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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, August 28, 1873.
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TUESDAY, THURSDAY AXD SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
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change is authorized to act as Agent for the
Astoriiv in San Francicco.
Any friend who feels an interest in the pros
perity' of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for 'his paper, in procuring subscribers.
The bark Edward James sailed for
Melbourne from this port on Tuesday.
The Forward crossed out on thc&aineday.
Ths schooner Kate I. Ilerron from
Tillamook last Tuesday, brought a full
cargo of an excellent quality of cedar
Messrs C. E. Jackins & Co., burned
out in the recent Portland lire, are rees
tablishing their stoves and tin-ware trade
in this city.
The steamer Annie Stewart took the
place o( the Dixie Thompson in the Port
land line last Tuesday. The Dixie will
The sloop Hector leaves herefor Port
land to-day, with a cargo of first class
helmlock tan bark, "which will be sold to
the highest bidder on reaching there.
"Wm. Harrington has shown us a
very fine specimen of coal croppings
which he found on a recent hunting expe
dition in the vicinity of Tongue Point.
If this paper should fail to reach any
of our city subscribers regularly the mat
ter will be corrected on information of the
fact at this office. A change has been
made in the carrier.
The decision of Judge Deady in the
Falkinburg salvage case gives the crew of
the tug boat Astoria a share in the sal
vage "We understand that the counsel
for the defense will appeal the case.
In consequence of the arrival of Mr.
Church, with the celebrated Prima Donna,
Laura Anna Stevenson, the concert pre
viously announced to be given by the la
dies of this city, this evening, has been
postponed until Tuesday evening next.
Prof. Le Compt, of the Geological de
partment of the California Universary,
tdtuated at Oakland, was in this city tak
ing notes a few dajs ago. He spent
?omc time among the fossil hills surround
ing Astoria we understand.
James Cook and son contractors on
the street work in this city, put a blast in
fossil hill Tuesday, but it didn't go off
when it does shatter tilings there, another
mine of rare marine shells will be laid
open for public inspection.
As soon as Capt. Flavel completes his
large pile driver, work will be earnestly
resumed on his wharf improvements in
this city .. The new driver will workup
gome larger piles than usually go into.the
construction of wharves."
Buoys now mark the spot for the As
toria Farmers. Qqmpany's. wharf and
warehouse. The material is being collect
ed together for the work, and the Secreta
ry advertises in. another column or,aealed
proposals for the. construction. This all
looks like business. l "
The boilers and machinery -of thojjtr
Mary Bell wltych have been undergoing re-
- pairs, are now completed. She took the
Qrient toJKnappton yesterday to .complete
her cargo, for San Frapcisco. The brig
h&s on board 160 (long) tonB of rairoad
iron.irom tnus port.
W. L. McEwan Esq.", andjf&mily, rs
turned from a ft fth.irrg froljp'np tjjp Kl&SrJ
limine river yesterday, where theyycaugljt.
three hundred .bcaufyful trout in three df ys
tire samples Uft- with us were excellent
Mr; McEwftn. tmttQBaBMaik norti
afeiMetk ferks'ifci iswifciHiMf iritfo. Tiwr
finest toolmakers on the Pacific coast, so-
licits orders from this vicinity,
The sch. Louisa Morrison from San
Francisco arrived in Shoalwater Bay on
the 22d, 17 days out. Her cargo was con
signed to Crellen & Co.
There is really nothing in the tele
graphic dispatches the past two days
worth reprinting. The telegraph is ah
expensive luxury for metropolitan dailies
"Wm. B. "Wilshirc, esq., agent for the
Pacific Branch of Hall's Patent Safe Com
pany, was in this city on Tuesday, and
succeeded in selling several of the safes.
The safes actual ry recommend themselves.
Yesterday the collection of grain and
grasses on exhibition in our office attract
ed the notice of several parties here at
tending the County Court, among them
TV". Lair Hill of tho Orogonian, and H.
Y. Thompson, esq., of Portland. "We
shall be pleased to have others call.
Dr. Kinsey is opening a superior
quality of goods in his line at the Astoria
drugstore, including all the plasters made
by the celebrated Novelty Plaster Works
of Lowell, Mass., one trial of .which is a
sufficient guarantee of their merits. He
also has a fine lot of all kinds of perfum
ery and notions. Buyers should call at
Dr. Kinsey's and look at this stock. The
lung protector's are particularly nice.
The celebrated Prima Donna, Laura
Anna Stevenson, is to appear at the Spirit
ual Hall in this city this evening. The
Portland press assert that her equal as a
vocalist has never yet been heard before
a Portland audience. She has for years
been a great favorite in Canadian cities.
