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TUESDAY, TIIURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Astoria, Oregon.
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change, is authorized to act as Agent for the
Astorio' in San Francisco.
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perity of this region, is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
Capt. Hustler has some of the dust
from the mines on the Stikeene.
3Ir. J. C. LaDow, one of the pioneers
of Umatilla county, is spending a season
at Arrigoni's in this city.
A vessel was seen outside yesterday
morning supposed to he the Vesta, hound
in. She was far north.
The Edward James got over the har
yesterday. If she had taken a tug she
might have crossed the har last Tuesday.
The hark "Webfoot was taken to
Knappton yesterday to load with lumber
for San Francisco. The Orient is loading
Rev. T. A. Hyland being absent to
Portland, at Convocation, no service ex
cept by the Sunday school will be held at
Grace Church to-morrow.
Dr. J. Welch, Dentist, will visit Oys
terville on Tuesday, certain, and remain
not to exceed one week or ten days. Per
sons in want of work should be prepared
to call early.
The Public Schools of Astoria com
mence next Monday morning, under the
direction of Prof. "W. L. "Worthington,
assisted by Miss Maggie Gearhart and
Miss Aurelia Raymond.
Col. James Iv. Kelty, United States
Senator from Oregon is in the city. Sen
ator Kelly is visiting his constituency
paving the way, we presume, for the
march of Democracy next October. He
left his family at Ncwbuiyport, Massach
usetts, while he made this trip. .
Mr. Lewis "Wilson has put a gauge
in the Oregon Steamship Company's of
fice, attached to a tide float on a line with
the hog's-back, by which Capt. Hustler
is enabled at all hours to tell the exact
amount of water on that obstruction to
navigation between this city and Portland.
Mr. Bagster, of Princeton, Illinois,
who has been here on a visit to Messrs. D.
K. "Warren and brothers for nearly a year
past, leaves for his home in the west by
the out going steamer to-da'. He takes
with him some of the proofs of the produc
tions of this regon, in the shape of grain,
grases, fruits, etc.
Two polit'cil conventions will be held
in this city to-day. The old style of mass
Convention has been adopted $ the De
mocrats to select delegates to the State
Convention, and the delegates to the Re
publican County Convention, selected at
the various precincts last Saturday will do
the business for the Republicans.
A fishing excursion, by tike- Taruna
up the Klaskanine Thursday was quite
successful. The finny tribe were not the
only sufferers as grouse and pheasant were
bagged numerously by some of the party,
who could as well" have secured quail, but
preierrea, hkg sensiDie men,., to, let tit
class of '"game live, to multiply and
replenish the land.
At Spiritual Hall on Tuesday evening
nextSopt. 2d. There will bo given by
ladicE of Astoria, a parlor entertainment
consisting of charades, tableaux, music,
etc., etc., for the purpose of procuring
funds for an Orcan. for the now Catholic
cliurch now being erected in this city.
Like every thing else the ladias of Astoria
undertake, thi entertainment U certain
to be a success, and a half -dollar cannot
be better expended. Qo,
Our Trip to Saddle Mountain.
I am very well aware of the fact
that in this country a trip to the
mountains is not often a matter of
general interest to the readers of
newspapers for the reason that scarce
ly a man, woman or child' Gam "fee
found who has not, some time or oth
er, enjoyed such scenes for them
selves, but " our trip to Saddle Moun
tain" had more of the variety about
it, perhaps, than such trips usually
have; at all events, your correspond
ent and those accompanying feel that
four or five dars enjoyment like this
was time well and profitably spent,
not alone for the recreation it afford
ed, hut for the opportunity of more
closely inspecting a region as yet un
explored, but which is almost daily
within the range of our eye. The
lovely and the picturesque are here
blended with the practical, and as
one of your corresrjondents recently
expressed it: "Familiarity with
scenes of rare beauty inevitably ac
customs the eye to their claims for
admiration, and doubtless the citizens
of Astoria do not look upon their sur
roundings with the same spirit with
wThich a stranger's eye would view
them." For years we look upon Sad
dle Mountain from our homes, but do
not realize its beauty.
Our party of thirteen persons, pre
viously mentioned, six ladies and
seven gentlemen, left Astoria atS:45
a. m. Wednesday last. The prepara
tions for the departure wrere enough
to remind one of the work of setting
out for an Industrial Fair, and the
parties having articles to be sent
would spare no expense nor trouble
in forwarding them. The morning
was lovely, clear, still and warm, forci
bly reminding one of the poetic de
scription of almost such another
" Sweet day, so clear, so calm, so bright,
The bridalday of earth and sky."
