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Astoria, Oregon, Tuesday Morning, August 26, 1873.
TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
- Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
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L. P. Fisher, 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agent for the
Ahtori'ix in San Francisco.
Any friend who feels an interest in the pros
perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
The finest chowder we have eaten
" for many a long day" is prepared at
Arrigoni's by Henry Lawson, Steward-
A large fine hay press forS. B. Plimp
ton, Westport, was among the cargo of
the Webfoot Saturday from San Fran
cisco. County Court will be in segsion hero
noit week, Judge Koffitt presiding. The
Commissioners will meet on Wednesday
Capt. J. W: White of the IT. S. B.
M., hats added as ornaments to the balus
trades at his residence in this city two
miniature field pieces. They are very
pretty, and quite appropriate to the prem
Those ladies who visited this office
and left us such-, excellent lunch -will
please accept the thanks of all hands.
Such cake is not found at the bakeries,
and there is no need for bakeries where
such cake is found.
F. G. Scjiwatka, Grand Bcpresenta-"
tive to the Grand Lodge of the United
States, I. O. O. F., left for Baltimore last
steamer. He called upon us on Saturday,'
looking as well, his old acquaintances say,
aa when he lived here twenty years agc
The annual Convocatian of the Prot
ectant Episcopal church will meet at Port
land on Thursday next. The new Trinity
church will be consecrated on the following
Sunday. The Rev. T. A. Hyland, rector
of Grace church in this city will attend the
convocation, consequently his church will
be closed on Sunday next.
iThe sehooner.Mila Bend, Capt.iPaiil
Corno, about which so much conjecturing
has been indulged recently, as to the.dafc
of launching, etc., happily surprised all
by sailing into this port last night about
aa good as ever. She made the run from
Tillamook to the Columbia river bar, 45
miles1 in three hours and a half yesterday
The Saddle-mountain party consisting
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Chance, Mrs. John
Hobqn, Miss Clara Pease, Miss Mary
Parker, Miss Mary Jewett, Mrs. Wando
ra, Messrs. It. M. Lowe, C. Farleman,
Charley Parker, M. Bender, M. Logan
and Frank Hobson,thirteen in all, returned
night before last delighted with the trip.
"When they have rested from the jaunt it
will be written up for publication.
Mr. Wadleigh, of Yakima county,
who has very agreeably spent a month or
) in these parts started on his homeward
tripryesterday. We return thanks to Mr,
W. for several favors while here, not
omitting that of the serenade furnished by
himself and Capt. Al. Gray when busy at
our labors in the dead hour of night. All
hands on the Abtorian appreciated that
kind remembrance, and join us in wishing
Mr. W. good fortune in the future.
The sloop Annie Devlin, owned in
Portland by W. P. Burke, came sailing
into our port from the upper river Saturn
day afternoon with the flag of Erin at her
mast head; Mr. fahd' Mrs. ,Burke, and
Captain Wiley and sister were on board
on an excursion. The cabin of the Annie
isnicely fixed' and the party report having
had a; very pleasant trip so fart They
left Portland on the 18th. From here thejT
go lOfuapet.'Uisappomiiueui, vwuuc jiu.
i. .- -. rr? i:i-. ;! x Tir
Burke and the ladies proposo remaminci not show itself until late in the summer at 1.10 m payment and exchange fifr tho Com- ciallv denied that
Lmflotimn rwf WiW TnhirriR trt Port- ' una wirlv'WfttnP nro tW hftfnrn that I,aiJS!??ir5i . vittuHr f,&ffi' Commissioners or
and. ... w..i ' ' tln- , ,,u. li , ;i '"financial Agents N. Pill. 11. Co. T-artment furnished
Along tlie Wharves.
The river front and harbor of Astoria
presents a lively scene on Saturday more
than ordinary of late. . Besides the myriad
of small craft dotting the surface of the
harbor last Saturday, several deep water
vessels were lying side by side at the docks
From" Saturday morning up to. Sunday
evening, we had no less than ten ocean
j craft in port. .
The steamshin John L. Stephens, with
passengers and freight for San Francisco,
arrived about two o'clock Saturday after
noon, thirty-two hours from Portland, and
remained here a sufficient length of time
to complete her cargo, leaving on the out
ward voyage the same evening.