She deserves a crowded house, and we
hope she will have one here; let our citizens
i-how their appreciation of merit by greet
ing Miss Stevenson this evening.
The Bulletin of the 26th says: " The
schooner Mila Bend, Capt. Paul Corno,
about which so much conjecturing has
been indulged recently, as to the date of
her launching, etc., happily surprised the
Astonans by sailing into their harbor last
Monday evening. She made the run from
Tillamook to the Columbia River Bar,
forty-five miles,in three hours and a half."
For information we should like to ask
where the Bulletin obtained its news? No
person about here has Ik en surprised by
the sudden appearance ot the Mila Bend.
To Investors. Tho Northern Pacific
Railroad Company has now built, equipped
and put in operation, nearly 517 miles of its
main line of road through an oxcollent coun
try and along what is known as tho Valley
Koute to tho Pacific. Tho finished portions
already enjoy a largo and fast increasing
traffic. The sections approaching completion
connect tho chain of Lakes with tho navigation
of tho Upper Missouri and Columbia rivers
with Puget Sound, secure at onco a largo and
profitable business and entitle tho Company
to about 10,400,000 acres of excellent average
land in fee simple.
With these accomplished results, tho Com
pany offers, and is now rapidly selling, its
First Morgago Bonds, fir completing tho
construction and equipment of its road across
the Continent After cartful investigation,
wo recommend theso bonds as a well secured
and unusually profitable investment. Thoy
have 30 years to run; principal and interest
aro payable in gold; the interest (sovon and
throe-tenths per cent) is oiual now to about
! per cent in currency. Tho coupon and
registered bonds can bo exchangod for each
Dthcr, at the pleasure of tho holder. Gold
chocks for tho somi-arinual interest on tho
registered bonds aro mailed to tho post office
address of tho owner.
Theso securities have tho following elomonts
of strength and safety: They aro tho obliga
tion of a strong corporation ; they aro also a
mortgage on the Road, its right of way, equip
ments and franchises, and a first lean on its
not earnings. In addition to this usually suf-"
ficient security, there is pledged for tho pay
raont of tho principal and intorest a Grant of
Land, averaging atfout 24.000 Acres per Milo
for the entire length of tho Koad. At the
average price per aero at which othor Land
Grants have thus far been sold, this real estate
security will yield more than 8101,000 per
mile -morp than throo times tho possible is
sue of bonds
Tho Cqnipany-has already begun tho pro
cess of redeeming and cancelling its first mort
gage b mds, as they aro now being receivod,
at 1.10 in payment and oxchango for tho Com
pany's lands. JAY COOKE & CO.,
Philadelphia, Now York & Washington,
financial Agents N. P. K. R..CCV.
Come tq the Fountain. Ono of tfrp most at
tractive establishments in Portland," is Iho
drug and perfumery store of our old friend
isaniuel M. Smith, corpcr of Ash and .First
streets. Mr. Smith was for many years sonior
partner of tho firm of Smith &' Drv"s. And,'
besides boing a thoroughly practical druggist
and chemist is, withal, as gonial & gentleman
as OVCr graSDOd a hand in frinnrth"n TIi
Btoro is fitted un and Ptoekod in a. taa?nifiwnf
Banner with every thine, usually found in. r.
e;Qju.plotp stock of drugs,' chemicals, porfam-J
npe, etc, juutftno teapiro par oxcoljence jf
Mtent,n immonBo affair, a mcmum.on.t;ered,
i. raarble.and silver to tho health of-the
mjiHji, iii4UMW UUU 1(1-11,13 IK(I))tUS. AFCUW
thirsty. Itihas deliveries, ohojppo.site iiw.
&;c&& aceomsao.o;Rto a. rush,. JLt.i) rtecke
with Kineeaeea. Cob'stoki. Yihv.sitz4r' a&J.
4!fferefct kixds of syrups. The eeelKr '
irM w ike meetperfect i-bb, a4-Ar-'&
tt fUi 'n -lim-in Tii I liVn'T 1 A ii '
The croakers who predicted dis
aster to the crops in the spring must
go into their holes. The wheat crop
is ripening in excellent condition,
everywhere, and promises a large
yield. Spring wTheat promises to be
also excellent, the late weather hav
ing been of the most favorable kind
for grain. In short, the farms never
TheOregonian has come out in
favor of a telegraph line to Astoria.
"We tell the people that a line here
would pay from the start, and it
would not cost so much as the Dalles
line. The whole business of Oregon
is interested in a line to Astoria.
