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B. C IRELAXD Editor.
SATURDAY. Nov. 8, 1873
The coming 16th of December is
the centenar y of an event which did
much to hasten the war of American
Independence. Of the many obnox
ious acts affecting the rights of the
American colonies, of which the
British Parliament was guilty, none
was more hateful than the levying of
a tax upon the tea brought into our
ports. It was immediately followed
by an agreement, on our part to cease
importing tea, and the coffers of the
crown were not enriched five hun
dred dollars by the tax. Finally,
Parliament granted a relief to the
East India Compairy in the form of a
drawback of the whole of the duties
on teas which, should be exported by
it to America. The patriots were re
solved to defeat this plan, and com
mittees of correspondence were ap
pointed to that end. Soon three tea
ships arrived in Boston harbor. It
was determined that it should, not be
landed. A mass meeting was held
on the 16th of December, 1773, and
at its close, a party disguised as Indi
ans rushed to the wharf, boarded the
vessels, and threw the tea chests in
to the bay. The excitement which
this act caused, both in this country
and in England, was unparalled.
Parliament, in a rage, enacted the
famous Boston Port Bill, which laid
an embargo on that city. Events
followed each other in rapid succes
sion, and in sixteen months the first
blood was shed at Lexington. Had
it not been for the episode of the tea,
the rebellion, though sure to break
fourth in the fullness of time, would
probably have been postponed, for
years. This single act evinced to
the haughty Tories of Parliament the
determined spirit of the colonists,
and incited them to thai madness
which works the ruin of its victim.
"We are on the eve of an era of cen
tennials, and it will be impossible for
us to commemorate them ail by a
worthy celebration. But an Eastern
paper suggests a fitting way of cele
brating this event, which might be
carried out very quietly and easily.
It is that the whole country unite in
an " "Universal Tea Drinking" cen
France is not prepared to go back
to the regime of a century ago, is
not prepared to deny the principles
which underlay the Revolution. If
nothing else stood in the way, it will
be long before she will consent to
see the white flag wave once more
over her citadels and her armies.
It may seem to some a trifling thing
to dispute about, whether the white
or the tri-color shall be the national
ensign. It is not so when it is re
membered that the former is the
symbol of all that was odious in the
old Bourbon despotism and tyrannj',
while the latter is the token of what
ever of political liberty France has
enjoyed since 1789.
The shortest time ever made in
an ocean voyage from England to
New York was by the steamer Adri
atic, of the White Star Line, in May,
1 S72, the voyage from Queenstown to
Sandy Ilook having been made in
seven days, eighteen hours and fifty
five minutes. The shortest time
from New York to England was made
in January, 1873, by the steamer
Baltic of the White Star Line, which,
arrived at Queenstown in seven days
twenty hours and nine minutes.
The shortest time of the steamer
Scotia, of the Cunard Line, was from
Queenstown to New York, in August,
1S79, in eight days, three hours and
A "Centennial Commissioner"
writes to the Philadelphia Press, sug
gesting four things which it is neces
sary for that city to do in prepara
tion for the Centennial, viz.: Build
new hotels, pave the streets, open a
wide and direct avenue from Broad
street to the Exposition buildings,
and complete-the new. city, buildings..
Last Thursday the Oregon Metro
politan Journals reprinted from the
San Francisco Chronicle a statement
showing the exports of Elour and
"Wheat from the United States to
Great Britain and Ireland since Sep
tember 1, 1S73, as follews:
From Flour bbls. "Wheat bush.
New York, Oct 11 10S,124 o,2:U,V7u
New Orleans, Oct 8 3,000
Philadelphia, Oct 11 4,05 2155,150
Baltimore, Oct 11 5,871 244,091
Boston, Oct 11 19,1551 05J05
San Francisco, Oct o0...8(J,77J) 2 70(j 17U
Portland, (0.) Oct 25 12,200 201J20
As Portland (O.) exports through
Astoria, and we have no account of
so much flour there must be some
mistake about that part of the state
ment. From this Port (Astoria),
from Septemher 1st to October 31st
1873, there were shipped to Great
Britian and Ireland the sum of 11,692
barrels flour and 302,282 bushels of
While on this subject we have a
suggestion to offer Portland shippers.
The experience of this year shows
that notwithstanding the cheapness
of water transportation over that bv
rail, the farmers of Oregon would
now be far behind in marketing their
wheat if there had been no valley
railroad. . The low stage of water in
the upper Wallamet not as yet
mitting of free navigation.
