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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, August 19, 1873.
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
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perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
A Special meeting of the Common
Council will be held this evening.
If youwant 160 acres of good farm
ing land give us a call.
Last Saturday the barkentine Jane A.
Falkinburg arrived in tow of the steamer
3Iary Bell from Portland, and will com
plete her cargo at this port for Honolulu.
Judge Denny and wife, Judge Upton
and family, Hon. J. X. Dolph and famity,
and several others who have been spend
ing a week in Astoria, left for the Seaside
A'chinese firm of thin city offer a
reward for the recovery of the body
of Charles Land, the Chinese drowned
from the steamer Mary Bell last Satur
day forenoon, near Tongue Point.
In our report of the Common Council
proceedings last issue, the fact of Recorder
Charles Stevens taking the oath of his of
fice was omitted. Mr. Stevens adminis
tered the oath to 3Iayor Kippen.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. Put
Smith of Portland, will regret to hear that
death has called to the .grave their on
ly jon, the interesting little baby boy
that accompanied them on "their recent
trip to the Seaside.
One felon at leait remains that the
Circuit Court did not dispose of lat week.
It is upon a finger of Capt. Al, Gray's left
hand, and though " confined" by band
ages, etc., manages to give the holder
much trouble and compels him to leave
off work for the present.
The steamer Varuna took a jolly load
to Unity, headed for Oystervillc last Sat
urday. Among the party we notice John
traiel and Mr. Barnes of Portland, Mr.
Walton of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Woodward. Rev. T. A. Hj'land also
left by that steamer that day, intending
to remain away about one week.
The jury empanncled to try F. E.
Howard, indicted for voting at the city
election illegally, agreed to disagree, and
after having been kept out twenty-four
hours were discharged Saturday evening.
The prisoner was released on sufficient
bonds, and the case continued for another
trial at the next term of the Circuit Court.
- Judging from the number of Sara
togas amongst the baggage from Portland
daily, the people up the valley are flock
ing to the Seaside much after the style in
vogue along the Atlantic coast. Our
Long Branches, Saratoga?, and Newport
are to be famous resorts and no mistake.
There is room for all who wish to come.
Aatoria s ' filled' in. one respect but
there is still always " room for one more."
Rev, J. W. Sellwood of Oregon City
officiated at Grate Church Sunday, and
conducted the beautiful services of the
Protestant Episcopal church, closing in the
morning with a very impressive sermon
from the 10th chapter, Sod verse St. John.
The word of Christ addressed to those
who believe in him: ' The?e things I
have spoken unto 3011, that in mo ye
injght have peace. In the world ye shall
have tribulation; but be of good cheer: 1
have overcome the world."
An alarm of fire was causrd Saturday
evening by a burning flue at the residence
of X. F. kludge in this city. 2so dam
ages resulted. The reflection of the sit
ting Sun on the windows of the building,
copied with the fire and smoke from the
burning Hue, occasioned general alarm,
and those who saw it gave up all hopes of
saving the house. Fortunately the beauti
ful Sunset in this part of the world ha?
none of the destructive elements, and the
houec was saved.
Corbett and Macleay, owners of the,
Sparrowhawk, were the purchasers of the
Clara Louise at Portland last week. They
got the Clara very cheap only 7,500,
and will load her for Japan. "We under
stand that Capt. Forbes, recently in the
barkentine Jane A. Falkinbnrg will go
out as master of the Clara. She is hero
under the Liberian flag, but will sail by
the way of Honolulu, be placed under the
Royal Hawaiian flag, ship a Kanaka
crew and proceed. The Sparrowhawk
will go from Melbourne to Manilla. We
are glad to see Oregonians becoming in
terested in vessels, but would rather sec
the vessels built here, than to take them
A friend in Portland writes us that
11 none of the merchants hero have receiv
ed any information concerning the expect
ed arrivals of the Oneatta, Holt and Dun
cairn." We marked them with a doubt
last week, having failed to get what was
deemed reliable information concerning
the report which first appeared in theCom-
mercial Reporter, under Col. Farrish's
management. It may be posible they are
on the way, but if so somebody ought to
know it. We can find none who seem to
known anything of them.
Capt. Brown for some time past chief
officer of tho barkentine Jane A Falkin
burg, will go out as master on the next
voyage in place of Capt. Forbes who goes
in the Clara Louise. Capt. Brown has
the reputation of being a skillful and oblig
ing commander, which capacity ho harf
nucu. utuore in is.
