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Astoria, Oregon, Thursday Morning, Sept, 4, 1873.
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TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY,
Monitor Building, Aftoria, Orogod.
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Quo Copy six months , -q
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CS-Single Number, Ton Cents, "a
Ono Insertion porsqunre, 10 linos or less...S2 SO
Koch additional Insertion, per square 2 00
Yearly adv'ts per month, per square 1 60
L. P. Fisher, 20 and 21 Now Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agent for the
A4Tnitiv' in San Franci?co.
Any friend who feels an interest in the pros
perity of this regloh, Is authorized to act as
Agent for this paper, in procuring subscribers.
jwt understand the Idado is to
make a special trip here soon.
Mr. F. C. Carr of this city is lying
very ill at his residence from a sud
Our Public School opened on
Monday with the attendance of over
one hundred pupils.
The bark Sarah Scott, from this
port last February loaded with grain
for Liverpool arrived at that port
on the 5th ult.
The County Court was in session
all of yesterday, Judge Moffitt presiding,-and
commissioners Hill and
The second lot of Oysters from
Shoalwater bay arrived here last
Tuesdaj' The business promises to
be good tnis winter.
Several -good situations are open
to active young men in this city who
may desire an education and would
ibe willing to "chore" for board,
while attending a course of studies
xjither at our Public or private schools.
We met a gentleman yesterday
who has a job of winter wood sawing
he wanted done, and he informed us
.that he could find nobody willing to
' .doit unless it was chinamen, Where
.are the idle boys and men?
The steamer California, Capt
Hayes, left for Puget Sound and Sitka
loaded to her full capacity. She left
.enough to load the Gussie Telfair,
sind that steamer is expected to sail
to-day for the same ports.
-Business begins to loom up in
Astoria, and if all the contemplated
improvements here ire started tnib
fall mechanics and laborers will be
-in .greater demand than ever. Six
wharf petitions avere presented to the
Council Tuesday evening, nd the
Board were not -able -to complete the
business on the table., but a5jQiirned
-until the next evening.
Common Council Proceedings.
A regular meeting of the City Council
was held at the Council room Tuesday
evening, Mayor Kippen presiding.
Present, Messrs. Terrell, ranter, xagej
Heed and "Wright.
Minutes of the previous meeting were
ronr! anil nnnroved.
The special committee on rules for the
government of the Board reported a set
which were read and adopted.
Pitition of Col. James xayior ana i
ennintns for nermifchion to construct a
wharf from "West Ninth street, to run
North to 24 feet depth of water, thence
Easterly along the edge of the channel
nomfliosnmft dentil of water to the
center of "West 8th btreet, was referred to
the committee on .streets and public prop
erty with instructions not to report until
a burvey of the harbor can De naa.
Petition of Capt. Bichard Hobson for
permission to construct a wharf in front of
lot three, block live, to run. w me bup
channel in the Columbia river, with priv-
elege to collect, wharfage on mercnanuibu
etc., landed, was referred to the same com
mittee without instructions.
Petition of F. Ferrell for the prmhge of
i. i.: A rAAnrr in "hi nresent
consirucuug uuu. uui, v - r- -wharf,
commencing at a point in the cen
ter of West Ninth street, running thence
in a straight line with his present whart,
lor tne space oi atj r vVp r
feet wide in a northerly direction to such
point as may he established as the wharf
line of the town of Astoria, thence West
about tfou leet oy u iet iu v. f". "
tersection with the East end pf block 5 ,
Olncy's Abtoria; also asking that that por
tion of West Ninth street, already wharv
t -.i ; , .i,iii "ho rfporrnized as a
i , A . 4Vnm tVift onntemnlated
rouuwiiy "wi" " 'L.rorA
Pp x. -u XmnnrMMxi withm 60 davs.
was referred also to the same committee
Petition of H. B. Parker, and Col.
James Taylor for permission to 'build a
1 xill .!.? nnmcc fh Nnrth find OI
lots one and two, block seven, wharf not
to be leas than tnirty xeet m wmi V'""
and South, and to extend on tho. front
from the Tange of East line ol lot two,
was reisrreu w uic aui v. --
Petition of Ben Holladay by J. G. Hus
tler acent, for permission to roof over the
North Pacific Transportation Company 'a
-, e . t vr.v. ari nf Main street.
leaving an open space of thirty feet for
city purposes, was referred to the same
CHAMBER 0$ COMMERCE
Pursuant to notice members" of
the Astoria Chamber of Commerce
assembled at the rooms of that organ
ization Tuesday afternoon, ana com
pleted the incorporation. Nearly the
whole of the stock was subscribed,
and the shareholders elected a xsoara
of Directors as follews: Col. James'
Taylor, D. K. Warren, Capt. J. H. D.