As soon as the steamship got away the
brig Orient dropped down from Flavel's
wharf to the vacated berth, prepared to
discharge ballast and get ready to receive
a cargo of lumber from the Knappton
The barkentine Jane A. Falkinburg,
Capt. George Flavel's fine vessel, having
completed her cargo drew out into the har
bor Saturday evening to make room for
other vesel si the wharf, and was towed
to sea early Sunday, morning by the tug
Astoria, getting away in fine style. The
Astoria returned in the afternoon from the
bar bringing the hoirkentine Webfoot in
tow, from San Francisco, with an assorted
cargo of general merchandise for Oregon
merchants, and one first class locomotive
and tender, for the Northern Pacific Rail
road company, to be landed at JCalaraa.
The Webfoot sailed on past the city and
was followed by the Merrimac which
would tow her to Portland.
The schooner Superior from San Fran
cisco, followed the Webfoot arriving here
soon after her, on Sunday. The steamer
E. N. Cooke, Capt. Irv. Stevens took her
in tow the same evening for Portland.
The Superior is under charter to Morrison
& Co. of the new (Star) line of packet's.
After discharging here inward cargo she
is to go to Puget Sound, load lumber for
Anaheim, California, returning to San
The. bark Edward Jamesj from Hong
Kong, via San Francisco July 15th, came
down Sunday morning from Weidler's
mills loaded with lumber for- Melbourne.
Her owner, Walter Moffett of Portland,
accompanied lier to this port. She has all
her cargo on board and will get off to-day.
Thebarkorward, Capt. "VShitej load
ed for Sydney, did not get off as was ex
pected she would do Sunday but departed
yesterday morning at 9 o'clock, in tow of
the tug Astoria.
The steamer Mary Bell reports having
towed the Margaret Crockard. (which ar
rived on the 18th JromHonqlulu),to Oak
Point last Saturday. She is loadihg ,for
San Francisco with lumber from Mr. Ab
Major J. Clinton McKay has com
menced operations in the Knappton bar
rel works on a large scale.
Rumor has reached us of the death of
a lady b3r drowning at Tillamook last
weekj one day, while riding in a small
f-boat which suddenly jibed sail and upset.
Our informant could not learn her name.
The Columbia river manufacturing
company 'are looking out for .vessels to
carry their productions to market. We
want more vessels in the trade built at
Astoria. Here is one of the finest places
in theworld'to; build ship, twhy can't it
Fisheries along the "Columbia river in
want of pipe. for conducting water to any
desired locality should write to Olympia
andilcertain what they-rcan get -pipe of1
Mr. Hoftbh 'for," before closing Vh order
for anv other kind. We have seen the
Olympia pipe and recommend it.
Th'e potato rot in Clatsop county is
not so general as it was last year, when it
destroyed nine-tenths of the crop. This
year so far with a few exception, it has
only affected those on the lowlands. To
the north of us, in the vicinity of Shoal-
water bay, nearly every potatoes diseased
or wholly rotten.
This rot. will probably
gradually decline as in the older States,
but farmers should plant only sthe early
kind for some years yet, early potatoes
n t j xi t. j .
geiiuruuy imve escaped, us miib km, uuus
Passengers, Freights, etc -
The Yaruna brought the scow Annie
Bell over from Knappton Friday evening
loaded with 36,000 feet of lumber, for
H. B. Parker. About 60,000 feet more is
to arrive for the same party.
The barkentine Webfoot, Capt Gage,
Hlich arrivedon Sunday from San Fran
cisco, brought a full cargo of assorted mer
chandise the manifest shows 8714 packa
ges, besides one locomotive and tender, to
Consignees Hurgren & Shindler, Emil
Lowenstein & Co, M Seller, W Jackson
& Co, O C M- Co, Kortlirup & Thompson,
Corbett&Macleay, BFSmith,HW Cor-
bett, W Spear, OH Woodard, GL Story,
J McCraken, H D & Co, Goldsmith &Co,
J H Foster, D&S, EMartin &Co, Allen &
Lewis, A Mailer, Wallamet Iron Works,
M S Burrell, Hodge, Calef & Co, Knapp,
Burrell & Co, Leveridge, Wadhams &Co,
Hall's Safe & Lock Co, First National.
