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Ii. P. Fisher, 20 and 21 New Merchants Ex
change, is authorized to act as Agent for the
Astokiw in San Fiancisco.
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.
See fourth page for Poetry, etc.
Capt. George Flavcl is at present in
San Francisco on a flying "business trip.
Dr. Iunscy has just laid in a large
stock of very superior lard oil and Ivero
&ene, which is selling low.
The warehouse frame at the Farmers'
lock is now up. It is a very imposing
structure in its appeal ance.
The City of Paris started outMonday
but was obliged to icturn and repair an
chors, which detained her here until Tues
day. The schooner Alice Haake has "brok
en over the rules. Pilot Conor "brought
her in at the dead hours of night last
Mr. A. Van Dusen has been absent
several days, but the store is well attend
ed to in his absence by the lady clerks,
assisted by Prenham.
S. N. Arrigoni has just added an as
sortment of the finest wines, liquors and
cigars on the coast, to his stock, which lie
is selling in lots to suit purchasers.
The sea fog, usual at this season of
.year, came in very thick Tuesday after
noon, but there was quite a fleet of vessels
proceeding it. The Prof. Airy, Ivanhoe,
Cutwater and Gungner came in that da
A gang of forty Chinese came down
from Portland Monday night for the pur
pose of clearing and chopping wood on
the penisula back of this city. The first
contract, (jails for five hundred cords, for
Joseph and A. J. Knott of Portland,
returned here Monday from Sitka. They
nave been up inspecting some of the Alas
(ka quartz leads, and we learn are so well
pleased with what they have seen that
they conclude it will pay to take stock in
Every lady in Astoria should call at
least once a week at the millinery store
of the Misses Spedden & Morrison. They
have one of the neatest places of business
in the State, and it is well stocked with a
fine assortment of goods. See advertise
ment in another column".
Mrs. Charles Stevens of this City
manufactures large quantities of a labor
Raving soap which is rightly named the
house-keepers friend. It is sold at'whole
.valeand retail by J. W. Gearhart. Every
.family should try this soap. Directions
3Vccompan3'- the boxes.
There is a letter at the Astoria Post
office posted up " held for postage" di
rected to " Miss Posanna Iloyt, Moon--sockct,
P. I.," which cannot be mailed,
because it has an old live cent Internal
Revenue stamp on it, and no postage
stamp. It will go to the dead letter office
unless the person interested pays the post
age. The top-sail schooner Alice Haake,
Capt. Perkins, came in about two o'clock
Tuesday morning, from San Francisco,
consigned to Capt. Flanders of Portland.
One case of small-pox was reported among
the crew, and Dr. Dodd had the vessel
quarantined. "We understand .she was
chartered for a trip to South America.
She has part of a cargo of lime on board.
A friend calls our attention to a state
ment in the .Portland Evening News,
which says that the scow, about which
theMerrimac suit was instituted, was lost
while being tewed over Columbia river
bar. It is an absurd thing to put into
print in a readable paper, wTe admit, but
we despair of teaching them fellows any
bettor. They must have Columbia river
bar on the brain.
"We are indebted to Lieut. Bloom, of
Cape Disappointment for favors.
It will be seen from the shipping list
on the third page that this is something of
a port now.
The school at Skipanon will be taught
this Winter by Mr. "W. H. Smith of Fort
Megler & Jewett's new cannery es
tablishment near Jim Crow Point, will be
known as Brookfield.
Repoits of rich gold mines in Alaska
were confirmed by the steamer California,
which arrived Monday from Sitka.
Capt. John "West lias recently pur
chased the steamboat Carrie, for use in
connection with his fishery at "Wcstport.
A. B. Hallock esq., one of the fathers
and Police Commissioners of our big sis
ter city Portland, is on a visit to this part
of the country, looking as well as ever.
C. II, Dexter, mine host of the fa
mous Seaside resort at Clatsop, returned
from Portland Monday evening to look
after interests at the Seaside this "Winter.
Yan Dusen, ever mindful of the com
forts of his patrons, has provided his stock
with innumerable seasonable goods. Call
and inspect his lot of blankets, quilted
spreads, etc., etc.
The ship Cutwater (arr) crossed the
bar under sail Mondaj7 evening, but as a
strong cast wind was blowing, so as to
prevent her coming up, to be on the safe
side recrossed the bar and put to sea again.