The necessity of more railroad will
be seen this Winter when as has
been the case, the Columbia river
becomes frozen and the communica
tion between Portland and Astoria
suspended for six weeks. In times
gone by such occurrences were
fraught with little ill to commerce
because our trade was small, but
now if eight or ten wheat vessels
should be closed up in the river and
as many more shut out, the losses
would be great With rail to this
place communication with the inter
ior would never be broken. With
out the rail connection, the best plan
is to store all the grain possible at
Astoria in advance, so that vessels
prevented from going above by the
ice may load here and have quick
dispatch to their destined port.
The Boston Globe discusses the
next Speakership of Congress, and
concludes that skill in parliamentary
law and facility in applying it are as
necessary as a " clean record." It
does not mention names, but is evi
dently satisfied with the manner in
which the office has been adminis
tered. New Hampshire is already be
ginning to talk about her Guber
natorial canvass, although the elec
tion will not be held until next
REUNION OF PIONEERS.
Bctteville, Oct 30th, 1S73.
I am directed by the Oregon Pio
neer Association, recently organized
in Butteville, most respectfully to
ask that you give space in your col
umns to this general notice, extend
ing an invitation by the .Association
to all Pioneers, requesting that they
meet with the Association on the oc
casion of a reunion entertainment to
be given in Matthieus Rail, Butte
ville, on the eleventh day of Novem
ber. Gen. Lovejoy, Ex-Gov. Curry, and
Gen. Joel Palmer will deliver short
occasional addresses. The Pioneer
Ladies and their Daughters of this
place and vicinity constitute a com
mittee of Superintendence on Culin
ary Affairs. A bountiful board will
be spread for all Pioneers and their
families who may wish to be the
guests of the Association on the fes
The Aurora band will be present to
discourse sweet music upon the very
spot where many an Oregon Pioneer
pitched his tent more than thirty
The Committee on Special Invita
tio'ns is composed as follews: P. X.
jVIatthieu, Eli. C. Cooley, J. W. Grim,
W. H. Bees.
The exercises will commence at
10 o'clock p. m. on the 11th proximo
and continue until the following day.
During the entertainment, it is
hoped that a more extended and
thorough organization will' be ef
fected. ..W..H.IIEES, Secretary..
The Pennsylvania Constitutional
Convention, which has been in ses
sion nearly a year, closed on the 30th.
The Constitution of the State has
undergone a thorough revision, and
many important Changes have been
made. The second Tuesday of De
cember is the day set for submitting
the Constitution to the people.
Lest an important event should
be forgotten, the Boston Journal re
marks: "There is a State campaign
going on in Massachusetts, whether
it is visible or not. The election will
be held at the appointed time, a
Governor will be chosen and both
branches of the Legislature will be
The Corn crop of the United
States last year, according to the es
timates of the Department of Agri
culture, was 1,092,000,000 bushels.
The Department this year estimates
the crop about one-fourth below an
average. The Chicago Drovers'
Journal places the crop, with the sur
plus of old on hand, at three-fourths
of that of last year.
The prudishness which avoids
calling tilings by their real names,
" a spade, a spade" etc., and resorts
to all sorts of verbal device to escape
the employment of some peculiar
term which it thinks offensive, says
the Bazaar for December, is the
worst form of immodesty, for it gives
proof of impure thought while it
hypocritcally strives to disguise it.
A woman that cannot say leg, shirt,
body, or trowsers, without becoming
red in the face, is not a lady she is
untaught, uncultured, vulgar.
School. BooEch. Now is tho timo to buy
School books to conform with tho new law.
For first introduction there is a discount of 83
t)er cent. from retail prices, as follews:
Pacific Coast Retail. Introductory.
First Header 2-5 $ K
Second Header 50 3oi4
Third Reader 73 50
Fourth Header 100 0ij
Fifth Header. 1 25 S.
Spoiler. 85 233A
Hopkins' .Manual of Amer
ican Ideas, (in place of
Sixth Hoader), 1 50 1 00
All of which may now be found in Astoria,
at tho store of I. W. CASE,
oc21eod Chonamus streot,
List of Letters Remaining in tho Post-of-fico
at Astoria, unclaimed, on tho 1st day of
Andrews, Mrs. Will Jossen, Capt. G. M. (2)
Archloss, V. Jackson, Albert
Borgland, N. 0, Johns, Mrs. Minna
Church, A. B. Kluin, Joseph
Clements, Capt. "Win. Keum, Joseph
Howard, Frank . Morrow, John
Hill, Chas L. Overton, Daniel
Hill, George Hego, JohnB.