Bank, Corbett, Failing & Co, S B Plimp
ton, N. P. R. R., G H Flanders.
The steamship John L Stephens from
this port for San Francisco last Saturday,
took away 200. tons flour, 6379 cases 80
barrels, 221 14 bbls and 25 tierces salmon,
3612 packages staves, 240 do hoops, 36,000
feet lumber, 497 sacks wheat, 1963 hides,
84 sacks wool? 125 boxes eggs, one bell and
fixtures, besides sundry small lots of bacon,
butter, tallow, lard, etc., and some few
cases of returned merchandise. "
The bark Edward James, for Sydney
and Melbourn, has on board about 356 M
feet of lumber from Weidler's mill, 250
cases and bbls salmon, and a considerable
au&ni&v of wooden. ware from the Oregon
The cargo of the bark forward for Syd
ney was given in our last Saturday's issue.
The vessel sailed yesterday following is a
list of her
Passengers Charles G. Hughes. James
Blackcock, WT Coleman, John Dickson,
Mrs Mary Quinn, Masters Joseph and Eu
Delegates. At the Astoria Republi
can primary held last Saturday, Col. R. R,
Spedden was chosen Chairman, and R.N.
Carnahan Secretary. The following were
chosen delegates to the County Conven
tion next Saturday: J Wm Welch, W D
Hare, D K Warren, CS Wright, Lewis
Wilson, R R Spedden, A S Mercer, W F
Kippen, JD Higgins, DIngalls, J Taylor,
J A Young, Robert Miller, J.H D Gray.
At a meeting of the Republican voters
of Nehalem precinct, Thomas O' Conner
was chosen Chairmun and W H Lewis
Secretary. S C Buster and W H Lewis
were chosen delegates to the County Con-
The people of Oregon should begin to
move in the matter of repealing the odious
specific contract law. It never ought to
have been enacted it has caused too
much loss to the State already, and is as
unpecessary, for the good and prosperity
of the common-wealth, as about half the
present number of voters in, the State,
those fellows who are always around look
ing for a piece on election days. Both are
nuisances that cannot be abated too soon.
To Investors. Tho Northern Pacific
I Railroad Company has now built, equipped
and put in operation, nearly al miles ot its
main lino of road through an excollent coun
try arid along what is known as the Valloy
Kouto to tho Pacific. Tho finished portions
already enjoy a largo and fast increasing
traffic. Tho sections approaching completion
connect the chain of Lakes with tho navigation
ofthe Upper Missouri and Columbia rivers
with Puget Sound, secure at onpo a large and
profitable business and ontitlo tho Company
to about 10,4U0tO00 acres of excellent avorago
land in fee simple.
With thoso accomplished results, tho Com
pany offers, and ia now rapidly selling, its
First Morgago Bonds,; for completing tho
construction and equipment of its road across
tho Continent After careful investigation,
we recommend these bonds as a well secured
and unusually profitable investment tThoy
havo30 -years to run; principal and interest
aro payable in gold; the interost (seven and
throe-tenths per cent) is equal now to about
i per cent in currency. Tho coupon and
registered bonds can bo oxchangod for each
other, at tho pleasure of the holder. Gold
jhecka for the semi-annual interest on tho
registered bonds are mailed to the post offico
address, of the owner.
These securities have tho following elements
of strength and safety: Thoyaretho obliga
tion of a strong corporation; they aro also a
mortgage on tho Road, its right of way, equip
ments and franchises, and a first lean on its
not earnings. In addition to this usually suf
ficient socurity, there is pledged tor tne pay-
ment ofthe principal and interest a Grant of
Land, averaging about 23,000 Acres per Mile
for the entire length of the Koad. At the
i averaeo nrice uer acre at winch othor' Land
Grants have thus far been sold, this real estate
security will yield more than SWkiMW'pxjr
1 mile more than throo times the possible is
sue of bonds.
The Company has already begun the pro-
. - 1 cess oi rouecminjr anu canccmns us iirsc iuoit
t d h mds M toy. ftr0 noW Jjein reCoived,
The United States.