Capt. Clem Simpson has arrived in
San Francisco, with the bark "Whistler
from Boliva. As soon as she can be load
ed she is to come to Astoria. lie made
the trip up from the port of Cobiji in fortj
days, in ballast.
Ben Holladay leaves Oregon hy the
outgoing steamer for a trip to the Atlantic
seaboard, and possibly to Europe, before
his return to Oregon. lie is at present in
poor health, but it is hoped the trip may
do him some good in that respect.
But very few days remain for our cit
izens to procure likenesses of themselves
and families at the gallery of H. S. Sinis
ter. He will probably surely clear for
Salem next week. A word in time " se
cure a shadow ere the substance fade."
Nchalem valley supports a cutlery
manufactory at which the very best knives
etc., are produced. The proprietor, Mr.
A. J. Adams, has left several samples of
his work in this city. The materials are
the bast in the world, and nnn nf Adnm's
knives will hold an edge that will do to
shave a human face with. He also man
ufactures gold and silver rings, jewel
Sholwater bay is of so little import
ance in the eyes of the man that runs the
machine in the "Western Union Office at
San Francisco, that departures and ar
rivals in that trade are never noted in the
press dispatches. "Will the management
please attend to this matter. A region
calling lbrthree or four vessels a month is
certainly important. "We see by San
Franaisco papers that the schooner Ida
Florence, Bethje, sailed on the Gth for
The Bulletin a few da3s ago contain
ed a lengthy notice of the clothing manu
factory ofMessrs.Fishel & Poberts, corner
of First and Washington streets, Port
laud. The buyer for that establishment
has just returned from the East with all
the most fashionable materials for gentle
men's dress, consisting of Suits, Plain
and Fancy Coatings, Vestings and Trim
mings, and the firm offer about two hun
dred patterns to select from, so we infer
that no difficulty will be experienced in
pleasing even the most fastidious. As
gentlemen cannot procure newer, more
fashionable, or more stylish goods than
thoe whatever price they pay we an
ticipate a large accession to the number of
those who look with favor on that system
of business, and who can appieciate a
first-class article at the " minimum"
price. Give them a call.
School Books. Xow is the time to buy
School books to conform with tho new law.
For first introduction there is a discount of 33
per cent. from retail prices, as follews:
Pacific Coast Retail. Introductory.
First Header 2.3 $ l,r
Second Header n0 &
Third Header v. 7o 50
Fourth Header 100 '... WY,
Fifth Header. 1 23 -....r. 83
Speller. 35 X.. 2ZV,
Hopkins' Manual of Amor-
ican Ideas, tin place of
Sixth Header), 150 100
All of which may now he found in Astoria,
at the store of I. "NI. CASE,
oc'ileod . 4 ' Ch'cnamus street,
G1LOSSY SHIRT BOSOMS.
As most men like to wear a clean,
glossy shirt bosom, and as the follow
ing has been tried by one of our sub
scribers who recommends the process,
we give it for the benefit of the public
by special request:
Put a little common white wax in
your starch, say two ounces to the
pound; then, if you use any thin
patent starch, be sure you use it
warm, otherwise it will get cold and
gritty, and spot your linen, giving
it the appearance of being stained
with grease. It is different with col
lar starch it can be used quite cold.
2ow, then, about polishing shirts;
starch the fronts and wristbands as
stiff as you can. Always, starch
twice that is, starch And dry, then
starch again. Iron ypiir shirt in the
usual way, making the linen nice
and firm, but without Kny attempt at
a good finish; don't lift the plaits;
your shirt is now ready for polishing,
but you ought to have a board the
same size as a common shirt-board,
made of hard wood, and covered with
only one ply of plain cotton cloth.