Hill, George "W. Sievertson, Nils
Hain, Jack Scott, Walter
Irvin, William Sanderson, H.
November Sth. " Our Birth Day," as tho
Orator expresses it: "We havo withstood tho
thunder storms of 43 Winters, amid pecuniary
embarrassments and bad whiskey but still
wo livo. Mo and tho Orator of M. G.
Corbett, Failing & Co.
Henry Failing and 11. W. Corbett &Co.f
53 and 55 Front st, Portland.
MPORTERS AND WHOLESALE DEAL-
1 1 STEEL,
ROPE, Etc., Etc.
Agents for tho salo of
43 Eront st., Portland, Oregon.
AGENT OP THE
Brownsville Woolen It. Ill,
Is now Prepared to Sell
ALL KINDS OF WDDLEH GOODS TO HE TRADE,
FANCY CASSIMEKES, New Style;
DOESKINS, Various Shades;
BEAVERS, " "
HARD TIMES, and TWEEDS;
BLANKETS, Red, "White, Blue, Grey;
FLANNELS, Twilled, White, Blue, Red;
" Twilled Flannels;
Knitting Yams, all Colors.
US" Tho abovo Goods aro equal in Quality,
Patterns, and Shades, to any Goods manufac
tured on tho Pacific Coast . . .n'Uf
FRANK FABRE, at tho Central Markot,
Portland, has enlarged his COFFEE stall,
and added such improvomonts as will enable
him to provide Epicures with tho best in tho
Market Parties furnished with Hot Coffoo on
short notice. Givo tho Central Market Coffee
Stand a trial ocltf
TN THE PROBATE COURT OF CLATSOP
JL County, State of Oregon, before his Hon. J.
. Mofiit, Judge. In tho matter of tho estate
of George Summers, deceased. To all whom
it may concern, greeting: Notico is hereby
given, that by consideration of tho abovo en
titled Court, I, Charles S. "Wright, havo been
appointed administrator of tho estate of George
Summers deceased, and as such requiro all
persons having claims against said estato to
present tho same to me with tho proper vouch
ers therefor, for approval, within six months.
And any person knowing themselves indebted
to said estate are respectfully requested to
call and settlo therefor without dolav.
CHARLES S. WRIGHT,
Ti x i xi -N- n , ' , Administrator.
Dated this, !N ov. 3d, 1S73. nS (iw
JA3IES W. WELCH,
Office at J. W. Gearhart's Store, Ahtoria.
ORDERS LEFT WITH MR. GEARHART
for any kind of Teaming, will bo promptly
attonded to. Wood of all kinds constantlv on
hand. Orders solicited. oc4tf
Rock River Paper Cornp'ys
PUT ON FOR EIGHT DOLLARS
Prepared Plastering Board,
Sheathing, and Carpet Paper.
For salo by It. C. MORRICE.
Masonic Teniplo, Portland.
Regalias and Trimmings I
Only Regalia House in tho State.
"jljTASONIC BOOKS AND BLANKS, GOLD
JL.TJL and Silver Loces, Fringes, Spangles, Stars
Bullion, etc. H. C. MORRICE,
nfitf Masonic Temple Portland.
Willamet Iron Works
Incorporated Sept. 11, ISOo.
Cor. North Eront and E sts., Portland.
P. FITTBOGEN, I PETER TAYLOR,
IRON AHD BRASS FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS,
General Machinists, and
MANUFACTURE and IIAVE FOR SALE
High and Lou Pressuro Marine and Sta
tionery Engines and Boilers; Saw Mills, Grist
Mills, Quartz, Mining, and Agricultural Ma
chinery, WATER WHEELS of several pat
terns, oqual to any imported, on hand and
made to order, of any size. REL' AIRING of
Machinery and Boilers promptly attended to,
and executed with neatness and dispatch. Tho
Largest and BEST STOCK OF PATTERNS
north of San Francisco. No charge for tho uso
of thorn. Agents for KNOWLES' PATENT
STEAM PUMP, the best in use. Also, Agents
for tho AMMON1ACAL PREPARATION for
tho removal of Boiler scale, DkGroot's Or
namental Iron Fence, a variety of beautiful
pattorns for Cometeries, etc. Houso Castings,
etc., etc. JAMES LOTAN,
jET"Tf you want to savo a fortuno buy and
soil with men who advertiso it tho Astorian.