At 3 o'clock p. m. we reached the
Klaskanine's secluded shades, amidst
the carroling of feathered songsters,
and surrounded by the blossoming of
many varieties of beautiful flowers,
where wre met those who had gone
by land with the horses. Lunch was
soon prepared in good st3rle, and hav
ing concluded to make this the camp
for the night, Mr. Chance and others
constructed a spacious bower on the
bank of the river in a very nice place
which became the headquarters of
the bivouac. The ladies spent the
day in rambling, picking berries, and
viewing the scenery. They returned
to camp, however, in ample time to
prepare dinner. This finished Mr.
"Win. Chance was elected captain of
the expedition. A large fire was
made, musical instruments brought
into headquarters, and all enjoyed
themselves in dancing for several
hours, after which we retired for the
Thursday morning we were on our
journey by half past eight o'clock.
Nothing uuusal occurred on the
march that dav, except that the
horses were stung by hornets making
thing lively for a short time. The
bushes all along the road were com
pletely filled with berries. "We Reach
ed the foot of Saddle Mountain dur
ing the day. There is a great deal
of beauty to be seen in the rough
region traversed by us.. Two- of the
party Messrs Ixwe anU" Logan hunt
ed Elk on this part of the trip, but
failed to find one. After thc evening-
meal, the horses having been
cartd for and another headquarters
established, dancing was resumed
where we hacl left off the night be
fore, and the evening was spent in a
very sociable way until time for again
retiring. Some of the party did not
sleep their quota, however, being
disturbed during the night by wolvea.
Friday mprniiig breakfast was senr-.j
ed xt the early hour of three o'clock,.'
but the duties of the camp prevented
a start up the mountain until 8 a. m.
The first peak was reached at 9:45 a.
m., the- Mgkest peak at 10:45 a. m.
There are some traces of civilization
to be seen even on the summit of
Saddle Mountain. Plants have been
put out, seeds of fruit scattered, and
a wind vane erected. Ouf party hav
ing set out for a good time carried
their music to the summit with them
and inaugurated dancing on the top
of the level heighir 3,360 feet above
the level of the sea which: makes a
good floor, 225 feet long byaniaverage
width of 25-feet, (for. 12 feet perhaps
30 feet wide)., very smoth and nice.
At the close of our dancing-the party
viewed the surrounding scenes in ad
miration for some time, and started
on the return for camp again, which
was reached the same evening. -
Saturday morning we left camp about
8 o'clock for home, and the return
trip being almost a repetition of the
trip going out it is unnecessary to say
anything further than that we all
enjoyed the excursion highly, and
would recommend parties in search
of recreation and pleasure to take a
trip to Saddle Mountain. Respect
fully yours, One of the Party.
Cathlamet is to have a live entertain
ment next Wednesday evening. See ad
vertisement. The Gussie Telfair yesterday brought
the United States mails and twenty-nine
tons of furs from Sitka.
The tug Merrimac is now kept busy
at and about Knappton. Yesterday she
started out for three rafts of logs,
Last evening the Portland steamer
brought the last of the canned Salmon for
shipment this season we are informed.
Col. Miller, of Fort Stevens, whoso
numerous friends in this region are glad
to see him back once more from the front,
was in the city yesterday.
The assessed valuation of this county,
as equalized by the Board this week, is
545,000. The levy will be made by the
County Court next -seek.
Madame Laura Agnes Stevenson won
the hearts of Astorians on her visit here
last Thursday evening, on which occasion
she- cave us a taste of finished operatic
gems, sparkling wit and beautiful ballads,
in a truly pleasing and artistic manner.
Her audience was one of the most appre
ciative, and were the lady to visit Astoria
again wTe feel certain "the- hall would be
Ed. Hallock and Fred Munson, while
searching for a stick for a sloop mast, on
the site of Pacific city, on Baker's bay,
once the rival of San Francisco, came
across a dray which is perhaps the only
thing left to mark the spot where the
avenues and buildings of that famous city
once were seen. The wood work of the
vehicle had -all rotted away leaving only
the iron, and this fe very greatly corroded
and rusted. Pacific city finally winked
out about fifteen years ago.