Gray, A. S. Mercer and B. C. Ireland.
The Directors met immediately after
these proceedings and chose tne 101-
lowing officers for tiie ensuing yeai,
President, D. K. Warren; Vice Pres
ident D. C Ireland; Secretary & S.
Mercer; Treasurer Dr. S. Kinsey.
Thp. Board was well attended, and
the session lasted from z p. m. until
nearly 5 d1 clock. Short addresses
were made by Judge Philo Callender,
Judge Moffitt, Messrs. I. W. Case, Dr.
xrtnaaxr. Jampfl Wftlp.h. Cant. Gray
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and D. C. Ireland, all tending to a
consolidated effort in behalf of Asto
ria' as the future great city of the north
west. It was shown that whenever
the Courts, Legislature, or even Con
gress, desire to know anything con-
rprninp the commerce oiuregon, As
toria is called upon to furnish the
facts and figures, and it is for the pur
pose Of collating, publishing, and dis-
seminating abroad, statistics oi wns
character, with a view of attracting
attention to this port, and correcting
errors concerning it, that the Astoria
Chamber of Commerce is organized
A report was received from Messrs Case,
- - a o . nnmmiMoo fmnfYinLeu
John J. Valentine, esq., General
nnerintendent of Wells Fargo & 0$.
-express business, on this coast, arriv
ed last evening intending to spend
jx few days in this part of the coun
try. Accompanied by Mc. A. Van
l)usen, agent at Astoria, lie visited
the Seaside last evening, going hj
the VarunaC They .will jeturn this
was received trom .aiessrs yuse.
Snow, a committee appointed
by Astoria Fire Company jSo. 1, asking
the Council to purchase for the use of said
fire Company 40 fire buckets, four light
strong ladders, etc., with hooks, spikes,
etc. was reierreu iu wc ww
and water. . , . nrt
m, :i nnmmUfaa ornnintP.fl tO se-
loot room for use of the Council, reported
favorable to fitting up rooms in the house
of Astoria Engine Company No. 1, in
connection with the Company.
-r o -NT a :; too-rrrnntftd license
for two billiard tables at the wine room of
the Occident Hotel. .
Petition of the Astoria Farmer's Ware
house Company, presented at a previous
meeting was taken form the tabl, and
discussed. , ,. m
nr-.. " . a g -rrtwnr rh .Tames Tay-
i a td "violi hv -nermission ol
the Council, addressed the Board upon
the subject. . , , ...
Pending this discussion upon the bill
which wa? read a first time, the whole
matter was referred to the committee
Proposals for filling the mterscction of
Benton and Concomly streets were open
ed, and the contract awarded to J?. &ner
man for the sum of $194 00. .
Council adjourned until last evening at
The parlor entertainment given
Vv Indies of Astoria at Spiritual Hall
Tuesday evening, was largely attend
ed, and the well prepared programme
was enacted in a highly satisfactory
manner. Such amusements mignt
be given frequently with profit to
all. The ladies succeeded so weu
this time we hope they will try again.
The ship Boswell Sprague from
this port for Liverpool with wheat
last winter, is reported at Valparaiso
July 15th discharging for repairs.
The Boswell Sprague encouutered a
severe gale on trie passage, some ac
count of which we published.
A Boston paper comforts bathers
with the assurance that " Sharks are
now plentiful off the Massachusetts
south shore.' '
Tt is said of some of the prisoners
in the New York Tombs that they
are men of many trials, out tney seem
likely to survive them all.
A Western pugilist says he has
lived near a river all his life and
never went in swimming. He must
be one of the " heavy weights."
A hero of Kock Island, 111., has
challenged, the Mayor of the city to
fight with scythes. This must be an
edifying example of Scythian cus
toms for the citizens.
George March, Paymaster of the
iron works at New Albany, Ind., is
omrmcr th a latest defaulters. He was
anrnminent church member, much
respected, active in charities, enjoy
ed everybody's confidence, etc
Southerners are quite numerous
at Cape May, it being the nearest
con-fiidp. rftsorfc for them. The ladies
are easily detected by their beauty,
and the gentlemen by their sang
froid, somewhat careless costumes,
and huge sombreros.
