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ASTORIA, 0RE(M, TUESDAY I0RM&, JULY 29, 1873.
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PUBLISH V.D KVKKY
TUESDAY TIIURgD A 1" AXD SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
I. C. IKS!LAJ Proprietor
Ono Copy one year. S5 00
One Copy Fix months 3 00
One Copv three month? 1 o0
V&T Single JX umber, Ten Cents, "a
One Insortion per square, 10 lines or lcss...S2 50
Each additional Insertion, per square 2 00
Yearly adv'ts per month, per square 1 50
L. P. Prsnnit, 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex
change, is authori.ed to act as Agent for the
Astoui x in fc?an Francisco.
Any friend who feols an interest in the pros
perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
The Middlesex readied Astoria last
W. "W. Parker 1ms been appointed as
deputy in charge of the Astoria Postoffice.
James O'Mera, Editor in Chief of the
Portland Bulletin was at Arrigoni's, re
turning from the Seaside, Sunday.
TV. H. Harris, the ohliging Clerk of
Multnomah county, and Charley Brown
of the Portland Ice works, were passen
gers from Portland arriving last evening.
Show them around.
Ax Outhousk. Just as Astorians are
priding themselves upon the possession
of a fine building erected here for the use
of the Government Collector of Customs,
we are put to blush by the presence of a
force of workmen who are set to work on
the construction of an outhouse upon the
block which must detract very materially
from the fine appearance of the Custom
house, and make Astoria the laughing
stock of the nation. "We are not positive
ly informed concerning whom the citizens
of tliis place are indebted for this species
of ornament, but presume it can be traced
to the parties who have been instrumental
in breeding other troubles, and annoy
ances, among them urging the recom
mendation that the office of Collector be
abolished entirely, and Astoria be allow
ed simply an inspector, the same as Port
Garibaldi and Oysterville. If this is the
estimation such officials place upon Asto
ria Astorians intend to know it, and shall
nrgo the matter before the departments,
which are supppsed to be more high mind
ed than to dabble in little dislikes of this
nature. That outhouse should not be
The Hog's-back. The bhip Middle
sex, whom B., the Portland correspond
ent of the "Wallamet Parmer informed
the readers of that paper " would load on
lo00 tons of wheat (at Portland), before
dropping below to finish her cargo," " as
he was informed by the consingers," left
Portland on the 26th and attempted, to
cross the Hog's-back on Sunday at high
tide in tow of the Annie Stewart, probably
one of the most powerful steam boats on
the river, but she stuck fast. The tide
going out leaving her there she rolled par
tially over. As near as can be ascertain
ed she left Portland with about 900 tons,
some of which may have been on boaid
the steamer, and will be obliged to lighter
one hundred and fifty tons or more before
she can get on down to Astoria. The
Middlesex arrived at this port on her in
ward voyage on the 10th hist., and left
for Portland on the 12th and will now
probably not .get the rest of her cargo on in
less than twice the time that would have
leen necestary to load her here in the first
place when he first arrived. This is bad
enough, to say nothing about the damage
it is to the-commerce of the whole State of
( regon to have such a ship in such condi
tion as she was Sunday, on theHojr's
back. The Confidence, another grain
vessel, was on her way down yesterday,
and when sbe arrives at the Hog's-back
we may look fdr a repetition of the events
of Sunday. As much as we regret the
existence of such things they must con
tinue, undoubtedly, until Astoria is rec
ognized as the Seaport of Oregon.
Grape Church, G'rot Episcopal) Row T A
Hyland Hector, Divirio sorvices every Sunday
at 10 a M and? e u; Sunday School at 1 v m
Congregational Church, Tcv A "W.Ienny
Pastor. Dtvln'o services every Sunday at 10
I if and"? p3!Prayer Meeting every, Thurs
dar'oVcningSuii'day'Schoblineets at 12X1?
In a Roujrh Gale.
Under this heading the Oregonian of
Saturday publishes an account from a
private letter written at Valparaiso Majr
21st of the loss of the ship Roswell
Sprague, which left this port on the -20th
of Pebruary lat for England with a cargo
of wheat (43,992 bushels). "We extract
as follows concerning the disaster.