A Washington dispatch of the 14th
says it is probable the Secretary of the
Treasury may recommend Congress to
make pilots of all steamers Government
officers, and require them before taking a
vessel out of port, to be fully atisfied that
she has complied with the law in every
The steamer E. N. Cooke is at the dock
in this city discharging a large load of
lumber from Weidler'a mill to "complete
the cargo of the Forward for Melbourne.
We understand thit Charley Hughes will
go out to Australia by the Forward to at
tend to business of the company there.
Last Sunday the Yaruna was chartered
to bring down a raft of spars and piles,
from the vicinity of Rainier, which will
be sent to Melbourne by the Forward, A
pile is a spar when it gets to be over twenty-two
inches in diameter.
The Oregonian of yesterday says the
Wettcrhorn from San Francisco bound
for this port with a full cargo, consigned
to J. McCraken & Co is under charter to
Laidlaw & Grate to carry a load of grain
The Oriflammc left for San Francisco
on Saturday morning. The John L.
Stephens is expected here to-day from San
The three-masted top-sail schooner 0:e-
gonian, formerly in the Columbia river
trade, sailed for Valpariso from San Fran
cisco on the 15th.
The Margret Crockett sailed from this
port for Honolulu August 1st, so she is 13
days out. She is expected hero in a few
days. Bulletin 13th.
What is her name; neighbor? which
way did you say she was going? where
was she from, anyway? Let us know.
Last Saturday forenoon, about ten
o'clock, as the steamer Mary Bell was
nearing Tongue Point with the barken
tine Jane A. Falkinburg in tow, the
Chinese cook, Charley Land as he was cal
led, in attempting to draw a bucket of
water from the river fell overboard and
was drowned. Eilbrts were made to recov
er the body but they were unavailing.
Capt. Albert Gray was in a boat within
twenty feet of the drowning man when he
disappeared from sight the last time aiKr
was lost forever. Charley bore a good
reputation for a Chinaman, and was pos
sessed of a considerable sum of money
when drowned, having, it is thought,
about 150 in coin in his pockets at " the
time of the, accident.
Atoria is thronged with citizens of
Portland who arc here to enjoy the pleas
ures of our delightful Summer climate.
It ia no wonder they come. Lat Satur
day, in " the coolest place in town," the
thermometer ranged from 97 to 121 in
t Portland. Here the highest temperature
indicated on Satuiday, Northern exposure,
waSu, and we ei.j yed .a lovely breeze
all dny, N
It will be seen that Hung Lee oners a
reward of 30 for the body of Charley,
The contract has been let for filling
tho Masonic Hall lotto a level with the
Capt. J. H. D. Gray will receive pro
posals for removal of earth. See adver
tisement. Considerable white paint has been
used in Astoria this season, and much
more is to be used.
Shipmasters and others in want of black-
smithing are referred to Mr. F. C. Carr, in
another column to-day.
Harry Spedden of this city, who has
been confined to-his room by sickness for
several weeks, is again about the city.
The Astoria Chamber of Commerce
have taken rooms over Gearhart's in
Brown's building. The Astoria Farmer's
warehouse Company have also taken
rooms in me same Dunamg.
The schooner 3fargaret Crockard
from Honolulu brings the following carge:
2,207 kegs sugar; 50 bunches bananas;
6,000 limes; 20 dozen pine apples. She
sailed from Honolulu on the 10th of July.
We are in possossion of a very rich
specimen of Silver quartz rock from tho
coast range of mountains in this latitude,
which shows positive proof of the existence
of large veins of rock bearing precious
metals in that locality.
"We refer with pleasure to the adver
tisement of 3Iessrs Fishel & Roberts in
another column to-day. Both are thor
ough men of business, and arc building
up a reputation for home manufactured
goods in their line. The trade is recom
mended to give this firm a trial.
J. Wm.Welch, chairman of the Clat
sop county Central Cominitte has issued
a call in accordance with the recomenda
tion of the State Committee, for the pri
maries on the 23d, and the county Con
vention on the 30th, inst. See advertise
ment, and prepare for business.
Dr, J. Welch, Dentist, of the firm of
Welch & Thompson, Portland, arrived
by the evening boat from Portland yester
day, and will open an office in rooms ad
jacent to Capt. Rogers' house, for the
practice of his profession. Will remain
here a short .time, and intends visiting
A party of ladies out sailing for pleas
ure, in the W. H. Twilight on the 17th,
became badly frightened when the sloop
passed through the breakers shipping salt
water in unusually large quantities, but
they were well pleased with their exper
iences after they had landed safely and
loarned that tho event was only one of
every day occurrence about Astoria when
newly arrived guests are to be introduced
to Neptune and initiated in the beauties of
a life on tho Ocean wave.