Thp. two murderers who were
hAiHTAd in Baltimore the other day
are reported to have ascended the
scaffold, "beaming with smiles,"
Some of their beams, it is stated, were
preserved by the Sheritt, to oe used
in the construction of a new gallows.
Tnntnrprs on tdirenolocy who
subsist on collections taken up among
their audiences, had better keep
nwnv from Louisville, where the hat
is filled with nails, peach stones, but-
Whian'is Something Bare foroboc.
Just thirty years ago this summer,
a little child three years old, was
playing on the stoop of its father's
house, in Quebec The house was in
Richardson street, and in what-are
known as St. Boch suburbs. For some,
ii v;iit. mireowflsftntof the
reason uiecuim duui .. g
way for a time, and no one kept watch
of its movements. When the famijj
came to look for the little one, a grep
favorite with them all, it was gonj.
Inquiries were instantly madein
every direction, but in vain. Weeks
months, and years rolled away, and
fK nhild -wjis unheard of. Ateflas?
the family mourned their txeasurpS
dead. One morning lastjMay afgen
tleman went from Quebec to Mon
treal, and", being in the latter city,
stepped into a shop to ouy a nai.
This gentleman was a friend of the
family who had lost the child, and
whose name was Bichard. He ob
served, on entering the shop, that
fT,o vnor'c name was Richmond.
This trifling and partial coincidence
would have made no impression had
he not noticed a surprising resem
blance between Richmond, the hat
ter.andthe Richard family in Que
bec Going home to his lodgings, he-nrT-nfA
th adventure to his mother,
who lived in that town, and, after
posting the letter, felt strongly re
moved to return and cross-question-Richmond
touching his orfgfru- This
was done and to some purpose,- for
Richmond declared that ne naa urcu
reared from infancy by an Indian
woman, whom he had been taught
to regard as his mother. She had al
ways been kind to mm, uuu uy
isfilled witn nans, peucu atunco, - wnyD uc -- -
tons and bananas. Chiropodist, how- until her death-bed, confessed the
i i oUxr without. r n,f ah had stolen him from ms
A very powerful donkey engine
to be used in the pile-driver being
pnnst.rnc.tP.d for the Astoria Farmer's
Warehouse Company, arrived on the
steamer Tuesday from San Francisco.
This all means business, evidently.
Mr. Thomas Smyth and wife were
Mfln,T0 hv the schooner Louise
y"o- J - , . ..,. r
Morrison, which lelt uysiervme
San Francisco on Sunday last, aney
go to remain in California.
The United States paid $7,000,000
fnr Sitka, and vet it becomes neces
sary to ship hay from Oregon to keep
cattle alive, after they are imported
there for soldiers beef.
Tim hnrkftntine Portland, con-
Bend, Coos bay, was successfully
launched on the 23d ult. From in
fflt;nn o-Wnp.d urivatelvt we are
informed that she is a perfect beauty busy.
The Columbia River Manufac
turing Company dispatched the brig
OrientTuesday with200,OQ0 feet as
sorted tember for the San Francisco
market To-day the schooner Supe-
:n !,. wif.ii oon.000 feet, and
Tl fir" VC M 1 I 1 .llldjl. II AW- --' i -
on Monday the Webfoot will clear
with 400,009 feet Besides this Mr.
Kinsey, General agent and Superin
tendent of the company nas fMauniB
.engaged for one ship foreign, .and is
ju want of another vessel ior tuc cuu
Francisco market. Since his arrival
hfire tSie Knappton mills are kept
ThA lumber for the Astoria
Two distinguished professors,
who have been for some time past oc
cupied exploring the northwestern
territories, are called " bone sharps"
by the avidity with which they col
lected fossil remains.
jt is suggested that railroad trains
in Iowa, infature, be provided with
a mitrailleuse, and an experienced
gunner to work it, as a protection
against the possiointy oi unuwici
curence similar to that which took
ever, never leave the city without
OnA of the workmen in the Ports
mouth Navy Yard in going from his
wnrt 1fitp.lv droDDed his dinner bask
et and dropped a quantity of Govern
ment copper. An order being given
to weigh the copper in tne yaru, iu
was discovered that not less than six
tons were missing.
Onp fine evening, not long since,
a brilliant company that had assem
bled in a Roman theatre to witness
a new play, felt more astonished to
see a lady dressed in the extreme
Yioi-triif. nf fashion, blue from the bows
on her towering, well-powdered coif
fnpp. to the diamond-decked shoes on
her tiny feet, enter one of the first I
boxes with a "skip and jump," fol
lowed by a number of young men m
full uniform and evening .dress.