On Sunday, April 27th, the morning
opened stormy, and continued so up to a
late hour in the day, compelling us to take
in all the sails. Capt. Sawyer thought he
would heave the ship to, but altered his
mind and decided to run her a while long
er before the gale. On the 2Sth at 8 o'
clock a. m. he called all the hands aft
and told them to stay there for their own
safety; for if the ship broached to, the
heavy sea would be apt to sweep the decks
clear. At this time the vessel was leaking,
and it was with great difficulty that the
men could remain at the pumps. Olten
there was three feet of water on the decks.
On the evening of the 2Sth the foretop
mast and staysail commenced to split and
we were compelled to haul it down to save
it. At 2:30, on the morning of the 29th,
the vessel shipped a tremendous sea,
burying herseli as far forward as the main
mast, and washed overboaid Mr. C. "W.
llatfeld, our chief mate, and two other
men viz: Moses Davis (a colored man),
and Thomas Dodd, a native of England.
A man named Schmidt was so badly in
jured that he died in a few hours. Mr.
Hatfield had just been forward to get me
out from one of the spare bpars, where the
heavy ea had washed me. Vo were both
standing together on the poop not more
than half a minute before he was carried
away and lost. I started to go below to
get a hat, as mine had been washed over
board. !Not more than twenty seconds
elasped after I left him when the sea struck
the vessel and swept the entire length of
the deck. Through about three feet of
water I waded up from the cabin and
found that Mr. Hatfield and two other
men had been washed off. Capt. Sawyer
was standing on deck at the time, but he
managed to save himself by jumping up
and clinging to the rigging. With
great dilhculty we managed to take in the
loretopsall, there beim; only live men be
sides myself uninjured, and hove the ship
to. "VVe had much trouble with the bra
ces, which were entangled with the wreck
of the broken bulwarks. Besides the to
tal destruction of our boats and bulwarks,
the sea had made a complete wreck of the
cabin, destroying nearly all the Captain's
nautical books, charts, barometer, etc.
After clearing away the wreck, we started
the pumps. It took six hours steady
pumping to clear the hold. Capt. Sawyer
kept the ship up for Valparaiso, at which
prt she arrived in safety on the 19th of
May. Twice the Captain kept her awaj1,
from Cape Horn,' the last time the crew
refusing to do dutj', thus compelling us to
continue on to Valparaiso. In conse
quence of the broken condition of the bul
warks we did not have a dry place to put
our feet from the time the gale occurred
until this port was reached. "When the
storm overtook the ship, we were in hit.
45, long. 1124SX west 2,000 miles from
Cape Horn, and 1,830 miles from Valpar
aiso. "3 The cargo is considerably
damaged and will have to be discharged.
It lb-possible that the ship will be con
demned. About 100 tons of wheat is so
badly damaged that it cannot be shipped
further. Prom present appearances tho
ship will be detained here for two months
at least, if not longer.
Died. The little son of Mr. A.
Smith of this city, so badly hurt by
an accidental shot at St Helen is
dead. The accident occurred on the
22d by his uncle, while out hunting.
Mr. Griffin and his nephew, Arthur
Smith, who had agreed to have a
day's hunt up the river a short dis
tance, started out early in the morn
ing. Arriving at the appointed place,
young Arthur made a circuit through
the timber, coming directly in front
of his uncle, who, hearing the crack
ing brush, hastened to ascertain the
cause. As he was walking rapidly
forward, a branch caught the ham
mer of the gun, discharging it. Sim
ultaneous with the report came a
wild scream, and hurrying on as
quickly as possible through the dense
thicket, imagine the terror that seiz
ed him as he beheld his nephew
weltering in his life's blood. He
raised him. in his arms and hastened
to the nearest neighbors, where every
thing was done to alleviate his suffer
ings, but there came another to
minister to his suffering on Wednes
day evening, about 10 o'clodk, and
that was death. The young man re
sided with his parents at St. Helen,
and was a general favorite among
his friends, on account of his amiable
charater and truthfulness. The
wound caused bv the dischargo of
the gun was horrible, and the -ball
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The Nehalem Road. Mr. B. W.
