P. Fisher. 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex
change, is authori'ed to act as Agent for the
Atojsi vx in San Francisco. .
Any friend who feels ?n interest in the pros-no-itv
of this re-ion, is authorised to act as
A"ent for this paper, in proem ms subscriber?.
Building Commenced. Tho frame work for
the new Catholic Church at this city has been
commenced. The side walls were raised on the
The Varuna experienced the heaviest
Wow of the season, on her trip to the Cape
Discontinued. The Post office at
Gray's River, Pacific county, Washing
ton Territory, has been discontinued.
"We wonder when the telegraph will
get through announcing the departure of
the Melancthon for Astoria? now they
say she lelt on the 19th.
The ship Confidence, the second ves
sel in the grain fleet for 1873, passed up
from here on the 12th instant, to receive
her cargo at Portland. After nearly two
weeks wc understand she has commenced
The Evening News, of the 21st noting
the arrival of the sloop "W. H. .Twilight
from this port, with a cargo of Chinook
Salmon, says: "These little sloops are
staunchly built and are of great benefit to
the people of Astoria, as they can be char
tered or hired at a much less figure than
the larger ones, and still their capacity for
freight or passengers is astonishing."
It is somewhat amusing to read the
oHVb nhout Tacoma and terminus in
various News papers. It reminds, us of
Kalama, when that town first started.
Hundreds piled ever one another, hilter
skelter, like a flock of sheep going over
board. Then Kalama was repoi ted by tele
graph to have a house going up every two
hours, and would have 25,000 inhabitants
in six months.
Mr. T. P. Powers, of the upper town
met with an accident a few days ago whilo
working with a horse staked in his orch
ard, that has caused consiaeraoie pam w
his right arm. He was standing with his
foot upon the riata, when the horse gave,
u sudden spring throwing him to the
ground violently, striking on the arm and
Relics or Antiquity. Several an
cient stone implements have been exhib
ited in this office, by Rev. "W. A. Tenney,
which excite considerable curiosity. One
U evidently trap-rock, 22M inches long,
2K inches wide and VA inches thick in
the middle, and is beveled each way to an
edge. On one end is a circular enlarge
ment perforated by a hole M of an inch
in diameter, while the other end taper
from the middle to a point. Another
specimen is 17 inches long 3K inches
wide and 2 inches thick in the middle,
beveled and tapered like the one mention
ed above. This is of alight brown stone
interspersed with black spots, 'and is a-
boutthe hardness of lime stone, ink
kind of rock is not found in this region of
country. The latter instrument is deli
cately finished especially at the upper end,
where a hole, beveled at the sides, is cut
with singular exactness. These imple
ments with quite a quantity of others, of
different structures, were exhumed by S.
"W. Talman, while he was digging a cel
lar under his house near "Westport, some
twenty-five miles fiom this place. The
face of the mountain about a mile distant,
appears as it had been broken off, at some
remote period, and fallen over upon the
old tide-land, Mr. Tallman built his
house joii a slight elevation above the creek
and the neighboring tide land, and dug
his cellar about eight feet deep when he
struck the old tide land mud and these
implements. The ridge of land is com
posed largely of fragments of rocks inter
spersed with soil, and in many places is
covered with fir trees of great size and age,
some of which cannot be less than 300
years old. How long this mass of rocky
debris remained a barren heap, after it
was thrown from the mountain side, no
ill mi. . 4-.nv W15nn TYIIIwf
one can ten. iiieso awnu ivinv.o mc.
have been buried, where they were recent
ly found, at least 1000 years ago. Who
constructed them? and for what use?
These curiosities can be seen at the house
of Rev. Mr. Tenney.
Movement of Vessels.
Following is a list of vessels on the way to
this port, and a record of the arrivals and do
parturoa up to date:
BarkontinoMelancthon, from San Francisco
sailed July 17th.
British bark Vesta, sailed from Liverpool,
April 12th. .
British bark Shylet. Liverpool, via ictona,
Schooner , from Melbourno,
British bark Oneata, 588 tons, McDowoll,
fromTyno via Molendo" and Callao, arrived
from Molendo at Callao 22d.