Portland, August 25. Gold in New
York to-day, 115; Portland Legal
Tender rates, S5 buying, and 86J
New York, August 21. The Cen
tral Pacific gold bonds have fallen
below par in currency in this market.
The Produce Exchange has appoin
ted delegates to the National Pork
Packers' Convention to be held in
Civil suit has begun against Carl
Voght to recover 12,000 worth of
property. Stephani Dewalde, rela
tive of the murdered De Bianco, is
John A. Lason, a Chinaman was
sent to Luldow street jail on the
charge of attempting to swindle a
cigar merchant out of $5,000 worth of
cigars. The counsel for plaintiff
showed how John, a short time ago,
married a colored lady of means;
later he obtained $7,000 from the wo
man, whom he sent to a Belleville
laundry. Having made another
thousand by his peculiar practices he
attempted his operations m cigars.
In addition to the testimony in the
case of the Italian boys, a deputy mar
shal testified that in two hours search
in Crosby street he found 150 chil
dren, ancL in each, room 10 or 12 boys
tied "by the wrist with, cords. There
was a man in charge of every room.
In some cases the children were mar
ked by padrones by branding on the
cheek, lip or ear. ...
Physicians think that five of the
nine men injured by the fall of the
building on West Eleventh street
this morning, will recover. A large
gang of laborers are at work clearing
away debris. In addition to the kill
ed and wounded workmen taken from
the ruins, they have recovered the
mangled body of a "boy. Criminal
proceedings are to be taken against
the contractor, to whose carelessness
the fall of the building is attributed.
Beni. B. Sherman, Chairman of
the Merchants Committee, is arrang
ing for a mass meeting to advocate
cheaper transportation between the.
east and west. He in formed his asso
ciates that nearly five hundred prom
inent firms had signed the call, while
many branches of trade have" not
been canvassed.. Sherman says the
movement is welcomed by all mer
chants with whom he conversed.
He knew of no issue that had ever
met with such general approbation.
Canvassing for signatures to the" call
for a meeting will be continued until
all business interests have an oppor
tunity to be represented.
Washington, August 22. The Bu
reau of Education has information
that Chicago and Cincinnati have
each received from the Vienna Expo
sition, the Grand Medal of Progress
for their system of education, teach
ing and instructing, and Cleveland
and Jacksonville, 111., were awarded
Diplomas of Merit in the same de
partment. In the one department of
education, teaching and instructing,
twenty-five prizes were awarded to
the United States.
Orders have been given for the
preparation of the Kearsargeat Mare
Island for sea service.'
On application of Rufus Leighton,
special Treasury agent at PortTowri
send, W. T., the Treasury; Depart
ment made a ruling applicable to
other porta of entry. He applied to
know whether foreign or other ships
lying at anchor in harbor would be j
subject to penalty if they did not
report within 4S hours whether they
wished to make it their port or
not. The Department rules that
such vessels must report or be amen
ble to penalties.
St. Louis, August 22. An, attempt
was made, night before last, to cap
ture the Paymaster car, on the Han
nibal and St. Joe Railroad, between
Cameron and Kansas City, by a gang
of men, thought to be the same who
robbed the Iowa Railroad train, some
time since. The engineer saw the
men obstructing the track, reversed
i . i ,. r j i.i' . n
ms locomotive auu run uiiuiv uu m
v - - , ,
the track near Levemvortn. but With.-
OUt success. Several shots were fir-
ol of tlif nnmnnpr find -ill tho .: M.
ed at tne engineer, ana U1 tne U in-
UU3 Ul JUIO LttU CIW uiuatuj Mills UU
Washington, August 22. It is ofii-
Hrin y-r c n i Yirr irfLfin nnr r r
either the Peace
breech loaders or any other weapons. .
They may have them, but if so they
must have been furnished by traders.
Officials regret that the friendship of
the Pawnees for the whites should
excite the hostility ofthe Sioux, but-it
is not thought that the Government
will interfere further than to keep
peace among all tribes. The fact
that the army usesPawnees as scouts,
it is thought, may intensify the hos
tility of the Sioux.