Her extravagant style and general
" loudness" soon betrayed ner iden
tity, and the name of Cora Pearl be
gan to be whispered about the nouse.
All -eyes were upon her, and she
ooAmAfl to eniov the sensation, for,
learning far out of her box, she shook
vor fon and smiled to her acquain
tances, while the ladies glanced at
her in astonishment, and tne men
razed at her liberally displayed
charms. All the while sue Kept up a
loud and impudent chatting with her
fact that she had stolen him from his
parents' door when he was an infant
and brought him into the forest a
mong her own red brethren and raw-
ed him for her own. xx j
Dame she said she had forgotten, but
gave him the name of " Richmond"
as something like it. After the
squaw's death, the young man went
onT, d tried to find his peo-
. r v it
pie. But the change oi name,,
his own extreme ignorance and great
simplicity, and the probable absence
at the timer of his parents, prevented
his success. Afterward he made his
way to Montreal, and got into tne
trade he was following when discov
nA Tho fltorv was ouickly convey
ed to the Richard family, and the
mother came to Montreal, where, by
certain birth marks, known to her
self, she was able to corroborate the
.i-xsi. f, irmfr-lost child. The
process, being the opposite of that
employed with an equally mysterious
hatter in "Box and Cox," is pro
nounced entirely satisfactory by the
Poo;n -Ass. whichis consequent
ly in the enjoymeutof a sensation of
strictly home manufacture, combined
x.u ti i-n tat merit of strict veracity-
If a hatter, with anything like lyric
propriety, can be transformed into
- . wa have here the structure
of an opera at least as good as that of
loud and impudent chatting with her ,,Bohemiaxi Girl," and enterprise
admirers in the box, which, as soon . . compOBers Bhould hasten
and 'the best buflt craft ever it up Farmers Warehouse will begot out
on this coast. When completed sue
will cost the V.iilders about- $40,000
We have evidences of the superior
-rade of crafts that can ue conbtruci-
The Oregonian learns that the
Webfoot has completed her cargo of
grade of crafts that can oe conrucir lmnber at Kliappton. Capt. Uage
edof Oregon fir, in the Melancthon, i wU1 De pleased to hear it, no doubt.
Oregon ete.d of ft cjr sui , -
canacitv nun yr r . .
K Sadv in western New lorK
I . " . m ,1 nnf 1.
Wnmncthe nostoince uewiiinciii.
cause no one came to her picnic She
issued a bushel or soot invitations,
a UnA cmt thft (rrounos, music, Ctu.,
. n ,-noriv. hut no one came. Puzzled
I a ,.wnnr1 bp.vond measure, she
.f frT1-.A Tos"t-office and found
that all her invitations had been sent
o tfio novnltv had worn off, became
an intolerable nuisance to the well-bre-d
audience. So while Cora was
lauging her loudest, a gimand gigan
tic gendarme appeared in rue uua,
and informed her that the syndic of
the city had required her to return
to her lodgings. This she did, re
luctantly; but next day, unabasnea
and loud as ever, she astonisneu aim
aroused the good Romans oy numg
.. , !..-. t.. --rn.,i voctprriftv lecai
..fehall 1.MI th'e.ippcawnco ortl.pi.oru. 10 j --j ya
ins native composers should hasten
to make use of so promising au xuui0
Tho lovers of "a good glass of
Port wine" will rejoice to hear that
the vintage of 1873 promises to be
one of the most remarKaDie uw-i,
been known for many years. We
refer to black currants.
T.hA rpsults of Miss Faithful's re-
rtTn1n LraLTsp enXr e .cent viSit to this country are four
out in au nerauoui i . , . .!,!, !,;. now delivcnng
throughout, even to ner poou.e uug, ; -- Mlowin28ub;cctS:
which lxad heeu ayea over : u -- -- ' ..r,, ..p,,.
But he paid dear y terms aaonmen ii- "r Orators. Amcr.
for. disgusted with tne azure wnge.ui " "" "." r;-v'-vr -.. . . .
Ito&e dead-letter office hecanSe;theviui u v iron-whitehair JZr-
-i iinnca r -ii':iii inn iim viiw .i. . . .
Tn, i ii, noiSduo'us dyclcIUedhi.tf.'l iW
bir -a one instead ot a ,two-uuiiu
! and the poisonous dye ! kilied'himV
.fi--ai,V."-tcrSWlUi prou-l sat--7ienuera .-. ,
1 stamp, as required by law.
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