British ship Loretta, 1,9 tons, from Tyno
via Callao. Sailed March 0th.
BritLh bark Duncairn, Chambers, from
Tyie I via Bombay, Arrived at Bombay prior
t A .-r"il W(1
British baik Geoi A. Holt, Norton, from
Wear via Now Zcalaad, Sailed Dec 20th, lbJ
Passed the Liard l eourary oiu.
Brig Koloa San Pedro............ j j '
Bk 11 ermine Portland for Livoipool...J uly -3
THE LATEST NEWS.
Tide Table for Astoria.
a. m. r. m.
July. a. m. p. m.
....1 oil 7 j t uo
,...2 258 8 27 7 50
.2 55B 8 5!i 8 2)
" a on 9 23 ' 07
'":? 441 9 4J 9 45
;:.4 07 10 OS 10 27
... 4 34H 10'- U80
Gold in New- York to-day, 115.
Portland Legal Tender rates, S5
buying; SG selling.
" The trial of the Tichbern claimant,
on a charge of perjury, was resumed on
the 21st in London.
u A destructive fire occured at Jack
son, Tennessee, last Sunday. Total loss
estimated at from 75,000 to 100,000.
The American Oriental Topographical
Corps has sailed from Madrid post return
ing to the United States.
Crop reports from Arkansas, Mississ
ippi and Alabama, continue favorable.
The greater poition of Mississippi is suf-
tering lor want oi ram.
Seattle continues putting in her claims
for the terminu-. She produced a first
class "to the front" shooting affray Sat
urdav evening only the man didn't die.
The State Depaitment at "Washing
ton have decided, after a careful review of
the proceedings belbre the United States
Commissioner There not to issue a wan-ant
of extradition in the caseot Larl Yogi,
the alleged Belgian murderer.
The 12th of July, the anniversary of
the battle of the Uoyne, passed otf quietly
in Great Britain.
fhe young married man who found
iiiisself the other evening with feet
enoeased in steel-colored boots, from
a liberal application of stove-blacking
in the dark, wants to know "how-Ion-?
this house-cleaning business is
going to last, any way."
4 59 5 121 10 57.
Notice to lilots, (and Ship Masters).
Every Pilotor Shipmaster who shall bring in
to thoport of Astoria any ship or vessel having
on board any porsons or goods infected with
Snmll-nox. Cholera, Leprosy, or other conta-
.. .i.:.. i. cli nil Vinvn liml nn
gious diseases, or nu-u " .......
board any such infections during tho voyago,
or which ho suspects, from tho bad sanitary
condition of tho vossol may bo capable of pro
pagating disease, shall anchor such snip or
vessel below Smith's Point, and give immedi
nt nntico to the Health Officer In any viola
tions of tho foregoing regulations tho law will
bo sfcietly enforced. SMW;.,
" 2sita" writes a letter to the Bulletin
from Clatsop beach. "Nita" tells of
" forty waiters if necessary to look after
each one" of the -Seaside guests. "We
shouldn't notice such an absuib statement
as that were it not for another of the same
piece. "Nita"says: " Those of us who
in times past have undergone martyrdom
at Atoria in seeing one waiter vainly try
ing to feed forty hungry mouths, now sit
back at perfect ease." We know tnat in
Astoria there are hotel accommodations
superior in fact to any other part of the
coast, in proportion to the place, and if
"sita" has witnessed such things as re
ferred to, it must have been in times past,
and before making such statements now
should take a look in at Arrigoni's.
Ir. C. H. Bain of this city has
just finished as fine a hay press as
could be imported. It was made for
G JN. Datrget, and has a capacity for
baling three hundred pounds in a
We learn. that the British bark
H ermine, which came in on the 29th,
of June, and proceeded to Portland
for a cargo of wheat twenty-five days
ago is nearly ready to start down
Prospering. Our friends, especially
those of this community who are interested
in the success of a live paper in their midst
will be glad to know that our subscription
list is looming up. Our circulation is
daily increasing; we are gratified to know
that the farmers, and business men gen
erally of the community appreciate our
efforts to publish a paper which will con
duce to the prosperityof our favorite locality
and be appreciated at home and abroad.