Gillmore, Superintendent of the location
of the "Washington county, Nehalem val
ley and Astoria Wagon Road, accompa
nied by Wm. Weber Civil Engineer, and
party of Surveyors and assistants, who
have been on the route since last April ar
rived in Astoria last Saturday. The3T
have completed tho location to the Soth
mile post, and Mr. Weber left by the
Dixie Thompson for Portland yesterday
for the purpose of mapping his notes, and
soon they will return and complete
the location to Astoria. Work is suspended
temporarily for the reason that a portion
of the party have crops in at home de
manding attention. We are informed
that a desirable location- has been made
as far as they proceeded. The route is set
with mile posts and five mile pots, and
the grades are not so abrubt as might be
expected. The road will follow the course
of the Xehalem river for a distance of
thirty-seven miles. They report having
found some of the finest bodies of land in
Another Boat. To-day the Emma
Hay ward, one of the finest boats of
the Oregon Steam Navigation Com
pany, leaves Astoria for Portland.
She takes the place of the Annie
Stewart, the latter being temporarily
employed in lightering vessels in the
Portland and Astoria trade. With
three such steamers as the Emma
Hayward, Dixie Thompson and An
nie Stewart, there should be but little
grumbling for want of accommoda
tion on this route. It speaks well for
Astoria if they can be sustained as
we hope they may.
Real Estate Sale. Messrs Charles
and Daniel Ross, of this city have
purchased the farm of Cajit. P. John
son on Lewis and Clarke river, to
gether with the stock upon it. The
farm consists of 1G0 asres, and thirty
three head of stock for which they
paid $1,500. The Ross Brothers
came here - in 1869 and 1S70 from
Xova Scotia, and have concluded to
stand by the country. We welcome
them now as citizens fully identified
with Clatsop county, and wisli them
abundant success in their pursuits.
Ocr Attachment to Familiar
Things. We are not only creatures
of habit, but old friends and memo
ries and places live the longest in our
hearts, and are the dearest. There is
no desolation so great as to be in a
strange place, with the crowd passing
and repassing before you, but not one
familiar face among them. There is
no loneliness in the world so sensible
as this. The same is true of books
and papers ; they grow to be visitors
and friends.? A man who is accus
tomed to read a daily paper, if it fails
to come he misses it, and feels all day
as ii ne nau lost sometning, or some
thing was wrong. So too, of duties.
When men grow old and infirm, and
are obliged to relinquish their accus
tomed lace in the store, or counting
room or office, they do it gradually,
because they cannot bear to do it all
at once. Providence Journal.
So far as bravery and military strat
egy are concerned, the Modocs are
justly regarded as an Iniproved Order
of Red Men. And, furthermore, it
is probable that they will be the Past
Sachems before long.
Tide Table for Astoria.
A. M. P. it.
2K. - 3 W.
80 4 0k
31 4 oi.
. 4 m.
. 5 12J.
Jfoticc to Pilots, (and Ship Masters).
Erery Pilotor ShipMastor who shall bring in
to the port of Astoria any ship or vessel having
j on hoard any persons or goods infected with
i Small-pox, Cholora, Leprosy, or other conta
gious diseases, or which shall havo had on
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Tegulatipnsiho law will
DODD. M. D..
THE LATEST NEWS.
Gold in Xew York to-day, 115-.
Portland Legal Tender rates, Soi
buying; S6 selling.
A fire in Rochester, N. Y., de
stroyed $40,000 on the 26th.
A fire in Norfolk, N. J., destroyed
$150,000 the same day.
The Baltimore fire foots up $600,
000. No loss of life.
Reports are in circulation that
Thos. Scott is to be President of the
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.
The Iowa railroad robbers have been
traced' m, far as Pattenburg, Mo. They tire
still pushing southward, but their horses
are so jaded, and pursuers spring up in
such numbers that they are not iikely to
A dispatch from Port Garry says the
Manitoban Court refused bail in case
of the American prisoners except Merri
man wlioaebail is fixed at 4,000.