Put this board into the breast of your
shirt, clamp the front very lightly
with a wet sponge, then take a pol
ishing iron which is flat, and beveled
a little atone end polish gently with
the beveled part, taking care not to
drive the linen up into wave-like
blisters; of course, this requires a
little practice, but if you are careful,
and persevere, in a short time you
will be able to give that enamel-like
finish which seems to be so much
The State Board of Equalization
should be classed a State Board of
mutilization. They are getting fits
for some of their doings through the
valley papers. The Benton Demo
crat, referring to their orders to in
crease certain assesments there says:
"The people of Benton county have
bee.i outraged by an unjust and un
warrantable increase of the Asses
sor's levy. We have had our prop
erty assessed by a sworn officer; that
assessment examined and certified
to by a County Board of citizens of
this county, also sworn, and deeply
interested in the welfare of the whole
county. People who live here cer
tainly are far more capable of judg
ing of the value of stock in Benton
county than a member of the State
Board who, perhaps, never was in
the county. "We fear the Board has
gone out of the "way, and possibly
exceeded the spirit of the law itself,
in its efforts to equalize' matters.'7
Men are walking about Xew
York, says an exchange, with pockets
full of silver taken in change. As
tonished conductors on street cars re
ceive silver quarters, ten and five
pieces for fares. Silver does not com
mand a premium over legal-tenders,
if one wants to sell silver, but if one
wants to buy it well, financiers
Alexander II. Stephens writes to
a friend denying that he and Iler
schel Y. Johnson are to start a news
paper in "Washington, in the interest
of refunding the cotton tax. He
says neither have any intention of
starting such a paper, or have an--thing
to do with a paper of that kind.
The patrons of husbandry, it is
stated, bind themselves never to go
to law, but to have all disputes set
tled by arbitration. First, the case
comes on without delay, and, each
man telling his story, a jury of picked
neighbors and mutual friends decide
what is right.
The British Government has
thus far spent three hundred thou
sand pounds on the Tich borne case,
among the expenses being the im
portation of live Australians as wit
nesses, each of which costs one party
or the other one thousand pounds.
Two of the trans-Atlantic com
panies have given free passage from
Liverpool to New York to Americans
who were rendered penniless in Eu
rope by the failure of American banking-houses
Tlie Price of Gold.
Portland, Nov. 12. Gold in New
York to-day, 106A; Portland Legal
Tender rates, 92A buying, and 93
President MacMahon's powers will
probably be prolonged by the French
Assembly for five years.
The nail and iron manufacturers
of New England will reduce the
wages of their employes 10 per cent,
on the 1st December.
Several adults have died of scarlet
fever in San Francisco within a few
days. The disease is still very prev
alent and very fatal amongst children.
Prescott and Yuma were joined by
telegraph on Wednesday. Yuma
will be connected with San Diego
next week; Tucsons with Manitobia
The funeral of General Hardee
took place at Selma, Alabama on the
8th. There was a very imposing
procession, the largest ever witnessed
in the State.
The Cincinnati Clearing nouse As
sociation have taken up all certifi
cates issued at the time of the panic
and fjilly resumed currency pay
ments. It will cost eight and a half million
dollars more to carry on the New
York Citv and county government in
1874 than it did in 1873. We thought
the thieves were all captured.
There is said to be every possible
evidence of the speedy resumption of
business by the house of Jay Cooke
& Co. The houses will be able to re
sume within a few weeks, as soon as
the confidence of a majority of credi
tors is assured.
The Missouri. Kansas and Tnxas
Railroad Company have reduced the
wages of employes in their shop at
Sedalia, Missouri, from 10 to 20 per
cent. It is said the men will refuse
to work on these terms.
Chas. W. "Wilson, Grand Chief En
gineer of the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Engineers, says the present
strike of the engineers in Tennessee
is without the authority of the Broth
erhood, and will not be sustained by
The railroad trouble in Tennessee
continues. The company sued one
hundred of the strikers in the Cir
cuit Court for $500,000 damages, and
another hundred in Chancer-, and
have obtained an injunction restrain
ing them from obstructing their
At a meeting of the Panama Pail
road Directors Saturday, a report of
the condition of the company was
presented of a favorable nature. A
resolution was passed requesting the
resignation of President Stockwell,
but he positively refused. It is under
stood, that a resolution will be pass
ed that the position of President be
made only honorary, and that the
Vice President and Treasurer be en
trusted with the management.
The Pennsylvania Central Railroad
Company do not deem it advisable
for Vice President Tom Scott to re
sign in consequence of his connection
with the Pacific Construction Com
pany. When the Company found it neces
sary to issue paper in anticipation of
negotiating a loan of $20,000,000 on
on bonds of the Kailroad, which ne
gotiated they regarded good, Thomas
A. Scott having conducted it near
complete that the contract in London
was drawn and agreed to for ten
millions more, and the signatures
only were wanted. Before they
were affixed, however, news of the
failure of Jay Cooke & Co. and of our
panic reached London, and the whole
negotiation was upset.