The Nature of Light. According
I to tbe theory generally received at present,
the whole universe is an immeaaureable
sea of highly attenuated matter, impercep-
tible to thc SGn in which the heavenly
bodies move with scarcely any impedi
ment. This fluid, which is called ether,
fills the "I'hole or space fills the intervals
bet-seen tho heavenly bodies as well as the
pores of interstices between the atoms of a
fcubstance. The smallest particles of this
subtle matter are in constant vibratory
motion. "When this motion is communi-
I cated to the retina of the eye, it produces,
if the impression upon the nerves be sum
ciontly strong, a sensation which wo call
light. Every substance, therefore, which
sets the ether in powerful vibration is
luminous; strong vibrations are perceived
as intense light, and weak vibrations as
theyneccsHariiydiminWiin htrcngth and
t proportion as thev Teed themselves over!
I a greater space. Light is not, therefore, a
of th impondeTab
but uimply a motion
licht. but both of them nroceed from J "NTnmhnrs nf firns were kindled bv the I average price per acre at which other
S. . ,. .m. . ., ... ... 1T.i.-.. .i .,n.0,..T-. i Grants have thus far been told, tin? real
luminous oujcci at me exuwuiHary t ngnwiiiig, aim muuy aWwrtic ri- eocurjtr will yield more -than $ll.mio
tyf isn oon ;i in n unpnnfi?. nnrl ' tGd.i Lmiaeriy xiau, near v am- miio morethan' three -iiium the tosnblu u
The United States.
Portland, August 29. Gold in New
York to-day, 116; Portland Legal
Tender rates, 85 buying, and 86J.
IZew York, August 26. Nearly
2,000 people assembled at the Sev
enth Regiment Armory to-night to
witness the San Francisco Cadets'
drill. General Shaler, Commander
of the National Guard of the State of
New York, Col. Emmons, Clarke, and
other officers of the Seventh Eegi
ment were present. The movements
of the Cadets were executed with ex
treme promptitude and precision,
and excited frequent applause.
San Jose, August 27. A Chinaman
from San Francisco has procured the
arrest of the Dubois family on a
charge of murder, who reported that
a China boy had shot at one f the
voung ladies and afterward killed
himself. The testimony at the in
quest showed that some holes in the
girl's clothing, supposed to have been
made by bullets, appeared more as if
cut with scissors. Other parts of the J
testimony contradict tne story oi me
family. It is said Dubois owed the
China boy between $400 and $500.
The general belief in town is quite
strong against Dubois.
"Washington, August 26. The
Treasury Department received to-day
from the Syndicate m London, five
millions in five-twenty bonds, and
Official dispatcher from General
Stanley confirm the report published
on Monday in relation to Gen. Cus
ter's fight with Indians.
The back pay of Senator Morton
has been received by Treasurer Spin
ner and paid into the Treasury ..
The steamer Belle-Yernon, Captain
James Keniston, going, from Cincin
nati to Memphis with a full cargo,
Istruck the Jennie Howell below
enawnee ana sunK quicKiy in twenty
feet of water. A number of lives
The Supreme Court of Georgia de
cided to-day that the lawT forbidding
the validity of judgements for notes
wThose consideration was slaves is un
constitutional, and unless barred by
statute of limitation such judgements
can be made operative. The Court
wras divided, Judge McCoy dissenting.
Havana, August 26. Rumors are
again rife of expected disturbances.
The Insurgents, 300 strong, burned a
small coffee establishment in Biazo
de Canto. A very severe engage
ment between the Insurgents and
Government troops is reported near
St. Iago de Cuba. Loss heavy on
both sides. The Spaniards admit
losing GO killed.
Lisbon,, August 26. The expedition
for laying the cable between this city
and Bio Janeiro,, after having pro
ceeded 3S3 knots,, was stopped by
the discovery of a fault in the wire.
Lists have been made from which it
is believed that the fault is near land.
The expedition will continue paying
out until it reaches Madeira, when
the cable steamer will probably have
to return to repair the fault.
Madrid, August 26. The fleet un
der command of Admiral Lobos,
which commenced to bombard Car
thagena, was compelled to withdraw
out of range of the guns of the Insur
gents on account of the inferior arma
ment of his vessels. They cannot
cope with the artillery of the forts.
Further reports of a battle near Es
telle on Sunday are to the effect that
the Carlists, who were in large force
and under their favorite leader, were
completely defeated by the Bepubli
can troops. The Carlists have with
drawn from the neighborhood of
Berga, having apparently abandoned
the idea of its reduction. A Carlist
force fired the town of Froga, in Ara
gon. The village of Tortilla was--also
entirely destroyed by the Carlists. .