Rome, August 21.-The Govern
ment has received intelligence ofthe
dispersion of a noted band of robbers t
who, for a long time, operated in, the.
vicinity oi aaierno. six urig;uiu?
were killed and the rest captured.
Washington, August 23. It 'is of
ficially announced that tbe Modoc
captives Captain Jack, Sconchin,
Black Jim, Boston Charley, One-eyed
Jim and Cox will be hanged Oeto-r
her 3d, for the murder of General
Canby and Peace Commissioner
Ilwae And XoriM Bcacli. .
Tko Portland Evening INcws containe
the following, concerning th new townof;
Uwac, laid off on Bakers bay. Thelor
cality is better known a Unity, the.aite
of John Hunter s Bay View Heuse: . ,
"The hot and debilitating atmosphere,
in the interior is driving very many of our
people" to the ocean beach. Clatsop beach
is at present the most attractive, owing,
mainly to the extensive improvements' and '
facilities for comfort and entertainment;"
but from statements and facts elicited from
various gentlemen and ladies who. have
recently Tiaited Baker's Bay and. .North
Beach, wo are inclined to believe that at
no distant day this place will be the great
attraction. These parties represent that'
nature seems to have concentrated a great
er variety of attractions there than at any
other point on the coast. The only thing'
necessary to the demonstration of these
facts,, in their judgment, is, the expended
of a few thousand dollars j in the ercctiou
of a wharf for steam boats and 0ther craft r
whereby passenger, , with their carriages-j
and other freight coulQ, with convenience,
and comfort, be landed. This once accomr .
plished, all else, such as hotels,, liycry,
atables, batn houses, etc.; would, naturally
follow in rapid succession. We also learn
that Mr, J. D. Holman is the owner; of
the lands, embracing about two thousand J
feet frontage on Baker'a Bay, and about1
four thousand feet frontage on the Pacific '
Ocean, also, the lands between the bay
and the ocean. The distance from bay :to i
ocean, or North Beach, as it is called, in
juat one. mile. We learn that 3lr. Hol
man has recently laid out about 200 acres
in lota of from one to eight acren, which
he offers, for sale at reasonable prices.,;
Having met with misfortunes and being t
without capital, he is unable to make the ,
neceshary improvements; but he is wil- .
ling to associate himself with such persons,
having capital, as may desire to engage '
in the enterprise here- spoken o He1 w
willing to furnish from ten" to three hiin-
dred acres of land, at & cash valuation,- if
capital amounting to, say from 10;000 to
150,000, can be found for fupb invests
meut. The name gTyen to the site u Il-
waco and North Beach." ' '
The Secretary of War has order-;
ed that .the sentence of the Modocs
be executed under direction ofthe
General commanding the Depart
ment ofthe Columbia; at Fort Klam
ath, Oregon, on Pridavi October 3d,1'
1873. . .,!
An low young mfah, arraigneii"
for assaulting and battering' his sweet-'
heart with a kws, was dischafg-f
ea pecause tne gin was so wpn
drously lovely that the judge said he,
had to cling to the arms of his cliai;i ,
to keefrom kissing her himself.' ' '
CoR tothk Fountain jr-rOne 0f the most at-
tractivo establishments in Portland is -the
drug and porfumory store of our old friend
S&niuol Al. Smith, corner of Aph and J'irtjt.j
streets. Mr. JSmith'waa for many yeans senior
I partner or. tne firm or tsmitii & Davis. AihL
artnor of the firm of bnmh & Davis.
bo;!idos bcinr a thorouguly poetical druggUi,
manner niiu everj iuiuk. uauuuy juuiju in: a
comnletestock of drugs, chemicals, pcrfum-
! enes, clc, Hut the feature par excelleifco i?
4 tho soda, fountain, ono of tho famous AiutLji
patentf an immense affair, a monument ruu id
in- maruie anu .wivcr iouio ucaiin-'uf: th'o"
thirsty. It has deliveries, on opposite niele.s
and can accommodate a riifh. It is stoeil
with Kiuengan, Congress, Vichy. SclUcr ai(d
different kinds oT ?yrups. The cooling appar-
I artus frithe mwt perfect in.use. and the pro-
,; duct of that fuuiiUiii a draught that suri-ues
"th tttcUrof'tlic &."' - "