Weather Items. The Bulletin yes
terday has a few weather itsms, pretty
good goaks. llore is one of them:
Sam. Smith barbecued his thermometer
yesterday, and tried to mvke folks believe
it was a case of mercury on the rise. It
wouldn't go down.
Here are the ethers:
If these are dog days let the dogs have
them all to themselves. It is too aumry
for the girl?.; too blazing for the boys.
Young folks roast and the old folks stew.
If any of the political writers think of
gottiug up leaders, red hot, now is their
SoasonableConundrum (Forced) What
's nicer than a nice cold draught? An
ice drink. Punch him.
Not a standing subject, now. The shirt
collar. Is it wet? Yes, its sweat.
The weather. Too hot a subject to
touch at present.
Good time to go to tho North Pole.
Capt. John West of Westport, was
in the city on Saturday. He informs
us that this year he put up 22,000 cases
of four dozen cans each-over 1 ,000,000
meals furnished of our delicious sal
mon from his works alone. Besides
the above he put up 200 barrels of salt
Rev. Mr. Tenny delivered his
second interesting lecture on the
Prodigal son, at the.. Congregational
church Sundav c'veniiv'. . , ' .
LATEST TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
Gold in New York to-day, 115.
Portland Legal Tender rate;, S5J
buying; 8GA selling.
The Adams Express Company has
declared a quarterly dividend of $ 2
per share, payable September first.
The amount of rain which fell in
the region of Philadelphia during
the late storm in that section exceed
ed seven inches.
The Carlists have begun their long
threatened attack on Benra. Six
hours after their batteries opened fire,
the city was burning in several places.
Collector Arthur of New York de
nies receiving instructions from the
Secretary of the Treasury to peremp-
torial discharge a large number of
The extraordinary rain storm
which has prevailed for two days past
in the Eastern States so interferes
with the working of the telegraph
wires in that direction, that it is very
difficult to get anything through.
It is stated upon the highest au
thority that Count de Chambord has
announced his resolution to accept
the Constitution for France, prepared
by members of the Right of the As
sembly, and that he will rule both by
the will of God and the good will of
the people. A proclamation of mon
archy will be made in about six
The damage done by the storm to
the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad
is so serious that travel has been en
tirely suspended for several days.
The passenger train which left Wash
ington Friday evening-for Baltimore,
could proceed no farther than Stony
creek, fourteen miles from Baltimore.
It was also found impossible to return,
and the passengers, forty or fifty " in
number, were compelled to remain
011 the cars all night, "and some wo
men and children were not taken off
the train till six o'clock the next
A lady recently applied at a life in
surance, company for a position as agent.
When avked what her qualifications were,
she touched her unblushing cheek.
We pity our descendants. A
hundred years from now there will
be no young ladies who strewed flow
ers before Washington, no young
men who saw him review the army;
and oh, dreadful thought, no colored
woman who was once his servant.
The Kentucky Times says: "We
had hardly gotten rid of the cerebro
spinal meningitis scare before they
said the sporadic cholera was coming;
and before anybody had time to think
about that, the Commercial is now
panicking everybody with the an
nouncement of "the Coming Ilei
gira." For fear somebody may leave
home before they find out what the
blamed thing is, we will state that it
is a pocket book diarrhea that nobody
is liable to, except people who have
plenty of money and no poor kin."
The Nashville Banner says: "No
class of men have been more over
worked during the past week than
our druggists. They have labored
almost continually, (lay and night,
only being allowed to take 'catnaps,'
the only moments they had of resting
their wearied minds and Jimns. It is
perhaps not saying too much when
we accredit them with a Job-like pa
tience throughout, the continuance of
all their hardships.
Comk to tiik Fouxtaiv. One of tho rao?t at
tractiyo establishments in Portland i tho
drug and perfumery store of our old friend
Samuel .M. Smith, corner pf Ash and Fiwt
streets. Mr. Smith was for many yearseninr
tinrtnor of the firm of Smith & 1'avi. .And.
be.-ide.5 hnna a thoroughly practical
and uhomiNt v. witiiai. as ueinai a iron
:is ever grasped a hand in friend-hip. J! is
store i fitted up and stocked in a magnificent
manner with ovorything usually found in a.
eompu-te stock or nips cueminus, perium-
cries etc, JJut the U-aturo par c.xcoUenee if j r-w- "- -' " '-" v ",ui-j
thtt soda fountain, ono of tho famous Arctic ' she can Lt transferred from one man to
patenf, an immense affair, a monumentreared ..i,. ay,A :n ,. !, nnn -,,
in marble and silver to the health of tho another; and m more than one case Lng-.