This continued manifestation of approval
encourages us to double our efforts. Our
patrons may expect to receive a good, live
paper devoted to the interests of the com
munity at large and they shall not oe ais
armointed. We shall endeavor to gain
such information, from time to time, rela
ting to the re-ources and advantages of this
vicinity as will answer the many inquiries
made by persons at a distance with a view
to settling in our midst. VVe would sug
at that those of our readers who have
friends East or elsewhere to send them
copies of our paper. "We have set to work
in earnest tovbuild and settle up our town
and county, and if our readers will perform
their part it will not bo long ere we can
lookback with pride upon the good we
Oregon as men oi mougm. unu juu
and will respect tneir enons to jnuiy
influence known and recognized n
Prospectus of tlie Astorian.
The Paper will be independent of politics
in all its views, expressed or implied, and
will be conducted with the aim in view to
maivO It WllUiiy u" Buii..jr vw,
best interests of this State. The Com
.,. nr nwurnn.ifo A'rncultural, ALanu-
facturing and Mechanical mteiests, the
pioTess and prosperity of the people, will
receive special attention. The Astoria
will recognize the Farmers and .Mechanics
the marts of trade, m the counting rooms
of business, and in the halls of legislation
"We shall neither make nor encomage a
war upon , nor wage any conflicts with, any
enterprises, associations or men engaged m
legitimate pursuits where success depends
.?, tVminrprost and continued earae-itae-
of the people. "While we shall endeavor to
vhow the tiuthfulnos of the old maxim,
that " thelaws favor the diligent," we shall
strive to harmonize interests calculated to
be of direct benefit to the State.
Astoria is the sea port of Oregon, has an
excellent harbor, and vessels or rneaeep
A ISew Idea in Building.' Wire
netting for plastering is being rapidly
introduced to take the place of laths.
It takes less labor to place them on
the walls, is more continuous, and
will not burn. Coarse netting, with
one-inch mesh, and made of strong
wire, is fouud to answer best. For
ornamental cornice work it is especi
ally valuable, for it can be bent into
any desired form. Secured to iron
studding in a brick building our great
est danger on account of fire would
be removed. A still further applica
tion of this plan is to make round
bags of wire, resembling barrels, and
to coat them inside and out with ce
ment. When it hardens they resem
ble stone barrels. Filled with sand
and sunk in rows and mases, un
make excellent material for break
waters. Another extension of the
irino hn hpn.n tried in England. It
consists in making iron framed build
ings, covering them with wire net
ting, and spreading concrete on botn
sides. It is claimed that a house
walls, floors, roofs, doors, partitions,
"Ohi" said a poor sufferer to a den
tist, "that is the second wrong tooth
you've psfledout !" "Very sorrfsir"T
said the blundering operator,, "but,,
as there were but three when I began,
I'm sure to be right next time.
1 How far is it to Cub Creek?' asked
a traveler of a dutch woman. Only a
lettleways." "Is itfour, six, night
or ten miles?" impatiently asked the
stranger. "Yes, I dinks it is," serene
ly replied the unmoved gate-keeper-
Oraco Church, (Prot. Episcopal) Hev; TA
Hyland Rector, Divine services overy Sunday
at 10 a m and? p m; Sunday School at 1 p m
Congrogational Chinch, Rev A "W Tcnny
Pastor, Divino services overy Sunday at 10J4
a m and? p u; Prayer Meeting overy Thurs.-.-day
evening, Sunday School moots at 12, m
Warrants Orderkp. Warrants wore ordei-
ed to be drawn on the city treasurer yesterday. .
for tho payment of claims held against, the tilt .
by Shoriff W. II. Twilight and Mr, I-W- Case
A full board was present with tho exception q
Councilman G. W. Warren.
and all has been built, thatisstron
firm, and absolutely incombustible.