The shipping interest alone would
support it. Give her another jog up,
St. Helen's Hall and the Bishop
Scott Grammar School, Portland, will
open for the Christmas term Mondaj',
September 1st. The corps of teachers
at St. Helen's Hall will remain the
same as last year. At the Grammar
School the Rev. D'Estang Jennings
will take the place of Senior Master,
and Wm. B. Barker, of the "Universi
ty of Pennsylvania the place of Ju
On the last trip of the steamship
John L. Stephens to this port from
San Francisco on crossing the bar she
encountered a -vhale just as she was
rounding the outside spit, and there
not being water enough for his
whaleship to make the turn from
where lay he came in so close that
the starbord wheel of the steamship
struck him a pretty heavy blow, the
stunning effect of which was sensiblr
felt on board. "Whale- are seen fre
quently on the bar, but seldom met.
The society of Oregon Pioneers,
the office of which is in this city,
have received files of the Oregon
Spectator the first newspaper printed
on the Pacific coast, at Oregon city,
by John Fleming deceased, to be
placed in their library. The book is
now a very interesting volume, and
the value of it will be increasing
with time. Mr. A. Yan Dusen has
given us an opportunityof perusing
its pages. The first number was issu
ed February oth, 184G. Mr. Fleming
was printer, "W. G. V Vault Editor,
and the "Oregon Printing Associa
tion" were owners. Even at that
date the editor speaks of " old settlers
in Oregon,-" and modestly suggests
that some such persons ought to write
an article for the Spectator giving
"an account of the climate, soil and
productions of Oregon, particularly
describing the location of the country,
its extent and all other particulars
that would be of interest to the peo
ple of the United States."
"We were shown yesterday a speci
men of the fossil ammonite, found in
this city by Mr. Wm. L. McEwan, a
student attending the Bishop Scott
Grammar School. The ammonite is
now a very rare specimen indeed.
This one corresponds with that de
scribed by writers descriptive of the
original unknown Egyptian god
Amun. The shell belongs to the tribe
of the nautilus and cuttle-fish, of
which there were many species, but
all are now extinct, having existed
only in the secondary period, or age
of, reptiles in geology, when they
were,- exceedingly numerous. Dana
ipforms us that they, differ from the
nautilus in havipg the margins of the
scepter very- much plaited, and the
siph'urjcle.dorsal :this is so aa-pr,oven
by the specimen before usfc They
are. also called serpent-stone and cor
QUrmmonis. The specimen was
found in the bank at the rear of Mr.
Jforor's .residence. It is quite, a, rare
R&.Yftluable Quripsify.. Mr. McEwan
ipUnda.plac.ingt it 4n: the. cabinet of.
th Bwbop tfe-jammir:j.SchP9lr.
Portland, August 27. Gold in 2Tew
York to-day, 116; Portland Legal
Tender rates, 85V buying, and S6
San Francisco, August 26. The in
dependent anti-monopoly mass meet
ing at Piatt's Hall was very largely
attended. The gallery was filled with
ladies. M. M. Estes delivered a care
fully and ably prepared speech on the
political issues of the day, and receiv
ed frequent and hearty applause.
Win. P. Sprague, on board the Rev
enue cutter Oliver Wolcott, struck
Henry Quinton with a capstan bar,
fracturing his skull. He lies in a
ctitical condition at the hospital.
Sprague was arrested.
t Belfast, (Me.), August 25. A re
lief committee has been organized to
distribute such supplies as may be
furnished to the sufferers by the fire
of the 24th, which destroyed 150
frame buildings, an aggregate loss of
$500, 000. Generous offers from Port
land and Bangor have been received.
Mayor Marshall accepts with grati
tude whatever pecuniary aid may be
offered. This is the second confla
gration for Belfast.
New York, August 26. Some one
who affects to know, gives this stoiy
in connection with the Goodrich
murder, the interest in which has
been revived by the recent action of
the police authorities. Kate Stod
dard, when she was known by her
true name of Betsy King, went to
school where there were four Span
iards. One of them was called ftos
coe. She was attached to the young
man, and before she disappeared
from her parents' abode she was re
garded as his betrothed. She is said
to have renewed this acquaintance
afterwards in New York, and this,
too, when Goodrich appeared on the
scene. This Roscoe is probably the
one to whom Lucette Myers points as
the one who killed Goodrich for rob
bing him of the affections of Kate
Indianapolis, August 25. To mor
row's papers will state authoritatively
that Senator Morton's back pay was
put into the United States Treasury
some time since.
Halifax, August 26. A severe storm,
accompanied by'thunder, passed over this
city Saturday night and Sunday morning.
The gale was the heaviest for many years.