thirty. Ithsus deliveries, on opposite sides, lih familiei" have found this the motcon
and can accommodate a rush. It is stocked I j. ' , u. .
with Widens n, lYingnw, Vichy, Sultzcr and , veniout wy of obtaining a nurse. One of
difforentUd of syrup?.. The coolintc aprar-. th patera nay that femaleB could he
artus i the most perfect in use. and the pro- ) v f . ., .. , ,, , n v 1 uu
auct of that fountain n draught that Eurjgx , boufkt at &ka fair hld lot week withia
"the necLir of the god"." ; &ii jm;m oftkk tUtioh."
BZ.UXDERS OF THE TELEGRAPH.
We have repeatedly alluded to the
"blunders of the telegraph," but
never before has lightning struck so
near home, to illustrate the beauties
of the magnetic line as a common
carier of news, as in the instance of
the Portland fire. The Oregonian
copies and comments as follews:
Very remarkable are some of the
freaks of sagacious relay. We have
before ua the Chicago Times of Au
gust 4th, containing telegraphic re
ports of the recent conflagration in
this city. Says the Times:
The fire commenced in the rear of the
Metropolitan Hotel. Nearly all the city
bounded by xamkin, North second street,
west of Columbia street, south of river and
east is in flames.
Wc can't imagine what kind of an
indiscretion could compel a street to
change its name. After that we
might expect almost anything. Ac
cordingly, a later dispatch says:
The Portland fire is fully under control.
Twenty-three blocks are total ruin. It
originated in the furniture store of Hur
gren & Schnidler, where no fire or light
was. used. It was doubtless incendiarism.
The;St. Charles Hotel, the largest build
ing in the city, and two stores, were ths
only buildings saved on Front street.
The St. Charles Hotel is damaged ten
thousand dollar, Walker's sash and
door factory wa destroyed. Loss 80,000.
The Oregon Iron Work were on fire five
Front street was pretty thoroughly
swept and garnished, but we should
Bay, on a rougli estimate, that the
above statement ie incorrect. There
remain on Front street many fine
structures, aggregating in value over
One house stands on First street in an
We can certify to that report. But
if we wanted. to be particular, we
would add that there are hundreds of
splendid - edifices in addition to the
one mentioned; among them the fin
est market on the Pacific coast. Oth
er portions of the report arc equally
startling in orthography and correct cerrect
ness: A- second- fire -started six blocks from
the-Original conflagration. The incendi
ary w caught by the police and taken to
jail. Samuel Lowensteen, of the firms of
Lowensteen & Co., and Emil Lowensteen
& Co., furniture, was killed. Johnson, a
fireman, fell from a- ladder and was hurt.
He will recover. Fd. Bockensto, City
Treasurer was dangerously hurt.
The losses are: Burgren fc Schendler,
$18,000; M, Sellers. C. S. Silvas LoveV
Hotel, Hackee, and Stillme, $5,000 each;
Walker's mill, Reese & State, 20,000
Mr. Lowenstein will doubtleFs
grieve over the melancholy news' of
his death; and Mr. Bockensto, we
suppose, in his elation will feel called
upon to sue for a quo warranto.
Some of the New York papers of the
3d inst. contain blunders quite as
ludicrous an those above cited.
Now if the telegraph companies
were to permit such blunders to be
made in private correspondence pass
ing over the wires involving business
transactions, there would be no end
to their troubles and litigation for
damages, but the Press dispatches
can be " bulled" and blundered till
you can't rest, and no notice is taken
of it. We have no telegraph to Asto
ria, we want one however, very
badly but we should like to havo
one of Commodore Yandcrbilt's con
struction, such as the Titusville Her
ald tells tin are to be managed in such
a way aa to make success certain.
The India corre-q,ondent of the Pall
Hall Gazette delivers the following horns
thrust germane to the Sir Bartle .Frere
missien: "If England is resolvdto p:;t
down slavery, she might look nearer lumia
than Zanzibar. It flourishes to this day
in the protected hill states of the Hima
laya. Women are habitually bought and
sold wi:hin the jurisdiction of the Deputy
Commiioner of Siam, the summer heai1-
mior'. rf frlw .tiivrnmrt wivnMimmif Tf
-...w- te -.
formic, indeed, the recognized mode of
concubinage, rit; the fixed price for a wo
man being seven pounds. No limit p-
I ,.. in ; nw tn H.n nilniiwr f f- .