Various applications of the use of
wire netting, and plaster or cement,
readily suggest themselves, and the
matter is worthy of the attention of
mechanics and builders.
Maple sugar direct from Vermont, h ,
for sale at 11. B. Parker's any yankee
who wants this dish can leave an order
nr. o Wa inritn Mm nttontfon of our read
ers, especially travelers and strangoxs m tho
country, to tho list of hotels published in this
paper. '1 hoy are all rohablo. well kept houses,,
and wo personally recommend them all.
The steam revenue cutter Shubrick
with supplies for various lighthouses in
fVii-Zlifript.. in (vxnected here soon. T. J..
Winship will be along we understand.
A little daughter of Samuel and Julia
"Walker died of the measles in the Gray
river settlement last Saturday- The child!
was about three years of agew
Mr. A. Smith of this city received
news Tuesday evening that one of his sons
had been shot at St. Helen y but to what
extent injuries were inflicted, or how thc
accident happenedke-eould no learn.
Piano Tuning. Albert Bartschr one
of the best Pianto Tuners in Oregon, fe-at
Arrigoni's. It -xrould be to the advantage
of all persons .wning Pianos to give hint
their orders Si this cit'.
est draught enter m perleci aieiy ai an sea
on. Camparati ve statistics show less per
noni. nf lnns on the Columbia River Bar
fa thn st twp.ntv vears, than at the en
trance to any other port in the. United
States, and the facts may be eaaily pro
duced to show the fallacies of such wide
rioriSn'i-ioiiniK; hv underwriters and in
surers, in ihvorof other pons, and against
the port of Oregon . It was the Gold Min
ing excitements of 1S19 that built up Cali
fornia so ranidly as to oveishadow pnd out
strip this nait of the northwest possessions,
at a time' when the first propositions for
communication between jncv ioik ami -,. ht rallght,
A.:,,,,, wnr ftlmut to be mru-zurs'ted. U1 ? '
"Worm Eatp:n "Wharves. "While in
Victoria recently we observed the destruc
tion going on among the wharves by
worms in the piling. Heavy timbers are
so badly eaten that they become perfectly
honey-combed in a few years. Jhe
wharyes at Astoria are never troubled in
this way. Piling will last in the waters
of our bav from fifteen to twenty years.
The old Plavel whart shows tms, Demg
yot in a good state of preservation after
fifteen years service.
The bark Rival 'from San Fran
cisco', left here, fqr Portland von the
12thj to'load wheat'and'j;flour, is ex-
An accurate record of all the arrivals
and departures of vess-els at this port, or
that may have crossed the Columbia river
bar, since September 1st 1S33, a period of
nealy twenty years, has been kept by Mr.
A. Van Dusen of this city. As a matter
of reference it is a valuable record, and
will ficure conspicuously in the future, to
show what proportion of losses this vast
shipping ha bUstained, a brief synopsis of
which is given in another column.
A few months ago the press of Oregon
'jhad much to s
Astoria as a
The "old discovery of IS 19 set Oregon back
and made our sister b.ate w.at sne is.
Kow. things are upon a moie equal footing,
with lands and Agricultoie for a baIs of
future operations with ihe difference in
favor ofOrcgon in her cheap lands and va
ried natural lcsources yet undeveloped.
Temporarily there is a stringency in the
tinues good, -and as many ves-els are em-
ployed mine carryiug wkui:, iu iuwj
than in past vears of our prospeniy. Afew
moie acers "planted, a few moiu fish and
oysters markelcd, a few more tons of coal
and iron mined, moi e home rescoui cos de
voloned and manuSicloiies established,
will improve the outlook yeiy much .