The news of the execution of Gen
eral Kyan and several other Cuban
officers has not created much excite
ment, Kyanwas generally regarded
here as an adventurer of very small
calibre one who was an injury rath
er than a help to the Cuban cause.
The Yirginus is regarded at the State
Department as in no proper sense an
American vessel, and it seems cer
tain that those who made her cap
ture a pretext to try and involve our
Government with Spain will meet
with very poor success. Both Kyan
and Yerona left for Cuba in pursu
ance of an order purporting to be
from the President of the Cuban Re
public, directing absent officers to
return. The order was bejieved'to
be a forgery simply for effect. The
greater portion of the cargo of the
Yirginius was thrown overboard or
burned before her capture.
Carl Schurz has come back from
Europe well satisfied with the rela
tive prosperity of America. He savs
Austria is rotten, France- haggard,
Spain hopeless, and North Germanv
debauched with the sudden influx of
money. His view will offset that of
George Francis Train, who recently
left America disgusted.
In the Bazaine court-martial Mon-
day Marshal Canrobert and General
Admirault testified that to their
knowledge no dispatch was received
at Metz from Marshal MacMahon on
the 23d of August. They also swore
that MacMahon's advance was not
alluded to by Bazaine at a council of
war held on the 2GtlTof August.
Police Commissioner Char-lick, who
was expelled from the Tammany
Society the other night on motion of
John Morrissey, has issued an order
to have all the gambling houses and
policy shops in the city closed up
immediately, under pain of dismissal
from the Police Department. Ho
says if the Tammany Hall General
Committee want reform in the city
they shall have it, if the Police De
partment can give it to them.
The obsequies of Mrs. Mary Custfs
Lee, widow of the late General Rob
ert E. Lee, took place at Lexington
on the 8th. The remains, were de
posited by the side of those of her
husband in the Memorial-room.
Mrs. Lee was 67 years of age. Busi
ness was entirely suspended, and.
many places were draped in mourn
ing. At Gilroy, California, on the Sth
a meeting of citizens was held and a
Yigilance Committee formed, for the
purpose of ridding the town of thieves
and vagrants. They elected a Cap
tain and Lieutenant, and went to
numerous saloons, called out such
men asthe3r wished to leave the
town nine or ten persons formed
them into line and escorted them
four miles outside of the city limits.
Others have been warned to leave.
How Boys are Lost. A five year
old boy, who attends the primary
school, one day failed to come home
at the usual hour, much to the alarm
of the household, and, after a long
search, he was found, sometime after
dark, at the Providence depot. And
this was his explanation of the cir
cumstance: "I'll tell you, mamma,
how it happened. After school I
went part way home with Mary
and at the corner of a street, where
she left me, I kissed her, and she
kissed me, and then I found I was
lost." It is suspected that this is not
the first young gentleman who has-
been lost under similar circumstances
but they do not always go straight
home and tell their mothers about
The new Parker House, hotel and
Restaurant, corner of Main and Concomly
street, will be opened to-day by Messrs.
Farleman & Lawson late of the Globe, who
will attend to the business. We wish
them every success. Mr. Fred Colbert
will succeed them in the Globe.
Post Office Police.
The General Delivery at the Astoria
Postoffice will be open daily, (except Sun
day.), from 8 o'clock A. m. until G r. m.
On Sundays from 1 to 2 o'clock P. M.
Money Orders issued from 8 a. m. to .
For Portland and intermediate offices,
at 54 o'clock a. jr. daily.
For Skipanon, Seaside houe, and Tilla
mook, daily on arrival of the mail from
For Forts Stevens and Cape Disappoint
ment, Unit31', Oysterville, and Olj'mpia
Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 7:30 a. m.
Forlvnappton, Gra3Ts river, Klaskanine,
Youngs river, Lewi& and Clarke, Neha
lem valley, etc., irregular.
1. Any person who takes a paper regu
larly from the post-office whether direct
ed to his name or another's, or whether lie
has subscribed or not is responsible for
2. If any person orders his paper discon
tinued, he must pay all arrearages, or the
publisher may continue to send" it, until
pa3Tment is made, and collect the whole
amount whether the paper is taken from
the office or not.
3. The courts have decided that refusing
to take newspapers and periodicals from'
the post-office, or removing and leaving'
them uncalled for, is prima facie evidence1
of intentional fraud.