The Philadelphia wool market has
been moderately active and tending in fa
vor of sellers, particularly with regard to
fine fleeces, which are one Cent higher than
last weak. Prices paid are from 24 to 2S
A heavy loss was sustained in
Baltimore by a fire which raged last
Friday and Saturday commencing
at the corner of Catharine and Park
streets, consuming ten or more blocks.
A $500,000 fire occurred in Port
land Maine, on the 20th. Itdestroyed
the car, paint, tin and repair shops,
one locomotive, two tenders, and
other small buildings belonging to
the Grand Trunk Railway.
Forty thousand dollars was lost
bv a fire in Providence R. I. last
Thursday, and $20,000 by a fire in
Sidney, Ohio, on the same day. The
fire in Sidney was set by J. J. Erye,
one of the losers, who was arrested
and would be tried yesterday for the
The course of Commander Reed of
the U. S. steamer Kansas, in convoying
the Virginius out of A&pinwall, meeta
with general official approbation. The
fact that the Virginius had landed men
and arms on the Island of Cuba in aid of
the cause of the insurgents did not sub
ject her to being molested in a neutral port
by a Spanish gunboat.
A delegation of prominent South
Carolinians had an interview with
Attorney General Williamson the 24,
and urged that further prosecution of
theKu-Klux offenders in the South
be discontinued, as that organization
was broken up, and a cessation of pro
secution would have a conciliatory
effect upon all classes in that section;
also, that those convicted and now
serving terms be pardoned. The At
torney General in reply said that pro
secution against Ku-Kulx offenders
except in very aggravated cases.
The special Commission to remove
the Kickapoos from Mexico to the United
States, had a council on the 9th inst. with
all the principal chiefs of the different
tribes, near Remalo. The head chiefs de
sired to go to Kansas to consult with the
Kansas portion of the tribe in reference to
the selection of the reseivation. The3r al
so wished that throe or lour be taken to
Washington to talk. The Commission
ers will have another council with the In
dians in about eight days? when it is ex
pected the whole matter will be concluded
and that the Kickapoos will start immedi
ate! v for the United States, unless the
Mexican Go .-ernmont interfere. The. Com
missioners onsider success almost assured.
A threshing-machine boiler exploded
near RuhvilleIndiana, on the 23d, kill
ing four men.
Owing to a misplaced switch, thirteon
cars of a freight tiain were precipitated
through a bridge on the Ncwbufgh bra ich
of the Erie Railroad on the 25th, no'jody
A "NTfi.v York disnatchof the24ii. savs:
Extensivs forest fires aio raging on the
line of tho Long Island Railroad, nenr
Yahank and Lakeland. Three acres of
woodland aro Kurned over, and a larcce
amount of valuable timber destroyed.
Pears ars entertained that it will spread to
farm houses in the vicinity.
Tho St. Louis police from facts which
have come to their knowledge, believe
the robbers of the railroad trams are the
same gang that robbed the bank in St
Geneveive. Mo., last May, and the
Rasselsvillc, Kentucky bank, two years
ago, breaking the bunlc of this State, and
committed several other hold robberies.
Their rendezvous is said to be Jackson
county, Missouri, and their homes are
scattered around in that Clay, Lafayette
and Ray counties.
APlorida Alderman sold his voteibr
or fivrtult olinin nnd (irfins ticknt. and his
friends are naturally ashamed and indig- t
n ant. They know that he might have ob- '
tainedajack-knifein addition by biniply
asking for it; i
PirBLTcPAitTY. The public are invi
ted to attend, a soireo at Spiritual Hall this
(Tupdtry- evening July 2Qth. Music by
J PwfJ.TIjgginiij tickets, includinglunch-,:
A pretty good story is told of the par-'
son's horse and his Irish servant as fol fel fol
eows: The day was warm, the church win
dows were open. In the midst of his ser
mon the parson was disturbed by the
sudden exit of three men sitting near tlie
door. Glancing out of the window, he
saw his old horse, ''Charley," who had
been indulging in too much fresh-cut
grass, lying down in his harness. Tlie
kind friends who went to his relief soon
restored him to his upright position and
the congregation general none the wiser
for tlie work outside. Returning home,
the parson called his man 'Patrick to ac
count, and asked him what he had been
feeding to "Charley."