Several small yachts were smashed at their
anchorage. Tho frigate Powhattan
dragged her anchors and drifted to the
ordnance wharf, where she was secured.
The schooner Momento, which left St.
John's June 29th, is believed to he lost
with seven persons all on hoard. The
body of a passenger has been picked up in
Miss Biid and her party of one hundred
destitute English children have arrived.
Eugene Semple has been appoin
ted, Democratic Committeeman for
Multnomah county, in place of Dr. J.
A. Chapman, resigned.
A "tidal power machine" has
been devised by Mr. Edward W. Mor
ton. It consists of a gigantic float
which by its rise and fall with the
tide develops the power to move the
machinery to which it is attached.
Hon. Thomas Harris, ex-Mayor
of Victoria, B. C. is the largest man
over there, weighing 407 pounds. In
company with Messrs. Marsh French
and J. M. Bird, he is up in the Yaki
ma valley, where he expects to buy a
band of horses. He is a contractor
on the Dominion railroad across the
The San Francisco stock market U
fluctuating some. A friend here felt
3,000 better off on reading in tho Bulletin
of Friday an account that Raymond and
Ely had gone up to. 90K hut he couldn't
account for his good luck. On finding
the Oregonian of the same date he felt bet
ter (if not richer), the quptafton, should
The News is discussing the ques
tion, raised by itself, whether Mayor
Failing has adopted the most correct,
and practical way (of, assisting a
Portland sufferers. Ye dpnpretend
to know all about, tlup- nrnttersays
tfce Salemtfttjesmanbl observe
that Mr.iling puts; i,iif-cQfei
. w.All if .ntUdAm'mk nVwfW-Ui
A XEEDEI ENTERPRISE.
One of the Deeds that have been felt
by our merchants for some time, is a
telegraph from Portland to Astoria
and Cape Disappointment. Arrival
and departure of ships is a matter
that always interests business men,
especially merchants. With a line of
telegraph between this city and Asto
ria this intelligence would always be
at hand . And besides this, the grow
ing business and population of Clat
sop county render Astoria an import
ant point of general trade. A wire
between this city and that point would
have a very considerable amount of
business to do, if indeed it would not
pay from the first. And it is well
known that the business of a tele
graph line, in any section of the coun
try, increases more rapidly for a long
period after its erection than the gen
eral business and population of the
particular locality. Thus it is that
places which furnish but little occa
sion for the use of the telegraph,,
when it first comes, afterwards and
without any remarkable growth in
other respects become points of con
siderable business in telegraphing.
To connect aline from Astoria with
that already in existence far down
the Columbia on the Washington
Territory side would, we are inform
ed upon what we deem pretty relia
ble authority, cost not to exceed $12,
000. One estimate puts it as low as
$10,000. Whether the investment of
that amount of money in the enter
prise would pay in direct receipts,-no
one can say with absolute certainty,
but the probabilities are against the
proposition. The great convenience
of such a line to both Portland and
Astoria, and especially to the farmer
should he regarded as some consider
ation for the investment. Both these
places could afford to contribute to
aid in the accomplishment of the
A western editor, in acknowledging
the gift of a peck of onions from a subscrib
er says: " It is such kindness as this that
bring tears to our eyes."
The city council of Portland has
authorized mayor Failing to expend
$1,000 in the effort to ferret out the
incendiaries who set fire to the city
and caused so much destruction re
cently. Disgusted terminus hunters are
returning home with a face on them
longer than a shadow of themselves
They are moody, reticent and rather
inclined to protanity when you talk
The new trade dollars has the
valuation of three-fourths of a grain
more of pure silver than the Mexican
dollar, which fact will doubtless make
it a preferred coin. The same as
gold notes are preferred greenbacks.
The corner stone of the State
Capitol building' will be laid with
Masonic ceremony, on the 8th day of
October, at Salem. All Masons of
other Jurisdictions, in good standing,
are invited to be present. The oc
casion will be one of great importance
in the history of our State
Mr. T. !Dittenhoeffer, well inown
an tho state has been absent for some
time, has again returned, bringing
with nim a. very large stock of tobac--co,
cigars, etc., for the trade MrD..
having had a great deal of experience
ify this, line- of Imsfuees, will retain
his' olft reputation of. being the best,
tobacconist in the city,-by the present
large stpclc of t&eJnBt IjrAnds.. He.
h3.rente tkfrto35to6lfrty occupi
ed by B&Mm Brotlij&rgwbichis filled
from floofcto cgiib&with his elegant
ejectoo oJk$ti6oft8 Jfis.old cus
tomriigiB reminder, of his liber-
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