London,. August 2&h; The-jstorm
on Sundav was unprecedented in se
veritv. Accounts from Cambridge,
Peterborough, Newark and. t other
towns represent the lightning as.ip
palling. Thousands of people refused
to izo to bed lest their houses should
be overturned while they" slept.
i prmge, historically conn
as struck bv
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The Bunk of. Lndand forgers have atuo
: ueen lOUllu i;uiit "u Biriiiviituu w , -
Quebec, August 26. Terrible gales
have prevailed in Quebec and Ne.W.
Brunswick. Several vessels; were
wrecked, houses were blown down
and bridges carried away. Three
lives were lost.
Antwerp, August-26. A great con
flagration was caused here last night
by lightning which set fire to one of
the largest warehouses in the city.
This with the surrounding buildings
was soon wrapped in flames and an
entire block destroy ed.
Vienna, August 26. Of the 30,000
medals awarded to exhibitors at the?
Exposition 400 go to America. There
is mnch dissatisfaction with the re
sults of the Exposition. It is charged
that a number of articles which were
never entered for competition receiv
ed medals, and that several firms?
who had none of their goods on ex
hibition were awarded diplomas
through the juries. The quantity of
goods and specimens which will be
returned home from the American
Department will be very small.
Berlin, August 27. Carl Wilhelm,
the composer of the famous German
war song, the " "Watch on the Rhine,"
died to-day at Schwelkender.
Vienna, August 27. The Emperor
Francis Joseph yesterday visited the
American department of the exhibi
tion and inspected the educational
system of the United States, to which
he awarded high praise.
The New York correspondent
(a lady) of the St. Louis Daily Globe
writes: " The only novelty I can,
think of are the dagger fans, which
are the most abominable inventions
that were ever flopped in the face or
mankind. They are made with a
hilt,, and fit into a shaft. When drawn
out two elastic bands expand the fans,
and the instrument is complete. The
idea is-good,, but the result is detesta
ble The wretched little thing opens
out with a slap that discomposes the
strongest nerves, and it is of as much,
use as a cpaaUpgn. would be to waft a
cooling breeze. The boquet fans were
bad enough the dagger-fans are far
worse; but they are semi-fashionable,,
and the half-world have taken to
them. Correct people are old-fashioned,
and carry the two-feet fours I
referred to in my last letter. They
are pleasant and easy to use, and the
only objection is the price. Yester
day I inspected some, and could get
nothing respectable under $50. I
thought it best to invest in a Japa
nese fan at ten cents, but I suppose
that the other will have to follow,
and that the capital I have disposed
of in the Jap won't count."
Innumerable postal cards containing
a printed description of Barclay Law
rence, defalcating freight collector from
Louisville, and embellished with his pho
tographs, are making it extremely un
pleasant for that gentlemen.
Mr. J. M. Shively leaves here to-day
for Owyhee, to look after valuable mining
interests there, in which he interested.
has nor built, equipped
and put in operation, nearly .17 miles ot its
main lino of road through an excellent coun
try and along what is known as the Yallcy
ltouto to the Pacific. The finished portions
already enjoy a largo and fast increasing
traffic. The sections approaching completion
connect the chain of Lakes with the navigation
of the Cimer Missouri and Columbia river.-.
with Pugot Sound, ecuro at once a large and!
profitable business and entitle tlio Company
to about 10,-100,000 acres of excellent averago
land in fee simple.
With these accomplished results, tho Com
pany offer?, and is now rapidly selling, its
First .Morgago honds, for completing. t&S;
construction and equipment of its road, aaro
tho Continent. After careful investigation,
wo recommend those- bonds as a well secured,
and unusually pnofitable investment. They
liavo3U years to run; principal and interet-t
axo payable in gold; tho interest (soven ,ond.
throe-tooths per cent.; is e.iual now to about
$yi per cent in currency. TIe coupon and
registered bond o Uo exchanged for each
oilier, at tho ploanuro of the bolder. t?old
cfrcekH for thc somi-annual interest sa tho
registered bonds aro mailed, to tihe post office
address of tho ownes..
These gecurU&fi katfe tho following elements
of strength and &fcy: They are the obliga
tion of a strong corporation; they are also a
indrtgago on the Koad, its right of way, euip
nionts and franchises, und a firt lean on its
L not earnings. In addition to this usually suf-
ncSMifc Fecunty, there i pledged Tor the pay
ment of the principal and interost a Gra:t of
Land, averaging- about S,UO0 Acres per Alilo
for the enure lengtii oi tuo j;ono. At tm-j
ThaConibaBT-aag. already feeirun the nro-
coes of redeeming and cancelling it' firt moit-
mis, M"ty'rrtfr 'being rectired.
ro-pyai'at a4i-eichatf for the Com
lai. JAY t'OUKE & CO..
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