" An shure, why do you ask me the
question?" -j-1 'f
" Reason enough, He fell down in tlie
harnoss when tied to the post by the? side
of the church."
" An1 was you preaching, sure?" ,
11 Och, an sure, then, I.expect he thought
he might as well bo in the fashion and!
just take a nap with the rest of "'em,
The parson retired in solemn silence andi
Prospectus of the Astoriaii.
The Paper will be independent of politics
in-all its views, expressed or implied, and.,
will be conducted with the aim in view to
make it wholly and solely devoted to the
best interests of this State. The Com- -merce
of Oregon, its Agricultural, Manu- -facturing
and Mechanical interests, the
progress and prosperity of the people, will
recQive special attention. TheAsTOKiAX
will recognize the Parmers and Mechanics
of Oregon as men of thought and judg-.
ment, and will respect their efforts to make
their influence known and recognized in
the marts of trade, in the counting rooms
of business, and in the halls of legislation...
We shall neither make nor encourage a
war upon, nor wage any conflicts with, any
enterprises, associations or men engaged in.
legitimate pursuits where success depends
upon the interest and continued earnestness
of the people. While we shall endeavor to -show
the truthfulness of the old maxim,
that " the laws favor the diligent," weshall
strive.to harmonic interests calculated to .
be of direct benefit to th2 Statj.
Astoria is.the sea poaoi Uiegon, has an
excellent harbor, and vessels of the deep
est draught enter in perfect safety at all sea- -sons.
(Jamparativo statistics show less per
cent, of losses on the Columbia River Bar
for the past twenty years, than at the en- -trance
to any other port in the United,
States, and tho facts may be easil3 pro
duced to show the fallacies of such wide
discriminations by underwriters and in
surers, in favor of other poits, and against
the port of Oregou . It was the GolcTMin
ing excitements of 1S40 that built up Cali- -fornia
so rapidly as to overshadow and out- -strip
this pat t of the northwest possessions, .
at a time wh"ii the first propositions for
communication between jtfew York and
Astoria weie about to be inaugurated.
The gold discovery of 18-49 set Oregon back
and male our sister State what she is.
Xow. th.ngs are upon a more equal footing,
with lands and Agriculture for a basis of
future operations with the difference in
favor of Oregon in her cheap lands and va
ried natural resources yet undeveloped.
Temporarily there is a stringency in tho
money market, but business generally con
tinues good, and as many vessels are em
ployed in the carrying trade, if not more,
than in past j-ears of our prosperity. A few
more acers planted, a -few more fish and
oysters marketed, a few more tons of coal
and iron mined, more home rescources de
veloped and manufactories established,
will improve the outlook veiy much.
The history of Astoria is full of interest
frpm the arrivals of Captain Gray in the
Sumniefofl792tothe present time, allot' '
which will receive due attention. Tlie ar- -rivals
and departures of vessels at Astoria ,
and tho business of the surrounding conn-.
try, having no journal to correctly repre- .
sent the interest, has of necessity been neg
lected, to the detriment of the entire State.
With the view of supplying this want the
undersigned has concluded to enter the
newspaper world at tins' venerable -old city,
on the banks of one of the noblest rivers en
tering any ocean, and relying for my sup
port upon an appreciative people, among
whom I am not as a stranger, having been
connected with the pres of the State lor,ten
years', it is with the utmost confidence of
success that I issue this brief outline of the
purposes actuating me, and solicityour pat
ronage. D. C. IRELAm).
"Bay Vikw ITousr. Ono among tho finet
retreats on the Pacific Coast for Summer visi
tors s that region surrounding tho Bay Vie7
IIou80, at Unity, presided over by John Hun
tor and his ostimablo wife lato of Oysterville.
Pishing for Pogies and Flounders off the rocks
amidst tho roll of breakers, or Trout in tho
brooks, digging Clams on tho weather beach,
deor hunting or duck shooting, serf bathing
or boach driving, on a twenty mile stretch,
afo some of tho sports to bo found thoro. It
wiU'.bo seon by tho-advortisoment of MrwII., . .
in anothor column, that passongor3 and visit.- -orswo
to1 po woli.f provided Tor tnia season;-.,