The history otAiioiia is iuu oi mmrfsu
jm the aiiivals of Captain Gray in the
A sea-faring man, who was recent
ly married, gives the following des
cription of his bride and her apparel,
which we think would" put "some of
the " society " papers to the blush:
" Mv wife is just as handsome a craft
as ever left millinery dry-docks, is
clipper built, and with a figure-head
not often seen on small craft. Her
length of keel is five feet eight inches,
over all five feet eleven inches, dis
places twentv-seven cubic feet oi air;
which, ados to- ner
speed in a ball-room; full m the
waist, spars trim. At the time we
were spliced she was newlv rigged,
fore and aft, with standing nggirib ol
i., onrl flmvftrs. mainsail partsilK,
with forestavsaii of Valenciennes.
Her frame was of the belt steel, cov
ered with silk, with, wnaiepone lun
cheons. This ringing is intended iO
fair weather cruising. She- has also
a set of storm sails, for rough weather,
,i ;0 rrnncr nn I, si small iet ot can
vas for liht squalls, which are liable
to occur In this latitude sooner or
later. I am told, in running dowA
the street before the wind, she
answers the helm beautifully, and
can turn ju'ound in ner own ieii"
Mr. S. G. Caudle, with a party ot
three yoong men from St. Helen, reached:
Astoria Tuesday overland by the way of
jSTehalem valley. They proceed to-ilay
bywayof Clatsop Plains to Tillamook
county Mr. Caudle has given us a few
notes-of his travels thus far which will ap
pear on SaturdajT.
Summer of 1792 volho mee.,t nn, ail o "" hand"ome, craft pabses her,
rivals and depai lures ot vessels at Astoria,
and the business of the surrounding coun
try, having no journal to correctly repie
sent the intuit, has of necessity 'oeen neg
lected, to tno detriment muwwiuiu ouui;.
"With the view ot supplyin
Col. Vernon, whem: we thought away
on his overland tourto."Wahington City,
agateput in an appearance Tuesday even
ing, having been arrested: in his escape by
a dispatch from "Washington which wiil
detain him here several day yet on offiei-
al business. Well, he will be well kept.
The Mary Bill is the first steam
boat to ascend and descend Skipauon
creek, to Lexington lauding, without
the necessity of "slowing down".
Capt- Fisher found out this can bev
done last Tuesday evening.
Curious. Dr. Anderson, of Scot
landr says he found by practical au
alvsis in one instancer that the last
cup of milk drawn from the cow's ikU
der contained sixteen tunes as much
cream as the first .one. This separa
tion of creani from milk takes place
in part in the udder of the cow, 'par
ticularly if the-cow is suffered to stand
n4- vneh anmii timo hnfOTn milkilllT. If
til; iWU ovy ,...
2 iius warn- mo anie ii
undersigned ha concluaeu to enior ine i lrees are phmtect m grc
newspaperwoildatthkvenerabled,city,j -Vhile- the treco
on the banks oi one oane no oiusLiivurs w - ., -. ,ps-
teiung anv ocean, anu ivijiug wi mj "v ; un
- r waiic onpono t.llP $?TCat
ery lew pww i ; - , t, irt..1lrt iM,f. !, f.linro. '
mistake of planting trees too close-to- - mere- are yi , - - - -
mibtaKU uipiixt 0 J!ffAWinrto n flw rifhllOSS OI
Th's is especially ooscrv- a uny """ " - . lnXs
. ,, 4 c,ne ,Vivrft I milk first drawn from the cows and
maioniy oi w -v, .- ., . ., ,, ..m, i,i '
w i 1 iT 1 1 X.1 I u ...,. 4-lv fnTIll i Will lit-
nips upon 'tnat last uravu, iiicii. v. "y-
are small ' speedily removed by milking' a hull'-
ir vn-.,ii rtrta nifl sp.triny tlie nisc mm
ClUrU WS uucii w . ---; .-3
lovs can- withstand the.tempta-' dravn from wcUwBoparattr.
n y:.,l,-, mi.npnfmnt. of .thertlUSt. '
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port upoii an ltjiprecisuvo pK;ilc,; among '
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dfetim6rtt to tlie cojmnereu. ,.,.,,. itk ifli the utmo?t.eonliUence. Oi ji.o iinnrovcaiaimeara.y,cevSi.,"' '!ii'v.- --cVV.". '""S''?"':ii ."v
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