Bramel's offee Stand
Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon.
THE PUBLIC NOW SUPPLIED WITH
a superior quality of
Hot Coffee, Cakes, Oysters,
Cigars, Tohacco, Pipes, Notions, etc.
Ksr Givo mo call, at tho now Stand, Brown's
G-ennania Beer Hall
BOTTLED BEER DEPOT,
Chenamus Street, Astoria
TnE PUBLIC ARE INVITED to call and
leave their orders.
Splendid Lager five Cents a Glass,
Free Lunch every Night.
oclStf ERNST PAPMAHL, Proprietor.
Sam. M. Smith,
Cor. First and Ash sts., Portland.
TTAS JUST RECEIVED A FULL STOCK
PAINTS AND OILS,
Paint and Whitewash BRUSHES,
LARD, OIL, ALCOHOL,
Kerosene, Turpentine, Etc,
Q5"Genuino Bay Rumrsa , o21lf
A. B. RICIIAEDSON. S. I. X. GILWAIJ.
A- B. Richardson,
AUCTI0NEER-Corner of Front and Oak sts.,
Portland, Oregon. Auction Sales of Real
estate, Grocones, General Merchandise and
Horses, bales Wednesday and Saturday.
xff Largo assortment of Groceries, Liquors,
etc., at Private Salo. Liberal advances made
on consignments. A.B.IUCHARDSOX
Charles S. Wright,
ATJCTIONEER-Cor of Main and Chenamus
Streets, Astoria. Goods received on consign
ment and sold to the highest bidder.
AUCTIOXEElt-Ofiico 40 First st., Portland.
FRANK J. TAYLOR,
Office Brown's Building. Special attention
given to tho examination of titles and the col
tection of debts. oc-'iUtf
M. L. McEWAN,
NOTARY PUBLIC, x
H. B. PARKER,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
tfrT" Always Ready for Business. ""Sa
A. VAN DUSEN,
DR. S. W. DODD,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
GEORGE ir. DURHAM. H. Y. THOMPSON.
. DURIIAM & THOMPSON,
Attorneys ,t Law, Portland..
Office 103 First Street, opposiio Occidental
M. F. MULKEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW - Portland.
Office in Pillock's Building, Corner Front
and Stark hts.. (up Stairs). slti
CAPLES MORE LAND,
Attorneys at Law, Portland, Oregon
Office in Pittock's Building, Corner of Front;
and Stark streets, (up Stairs;. sl(
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
(llogisler in Bankruptcy),
Qpptpk in Holmes' Building. Portland.
O. P. MASON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
tf5TLand Cases and Titles a specialty ."SW
Dn. A. D. ELLIS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office on Stark Street, Portland, Oregon
KRUMBIEN fe GILBERT,
ARCHITECTS AND DRAUGHTSMEN,
Croc's Building Portland, Oregon..
re5Tho Best Counsel; tho Best Draughs-.
men; tho Best Model Workmen, and best
Patent Agont'at Washington; tho only reliables
placo to get your intentions put through irt
P. J. MARTIN. EDTK. MAIiTIX. D. T. B. ITESAIItP
I AIAAAAWA&AI W Wl
And San Francisco, California.
Importers and Dealers in
Brandies, Wmes, 1 Liquors
Proprietors of the Celebrated.
' MILLER'S EXTRA OLD BOURBQH MBHII"
Sole Agents for the
J..F. CUTTER WHISKY,
HENNESSY AND MARTEL BRANDIES.
In Bulk and Case, (bonded or duty paid),
All Goods Pertaining to the Trade.
0. S. N-C0J3 Block, Portland,
oc23tf 4US Front st, San Francisco.
BLACKSMITH AND TOOL MAKER and.
manufacturer of of all, kinds of
Plaining Moulding, and Turning Tools,
Saws of all kinds Straightened and Repaired,
and all kind3 of Saw Teeth made and repaired
and saws turned and straightened. Orders at
tended to promptly. H. TRENKMANN,
aul8tf 40 Front st, Portland,
George A. Pease
Pacific Boot and Shoe Storo,
Is now prepared to wait on his customers,
At The Old Stand Again I
S. "W. Corner First and Morrison. Streets